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Anyone in for improving / reopening the "Why is boot time still relevant?" question?

Why do people care so much about boot time of an operating system? This question can certainly be scientifically approached. Let's attempt to improve and reopen it...
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Reopen request for question on "what physical disk is referenced by Event 7.."

My question: what physical disk is referenced by Event 7, Disk error "The device, \Device\Harddisk2\DR2, has a bad block." was closed as a duplicate of: How do I determine which HD is ...
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Why has the Antivirus question been closed?

I am refering to the question on antivirus software that doesn't run in the background. I had a bounty of 50rep open on this question (which is not mine) because I felt it did not recieve enough ...
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Request to reopen the Autostereogram question

How can I create these optical illusions called “Autostereograms”? [closed] … was closed as off-topic. However, I believe it's a perfectly valid question. It asks how to create such an image ...
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Inconsistent closing of questions

Last year I posted the question "How Often Should I Run ChkDsk?" and the question received a decent amount of views and a handful of answers. Today, I asked the question "Should I ever put my computer ...
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How is a question about increasing performance of programs in Windows-7 too localized?

I asked a question, How to most efficiently utilize CPU resources in windows 7?, that was closed as too localized. It is not clear to me why this is too localized. I did mention specific programs ...
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This shouldn't have been closed?

How can I install USB-N13 on Linux Mint? closed as not a real question by studiohack I can think of no reason that that isn't a valid question. Maybe the moderator in question is less educated about ...
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Request to reopen 396626 (How do I stop this message?)

Could someone please reopen this question: How do I stop this message? These repeated launchd error messages being reported to Console.app in Mac OS X is a perfectly real question, which has an ...
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Request to reopen 396905 (Identifying UEFI-capable laptops)

396905 was (incorrectly, IMHO) closed because it mistaken for a "what should I buy" thread when in fact it is a completely different "how to identify if a laptop is UEFI-capable from the specs before ...
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Reopen and migrate question 396934

The following question was closed for being poorly written and off topic (strictly smart phone, iOS related): https://superuser.com/questions/396934/how-can-i-paste-link-on-the-form-after-copying-a-...
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question is closed without proper reason

This was my question How can I benchmark Linux PC I see its closed as not constructive. Which means, This question is not a good fit to our Q&A format. We expect answers to generally involve ...
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Request to un-merge Question 386376

@Synetech has pointed out that Can't add a new search engine in Chrome is not a duplicate of Custom Chrome Search Engine for site with frames does not work. At the time of the merge, it may have ...
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Request to reopen question 385613

The question https://superuser.com/questions/385613/do-consumer-routers-with-deep-packet-inspection-for-http-traffic-exist has been updated to no longer be a shopping question. I have a solution to ...
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Reopen request for question 384894

I asked this: Is a 'telecommuter' SLA a good idea? Does it even exist? I don't know where else on StackExchange to ask other than SuperUser. This clearly falls under the general SuperUser ...
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Why was "SSD read/write usage & AntiVirus impact on SSD life" closed?

I made a question regarding SSDs and Antivirus here: https://superuser.com/questions/379790/ssd-read-write-usage-antivirus-impact-on-ssd-life Three users closed this question claiming that it was ...
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Creating word games

Can someone please explain the controversy over my closed question? I followed the FAQ to the letter. Random's comment: Do something and then ask as question about it. Current format is polling/list ...
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Request to reopen question 372203

What's the difference between one-dash and two-dashes for command prompt parameters? was closed as 'not constructive'. I disagree. There is a difference, as explained on Unix.SE: A double dash (...
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Request to reopen (or properly close) question 358637 (Hardware for a gaming PC)

I'd like to request to reopen this question: How do I choose hardware for a gaming machine, and which components are the most important ones? […] What I know is that I need a powerful graphics card ...
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Reopen How to share a usb drive between laptops without a physical tether?

Can you re-open Can I share a USB drive between laptops without a physical tether? I have referenced the model question in the blog and revised my question to the standard. I revised due to concerns ...
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Why was Straighten Microphone Cables closed?

Why was my question Straighten microphone cables closed? It is a practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that I currently face. It is not chatty or open-ended.
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Request for reopen question 352656

It was closed as off-topic by being mobile question, but in fact it is an windows software question to find a software to handle bulk installation/setup for several similar devices. I rewrote the ...
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Not a duplicate of what was pointed and closed for

My question at https://superuser.com/questions/351055/test-for-protection-softwares was closed and said to be a duplicated. I have checked the given links, they were not only superficial to the matter ...
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Please help reopen this shutdown question?

How can I identify the culprit of my slow Windows shutdown? This is a real problem and I can answer this question so it has enough specifications. We have no idea how your system is set up and ...
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Request to reopen green question 298408

Now that I've found an answer I'd like to request that How can I determine the ecological impact of a computer? is reopened. I hope that my answer, in addition to the one already there, demonstrates ...
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Request to Re-Open Question #331125

The question: https://superuser.com/questions/331125/why-would-moving-from-anything-microsoft-be-such-a-good-idea According to @Random (who closed it) it was due to the likelyness of it 'solicit ...
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Can question 307725 please be reopened

I am a little confused. I think my question 307725 was incorrectly closed by a moderator. The question refers to the use of the Kindle app on Windows. Surely that is acceptable?
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Request to reopen question 329904

I would like to request to reopen: What are threads, and what do they do in the processor? This question is perfect for SuperUser SE. Computer hardware question that isn't related to buying ...
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Request to reopen question 216839

I believe this question was closed by mistake. There is enough information to answer the question. I also edited to clean it up a little. Honestly, it really didn't need it. Now it looks slightly more ...
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Question closed due to non-question format -- rewritten

I recently had a question closed due to it being labeled as not a real quesiton, so I just rewrote the question and wanted to ask if it could be opened again and also, if the negative score could be ...
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question closed as exact duplicate, but the referred question appears to be only loosely related

My question was closed as exact duplicate 11 days ago: batch-rename filenames with numbers to sort alphabetically For some reason i did not receive any notification about this, so I noticed it just ...
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Re-open request for question 312922

What Can I do to Improve Cable Link/Signal Quality? The author specifically mentions that he has internet connection problems due to this issue. Finally, I present this clause from the SuperUser FAQ ...
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Why was question 311149 marked off-topic and closed?

This question was marked as off-topic. This of course includes a link to the FAQ which actually I had read before asking my question. None of the other Stack Exchange sites seemed to apply. The part ...
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Reopen request for question 311304

How to find a given game room in all TS3 servers? is a question about a desktop software, how to operate it. It's not about gaming, and it's not about Google searches. Why was it closed?
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Request for reopening question 305862

I don't understand how my question is off-topic. It talks about a desktop app, called Steam browser. https://superuser.com/questions/305862/is-it-safe-to-pay-for-games-through-steam-app-browser-...
Jader Dias's user avatar
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Why was the question "Why are there 8 bits per byte?" closed?

TL;DR: I'm looking for opinions on why this question should be open or closed. Answer: I now understand why it has been closed: It is not a real problem because it has no practical use. https://...
Tamara Wijsman's user avatar
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A Kindle question closed; why? It's software+hardware...

https://superuser.com/q/276010/65570 was closed with a message "Questions on Super User are expected to generally relate to computer software or computer hardware in some way". According to the ...
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Why was this question closed?

Why was this question on Windows documentation closed? It is based on an actual problem I faced, it is answerable and it is about software. The reason given to close it, being outside the scope ...
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Un-close question -- not off-topic?

The question I'm referring to is Youtube etc. video problem Someone closed it as off-topic, probably under the impression that the question was about "a website" or "a web service". In fact, the ...
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Please don't be so trigger happy about closing questions

The ability to close questions as duplicates is great when used properly. However, I believe the community got a tad trigger happy with my question: My question: How to (re)enable the “New” context ...
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saving streaming video played in web browser is off-topic on superuser?

I really want to save this video as I love the show but I have some troubles with their fast English ... so ... I asked here any-idea-how-to-save-video-from-this-site and the question was closed as ...
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Reopen request for SU?

Hello, I posted what I thought was a legitimate question on Super User at Why are brownouts so harmful? It was closed almost immediately as not a real question with the explanation "This is not a ...
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