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Why are the tags on my page arranged reverse alphabetically?

I just noticed. They are opposite of what I though they would be!! Have a look: https://superuser.com/users/8829/eskay
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retag-request: [videostreaming] -> [video-streaming]

Retag videostreaming to video-streaming. Same as https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/18601/retag-streaming-to-streaming, but for Superuser. Only 8 questions so far https://superuser.com/...
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Should we curb down on “most useful” questions?

Possible Duplicate: Can we please have more strictness on SU? I know they're useful, but it's getting rather annoying. SU is overrun by all sorts of most useful questions. I wouldn't mind this ...
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Is Super User only for *personal* computers?

What about other computing questions, about things such as PDAs? I guess this is kind of related to Are iPhone, iPod, iPod touch questions computer related (SuperUser)?
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I don't understand the reputation limit

I love SuperUser.com and I am on it all the time, I do not do it for the reputation but it is a very nice bonus for helping people, that being said - it confuses the heck out of me! I understand that ...
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Should we encourage SO and SF users to answer on SU?

I find the quality and quantity of answers on SO/SF to be substantially better than on SU. Troubleshooting questions on SU often get boxed answers from the first few Google hits. Same goes with How-...
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Can't login to Super User

I have tried using my openID and some of the other options and it always says it's an invalid ID...any idea what may be happening?
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Diago needs a name addition?

So Diago has been doing a great job as the newest mod to SU. He ruthlessly puts up with endless amounts of non SU questions and promptly closes them. He sometimes gets unfairly revenge downvotes due ...
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Sites similar to SU where I can ask general questions?

Possible Duplicate: Where can I ask questions that aren’t programming questions? I wanted to know from where i can get answers to my general questions same as this site is for General ...
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Super User - Suggest adding an operating system tag

When asking a question on Super User, add a suggestion for users to include their "operating system" when adding tags. It's such a common omission in questions on Super User, I think an extra ...
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Increase reputation requirement for tag editing on SuperUser

I spent some time this evening going through the tags on SuperUser, and considering the wider audience it attracts, which are much more inexperienced the ability to edit tags gets abused quickly. This ...
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SuperUser tag for Adobe Photoshop [closed]

I am looking for a little guidance from the community. Earlier today, I answered a question on SuperUser. After looking at the other Adobe-related tags already existing on SuperUser, I retagged the ...
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Why does SuperUser have such a horrific colour scheme?

I'll give you that it looks fairly unique, but looking like one of those awful Windows 3.1 / 95 themes you might discover a relative using does not evoke "Power User" in me!
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Why was my SuperUser post about video games closed?

Possible Duplicate: Are video game questions appropriate for superuser? Why was this SuperUser post about video games closed? I feel video games are software and that this post should be ...
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Tag styling on superuser

The tags on superuser has a 3-4 px thick blue border. Because of this, I find lists of questions a bit hard to read compared to stackoverflow.com. The border takes the focus away from the titles, ...
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What “mobile” questions are good for superuser.com?

What "mobile" questions are suitable for superuser.com? If I ask how to configure a certain handset model so that the alarm clock rings in vibrate mode, then it seems to me this is 100% mobile and ...
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Question closed because superusers think Second Life is a video game (it's a virtual world)

I did a total dumbass thing and asked a question on stackoverflow about Second Life. Then it was moved to superuser.com and was closed because it related to video games. I don't see how this was ...
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What to do when a user asks the same question on two SO Family sites and the original gets migrated

This question here was migrated to SU after the OP, listening to a comment left for him, asked the same question there already. I don't have the rep to vote to close on SU, and I flag for moderator ...
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Why are questions moved to SuperUser?

For the last few days now, I've seen some questions either closed or moved to SuperUser. Why is that?
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Should the “monitor” and “display” tags on Super User be merged?

Monitor and display, for practical purposes, mean the same thing, right? I propose that these two tags be merged on Super User. [monitor] × 85 [display] × 35 [monitor] & [display] 7 Probably go ...
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Dark color scheme for Superuser.com web pages

Stylish is a Firefox Add-on that lets you install and manage user styles. User styles exist mainly to change the way things look. They are written with CSS, the same language that web sites use to ...
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Why are game questions on SU just closed and not deleted?

This is a thought that came to mind after seeing the daily couple gaming questions that come into SU. If the rules state that most gaming questions are not within the scope of the site, why don't we ...
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Please merge the excel and spreadsheet tags on SuperUser

As I just asked a question on Excel, I saw that the tag spreadsheet had 3 questions (which are also about excel) and that excel has 50 questions. It feels redundant.
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question got migrated from stackoverflow to superuser. what should i do? repost?

I got a question that got migrated from SO to SP. what do i do after that? repost? look for the migrated question? can somebody do a slightly detailed explanation with good examples what type of ...
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Please change the commandline tag to command-line

There are 15 questions tagged command-line and 33 tagged commandline. I think command-line is clearer, but the two tags should be rolled up either way.
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Handling questions clearly trying to break some kind of policy, TOS, etc

How should we handle questions that are clearly trying to circumvent policy, controls, corporate firewall, terms of service, etc? A question on breaking through an Internet access block is ...
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Has anyone seen a reputation jitter on Superuser lately?

For the last three days I find that my reputation is increased to nearly its daily cap sometime around mid-day. But, later this gets rolled back. Looking at my rep history for the day when this ...
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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 or starting a bounty ...
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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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