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why i have been blocked from asking questions?

i asked a two questions on superuser community one is with -5 votes and another is with +2 votes,and i even voted to delete my question to why am i blocked from asking question further? please refer ...
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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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I have a suggestion on what to do with the Software Rec Tag

With the upcoming release of Windows 8 we expect an influx of users and questions. I feel that we need to prep for their coming. With that in mind, the software-rec is a nuisance in mine and others ...
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Request to migrate a question to Raspberry Pi declined

I recently flagged a question to be migrated to Raspberry Pi. Backup data rate on Raspberry Pi maxing out at 5 Mb/s. Why? But it was declined with the following explanation. don't really ...
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Asking the same as existing question, but for a different platform/OS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should the original intent of a question be broadened to make the answers more canonical? Sometimes there's an existing question on a topic you want answers to, but the ...
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Should we allow theoretical questions, those asked due to curiosity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are “explain the technology to me” questions on-topic? You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-...
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Why do all (recent) "First Questions" seem to have at least 1 upvote and bad ordering?

I was looking at the "Review, first questions" pages (month view, not random), when something suspicious caught my eye: Every question has at least 1 upvote! Also, the questions are not ordered ...
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Special offer: 2 questions in the price of 1!

What should we do with "questions" such as this, that are really two questions disguised as one? Flag them? Edit them? Close as "not a real question"?
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What constitutes a subjective question on Super User?

What constitutes a subjective question on superuser.com? I'm thinking of a RAID setup and want to throw around ideas, is that too subjective?
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What to do with questions that can't be solved.....except by re-install?

Taking a look at this question: Problems with sound and flash in Ubuntu 12 The OP asks a questions and then answers it with "Oh! Fixed it by re-installing linux!" I've noticed as I've browsed ...
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"Ignored tags" visibility preference misbehaves

I just had this happen: The single search result disappeared the moment the page finished loading. While it's possible to hide ignored tags (presuming this is a feature), I didn't check that ...
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Editing OS-specific questions or answers if the question or answer will also apply to another OS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should the original intent of a question be broadened to make the answers more canonical? I recently found out that this question - How print multiple independent pages in one ...
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Can't we prevent some questions from being tweeted (at least until they're reviewed)?

I mean, I understand that our Twitter account is for publicity, but do we really want to tweet about certain questions automatically? why 1kb contain 1024 byte? 1kb = 1000 byte I tired But i don't ...
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Can I not delete my own questions, after answers were posted?

I have some questions that are just sitting there, for which I either don't agree with the answer / it doesn't work for me. Can I not delete a question once someone has posted an answer?
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Where to ask about XBox 360 and Video file support?

I have a question about MP4 video files and formats that I'm putting on my NAS device to share with my XBox 360 console. The SuperUser FAQ says not to ask questions about consoles. Where is the best ...
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What does "kviews" mean? [duplicate]

As in the image shown, some questions have a certain number of kviews whereas others have N views. Why? What is "kviews"?
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What to do with answers to abandoned questions?

This problem has been discussed in several ways by now, but I did not find the problem I am facing with it. I often face the problem that I answer a question and the user who made the question just ...
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Where can I ask, if I can ask at all, the following question (search for an e-commerce software)

I opened a question on SU, about looking for a self-hosted E-commerce software with advanced importing and exporting capabilites. Soon after, the question got closed. Can I ask such a question? If ...
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When should questions be moved to AskDifferent/AskUbuntu/...?

I read this question, which helped, but where is the line? Just because a question is about an Apple product, doesn't mean it is off-topic (not at all actually) just because another (more specific) ...
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Make up-votes to questions worth 10 points again as they get so few votes?

I read that in the past the up-votes given to questions were worth 10 points just as the up-votes to answers are. However, after changing that moderators started encouraging users to vote more on ...
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Migrated questions are shown as {closed} on user profile pages

Migrated questions are shown as closed on a user's profile. In the question list: On the user profile: This affects both meta and main sites and is inconsistent and confusing.
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What's the rule on pastebin use?

If someone pastes something on pastebin or pastie or some similar site and links the result in their question, should I pull that data in? I've seen people do that for images, so I adapted that ...
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Problems with Problem in title

I was trying to edit this question. I just wanted to add a tag and add a link to CamStudio, but I can't save it. I'm being told please do not use these words in titles: 'Problem'. Well, I wish I ...
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Why are some names not auto-completed when I try to reply to them?

I wanted to comment on something in this answer. But when I type @si no auto-completion kicks in. If I type out the users name, the whole @name is removed from the posted comment. Why is this ...
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What should be done about old, abandoned questions?

Whenever a retag request comes about - or when I'm wading through /review I often come across old questions which haven't been answered, with low views & most of the times the questions are by ...
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Should answers to duplicate questions be deleted?

I made the mistake of answering a question before checking for duplicates. Turns out there are a ton of duplicates. Now, should I delete my answer (as it adds nothing that hasn't been mentioned in ...
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Should I edit the accepted answer or add a new one?

I was just reading a question about color issues with Windows Image Viewer and felt like the accepted solution could profit from some visual guidance. Should I edit the accepted answer or add a new ...
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Should I delete my own question if no new answer can be validated?

A while ago, I asked this question for which no solution was found. I have since re-installed the host in question and gave it to a family member. So now I will be unable to validate any answers given ...
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Need help with "need help" questions

Plz help! I really need help with all those "need help" posts!1 (x86 36) It's really urgent. No, seriously. The words "need help" in a title are a good sign of low quality posts. In most cases, ...
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Possible to suggest tag(s) after scanning through the question?

Is it possible to add this feature - after user enter his/her question into the question text area, the website will auto insert some suggestive tags for the question and insert them automatically in ...
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Add "views" ordering to answer list again

There once was a views sort order for answers in a user's profile, but it apparently was removed. It is only available for questions. While it might need to be made clear that it's not answer views, ...
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Questions about Small Business environments on topic?

Are small business environment questions on topic for SU, or should they be put onto SF (with a server)? Just in case anyone is wondering, the question is https://serverfault.com/questions/352137/...
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Can I embed a YouTube video in a question or answer?

Over on gaming.stackexchange.com I often see YouTube videos embedded in questions and answers. Here is an example. I see in the source that there is not special markup, just the youtube.com url alone ...
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Long list of probably worthless questions

Long list of posts was generated by running a program over the data dump for superuser. Unfortunately, the data is a bit old, and some of the questions have been removed since then. When I tried to ...
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Should humorous/funny questions be deleted from Super User?

I was browsing through some recently deleted questions, and found this one: What is your most spectacular or interesting death of a computing device? What is your most spectacular or ...
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Tooltip when pointing to question links ends with '…' [closed]

The tooltip that appears when I point to a question link on the front page always ends in … instead of a proper ellipsis: I can reproduce this problem on both Firefox 6 and Internet ...
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Should Tablet Computer questions be allowed on Super User? [duplicate]

The current policy by community consensus is: Allow appropriate tablet questions, but not actively encourage iOS and Android. Basically they will be treated like Ubuntu and OS X are treated right now. ...
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What are the criteria for quality standards? Or... How do I get Super User to accept my question?

It seems a rather silly question to ask, but I'm attempting to ask a question on the location of wallpaper files on Windows XP. As always, I've explicitly stated my OS, very specifically spelled out ...
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Trouble viewing questions with a specific tag - hotkeys in my case

I'd like to view all questions tagged with "hotkeys" but it says something about no questions with an active bounty.
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How do I make the distinction between editing an answer to add content (detail) vs. just answering that question?

I have a question that has the right answer, but it's not very detailed: How do Optical/Laser Mice work? I'm at a dilemma here, I want to give the answerer the rep that he deserves as he is correct, ...
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Why do old questions without any apparent activity get marked as active?

Why is it that some old questions will show recent activity yet when looking at the question page, nothing indicates any change? For example, How to combine with openvpn, dynamic-ip? has its last ...
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What happened to my question

I asked a question last night about having lost a domain controller without a backup, and trying to recover access to my user info. But I can't find any record of the question at all, nor any ...
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Are user-level troubleshooting questions appropriate?

Questions like: When Abode Reader plugin attempts to open web documents in IE8, sometimes a blank dialog box appears and the document fails to open.
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how to check my questions that have not been answered?

Hi all, is there anyway we can check the questions that we make that we have not marked any answers? (like a filter) Which section should these questions be at?
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Questions about IP Phones: Off-topic?

I'm trying to ascertain whether or not questions about IP phones (in my case, Cisco) are on-topic or off-topic for SuperUser. I read this question, which basically says: If its problems using ...
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How do I view *all* of my historical questions?

How do I view my complete question history? I'm looking at but I can't see a way to change the date range. Also in the past when I clicked on my name, the questions were shown right then. This ...
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What to do if I ask a question but discover the solution myself before anyone else? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it kosher to accept your answer on your own question? Recently I asked a question about Outlook Express crashing. Someone left an answer with a possible reason and a list ...
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Missing: List of questions with no accepted answer?

My user profile includes a list of my asked questions, and I can sort this by recent/views/newest/votes. One sorting option is missing: no accepted answer. A few of my older questions don't have an ...
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How can I find moved question?

I am looking for a question or answer i had provided, but i couldn't find it on superuser. I guess it was moved somewhere else (i.e. stackoverflow). How can I search such answers/questions?
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Why do my questions never get answered on SU?

Ok, so some of my questions get answered after a long time on SU, but many of my questions site idle for much longer than I'm used to on the SE network. I'm used to answer times of a day, not no ...
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