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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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How can I undelete this to answers

I posted this two answers, although they work and I test the solution, it seems that there is not very obvious since they were deleted on sight with this comment: Please read the question again ...
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Tag suggestion for the new kind of browsers extensions

Can we have a "webextension" tag, (and/or a tag for E10s)? PS: Saying "I disagree" if you disagree, is enough, no need to downvote every tag suggestion.
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A user can't add a comment on the answers of him own bounty, because it requires rep

I'm a frequent user on Stack Overflow** site, and very sporadic on Super User site. I've reached the +50 rep on Super User site, then I did a bounty because I need to solve a problem. Problem After ...
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1 ATI Radeon card in PCIe 2.0 slot for display. How to make use of AMD FireStream cards placed in empty PCIe 2.0 slots?

I have an AMD ATX board with 4+ PCIe 2.0 slots. 1 of the slots is occupied by a ATI Radeon card which handles display. There are at least 3 empty PCIe 2.0 slots on this ATX board. Suppose some AMD ...
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Meta tag for tag-request

I think it would be helpful to have a meta tag tag-request in order to distinguish requests for new tags from other tag-related questions. Are there any reasons why this is hasn't been implemented?
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Suggested edit about Windows XP and Vista laptops' first and "second" warnings about low battery power has been rejected

Link to suggested edit: https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/964770 I tried to change: In Windows, you can change that in the settings, there are two thresholds - one to give you a warning, ...
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Wouldn't it be better to reverse the reputation used by superuser.com?

Situation: 1) I am an expert software professional 2) I recently found superuser.com from a search engine, because I found a particular Q&A useful Desire: 1) Vote the two answers as useful ...
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Could we show if someone is typing on chat?

When @ at someone, it would be good to know when he/she types an answer. Just like in popular IMs like Facebook, Gmail etc.
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Why were my 2 edits suggesting formatting changes to numbering rejected?

Please see https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/756634 and https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/756633. Adding numbering helped clarify the multitude of solutions.
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Why does the community have such vague rules that any administrator can adjust almost any question to fit them?

I wrote a question about computer hardware. A smartphone (tablet) is a computer these days. However, this question is "off-topic". Let's admit. However, why then there are topics like this: ...
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Silently deleting comments: Not Cool Super User!

So, someone deleted a couple comments I made in response to someone else's comments. There was no messaging to me about when or why. That is totally uncool. This is cencorship, pure and simple. Yes ...
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Question concerning the new code of conduct

I have read the new "be nice" code of conduct and would like to see whether it applies to the behavior I have encountered in this post. This post has a bounty attached for 500 rep, which started a ...
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superuser.com reputation point issue- not sure this was thought out very well

So, I had an issue, and googled it. I found the solution I needed on this site, and wanted to thank the person who wrote it. I am not a regular user of this site, so I created a user account and went ...
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Is it legal to post content from overclock.net, if it is against their TOS? [closed]

One user is posting pirated content from the site overclock.net, here is what their TOS say: Posting Content and Assets By posting content: You have confirmed that you have not made this content ...
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Suggestion of a measure to avoid abandoned bounties

I see too many posts with bounties being abandoned on our site. Bounties are an efficient attention-getter device which does well to attract answers to the post. If the post is abandoned, this seems ...
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Request to reopen question 216839

I believe this question was closed by mistake. There is enough information to answer the question. I also edited to clean it up a little. Honestly, it really didn't need it. Now it looks slightly more ...
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High threshold for "well-asked" questions

Various posters have previously complained about the voting patterns on SuperUser and the standard response is that down votes are accorded to "poorly asked questions". Well, it would seem that "well-...
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what to do when I am banned from superuser, and I have few questions to ask

without a notification I got negative votes and got banned for the last question I asked in superuser, I deleted it, but then I noticed it's not the solution, I have few answers to correct ,and my ...
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still no place for subjective questions? e.g. the recent vim question Deleted?

I see this interesting question https://superuser.com/questions/324151/are-people-deluding-themselves-with-vim was deleted there was already one answer posted, and of course that's lost.. other ...
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Users asking ubuntu questions should be informed about askubuntu ?

When someone asks a question with ubuntu tag they should be redirected to a page informing them about askubuntu and how asking it on that will expose the question to the more ubuntu experts. Then ...
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Unclear wording on comment editing timeout

So when trying to edit a comment before 5 minutes after posting, you get the error message "Comments may only be edited for 5 minutes." I think that message is is unclear and should be changed to ...
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Fair application of non-existent rules [closed]

Previously we had a discussion about ReactOS. Essentially there isn't a rule against asking about "pre-release" software, but those questions were closed because ReactOS is declared perpetually "alpha"...
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Allow help in the title [duplicate]

I tried to ask this question, but it was rejected. How do I install a Windows update that gives an error but no help? The reason was retarded. Please fix this bug.
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Make badges be worth reputation

I don't know if this has ever been part of the site and then deleted or what, but I think that badges should be worth something, preferrably reputation or maybe something new. I know that some new ...
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Could anyone create a tag called "program-like"?

Could anyone create a tag called "program-like"? It would be for questions that try to find a programs with the defined features (It´s a way I used to use this website, I define the features of an ...
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Why are substantial edits rejected when they don't also address all, potential minor, issues?

Some reviewers of suggested edits appear way to restrictive when it comes to approving an edit. See for example This suggested edit (Related meta post) And this one (Disclaimer, this one is mine) ...
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Log-Out-Link is nowhere to be found [duplicate]

Do not answer "duplicate" - The link is definitely missing - at least not there where others claim it should be:
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somebody not justifying a downvote

I posted an answer here, and somebody down-voted it but won't defend his action. He gave one reason which I replied to, but he won't defend it from there. In this question here How can I guess if ...
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Is the Commodore 64 Mini on topic?

The Commodore 64 Mini is a general-purpose computer that comes with Linux. It comes preinstalled with games, but it also comes preinstalled with BASIC that can load other programs. It is supposed to ...
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Why was my question on Windows Mobile closed ?

https://superuser.com/questions/246940/how-to-associate-m3u-files-with-windows-media-player There are 101 Windows Mobile questions https://superuser.com/questions/tagged/windows-mobile and 178 WMP ...
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trigger happy moderators deleting answers for no reason

I know I can't expect quality of SO on SU, but moderators deleting answers for no reason at all? That's going too far. How to mess up a PC running Windows 7? It's not a duplicate, it's on-topic, it'...
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Closure of question and rude approach

My question here has been closed. Rename files 000…001…002… to 001…002…003 as too broad. From my point of view, it is clear what I am asking. I'm asking of a simple way for these files to be renamed, ...
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Why am I getting a question ban?

I have only asked 2 or 3 questions and got a ban without that warning. Is my status on other SE sites causing me to have a premature question ban here?
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Why was this question closed ?

This is getting plain ridiculous: https://superuser.com/questions/204710/what-happened-to-the-corel-forums-for-paintshop-pro-closed If this isn't a question about computer software (support for it) ...
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The purpose of this community - down-voting and asking questions

Why downvote a question? It causes the user to lose reputation. Why not simply ask the person to restate and/or delete the question? I was told that this community only accepts one question at a ...
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Downvoting questions and answers

It appears that some are upset about the reputation people earn. I have received several downvotes without any feedback, so I don't think there is a problem with my answer. This answer has received 2 ...
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Add "windows" to super user description?

I had a tough time looking for the stack exchange Q&A for windows issues in order to post this question: windows issue . Finally someone directed me to this Q&A. The current description for ...
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Migrate question from SO?

I think this question should be migrated from SO. They've closed it and it has a TON of exp that could benefit this community. I flagged it and RichB responded, This should not be closed, it ...
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No other moderates in this forum? can any person help me?

you should help and learn new users. you should not use your power to removed them from contributing!!!! the detail of my previous question and problem was be in end of the text in box. all things ...
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How to deal with an incompetent moderator

Asked this question: https://superuser.com/questions/1565766/difference-between-a-serial-and-a-usb-port a few days back and it got closed because "Closed. This question needs details or clarity. ...
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RFE: hide vote counts for an initial 2 weeks

I would like to see up/down vote tallies not released until the question has had a chance to be viewed. It's fairly well established that seeing results of votes before you have had a chance to ...
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Argh! nothing more annoying than a high voted answer that is completely wrong [duplicate]

What's the difference between mobile and desktop processors? He says TDP is the main indicator of performance. My current quad core 3GHz i5 cpu has a TDP of 80W, as does my 2002 Athlon XP. They ...
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Seriously consider removing the "no software recommendations" rule, or stop moderators from abusing it

You encounter a specific computing problem. You search for a solution everywhere and don't find one. You spend a considerable length of time writing a well-thought-out, researched, eloquent and ...
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Why are opinion based topics rejected when the responses can be helpful to the person in need?

When someone has a need, who gives a care if the responses are opinion when they provide the help that is needed? The question that prompts me to ask this question, "Fingers get cold when I type" has ...
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How do I block a user from superuser?

Is there a way to block a user I do not want reading my questions?
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Can I create a Facebook fan page for Super User?

I have created a Super User page on Facebook. I need information such as when Super User was founded, our mission, etc...check out the page and provide insights and suggestions...etc I also need a ...
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Close question after some days of acceptance (if user accept the answer)

I get disturbed by an answer for a question posted by me, if I did accept and confirm an answer a couple of months ago. I better suggest you to close/mark the question as "no more answers needed".
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Where I can ask about "Where (on which site) I can watch specific TV-Show?"

I've the following question: Where I can watch full episodes of British Got Talent? which I've asked on Movies & TV SE site, but it was closed. Therefore, can I ask here, or if not (off-topic), ...
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Remove closed questions from the review tab

It seems pointless to have these questions in the reviewed tab, as they have already been closed. There is nothing else to do to them, and they take up space.
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