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Where can I ask questions that aren't Super User questions?

Thank you for your confidence in our abilities! But have you read our FAQ? We get a lot of non computer related questions on here. Yes, someone here might be able to help you, but you'll find that ...
81 votes
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How do I recommend software in my answers?

I have a piece of software that I would like to recommend as a solution to problems. I'm trying to avoid answering with "link only" answers, and so I need help on how I can answer valid ...
78 votes
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How do I ask a question that may require recommending software?

I have a problem that I need solved, and it may require the recommendation of software. How do I ask these type of questions so that they aren't closed? Note: This is for reference to point users ...
19 votes
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When is an answer eligible to be flagged as "not an answer"? What to do?

When I am flagging answers I read This was posted as an answer, but it does not answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, another question, or deleted altogether. This is very ...
19 votes
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Where to ask for computer hardware suggestions?

If I have a question about computer hardware, on which SE site should I ask it? It will involve asking for opinions. For example, "I need to purchase a computer for a conference room that will sit ...
27 votes
11 answers

Are video game questions appropriate for superuser?

Or is it time to create another site? questions could be general discussion or tips/tricks
11 votes
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Should the original intent of a question be broadened to make the answers more canonical?

A question about Markdown editors with live preview is specific to Mac OS X, but several other answers, including mine, discuss applications that run on other operating systems. Is it appropriate to ...
11 votes
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How to create image thumbnails?

When I upload images to SU it's usually to showcase some error message or some dialog box. However, most of the time, the uploaded images are just too big. Especially when I write answers with step-by-...
24 votes
1 answer

What steps can I take to check and improve lower quality questions?

It is sometimes unclear in which way a question should be handled. What can I do to check why excactly it doesn't meet our standards? What could I do to inform the user and improve it to be of higher ...
8 votes
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When I flag a post, where does it get sent?

I'm a little confused as to what happens to a post when I flag it. Recently I flagged a question as "low quality". It was declined, and the reason that was given was that "flags should only be used to ...
25 votes
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I want to check a best answer for the post I did before as a guest at Stack Exchange

The other day, I posted a question as a guest at the site of Stack Exchange. Some users answered for me, and I wrote "Thank you". But I forgot to decide the best answer at that time. Now, I ...
254 votes
1 answer

How should my flagging change when I gain the ability to vote to close?

My rep is going to reach 3,000 soon (2,987 at the time of this post), so I should be able to vote to close soon. How should my flagging habits change when I gain this ability? What should I do when ...
20 votes
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Official stance on Facebook questions on SU? Ok, there are many questions that reference Facebook, but this one seems to be directly about facebook. I need an official ...
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Are iPhone, iPod and iPod Touch questions computer related (Super User)?

I would think these devices are computer related enough for inclusion on Super User (I'd even say they were computers). Why are there 50 questions tagged iPod on but this one gets ...