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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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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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Retag Request/Tag Merge Request for Super User: 'windows7' and 'windows-7'

The 'windows-7' tag has 1752 questions, while the 'windows7' tag has only 2. Keep: 'windows-7'
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SuperUser organization for new computer build questions?

Ok, I saw another one of these questions come through SU today: https://superuser.com/questions/57798/new-computer-build-questions Valid questions, but they really become out of date and kind of ...
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Multiple Link issue in a Superuser question

There seems to be an issue in multiple links some how. I have 2 links in the question below https://superuser.com/questions/2389/what-is-wolfram-alpha-good-for/2705#2705 The 2nd link is different ...
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What to do when an answer seems like it was copied from somewhere else?

I came across an answer on a question that looked rather suspicious. For context, the user has 1 reputation, with only a few answers on a couple of other sites. The answer in question was posted on an ...
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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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One of those "trick" questions [duplicate]

Just chillin' I was in Review and the below question popped up but in a different view not showing the votes as one of those "test" reviewer questions that grade you based on whether or not it feels ...
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Apparent sock puppet asking repetitive questions

For a bit of background, this is basically a repeat of an incident on Stack Overflow with a related Meta question: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/319065/repeated-questions-from-the-same-op-...
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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 [email protected] to log in as lysdexic on this site and serverfault. I want to change that to [email protected], but I just can't seem to ...
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Suggested edits proposed by an anonymous user?

Recently I started reviewing suggested edits, and while reviewing I found lots of suggested edits were "proposed x hour ago by an anonymous user", this piqued my curiosity, I wonder who this ...
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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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Very low quality flag rejected for link only answer

Recently (Yesterday) my 2 Very Low-Quality flags were rejected for 2 answers This answer which I flagged as Very Low Quality was a link only answer. Are link only answers accepted here on SuperUser? ...
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Would a question about the effect of modified sine waves on the AC adapter for a laptop be on-topic?

I have an inverter that generates modified sine wave output. My newly purchased AC adapter for my laptop is not working (first thing I tried it on was the inverter), and I'm wondering: could the ...
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Why is this user having to suggest an edit on his own answer?

On this suggested edit, the user (same userID) is having to suggest an edit on his own answer. Is there something I'm missing here?
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How can I change my username? I want to change it from user and numbers

Currently my username (display name) is the word "user", followed by a series of numbers. How can I change it to the name of my choosing?
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Review guidelines for new and late posts

I have read following posts regarding review tasks Is it okay to just say “no action needed” if a post in the review queue has already been edited? What are the limits on using the “no action needed”...
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Disambiguating or burninating the [movies] tag

Another update – went through the tag three times now. We're down to 50 questions left. If you still see anything that'd be left tagged poorly, please don't hesitate to fix it. Update after 4/0 on ...
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Is there a way to subscribe to a question?

And thus be notified in my SE global inbox (not email) of any edits, comments, new answers, etc?
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Moderator feature suggestion: Restrict comments for a particular Answer

Feature suggestion Add a new option for moderators to temporarily and/or permanently restrict new comments (e.g., disallow all new comments, or require moderator approval for new comments, by all ...
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Please don't be so trigger happy about closing questions

The ability to close questions as duplicates is great when used properly. However, I believe the community got a tad trigger happy with my question: My question: How to (re)enable the “New” context ...
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How do I view the markdown source for a post?

I was trying to figure out how users markdown a button but I do not see a "view source" button. I could of sworn I've been able to see the source of a post before... somehow. Am I bugging out? Maybe ...
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Shouldn't I get tumbleweed badge?

I have written this question: Is there a quick key command that will switch frames in Flash? and have not gotten answers for a month and only 29 views. I think that qualifies for a Tumbleweed badge, ...
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Is there a way to delete an Imgur image uploaded to Super User?

When using the toolbar to upload an image in a question or the answer to a question, it gets saved to the StackExchange's Imgur account. If the wrong image is uploaded, is there a way to delete it? ...
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Correct the [lithum-ion] tag

lithum-ion is misspelled. Currently, five questions are tagged with this misspelled tag. I propose two solutions: Option 1: Burninate lithum-ion. Just use the more general battery. Are different ...
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Why was this question closed?

Why was this question on Windows documentation closed? It is based on an actual problem I faced, it is answerable and it is about software. The reason given to close it, being outside the scope ...
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Can I see a list of votes for my comments?

Quite often, advice or recommendations are given as comments to questions and answers. Maybe slightly off-topic, does not meet one of the requirements of the question, or to back up someone else's ...
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What events trigger inbox notifications?

Sometimes I get a red number beside the StackExchange logo, telling me of new stuff in my inbox. What events cause this? I know that new answers in my questions get added to my inbox, but what about ....
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How can I browse questions with the Community-Wiki status / label?

I would have thought there'd be a "community/wiki" tab among the question tabs maybe like this: (source: 4micah.net) But alas, no such tab exists. Is there another way to search/browse the ...
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Dark color scheme for Superuser.com web pages

Stylish is a Firefox Add-on that lets you install and manage user styles. User styles exist mainly to change the way things look. They are written with CSS, the same language that web sites use to ...
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Why was my bounty returned?

I have posted this question about a month ago. As nobody said anything, I offered a 50 points bounty yesterday. So I got two answers, none correct. To my surprise, someone returned my points, ...
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