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Joey has this trick of embedding the Windows logo image within the kbd tags. So <kbd>![Windows Key][winlogo]</kbd> Combined with a regular key, looks like: R Here's a better one that shows the 4 parts clearly: R <kbd>![Windows Key][newwinlogo]</kbd> Although FWIW I like the old one much better: R <kbd>![Windows Key][...


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The following tags were uncovered in the audit and may also need disambiguation or deletion. Please evaluate these tags and add suggestions for alternatives! We will promote tags that should be cleaned up to the actual question. The following tags don't have very many questions tagged, but could be misused in the future. If promoted, they should be removed ...


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You have two deleted questions, one heavily downvoted. From looking over your profile, this does seem like a borderline case. Meaning, you're not in too deep. If you read through What can I do when getting “We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”? carefully, you will find a couple of tips for getting unbanned, including: The only ...


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When a "duplicate" close vote or flag is cast, a box appears above the question visible to the question's owner. It prompts the author to either edit the question to clarify its non-duplicateness or accept the duplicity by pressing a "yes, that solved my problem" button. If the user chooses that button, the Community user casts the final duplicate vote, ...


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If you are confident that a question is on-topic for a specific site, go ahead and ask the question on that site. Don't cross-post the same question on multiple sites. In theory, the site with the most active users will be most likely to answer your question (and do so more quickly) than sites with less active users. However, if your question is a "fringe" ...


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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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Not much. Just keep calm, reject edits that seem wrong and if they seem to go through, roll back. That said, there's some merits to his edits you might consider - switching the title to include the version, and rather than his slash and burn approach, maybe switch from the "conversational" tone to something more formal. In short, rather than rejecting ...


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TL;DR: Get rid of all of them. Even Apple. I think there might be questions for which these vendor tags might be useful about the integration of different technologies by the same vendor, like e.g. iTunes/iPod/iOS/Mac OS X (combined e.g. with sync?) for Apple; that would exhaust the tag count limit too easily. The same with very few other vendors, such as ...


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The FAQ for SU and SF contain the mission statement for either site: Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users.... Server Fault is for Information Technology Professionals needing expert answers related to managing computer systems in a professional capacity. If it involves managing servers, in a professional setting it goes there. ...


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You need to use the "contact us" link at the bottom of the page to request the unregistered account you used earlier and the registered ones are merged, then select the correct answer.


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I read this question. I went to do research on it. tried myself, searched on net, made changes and eventually I could find the answer to this question. I even tried 2-3 variations to find what is correct and is working. What you submitted was considered commentary. Commentary submitted as an answer will be flagged by the community and promptly ...


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No, there is not a change to get the beta badge in retrospect of the beta. However, plenty of SE websites are currently in beta or about to go into beta. (Check the list at Area 51 SE) You could participate in any of those to get the Beta badge there.


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All content you post is made available under the terms of CC-BY-SA (this is part of the site's terms of service, see section 3). That means that your posts will be made available for the public to view. You do not have any control over who can view your posts.


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You've done nothing wrong. At least not in comparison to the other question. You were probably just there at the wrong time. First of all, you'll never know why someone voted unless you asked them directly, but here are some arguments: The Windows 8 question was… well, about Windows 8. It was brand new at that time, so everybody was interested in why it ...


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If you want to thank someone, upvote their answer. If you don't have enough reputation to upvote, help someone else with their question to earn the reputation, then upvote. By doing so, you will have also provided back to the community by helping someone else. This should be more than enough thanks for anyone participating on this site.


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The reputation requirement doesn't prevent you from asking a question about Windows 10; rather, it prevents you from creating a tag windows-10. This is to avoid multiple 'wrong' tags being created; it takes a while for a new user to get the concept of tags (even experienced users get it wrong regularly); therefore, it requires 300 reputation to create a tag (...


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TL;DR: To be honest, I don't see anything too suspicious about it. Remember that voting is highly subjective. Reasons why it's probably normal and why you shouldn't worry: The votes occurred on different dates, sometimes days apart from each other. You asked a lot of questions (over 170). You will probably have to live with the fact that you might receive ...


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The Stack Exchange platform does not currently provide this functionality. There is an old feature request on MSO is currently deferred, which means the team didn't explicitly say no, but also didn't see it a something that needed doing immediately. Personally, I hope it doesn't get implemented, because I'm not sure why it's necessary... If there is a ...


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Note: these flag decisions were reversed, and soandos's flag weight was restored. This discussion remains for historical completeness, but the issue has been resolved. These flags were declined because of a misunderstanding and some miscommunication. We're still having some discussions among the moderators about how to handle things like this in the future. ...


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Your meta question was an example of low quality. Your keyboard is blessed with a key labeled as "Shift". Use it, please. In English, you should capitalize: The beginning of a sentence The personal pronoun "I" Of course, Stack Exchange sites are not an English class you have to take, but think about your readers. Proper capitalization will ensure that ...


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Let's see. You're: Taking existing content from other users on SuperUser and re-posting a subset of it in your own answers. Asking extremely simplistic questions which are of low quality and can easily be googled, and have already been answered multiple times on the site before. Repeatedly asking and answering your own questions with answer content that, ...


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For a close reason to be displayed, it requires only three of five users to select that reason. It's possible that two of them chose something else, e.g. off topic, since you're asking for a product recommendation. That's actually prohibited, even if not explicitly mentioned on the FAQ. Regarding the close reason not constructive, and why it applies: It's ...


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I'm glad you asked! This option isn't for you. It's for people who know things. And want to share that knowledge with others. Maybe they've seen a lot of people asking similar questions on a thorny topic, or struggling to diagnose a complicated problem, or just spent hours fighting with a misbehaving hardware - and now they want to save you the trouble of ...


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Does someone own the entire sites, or The sites are all "owned" by Stack Exchange Inc. All user contributions are licensed under Creative Commons(with attribution required). are there individual people who think of a topic which could be useful or popular and decide to open it by themselves following some StackExchange rules? It's not done by a single ...


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You can only submit edits without providing a summary when you have full editing privileges (i.e. at 2,000 reputation). So yes, you have to enter a summary. We require you to enter a summary for several reasons. First of all, working your way towards the full edit privileges you should develop a habit of always describing what you change. This is especially ...


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No, we do not allow questions regarding pirated or pirating software here. It is covered under the TOS that you agreed to when you created an account: Subscriber represents, warrants and agrees that it will not contribute any Subscriber Content that (a) infringes, violates or otherwise interferes with any copyright or trademark of another party Use ...


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Someone went and edited the duplicate close banner, which normally shouldn't be able to happen. The problem in this case is that the question was closed before the current system was put in place and the the banner was handled differently back then. I have edited it and re-closed it to fix the duplicate banner. The way to go about reporting this is either ...


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Click on the new icon and it will go away.


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AFAIK, PC originally meant the line of IBM Personal Computers, and then also the compatible devices. This transformed to computers running Microsoft Windows using an Intel CPU, i.e. "Wintel" computers. But today, AMD is a strong competitor to Intel, and Windows isn't the only OS, especially not on a site like Super User, where questions of all computer ...


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Here's my take. It's how I interpret the flags here as a mod and how I use them elsewhere on the network as a user. In which cases should we flag "not an answer" answers? The not an answer flag does not mean "this answer is not an answer to the question posed". It means "the post isn't an answer at all" (see the "It should possibly be..." bit of the ...


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