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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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Question considered "opinion based" inquiring about objective status of software project

Why is this question considered opinion based?: Project status of SUSE WebYaST I believe that whether an organization maintains a project is an objective matter, and I would be pleased if the ...
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retaliatory down votes

At various times, my questions have received answers not properly addressing the original question, but instead targeted at a different question. Often, the user posting the answer will decline ...
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How can I improve this question on how to see the commit size for each loaded DLL in Microsoft Windows 7?

I was told to improve this question: https://superuser.com/q/1681006/116475 I don't know what to add to it. Suggestions? The question was removed by Roomba. The question was: I read this answer by ...
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Asking for 2nd opinion on moderator-closed question

My question in SuperUser was closed as off-topic. https://superuser.com/questions/1748942/how-keycaps-for-modern-keyboards-are-made I am not complaining. Moderator is entitled for this decision. ...
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Why is [docker-for-windows] described as only for Hyper-V?

docker-for-windows's description is "Docker implementation for Windows, running on Hyper-V". Why is limited to just Hyper-V? Even Docker Desktop on Windows by default displays the system ...
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help with "opinion based" closing

My question, "SSL error 14090086 "certificate verify failed" in browser and in curl: how to troubleshoot? [closed]" was closed as "opinion based". Would anyone be ...
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How do I know if my flag was 'helpful'?

If I raise a flag on a question or an answer in a review queue, how do I find the flag was considered helpful later? Are the items marked as 'reviewed' considered as 'helpful'? I raised 79 helpful ...
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How to remove distractions like related posts from Stack Exchange sites?

I am easily distracted and want to only go to Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites to solve a specific problem, however my eyes constantly go to "Linked" or "Related" or &...
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I think this review audit answer should be removed [duplicate]

I don't think that this is a good review audit answer. It's too flippant and short with no references. It does not matter that it was accepted earlier. As a stand alone test, I don't think it is ...
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New tag request - 'newbie-friendly'

I realise this is unlikely to be added by the newcomer themselves, but sometimes the simplest "LMGTFY" questions are from people new to a given platform/OS; they haven't yet really figured ...
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Is “We don't put + between key commands.” some official Stack Exchange policy?

While reviewing a suggested edit to an answer I posted, the person suggesting the edit stated “We don't put + between key commands.” and referred to this comment made by another user’s (Tetsujin) ...
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Commenting on questions 50 points? [duplicate]

Why do I need 50 points to comment on something but I can post an entire answer? I need to tell a guy to up the framerate, that's it. There's been 5 things today I couldn't help with because it's ...
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My question closed as a duplicate of another question with is not at all the same except for a couple of similarities

I posted this question - While creating a password for an Admin user, I get a scary message "will lose all EFS-encrypted files, personal certs & stored passwords" It got closed as a ...
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Mention Software Recommendations SE on on-topic help page

What topics can I ask about here? says: If you have a question about [computers] and it is not about […] asking for a product […] recommendation, […] then you’re in the right place to ask your ...
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Can I ask questions about electronics here?

I joined this community because I wanted to ask questions about electronics here, but looking at the questions here, I don't think so, but because it was written 'hardware', I am not sure.
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