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Why does the community have such vague rules that any administrator can adjust almost any question to fit them?

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 ...
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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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Why asking about computer software is closed as off-topic?

While the tool you are asking about is "computer software", the actual topic you are asking is "what does a company charge for this product". What a company does or will charge for ...
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question closed because a newer question is open

I have a feeling that the newer post was meant to be closed and not mine? Apologies, you're right - I messed up with the dupe close. I've fixed it now.
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Why was this question deleted and locked because it was “marked as spam or rude or abusive” by community bot within seconds of adding inline images?

Took a quick look at the user and its a known troll we've been tracking across the network. With their history, they tend to create loads of new accounts to evade suspensions, and leaving their ...
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Why does the community have such vague rules that any administrator can adjust almost any question to fit them?

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 ...
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Is this text on a help article a bug (or something else)?

It is possibly a bug, and that the site parser is supposed to evaluate thisSite.Settings.Site.StyleCodeByDefault to write either Code blocks will be highlighted using highlight.js. In many cases, the ...
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Can a badge be removed after being awarded?

Will the badge will be removed as well? No for "regular" badges (unless foul play was involved): In general, if no foul play caused a badge to be awarded (say, a badge for good answer but ...
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Is there a way to Block abusive users

Is there a way to block an abusive user? If you come across a user who is abusive to you or others raise "rude or abusive" flag on one of their posts: You can also raise "rude or ...
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Please re-consider the suspension of my review previlege

The suspension will expire on April 1st. The answer in your review is wholly incomplete, lacks any real information on how to actually implement a solution, and provides nothing more than a link. The ...
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Is it possible to create custom filter to search for a tag on a few / selected sites?

You can create Filters on Stack Exchange and filter for questions on specific sites
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Is a request for specific information about software error messages really off topic?

I described my problem (a huge log file), my efforts to resolve it (numerous web searches and reading articles that looked relevant), and my requested solution (a comprehensive list). I personally ...
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Where did my comments go?

Comments by you were flagged as no longer necessary, and the comments surrounding it were already gone. With no more relevant context there wasn't any more reason to keep those comments around. The ...
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Ban reinstated when I asked a new question after the existing one, but is not lifted by an upvote and +10 points in reputation?

Now, before someone says anything about my past writing skills, I know I was not a great writer back when I started using Stack Exchange in ~2016-2017, and I still am not perfect. I tried editing my ...
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How is my question about the Windows Registry off-topic?

"Add details and clarify the problem being solved. This will help others answer the question. You can edit the question." Is the close banner on the question. Its incredibly broad and talks ...
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Why is a specific question with a certain answer marked as opinion-based?

I don't think that is opinion-based, however I do think it's asking too many questions. If you could narrow the question down a bit, you may be able to get it re-opened. For example, if you ask if the ...
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Tag synonym request: diskonkey -> usb-flash-drive

Agreed. diskonkey is somewhat useless and unclear compared to your other tag. I have merged and synonymised the tags. Only 6 questions had the tag diskonkey so it's no big loss.
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I have flagged a question as a duplicate. The flag was marked as "helpful". But the question still hasn't closed

The question you flagged is still in the closure review queue: https://superuser.com/review/close/1062030 As someone thought that the flag had merit in being a duplicate it may be that the closure ...
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Factual correction edits and comments being removed. What's going on?

I edited https://superuser.com/a/1652392/197867 for factual accuracy - specifically that motherboards are the limiting factor behind VT-d and AMD-Vi support nowadays, not processors. I ultimately ...
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Factual correction edits and comments being removed. What's going on?

Your edits clearly were stepping on the original answer poster’s intent. I cannot speak for the comment removal but your “factual correction” was really just a step over the line in my humble opinion. ...
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The tag [variables] is too similar to [variables]

I can see a tag synonym from [variable] to [variables] but no questions on either tag. If there is a synonym then the tag existed but it is entirely possible that it was emptied out as it is a meta ...
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Can I award a bounty to somebody who solved my problem but did not answer my question?

No, you can't. Bounties are (just like upvotes) awarded to an answer, not a user. Think of them as advertisements (which afterwards function to indicate the quality of a post), not as gifts. The user ...
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How do you gain reputation without asking something?

Welcome! This question (and related ones) come up quite often, so detailed answers have been documented on Meta Stack Exchange: Why do I need 50 reputation to comment? What can I do instead? How does ...
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Where's the dark theme option?

It has not been implemented yet
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How do I move an ongoing comment swarm to chat when the OP has only 1 point?

You flag it for moderator attention, or use the "move to chat" button yourself. Moving a conversation to chat should, if I remember rightly, grant explicit permission for any users with ...
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I think my question has been closed unfairly

I've edited the question That has put your question in the reopen queue where users with the appropriate privilege can vote if they think it should be reopened or not. There seems to be some type of ...
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Why did I get 2 reputation for upvoting a post and accepting an answer?

The +2 reputation you saw was from accepting an answer on your question (see What's Reputation for details. This minor reputation gain is designed to incentivize the asker accepting an answer. Having ...
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Is my redacting potentially harmful links the "right" action?

Reassuming various moderator comments: The preferred approach would be to flag the question for moderator attention and be explicit in the flag about what the issue is. A comment with a warning for ...
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My question got closed (as a duplicate)

done, thanks to whom ever reopend it.
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Answers to questions but no acceptance or votes

You know these rep points can't be traded in for free snacks, right? Sometimes the person asking the question just never comes back. Alternatively your answer might not solve their specific issue, ...
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