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Requests to have closed questions reopened by community or a moderator. Please include arguments – why should the question be reopened?

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Does having the same answer as another question automatically make a question a duplicate?

I'm thoroughly confused regarding the the closing of: How to fix wsl2 not opening graphical apps? by a single gold-badge as a duplicate of: How to skip update to Windows 11 on Windows insider program? ...
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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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How is my question about the Windows Registry off-topic?

I've got the question https://superuser.com/questions/1651185/does-windows-have-any-protection-against-programs-that-refuse-to-uninstall (deleted automatically by Community, only for 10K+ users) ... ...
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My question incorrectly marked as duplicate

recently I asked a question here WiFi keeps reconnecting when ICS is active on Windows 10 and its been marked as a dupe by mistake cause even though it has a lot of similarity to USB WiFi Adapter ...
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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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A hidden passive-aggressive attitude toward questions

Some moderations to close a question do not make sense here. The reason stated for the closing of question the at the top of the page, for example, says this question needs clarity. The OP has asked ...
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Question closed as duplicate - reopen request

This is not my question, and I believe it's NOT a duplicate: How do you edit Windows10 Directory Junctions (links to folders) from Windows Explorer? The question in question (h3h3) is asking about a ...
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Vote to Reopen an Optical Drive Question

My Question I was wondering if this question can be voted to be reopened. I would like to hear any objections, with the reasoning of course. Since the tag requires reasoning. My reasoning is that the ...
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Reopen request: How to compare two word files?

Clicking on the linked question below leads to a "Page not found". Can this question be re-opened, because the duplicate got deleted? This question already has answers here: Closed 10 years ...
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Question 1553415 and 1553653 re-open request

Not focused: What explains this poor intercontinental internet bandwidth? (Asia to Europe) Marked as duplicate: Why is this international internet traffic routed so inefficiently? I had a question. ...
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Request to reopen question 986199

My question on the main site: How much data (MB) does a one-hour Zoom call use for each participant? was closed for being "not about computer hardware or software". According to the FAQ (What topics ...
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Make question about Java MaxHeapSize more focused

This question about Java MaxHeapSize was closed because it needs to be more focused. How can it be made more focused? "Needs more focus" is defined here as "has many valid answers (but no way to ...
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It happened again: My question has been closed inadvertently

So it happened again. One of my questions has been closed inadvertently. The folks who have closed it claimed that it is not about hardware as outlined in the help center. However: 1) I have read ...
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How on earth can this be "primarily opinion based"?

Question: What underlying system efficiencies would I benefit from, if I upgrade my Windows 8.1 x64 PCs to Windows 10? My OP clarifies the exact nature of efficiencies, which is quite narrow, and not ...
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How to get questions out of the Phantom Zone?

The Phantom Zone In the last few days, I've encountered several questions stuck in the Phantom Zone. Here's the basic scenario: A poor quality question, unanswerable as-is, is posted. It gets ...
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Editing of recently closed questions

This post is basically to share something I came across on Meta Unix & Linux. Kusalananda♦, a moderator there, posted Editing questions recently put on hold (don't). The gist is something that I ...
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Why all the Downvote of this question ? Is talking about cheating closed source games off-topic?

Dowvoted until deleted by Community but without any explaination even if it’s well written. Does making things like E.A sports games easier of topic or what’s else if not ? The relevant question: ...
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Should old opinion-based questions be significantly edited?

This question What display size and resolution is good for reading PDF in double page view? is closed as primarily opinion-based. I attempt to edit it like this, but it says I'm editing too much. What ...
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Is the question about floating panel less unclear now?

Why isn't the floating panel focused when clicking on it? Has it been clearer? If not, why is that? PS: why is that question (which is now clearer) still bad?
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Reevaluate closure of question 515115 (meaning of cylinder light on computer) – not a typical "guessing game" question

Question 515115, "What does this light shaped like a cylinder mean?", was closed by a moderator as off-topic on the grounds that it is a visual identification question. However, I have several ...
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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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Reopen request for "Installing fltk on VirtualBox"

In this question: Installing fltk on VirtualBox the asker wrote: Can someone give a very specific step-by-step instruction on how to install it? The next day fixer1234 posted this comment asking ...
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Question fixed but too late to be reopened in queue

I ran across the question Stop Windows NLA from repeatedly detecting local network as a new, Unidentified Network in the Reopen queue after it had already received several Leave Closed votes. It was ...
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Request to re-open 1275693

It's been marked as too broad but I did some editing and I think I narrowed things down. Here is the link. I've sent flags to moderators to re-open it after my editing but they declined them saying "...
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Internet Security on Super User

While the topic of Internet security is not listed in what should be asked about, it is also not listed as being off-topic. I think Internet security is worth paying attention to. Recently I posted ...
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It's not a shopping rec question

This question got closed as asking for shopping suggestions: USB-Ethernet adapter for a laptop without Ethernet socket Instead of asking what to buy, try asking how to find out what suits your ...
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How can I request a question be reopened if I have less than 3k reputation?

A few months ago I rewrote How can I blur an image in Windows? so it would meet the site guidelines. (See Can any software recommendation question be made on-topic by simply asking "how"?) ...
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How to unmark a question marked as duplicate?

This question: 0xc000000f BCD error in windows 10... Nothings working was marked as duplicate by several members. I think it is not an exact duplicate as there are differences in Windows 7 and ...
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Is it proper (and userful for our users) to have deleted for plagiarism answer like this?

Limit and advisability to delete an answer I recently incur in this question ("Can EXE always be replaced with COM?") and in the deleted answer that I report below for the users that have no access ...
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Question about computer software with 37 up-votes closed after six years?

Concerning question Can I create a new session in another tab or window in Google Chrome? This is surprising to me for multiple reasons. It's not off-topic, but it was closed It was deleted OK, let'...
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Re-migrate or unlock question

Updated question (I originally misread the history and Ben N picked it up.) The following question originated on Server Fault and was migrated here: Accidentally left a small form factor PC in ~100F (...
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Why was my network synchronization question closed as offtopic?

I have a question about my Super User post: Real-Time Sync Utility My question got recently closed as off-topic. While my actual question (what I wanted to know) was on topic in the first place, I ...
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Please reconsider “Mac OS spell checking” question for reopening

The question How to Improve Mac OS Spell Checking?1 was downvoted and (rightfully) closed as a product request.  It was then edited to make it a solution request rather than a product request.  ...
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Why was “How do you configure a Windows machine for a Linux user?” closed as too broad?

Why was How do you configure a Windows machine for a Linux user? closed as too broad? I can see that it might appear broad. It is broad. But there's a distinction between broad and too broad — broad ...
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Safe lubricants to use is not primarily opinion based

Please consider reopening What lubricants can be safely added to a laptop fan? It was closed as "primarily opinion based", but the question is not an opinion-based question: "Are there any lubricants ...
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Vote to re-open 2 year old question?

I just edited this question, then noticed it was two years old (Community User put it back in a queue). I need help! PopUp with only OK button Looks like a perfectly valid question to me. It could ...
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Question closed and Edit suggestion rejected

Can someone explain why this question was closed? To my opinion it was a clear question. However, since it was closed as unclear what you're asking I explained it with an example and the edit was ...
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My question was closed as duplicate but I couldn't find out if the question it was a duplicate of that question

My question about some adware on my PC which I couldn't remove was closed and marked as a duplicate of this question yet I think it has nothing to do with my question. I couldn't answer it because ...
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Question incorrectly marked as duplicate

I recently asked https://superuser.com/questions/930988/where-does-chrome-store-credit-card-data, which was closed by a moderator, stating that it's duplicate of Google Chrome view saved form data. I ...
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Question closed as duplicate of a similar one

I just posted this question about enabling font smoothing for select applications, and it got closed as a dupe of a problem with quick switching for all applications. I understand it must have been an ...
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Reopen request 855983

I've now fixed the title of my question so it is in line with the topic of home networking: Can a home PPPoE connection access all websites, regardless of the site infrastructure's MTU settings? ...
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Question about converting a multi-page PDF file to PNG files - can it be reopened?

This is about my question: How to convert a multi-page PDF file to PNG files, with one PNG file per page of the PDF document? - which has been recently closed as off-topic for "seeking product, ...
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How to reopen a question?

If a question is closed but then later the edited, how do you go about re-opening it? I came across Unable to open Outlook 2010 on Windows 7 in one of the review queues. Originally, the question was ...
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Appeal regarding the closure of a question

I asked a question and it was closed as being primarily opinion based. I frankly don't see how and am willing to listen to anyone who is willing to explain how a question about latency in RAM is ...
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Request to reopen question 722643/76571

This question was closed as a duplicate today. Upon close inspection, it is clearly not a duplicate of the question indicated. The old question concerns finding and replacing values. The new question ...
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My question was closed for an (in my opinion) incorrect reason

My question was closed a while ago. I forgot to make this post until now, sorry it's so late! Anyway, it was being closed for being primarily opinion-based. However, this was not the case. The ...
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My question has been mistakenly marked duplicate

My question here - https://superuser.com/questions/725545/ - has been marked duplicate to this question - Does installing many programs really slow down Windows?. To those who say its duplicate, the ...
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Why was question 690388 (workstation video card pricing) closed as "too broad", and how can it be improved?

Question 690388, "Why do workstation graphics cards cost far more than equivalent consumer graphics cards?", was closed by a moderator as too broad. I can't quite see how the scope of this question ...
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Request to reopen question 689718

A while ago, I asked this question, which got marked as primarily opinion based.This is not an opinion-based question. This question is (clearly) asking why system RAM cannot have a battery backup in ...
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Request to reopen question 661487

I posted this question here: How are virtual machine integration packages implemented internally?, but it was closed as too broad. Originally, it asked about how are integration features implemented ...