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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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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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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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Why was my “written by AI” flag declined?

I flagged this answer as AI-written (using a custom flag). The flag was rejected. I firmly believe this is not correct and that this answer (and maybe others) should be removed. The author of this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What could be the reason of a negative reputation?

This question on su got -100 reputation and I don't know why. In its revision history "Community" named user (I think it is a robot :) ) deleted and locked the question. Maybe this is the reason but ...
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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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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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'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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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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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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I don't understand the reputation limit

I love SuperUser.com and I am on it all the time, I do not do it for the reputation but it is a very nice bonus for helping people, that being said - it confuses the heck out of me! I understand that ...
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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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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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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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Best ways to get questions re-looked at?

I recently looked at the questions I had asked earlier and found that they were worded improperly. So I reworded them the best I could. However I have found that when I reword a question (to improve ...
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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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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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Banned for 3 days because of wiki tags - explain please

As I have access to moderator tools, I have tried today, as I do for several years now, to access the "review" section of the moderator tools to which I have access because of my reputation. To my ...
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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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