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Post was edited after I flagged for review

Yesterday, I came across an "answer" that was not an answer, so I flagged it as such. Shortly after, it was edited into an actual answer. The flag was declined with the reason "a moderator reviewed ...
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I want to check a best answer for the post I did before as a guest at Stack Exchange

The other day, I posted a question as a guest at the site of Stack Exchange. Some users answered for me, and I wrote "Thank you". But I forgot to decide the best answer at that time. Now, I ...
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Are hypothetical questions okay, or do I need to have an actual problem?

I want to be able to contribute to the site, but a lot of the time I'm not sure how to communicate on the right level, and I don't want to cause problems just so I can fix them and have dialogue on ...
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Are we [licensed] for all this?

I think license-key and product-key should be synonyms. There's also software-activation. I also don't see why the 12 volume-license questions aren't just tagged with license given you can get volume ...
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Please stop migrating crap

Please only migrate good, but otherwise wayward questions. Latest exhibit is this question: Facebook open graph html5 audio I have a system that share on facebook a flash audio player, but the ...
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Super User Moderator Cards

We recently printed some business cards for our Stack Exchange employees and they turned out great. It got us thinking: our sites' moderators have been working hard to keep our sites high quality for ...
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Don't hate the [player] hate the tag

The player tag feels like a classic meta tag, and one likely to be misused. I saw it in use for a question what seems to be a glorified cd player but could refer to audio, video or other software that ...
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Migrating Android questions

Thank you for migrating questions about Android devices to Android Enthusiasts. I know they're off-topic here and we're happy to help folks at the site dedicated to the devices. However... Please be ...
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Merge Request: [visual-studio-code] and [vscode]

I would like to propose making vscode a synonym of visual-studio-code. Questions regarding Visual Studio Code are actively posted under both the visual-studio-code and vscode tags. There is no ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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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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Are hardware (port, cable, etc.) visual identification questions allowed or not?

Are hardware (port, cable, etc.) visual identification questions allowed or not? Specifically when it's basically just "What's this port?" and a picture. Examples: What is a name of this port? And ...
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Should users suggest technical edits?

Recently, I received this answer and a comment asking me to run a particular command to get the precise Last Modified timestamp of a file: wmic datafile where name="c:\\foo.txt" get lastmodified ...
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Should we add a “no shopping recommendation” clause to the Super User FAQ?

As discussed several times, shopping questions are off-topic on Super User. They are too specific, related to a particular time, a particular place, and are also open to subjectivity (advising "which ...
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What steps can I take to check and improve lower quality questions?

It is sometimes unclear in which way a question should be handled. What can I do to check why excactly it doesn't meet our standards? What could I do to inform the user and improve it to be of higher ...
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Since when are software recommendations off-topic?

I want to take discussion away from Daniel's previous post. Here's my point: I've always been under the impression that software-recommendations were absolutely fine on Super User.* Now, obviously, ...
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You're fired: Burn the [position] tag

position seems quite meta - no useful description, and no consistency, and it will not help experts in "positioning" find questions, in my opinion. I vote to fire it
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Why are safety and security synonyms?

In the first lesson in my information security class I learned how bad the German term "Sicherheit" is, which can be translated to either security or safety, which makes it hard to distinguish between ...
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Strange audit result

In the Close Votes review queue, I got Graphics Card Adapter Is Facing Backwards as an audit question. The question had a colorful history: closed by a moderator as unclear, subsequently edited a ...
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Re-assign accepted answer years later?

A few years ago I asked Remove or prevent sidebar from opening by default on Adobe Reader and received a superb response. A recent update to the software in question nullifies this accepted answer ...
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Which proper action should be taken to handle this suspicious post?

Recently I see through this question: How to paste text into input fields that block it? There is a late answer includes a link which it looks to be suspicious: From what I read in other site meta ...
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OP edited question substantially after answer(s) were posted

Yesterday, for the second time in the past three months, I answered a question, only to get a response from the OP saying, in effect, This answer was correct when you posted it.  I’ve changed the ...
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Superuser vs Unix/Linux vs Ubuntu

If I have a question about Ubuntu, I now have 3 places I could take it to: https://superuser.com/ https://unix.stackexchange.com/ https://askubuntu.com/ It seems to me that Ubuntu is a subset of ...
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Super User in Portuguese

As you may know, Stack Overflow in Portuguese is a huge success. Now, it is time to expand the idea and get our hands at the Super User in Portuguese, right now on Area 51. Stack Exchange team has a ...
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I am getting a “You are currently banned from flagging…” message but no clear end for this ban is given

Title says it all. I went to flag something as SPAM on the main Super User site recently and got a message (see screenshot below) that states, “You are currently banned from flagging…” Okay, fair ...
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Please migrate Google Analytics questions to Webmasters

Hello from Web Apps! We've been seeing an awful lot of questions about Google Analytics migrated from Super User over to Web Apps lately. The thing is, questions about Google Analytics will be much ...
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Split up the [split] tag [duplicate]

split is all over - it's about splitting files, DVDs, splitting windows/screen into two, Excel formula to split contents - I propose that we kill split
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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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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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User tries to do something forbidden by license. Is explaining why it's illegal an answer?

Specifically, I'm speaking about this question: Windows 10 License in UEFI. Long story short, OP currently uses Windows with a license provided by his university through DreamSpark. He's going to ...
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Is Tumbleweed badge an achievement or otherwise?

Lately two of my questions earned me a tumbleweed badge? Does this mean my questions don't make sense and I need to improve them to attract more attention?
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Let's bring back to life the now (somewhat) dead Super User Blog

Your crazy mad scientist of a Blog Editor is back and wants to keep this blog going: First off, I need to apologize. Like a terrible parent, I have abandoned my child. But no more! I have a little ...
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Should you ask/answer your own questions to make a public KB?

I wonder if it's in the spirit of the site, or if my questions will get down-voted to oblivion, were I to answer my own question as I post it. My intent is to build some sort of public KB; stuff which ...
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Site Design Updates

A major design update IS NOW LIVE! Most of the changes are not visible; these tweaks go along with recent updates that were made to Stack Overflow: We are moving the site's CSS to a newly refactored ...
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There's no point in running

run is absolutely useless. We should get rid of it.
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A useful question was put on hold after six years due to software recommentation, how to respond?

I've been pondering this for the last couple of days. I was researching ways to verifiy ripped audio files and found this question which I found very useful. I thought it was a good sensible question....
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What to do with “Which Linux Distro for my Old PC” questions of super-user

We have a number of questions on SuperUser, asking which Linux distribution to use on the poster's old PC, and giving specs of said old PC. A number of these questions have been closed as Duplicate. ...
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Did I create, then fail my own review audit?

I encountered this question in the Reopen queue. At the time, it looked like this. I suspected it might not be worthy of re-opening, so instead of using Edit and Reopen I opened the question in a ...
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Update the FAQ to specifically allow home networking questions

Update at 20/0 — Hm, any chance of updating the FAQ? If this isn't community consensus, I don't know what else is. Brought up by the overwhelming consensus in: Is there a valid Stackexchange for my ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election

The 2012 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Unanswered questions that are answered without upvotes or accepted answers

The Unanswered tab at the top shows that there are more than 8,000 unanswered questions, it also seems to increase every day. I think it's a bad behavior that this keeps increasing... Don't ...
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Recovery tag needs to stop recovering

I think that the recovery Tag is far too broad as there are so many different types of recovery (which also have tags for them) such as data-recovery, password-recovery, partition-recovery and so on. ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election Results

Well, Super User's epic second moderator election has come to an end. Our winners are: Please give them a warm welcome, and hearty thanks and congratulations for volunteering!
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Update the FAQ to disallow any product recommendation questions

Foreword added at +2/-1: To make this clear: As far as I can tell (and I quote a diamond moderator below), this is already official moderation policy on this site. I just want to have this added ...
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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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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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Retagging [google] questions [duplicate]

Some of the questions tagged with google actually relate only to Google Chrome and not to Google products / Google company in general, for example: How does Google Chrome installer work? Google ...
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Very suspicious question

This question has accumulated 689 upvotes since yesterday, and the single answer has accumulated 708 upvotes. Now, there may be questions that merit such adulation, and this one is kind of ...

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