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Linking to revision diffs

It's possible to link to certain revisions of a post. For example, here I can copy links to revision 1 and revision 2. Unfortunately, it is not possible to link to the diff between two revisions, ...
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Superuser vs Unix/Linux vs Ubuntu - revisited

10 years ago at the time of writing, this question was asked: Superuser vs Unix/Linux vs Ubuntu regarding the distinction and overlap of scope between the three StackExchange website. The accepted ...
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Swap the duplicates (the general question is closed, the vista-specific one is open)

Following the answer of How to suggest to change "X is a duplicate of Y" to "Y is a duplicate of X"?, I'm posting my question here: How do I full-screen my CMD? is marked as a ...
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Why haven't I got a notification that an answer has been posted to my question?

I asked a question today. An answer was posted after an hour, but I haven't got any notifications for it. Any updates on this?
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How can I improve suggested tag wiki edit when there is no option to improve?

Screen shot shows (on top left) I can "Approve, reject or improve edits suggested by users" But how do I improve a tag wiki suggested edit? I have no option to improve it, only to approve or reject ...
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What's the reasoning behind not allowing questions with active bounties to be closed?

Looking at the list of questions with active bounties I found this one, which in my opinion is off-topic because the OP is seeking advice/third party software. I was about to flag it for closing, but ...
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Review Audit Failure

I just failed a review audit on this Hard drive clicking for 16 times during startup I was just adding a comment to ask the OP if they could add their screenshots to the SE Imgur. Other than that I ...
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Will Windows Phone questions be on topic when Windows 10 is released?

Will Windows Phone questions be on topic when Windows 10 is released? Releated: How are we going to deal with Windows 8 on ARM? and Should Tablet Computer questions be allowed on Super User? Windows ...
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Erase the [notes]

notes is an undefined tag with multiple uses: The "Notes" feature of various software The Notes page in PowerPoint Small text files Endnote Lotus Notes Notes 9 Webmail Evernote MS Onenote Request for ...
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Replacement needs a replacement

replacement Questions range from file replacement to find and replace text to hardware replacement
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change captcha without a mouse

Just noticed that while typing my last question... I got the Are You a Human page, with the captcha. I couldn't read one of the words for nothing. And there was no way to focus the reload button (or ...
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Could we be doing our tag edits better?

This came up on chat, and well, there's a few issues to be raised. Folk who're editing tags tend to get adviced to edit a few tags at a time, and it kinda worked - we've having more people editing ...
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Super User's new Twitter name

As you may know, there is a Twitter account that automatically tweets out questions from superuser.com. Previously, this account was using @stacksuper_user for two reasons: Twitter does not allow ...
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Should the StackAd WordPress plugin be used on the blog?

As requested by studiohack, I am opening this question to discuss the possibility of installing the StackAd Wordpress Plugin (which I am the author of) on the Super User Blog. The ads shown would be ...
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Blacklist "Muscle" on Super User

The body building spam seems to be relentless and while lot more is blocked, we still see close to 4-5 posts every day about this. A search for "muscle" indicates that so far there have been 445+ ...
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Notify on Super User review queues

Is there any solution to notify my iOS devices that new items are populating the review queues?
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Are questions about adblocking on-topic?

Our help says that questions about "websites or web services like Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress" are off topic. What about web browser add-ons, specifically configuring adblockers? We've had ...
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Canonical question for remapping keyboard keys

We have many questions regarding remapping keyboard keys on Windows. Should we make one of them a canonical question and close the others as dupes?
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How are there two *exact* duplicate questions? (Title, answers, author, date, comments, migration)

While viewing related questions on Meta Super User, I noticed two questions with the same title. Initially I assumed this was a strange coincidence or a bug in the system. But then I realized the two ...
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Lyse the [cells]

Similarly to my previous question: Tag cleanup: Delete tag [rows], I think we don't have experts on cells and adding this tag to questions doesn't increase their value , so we could get rid of it.
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Can we get tabs like in Stackoverflow?

I really like the customizable tabs in stackoverflow where I really can filter for questions I'm interested in. (When) Can we have it here? Update I've asked this question almost a year ago, do we ...
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How to deal with questions about debugging?

I've met a question asking to debug an Excel formula without providing the necessary details: https://superuser.com/questions/1029939/excel-index-match-returning-value-that-doesnt-exist-in-the-table ...
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Is a tag named [messaging] relevant

As the title says messaging as a tag is confusing. Here is a question that I just saw: How to disable Messaging on Windows 10?
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Interesting insights from the site analytics available to users with 25K

Access/views into the site analytics are available to users with 25,000 reputation By my count we have 39 users with this privilege (plus moderators). Has anyone done any analysis on the raw data ...
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Display Hold/Closed status in Edit review queue

This previous Meta question, Warn when approving edits for questions on hold, deals with not approving edits to on-hold questions that don't solve the hold issue. It proposed a warning to alert the ...
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Burninate or clean up the tags [open-source] your help is much appreciated

Since the last request did work perfectly, could we burninate or clean up the tag open-source? It's a meta tags without explanation about the topic, usually used for off topic searches for software or ...
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Block suggested edit if the edit summary contains an email address

A follow-up from this question. I've noticed that many spam suggested edits have edit summaries that contain an email address (examples: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]). Spambots seem to be treating the edit ...
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Update the 'invalid edit' audits?

The audits for 'invalid edits' always have the same pattern: randomly inserted texts They take a long time to load (5-10 seconds) instead of the almost instantaneous 'next'. This means somebody ...
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New poly-word closure reasons need punctuation

I applaud the new reasons for closing a question.  But recently I voted to close this question (Reason for Unexpected Shutdown …), and then I went to look at it, and it looked something like this: ...
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The bounty optional message box is misleading

When setting a bounty, I have the option to set an extended explanation of what I require. The input box allows me to input newlines and blank lines, which leads me to think that the full question/...
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Poppin Tags - or an idea anyway

Why are new Tags not treated like first posts from a new user or suggested edits, but a bit more stringent? My thought: If a new tag is created, why does it not go to the review bin for voting by ...
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Request to merge or cleanup tags related to "system-monitoring"

I have recently added a tag wiki excerpt for system-monitoring and found out that there are several tags that might be related to it and therefore might be considered as tag synonyms. Such tags ...
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Question of the Week #45

Note: From here on, until I'm done with school, I'll be posting QOTW every OTHER week (unless someone want to join up and help me out) Now we're into post #45 of the "Top Question" of Super User in ...
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The "Possible Duplicate" link/auto-text should NOT be part of the question itself

When a question gets closed as a possible duplicate, Community ♦ edits the post to insert the "duplicate link": That's great! We should be directing users to the "original" question. The problem ...
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Meta sites should count question scores toward tag scores

Questions don't count towards a user's badge score. This might make sense on the main sites, which thrive primarily through answers contributed by regular users. But those same regular users post ...
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editing-help / links

The editing-help page does not mention the simplest types of links: Here's a really simple link to [Google]. [google]: http://www.google.com/ Are these types of links deliberately discouraged for ...
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Require registration to post questions (and answers)

Posting without registration has a lot of disadvantages: Every once in a while, an unregistered user loses his account cookie after posting a question. This prevents him from editing his question, ...
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Let's [bypass] usage of this tag

I saw the bypass tag a few moments ago. I think it is redundant. It has no tag wiki. I saw it when a question was asking how to bypass school controls. The tag seemed totally useless in that question. ...
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How to search for duplicates efficiently?

In my experience the search box in Close as duplicate dialog is almost useless. For example we have a canonical malware removal question. Its score is 454 as I'm writing this. It has over a dozen ...
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Top bar is visible through 'welcome back' message

.top-bar { z-index: 5050; } versus #overlay-header { z-index: 5052; } so the overlay should win. Strangely enough disabling the top bar z-index fixes the issue. Another fix is to set the overlay ...
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Where to post my question about AWS use

I posted a question Amazon Mechanical Turk Command Line Tools - A JNI error has occurred on SuperUser based on this StackExchange Meta question Best Stack Exchange site for asking about Amazon AWS ...
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Merging [character-set] and [charset]

Both are about character sets, but they don't have any wiki character-set has only 8 questions charset has 24 questions I think charset should be made a synonym of character-set
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Why is the top bar on Super User smaller than on other sites?

According to this post, the top bar's height has been changed to 50px on all Stack Exchange sites in order to have the same height on Stack Overflow and on other sites. However, on Super User, the top ...
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How to handle a suspected troll?

Consider the question What are file systems? - there is no indication of what research the querent has done, and punching the title into Google generates a bunch of links to sites (including Wikipedia)...
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Proposed OS X Wiki changes

We have nine "named" OS X tags (ex: osx-yosemite) plus four synonomized "number" tags (ex: osx-10.10). They account for over 4,000 questions. The wiki information on all of them is similar, but ...
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Highlight tags that have a planned tag-cleanup on Meta

This may be pie-in-the-sky, but it would be useful if there were some way to connect Meta status-planned tag-cleanup posts to the related tags on the main Super User page. For example, cleanup of ...
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Bypassing new user restrictions?

Look at revision 4 of this question. How was the user (with only 1 rep) able to insert images? (He claims a mod has granted him image posting privileges.) Looks like he copied over the stack.imgur....
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Huh ? Can't Post Image

SuperUser says that I can't post an image, and gives this reason... This shows my current level. Huh ? Both screen caps were taken from the same screen without reloading.
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SuperUser has wrong answer in one of its tests

I was just volunteering some time reviewing First Posts, and SuperUser presented an answer regarding not Broadcasting SSID's. The answer was technically correct, but very misleading. I took my time ...
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Merge tags trusted-root-certificates and trusted-root-ca

I can't really tell the difference between trusted-root-certificates and trusted-root-ca. There are some minor technical differences, like in PKIX, a CA requires basicConstraints=critical,CA:TRUE. But ...
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