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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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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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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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Without wanting to repeat myself too much – I brought up this issue on MSO a while ago: Extending the “Why are some questions closed?” section in the FAQ One of the points I wanted to include was: Once you edited the question accordingly, you may use the "flag" link to inform a moderator about your changes. And: Do not post the question again. ...


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If you prefer, it could be closed as being not constructive, as we don't know what Microsoft is using and there's no objective definition of what "professionally looking" is. It's a safe bet to say that all professional e-mail templates are hand-crafted and thoroughly tested on various e-mail clients to ensure that they look good. And they're all not sent ...


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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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Intel is going to release the 4th generation before this summer, but is there a point for me to hang around for it? Even if this weren't a highly subjective question to start with (whether or not something pays off is nothing any other person than the OP can decide) — what value would this question have in a few months from now? This is one of the reasons ...


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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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I'm not certain why it was closed - my best guess would be that close voters considered IRC to be a web service.. anyway I've reopened it - since it's something that's done from client side


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This question (in either revision) is off topic for Super User as it concerns the building and deployment of your website. There are three sites where you could post this: Server Fault if you are installing this on your own servers. Pro Webmasters if you are installing this on managed servers. or possibly: Stack Overflow if you are developer. However, ...


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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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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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The big difference between "Software to assemble text fragments into one long document" and "How can I edit multiple text files as one virtual document?" is that the former is already asking for a specific piece of software (which might have been designed solely for this purpose) and the latter is asking about how a certain goal can be achieved (agnostic of ...


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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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I voted to close a little too hastily on this one. Looking back I must've been reading a little too quickly on the question and title and I sincerely apologize for closing it. I've voted to reopen and urge others to do so as well (I've even commented on the question my opinions as well). However, we really need to be careful about these types of ...


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Your question was closed as a duplicate because the other question has an answer which actually answers your question. Since enabling and disabling a feature almost always involve the same actions, it's reasonable to treat them together.


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This question is not related to the technology on the computer, but rather how the security design on the "other end" handles the data. How the agent software handles the security is irrelevant, as it's very much dependent on the overall security design of the online backup service. Online backup services = off-topic.


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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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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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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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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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Super User in the first instance does not deal with online backup services as a standalone question. It's one of the explicitly mentioned topics in the "what not to ask" section of the FAQ. That it then asks for suggestions and/or recommendations on what services they can try, continues being off topic. This still makes the question a shopping request (...


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In this case, I think closing it as a duplicate was slightly overzealous. The question yours was closed as a duplicate of has a lot of good information, but is meant to be a general reference, not the end-all be-all for every virus question ever. Generally speaking, when one is asking a question about a virus, they should try the main concepts listed in the ...


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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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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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