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Why was this question about securely wiping SSDs closed as “too broad”?

I asked the following question, and it was closed as "too broad". This boggles my mind, as the research I did for the question meant that I'd made it as specific as a question could possibly be, and ...
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All comments on my question were deleted without warning

All of my comments to this question of mine were deleted. I didn't think it was site policy for moderators to delete comments, least of all without any warning or notification, but if this is the ...
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I'm a bit confused about votes

I know y'all are going to downvote this post just like that guy 2 posts below this one... idc because this is meta, but... just whatever. I've been asking lots of questions in the past, and I.. I don'...
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<kbd> tag looks wrong

According to W3C, When the kbd element is nested inside another kbd element, it represents an actual key or other single unit of input as appropriate for the input mechanism. The SU way of ...
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Why was question about Windows 7 install downvoted?

Downvotes are for questions from one of the following categories: zero research effort, unclear, not useful. I'm trying to install Windows 7 and explain the problems I encounter here. I explain ...
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How can i get reputation if i am not permitted to answer and participate in superuser network?

I have a problem with the Super User (and Stack Exchange) account limitation system. Currently I am not allowed to answer in any question. They say I need to reach 50 reputation points. The problem ...
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Why can't we allow one user one i.p?

Consider the following scenario: Imagine that there were two people let us consider them as A and B. User A works at night and used to use superuser at night. User B works at day and used to use ...
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Can we have “drive” as a separate tag?

Recently, I have found myself asking questions about drives in general, such as flash drives or SD cards. I want to use the drive tag, but whenever I try to use it, it's automatically changed to hard-...
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Can't see why this was put on hold

How to download folders larger than 20GB on Dropbox without a Pro account I have explained my reasoning from the edits and cross-referenced with the help center. One user seems to have a vendetta ...
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would a discussion concerning my emacs fingers growing a bit stiffer be appropriate?

I've been an emacs user for many years. The last couple of weeks I've noticed my fingers loosing their "fluidity" and feeling a bit stiffer (resulting in a lower keys per minute count and more ...
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Is the subject of software licensing now off-subject?

My question is about the closing of the post Should the code of my app that include libraries under LaTeX Project Public License 1.3c have to be public? I have encountered and answered on this site ...
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Anyway to contact moderator? I believe they closed my thread because of misunderstanding

I'm talking about this thread Where to get boot image for Windows I'm looking for boot image FOR Windows, not boot image OF Windows. The moderators closed the thread for "duplicate" and ...
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Migrating this question killed the chances of getting a response

I asked this question here last week. It was quickly migrated to Android Enthusiasts and since moving has seen very few views, no answers and no comments. The AE site has so few members (3500 vs 13K ...
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Why put on hold by Dave and DavidPostill?

This is my question Saving website leads to incomplete save. Flagged as off topic but i think It is software realted, or in which stackexchange should i ask this instead? Can someone tell me why is ...
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Can not ask question due to “This title does not meet our quality standards. ”

My question is very simple, and I tried several title as below: listary command mkdir not working listary command mkdir do not action The detail I want to post is: On Windows 7, I use listary's ...
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Why is the location of files used by a programme off topic?

I opened a question some days ago that has been closed. At this moment the reason given for the closure is: the question where FreeCiv files need to go on an Android system is off topic here ...
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Create tag for Java-8 on SuperUser

I don't have 300 rep, but I'd like the java-8 tag to be created, for the same reason that the java-7 exists.
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Isn't it better to remove Linux and Windows tags?

Every time i see a question related to linux, i have to ask the user what distro are you using? Same applies to Windows. I think a linux tag is appreciated on unix.stackexchange.com since some users ...
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Retags should not bump a post

I think (following the cd incident) that retags, as a maintenance operation, should not bump the question to the front page. What do you think?
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Alias nvidia to nvidia-graphics-card

There is no Nvidia tag. Confer, https://superuser.com/questions/tagged/nvidia. It may be a good idea to make nvidia an alias for nvidia-graphics-card.
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Trying to log off StackExchange [duplicate]

I was told this is a duplicate and I know people don't like duplicates but I don't know what else but to ask again. I checked the StackExchange icon and there is no log off there. PLEASE I'm so tired ...
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Why do I have to use a bookmark to logout of SuperUser? [duplicate]

I entered SuperUser via a standard Login. Then I couldn't Logout. There was no button or link to do that. I looked under the StachExchange sign at the upper-left, and all it produced was a message ...
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Very ironic and ridiculous [duplicate]

I'm blocked for making questions , because someone think that my previous questions were BAD. But my reputation is increased because my previous questions are taking up-votes. Well , i think it's ...
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Shouldn't the hardware tag be enabled?

Currently, the "Hardware" tag is disabled: However, things such as "Hardware-failure" are allowed. The reason the tag was closed (based on my research) is that it lead to quite a bit of shopping ...
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Please create a tag for “graphpad-prism”

Please could you create a tag on Superuser for "graphpad-prism"? Here's a description: A statistical graphing program widely used in Academia and the Biotech and Pharma industries. Two questions ...
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Are Easter Eggs on topic, or not?

Recently this happened, I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face." as per superuser.com/...
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Should the Vote to Close option be altered?

This question and my comment there made me think, and it seems to me that to completely avoid any sense of a "pack mentality" that could be applied to when votes are cast to close a question, the ...
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Is this Really a Bad Question?

I'm getting slightly annoyed at people's continued comments on my question, and I'm wondering if I really should be, or if I need to actually fix something. I've asked what I believe to be a very ...
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Parsing out what you do versus what you say you do

The decision by several mods on Using pirated copy of old windows versions puzzles me. Yes, the poster knows he's courting disaster. However, if we stopped helping the clueless, we'd be whistling in ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

I posted this answer, which was deleted. Why was it deleted? Added image of deleted post for <10k users.
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Why was this question closed as “Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations”?

I asked the following question: Is there a list of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems that Dragon Professional Individual intentionally do not support? http://shop.nuance.com/store/nuanceus/...
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Have I been penalized for an answer 1 moderator didn't like?

I posted an answer that met both the spirit of the question and the literal question asked. It was a lot different from other answers, all of which were going down a trail suggested by the OP as a ...
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Why was this closed? [closed]

How many guesses per second are possible against an encrypted disk?
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I Need to Ask a Poll-Type Question

I am trying to find out the pronunciation of a computer term, but since it is (mostly) a poll-type question, I figured I would ask for advice first in order to avoid getting raped by the seemingly ...
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We need to kill the [facebook] tag

Just found the facebook, needs to be killed too.
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User “Hennes” is editing a lot of really old posts

The user hennes is editing a lot of old posts: Kill Gnome in Debian https://superuser.com/questions/485881/redmine-mongrel-server-uses-so-much-ram ssh keys across servers How can I keep two folders ...
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Open-ended questions… That old chestnut

I know there's plenty of hardcore users here who despise open-ended questions more than anything else on the planet, but aren't we going a little too far sometimes? There are times when asking the ...
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Instagram v VSCO v 'website or forum'

How can I simultaneously download original pictures from someone else's public VSCO? How can I download some original-sized bigger pictures from Instagram simultaneously? https://superuser.com/...
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Why is my question being downvoted and marked as “off-topic”?

https://superuser.com/questions/1127730/what-is-a-list-of-all-the-interfaces-that-can-be-used-to-transfer-data-directly/1127747?noredirect=1#comment1614652_1127747 As far as I can tell, it's a ...
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Exception to the minimum answer character count

Sometimes a user just needs a single command line answer. To be most efficient (The mantra of the SE community) it would make sense just to give them a single command to run rather than appending ...
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Make the use of an OS tag compulsory for all questions

EDIT: You are all quite right. This is not a good idea. If I had a penny for every time I have left a comment on a question asking the OP to state which OS they are using I would be one rich geek. ...
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Proposition to add a tag for “high refresh rate”

I searched for questions about high refresh rate displays and I found that they mostly use the general tag for refresh-rate. I think it makes sense to subdivide it further into questions about 60hz+ ...
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How many down-votes are “enough” down-votes

Let us say that a question is attracting down-votes because of being off-topic / no research effort / recommendation or any other reason for that matter. How many down-votes can be considered ...
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I need 50 reputation points to post a comment? [duplicate]

This restriction is really blocking me. I'd like to comment on a working solution, and confirm that it is working. I'd like to comment here: How to bring back Photo Viewer in Windows 10?
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Effect of downvote on reputation

Should downvotes result into bigger reputation loss than -2 ? I believe that compared to +10 for an upvote, -2 is negligible and it would be fair to increase it. Also, since the community is ...
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Please reopen my question

On MacBooks, is there a difference between "Low battery" and "You are now running on reserve battery power"? I would like this question to be reopened.
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Mention that the commented user is online when asked to move discussion to chat

I have a suggestion Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to automatically move this discussion to chat? In this part why can't we mention that the commented user is ...
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What Stack Exchange network can I ask a question about business cards? [closed]

What Stack Exchange network can I ask a question about business cards?
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Can we have tags for “Report Builder” and “Reporting Services”?

I have posted a question about SQL Server, its Management Studio and its Report builder in Super User a few minutes ago and provided that Super User is the right board for that question, which ...
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Unintended consequence of cheap downvotes and possible solutions

In our pursuit of great answers, we seem to have forgotten that even good questions can start out a little rough, or even very rough. Downvotes are very common, and based on the comments following in ...

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