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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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Wolfram Alpha not computer related?

On SuperUser, earlier today, Diago closed this question on Wolfram Alpha as not computer related. I fail to see how it isn't computer related. Or how it is different from the several Facebook ...
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Why was my SuperUser post about video games closed?

Possible Duplicate: Are video game questions appropriate for superuser? Why was this SuperUser post about video games closed? I feel video games are software and that this post should be ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Need help understanding edits to a post.

I recently posted something and it ended up being edited. I couldn't really understand what was changed but suspect that it could help make me a better poster because nothing changed visually but it ...
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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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Close reason not shown?

This question has been migrated from StackOverflow - and apparently back. Both sites show the question as closed, but the close reason is not displayed anywhere.
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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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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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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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Are software-specific questions okay?

I checked out the FAQ and searched Meta. Couldn't figure it out. I'm wondering how to change the default save format in Notepad++. It's not in the docs. What I typically get when I ask Q&A ...
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Why does this question belong on superuser?

https://superuser.com/questions/13830 I am not whining, just wondering
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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 can't I start another bounty for this question?

A new user came up with a conclusive answer to a question of mine on which I had put a bounty a few months ago. I would like to start another bounty to award the user who solved the problem. Why is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Is my question still too broad? If yes, why?

Some time ago I posted this question that was put on hold as too broad. A few hours later I edited it, hoping to make it more suitable for the site. Is my question still too broad? If yes, can ...
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Do I need to post more details in this question?

I posted this question a day ago but it has not received many views and I haven't received any feedback for it. What can I do to attract more attention towards this question? How can I improve it? ...
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Why was my question closed (351486)?

My question was closed due to it being "Not constructive". Now, I hate to be the one whining and stuff, but I really think the reason for closing the question is kinda.. odd. As far as I can tell, ...
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How to reopen this question? [closed]

I would like to just contact the moderator who closed this question but I don't know how, so I'm posting here. The moderator is saying that this question is a duplicate, but I specifically am ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Where should I migrate this question to?

UltraEdit FTP not working with DreamHost is not really about a problem with UltraEdit, but about a configuration problem at an ISP. What is an appropriate site to migrate this question to?
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Why is the revision list empty for 225512?

Why is the revision list for Super User question 225512 empty? Platform: Firefox 3.6. Windows XP Professional 64-bit, SP 2.
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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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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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Question about Linux/Android coexistence on a device are on topic?

I just find a closed question that asks about "Security Issues using Android/Debian Systems at the same time on a single device". Originally was titled "Use MaruOS or wait for Ubuntu Phone with Unity ...
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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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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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Why is the question tagged twice with the same tag and yet the question count does not match ?

This question has been tagged twice with [windows-7-x64]. Oddly, the same tag shows up twice, with different counts. Clicking on each of those tags, brings the same questions, although one less than ...
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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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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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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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Cannot view revisions of this particular question

Trying to view revisions of this question: https://superuser.com/questions/274671/can-i-use-nas-without-internet-connection results in "Oops! Something bad has happened"
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Questions with expired bounty

In case of questions where the bounty amount expires, I believe the bounty is supposed to be given to the highest voted answer after the bounty was announced, with atleast 2 upvotes. However, how ...
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StackExchange widget links to 404

I commented on a question some days ago. Recently the StackExchange widget showed a red icon, clicking it showed comment on grep results in putty (windows 7) terminal change depending on width of ...
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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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