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Korean characters not allowed

For some reason posts or comments with some Korean characters inside aren't allowed. For example in this question it must be worked around using images How to search a Korean word made up of two or ...
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how do I view revisions to a question?

how do I view revisions to a question (presumably including tag changes)? do I need a certain rep amount, if so how much?
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What kind of syntax is used to specify a button?

I see people use it but I do not see it listed in the markdown help nor in the toolbar. Looks like this:
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Why are game questions on SU just closed and not deleted?

This is a thought that came to mind after seeing the daily couple gaming questions that come into SU. If the rules state that most gaming questions are not within the scope of the site, why don't we ...
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Are questions about Smart TVs on-topic?

I want to ask about audio codec support of a (fairly recent) smart TV. However - this is somewhere between a "computer" and a plain-consumer-electronic device - even if it might actually be ...
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What the heck is this invisible question and and answer post?

I honestly don’t know how I got to this thread to even link to it, but what the heck is this about? I also cross-posted this on Meta Stack Exchange because of the sheer oddness of it all and it seems ...
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Is SuperUser Not the Right Place for Visio Questions?

I noticed in checking SuperUser that lots of Visio questions were popular and had multiple answers between 2009 and 2011. However, a quick scan shows that Visio questions asked after 2014 have rarely ...
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Split off [split]

The tag split is used for lots of things and not used consistently for anything. It has been planned to make it go since 2014. Can we burn it now?
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My plea to re-open or migrate the question regarding contacts management

I asked this question: How do I manage contacts from multple accounts (twitter, facebook, gmail, etc,.)? which was then close as 'Off-Topic': Questions on Super User are expected to relate to ...
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Burnination and Synonyms Part III (hopefully the last one)

For burnination: sell simple solidworks (rare misspelling) student stuck (worthless as used now) superuser subjective support system (burned, but replaced with system.exe for those who need it) ...
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Incorrect migration of post (to Android Enthusiasts)

I have a question about my Super User post: Issues in communicating via IPSec (StrongSwan) between an Android client and its gateway (IKEv2) The day I had posted my question, the moderator David ...
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Community user voting

Under what circumstances does the community user upvote answers? As a side note, why does it not have the civic duty badge?
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Please burninate multiple tag

multiple does no good and brings in multiple! problems. Please burninate it.
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Chat doesn't think I am logged in

I have used chat in the past but now it prompts me to login, but I am already logged in (via Google). If I run the help page tests every single one passes. Current PC is an Acer laptop running ...
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We'll may need to fix up some images due to changes in imgur policies

As per the main meta post - there's a risk of images hosted on the 'main' imgur instance (as opposed to the stack exchange one) being deleted due to changes in their TOS. Images uploaded anonymously ...
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How to search for duplicates efficiently?

In my experience the search box in Close as duplicate dialog is almost useless. For example we have a canonical malware removal question. Its score is 454 as I'm writing this. It has over a dozen ...
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Where to post my question about AWS use

I posted a question Amazon Mechanical Turk Command Line Tools - A JNI error has occurred on SuperUser based on this StackExchange Meta question Best Stack Exchange site for asking about Amazon AWS ...
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How to handle a suspected troll?

Consider the question What are file systems? - there is no indication of what research the querent has done, and punching the title into Google generates a bunch of links to sites (including Wikipedia)...
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Bypassing new user restrictions?

Look at revision 4 of this question. How was the user (with only 1 rep) able to insert images? (He claims a mod has granted him image posting privileges.) Looks like he copied over the stack.imgur....
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Huh ? Can't Post Image

SuperUser says that I can't post an image, and gives this reason... This shows my current level. Huh ? Both screen caps were taken from the same screen without reloading.
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SuperUser has wrong answer in one of its tests

I was just volunteering some time reviewing First Posts, and SuperUser presented an answer regarding not Broadcasting SSID's. The answer was technically correct, but very misleading. I took my time ...
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Oops, I think I managed to dispute my own flag!

So, funny story: I was reviewing Late Answers earlier this week, and came across this one: It looked more like a comment than an answer, but I wanted to see the other answer referenced here just to ...
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Somebody wants to buy my account on SuperUser.com

Somebody wrote me an email because he saw that my account-reputation on SU has risen much in the last month. He wants me to make an offer so he can buy it from me. I am not sure if this is a serious ...
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Would this be an appropriate space to ask about the use limits of a software license?

I was wondering about the prevalence of "for business" and "for personal" use software licenses and how enforcible they are (specifically in the UK and EU but in other English speaking jurisdictions ...
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Why I'm not able to comment for this question when other user with 1 rep can comment

In this post already a user with 1 reputation(at the time of asking this question) has commented but when I tried to add comment, its showing "You must have 50 reputation to comment". Why am I not ...
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Someone downvoting my questions

I just noticed that somebody went through some of my recent questions and downvoted them silently. I understand that my questions may not be the best on this site, but along with a downvote I ...
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Criteria prohibiting asking further question on stackexange sites

I was going to ask my another question on superuser.com but instead of the question form I was informed by the message Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. I don't know ...
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My question disappeared

This morning I posted two questions on superuser.com, 65438 and 65444. The latter, 65444, seems to have vanished. Can anyone please tell me where it's gone to? Edit: the question was about using ...
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What happened to my answer? No evidence of vote either

On Friday, I added an answer to Copy installation files that Novell Application Launcher uses on Super User. I also upvoted the question. Now when I check back today, there is no evidence of either ...
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What's happening when I try a search on the number of comments?

I wanted to see articles that had no comments and no answers. I did this search and some of the results that came up had some comments. The question that had comments was How to make a busy file not ...
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Lost reputation, but can't figure why

Yesterday I lost 10 rep. I can't figure why. -3 yesterday -------------- +5 10:46 upvote How does formatting works with a PowerShell function that returns a set of elements? +2 09:41 ...
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How can I move a question to another SE site that isn't on this list?

I see I can flag my own question and click as off-topic to be able to move it to another site but I only see a few sites in the list: In my case, I want to move a question from Super User to the ...
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Why do old questions without any apparent activity get marked as active?

Why is it that some old questions will show recent activity yet when looking at the question page, nothing indicates any change? For example, How to combine with openvpn, dynamic-ip? has its last ...
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Question view count shows zero despite having an answer

How is it possible that a question can have zero (0) views and yet also have an answer? Doesn't having an answer mean that there was at least one view?
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What happens when we see "Votes cast by those with less than 125 reputation are recorded, but..."

When casting a down-vote with less than 125 rep you will get the message Votes cast by those with less than 125 reputation are recorded, but do not change the publicly displayed post score. I am ...
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Are you allowed to ask follow-up questions or duplicate questions if there were no satisfactory answers?

Are things like follow-up questions or duplicate questions if there were no satisfactory answers, permissible on this site?
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Is SU (or any other Stack Exchange site) an only English-speaking community?

Passed this question on SU Comment autoriser toutes les application du windows store ainsi que le windows store a passer le fire-wall and this question came to my head. Is SU (and SE by extension) ...
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How do one appeal a rejected suggested edit?

For example my addition to answer was rejected because "it changes too much". But I really think that this change adds useful info, not offtopic and complements the answer. I don't think it's good to ...
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How to reply to a user about something off topic without derailing a comment thread?

Since I started using Super User a short while ago, I've been wondering how to comment on a user's attitude, spelling or similar without getting into a long off-topic comment thread which doesn't ...
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what ways can I make one new line in a post?

what ways can I make one new line in a post? And what is the sense in the fact that pushing enter and starting a new line, doesn't create a new line when the question or I guess answer is submitted? ...
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where to ask about website CMS, like wordpress SU or SO?

Wordpress is technically computer software, but it is also programming and development. So where should I ask a question about a WP plugin on SO or SU?
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How do you delete a Super User account? [duplicate]

Over on Super User, I logged in accidentally with another Gmail account, and created a new profile. Because of all the cookie/JavaScript/IP hocus-pocus, instead of a decent no-fuzz PHP login, Super ...
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How to mark good comments that are left as answers by new users

While reviewing, I feel like I come across some great comments that users leave as answers due to there lack of privilege. Is it better to: Flag it as "not an answer" Mark it for moderator review, ...
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Warned about ban from asking - is deleting old "0 votes" questions a good idea?

I have received the warning that I may be blocked from asking on SuperUser SE. I searched the Meta Stack Exchange help site, and also questions already asking about it, to find out what is the ...
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Did I just close a question as a duplicate all by myself? I'm not a mod

Regarding this question: Wifi Speed for WRT54G Wireless Router I thought I was just voting to close it as a dup, and I probably wasn't paying close attention to the UI strings, but it seemed to close ...
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Are there some penalties or drawbacks for having declined flags?

I'd like to know of there are some penalties or some other kind of drawback for having declined flags. I ask this because when I find something in questions or answers that I consider to be worthy of ...
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I can't mark two answers correct, so how should I curate this nugget of knowledge?

I have collated both answers into a new answer, but don't want to give myself the points or kudos for getting a correct answer when I'm just clarifying two answers? Hope this makes sense: see here: ...
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How do I gain reputation in SuperUser if my questions never get answered?

I am trying to become an active user in this community, but the question I have asked has become a tumbleweed, and I don't have enough reputation to upvote any answers to other questions. Looking ...
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Appropriate site for question about Google Groups?

I was about to ask a question on Super User about problems I've been having accessing Google Groups, but then I noticed that a lot of questions on that site having to do with web apps were being ...
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question closed because a newer question is open

just a got a notification that an old question of mine was closed but I'm confused as to why: Windows photo viewer can't run because not enough memory? apparently closed because it has been ...
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