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WordPress is off-topic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Questions about WordPress on Super User I see a number of superuser.com WordPress threads closed as "closed as off-topic". In the FAQ I see "websites or web services like ...
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Why did I lose 1 rep after downvoting?

I notice that when downvoting an answer, it says to leave a comment. I -already- left a comment before downvoting. So I don't. I then drop a point in rep. I imagine that if i'd left a comment after ...
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Are questions about pirated software banned on Super User?

I am a newbie to Super User, and I know this forum is related to Q/A for software usability. Problems encountered when using software can be asked here. I have asked a question about Windows 8.1 pro ...
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How do I comment on a post?

I've had several answers deleted because they were more on the order of comments. When I look for a "comment" button on a question or answer there's nothing to be found. I've assumed that I simply don'...
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Should humorous/funny questions be deleted from Super User?

I was browsing through some recently deleted questions, and found this one: What is your most spectacular or interesting death of a computing device? What is your most spectacular or ...
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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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Are software-specific questions okay?

I checked out the FAQ and searched Meta. Couldn't figure it out. I'm wondering how to change the default save format in Notepad++. It's not in the docs. What I typically get when I ask Q&A ...
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Why was this off-topic (resource recommendation) flag declined?

I flagged this question as off-topic, using the reason "Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they become outdated quickly and attract ...
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How often do you get the robot prompt? I've gotten it every time for the past week now. . .

I've noticed that I get prompted and asked if I'm a robot every time recently. I'm curious if this was due to my machine or the site flagging me. And this has been on multiple machines, on different ...
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How do I view *all* of my historical questions?

How do I view my complete question history? I'm looking at but I can't see a way to change the date range. Also in the past when I clicked on my name, the questions were shown right then. This ...
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Is this user a SpamBot?

Is this user a Spambot? ~10 questions in a span of about 5 minutes o_0
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OP edits the question himself instead of accepting a suggested edit.

First of all, I am not reaching out to the person who did this to disadvantage him. Basically what happend is, the OP asked a question. I suggested some little edits to improve the formatting. ...
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How do I log out of this site?

I accidentally created a user when trying to log in, and now I can't find how to log out... I can't find a logout button. So how do I log out? Here is some extra text because it won't let me post ...
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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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CD-related tags

Why do we have both compact-disc and cd-rom? UPDATE: Please vote on options below.
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/reputation for other users

I know about the superuser.com/reputation feature, but is there a native version of this feature I can use to do the same check on other users?
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Why was this 2011 question bumped to the front page?

This question appeared on the frontpage of Super User today. The question, all comments, answers, etc., are all from '11. What caused it to be bumped up?
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I had completed level 1, but now I have not. what changed?

I completed level 1 of the windows 8 challenge, but now my profile is listed as not having completed it. Why is this?
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What does accept rate mean?

I sometimes see thigs like "68% accept rate". What does this mean?
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Captcha not showing input....

When prompted for a Captcha by SU, There's no visible captcha text and no input box. The only thing visible is the "I'm a human" button. Windows XP, FireFox 4 Form Source: <form method="...
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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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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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Should I remove referral links?

While reading this answer, I stumbled upon a referral link for a service similar to Dropbox. The link is one of those kind "Click my link and register, so I get more free space" Should I remove them? ...
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Ignore Windows related questions?

I've been active on Android Enthusiasts mostly so far and answer more than ask questions there. I guess it'll be the same over here so here's my question: I'm not a huge Windows expert and thus would ...
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Answers related to font switching software are downvoted and deleted

I wanted to ask why my answer to my own question was downvoted and deleted here: https://superuser.com/a/409577/89415, it is about switching a font. (I guess now only an admin can see it) My other ...
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Can accepted answers be changed now?

My reputation just went down by 15 points for some reason. I think my answer was accepted at one point for PSU power cable length, and will my graphics card fit in my case?, but now the other answer ...
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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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my username changed! how do I restore it?

hi, my username has changed. I can still log in with my openid and pswd. could be a technical glitch? how do I restore my username?
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Why can't I start another bounty for this question?

A new user came up with a conclusive answer to a question of mine on which I had put a bounty a few months ago. I would like to start another bounty to award the user who solved the problem. Why is ...
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Is this question in-topic?

Would it be in-topic to ask if, given the current shortage of MacBooks, I should buy a MacBook Pro 14'' with M1 Pro, or wait until the M2 comes out? I'm not interested in gaming, but I want to train ...
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Questions about Temple OS?

I don't exactly understand the topic here, computer software Is a bit vague. The "Help Center" goes on to say programming and software development is off topic. Let's say though there was an ...
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How am I supposed to flag a question for migration to another site?

So, here is the question. I think this question belongs to database admins but when I try to flag it, only meta, stackoverflow, serverfault, webapps and android stackexchange sites appear. Therefore, ...
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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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How to respond to moderator email?

Moderator nhinkle sent me an email message, but did not include a reply address. There is a "respond to" link at the bottom, but it's https://superuser.com/users/message/268#268, which comes up as a ...
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Edit that's less than 6 characters

If I try to queue an edit for someone else's post changing only 2 or 3 characters, the system doesn't let me save it. But there are cases in which changing only 2 or 3 characters changes the full ...
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Un-close question -- not off-topic?

The question I'm referring to is Youtube etc. video problem Someone closed it as off-topic, probably under the impression that the question was about "a website" or "a web service". In fact, the ...
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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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2023 stand about "troubleshooting"

Tl;Dr What is the current SU stand about troubleshooting questions? I'm a long time computer user used to do my best to solve "simple" problems, long time lurker on multiple forums ...
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Please make this salvageable post not be an LQ review audit

I just failed this Low Quality Posts audit for clicking Edit. The answer contains actually useful information, but a spammy link at the end. I was going to edit out that last line, making it an ...
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Automatic downvote spree detection

Is there an automatic downvote spree detection on SuperUser? I just got a notification that I've gotten downvotes on my answers and quite interestingly they're all at the same time period and for ...
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Need positive question record?

My new profile page has indicated my progress towards badges, and the recent one was "curious". The description (screenshot below) says Ask a good question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive ...
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How do I rollback an edit to my question

I'm drawing attention to my question that was subject to edit: https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/291150 Honestly, I don't think it needed any revision. I don't know how this can be ...
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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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What do you do if you feel a question was closed... But for the wrong reason?

I was looking at this question last night and flagged it as low quality. It was later closed by a moderator, but because it was about a product or service recommendation. The question doesn't ask ...
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Should using 'mywebsite' in links be disallowed when posting?

I was retagging Run a shell script with an html button and got a following message when trying to save changes: Links cannot contain 'mywebsite' (try a full domain or wrap it in a code block). ...
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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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How Did I get the Yearling Badge Twice?

Active member for a year, earning at least 200 reputation. This badge can be awarded multiple times. Two criteria, neither possible to do more than once. Perhaps this description needs to be reworded....
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How to express extra appreciation for answer

I asked a question yesterday and the person who answered the questions went to great lengths to help me out. Is there any way that I could express appreciation for this besides just an upvote and the ...
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Please help wade through the meta tag [tips-and-tricks]

The tag tips-and-tricks (x33) really feels like a meta tag to me, you can't ask a single question about it and a question that would be polling for tips and tricks is off topic anyway. Can people ...
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Merging Stack Exchange Accounts

How do I merge my Stack Exchange accounts, or more accurately – how can I use the same profile on http://gaming.stackexchange.com and here (Super User), as well as probably other sites in the 'family' ...
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