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Why does a design comparison question between win8 and win7 score 25 votes but get -1 votes with winxp and win7?

There is this interesting question Why are start-up times faster on Windows 8? and currently it has 25 votes. It focuses on win7 to win8 differences from performance point of view. I thought it would ...
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Are risqué avatars allowed? Failure of the Gravatar rating system?

I stumbled upon this user who had this ¿pornographic? gravatar {link edited out}. (Note that the Gravatar rating system seems to have failed in this case.) While I, personally, think that such ...
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Spam through autobiographer badge?

Discussion on MSE I noticed this today when looking at badges. Obviously these accounts will probably be nuked by some type of spam script, but for now it's mildly annoying that I can't celebrate ...
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What is the etiquette regarding asking a question again on another Stack Exchange site?

I've asked a question on SuperUser before I realised that Ask Different existed. I feel that my question would be better served on the the Ask Different Stack Exchange site. How should I go about ...
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My answer keeps getting suggested edits from spambots

I have been noticing a trend that my this answer, always gets edited by some spammer (may be a bot). It's only that answer and no other answer in any of the other SE network. Finding subdirectories ...
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How can a question be protected by Community? Why is the date format different there?

I don't understand the following screenshot I took a moment ago: How can Community, and not a named moderator, protect something? Why is the date and time format in the protected message ...
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Tag [general] is so meta

Trogdor? Please burninate the tag general. No explanation necessary...
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Suspicious downvote pattern

I have noticed some suspicious downvotes on my questions recently. Jul 25 -2 23:44 downvote XML, XHTML, SGML and HTML Jul 23 -2 51 mins ago downvote GUI editor for editing djvu ...
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How to create image thumbnails?

When I upload images to SU it's usually to showcase some error message or some dialog box. However, most of the time, the uploaded images are just too big. Especially when I write answers with step-by-...
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Are spammers' public IP addresses blocked for login or account creation?

I've noticed more spam-type questions (and absurd profanity) here lately on Super User (this may be normal though I'm kind of new still), but I was curious if there is any type of public IP address ...
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What happens to disputed flags?

Wondering what a disputed flag does to a user? I flagged a question, it is disputed, and now the question is closed. What happens to the disputed flag in my profile?
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Are smartphone questions permitted on Super User?

The Super User FAQ states that superuser.com is for asking questions related to computer hardware and software. Is asking iPhone or android questions allowed? EDIT: Maybe the real question is: do we ...
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A weird Web 1.0 nazi site wants help. How to handle?

https://superuser.com/users/1005157/mehdi-saada wants help with his nazi site national-naturalism [dot] org https://superuser.com/questions/1738894/how-to-get-a-base-font-size-on-my-screen-for-my-...
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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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Tag for burnation - [new]

I've just noticed we have a new tag. I can't see any benefit for such a tag - so it needs removing. There's at least one question where this is the only tag so it has to be a manual process. There ...
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Are "error" and "problem" meta-tags?

From http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/the-death-of-meta-tags/: If the tag can’t work as the only tag on a question, it’s probably a meta-tag. Clearly, error and problem fit this criterion. If ...
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Is "Y" really a valid answer to "I want X, and tried to do Y, but it doesn't work"?

A few flags of mine were declined when I flagged answers that suggest to do things the OP dismissed as not working right in his question. The reason for being declined is the following: declined - ...
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Putting heat on the cooling/heat/overheat/thermal tag synonyms

The tags cooling, heat, overheat, and thermal seem to be synonymous. Personally, I would set cooling as the master tag, but I wanted to leave that up for discussion. For all I know it would be ...
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Close as duplicate loop

usb write protected! is closed as a duplicate of https://superuser.com/questions/112401/why-would-disks-mysteriously-become-write-protected which is closed as a duplicate of Remove the write ...
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How to deal with spam+answer?

We have spammers on the site. Normally, you vote them down + flag: spam. However, if the spammer also self-answers their own post with an answer (that is also spam btw), what do we do to the answer? ...
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This is an OpenID we haven't seen before

My account works pretty well on the other three sites. But when I log on to Super User, I get: This is an OpenID we haven't seen before: [openid] What gives?
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Following a question

Hi, Is there a way to "subscribe"/ follow an interesting question without replying to it? Best regards,
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What's the difference between [windows-defender] and [microsoft-defender]?

There are two tags on the main site which seem to be synonymous: windows-defender (367 Q&As) microsoft-defender (8 Q&As) The latter has no tag wiki or any info attached (not even a brief ...
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Can I add my GitHub repository link in answers?

I've recently posted an answer https://superuser.com/a/1313540/726810 and the procedure requires some programming knowledge. I've a open source GPL repository in GitHub where I provided the already ...
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Can we or can we not discuss DRM removal?

I wanted to ask a question about removing DRM from content I own, so I researched the issue here on Meta. I came across Is discussion of techniques for removing DRM permitted? which seems to have a ...
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Who is this mysterious user?

I noticed this on the front page which leads me to this answer and.. a mysterious empty profile It seems rather odd to be able to create a blank, difficult to find account - this guy or gal seems ...
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SuperUser.com blocked by corporate firewall

Due to the questions regarding gaming and consoles on the SuperUser site our corporate firewall just blocked SuperUser as a gaming site and completely blocks access. How do you convince your IT team ...
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Super Contest Time Frame [closed]

Quoting the announcement blog post from August 19th: This contest will be going on for the next two weeks starting Monday the 29th at 00:00 UTC! The 29th was five days ago. The announcement both ...
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So many new spam bots thanks to AI - what can we do?

I keep seeing users like this, the quality of their posts is abysmal: Can we get a captcha or something? Would that help? What else can be done? One of those things where you have to solve a little ...
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Markdown to preserve multiline block quotes?

My understanding of how block quote formatting works is that a > at the start of a paragraph quotes the whole paragraph but allows the paragraph text to wrap to fit the available space. A > on ...
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How to merge duplicate accounts?

I had an account on StackOverflow and another here on SuperUser. Yesterday, I saw an option on StackOverflow to merge accounts, and I tried to do so. Unfortunately, I probably did something wrong, ...
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Retag windows-7-x64 to windows-7 and 64-bit?

Probably, but since there are already 12 questions tagged windows-7-x64, I figure I should ask first.
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How to change password for my Superuser/StackExchange account?

I want to change the password for my Superuser/StackExchange account. Its been 3 years since i changed it -- I know, Unhealthy! But for the life of me, i can't seem to find the option on "Profile", "...
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Tag merge [anti-spam] and [spam-prevention]

Does anyone want to merge anti-spam and spam-prevention? They seem rather redundant.
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Why am I having difficulty getting specific answers?

First off, I am wholly prepared to accept responsibility for vagueness in my questions. As such I want to clear any up. As yet, they are not apparent to me. As such, I'd like to request better ...
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How to answer NO to "Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post?"

I performed a formatting edit to Weird drive popped up randomly. The site is prompting me with "Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post?". Since is a ...
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Should clicking the "Close" button in a review audit, where closing the question is not appropriate, cause an *immediate* failure of the audit?

I just encountered a review audit (i.e, an "attention test") question in the close votes review queue for the first time. That is, it was a question that did not deserve any close votes that had been ...
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Tag rename request: [excel] -> [microsoft-excel] & [powerpoint] -> [microsoft-powerpoint]

This question has been superseded by Can we please standardize the Microsoft tags?. At the time of writing this, there are 722 questions tagged as excel & 161 questions tagged as powerpoint I ...
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Make [arch] a synonym of [arch-linux]

The tag arch has 14 questions compared to arch-linux's 209 questions. We could manually retag those few questions. But Arch is a popular shortcut for Arch Linux and it is possible that this would ...
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Why was the question "Why are there 8 bits per byte?" closed?

TL;DR: I'm looking for opinions on why this question should be open or closed. Answer: I now understand why it has been closed: It is not a real problem because it has no practical use. https://...
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Should a very old question asking for software recomendations be flagged?

The question mentioned is five years old, has no votes, and has three answers. Does its age preclude it from being flagged as a software-rec, or should it still be flagged?
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Is Superuser's <code> CSS light-blue highlight near invisible on anyone else's laptop LCD?

I have a 15" laptop with a quality built-in LCD, but still, some very light colors wash out to where they're barely noticeable. For example the light blue background color used for the <code> ...
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What are some common "gotchas" associated with moderation activities?

Over the past few years, I've run into several little "gotchas" when it comes to common moderation tasks such as migrating questions, reviewing posts, or evaluating suggested edits. These mistakes ...
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Where can I ask about "Google Reader"?

Is this the right place to ask a question about RSS feed items in Google Reader? If not, on which Stack Exchange site can I ask such 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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Does bounty apply to a CW question?

On this question the OP opened a bounty, however the question is Community Wiki. Should bounty's still apply to these questions? Edit To clarify I am trying to determine if the bounty will actually ...
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Question FAQ doesn't cover a way how to handle a reopen request the best way

I started this topic: https://superuser.com/questions/477470/which-personal-finance-manager-has-network-based-multiuser-support The question was closed, because the first version was a bit ...
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Lack of anti-aliasing leads to question being closed without chance to improve it

My question Turn off anti-aliasing in Photoshop was closed because people do not know what anti-aliasing is. I had no time to improve it. The same user who demonstrated lack of knowledge closed the ...
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How do you get the sportsmanship badge?

What exactly means upvoting (100) "competing answers"?
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How is a question defined as “Too Localised”?

This question covers an earlier deleted meta question regarding configurations in a more general way. The official reason for closing a question as "Too Localised" is: This question is unlikely to ...
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