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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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Super User bio background

On SO, and MSO, on a user's profile, the section on the right used for the bio has a grey background. On SU, it does not. The text is just on the same white background as the rest of the page. Yet ...
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SuperUser tags: [nas] vs [network-attached-storage]

I've asked a couple questions on SuperUser that I originally tagged with [nas]. There were a few other questions out there with that tag already. After awhile, one of my questions got the [network-...
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SuperUser tag image truncated

I just got done posting an answer (to this question) in SuperUser and noticed that one of the tags seems to have lost its edge in the image: missing image removed I'm not sure if that is related to ...
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Multiple Link issue in a Superuser question

There seems to be an issue in multiple links some how. I have 2 links in the question below https://superuser.com/questions/2389/what-is-wolfram-alpha-good-for/2705#2705 The 2nd link is different ...
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SuperUser shows far too many badges (I wish!)

My SuperUser Account is now showing that I have 30 badges, but I only have 7 or so. I've tried logging in and out .. not helping. While I don't mind having 30 badges listed .. are there even 30 ...
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Merge 'eee', 'eeepc' with the 'eee-pc' tag on Super User

The trademark is "Eee PC", so I assume the one with the hyphen is the best candidate to be the canonical tag. There are only three affected questions, so this one should be easy. All glory to Joakim ...
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Duplicate results in SuperUser Search

I was doing a search over at SuperUser and had 6 / 50 duplicate results of What are the best Excel tips? appear on the first page of the following search: https://superuser.com/search?q=excel+drop+...
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Why does this question belong on superuser?

https://superuser.com/questions/13830 I am not whining, just wondering
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Will it be possible to vote for migrating a question from superuser.com to stackoverflow or servefault?

I know some questions are moved from SO to SU. Will SU moderators be able to do a migration from SU to SO/SF ? (I just dont have enough points to test how migration works myself :) )
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Do we really need a beta period for SuperUser?

The StackOverflow software (if it has a generic name by now, I'd like to know) is fairly mature by now, and most of the kinks have been worked out. What's the point of having a beta period for ...
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What is the standard term for a USB flash-drive/pen/thumb/stick?

There are several questions, particularly on Super User, which refer to the use of these drives but there isn't a standard term in use nor a standard tag. Though SU has 'thumb drive', it is not ...
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SuperUser a WikiFest?

I don't know if it is the new breed of users flowing into SuperUser (I haven't done comparisons yet between the sites), or I'm just clicking into the wrong questions, but it seems to me that an ...
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Blockquotes styling [closed]

Well, it appears they've been revamped (after some here mentioned they were a bit too subtle.) What do you guys think of them now? Too pronounced? Perhas the blue bar should be washed out a bit more......
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Why I get different points from upvoted?

My answers on SuperUser get different points from upvoteds. One get 5 points and other one get 2 points. (no downvotes) Why is this happening?
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Change virtualmachine and virtualdesktop to virtual-machine and virtual-desktop

I've seen many multi-word tags without hyphen in superuser. The last ones being virtualmachine and virtualdesktop. Should they be changed this way?: virtualmachine => virtual-machine ...
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Page Not Found when submitting edited answer

I'm trying to edit this answer of mine over on SuperUser, but when I save the edits, I get redirected to a SU Page Not Found page. Some notes: My edit is just adding a link to the page (and ...
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Do you have any worries with liability on SU?

If not, why not? If so, are there certain types of advice (reinstall for example) that you would not give without disclaimer?
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Superuser homepage answer bug

I was just looking at this post that had 2 answers, but on the home page it said there were 3 answers. Edit: I just went back and the third one is there now, does SU have some kind of timing problem?
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What sort of ewok questions are allowed on SuperUser?

I thought SuperUser was intended to be very generalised, where almost anything goes. From the blog: If your question has to do with computers, it will be allowed there. But then again, so are ...
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Forbid "Best-Hardware" questions in Superuser

Problem: I calculated that about the half of Superuser's questions are about "Best Hardware" or "Best Laptop for Children" or "Any use sound card these days". Suggestion for an improvement Change ...
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Is the superuser beta invite-only?

I always wished I never missed out on the SO beta, so, I really wanted into the SU-beta party. But there's no application anywhere--it seems to be invite only. This left me...Disappointed. But am I ...
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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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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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SuperUser bug: badge border is cut off in Chrome and Opera, fine in Firefox

I just noticed this at the bottom of this question on SU: Chrome 2.0.172.33 Firefox 3.5 EDIT Can anyone with Chrome 3 take a look and tell us if it's wrong there too?
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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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