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Do we really need a beta period for SuperUser?

The StackOverflow software (if it has a generic name by now, I'd like to know) is fairly mature by now, and most of the kinks have been worked out. What's the point of having a beta period for ...
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SuperUser a WikiFest?

I don't know if it is the new breed of users flowing into SuperUser (I haven't done comparisons yet between the sites), or I'm just clicking into the wrong questions, but it seems to me that an ...
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Why I get different points from upvoted?

My answers on SuperUser get different points from upvoteds. One get 5 points and other one get 2 points. (no downvotes) Why is this happening?
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1 answer
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Do you have any worries with liability on SU?

If not, why not? If so, are there certain types of advice (reinstall for example) that you would not give without disclaimer?
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Superuser homepage answer bug

I was just looking at this post that had 2 answers, but on the home page it said there were 3 answers. Edit: I just went back and the third one is there now, does SU have some kind of timing problem?
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Forbid "Best-Hardware" questions in Superuser

Problem: I calculated that about the half of Superuser's questions are about "Best Hardware" or "Best Laptop for Children" or "Any use sound card these days". Suggestion for an improvement Change ...
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1 answer
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Is the superuser beta invite-only?

I always wished I never missed out on the SO beta, so, I really wanted into the SU-beta party. But there's no application anywhere--it seems to be invite only. This left me...Disappointed. But am I ...
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1 answer
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Increasing "show x items per page" does not working on SuperUser

I wanted to show 50 items per page in the Unanswered Questions page (default: 15). After clicking the corresponding button, no questions are shown (blank left column). Same with the button for showing ...
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1 answer
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Is meta.stackoverflow's engine a competitor for uservoice for 3rd party sites?

Is it better for a 3rd party website to choose StackOverflow engine for user feedback instead of something like UserVoice? Price is a consideration, but I'm interested mostly in how they compare ...
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1 answer
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Can't get past beta password screen from Blackberry

While this only matters for a couple of weeks, it seems impossible to visit superuser.com as it won't go process the beta entrance code.
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9 answers
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Reduce community wiki force threshold to <= 15 answers on superuser?

We are picking up tons of subjective posts on superuser.com so far. One way to mitigate this is to reduce the community wiki force threshold from 30 answers (as it is on SO, SF, and here) to 15 ...
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Does bounty apply to a CW question?

On this question the OP opened a bounty, however the question is Community Wiki. Should bounty's still apply to these questions? Edit To clarify I am trying to determine if the bounty will actually ...
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4 answers
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What could be the reason of a negative reputation?

This question on su got -100 reputation and I don't know why. In its revision history "Community" named user (I think it is a robot :) ) deleted and locked the question. Maybe this is the reason but ...
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3 answers
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superuser tag prerequisites

should questions on SU have a tag prerequisite for being either hardware or software, as all questions in theory should fall into at least one or other of those categories? quite a few Q's are ...
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1 answer
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rep points not working?

My rep on superuser shows 101, yet I have 11 upvotes, should it not be 110? Is there a delay before it shows up? I have not noticed the same on SO or SF.
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1 answer
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Superuser Bug: "teacher" badge assigned with downvote

I gave 5 answers on superuser. One has been downvoted, and apparently no other answer has been upvoted, so I currently have only one downvote. Despite this, I've been awarded the "teacher" badge, ...
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11 answers
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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 ...
7 votes
1 answer
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Superuser: You won 'Necromancer'?

A few of us on Super User have won Necromancer. Judging by the number of days SU has been opened, and the days required to qualify a question for Necromancer, I wouldn't think this was possible.
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2 answers
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Upvoting an answer on superuser.com not incrementing vote count correctly

Criteria for rating LCD monitor quality On the above question, I upvoted a couple of answers with 0 vote count and the count was not incremented, but the uparrow highlighted. Being confused by ...
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1 answer
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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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3 answers
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Answer should have been changed to wiki

When the question for my answer here was changed to CW, I think my answer should have been made CW as well.
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5 answers
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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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1 answer
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Potential Bug: See who voted last?

I replied to a question on SuperUser here. The problem came in when I went back to the SuperUser home page and looked at the question, it showed an update by someone else, however apart from voting ...
12 votes
2 answers
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superuser openid query text is misleading

Superuser gave me this error when I tried to login: This is an OpenID we haven't seen before: openid text here Do you want to create a new Super User account with this OpenID? (If you want to ...
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1 answer
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Remove Moderator Notification Limit during SuperUser Beta [closed]

I agree and respect the Moderator notification limit on the site for flagging content. However during the SuperUser Beta can this be lifted. There is a few questions that need to be reviewed, and I ...
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3 answers
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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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1 answer
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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?
9 votes
3 answers
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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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6 answers
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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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1 answer
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Not possible to enter name/email to post an answer when not logged in

If you're not logged in, and attempt to post an answer, SU will prompt for an OpenID url, but the red text under that says: You must provide name and email, or your OpenID I don't see any way to ...
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5 answers
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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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8 answers
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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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8 answers
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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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