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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:
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What are the criteria for quality standards? Or… How do I get Super User to accept my question?

It seems a rather silly question to ask, but I'm attempting to ask a question on the location of wallpaper files on Windows XP. As always, I've explicitly stated my OS, very specifically spelled out ...
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What happens to bounty if there are no answers to the question once the bounty expires?

I have some bounty assigned to a question on a different SE site. This question has been open for 11 days now, and the bounty expires in 3 days. Currently there are no answers, so what would happen to ...
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Can I ask a question here if it is not already asked but the answer is in the internet?

I have the question below: How to change the default path of the Skype for business's received files. Where can I find the settings to change the default path? skype-for-business I can find ...
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SuperUser organization for new computer build questions?

Ok, I saw another one of these questions come through SU today: https://superuser.com/questions/57798/new-computer-build-questions Valid questions, but they really become out of date and kind of ...
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Why do some questions show up as asked by Community?

So I was browsing the top lists today, and noticed a few have Community (diamond) as the asker: However, in the question, it says the actual person's name: Any idea why it does this?
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Close reason not shown?

This question has been migrated from StackOverflow - and apparently back. Both sites show the question as closed, but the close reason is not displayed anywhere.
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Too many edits issue. Post-ban support

Scenario I was banned the past year in 2014. I have a post-ban in which I can't ask any question in superuser.com. Here are two discussions about my problem: Am I a victim of any sort of ...
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Bot(s) in SU Chat?

What are the bots in the SU room? I see there's a new one with hangman and such, but what others ones are available? The ones that are in there, what commands do they accept?
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How do you delete a Super User account? [duplicate]

Over on Super User, I logged in accidentally with another Gmail account, and created a new profile. Because of all the cookie/JavaScript/IP hocus-pocus, instead of a decent no-fuzz PHP login, Super ...
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Should my rep be combined?

I was just wondering if the reputation from both my Super User and Stack Overflow accounts should be combined? On one of them I have 600~ and on the other I have 100. Are they supposed to be ...
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Why was question 690388 (workstation video card pricing) closed as “too broad”, and how can it be improved?

Question 690388, "Why do workstation graphics cards cost far more than equivalent consumer graphics cards?", was closed by a moderator as too broad. I can't quite see how the scope of this question ...
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Do comment upvotes affect your rep?

When your comment is upvoted, does it increase your reputation or does it not have any effect on it?
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Where should questions about mobile devices, phones, gadgets, etc be asked?

I was wondering where should I post slightly off-topic questions. As I've read on SuperUser its only about computer hardware and software. Do the various USB gadgets fit in the 'hardware' category? ...
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Are questions about interfacing with printers on topic?

According to the current consensus on Meta, questions about printers are on topic, even questions concerning the hardware. Also, according to the help, it is OK to ask question concerning smartphones "...
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Remove bugs tag on Main site

Is there any point keeping bugs on the main site around? Related: Is there a way to block the recreation of the "bug" tag on the main site? (where soandos even commented about and drew ...
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Are questions about connecting smartphones to computers on-topic?

This question asks about connecting a smartphone to a computer and transfering files. It was put on-hold as off-topic. The list of on-topic subjects, linked on the very on-hold message, says ...
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What happens if I fail too many review audits?

I'll be honest, sometimes I fail review audits. But will failing a certain number result in something happening? Will lose my review privileges or reprimanded? Will I be cast into the gorge of ...
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What's the good way to answer “What is the analog of software X for operating system Y?”

I gave an answer today, being just a software recommendation, to a question, asking for a recommendation. If you cannot see deleted answers, there was the software name, a link to homepage and ...
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How do I switch to using Facebook instead of OpenID while signing in to StackExchange without changing my username?

I had originally signed up with StackExchange (back when it was only StackOverflow) with OpenID, since that was the cool--and in case of SO, the only--thing to do. As time has passed, so has the ...
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How to reply an user having name in non-English character?

I just wanted to mention this user in my comment, but unable to figure out, how? I thought, only English is allowed on SE. I am on smartphone at this time in which copy-paste isn't easy on websites. ...
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One of those “trick” questions [duplicate]

Just chillin' I was in Review and the below question popped up but in a different view not showing the votes as one of those "test" reviewer questions that grade you based on whether or not it feels ...
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Better understanding “not an answer” flags

I have flagged this post for not being an answer: Checking NVRAM on BootUp The flag was declined, as "flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer". I am ...
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Where to ask questions about Android

Android phones are computers and have power-users who want to make the most of them. Except these power users have been exiled from superuser.com by the evil-tyrant (qq) and left to ask their ...
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Google Chrome malware warning

Whenever I open this question, Google Chrome gives me a huge warning: I was wondering if it could be because one of the images in the question came from a now-hijacked site or something. The Google ...
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When I go to “Ask Question” here at superuser, how do I get an empty form? My previous question keeps showing up.

This happens on a few other sites as well. Clearly, I'd like the form to be empty when I start a new question! I'm using the newest FF browser.
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Low-Quality review queue

For low quality posts (doing the reviews), I am coming across many sort of "half answers" that don't deserve to be answers, and that I should not have to write paragraphs just for the person answering....
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Consider migrating all questions tagged Android to android SE

There are a few dozen questions in Super User tagged android. Most of these have been closed as off-topic. They should be migrated to the relevant SE.
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SU Retag Request: [network] --> [networking]

Similar to SU Retag Request: wireless-network --> wireless-networking. Can we retag network to networking? Was doing this manually because I saw this first, until I saw it lists 400+ questions. :-( ...
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SU Retag Request: [cmd] --> [command-line]

All questions tagged cmd are also tagged windows or something similar, given that there is already a more popular tag command-line shouldn't we just retag all questions? cmd might be made a synonym ...
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How can I start a bounty for this Question?

How may I get Explorer to preview .m3u files as text? I see no link for this.
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Why aren't there any SuperUser users with a Beta badge?

Why aren't there any SuperUser users with a Beta badge?
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“Adding folders” marked as a duplicate of “Adding item” to Explorer sidebar

I recently asked this question, How to add Google Drive to the Windows Explorer Sidebar and it was marked as a duplicate before anyone who could answer it saw it. My question was not answered by the ...
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Is the ban warning too strict?

I want to ask a new question and 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. But I asked 9 questions ...
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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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Please use [modern-ui] instead of [metro] for the moment, Metro conflicts

Please use Modern UI for the moment, because Metro was a code name that conflicts with Metro AG. Feel free to update questions with the new naming as you go around making our Windows 8 part of the ...
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Change accidental vote

I accidentally down voted an answer (fat fingers on a small phone) and didn't notice until after it was locked. How can I undo my down vote?
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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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When can I '@' tag a user?

I have noticed that there are times when I am unable to '@' tag a user or trigger the auto-complete popup. Sometimes, even when I type @username in a comment, SE automatically removes the tag when ...
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Better about page example questions/answers/comments

I recently posted on Meta.SO about the example questions, answers, and comments found on various site's about pages, and was told that although some sites have auto-system-picked examples, the mods of ...
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When should I flag something as “very low quality”?

The answer I am wondering about: Why is windows not able to create a system partition? This answer does not apply to the question asked, and is not very good quality. I flagged it as low quality, and ...
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Why was I banned?

I have asked one question on this site that received one answer. The question was marked as a possible dupe (I don't dispute that). The question: force programs and connections to use a proxy server ...
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Is a duplicate question closed?

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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Empty tooltip for non-existing tag

When asking a new question and creating a tag that doesn't exist I get just an empty hover-up box. I haven't tried to actually post a question with a bogus tag, so I'm not sure if this behaviour ...
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$RECYCLE.BIN question that is not a duplicate marked as a duplicate

Oliver Salzburg♦ marked my question... How to delete $RECYCLE.BIN folder on external hard disk? ...as a duplicate of... There is a “$REYCLE.BIN” folder in my external hard drive; can I delete ...
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Why am I being warned about being blocked from asking questions?

I just went to post a new question, and at the top of the form I see a message saying: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from ...
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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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Community bumping [status-completed] on meta.SU?

I don't think that it is right that the community user is bumping [status-completed] questions. What do you think? What about the other status tags?
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Why this question was closed?

This question was closed as subjective and argumentative: What's your favourite “super user” Anti-boss technique Waiting for the "Not Programming related" proposal, i thought my question would fit ...
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Why was this hardware-recommendation question closed as off-topic, and how could I improve it?

I have a hardware-related question. I want to know whether and how Thunderbolt 3 connectivity can be added to my PC setup. This answer says that questions regarding computer hardware can be asked on ...