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Questions tagged [support]

A request for assistance from community, moderators, or staff with one of the site's features

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What happens when we see “Votes cast by those with less than 125 reputation are recorded, but…”

When casting a down-vote with less than 125 rep you will get the message Votes cast by those with less than 125 reputation are recorded, but do not change the publicly displayed post score. I am ...
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Failing Review Audit because I added a comment that it was a duplicate post

I originally posted this to Meta Stack Exchange and was told that it should be here instead. I reviewed a post in the Super User First Post queue and thought it sounded familiar. I searched for the ...
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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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How long does it take to delete questions on Superuser/Stackexchange?

I have a question about my Super User post: Extend video without re-encoding/encoding/re-compressing/transcoding I was told on my previous post to Is it better to ask FFMPEG questions in this section ...
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Is it not OK to ask if there is an API/command to do something?

My question looking for an API/command to manage the Windows Explorer "Quick Access" list was put on hold as too broad. I don't know how I can be more specific than this, but moderator's comment says (...
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Question on hold not notified

One of my questions was put on-hold, yet I wasn't notified. Is this the expected behavior?
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Bounty award allocation while suspended

I noticed the How can I remove DRM from my Kindle books? featured-bounty question but I also noticed that the user account only has 1 rep so I looked at the account and saw it was suspended network ...
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Full Screen Width not used [closed]

Superuser does not use full width of my screen in browser. My questions are small in the middle, need to be scrolled while there is much border left and right.
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suggestion for admin [duplicate]

There should be a way the person who asks the question can send $10 by Paypal to the person who answers the question without disclosing email. The site has the email, so just enable a button to send ...
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“Modified by” listed but no edit visible by mentioned user?

It already happened a few times to me that I saw an answer pushed to the Home -> active page with the note "modified x minutes ago USER". For example this question What is the meaning of "chmod ...
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Clarification about bounty award allocation for a community wiki post

I see this "How can I visualize the file system usage on Windows?" and see it states that "One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty". I look over some of the ...
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Is a question about chroma subsampling in a TV on topic?

I'd like to ask why my Samsung TV defaults to 4:2:0 for external HDMI inputs, and allows 4:4:4 ("UHD color") only after enabling a specific setting, one that even requires reboot. The question is why ...
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How can I undelete this to answers

I posted this two answers, although they work and I test the solution, it seems that there is not very obvious since they were deleted on sight with this comment: Please read the question again ...
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This migration to Stack Overflow was erroneous

The question Automatically add comma to end of JavaScript objects in VSCode (see Revision History here) was erroneously migrated to Stack Overflow. This is clearly a software use question – about ...
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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 ...
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Can the webapp policy please be codified in the site rules?

I'm working the close vote queue. I'm seeing a fair amount of questions up for closing, and I realized they are webapps. Once I realized the situation I could lookup the policy in Help or the ...
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What close reason to use for “Unable to Reproduce”?

Stack Overflow has a close reason used when a problem no longer exists. The reason is Unable to Reproduce. Unable to Reproduce covers things like fixing typos and minor mis-configurations. I've ...
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Is there a way to contact person who commented 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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Followup on a closed question

Concerning this question by this user: The author's intent, to ask in order to find a solution for his problem, was a good one/idea. Actually it was a very good one, since doing usability research in ...
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Would this question about printing a webpage be on-topic on Super User?

I'm trying to print a Medium post: https://medium.com/@keeper6928/how-to-unit-test-machine-learning-code-57cf6fd81765 but no matter what I do, the code chunks get cropped. In the actual question, of ...
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Is there any way to deter this determined guy?

This guy, https://superuser.com/users/937962/adam-c, has only been on SE for 11 days, and earning of 5 points, is already start poking at my well asked question. It is understandable, for new people ...
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Why did I have all but one reputation point removed and get accused of spamming?

I was browsing through questions and all of a sudden my reputation on Super User dropped from 16 to 1, this I am sure of, and I can't seem to find a reason why. On the other hand, I think my ...
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Question concerning the new code of conduct

I have read the new "be nice" code of conduct and would like to see whether it applies to the behavior I have encountered in this post. This post has a bounty attached for 500 rep, which started a ...
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How to do better edits in the future?

When reading such answers, I find it useful to: have the answer edited when an obsolete link is dead (the second link is dead) have screenshots to quickly see how the GUI looks like (the question is ...
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Post Closed - Primarily Opinion Based - But it does not appear to be opinion based to me

Post: Shared data between multiple devices / Operating systems I'm not asking for the best one, I'm not asking whether people like a solution or not. I'm asking "What solutions exist to address this ...
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Why is “reputation” required to add the tag 'windows-10' to a question?

I wasn't allowed to add the "Windows 10" tag to my question, which was specific to Windows 10. What is the purpose of prohibiting people from asking questions specific to Windows 10?
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What's the policy on a student systematically asking questions

The user billnyeguy has today posted four questions taken from the COMP Tia networking exam. I have no idea if using our site to ask for explanation of study material is allowed or not. Personally, ...
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When is an answer eligible to be flagged as “not an answer”? What to do?

When I am flagging answers I read This was posted as an answer, but it does not answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, another question, or deleted altogether. This is very ...
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“Our system has identified this post as possible spam” - Audit

I'm a bit confused about what I just saw and would love to get some clearification. I was just doing post reviews and came across an answer that had written above it: Our system has identified ...
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Fair application of non-existent rules [closed]

Previously we had a discussion about ReactOS. Essentially there isn't a rule against asking about "pre-release" software, but those questions were closed because ReactOS is declared perpetually "alpha"...
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How to get actual image to post?

I have a question about my Super User post: How to get rid of white edges When I first posted this question, the appended image didn't show up. Instead, there was just the word "graphics," ...
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Log in required when moving to SuperUser on iPad?

When moving around the sites on StackExchange using Safari on my iPad (not the StackExchange App), I am fine when moving to any site other than SuperUser. When logged in I can switch sites and stay ...
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A “not relevant” flag on a comment suggesting a question improvement where the improvement was rolled into the question was declined. Why?

First off, though my search-fu is strong, I haven't been able to discern if declined flag queries belong on child metas or the main meta. I'm trying here first. I just had a "not relevant" flag ...
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Rename Tag: [attachments] into [email-attachments]

I would like to suggest to rename the attachments-tag into email-attachments, analogue to the email-signature-tag.
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Is the Commodore 64 Mini on topic?

The Commodore 64 Mini is a general-purpose computer that comes with Linux. It comes preinstalled with games, but it also comes preinstalled with BASIC that can load other programs. It is supposed to ...
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Can we get a Monarch tag?

I just created this question. I tagged it excel, because the formulas are roughly analogous.
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Why does the Community user mark questions as duplicates?

I recently came across this question which has been marked as a duplicate. What's strange is that this question has been marked as a duplicate by the Community user: How can Community mark a question ...
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Can you lose a badge if criteria is no longer met?

I was awarded the tumbleweed badge for the question linked below (thanks a bunch for all your help guys !) PYTHON Set outline color for a barplot My question is, if someone now comes along and ...
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How to deal with censorship by a high rep user?

I've made a few comments on an old post, which was (unfortunately, IMHO) closed as OT. Some appended to some answers, trying to contribute and provide more info and evidence on them, but another ...
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How to deal with spam+answer?

We have spammers on the site. Normally, you vote them down + flag: spam. However, if the spammer also self-answers their own post with an answer (that is also spam btw), what do we do to the answer? ...
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Why was this question about Alexa off-topic (and how can I write it better)?

I deleted this question, after it was downvoted and closed as off-topic***. That's totally fine, I respect the wisdom of those who are smarter and more experienced with this SE site ( @keltari , @...
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Superuser logs me off automatically after few minutes

I logon to SU using my google Id and use Chrome browser to access it. However, It logs me off after every few minutes. Google keeps me logged on and i can access all my things there (emails and other ...
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My question already exists on here (without an answer, yet), so I improved that post instead of posting the question again but the edit was rejected

I have a question, which already exists as a question on here: xterm copy to PRIMARY and CLIPBOARD independently However, unfortunately, there is no answer, yet. So I tried to improve that existing ...
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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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Who owns Stack Exchange?

Basically, I started by visiting Stack Overflow to ask questions, I thought you could ask anything but then realised that it was only for programming and there are sub-sites like: math.stackexchange....
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Received 38 downvotes on different posts in 4 minutes [duplicate]

This is my reputation history right now: These are 38 of my highest-voted questions and answers. Looks like I made some enemies. Could moderators handle this, please?
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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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What if I don't want a question migrated to stackoverflow?

There are times when questions migrate here from stackoverflow. But do they migrate from here to over there too? And if so, is it without my consent? I don't want an account made automatically for ...
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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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Questions with [tag:medical] tag

I found questions tagged as medical, some 12 questions with 1 follower. This tag has no info as I was curious to find out what questions it would cover. What is the justified use of this tag? I saw ...