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question closed because a newer question is open

just a got a notification that an old question of mine was closed but I'm confused as to why: Windows photo viewer can't run because not enough memory? apparently closed because it has been ...
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The tag [variables] is too similar to [variables]

When creating the [variables] tag, the following dialog pops out: After clicking "Yes, I'm sure", the system throws: So does the [variables] tag exist or not?
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Answers to questions but no acceptance or votes

I've been trying to work up a decent points score on Super User, but it's very difficult. Not necessarily because I can't write answers, but because there seem to be a very high proportion of people ...
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How do I move an ongoing comment swarm to chat when the OP has only 1 point?

I can't find an answer to this and have searched through the matches that I could find with no avail. I have a user that needs my help but the comments have become a storm. I would like to move this ...
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Why asking about computer software is closed as off-topic?

Upgrade Visual Studio 2019 to 2022 for free? this has been closed as off-topic. I just looked at the super user topics article and it clearly says "computer software". Please reopen
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Are questions about Chromebook apps off topic?

I'm baffled at the closure of Distinguishing between Chrome OS apps and Android apps. How is this about anything other than "computer software and personal and home computer networking," two ...
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Could you create the "miller" tag

Miller is a great cli tool to work with structured text data file. The tag description could be: Miller is an open source command line utility: it is like awk, sed, cut, join, and sort for name-...
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Why does the community have such vague rules that any administrator can adjust almost any question to fit them?

I wrote a question about computer hardware. A smartphone (tablet) is a computer these days. However, this question is "off-topic". Let's admit. However, why then there are topics like this: ...
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Where does this question belong?

I asked a question about Whatsapp. It wasn't about the mobile version. It's a general question that is relevant to the desktop app as well as the browser version or the mobile app. But someone thought ...
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How is my question about the Windows Registry off-topic?

I've got the question https://superuser.com/questions/1651185/does-windows-have-any-protection-against-programs-that-refuse-to-uninstall (deleted automatically by Community, only for 10K+ users) ... ...
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I have flagged a question as a duplicate. The flag was marked as "helpful". But the question still hasn't closed

Yesterday (6/9/21), a question was asked: How to remove the new weather info from the taskbar?. I have flagged this question as an exact duplicate of: How can I disable the “News and Interests” Widget ...
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Factual correction edits and comments being removed. What's going on?

I edited https://superuser.com/a/1652392/197867 for factual accuracy - specifically that motherboards are the limiting factor behind VT-d and AMD-Vi support nowadays, not processors. As far as I can ...
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Ban reinstated when I asked a new question after the existing one, but is not lifted by an upvote and +10 points in reputation?

I got banned without warning whatsoever who knows when (since Stack Exchange does not let you see the ban issuance date and time), and waited patiently until some days ago when it was lifted to ask a ...
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Recent Win10 v20H2 update made comment's italicized monospaced content a cursive-like font?

Anyone else experiencing this and how do I change it, as modifying the font settings in Chromium-based Edge has no effect and the same output occurs in FireFox? I'm unsure what update could have ...
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My question incorrectly marked as duplicate

recently I asked a question here WiFi keeps reconnecting when ICS is active on Windows 10 and its been marked as a dupe by mistake cause even though it has a lot of similarity to USB WiFi Adapter ...
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How can I post an answer to this question on SuperUser?

I viewed a topic on this site which hasn't really been answered for 4 years: “How to go to the next/previous picture using the Windows 10 default photo viewer?” On reading the responses, it gave me ...
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Incorrect migration of post (to Android Enthusiasts)

I have a question about my Super User post: Issues in communicating via IPSec (StrongSwan) between an Android client and its gateway (IKEv2) The day I had posted my question, the moderator David ...
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A question I submitted as a guest was removed. How can I recover the question, and why was it removed without any feedback?

I submitted this question as a guest, while logged out. For reasons unknown the post was removed. Perhaps it was deemed unsuitable for Superuser or whatever, but in any case I would like to recover ...
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Tag rename request for spelling of TrueType

There is a standard for fonts named TrueType. There is no space, no hyphen, the same as with, say, JavaScript. However, there is a tag true-type-fonts instead of truetype-fonts. Please could the tag ...
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question body doesn't meet quality standards - how to solve?

I try to ask below question, however however I rephrase it I keep getting "doesn't meet our quality standards" error. How I can resolve it?
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How to share posts if no one is interested and not enough rep for bounties?

So I have this question still lying around with only a single comment showing some special keys, but I'm hoping for an answer that very well suits the aspect of the question. It has been there for ...
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How do I sign out from Superuser? [duplicate]

I'm looking for the sign out button here. Where is it? I can't add any more detail. It says I need more in this segment but I don't have anymore detail.
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voting correction

I got a voting correction "out of the blue". It's not much so I don't care about the rep change very much. But I was wondering where (which answers/questions) and why it was applied. I haven'...
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Questionably bad answer used for audit

This answer to the question "How does one Install a Brother HL-2270DW Laser Printer on Arch Linux ARM and Raspberry Pi 4B?". It's deleted and used as an audit question. For users who can't ...
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Microsoft-Forms tag needed

While researching a problem, I was looking for a tag for Microsoft Forms, I didn't find one; there is a [forms] generic tag, with 778 topics. If I search without any tag term, for https://superuser....
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Question ban: Which questions to improve how

Apparently I have a question ban on superuser.com. This help page says that I should improve my existing questions in order to get out of the question ban. Which of my questions have a chance of ...
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What reputation is required for tag edits without approval?

I thought tag edits can be done with 5000 reputation. Am I mistaken? My edit is still waiting for an approval.
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Highly strange deletion

Earlier this year (or possibly last year), I wrote a Q about Windows Media Center, which randomly changes the language of descriptions of recorded media (TV): (source: rejbrand.se) The description ...
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Bad user experience - needs looking at

The question referred to was rapidly re-opened, but this meta isn't about one specific question being closed as a dupe; it's about the user experience once that happens. I'm a big boy now. I can ...
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I would like to ask for a revision whether this question could be reopened

I have asked a question recently, which got closed as duplicate: Extra wear of multicore processor when only a single core is used. Is there such a thing? I believe that the post that was suggested to ...
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This question was closed on both hardware sites?

I am really confused why.... this happened. There, the information for the close of the question on hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com was: Technical support request — Questions asking about ...
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How is a question defined as “Too Localised”?

This question covers an earlier deleted meta question regarding configurations in a more general way. The official reason for closing a question as "Too Localised" is: This question is unlikely to ...
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Suggested edits proposed by an anonymous user?

Recently I started reviewing suggested edits, and while reviewing I found lots of suggested edits were "proposed x hour ago by an anonymous user", this piqued my curiosity, I wonder who this ...
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How can I browse questions with the Community-Wiki status / label?

I would have thought there'd be a "community/wiki" tab among the question tabs maybe like this: (source: 4micah.net) But alas, no such tab exists. Is there another way to search/browse the ...
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why this question get closed on SU which is related to gmail?

Possible Duplicate: Superuser website applications policy https://superuser.com/questions/127516/web-cam-symbol-in-gmail-chat-window-closed This is the reason showing closed as off-topic by ...
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The picture on superuser "page not found" webpage, what is its origin?

This picture: from here: https://superuser.com/404 What is the origin of this picture? I am just curious, I tried Bing Visual Search it and failed to find information relevant to its origin. Its name ...
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What is happening to my SU rep? (Or, how is my rep changing before my eyes!)

So today I've had a fair few upvotes, no downvotes - reached 6660 on SU, then went and had some tea. Came back, 6668. Damn, a downvote! Who has offended my honour so? Nobody, apparently. Now my rep ...
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How can I get the Suffrage badge? The number doesn't change in accordance with the votes I have casted

How can I get the Suffrage badge? The number doesn't change in accordance with the votes I have casted. I have casted many upvotes and downvotes today, on questions and answers of different users, but ...
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New cookie preferences - just what is that black bar, and how do I set it?

They're not asking whether you prefer chocolate or oatmeal-raisin (... we arn't judging but chocolate all the way). SU's one of the early release sites for the new cookie preferences. Official post ...
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Bug report on user reputation leagues

This bug: You see, in the user reputation leagues page, the user named Karu ranked 9th of this month has a +7021 change, however they only have a total reputation of 3896, how is this possible? I am ...
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Korean characters not allowed

For some reason posts or comments with some Korean characters inside aren't allowed. For example in this question it must be worked around using images How to search a Korean word made up of two or ...
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Superuser.com bug with pixel.quantserve.com?

I have noticed this for the past few days, Many SuperUser.com pages simply do not finish loading. I refreshed the page ten times, once it was stuck on "Waiting for www.gravitar.com...", but ...
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Superuser: mass system changes?

If you go to Superuser and scroll down a little, there are many entries with Splattne's name against them. I have gone in and can't see any sort of change, retag, answer or deleting. Is this something ...
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I don't understand the reputation limit

I love SuperUser.com and I am on it all the time, I do not do it for the reputation but it is a very nice bonus for helping people, that being said - it confuses the heck out of me! I understand that ...
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Are questions about Smart TVs on-topic?

I want to ask about audio codec support of a (fairly recent) smart TV. However - this is somewhere between a "computer" and a plain-consumer-electronic device - even if it might actually be ...
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Why do certain commenters take a rude tone with new users?

I saw this question: Video Player code (JavaScript, HTML5 etc), and I thought it might be good to give the person a way to solve the problem, even though it isn't on topic for this website. I've ...
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How can I find and list the questions that I've previously asked on superuser?

I've at least found the users link where I can enter my member name and see some summary statistics about my account, but I have not yet found a way to find and list all of the questions that I've ...
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Why was my question considered an opinion based question?

I got my question closed as an opinion based: Is it really cheaper to use a Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure than to buy a hardware with the Windows OS?. While the question is clearly not opinion-...
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Question closed because I don't know what commands I can use on this case

I have a question about my Super User post being deleted: Need a command to find and move (and mix) subfolders (and its content) to another subfolder on the same parent folder, all matching specific ...
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Asked valid question, was having discussion in comments, question was suddenly closed with no comment to indicate why

New user logs in through RDP on Windows System and Public\Desktop items don't show up on their desktop? This is a problem that I'm encountering all the time in my environment. Question was closed ...

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