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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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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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Are documentation requests on-topic?

Documentation comes under learning material - if not. I'd close that question as too broad.
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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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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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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 dealing with the AWS services, themselves, or administrative tasks associated with the host, Server Fault may be a more ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where to ask a question about the best "zsh + iTerm2" for Windows alternative

Any questions asking for "best" software with a particular set of features is off topic on Super User and should be asked at Software Recommendations You would need to clearly define your ...
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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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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 optical media question be considered on-topic?

Thanks for the encouragement. It was a tough one to write, trying to keep it in-scope. For anyone interested: How to avoid unwritable CDs and DVDs?. Any suggestions are welcome (and answers, of ...
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Is Spam Assasin configuration on-topic?

https://cpanel.com/support/ or your hosting provider support. The point is, your provider has configured their servers in a way that's only known to them, and made a web interface that only they know ...
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This migration to Stack Overflow was erroneous

Reversing a migration isn't possible, but I think I see both sides of the issue sigh I'll reopen, have a word with a few people, and strongly recommend screentogif for making a gif
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Are questions about problems with a Fitbit on topic?

Sadly I don't think these devices fit within SuperUser's scope. As it is more an IoT device you might want to try Internet of Things. According to their help files If you have a question about... ...
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Asking question about Outlook.com

The What topics can I ask about here? help page explicitly states that questions about "websites or web services like Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress" are offtopic. Moreover, the tag ...
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Where should I ask this question?

The boundaries between the various SE sites aren't always cut and dry, and this question could easily be on-topic on several sites, including Super User, Unix and Linux, Ask Different, and potentially ...
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