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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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Duplicate question

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 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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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 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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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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How do you deal with edits that strip personal details of the author from a question, ultimately graveyarding the question?

I posted on Super User about a rather particular issue about Windows 10 behaving very awkwardly to the point where I'd call the issue a bug, since traditional methods of how you would normally fix ...
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How do you get an uploaded image removed/deleted?

I uploaded a file before I properly cleaned off the content and what to have that file removed from the image repository. How do I get it deleted from the image repository? Note the relevant ...
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I do not understand why my question is unclear

I have a question about my Super User post: Need to mass download by clicking browser buttons which use SQL I made this question It was put on hold because "is unclear what you're asking". But that'...
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Why all the Downvote of this question ? Is talking about cheating closed source games off-topic?

Dowvoted until deleted by Community but without any explaination even if it’s well written. Does making things like E.A sports games easier of topic or what’s else if not ? The relevant question: ...
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A moderator is stalking me, downvoting and deleting my tried answer in seconds

I read this question. I went to do research on it. tried myself, searched on net, made changes and eventually I could find the answer of this question. I even tried 2-3 variations to find what is ...
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When does “You can only post once every 40 minutes.” restriction gets waived? [duplicate]

When I try to post a second question soon after having posted a previous one, I get the message "You can only post once every 40 minutes." When does this restriction gets waived, if ever?
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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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Question put on hold as too broad

I don't want to be that guy who complains about a rightful disciplinary action against him. But I really don't know what I did wrong here. I asked a question about a problem I'm currently encountering ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...