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Should we edit out spam from spam posts?

An established user had edited a blatant spam post (10k-only), replacing it with the following content: UTTER SPAM Please delete me. I feel that this is superfluous and masks the actual spam ...
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Can we please standardize the Microsoft tags?

Tags for Microsoft products are currently a mess. Office: office, microsoft-office office-2007, office-2010, office-2010-beta, ms-office-2007, office-2008, microsoft-office-2010, office-2010, office-...
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Are purely non-technical answers to technical problems on-topic?

I edited this question yesterday as part of a cleanup spree. It had already gotten a fair bit of activity, but someone tweeted a link to it after I edited it, and things really took off. The topic of ...
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Where do EC2 and AWS questions truly belong?

I am a moderator on Web Applications, and I would like to address the points of this Web Apps Meta question to a wider audience, because we get more than a handful of questions on these topics that ...
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Problem solved by customer support with a premade executable

I recently asked Open a cash drawer using a RJ11 DIO 12/24V port in Windows 7, and while looking for an answer I contacted the customer support of Shuttle. They replied with a message which was a bit ...
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Hats this year?

I loved the Hats from the past couple of years. I thought it would be happening by now, but I could be wrong. Is there a "Hats" season on SU this year? The earlier questions about participation ...
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Why does the Community user mark questions as duplicates?

I recently came across this question which has been marked as a duplicate. What's strange is that this question has been marked as a duplicate by the Community user: How can Community mark a question ...
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Is there any difference between the tags “windows-server-2003” and “windows-2003-server”?

Discovered a few semi-related tags: windows-server-2003 539 questions, 10 this year this has a good excerpt, but no tag wiki windows-2003-server 19 questions, 2 this year this has nothing... no ...
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Can we get rid of the company tags?

I don't think any of the following tags have questions that benefit them: microsoft, apple, acer, samsung, sony, asus, ... And thinking in the meta tag way, a question that's only about those tags ...
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Why are “why was … implemented this way” questions closed as opinion based?

This question is closed because it's opinion based. It basically asks why Ctrl + V paste is not implemented in PowerShell. There's a comment below, "This can't really be answered by anyone except ...
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Should WSL be a synonym for Windows Subsystem for Linux?

I noticed today that we currently have two tags for the same Windows 10 feature. WSL Windows-Subsystem-For-Linux. My suggestion is for WSL tag to become a synonym of the greater Windows Subsystem ...
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Is this (clever) spam?

Looking at this question and the answer, it looks like spam to me: Both users have 1 point only. Both have women as avatars. Both link to the same blogspot blog. Both the question and answer lacks ...
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What are some of the user-created april fools gags that we've had in the past?

Sure, we have unicorns. We've also has some of our own april fools jokes on site. Sadly, they are often a pain to find, since they're deleted. What are some of these gags? Can we see what they are ...
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Make syntax highlighting possible to enable with prettify language codes

On Super User syntax highlighting is turned off. But there are questions on Super User where syntax highlighting can be helpful. Therefore I suggest that syntax highlighting is made possible to enable ...
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Rename macos tag?

We just did a tag synonym reversal for osx and macos. The move was technically correct, but it's creating an unanticipated problem (at least for me, I'm just assuming some others are similarly ...
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Help us clean up Super User

Waaaay back in the early days of Stack Overflow Jeff wrote a blog post about the Stack Overflow Question Lifecycle. Who decides what questions don’t fit? Trusted members of the Stack Overflow ...
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Can the review system be fixed?

I was just assigned the task of reviewing this inappropriate answer. I immediately flagged the answer, and when I did so, the SE system issued a red notification indicating that the answer had ...
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Time to be LESS organised

organization is a pretty big meta-tag. It's uses include, Organisation charts Sorting data Windows Explorer functionality Email organisation and many more. Should we burn it?
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Burnination of device tag

The tag devices serves no purpose. Can we please burninate?
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Turn Markdown “code” blocks into plain “preformatted” blocks on Super User

On SU, can we remove the default syntax highlighting? It seems that most uses for the Markdown 4-space-indent-code-block on SU are not actual code, and the syntax highlighting is more of a hindrance ...
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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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Spambots promoting personal enhancement products, can we better defend against them?

I'm seeing a disturbing increase in spam posts promoting personal enhancement products such as male enhancement, hair care, dieting, brain enhancement, and other similar products. The following list (...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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What's the point of vote animations? [closed]

Exactly what it says on the tin. I may be a bit out of date, but can someone explain to me the reasoning behind them?
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Are questions related to download YouTube content allowed?

There are many questions about how to download video or audio from YouTube. Here are the two tags youtube-dl and youtube. But in the YouTube Terms 5.B., here I quote a portion of it: You shall not ...
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Two long answers disagreeing with each other - how to canonicalize?

Someone posted a new answer to a rather old question of mine, Disadvantages of partitioning an SSD?. The answer I accepted has 13 upvotes at this time, and I have accepted the information therein as ...
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What time of the day is Super User getting the least traffic?

Due to the recent discussion about edit flooding, and one possible counter measure mentioned by @Grace Note ... You may consider that it is often wiser to perform massive edit jobs during low ...
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Could we finally get rid of [software-rec]?

I know that this has been covered before (for example here), but communities evolve constantly and our current view on this matter can be different. In my humble opinion, software-rec should be ...
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How do I find out if I belong in SU?

I apologize in advance if this is a dumb question. How do I figure out if I belong in SU or not? This applies to both asking questions and providing answers. I've been participating in SO for ...
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What should be featured in our list of off-topic close reasons?

Many people seem to think that question closure means that the question has come the end of its lifecycle here, while it's clearly not so. As part of making things more clear to the folks asking why ...
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Where in the world is my SuperUser t-shirt?

I filled in the form to receive my SuperUser t-shirt on April 8th, but I haven't received it yet. It's been more than a month. Is there any way to learn if it's on its way to Istanbul? EDIT: Today is ...
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Should I handle rude fragments myself? or is it better to get moderator involved?

I flagged a question as rude because of Edit: whoever downvoted this question is a [rude part here]. Note: the question wasn't rude as a whole, only this one sentence was. One of the moderators ...
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Do we need “warning” and “alert”?

Similar to error-message, which we just got rid of, there are also: alert × 26 warning × 37 Neither of these are really specific. They don't add meaning to the questions. Sometimes, ...
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Vote to Close the Vote to Close chat room

With the new Review System, questions are getting closed/reopened/improved more rapidly then before. Looking at the room activity, it's been 43 days since something was asked in there, other then one ...
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How to Report Cyclic Flagging?

This question is flagged as a duplicate of this question. However, that 2nd question is also flagged as a duplicate of the first. How do I bring this to the proper individuals' attention?
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Blogs.sun.com is dead

Oracle have killed off blogs.sun.com. You have a number of questions/answers that have links to blogs.sun.com that will need fixing. Here's the list In general you just need to change the http://...
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Do people still use a [downloader]?

Nice useless meta tag. downloader is only a useful tag when people tell you just what downloader they are using. On its own it serves no purpose. Only a few questions tagged with it so it's an easy ...
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Super User Swag is still wanted

Looking through the sidebar, I found this old question about the Super User mug. I'm wondering if there's any update from the team about making swag available for purchase any time soon? Or what kind ...
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Let's bring [tables] to the table

tables is a very broad tag, which currently has no tag wiki and encompasses everything from questions about Excel, SQL tables, tables in Microsoft Word, and a whole host of other things. In other ...
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Journeyman Geek's Monthly Bounty Hunt: July/August

I'm ploughing back some of my rep into the community, and hopefully getting some good/better answers up for questions. I really wouldn't be able to chase down all the worthy candidates for such a ...
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Are questions about Chrome OS on-topic?

The primary purpose of Chrome OS is to run applications that are off-topic on Super User (web apps, plus it can run Android apps, both off-topic). The devices it runs on (Chromebooks), are designed ...
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Reverse the [vlc] synonym direction?

Currently, vlc-media-player is synonymised to vlc. I think it would be better the other way around. Doing so, we would: Reduce the ambiguity of the tag. It would then be obvious, even to people who'...
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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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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2013 [duplicate]

As it is December 2012, we are now going to reset our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that ...
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Official stance on Facebook questions on SU?

https://superuser.com/questions/73214/facebook-profiles-for-non-people-okay Ok, there are many questions that reference Facebook, but this one seems to be directly about facebook. I need an official ...

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