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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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Please allow me to ask questions again, after a year of being blocked

I added a bounty to a question, lost 50 reputation points and found out I was no longer able to add comments under the question I placed a bounty on. Because of that I was not able to reply in ...
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Why does SuperUser hide comments without upvotes, even if there are no other comments?

I've noticed on SuperUser that comments without upvotes are hidden by default, even if there are no other comments with upvotes. This is different from SO and MSO. Is this a bug, or the desired ...
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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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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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Why did I have all but one reputation point removed and get accused of spamming?

I was browsing through questions and all of a sudden my reputation on Super User dropped from 16 to 1, this I am sure of, and I can't seem to find a reason why. On the other hand, I think my ...
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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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Why doesn't Super User work without JavaScript?

Super User says it works best with JavaScript enabled. I would change that message to: Super User does not work without JavaScript. Personally I dislike the JS layer, and switched it off, but then ...
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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 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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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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Bounty award allocation while suspended

I noticed the How can I remove DRM from my Kindle books? featured-bounty question but I also noticed that the user account only has 1 rep so I looked at the account and saw it was suspended network ...
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How to unmark a question marked as duplicate?

This question: 0xc000000f BCD error in windows 10... Nothings working was marked as duplicate by several members. I think it is not an exact duplicate as there are differences in Windows 7 and ...
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Has the First Posts review limit recently changed?

I reviewed 27 First Posts today: Then I got a message thanking me for reviewing 20 posts: And the Stats page indicates I've only reviewed 20 items: What's going on here?
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Why was my question moved, and why was it then deleted off of the original site?

I asked a question a while ago on Super User: https://serverfault.com/questions/227152/what-is-a-good-os-to-mess-around-with-xen-dom0 I logged into Super User today to find it had been moved. I don't ...
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Which pro-forma comments already exist for SuperUser?

I'm using AutoReviewComments script and want to customize it like I did for Ask Ubuntu. I'm using https://raw.github.com/askubuntu/ProFormaComments/master/comments.jsonp as remote source.
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Deleting a question asked in good faith without even a comment is rude

The first time I came here to ask a question Windows 7 with low color depth? It was deleted without even a HINT of a comment as to why it didn't fit, how to improve it, no help to edit it to be ...
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When people give good answers to the wrong question

I asked this question last night just before going to bed. In summary, the question was "Why does my browser ask me before it will make an HTTPS connection?" I've got two answers now, but both have ...
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What Privileges Are Available in Meta Super User?

Unlike Stack Overflow Meta (and the main Super User site), Super User Meta does not show privileges available to users when hovering over the username. Are there any plans to add this feature, or ...
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I found a 3-day-old spammer

He answered one of my questions and then I browsed his answers only to find out that he is a spammer. All answers are the same and are commending a shareware. I demand deletion of his account. name: ...
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Reopen request for SU?

Hello, I posted what I thought was a legitimate question on Super User at Why are brownouts so harmful? It was closed almost immediately as not a real question with the explanation "This is not a ...
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Please retag multiple SU tags

There are currently quite a lot of tags that have alternatives on SU. Would it be possible to trim them down a bit? I'd do it manually, but there's way too many of them: vista (37) -> windows-vista (...
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How to deal with answers I cannot check anymore?

Since I asked https://superuser.com/a/1282119 I reinstalled my computer from scratch, therefore I cannot test the answer(s) provided. How should I handle them? never accept any, since it's not tested?...
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Is Skype on-topic here?

I wanted to know if a question about Skype or related software would be considered on-topic. If not, what applications are?
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Login in with myopenid

I've used myopenid for login in to the stack exchange sites, but is going to get closed soon. It seems to be already at low maintenance mode, and barely works. How can I change the way I log? I've ...
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Gmail Blocked, Now How to login Gmail using credentials in stackoverflow?

My gmail is blocked in my firm and I have my SO login with my gmail account, so can someone suggest how can use my same gmail account to login to SO?
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How can I request to move a question to a different Stack Exchange site?

I have a question that would be better off on Stack Overflow, but I asked it here. I've added an edit asking it to be moved, but it's still here. How can I request for it to be moved?
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How to change my open ID to use a different google account

Hello superusers, The title says it all. I have been using email1@gmail.com to log in as lysdexic on this site and serverfault. I want to change that to email2@gmail.com, but I just can't seem to ...
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More comprehensive documentation of markdown available for comment boxes

Is there a comprehensive list of what markdown elements can be used in comment boxes? I only recently discovered that the shorter format for links actually works (whereas the longer format doesn't), ...
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"Our system has identified this post as possible spam" - Audit

I'm a bit confused about what I just saw and would love to get some clearification. I was just doing post reviews and came across an answer that had written above it: Our system has identified ...
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Can I ask a question here if it is not already asked but the answer is in the internet?

I have the question below: How to change the default path of the Skype for business's received files. Where can I find the settings to change the default path? skype-for-business I can find ...

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