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Help us clean up tags!

Tags on Super User are meant to categorize posts to help people with specific expertise or interests to quickly discover posts that are relevant to them. Over time we've collected quite a few ...
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Lets turn the blinking off … on .. off.. on … PERMANTENTLY OFF

The blinking tag is used in 18 questions. Mostly about blinking LEDs, cursors and monitors which turn on and off. I suggest we permanently blink it out of existence.
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Why is superuser.com also served on port 8080?

I noticed this while Googling for "Notice removed Draw attention"; all of the superuser.com results have an explicit port in their URL. Indeed it works. http://superuser.com:8080/ http://meta....
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So you've submitted your blog post… Now what?

Congratulations to those of you that submitted your blog posts! If you had a positive overall score on your post you've been entered into the Windows 8 Contest Blog Tile drawing. But you may be ...
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Why wasn't this question deleted automatically?

Here's the link: https://superuser.com/questions/614234/errorunable-to-acsess-jarfile As it's downvoted and old, it is supposed to be deleted automatically, but that doesn't happen. Looks like that'...
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How are there two *exact* duplicate questions? (Title, answers, author, date, comments, migration)

While viewing related questions on Meta Super User, I noticed two questions with the same title. Initially I assumed this was a strange coincidence or a bug in the system. But then I realized the two ...
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Blacklist “Muscle” on Super User

The body building spam seems to be relentless and while lot more is blocked, we still see close to 4-5 posts every day about this. A search for "muscle" indicates that so far there have been 445+ ...
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How to handle a suspected troll?

Consider the question What are file systems? - there is no indication of what research the querent has done, and punching the title into Google generates a bunch of links to sites (including Wikipedia)...
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Bypassing new user restrictions?

Look at revision 4 of this question. How was the user (with only 1 rep) able to insert images? (He claims a mod has granted him image posting privileges.) Looks like he copied over the stack.imgur....
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Huh ? Can't Post Image

SuperUser says that I can't post an image, and gives this reason... This shows my current level. Huh ? Both screen caps were taken from the same screen without reloading.
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SuperUser has wrong answer in one of its tests

I was just volunteering some time reviewing First Posts, and SuperUser presented an answer regarding not Broadcasting SSID's. The answer was technically correct, but very misleading. I took my time ...
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Where to post my question about AWS use

I posted a question Amazon Mechanical Turk Command Line Tools - A JNI error has occurred on SuperUser based on this StackExchange Meta question Best Stack Exchange site for asking about Amazon AWS ...
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Why is the top bar on Super User smaller than on other sites?

According to this post, the top bar's height has been changed to 50px on all Stack Exchange sites in order to have the same height on Stack Overflow and on other sites. However, on Super User, the top ...
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Oops, I think I managed to dispute my own flag!

So, funny story: I was reviewing Late Answers earlier this week, and came across this one: It looked more like a comment than an answer, but I wanted to see the other answer referenced here just to ...
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“questions have not been well-received” warning without negative or deleted questions

I get the warning "Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more." I am struggling to find any cause for this; I cannot find ...
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How are “close vote review” questions prioritized? Edit / suggestion

When I am reviewing question that are in review to close I most times open the question to read it fully. Sometimes there is a question that already has votes (1) I do my thing (Leave open, close ...
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Tag for blacklisting - for

As a follow-up to https://meta.superuser.com/questions/6059/tag-for-removal-for and as suggested by slhck ♦, am requesting for the for tag to be blacklisted.
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What happened in June/July 2011?

Here are some tracking stats from the last year. What happened in July 2011? SO tracking looks regular, so it's at least not a network-wide glitch. There's a page views peak on July 1st and 2nd. On ...
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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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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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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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What did I do wrong in asking my question?

I asked the following question: How can I "move" Windows Media Player from my Windows 7 laptop to my Windows 8.1 laptop? I looked at the help centre, and I had thought that this question ...
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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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Synonymise tags [osx-el-capitan] & [osx-10.11]

I just created these 2 tags. Could someone please synonymise them for me, I don't have the rep to do it. Also: [osx-10.7] and [osx-lion] [osx-10.6] and [osx-snow-leopard] [osx-10.5] and [osx-...
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Synonymize [tfs] with [team-foundation-server]

It looks like the Team Foundation Server tags have gotten jumbled: tfs has a tag wiki excerpt, but only three questions. team-foundation-server has 34 questions, but no wiki excerpt. TFS is a pretty ...
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Request to reopen question 600238

This question about creating CD+Gs from MP4s was closed this morning, 27 May 2013, at 04:05 UTC for being off-topic: in its original form, the question was obviously a software-rec. Twelve minutes ...
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Honeypots in review queues are potentially unforgiving to misclicks?

I encountered my first honeypot review today. (Not linking to it here, but I can if it's needed.) I did take the correct action on it, which in this case (as in several possible situations) was a ...
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Under what circumstances is an edit summary required?

I was editing a post (now deleted, and I am sure that that has something to do with it) and it asked me for an edit summary of ten characters. Under what circumstances would I need to provide such a ...
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Question about chips

I'd like to post a question about a specific computer chip. I have a tiny piece of hardware that has been presented as being a chip with embedded information. I think it's actually just a contact to ...
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Collaborating on the Super User site blog

I just read Calling all bloggers.... Again today. I am a school student who is really interested in tech and my holidays started today so I think that I might contribute a few articles. The problem ...
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Are these Fail2Ban, Munin and “Failed password” related questions more appropriate for Server Fault?

While I spend a good chunk of time here on Super User, my day-to-day/work-a-day head is in the Linux server administration world. A lot of times there’s overlap between “power user” needs and server ...
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Sorting Questions by Most Views and Filtering

A few questions about sorting and filtering: Is it possible to sort questions by the number of views (not votes)? How? Can I combine sorting (by votes, views) with filters (unanswered, featured)? How?...
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Right answer picked up wrongly as an audit, because somebody marked it as a new question?

This answer appeared in the First Post queue: Change it the way you would your videos library by right-clicking the folder on your hard drive, choosing properties and selecting the location tab. ...
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Why am I being told “Wait some of your questions have not been well recived”?

I have asked three questions, but am now seeing a "Wait some of your questions have not been well received" banner across my profile. What can I do to improve my questions? At first I didn't know how ...
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Why are edits that enforce site policy rejected?

The Stack Exchange has a policy against tags in the title. Why are edits that enforce site policy rejected?
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What makes a history-tagged question closed?

I love to read about computer history. There are many questions regarding history on SU and a history tag. Some of the questions are closed: https://superuser.com/questions/tagged/history?sort=votes&...
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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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Why can't Superuser highlight Powershell syntax but SE Android App can?

In this answer I added a small Powershell script. In Firefox and Chromium, that code doesn't show syntax highlighting. I'm using latest Firefox and Chromium browsers and don't want to change it. ...
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Why was my question (relating to consumer electronics) migrated here?

I have a question about my Super User post: Do Ethernet over HDMI injectors exist and if so what are they called? This is something I have always found a little awkward about StackExchange in general,...
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Merging multi part answer for a question?

If there is a multiple part answer for question what would be the best way to merge them? On the question Is there a way to search for files by hash value? there are two answers by the user ...
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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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I asked a question and accepted an answer too quickly

I recently asked a question that seemed to be quite difficult to answer. I got only one answer, which I approved because it seemed to do exactly what I wanted it to do. When I later started ...
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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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Duplicate questions of very old posts

I was about to post a question on Superuser, when I found that there was a duplicate of exactly the question I wanted to ask, only it was asked 3 and half years ago with no good answer. Is it OK for ...
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Spam detection in answer

I am new to superuser. I posted a question (DDR3 SDRAM compatibility: clock speed and timings), got no answer, did some more reading on the topic and decided to write an answer. But I cannot submit my ...
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Are the policies on product recommendations from 2011 and 2012 still good for 2015?

I noticed both the software rec and hardware rec tags exist and that they reference these two meta posts: How do I ask a question that may require recommending software? (2012) What is the difference ...
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Too sneaky review audits

I was reviewing a first post, and it showed a post by user....... The answer looked OK, but I clicked the link to the question to see the other answers, and there was the exact same post by LPChip. So ...
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Suggested edits on meta - something weird

Normally, on a per-site meta, the suggested edit button is grayed out with a message that says that suggested edits are not permitted on meta sites: However, when manually typing the URL to suggest ...
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Cannot edit posts when reviewing first and late Q&A

Sometimes when I am reviewing the late and new posts queue I am unable to edit the post currently being reviewed. First I thought this might be because someone else has made an edit waiting for ...
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Tag deletion request: register

As shown on https://superuser.com/questions/tagged/register There are only 16 questions tagged with register. Within them, I found the following "meanings" for register: register as Registry CPU ...