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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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User vandalized own question - roll back?

This question: Content removed. I do not consent to "AI" scraping Screenshot at the time I wrote this: On other SE sites as well: Rolling this back will return in a tug of war. What to do? ...
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Requesting clarity on edits that update redirecting URLs

I frequently edit posts that include redirecting microsoft.com URLs. My reasoning is generally that a redirecting link today may be a broken link tomorrow, so as long as the redirect has preserved the ...
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Where to ask questions about non-DNS-based country-based website/HTTP blocking?

I am personally interested in who and/or how website/HTTP blocking is done in the case of this question: How is my ISP blocking my DNS query if I'm using DoH (DNS-over-HTTPS)? As I mentioned as ...
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User SS64 updating URLs, but old URLs still work

A user named SS64 is editing several links to the (really good resource) site ss64.com on various posts, changing the path from https://ss64.com/osx/... to https://ss64.com/mac/... The old ../osx/... ...
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Strange behaviour of audit

In first questions review, I've downvoted the following question and I got: What's wrong to downvote such a question?
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I am confused why I failed this audit

I received this audit in the First Answers queue: https://superuser.com/review/first-answers/1243942 I am sure I downvoted the post, and it has in fact been deleted. So why did I fail it?
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Clarification of question's acceptability in advance

How can I check a question's correct place, acceptability and plausibility before posting it on Super User? Is it possible to check the correctness of a question in advance here on Meta Super User? Or ...
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Is this question about automation appropriate for SuperUser?

I'm working on a data cleaning automation task. Every month we receive an e-mail from a specific client with two folders with PDF files attached. My goal is to find a way to download these folders, ...
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How do we improve those banners you see when a question is closed?

For example, this question was closed (and rightly so) for asking for software recommendations. Couple of problems: The fact that the question was closed makes little sense, because why ask OP to ask ...
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Is there an easy way to find out what this site's on-topic and off-topic questions are?

There is no quick and easy way to find what are the topics of Super User, nor what is off-topic The superuser.com/tour: Gives a very (and too) brief information in its first paragraph as to what is ...
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Edit that updates obsolete command-line parameters gets rejected?

Yesterday I came across this Chocolatey answer, but, surprisingly, the proposed command-line didn’t work. I then noticed several comments mentioning that the mentioned command-line parameter was ...
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A weird Web 1.0 nazi site wants help. How to handle?

https://superuser.com/users/1005157/mehdi-saada wants help with his nazi site national-naturalism [dot] org https://superuser.com/questions/1738894/how-to-get-a-base-font-size-on-my-screen-for-my-...
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Can we get a description for the [ole] tag?

Could we ask for the description of the ole tag or its removal? I used the tag in the sense of Object Linking and Embedding in How to compare TIFF files with tags 37680 (0x9330)?, but see http://...
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How can I appeal the deletion of questions? A question was falsely flagged as "spam or offensive," but it was just about school classes

This question got deleted as "offensive or spam": "BUD" (for Android OS) has asset editors, map editors... how to use wireless mouses with this? As "Godot-4" does selects/...
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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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Super User is trialling the new image hosting system

I was informed that we're testing the new image upload system. Practically, other than the URL changing, it appears to be identical. If there's any issues with image uploads, feel free to post a new ...
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Should we enable a banner to warn about our policy on AI-generated content?

As you may have heard, Stack Exchange has announced a new feature: Sites can now request to enable a banner to warn about their policy on AI-generated content. This feature could be useful for Super ...
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What did I do wrong in my question about Windows Update?

I asked the question Windows Update gives 0x80070643 error on fresh Windows 10 install. I provided the steps that led to the issue and the troubleshooting steps I tried to solve it. When people ...
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Google Cloud will be Sponsoring Super User SE

We're excited to announce that Google Cloud will be sponsoring Super User Stack Exchange April 2nd through June 30th, in the United States and Canada. We wanted to give you a heads-up and walk you ...
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So many new spam bots thanks to AI - what can we do?

I keep seeing users like this, the quality of their posts is abysmal: Can we get a captcha or something? Would that help? What else can be done? One of those things where you have to solve a little ...
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Should a question about a bug in software be answered or closed when the bug is fixed?

To give you a specific example, I have asked this question, but then realized it must be a bug in the software and created this bug report. The bug was quickly fixed, but the question itself remains ...
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How do I earn reputation points on Superuser?

I am new here. I am trying to thank (ie: vote up) or comment on existing questions/answers. But those activities all seem to require points. Ok - I need points... but all the activities to get ...
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I flagged an answer as spam, where the user profile contained spam. Why was my flag declined?

My "spam" flag on https://superuser.com/a/1834925/1482432 was declined. Did the moderator not see the username and the profile of the spambot? "Declined - a moderator reviewed your flag,...
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Please, delete my question regarding svchost.exe

I have a question about my Super User post: How to force svchost.exe to run as a single process (Windows 10) I want to delete my question, but I'm unable to delete it because someone wrote an "...
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Is this harddisk question on-topic in SU?

Storage Drive Gone Bad - Ran a HEALTH check on my external drive with HD Tune Pro and REALLOCATED SECTOR COUNT is 4948. Need some advice I feel like this question doesn't belong in SuperUser, but I ...
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I messed up. What can I do? => This is an audit test

I just fell into the following "audit test". It's just a question of somebody saying "I messed up, can anybody help me?", such a question should not be an audit test!
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Manufacturer & Company tags are back. Again

We don't like company-only tags, and there's been various crusades in the past to purge them: Can we get rid of the company tags? Company tag necromancy: The zombie apocalypse! What should the [...
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We need an 'AI generated' choice for flagging answers

I was reviewing some questions and answers and found that one of the answers is obviously generated by a Generative AI like ChatGPT. These kind of AI-generated answers are increasing, so I believe ...
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I genuinely don't understand why this question was deleted when I asked for it to be re-opened?

Several years ago I tried to ask this question about how to make the best of the space in my PC for more case fans. I thought I had put quite a lot of effort into researching for myself and then ...
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“computer enthusiasts” is not a technical or administrative term and should be rewritten or dropped [closed]

This site claims to be “for computer enthusiasts and power users” as of 2024-02-22. A power user can be roughly associated with a user performing system-related tasks, including tasks for many users ...
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Why is a tag too similar to itself? [duplicate]

I wanted to tag this question with variables. When I typed "vari" the only suggestion was environment-variables.  Since the description says "system-wide" and my question concerned ...
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Inconsistent Windows syntax highlighting for Registry [.reg] code

(There is an intentional leading whitespace on code fence code for it to display correctly) Registry [.reg] code used to display correctly, and still does on some questions/answers, however on others ...
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Can we find a canonical QA to close 'will this charger work?' questions against?

We get so many of these, with only minor variations. My google-fu is failing to find one single canonical QA we could use to close these against. Can anyone find - or indeed write - one we can use as ...
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What should I do with a duplicate for which the flag aged away? Should the other question then become the duplicate?

I marked: Disk usage at 100% during startup +16 Asked 10 months ago Modified 10 months ago Viewed 14k times 6 answers: +23, +11, +9, +3, +2, +1 as a duplicate of: Disk usage is always at 100% +1 ...
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Unmerge [msi] from [windows-installer]

A recent edit to the Manufacturer Tags question spotlighted a problem with an old action. Five years ago, the post The msi tag is ambiguous identified that the msi tag was being used for both the ...
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“Please do not vote to close spam.” Why?

On a recent piece of spam, a user (Ramhound) stated: “Please do not vote to close spam.“ Why? Should we just downvote and close as spam? What is the harm in voting to close as off topic? Wouldn’t ...
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Is is OK to ask about unconventional use of GitHub for the purposes of providing tutorials for system administration

My plan to is to use GitHub not for software sharing but rather to host markdown files on GitHub, those markdown files would be serving tutorial style purposes of documentation's on how to administer ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Let's [bypass] usage of this tag

I saw the bypass tag a few moments ago. I think it is redundant. It has no tag wiki. I saw it when a question was asking how to bypass school controls. The tag seemed totally useless in that question. ...
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Allow migration of suitable hardware questions to the Hardware Recommendations Stack site

There was a site proposed in Area 51 called Hardware Recommendations. It is now in public beta and I think it would be helpful to migrate and redirect users with hardware questions to this site ...
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Where should I ask questions about setting up phone systems on Stack Exchange?

If I can’t ask this on Network Engineering or Super User because it’s getting downvoted, where in the world am I supposed to ask this? Please explain how this is off topic. There have been questions ...
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Why do people attempt to discourage long well-written answers by instant AI accusations?

I remember a discussion where people were so sure in their ability to detect AI, when SE decided to not allow dealing with potential ChatGPT answers. What I see in reality, occassionally, is that most ...
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Why were my flags on a meta answer post and comments containing expletives directed at another user declined?

The author of this answer to a meta post literally told OP to "shut the freak up" (only they didn't say "freak") in both their answer and several comments. (The answer is not ...
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1 answer
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Understanding the flawed audit review system

I came across a post, analyzed its content, and subsequently answered, drawing from my own experience of encountering a similar issue in the past. In an effort to provide a comprehensive answer rooted ...
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1 answer
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What's the difference between [windows-defender] and [microsoft-defender]?

There are two tags on the main site which seem to be synonymous: windows-defender (367 Q&As) microsoft-defender (8 Q&As) The latter has no tag wiki or any info attached (not even a brief ...
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Being a scriptkiddy is OK but piracy is not?

I raised a flag on the following question, because the OP wanted regex for credential stuffing purposes: How to mark/delete lines that contain anything that is not letters or numbers after a specific ...
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Audit failed, why is this not opinion based?

I just flagged https://superuser.com/review/first-questions/1224426 as opinion based in the First Questions review. I am struggling to see why it is not opinion based. Who knows what IBM devs were ...
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Recommended "close" vote practice [duplicate]

Seeing a question with two close votes, but no specific comment, why the close votes were issues, I wonder what is the recommended practice for close votes: Shouldn't there be a comment explaining ...
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I have a question ban and I have no idea how to fix it [duplicate]

I'm unable to post questions, but stack exchange does not point out what is wrong with my posts, nor give me good direction beyond "edit your questions". So it expects me to blindly edit my ...

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