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Questions about cross-platform mobile apps

I see and understand that questions "about mobile phones" are off-topic here. That's fine. That makes sense to me. And I've seen: Are questions about use of mobile apps on topic here? Where ...
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Where can I ask questions that aren't Super User questions?

Thank you for your confidence in our abilities! But have you read our FAQ? We get a lot of non computer related questions on here. Yes, someone here might be able to help you, but you'll find that ...
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Reviewing questions including "is there a script" about userscripts

Tl;Dr: I'm reviewing open questions about userscripts. During this review I might suggest edits and flag posts. The intention of this post is to share my current ideas about the edits that I think ...
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Asking about the popularity of a package manager

Is it on-topic for Super User to ask a question regarding the popularity/popular acceptance of a specific package manager (for Windows)?
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I'd like to know whether my post is well written or not

I have a question about my Super User post: I can't map a network share from PXE - WinPE I have written a question yesterday and I'd like, if someone can help, to know whether my question is well-...
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Why did my flag get revised?

My flag got revised; not declined just revised meaning I got 11 flags instead of 10 today. It was on this question for it being about software recommendations; I reflagged it.
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Why was my bounty amount sent to me?

I deleted my question and then the bounty amount got refunded, why? This can be exploited to create infinite bounties.
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When I try to vote to close this question as a duplicate, the site tells me it doesn't have an upvoted answer, but it does. Is this a bug?

See these two questions: whenever I start my windows laptop, after laptop is opened terminal is automatically opened and inside terminal its written -, and On windows startup terminal opens ...
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Why was I forced to set the bounty to 50 reputation when I had 78?

I was forced on this question to set the bounty to 50 when I had 78, Why?
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Wording a question about protocols for converting authentication without it being " product, service, or learning material recommendations"

I'm trying to ask a question about protocols for converting between user authentication types on an SMTP server, but whatever I do my questions keep being closed because various mods consider a ...
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Where should I ask this question?

I asked this question here: How can I modify this bash script so that the port argument is optional? On second thought, I wonder whether https://unix.stackexchange.com/ or on https://apple....
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Why does the community have such vague rules that any administrator can adjust almost any question to fit them?

I wrote a question about computer hardware. A smartphone (tablet) is a computer these days. However, this question is "off-topic". Let's admit. However, why then there are topics like this: ...
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Does this constitute a high quality question? From review audit

I recently received this review audit: https://superuser.com/review/first-posts/1065904 The question is here: Will my computer run Windows 11? It was obviously anonymized for the audit purposes so I ...
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Where to ask for a software suggestion?

I'm wondering: what is the right place to ask for a suggestion for some software with desired functionality? (When the first choice - Google doesn't provide a sufficient answer.)
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Question ban: Which questions to improve how

Apparently I have a question ban on superuser.com. This help page says that I should improve my existing questions in order to get out of the question ban. Which of my questions have a chance of ...
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"\n" is printed in superuser.com question listing on profile page

I noticed that "\n" is printed in superuser.com listing on user profile page. I think that "\n" is printed for the questions who have "Have you considered accepting an answer ...
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Why is the "Spam" close reason for questions missing on SU?

I just came across a question on Super User I would have liked to close as spam. But looking at the resons for a close vote ... ... I noticed that "spam" was missing from that list. Along ...
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Is Super User always this slow to respond or am I doing it wrong? Can I do anything to fix it?

Early this year, I asked about a Windows 7 upgrade from Vista which made my computer unbootable, on an older account (which I can't find any longer). I followed it for a few months; it got ~50+ views ...
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Asking question about Outlook.com

I asked a question concerning Outlook.com. As I was not sure whether Superuser was the proper place, I did some research and realised that there is a dedicated tag: outlook.com. The tag is relatively ...
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Why is my website question off-topic? Where should I ask then?

I just posted this question and readily it gets flagged as off-topic. The question is about websites that work as proxies. Super User seems to me a good place to ask, but anyway suppose that it's not ...
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Dealing with same user multiple posts & not enough details

This question relates to a user that has opened a plethora of questions(7), in an attempt to get the same rough question answered. The problem in my opinion is this user hasn't given enough details ...
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Very Light Posts

Every once in a while (once in a day or two days) a post is rendered in white type on a white background. This one, for example: Screen randomly flickering on Linux Mint Why are a small number of ...
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Can I ask here a question about MS office?

Can I ask here a question about MS Office Word? (specifically about Multilevel list)
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Asking about websites recommendations is allowed behaviour or breaks any rule?

There is certain explicit functionality I'm trying to get and that used to be available at a given website. Offline now but maybe there is a replacement or another one that serves the same ...
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Migrating high-quality, off-topic questions to another site in the Stack Exchange network

I recently edited this question, and then flagged it to request migration to Electronics Stack Exchange. My flag was declined by a Super User moderator for the following inexplicable reason: ...
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What to do when a question is a duplicate of a question from another stack site

Specifically, Can't login on server using ssh [Too many authentication failures] is a duplicate of https://serverfault.com/questions/580753/ssh-aborts-with-too-many-authentication-failures#580864. ...
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Why am I getting a question ban?

I have only asked 2 or 3 questions and got a ban without that warning. Is my status on other SE sites causing me to have a premature question ban here?
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Why are old questions on top? [duplicate]

There are many old questions showing on the start page of superuser.com. If I open one of them, I see old dates both in answers, comments, and the editing time of the question. How/why are these get ...
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Who can technically view saved drafts for questions and answers

As the post When I go to "Ask Question" here at superuser, how do I get an empty form? My previous question keeps showing up. states. . . Stack Exchange sites will save a question or ...
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A suspended account and its days visited counter/records

When an account is suspended, does the suspended account have the ability to keep their days "visited" or "consecutive" days visited streak alive, and increment the number up still during the ...
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Why can't I ask questions on Super User?

First of all, I posted here because I don't have enough points to post on Meta Super User. I am trying to post a question, but I keep getting a message that questions from my account are no longer ...
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Do we need a canonical question for creating bootable Windows 10 installation media?

To this date, community-faq has only one canonical post for creating bootable installation media for Windows 7 which dates back to 2009. The answers are mostly "use this tool and it works" that are ...
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How to see the exact "views" on a question

I have a question on SU that has 1k views. Now, I would like to know if there is a way for all question over 1k to see the exact of views that question got. I think that adding a little button or if ...
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Same question, different program?

I had a problem that I wanted to solve regarding the program Numbers (macOS's spreadsheet program, analogous to Excel). I found a question that is the exact issue I'm having, but the answer is ...
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Why do we have the google-calendar tag if we can't ask questions about it here?

I'm just wondering why we have the google-calendar (or any other web application) tag here for superuser when questions on this topic are considered off topic? I recently had my question migrated ...
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How do you deal with edits that strip personal details of the author from a question, ultimately graveyarding the question?

I posted on Super User about a rather particular issue about Windows 10 behaving very awkwardly to the point where I'd call the issue a bug, since traditional methods of how you would normally fix ...
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How can a question about a deleted question be a hot meta question?

This Is it even possible to reword my question to be relevant? has a link to the deleted question. Why is it on Hot Meta Posts?
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How do you get an uploaded image removed/deleted?

I uploaded a file before I properly cleaned off the content and what to have that file removed from the image repository. How do I get it deleted from the image repository? Note the relevant ...
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Question put on hold as too broad

I don't want to be that guy who complains about a rightful disciplinary action against him. But I really don't know what I did wrong here. I asked a question about a problem I'm currently encountering ...
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Is a question about chroma subsampling in a TV on topic?

I'd like to ask why my Samsung TV defaults to 4:2:0 for external HDMI inputs, and allows 4:4:4 ("UHD color") only after enabling a specific setting, one that even requires reboot. The question is why ...
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Wrongly Closing/on Hold'ing questions?

If a question that can be seen by some as a somewhat broad question (and others not that broad), but can be (and gets) answered as if it is a direct question (Q&A), is it wrong or ok for a ...
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How do I ask a question that may require recommending software?

I have a problem that I need solved, and it may require the recommendation of software. How do I ask these type of questions so that they aren't closed? Note: This is for reference to point users ...
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What's too broad about my question?

I have a question about my Super User post: How to protect my files against application? (Sandboxing?) First, I'm not complaining, I'm just trying to understand. Second, I already edited the ...
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What to do about outdated questions now that "no longer relevant" doesn't exist as a close reason?

There used to be a close reason called "no longer relevant" that we were supposed to use, but it no longer exists. What should we do instead in this day and age?
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What is a good title for a question? [duplicate]

I tried to find instructions on how to make a good title for a question. There is informations in the help center on how to ask question and how to use the tags, but nothing specific on the title. ...
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Why are some Super User answers not sorted by up-votes?

I was just looking at this question on SuperUser: How do I change the user I am logged in with on a Network Share? Unlike other questions, the answers do not seem to be sorted in any particular order ...
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Undelete an answer on a closed post that was deleted before it was closed

My Question If you delete an answer on a question that is opened and then that question is closed, can you undelete that answer after the question is closed? The Story I noticed in some comments on ...
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Lift question bans by answering?

How can I get out of a question ban? Begin by by improving your existing questions: do as much as possible to make them clear, specific and on-topic. The ban will be lifted automatically by the system ...
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when can you ask coding questions here? [duplicate]

I've noticed people asking questions related to shell coding, such as this user: How to extract part of a string, in Windows batch file? and was wondering when this is appropriate? I'm seeing some ...
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How to handle a suspected troll?

Consider the question What are file systems? - there is no indication of what research the querent has done, and punching the title into Google generates a bunch of links to sites (including Wikipedia)...

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