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Negative up-vote/down-vote ratio: is it effective mentoring, or too harsh?

Voting on the questions and answers within the Super User community has often been a lively topic of discussion. Our voting tendencies are deemed important enough that during past Super User ...
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Notify on Super User review queues

Is there any solution to notify my iOS devices that new items are populating the review queues?
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A frame challege answer was deleted — “does not answer the question”

I posted an answer to a question. I felt that my answer was an appropriate frame challenge, based on other frame challenges I’ve seen, and on the answers to this Meta question. My answer was then ...
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Why can't I accept/mark the answer?

I had asked a question here in this website, then received some comments as suggestion. Initially I thought it wasn't the solution but then I tried it and I realized it was the solution. 'Help' ...
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Should we bother closing old questions?

The influx of old questions from the Late Answers dump has renewed an old issue. Many of the questions that received these late answers have close-worthy issues, like no longer being on-topic, or ...
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Is providing an answer on previously self-solved questions incorrect?

I added an answer to a question that was some time ago resolved in the comments only, as it just got another low-quality answer, and to have it resolved. It seems that was not the correct thing to ...
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Why was my flag to stop my bounty rejected?

I placed a +50 bounty on the wrong question: Why can't I change Normal Style's 'Style type'?. When I realised I raised a flag requesting the bounty be stopped (and the reputation ...
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Should we pair [unifying-receiver] with other [logitech-*] tags?

Logitech product tags exist in the form of [logitech-*] as outlined by yours truly on the Manufacturer & Company tag meta. However there's currently an outlier, which is the Logitech Unifying ...
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How to see the exact “views” on a question

I have a question on SU that has 1k views. Now, I would like to know if there is a way for all question over 1k to see the exact of views that question got. I think that adding a little button or if ...
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Can we unload [load]?

load is undefined, has zero followers, and currently has 59 questions. These include the following uses of the term: command in various software parameter or setting in various commands data file ...
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(Accepted) answer to a spam question - bot account?

I noticed a question which was apparently spam but was answered by a high profile user (and accepted as the answer). I was wondering what's going on? My first guess would be that the user in question (...
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Strange audit result

In the Close Votes review queue, I got Graphics Card Adapter Is Facing Backwards as an audit question. The question had a colorful history: closed by a moderator as unclear, subsequently edited a ...
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Should a question be closed if the asker mentions they might end up using other software? [closed]

I posted a question about a particular piece of software, and a user voted to close it, with the reasoning that I intend on trying other software. This is the question in question: Does the free ...
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Tag creation request

I have a question about my Super User post: vim | less breaks things (autogenerated header) May the community please create the following tags: bug less Tag #discussion is included because it is ...
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Why is this question downvoted so much?

Why could be a likely reason that this question is being downvoted so much? I tried my best to improve the question (in the Update) but I am still not sure whether this helps. Is there a way to ...
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Formatted text rendered wrongly in question but is correct in edit preview

I stumbled upon a question that has some incorrectly rendered block of formatted text: I wanted to edit and correct this but was surprised to see that in the editor it looks like this (no change made ...
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Why did these comments get deleted? Someone else wrote the same afterward and got over 20 upvotes

I asked this question: How can I check the version of Google Chrome without it upgrading itself without asking me? Someone added a comment saying "why not unplug cable?" (perhaps worded differently, ...
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Editing of recently closed questions

This post is basically to share something I came across on Meta Unix & Linux. Kusalananda♦, a moderator there, posted Editing questions recently put on hold (don't). The gist is something that I ...
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Should we edit out potentially inappropriate content if they might be an important part of a question?

Port 25 not open, how send email? That question might be legitimate, but with part of the email domain contains an inappropriate word, I'm not sure whether editing that out harms the question or not. ...
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How to merge duplicate accounts?

I had an account on StackOverflow and another here on SuperUser. Yesterday, I saw an option on StackOverflow to merge accounts, and I tried to do so. Unfortunately, I probably did something wrong, ...
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Do I need to prove the accepted answer is correct? AKA is my question unclear?

I posted an unclear question that I later tidied up, but now commenters are doubtful that the accepted answer (which was edited when I clarified my post) is correct. I posted a screenshot to prove it,...
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Why won't moderator let me delete my question?

I posted this question which was narrowly focused problem of a larger task. After a few days I had <15 views so I added bounty. Now I've had a couple of people chime in with helpful comments and it'...
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Combining accounts on StackExchange [duplicate]

I appear to have two accounts. Can they be combined? I was directed here with a link and remembered I had an account. I've been poking around to try to figure things out, but find the interface ...
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Are questions related to (Mozilla) Pocket software on topic?

Giving that even after reading other online resorces such as: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocket_(service) https://getpocket.com/developer/docs/overview I still would have some concrete/factual ...
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Can't see why this was put on hold

How to download folders larger than 20GB on Dropbox without a Pro account I have explained my reasoning from the edits and cross-referenced with the help center. One user seems to have a vendetta ...
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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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Same question, different program?

I had a problem that I wanted to solve regarding the program Numbers (macOS's spreadsheet program, analogous to Excel). I found a question that is the exact issue I'm having, but the answer is ...
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Why am I not reunited with my deleted account here?

I accidentally deleted my Super User account. I asked How can I download an age-restricted YouTube video to my computer, free of charge?, https://superuser.com/posts/comments/1733481?noredirect=1, ...
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Why was my question closed? Is VBA on Topic for SuperUser

I recently asked a question about VBA which was put on hold as Off Topic. Pass Case Argument to Sub - VBA This question does not appear to be about computer software … Except it is about using ...
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Ban Criteria - What are the exact business rules?

I have a reputation of more than 10K on some forums but banned from SuperUser! Where can I see the reason for the ban? There are some initial information on that but it did not help. I can see that ...
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Post was edited after I flagged for review

Yesterday, I came across an "answer" that was not an answer, so I flagged it as such. Shortly after, it was edited into an actual answer. The flag was declined with the reason "a moderator reviewed ...
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How do I properly “unaccept” an answer?

I answered my own question then found the solution was incomplete. I unchecked the box and put in a note that I was the author and had moved my comments to the original question. Somebody reviewed ...
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Is anonymous & low rep vote information accessible?

Low rep and anonymous visitors who vote on posts see a message that their vote was recorded, but the information isn't visible anywhere. There is some reporting of this available to a limited number ...
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Blacklist Google?

google (the manufacturer meta tag, see Manufacturer & Company tags are back. Again), was cleaned up a little over a year ago. It stayed dead for almost a year, but starting in July of this year, ...
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I speak [spanish], and [english] too… [duplicate]

The tags spanish and english seem to not have a very clear purpose. Looking through those questions, it seems like most of them could be retagged to translation or localization. They also don't have ...
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superuser - 1 quest… with new activity

Why does superuser display "1 question with new activity" , why not simply 1 new question. What is the significance of "activity" here ?
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Fully dark theme/mode?

Since the whole network is getting a more consistent theming all across its sites, why not adding a dark theme (/dark mode to the theme), as well? It's not just about the ongoing (mobile) "...
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My question was wrongly “put on hold” as “off-topic”

My question is truly clear-cut: Do devices that implement certain machine code instructions (which are an extension to the ARMv8 ISA) exist? (I give instructions for how to check it.) As per the ...
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Announcement: New Functionality

I'll structure this as a question. You have probably seen closed questions that you thought should be reopened, but it didn't happen. You may have chalked it up to community decision. But if you ...
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Top bar is visible through 'welcome back' message

.top-bar { z-index: 5050; } versus #overlay-header { z-index: 5052; } so the overlay should win. Strangely enough disabling the top bar z-index fixes the issue. Another fix is to set the overlay ...
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Upvotes not counted

On July the 7th I gave a well received answer, at this time 85 upvotes but when I look at my reputation I see many upvotes not counted, only 35 are considered. Here is a capture of my reputation page:...
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My question has been put on hold citing a rule that I think I haven't broken. Is there any way to appeal the decision?

I have asked a question on Super User a few days ago. As it is common on the StackExchange family, it's quite an obscure, but very specific scenario, and I think unopinionated, objective answers exist ...
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How to get questions out of the Phantom Zone?

The Phantom Zone In the last few days, I've encountered several questions stuck in the Phantom Zone. Here's the basic scenario: A poor quality question, unanswerable as-is, is posted. It gets ...
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Do we really need multiple [ubuntu]s?

As of now we have: ubuntu-8.04× 23 ubuntu-8.10× 8 ubuntu-9.04× 104 ubuntu-9.10× 433 ubuntu-10.04× 904 ubuntu-10.10× 252 ubuntu-11.04× 206 ubuntu-11.10× 131 ubuntu-12.04× 798 ubuntu-12.10× 94 ubuntu-...
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Alignment issue in the CAPTCHA window

There is an alignment issue in the CAPTCHA window. Some time the I'm not a robot checkbox went out of the modal window. Some time the modal window occupying the full width of the page, it expected ...
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Why haven't I got a notification that an answer has been posted to my question?

I asked a question today. An answer was posted after an hour, but I haven't got any notifications for it. Any updates on this?
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Merge [EFI] and [UEFI] tags?

The tag description for EFI is : EFI stands for Extensible Firmware Interface, and is an updated version of BIOS. It sits between firmware and the operating system in the software stack. while ...
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Acknowledging comments so that they can be removed

"Comments are not for extended discussion" is in my opinion a very valuable thing to imbue in the community. Occasionally I've been on one end or another of the following situation: Person A makes a ...
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How is this question off-topic?

I posted this question yesterday: Native (non-electron) git clients for Windows I know about the off-topic clause and avoiding discussions or seeking recommendations. So I specifically worded it as a ...
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Clean out our [container]

The container tag appears to be too broadly scoped to be useful in its current state. With its oldest question being from 2010, it is used for many different areas of expertise including but not ...

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