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Possible bug with the new image hosting system: PNG images are declared “Too small…” if both dimensions are not equal to or larger than 160 pixels

Preface: While I saw this similar question on Meta Stack Exchange, and the original poster there is complaining about the 160 limit in general. My issue is with the restriction being applied to both ...
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Not satisfied with original formulation of my question — what steps can I take? [closed]

I seem to be in the worst situation on https://3dprinting.stackexchange.com/. On every site, I have gained +100 reputation for the site association bonus. https://3dprinting.stackexchange.com/help/on-...
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Clarification of question's acceptability in advance

How can I check a question's correct place, acceptability and plausibility before posting it on Super User? I mean, is it possible to check the correctness of a question in advance here on meta....
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Super User is trialling the new image hosting system

I was informed that we're testing the new image upload system. Practically, other than the URL changing, it appears to be identical. If there's any issues with image uploads, feel free to post a new ...
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I am confused why I failed this audit

https://superuser.com/review/first-answers/1243942 I am sure I down voted it. And it has in fact been deleted.
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What's the difference between stackoverflow.com and superuser.com? [duplicate]

Can you explain the main difference between Stack Overflow and Super User, especially regarding the types of questions appropriate for each? What are the pros and cons of each in general use case? I'm ...
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Google Cloud will be Sponsoring Super User SE

We're excited to announce that Google Cloud will be sponsoring Super User Stack Exchange April 2nd through June 30th, in the United States and Canada. We wanted to give you a heads-up and walk you ...
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So many new spam bots thanks to AI - what can we do?

I keep seeing users like this, the quality of their posts is abysmal: Can we get a captcha or something? Would that help? What else can be done? One of those things where you have to solve a little ...
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Please, delete my question regarding svchost.exe

I have a question about my Super User post: How to force svchost.exe to run as a single process (Windows 10) I want to delete my question, but I'm unable to delete it because someone wrote an "...
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I flagged an answer as spam, where the user profile contained spam. Why was my flag declined?

My "spam" flag on https://superuser.com/a/1834925/1482432 was declined. Did the moderator not see the username and the profile of the spambot? "Declined - a moderator reviewed your flag,...
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Is this harddisk question on-topic in SU?

Storage Drive Gone Bad - Ran a HEALTH check on my external drive with HD Tune Pro and REALLOCATED SECTOR COUNT is 4948. Need some advice I feel like this question doesn't belong in SuperUser, but I ...
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I messed up. What can I do? => This is an audit test

I just fell into the following "audit test". It's just a question of somebody saying "I messed up, can anybody help me?", such a question should not be an audit test!
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What did I do wrong in my question about Windows Update?

I asked the question Windows Update gives 0x80070643 error on fresh Windows 10 install. I provided the steps that led to the issue and the troubleshooting steps I tried to solve it. When people ...
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“computer enthusiasts” is not a technical or administrative term and should be rewritten or dropped [closed]

This site claims to be “for computer enthusiasts and power users” as of 2024-02-22. A power user can be roughly associated with a user performing system-related tasks, including tasks for many users ...
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We need an 'AI generated' choice for flagging answers

I was reviewing some questions and answers and found that one of the answers is obviously generated by a Generative AI like ChatGPT. These kind of AI-generated answers are increasing, so I believe ...
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I genuinely don't understand why this question was deleted when I asked for it to be re-opened?

Several years ago I tried to ask this question about how to make the best of the space in my PC for more case fans. I thought I had put quite a lot of effort into researching for myself and then ...
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Why is a tag too similar to itself? [duplicate]

I wanted to tag this question with variables. When I typed "vari" the only suggestion was environment-variables.  Since the description says "system-wide" and my question concerned ...
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Inconsistent Windows syntax highlighting for Registry [.reg] code

(There is an intentional leading whitespace on code fence code for it to display correctly) Registry [.reg] code used to display correctly, and still does on some questions/answers, however on others ...
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A weird Web 1.0 nazi site wants help. How to handle?

https://superuser.com/users/1005157/mehdi-saada wants help with his nazi site national-naturalism [dot] org https://superuser.com/questions/1738894/how-to-get-a-base-font-size-on-my-screen-for-my-...
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Should a question about a bug in software be answered or closed when the bug is fixed?

To give you a specific example, I have asked this question, but then realized it must be a bug in the software and created this bug report. The bug was quickly fixed, but the question itself remains ...
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“Please do not vote to close spam.” Why?

On a recent piece of spam, a user (Ramhound) stated: “Please do not vote to close spam.“ Why? Should we just downvote and close as spam? What is the harm in voting to close as off topic? Wouldn’t ...
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Is is OK to ask about unconventional use of GitHub for the purposes of providing tutorials for system administration

My plan to is to use GitHub not for software sharing but rather to host markdown files on GitHub, those markdown files would be serving tutorial style purposes of documentation's on how to administer ...
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Is there an easy way to find out what this site's on-topic and off-topic questions are?

There is no quick and easy way to find what are the topics of Super User, nor what is off-topic The superuser.com/tour: Gives a very (and too) brief information in its first paragraph as to what is ...
Olivier Dulac's user avatar
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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User SS64 updating URLs, but old URLs still work

A user named SS64 is editing several links to the (really good resource) site ss64.com on various posts, changing the path from https://ss64.com/osx/... to https://ss64.com/mac/... The old ../osx/... ...
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Where should I ask questions about setting up phone systems on Stack Exchange?

If I can’t ask this on Network Engineering or Super User because it’s getting downvoted, where in the world am I supposed to ask this? Please explain how this is off topic. There have been questions ...
Anston Sorensen's user avatar
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Should we enable a banner to warn about our policy on AI-generated content?

As you may have heard, Stack Exchange has announced a new feature: Sites can now request to enable a banner to warn about their policy on AI-generated content. This feature could be useful for Super ...
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What should I do with a duplicate for which the flag aged away? Should the other question then become the duplicate?

I marked: Disk usage at 100% during startup +16 Asked 10 months ago Modified 10 months ago Viewed 14k times 6 answers: +23, +11, +9, +3, +2, +1 as a duplicate of: Disk usage is always at 100% +1 ...
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Can we find a canonical QA to close 'will this charger work?' questions against?

We get so many of these, with only minor variations. My google-fu is failing to find one single canonical QA we could use to close these against. Can anyone find - or indeed write - one we can use as ...
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Why were my flags on a meta answer post and comments containing expletives directed at another user declined?

The author of this answer to a meta post literally told OP to "shut the freak up" (only they didn't say "freak") in both their answer and several comments. (The answer is not ...
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Why do people attempt to discourage long well-written answers by instant AI accusations?

I remember a discussion where people were so sure in their ability to detect AI, when SE decided to not allow dealing with potential ChatGPT answers. What I see in reality, occassionally, is that most ...
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What's the difference between [windows-defender] and [microsoft-defender]?

There are two tags on the main site which seem to be synonymous: windows-defender (367 Q&As) microsoft-defender (8 Q&As) The latter has no tag wiki or any info attached (not even a brief ...
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Understanding the flawed audit review system

I came across a post, analyzed its content, and subsequently answered, drawing from my own experience of encountering a similar issue in the past. In an effort to provide a comprehensive answer rooted ...
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Recommended "close" vote practice [duplicate]

Seeing a question with two close votes, but no specific comment, why the close votes were issues, I wonder what is the recommended practice for close votes: Shouldn't there be a comment explaining ...
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Since when are users required to be logged in to ask questions?

A few months ago I asked an anonymous question using an unregistered account on Super User. However I now see a message that you must be logged in to ask a question on Super User. When and why did ...
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Audit failed, why is this not opinion based?

I just flagged https://superuser.com/review/first-questions/1224426 as opinion based in the First Questions review. I am struggling to see why it is not opinion based. Who knows what IBM devs were ...
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I have a question ban and I have no idea how to fix it [duplicate]

I'm unable to post questions, but stack exchange does not point out what is wrong with my posts, nor give me good direction beyond "edit your questions". So it expects me to blindly edit my ...
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Rename microsoft-one-outlook to outlook-for-windows

microsoft-one-outlook seems to refer to outlook-for-windows, see Wikipedia.
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Being a scriptkiddy is OK but piracy is not?

I raised a flag on the following question, because the OP wanted regex for credential stuffing purposes: How to mark/delete lines that contain anything that is not letters or numbers after a specific ...
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Against the "restrictions" tag

So, we have a restrictions tag. I believe it is much too vague and general. Now, true, it has 95 associated questions, but they should either just lose the tag or get more specific tags, existing or ...
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Is this refusal to accept an answer aligned with community standards?

I added an answer to the following question, thinking I fulfilled what the OP expected: Is there an equivalent of a downloads list for attachments saved from MS Outlook? The OP says the answer is not ...
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How is it possible to review 1000 "Close votes" within less than 10 minutes?

Just by accident I stumbled upon a user profile and instantly noticed the high number of gold badges. When looking at the list of badges I wondered how it is possible to review 1,000 close votes ...
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Why was this OP's self-answer converted to a comment?

This post: OrangePi Zero 3 once you have installed and booted a OS from micro SD card you can't eventually boot any different OS OP found out that their issue stemmed from the hardware publisher ...
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Delete Accepted answer, where the consensus is that the answer is wrong

https://superuser.com/a/1685364/603073 The consensus is that the answer I provided is wrong, which on reflection I now agree with. However, I can't delete my answer as it has been accepted. Is there a ...
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What devices can I ask questions about on superuser?

The superuser site topic definition says we can ask about computer software, so long as it doesn't run on electronic devices. Can anyone provide an example of a non-electronic device that runs "...
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I think we should remove the [windows-10-final] tag synonym

Previously, [windows-10-final] referred to non-preview Windows 10 builds (i.e. "final" meaning Windows 10 after its official release, when the preview period was over), and served as a tag ...
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Let's better define a "Hardware recommendation"

While performing reviews, I was asked to review a question that basically asked "Will DDR3 RAM work with motherboard XYZ?". For the purposes of Super User, is this considered a hardware ...
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Where to ask a question about the best "zsh + iTerm2" for Windows alternative

I would like to ask this question (just a draft for now) I recently moved from MacOS to Windows 10, and I need to find a good terminal + bash substitute for what I had on the Mac (iTerm2 + zsh + Oh ...
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Inconsistent tags: .bash-profile (with dot) vs bashrc (no dot)

Problem There is the tag .bash-profile, note the leading dot. Currently it has no synonyms, so the "canonical" tag is naturally with the dot. And there is also bashrc with .bashrc as its ...
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Is a question about a Windows iPhone image type that turns out to be just about settings on the iPhone a better fit for Ask Different SE?

I asked How to browse the iPhone HEIC images on Windows without the automatic conversion to JPG? and found out that the fix is on the side of the iPhone settings. Windows does not play a role for the ...
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