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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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Where do you draw the line between a "stupid" question and an acceptable one?

I'll be honest, at times, I've been tempted to downvote a question simply because the solution is blatantly obvious to someone with even limited computer experience. Many questions like these are ...
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Should I edit those pesky empty tag wikis?

Every day I plan to grab a couple of empty tag wikis and edit them to provide at least a reasonable popup information to users of Super User. Where possible, I plan to write an extended full wiki ...
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What's our threshold for profanity in comments?

I just handled a bunch of flags on older comments, flagging the use of the word "bitch" as "complain" or "is a pain". Now certain words (mostly ones with 4 letters for some reason), I can get - but ...
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What is the correct way to style this community's name?

If I'm writing about the website at https://superuser.com/, and I wish to refer to it by name, should I call it: Super User SuperUser Superuser superuser Or something else? (Context: I'm modifying ...
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Should I accept an answer for someone else's bounty?

I see a mod posted a sizable bounty to my question: Why is checking Windows Update so slow? I'm wondering if I should be accepting an answer in order for the user who posts the correct answer to be ...
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Is using British spelling discouraged?

I wanted to fix a typo in the title of this question when I saw that in the question body behaviour had been edited to behavior by another user. Is this necessary? Should I (we) start to think about ...
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How do comment @replies work?

In a comment under my questions somebody used first name only @Ivoxzy instead of using the users full name @Ivoxyz FFlipse Is the correct user going to informed about this message that was address ...
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How is the term "Computer" defined on Super User?

The arguments over whether a tablet counts as a computer this rather lovely Ars Technica article on why they think a tablet is a PC as well as a chat conversation over this question got me thinking ...
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Promotional text in answer

On this answer, there is a text and link that seems like promoting a service from the user. The answer itself seems good. It does not disclose its affiliation, though, although can be inferred from ...
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Is it important to mark a question as answered?

I asked Can Windows CE 6 auto-run an application on an inserted USB stick? that never got any responses, but while waiting I ran some additional tests that strongly suggest the answer to my question ...
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Should I perform a duck test when reviewing suggested edits?

Duck test: If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. In this case: If it behaves like the Original Poster, then it probably is the Original ...
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2014 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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Can we educate users to stop adding "Belongs on xyz.SE!" comments without further explanation?

Similarly to people telling the OP to ask their question on Apple.SE, even if it's on topic here on SU, I think that there's a general problem with comments like the following: This should be on ...
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I CAN HAZ DRIVERZ KTHXBAI?

I notice that there's lots of questions involving people asking for drivers for specific pieces of hardware. Invariably these questions are rather specific/localised and aren't really all that useful ...
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Where can I post a Winter Bash test question?

I want to post a test question to either: Gain a Winter Bash hat, or Test a theory about the criteria for awarding a secret hat. Where can I post such a test question?
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Are the review post tests random?

I seem to have been getting a lot of "review tests" these past few weeks. I got one a few seconds ago and another one yesterday. Is this a random process and I've been unlucky or have I been singled ...
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Why was my "not an answer" flag rejected?

I've flagged this answer as not an answer and my flag was rejected. Why? I think that answer was posted as a joke, and it did not attempt to answer the question. Update for those who can't see ...
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Show your Excel results

I see a lot of Excel questions, but also ones involving command lines, batch files, and other similar scripts, that entail some mental challenge. I'm not referring to ones where a novice needs some ...
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A better way to find duplicates?

This is something that has been bugging me for a while. It is not uncommon for the same question to be asked repeatedly. Take this question that was asked today. This question, in one form or ...
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Should I flag cross posted questions?

I recently came upon these questions on SU and U&L. I left a comment to the author on both posts linking to the meta.SE thread discussing cross posting. Should I also vote to close or flag for ...
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Newbie Doesn't Get Unicorns

I am extremely confused about this unicorn game, my biggest question: Is this for real? I think I'm suffering from shock, I could've sworn I never saw this before. Is this new or what?
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What should we do with outdated, but highly-popular questions?

Example: We have a question about SSDs, which is now two years old. Are SSDs worth the money? I've been hearing a lot of hype about the SSDs recently. I'm planning to buy a new machine as ...
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Destroying users does not delete answers posted by other users, even though the question has been deleted

The title may seem a bit weird, let me explain. While going through some questions, I found a spammer network about 5 users with each of the users posting answers on others' questions. Besides ...
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Stupid changes to “close as duplicate”

What in blazes is going on here? Now one can only VTC as duplicate of questions that have accepted answers? What if there have been a rash of Qs that are duplicates, with people possibly being driven ...
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Windows Live Messenger - What do we do with completely dead software?

Windows Live Messenger will be completely obsolete as of 31st October. Thats in china - it got killed off in march 2013 everywhere else. As a result, any questions to do with WLM will be quite ...
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Old unanswered inactive questions with low views/votes

@IvoFlipse was looking for a query to find old unanswered inactive questions with low views/votes. Because those kind of questions clutter the site and keep the unanswered question ratio high, it is a ...
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Files and folders everywhere

I hate to see these perfect examples of our tag problem go, but, oh well. Please help clean up the tags: file 1407 - 679 141 questions folder 1129 - 857 319 questions
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Do we need a canonical question for creating bootable Windows 10 installation media?

To this date, community-faq has only one canonical post for creating bootable installation media for Windows 7 which dates back to 2009. The answers are mostly "use this tool and it works" that are ...
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Burn [version-number], [updates] and related tags

BUMP: I started to write a new question about version, then discovered that it had been raised 5 yrs ago, when there were 47 questions, but not resolved. Then I found this question from 2 yrs ago, ...
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Burnination Request - Invisible

invisible is absolutely useless! Top three questions mean 3 completely different uses. I suggest getting rid of it.
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What will happen to the Windows-8-Preview tag once Windows 8 goes live?

We currently have 385 questions tagged with windows-8-preview and looking towards the impending release of Windows 8 I am wondering what will happen to the -preview tag. I guess that we will have a ...
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Company tag necromancy: The zombie apocalypse!

Just when we thought we finally got rid of them all they appear to have been resurrected. adobe x 200 — about 100 software and service products, PDF, Flash, Flex, graphics and video editing, web ...
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Merge [product-key] and [license-key]

product-key and license-key tags seem to be synonyms.
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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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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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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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Gentle reminders to mark an answer as accepted?

I often see questions which have one or more answers that are comprehensive, correct, helpful, and have many upvotes, and yet the question remains without a marked answer. Generally, it seems like the ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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Why call It Super User?

Stack Overflow and Server Fault are both clearly for problems in their respective fields. As such, why is Super User to be called Super User? Is it because it too begins with an S? What were other ...
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Was my suspension for commenting called for?

I have been suspended last week. No reason or previous warning was given, but presumably it was because of my activity on Tetsujin's answer to "What to do when my Mac is frozen?". Since it ...
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Submit your Blog post for the Super User Contest here:

This is an area were users can submit their entries for 'best blog post' part of the Super User 2nd Anniversary Competition. Feel free to post your submission here in its entirety. Other user can ...
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Why and how/by whom my profile name was changed?

I signed up maybe a month and half ago, published a question here and set a customized profile name. Now I return to find my username changed to this. Only the profile pic that I uploaded then stays ...
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Preferred location for "shell scripting" questions

On Super User, many questions are about "shell scripting" - Unix sh and bash, Windows cmd.exe. Should they stay on SU or be migrated to Stack Overflow as "programming"? IMO, bash can be called "...
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How to choose a community?

There are some communities with intersecting subjects with superuser.com. For example I could ask this question about volume control in linux at unix community, or this about hotkeys at software ...
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Why are questions off-topic for Super User being migrated from other trilogy sites?

It's unbelievable that Super User is still being used as a dumping ground especially for questions not on-topic on Stack Overflow. Latest example: https://superuser.com/questions/194442/recommended-...
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Should the accepted answers be unpinned on superuser?

Inspired by this Stack Overflow now doesn't pin the accepted answer as per this post We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By default, we ...
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Why is looking for alternative programs "not constructive"?

Background I had asked this question a while back, and received some great responses, and a great final answer that helped me out quite a ton. Everything was fine until ~yesterday. Yesterday, however, ...
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Should we bother closing old questions?

The influx of old questions from the Late Answers dump has renewed an old issue. Many of the questions that received these late answers have close-worthy issues, like no longer being on-topic, or ...
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