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New functionality: convert close votes

Close votes can be retracted from a question, but after that, no more close votes can be cast on that particular question. I understand that voting and revoking several times would negatively impact ...
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This is not a farewell…

This is not a farewell, but rather an explanation. What happened? As some of you might have noticed, I have not been hanging out on SuperUser — or any Stack Exchange site — nowadays as much as I had ...
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Calling all bloggers.... Again

It's that time of the year again... Where I've completed my finals, my work tasks have slimmed a little and I think to myself I can get the blog back up and going again. So here we are! I'm calling ...
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General moderators' strike

Open letter here: https://openletter.mousetail.nl I haven't decided what I think about this yet. It seemed fairly apparent months ago that technical support was a prime target for ChatGPT et al., and ...
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Congratulations on 1 million users! 🎉🎉🎉

I just saw this a few minutes ago, saying you guys had 1,000,720 total users! I'm assuming this happened recently, so I though I'd bring it to attention! This is a really good site that helps so many ...
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modprobe -r [modules]

60 questions tagged modules. Most of them are dealing with kernel-modules. Others talk about Apache2/Perl/Python/Puppet/Drupal/Slax modules. There's even one about memory modules. The [modules] tag ...
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Remove the [Glitch] tag

The glitch tag has no use. The top five questions don't relate at all. In order: Glitch detection in MP3 files Glitchy GPU output Office 2013 drawing oddly Mouse moving on its own Sound card ...
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Help us clean up tags!

Tags on Super User are meant to categorize posts to help people with specific expertise or interests to quickly discover posts that are relevant to them. Over time we've collected quite a few ...
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A new way to clean up tags

This is the proposal. Please see Help us clean up tags! for the result. Let's face it, we have tons of horrible tags. In the past, we used Old monthly tag cleanups to keep track of what needs to be ...
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Don't post "never happened to me" answers

I'm seeing these every now and then and I have some thoughts to share. As always, feel free to disagree. I feel pretty strongly about this, but I'm open to discussion. If the answer you're going to ...
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Design flaw in the review audit system

My question is a little different from this previous Meta question: Commenting on a high quality audit. A high-quality question was masqueraded as a new question. All of the previous comments and ...
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Too many [options] to choose from

There are a lot of questions tagged with options. It's extremely meta, and there are no "options" experts that would benefit from a tag like this. I suggest burninate, and black list.
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Merge "jabber" and "xmpp"

jabber and xmpp are synonyms on Stack Overflow. They should be synonyms on Super User also.
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Should we keep stretching the meaning of [stretch]?

This is about stretch. It's the code name of the current stable Debian release, and it's also a tag on the main site. Most of the usage seems to be about debian-stretch -- there are 19 questions ...
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Choosing a canonical question for "Is my processor 32-bit or 64-bit?"

Super User has several questions asking how to check whether they have a 32-bit or 64-bit Operating System, and how to check if their CPU is 64-bit capable. The majority combine both questions into ...
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Account copying question from another source

My concern is around this question: https://superuser.com/questions/1004955/break-in-operation-file-is-corrupt-what-to-do The user posting the question has no other interaction on Super User, at ...
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Should we put a limit on [limit]?

limit is a meta-tag used for a bunch of totally different purposes. Scanning the first page of questions I find questions about limiting screen resolution number of files downloaded amount parallel ...
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Merge [EFI] and [UEFI] tags?

The tag description for EFI is : EFI stands for Extensible Firmware Interface, and is an updated version of BIOS. It sits between firmware and the operating system in the software stack. while ...
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Why was my question on compatibility flagged as a "Hardware Purchasing Question"?

I am new to this Stack Exchange site. I recently asked a question about whether certain connections were standardized, specifically laptop 4k non-touch screens. It quickly got flagged as an off-topic ...
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Reduce Tag Ambiguity by Requiring Objects for Transitive Verbs

It's all in the title I'd say... In short, I'm suggesting that we add 'object' validation for single-transitive verb tags without object qualifiers... For instance ... 'split' would require the ...
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Deletion of OP's (admittedly poor) self-answer

In this question: Bash: I want to type a tilde. Pressing F10 gives me '1~' instead of just '~', the OP eventually posted their own answer, describing how they solved the issue ...
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Reminder on voting to migrate

#1 rule to consider after determining a question may be a better fit elsewhere: Don't migrate crap. meta discussion In going through the close queue, I often see questions voted to migrate, but the ...
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There should be no [untagged] questions

The tag untagged is applied to questions which either have all their tags burninated or to questions migrated from other sites whose tags from the origin site do not match any tags here. According to ...
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Calling all bloggers!

Do you have any of the following qualities? A love for writing long and details answers to common Super User problems A desire to test, document, and share with fellow Super Users awesome products (...
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Send out [newsletters]

newsletters has no usage guidance, there are 14 questions tagged with it, mainly about format of newsletters, or sending newsletters in e-mail. I see it from time to time as a favoured tag of spam ...
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Usage of "external" tag - burninate?

I just removed the external tag from a question regarding viewing of source code for a browser, and it got me thinking that this is somewhat a meta-tag. There exists tags such as external-hard-drive ...
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Don't give us static about deleting [dynamic]

dynamic is meaningless. Seems like it mostly attracts Excel-related question for some reason. There are also some questions on random topics, like folder binding, task scheduler, DDNS, dynamically ...
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Synonomize tags for new Firefox

Quantum is the release name for Firefox 57. It looks like people are referring to the new browser by either name, and we have tags for both. It is probably useful to have both tags, but they should ...
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Adding the notification icons to the blog

My home page is the Super User Community Blog When I launch Chrome, I like to read the blog and to see if I have new notifications. Unfortunately, the notification icon are not in the bar, so I must ...
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Tag Synonym request: [task-scheduler] vs. [windows-task-scheduler]

A pair of tags I came across on Super User - both task-scheduler and windows-task-scheduler exist, but as far I can see they're both the same thing: task-scheduler: a component in Windows that, like ...
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Sorting out Chrome-related tags

Someone's muddled the chrome-related tags! Chromium is an open-source web browser. Chrome is a closed-source derivative of Chromium made by Google. Chrome OS is an operating system based on the ...
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Clean out our [container]

The container tag appears to be too broadly scoped to be useful in its current state. With its oldest question being from 2010, it is used for many different areas of expertise including but not ...
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Cue the removal of [queue]

I came across the queue tag and found that just about every use had a different definition. There's no tag wiki excerpt. Proposal: asterisk queue => asterisk asterisk-queue printer queue => Is it ...
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Including a link to Super User profile with résumé/cover letter... Thoughts? Experience?

I'm interested to hear what other people think about this. I do editing and production work for a publisher of medical journals with print, web, and iPad content. Though not in the tech industry, ...
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Question of the... Month!

Yeah, you heard right, it's coming back! It's been almost three years since the last time time Question of the Week was featured on the blog (#46) and it's about time that it came back! We (the ...
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Let's do something about all the old link-only answers

We do a pretty good job removing or repairing link-only answers nowadays, but there are boatloads of old link-only answers sitting ignored or at a slight negative score, written largely by users that ...
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Lets turn the blinking off ... on .. off.. on ... PERMANTENTLY OFF

The blinking tag is used in 18 questions. Mostly about blinking LEDs, cursors and monitors which turn on and off. I suggest we permanently blink it out of existence.
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Merge or synonymize [indentation], [indent], [autoindent]

indentation exists with 60 questions. The content is pretty uniform; all about indentation issues in text editors, so I think it's a useful tag. That said, there are a couple of variations of the ...
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Why is superuser.com also served on port 8080?

I noticed this while Googling for "Notice removed Draw attention"; all of the superuser.com results have an explicit port in their URL. Indeed it works. http://superuser.com:8080/ http://meta....
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Yet Another Bad Audit – It was wrong to agree with a moderator

I just got this question – Conversion from WebM to MP4 in Ubuntu is slow and bad quality – in the Reopen Review Queue.  The question displays a command and its CLI output, and makes an attempt to ...
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Burninate or clean up the tag [dual]

We currently have 48 questions tagged dual. There questions are on different subjects: Dual ISPs Dual dual mail accounts Dual monitors Dual graphics cards Dual boot Dual OS installations (...
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So you've submitted your blog post... Now what?

Congratulations to those of you that submitted your blog posts! If you had a positive overall score on your post you've been entered into the Windows 8 Contest Blog Tile drawing. But you may be ...
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Super User is trialling the new image hosting system

I was informed that we're testing the new image upload system. Practically, other than the URL changing, it appears to be identical. If there's any issues with image uploads, feel free to post a new ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Get to the core of [dual-core], [quad-core], and [multi-core]

I suggest merging dual-core, quad-core into multi-core. I propose this because there is no reason to have multiple tags on one topic. Uses for multi-core Virtualbox Some OS have problems with multi ...
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Please make [amazon] stop hurting my brain

I started to write a tag cleanup request for amazon, listing the different ways in which the tag is used. I got writer's cramp. Basically, if you can create an anagram that spells "amazon" from ...
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Should the [signature] tag be removed?

There are two tags on my radar today: signature and digital-signature digital-signature is obvious and clearly defined (though, it still needs a description). It's signature that is ambiguous. ...
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Rejection of suggested edit that fixes multiple issues

I suggested this edit that was rejected with the reason it didn't improve the quality of the post. The suggested edit improved 3 problems with the post following consensus about editing guidelines: ...
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Close down the [small-business] here!

The small-business tag seems quite meta, and I don't see how an "expert" in small business would profit from using this tag. Thoughts? Should we keep it or get rid of it?
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The [corruption] tag is corrupted

I've checked out some of the questions with corruption, and the more I read the more I'm convinced it's unhelpful as it is. Corruption of files, of streams, of download, upload, screen, filesystem, ...
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