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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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I have an answer for my “too broad” keyboard question that was closed yesterday - shall we re-open it, or forget it?

So my question What could have caused the * key on my numeric keypad to stop working in Windows 7? got deleted yesterday as too broad. I just voted to undelete it today, because I figured out the ...
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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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Helping a user - Question clean up

I come looking for some guidance on how to best help a user in a couple of ways. They have come asking a question, which is a follow on from this question on Superuser about a specific problem. But ...
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Is this general printer refill question appropriate?

I asked a general question regarding refilling toner in laser printers. Is this question appropriate? When refilling toner, why only to half capacity? SuperUser is appropriate for computer support ...
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*One* answer gets incomplete “flag” menu — cannot flag as VLQ

I was going to flag this answer as “not an answer” (it’s little more than a bunch of links) when I noticed that the “flagging” dialog box didn’t include the “very low quality” option:                ...
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What should I do about a question I posted that is not answered?

This question I asked ("How to deleting user data in Windows 7 on shutdown or start up”) is not being answered. What should I do?
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Clear question with examples closed as unclear

I’ve come across this question Non-intersecting values in columns in Excel which was put on hold as unclear what you're asking. What is not clear with this question? It is well explained and even ...
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Please undelete this answer that was converted to a comment

In the question How do I stop Windows 10 from updating my graphics driver? The correct answer is pretty much "Run this tool from Microsoft" however Random deleted that answer and converted it to a ...
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Why was “What programming languages can I assume on a random Linux server by default?” closed?

Why was What programming languages can I assume on a random Linux server by default? closed? The close reason is too broad, but I don't understand what makes it too broad. I'm confident that my four-...
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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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How to handle questions closed as duplicates, when the duplicate has been closed and deleted? [duplicate]

I came across How should I dispose of all of this old hardware?, which was posted in July 2011 and closed after about an hour and a half, with two answers posted. That question is closed as a ...
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How to improve my tumbleweeded question

I haven't gotten much of a response on my question Folder structure for GUID named files, and got in fact the Tumbleweed badge for it. However I would like for it to be answered, so could you guide ...
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Request for bounty on this question about common MS Outlook 2013 problem?

I apologise if this request offends or wounds anyone. For the past several months, I've failed to find an answer or resolution to this Outlook 2013 problem: How to exclude notifications for all junk ...
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Are questions on the form “will hardware component X work in my system?” really seeking “hardware shopping recommendations”?

I came across the question Will my PSU 450w be able to handle?, but I have seen this in many other cases as well. The basic form is that someone comes along, lists their system specs, and asks about ...
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Is SuperUser for IBM/PC only?

I have recently asked this question about file management issues with the mobile version of Foxit in iOS. The question was downvoted and marked as off-topic as it belongs to apple.SE. I am just ...
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Understands why question got closed, still not sure how to rephrase

I asked a question and it got put on hold with the motivation that it's asking for a service/software which quickly get outdated etc. I'm perfectly fine with the action taken and I do understand the ...
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Why has 'How do I corrupt a boot sector?' been removed?

Why was the question How do I corrupt a boot sector? removed from this site? It seemed to be okay to ask and already had some good answers.
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Can a question about Windows SSH clients find a more appropriate site to live on?

Windows CLI SSH client? seems to be bringing in a fair amount of users. It would be a shame to let all those people ending up there via Google search results hit a 404. Can this question be moved/...
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Can i ask a question about a website's preferences, specifically Youtube?

My question is about disabling Youtube's HTML5 video auto-playing. it takes more than an add-on on Chrome since none of them are working and i don't use Chrome. is it okay to ask that kind of question ...
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Appropriate to edit the title after answers point out what the actual problem is?

I have been involved in answering a question about font rendering (nothing brilliant, just gathering and ordering information from many sites into one place). When the user first asked the question, ...
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How can I improve this question?

I recently asked Windows gets stuck uninstalling display languages, which wasn't received well, and got 2 downvotes, and I'm wondering what I did wrong/how I can improve the question. I can't really ...
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Need insight on down-voted question

I recently posted this question on Java and Linux: Need latest Java in Linux environment. It was downvoted, which often doesn't mean much, but I took another look at it because I thought it was a ...
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Why wasn't this question deleted automatically?

Here's the link: https://superuser.com/questions/614234/errorunable-to-acsess-jarfile As it's downvoted and old, it is supposed to be deleted automatically, but that doesn't happen. Looks like that'...
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Getting downvotes I don't understand

Could someone please tell me what's wrong with this question I asked?, it first got a downvote and no answers, shortly later I changed the question and still I got downvoted again. I'v asked alot of ...
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Where I can ask about “Where (on which site) I can watch specific TV-Show?”

I've the following question: Where I can watch full episodes of British Got Talent? which I've asked on Movies & TV SE site, but it was closed. Therefore, can I ask here, or if not (off-topic), ...
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Is there something wrong with my question regarding Outlook?

I asked a question Outlook 2013 gives Windows Security warning when adding live account on the website and only got a downvote. I am not sure why. Can anyone explain whether my question has some ...
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Should I put this question on ServerFault or SuperUser?

I'm referring to this question: https://serverfault.com/q/624902/67975 Since it's about connecting to a domain, I put it on ServerFault. But I'm considering putting it on SuperUser instead, because: ...
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Very suspicious question

This question has accumulated 689 upvotes since yesterday, and the single answer has accumulated 708 upvotes. Now, there may be questions that merit such adulation, and this one is kind of ...
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Asking which laptops have a particular keyboard design: on or off-topic?

The keyboard layout of the Lenovo S210 is easy and intuitive for me to use. The laptop is just a little underpowered for me. I asked Lenovo support if any of their other models have a similar keyboard ...
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Help Improving Question

I posed a question which received 11 views and no responses. While it's possible that no one knows the answer, I'm open to the possibility that it's how I worded the question. Please review the ...
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What information is missing from my question?

A few days ago I asked a question about resetting a WD Elements drive back to its factory format: How do I reset a WD Elements external hard drive to factory format? By now it did not receive any ...
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How do you regard a question about creating sock-puppets on WWW sites?

https://superuser.com/questions/726356/ I've been in four minds about this question, whether to flag it as off-topic, downvote it, critique it, or ignore it. I haven't yet decided. On the one hand: ...
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Looking for a lighter editor, closed as not constructive, points on making it in scope?

I've found a closed question of particular interest to me. The reason was that it's "not constructive". What lightweight editor has autosave per keystroke, similar to intelliJ idea? Would love ...
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What is up with this user?

There is a particular user who seems to be posting really weird, unrelated "answers" to a particular question. The answers seem to contain HTML code that is supposed to generate spam, in my opinion. ...
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change question

I have asked How to connect multiple bluetooth A2DP/HFP-compatible phones to one bluetooth headset? hoping to find if "is there a product that does X"; however with strict "product recommendation ...
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What the heck happened that made the question I answered so popular (and my answer along with it)?

I answered the question If 32-bit machines can only handle numbers up to 2^32, why can I write 1000000000000 (trillion) without my machine crashing? with a quick off the top of my head answer because ...
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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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Close votes on a question that isn't off topic?

I recently posted this question: Disable advertisements on Skype? Since then, it's received four off topic close votes. Why are they voting this as off topic? It's within the scope of the site as ...
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Question is getting downvotes and a close request

https://superuser.com/questions/655201/how-to-mobilize-all-links-with-http-www-google-com-gwt-xu Why is that happening? And what can I do to it to ask it again in a more acceptable way?
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How far can we go when asking about beta software?

This question asks about OS X Mavericks, which is still in beta. There's a close reason specifically for questions about software that's still in beta. However, once Mavericks is released, the ...
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What is the problem with this question?

Can someone explain with words, how is this question: NFS Server/Client administration of multiple machines through a GUI ... off-topic from SuperUser? Just to clearly point out that I've read the ...
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Appeal of a closed question

This question was closed while I was working on an answer, and now I can't answer it. The person who posted the question revised it, yet it remains closed. This question is a perfectly valid question. ...
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Why this question is closed as off-topic?

I know the what questions are on topic, but I fail to understand, why asking about pdf-viewing has fallen out? I did not ask about shopping recommendation. I express disappointment that 5 people did ...
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SSD recommendation closed as off topic, but subject is on topic, what edits can re-open it?

I was looking for backup/archival solutions and wondered about the possibility of using (one or more) SSDs. Before asking, I searched for duplicates and I found: Would an SSD be a good option as a ...
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Asking about native running software, question closed, no idea why

I'm trying to understand why my question about native running software was closed. A friend said this would be the site for me to ask my question. What does it mean for software to run natively? Why ...
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Why was this question closed and what should I do about it?

Where can I legally download Windows 8 for my OEM product? [closed] The question was closed for being "off topic" or is not within the scope defined in the faq. Let's review the FAQ shall we. ...
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Reopen question 439470: “What is the difference between Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT?”

What is the difference between Windows 8 and Windows RT? How is this question not constructive? I mean, I don't see how this would be a subjective question, let alone "bad subjective"! This ...
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Why was this question plus answer closed?

IE10 unexpectedly sends a HEAD request for PDF. What has changed? I had a genuine problem. I am not the only one. While I researched the question, which was not obvious, I came upon the solution. I ...
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How to clean low-quality content?

I agree that I posted low quality content but I did it to solve real technical problems which all are solved now. Now I don't have actual technical problems but I wanted to ask about MIPS processors ...