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I like working with computers, but the outside world is more fun!

I am a Community Moderator ♦ for Super User, appointed following the 2011 Moderator Elections.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding edits or moderator actions I have taken, or anything else, please comment or flag the post in question, or email me at stackexchange (AT) nathanhinkle (DOT) com.

Want to know more about me? Read my interview on the Super User Blog, visit my website, or follow me on Twitter.


Jun
18
comment Windows activation with planned reinstall
@jpoh as I recall, you can use this to back up OEM Windows, yes. You can also do the reinstall from OEM media - see activation FAQ for more info.
May
19
comment Can my laptop's Hard Disk be cloned and loaded to another laptop?
@DanielRHicks OEMs actually use the same license key on all their machines. Activation is done by checking the BIOS for a cryptographic key that verifies the OEM license used matches the hardware.
May
15
comment Can I change requests to a certain domain to go to my local webserver?
"everywhere internally including outside of your LAN" doesn't really make much sense.
May
15
comment Can I change requests to a certain domain to go to my local webserver?
Do you have a DNS server internally? What's your network environment like? Is everything connected to a single router? If you have a DNS server it should be trivial to set this up, it's a very common thing to do.
May
1
comment Windows Registry file edited with two different tools, different results
Why not just use bcdedit?
May
1
comment Do video/graphics cards work at their “peak” output for connected monitors all of the time?
Make sure that you can actually run 4 monitors on it. Often cards can only output up to 2 DVI, HDMI, or VGA signals, and any additional signals must be displayport.
Apr
28
comment How can I sync pictures with all my computers via a server
If you decided that another user's answer provided the best solution for you, you can click the check mark by their answer to accept the answer. This indicates to future visitors which answer worked best, and also indicates that the question has been solved.
Apr
28
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You've made many great contributions to this site, and your number of helpful flags approaches the total number of flags handled by some moderators. I think you would be a natural fit for this position.
Apr
28
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Wow. Since the election began, you have suggested 189 edits. Prior to the election, you had suggested one. You've made 144 flags, all but 22 of which were made since the election began. That's impressive! If you happened to not win the election, can we look forward to seeing this astounding level of activity continue in the future?
Apr
27
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@Mokubai thanks for being upfront about this, and for honestly answering our questions. I agree that if elected you would benefit the community as a moderator.
Apr
27
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I also fail to see how you can claim to be addicted to the site with so little activity. Each Stack Exchange site, while related, is a separate community. You appear to have very little involvement with Super User to date, and I don't see evidence that you'd be qualified to handle moderation on a site you've hardly used.
Apr
27
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"I hope that participation in Super User will have the same effect of bringing it back to life and creating more lasting members to the community." -- Are you implying that Super User is presently dead? You make a lot of allusions to somehow lifting the site up, but make no mention of what you think is wrong with the site now and what you'd do to change that.
Apr
25
comment Windows App to Keep Num Lock On
please don't use language like that in your posts.
Apr
25
comment
@mdpc that very well may be, but at first glance your participation appears far lower than many of the other candidates. If you've made a lot of valuable "quiet" contributions, you need to mention that in your nomination or else you won't appear qualified.
Apr
25
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@Mokubai I think you could be successful as a moderator, but the time commitment is a concern. The reason we're holding this election is largely because many members of the existing moderator team haven't had as much time to devote to moderation. It would be best for our newly elected mods to be people who will have the time to commit to the position.
Apr
25
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The abbreviation that your username stands for seems fitting for your flagging history.
Apr
24
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@Richie086 do you have any experience to back up this claim? It looks like you have very few flags and almost no meta participation. What qualifications do you have that would lead someone to vote for you versus one of the more seemingly experienced candidates?
Apr
22
comment Is ReactOS or WINE the more stable replacement for Windows XP?
ReactOS is in alpha. Windows XP is a mature (albeit ancient) product. I'd vote for upgrading your hardware at this point, or trying Linux, but given the choice between the two, I see little point in using ReactOS.
Apr
22
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Besides quashing noobs, is there any reason behind your sudden interest in Super User? It seems that you have relatively little prior activity on the site.
Apr
21
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Allquixotic is also one of our most active Meta users. He's made many good contributions to the site.