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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Duplicate post has been deleted

The post Install programs from command line on windows has been closed and marked as a dupe. If you click on the dupe you'll see the post has been deleted. Not sure if you'd consider it a bug, but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do you lose -5 rep?

Not that this really matters to me, but the reason isn't obvious, so I'm curious. In the "Achievements" tool in the page header it shows -5 for yesterday on a 10 month old answer. Viewing my profile ...
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How can I request a question be reopened if I have less than 3k reputation?

A few months ago I rewrote How can I blur an image in Windows? so it would meet the site guidelines. (See Can any software recommendation question be made on-topic by simply asking "how"?) ...
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Perfect reason for ban to ask more query?

Yesterday, I have asked a question Difference between `Tracert` and `Traceroute` that was treading. But, I am unable to ask more queries since "You have reached your question limit", before my above ...
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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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Want to contribute useful answer to old question, but has low quality lock despite only 3 answers

Recently, I've developed a solution for bulk searching excel spreadsheets for keywords, after doing research on various sites, including superuser, and finding there was no real universal solution, I ...
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Why was "Microsoft Office Professional vs. Home and Business" closed/deleted

Just saw a sudden drop in reputation, and I would like to know why that question got closed?
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Please help me distinguish between "Question" and "Discussion"

I posted this question earlier today on SuperUser: What was your biggest waste of money and what should you have bought instead? I think it's a legitimate question, because I've spent a lot of money ...
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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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Downvotes on question about Yahoo email, but no comments to improve

I asked, Yahoo Inbox Email Preview has text which is missing in Normal view, which now has two downvotes. But there is no advice or comments on what is wrong or how to improve it. I have edited ...
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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 has this question been downvoted?

Based on the fact that it's a specific problem that applies to many people, could be invaluable to those using MediaMonkey, and has no answer anywhere else I was expecting it to get at least a handful ...
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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 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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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 sharing internet connection to a phone not closed as off topic? [closed]

These two questions: Use PC internet on mobile phone via bluetooth sharing internet connection to browse internet on my phone The second question was closed as off topic, which means is not supposed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Please save this useful question

my question was migrated from stackoverflow A Google approach to email I think its a really good question "Does Gmail show real data or is it fake or prediction?" and it might be useful for other ...
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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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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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Is this Really a Bad Question?

I'm getting slightly annoyed at people's continued comments on my question, and I'm wondering if I really should be, or if I need to actually fix something. I've asked what I believe to be a very ...
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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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Why was my question on Windows Mobile closed ?

https://superuser.com/questions/246940/how-to-associate-m3u-files-with-windows-media-player There are 101 Windows Mobile questions https://superuser.com/questions/tagged/windows-mobile and 178 WMP ...
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Why was this question closed ?

This is getting plain ridiculous: https://superuser.com/questions/204710/what-happened-to-the-corel-forums-for-paintshop-pro-closed If this isn't a question about computer software (support for it) ...
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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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Internet Security on Super User

While the topic of Internet security is not listed in what should be asked about, it is also not listed as being off-topic. I think Internet security is worth paying attention to. Recently I posted ...
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