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I have always interpreted any questions that involve interfacing a device (such as a smartphone, iPhone, iPad, etc.) with a computer or actions that require a computer to interact with a device to be completely on topic. Examples might be how to back up an iPhone with iTunes on Windows, or how to Restore a specific firmware file to a device through iTunes. I'...


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Android tablets fall under the "not about... electronic devices, media players, cell phones or smart phones" clause in our help center. The operating system is essentially locked down and inaccessible without specific tools, with the tool used highly dependent on the device. They are a computer in the same way a smart-fridge is a computer. They ...


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You have asked a total of 10 questions on Super User, 8 of which have been closed and/or deleted. Your deleted questions, from newest to oldest: Can you see me? [closed] Does SE have a webmaster? [closed] What is the best way to change my IP? [closed] Long distance with VR? [closed] Laptop Supercomputer via bluetooth/Wifi? PlayStation Super Computer Add a ...


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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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My OP clarifies the exact nature of efficiencies, which is quite narrow, and not over broad - efficiencies related to performance and stability. Your question lists only a very small subset of the efficiencies Windows has received since Windows 8.1 was released. I would estimate that number of performance and stability improvements Windows 10 has recieved ...


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If you believe a question is incorrectly marked as a duplicate, you can vote to reopen it (since you're a >3K user) using the "reopen" link below it. Five reopen votes will undo the closure. Casting one such vote pushes the question into the Reopen Votes queue, where other >3K users will examine it and decide whether reopening is warranted. If your reason ...


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I have only asked 2 or 3 questions You have asked 10 questions. Is my status on other SE sites causing me to have a premature question ban here? No. Your status on other SE sites makes no difference to your status on SuperUser. On SuperUser you have asked 10 questions. Those 10 questions have a total of 18 downvotes. Only 1 question has an upvote. 8 of ...


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why is that question (which is now clearer) still bad? While you have improved the question, the underlying question still cannot be answered by the community. You basically want to know the reason the developers of PDF-XChange Viewer, used a GUI element that behaves the way you describe. While I could guess the reason, the control (bookmark panel) works ...


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This is a question of being too broad in the sense of what defines getting the most of the system, as well as how many apps and tweaks are necessary to say that the experiences between the operating system is similar or same enough. It also falls under the reason of being primarily opinion based from the read of what the answers have shown to be the crux of ...


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Indeed, another Meta post from a different moderator suggests that certain types of identification questions, such as those involving connectors, should not be closed. Said moderator wrote a community FAQ to close those against. In any case we can use the same tests Is there a minimum amount of effort put in? Every manual in the past 40 years or so ...


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Well, internet security, in the context of your computer is quite often on topic. Lets talk about your question first - Its really not about computers. Its about people, and the mindsets behind piracy. We have a security tag and a malware/security focused community-faq post. Security when its about a security and computers is perfectly fine (all other ...


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The question has been unlocked so that the community can vote on whether it should be reopened. As it stands though the question could do with some cleanup to break up the Great Wall of Text and care needs to be taken to ensure that answers are of good quality. As it is an "easy" question it can, and in fact already does, have several answers stating ...


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IMO, it's a duplicate: What can be used to lubricate a rattling fan? Can I use oil from the kitchen for oiling my fans? What is better oil for oiling fans: grapeseed or refined? How to oil SMPS fan?


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There are two things that I see about this request. This is not a software recommendation question. DHCP is a protocol. Suggesting that questions of this type are software-recommendation questions would mean that we would have to include all TCP/IP, FTP, HTTP, and any other protocol based questions; which is just ridiculous. I'm hesitant to vote to open ...


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I assume it was closed in response to a flag. I would agree with you that it is a reasonable question that can be answered just fine. Thus, I've reopened it.


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Well, the question does show a certain amount of lack of research, and the question as is is really poor quality. I wouldn't count it as a good question. I'm not a fan of spoon feeding either, and this isn't one of those seemingly poor questions that somehow attracted an epic answer, its quite literally linux 101. I'd be disinclined to reopen the ...


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Don't forget the Suggested Edit queue here. A minor edit might be made before the question was closed, and get approved afterward. If you see a question is closed, and it has a suggested edit, reject it with the No Improvement reason if it fails to address the reason the question was closed.


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There is no question to your question and it is very open-ended and implies a false correlation between one thing and another. “Some moderations to close a question do not make sense here. The reason stated for the closing of question the at the top of the page, for example, says this question needs clarity.” Yes, your question does need clarity. Read ...


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While Mokubai has very clearly answered your question here, there was an inherent flaw in your original question and the details, or lack of details, you provided… You need to provide a bare minimum of details if you expect anyone to be able to assist you. It took about 12 comments back and forth for you to finally reveal the make and model of your tablet: ...


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Given enough time and resources, anything is possible. There is no physical, answerable, definite reason "why system RAM cannot have a battery backup". In my mind's eye, I can easily imagine a RAM chip with a battery mounted alongside it that would keep the RAM "warm" (operational) in event of power failure. See? It's possible. But it just isn't that way. ...


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As one of the community members who rejected your edit, it clearly overstates what you believe the question to be is far from a simple enhancement; you are putting major chunks of words and ideas in the original poster’s mouth by creating an edit of that size with new content. Screenshot of the rejected edit below for reference. Not only is this bad ...


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Your edit certainly makes the question clearer and more answerable, but it's not certain that the OP intended to mean what you wrote. You're assuming they're entering a list of items sequentially by using a new row for each item, and not updating those rows later. If you have to take into account row updates, you'd need an automatic "last modified" ...


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I assume you are referring to Response time always late when gaming. You have edited the question so it has gone into the reopen queue where users with the appropriate privilege can vote to reopen if they feel the edited question is worth reopening. My personal opinion is that the question is still too broad and cannot be answered with the information ...


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The post was closed for being a software recommendation. At the time the question was asked, we hadn't settled on that rule. Nobody can fault you for violating a rule that didn't exist. But we realized that recommendation questions aren't nearly as useful as other questions - they tend to go out of date quickly, and they attract low-quality, link-only ...


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When a question is migrated and then closed or deleted on the target site, the migration is considered "rejected." That causes the target site's copy to be locked and the source site's copy to be unlocked but left closed with the generic off-topic reason. (See the timeline here and on Server Fault.) The rationale for immediately locking closed migrated ...


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In general, if there's something special you want done that you don't have permission to do through the queues, you can flag the question and explain to a diamond moderator your reasoning for the flag and why you think whatever you flagged should be done. Sure, this puts more workload on the mods, but if your flag is considered helpful, it was a ...


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That duplicate link does cover adware. It is just not mentioned in the title of the question. The accepted answer makes reference to this "Nastier, in that it won't just show ads, install a toolbar, or use your computer as a zombie anymore.". Another answer "General symptoms for malware can be anything. The usual are: ... Adverts popping up at random ..." ...


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Your edit seems to assume a detailed knowledge of OPs problem that exists in no form anywhere near their question or answers. While it is good that you are trying to clarify their problem in order to get them an answer, from the reviewers perspective it seems more like you are adding detail of a problem that you are having in an attempt to hijack the ...


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Looks okay to me. It's sort of a spam magnet question and we need to make sure that we get rid of answers that don't explain anything but just say "Use this tool!". This is clearly what we want to avoid with questions that can be solved by simply using some piece of software. One could also improve the accepted answer by giving a concrete example.


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The question sounds reasonable. It's not asking for a specific hardware recommendation, but rather about general advice when you're in the market for new memory. I reopened it.


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