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I'd like to know why my question was closed

I posted a question detailing my problems with Windows 8's File History. I use it for backups and I have a couple of things I'd like it to do, but it fell short. With certain specific needs in mind, I ...
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What does "Super User requires external JavaScript from another domain" mean?

I got the following error message while viewing a question on Super User. It appeared on top of the page. Super User requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or failed ...
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Macbook + Safari / firefox -> javascript alert bug when swiping to previous page

When I start answering a question on superuser, with Firefox 11 on OSX 10.7, then swipe back (two finger swipe using the touchpad on my macbook), I get the following notice. It seems like a javascript-...
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What is the difference between the "unzip" and "extract" tags?

I understand that unzip is referring to decompressing a file that has been previously compressed, but I don't understand the difference between unzip, and extract, considering also that, for example, ...
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Appeal tag wiki ban?

Is it possible for me to appeal the ban that I have on editing tag wikis? The reason I got the ban is for trying to add the following text to the tag wikis of some tags: Please make sure that if ...
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superuser rss feed not displaying on Windows7 gadget [closed]

Hi, I searched around superuser and could not find similar question. Many users have problem to "display the gadget", but my problem is that the gadget showed up properly, but only few of my feeds ...
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Why did my nickname change [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is my superuser username suddenly user2293 instead of leeand00? Why has my nickname changed on a few sites in the StackOverflow network, and how can I change them back ? ...
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help with "opinion based" closing

My question, "SSL error 14090086 "certificate verify failed" in browser and in curl: how to troubleshoot? [closed]" was closed as "opinion based". Would anyone be ...
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Why do comments usually get removed from Questions?

For what reasons do comments usually get removed from questions? What is meant by channel id > 100 in 802.11? I just disagree with this question being moved from Security.SE to Super User. Doesn'...
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Can I block a specific user? [duplicate]

A certain user is being a general pain, and aside from me reporting the user (which I have done) how else can I prevent them from contacting me?
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Invalid flag but Closed question?

I just flagged this question, got invalid flag and some time later the question was closed? I got -10 flag weight to a closed question? Could someone verify?
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"Research Assistant" tag with problem and can't be reached

I'm reviewing and suggesting tag wiki edits on the last weeks and was suspecting that my tag wiki editions to this badge wasn't change. Today I suggested two tag editions and tested what happend with ...
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How can I post an answer to this question on SuperUser?

I viewed a topic on this site which hasn't really been answered for 4 years: “How to go to the next/previous picture using the Windows 10 default photo viewer?” On reading the responses, it gave me ...
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Reopen request for question 384894

I asked this: Is a 'telecommuter' SLA a good idea? Does it even exist? I don't know where else on StackExchange to ask other than SuperUser. This clearly falls under the general SuperUser ...
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Why do I not have the option to vote to delete?

Why do I not have the option to vote to delete? I'm not fussed about deleting, I can vote to close it but, as I have 20k score, I thought I should have these extra options? https://superuser.com/help/...
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Accepted, but not officially accepted

I have seen other questions that suggest solutions, but nothing open-ended or absolute. What are we supposed to do, if anything, when a question is accepted by the OP in comment, but not officially ...
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Find out, why a question was deleted

Why was this question deleted? https://superuser.com/questions/603373/how-do-i-reverse-proxy-etherpad-lite-with-nginx-to-a-subdirectory And can you please undelete it? It sais there: deleted by ...
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Do mods still merge spam users into the deposit user?

I know that a while ago, instead of outright deleting/destroying newly created users who post spam, they would be suspended and then merged into a single user (https://superuser.com/users/43131/...
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Flag your own question

It's funny that you can not only answer your own question, but also flag it. Why one would do this? Why this possibility exists at all? Is it a joke?
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Suggested Edits Rejected

I have just done 2 suggested edits, and have had them rejected due to: This edit is too minor; suggested edits should be substantive improvements addressing multiple issues in the post. Why is ...
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Email address in profile

How do I control if my email address is shown or not shown (publicly) in my profile page on SU?
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Real Name appearing under user information

I registered with my facebook account (doesn't seem like the best idea now) a while ago. I noticed that my real name appears in my account information. I tried removing it, but it keeps appearing ...
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I thought the accepted answer is always listed first - here it is second. Huh?

How is it possible that this question has the top-voted-but-not-accepted answer listed first, instead of the accepted answer? What's the easiest way to get text onto a Kindle?
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How Superuser Users profiles are being sorted?

In which basis user profiles are displayed(in Users tab)? For sure they are not random. And there is a number(may indicate some score) under user's name. What is that?
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Can I not delete my own questions, after answers were posted?

I have some questions that are just sitting there, for which I either don't agree with the answer / it doesn't work for me. Can I not delete a question once someone has posted an answer?
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Reputation points from Silver Yearling Badge

Why have the +200 reputation points for my Silver Yearling Badge not been added to my superuser account, but they have been added to all my other linked accounts? Edit: After checking more carefully, ...
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Why can't I award the bounty to my own answer

I answered my own question, why can’t I award the bounty to my answer or do something to prevent it from being half-awarded to the top-voted answer?
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Merge tags "tab" and "tabs"

Both tab and tabs refer to the exact same thing and thus should be merged.
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How do you lose -5 rep?

Not that this really matters to me, but the reason isn't obvious, so I'm curious. In the "Achievements" tool in the page header it shows -5 for yesterday on a 10 month old answer. Viewing my profile ...
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How to search a user?

I need to have a look at the question of a user, who posted it some weeks ago. I didn't actually remember the question. But I know the user's name. So the only way to find that question is to find ...
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Is there a way who viewed my profile

Could you tell me there is a way who viewed my profile? I just want to know if there is no function available, could you consider to implement it?
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Why sometimes the selected answer is not the top answer? [duplicate]

I was under the impression the accepted answer gets always displayed before the other answer. However, I have noticed cases this does not happen, such as in this question: How to get Google Desktop ...
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Something not right in the voting system

I asked this question. I pressed submit, and immediately my question was upvoted, faster than the speed of light, if you are a moderator, I don't if you can check it, but the first vote took less ...
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Can you repeal a closed question?

There have been several questions of mine here on this site that have been voted by users to be closed. The majority of them I understand the reasoning to why they were closed but a few I don't agree ...
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Suggested edit to mark a signpost is cancelled out when post is deleted

Why is it possible to delete an answer when an edit is pending? I had a question that included a HORRIBLE answer. It was someone trying to get me to install malware but I had just edited it to ...
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What happend with "myopenid" login method?

I don't know if it's happening just to me, but since yesterday I'm not enabled o login with "myopenID"(from www.myopenid.com) method. It just desapeared from login options: What happened to it?
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My question was closed unfairly as 'not clear'

I have a question about my Super User post: Old HDDs aren't being detected — even in the BIOS — on my computer I asked the above question about HDD, but my question was closed as, 'Needs details ...
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Why are old questions on top? [duplicate]

There are many old questions showing on the start page of superuser.com. If I open one of them, I see old dates both in answers, comments, and the editing time of the question. How/why are these get ...
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Question ban warning although I haven't yet asked anything

If I go to Ask Question on Super User I get this message displayed: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more. ...
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Can questions be duplicate if the duplicate is on non Stack Exchange site?

There are many sites that emulate the Stack Exchange look and feel, but aren't actually part of the network. One such site is ask.puppetlabs.com To qualify as a duplicate, do both questions need to ...
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Upvotes for most popular question does not add up correctly

The most popular question on superuser has about 1200 plus votes but the person who asked it only has 3151 points . Shouldnt he have around 1200*5 = 6000 plus points ???. The maths doesnt add up ...
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Is a question about finding a video conferencing venue appropriate for SuperUser?

I want to get some advice about how to arrange a venue for confidential video conferencing--home won't work because of a shared living situation, and obviously a wi-fi cafe is far too public. Is ...
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A better way to search for answers?

Im sure this has been answered on SU before: Redirect ip-address to localhost However, Im doing a site search and cant find "the" answer. I tried "port forwarding" and "port forwarding how to" and ...
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FAQ Link Missing From Top of Page

I remember before that the FAQ link was at the top of every Stack Exchange site. I'm sure it use to be near your username in the top right corner. Why has it been removed? Can someone send me the ...
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Same username, same gravatar, different users

When I first saw this, I thought it was a bug as the gravatars looked identical and they had different reputation. Additionally, both of them seem to be the OP. However, they are different users (I ...
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View topics I've flagged

Is there a way to view topics I've flagged? I want to know if my flags have been acted on or not, in order to get a sense of where the community's comfort levels are for things that are borderline ...
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Please help reopen "What was scientifically shown to support productivity when structural organizing/accessing file and folders?"

Consensus: I agree with: "Workflow involving computers would be less SU and more Productivity" If that won't work I'll try CSTheory.SE and Skeptics.SE, if that won't work I'll complain at ...
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Check Edit Differences

I edited a rather long question in SuperUser, and while I was given the +2 reputation, my name was not listed as the one who edited it; someone else was. I'm just curious as to what I edited ...
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Trouble viewing questions with a specific tag - hotkeys in my case

I'd like to view all questions tagged with "hotkeys" but it says something about no questions with an active bounty.
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Bug report on user reputation leagues

This bug: You see, in the user reputation leagues page, the user named Karu ranked 9th of this month has a +7021 change, however they only have a total reputation of 3896, how is this possible? I am ...
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