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What is wrong with my answer

OP asked for a feature that I hate. I gave him a link of mouse that exactly has that feature. How the hell it isn't answering the question? Mouse with separate scroll wheel and middle button ...
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Canon questions and answers

I'm recently started to design a high-end desktop from scratch. Since I haven't done anything like that in a long time, I've been scouring this site for relevant question. The thing is, the good ...
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my question was put on hold apparently without too much of a thinking

Building a computer science lab I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong here, it looks like cold war to me. The question was initially put on hold because it was "too broad". I was just asking about the ...
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How do we handle suggested edits that remove links to retailers?

I came across this suggested edit. The edit description states: advertisement redacted Then only change was to remove mentions of a link to tokopedia.com. Note that this was not an actual link to ...
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Can we be more helpful?

I just wanted to remind everyone that this site is in a tricky position with only 1000 questions in one year. I think that, in the interest of building a critical mass of content and active users we ...
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Make it clear in the tour that Super User may be an alternative place to ask

I asked a question two days ago. I did assume I was scratching the edges of the site’s scope, but I didn’t know at the time it was actually outside scope. I do realise that now and I also understand ...
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What is the reasoning behind not allowing questions about existing hardware unless they are phrased in a different manner?

This exchange's official stance from the help center is: We cannot help with technical issues with existing hardware. As the goal of this exchange is to recommend hardware for a task. However, it ...
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What is the difference between “wireless” and “wifi”?

We currently have wireless and wifi. Is is appropriate to merge and make the two synonyms? The majority of the questions in both tags are dealing with wireless networking. If it is not appropriate ...
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Is asking to compare two products and recommend which to buy on topic here or they will be regarded as opinion-based?

For example I have a question like the following: Which of these external hard drives will you choose to buy if you want a 1 TB memory regarding the fact that the price and the appearance (beauty) ...
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How to delete a subprofile?

How do I completely remove myself from Hardware Recommendations? To be clear I want to stay on all the other Stack Exchange sites, except this one? I do not agree with the current moderation and don'...
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How to undelete an answer?

How do I vote to undelete an answer to this question: MicroSD Card High Speed Adapter? I've answered it and I've edited my answer as well, yet it is still deleted?
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Is Where To Buy A Custom Laptop On Topic?

I am looking for a quite specific set of specs in a laptop and the usual suspects can't meet my requirements. Is it on topic to ask for sites/manufacturers that do full custom builds?
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Why are the post history events on this answer incorrect?

This answer (currently deleted, requires 2k+ to view) has a revision history and timeline that both say I undeleted it Jul 25 at 19:11. Given that the post is currently deleted, there is no ...
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Should This Question Be Taken Off Hold?

(The question in question) I believe this question should be reopened now that the user has edited it per the initial reason for putting it on hold. I'm bringing it to attention here because there ...
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Pricing - Low or Some Other Metric

Since we are to make specific hardware recommendations, pricing will oftentimes be a component of any given recommendation, whether because the asker specifically requests a certain price point as ...
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Is it a Good Idea for Beta Moderators to Delete Bad Answers Instead of Using the Vote System?

In recent discussion with moderator ArtOfCode of Hardware Recommendations, I was informed that ...this site has overridden [letting votes decide good or bad answers] on Meta, and dictated that ...
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Searching for non “on-hold” questions

Explanation I know this issue has been addressed before, however right now I seek to create a temporary solution for myself to solve it - the [on-hold] questions. Just searching through recent ...
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Good Sites for GPU Reference?

Just like my question about CPU specifications - what does this community think would make a useful reference for retrieving GPU specifications quickly and easily? Of course you can go to manufacturer ...
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Request an audit or review of site scope and moderation teams practices on Hardware Recommendations

On the hardware recommendations Stack Exchange site, most of the users are being met with questions being closed or placed on hold. The current moderation team has decided to limit their scope to a ...
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Good Sites for CPU Reference?

One of the more difficult areas to make decent recommendations with any degree of speed is in the CPU department, especially now that we are entering an era where not everything is so x86, clock-speed ...
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How can I make it clear that I'm not asking for support?

I asked this question today: What's the benefit of getting a phone with bigger internal storage that also has an SD card slot? Which got put on hold for this reason: "Technical support request — ...
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Would it be appropriate to ask a Meta question about favorite HR sites for information?

As we well know, making a good hardware recommendation basically involves a skilled search of a very large problem space with plenty of uncertainty for everyone save the eidetically-gifted. I was ...
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Anyone else getting frustrated with what is consider on topic at the Hardware Recommendations Stack Exchange?

Question: Anyone else getting frustrated with what is consider on topic at the Hardware Recommendations Stack Exchange? My Opinion: Its being over moderated. I see questions being placed on hold ...
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Please offer a suggestion or at least take another look

The following post was recently categorized as off-topic and put on hold https://hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/4001/use-of-graphics-card-for-non-game-software-development I presume to ...
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Moderator attention needed

I'm not sure if this is on topic here, please suggest better place if not. If I may, I'd like to ask @Adam and @Undo to review this. I've asked 2 questions today, both of them are put on hold by @...
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Can/should we have a question interstitial for extra guidance?

On new private beta sites, you can't ask a question without first going through an interstitial screen that gives you advice on how to ask during the private beta. I recently did a micro-study into ...
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Do questions that ask us to identify a type of hardware qualify as pre-purchase?

I've just closed this question because it asks us what type of hardware would be a better solution to the problem the OP is having. I've been doing the same with similar questions that ask us to ...
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Would a broad, canonical graphics cards question be a good idea?

We have a number of questions that ask for graphics cards for systems with varying specifications, power supplies, numbers of monitors, applications, etcetera. In the last month I seem to recall some ...
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Let's evaluate our progress!

Since Community site self-evaluations were shut down last year, there hasn't been any replacement for them, which leaves it down to us to evaluate our own progress. Therefore, I propose that we do ...
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I once asked a question about printer

I provided specs. I said price must be at most $1k, and I want a refillable ink tank. The question is closed. And I have no idea why. Some says it's not specific enough. I don't think there are ...
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I want to recommend 2 products: should I leave one or two answers?

(This question is basic but I couldn't find the answer skimming through meta.) I read a question, and I want to recommend 2 products that seem to match the requirements: should I leave one or two ...
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Would this be on topic: “What practical advantages should I expect from ECC memory?”

I'm wondering whether this will be on topic. I read the Help page, and a few Meta pages, but I'm not sure. I'm considering building a Xeon/ECC computer, because ECC sounds attractive: no errors! ...
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Upgrade question was closed on Hardware Recommendations

Here is the link to my question: https://hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com/q/2497/2249 That seems straight forward enough for a Hardware Recommendations group. The question was put on hold as off-...
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This forum should be renamed

This site should be renamed "Computer Hardware Recommendations for Computer Techs That Require Validation" And no, I am being very serious here and in no way should you take that as a flippant ...
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“I recommend waiting…” recommendations - do we want these?

Did you guys hear?! nVidia has a new card! It's Pascal based! It'll be the greatest thing since this generation of nVidia cards! You should totally get it...but you can't yet. HA! So, sit back and ...
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on-topic meta tag?

Should we have a tag for requesting if something is [on-topic]? There are multiple meta posts here asking if things are on-topic... Are batteries on-topic? Help! What's on-topic here? Laser ...
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Are build requests on-topic?

Are questions like "I want to build a gaming computer that does a b c and also does x y z for less than $___"? on topic here? Or do they have to be recommendations about an already existing list ...
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Please review / discuss rejected suggested edit: USB to Ethernet adapter supporting multiple VLANs

https://hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/1946 . It was rejected with "This edit should be its own question.". Just curious if this was just a reflexive reject because it may ...
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Are batteries on-topic?

https://hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/2395/what-type-of-battery-should-i-get is currently closed for being tech support. It has recently been edited to make it less tech support, but still ...
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Why was this edit rejected?

I fixed the typo in the title, and corrected the units. However, the edit was rejected. The [standard] reason given doesn't really seem to apply: This edit does not make the post even a little ...
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Moderator Review - How are we doing?

Since the start of my tenure here, I've been pretty proactive with closures and deletions, and most of my actions have generally been quite visible. Now, while nobody's raised any serious complaints ...
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What is the final verdict on general advice questions, or how can we reach one?

So I had asked How do I identify a high quality HDMI -> VGA adapter? and it was closed, which is fine. I don't think it should be reopened, it is probably too broad. It's not even that great of a ...
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Was the NISC question correctly closed?

This question has been closed (by three users and a moderator) as 'too broad'. The reason given was this: This question has been closed because it appears to be asking about a very conceptual ...
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Under what close vote questions with a scope too narrrow to help other readers?

Unlike many sites, we don’t have a close reason for such questions. While some will arg this isn’t ok by the design of the stack exchange network, many sites like security.se accept such questions in ...
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What should define a question as too broad, the number of requirments or the number of possible solutions?

A question can still have more than 10 requirements and too many or easy to find answers. In the same time, a question with only 2 requirements might don’t have any existing device at all or at least ...
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Are DIY Recommendation answers appropriate?

I've seen a few answers that propose the OP gets their hands dirty and build a thing to solve their problem. I can't seem to find the others right now, but a recent answer is this: What I'm ...
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Should we define “pre-purchase” vs “technical support”?

After a recent discussion about technical support questions, I went through some of our recent closures to gather more data. I return with a question for the community: How do we tell the difference ...
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Let's explain what “technical support” means and how to properly fix the question to be on topic

I've proposed creating a new faq question covering what we consider "technical support". The idea is that we can use this as further guidance to users on what not to ask and how their technical ...
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Should we edit the sidebar text on the ask page?

As you may have seen, we have an issue with technical support questions. One of the various solutions that has been discussed (proposed in chat and in a meta answer by Andy) is to edit the text in ...
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What can we do about technical support questions?

Recently, I posted an answer here on meta. In it, I realise that we have a problem with technical support questions - essentially, going on half of our questions are closed, and going on half of those ...

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