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Would this question about printing a webpage be on-topic on Super User?

Its a web browser, os and printer question - so I'd say yes, and with examples (especially if it does the same on a PDF print - so you can screenshot examples), its on topic.
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Are questions about Firefox OS on-topic on Super User?

Personally, I say, why not? I don't foresee many problems with it, and it's very likely our audience would be the best to deal with it. Should the proposal go through this time on Area 51, then I ...
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What to do about the Windows Insider Program?

Historically, the policy has been allow, but discourage with regards to Windows pre-releases. That's because people googling issues about the production version of Windows may stumble upon questions ...
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Computer + off-topic devices, problem with off-topic device; Q on topic?

On-topic We generally try to answer questions that are reasonably on-topic, and extend wide latitude in determining that. In this question, a computer was an integral part of the OP's workflow. ...
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Are relationships/interference between two piece of hardware on topic?

I think this would be on topic - it is a question regarding computer hardware, and is within the scope. It has a canonical answer as well - yes it will cause damage, or no it will not cause damage. ...
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Does requesting an answer in a certain style make it off-topic?

This is a challenging decision indeed. If somebody held a gun to my head and forced me to say "on-topic" or "off-topic" to that question, I would say it's on-topic. It's equivalent to asking how a ...
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What to do about the Windows Insider Program?

On Judaism.SE, posts related to Purim Torah, such as the question "Perl Programming in the Torah", get a big attached disclaimer included within the question's actual text: This question is Purim ...
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Are documentation requests on-topic?

Documentation comes under learning material - if not. I'd close that question as too broad.
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Is this question in-topic?

Primarily and entirely opinion based - and hopefully unlikely to be helpful to anyone else in the future (Cause hardware shortages suck). Its likely to get closed.
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Are new questions regarding Windows XP on-topic?

Are new questions regarding Windows XP on-topic? Short answer: Yes they are on-topic. We allow all sorts of questions about old (outdated) operating systems. We may not be able to answer them ...
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Computer + off-topic devices, problem with off-topic device; Q on topic?

It Depends This answer was inspired by Mokubai's comments (feel free to edit if it misses the mark). Neither of the other answers really focuses on the critical criteria. Whether or not a question ...
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Is asking about search engines ( startpage.com + duckduckgo.com) On Topic on superuser?

No. Webapps and websites are off-topic here as stated by the help not about … websites or web services like Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress For Web Applications there is WebApps
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Specific policy on AWS & EC2?

Guidance for one facet, possibly a bullet in the wiki: For questions about writing code related to AWS or to any application running on AWS, Stack Overflow may be a more appropriate site.
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Why is the location of files used by a programme off topic?

Subject of the question: How to port saved FreeCiv games from Desktop to Android device? Contents, summarized: I play FreeCiv on a Desktop computer where I have various games saved. I have ...
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Specific policy on AWS & EC2?

Guidance for one facet, possibly a bullet in the wiki: For questions dealing with the AWS services, themselves, or administrative tasks associated with the host, Server Fault may be a more ...
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Is this question suitable here?

Yes, it's about file formats that are related to general computing. You've explained the setup well and it's clear what you're asking. Therefore, you can ask it here.
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Is Super User a good place to ask this particular question about networking?

The first place to visit is the tour. The next thing to look at is the help center article What topics can I ask about here?, which includes in the list of on-topic subjects: personal and home ...
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Are Windows 10 Preview questions on-topic?

Yes, we should. Why not? If its a problem about computer hardware and software itself, and its generally available rather than something obscure or in closed beta, its entirely feasable to answer and ...
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Is this question about processor licensing off-topic?

Questions starting with why that involve human factors (in your case, you're specifically asking why people in a company don't do a particular thing) are off-topic pretty much across the entire SE ...
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This migration to Stack Overflow was erroneous

I agree that too many questions that are posted on a site where they are on-topic get erroneously migrated to Stack Overflow.  This is a bigger problem on Unix & Linux Stack Exchange, where some ...
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WiFi doorbell cams (on or off topic?)

Only if the problem is in connecting them to a computer, using standard software provided for them to do so. If the problem is in using them with a smartphone application then for Android phones or ...
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Why was this Discord question rejected as off-topic?

I guess it comes from Discord's weird parlance where "server" means my instance of a managed slack-team-equivalent while the traditional definition of "server" is something quite different. Looking ...
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Why was this Discord question rejected as off-topic?

I think a good chunk of the problem is really that the lines here are pretty blurred. The first question probably could involve the desktop client - which is the reason I undid it. The desktop client,...
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Would this question about correct usage of MS Word styles be on-topic

Well, in a sense. I'd go with "This is what I need" and "this is what I tried, and these things suck". So, I'd suggest you reword this somewhat. I would like to change the indentation for all ...
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Specific policy on AWS & EC2?

Guidance for one facet, possibly a bullet in the wiki: For questions about the operating system or any PC application hosted on AWS, post here on Super User (or any site on which the question's ...
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Proposed Question - Supercomputers - Looking on info for the running time of WRF on ES2 (Earth Simulator 2)

Super User is about home computing and generally those kinds of problems normal users are facing. Certainly not about how a program runs on a supercomputer when you don't have access to the machine. ...
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Are Windows 10 Preview questions on-topic?

If it was beta software that only a few people are never likely to use them it should be closed as it would not have a widely applicable audience. Bugs in beta software are subject to flux and get ...
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Should some or all browser search engines now be considered on-topic?

Depends on what the question is asking. If they want to configure or update settings of a webapp or web service, when on that service itself, then it's better for Web Apps . If they actually are ...
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Can I ask here a question about MS office?

Yes you can ask about using MS Office Word. To help get answers remember to provide info such as your version, maybe what OS you're using, and what you've attempted so far to help narrow down the ...
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Is Super User a good place to ask this particular question about networking?

I asked a similar question on Meta a few years ago, discussing whether or not home networking questions were on-topic, and we came to the conclusion it was. A good example of a good on-topic question ...
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