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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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Did my question about keyboard mapping get deleted?

I recall asking a question about keyboard mapping when transitioning from linux to mac a few weeks ago. I did get an answer, but I now cannot find the question. Perhaps I didn't ask it on this forum ...
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Duplicate that isn't a duplicate

My question here has been flagged as a duplicate when it's clear, at least to me, that it's worlds apart in both scope and relevance to the question that it's meant to be a duplicate of. Not only is ...
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How can I request a question be reopened if I have less than 3k reputation?

A few months ago I rewrote How can I blur an image in Windows? so it would meet the site guidelines. (See Can any software recommendation question be made on-topic by simply asking "how"?) ...
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How can new users get started to Super User?

I've just posted a question which is put on hold and then deleted. After sometime I realized from notice and comments that I may have posted unsuitable question to the site. So, I think I need to be ...
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Perfect reason for ban to ask more query?

Yesterday, I have asked a question Difference between `Tracert` and `Traceroute` that was treading. But, I am unable to ask more queries since "You have reached your question limit", before my above ...
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Cant click edit button

I am a new user to SU. I was reading questions when i cam across a error in the text. I wanted to edit the text to correct it but the edit button is not clickable. Why so???
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What does the number of title bar reflect on SuperUser?

I am seeing this number in the title bar of my browser when I log into Super User. This is second day running that it shows up in the title bar. What does it represent? Neither is it the number of ...
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what does clicking on a star "This is a favourite question" do? [duplicate]

I have noticed a star below the up & down vote buttons that says "This is a favourite question (click again to undo)" what does clicking on a question's star "This is a favourite question" do? ...
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What privileges are needed to re-open an "on hold" question?

I have been trying to figure out how to mark an "on hold" question to be re-opened. https://superuser.com/questions/871465/build-a-modern-pc-using-a-dell-dimension-4300-case This question was put on ...
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How to explain this is not duplicate question?

If my question is marked as duplicate, then how could I explain that my question is different by the previous one? And lift the duplicate market?
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Edit is disabled? [duplicate]

I noticed that the Edit button is disabled (greyed out and not clickable) when viewing posts: I'm having trouble locating information on why that might happen (Googling is returning lots of ...
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How to check what the close reason is?

Situation I just asked a question and someone voted to close it. Question How do I find out what the reason was? Research I saw somewhere (see screenshot in this question) that when voting to ...
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What is the order of candidates in 2014 moderator election?

Within the election process a set of candidates is presented to vote for: SuperUser candidates tab. What is the order choosen to present all the candidates?
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Why not use IP address for images?

I was trying to insert a link to an image in my question, but it says Links cannot contain <IP address> (try a nonnumeric domain or wrap it in a code block) Because it should show up as an ...
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How can a user find out their quality control rating?

While reviewing some first-post questions and answers, I happened across one of the quality control items (good answer, so I upvoted, and was told that it had been a quality control test). So, I'm ...
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Discrepancy in reputation viewed in Summary and Reputation tabs

When I view the Summary tab in my profile, it is showing +55 reputation points for this answer: https://superuser.com/a/590146 When I view the same answer in the Reputation tab in my profile, or if I ...
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stackexchange websites keep asking for my proxy authentication

Does this happen to anyone else? I'm behind a proxy at work and every few minutes I have to enter the proxy authentication when I'm stackexchange websites. This doesn't happen to most other websites ...
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How can we bring a closed question to immediate moderator attention?

How can I bring the question for reopening to moderators attention? As if my question is to be closed we used to flag a question and it gets immediate moderator attention, how can a user whom got ...
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Top user record keeping

I plan to apply to college soon and might want to mention that I got to be in the top .59% of all users on superuser for this quarter. Is there any way for them to verify, or for me to prove it to ...
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My Gravatar won't change

I changed my Gravatar a couple of weeks ago through my profile options on this site. Despite clearing my cache and trying alternative browsers (Firefox, Chrome) and computers (Windows and Linux), the ...
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How can I get the Suffrage badge? The number doesn't change in accordance with the votes I have casted

How can I get the Suffrage badge? The number doesn't change in accordance with the votes I have casted. I have casted many upvotes and downvotes today, on questions and answers of different users, but ...
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Where do I ask this followup question? Web app or extension development

Reviewing Firefox Extensions - When was it installed? has an answer that with a bit of manual processing answers my question. However I'm not satisified with this solution and want an easy to read ...
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Want to contribute useful answer to old question, but has low quality lock despite only 3 answers

Recently, I've developed a solution for bulk searching excel spreadsheets for keywords, after doing research on various sites, including superuser, and finding there was no real universal solution, I ...
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Why was this First Post deleted even if it does not deserve deletion?

I was reviewing First Posts today and stumbled on this answer as a review audit. To me, it seems like such an answer would be allowed as: it isn't spam or offensive, it is an answer, as it eventually ...
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Question tagged as (maybe) a duplicate

I asked this question. A note of a type I'm not familiar with now appears at the top: This question may already have an answer here: How do I mask the Firefox browser signature? 4 answers I didn'...
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Review "This post is locked"

I had a problem when trying to edit a new users post in reviewing. Any time I attempted it said "this post is locked". Anyone know why?
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Help me tag my question?

I'm not sure what I should tag my question with, so I am hoping that I can find someone to retag it: https://superuser.com/questions/499860/sqlfiddle-where-can-i-see-the-result-of-my-query. I also ...
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How to select upvote arrow for a comment in Stack Exchange using Windows 8 tablet?

I am unable to select the upvote arrow for a comment on Stack Exchange sites using my Windows 8 Surface tablet. It seems that there is no equivalent to mouseover via a tablet. Is this currently ...
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Super User is not displaying my correct reputation?

My stats as seen on stackoverflow Super User 98 rep 5 Stack Overflow 90 rep 10 Programmers 1 rep 2 stats as seen on SuperUser Super User 98 rep 5 Stack Overflow 80 rep 10 ...
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When I go back to the Ask Question page after logging in, I'm logged out?

Created a question. Then found out I'm not logged in. Tried logging in using the link at the bottom. Clicked on MyOpenID. Was redirected to MyOpenID. Got it wrong. Got back. Click on "other options". ...
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Gaming question - Is this question acceptable on SuperUser?

I posted the following question on the Gaming site: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/48467/stuttering-audio-and-graphics-in-pc-games Topic was closed and I guess deemed off topic, even ...
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SU Retag Request: [internet] <-> [networking] <-> [connection]

We might want to consider migrating between the similar and perhaps duplicate tags: web internet networking (I proposed network -> networking here) connection All questions of internet could be ...
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How can I improve my first question?

I have a question about my Super User post: How to create a PXEboot for tails OS? I'm new to this site I find very helpful and of very good quality. How can I improve my first posted question?
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Answers to questions but no acceptance or votes

I've been trying to work up a decent points score on Super User, but it's very difficult. Not necessarily because I can't write answers, but because there seem to be a very high proportion of people ...
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Reputation decreased but not shown in history

I'm pretty sure yesterday I had rep. 1,597. Today, I have 2 points less, 1,595. I wanted to make sure that I didn't mess up with some answer and see which one was it, so I went to my profile and ...
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Did I just get serial-upvoted?

I know that my title might be laughable but it just seems very odd that all those upvotes came in at once. Was there a lag in the notification system?
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Add google-cloud-platform, google-compute-engine tags

Can someone please add the following tags to Super User: google-cloud-platform google-compute-engine I noticed several questions with these tags on Stack Overflow are being closed or put on hold ...
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Is there any way to provide feedback to proposers and reviewers of editors?

A user kindly proposed this edit, and two other users approved it: https://superuser.com/revisions/308130/5 Despite the facts that it contains erroneous formatting (it puts the code backticks around ...
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Error when trying to access a question

I get the following error whenever I try to access a specific question: EDIT: I can access the question again normally now. Was there a temporary hiccup on the server?
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Should my question be migrated to Super User or not?

I asked this question. Should it be migrated to this site since it's about drivers and hardware or should it stay on unix.stackexchange.com? I didn't know where to ask it, I picked a place randomly.
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Undelete own question [duplicate]

I just deleted my own question Create Recovery Console disk Can I undelete this? I have been able to undelete answers before. Below an answer is a button for undelete. I am looking for a similar ...
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upvoting and reputation

I was under the impression that upvotes on an answer would yield reputation; However, I have noticed that I have received two upvotes on an answer, but I did not receive reputation. Also, I noticed ...
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How do I associate an earlier username (not OpenID) with my current OpenID login?

I added an answer to a superuser question some time ago using a name entry rather than an OpenID. (Actually, I think the original question was moved from Stack Overflow to superuser.) Since then, I ...
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Flagging statistics omissions

The picture below shows my question. 426 = 417 + 8 + 1 3 != 2 7 != 3 + 1 As far as I know, there are a few things that can happen to flags. They are marked helpful They are marked disputed They are ...
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How the heck did “Community” user/bot close this dupe question? [duplicate]

This question is a question I voted to close because the solution was a hunch I suggested in the comments. The original poster confirmed my hunch and I then voted to close as dupe as a result. Okay, ...
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Request to reopen question 986199

My question on the main site: How much data (MB) does a one-hour Zoom call use for each participant? was closed for being "not about computer hardware or software". According to the FAQ (What topics ...
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