I apologize in advance if this is a dumb question. How do I figure out if I belong in SU or not? This applies to both asking questions and providing answers.
I've been participating in SO for years, with moderate success. I've dabbled in the Database Administration and Software Engineering sites on occasion, and a few other sites as well.
When I created a filter for Powershell questions on all sites, I began to see a fair number of them here on SU. But I don't know if the kind of answer I'm likely to provide would be even remotely useful for the SU community.
Yes, I have been lurking and trying to understand the mind set of both the questions and the answers. And it is different from SO, DBA, or SWE. But it's also different from my mind set.
And I'm retired. This colors my thinking about technical issues. Actually, my thinking hasn't changed, and that's the problem. I don't want to withhold anything of value. But I don't want to just add extra noise either. And yes, I could just dive in and wait for the downvotes. But is there a better way?
Edit: Yes, the help section did give me some help with this site. In particular, the "what kind of questions can I ask in here" topic is very well written, and clearly defines the scope of SU and the center of interest that's being encouraged.
That still leaves me with some doubts about scripting. Scripting is right at the boundary between the way home users think and the way programmers think. As an old time programmer, I tend to come at scripting as if it's like programming only different. A super user might come at it quite differently.
But I do have a handle on learning about the SU community. I'll just read a lot of the Qs and the As under the Powershell tag here in SU. That'll give me enough of a clue so that my participation will be at least mildly helpful.
I'm also very ignorant about Powershell, but that's a separate problem.