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Superuser color is really really bothersome and fatiguing

I can't look at that site for too long. It's not the ewoks or the questions - it is the color scheme. Please make it possible to browse that site for more than a minute or two To elaborate - the ...
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5 points on upvote?

I only got 5 points on superuser for an upvote. Any ideas? I haven't met my limit yet.
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Microsoft related Retagging

I've noticed some alternate tags that should be cleaned up. The first one listed for each of these should be correct (unless I don't know of some other naming convention). windows-7 windows7 windows-...
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maintaining superuser signal to noise for new users

SuperUser has been open for beta for a very short time and already the flurry of questions is overwhelming and vast. There is a lot of noise (i.e. "Must have...") and very little signal at this point ...
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Super User's Internet Explorer tagging convention

So far questions on Super User are being branched off into separate tagging conventions with regards to Internet Explorer. ie internet-explorer ie8, internet-explorer-8, etc. I am posting this to ...
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SuperUser Tagging Question: Software/Hardware/Product Recommendations

On SuperUser there are lots of questions which are looking for product recommendations for various purposes. These can range between hardware, software, or other types of products. Right now there are ...
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Help Define SuperUser.Com

Jeff Atwood recently suggested that the community begin to help develop some guidelines as to what should be allowed on SuperUser.com so that it doesn't become the great big "catch-all" of computer ...
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Super User attracting too many open-ended/subjective questions?

The top listed questions on the front page of superuser.com at the moment: Side Effects of Reformatting Hard Drive Must have iPhone applications “Must-Have” Firefox Addons? What is Wolfram Alpha good ...
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Why is there a different SVN revision listed on SU and SO/SF/meta?

Apparently, the SVN revision is different on SU than on SO/SF/meta. At the moment it's 3970 on the former and 3966 on the rest. This must mean that you guys don't really have an automated deployment ...
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Daily reputation cap on Superuser does not count the association points?

I am guessing that the daily reputation cap does not count points granted for associating user identity across the stackoverflow sites. Can someone correct/confirm this?
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Is editing being abused?

I never noticed this practice on stackoverflow or serverfault, but I noticed on superuser that some users will answer a question if a placeholder that either barely or does not answer the question it ...
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How does the community feel about people trying to SELL things on SuperUser?

I can see some questions like 'where can i get the cheapest X' and other members might have X and want to sell. I have mixed feelings as to whether or not that should be allowed, but it would be ...
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Does anyone else hate the superuser "mustard" color? [closed]

I find it offensive: squarely in the baby-poo, vomit, etc category. Edit: I'm referring to the background of the "alert" bar as well as the "welcome" box for not-logged-in users.
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Is asking a user participating in SuperUser.com to have an open id unrealistic?

Should superuser.com users be able to log into the site w/o creating an openid? That seems a little advanced. Maybe the least technical of the SO trilogy should have the least technical entry ...
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Have you tried turning it off and on again?

Are the predictions on what percentage of the questions in superuser the solution would be to reboot? I'm going to guess about 5%.
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Thoughts on the new superuser logo and theme? [closed]

Based on the comments in superuser.com Logo Vote and this mock up I thought it worth canvassing opinions on the subject.
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Want to browse Meta with the upcoming SuperUser stylesheet/logo?

Want to browse Meta with the upcoming SuperUser stylesheet/logo? // ==UserScript== // @name not-so super user // @namespace soflow // @include *meta.stackoverflow.com* // ==/...
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Why call It Super User?

Stack Overflow and Server Fault are both clearly for problems in their respective fields. As such, why is Super User to be called Super User? Is it because it too begins with an S? What were other ...
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Superuser - Will it be different?

I am quite looking forward to Superuser. I think it's going to be vastly bigger than Stack Overflow as it could attract many more users who may be less experienced in Internet discussions. On the ...
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