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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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What does it take to gain reputation on superuser.com?

I've asked a couple of questions. I've answered a couple. But my rep is still at 1. What gives? I'd like to start commenting and up voting. And why doesn't rep span all the sites?
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Does bounty apply to a CW question?

On this question the OP opened a bounty, however the question is Community Wiki. Should bounty's still apply to these questions? Edit To clarify I am trying to determine if the bounty will actually ...
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Javascript on Superuser...

Is anybody else experiencing no-javascript on Super user? No ability to add comments. No ability to see live-preview of markdown. No ability to run any jQuery code from Greasemonkey...
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What could be the reason of a negative reputation?

This question on su got -100 reputation and I don't know why. In its revision history "Community" named user (I think it is a robot :) ) deleted and locked the question. Maybe this is the reason but ...
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Are video game questions appropriate for superuser?

Or is it time to create another site? questions could be general discussion or tips/tricks
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superuser tag prerequisites

should questions on SU have a tag prerequisite for being either hardware or software, as all questions in theory should fall into at least one or other of those categories? quite a few Q's are ...
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rep points not working?

My rep on superuser shows 101, yet I have 11 upvotes, should it not be 110? Is there a delay before it shows up? I have not noticed the same on SO or SF.
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Why are people making up tags when we have one?

People are making up new tags to mean the same thing. There needs to be a definitive tag for each meaning. Search for "multi" in Tags. Find: multiple-monitors x12 multiscreen x3 multi-monitor x2 ...
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Superuser Bug: "teacher" badge assigned with downvote

I gave 5 answers on superuser. One has been downvoted, and apparently no other answer has been upvoted, so I currently have only one downvote. Despite this, I've been awarded the "teacher" badge, ...
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Superuser color is really really bothersome and fatiguing

I can't look at that site for too long. It's not the ewoks or the questions - it is the color scheme. Please make it possible to browse that site for more than a minute or two To elaborate - the ...
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1 answer
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Superuser: You won 'Necromancer'?

A few of us on Super User have won Necromancer. Judging by the number of days SU has been opened, and the days required to qualify a question for Necromancer, I wouldn't think this was possible.
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Upvoting an answer on superuser.com not incrementing vote count correctly

Criteria for rating LCD monitor quality On the above question, I upvoted a couple of answers with 0 vote count and the count was not incremented, but the uparrow highlighted. Being confused by ...
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5 points on upvote?

I only got 5 points on superuser for an upvote. Any ideas? I haven't met my limit yet.
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Answer should have been changed to wiki

When the question for my answer here was changed to CW, I think my answer should have been made CW as well.
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Microsoft related Retagging

I've noticed some alternate tags that should be cleaned up. The first one listed for each of these should be correct (unless I don't know of some other naming convention). windows-7 windows7 windows-...
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Badge border is cut off in Chrome and Opera, fine in Firefox

I just noticed this at the bottom of this question on SuperUser: Chrome 2.0.172.33 As you can see it looks like the text of the tag overflows the right border of the tag, thereby cutting it off. The ...
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5 answers
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maintaining superuser signal to noise for new users

SuperUser has been open for beta for a very short time and already the flurry of questions is overwhelming and vast. There is a lot of noise (i.e. "Must have...") and very little signal at this point ...
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Potential Bug: See who voted last?

I replied to a question on SuperUser here. The problem came in when I went back to the SuperUser home page and looked at the question, it showed an update by someone else, however apart from voting ...
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SuperUser.com blocked by corporate firewall

Due to the questions regarding gaming and consoles on the SuperUser site our corporate firewall just blocked SuperUser as a gaming site and completely blocks access. How do you convince your IT team ...
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Super User's Internet Explorer tagging convention

So far questions on Super User are being branched off into separate tagging conventions with regards to Internet Explorer. ie internet-explorer ie8, internet-explorer-8, etc. I am posting this to ...
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Superuser color for followed links

I can't seem to determine which questions I've browsed to on superuser based upon the coloring of the link. As far as I can tell (maybe I'm color blind), there is no difference between the coloring ...
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SuperUser Tagging Question: Software/Hardware/Product Recommendations

On SuperUser there are lots of questions which are looking for product recommendations for various purposes. These can range between hardware, software, or other types of products. Right now there are ...
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Superuser bug - daily vote limit reached

I've noticed an asthetic bug on SuperUser - I'm not sure if it affects any other sites. Basically, I've reached the daily voting limit, and clicked on the vote up button. While an error was received, ...
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9 votes
4 answers
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Please change the "0 Answers" style on SuperUser

The "0 Answers" style on SuperUser looks horrid/out of place. You know the one I'm talking about, the big burgundy box of badness.
Joel Coehoorn's user avatar
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2 answers
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superuser openid query text is misleading

Superuser gave me this error when I tried to login: This is an OpenID we haven't seen before: openid text here Do you want to create a new Super User account with this OpenID? (If you want to ...
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4 votes
1 answer
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Remove Moderator Notification Limit during SuperUser Beta [closed]

I agree and respect the Moderator notification limit on the site for flagging content. However during the SuperUser Beta can this be lifted. There is a few questions that need to be reviewed, and I ...
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Help Define SuperUser.Com

Jeff Atwood recently suggested that the community begin to help develop some guidelines as to what should be allowed on SuperUser.com so that it doesn't become the great big "catch-all" of computer ...
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Super User attracting too many open-ended/subjective questions?

The top listed questions on the front page of superuser.com at the moment: Side Effects of Reformatting Hard Drive Must have iPhone applications “Must-Have” Firefox Addons? What is Wolfram Alpha good ...
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Why is there a different SVN revision listed on SU and SO/SF/meta?

Apparently, the SVN revision is different on SU than on SO/SF/meta. At the moment it's 3970 on the former and 3966 on the rest. This must mean that you guys don't really have an automated deployment ...
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Red remaining-character counter in SU flag reason unreadable/ugly

When you flag a post as "requires moderator attention", you get a box to enter a reason. On SuperUser, this box is pink, unlike the red on the other sites. As you type, the number of characters ...
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1 answer
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Daily reputation cap on Superuser does not count the association points?

I am guessing that the daily reputation cap does not count points granted for associating user identity across the stackoverflow sites. Can someone correct/confirm this?
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Is editing being abused?

I never noticed this practice on stackoverflow or serverfault, but I noticed on superuser that some users will answer a question if a placeholder that either barely or does not answer the question it ...
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6 answers
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How does the community feel about people trying to SELL things on SuperUser?

I can see some questions like 'where can i get the cheapest X' and other members might have X and want to sell. I have mixed feelings as to whether or not that should be allowed, but it would be ...
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5 answers
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New User limitations

How long does it take to NOT be considered a 'New User'. Is it reputation, day/hour based?
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12 votes
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Why do the voting arrow images on superuser.com have non-straight edges?

Does it look like this to anyone else? missing image Edit: I've edited the image to show the stackoverflow and superuser arrows next to each other. I'm not terribly concerned about the difference in ...
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Why did I lose 1 reputation?

Is the reputation on superuser working properly ? My reputation just decreased from 101 to 100, without any adverse activity.
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8 votes
9 answers
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Does anyone else hate the superuser "mustard" color? [closed]

I find it offensive: squarely in the baby-poo, vomit, etc category. Edit: I'm referring to the background of the "alert" bar as well as the "welcome" box for not-logged-in users.
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Is asking a user participating in SuperUser.com to have an open id unrealistic?

Should superuser.com users be able to log into the site w/o creating an openid? That seems a little advanced. Maybe the least technical of the SO trilogy should have the least technical entry ...
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4 votes
1 answer
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Not possible to enter name/email to post an answer when not logged in

If you're not logged in, and attempt to post an answer, SU will prompt for an OpenID url, but the red text under that says: You must provide name and email, or your OpenID I don't see any way to ...
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7 answers
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Have you tried turning it off and on again?

Are the predictions on what percentage of the questions in superuser the solution would be to reboot? I'm going to guess about 5%.
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10 votes
3 answers
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This is an OpenID we haven't seen before

My account works pretty well on the other three sites. But when I log on to Super User, I get: This is an OpenID we haven't seen before: [openid] What gives?
John Smithers's user avatar
5 votes
8 answers
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Thoughts on the new superuser logo and theme? [closed]

Based on the comments in superuser.com Logo Vote and this mock up I thought it worth canvassing opinions on the subject.
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9 votes
6 answers
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Want to browse Meta with the upcoming SuperUser stylesheet/logo?

Want to browse Meta with the upcoming SuperUser stylesheet/logo? // ==UserScript== // @name not-so super user // @namespace soflow // @include *meta.stackoverflow.com* // ==/...
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Make superuser an aggregate of SO and SF Reputation

Can superuser's reputation be synchronized between the sum of SO, SF plus any SU rep? Just an idea.
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18 votes
9 answers
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Why call It Super User?

Stack Overflow and Server Fault are both clearly for problems in their respective fields. As such, why is Super User to be called Super User? Is it because it too begins with an S? What were other ...
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