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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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The picture on superuser “page not found” webpage, what is its origin?

This picture: from here: https://superuser.com/404 What is the origin of this picture? I am just curious, I tried Bing Visual Search it and failed to find information relevant to its origin. Its name ...
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How can I get the Suffrage badge? The number doesn't change in accordance with the votes I have casted

How can I get the Suffrage badge? The number doesn't change in accordance with the votes I have casted. I have casted many upvotes and downvotes today, on questions and answers of different users, but ...
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New cookie preferences - just what is that black bar, and how do I set it?

They're not asking whether you prefer chocolate or oatmeal-raisin (... we arn't judging but chocolate all the way). SU's one of the early release sites for the new cookie preferences. Official post ...
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Bug report on user reputation leagues

This bug: You see, in the user reputation leagues page, the user named Karu ranked 9th of this month has a +7021 change, however they only have a total reputation of 3896, how is this possible? I am ...
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I think SU has a newbie-biting problem

I was initially going to post this as an answer to Why do certain commenters take a rude tone with new users?, but I think there's a bigger problem here that requires more discussion. Let's ignore the ...
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How can software track [1] how many subscribers to subreddits, [2] if subreddit is private, [3] if submissions are restricted?

I have a question about my Super User post: How can software track [1] how many subscribers to subreddits, [2] if subreddit is private, [3] if submissions are restricted? Update the question so it ...
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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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If I'm on Ubuntu should I post my questions here or on Ask Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Sorry if this is meta. I really just don't know. Is it a duplicate question if I do both? Seeing as I can only post once every 40 minutes it must be considering that I haven't posted anything on Super ...
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Where can I post a Winter Bash test question?

I want to post a test question to either: Gain a Winter Bash hat, or Test a theory about the criteria for awarding a secret hat. Where can I post such a test question?
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Super User logo meaning

There is always a meaning to the logos of certain brands. Does Super User have a meaning to its logo? Take consideration of the look of it.
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Trivial edits of recently closed questions - inform editor of consequences? [migrated]

Having yet again rejected a small edit[1] on a recently closed question because it will kill the OP's chances of it reaching a correct review to reopen, I wondered if it would be possible to inform ...
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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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The edit queue is full at the moment - enlarge number of items?

I have only recently started editing some posts. In the last few days I often get the error message attached as a screenshot or similar messages about a full review queue. The message also appears, ...
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Is asking how to configure an IDE for debugging on topic?

I can't figure out how to configure Visual Studio Code to debug PHP with xdebug. Would it be on topic to ask here? I am looking for a "How to" which actually works.
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Why is a question about ripping TikTok videos off-topic, but a [youtube-dl] tag exists?

Why is the following question downvoted/off-topic: How to save TikTok videos without watermark, with a local Open Source tool? My request is feasible, technically speaking. Proprietary apps do exactly ...
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Superuser vs Unix/Linux vs Ubuntu - revisited

10 years ago at the time of writing, this question was asked: Superuser vs Unix/Linux vs Ubuntu regarding the distinction and overlap of scope between the three StackExchange website. The accepted ...
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How can I find and list the questions that I've previously asked on superuser?

I've at least found the users link where I can enter my member name and see some summary statistics about my account, but I have not yet found a way to find and list all of the questions that I've ...
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Is Super User always this slow to respond or am I doing it wrong? Can I do anything to fix it?

Early this year, I asked about a Windows 7 upgrade from Vista which made my computer unbootable, on an older account (which I can't find any longer). I followed it for a few months; it got ~50+ views ...
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Can I get this question question reopened?

This question Is there any way to check for badblocks that address the two issues? get flagged as opinion based. But it's not. Some guy posted an totally untrue opinion based answer, but I really want ...
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What more info does this question require? [I am not new here]

I posted a question here - Can not authenticate device to use with Windows Your Phone app. It was closed just by saying that it needed more info. What more can I add to this? I think I have made ...
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Asking question about Outlook.com

I asked a question concerning Outlook.com. As I was not sure whether Superuser was the proper place, I did some research and realised that there is a dedicated tag: outlook.com. The tag is relatively ...
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OBS's 4 Downscale Filters do? difference between 4 OBS encoders?

I'm very sorry about No. 1 What is the difference between OBS encoders?, Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they become outdated quickly ...
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A hidden passive-aggressive attitude toward questions

Some moderations to close a question do not make sense here. The reason stated for the closing of question the at the top of the page, for example, says this question needs clarity. The OP has asked ...
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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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Question closed because I don't know what commands I can use on this case

I have a question about my Super User post being deleted: Need a command to find and move (and mix) subfolders (and its content) to another subfolder on the same parent folder, all matching specific ...
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Why is this audit spam?

I just received this review audit in the Low Quality Posts queue. Here is a screenshot: I passed the audit, but only because I noticed that the user who posted it was deleted, so I opened the post in ...
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Can moderators provide deleted comments when a issue is raised on Meta?

I have recently raised an issue here on Meta about suspension for commenting. As comments were deleted and I could not register all of them, some users may ask themselves if in those missing comments ...
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What sort of content does SuperUser want? What is a “useful” contribution?

I tried to contribute on Super User, by: Answering "yes" (with an explanation as to why) to a yes/no question Commenting on an UNSOLVED issue, that has been idle and open for about 2 years ...
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Is there a discord server for superuser or stackoverflow?

is there a discord server for superuser or stackoverflow? I can't seem to find links to any.
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Was my suspension for commenting called for?

I have been suspended last week. No reason or previous warning was given, but presumably it was because of my activity on Tetsujin's answer to "What to do when my Mac is frozen?". Since it ...
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How do I sign out of stack exchange? [duplicate]

Signing up or Logging in is straight forward. You click on the corresponding button at the top-right of the screen. Now how do I sign/log-out? Clicking my avatar takes me to some profile page. And no, ...
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I'm confused… Should I ask this in serverfault?

I have a question about my Super User post: Setting up a VPN server for LAN access over the internet using OpenVPN in linux Should I consider asking this in serverfault?? This question is involved in ...
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Not sure why closed as “opinion based”

I have a question about my Super User post: ACPI thermal zone driver in Windows 10. Not always available My post has factual information we have found and possibility of factual answers to the ...
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Asked valid question, was having discussion in comments, question was suddenly closed with no comment to indicate why

New user logs in through RDP on Windows System and Public\Desktop items don't show up on their desktop? This is a problem that I'm encountering all the time in my environment. Question was closed ...
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Why was I accused of spreading ransomware (and had my question deleted) for asking about stopping a McAfee service?

I asked about how to stop a McAfee antivirus service (where I am an administrator of the computer) in the Super User community. Why was my question deleted as "off topic: not related to hardware/...
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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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Why can’t I login and stay logged in on Super User but can when logging into Stack Overflow?

I have changed my password for the 10th time today on Super User. Every time I try to login in it tells me username or password incorrect in every browser I use. I tried using the Chrome password ...
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Is it opinion based to ask for reasons for a specific technical decision?

Sorry for another "it-is-so-unfair-that-my-question-was-closed-bwaah" question, but hey, it is what it is, so here goes: Today I submitted a question asking for reasons to equip an external ...
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Uploading a spreadsheet for ease of reference

How do I upload my spreadsheet in a question so I can reference what I am trying to do with all the formulas currently working as it is 85% formulas
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InCopy tag creation request

My Super User question here involves Adobe InCopy. I would like to request the creation of a tag about Adobe InCopy. Could we please create such a tag? Thanks!
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Questions to the moderators

This post is addressed at the moderators. In my 11 years on SU I have been suspended two times for one week at a time, for reasons that still today leave me perplexed. My first suspension was when I ...
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Why was this question of mine closed? [duplicate]

Question edited for clarifications. I did not ask for a software license or license recommendation, I asked about the implications. I still haven't got the answer about why the two different close ...
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HTTP status 404 for image on Meta's 404 page

Stack Exchange 404 error pages ('page not found') usually have site-specific images, like this one from the main site: However, the image on the equivalent page on the meta site 404s itself; it leads ...
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My question was marked as duplicate but it's really not

I recently asked this question about a strange behaviour my computer was having. It had recorded keystrokes I've made one month ago, leading to think about a possible malware/keylogger infection. It ...
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Would asking a question about Power Automate be on topic here?

The title explains it fairly well. Would asking a question about Power Automate be on topic here?
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Can I see which Answers/Questions count towards a badge?

Can I see which Answers/Questions count towards a badge? E.g. for the badge "Sportsmanship", can I see somewhere which votes counted towards that badge or would the only option be to ...
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I don't have a negative posting history. Why have I been banned?

I've come here a few times in the past year hoping to ask a question only to be reminded: I dont recall deleting bad questions (and dont have the rep to see my deletions), and I've been using Stack ...
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Are my questions on-topic here, and if so, should a few new tags be created, maybe?

I have a question about my Super User post: How to mount FAT16/32 USB volume on smartos/illumos/omnios? Are my questions about Illumos, OmniOS, SmartOS on-topic here, and if so, should a few ...
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Spam edits by same user

I had two spam edits from the same user in a short interval: on this contribution and and this one (which I rolled back). Despite his reputation he (or she) seems to be a rather difficult user (I ...

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