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Did my question about keyboard mapping get deleted?

I recall asking a question about keyboard mapping when transitioning from linux to mac a few weeks ago. I did get an answer, but I now cannot find the question. Perhaps I didn't ask it on this forum ...
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How can I stop repeated adverts of articles from somebody that admits he is a rubbish coder?

How can I stop repeated adverts of articles from somebody that admits he is a rubbish coder? I saw this thing pop up: which is a bit tiring because it reminds me of another thing that popped up a ...
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Why was this hardware-recommendation question closed as off-topic, and how could I improve it?

I have a hardware-related question. I want to know whether and how Thunderbolt 3 connectivity can be added to my PC setup. This answer says that questions regarding computer hardware can be asked on ...
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Why is this hardware-related question off-topic here? [duplicate]

I have a hardware-related question. I want to know whether and how Thunderbolt 3 connectivity can be added to my PC setup. This answer says that questions regarding computer hardware can be asked on ...
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Are upvotes retroactive?

I occasionally hit the upvote button on a helpful answer in a community where I don't have upvote privileges. I get the message pop up that says my upvote has been recorded, but will not be displayed ...
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Valid answer to question downgraded and deleted with no feedback

A user answered on my below question and the answer was deleted like it was a wrong answer. I doubt that is that the spirit of this platform. How dogmatic and frustrated has someone to be, to judge ...
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Seriously consider removing the “no software recommendations” rule, or stop moderators from abusing it

You encounter a specific computing problem. You search for a solution everywhere and don't find one. You spend a considerable length of time writing a well-thought-out, researched, eloquent and ...
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How can I use grave accents or backticks (`) in a question?

Is there any way to type two backtick (or grave accent) characters (`) in my question without formatting my text in unwanted way? I know I can enter a grave accent at one place, like this: Alt+`. ...
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My account should likely be deleted

Everything I have done in the last two days has been closed, wrong or deleted. So truly, as my days are becoming here a waste of my time. You are welcome to delete my account as that would likely be ...
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How to get back to removed comments (particular case)?

I've asked a question and now, that I get back to it showing to a colleague of mine, I notice that portion of the comments have been removed. I'd like to see those. That would support my claim of ...
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Migrating high-quality, off-topic questions to another site in the Stack Exchange network

I recently edited this question, and then flagged it to request migration to Electronics Stack Exchange. My flag was declined by a Super User moderator for the following inexplicable reason: ...
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How to answer a question that was migrated away, then closed and migrated back?

In this question: my php script does not work, the answer was migrated away correctly to Stack Overflow. Stack Overflow closed the question being unclear as I was adding my answer and that action ...
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Please reopen https://superuser.com/questions/1500436/verizon-ringback-number-for-testing-caller-id

I found a ringback number that works. I'd like to add it as an answer. Please reopen Verizon ringback number for testing Caller ID?.
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Automatic change of formatting while we answer [closed]

Whenever I give answers to the questions, my original format of the answer is not maintained. It is changed to all continuous statements all line by lines. So it becomes very clumsy for the reader, ...
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Where do I ask this followup question? Web app or extension development

Reviewing Firefox Extensions - When was it installed? has an answer that with a bit of manual processing answers my question. However I'm not satisified with this solution and want an easy to read ...
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What the heck is this invisible question and and answer post?

I honestly don’t know how I got to this thread to even link to it, but what the heck is this about? I also cross-posted this on Meta Stack Exchange because of the sheer oddness of it all and it seems ...
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Question marked as off-topic

This question marked as off topic because it's "seeking for hardware shopping recommendations". The question title itself makes clear this is an incorrect reading ("Calculating an appropriate wattage ...
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Request to re-open 1275693

It's been marked as too broad but I did some editing and I think I narrowed things down. Here is the link. I've sent flags to moderators to re-open it after my editing but they declined them saying "...
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Why was this off-topic (resource recommendation) flag declined?

I flagged this question as off-topic, using the reason "Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they become outdated quickly and attract opinion-...
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Why am I getting a question ban?

I have only asked 2 or 3 questions and got a ban without that warning. Is my status on other SE sites causing me to have a premature question ban here?
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Why is the header of this site not fixed?

If you go to https://www.stackoverflow.com then you will notice, that the header is fixed and always visible. Why is this not the case at superuser?
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Im Losing a lot of rep to edits that are not really necessary

I'm getting a lot of edits that are personal opinion, like the order of words, where I put links (see THIS example). Is there any way I can not accept the edits? There was also some capitalization, ...
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Why are old questions on top? [duplicate]

There are many old questions showing on the start page of superuser.com. If I open one of them, I see old dates both in answers, comments, and the editing time of the question. How/why are these get ...
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Reputation is not updated

I have some daily records of approved edits, which should continuously increase the reputation. Suggestions as of 18th January: However, the last successful reputation update was 3 days back: I ...
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What should I do when I think my comment should be undeleted?

I've left a comment on this answer explaining why I have downvoted it and how it could be improved. Other user replied, I replied and the comments section eventually got too chatty, so all comments ...
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Suddenly received 4 duplicate Announcer badges on 3 different sites

In the last couple of hours I have received 4 Announcer badges. Two of them on Super User, one on IT Security and another one on ServerFault. This seems slightly abnormal to me because probability of ...
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Is there a way to contact person who commented on my topic

I have a question about my Super User post: How to create inbound rule which only accept Local Lan in win7 firewall One guy has commented on my topic to want me to clarify something, and I checked ...
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Question wrongly marked as off-topic

My question How to download a video embedded in any website? was marked as off-topic because they thought I was asking for a product that can solve my problem, but I clearly ask how to do it manually, ...
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Why can't I ask questions on Super User?

First of all, I posted here because I don't have enough points to post on Meta Super User. I am trying to post a question, but I keep getting a message that questions from my account are no longer ...
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Is there a way to “merge” revisions?

Being somewhat of a perfectionist, I tend to edit my own answers multiple times; amending typos, working over the layout and so on. Every edit creates a new revision, even if it was only a slight typo ...
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Did I do something wrong with my question?

I just got a question removed, without any comment or explaination. I'd like some opinions to know whether I did something actually wrong, or if my question might have just been hastly judged, due to ...
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I asked a question that is a month old, is it okay to delete?

I asked a question about Windows 10 and its start menu here. It's one month old, has no answers, and only one comment I forgot to respond to. Should I delete it and ask it again, or should I respond ...
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Is a duplicate question closed?

I'm struggling with a help center topic "duplicates". If a question is marked as "duplicate" (by user votes) is it already closed as well? If not, and the close process still has to be initialized, ...
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Question closed on Server Fault, then make here again - should I repeat the answer?

I answered a question on ServerFault yesterday. It appeared off topic there (probably that's true), but it was just asked again on SuperUser, where it is probably on-topic. Should I copy that answer ...
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How on earth can this be “primarily opinion based”?

Question: What underlying system efficiencies would I benefit from, if I upgrade my Windows 8.1 x64 PCs to Windows 10? My OP clarifies the exact nature of efficiencies, which is quite narrow, and not ...
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I edited my question too many times

I'm very new to the forums, so I don't have much experience whether I should edit or post a new question. A day ago, I asked a question at superuser.com about where programs should be installed for a ...
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Is providing an answer on previously self-solved questions incorrect?

I added an answer to a question that was some time ago resolved in the comments only, as it just got another low-quality answer, and to have it resolved. It seems that was not the correct thing to ...
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Why was my flag to stop my bounty rejected?

I placed a +50 bounty on the wrong question: Why can't I change Normal Style's 'Style type'?. When I realised I raised a flag requesting the bounty be stopped (and the reputation ...
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Strange audit result

In the Close Votes review queue, I got Graphics Card Adapter Is Facing Backwards as an audit question. The question had a colorful history: closed by a moderator as unclear, subsequently edited a ...
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Why is this question downvoted so much?

Why could be a likely reason that this question is being downvoted so much? I tried my best to improve the question (in the Update) but I am still not sure whether this helps. Is there a way to ...
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How to merge duplicate accounts?

I had an account on StackOverflow and another here on SuperUser. Yesterday, I saw an option on StackOverflow to merge accounts, and I tried to do so. Unfortunately, I probably did something wrong, ...
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Are questions related to (Mozilla) Pocket software on topic?

Giving that even after reading other online resorces such as: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocket_(service) https://getpocket.com/developer/docs/overview I still would have some concrete/factual ...
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Same question, different program?

I had a problem that I wanted to solve regarding the program Numbers (macOS's spreadsheet program, analogous to Excel). I found a question that is the exact issue I'm having, but the answer is ...
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Is anonymous & low rep vote information accessible?

Low rep and anonymous visitors who vote on posts see a message that their vote was recorded, but the information isn't visible anywhere. There is some reporting of this available to a limited number ...
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superuser - 1 quest… with new activity

Why does superuser display "1 question with new activity" , why not simply 1 new question. What is the significance of "activity" here ?
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Announcement: New Functionality

I'll structure this as a question. You have probably seen closed questions that you thought should be reopened, but it didn't happen. You may have chalked it up to community decision. But if you ...
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My question has been put on hold citing a rule that I think I haven't broken. Is there any way to appeal the decision?

I have asked a question on Super User a few days ago. As it is common on the StackExchange family, it's quite an obscure, but very specific scenario, and I think unopinionated, objective answers exist ...
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How is this question off-topic?

I posted this question yesterday: Native (non-electron) git clients for Windows I know about the off-topic clause and avoiding discussions or seeking recommendations. So I specifically worded it as a ...
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Would this be an appropriate space to ask about the use limits of a software license?

I was wondering about the prevalence of "for business" and "for personal" use software licenses and how enforcible they are (specifically in the UK and EU but in other English speaking jurisdictions ...
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Whats the Context on questions about HTML/JS/CSS

I have a question about my Super User post: How do I use .htaccess with offline html? I'd like to ask why a lot of HTML/JS/CSS based questions are either Denied or Accepted here. Some do have reasons ...

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