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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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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SU today: https://superuser.com/questions/57798/new-computer-build-questions Valid questions, but they really become out of date and kind of ...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 old questions without any apparent activity get marked as active?

Why is it that some old questions will show recent activity yet when looking at the question page, nothing indicates any change? For example, How to combine with openvpn, dynamic-ip? has its last ...
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Why is this user having to suggest an edit on his own answer?

On this suggested edit, the user (same userID) is having to suggest an edit on his own answer. Is there something I'm missing here?
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Information in Community Promotion Ads statistics

This page contains statistics for the current community promotion ads. Unfortunately, it does not contain enough data for users to judge the numbers that are shown. Are all ads shown equally often? ...
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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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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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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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windows-task-scheduler and task-scheduler are the same [duplicate]

windows-task-scheduler and task-scheduler have the same description. They should be synonyms or merged. This is a duplicate of a request from a couple years ago (Tag Synonym request: [tag:task-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Migrating high-quality, off-topic questions to another site in the Stack Exchange network

I recently edited this question, and then flagged it to request migration to Electronics Stack Exchange. My flag was declined by a Super User moderator for the following inexplicable reason: ...
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Super User or SuperUser?

Officially, how are we supposed to write Super User? SuperUser (NO space) Super User (WITH space) I'm constantly wondering about this whenever I go to write Super User, etc, and I've seen all ...
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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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Question closed as unclear but an answer was already posted

This question. The reason why the question was closed is "This question needs details or clarity". Let's follow the link. Needs details or clarity - Sometimes we need more information in ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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Why was my comment explaining reason for a downvote deleted?

Earlier today I have downvoted this answer and left a comment explaining my action. It was something like this: -1 because this is an unreadable 5 lines long run of words with no formatting or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are questions about recommending plug ins or add on off topic?

I know software recommendations are off topic and to me, an add on / plug in is software but, not sure if that is true for all? For example, "please recommend a plug in / add on for Chrome so I can ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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