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'Wall of text' question

I've seen a lot of 'wall of text' questions, like this: Using Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit on Google Chrome Incognito with both of the extensions AdBlock AND AdBlock Plus,I want to block as many ...
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Unattended first posts

I am fairly new in the Super User community, and I am still trying to understand how things work. So forgive me for asking this question which may seem a bit silly to some members. This is ...
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1 ATI Radeon card in PCIe 2.0 slot for display. How to make use of AMD FireStream cards placed in empty PCIe 2.0 slots?

I have an AMD ATX board with 4+ PCIe 2.0 slots. 1 of the slots is occupied by a ATI Radeon card which handles display. There are at least 3 empty PCIe 2.0 slots on this ATX board. Suppose some AMD ...
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Is this question about modular vs. non-modular power supplies OK to ask?

Please spell out the reasons(or advantages) to buy a modular power supply vs.non-modular power supply I read a wikipedia article section on modular power supplies, but the community could probably ...
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A picture is a thousand words. Let's make use of that more. Promote Pictures in SuperUser

I've been to so many forums on computers over the years an one thing always stands out. The Lack of information. Take this recent question for example: https://superuser.com/questions/750311/how-can-...
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When posting on super user keep getting "An error occured submiting the question" [duplicate]

I'm trying to post a question on superuser.com but keep getting the message "An error occurred submitting the question" when I click Post Your Question.
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Thinking maybe I should migrate a question

I asked this: Auto-forwarding messages on a Facebook group to a mailing list on WebApps.SX ; on second though, I think maybe it's a better fit on this site (e.g. because it doesn't actually have to ...
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Questions about bypassing or circumventing network security

I have seen a number of questions on how to bypass network security. I was wondering if superuser (or stackexchange) had a policy or stock answer about this? As a regular kind of user, I can ...
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Is there any way to delete my question that has comments and answers?

Some days ago I posted some repeating questions in superuser. As a result they are no longer accepting questions from me. Now I want to delete those questions. But the problem is that, those questions ...
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Why do high-reputation users tend to have lots of answers but very few or no questions, and am I asking too many questions for my reputation?

After looking through the user profiles of very high-reputation users, it seems that most such users have lots and lots of answers, but very few or even no questions at all. Why? On the other hand, ...
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Question not appearing in my profile

Last night I wanted to check a question I posted to see if it got any answers or comments (yes, I'm aware of the "inbox" function; I just wanted to make sure) but I couldn't find the question. I tried ...
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How can I find my the question I asked?

I asked a question in superuser about 3 hours ago. And then I closed my browser and opened it some time ago. Now I want to see question. I searched and was unable to find it. I don't deleted it. How ...
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At what point do regexes become programming questions?

This question is tagged "perl" as well as awk and sed and asks about a regular expression. Find number in string and replace it At what point do questions that are answered with programs move from ...
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What is the proper way to cite an answer from another StackExchange site?

What is the proper way to cite an answer from another StackExchange site? It is not uncommon to find an answer to a question for SuperUser on ServerFault or StackOverflow. But there doesnt seem to ...
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Flag your own question

It's funny that you can not only answer your own question, but also flag it. Why one would do this? Why this possibility exists at all? Is it a joke?
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Filter out SU questions where votes are negative

I'm getting SU questions with "https://superuser.com/questions?sort=newest&pagesize=50&page=1" Is there a way to filter out 'silly' questions which were voted down from url above?
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Add informations to "reopen" - request

So I want to add some informations to a question which take care of the "Should I use an antivirus on osx" - question. So I have clicked the reopen-link. But I'm not able to add any information why I ...
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Where do you draw the line between a "stupid" question and an acceptable one?

I'll be honest, at times, I've been tempted to downvote a question simply because the solution is blatantly obvious to someone with even limited computer experience. Many questions like these are ...
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How to drag attention to someone else's question?

I found out badly answered/voted question: disable the F1 key for whole system And I hope it gets more attention, so the "best answer" could be the right one (the regedit thing). Just to help out ...
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How to defend new users from unconstructive downvoting

This may be somewhat duplicate, but I think the issue still stands on its own compared to others. I've noticed a depressing trend for new users, who often write poorly formed questions, having their ...
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Collect the multitude of "SMART - failure predicted" questions?

We have half a dozen questions asking about a boot-time SMART warning: On booting my laptop warns me about failure of hard disk is imminent...can it be repaired or to be replaced..? Is there a script ...
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Are there optimal days/hours to post questions in order to get visibility and answers?

I know that maybe that's a a silly and weird question, if it's not appropriate please forgive me and feel free to close it. Given the large amount of questions that the site gets daily, it may happen ...
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What is a "linked" question?

If you take a look at this question How to scan and detect spying software you can see that on the right column, just above the list of "related" questions, there is another one listed as "linked". ...
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Posting question & answer, why must I wait two days to accept it?

When posting a question and an answer together (like explained here) why must I wait two days to accept the answer? If I have understood correctly, the Q&A-together format is meant to provide ...
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Why are some of my questions highlighted in blue?

I was looking at the newest questions tab and noticed two of them have a blueish background. Is this something new? If so, what does it represent?
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Is this question suitable for SuperUser?

This question was closed on ServerFault, as it's about a home network and not a professional-capacity one. Is it suitable for SuperUser? I got conflicting advice when I asked on this thread.
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Advice on approving edits

I have noticed a wave of improved tag edits in the review bin. I am seeking advice or awarness on the quality aspect of tag only edits. Is this something that is OK on a large scale? Note, I did not ...
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I am a restricted user and can't comment on an answer

I can't ask new questions at this point, but have a similar problem that relates to this answer. I also can't sent private messages. Now what can I do? Edit: so how do I add a question? It's strange ...
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Real Question as Title or Statement as Title?

Am I right to understand that the title of a question does not actually have to be a question? It seems that I often search for a question similar to mine but do not find one, but later, after I post,...
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Should SE sites force reading of the FAQ

It seems SE sites get a lot of "shopping questions", especially from new members. Perhaps this could be remediated by disabling the editor area until the user has been seen to click on the FAQ (or a ...
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what is the purpose of down-voting a question?

I understand the reason for up-voting a question. It is a good question and the results are likely to help someone in the future. But what is the purpose of down-voting? If the question is bad, ...
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How are page views on user profiles or questions tabulated?

Is there a different means by which page views on questions and those on user profiles are tabulated? As in, can a user view their own profile or own question and that count as "1" view ? Or are page ...
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Asking questions that are clearly answered elsewhere

Recently, I turned to "the internet" looking to answer an Excel question. Over the past year, I have found myself gravitating directly to SE/SO to answer many of my technical questions (much like I ...
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My question is better suited for "serverfault" - can I move it?

I've asked a question here on superuser (https://superuser.com/questions/511168/avahi-stops-publishing-after-a-few-minutes) that would probably be more suited to serverfault.com. Is there a way to ...
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Does the question I asked belong here, or is it better on stackoverflow?

I've asked the following question, and want to get the most exposure for it possible. Obviously, posting on SO would probably attract more views, but is OK for me to post such a question there, or ...
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Do computer terminology questions belong here or on EL&U?

This comment suggests that a question I asked about computer terminology should be on English Language and Usage instead. This question isn't off topic for Super User because it is a computer-related ...
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Why is there a blank space at the top of the questions list?

When I visited Super User this morning, an extra spurious blank space appeared at the top of the list of questions on the home page. This blank space doesn't appear on any other SE site that I've ...
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Is it okay to ask a question about what to look for in a piece of hardware when shopping?

I know hardware recommendation questions are not allowed here. But here's the situation: I'm shopping for a specific kind of device and I have some specific requirement (I am being vague on purpose). ...
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Folks, we need a decent canonical Windows recovery question

It seems that we have hundreds of questions about recovering deleted files or partitions under Windows, but none of them in a really good format for Super User. Most of them degraded into the typical ...
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How to get my question answered by sharing the link across stack exchange sites

I posted a question (related to wordpress) at wordpress.stackexchange. How can I share the question across a similar site "Superuser" (it has a tag for wordpress)? Is it possible or not? I want ...
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Can I move/duplicate a question to another Stack site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I request to move a question to a different Stack Exchange site? I have a question on this site that may as well work at, say, Ask Different. Is it possible to ...
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Is it proper to ask a question about removing advertisments in an application?

I would like to achieve to get rid of the advertisement in this application. You can't seem to get rid of this mandatory ad displayed everytime you start it. Would asking for a practice to remove ...
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What are the prerequisites for a question to be transferred over to Super User?

Two questions really: What are the prerequisites for a question to be migrated over to Super User part of Stack Exchange? Why was my question migrated over from Stack Overflow to SuperUser, if the ...
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What do you do if you want to ask a question, but someone already asked it, and there wasn't a decent answer response?

The example I've come from is this: Merging IMAP account into gmail I have already typed out a better-worded question on the same topic and will probably get fresh, excellent up-to-date answers. I'...
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What's in a good question? (A Super User Blog Entry)

I'm looking to put together a blog post that people can reference on how to ask, and the right way to ask question here at Super User. What are some suggestions that you would have for new users ...
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Deletion of first line in questions

I've noticed that when I make the first line of my post Hi Superuser, or Hello Superuser, It auto-deletes it. If it is anything else (maybe a few more variants of this exist), it will not ...
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What's the proper role with respect to third-party EULA's, NDA's, and other agreements?

It's not uncommon on superuser, programmers, and stackoverflow to come across questions that involve, or where the answer may involve, violating some agreement that may exist between the OP and some ...
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Why are smartphone-related questions considered off-topic on superuser.com? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a modern phone not a computer? In the F.A.Q. it is written that the site is about questions about "computer software" and "not about electronic devices, media players, cell ...
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Asking about a specific virus when others are closed

After searching virus questions on Super User, I've noticed that many are closed. Is this site the place to ask a question about a specific virus on a home PC running Window 7? Specifically, I want ...
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Where to ask a question that pertains to Windows and Android?

Where would I ask a question about a Windows based software that can enable me to send SMS via my Android phone which is physically connected to the PC? Would it be here on Super User or on Android SE ...
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