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For questions pertaining to Super User, a site for computer enthusiasts, and how it relates to other sites.

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Where should I post a Windows PowerShell question? [duplicate]

Should it ask it in StackOverflow, Superuser or any other site? The question is related to how to find some files in the filesystem.
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Error joining community: not “trusted in other communities” rep [duplicate]

I received an error message when I tried to join the Super User community. I followed some instructions in this question and fixed the issues with my profile. However, I'm still with only 1 ...
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What is the proper community for GPL licence question? [duplicate]

I would like to ask a question about a licence (GNU GPL) but, I am not sure which is the right community. I have already read many sources, including the official one and also the most frequent asked ...
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Explain the behavior of “undelete” option of deleted questions

I have a deleted question, https://superuser.com/questions/545709/how-to-disable-solid-colours-page-from-windows-10s-wallpaper-personalization I really would like to undelete that question, however, ...
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Can not sign up to “Super User” with existing Stack Exchange Account? [duplicate]

I have an account in Stack Overflow and several other Stack Exchange sites. Originally, my account was tied to my Facebook account but not anymore. I am trying to log in/sign up to Super User, but ...
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Are command prompt questions for Stack Overflow or Super User?

Are command prompt questions for Stack Overflow or Super User? I have no idea, they're both programming right? The question in question is specifically about diagnosing internet connectivity issues, ...
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Asking a question about a potential tablet purchase (without getting yelled at) [duplicate]

I want to ask a question about a potential purchase of an unbranded Windows tablet. Where is the best place I can ask such a question? I am considering posting this question to Super User, but I ...
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Are there plans to expand Super User to include languages other than English?

I'd like to ask if there are any plans on expanding Super User to include more languages? Sometimes it is hard for someone like me who isn't a native English speaker to explain what is happening, and ...
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Suspicious Request when editing Nomination [closed]

I am trying to edit my nomination on the Super User Election, but every time I submit, I get a Suspicious Request, as below: Suspicious request Sorry, your request could not be completed because ...
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Meta.SU seems to be broken… in multiple ways

I was originally going to post about an unrelated bug The posting page on MSU telling me I have no title or tags and not letting me do so. . I've tried changing the title, and adding more tags. ...
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Creating a new account on SuperUser

Folks over at superuser told me to ask this here. (1) Start here: https://superuser.com/ Hit "sign up" (2) "Do you already have an account on one of these sites?" Click the logo for "StackExchange"...
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Why am I not able to login to Super User?

I am unable to login to Super User. It gets as far as the first page below, without the yellow highlighting. I am able to login to my other connected sites fine - as well as make new connections to ...
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Area 51, Super User, and Stack Overflow, what is the key different? [closed]

I have read from the about page of each site. Area 51 (Area 51 is the Stack Exchange Network staging zone) Super User (Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power ...
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Question related to connecting to SQL Server via a subdomain?

I asked this question https://superuser.com/questions/677694/how-to-create-subdomain-link-to-sql-server-2008 on SuperUser but haven't really gotten any bites. I'm curious whether that is the correct ...
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Why is no moderation required before banning a user from asking questions? Poor question ban system [duplicate]

It's striking to me that people can be banned from asking questions so seemingly trivially by an apparently dumb algorithm with no review, yet other, less important moderation functions need several ...
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Superuser website design flaw [duplicate]

Just noticed this on superuser. Refreshed the page, still buggy. Using newest Firefox :-)
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Does the android-studio tag belong on SuperUser?

Do questions about installing/configuring/using an IDE qualify as programming related? Or are they http://superuser.com site?
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Plus character in question title

Why the "+" character in the question title in superuser.com causes the message saying "This post does not meet our quality standards" when trying to post? Is this behavior documented somewhere? I've ...
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where is meta super user on the list of stack exchange sites?

http://stackexchange.com/users/276507/neubert?tab=accounts I see meta stack over flow but not meta super user (which I just joined / posted to). One thing that's weird about meta super user... my ...
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What is the right site to ask about plugin customization?

Like many people, I rely on plugins such as Superfish, Nivo Slider, Google Charts, etc. for Web design. Which Stackexchange site is the best to ask customization questions on these plugins? I am not ...
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As a new user, what can I do to answer an unclear question?

There's a question I may be able to answer on SuperUser, however the question is not clear enough to be sure that my answer would actually help the original poster. Other users expressed confusion ...
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A question I answered was migrated. Now I can't comment on the migrated post

I just answered a question on Stack Overflow. Suddenly the question was moved to superuser.com. Now I want to add reply a comment from the person asking the question, so I created a new account at ...
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Why does my profile say I have a “Super User” account?

I am a new user on Stack Overflow. When I look at my profile, I see that I have got two accounts, which are "Stack Overflow" and "Super User." Have I done something wrong? What do these accounts mean?
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Regex questions on SU

Which Regex-related questions on SU should be migrated to SO and which shouldn't? For example, this question should definitely be on SU: Interactive regex find highliting in Notepad++ But where do ...
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Git questions migrated to Super User?

I was pretty surprised to see this Git question migrated to Super User. IMHO, the question is much more about programming than it is about how to use an application. (This one isn't even Git command ...
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Can't comment on Super User on a question I've set a bounty on [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comments work? I can't comment on any post on Super User. I tried Firefox, Chrome and Safari on my mac. I can't find the comment link at all. I even create a new ...
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How to ask a question across multiple Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

How do you ask a question on Ask Ubuntu, Server Fault, the Unix and Linux SE, and Super User all at once? My particular question is about Ubuntu so I put it there, but it could easily fit at any of ...
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What's the appropriate SE website for a question about finding a chat application?

I'm looking to see what platform would be the best for what my professor is looking for. He wants a chat application where students can communicate with both the TA's (like myself) and the professors ...
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Do questions about using editors belong on Stack Overflow or Super User? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vim questions: do they belong to Stack Overflow or Super User? I've seen a lot of "How do I do X in emacs / vim?" type of questions on Stack Overflow. I know both are ...
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Super User versus Unix and Linux versus Ask Ubuntu

What's the difference between Super User, Unix and Linux, and Ask Ubuntu? In general, what's a rule for deciding where to post a question when I have one (which might apply to any of those 3)? If I'm ...
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CruiseControl/server configuration - appropriate for Stack Overflow or Super User?

I've recently asked a question about CruiseControl.NET configuration which has to do with Windows Server 2008 administrator credentials. Is this an appropriate question for Stack Overflow, or ...
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Superuser.com should better-identify as authentic stackexchange [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should Stack Exchanges sites with top-level domains have *.stackexchange.com redirects? Suggestion: superuser.com should forward to superuser.stackexhange.com or something ...
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Shouldn't this Super User question automatically become CW? [closed]

The FAQ on CW posts states one reason for a post to automatically become CW: The question generates more than 30 answers (15 on Super User). In this case, the question and all answers will enter ...
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Where is the line between programming-specific tools and programming? [duplicate]

Are questions concerning programming tools acceptable for Stack Overflow, or should they be directed towards Super User? I ask because it seems the precedent is that questions about git are ...
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Why is an exact question marked as non-constructive and closed?

A couple of my questions like this were closed as non-constructive. Look at the question behind the link: I ask "why init.d is called like this?" A guy answers exactly and I accept his answer. Then ...
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Can you ask questions about batch scripting?

According to the about page on Stack Overflow, it is a Q&A site for programming. From what I've heard, batch is not a recognized programming language, neither does writing a batch file count as ...
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Why was my vim question moved to SU?

Vim questions: do they belong to Stack Overflow or Super User? - Discussing which site vim questions should be asked. Are questions about vi, vim, and other clones on-topic here? - Discussing ...
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Don't see Super User account in my accounts tab

One of my answers was migrated from SO to Super User. My new account was created automatically, I just logged in (confirmed the OpenID, etc.). But when I go to the "accounts" tab in my user page (here ...
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Tag rename request: archlinux -> arch-linux [closed]

Super User has the arch-linux and the archlinux tags, and the later is a synonym for the former. Could the same be done on Stack Overflow?
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iPhone home screen icon for Super User is hard to see

I've recently started saving homescreen links to various Stack Exchange sites on my iPhone. All of them look great, but the Super User icon, having dark gray on dark gray, looks like it's only half of ...
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Does Stack Overflow have a [community-faq] similar to that on Super User?

The Super User site has a [community-faq] tag, description of which is: These questions have been selected by the community as high-quality posts with generalized answers to questions which ...
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Isn't Super User too broad?

Recently, 2 proposals were closed because their subject was allegedly "covered by Super User": http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/33593/opensource-alternative http://area51.stackexchange.com/...
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When should we close a question as “it belongs to superuser”?

Sometimes I see questions about Visual Studio, like these: silent uninstaller Visual Studio 2010 External Tools - How to automatically attach a debugger to the tool when it is started? Deploying item/...
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Duplicates of Stack Overflow posts that are on SuperUser

I have had a couple of occasions where I happen to run into duplicates of Stack Overflow posts on SuperUser, most of which happened to belong on SuperUser anyway, so I flag them on Stack Overflow. ...
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Why was my question migrated to Super User? [closed]

Why was my question migrated to Super User? Since the question has migrated, it seems nobody has viewed my question and haven't got any answer for past 2 days. Here is the link to the question: ...
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Hey! We want some attention for the Super User blog!

We at the Super User blog want our voices to be heard! We've been operating for 4 months now and have been consistently bringing in nearly 1k views a week. However this week we had a turn of events: ...
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should moderators delete bad answers?

I always had impression, that the idea of StackExchange was to let users decide which answers are good, which are bad and express it through up or down votes. But on one of SE sites moderators believe ...
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Criteria prohibiting asking further question on Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. SO Is not accepting questions from my account anymore I was going to ask another question on superuser.com ...
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How to get advice on where to post a question?

I am in the process of drawing together the information in order to ask a question about database driver generation and installation. I am not clear whether this is best suited to SO or SU. What ...
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Can we get an enhanced style for Super User and Server Fault?

Ever since the new Area51 sites have been leaving beta and getting new styles, Super User and Server Fault have been patiently sitting with their current theme... which is fine, but they do look a ...