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Questions tagged [help-pages]

Questions about help pages of the site (https://superuser.com/help).

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Are on/off-topic rules not clear enough? [duplicate]

(I was asked to join this discussion but I have much too much to say and from another angle, so I start here a new post.) The help page What topics can I ask about here? contains a vague list of ...
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Do we need better definitions for off-topic questions in the help center?

This question mainly relates to users and contributors' interpretations of the Help Center » Asking guidelines: Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question ...
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Improve “What topics can I ask about here?”

Just by chance I've read askubuntu's What topics can I ask about here? site and found some good ideas there. Can we also improve our What topics can I ask about here? They've a "Information needed ...
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How to Ask Questions in Private Beta

Superuser's help center > asking still contains a link How to Ask Questions in Private Beta. What is it? Is it still relevant?
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Guidelines to request information?

Is there a place to review guidelines and rules for asking questions within this app? Aside from being respectful and courteous of course.
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What happens to my offered rep if no bounty is awarded because no answer exist?

I assigned a bounty to my question and I still have not get any answer while bounty-end approaches, so I wondered what will happen if nothing changes. Having carefully read the involved help page, I ...
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The example question on the tour is about unicorns

The current example question on the about page is the Stack Exchange default example: "How to prevent unicorns from eating daisies". This is quite unhelpful and makes the site look less professional.
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Add a 'No Caps Lock' message/hint/check on the website

I've seen a lot of questions that are originally in CAPS LOCK and with no formatting at all. Most recently, was this and this question with caps lock body, this question with caps lock title, and this ...
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Inconsistent information regarding amount of answers for a question to become Community Wiki [closed]

The amount of answers to turn a question into a community wiki is listed differently in two places: https://superuser.com/help/privileges/community-wiki mentions "30 answers". What are "...
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Better about page example questions/answers/comments

I recently posted on Meta.SO about the example questions, answers, and comments found on various site's about pages, and was told that although some sites have auto-system-picked examples, the mods of ...
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The Markdown editing help doesn't include help for creating buttons

When asking questions, and one isn't familiar with Markdown, adding a button such as this may be very difficult and frustrating. I think many users's answers and questions involve solutions that ...
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editing-help / links

The editing-help page does not mention the simplest types of links: Here's a really simple link to [Google]. [google]: http://www.google.com/ Are these types of links deliberately discouraged for ...