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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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Tags problem for Superuser

Uservoice was discontinued, so I come here with this. The concept behind superuser is somewhat different than that of Stackoverflow and Serverfault. Questions about software are often limited to a ...
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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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Is downvoting link only answers acceptable?

Related: Ban lmgtfy (le me google that for you) links Based on the Why is linking bad? question as well as Are answers that contain only links really good answers? question, is it acceptable ...
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Why aren't there any SuperUser users with a Beta badge?

Why aren't there any SuperUser users with a Beta badge?
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Merge tags driver, drivers, and device-driver on SU

This is a simple retag request: Merge driver, drivers, and device-driver. driver is the most common, so they should probably be merged into that. Actually, as a few people have pointed out, ...
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Tag name not viewable when doing search on superuser

When doing a term search on superuser.com and it switches the term to a tag. If the tag is a tag you are following, you can't read the tag text unless you hover over the tag. The tag get places under ...
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Should questions concerning specific websites be allowed on Super User?

It seems appropriate that questions concerning the usage of different software go to Super User, but there seems to be a bit of confusion as to whether or not questions asking about specific websites (...
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Why isn't SuperUser on twitter?

I have one habit. Every time I stumble upon a good site, I bookmark it and search it on the Twitter. As I joined SuperUser. I searched for "superuser" on Twitter to follow it. But the search yielded ...
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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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Geographically limited or country-specific questions

I was wondering (prompted mostly by this: Where can you buy a generic (no OS) desktop PC?) about questions that are, to some extent, bound to a specific geographical area. These include, most notably, ...
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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 ...
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Vote for Super User Moderator [poll]

As the Super User semi-private beta comes to an end this coming Tuesday, we need to elect a final community moderator for the site. Remember, we’re looking for a good moderator; someone who is above ...
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Are smartphone questions permitted on Super User?

The Super User FAQ states that superuser.com is for asking questions related to computer hardware and software. Is asking iPhone or android questions allowed? EDIT: Maybe the real question is: do we ...
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Asking about specific software on SuperUser?

How open should SuperUser be to questions that are very specific to a particular piece of software? Example: Lately I've become somewhat of a 'power user' of Paint.NET. It's a fantastic piece of ...
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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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merge [shortcut], [shortcuts] and [keyboard-shortcuts] on superuser

On superuser we have [keyboard-shortcuts] x 34 [shortcuts] x 4 [shortcut] x 2 I was thinking of changing the 6 ones labeled shortcuts and shortcut to keyboard-shortcuts as this would be the least ...
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Possible bug in inserting link over selected text

I experienced a bit of really weird behavior on superuser this morning. I created a new ticket, and in that ticket I had made two links. The first link I added after typing some stuff, and I made it ...
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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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Can we darken the followed links on superuser just a smidgen?

The links on large text (either followed or unfollowed) look fine, but the small link text for a followed link is a bit bright for a white background. I don't have a suggestion for a replacement ...
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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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Why does SuperUser hide comments without upvotes, even if there are no other comments?

I've noticed on SuperUser that comments without upvotes are hidden by default, even if there are no other comments with upvotes. This is different from SO and MSO. Is this a bug, or the desired ...
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Super User bio background

On SO, and MSO, on a user's profile, the section on the right used for the bio has a grey background. On SU, it does not. The text is just on the same white background as the rest of the page. Yet ...
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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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SuperUser tag image truncated

I just got done posting an answer (to this question) in SuperUser and noticed that one of the tags seems to have lost its edge in the image: missing image removed I'm not sure if that is related to ...
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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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SuperUser shows far too many badges (I wish!)

My SuperUser Account is now showing that I have 30 badges, but I only have 7 or so. I've tried logging in and out .. not helping. While I don't mind having 30 badges listed .. are there even 30 ...
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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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What is the standard term for a USB flash-drive/pen/thumb/stick?

There are several questions, particularly on Super User, which refer to the use of these drives but there isn't a standard term in use nor a standard tag. Though SU has 'thumb drive', it is not ...
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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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Blockquotes styling [closed]

Well, it appears they've been revamped (after some here mentioned they were a bit too subtle.) What do you guys think of them now? Too pronounced? Perhas the blue bar should be washed out a bit more......
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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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Change virtualmachine and virtualdesktop to virtual-machine and virtual-desktop

I've seen many multi-word tags without hyphen in superuser. The last ones being virtualmachine and virtualdesktop. Should they be changed this way?: virtualmachine => virtual-machine ...
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Page Not Found when submitting edited answer

I'm trying to edit this answer of mine over on SuperUser, but when I save the edits, I get redirected to a SU Page Not Found page. Some notes: My edit is just adding a link to the page (and ...
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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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What sort of ewok questions are allowed on SuperUser?

I thought SuperUser was intended to be very generalised, where almost anything goes. From the blog: If your question has to do with computers, it will be allowed there. But then again, so are ...
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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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Why was my question on Superuser changed to community-wiki?

How do I set up SSH so I don't have to type my password? It's a specific question with a specific answer. I thought community-wiki was a ghetto for "Must-have super-awesome for $FOO" type ...
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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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