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Mysterious +5 reputation

After perusing SuperUser I came over here to Meta and checked my profile. I noticed I had mysteriously gained +5 reputation putting me up to 106. This is strange because I haven't asked any questions ...
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All superuser tabs crashed in chromium

This has happened twice to me today , all the open tabs of superuser crashed simultaneously on Chromium (11.0.697.0 (77441)) , on refreshing the pages come back. Does anybody know why this is ...
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Who is previewing tag wikis?

I'm not quite to 2500 rep on SU yet, so when I made a tag wiki for VBA, it said that it would have to be previewed and approved. That was quite a while back, and nothing's been done on it one way or ...
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Super User notifications

I tried asking this in chat, but there has been no one in the room for hours. I am in Western Australia, GMT+8. Is there a way to be notified by Superuser.com when someone replies to a comment, or ...
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Are there any applications that allow us to ask/answer stack exchange questions from the desktop?

I am looking for an application that acts as a stack exchange client, typically on the desktop. Features: Can ask/edit questions Can answer questions Can comment Supports MathJax Nice to have's: ...
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How Do I Reclaim a Migrated Question?

If I asked a question on ServerFault but it was closed there and moved to SU, how do I claim the newly migrated question? The specific question is Laptop Display Goes Blank
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Please show close votes state for questioner

I would like to see how many close/reopen votes my question currently has. The ratiocination is such that I can decide how much effort I'm going to put into it, how many people think the same as the ...
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Can I find out why this question was deleted?

Can I find out why this question was deleted and whether there are changes that could allow it to be undeleted? I have found an answer and would like to post that. https://superuser.com/questions/...
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How can I find and list the questions that I've previously asked on superuser?

I've at least found the users link where I can enter my member name and see some summary statistics about my account, but I have not yet found a way to find and list all of the questions that I've ...
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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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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 my question was closed?

I'm referring to this one. The reason was "Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on ...
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Shouldn't the same post posted twice be deleted?

The OP had posted a question to both Security.SE and Superuser. The post in Security.SE was migrated to Superuser and it has answers. The original post he posted here has been closed as a duplicate of ...
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Can we search for posts with links to specific domains?

I flagged yet another spammer today, and found she had an older post that got by. This annoys me, since I want them gone and burninated like forgotten toast SU and SE as a whole lets us search for ...
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Doing a retag results in full edit-like behaviour

I have issues with retagging. For the last few days I couldn't retag as part of the Tag Cleanup (which is some sort of zen exercise for me, so imagine my frustration). I'd always get a "not ...
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When people select different close reasons, what will the final reason displayed be?

Just wanted to know, when different people select different reasons to close a question, what's the reason finally displayed? Is it the one that received the first close vote? What happens for ...
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How do I quote within a comment box?

As the title says, how do I quote within a comment box? There is a editing help page for this, I know that. But it says I can use angle brackets (>) to create a "simple blockquote". But I tried it and ...
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Can the spamming user Victor be dealt with?

Victor seems to keep posting links to Groupdocs.com on every question even remotely related to PDFs or document management. Some recent examples: https://superuser.com/questions/43321/document-...
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Does retagging count as an edit?

When you retag a question, it displays on the question as an edit. However, does it actually count as an edit (such as toward the Strunk & White or Copy Editor badges)?
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"It does not meet our quality standards" <--- huh? Seriously?

I just tried submitting this question: 64-bit Executable Packer Is there a good, free packer out there for 64-bit executables? I'm looking for something like UPX, except that UPX doesn't seem to ...
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Accessing superuser.com/users/flag-weight/<username> results in error

When I try to access https://superuser.com/users/flag-weight/dragonlord I get a 500 eror. However, accessing https://superuser.com/users/flag-weight/73918 does not. Can this be handled more ...
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I had two of my answers deleted and I don't understand why.

I had two of my answers deleted and I don't understand why. I left the second answer as deleted by the moderator as I am not going to go against the moderator, rather a reason why the answers were ...
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If (see body for link) was too localised, where can I ask such a question and get useful answers?

I asked this question earlier today, but it was closed as being too localised. That's fine, I guess. However, where can I ask such a question?
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Clarification of question's acceptability in advance

How can I check a question's correct place, acceptability and plausibility before posting it on Super User? Is it possible to check the correctness of a question in advance here on Meta Super User? Or ...
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Tag synonym request: diskonkey -> usb-flash-drive

Can someone with tag synonym rights in usb-flash-drive consider implementing diskonkey as a synonym? There was a new question in the tag a few minutes ago, and I had to look up what a "Disk on ...
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Is it not OK to ask if there is an API/command to do something?

My question looking for an API/command to manage the Windows Explorer "Quick Access" list was put on hold as too broad. I don't know how I can be more specific than this, but moderator's comment says (...
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What's the policy on a student systematically asking questions

The user billnyeguy has today posted four questions taken from the COMP Tia networking exam. I have no idea if using our site to ask for explanation of study material is allowed or not. Personally, ...
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please explain how to force line breaks in the help for blockquotes

I wasted a lot of time in trial and error before I discovered that you need to end each line in a blockquote with two spaces in order to force linebreaks Please add this to the help for ...
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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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Why was my edit rejected?

An edit I made was rejected. The reason given is This edit was intended to address the author of the post and makes no sense as an edit. It should have been written as a comment or an answer. I ...
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What happened to the "Improve Edit" and "Reject and Edit" buttons on this review?

I just reviewed this suggested edit, and while doing so, I noticed that the Improve Edit and Reject and Edit buttons were absent; only Approve and Reject were there. I haven't been suspended from ...
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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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What defines a duplicate question

If a poster asks a duplicate question, but explains in their post they are aware of the duplicate question and that the duplicate question's answer(s) does not answer their question, is it still a ...
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Formatting of multiple quotes ends up showing as a single block

When I make three quotes with an answer under each quote, the editor resolves that as one quote all mushed together. The answers under the first two quotes disappear. What is the trick to make ...
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How are questions for reopen audits chosen? Can we exclude some?

Are questions for audits chosen randomly or by hand? I'm talking about reopen queue specifically. I'm asking because of this audit. "Works for me" comments indicate that the question could actually ...
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Review post test

Does Super User employ review tests like these (screenshot below) or just depends on Moderators' opinions for reviewers? I never encountered such a test on Super User.
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How can I see previously starred messages in chat?

I like to star lots of things in chat as being interesting (which I believe was the point of it), but I would like to know how can I see what I previously starred later on? For example, when there are ...
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Explanation requested for deleted answer

Just curious why my answer on this question (10K / mod obviously required to view my answer) was deleted by a mod. If the reason is that it sounds like a comment, then I take exception to that ...
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Why is this not Community Wiki?

I just noticed that my question, Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware is still not Community Wiki after 11 13 revisions. It's odd because according to this ...
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Not possible to enter name/email to post an answer when not logged in

If you're not logged in, and attempt to post an answer, SU will prompt for an OpenID url, but the red text under that says: You must provide name and email, or your OpenID I don't see any way to ...
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How to look at deleted answers on my question?

I would like to know how to view the deleted answers on my question. How do I do that? I don't need to view deleted answers on other peoples' questions—just my own.
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Clarification regarding Question Closure as Off Topic

I have a question about my Super User post: dnSpy: What do included reference assemblies affect? This question was closed as off topic, it was asked in reference to dnSpy and how it recompiles DLLs. ...
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Where did my comments go?

Just today, I had a discussion in the comments in this question and suddenly I realized that all my comments below the question (including a comment below one of the answers) are gone. Now, I know ...
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Questionably bad answer used for audit

This answer to the question "How does one Install a Brother HL-2270DW Laser Printer on Arch Linux ARM and Raspberry Pi 4B?". It's deleted and used as an audit question. For users who can't ...
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Bad user experience - needs looking at

The question referred to was rapidly re-opened, but this meta isn't about one specific question being closed as a dupe; it's about the user experience once that happens. I'm a big boy now. I can ...
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Checking if a post is spam

This answer links to the author's site. It is a poor answer, and could only be used in conjunction with the author's site as a vital detail (what the "program" is) is missing. Does Thanks ...
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Are questions about problems with a Fitbit on topic?

If I had a problem with my Fitbit, would it be on topic to ask about it here?
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Questions with [tag:medical] tag

I found questions tagged as medical, some 12 questions with 1 follower. This tag has no info as I was curious to find out what questions it would cover. What is the justified use of this tag? I saw ...
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What StackExchange board is best for asking about setting up a linux server for VPN, Jira, GitLab and some VMs?

I am very far from being an expert in systems admin (I'm a programmer) but I want to set up my own private work environment with a VPN, Jira, GitLab and a bunch of VMs (some with linux servers, some ...
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Should I use Ask Ubuntu or Super User? [duplicate]

If I use Ubuntu 15.10 and I have a question, how would I know to post it on Ask Ubuntu or Super User? Does it make a difference?
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