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Is rep increased if a downvoted answer is deleted?

Sorry if this is a dupe, I couldn't find another with my use case. Let's say hypothetically I answered a question with "XYZ", and the answer was downvoted 2 times. If I then remove that ...
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Where to ask website questions?

For some reason I was under the impression this site was for websites too, but FAQ explicitly says it's not for that. Where can I ask questions about web services? Why do all the website tags (like ...
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Is this question in-topic?

Would it be in-topic to ask if, given the current shortage of MacBooks, I should buy a MacBook Pro 14'' with M1 Pro, or wait until the M2 comes out? I'm not interested in gaming, but I want to train ...
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Does having the same answer as another question automatically make a question a duplicate?

I'm thoroughly confused regarding the the closing of: How to fix wsl2 not opening graphical apps? by a single gold-badge as a duplicate of: How to skip update to Windows 11 on Windows insider program? ...
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Edit request was rejected, approved, and then rejected

I was hoping to get some clarification to help me going forward with future edits. Here is a screenshot of my proposed changes (link the original post here): These are minor grammatical/...
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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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Is it time to update this close reason?

Image & text of the Software recs close reason (just so no-one thinks this was closed already ;)… Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because ...
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Gray Line To Migrate Questions About Similar Topic

I asked the question below: Latest Windows 10 Will Not Deploy Printers Per Computer Users are telling me it should be on ServerFault but on Serverfault I found a similar question that they migrated it ...
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Unreasonable closure of question

Q: TERM value for Windows 10 terminal Who closed this question? How is this question not clear? It looks to me whoever closed this should not have the power to close questions because he is ...
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My question was closed as "opinion-based" despite not being opinion-based

My question Why do SSDs tend to fail much more suddenly than HDDs? was closed by a mod as "opinion-based", despite being in no way opinion-based. It asks for factual reasons why SSDs tend ...
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Could I have answered this any better?

This question was asked, with the key component of the question being how do I review someone else's activity? I answered with a solution, and after receiving comments from the Asker, added another ...
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A proper question got closed down

I posted a question with a lot of details How do I prevent an exe and Powershell on Windows / PC to stop running altogether? But it got closed with the reason "not enough details provided"....
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Add updated tag and change accepted answer or keep aging question as is

I asked a question in 2013 and it was answered sub-optimally with the best workaround available at the time so I accepted that answer. The question recently had a bounty offered on it and someone ...
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How can I use email receipt to trigger Windows 10 processes

My question was closed - not before I had some useful advice from some users - and been arrogantly dismissed. I cannot see the benefit of this site when it allows behaviour that discourages people ...
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Community bot comments might be misunderstood

There have lately started appearing comments on posts such as: Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it's ...
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Can I award a bounty to somebody who solved my problem but did not answer my question?

I asked a question a week ago, asking what I thought was a bizarre problem (but turns out it's not). Two days and no answer so far, I decided to start a 50 rep bounty in hope of seeking answer, as I ...
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How do you gain reputation without asking something?

I'm Talha Yaser, and I need reputation to comment. How do I gain reputation without asking a question on this platform?
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Can somebody of rank create a tag #albert for me?

I am the author of the app albert launcher and want to redirect users in the support channel to this site to ask or find questions. Can somebody please add the #albert, #albertlauncher or #albert-...
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I am confused why this reasonable edit suggestion by a low rep user was rejected by two reviewers

Review: https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/1090627 I am the original author of this answer. The suggested edit by a low rep user looks pretty reasonable to me. To summarise: Measure twice ...
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Why did I receive a "serial voting was reversed" correction? [closed]

I read the resource here, but I don't believe my voting activity aligns with the described behavior: EDIT: attached additional screenshot.
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Is this text on a help article a bug (or something else)?

In the editing help article it says: if(thisSite.Settings.Site.StyleCodeByDefault) { Code blocks will be highlighted using highlight.js. In many cases, the syntax highlighting language will be ...
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Where's the dark theme option?

Stack Overflow has a dark theme option for several months now. Why is the same option not available on Super User? And across all the exchanges.
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Is this answer spam?

I came across this answer in the First Answers review queue which I wasn't sure about, so I was hoping to get some insight from other members of the community. On the one hand, it does kinda-sorta ...
3 votes
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Where did my comments go?

Just today, I had a discussion in the comments in this question and suddenly I realized that all my comments below the question (including a comment below one of the answers) are gone. Now, I know ...
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question closed because a newer question is open

just a got a notification that an old question of mine was closed but I'm confused as to why: Windows photo viewer can't run because not enough memory? apparently closed because it has been ...
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Should the accepted answers be unpinned on superuser?

Inspired by this Stack Overflow now doesn't pin the accepted answer as per this post We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By default, we ...
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The tag [variables] is too similar to [variables]

When creating the [variables] tag, the following dialog pops out: After clicking "Yes, I'm sure", the system throws: So does the [variables] tag exist or not?
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Answers to questions but no acceptance or votes

I've been trying to work up a decent points score on Super User, but it's very difficult. Not necessarily because I can't write answers, but because there seem to be a very high proportion of people ...
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How do I move an ongoing comment swarm to chat when the OP has only 1 point?

I can't find an answer to this and have searched through the matches that I could find with no avail. I have a user that needs my help but the comments have become a storm. I would like to move this ...
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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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Tag request: Prometheus

I'm asking a Grafana/Prometheus question on SU, and I could see there is a grafana tag, but not a prometheus tag. And it appears I need 300 rep to suggest a tag (it should be noted I have over 3500 ...
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No user identified in an answer to this question

How do I pass multiple commands to START in Windows Command Line? no user or options to close, edit etc, whats the deal? No direct link to share either.
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Why asking about computer software is closed as off-topic?

Upgrade Visual Studio 2019 to 2022 for free? this has been closed as off-topic. I just looked at the super user topics article and it clearly says "computer software". Please reopen
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Where can I ask questions about Ubiquiti Unifi devices?

I would like to ask the following. Are Ubiquiti Unifi devices enterprise-grade? I have seen comments on stack such as Unifi/Ubiquiti are not enterprise-grade devices and don’t offer optional paid ...
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Should I accept an answer when it doesn't answer the original question but explains how the question is invalid?

With the situation faced in this question, I want to know the general behavior on Superuser in case the original question is invalid. There is one of the answers that explain very well that the ...
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Are questions about Chromebook apps off topic?

I'm baffled at the closure of Distinguishing between Chrome OS apps and Android apps. How is this about anything other than "computer software and personal and home computer networking," two ...
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Unable to have inline code in a comment when a backslash is before the tilda

When I write a comment, I believe my only option to format as code is to use tildas. But if there is a backslash before the tilda, it seems to escape, and ruin my code formatting. Example: F:\ I can ...
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First Posts queues are frustrating to work through

The 2 main issues with the First Post queue is that it is difficult to do what you need to do, and the controls we do have are unclear and don't appear to actually have much merit much of the time. If ...
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Is it better to ask FFMPEG questions in this section or on Stack Exchange video?

I've noticed only after I already made a post on the new videoproduction/ video.stackexchange site that the official site of FFmpeg's contact page actually points to HERE (Super User site, with ...
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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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Update the spam tag description

When flagging a question, the "spam" radio button has the following explanation: Exists only to promote a product or service, does not disclose the author's affiliation. There are posts ...
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Why was my comment removed?

I asked Why is Chrome using 1.5 CPU cores even though I just started my computer and only opened Chrome (didn't go on any website yet)?, and an answer suggested: The task manager of Chrome tells you ...
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Are questions on the cause of server responses on-topic?

I keep getting a 429 Too Many Requests error when trying to visit Flickr.com. This has been going on for a month or so. I wonder if a question asking after the cause of such an error is on-topic on ...
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Could you create the "miller" tag

Miller is a great cli tool to work with structured text data file. The tag description could be: Miller is an open source command line utility: it is like awk, sed, cut, join, and sort for name-...
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What is the version number of the earliest version of Microsoft Edge supported on Superuser

I was trying to access superuser.com from a computer at work and got a message telling me to upgrade to Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Firefox. At the time I was using Microsoft Edge 42.17134.1.0 ...
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Is superuser.com for asking questions about Python?

I've heard that superuser.com is a place to ask questions related to Linux (Bash Shell). Is superuser.com also a place to ask questions about Python? If not, would questions related to Python coding ...
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Why does the community have such vague rules that any administrator can adjust almost any question to fit them?

I wrote a question about computer hardware. A smartphone (tablet) is a computer these days. However, this question is "off-topic". Let's admit. However, why then there are topics like this: ...
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How do I appeal to the moderator who deleted my answer?

I added an answer to this question: Window in focus doesn't minimize when I click on its icon in the taskbar (Windows 10) I added this answer: for me, this only happened with the Chrome browser ...
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Request to create / enable syntax highlight for M language

We have increasing number of questions about power-query. It would be great to apply syntax highlight for M language code in questions.
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Asking about replacement/change of Micro-USB and USB-C on topic?

I have a small Bluetooth device that is currently in need of a replacement charge port. it is currently using a Micro-USB port, but I thought I might be able to upgrade to a USB-C port instead (purely ...

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