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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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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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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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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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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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Has there ever been a discussion on rating comments and answers?

I find it distracting to read through comments and search for answers and to find people being sarcastic or refusing to address the question as answered. I think there should be ratings on comments, ...
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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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How can I use grave accents or backticks (`) in a question?

Is there any way to type two backtick (or grave accent) characters (`) in my question without formatting my text in unwanted way? I know I can enter a grave accent at one place, like this: Alt+`. ...
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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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Migrating high-quality, off-topic questions to another site in the Stack Exchange network

I recently edited this question, and then flagged it to request migration to Electronics Stack Exchange. My flag was declined by a Super User moderator for the following inexplicable reason: ...
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Unanswered DevOps questions

currently this site has 58 unanswered questions mentioning DevOps. Is there any sense to move them to DevOps SE to increase the chance for an answer?
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It happened again: My question has been closed inadvertently

So it happened again. One of my questions has been closed inadvertently. The folks who have closed it claimed that it is not about hardware as outlined in the help center. However: 1) I have read ...
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Why can I not answer my own question - is this a bug?

Back in July of last year I asked this question. I have an answer I would like to give, but I am not allowed to. At the base of the page, it says: Highly active question. Earn 10 reputation in ...
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Make [procmon] a synonym of [process-monitor]?

The tag description for process-monitor is: Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. while procmon is: ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Cross-posting an answer between AskUbuntu and SuperUser

While looking for a way to activate an X window from the command line, I found two particularly relevant results. One on AskUbuntu and the other on SuperUser. The answers given in both questions didn'...
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How to answer a question that was migrated away, then closed and migrated back?

In this question: my php script does not work, the answer was migrated away correctly to Stack Overflow. Stack Overflow closed the question being unclear as I was adding my answer and that action ...
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Please reopen https://superuser.com/questions/1500436/verizon-ringback-number-for-testing-caller-id

I found a ringback number that works. I'd like to add it as an answer. Please reopen Verizon ringback number for testing Caller ID?.
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What to do when a question is a duplicate of a question from another stack site

Specifically, Can't login on server using ssh [Too many authentication failures] is a duplicate of https://serverfault.com/questions/580753/ssh-aborts-with-too-many-authentication-failures#580864. ...
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How do I log out of superuser.com? [duplicate]

Seems like such a basic function, but I have searched (and searched!) superuser.com and cannot find any way to log out. Or should I just close the browser and clear my cookies? I am having trouble ...
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Automatic change of formatting while we answer [closed]

Whenever I give answers to the questions, my original format of the answer is not maintained. It is changed to all continuous statements all line by lines. So it becomes very clumsy for the reader, ...
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Where do I ask this followup question? Web app or extension development

Reviewing Firefox Extensions - When was it installed? has an answer that with a bit of manual processing answers my question. However I'm not satisified with this solution and want an easy to read ...
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Accused of “targeted voting” (upvoting certain users) - Is the system broken (beyond what we already know it is)?

Today I received a "moderator message" with what seems to be a serious accusation. Quoted in full: Hello, We're writing in reference to your Super User account: https://superuser.com/...
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Close reason for questions asking for code

Wording of close reasons has changed recently. For questions asking code (e.g. VBA macro) without demonstrating self effort I've voted as "too broad" in the past, however with the new wording I'm ...
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Alias nvidia to nvidia-graphics-card

There is no Nvidia tag. Confer, https://superuser.com/questions/tagged/nvidia. It may be a good idea to make nvidia an alias for nvidia-graphics-card.
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What the heck is this invisible question and and answer post?

I honestly don’t know how I got to this thread to even link to it, but what the heck is this about? I also cross-posted this on Meta Stack Exchange because of the sheer oddness of it all and it seems ...
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Logistics for Cleanup Weekend 2

We are having another cleanup weekend. This time we will focus on: fixing the rest of the broken images (most of this work has been completed) cleaning up some more tags The cleanup will last for ...
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Question marked as off-topic

This question marked as off topic because it's "seeking for hardware shopping recommendations". The question title itself makes clear this is an incorrect reading ("Calculating an appropriate wattage ...
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Request to re-open 1275693

It's been marked as too broad but I did some editing and I think I narrowed things down. Here is the link. I've sent flags to moderators to re-open it after my editing but they declined them saying "...
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Strange, garbled formatting on question #154133 'Boot from ISO'

I just encountered the answer to this question and curiously enough my browser, for the first time, shows comments entangled with the bottom of the response paragraphs, like this: I even can't access ...
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Why was this off-topic (resource recommendation) flag declined?

I flagged this question as off-topic, using the reason "Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they become outdated quickly and attract opinion-...
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Trying to log off StackExchange [duplicate]

I was told this is a duplicate and I know people don't like duplicates but I don't know what else but to ask again. I checked the StackExchange icon and there is no log off there. PLEASE I'm so tired ...
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Why am I getting a question ban?

I have only asked 2 or 3 questions and got a ban without that warning. Is my status on other SE sites causing me to have a premature question ban here?
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Why is the header of this site not fixed?

If you go to https://www.stackoverflow.com then you will notice, that the header is fixed and always visible. Why is this not the case at superuser?
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Im Losing a lot of rep to edits that are not really necessary

I'm getting a lot of edits that are personal opinion, like the order of words, where I put links (see THIS example). Is there any way I can not accept the edits? There was also some capitalization, ...

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