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Yes, I support adding Android and removing Gaming from the migration options on Super User Please note, I will view the vote split and only count positive votes, so downvoting the option you dislike won't make any difference. This is now status-completed!


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When a "duplicate" close vote or flag is cast, a box appears above the question visible to the question's owner. It prompts the author to either edit the question to clarify its non-duplicateness or accept the duplicity by pressing a "yes, that solved my problem" button. If the user chooses that button, the Community user casts the final duplicate vote, ...


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Let's see. You're: Taking existing content from other users on SuperUser and re-posting a subset of it in your own answers. Asking extremely simplistic questions which are of low quality and can easily be googled, and have already been answered multiple times on the site before. Repeatedly asking and answering your own questions with answer content that, ...


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There is nothing else to do to them This is where you are incorrect. These questions are thrown onto the "Review" page, and we can actually edit them, and improve them. Once they are improved, we can flag them to be re-opened by a moderator, or by asking on Meta. I am against taking them out of the review tab.


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For a close reason to be displayed, it requires only three of five users to select that reason. It's possible that two of them chose something else, e.g. off topic, since you're asking for a product recommendation. That's actually prohibited, even if not explicitly mentioned on the FAQ. Regarding the close reason not constructive, and why it applies: It's ...


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I.e., as slim(*) as GhostWall, but w/source code and supported. -- providing simple port/protocol/direction alllow/disallow rules Anyone? What exactly is your problem here? You haven't really stated much and it's fairly vague. It would poll a lot of different opinions and doesn't provide a definitive answer. You need to be more definite on what you ...


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If the new question showed a decent research effort, there would be no reason to close it as a duplicate. For example I need an answer for a recent Firefox version (I have Firefox 42). I saw this question, but the answer provided there suggests installing an addon which is not compatible with Firefox 42.


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My position—and I'm adamant about this—is that useful, high-quality answers should never be deleted even if the question is closed. The question got to the point where a truly great answer was posted to it. Our primary goal here at Stack Exchange is to build a knowledge base for readers as well as to provide a reliable venue for high-quality Q&A. The ...


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Over the last months (years?), we've definitely changed our minds and raised our bar when it comes to shopping (or product) recommendations. I'm looking for a simple yet effective software to watermark a lot of photos in batch. This is definitely one of these. The questions we'd have to ask are: Which batch resizing tools have you tried? or Where are you ...


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Thanks for pointing out the other questions. They've been closed accordingly. If you look at the other examples you linked to, you'll find that the most answers just consist of links to resources. This is a problem. We don't want to build up a list of links. We want actual answers here. But those link-only answers are of course just the symptom of the ...


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Anything asking for a list of answers is marked as not constructive as they will "solicit opinion, debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion." What we are looking for is not straw-polls on why you should or should not do something, what SU and the other StackExchange sites strive for are solid answerable questions. While yours is a valid question ...


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Too localized suffers from not being well-defined. Even moderator opinion is wildly inconsistent. We have opinions that: Questions specific to Montreal are not too localized (on SO at least), questions require possible relevance to everyone, or a broad base of individuals, asking questions only relevant to people in the UK or about some lesser known ...


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Could we have fixed this question […] encouraging the user to edit or rephrase the question himself? This is mentioned in the banner below: Also, commenters have been very verbose, including Darth Android, who said: If you could clarify exactly what criteria would define a "correct" answer to this question, it would be a large step to making it much ...


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I'm having a hard time understanding the reasoning behind closing questions. Not that I think questions shouldn't be closed, but I do not understand the reasoning and/or thought processes behind closing questions, ... The Super User FAQ goes into wide detail on the reasoning behind closing questions; most of the questions you have linked are subjective in a ...


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Most questions that ask "why" a manufacturer did or did not do something are unlikely to be answered with a clear, definitive questions and foster discussions. The answer with +14 votes was exemplary, but I assume that the closing of the question was on principle. (Good question too!)


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I would like to start off with the "negative" aspect of questions being closed. Yes, I agree that the [closed] might look negative and can scare away people. The team acknowledged that – and they are currently reworking the entire closing process to address this. For example, the reasons for closure will be rewritten, and the actual wording of the close ...


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There's not a lot to fix here. As far as I can see you've phrased the question correctly. You even specifically say: i.e. the answer should be applicable in any case; I'd like this question to provide a good reference for those who want to calculate this cost. This is what we absolutely encourage, and the question should be as canonical as possible. You ...


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First of all the question as it originally stood was way below acceptable quality standards, it simply posted some random lines of code with no explanation at to what the intention was, what it actually achieved, or what was going wrong. You are right that it should have been closed, whether for low quality or being off-topic. This is one of those murky ...


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Because it was. You're asking for a list, which generally doesn't fit into the Q&A format, of products not supported by that product. An alternate close reason might be that its too broad


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I don't spend a lot of time here on a regular basis, so I'm mostly happy to defer to the elected moderator team. I thought about this question for a minute, though, and decided to add a concurrence on the issue. When I think of Super User, the bottom line that comes to mind is "technical problems with a home computer." This question doesn't meet either ...


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Addressing your 'bulk rename' question Your question here on SU Meta has two distinct parts, so I'll give you my take one by one. My question here has been closed. Rename files 000…001…002… to 001…002…003 as too broad. It is extremely clear what I am asking. I'm asking of a simple way for these files to be renamed, using anything in Windows or Linux. I ...


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Ask yourself about the question. Can somebody tell me if my computer is fast enough to run Windows 7? PROC: Intel E6600 Core2Duo 2.40GHz RAM: 4GB (4x1GB) CorsairTwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800) MOBO: Gigabyte 965P-DS3P GFX: MSI R6870 Hawk (ATI Radeon HD 6870) 1GB HD: 2x 400 Gb Seagate ST3400620AS Barracuda 7200.10 (RAID 1) Is this going to help any ...


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The question is (*drumroll*) not constructive. Quoting from the description of this reason to close: this question will likely solicit opinion, debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. Even though you prohibited a (quite valid) point of view in your question, these reasons still apply in whether any given argument is actually valid or true. ...


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The problem with this question, as I see it, is, it's hard to understand what the person is talking about. I admit that this seems to be because I simply don't know enough about the topic, but then maybe this is the wrong audience for the question in the first place? Nevertheless, if you want to improve the question to make it more clear what is being ...


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It was closed under the "shopping or product recommendation" clause of the off topic section. If you had already bought a device and needed to get it working for your set up, that would be on topic. If it was about better understanding what you should look for in an item, that too would be on topic. Super User works to give expert and knowledgeable advice ...


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In January 2012, I didn't happen to be a moderator yet. Since the ♦ is added to the user names wherever they're displayed, this also retroactively affects all "closed as" messages, leading to: closed as off topic by slhck♦, Mokubai, Journeyman Geek, Nifle, Sathya♦ Free unicorn for somebody who finds a question closed by five diamond moderators.


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Generally, if your question attracts a lot of answers that are merely statements of opinions, then it might be the fault of the question, but it doesn't have to be. In the former case, the question should be closed, in the latter, the answers should be downvoted and/or deleted. In my opinion, both "Is FTP safe?" is very opinion-based. If FTP is safe can ...


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Basically the community consensus is that software recommendation questions are off topic for superuser. You can ask them on Software recommendations, as long as you meet the quality criteria. There's another issue here - SE as a whole isn't really a replacement for good research - While you have a clearly articulated idea of what you think you need - the ...


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Did a quick review of the question. Seems I closed an earlier version of it, but seems fine. I did have to prune a lot of the older answers, which weren't all that good.


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"There's no actual problem to be solved" -> Does a question have to be about a problem? I don't see it specified on superuser.com/help/on-topic. Many questions posted on this website aren't about problems, e.g. How does a computer restart itself?, which has received 483 upvotes and 3 downvotes so far. Questions just seeking general knowledge are fine, ...


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