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Is this question about automation appropriate for SuperUser?

I'm working on a data cleaning automation task. Every month we receive an e-mail from a specific client with two folders with PDF files attached. My goal is to find a way to download these folders, ...
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Clarification of question's acceptability in advance

How can I check a question's correct place, acceptability and plausibility before posting it on Super User? Is it possible to check the correctness of a question in advance here on Meta Super User? Or ...
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Please, delete my question regarding svchost.exe

I have a question about my Super User post: How to force svchost.exe to run as a single process (Windows 10) I want to delete my question, but I'm unable to delete it because someone wrote an "...
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Is this harddisk question on-topic in SU?

Storage Drive Gone Bad - Ran a HEALTH check on my external drive with HD Tune Pro and REALLOCATED SECTOR COUNT is 4948. Need some advice I feel like this question doesn't belong in SuperUser, but I ...
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What did I do wrong in my question about Windows Update?

I asked the question Windows Update gives 0x80070643 error on fresh Windows 10 install. I provided the steps that led to the issue and the troubleshooting steps I tried to solve it. When people ...
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I genuinely don't understand why this question was deleted when I asked for it to be re-opened?

Several years ago I tried to ask this question about how to make the best of the space in my PC for more case fans. I thought I had put quite a lot of effort into researching for myself and then ...
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What should I do with a duplicate for which the flag aged away? Should the other question then become the duplicate?

I marked: Disk usage at 100% during startup +16 Asked 10 months ago Modified 10 months ago Viewed 14k times 6 answers: +23, +11, +9, +3, +2, +1 as a duplicate of: Disk usage is always at 100% +1 ...
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Is a question about a Windows iPhone image type that turns out to be just about settings on the iPhone a better fit for Ask Different SE?

I asked How to browse the iPhone HEIC images on Windows without the automatic conversion to JPG? and found out that the fix is on the side of the iPhone settings. Windows does not play a role for the ...
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How can I further improve my freezing laptop question?

Commenters suggested me to address their comments in my main post and I think I did. However, I have received 3 downvotes so I guess my question still isn't up to the mark. How can I further improve ...
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What to do with "Opening local document files in Google Docs" from 2009

Please bear with me. I'm asking this because I'm got an edit ban because several of my lasts suggested edits were rejected. I'm guessing that people don't want that google-drive be removed from newer ...
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Finding hard to fit into right site between Super User and Web Applications

This is addressed to the OP of How to wrap lines of code in Rstudio IDE? in relation of the following comment I am lost. My questions are migrated between Super User and Applications back and forward....
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How to fix an unfocused post, that I thought was pretty well focused

I have a question about my Super User post: Is it possible to write a cell as an "Accumulator" of conditional values? (Google Sheets) I need help understanding why my post was closed. I ...
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What to do with a question about a script for Windows XP that became a list of different types of scripts

How do I set the desktop background on Windows from a script? from 2008 has 8 answers, the OP usercard shows the OP user name but not a link to their profile. It hasn't an accepted answer. none of ...
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Was this question closed because a new user made an (easily correctable) Markdown formatting mistake and (correctable, ESL) grammar?

WSL2 duplicated terminal was Mod-closed as "Needs clarity or details", but even as originally written it was (again) quite understandable to me. It definitely had two problems: The new ...
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How is this a duplicate?

How to restore data after accidentally starting DD on a hard drive but stopping it before it went too far? Let's look at answers in the supposed duplicate: Click here in case you suspect corruption ...
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Please review the deletion of my answer of the post mentioned here

Several days ago, I posted an answer to the following question: rsync: identical files (contents, size, timestamp) between source and destination are not being seen as identical A moderator deleted my ...
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Why is this simple, straightforward question on a standard Windows feature closed as "Needs details"?

Once again, I find myself confused on why a question was closed as "Unclear/Needs Details": Why are there empty files in %localappdata%\Microsoft\WindowsApps? What is unclear about that ...
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Why was this Nushell question closed?

Again, can we stop closing (especially Mod-closing) perfectly reasonable, understandable questions? (See my previous post on this topic) how to get a list of keys from a record? was closed about 5 ...
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PSA: Just because *you* don't understand a question doesn't automatically make it unclear

All too often, I'm seeing close votes (or even closed questions) as "Unclear" on questions that are perfectly understandable to me. It seems to happen roughly once a week, and that's just ...
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I got my first downvote and I don't know why

I'm pretty new to superuser and recently posted my first question as I was having trouble booting in haiku. (Haiku panics at boot "vm_page_fault: unhandled page fault in kernel space") I ...
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Clarification regarding Question Closure as Off Topic

I have a question about my Super User post: dnSpy: What do included reference assemblies affect? This question was closed as off topic, it was asked in reference to dnSpy and how it recompiles DLLs. ...
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Why is this question "opinion-based"?

This question got closed for being "opinion-based". I don't completely get why it's perceived that way. The kind of answer I was hoping for was something along the lines of: "USB 3.0 ...
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No screenshots after asking for it, added them myself, dropping the comment. Edit rejected: "This edit ... should have been written as a comment ...."

Edit rejected: This edit was intended to address the author of the post and makes no sense as an edit. It should have been written as a comment or an answer. https://superuser.com/review/suggested-...
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Why is this question about downloading an M3U8 video file off-topic?

I ran across this fairly popular question about downloading an M3U8 file on Windows 10: Downloading m3u8 videos that was closed. I don't spend a lot of time on Super User, but I'm struggling to see ...
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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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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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Should I have flagged this question?

Earlier today, I came across a question asking for recommendations for software for an automotive repair shop. This question is clearly off-topic, and I voted to close it as "Questions seeking ...
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What was the right way to ask this question?

I have absolutely no idea what is the right way to ask this question. Diagram for Text Syntax To my own understanding I did not seek for "product, service, or learning material". Can you ...
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Someone else's legit question deleted

(Edited to be a generic question; see old version if you're curious about specifics) I googled a question (Q) I had and the only hit was to a deleted (but cached) Q here and it (the Google-cached copy)...
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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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Is this question a bad question?

I asked this question recently on Super User and even included my work to solve the problem. I am wondering: is it a bad question, is it missing anything?
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Why was NAA flag on link-only answer declined?

I just flagged this answer:      Text: Have a look at this article: Unicode Easy Keyboard Layout for XKB as “not an answer” because it is a textbook1 example of a link-only answer.  What’s ...
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Should a question be closed if the asker mentions they might end up using other software? [closed]

I posted a question about a particular piece of software, and a user voted to close it, with the reasoning that I intend on trying other software. This is the question in question: Does the free ...
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Should we edit out potentially inappropriate content if they might be an important part of a question?

Port 25 not open, how send email? That question might be legitimate, but with part of the email domain contains an inappropriate word, I'm not sure whether editing that out harms the question or not. ...
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Do I need to prove the accepted answer is correct? AKA is my question unclear?

I posted an unclear question that I later tidied up, but now commenters are doubtful that the accepted answer (which was edited when I clarified my post) is correct. I posted a screenshot to prove it,...
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Why was my question about attempting to stop USB viruses downvoted?

I made a question about something I didn't know a lot about: Are dummy autoruns enough for virus prevention? I asked if something was possible and my question got downvoted for kingdom come. Isn't ...
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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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Is it even possible to reword my question to be relevant?

So this is my question. Now I get why it was put on hold and I am not going to dispute that. Though I would like to point out that I am not asking for a product recomendation, service or learning ...
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How can I make a proper post title on Meta when asking how to improve my questions?

Each time I ask about one of my down voted questions on Meta, if I use the title, "How can I improve this question?" I think these posts will be duplicates. But including the post's title from the ...
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Why was my question about not being able to boot from USB poorly received?

PC does not start from Windows 10 USB It got downvotes almost instantly. I would like to understand why? Maybe I can improve my question. I asked it because I kind of feel stuck in my quest to make ...
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Where should one ask and answer a question where the Q is more a Super User topic, and the A is more a Server Fault topic?

My answer involves networking-related infrastructure administration, specifically DNS. The question is more about being a power browser user. I guess the particulars - that is, the Q and A belong in a ...
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Why was this question about downloading / uploading put on hold as off-topic?

In this question, the asker seems to be asking about how bandwidth usage is counted. A possible misunderstanding of its accounting may have led the asker to believe that if bandwidth is "used" by the ...
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Why is the question about knowing which window manager too broad?

How to know the window manager a specific program uses? Why is this question too broad? I only ask one question at a time, which is specific and answerable. I think this kind of question is very good ...
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Misleading wrong answer in a popular question

There is a popular question about inputting Unicode characters: How do you type Unicode characters using hexadecimal codes? And an accepted answer: https://superuser.com/a/90669/456981 The problem ...
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Is my question about Netbeans more suitable for Stack Overflow or SuperUser?

I asked this question yesterday and one of the users pointed out to me that this question may be better for Stack Overflow. I feel that my question involves configuring Netbeans to run assembly code ...
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My answer keeps getting suggested edits from spambots

I have been noticing a trend that my this answer, always gets edited by some spammer (may be a bot). It's only that answer and no other answer in any of the other SE network. Finding subdirectories ...
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Why is this question getting no notice?

I wrote this question a few days ago. I spent a lot of time being very detailed and writing down everything that might be needed to solve my problem. In the first 5 minutes, it got 4 views, and since ...
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Should this question be closed as unclear for not having a question sentence?

I'm hoping to understand more of the SuperUser culture. My Notepad is not responding when trying to save In my review, this question does not have a question sentence and is unclear what the OP is ...
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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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