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Extra "Nice Answer" Badge and "Good Answer"?

I've noticed that Super User has granted me two "Nice Answer" badges. Yet I can only see one answer of my own which would appear to qualify. Additionally, I seem to have a "Good Answer" badge on ...
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Turn Markdown "code" blocks into plain "preformatted" blocks on Super User

On SU, can we remove the default syntax highlighting? It seems that most uses for the Markdown 4-space-indent-code-block on SU are not actual code, and the syntax highlighting is more of a hindrance ...
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Superuser FAQ note about "websites and web services" is unclear?

Possible Duplicate: Superuser website applications policy I recently had a question on Superuser closed: https://superuser.com/questions/104025/is-there-any-free-forum-software-that-supports-...
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SuperUser retag request: [macosx] -> [mac] + [osx] (diamond mods only!)

There are only three [macosx] questions on Super User at this moment. All of them are closed (migrated from SU to elsewhere), so I can't retag them, nominate them for deletion, or even flag them for ...
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What interface software system is used in superuser?

Possible Duplicate: Which tools and technologies build the Stack Exchange Network? Can't find it anywhere. It looks very alike www.vark.com/community which is the uservoice I've confused it with ...
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Super User website applications policy

I recently asked this question on Super User, and a big discussion arose on appropriate questions. The issue came down to the new verbiage in the FAQ: I had figured that the websites line was just ...
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Super User website applications policy

I recently asked this question on Super User, and a big discussion arose on appropriate questions. The issue came down to the new verbiage in the FAQ: I had figured that the websites line was just ...
Lance Roberts's user avatar
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Could-be-computer accessories on SuperUser?

Are questions about accessories (specifically, MicroSD cards) that may or may not be used with a computer allowed on SuperUser?
Isaac Waller's user avatar
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Why is the comments box obscured by right hand text box?

This cannot be just my browser, Firefox 3.6, so what is causing it? When I click to add a comment, the comment box (just after the first comment seen in the screenshot) extends beyond the center ...
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Terminology issue of computer related questions

This is a purely language issue, but IMHO, it deserves some thought. I don't know how things currently stand on Stack Overflow and Server Fault, but on Super User questions often get closed as non ...
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Merging macbook* tags on SU

On Superuser, there are two tags for the same subject : macbookpro, with 122 hits macbook-pro, with 3 hits That would be nice is someone could merge these two tags to macbook-pro (with a hyphen) I ...
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Superuser.com bug with pixel.quantserve.com?

I have noticed this for the past few days, Many SuperUser.com pages simply do not finish loading. I refreshed the page ten times, once it was stuck on "Waiting for www.gravitar.com...", but ...
William Hilsum's user avatar
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What to do about permanently outdated questions/answers on SU

I like Super User, often I have only to write the title of my question on the "Ask Question" page and the answer shows up in the "Related Questions" Thus I want to keep it great. Computer hardware ...
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High reputation users having trouble understanding Super User?

With about 1 million views a month at the moment, Super User is turning out to be successful, however due to the general audience the concept of a Q&A vs. a forum is still something we need to ...
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I Get "Vote too old to be changed" message but I have not voted on it

Possible Duplicate: “Vote too old to be changed”… but I haven’t voted! I can't vote on this question I get the "Vote to old to be changed" message even though I never ...
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Close not computer related questions on StackOverflow instead of migrating them to SuperUser

Recently the SuperUser FAQ has been updated to be a little more strict on what questions should be asked Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question about … ...
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Asking questions about facebook in superuser [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Official stance on Facebook questions on SU? I wanted to ask a question about facebook in superuser only to discover that almost all questions tagged facebook have been closed....
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"One question to rule them all" questions on SuperUser

SuperUser is haunted by repeated questions on topics as: Antivirus suggestions Virus/Spyware removing Best practices for troubleshooting common problems Best buy guides for hardware and software In ...
Ivo Flipse's user avatar
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Real reputation cap showing wrong on my Recent activity page

I encountered a strange reputation cap behaviour on Super User. I got only 112 today, as reported on my recent activity page, but it has already given me the corresponding badge and stopped counting....
Catherine's user avatar
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Should we close old questions with no more feedback as "no longer relevant", on SuperUser?

SuperUser has a much higher ratio of "personal" question. I mean that many questions are linked to one user only, with his particular configuration. Of course his question can be of help to other ...
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Will iPad be acceptable subject matter for Super User? I guess not?

Will an Apple tablet device (iPad) be a "computery" enough subject for questions on Super User? I plan to get one, and since I've never owned an iPhone or anything similar, I'm sure I'll have some ...
Chris W. Rea's user avatar
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Should shopping and/or hardware recommendation questions be allowed on SuperUser?

I've seen a recent surge in questions asking for recommendations on buying X type of hardware (replace X with mice, GPUs, CPUs, hard drives, flash drives, you name it). Looking at TheTXI's answer here,...
alex's user avatar
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2 answers
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Update the Super User FAQ

With the changes made to the policies recently, and the amount of hits Super User is taking at the moment, I would like to suggest that the current FAQ is updated as follows: Super User is for ...
BinaryMisfit's user avatar
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Retag request: torrent -> bittorrent

15 questions tagged 'torrent' on superuser 48 questions tagged 'bittorrent' on superuser (Only 'bittorrent' is used on SO and SF.)
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What is happening to my SU rep? (Or, how is my rep changing before my eyes!)

So today I've had a fair few upvotes, no downvotes - reached 6660 on SU, then went and had some tea. Came back, 6668. Damn, a downvote! Who has offended my honour so? Nobody, apparently. Now my rep ...
Phoshi's user avatar
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Logging into SuperUser via mobile phone

I try to log into SuperUser from my mobile phone, but it fails. I can easily browse the pages of SuperUser, but when I click on "login" and then select my OpenID account provider, it doesn't work. Is ...
Mehper C. Palavuzlar's user avatar
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Questions about Twitter on Superuser?

Are questions about Twitter (or other web services) on-topic for Superuser? If not, which StackOverflow-based forum should one use?
Thilo's user avatar
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SU Retag Request: [external-harddrive] --> [external-hard-drive]

I asked a question about external HDDs recently, and noticed the hard-drive tag and the external-harddrive tag are totally inconsistent. Any chance of a retag?
Phoshi's user avatar
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Wolfram Alpha not computer related?

On SuperUser, earlier today, Diago closed this question on Wolfram Alpha as not computer related. I fail to see how it isn't computer related. Or how it is different from the several Facebook ...
Macha's user avatar
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SO GreaseMonkey Support - Here or SuperUser

I'm having trouble getting one of the GreaseMonkey scripts that Shog9 wrote to work (The DailyRepLimit tracker). Should I post the question on how to fix it here or on superuser? GreaseMonkey in ...
C. Ross's user avatar
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Retag request: on SuperUser, rename external-harddrive to external-hard-drive

HDD-related tags on SuperUser: hard-drive (291) external-harddrive (91) internal-harddrive (6) network-hard-drive (1) hard-drive-failure (28) hard-drive-image (2) I think the dash-enabled hard-drive ...
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null tag bug on Super User?

This question, as of this moment, has a "null" tag. There are four tag "buttons": linux, tools, "null", and threads. "Retag" simply shows two spaces between "tools" and "threads". Didn't try to fix ...
ale's user avatar
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Superuser: mass system changes?

If you go to Superuser and scroll down a little, there are many entries with Splattne's name against them. I have gone in and can't see any sort of change, retag, answer or deleting. Is this something ...
William Hilsum's user avatar
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1 answer
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Retag Request/Tag Merge Request for Super User: 'windows7' and 'windows-7'

The 'windows-7' tag has 1752 questions, while the 'windows7' tag has only 2. Keep: 'windows-7'
Maxim Zaslavsky's user avatar
2 votes
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Game-related questions on SU [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are video game questions appropriate for superuser? Possible Duplicate: Are video game questions appropriate for superuser? At some level games are still software and ...
bobobobo's user avatar
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Official stance on Facebook questions on SU?

https://superuser.com/questions/73214/facebook-profiles-for-non-people-okay Ok, there are many questions that reference Facebook, but this one seems to be directly about facebook. I need an official ...
Troggy's user avatar
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3 answers
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Unusual Google Sitelinks for "superuser"

If you google "superuser" one of the sitelink options is a user account. Is that suppose to happen?
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1 answer
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Merge tags on superuser [virtualmachine], [virtual-machine], and [virtualization]

I noticed a similar question here, but it seems nothing has been done... On superuser there are tags for virtualmachine and virtual-machine. I think these two at the least should be merged, if not ...
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2 answers
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Who are the moderators of Super User?

Who are the moderators of Super User? I don't see any moderator presence online right now to close out questions I want closed.
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1 answer
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Browers hangs for super user question

Just now , one user posted question : https://superuser.com/questions/68649/help-me-with-my-cisco-ios-config. When ever i am clicking that question Browser hangs for some time and recovered and show ...
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4 answers
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My question disappeared

This morning I posted two questions on superuser.com, 65438 and 65444. The latter, 65444, seems to have vanished. Can anyone please tell me where it's gone to? Edit: the question was about using ...
cometbill's user avatar
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SuperUser question scope

Most of the questions I see or ask on SuperUser are regarding computer software or hardware, but would other forms of technology that somehow connect to computing be valid questions? For example, ...
Maxim Zaslavsky's user avatar
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3 answers
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How to reopen this question? [closed]

I would like to just contact the moderator who closed this question but I don't know how, so I'm posting here. The moderator is saying that this question is a duplicate, but I specifically am ...
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7 votes
3 answers
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Why doesn't Super User work without JavaScript?

Super User says it works best with JavaScript enabled. I would change that message to: Super User does not work without JavaScript. Personally I dislike the JS layer, and switched it off, but then ...
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6 votes
3 answers
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How do you delete a Super User account? [duplicate]

Over on Super User, I logged in accidentally with another Gmail account, and created a new profile. Because of all the cookie/JavaScript/IP hocus-pocus, instead of a decent no-fuzz PHP login, Super ...
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
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Superuser: retag-request for 64-bit, 64bit and maybe x64

On superuser "64-bit" and" 64bit" tags should be aliased into one or the other. "x64" is similar, but may be a slightly different animal for some people, being specific to the mainstream AMD ...
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4 votes
6 answers
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Should we have catch-all questions on SU?

Someone posted this question on SU regarding troubleshooting Ubuntu. The question needs some editing and was posted as a CW, however looking at it the question becomes to generalised when edited, and ...
BinaryMisfit's user avatar
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6 votes
3 answers
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Why is the "Spam" close reason for questions missing on SU?

I just came across a question on Super User I would have liked to close as spam. But looking at the resons for a close vote ... ... I noticed that "spam" was missing from that list. Along ...
Joey's user avatar
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8 votes
2 answers
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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 ...
invert's user avatar
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2 answers
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Reversal badge not available on Super User

I've just noticed that the Reversal badge isn't available on Super User. Is this an oversight or by design? It's available on both Stack Overflow and Server Fault 7th November 2009 Still not ...
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