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What do the different colours of the comment flag mean?

Why do the comment flags have different colours in the screenshot below? what do they mean/indicate? and why do they change colours when the page is reloaded? The answer is not obvious to me, because ...
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Add the URL to a site recommendation question from Meta SE about Wordpress to [wordpress] tag excerpt

Tl;Dr: Is it OK to add the url to Where should I ask WordPress questions? (Question from Meta SE) to the wordpress tag excerpt? The reason is that while some questions about Worpress might be on topic ...
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Do we still do 'general' questions comparing technology?

Well - at some point in future, budget allowing, I'd be looking at getting new monitors. When I got my current one, It was basically TN and IPS in my size range. Since then there's a lot more ...
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How can I improve my first question?

I have a question about my Super User post: How to create a PXEboot for tails OS? I'm new to this site I find very helpful and of very good quality. How can I improve my first posted question?
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Finding hard to fit into right site between Super User and Web Applications

This is addressed to the OP of How to wrap lines of code in Rstudio IDE? in relation of the following comment I am lost. My questions are migrated between Super User and Applications back and forward....
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Are “evolving answers” supported on Super User?

Preface: I believe that this question is somewhat in line with this other Meta question about troubleshooting questions in 2023. While calling out another user who chronically posts “answers” (such ...
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Should we rename zoom tag to zoom-windows

There are so many posts in the suggested-edits review queue where users are constantly correcting these tags. Mainly removing zoom and adding zoom-meeting. My suggestion is to rename zoom to zoom-...
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My post was unfairly closed

I asked a question about my internet abnormality. Bad internet connections running my program but most speed test results are normal except for one I explained How I discovered the problem. How I ...
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How to fix an unfocused post, that I thought was pretty well focused

I have a question about my Super User post: Is it possible to write a cell as an "Accumulator" of conditional values? (Google Sheets) I need help understanding why my post was closed. I ...
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What to do with a question about a script for Windows XP that became a list of different types of scripts

How do I set the desktop background on Windows from a script? from 2008 has 8 answers, the OP usercard shows the OP user name but not a link to their profile. It hasn't an accepted answer. none of ...
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Reviewing questions including "is there a script" about userscripts

Tl;Dr: I'm reviewing open questions about userscripts. During this review I might suggest edits and flag posts. The intention of this post is to share my current ideas about the edits that I think ...
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What details do you need? Or please stop voting to close as “Needs details or clarity”!

Not only the flag but also the close reason is utterly useless by itself. If you cannot be bothered to leave a comment explaining why you think the question is unclear or which further details are ...
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Could someone review my post regarding product data?

I have a question about my Super User post: How does the WD_BLACK SN770 2TB connected to PCI 3.0 NVMe 1.3 compare to the Samsung EVO 970 Plus 2TB SSD? Heat, power at idle, speed at 80% full? I'm not ...
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What to do with [google-docs], [google-drive], [google-drive-file-stream] and [google-drive-for-desktop]

google-docs has 134 questions. Several years ago, "Google Docs" was the name of what currently is called "Google Drive". See What to do with "Opening local document files in ...
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How do I make what I type look like keys on a keyboard?

Sometimes, when a key is mentioned, the key is shown with a box surrounding it. I don't know how to do that. Could someone please help?
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Do not migrate low-quality questions

I recently noticed a trend where low-quality off-topic questions are migrated away to a more appropriate site. These low-quality questions will then usually be closed on the destination site, causing ...
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Looking for a canonical about troubleshooting issues about using web applications?

Tl;Dr: I'm looking for a canonical for               troubleshooting problems that might be caused by end-user computers                      that occurs when using web applications. This is a ...
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2023 stand about "troubleshooting"

Tl;Dr What is the current SU stand about troubleshooting questions? I'm a long time computer user used to do my best to solve "simple" problems, long time lurker on multiple forums ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Why does community bot keep reviving over decade old topics?

Example: Folders visible on flash drive, but no files Over decade old. I'm sure OP doesn't care anymore, will not answer anymore etc.. what's the use of the community bot 'modifying' the topic?
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Why did one mod close this question on removing the password on several RAR files at once as a duplicate?

The question How can I remove the password on several RAR files at once? was closed by 1 mod as a duplicate of Can I remove a RAR file's (known) password without recompressing the archive?. Why? ...
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Why was my query closed?

I asked a perfectly reasonable and relevant question earlier today. Or at least, tried to. How do I fully save a modern webpage using javascript (eg facebook), in its intended viewable formatting, for ...
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Is there a dark theme available at the website "superuser.com" [duplicate]

Looks like there is no dark mode for this website exists, hoverer it's color is quite bright and unpleasant when working in shady places.
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VBA syntax highlighting

I recently posted two answers that contained VBA code. In one of them, the syntax is highlighted and in the other one, it isn't. Can anybody tell me why that is? I'd like it to be highlighted in both. ...
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Question about "discharging" yourself before building a PC

I have a question about pc build and avoiding any damage to components while I build it. We don't have any earthing/grounding in our home (so does many others here). So basically whether you have 2 ...
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A reply I made on my own post got deleted?

I posted a question to an issue I have. When someone offered help and asked a question about my machine, I replied to it, but that reply got pulled - with a message saying it didn't answer the ...
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The normal-appearing question closed with irrelevant reason

I'm asking about this queston: Is this UPS Product safe to be around? I don't understand why the question was closed. The reason is about shopping recommendations, while the question is not. It asks ...
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Asking about the popularity of a package manager

Is it on-topic for Super User to ask a question regarding the popularity/popular acceptance of a specific package manager (for Windows)?
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Is asking about 2.4 GHz WiFi congestion on-topic on Super User?

The question Is 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi band shared across routers? was asked on 2022-12-30 and generated some discussion in the comments about if it's on topic, reproduced here: How is this a Question for ...
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Whether ask other website's content allowed in SuperUser?

I want to ask a question about another site's QnA path. I want to know the below famous site whether is a forum for QA. https://isocpp.org/ is this type question allowed to ask in superuser?
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Why tag 'graalvm' not exist in superuser?

I have question regarding to install GraalVM but i could not find graalvm. GraalVM includes a JDK based on the Java HotSpot VM. source: https://www.graalvm.org/22.1/guides/
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Use of ChatGPT is now banned on Super User

Following the discussion (Should we ban ChatGPT on Super User? - Meta Super User) regarding the usage of ChatGPT to generate questions or answers on Super User the community have voted in favour of a ...
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Why is a question about AWS Slow Query logs offtopic on Super User? Where would it be on topic?

I posted a question about a problem with AWS logs. The close reason was: This question does not appear to be about computer software or computer hardware within the scope defined in the help center. ...
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Closure on CPU bottleneck, "opinion-based"

Why was this question closed as opinion-based, but not this? Latter is less focused and more open to speculation, like many other performance-tagged questions I've seen. Former should be answerable ...
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Why can’t I post an answer to a question titled: “ASUS Armoury Crate installation fails with error 102”

Of the questions I have only one: why, if I found a possible solution and registered only to write an answer, I can't do it because I don't have a reputation? It turns out to be absurd. But I have an ...
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Why was my flag on this link-only answer declined?

I flagged this answer as not an answer because it's a link-only answer: My flag was declined as "a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it". According to Shog9's ...
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Should we ban ChatGPT on Super User?

Edit: This question is old. Please see the newer post: Use of ChatGPT is now banned on Super User There is a new AI chatbot called ChatGPT by OpenAI. It appears to be able to answer questions and ...
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Rename .net-core to .net and fix past synonyms

In November 2020, Microsoft released .NET 5.0 and the "Core" branding was removed. Alas, 2011's Merge some .NET tags request messed up present times by doing the opposite - removing the word ...
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Was this question closed because a new user made an (easily correctable) Markdown formatting mistake and (correctable, ESL) grammar?

WSL2 duplicated terminal was Mod-closed as "Needs clarity or details", but even as originally written it was (again) quite understandable to me. It definitely had two problems: The new ...
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How is this a duplicate?

How to restore data after accidentally starting DD on a hard drive but stopping it before it went too far? Let's look at answers in the supposed duplicate: Click here in case you suspect corruption ...
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To all my friends here: My farewell

To all friends here on SuperUser. It has become clear that the devs are not going to make any changes to the visuals with ignored tags, which makes it just too hard for me to keep things clear. See ...
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Is it okay to point readers to the edit history of an answer for old, (mostly) out-of-date information?

Background: For the last year or so, new features for Windows Subsystem for Linux (currently my primary area of expertise here) have been limited to Windows 11. With a recent release of WSL last week,...
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Place for holistic questions?

I always approach issues from a high-level view before working down to the nitty-gritty of implementation, because I don't want to work on a full implementation only to discover it is not a good fit ...
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I'd like to know whether my post is well written or not

I have a question about my Super User post: I can't map a network share from PXE - WinPE I have written a question yesterday and I'd like, if someone can help, to know whether my question is well-...
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Please revert migration

Regarding my question: How to download all videos with yt-dlp from a youtube channel after the redesign? To summarize, I think it was a erroneous migration. I flagged it to try to get it back and it ...
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Answer for a closed question; how?

I think the question https://superuser.com/q/1750696/964771 should not be closed. After some investigation I found the solution (cause of the problem). However with the question being closed I cannot ...
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Please review the deletion of my answer of the post mentioned here

Several days ago, I posted an answer to the following question: rsync: identical files (contents, size, timestamp) between source and destination are not being seen as identical A moderator deleted my ...
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Why is this simple, straightforward question on a standard Windows feature closed as "Needs details"?

Once again, I find myself confused on why a question was closed as "Unclear/Needs Details": Why are there empty files in %localappdata%\Microsoft\WindowsApps? What is unclear about that ...
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Why was this Nushell question closed?

Again, can we stop closing (especially Mod-closing) perfectly reasonable, understandable questions? (See my previous post on this topic) how to get a list of keys from a record? was closed about 5 ...
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Are Matrix.org questions in-topic? Also about Tag #matrix.org

I would like to discuss about questions related to #matrix.org, and discussing about a new related Tag for SuperUser. What is Matrix.org The Matrix.org is an Open Source, decentralized, distributed, ...
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