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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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Retag request: torrent -> bittorrent

15 questions tagged 'torrent' on superuser 48 questions tagged 'bittorrent' on superuser (Only 'bittorrent' is used on SO and SF.)
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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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New User limitations

How long does it take to NOT be considered a 'New User'. Is it reputation, day/hour based?
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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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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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"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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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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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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Do spammers get their public IP addresses blocked ever for login or account creation purposes?

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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Following a question

Hi, Is there a way to "subscribe"/ follow an interesting question without replying to it? Best regards,
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Suspected spam on remote support software question

2 user accounts have been created and all they have done collectively is redundantly suggest TeamViewer here, which is only a half valid answer given the full scope of the question: OS X: What remote ...
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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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Voted 40 times in close queue on Sept 11, 2014

Normally we can vote on just 20 questions in the close queue, but yesterday the limit was increased to 40 questions. Today the limit is 20 again. Was this just a mistake? I was hoping that it was a ...
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Tag deletion request: unknown

It's unknown to me what this tag is supposed to mean. Unrecognized hardware ("unknown device")? Default file editor, or file type associations ("unknown file types")? What is this file? ("unknown ...
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What’s up with the volume tag? [closed]

The volume tag is a mixup of partitioning questions and audio questions. Could someone sort it out? (FYI it's the same mistake done by Polish Windows translators: translating "volume manager" like it ...
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Can I award a bounty on an already-accepted answer?

A few days ago, I asked a question and quickly received an answer... What setting will convince Windows menus to appear to the right, instead of left? Because the answer was received quickly, I ...
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Problem with numbering in Markdown

When using a numbered list that's interrupted by a quote for each item, it's being rendered correctly in the edit/preview screen, but ends up 'resetting' each item in the final version. In edit mode: ...
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SkyDrive is now OneDrive

OneDrive for Everything in Your Life Today we are pleased to announce that SkyDrive will soon become OneDrive. We have a good bunch of questions about skydrive. Please re-tag them as onedrive and ...
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What happens if two or more users are reviewing the same question/answer?

Pretty much as the tile says, what will happen if two users are reviewing the same item? Is it possible at all, or when one opens a review item, is the reviewed item not available to anyone else ...
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Stewardship of the byobu tag

A friend of mine writes Byobu and prefers to use stackexchanges rather than the Launchpad Answers feature. However there are 77 questions worth of decent content there. He'd like to move over to using ...
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Vox Populi badge is missing from the Vote Up page

Vox Populi badge is missing from the Vote up questions and answers information page.

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