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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 ...
spikey_richie's user avatar
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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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Reopen request 1803702

The question is closed as a duplicate of another question. I have highlighted the difference between the associated question and my question. I have now significantly edited the question to ask how ...
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What do you use to quickly post boilerplate responses?

What do you use to quickly post boilerplate responses? I am using a simple Tampermonkey script but I, as a Bear of Very Little Brain, am open to suggestions. I'm not just looking for improvements/...
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How to Change email notification

For some reason, I stopped receiving notifications when someone replied to my question. I can’t find the settings location.
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Why are questions randomly being closed and marked as "shopping requests" when they are not?

I would really like to understand how this questions is supposed to be a "shopping request", when there is no request for specific products or manufacturers I clearly am discussing a most ...
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Are questions about microcontrollers off topic?

Should we see questions about microcontrollers as inherently off topic or should we allow them? What do you all think?
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Why are review audits so bad and are there any plans to improve them?

As a continuation of my comments here, which weren't understood too well and are more suitable as a separate question/discussion, I'm wondering why does anyone think review audits are any useful on ...
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Why was my question (1801790) closed?

How to upgrade the software called Everything published by Void Tools? The reason that was given is "details or clarity," which clearly isn't the issue. There are a couple of answers and ...
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Close votes queue is half-dead, can anything be done about it?

This is a screenshot of review stats taken today, but it has been similar for a while (bunch of useless questions I followed ended at 4 close votes), lately in the worst state with stats similar to ...
Destroy666's user avatar
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Too large fonts on mobile

Font sizes on Super User are way to big on mobile devices (or, more specifically: viewports with widths up to 640 px). This does not affect all Stack Exchange sites, it’s a problem with the Super User ...
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Mobile Mark 25 bench marking software question

Is this site appropriate for asking a question about the Mobile Mark Benchmarking Software? Especially if I am having issues with running it?
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Combatting Spam: Enhancing Keyword Approval and Filtering

Recently, as a regular user focused mainly on Q&A, I've noticed a surge in spam content related to the "HERO RUPEE LOAN CUSTOMER CARE HELPLINE NUMBER". These posts consist of spam ...
Vomit IT - Chunky Mess Style's user avatar
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Bad summary on DuckDuckGo featured results

So, I was trying to go to the site, and accidentally searched for "Superuser", and got this. It routes correctly to this site, but it looks like someone hijacked the search term by ...
Sean Duggan's user avatar
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Why try to solve someone's issue when you can just sweep it under the rug?

I know I'm risking excommunication here but nevermind. A few weeks ago, I posted a (legitimate, I think) question about issues while connecting two PCs via RDP over the same home network. At first I ...
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Integrate reputations of multiple superuser accounts?

I have 2 accounts on superuser. May I know how can I transfer and integrate the reputations of my accounts? Thank you.
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Please be more careful with audit tests

I was doing some reviews, and I ended up at this answer. It clearly is no SPAM, it clearly deals with the subject at hand and indeed gives some answers in a structured way, so I thought "That ...
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superuser inbox not posting new messages

Since yesterday, my superuser inbox is no longer receiving updates to questions where I contributed. That is, if I am to leave a comment and then another user were to leave a subsequent comment, I am ...
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Will this site get a dark mode? [duplicate]

That's it, that's the question. Can we get a dark mode? I am reluctant to use these dark-mode Chrome extensions, and I think all the StackExchange sites should have a dark mode, regardless.
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How do we better educate new Reviewers in the Review queues?

It seems from comments that there may be confusion over who I think needs educating. I mean the reviewers, not the users. We currently have epidemic numbers of terrible reviews, with a stunningly low ...
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Do the anti spam measures need to be increased?

It seems the last week or so, we get overrun with spam posts. It generally takes up to 15 minutes before enough spam flags have been gathered to delete the post, which is enough time to get Google ...
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This is not a farewell…

This is not a farewell, but rather an explanation. What happened? As some of you might have noticed, I have not been hanging out on SuperUser — or any Stack Exchange site — nowadays as much as I had ...
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Why questions are closed and why asking new questions are banned?

Its good to organize and maintain the forum and make it look good and have question or research or knowledge sharing. As in stack exchange specially super user i have faced strict rules of closing ...
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Why my Questions closed is not opened after 2 times re-editing..why not admins re-edit themself?

I have edited two time and remove all questing leaving one and question still explained to make them understand what i am talking about still question is not opened and even banned to ask more ...
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Reference new ChatGPT / AI policy in the Help Center

I've recently flagged a few answers as suspected ChatGPT generated answers. These answers came from a new user. It occurred to me to reference the help center when commenting to the user, however ...
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Hackintosh vs. fair use

Note: Cross-posted on SE Law to get thoughts from legal experts there. Follow up question to Revisit the Hackintosh policy. Use case: I create a userscript (in a [licenced] Windows or a Linux) and ...
Gerold Broser's user avatar
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Can I find out why this question was deleted?

Can I find out why this question was deleted and whether there are changes that could allow it to be undeleted? I have found an answer and would like to post that. https://superuser.com/questions/...
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General moderators' strike

Open letter here: https://openletter.mousetail.nl I haven't decided what I think about this yet. It seemed fairly apparent months ago that technical support was a prime target for ChatGPT et al., and ...
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Looking to learn from this, first time I edited question (other than in-lining an image or some typos)

I got some criticism for editing a question. I personally don't think I mutilated the question but others may feel differently. Original question: I am trying to find a long-term method of storing ...
Joep van Steen's user avatar
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Why was my “written by AI” flag declined?

I flagged this answer as AI-written (using a custom flag). The flag was rejected. I firmly believe this is not correct and that this answer (and maybe others) should be removed. The author of this ...
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How can I further improve my freezing laptop question?

Commenters suggested me to address their comments in my main post and I think I did. However, I have received 3 downvotes so I guess my question still isn't up to the mark. How can I further improve ...
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ChatGPT - what do we flag as?

How do we best flag [fairly obvious] suspected ChatGPT answers? Do we need to flag for a mod every time, or spam… or…? These are usually already attracting human attention - comments underneath, a ...
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Should the CSS for H1 be changed here?

I was a bit surprised to discover that using headings is considered "yelling here" (see edit here). I'm familiar with the idea that ALL CAPS is yelling, that's common across the internet ...
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Software recs - better user guidance

There are many software rec questions on meta, involving correct tags, how to ask etc, but I can't find one that covers this aspect. No matter how well a user follows the guidelines in How do I ask a ...
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Are multiple accounts at superuser.com allowed?

Are multiple accounts at superuser.com allowed? When clicking on the symbol with the question mark I only found information on merging multiple accounts in one.
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I was serial downvoted, please reverse them

Today I asked a question, it received two downvotes and was closed. Fine, I deleted it. But right after that, my five most recent posts were downvoted within one minute, for no reason at all. The ...
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Middle Sidebar Advertising

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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Make [on-hold] synonymous of [closed-questions]

I kindly request to make on-hold synonymous with closed-questions "on-hold" was a wording used between 2013 and 2019. Nowadays, it's used "closed": on-hold has no tag wiki and has ...
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Use of [moderation] in Meta

TL;DR: Should moderation be added to questions about the general practices of using moderation privileges in Super User? Could it be better to create a new tag, i.e. "community practices" or ...
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Don't post "never happened to me" answers

I'm seeing these every now and then and I have some thoughts to share. As always, feel free to disagree. I feel pretty strongly about this, but I'm open to discussion. If the answer you're going to ...
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Can someone provide an explanation as to why this question was closed as Off-Topic?

https://superuser.com/questions/1780499/how-to-apply-change-to-auto-correct-setting-on-onenote-for-the-web-persistently The only thing I can think of is if it was mistaken for a question about a ...
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I would like to search my own question, even though somebody has deleted it

Some time ago, I have asked this question, and the comments contain the information I was looking for. Later on, that question has been deleted by somebody else. Now I would like to be able to search ...
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How to dispute a rejected edit?

https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/1185211 My edit got rejected with “This edit deviates from the original intent of the post. Even edits that must make drastic changes should strive to ...
Robert Siemer's user avatar
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We'll may need to fix up some images due to changes in imgur policies

As per the main meta post - there's a risk of images hosted on the 'main' imgur instance (as opposed to the stack exchange one) being deleted due to changes in their TOS. Images uploaded anonymously ...
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