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What makes a question "specific to corporate IT support"?

I encounter many problems every day where I work. Some of them I can't find the answer to, and eventually some of them get posted on Superuser by myself. Of course, I don't bother mentioning I'm ...
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need help to sign out of superuser.com

I am in the habit of properly logging off my online connections. Where can I do that here on superuser.com? To adhere to the quality standards of this site, I will not describe what I have already ...
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rqna.net appears to mirror all SE content without credit

I can't remember where it is I'm supposed to report this, but since I frequent Superuser over most other SE sites, I figured I'd post it here: http://www.rqna.net/ appears to mirror content from most ...
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Question ban warning although I haven't yet asked anything

If I go to Ask Question on Super User I get this message displayed: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more. ...
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Please help reopen "What was scientifically shown to support productivity when structural organizing/accessing file and folders?"

Consensus: I agree with: "Workflow involving computers would be less SU and more Productivity" If that won't work I'll try CSTheory.SE and Skeptics.SE, if that won't work I'll complain at ...
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How do you ignore a certain user on Super User?

So, I want to ignore questions for certain users from my Questions/Unanswered feed. How do I do that? The main reason for this kind of feature is that not everything that annoys me is against the ...
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How can i get reputation if i am not permitted to answer and participate in superuser network?

I have a problem with the Super User (and Stack Exchange) account limitation system. Currently I am not allowed to answer in any question. They say I need to reach 50 reputation points. The problem ...
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Is there a <kbd> for the windows key?

I know we can use <kbd> to make keyboard short cuts like this ! For example, if I wanted to explain how to open the Run prompt on Windows, which is the Windows key and R, how would this be done? ...
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How to create image thumbnails?

When I upload images to SU it's usually to showcase some error message or some dialog box. However, most of the time, the uploaded images are just too big. Especially when I write answers with step-by-...
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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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Do I get email notifications for favorited questions? [duplicate]

I would like to track questions which I don't have anything to contribute to.
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Please allow me to ask questions again, after a year of being blocked

I added a bounty to a question, lost 50 reputation points and found out I was no longer able to add comments under the question I placed a bounty on. Because of that I was not able to reply in ...
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I deleted my own question, can I get it back?

I deleted my question, because I saw a big flaw in it and didn't want a ton of downvotes.. I fixed it (it still had the option), and when I clicked 'OK' it said the question had been deleted (...
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Retag cmd, cli, terminal, and terminal.app into command-line

command-line probably is/should be the canonical tag, with 782 questions. cmd is more Windows-oriented, but is still command-line. cli is about half-and-half, with half on Windows and half on Linux. ...
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Can we or can we not discuss DRM removal?

I wanted to ask a question about removing DRM from content I own, so I researched the issue here on Meta. I came across Is discussion of techniques for removing DRM permitted? which seems to have a ...
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What’s up with the volume tag? [closed]

The volume tag is a mixup of partitioning questions and audio questions. Could someone sort it out? (FYI it's the same mistake done by Polish Windows translators: translating "volume manager" like it ...
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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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Is this "Chat with an expert" a new items on SE sites?

I have noticed just today that there is a banner that will pop up now and again when I am on SU. . Is this something new?
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"Answer your own question"? Surely you jest! What next, "fix my own plumbing"?

I went to post a question on installing Windows 8 on my ARM-based tablet, only to find myself confronted by this presumptuous checkbox: If I knew the answer, I wouldn't be asking! What reason is ...
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Where do I see my rejected suggested edits?

According to my suggested-edit stats, I have had one suggestion rejected. Where can I see that rejected edit? I looked in my user "Activity" tab and didn't see it. I can filter by "suggestions" but ...
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Accepted answer is at the bottom, is that a bug?

On the Super User question Any command line tool checking windows domain password?, I noticed that the accepted answer was listed at the bottom. Is that a bug?
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Is SU (or any other Stack Exchange site) an only English-speaking community?

Passed this question on SU Comment autoriser toutes les application du windows store ainsi que le windows store a passer le fire-wall and this question came to my head. Is SU (and SE by extension) ...
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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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Views: does k mean one thousand?

Stupid question filter: Does this mean that the question has been viewed two thousand times? I ask because I've seen queries that would never get that many hits listed as having absurdly high ...
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Why have the review audits not been fixed? [duplicate]

I try to volunteer some of my time to help out SuperUser SE and our community, but the review audits that wouldn't pass an audit themselves are still in the system. For example, I just stumbled into ...
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SU Retag Request: [applications] --> [software]

applications might benefit from being merged to software.
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Is there any particular reason why the flag counter on my moderator election nomination is different from what the flag counter on my profile says?

The flag counter on my moderator nomination states that I have 364 helpful flags (as of the instant this question was posted). However, the counter on my user profile states that I have 535 helpful ...
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Is there any way to see all the questions that are tagged with my favorite tags?

I want to visit http://superuser.com and I want to see just all the asked questions or all active questions that are tagged with my favorite tags. I know I can search with one tag, but I want to ...
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Why was this question closed?

https://superuser.com/questions/284021/remove-documents-from-main-library-on-kindle I think this is a legitimate question about a piece of software (the Kindle's OS) which was abruptly closed by a ...
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Why are my questions judged as low quality?

When I write questions on Super User, I often find that I am rejected when I click submit after typing a paragraph; including my previous research on the subject, and so on. It says that my question ...
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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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Am I allowed to offer a cash bounty?

To workaround that fact I have insufficient rep for How can I start a bounty for this Question? .
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Can we block [bigasoft.com] from spamming our site?

I'm sure I've flagged at least five answers from spam users trying to promote bigasoft.com. They post nothing useful per se, but include links that look like tutorials, but in the end they always tell ...
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Need help with "need help" questions

Plz help! I really need help with all those "need help" posts!1 (x86 36) It's really urgent. No, seriously. The words "need help" in a title are a good sign of low quality posts. In most cases, ...
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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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Are smartphone questions permitted on Super User?

The Super User FAQ states that superuser.com is for asking questions related to computer hardware and software. Is asking iPhone or android questions allowed? EDIT: Maybe the real question is: do we ...
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Tag rename request: [excel] -> [microsoft-excel] & [powerpoint] -> [microsoft-powerpoint]

This question has been superseded by Can we please standardize the Microsoft tags?. At the time of writing this, there are 722 questions tagged as excel & 161 questions tagged as powerpoint I ...
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This is an OpenID we haven't seen before

My account works pretty well on the other three sites. But when I log on to Super User, I get: This is an OpenID we haven't seen before: [openid] What gives?
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Stewardship of the byobu tag

A friend of mine writes Byobu and prefers to use stackexchanges rather than the Launchpad Answers feature. However there are 77 questions worth of decent content there. He'd like to move over to using ...
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Really cool spambot behaviour

We have a series of spambot questions https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/42353/automate-mac-app-store-installs-upgrades legit question off apple.se https://superuser.com/questions/435721/...
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Why is a question on Inkjet refill Off Topic for Superuser?

How do I refill a CD887A inkjet cartridge? My question is on Inkjet Printers and how to refill them with ink(a very common operation). The Wikipedia definition of Computer Hardware includes printers....
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I'm losing my hope for my Superuser t-shirt

Possible Duplicate: Where in the world is my SuperUser t-shirt? My hope for getting my Superuser t-shirt began with the form I filled on April 8th, 2010. Then on May 11th, I asked this question. ...
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User was removed and I get negative points?

I have this in my reputation tab within my account. Why have I been penalized for a user being removed? Is this justified? To me, the reputation shouldn't be affected.
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How do I turn off the pop-ups that appear everytime I mouse-over a tag?

Title says it all, I find it incredibly distracting and it's frequently difficult to get them to go away once they've appeared. Doubt if it's relevant, but I'm using Firefox on Windows.
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Does bounty apply to a CW question?

On this question the OP opened a bounty, however the question is Community Wiki. Should bounty's still apply to these questions? Edit To clarify I am trying to determine if the bounty will actually ...
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When I flag a post, where does it get sent?

I'm a little confused as to what happens to a post when I flag it. Recently I flagged a question as "low quality". It was declined, and the reason that was given was that "flags should only be used to ...
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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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How do I remove an open ID?

I tried to move my OpenID from Google to Google Apps and, probably as a result of not following the instructions carefully enough, I now have a primary OpenID which points to my Google Apps account ...
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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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What kind of syntax is used to specify a button?

I see people use it but I do not see it listed in the markdown help nor in the toolbar. Looks like this: