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Why has my post on SuperUser been copied to onooks.com?

I asked a question about an issue with Cisco Webex desktop application. Issue with Cisco Webex When I was doing further research I found that within a short amount of time the question had been ...
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Can I get my day counted for the Fanatic Badge if i'm logged in from the android app

I'm going to be away from my pc for quite a long time and I'm going to be able to use my phone instead, and I'm a fan of the site. So as stated above, does my day count if I'm connected through my ...
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(Robo-review) Can my edit please be approved?

https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/962137 The question is quite old and it has been closed a long time ago. Therefore, the edits will NOT push the post into the queue. The OP rejected it ...
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After I select a Multi-level List, why must I click on “Numbering” to apply that List to subsequent paragraphs?

Why did Mokubai unilaterally close After I select a Multi-level List, why must I click on "Numbering" to apply that List to subsequent paragraphs? (why Word highlights "Numbering" and not "...
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This question was incorrectly closed as off-topic

This question is not off-topic. Specifically, it is a question that might be asked by a computer enthusiast, about computer hardware, computer software, or personal and home computer ...
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Continuous overuse of moderation rights

Occassionally I come upon a question which seems rather obvious to me, but was nevertheless closed as either "not focused enough" (example 1) or "unclear what's being asked" (example 2). Well that's ...
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Are there ever any Superuser or SE site “meetups”?

Are there ever any events where Super User, Stack Overflow and/or other SE site members meet up and exchange hello's, discuss stuck keys, errors messages and the like, or generally engage one another ...
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Bug report: similar questions scroll problem

When I create a new question, enter a title, then scroll the "similar questions" window, the text scrolls while a copy of the text stays fixed. See the screen recording. This is on Firefox, Macos 10....
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Why was NAA flag on link-only answer declined?

I just flagged this answer:      Text: Have a look at this article: Unicode Easy Keyboard Layout for XKB as “not an answer” because it is a textbook1 example of a link-only answer.  What’s ...
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Can I ask here a question about MS office?

Can I ask here a question about MS Office Word? (specifically about Multilevel list)
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Is Zoom video conferencing tool on-topic for superuser?

I saw a tag but only linked to 4 questions. If not this site, where please? I am trying to find out more to help connect older and more vulnerable people in our village during isolation!
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Asking about websites recommendations is allowed behaviour or breaks any rule?

There is certain explicit functionality I'm trying to get and that used to be available at a given website. Offline now but maybe there is a replacement or another one that serves the same ...
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Request to reopen question 986199

My question on the main site: How much data (MB) does a one-hour Zoom call use for each participant? was closed for being "not about computer hardware or software". According to the FAQ (What topics ...
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How do I log out of superuser? [duplicate]

I logged in to superuser to uprate a good answer, and I prefer to log out of sites before leaving them for my (and their) security, but I don't see any "Logout" button in the title bar or in any of ...
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What is the difference between the file-types and filetype tags?

What is the difference between the file-types and filetype tags? Is it best to leave them as two separate tags or merge them together?
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My question was closed unfairly as 'not clear'

I have a question about my Super User post: Old HDDs aren't being detected — even in the BIOS — on my computer I asked the above question about HDD, but my question was closed as, 'Needs details ...
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Why was my question closed as “off topic”?

My question was closed as off topic. The only feedback was the boilerplate: Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Questions seeking product, service, or learning ...
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How old is superuser.com?

I just went to superuser.com and noticed that the yearling badge ( Active member for a year, earning at least 200 reputation. This badge can be awarded multiple times. ) hasn't been awarded to anyone ...
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Need help with Watch Tag Issue

I was in a post, I put my mouse over an item to click, I clicked and at the same instant a Watch Tag popped up and I clicked it instead. How do I clear Watch Tags - that is, how do I reset them?
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Are questions about problems with a Fitbit on topic?

If I had a problem with my Fitbit, would it be on topic to ask about it here?
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What is the difference between Super User and Stack Overflow?

I'm trying to understand the difference between Super User and Stack Overflow. What kind of questions should I ask here and not on Stack Overflow?
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List of all tags from all StackExchange sites?

Is there a site that will give me a list of all tags from all StackExchange sites so I know which site to post a question on? Or is there a meta site for all StackExchange sites?
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Can/should we do anything about old “unanswered” questions being bumped when they have an answer?

Previous questions have dealt with similar issues: 1. Is there anything we can do about ancient questions being bumped? Conclusion I: Valueless questions getting repeatedly bumped is a problem. They ...
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Since when were command-line tools off-topic?

I previously asked this question on Meta to query the overzealous closing of this SU question as a duplicate. The moderator who initially closed it, without justification or explanation of the ...
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Silently deleting comments: Not Cool Super User!

So, someone deleted a couple comments I made in response to someone else's comments. There was no messaging to me about when or why. That is totally uncool. This is cencorship, pure and simple. Yes ...
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How can I most productively check for overlaps between ETF holdings?

Why was How can I most productively check for overlaps between ETF holdings? closed? I explained my attempt in point 1. How can I explain more if I don't know what to do?
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Please reopen my question

On MacBooks, is there a difference between "Low battery" and "You are now running on reserve battery power"? I would like this question to be reopened.
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Need to ask this question. Where do I ask this?

" I have a HP Touchpad with Windows 10 Home Edition. I forgot the admin password. Now I cannot do system restore. After I reboot and hit F2, it takes me to a system information page. I do not see an ...
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Why is my firewall question off-topic?

Question is Block TCP/UDP high-latency connections I thought it clearly fits "personal and home computer networking" category, as listed in Help Center. Other questions on intersection of gaming and ...
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Was this answer deleted? Can I see it?

On October 28, 2019, I got an e-mail with a link to an answer to a question I had posted. The URL of the link is long and complex, but redirects to: https://superuser.com/questions/1496261/how-do-i-...
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Did my question about keyboard mapping get deleted?

I recall asking a question about keyboard mapping when transitioning from linux to mac a few weeks ago. I did get an answer, but I now cannot find the question. Perhaps I didn't ask it on this forum ...
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How can I stop repeated adverts of articles from somebody that admits he is a rubbish coder?

How can I stop repeated adverts of articles from somebody that admits he is a rubbish coder? I saw this thing pop up: which is a bit tiring because it reminds me of another thing that popped up a ...
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How can I convert SEC EDGAR Form 13F into Excel?

Why was How can I convert SEC EDGAR Form 13F into Excel? unilaterally closed? Prof David Postill wrote Update the question so it focuses on one problem only. This will help others answer the ...
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Why was this access question closed as off topic, and what community would be better suited for it?

I posted this here earlier, but it was closed as off-topic. I figured since it was access related, which is software related, this was the best fit community. If that is not the case, could someone ...
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Why was this hardware-recommendation question closed as off-topic, and how could I improve it?

I have a hardware-related question. I want to know whether and how Thunderbolt 3 connectivity can be added to my PC setup. This answer says that questions regarding computer hardware can be asked on ...
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Why is this hardware-related question off-topic here? [duplicate]

I have a hardware-related question. I want to know whether and how Thunderbolt 3 connectivity can be added to my PC setup. This answer says that questions regarding computer hardware can be asked on ...
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Are upvotes retroactive?

I occasionally hit the upvote button on a helpful answer in a community where I don't have upvote privileges. I get the message pop up that says my upvote has been recorded, but will not be displayed ...
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When should additional information be an edit vs a comment vs a separate answer?

Should links and excerpts from relevant documentation be an edit or should they be a comment or should they be an separate answer? Sometimes I find a helpful answer with a great example of the use of ...
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I'm unable to report a potentially malicious comment on Super User

I stumbled across a comment on Super User with a bit.ly link to a Google drive containing exe files: It actually looks fairly innocuous in its context, but VirusTotal gives a detection result of ...
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Make question about Java MaxHeapSize more focused

This question about Java MaxHeapSize was closed because it needs to be more focused. How can it be made more focused? "Needs more focus" is defined here as "has many valid answers (but no way to ...
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Ending my tenure as a superuser moderator

To the superuser community, I have officially submitted my resignation as a superuser moderator to the community team. I would like to thank everyone who I have collaborated with over the years &...
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Basic questions being used to garner disproportionate amount of upvotes

I've recently noticed a trend of users asking the most basic, low-effort questions only to be met with a ton of upvotes, often along with the subsequent answers. This question and subsequent answer ...
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Valid answer to question downgraded and deleted with no feedback

A user answered on my below question and the answer was deleted like it was a wrong answer. I doubt that is that the spirit of this platform. How dogmatic and frustrated has someone to be, to judge ...
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Seriously consider removing the “no software recommendations” rule, or stop moderators from abusing it

You encounter a specific computing problem. You search for a solution everywhere and don't find one. You spend a considerable length of time writing a well-thought-out, researched, eloquent and ...
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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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Please offer guidance as to why this edit was rejected

My purpose in asking this is to better understand what is wrong so I don't repeat the mistake. I came across the following question, in which the author crafted an extremely complex, in-depth ...
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My account should likely be deleted

Everything I have done in the last two days has been closed, wrong or deleted. So truly, as my days are becoming here a waste of my time. You are welcome to delete my account as that would likely be ...
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shouldn't a spam post not bump a post up after the spam post is removed?

I notice this old thread How can I migrate mails from Yahoo! Mail to Google Apps? got bumped up it got bumped up because a spam post was made. the spam post was removed but it remained bumped up.
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How do I get feedback as to why my question was flagged and closed?

I posted a question which was flagged as off topic and then closed. Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they become outdated quickly and ...
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How to get back to removed comments (particular case)?

I've asked a question and now, that I get back to it showing to a colleague of mine, I notice that portion of the comments have been removed. I'd like to see those. That would support my claim of ...

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