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Is the site name "Power User" or "Power Users"?

The URL of the site shows "powerusers", matching the drop down list of sites at the top right of the page, and the list of sites in the page footer, which both say "Power Users" (plural). However, ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Quasímodo‭

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Is the mouse cursor in the Power User logo an accessibility problem?

I noticed when arriving on the Power User site that my mouse cursor looks very similar in size, shape, and colour to the one in the logo: This doesn't present a problem for me personally (apart ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by samcarter‭

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Why did samcarter delete my post, simply because later other websites cross posted it?

I have rewritten this post in response to samcarter's answer. I posted, and wrote myself, https://powerusers.codidact.com/posts/287106. At the time of posting, I was unaware of any cross post. sa...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by samcarter‭

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How would you feel about a merger with Linux Systems?

On main meta, someone suggested to look into the possibility to merge our Power Users community with the community for Linux Systems to increase activity. (see https://meta.codidact.com/posts/28512...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by ArrayBolt3‭

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{"status":"failed","message":"New users can only comment on their own posts and on answers to them."}

When I tried to comment on this answer, this message popped up. {"status":"failed","message":"New users can only comment on their own posts and on answers to them."} Am I still new? My comment wa...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by TextKit‭

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Please don't presume cross posting from me.

I just want to respond to comments like this. That cross posting wasn't mine. I had never heard of solveforum.com before! Reply to samcarter I agree completely with your paras. 3 and 4. Henceforw...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by samcarter‭

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How can I heighten the Security window?

Dr. Olin Lathrop alleged Both the pictures in your question are links into Microsoft's domain, and are therefore used here without attribution. This post needs to be deleted due to gross intelle...

2 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Quasímodo‭

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Wasn't this deleted question salvageable?

A moderator unilaterally deleted https://powerusers.codidact.com/posts/285718, but isn't deletion overkill? Can't it be saved? A moderator can simply add the necessary citations. I don't think "a...

2 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Canina‭

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Can I post this question — now REwritten and citing Super User — similar to one deleted by moderator?

Just checking before posting the following. Thanks. Title Can I await Mozilla or Firefox to unearth the awry Add On(s)awry, before attempting myself? How long needs Firefox? Body Does Firef...

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Mithical‭

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How to handle crossposts

How do we want to handle cross-posts, e.g. posts which are completely copied verbatim from other sites? A couple of approaches I could think of: IF they fulfil the original site's license re...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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What do we do about webapps?

Are questions about web application such as Google Docs on topic? What about Overleaf? GitHub? Where do we draw the line between a webapp and just a website?

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Trilarion‭

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How can we grow this community?

Codidact's communities have a lot of great content that is helping people on the Internet. Our communities are small, though, and sustainable communities depend on having lots of active, engaged p...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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What should our take be on software recommendation questions?

Questions that specifically seek software recommendations (as opposed to asking how to accomplish a specified task) come with their own challenges that are to some extent different from those of ot...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Quasímodo‭

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"No associated Stack Exchange site from which to transfer your content?"

At the bottom of my profile page, there's a section labeled "Link with Stack Exchange," but it says You can't link a Stack Exchange account to your account on this site because there is no assoc...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Chris Henry‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Who should the temporary moderators be?

As we have set up communities here on the Codidact network we've been appointing temporary moderators. Ultimately, of course, we want each community to choose its own moderators; we've been doing ...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Unable to gave an upvote to Q or A

It seems like all my attempts to get an upvote to Q or A for this post is failed Why can't I play a YouTube video embedded on a website, in YouTube itself? Initially I thought it is something on ...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by FoggyFinder‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Is web service problem related question on-topic?

I was visiting some sites recently but, that site is looking inactive but, I can't be sure cause, earlier lots of people were withdrawing lots of money from that site. I had mailed at support. But,...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Anonymous‭

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Office suites category

A site for office suites was proposed here: https://meta.codidact.com/posts/277548. This proposal is still in early stages and unlikely to get enough support to emerge as a site of its own in the n...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Code of Conduct link in the tour is broken

Hi Power Users! The "Code of Conduct" link in the tour leads to this URL, which produces a 500 error for me. The issue is 100% repeatable. I'm currently using Firefox 88 if that helps.

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by gronostaj‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Should we use more specific version tags for software?

Some questions, like my own In Windows 10 21H1, how do I remove the weather report in the task bar?, are specific to a given version of a product. Other questions are more generic, or apply to prod...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Moshi‭

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Software Recommendations Category

On the original proposal for Power User, there was talk about allowing software recommendations on the site. Now that the site is up and running, I'd like to bring that request over to this Meta. ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 1y ago by deleted user

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on-topic question in this site

Recently, most of questions got lot of downvotes(Even, this didn't happen to any other Codidact sub-site). In Q&amp;A site's questions have 12 upvotes and 17 downvotes. I think most of people con...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Can we ask hacking related question?

Hacking tools are execute from terminal. While Powerusers is for OS's Q&amp;A. Some sample of Linux system's question is included below : How to turn on night light in terminal? How to create u...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Would questions about software systems design limitations be on-topic here?

A user suggested that Why most hosting providers support ticket systems allow text only (no formatting)? might be on-topic here. It is quite clear that it is offtopic on Software Development. It i...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Alexei‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Lundin‭

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Welcome to Power Users!

Welcome to the Power Users community on Codidact, where computer enthusiasts (power users) ask and answer questions about software and hardware usage! We're glad you're here and we're excited to s...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Meet the Codidact Team!

As we start on building a new community here together, we're bound to find some sticking points. Those might be bugs, new features you need, things you need support with... whatever they are, the C...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by luap42‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Sigma‭

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