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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Highly strange deletion

Earlier this year (or possibly last year), I wrote a Q about Windows Media Center, which randomly changes the language of descriptions of recorded media (TV): (source: rejbrand.se) The description ...
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What should we do with flash/shockwave questions?

Flash is very much dead, to the point where existing installations are being tombstoned, and microsoft is releasing patches to uninstall it. Any new questions are likely to be about replacing or ...
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Cannot edit a question, because suggested edits are not being reviewed in timely fashion [duplicate]

I found this while reviewing first posts. The reason I cannot edit the post is not that someone has already edited, but that the queue for suggested edits is full. Can the queue limits be expanded? If ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2011 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 2012 What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here? TL;DR -- put images and links in the answers. If they get voted up enough, they will ...
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Rules for this website?

Can somebody direct me to the rules of this website? I had posted a question yesterday and it's closed as "inappropriate for this website." I can't imagine how it would be it was legitimate ...
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Flagging content that is later edited

I posted the same thing on stackoverflow recently. It seems it needs to be posted here too. The problem is that you flag some content that is "flaggable" then the poster edits the post and your flag ...
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Bad user experience - needs looking at

The question referred to was rapidly re-opened, but this meta isn't about one specific question being closed as a dupe; it's about the user experience once that happens. I'm a big boy now. I can ...
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How to share posts if no one is interested and not enough rep for bounties?

So I have this question still lying around with only a single comment showing some special keys, but I'm hoping for an answer that very well suits the aspect of the question. It has been there for ...
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I would like to ask for a revision whether this question could be reopened

I have asked a question recently, which got closed as duplicate: Extra wear of multicore processor when only a single core is used. Is there such a thing? I believe that the post that was suggested to ...
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How was the guy granted 1k+ rep?

This guy has 1031 rep. 1 answer of score 0. 1 badge. Member for 3 days. How?
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Do we need the “used” and “user-friendly” tags?

Neither used nor user-friendly seem to be of much use to me. And while we're at it, is refurbished worth keeping?
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The Windows 8 Challenge has ended, thank you for blogging!

Winners will be announced on the Super User Blog shortly. Please read So you've submitted your blog post... Now what? for guidelines on how to bring your Windows 8 Challenge blog post to http://blog....
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Could we show if someone is typing on chat?

When @ at someone, it would be good to know when he/she types an answer. Just like in popular IMs like Facebook, Gmail etc.
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This question was closed on both hardware sites?

I am really confused why.... this happened. There, the information for the close of the question on hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com was: Technical support request — Questions asking about ...
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What do I do when a question was closed for “needing clarity”, but doesn't state what needs clarification?

I recently asked a question that was closed about 1 minute later due to it needing "details or clarity". However, there weren't any comments in the closure remarks, and there were no ...
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Which sorting superuser use for displaying reputations of users in one page

I have come across this page https://superuser.com/users?tab=Reputation&filter=week and most of the elements look like in sorted order, but some elements are not in sorted order. Is it supposed to ...
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Super user answer copied on another site [duplicate]

Unable to format disk: 'The system cannot find the file specified' answer used here: https://itectec.com/superuser/unable-to-format-disk-the-system-cannot-find-the-file-specified/ Is this ...
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Should the tag Telegram-Messenger be removed?

There currently is a tag called Telegram-Messenger with very few questions for it. Telegram, like WhatsApp is a web app that has a desktop client for it. Although I can see how one would want to ask a ...
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answer converted to comment?

so I've been away for a while, and may be behind in the news-on-the-scene, but I am unclear on the mod/administrative rationale for the activity on this question/answer: Is there any service like ...
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Submit your Blog post for the Super User Contest here:

This is an area were users can submit their entries for 'best blog post' part of the Super User 2nd Anniversary Competition. Feel free to post your submission here in its entirety. Other user can ...
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How is a question defined as “Too Localised”?

This question covers an earlier deleted meta question regarding configurations in a more general way. The official reason for closing a question as "Too Localised" is: This question is unlikely to ...
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Looking for Super User's favourite webcomics! [closed]

What are your favourite computer related comics? And I don't mean "Webcomic A" or "Webcomic B", but which specific comic episode of Webcomic A? I'm trying to wrap up a blog post that would involve ...
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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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Why are questions off-topic for Super User being migrated from other trilogy sites?

It's unbelievable that Super User is still being used as a dumping ground especially for questions not on-topic on Stack Overflow. Latest example: https://superuser.com/questions/194442/recommended-...
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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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The suggestion to create a Tag wiki should be only there if the user can actually create one

Clicking on a tag that has no tag wiki shows the following message atop all questions (except the tag name might differ, obviously): However, clicking on it greets one with Tag wikis can be edited ...
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badge awarded, but I already had it for almost three years

Today I was notified that I was awarded the gold badge for the tag microsoft-excel Only two others have that gold tag badge, and they both earned it in 2019. The thing is, I already earned exactly ...
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why this question get closed on SU which is related to gmail?

Possible Duplicate: Superuser website applications policy https://superuser.com/questions/127516/web-cam-symbol-in-gmail-chat-window-closed This is the reason showing closed as off-topic by ...
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Super Contest Winners: Week 2

This post is to document the week 2 winners of the Super User Super Contest, for the week ending Monday, September 6. Congratulations to our winners this week! Best rookie performance by Shogun and ...
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User spamming - intentional or not?

I feel that a user is asking questions without the purpose of gaining an answer, but to rather link to several other sites. Multiple links in almost all of his / her questions with less then half of ...
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Reopen a question edited by me… is that normal?

Whenever I can, I welcome new users to correct (edit) their questions, write comments and so on, as I believe it is easier for them to learn from a ready-made example. I recently edited this question, ...
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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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Critique my [windows-7] tag wiki

I haven't seen any other tag wiki1 pages on Super User yet, so I didn't have anything to compare it to as I wrote up the new windows-7 tag wiki page. What do you think? If you can edit it, go right ...
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Location of the “( visit meta )” link

Can we please move that link to top right? Like this "log out | about | meta | faq" ? Please? Update: Here is a screenshot
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What is happening to my SU rep? (Or, how is my rep changing before my eyes!)

So today I've had a fair few upvotes, no downvotes - reached 6660 on SU, then went and had some tea. Came back, 6668. Damn, a downvote! Who has offended my honour so? Nobody, apparently. Now my rep ...
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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 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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Korean characters not allowed

For some reason posts or comments with some Korean characters inside aren't allowed. For example in this question it must be worked around using images How to search a Korean word made up of two or ...
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“Latest activity” with a background color on Super User

On other sites, the "latest activity" is a simple link, written the same way as the two previous informations. On Super User, however, this link has a blue background (which makes it finally ...
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Super User website applications policy

I recently asked this question on Super User, and a big discussion arose on appropriate questions. The issue came down to the new verbiage in the FAQ: I had figured that the websites line was just ...
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Why is the comments box obscured by right hand text box?

This cannot be just my browser, Firefox 3.6, so what is causing it? When I click to add a comment, the comment box (just after the first comment seen in the screenshot) extends beyond the center ...
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Wrongly downvoted answer

Here: PowerSpec G419 Missing Bluetooth? The question was easily understood (I had no difficulty understanding it whatsoever) and my answer was entirely correct NOT speculation, and based on ...
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Superuser.com bug with pixel.quantserve.com?

I have noticed this for the past few days, Many SuperUser.com pages simply do not finish loading. I refreshed the page ten times, once it was stuck on "Waiting for www.gravitar.com...", but ...
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Superuser: mass system changes?

If you go to Superuser and scroll down a little, there are many entries with Splattne's name against them. I have gone in and can't see any sort of change, retag, answer or deleting. Is this something ...
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“\n” is printed in superuser.com question listing on profile page

I noticed that "\n" is printed in superuser.com listing on user profile page. I think that "\n" is printed for the questions who have "Have you considered accepting an answer ...

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