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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is this question really not constructive, if so how can I salvage it to get some answers?

It's a bit old but I came to remember that I had a question on non-standard RAID implementations, which got shot down for being non-constructive. I do not agree with that assessment and would like to ...
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Why was 555489 closed?

Why was this question: https://superuser.com/q/555489/101850 closed as duplicate of Disable ClearType (blurry fonts) in Internet Explorer 10 on windows 7? I have an exactly opposite problem and the ...
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Reopen or still a duplicate?

Using onboard and dedicated graphics cards simultaneously for mixed performance This question was closed as a duplicate assuming the OP wanted to use multiple monitors, and it was edited to clarify ...
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6242 people view a question and I am the first to upvote an answer?

I am not sure if this is a glitch or just a really weird coincidence. I was looking at the question Can a Windows XP desktop be made into a WiFi hotspot? and out of the 6242 people who have viewed ...
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Why was 523119 closed?

This question of mine: How do I install Windows Defender/MSE on Server 2012? was closed as a duplicate of Does Microsoft Security Essentials work with Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2?. However, the “...
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Plugging cord into laptop or wall question closed as NARQ

I asked if it matters which side of the power cord you plug in first but it got closed. The reason, "not a real question". I don't know how it was "unclear".
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How can I get a question reopened?

I asked a question and it quickly got closed for not being constructive (because people seemed to think I was asking for opinions, even if I wasn't.) So I edited it to make it more clear what I was ...
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Why is my question considered to be "off topic"?

I asked this question: Automatically reclaim my IRC nickname (without underscores) globally? Without any comments it was "closed as off topic". I don't understand why. The box informing me about the ...
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I have an answer but can't post it

Yes, I realize this should have gone on meta superuser, but I'm not allowed to even ask questions there. So, I have a a complete answer to a question here on superuser: Mountain Lion Switcher (Cmd+...
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Why is question 480733 off topic?

https://superuser.com/questions/480733/communication-software-wanted-email-sms-im-phone-calls Would you please explain, why this question is off topic? I think I am a power user making high ...
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Myths about batteries

I asked a borderline question on 07 August 2012. I asked what the pros and cons were for different rechargeable battery types, using a context of applying those battery types. The question was ...
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Super User question of the week #30 was just deleted?

I wonder why Super User Question of the Week #30 (not sure if it made to the blog), being How to find and remove "spicy" media files from my PC, was just deleted? I think it was quite a nice question:...
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I think my question was closed incorrectly

Recently my question on Superuser was closed for being a duplicate of another question, but I've checked that one out and what I found doesn't really help with the problems I'm facing. I've also ...
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Why was 451805 closed?

Why was this question: https://superuser.com/q/451805/101850 closed? I don’t see anthing offtopic with it. It’s about computer software.
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Another chameleon question

This question: Is there a tool which can resume video conversion? seems to be about… well, video conversion, but as the most-upvoted answer indicates, user’s right p0rblem lies everywhere. What should ...
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The perils of unclear questions and users who answer first and comment later

I saw this question today and immediately thought to check for past posts on the same topic. I came across this old post from 2009. The old question has a clear title, but the question text is really ...
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Question got copied to SO and answered there. What now?

Somebody copied the question How to remove watermark from pdf using pdftk? and reposted it on Stack Overflow (link). I think that this was not a traditional crosspost, as the posters of both ...
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What to do with the [tag:octave] questions?

There are about 19 questions using the octave tag which is a legitimate GNU math based program similar to MATLAB. However, a majority of the questions that I've encountered have been language ...
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Server software or hardware question closed?

My question https://superuser.com/questions/327971/is-the-server-hardware-or-software was close on the same day citing wikipedia quotes that Server can be both hardware and software hence this is not ...
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