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Super User is in no way a community specific to Windows products. While we do discuss Windows-related problems, we also discuss pretty much any other operating system. So putting Windows into the description wouldn't be appropriate.


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I don't think so. It may just end up promoting people to answer questions with more useless answers. The current badges for answering questions, such as "Great Answer" promote quality over quantity, which I think is more oriented towards SE's goal than just having a ton of answers


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I am strongly objecting the removal this tag. If title and body contain important (non-meta) information about the topic of the question, then there should also be a tag for it—especially with "big" things like Android. This is the case for any question that deals with a topic of reasonable importance. Which Android definitely has, even if it's just about ...


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If you don't know an answer, why don't you simply pass-by? Your meta-question (quoted above) is based upon the assumption that the question you asked on the main site meets our criteria for what a valid question is. IF you asked a question that is: On-topic, Answerable (with something other than opinions), Focused on an actual problem you're having, ......


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I feel (entirely biasedly) that this proposal seems to miss a lot of context and community culture. First and formost, most of these sites are successful by Stack Exchange standards and have met all the requirements for graduation. Where they didn't, they still have large self sustaining communities capable of answering questions. Lets start with 2/3rd of ...


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This has been requested hundreds of times in the history of Stack Exchange. The Stack Exchange founders and team are adamant that voting shall always be anonymous. Requiring a comment to downvote would remove that anonymity. Changes were made to remind people to leave a comment when downvoting, but it has not been made and will not be made mandatory.


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Comment upvotes are... special. They don't actually really mean anything (I seem to recall, at most a badge). On the other hand, comments are a useful way to extract and elicit more information from an OP, or to suggest something too minor to be a question on its own. A comment upvote is just a way to say "this comment added something" (and we don't downvote,...


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I don't know why the particular person downvoted you, but the post was confusing. It was unclear whether you wanted to remove 1+ spaces, or 2+ spaces. First you answered for 2+ then you decided 1+. You have also mixed up whitespace and space in your question, stating space in the title, then whitespace in the first sentence. You should include what you have ...


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This request hails from the early days of Stack Overflow, and was one of the first and most frequent feature requests to be declined. The official reference thread is A "friends list" on Stack Overflow would be nice on Meta Stack Overflow. What it essentially comes down to is what you've said - Stack Exchange isn't a social networking site. We ...


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There's literally nothing we can do. There's even a grace period after the one week/168 hours, but no way to undo a 'lost' bounty or to do anything once the bounty period is over. meta.se's got an in depth answer that has basically everything anyone needs to know on bounties


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Unix and Linux related questions are all on topic for Super User. They're fine to stay here. (So long as they fit the other requirements of being on topic/in scope, not being a smartphone, smartfridge, etc.) The only time a question is migrated from here to the Unix & Linux Stack Exchange site is if the user asking the question requested so because they ...


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Undeletion will help me to ask it anew. Asking again will just get it re-closed. The question is no more on-topic now than it was when asked. The post was removed because it isn't the type of question we want to encourage on the site. Therefore, undeleting it would be counterproductive.


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Those questions are about the "Send To" action commonly seen on Windows OS when you right-click on an item. Those that are using it as part of a sentence, they would need to be retagged. On the whole it's a legitimate and specific tag.


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F.lux has a rather specific spelling and there are other softwares that might use the non mangled name. I'd much rather prevent use of the vague generic spelling and prefer the special spelling f.lux or manufacturer product style of cedrat-flux (as would be the case with the random software I found). I don't think the synonym is relevant in this case, it ...


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Moderators don't have direct access to modify the blacklist; that can only be done by developers, and is non-trivial. However, having destroyed the spamming user and spam-deleted the offending answers, the built-in spam tools should have picked up enough information to hopefully prevent any more spam from this user. If you continue to see that specific link, ...


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ffmpeg is computer software. It's not exclusively used by programmers or audio-video experts—it fits perfectly within the scope of Super User. That is not to say questions about ffmpeg are off topic for Audio-Video Production, but one of the most important rules regarding migration is: Don't migrate on-topic questions away. You should be a little jealous ...


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Software Recommendations has really just gone public—until yesterday, they didn't even have moderators yet. When migrating to sites, you want them to be established first. Which means that they've been in beta for a really long time, or that they've gone out of beta already. If you migrate questions to an early beta site, you run the risk of having these ...


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"bug" would be a meta-tag, i.e. a tag that is meaningless on its own or is only useful in conjunction with other more descriptive tags. We do not create such tags and in fact we actively hunt and remove them. The less tag already exists on the main site and does not need to be created.


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You question is only "if this program is needed", not actually about using Adobe Incopy. The tag you want is not relevant in this case. We have a suggested edit reject reason that is relevant here: This edit introduces tags that do not help to define the topic of the question. Tags should help to describe what the question is about, not just what ...


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The status quo: User posts bad question. Flow-chart occurs as in your first image. Sadness. With picture promotion: User posts bad question, ignoring the helpful neon lights and <blink> tags pushing for a picture of the problem. ("Take a moment to lear--Reading? What is this outlandish concept? I don't want to read. I WNAT ASNWER!!11shiftone!") Flow-...


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Having a good answer which is less than the minimum length is rare*, but when it happens you can add random information which is not displayed by using HTML comments. (<!-- My extra comment here -->) *: I think I ran into it two or three times since I got a SE account, which averages to once per half year or once per 600 answers.


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I tend to disagree - its often useful to talk a little bit more about why the command works, than what the command is. Decomposing and explaining the command adds a lot.


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I just want to note that the two are not really the same thing. The Windows Live label was introduced at some point and the Windows Movie Maker got a drastic overhaul, losing features and compatibility in the process. From Wikipedia: Windows Live A new version of the software, renamed Windows Live Movie Maker 2009, was released as a beta on ...


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An interesting thing is, the older versions of WMM are actually not WLMM, which was new and introduced with 7 (and breaks backwards compatibility with the old project files). IIRC, WLMM also has less functionality than WMM. So, they're not really the same thing. On the other hand, with the release of 8, WLMM was renamed back to WMM - and this new WMM is ...


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The majority of questions that are on-topic for Unix & Linux would also be on-topic for Super User. The community there is more specialized and may be better equipped to handle Linux-related questions, but you should remember the general rule that if a question is on-topic for this site, it should not be migrated to another site (even if it would be ...


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I don't like the idea of delaying the votes at all. Especially for two weeks! A question is lucky to stay on the first page of questions for two hours. After that time it's only going to be seen, and answered and voted on, by people looking through the questions intentionally. Such searchers are not likely to fall to mob mentality in their voting. ...


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You can reward the answer with a another bounty You do have the option to offer another bounty on the question, then manually award it to the answer you feel deserved the reward. There's even a bounty reason for this purpose: If you decide to go this route, be aware that each subsequent bounty offered on a question must be double your last bounty offer. ...


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The reputation will be restored once the question has been deleted, as it's off-topic anyway. Such a change to a core mechanic, like voting, is very unlikely to be implemented.


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they possibly could get better support there, but: There is a lot of overlap at different SE sites, so migrations should have purpose beyond a OCD organisation. It still fits here, and the User didnt do anything wrong, so if they choose to do something stupid within the rules :-) it is thier problem. flag and close really bad and really problematic ...


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