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Welcome to the Power Users community on Codidact!

Power Users is a Q&A site for questions about the usage of computer software and hardware. We are still a small site and would like to grow, so please consider joining our community. We are looking forward to your questions and answers; they are the building blocks of a repository of knowledge we are building together.

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Meta Are non power users questions welcome in Power Users?

I have found three posts from one user having the same statement: I'm a computer illiterate One of these posts derived on-topic question in this site, which have two answers; the top answer m...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Wicket‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Meta Tag hierarchies

What is the tag hierarchy vision for Power User? I see nested OS versions under a main tag, but I was curious whether any of these made sense to nest as well: web-browsers firefox, microsof...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by Michael‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by samcarter‭

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Meta Closing "unclear" questions

A frustrating situation is when a mod decides that a question is "unclear" and closes it, and yet the question is not actually unclear. Unfortunately, the close prevents anyone else from posting an...

3 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Meta 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...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by tartley‭

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Meta Should posting on Meta affect reputation?

When we launched this community, we did not yet have the ability to set different reputation grants for different categories. We've had this for a while but we failed to follow up before now, sorr...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Meta Applications for "Edit Tags Ability"

At the moment it is not yet possible to gain the "Edits Tags Ability" naturally (making suggested edits, which is a requirement to gain this ability, has not yet been implemented, see https://meta....

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Wicket‭

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Meta 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...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Wicket‭

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Meta Tagging questions about crossplatform software

This is a follow-up to Should we use more specific version tags for software? The referred question is about tagging software, more specifically software versions and presents the case of windows-...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Wicket‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Wicket‭

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Meta Add [windows-11] as a child of [windows] and add tag usage guidance

I wonder if adding [windows-11] as a child of [windows] might be possible as [windows] already has [windows-10] as a child. Also, considering that the term "windows" in the context of personal com...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Wicket‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by samcarter‭

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Meta Is the question "A term that describes frontend redirects" on-topic and in such case what tags should be used?

A term that describes frontend redirects has the following tags: web-browsers web-servers While both tags are related, they don't look appropriate as the question is not about a web browser ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Wicket‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Wicket‭

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Meta 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. ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Wicket‭

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Meta 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, ...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Wicket‭

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Meta 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?

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Wicket‭

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Meta Do we want an update for our logo?

"Why an update?" you might ask. The current logo looks nice, but there are a couple of problems which could be solved with an updated logo: Is the site name "Power User" or "Power Users"? Is th...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Meta 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 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by samcarter‭

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Meta 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 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by samcarter‭

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Meta 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 2y ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by ArrayBolt3‭

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Meta 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 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by samcarter‭

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Meta 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 2y ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Meta 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 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Quasímodo‭

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Meta 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 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Meta 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 3y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Moshi‭

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Meta 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&A site's questions have 12 upvotes and 17 downvotes. I think most of people con...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Meta Can we ask hacking related question?

Hacking tools are execute from terminal. While Powerusers is for OS's Q&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 3y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Meta 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 3y ago by Alexei‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Lundin‭

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Meta 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 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭