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General moderators' strike

Open letter here: https://openletter.mousetail.nl I haven't decided what I think about this yet. It seemed fairly apparent months ago that technical support was a prime target for ChatGPT et al., and ...
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Looking to learn from this, first time I edited question (other than in-lining an image or some typos)

I got some criticism for editing a question. I personally don't think I mutilated the question but others may feel differently. Original question: I am trying to find a long-term method of storing ...
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Why was my “written by AI” flag declined?

I flagged this answer as AI-written (using a custom flag). The flag was rejected. I firmly believe this is not correct and that this answer (and maybe others) should be removed. The author of this ...
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How can I further improve my freezing laptop question?

Commenters suggested me to address their comments in my main post and I think I did. However, I have received 3 downvotes so I guess my question still isn't up to the mark. How can I further improve ...
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For un-logged-in users on SU meta, the sidebar heading has no exclamation point- inconsistent with other sites

For users who aren't logged-in who are visiting a per-site-meta, there's a box on the sidebar that tells them that they need an account to use meta: (Most sites use 'Welcome!', Server Fault is the ...
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ChatGPT - what do we flag as?

How do we best flag [fairly obvious] suspected ChatGPT answers? Do we need to flag for a mod every time, or spam… or…? These are usually already attracting human attention - comments underneath, a ...
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Should the CSS for H1 be changed here?

I was a bit surprised to discover that using headings is considered "yelling here" (see edit here). I'm familiar with the idea that ALL CAPS is yelling, that's common across the internet ...
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Software recs - better user guidance

There are many software rec questions on meta, involving correct tags, how to ask etc, but I can't find one that covers this aspect. No matter how well a user follows the guidelines in How do I ask a ...
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Are multiple accounts at superuser.com allowed?

Are multiple accounts at superuser.com allowed? When clicking on the symbol with the question mark I only found information on merging multiple accounts in one.
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I was serial downvoted, please reverse them

Today I asked a question, it received two downvotes and was closed. Fine, I deleted it. But right after that, my five most recent posts were downvoted within one minute, for no reason at all. The ...
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Middle Sidebar Advertising

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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Make [on-hold] synonymous of [closed-questions]

I kindly request to make on-hold synonymous with closed-questions "on-hold" was a wording used between 2013 and 2019. Nowadays, it's used "closed": on-hold has no tag wiki and has ...
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Use of [moderation] in Meta

TL;DR: Should moderation be added to questions about the general practices of using moderation privileges in Super User? Could it be better to create a new tag, i.e. "community practices" or ...
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Don't post "never happened to me" answers

I'm seeing these every now and then and I have some thoughts to share. As always, feel free to disagree. I feel pretty strongly about this, but I'm open to discussion. If the answer you're going to ...
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Can someone provide an explanation as to why this question was closed as Off-Topic?

https://superuser.com/questions/1780499/how-to-apply-change-to-auto-correct-setting-on-onenote-for-the-web-persistently The only thing I can think of is if it was mistaken for a question about a ...
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I would like to search my own question, even though somebody has deleted it

Some time ago, I have asked this question, and the comments contain the information I was looking for. Later on, that question has been deleted by somebody else. Now I would like to be able to search ...
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How to dispute a rejected edit?

https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/1185211 My edit got rejected with “This edit deviates from the original intent of the post. Even edits that must make drastic changes should strive to ...
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We'll may need to fix up some images due to changes in imgur policies

As per the main meta post - there's a risk of images hosted on the 'main' imgur instance (as opposed to the stack exchange one) being deleted due to changes in their TOS. Images uploaded anonymously ...
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Is Community-Bot Useless?

If I am right then the community bot is next to useless because it commented that my answer was unclear. I don't see how it could be any clearer? Do you? Let's duke it out! If the bot is wrong, please ...
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Can we allow both back-slashes and forward-slashes in Stack Exchange mark-down language tags?

I like that the super-user site supports a limited subset of HTMl tags. One of the supported HTML tags is <kbd> tags for keyboard text. Given that Stack Exchange mark-down language is not HTML, ...
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Have answers been removed from this question?

If I remember correctly, there used to be three answers to my question, Do I need a special cable for this SSD?. One answer was bad and was downvoted. The other two were similar to each other and both ...
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Why are there only few choices for flagging inappriopriate site of the network?

Only these 5 are available. I feel like some common options are missing, such as https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com, which gets confused a lot because there are a lot of older recommendation ...
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Questions about cross-platform mobile apps

I see and understand that questions "about mobile phones" are off-topic here. That's fine. That makes sense to me. And I've seen: Are questions about use of mobile apps on topic here? Where ...
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What to do with "Opening local document files in Google Docs" from 2009

Please bear with me. I'm asking this because I'm got an edit ban because several of my lasts suggested edits were rejected. I'm guessing that people don't want that google-drive be removed from newer ...
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Account locked after I deleted questions that attacked griefer?

Several of my questions attracted griefer who bombarded the comments with nit picks, so I deleted them, now my account is locked from making new posts because the question that are left are boring and ...
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Bumping old questions happens too frequently (afaik)

At some points during the day, especially when the Americans go to sleep, there are more bumped old questions than new questions. I can't remember ever seeing someone write a decent answer for a ...
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How do I start from Super User, and zero in on a particular Super User user?

There is a user in Superuser named "Rounit". This link shows a contribution of his in Superuser: Indirect Function in Excel Now if I try to find him in Superuser site, I first go to: https://...
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How do I disply a list of all Super Users who have not been active here for more than a certain length of time?

I had seen a clever solution to an excel problem online which brought me to Stack Exchange's "Super Users" service. But I have forgotten the user's name as well as the excel problem that I ...
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Are questions marginally related to games off-topic in any case?

I posted a question about how to investigate a crash in a Windows application. It was rejected since the application was a game. I kindly ask you some clarifications: gaming questions are off-topic, ...
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How do I get my question reopened?

My question was closed because it was not worded properly. The helper box prompted me to edit my question but it is still closed. I'm unable to find instructions on what to do next to get it reopened.
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Viewing change history to questions on superuser.com

Question As a regular user (i.e. not the OP or subsequent editor), is it possible to see what changes were made to a question (or one of its answers) on https://superuser.com? Example In a search for ...
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Chrome flagged superuser.com as "dangerous"

I don't know if this is from some global blacklist or if it's unique to my machine, but Chrome just popped up this annoying warning when attempting to visit superuser.com: Not sure if it matters to ...
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Convert external image links into inline pictures?

Is there any function to automatically convert external image links into inline pictures? Or am I required to download them to my machine first and drag and drop them somehow onto the posting?
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How to verify my email address on Stack Exchange sites (e,g. Super User) or check its verification status?

On Super User I changed my email address under Email Settings. It sent me a verification link: "Confirm your email address - Super User". When I click the button [Confirm your email ...
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Should this question about Google Chrome be migrated to Super User from Stack Overflow?

It is suggested in a comment in a question on Stack Overflow that the question Prevent Google Chrome unloading or discarding tabs? should be migrated to superuser. I am not sure if that's correct, ...
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What if a community wiki grows into a monster?

Disclosure: I am knowledgeable about data recovery, I do data recovery for a living, I am part of a group of 20 or so data recovery professionals with who I share tips, knowledge etc.. Please keep in ...
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Why no way to object to deleted post by moderator?

Presently there is no way to question a moderator decision to delete a post. Not even a comment is possible. I think this puts too much power in moderators and brings frustration to the post author. ...
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Slogan/motto/credo/goal/summary of site next to logo

This video (“Uncovering Stack Overflow's TOXICITY” which is about SE being toxic to newbies) got me thinking. I agree that the FAQ is too long and hard to find on most Stack Exchange sites, and it ...
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What do the different colours of the comment flag mean?

Why do the comment flags have different colours in the screenshot below? what do they mean/indicate? and why do they change colours when the page is reloaded? The answer is not obvious to me, because ...
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Add the URL to a site recommendation question from Meta SE about Wordpress to [wordpress] tag excerpt

Tl;Dr: Is it OK to add the url to Where should I ask WordPress questions? (Question from Meta SE) to the wordpress tag excerpt? The reason is that while some questions about Worpress might be on topic ...
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Do we still do 'general' questions comparing technology?

Well - at some point in future, budget allowing, I'd be looking at getting new monitors. When I got my current one, It was basically TN and IPS in my size range. Since then there's a lot more ...
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How can I improve my first question?

I have a question about my Super User post: How to create a PXEboot for tails OS? I'm new to this site I find very helpful and of very good quality. How can I improve my first posted question?
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Finding hard to fit into right site between Super User and Web Applications

This is addressed to the OP of How to wrap lines of code in Rstudio IDE? in relation of the following comment I am lost. My questions are migrated between Super User and Applications back and forward....
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Are “evolving answers” supported on Super User?

Preface: I believe that this question is somewhat in line with this other Meta question about troubleshooting questions in 2023. While calling out another user who chronically posts “answers” (such ...
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Should we rename zoom tag to zoom-windows

There are so many posts in the suggested-edits review queue where users are constantly correcting these tags. Mainly removing zoom and adding zoom-meeting. My suggestion is to rename zoom to zoom-...
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My post was unfairly closed

I asked a question about my internet abnormality. Bad internet connections running my program but most speed test results are normal except for one I explained How I discovered the problem. How I ...
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How to fix an unfocused post, that I thought was pretty well focused

I have a question about my Super User post: Is it possible to write a cell as an "Accumulator" of conditional values? (Google Sheets) I need help understanding why my post was closed. I ...
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What to do with a question about a script for Windows XP that became a list of different types of scripts

How do I set the desktop background on Windows from a script? from 2008 has 8 answers, the OP usercard shows the OP user name but not a link to their profile. It hasn't an accepted answer. none of ...
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Reviewing questions including "is there a script" about userscripts

Tl;Dr: I'm reviewing open questions about userscripts. During this review I might suggest edits and flag posts. The intention of this post is to share my current ideas about the edits that I think ...
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What details do you need? Or please stop voting to close as “Needs details or clarity”!

Not only the flag but also the close reason is utterly useless by itself. If you cannot be bothered to leave a comment explaining why you think the question is unclear or which further details are ...
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