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Using superuser.com to warn my own users

In 2 days from now, users of legacy versions of our client-side software will no longer be able to login due to forced SSL setup update server-side. the error message will be cryptic. Also, we don't ...
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Is it ok to go back and “cleanup” questions and answers that I've asked/answered?

I've been looking though some of my questions and answers and realized that some of them are the highest quality that I want them to be at. Is it bad protocol to go back and cleanup questions and ...
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How do we get people to add more information to their question?

Ok. I searched first, and I read through a pile of the questions presented with similar titles to this one, but I just didn't spot one that seemed to ask what I'm asking now. It relates to this ...
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What's in a good question? (A Super User Blog Entry)

I'm looking to put together a blog post that people can reference on how to ask, and the right way to ask question here at Super User. What are some suggestions that you would have for new users ...
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Can a question limit be displayed *before* allowing a user to attempt asking a question?

I would change something about the "ask question" button on SuperUser. Firstly, this button will make a question form after you click it, but only after you fill out the fields and click the "submit" ...
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“Answer your own question”? Surely you jest! What next, “fix my own plumbing”?

I went to post a question on installing Windows 8 on my ARM-based tablet, only to find myself confronted by this presumptuous checkbox: If I knew the answer, I wouldn't be asking! What reason is ...
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Special offer: 2 questions in the price of 1!

What should we do with "questions" such as this, that are really two questions disguised as one? Flag them? Edit them? Close as "not a real question"?
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Allowing new users to have limited commenting abilities

There have been a few occasions where new users have had the same problem as others, but the issue hasn't been resolved. For example Ben in this Super User question. Unfortunately he has asked if ...
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Do you judge a question on the title or on the user's attempts to solve it?

Feel free to edit the title, if there's a more suitable one. There's this question How to move a file of 250 GB to another server? The tittle looks decent, but when i told him to use zip the file ...
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Too many edits issue. Post-ban support

Scenario I was banned the past year in 2014. I have a post-ban in which I can't ask any question in superuser.com. Here are two discussions about my problem: Am I a victim of any sort of ...
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What are the rules for diagnosis logfiles - and is such a question even allowed?

I quickly wanted to ask if a hardware-problem related question that needs troubleshooting is even allowed here? Or does one have to ask in specialty forums? If it is allowed here, what are the rules ...
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Can I ask a question here if it is not already asked but the answer is in the internet?

I have the question below: How to change the default path of the Skype for business's received files. Where can I find the settings to change the default path? skype-for-business I can find ...
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Improving own question over time - how to?

Long time fan of the SE engine and what it has done to QA quality, but now I'd like to actually become a good "asker of questions", and I was wondering if there are any prime examples on how to ...
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Are software-specific questions okay?

I checked out the FAQ and searched Meta. Couldn't figure it out. I'm wondering how to change the default save format in Notepad++. It's not in the docs. What I typically get when I ask Q&A ...
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What do you do if you want to ask a question, but someone already asked it, and there wasn't a decent answer response?

The example I've come from is this: Merging IMAP account into gmail I have already typed out a better-worded question on the same topic and will probably get fresh, excellent up-to-date answers. I'...
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How do I make the question community wiki?

How do I make the question community wiki? I don't see such a button
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How to ask better questions and give better answers

Rarely can I ask a question or provide some kind of input without someone having a problem with it and it’s getting on my nerves. To me, they all seem like great questions and answers, so I figured ...
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How to move question with no activity to another SE site?

I posted a question on this site due to its technical scope, but I think it might be more suitable for the Ask Different site. How do I move the question?
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Logging in at Ask Question page discards question

I painstakingly wrote a question up, not realizing I wasn't logged in. When I was done, I noticed that there was a log-in button below the question box, so I assumed that's what I needed to do to ...
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Official stance on asking questions (that you answer) that might apply to several people [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I write question when I know answer? Scenario: You've struggled with a problem/issue for a while and didn't post it on Super User because you wanted to figure it out ...
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I'd like to ask a question to which there is no right answer

I'd like to solicit feedback regarding utilities people use at work and at home to keep their systems running, to resolve issues, to perform IT magic. And not just any utilities, but those most ...
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Does the question I asked belong here, or is it better on stackoverflow?

I've asked the following question, and want to get the most exposure for it possible. Obviously, posting on SO would probably attract more views, but is OK for me to post such a question there, or ...
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Why was I banned for using one of the site features to close my own question?

I was banned from asking more questions in the community because I had closed one of my own questions. I truly respect the way the community is trying to keep the quality of questions high. That's ...
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How to handle user who re-asks same unanswered question many times, many different ways

Over the last few days, user "ArchiT3K" has been asking questions about getting his Wi-Fi Captive Portal working with iOS. No one around here seems to know how to help him, so his questions never seem ...
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Submit button not working

When I want to submit my question, system tells me "You can only ask 6 questions in a 24-hour period.", But I'm pretty sure I didn't asked any question in past 24 hours, not even in past 6 month. I ...
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List guess-the-application as off-topic in the FAQ list

The answer to "Are 'Guessing Game' type questions allowed on SU?" says guessing-the-software questions are banned. Fine, but that information should be in the FAQ list under "and it is not about" or ...
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Asking the same as existing question, but for a different platform/OS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should the original intent of a question be broadened to make the answers more canonical? Sometimes there's an existing question on a topic you want answers to, but the ...
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How much bytes a kilobyte?

Are we using binary or decimal units on Super User? I have seen questions using both „conventions”. (Please don’t tell me we’re using decimal during leap years and binary otherwise.)
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Could this bounty be left open forever?

I opened this bounty, no answers yet and probably no solutions will be given anytime soon, because I really asked a hard, maybe impossible question, I know that and that's why I opened a bounty. The ...
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Would the following question be more suitable for SuperUser or Stack Overflow?

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/17041477/shared-resources-on-a-partitioning-multicore-board I am finding it hard to ascertain whether the above question would be suitable for here or Stack ...
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Ask about convert a video file?

Where i can ask about problem in converting a video file? Thanks!
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Should I @-mention users in my question?

I've been seeing a lot of people replying with blockquotes in the initial question like this: @username Try using Ctrl+Z I clearly said that Ctrl+Z does not work I was just wondering if I ...
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What to do if you cannot see how to improve your downvoted post?

I asked a question a week or so ago, but seems somehow the question was off topic. I researched services that could fit the requirements: Web based Access pages via either HTTP or HTTPS Will allow ...
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Lift question bans by answering?

How can I get out of a question ban? Begin by by improving your existing questions: do as much as possible to make them clear, specific and on-topic. The ban will be lifted automatically by ...
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The slider to make the text area taller does not work on iPad

In questions and answers, the text area has a nice slider to make him taller. Alas, on iPad, the slider does not work. It would be nice to make the slider work. Thank you. I have Safari on iOS 7 ...
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Having to ask for the user's OS… [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Super User - Suggest adding an operating system tag We frequently have to ask about the OS the user runs, the Ask Question page doesn't ask to include it. Would it be a good ...
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Another chameleon question

This question: Is there a tool which can resume video conversion? seems to be about… well, video conversion, but as the most-upvoted answer indicates, user’s right p0rblem lies everywhere. What should ...
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When I go back to the Ask Question page after logging in, I'm logged out?

Created a question. Then found out I'm not logged in. Tried logging in using the link at the bottom. Clicked on MyOpenID. Was redirected to MyOpenID. Got it wrong. Got back. Click on "other options". ...
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Appropriate site for question regarding my findings?

I did some research about solving a problem and have couple of possible solutions. One of them seems most appropriate according to my requirements. I would like to share my findings and confirm if my ...
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Questions are no longer being accepted

Right now Super User is no longer accepting questions from my account. Is there a way to override this or am I screwed?
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when can you ask coding questions here? [duplicate]

I've noticed people asking questions related to shell coding, such as this user: How to extract part of a string, in Windows batch file? and was wondering when this is appropriate? I'm seeing some ...
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How can new users get started to Super User?

I've just posted a question which is put on hold and then deleted. After sometime I realized from notice and comments that I may have posted unsuitable question to the site. So, I think I need to be ...
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Why is the SuperUser Community so Arrogant and Toxic to New Users? [closed]

In the SuperUser forums, the majority of the comments have negative undertones and more focus is placed on subtle low-key comments that create a toxic culture by its very nature. Users ignore the ...
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The purpose of this community - down-voting and asking questions

Why downvote a question? It causes the user to lose reputation. Why not simply ask the person to restate and/or delete the question? I was told that this community only accepts one question at a ...
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I've been question banned - how do I ask better questions?

I've not been allowed to ask questions for a while now and it's quite annoying because there is a clear difference (in terms of community culture) between the sites. I've had the best luck at ...