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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 ...
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Simultaneous online users

Its only a suggestion, on another forums that I have account, I usually see the number of online users seeing the same forum. On my opinion it would be good for users that make questions to see the ...
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Protect anonymity of 'no comment' down voters - while allowing other users to down vote them

As there are hundreds of comments on the issue of users down voting a question without leaving a comment - I believe it must be a serious issue to many users. Since some users don't feel it is ...
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It's time we removed the [android] tag

Recently there's been some contention regarding whether or not android questions are on-topic. Actually, It seems this topic has come up a lot in the past. As we're on a bit of a tag-cleaning bender, ...
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Is downvoting a question constructive? [duplicate]

The only dumb question is the one that isnt asked. Is downvoting questions constructive? I came across this question today and it had a couple of downvotes before I answered it. This got me ...
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Is there any way to help mitigate the number of duplicate answers on SuperUser?

Question about Questions I wonder why so many duplicate questions make it to be triaged by humans on Stack Exchange in certain communities so frequently in the unanswered queues? It's like the ...
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Why should high rep users get privileges?

It seems to me (from reading this like this excellent post by random, and looking at the current high rep users for the quarter and the top editors for the quarter and seeing how little they overlap, ...
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Can we make Raspberry Pi questions off-topic and avoid hurting Raspberry Pi.SE?

If we were to accept Raspberry Pi questions as on-topic, we would be taking a huge amount of traffic away from the Raspberry Pi.SE community. People will find our community instead of theirs, our ...
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Changing the FAQ to allow “Soft Questions”

I noticed a tag on the mathematics SE site that is "soft-question". It is used to identify questions that are more based in opinion than a "how can i solve x" but still on topic (a recent example: Why ...
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What is with these invalid flags?

Two of my recent flags were marked as invalid, but I have no idea why. The first one was a duplicate post, only 4 questions below, and was not only closed, but deleted. I flagged it as "Dual post, ...
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Superuser annoying forum

Why is Superuser so annoying to use? I want to help people and went through the process to sign up now I am blocked from doing anything because I must have 50 reputation to comment. This forum is ...
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Can my question be undownvoted?

I have received undue superuser hate (=down-votes). Could you please undownvote it? Thanks
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Could we please be a little bit nicer to new users? [closed]

There is a distinct decline in the level of civility here. Some of this is due to new users coming in and posting spam and other nonsense, but the offtopic and downvote buttons are doing a pretty ...
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Reputation point system is ridiculous

The reputation point system is useless. Why would i need reputation points to answer a question or to create a tag? People should have the freedom to use just about any tag they want and should be ...
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How can I become “Fanatic” and earn gold medal on superuser.com cheating? [closed]

I would like to get a gold medal on superuser but I'm not very constant so I often forget to login and my day count goes again to zero. I have servers working 365 days so I look for a good idea to ...
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Excel questions should not be on SuperUser, another StackExchange should exist for it

SuperUser is a site for answering technical questions about Operating Systems such as Linux (even though another forum exists for it as well), Windows, Mac, etc. Yet, the SuperUser StackExchange gets ...
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Answers that are too long, drawn out and contain too much excess theory

Many answers I've seen are dauntingly written out like a college homework assignment when 2-3 sentences at the most would have sufficed. Shouldn't we aim for conciseness and develop skills to ...
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Why Is SuperUser Designed to Be Hostile to Outsiders?

It appears that StackExchange sites, including SuperUser, are designed to convey hostility to newbies, non-professionals, and other outsiders whose form of expression is not advantaged by the ...
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Using Stylebot I have completely remove the rating system from Stack Overflow [closed]

This will make my experience much more enjoyable. I am looking forward to using the new Stack Overflow without having to see stupid asses downvoting my questions. I will either see an answer or not ...
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Should Windows users be allowed to comment on *nix tagged questions?

It can be generally observed that there is a difference in aptitude and attitude between Windows users, and Linux/BSD/OSX (*nix) users. I would suggest it would be beneficial for questions tagged ...
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Should we outright ban a few tags when we know they don't belong here?

We could do a lot to better serve the SU community if we killed off some tags en masse. If we're going to maintain many confusingly similar sites, perhaps we should just reject tags like nginx which ...