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Why can't I ask questions on super user? [migrated]

First of all, I posted here because I don't have enough points to post on meta super user. I am trying to post a question but I keep getting a message that questions from my account are no longer ...
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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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Superuser.com should better-identify as authentic Stack Exchange site [duplicate]

Suggestion: superuser.com should forward to superuser.stackexchange.com or something with stackexchange in the name, and should very-very-clearly be branded as part of the SE family. I eventually ...
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Guidelines for posting Apple-related questions on [[Ask Different]] versus [[Super User]] [duplicate]

There seems to be substantial overlap in the respective question domains of Ask Different and Super User, as the latter contains thousands of Apple-specific questions. What are the rules, guidelines, ...
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Why doesn't my general SE logged in status carry over to Super User? [duplicate]

I'll describe this like a bug report because it seems like a bug. I was logged into SE and able to move freely from site to site (among the sites I have already joined) -- EXCEPT Super User. To get ...
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Why can't I report a bad answer on Super User?

I saw a bad answer here. I understand why, as a new user, I can't do certain things like comment. But reporting is something I should be able to do. What reason is there for limiting new users from ...
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One homepage for Stack Overflow, Super User, meta and Server Fault? [closed]

On my user page for each site I can view my questions/answers for that site. Is there anywhere that I can view all of them at once? It is inconvenient to have to view three pages every morning ...
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Stack Overflow and Super User icons for use in Windows 7's taskbar with Prism

I use Stack Overflow, Super User and Server Fault every day, so I have them pinned to my Windows 7 taskbar with Prism, a web application that lets you use websites like they're normal Windows ...
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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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Where to ask a question about an IDE? [duplicate]

Where to ask a question about an IDE? It's programming related (well, kinda), but it's also a question about software. It's most likely that programmers will be able to answer the question correctly. ...
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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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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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How about a “discussion” checkbox for StackOverflow and SuperUser? [duplicate]

I think a good approach to allow have discussions on SO and SU would be have a "discussion" checkbox, like we have the "community wiki" one. Discussions could appear separated from Questions, and ...
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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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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 jQuery/Greasemonkey of Server Fault? And what will it be for Super User? [closed]

As a long-time user of Stack Overflow, I have noticed that a certain answer seems to be the 'catch-all' answer for that website: jQuery. It seems that if you have any type of question related to a ...
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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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Why do we need the trilogy instead of just one site?

As I see it, the only effect of having three sites instead of one is that questions in Server Fault and Super User are seen less and answered less. This just causes audience fragmentation ...
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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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Off-topic questions being moved to Super User [closed]

Recently, I have noticed several topics being moved from Stack Overflow to Super User that are off-topic. According to the FAQ: and it is not about … videogames or consoles websites or ...
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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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“Copy Profile From Stack Overflow” didn't copy alternate OpenID

I created a Super User account and copied my profile from Stack Overflow to it. Everything seemed to copy fine except for my Alt OpenID. Is this a known issue, or has anyone else noticed it?
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Why do some users move that everything not related to programming to SU?

Why do some users move that everything not related to programming to Super User? This even happens to questions about networking concepts. The not-programming-related tag has been used around 1887 ...
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Belongs on Super User - Does it really?

I've been noticing of late a lot of questions on Server Fault that have the close votes for 'belongs on superuser'. A number of these questions are not valid questions, and do need to be closed, but ...
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How do we grow the Server Fault and Super User communities?

Here are the last few weeks of the "visitor" metric per Google Analytics, on each Trilogy site: meta.stackoverflow.com http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/8907/analyticsvisitorsmeta.png serverfault....
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What should I do when my question has 2 or more equally good answers?

More often than not, I find that my question has been answered by more than one people equally good. What should I do? What do you do in such a situation? Selecting one answer as an "Accepted answer"...
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Datadumps of SF, MSO and SU too?

Considering the interesting graphs and such that have been generated from the SO datadump, has it been suggested yet, or planned, to release datadumps for the rest of the trilogy-sites? I'm curious ...
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Topics that don't belong anywhere OR could belong everywhere

I asked a question (which turns out to be pretty useless) but its the sort of thing that applies to both server fault and stack overflow. I have been told it should be on superuser now. What are the ...
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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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Official stance on jailbroken ipod/iphone support?

https://superuser.com/questions/33893/ipod-touch-2g-3-0-jailbreak-broke-springboard-can-i-fix-it-without-reinstalling I am not disagreeing with Diago's call on this question. What is our official ...
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What is the correct name to use when referencing the Trilogy sites?

Which is the right and official way to refer to all the three sites stackoverflow.com, superuser.com, serverfault.com? Reading posts, I saw too many versions: Stack Overflow trilogy stack overflow ...
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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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Where do the names of the Stack Overflow trilogy sites come from?

Why are the names of the Stack Overflow trilogy so named? How did the names Stack Overflow, Server Fault and Super User come to be the ones used?
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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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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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Is the difference between superuser and serverfault basically when you can do a power cycle?

Generally speaking, aren't there a lot of problems that can be fixed with just a simple power cycle? Especially with Windows, a reboot will solve the problems (at least temporarily)? So, would this ...
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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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Why am I not allowed to propose a tag synonym?

Why am I not allowed to propose a tag synonym on Super User? I have 10k+ rep, the privileges show 100% across all - what am I missing out on ?
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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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Using SuperUser as Global Software Bug Tracker

Should I report and ask how to workaround bugs in various software to SuperUser when I don't know the specialized project bug tracker or it is empty/abandoned? There are already some questions about ...
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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 ...