Mokubai
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Why and how/by whom my profile name was changed?
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The only name history I can see for your account is on the 15th of February. It looks like you changed your name and then 4 minutes later reset it. The events below are in reverse chronological order ...

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Ending my tenure as a superuser moderator
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We apparently found this home away from home one single day apart some 10 years ago. Those were heady days of answering, chatting and working to make the site a better place for users old and new. It ...

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Tag for JavaScript exists but it is off-topic on Super User
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Programming in JavaScript may be off-topic but if your browser is having trouble running JavaScript, perhaps due to it having been disabled, then that would be on-topic here. Programming languages ...

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What is the definition of "corporate IT support"?
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I have always tried to be inclusive of people who are in a corporate environment and help them as best we can, but there are some situations where we cannot or should not help them. My domain admin ...

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Is there any difference between the tags "windows-server-2003" and "windows-2003-server"?
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Agreed. Windows Server 2003 appears to be the main tag and lines up with the actual product name. Merged and synonymised. updating post history, 22 rows affected (pipe delimited) updating posts, 19 ...

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Promotional text in answer
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Some spammers are getting into the habit of posting almost useful answers in order to disguise their spam. This is a difficult call though. 99% of the time these types of answer are spam but ...

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Are questions about pirated software banned on Super User?
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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 ...

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Should I handle rude fragments myself? or is it better to get moderator involved?
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If it is a one-off then feel free to do the needful yourself, but flagging it is not necessarily a bad thing for moderators. In this case there was not much to see, but sometimes there are a lot of ...

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Poke a hole in "Pinning"
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As it stands I'd say this is a meta tag and deserves absolute burnination. In order for this tag to be useful it must be used with another tag, it is almost never useful on its own. I'd say you ...

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Should WSL be a synonym for Windows Subsystem for Linux?
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Seems a good call and no reason to have two nearly identical tags. I've gone ahead and merged them. I've also copied the excerpt from wsl to windows-subsystem-for-linux updating post history, 12 ...

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What should I have done with this spammy answer?
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For the interested, the entire body of the answer: Below is the best free download for full system information. http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html I have to agree that the post was low ...

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Acknowledging "thank you"s
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While giving and receiving a "thank you" is fine as far as comments go they are, in the long term, little more than noise. In the long term the best "this helped"/"thank you" is an accepted tick or ...

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How to Report Cyclic Flagging?
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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 ...

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Can an answer be backed up only by personal experience?
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It depends. If the answer is nothing but personal experience, but results in it completely solving the original problem then it is definitely an answer. I've seen this before. When I last used ...

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Do Mods get Rep for Deleting Downvoted Answers?
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No. Moderators get no reputation bonus for their actions in any way. The only way moderators get rep is the same ways that normal users get rep, by getting upvotes on questions and answers, deleting ...

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Why my flag "the answer has nothing to do with the question" was rejected?
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It was declined because that answer was attempting to answer the question, even if tangentially. It was me that declined the flag but it looks like I fat fingered the decline selection and instead of ...

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Why was this question deleted instead of closed?
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There is evidence that this was posted as a seed for someone to spam their product at us. The format of the question is suspicious and follows a pattern that moderators are familiar with: a leading ...

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Why my "too broad" flag was declined in this question?
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It was declined automatically by the system after 3 users reviewed it stating that it should be left open. While there are indeed two problems listed in the question they appear, at a glance, to be ...

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I want to ask a too broad question and answer it with a tutorial I wrote myself. What will the be the community's reaction?
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We like canonical and complete answers and I personally don't see any reason for it to be classed as off topic as such. Typically a question and answer should be short and to the point, but a ...

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I've been question banned - how do I ask better questions?
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On SU at least we expect questions to be answerable without resorting to speculation and wild guesses. This marks an entire area of questions as off-topic. Your question on Security of "How does ...

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Why do certain commenters take a rude tone with new users?
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It may not be "fair" to lock comments, but the question is entirely off topic for this site and the comments were not doing anything to change that. If the comments had been "you can ...

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Why was my flag to stop my bounty rejected?
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Bounties are only revoked in exceptional circumstances. As mentioned by the MSE answer linked by David "I made a mistake" is a problem but by no means exceptional. We also cannot prove one way or ...

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Why was my question about attempting to stop USB viruses downvoted?
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To answer the implied question of "why?" when you say: And now I cant ask a serious question! You have what is known colloquially as "history". Specifically you have a history of ...

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

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Why do we have the google-calendar tag if we can't ask questions about it here?
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Some PC based applications such as the built-in calendar, mail and other applications can connect to web-apps in order to show your online calendars in a system native, and therefore more intuitive, ...

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Purpose of "very low quality" flag of questions
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The user who posted the question, and consequently the second account that posted a garbage answer, were apparently attempting to troll and had been posting similar to other sites on the network. ...

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How to deal with spam+answer?
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Voting a question down can actually hide it from certain views of the home page so if it is just plain spam it can actually reduce its visibility to other users who would otherwise have flagged it as ...

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My answer was changed without being edited?
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Your answer was redacted by a moderator as it contained potentially sensitive information. The question asker had submitted an edit to the effect that they wanted the information removed but a ...

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How to contact with moderator on Super User to discuss about a put on hold topic?
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After you edit your question it is put into a review queue. Assuming your edits are good and bring your question on-topic for our site then it will be reopened and normally should not require the ...

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