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Need to ask this question. Where do I ask this?

" I have a HP Touchpad with Windows 10 Home Edition. I forgot the admin password. Now I cannot do system restore. After I reboot and hit F2, it takes me to a system information page. I do not see an ...
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Why is my firewall question off-topic?

Question is Block TCP/UDP high-latency connections I thought it clearly fits "personal and home computer networking" category, as listed in Help Center. Other questions on intersection of gaming and ...
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Why is this question downvoted so much?

Why could be a likely reason that this question is being downvoted so much? I tried my best to improve the question (in the Update) but I am still not sure whether this helps. Is there a way to ...
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Recommended file hosting service

I understand that sharing personal file host links shouldn't be endorsed, but there are instances when this is mandatory. The website hosting the file in my question is closed and Internet Archive's ...
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Questions I asked on Super User are appearing on other websites [duplicate]

I asked my question on Super User but when I search on Google I found some other website showing the same question by me or asked by some other user. These are on: bighow.org/42237765-...
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Why is Helpful flag count in moderator election different from my profile

I did happen to find that Is there any particular reason why the flag counter on my moderator election nomination is different from what the flag counter on my profile says? has an answer that states ...
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Non-duplicate is marked as duplicate

This question How can I export & import firefox addons settings is marked as duplicate of this Software to export firefox addons but it is not, maybe it should be unmarked?
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Why isn't shell syntax highlighting working? [duplicate]

I've been all over Meta Stack Overflow and the help pages, and frankly I'm just tired of looking now. I've tried <!-- language: shell --> and <!-- language: sh -->, but I can't seem to get ...
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How do I change my stackexchange login email?

I had signed up with an account. But i do not have access to that anymore. I need to change the login id of my stackexchange account.
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Why was this question put on hold?

Yesterday, I had asked this question: What features are available in Windows 8 Single Language? It instantly gathered a lot of downvotes, and later was put on hold, citing: "This question is not ...
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Where does a users rep on meta.superuser.com come from? [duplicate]

It's not associated with any other stackexchange account and my current rep doesn't match what it should be given my history.
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Get rid of product-rec tag

product-rec looks to be a good candidate for deletion, or do we keep it around as a match for software-rec and hardware-rec?
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Make [blue-ray] a synonym of [blu-ray] and [bluray]

bluray is already a synonym of blu-ray, so why not make blue-ray a synonym as well? (Hope no-one creates blueray!)
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Is the following question eligible for the Windows 8 challenge?

This is a particularly specific question, but I hope someone can help. I posted this question five days ago about Windows 8. I had no idea about the challenge, but now I'm wondering if it was posted a ...
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Re-open request

I asked this question: Switching between non-suspended apps (with alt-tab?) which got closed as duplicate. The orignal question though only details how to switch applications, not now to switch ...
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Can I move/duplicate a question to another Stack site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I request to move a question to a different Stack Exchange site? I have a question on this site that may as well work at, say, Ask Different. Is it possible to ...
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How to add a code block following a numbered or ordered list [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can not use code tag Just a little quirk I noticed when using the Editor. This is bad: This is good: Alternatively, you have to insert a horizontal rule (---) between the list ...
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What happened to the log out link? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the 'logout' link? Where did the logoff link go on the Stack Overflow sites? I don't see it anymore.
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Why do certain commenters take a rude tone with new users?

I saw this question: Video Player code (JavaScript, HTML5 etc), and I thought it might be good to give the person a way to solve the problem, even though it isn't on topic for this website. I've ...
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Should we reconsider changing the minimum rep to upvote?

There's a fundamental problem here now that stackoverflow is branching to all these different specialized sites and that problem is that my reputation doesn't carry over. This is an issue because I'...
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Why are my questions judged as low quality?

When I write questions on Super User, I often find that I am rejected when I click submit after typing a paragraph; including my previous research on the subject, and so on. It says that my question ...
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Why 1 rep users allowed to downvote?

There is a guy who lost it completely. He has 1 rep (seems it doesn't go any lower than 1). His last 'answers' on superuser are extremely offensive and do not add any value to the site. Why is he ...
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Why Such A Small Characters?

Using Firefox 9.0.1 and constantly view SuperUser like this (you can open image in tab or window to zoom-in): Any ideas why?
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Valid answer to question downgraded and deleted with no feedback

A user answered on my below question and the answer was deleted like it was a wrong answer. I doubt that is that the spirit of this platform. How dogmatic and frustrated has someone to be, to judge ...
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Why was my comparison question closed?

A while back, I asked a question about how the Raspberry Pi compares, but it was closed as "Not Constructive". I don't see how. I'll break it down: As it currently stands, this question is not a ...
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What's wrong with this question?

I received down-votes for this question: https://superuser.com/questions/753966/looking-for-a-forum-with-anonymity-support Now my understanding is that it is not a question which has readily ...
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Trying to reach 200 rep, then this bogus? edit rejection

This edit rejection claims that I submitted this with spelling errors. There is no spelling error that I can find. I am at 198. Obviously, I am going to go edit another so I can hit my 200. Is ...
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Safe lubricants to use is not primarily opinion based

Please consider reopening What lubricants can be safely added to a laptop fan? It was closed as "primarily opinion based", but the question is not an opinion-based question: "Are there any lubricants ...
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Why was my question considered an opinion based question?

I got my question closed as an opinion based: Is it really cheaper to use a Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure than to buy a hardware with the Windows OS?. While the question is clearly not opinion-...
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How to enter suggestions

What can I do when I don't have a question but actually some kind of advice for hopefully a number of superusers around there? Should I first ask the question, wait a bit and than answer my own ...
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Question closed which regards unlicensed software, but does not condone it/ask for help with it

I recently asked this: https://superuser.com/questions/991161/why-have-black-editions-been-maintained-for-windows-xp-but-not-for-windows-7?noredirect=1#comment1366799_991161 the question was first ...
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How do you delete your accounts on stack exchange websites?

...and are your questions/answers deleted along with that or are they still findable via search engines or with a URL?
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is this question off topic

I recently asked https://superuser.com/questions/650929/tool-software-to-surprise-during-birthday on Super User. Will the question would be off topic? I have mentioned my problem clear. Normal search ...
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Reopen Closed Question (reason for closing : Off Topic)

I posted the following question on Super User : https://superuser.com/questions/537232/issues-with-htaccess-url-re-write However this is not the original question , the original question seemed ...
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What is wrong with this question?

It is giving me "It does not meet our quality standards." for How do I link my existing account in a website to Openid account, like google account?
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Should not the "low quality posts" calibrated about answers containing just code?

I saw that part of the answers reported in the "low quality posts" are answers that report a command line code, or snippets for a bash script, and some of those answers are up-voted from more than two ...
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Why was this question closed?

https://superuser.com/questions/284021/remove-documents-from-main-library-on-kindle I think this is a legitimate question about a piece of software (the Kindle's OS) which was abruptly closed by a ...
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Sudden Loss of Reputation [closed]

A minute ago I reached 1,512 in 5 minutes from 1,474. Now i am back to 1,474 in just 5 minutes. How is this possible . Please any moderator tell me where I lost my rep. What is happening. Ed: I ...
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questions - flag for closing if question is trivial?

I came across this question just now: How to run a bash script via absolute path? This question is extremely trivial, it's like RTFM or STFW level. Frankly, such questions should not be asked at ...
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I am a restricted user and can't comment on an answer

I can't ask new questions at this point, but have a similar problem that relates to this answer. I also can't sent private messages. Now what can I do? Edit: so how do I add a question? It's strange ...
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Images abducted by ImageShack.us until we pay the ransom

I'm not sure what is involved in the registration of the domain (surely they want some $$). This is the question: iTunes 9 does not show icon in Windows 7 taskbar? Can a moderator register the ...
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A question I submitted as a guest was removed. How can I recover the question, and why was it removed without any feedback?

I submitted this question as a guest, while logged out. For reasons unknown the post was removed. Perhaps it was deemed unsuitable for Superuser or whatever, but in any case I would like to recover ...
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Why am I question banned?

I know that I am question banned for asking poorly-received questions. The thing is though, I don't understand why my questions are bad. Does anyone mind taking a look through the poorly-received ...
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How does one say 'made up slang' and slang in other languages? [closed]

Suppose I need to use or explain a hybrid (english mash-up) word to answer a question. How do I explain this to someone who is not a native speaker?
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Newsletter top question bug

I have just received the newsletter, and one of the top questions was How to analyze a link to figure out the actual link. It said I had answered the question. It's nice I guess, but my answer was ...
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Clarification of on-topic status [closed]

I don't want to pick on Nestor here, as I think his question is good, but I'm questioning whether it is on-topic. Let me clarify that I'm not complaining about flag weight, I promise. However, I ...
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where is my Stack Exchange inbox

I want to delete my account on superuser.com. I received a mail from [email protected] saying: ... We recently received your request to delete your Super User profile. A self-deletion ...
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Could you create the "miller" tag

Miller is a great cli tool to work with structured text data file. The tag description could be: Miller is an open source command line utility: it is like awk, sed, cut, join, and sort for name-...
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Autocompletion getting in the way: yas-snippet-dirs gets completed by adding a period [closed]

I tried to write this answer to a question. Every time I tried to type the variable name yas-snippet-dirs, a period was automatically added after that name, as soon as I typed a space char or a ...
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Where to post my Q which is on hold in this site?

I had posted yesterday this question Whether Internet speed be same in tablet computer as in mobile phone? It's too good to see one answer I received but unfortunately it's put on hold. Please ...
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