Mokubai
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Is rep increased if a downvoted answer is deleted?
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Normally yes, your reputation would go back to where it was before the downvotes. If you received any upvotes then their reputation gains would be removed. Likewise the reputation someone spent to ...

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Is it time to update this close reason?
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I would like to keep the majority of the current reason in there but just add a disclaimer about the Software Recommendations site to add a caveat that I've seen David Postill use: Questions seeking ...

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Is this text on a help article a bug (or something else)?
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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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Is this answer spam?
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While we should indeed give new users the benefit of the doubt there is a very fine line between a genuine but misguided attempt to help and an excuse of an answer only intended to post a link. If ...

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How do I move an ongoing comment swarm to chat when the OP has only 1 point?
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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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Why asking about computer software is closed as off-topic?
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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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Should I accept an answer when it doesn't answer the original question but explains how the question is invalid?
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"There is no way you can do this because..." is a valid answer. If you are starting from a potentially faulty assumption then having someone explain that fault and what, if anything, you can ...

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The tag [variables] is too similar to [variables]
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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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Are questions on the cause of server responses on-topic?
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If the problem is centered on your computer, browser or network hardware that you own then it is on topic at Super User. If the problem is that your ISP has problems then it is very much on the cusp. ...

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Could you create the "miller" tag
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Unless the tool gains a large amount of popularity and becomes as common as awk or sed I'm going to say that for now we don't need the tag. We shouldn't create a tag just because a named tool exists, ...

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Is superuser.com for asking questions about Python?
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While we allow some shell scripting questions, Python is considered more of a "proper" programming language. Python programming questions would be considered off topic here and should be ...

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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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I have flagged a question as a duplicate. The flag was marked as "helpful". But the question still hasn't closed
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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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Is scraping comments to form an answer, frowned upon?
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I would say that the polite thing to do would be to comment and leave the original author a gentle reminder that they could and probably should write a proper answer. If it is obvious that the ...

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How do we clean this up?
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I have cleaned out a good few of the answers and have closed the question, for now. The vast majority of answers completely sidestep the question as asked and rather than answering why USB C to ...

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answer converted to comment?
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You were answering what is essentially a product recommendation question. The question should have been closed. It is also asking how to do it for a mobile device, another off topic reason. Your ...

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Reopen a question edited by me... is that normal?
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That question is currently showing up as a review audit candidate which is probably the reason you are seeing it. Choose your actions wisely. The question itself is currently closed and deleted.

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Bug report on user reputation leagues
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The "change" is relevant to the "rank" column, not the reputation. As in they have moved up over 7,000 positions in rank. For a newish user who provides good contributions this is ...

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Are questions about Smart TVs on-topic?
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No. Smart TVs are not on topic here. They count as "electronic devices" or "media players" as per our on-topic page. and it is not about … electronic devices, media players, cell ...

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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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The edit queue is full at the moment - enlarge number of items?
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Apparently it is possible that we only have a suggested edit queue of 40 edits: What's the fixed size of the suggested edit queue? tells us that we only have 40 edits pending at a time. While there ...

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Why is a question about ripping TikTok videos off-topic, but a [youtube-dl] tag exists?
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You are essentially asking what tools websites and webapps use to erase watermarks. Websites and webapps are off topic here and their inner workings are down to how the site was coded, and we have no ...

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Why was my question considered an opinion based question?
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It is opinion based because it can only be answered by guesses and conjecture. Cost of services verses cost of hardware is an incredibly difficult thing to quantify and while your question focuses ...

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InCopy tag creation request
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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 ...

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Would asking a question about Power Automate be on topic here?
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From What is Microsoft Power Automate (Previously Known As Microsoft Flow)? Microsoft Power Automate is a cloud-based service that enables users to create and automate processes and actions that save ...

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Merge tags windows-10 and win10
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Done. win10 has been merged into and synonymised with windows-10.

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Someone else's legit question deleted
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The question was deleted by the roomba a month ago. That doesn't mean it was "bad", it was simply ignored and had neither votes nor answers. If the question is more than 365 days old, and .....

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Is the subject of software licensing now off-subject?
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Being able to answer a specific question from a specific software licence is different from "compare two (potentially) completely different things and tell me what I should do". What they ...

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Korean characters not allowed
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Catja's answer is effectively advocating that the block is outright removed and I wanted to simply garner Community opinion on whether that is the right course of action. To that end this is a counter-...

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I'm having issues with a software provider, can I ask here for ways to get them to do what I want them to?
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No. The problem is a corporate support issue and is not, per our on-topic page … about … computer hardware, computer software, or personal and home computer networking Corporate support would come ...

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