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Can the webapp policy please be codified in the site rules?

I'm working the close vote queue. I'm seeing a fair amount of questions up for closing, and I realized they are webapps. Once I realized the situation I could lookup the policy in Help or the ...
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Hold process suggestion

I have noticed a number of questions (for example this one), that are put on hold because of a possibility rather than the actuality. Typically, it is a question that is worded in a way that could ...
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Failed audit for trying to "improve" it

I was trying to edit away the "Thank you" when I came across this audit. Obviously it was an audit, but I figured that improving it would not mark it as incorrect. Apparently, improving counts as a ...
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Readly : is this question on-topic

I subscribe to Readly which allows me to read 1,500+ magazines, with new issues every month. I can't see anything on their site to answer this. It is probably a legal question, but can I ask how to ...
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Victim of serial down voting? [closed]

Very unusual - within 4 minutes I got 3 down votes: Open file with emacs as administrator on windows Outlook refuses to send email with non-matching address in cert Using a firewall to ...
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Why does it mean when a flag is rejected with "aware of content that requires intervention"?

In a similar approach of slhck's problem I thought that being very descriptive instead of just clicking not an answer would help, but instead I got a new flag reason returned: I don't feel like the ...
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How is this question opinion based?

Does GTX 1650 encode/render videos at better speed/performance than RX 6500 XT?
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After I select a Multi-level List, why must I click on “Numbering” to apply that List to subsequent paragraphs?

Why did Mokubai unilaterally close After I select a Multi-level List, why must I click on "Numbering" to apply that List to subsequent paragraphs? (why Word highlights "Numbering" and not "...
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Basic questions being used to garner disproportionate amount of upvotes

I've recently noticed a trend of users asking the most basic, low-effort questions only to be met with a ton of upvotes, often along with the subsequent answers. This question and subsequent answer ...
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Automatic change of formatting while we answer [closed]

Whenever I give answers to the questions, my original format of the answer is not maintained. It is changed to all continuous statements all line by lines. So it becomes very clumsy for the reader, ...
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Should a question be closed as a duplicate of a different question because the other has an answer to the "duplicate"?

Should a question be closed as a duplicate of a different question just because the other has an answer to the "duplicate"?
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Wassup with "answers has to be platform independent"?

It seems that someone believes that SuperUser has to have answers that solves all problems in all OS's. While I strongly believe that each answer is right on its own if it addresses the question ...
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How to recover account

I have not used this site in years. When I tried to ask a question it says "we are not accepting questions from this account. How to recover account? Or do I simply have to use another account to ask ...
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When is it appropriate to decide for a questioner whether or not an answer answers their post?

When is deleting an answer an appropriate response because it 'might not' (in the opinion of someone who displays a basic lack of understanding of the differences between how the windows console and ...
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When I'll be able to ask question? [duplicate]

I see this message You have reached your question limit Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See the Help Center to learn more. When this will resolve. Even though my ...
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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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Unregistered Users Should Not Be Able to Suggest Edits

It bugs me when unregistered users edit my Answers. It's not that big a deal to undo their edits (Moderators always seem to approve them almost immediately), but when they make really bad edits (and ...
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Is superuser still an active stack? [duplicate]

Posted a question then looked at the last 100 questions posted. Not many views, hardly any votes and maybe 1 or 2 answers. What happened?
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Quit bein' so blockin' [closed]

I think Stack Exchange is too strict on closing and deleting questions. Perfectly feasible questions are marked as low-quality, too broad, or "unclear what you're asking." Are we really going too far ...
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@Admin - A few concerns

Does this website have "specific rules" for MODs to follow, or can they just make up their own set of rules as they feel like it? I ask this because I have posted many answers and get different MODs ...
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Attempt to open a closed question.

One of my questions has been closed as not a real question because some people fail to grasp the implied question. I realise this is a public board and I must cater for all levels, so I have edited ...
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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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Downvotes on Necro Threads

What to do about grave diggers who insist on Frankensteining old questions and downvoting answers on 6 month old topics. Not a biggie but just annoying to see rep points go down. (I have a fragile ...
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Does attributing alone prevent a plagiarism suspension

Question: If you attribute and reference content sources in an answer you provide, does that attribution alone protect someone from having their SU account suspended for a violation of Plagiarism. ...
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Im Losing a lot of rep to edits that are not really necessary

I'm getting a lot of edits that are personal opinion, like the order of words, where I put links (see THIS example). Is there any way I can not accept the edits? There was also some capitalization, ...
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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 do I need 10 reputation to answer stuff here?

I tried to answer this question, but was not able to because I don't yet have 10 reputation points. I used Google when I had the same problem, and would like to post an answer. How am I supposed to ...
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What if the moderator was unreasonable and blocked me?

I asked a questions on superuser, it was technical question and I added some more details why I want to block a certain youtube channel. instead of getting technical answers, I got parental advises !!...
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Why is the voting on SU so negative?

Why is the voting on Superuser so negative? After looking around at other Exchange Sites, I've noticed this website is the harshest site to gain reputation. Perfectly good questions get down-voting ...
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Am I allowed to offer a cash bounty?

To workaround that fact I have insufficient rep for How can I start a bounty for this Question? .
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Why was the question about the future of laptops closed?

I suggest you to go through these questions first: Why are we still using CPUs instead of GPUs? Desktops turned into Laptops and these laptops turn into..!!? In the first question some one asked ...
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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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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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Send message in private in Superuser

OK, good day to you. I'm actually trying to answer some questions, and i need answers to some of mine. Really, all my posts are actually edited. No problem about that, nothing bad. But in fact i ...
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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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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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Why is the SuperUser Community so Arrogant and Toxic to New Users? [closed]

In the SuperUser forums, the majority of the comments have negative undertones and more focus is placed on subtle low-key comments that create a toxic culture by its very nature. Users ignore the ...
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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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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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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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