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What links count for the 2 link limit for new users?

According to the help center, new users with less than 10 reputation can't post more than 2 links: New users cannot: post more than two hyperlinks at a time, either in a post or their user ...
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Cannot ask question with Korean in it?

I tried to ask a question about Korean fonts and copied some text directly into the question box. The following image appeared, though I moved the red box beneath the question to make the aspect ratio ...
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No upvoting on comments on elections page

I noticed that there is no upvoting in the comments on the moderator elections page. Is this something that was left out on purpose, or just something that is not implemented.
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How to Ask Questions in Private Beta

Superuser's help center > asking still contains a link How to Ask Questions in Private Beta. What is it? Is it still relevant?
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I'm a bit confused about votes

I know y'all are going to downvote this post just like that guy 2 posts below this one... idc because this is meta, but... just whatever. I've been asking lots of questions in the past, and I.. I don'...
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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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Embedded image no longer click-able?

I was recently notified that my question was edited. It was a fine edit. I was reviewing the edit history and noticed that the image was changed yet it remains exactly the same as far as I can tell. ...
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Appeal on my “Not an answer” flag

Yesterday, I flagged two posts as "Not answers" but the flags were declined: Seagate Backup Plus Slim appears as read only on Mac after using in Windows ssh keys ssh-agent bash and ssh-add In case ...
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Advice for editing question so problem more clearly stated

I have a question about my Super User post: Convert Windows 10 OEM install from Legacy to UEFI? My question was downvoted for allegedly being a duplicate. However, I had actually referenced the ...
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Kobayashi Maru: I failed an audit that I couldn't pass

Today, the system threw this audit my way: https://superuser.com/review/first-posts/626893 My first instinct was flagging it as "Low Quality". But the "Low Quality" flag was not even in the list. (...
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Why doesn't my avatar/profile pic show on my activity?

See my answer here https://superuser.com/a/1091983/30982 It used to show up and stopped showing at some point. https://superuser.com/users/30982/elijah-lynn update: Adding screenshot.
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Super User not using my SE network profile

Normally when I sign up on a different SE site it uses my existing SE profile... however that doesn't seem to the be case here. Is there any way I can set it to my network profile without having to ...
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My spam flag is declined, even though the culprit is deleted

I visited this answer: "Can Office Network printed Documents be read by network admins?" It was a rant about how the world is Orwellian and is going to hell. So, I flagged it as spam. Now, my ...
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Why close a straightforward question about master and slave drives?

This is regarding a question about master and slave drives. By the time Gareth completed an edit, the question was rather straightforward. Being familiar with the technology, I found the question ...
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Guidelines to request information?

Is there a place to review guidelines and rules for asking questions within this app? Aside from being respectful and courteous of course.
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Should I downvote a question because I think it is beckoning trouble?

Question 1: On Superuser, someone had asked how to disable his/her page file in order to free more disk space! Naturally, I (and any technically aware person) know that this is very unwise. A computer ...
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Always display vote split

Since I made it to 1k reputation (yay!), I can now see the vote split by clicking on the current vote status of a question or answer. Is there any way so that I can always see these when I am logged ...
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Why am I penalized for someone removing his own answer?

My reputation log indicates that I have received a -1 because LPChip has removed his own answer in "How do I extract an archive embedded inside a video when WinRAR can't detect it?" Okay, I can ...
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Why aren't backticks working in comments to get a fixed-width font?

I just posted a comment (see identical problem in the comment below) that contained the text \\?\ in backticks (two backslashes, a question mark, then another backslash.) As you can see here, the ...
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Is it possible to find all my questions which have answers from specific user?

Is it possible to find all my questions which have answers from specific user? I would like to see if I forgot to accept some of his answers.
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What should I do about a low quality answer that's helpful?

I got an answer on one of my questions that helped me a lot. However, the answer is incomplete and would fit better as a comment. Although it was very helpful to figure out where the problem was ...
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Am told I cannot create tag - I am not trying to create a tag

Trying to change my question https://superuser.com/questions/1161441/chrome-switches-tab-unexpectedly-with-a-noise to OS: Mac OSX 10.12.2 Browser: Chrome 55.0.2883.95 (64-bit) I am in one ...
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How to choose a community?

There are some communities with intersecting subjects with superuser.com. For example I could ask this question about volume control in linux at unix community, or this about hotkeys at software ...
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Apparent sock puppet asking repetitive questions

For a bit of background, this is basically a repeat of an incident on Stack Overflow with a related Meta question: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/319065/repeated-questions-from-the-same-op-...
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Can I award a bounty before 7 days has elapsed?

The help page for bounties says: The bounty period lasts 7 days. Bounties must have a minimum duration of at least 1 day. Does this mean I can manually award a bounty after 24 hours have elapsed?
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Why does the Community user mark questions as duplicates?

I recently came across this question which has been marked as a duplicate. What's strange is that this question has been marked as a duplicate by the Community user: How can Community mark a question ...
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Question about computer software with 37 up-votes closed after six years?

Concerning question Can I create a new session in another tab or window in Google Chrome? This is surprising to me for multiple reasons. It's not off-topic, but it was closed It was deleted OK, let'...
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Flag was declined but the question was deleted all the same

I flagged this question about DD-WRT SysLog timestamps for moderation intervention as a cross-posted question. But the flag was declined by a moderator. Then the question was deleted "for reasons of ...
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How can I move/remove my post? [duplicate]

I have a question about my Super User post: How to use MCMC.qpcr package in R without PCR efficiency data? Somebody commented that I posted question in wrong site. How can I remove/move my question?
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How can I customize which tags I see in my Super User news feed?

I am new to Super User and not familiar with all questions. Is it possible to follow specific topics/tags so that I can see only them in my questions/newsfeed?
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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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Is Skype on-topic here?

I wanted to know if a question about Skype or related software would be considered on-topic. If not, what applications are?
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Why permission of “ASK QUESTION” went away again?

I'm facing interesting issue. On StackOverflow, I have been actively get help + help others, but on SuperUser, I am almost banned permanently.. due to my incorrect first steps while joining SU, I've ...
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Why was my network synchronization question closed as offtopic?

I have a question about my Super User post: Real-Time Sync Utility My question got recently closed as off-topic. While my actual question (what I wanted to know) was on topic in the first place, I ...
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Can I ask questions in another language on Super User? [duplicate]

I'm new to Super User. I'm reading rules but there is one big question in my mind: can a user ask a question in another language like French or Spanish?
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What is the best way to answer a question that violates software license terms?

I just came across a question titled "UEFI Interactive Shell comes up when trying to run OSX in Virtualbox." As you can see, I responded to it with, "I am guessing the host operating system is not OSX?...
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How do you lose -5 rep?

Not that this really matters to me, but the reason isn't obvious, so I'm curious. In the "Achievements" tool in the page header it shows -5 for yesterday on a 10 month old answer. Viewing my profile ...
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What did I do wrong in asking my question?

I asked the following question: How can I "move" Windows Media Player from my Windows 7 laptop to my Windows 8.1 laptop? I looked at the help centre, and I had thought that this question ...
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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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“This looks like spam”

I have a complex issue. It is a rare issue and has been plaguing me for several years. Therefore, it needs explaining. Therefore, it's long - 7237 characters produced over two hours of constant ...
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Elusive Vox Populi Badge [duplicate]

When I try to vote a question/answer up right now I get the standard "Daily vote limit reached. Vote again in 9 hours." message. How is it possible to get the Vox Populi badge for casting 40 votes ...
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Why doesn't a question with score of 5 show up in Top Questions in my network profile?

I've asked this question and it has a score of 5 (it's my only question with score of 5 or more on the Stack Exchange). But in my network profile, there is a part called "Top Questions" where it says ...
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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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Why is my question being downvoted and marked as “off-topic”?

https://superuser.com/questions/1127730/what-is-a-list-of-all-the-interfaces-that-can-be-used-to-transfer-data-directly/1127747?noredirect=1#comment1614652_1127747 As far as I can tell, it's a ...
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where is my Stack Exchange inbox

I want to delete my account on superuser.com. I received a mail from do-not-reply@stackexchange.com saying: ... We recently received your request to delete your Super User profile. A self-deletion ...
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Windows question closed as duplicate of Linux

How to reorder the files of a FAT32 file system? This question was closed as duplicate; however this does not make sense. The closed question is for Windows, and the supposed duplicates are both ...
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Perfect reason for ban to ask more query?

Yesterday, I have asked a question Difference between `Tracert` and `Traceroute` that was treading. But, I am unable to ask more queries since "You have reached your question limit", before my above ...
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Is SuperUser Not the Right Place for Visio Questions?

I noticed in checking SuperUser that lots of Visio questions were popular and had multiple answers between 2009 and 2011. However, a quick scan shows that Visio questions asked after 2014 have rarely ...
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Are dates on this question correct?

Where are the Win 10 Quick Access settings stored? asked Mar 11 at 5:34 answered Mar 11 at 7:04 edited Jul 16 at 17:34 A question about Windows 10 asked in 2011!? Minor edited in 2016, ...
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Cant click edit button

I am a new user to SU. I was reading questions when i cam across a error in the text. I wanted to edit the text to correct it but the edit button is not clickable. Why so???