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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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Quit bein' so blockin' [closed]

I think Stack Exchange is too strict on closing and deleting questions. Perfectly feasible questions are marked as low-quality, too broad, or "unclear what you're asking." Are we really going too far ...
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What can be done about false answers that suggest the asker to run malicious code? [duplicate]

What can be done about false answers that suggest the asker to run malicious code? I mean, like an answer that says something along these lines: If you have administrative privileges, the ...
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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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How long does a ban from editing after too many rejected edits last?

I did some edits to remove noise (e.g. https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/541897) in the "spirit" of askubuntu.com (where such an edit would be approved with 95 % probability in my ...
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Very low quality flag rejected for link only answer

Recently (Yesterday) my 2 Very Low-Quality flags were rejected for 2 answers This answer which I flagged as Very Low Quality was a link only answer. Are link only answers accepted here on SuperUser? ...
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Possible false positive spam detection. Support and tips solicited

I have a question about my Super User post: My TV is not detected when I connect to my laptop through Thunderbolt/HDMI cable My original answer to this question was http://pastebin.com/WGJbmwhQ. I ...
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Hacker out of a Slacker

I was looking at this question, and intentionally loaded two copies of the page (into two different tabs). Loading results were slow, and one of the tabs showed an error message. It was about 12:...
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Where would I ask a question about interacting with 'mailman'

I have a question about sending commands to a 'mailman' mailing list manager to make it do something. Would that be appropriate for this site? It's not really about computer software on my computer; ...
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Is this question suitable here?

I came from the general meta site with this question in mind: I know I can build a .rar file with regular method or programs, and append it to an image by using a command such as cat img.jpg myfile....
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Poster lost reputation when post migrated to SO

I encountered a puzzling chain of events on this post : User posted a bounty on SU for all his reputation I answered and was awarded the bounty The post was migrated to SO. The bounty was deducted ...
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What StackExchange board is best for asking about setting up a linux server for VPN, Jira, GitLab and some VMs?

I am very far from being an expert in systems admin (I'm a programmer) but I want to set up my own private work environment with a VPN, Jira, GitLab and a bunch of VMs (some with linux servers, some ...
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Is there any chance to return ability to make question or should i open a new account

My account is blocked , so I can't make any question anymore. Is there any chance to be unblocked or I just should open a new account ?
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questions - flag for closing if question is trivial?

I came across this question just now: How to run a bash script via absolute path? This question is extremely trivial, it's like RTFM or STFW level. Frankly, such questions should not be asked at ...
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What does the number of title bar reflect on SuperUser?

I am seeing this number in the title bar of my browser when I log into Super User. This is second day running that it shows up in the title bar. What does it represent? Neither is it the number of ...
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Question which cannot have proper answer

I have a question about my Super User post: Broken suspend-to-ram mode It appears that the problem I faced in question above is caused by firmware, and not by software, as I thought earlier. Thus, ...
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New Tag Request: “IIS-8.5”

We have a tags for "IIS", "IIS-7.5", and "IIS", but not for "IIS-8.5". IIS 8.5 is included in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.
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What is the background script that Super User is using to automatically update content without reloading the page?

I am pretty much interested to know what is the background script that Super User (any Stack Exchange community for that matter) is using to automatically update the content of webpage without ...
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Offering bounty on question with less views

I asked this question which has like 23 views till now. Even with such low view rate I have two close request against the question. I have done my homework, but still may be the users think that my ...
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Why does the audit system think this is a great answer?

I just failed an audit of the "First Posts" queue, by downvoting this answer on "Alternative for “tail -f” that follows filename". This answer is not correct (as observed by one commenter), and does ...
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please review hold on my blocker question

https://superuser.com/questions/1057348/blocker-setup-to-protect-non-technical-users has been rewritten with objective criteria.
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Why did I earn reputation because of a tag?

I've been reading all over the site to find the answer but can't find it. I don't see what I did to earn it, but thanks anyhow! It says: "Reputation gained on this tag..." when I hover over the tag "...
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NAA flag declined, but the answer was edited significantly between my flag and the handling

I flagged this answer as not an answer at 18:55 UTC. If you look at the current state of the answer, you would think it makes perfect sense that the flag was declined: declined - flags should not ...
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How to view my previous questions?

I wanted to know how to view my previous questions. Also, are the questions we ask, get deleted in a small(/whatever) period of time?
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Why this question didn't get any attention even after my edit?

I asked very much beautiful question: https://superuser.com/questions/1050126/how-to-remote-upload-the-torx-download-links First moderators complained about unclear, so I edited it. still no reply or ...
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Why was my question on vlc deleted?

It's very clear what I'm asking, why was this questioned deleted? https://superuser.com/questions/1038369/what-is-the-command-line-syntax-to-use-chromecast-in-vlc-3-0 What is the command line ...
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How to cast attention to your question?

I have a question which is two months old, viewed 19 times, and no answer or comment on it. Thus, I asked people I know "IRL" to help me, and no one could. I thought I could "up" it, like on forums, ...
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No more reps for editing posts after 2000 reps?

Before reaching 2000 reps, I was awarded +2 reps for every successful (approved) edit. Now, having crossed the 2K limit the system allows me to edit questions and answers without requiring the review ...
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Split off [split]

The tag split is used for lots of things and not used consistently for anything. It has been planned to make it go since 2014. Can we burn it now?
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Why the user interface for superuser.com has changed

Last night (26-Feb-2016), I used the site (superuser.com) and this morning I see that the complete user interface part has changed. I liked the old one. Why this change? Was this discussed in the ...
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@Admin - A few concerns

Does this website have "specific rules" for MODs to follow, or can they just make up their own set of rules as they feel like it? I ask this because I have posted many answers and get different MODs ...
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Whats with all the bad image links today?

Since last night, I've encountered a surprising number of posts on superuser with image links that say "Enter image Description Here", and which fail to resolve to a page on Imgur (Connection reset ...
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Why was my edit rejected?

An edit I made was rejected. The reason given is 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. I ...
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Why is my comment locked from editing & how can I modify it?

I have commented on an user's answer to my question here & I wish to modify it but the edit button is missing/doesn't exist Why is my comment locked from editing & how can I modify it ...
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Question received no rep, but an answer mentioning the question received negative rep; why?

A while back, I asked the question Leading zeros in IPv4 address; is that a no-no by convention or standard?, which in hindsight could possibly have gone on another Stack Exchange, maybe Networking. ...
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what does clicking on a star “This is a favourite question” do? [duplicate]

I have noticed a star below the up & down vote buttons that says "This is a favourite question (click again to undo)" what does clicking on a question's star "This is a favourite question" do? ...
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there is no telegram tag

I was going to ask some question about telegram app and I noticed that there is no telegram related tag! Please add "telegram" and telegram related (such as telegram-desktop and such) tags.
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Does Super User have a “could not be reproduced” vote reason?

My primary hunting grounds Ask Ubuntu, Unix & Linux and Vi and Vim have a "could not reproduced" close reason (or something close enough). Does Super User have something similar? I know I can only ...
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Is there a way to search for multiple users?

The search function seems to have a limit of one specified user. Say that I want to find a question where I recall that two particular users were posters (say one posted the question, the other was ...
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Please make this salvageable post not be an LQ review audit

I just failed this Low Quality Posts audit for clicking Edit. The answer contains actually useful information, but a spammy link at the end. I was going to edit out that last line, making it an ...
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Did the review process trick me?

I was reviewing First Posts and I got one that looked like a duplicate of another answer. Here's what it showed me after I failed: https://superuser.com/review/first-posts/492517 However, when I was ...
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What happened to the “Improve Edit” and “Reject and Edit” buttons on this review?

I just reviewed this suggested edit, and while doing so, I noticed that the Improve Edit and Reject and Edit buttons were absent; only Approve and Reject were there. I haven't been suspended from ...
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Do spammers get their public IP addresses blocked ever for login or account creation purposes?

I've noticed more spam-type questions (and absurd profanity) here lately on Super User (this may be normal though I'm kind of new still), but I was curious if there is any type of public IP address ...
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Bounty option not shown

I don't see the bounty option under the question I asked. No one has answered yet and I thought if I make a bounty and offered 50 points, people might help more.
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How is this question off topic?

https://superuser.com/questions/1028107/fatal-error-when-running-the-game-war-thunder The purpose of Super User is for asking for help on the topic of hardware issues or software issues. Last I ...
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Upcoming events.. a birthday?

Maybe I have been blind for a few years, but this seems.. unique - what's the dealio? Seems like it would be private -
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How can I login with my account on my wife's computer?

On her computer, my wife is permanently logged into her Google account. She never uses (or has used) SU. I want to fix stuff on her computer and access my SU account to ask questions. I always use my ...
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Should I use Ask Ubuntu or Super User? [duplicate]

If I use Ubuntu 15.10 and I have a question, how would I know to post it on Ask Ubuntu or Super User? Does it make a difference?
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Clone (scraper? proxy?) sites metasuperuser.sfczw.com and meta.wwwniche.com [duplicate]

Not sure what these are but I thought I'd bring it up. Searching for a narrow topic brings up the MSU question and two clone sites with the same content. It's not clear to me what these clones are ...
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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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Should we, the community, be able to accept an answer on the OP's behalf? [duplicate]

Question(s) Is there a way to FLAG an SE\SU Q&A post (any really, but perhaps only for an old one) that's in the unanswered queue\state to a moderator, etc. to indicate there is a clear and ...