I occasionally come across SuperUser content. This most recent question was a link from another Stack Exchange, and sounded interesting, so I thought I would check it out.
I'm not very active here, because I apparently tend to ask the wrong questions, attract mods/people who don't like my posts, etc. ultimately getting downvotes, not what I am looking for, and an unsatisfying experience. I'm not here to complain, this is to set the stage.
So here I am looking at this absurd question, the comments, the answer, the up votes, etc, and I am flabbergasted when I compare this to my own experiences. I ran this by a completely nontechnical friend of mine, and his reaction was a "tilt head like dog" reaction. He is not a techy person, but understands troubleshooting and is otherwise quite intelligent.
Adding insult to injury, the OP has more positive feedback than I do, and presumably has more such questions like this. As my friend puts it, "maybe he shotguns it", getting 1 or 2 feedback all over the place.
So, is this particular post just new enough that no one has gotten to it to suggest edits, close it, or tell the OP how messed up their question is? Or is this the type of question that SuperUser wants to attract?
I do 2nd - 4th tier tech support (field techs call in) as a day job, and over the past few years, I have noticed the quality of calls has dropped drastically. We now regularly field such off the wall calls such as this (different industry though) and have to steer people not only into the right direction, but the right frame of mind, explaining vast swaths of technology they have overlooked with their cavalier attitude.
In the chicken and egg cycle, which one of these is the chicken and which one is the egg?