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Who is this multiple “unknown (google)” user on SU?

There are a few of them, example: Click on the 'Users' tab and sort by name, they show as "unknown (Google), however they don't show up when you filter the user results. Some of them even post ...
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What happened to my answer? No evidence of vote either

On Friday, I added an answer to Copy installation files that Novell Application Launcher uses on Super User. I also upvoted the question. Now when I check back today, there is no evidence of either ...
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What kind of questions are allowed on super user?

I asked a question on super user about compatibility between windows 7 and sims 2. https://superuser.com/questions/56548/is-it-possible-to-run-sims-2-work-on-windows-7-closed It got closed. Is ...
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Please merge the ms-access tag into microsoft-access on Super User

On Super User, microsoft-access has 13 questions while ms-access has 6. No questions have both tags. Also, two questions are tagged 'access' when one of the above would be more appropriate (access is ...
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Why so many barriers for newcomers on this dicussion forum?

In this age of fluid information exchange it seems odd that a site such as this one, that gives the impression of representing super users, would actually contribute to raising barriers to ...
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virtualpc --> virtual-pc

virtualpc: 1 question virtual-pc: 31 questions There is no reason to have two tags. They mean the same thing.
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Please retag multiple SU tags

There are currently quite a lot of tags that have alternatives on SU. Would it be possible to trim them down a bit? I'd do it manually, but there's way too many of them: vista (37) -> windows-vista (...
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Does the Disciplined badge work on SuperUser?

Yesterday I deleted an answer that had 4 upvotes to this question (the answer was a bit misleading and the OP told me it was incorrect), yet I've yet to see a badge. There has never been a ...
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On which trilogy site does a “meta-computing” question belong?

I posted the question Best Practices for managing virtual personae to SU some time ago and it received very little attention. Maybe this is because it is not the appropriate place to ask the question....
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Why are the tags on my page arranged reverse alphabetically?

I just noticed. They are opposite of what I though they would be!! Have a look: https://superuser.com/users/8829/eskay
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retag-request: [videostreaming] -> [video-streaming]

Retag videostreaming to video-streaming. Same as https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/18601/retag-streaming-to-streaming, but for Superuser. Only 8 questions so far https://superuser.com/...
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Is Super User only for *personal* computers?

What about other computing questions, about things such as PDAs? I guess this is kind of related to Are iPhone, iPod, iPod touch questions computer related (SuperUser)?
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Should we encourage SO and SF users to answer on SU?

I find the quality and quantity of answers on SO/SF to be substantially better than on SU. Troubleshooting questions on SU often get boxed answers from the first few Google hits. Same goes with How-...
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Diago needs a name addition?

So Diago has been doing a great job as the newest mod to SU. He ruthlessly puts up with endless amounts of non SU questions and promptly closes them. He sometimes gets unfairly revenge downvotes due ...
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Super User - Suggest adding an operating system tag

When asking a question on Super User, add a suggestion for users to include their "operating system" when adding tags. It's such a common omission in questions on Super User, I think an extra ...
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Why does SuperUser have such a horrific colour scheme?

I'll give you that it looks fairly unique, but looking like one of those awful Windows 3.1 / 95 themes you might discover a relative using does not evoke "Power User" in me!
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Tag styling on superuser

The tags on superuser has a 3-4 px thick blue border. Because of this, I find lists of questions a bit hard to read compared to stackoverflow.com. The border takes the focus away from the titles, ...
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What “mobile” questions are good for superuser.com?

What "mobile" questions are suitable for superuser.com? If I ask how to configure a certain handset model so that the alarm clock rings in vibrate mode, then it seems to me this is 100% mobile and ...
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Question closed because superusers think Second Life is a video game (it's a virtual world)

I did a total dumbass thing and asked a question on stackoverflow about Second Life. Then it was moved to superuser.com and was closed because it related to video games. I don't see how this was ...
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What to do when a user asks the same question on two SO Family sites and the original gets migrated

This question here was migrated to SU after the OP, listening to a comment left for him, asked the same question there already. I don't have the rep to vote to close on SU, and I flag for moderator ...
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Why are questions moved to SuperUser?

For the last few days now, I've seen some questions either closed or moved to SuperUser. Why is that?
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Should the “monitor” and “display” tags on Super User be merged?

Monitor and display, for practical purposes, mean the same thing, right? I propose that these two tags be merged on Super User. [monitor] × 85 [display] × 35 [monitor] & [display] 7 Probably go ...
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Why are game questions on SU just closed and not deleted?

This is a thought that came to mind after seeing the daily couple gaming questions that come into SU. If the rules state that most gaming questions are not within the scope of the site, why don't we ...
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Please change the commandline tag to command-line

There are 15 questions tagged command-line and 33 tagged commandline. I think command-line is clearer, but the two tags should be rolled up either way.
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Should questions regarding the legality of a website be allowed on SU?

A question was asked on SU regarding the legality of a specific site. Is mp3panda.com legal? Some users mentioned that we can't really confirm nor refute the legality of a website unless we know ...
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Are iPhone, iPod and iPod Touch questions computer related (Super User)?

I would think these devices are computer related enough for inclusion on Super User (I'd even say they were computers). Why are there 50 questions tagged iPod on superuser.com but this one gets ...
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Where's the border between good and evil on Superuser?

We just had a question on Superuser regarding WGA and the risks of ignoring those messages. Now I agree with TheTXI comment: The OP says that he could locate the windows key and try to validate ...
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SuperUser migrated question solution - Check HTTP Referrer

A lot of people have been complaining that they can't read their questions once it's migrated to SU and while I agree that the password is no state secret (it's stated in the blog), most people don't ...
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Incorrect user association to a question?

I find that this Superuser question, Concatenate pdfs without losing bookmarks shows last-modified by "John T" when the question is listed (for example recently active pdf tagged questions), ...
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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 or starting a bounty ...
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Superuser's software says “'cores' are new tags” instead of “'cores' is a new tag” — fixable?

Superuser says to me: Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: * new users can't create tags; 'cores' are new tags Shouldn't this say "'cores' is a new tag"? Just a suggestion.
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“Moving to superuser” closure of threads

I've noticed this for a while, especially on StackOverflow - someone will ask a desktop/enduser related question and very quickly the question will get closed with a comment/resolution of 'Moved to ...
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Retag Request: [windows-backup] -> [windows] & [backup]

Can you retag superuser posts with the windows-backup tag with windows and backup tags? Windows - 435 Backup - 39 I think this would make searching and using the interesting/ignored tags easier.
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SuperUser tags: [nas] vs [network-attached-storage]

I've asked a couple questions on SuperUser that I originally tagged with [nas]. There were a few other questions out there with that tag already. After awhile, one of my questions got the [network-...
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Multiple Link issue in a Superuser question

There seems to be an issue in multiple links some how. I have 2 links in the question below https://superuser.com/questions/2389/what-is-wolfram-alpha-good-for/2705#2705 The 2nd link is different ...
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Merge 'eee', 'eeepc' with the 'eee-pc' tag on Super User

The trademark is "Eee PC", so I assume the one with the hyphen is the best candidate to be the canonical tag. There are only three affected questions, so this one should be easy. All glory to Joakim ...
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Duplicate results in SuperUser Search

I was doing a search over at SuperUser and had 6 / 50 duplicate results of What are the best Excel tips? appear on the first page of the following search: https://superuser.com/search?q=excel+drop+...
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Why does this question belong on superuser?

https://superuser.com/questions/13830 I am not whining, just wondering
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Will it be possible to vote for migrating a question from superuser.com to stackoverflow or servefault?

I know some questions are moved from SO to SU. Will SU moderators be able to do a migration from SU to SO/SF ? (I just dont have enough points to test how migration works myself :) )
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Do we really need a beta period for SuperUser?

The StackOverflow software (if it has a generic name by now, I'd like to know) is fairly mature by now, and most of the kinks have been worked out. What's the point of having a beta period for ...
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SuperUser a WikiFest?

I don't know if it is the new breed of users flowing into SuperUser (I haven't done comparisons yet between the sites), or I'm just clicking into the wrong questions, but it seems to me that an ...
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Why I get different points from upvoted?

My answers on SuperUser get different points from upvoteds. One get 5 points and other one get 2 points. (no downvotes) Why is this happening?
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Do you have any worries with liability on SU?

If not, why not? If so, are there certain types of advice (reinstall for example) that you would not give without disclaimer?
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Superuser homepage answer bug

I was just looking at this post that had 2 answers, but on the home page it said there were 3 answers. Edit: I just went back and the third one is there now, does SU have some kind of timing problem?
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Forbid “Best-Hardware” questions in Superuser

Problem: I calculated that about the half of Superuser's questions are about "Best Hardware" or "Best Laptop for Children" or "Any use sound card these days". Suggestion for an improvement Change ...
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Is the superuser beta invite-only?

I always wished I never missed out on the SO beta, so, I really wanted into the SU-beta party. But there's no application anywhere--it seems to be invite only. This left me...Disappointed. But am I ...
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Increasing “show x items per page” does not working on SuperUser

I wanted to show 50 items per page in the Unanswered Questions page (default: 15). After clicking the corresponding button, no questions are shown (blank left column). Same with the button for showing ...
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Is meta.stackoverflow's engine a competitor for uservoice for 3rd party sites?

Is it better for a 3rd party website to choose StackOverflow engine for user feedback instead of something like UserVoice? Price is a consideration, but I'm interested mostly in how they compare ...
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Can't get past beta password screen from Blackberry

While this only matters for a couple of weeks, it seems impossible to visit superuser.com as it won't go process the beta entrance code.
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Reduce community wiki force threshold to <= 15 answers on superuser?

We are picking up tons of subjective posts on superuser.com so far. One way to mitigate this is to reduce the community wiki force threshold from 30 answers (as it is on SO, SF, and here) to 15 ...

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