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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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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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$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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How do I have 199 reputation on Meta if I haven't asked questions on here before?

I haven't asked a question on here before, but yet my meta reputation is 199. How?
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Closed DLNA question

Yesterday i edited my closed question to specify that i will be using it for my computer, as explicitly stated by the FAQ: Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a ...
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Why do line breaks not work for me in comments?

The help text recommends insertion of a double space when a line break is required. It don't work for me. The answer here is not helpful.
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Unclear flag policy for low-reputation users

I've been notified by a mod at Android Enthusiasts of my abuse of the flag system. I'm sorry, but we're not going to keep converting [your non-answers] to comments for you. Earn 50 rep and you ...
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Disagreeing with a failed review audit

I failed this review audit right now: https://superuser.com/review/first-posts/271481 Why was this a bad answer? What they said seemed reasonable, and since I don't have the required knowledge to ...
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How to add my photo to SU account?

I tired to add my photo to my profile, it redireted me to Gravatar i added my photo there, then what, i don't understand the next step.. Thank you for your help
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Why is a suggested edit not available?

Opening https://superuser.com/suggested-edits/8465 results in a 404 message. 8464 and 8466 can be viewed. What are possible causes for the unavailability of suggested edits (for 10k+ users)?
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Why am I requested to log in again before I can post a question even though I have logged in

I had not learned of Super User community until two days ago when my question was migrated from Software community to Super User community. (I did not remember that I had joined in this community 10 ...
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How should we treat questions involving mobile computers like barcode scanners that use Windows Mobile?

UPDATE - I found this proposal over on area51. It suggests a StackExchange site for Windows Mobile. Go follow it if you want to see this! I've been using a computer like this at work for the last ...
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I thought the accepted answer is always listed first - here it is second. Huh?

How is it possible that this question has the top-voted-but-not-accepted answer listed first, instead of the accepted answer? What's the easiest way to get text onto a Kindle?
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Why can't I register on SuperUser without OpenID?

I left the "register" window open for two days and it never completed. How can I register without using an OpenID?
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Get rid of product-rec tag

product-rec looks to be a good candidate for deletion, or do we keep it around as a match for software-rec and hardware-rec?
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Would the displacement of this question help?

Notwithstanding the close reason, the answers volunteered for this question are supernal, inestimable and efficacious, and would truly help many others. Thus, Would you please move this to ...
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Can we bump threads? [duplicate]

I have seen a post here, which I was reluctant to flag, but apparently has just been deleted. The post was an answer to "up" the thread. Obviously, that is not an answer, and thus deserved a flag, ...
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Why was this First Post deleted even if it does not deserve deletion?

I was reviewing First Posts today and stumbled on this answer as a review audit. To me, it seems like such an answer would be allowed as: it isn't spam or offensive, it is an answer, as it eventually ...
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Why is my superuser username suddenly user2293 instead of leeand00?

Must be a bug or something.
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Do mods still merge spam users into the deposit user?

I know that a while ago, instead of outright deleting/destroying newly created users who post spam, they would be suspended and then merged into a single user (https://superuser.com/users/43131/...
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Find out, why a question was deleted

Why was this question deleted? https://superuser.com/questions/603373/how-do-i-reverse-proxy-etherpad-lite-with-nginx-to-a-subdirectory And can you please undelete it? It sais there: deleted by ...
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Merge tags “tab” and “tabs”

Both tab and tabs refer to the exact same thing and thus should be merged.
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Which Stack Exchange site should I post a question about certificate providers to?

https://superuser.com/q/571905/172193 That was closed as being off topic. In my mind it ''does'' "relate to computer software" just as much as such questions as "What's a good free GUI zip client for ...
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Preview does not accurately represent code

<pre> tags are lined up with my bullet indents in the code preview, but not in the answer.
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Sudden Loss of Reputation [closed]

A minute ago I reached 1,512 in 5 minutes from 1,474. Now i am back to 1,474 in just 5 minutes. How is this possible . Please any moderator tell me where I lost my rep. What is happening. Ed: I ...
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Is there any chance to return ability to make question or should i open a new account

My account is blocked , so I can't make any question anymore. Is there any chance to be unblocked or I just should open a new account ?
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SU Retag Request: [startup] --> [boot]

startup might benefit from being merged to boot.
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Why did I get question banned today?

I've been a user for like 3 months. I have 3 questions that have a score of -1 and I have at least 2 questions that have a score of +2 or higher. What went wrong? And before you think it's a "noob" ...
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Can I get notified when my comment is deleted

Two days ago I replied to a comment (under my own question, which happened to be closed later). To my surprise my last comment was seemingly deleted by an admin. The comment was acceptable, as I ...
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First ever Contribution deleted?

First time post and provided what I thought was a very much valid and relevant answer to a question. I then took the time to register and validated my email address in the hope that I could become a ...
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When will my blocking on superuser ends?

For asking questions of same type again, I was blocked from asking questions in superuser for more than 10 days. Still am not able to ask questions. When will my blocking ends ? Is there any way to ...
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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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Attempt to open a closed question.

One of my questions has been closed as not a real question because some people fail to grasp the implied question. I realise this is a public board and I must cater for all levels, so I have edited ...
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Why is the location of files used by a programme off topic?

I opened a question some days ago that has been closed. At this moment the reason given for the closure is: the question where FreeCiv files need to go on an Android system is off topic here ...
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Question Migrated but my flag was declined [closed]

Today I saw this question and flagged it as Very low quality because as far I know, it doesn't belong here and should be closed or should me migrated. I usually flag a lot of questions as Very low ...
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Fair application of non-existent rules [closed]

Previously we had a discussion about ReactOS. Essentially there isn't a rule against asking about "pre-release" software, but those questions were closed because ReactOS is declared perpetually "alpha"...
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question is closed without proper reason

This was my question How can I benchmark Linux PC I see its closed as not constructive. Which means, This question is not a good fit to our Q&A format. We expect answers to generally involve ...
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How do I bypass the automatic affiliate linking on Amazon links? [closed]

Is there a way to bypass the automatic Stack Exchange affiliate linking when I post an Amazon link?