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I accidentally edited a question that is not mine, how can I delete it?

I accidentally, thinking it is my question, wanted to update with how the info was going on. I was meanwhile looking at very similar questions to see if I can find any help or update there, this is ...
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Why are some gravatars not rendered?

I'm not sure whether this is a question for Meta (site operation), or the main site (technical issue). But I've noticed it only on this website, so it seems related to how the site is rendered. It's ...
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Announcer Badge Question

I have read over the auto-populated questions (when I typed in the Announcer Badge Question title) and other documentation or help I can find and I have some questions specific to the Announcer Badge (...
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Suggestions re making question less "opinion based"

Can anybody suggest how to make this less "opinion based"? What features are important in a scanner + sheet feeder for old personal documents In particular, I'd like to keep the question useful to ...
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Comment notifications if @ is added later

This is a niggling doubt I've had for some time now, so thought might as well get it cleared up. I often add comments and forget to @ notify someone. If I edit the comment and add the @username later, ...
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Question erroneously declared to be a duplicate

How can I create multipart tar file in Linux? This question is currently number one result in Google for "how to create multipart rar in Linux". The question that they claim is a duplicate is NOT a ...
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When are posts "deleted or otherwise unavailable"?

Several posts for which the Great Answer badge was awarded were erased (for lack of a better term). (post deleted or otherwise unavailable) I didn't think it was possible to completely remove ...
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Spam from Webupon

We seem to be getting an increasing amount of answers linking to the following page: http://webupon.com/web-talk/yahoo-messenger-problem-solution-to-the-blank-im-screen/ The actual link appears to ...
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Re-open request for question 312922

What Can I do to Improve Cable Link/Signal Quality? The author specifically mentions that he has internet connection problems due to this issue. Finally, I present this clause from the SuperUser FAQ ...
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Possible bug with the new image hosting system: PNG images are declared “Too small…” if both dimensions are not equal to or larger than 160 pixels

Preface: While I saw this similar question on Meta Stack Exchange, and the original poster there is complaining about the 160 limit in general. My issue is with the restriction being applied to both ...
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Merge/Synonymise [right-click-menu] -> [context-menu]

context-menu is the correct term for the menu that appears when right-clicking, however we've also got right-click-menu. We should merge them together, and synonymise them.
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The silent tag... dismember and burninate?

The silent tag is used in at least two different contexts , to do with silent-installs and silent-cooling - could we get rid of the silent tag, and replace them with seperate, more accurate tags?
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Burninate the [unlocking] tag [closed]

The unlocking tag seems too generic.
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Is it possible to paste an image from the clipboard into a question or an answer?

When asking a question involving system message boxes I try to insert an image of the message box in the body of the question, instead of just quoting a long message (example). However, the process ...
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Webapps link missing in SU

I can't see webapps link in super user screen bottom section. Same link is present SO, API/Apps. Even serverfault doesn't have this link? I'm not sure about bug tag, still i'm making this question ...
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SU Tag Merge Request: [monitors] to [monitor]

Really just a cosmetic thing, I think [monitors](19) should be merged into [monitor](290). It makes sense not to fragment the tags based on a plural. I guess, as well, this should be added to the list ...
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Where should questions about mobile devices, phones, gadgets, etc be asked?

I was wondering where should I post slightly off-topic questions. As I've read on SuperUser its only about computer hardware and software. Do the various USB gadgets fit in the 'hardware' category? ...
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The Responses tab is not working

Since the last big user-interface overhaul of all Stack Overflow sites a few months ago, the Responses tab stopped working. The Responses tab can be reached directly through the URL of https://...
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How can I stop repeated adverts of articles from somebody that admits he is a rubbish coder?

How can I stop repeated adverts of articles from somebody that admits he is a rubbish coder? I saw this thing pop up: which is a bit tiring because it reminds me of another thing that popped up a ...
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Where can I purchase a superuser t-shirt?

Saw that there were some contests a while ago and I would love to be able to purchase my own shirt as I was not a member of the community when the contests took place. Does anybody know where I can ...
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Tag merge - [disconnect] and [disconnects]

Seems like more or less the same thing, 3 questions on one and 10 questions on the other. I can manually merge if no one objects.
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What the heck does this mean: “Comment reserved for system use. Please use an appropriate comment.”

I just got this message when trying to leave a fairly innocuous comment for an edit on a question: “Comment reserved for system use. Please use an appropriate comment.” The only way I could submit ...
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question body doesn't meet quality standards - how to solve?

I try to ask below question, however however I rephrase it I keep getting "doesn't meet our quality standards" error. How I can resolve it?
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How to do better edits in the future?

When reading such answers, I find it useful to: have the answer edited when an obsolete link is dead (the second link is dead) have screenshots to quickly see how the GUI looks like (the question is ...
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Log in required when moving to SuperUser on iPad?

When moving around the sites on StackExchange using Safari on my iPad (not the StackExchange App), I am fine when moving to any site other than SuperUser. When logged in I can switch sites and stay ...
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What did I do wrong in asking my question?

I asked the following question: How can I "move" Windows Media Player from my Windows 7 laptop to my Windows 8.1 laptop? I looked at the help centre, and I had thought that this question ...
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Is there a way to search for multiple users?

The search function seems to have a limit of one specified user. Say that I want to find a question where I recall that two particular users were posters (say one posted the question, the other was ...
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windows-task-scheduler and task-scheduler are the same [duplicate]

windows-task-scheduler and task-scheduler have the same description. They should be synonyms or merged. This is a duplicate of a request from a couple years ago (Tag Synonym request: [tag:task-...
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"questions have not been well-received" warning without negative or deleted questions

I get the warning "Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more." I am struggling to find any cause for this; I cannot find ...
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How are "close vote review" questions prioritized? Edit / suggestion

When I am reviewing question that are in review to close I most times open the question to read it fully. Sometimes there is a question that already has votes (1) I do my thing (Leave open, close ...
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Tag for blacklisting - for

As a follow-up to https://meta.superuser.com/questions/6059/tag-for-removal-for and as suggested by slhck ♦, am requesting for the for tag to be blacklisted.
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What happened in June/July 2011?

Here are some tracking stats from the last year. What happened in July 2011? SO tracking looks regular, so it's at least not a network-wide glitch. There's a page views peak on July 1st and 2nd. On ...
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Information in Community Promotion Ads statistics

This page contains statistics for the current community promotion ads. Unfortunately, it does not contain enough data for users to judge the numbers that are shown. Are all ads shown equally often? ...
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Should my rep be combined?

I was just wondering if the reputation from both my Super User and Stack Overflow accounts should be combined? On one of them I have 600~ and on the other I have 100. Are they supposed to be ...
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What’s with all the colorful avatars?

I noticed that several moderators have just changed their avatars in a similar style: Is there any backstory behind this?
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Who are the moderators of Super User?

Who are the moderators of Super User? I don't see any moderator presence online right now to close out questions I want closed.
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What to do with a post that contains personal information?

In Howard Butler's answer, he gives out his email address. I was tought in Pre-K not to publish personal information on the internet. Shouldn't there be something in the FAQ that advises against ...
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What does OP stand for?

I know this is a simple question. I see people leaving comments referring to the "OP". By the context of how its used, I think it means the "asker" of the question. Does OP stand for something? Is ...
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What are the criteria for quality standards? Or... How do I get Super User to accept my question?

It seems a rather silly question to ask, but I'm attempting to ask a question on the location of wallpaper files on Windows XP. As always, I've explicitly stated my OS, very specifically spelled out ...
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Why can't I add a bounty to this question?

I've asked this question a few days ago, and while Jeff's answer is pretty cool, it doesn't really answer my question. So I'd like to add a bounty to maximize the chances of getting a good answer. I ...
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Someone caused me to lose reputation with excessive voting on my questions

It is 14:24 here. When I was last on Superuser around 10 hours ago, my reputation was 9147 but now it is 8788. The problem is, yesterday some person gave me votes on my questions excessively and when ...
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Does each Stack Exchange site keep its own reputation record for your profile?

I have a couple of Stack Exchange profiles, according to my various interests of course. I wonder, does each of these keep its own record of your reputation? For example, on Stack Overflow I have 11 ...
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Who owns Stack Exchange?

Basically, I started by visiting Stack Overflow to ask questions, I thought you could ask anything but then realised that it was only for programming and there are sub-sites like: math.stackexchange....
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Reputation Bonus

When I log in into another stack exchange website, I got 100 reputation bonus. I join superuser since the website started, and that time, there is no reputation bonus. My question, will I be able to ...
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Do I have to migrate my question to Stack Overflow?

Hi I posted AHK script is unstable while running, but I got a comment that I need to migrate this question to Stack Overflow. Do I really have to migrate it?
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Why is my question being VTC'ed?

I asked this question on SU: I can't open phpMyAdmin, get error 301 or 500. It got already 4 off-topic VTCs in less than a day. From the popup box: Questions on Super User are expected to ...
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Code block not working

The code block in this question's answer by Bruce doesn't seem to want to be working. This is the result (even after highlighting the text and explicitly clicking the code block button.
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Is it possible to give reputation points to another user?

I was in the process of editing what was a good and eventually accepted suggestion when it was deleted for being just a link. That was why I was editing it, because it was the right link it just ...
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Stepping on someone elses work

I have been working on a question on SuperUser for a user who was having issues with VMWare images and player, but now I am very concerned. All VMware software & their installers fail to start, ...
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Several issues with posting questions on SU.com

Crap title, I know, sorry. But there really are a few weird issues going on. I can't seem to post without a captcha. Ever. Tag autocompletion is flat-out not working I get a submission failure ...
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