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How can I get an update on an old question?

How can I get an update on an old question? For instance, this one. I'd like to hope that there have been updates in the software available to someone with this question. I guess my real question ...
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Suggested tag synonyms

Some tag synonyms that I think should be implemented. There are more, I just didn't go through the whole alphabet yet. Feel free to add to the list. advertisements->ads applet->applets argument->...
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Make [mint] a synonym of [linux-mint]

The tag mint is described as "Mint is a GNU/Linux desktop distribution." and has 39 questions. The tag linux-mint has a much more complete tag wiki and has 203 questions. They mostly refer to the ...
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Swap the duplicates (the general question is closed, the vista-specific one is open)

Following the answer of How to suggest to change "X is a duplicate of Y" to "Y is a duplicate of X"?, I'm posting my question here: How do I full-screen my CMD? is marked as a ...
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I'd like to get a question reopened - what's the difference between a shopping question, and not [closed]

How to buy a computer that supports multiple monitors? I'd like to get this question reopened, since its not actually a shopping recommendation. The intent behind shopping recommendations is to avoid ...
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Blacklist "Muscle" on Super User

The body building spam seems to be relentless and while lot more is blocked, we still see close to 4-5 posts every day about this. A search for "muscle" indicates that so far there have been 445+ ...
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"Answer your own question"? Surely you jest! What next, "fix my own plumbing"?

I went to post a question on installing Windows 8 on my ARM-based tablet, only to find myself confronted by this presumptuous checkbox: If I knew the answer, I wouldn't be asking! What reason is ...
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Is this "Chat with an expert" a new items on SE sites?

I have noticed just today that there is a banner that will pop up now and again when I am on SU. . Is this something new?
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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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Where do I see my rejected suggested edits?

According to my suggested-edit stats, I have had one suggestion rejected. Where can I see that rejected edit? I looked in my user "Activity" tab and didn't see it. I can filter by "suggestions" but ...
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OMGWTFBBQ?!! Where's my flag weight?

I worked sooo hard on the flag weight & it's no longer there!!1 Where is it!? Is this a temp glitch?
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Edit someone else's question vs approve edit, reputation wise

There is this question asked where the user doesn't have enough reputation to post images. I usually edit the post to add the image so I can then start to answer the question normally. I have plenty ...
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I am in "danger of being blocked from asking any more", but I didn't do any bad

So, I have now this warning. The problem is that I didn't made any problematic activity on this site, and I don't have any question in negative vote count. Anybody (mods?) could say, what is in the ...
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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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How do you thank someone?

How do I thank someone for giving the right answer. I tried to make a comment but I was told I needed a reputation.
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How to deal with reoccuring specific questions not being useful to others

Some questions like "Dualboot some GNU/Linux distribution (mostly Ubuntu) with Windows 7/8" are being asked more than five times a day and are broad in their nature, so I start to think about marking ...
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Can you please review my ban?

I have been banned from asking questions. I went through the post at What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"? My account does not come ...
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How do I turn off the pop-ups that appear everytime I mouse-over a tag?

Title says it all, I find it incredibly distracting and it's frequently difficult to get them to go away once they've appeared. Doubt if it's relevant, but I'm using Firefox on Windows.
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Is Super User connected to askquestions.in?

I posted a question on Super User yesterday. Today, when I google the problem I had, I find my question on askquestions.in. I have never created a user at askquestions. Is there an official ...
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When I flag a post, where does it get sent?

I'm a little confused as to what happens to a post when I flag it. Recently I flagged a question as "low quality". It was declined, and the reason that was given was that "flags should only be used to ...
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Can I claim ownership of my answer to a migrated question?

I posted an answer to question on SO which was then migrated to SU as #215180. At the time, I didn't have an account on SU, but I've just created one and linked it with my SO account. Will the ...
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Should we be able to send users private messages?

This functionality might be here already but if so, I could not find it. If not, I feel that sometimes you want to ask people questions or defend a question. Without spamming the comments, would it be ...
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How can I change the email address associated with my Stack Exchange OpenID?

Any way of doing this, as I no longer use my Gmail account, and can't seem to change the login address to my new one? How can I change the email address associated with my Stack Exchange OpenID?
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Do I get email notifications for favorited questions? [duplicate]

I would like to track questions which I don't have anything to contribute to.
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Why are tag suggestions and votes tied together?

I noticed that a new tag block-chain was created and wanted to add a synonym blockchain to it because I frequently encounter either writing. The latter seems to be the correct one so maybe another ...
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Why is a question on Inkjet refill Off Topic for Superuser?

How do I refill a CD887A inkjet cartridge? My question is on Inkjet Printers and how to refill them with ink(a very common operation). The Wikipedia definition of Computer Hardware includes printers....
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*One* answer gets incomplete "flag" menu — cannot flag as VLQ

I was going to flag this answer as “not an answer” (it’s little more than a bunch of links) when I noticed that the “flagging” dialog box didn’t include the “very low quality” option:                ...
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What happened to the Close queue?

Somewhere in the neighborhood of 600 questions disappeared from the Close queue today. Was there some kind of executive action to clear out certain patterns of questions (like anything older than X ...
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Really cool spambot behaviour

We have a series of spambot questions https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/42353/automate-mac-app-store-installs-upgrades legit question off apple.se https://superuser.com/questions/435721/...
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Odd poster - offensive answer content - what should I do?

Off of this question. There is a user who has now posted three questions I find offensive to the point where I edited them, and flagged for a mod. At this point I'm beginning to wonder what he means ...
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Question about printer interpretation of colors

I have a question about my Super User post: Printer colors differ between ps/pdf draw commands and images Burgi raised the concern that the linked question might be a better fit for Graphic Design. ...
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Windows question closed as duplicate of Linux

How to reorder the files of a FAT32 file system? This question was closed as duplicate; however this does not make sense. The closed question is for Windows, and the supposed duplicates are both ...
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User was removed and I get negative points?

I have this in my reputation tab within my account. Why have I been penalized for a user being removed? Is this justified? To me, the reputation shouldn't be affected.
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Suggested tag synonym: gnupg/gpg

The tags gnupg and gpg seem to be synonyms, its Wikipedia page also says that: GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG or GPG) is a [...]
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Why can't I add an edit summary within the 5 minutes grace period

I edited the body and tags of this question. After I saved my changes, I realized that I forgot to add an Edit Summary. Since I was within the 5 minutes grace period, I just went back to the question, ...
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Extra "Nice Answer" Badge and "Good Answer"?

I've noticed that Super User has granted me two "Nice Answer" badges. Yet I can only see one answer of my own which would appear to qualify. Additionally, I seem to have a "Good Answer" badge on ...
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"not-recognized" - not-required?

Do we really need the not-recognized tag? There's unrecognized which needs to be killed too
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I'm losing my hope for my Superuser t-shirt

Possible Duplicate: Where in the world is my SuperUser t-shirt? My hope for getting my Superuser t-shirt began with the form I filled on April 8th, 2010. Then on May 11th, I asked this question. ...
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How are there two *exact* duplicate questions? (Title, answers, author, date, comments, migration)

While viewing related questions on Meta Super User, I noticed two questions with the same title. Initially I assumed this was a strange coincidence or a bug in the system. But then I realized the two ...
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Synonym request from "system-tray" to "notification-area"

It looks like systray is already a synonym of notification-area (26 questions). However, system-tray (95 questions) is off on its own. I would suggest merging system-tray into notification-area, ...
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What happened with some users reputation today? [closed]

Today something weird happened to my account, I got 4 downvotes on questions in less than 2 minutes. I thought it had just happened to me, but, when requesting for moderator help on chat, I saw that ...
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How can I use grave accents or backticks (`) in a question?

Is there any way to type two back-tick (or grave accent) characters (`) in my question without formatting my text in unwanted way? I know I can enter a grave accent at one place, like this: Alt+`. ...
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Why are my answers appearing on lifehacker?

I had a guy email me about an answer from lifehacker... I thought... Hmmm maybe I did posted there once... Then I looked and I had realized I had posted this on SE.. I looked at the registered user ...
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How can I insert a picture in a Super User question?

I am trying to insert a picture in a Super User question. How can I do that?
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Cannot ask question with Korean in it?

I tried to ask a question about Korean fonts and copied some text directly into the question box. The following image appeared, though I moved the red box beneath the question to make the aspect ratio ...
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Offensive user names

What to do with offensive user names? Offensive posts can be flagged. I don't see any way to flag offensive names. I feel it should be reported somehow, but I don't know where. In my opinion user ...
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Posting Useful Information

Is there a place where useful information can be posted without actually asking a question? For example, while doing some research, just prior to asking a question on SuperUser, I found the answer. ...
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'google-chrome' and 'chrome'

On SuperUser I'm trying to clean up google tags, and I noticed that there are 266 tagged 'google-chrome' and 58 just 'chrome'. Could some please do a batch retag of chrome to google-chrome? Edit: ...
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Diago needs a name addition?

So Diago has been doing a great job as the newest mod to SU. He ruthlessly puts up with endless amounts of non SU questions and promptly closes them. He sometimes gets unfairly revenge downvotes due ...
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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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