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Using the unanswered button

It seems odd, but that button (the one next to the badges button) does not really return a list of unanswered questions. While on the default subview, that is in fact the case, when I switch to the ...
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Recommendation tag synonym of Recommendations

The tags recommendation and recommendations seem to be synonyms. Unfortunately I do not have the required score in these tags to propose a synonym. I figured this was the next best thing :)
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View the year questions are posted and be able to sort questions by votes regardless of year?

I'd like to be able to view the year questions are posted. And to be able to sort questions by votes regardless of year. I see questions in the right hand side mention how many years ago they were ...
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Can the same user get two or more Enthusiast or Fanatic badges?

As far users can get two or more of Nice Question or Nice answear badges, does Enthusiast or Fanatic badges works the same way? Which badges are avaiable to get more than one time?
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Factual correction edits and comments being removed. What's going on?

I edited https://superuser.com/a/1652392/197867 for factual accuracy - specifically that motherboards are the limiting factor behind VT-d and AMD-Vi support nowadays, not processors. As far as I can ...
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I don't have a negative posting history. Why have I been banned?

I've come here a few times in the past year hoping to ask a question only to be reminded: I dont recall deleting bad questions (and dont have the rep to see my deletions), and I've been using Stack ...
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Very Light Posts

Every once in a while (once in a day or two days) a post is rendered in white type on a white background. This one, for example: Screen randomly flickering on Linux Mint Why are a small number of ...
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Why can't I ask questions on Super User?

First of all, I posted here because I don't have enough points to post on Meta Super User. I am trying to post a question, but I keep getting a message that questions from my account are no longer ...
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Review Notification Indicator

I don't want to make too much of this, but more of just a suggestion. Would it be at all possible to have some kind of indicator that there are new items that need to be reviewed..Example: Instead ...
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Could this bounty be left open forever?

I opened this bounty, no answers yet and probably no solutions will be given anytime soon, because I really asked a hard, maybe impossible question, I know that and that's why I opened a bounty. The ...
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In what cases do I see a more elaborate off-topic close reason?

In some cases, I see a newly extended off-topic post notice: closed as off-topic by OneUser, TwoUsers, ThreeUsers, FourUsers, FiveUsers This question appears to be off-topic for this site. While what'...
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rqna.net appears to mirror all SE content without credit

I can't remember where it is I'm supposed to report this, but since I frequent Superuser over most other SE sites, I figured I'd post it here: http://www.rqna.net/ appears to mirror content from most ...
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How do you show the left single quote in code?

I have single quote inside my inline codes. Something like, "echo [single back quote] cat file.txt[single back quote]", where the whole thing within double quotes need to be shown as code. How do I ...
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How long can a flag be active?

Once a flag has been sent through to the review queue will it ever expire? I understand that at the time of writing there are 523 items that need review and 45 reviews performed today which means ...
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Would this question fit Super User under Spotify tag?

I asked this question, It's about Spotify, i think i have a better chance getting an answer on Unix & Linux website. But it's about Spotify and Super user has a tag for that. So i might be able to ...
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Why I gained 245 reputation points today?

If reputation points are capped at 200 per day, why I gained 245 today? https://superuser.com/users/170331/sekhemty?tab=reputation
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What is the proper way to ask technical question about hardware compatibility before purchase [duplicate]

My question about finding a KVM that meets my needs was closed. Superuser seemed like the best place for the question because it was about computer hardware. The issues involved are technical and ...
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Are those with access to moderator tools allowed to moderate their own posts?

As per the title, are mods (and non-mods with semi-mod powers due to high privileges) notified and/or allowed to moderate their own posts which others have flagged?
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impact of wrongly answered questions on percentage accepted

For example: ddd+ubuntu+gnuplot error the answer by RedGrittyBrick, while correct is not very relevant to the problem. accepting it would not really make sense, and not accepting it impacts the "...
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Why would this question prompt "The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed."

When asking this question titled "How do you reposition a background custom watermark image in Microsoft Word 2013" I get the message "The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be ...
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Question was closed?

Why was this closed? This seems like it matches the Q&A format. What can I use to track application internet usage?
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Immediately replying to own questions

I just noticed one user keeping to post questions and then immediately answering them. I don't think this is against any rule per se, but I'm not entirely sure if this kind of q/a is actually good?
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Is this site not partly about uncommon specific software solutions?

My question was in regards to asking for a solution that takes up a cumulative hour or so of my time every-single-day . I am now able to do this in a fraction of the time, thanks to my question. (yeah,...
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How does suspended user survive?

My friend recently got suspension for his super user account due to his fault on answering questions. He likes to clarify the following If a user gets their account suspended, they cannot answer ...
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Why do some answers don't have edit link?

Currently in this answer of question 226923 I am seeing that there is no link to edit the answer, whereas just below that answer I can see that there is link to edit that answer. Both answers are ...
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Why am I getting "It does not meet our quality standards" error?

When I submit my question, I get this error Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: It does not meet our quality standards. I think it related to accept rate and if accept rate ...
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Question closed due to non-question format -- rewritten

I recently had a question closed due to it being labeled as not a real quesiton, so I just rewrote the question and wanted to ask if it could be opened again and also, if the negative score could be ...
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How should we treat questions involving mobile computers like barcode scanners that use Windows Mobile?

UPDATE - I found this proposal over on area51. It suggests a StackExchange site for Windows Mobile. Go follow it if you want to see this! I've been using a computer like this at work for the last ...
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How to add my photo to SU account?

I tired to add my photo to my profile, it redireted me to Gravatar i added my photo there, then what, i don't understand the next step.. Thank you for your help
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How does one appeal a close decision due to supposed question duplicate?

How do I 'share' a folder to the public in dropbox? This isn't my question and I fully agree that my answer isn't the best one, but it is very clear to me that @Sathya is incorrect in his ...
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Changing Avatar trouble

When I try to change my avatar by clicking "Change Picture" under my profile, I am taken to www.gravatar.com. But I have an myOpenId account with an option to change my profile picture. Which one ...
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What do the different colours of the comment flag mean?

Why do the comment flags have different colours in the screenshot below? what do they mean/indicate? and why do they change colours when the page is reloaded? The answer is not obvious to me, because ...
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Why does community bot keep reviving over decade old topics?

Example: Folders visible on flash drive, but no files Over decade old. I'm sure OP doesn't care anymore, will not answer anymore etc.. what's the use of the community bot 'modifying' the topic?
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Why is a question about AWS Slow Query logs offtopic on Super User? Where would it be on topic?

I posted a question about a problem with AWS logs. The close reason was: This question does not appear to be about computer software or computer hardware within the scope defined in the help center. ...
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This question was closed on both hardware sites?

I am really confused why.... this happened. There, the information for the close of the question on hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com was: Technical support request — Questions asking about ...
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My answer was deleted: why, and what should I do now?

I have a question about my Super User post: How do I play audio though jackd from console? Hi. I submitted an answer to superuser, but my answer was deleted. I've checked the list of possible causes ...
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What is the background script that Super User is using to automatically update content without reloading the page?

I am pretty much interested to know what is the background script that Super User (any Stack Exchange community for that matter) is using to automatically update the content of webpage without ...
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What should we do when new users post questions as an answer?

What should we do about stuff like Serge's answer to this question? On the one hand, his question seems similar too the one being asked and it would probably serve well as a comment or something ...
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Would the displacement of this question help?

Notwithstanding the close reason, the answers volunteered for this question are supernal, inestimable and efficacious, and would truly help many others. Thus, Would you please move this to ...
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What to do with unanswered old questions?

If there is an unanswered old question, how I can make it reviewing by people? My reputation is low, so I can't put bounty on it! Can I ask it again?
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Offering first bounty does not seem to award Promoter badge

I just offered my first bounty on SuperUser, and got the reputation points deducted as expected. However I still have not received the Promoter badge. Bizarrely, when I then visited this meta site to ...
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Lost rep but no record in the reputation log?

I seem to have lost 20 rep with no record as to why in the reputation log? Some days ago I was on 917 rep. The following screenshot showing 912 rep is from Google Cache dated 22 Dec 2013. Since this ...
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Should I delete or flag to close my own question that is a duplicate?

I asked this question https://superuser.com/q/674809/241659 and after that, I found a similar question Firefox 4 default address bar behaviour that answers my question. I am a little less on upvotes ...
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Why did my reputation not increase?

Recently I answered this question. The votes didn't add to my reputation. In the answer you can see 23 upvotes, but I got only 210 reputation. I added screenshots for better clarification: Is this a ...
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Why was my post removed?

I'm curious why you removed my post on topic "File corruption after copying files in Windows 7 64 bit using two methods". This was my first time posting to Super User, so I understand I may have done ...
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How best to handle an answer added to the question?

The poster of this question subsequently edited it and added a solution he had found. I left a comment asking him to post his edit as an answer instead (and self-accept if he feels like it), but he ...
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Account is not allowed to suggest edits

I just noticed that I can't edit posts anymore? The edit button is disabled with the info-tip : account is not allowed to suggest edits I Googled about this and apparently this is caused by ...
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How to remove a tag from favourite tags?

Suppose I added a tag 'xyz' to my favorite tags and now I want to remove it. How can I do that? Thanks
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How wide can an image be before it's resized?

When adding images to questions and answers, what is the maximum width it can be before it gets resized?
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Is there a way to cancel an edit?

I happened to edit a question just as someone else did. Their edit was much more clear, but mine ended up being accepted. Is there a way I can cancel an edit while it's being peer reviewed?
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