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Using superuser.com to warn my own users

I'd suggest a few things. Firstly, remember the question and answer format and don't make it like an ad. So, ask a question as a confused, lost user would, and answer it likewise Secondly, make it ...
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Is Super User always this slow to respond or am I doing it wrong? Can I do anything to fix it?

Your questions are relatively simple in the context of what the core content is but difficult to read and understand at first glance. I personally think the mixed formatting of your questions — with ...
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Is Super User always this slow to respond or am I doing it wrong? Can I do anything to fix it?

From my experience on StackOverflow, and a bit on Bicycle Stack Exchange & Cryptography Stack Exchange, responses are unexpectedly fast and helpful. However, in spite of my best efforts with SU , ...
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8 votes
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Too many edits issue. Post-ban support

You keep hitting on the automatic limits we can't do anything about. No we cannot remove these limits and they are automatic and there's no way to undo them. The official line here is you'll just have ...
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8 votes

The purpose of this community - down-voting and asking questions

Deleted question for the benefit of low rep users: Why is RAM so much faster? What is determining what data goes to RAM vs the Hard Drive. Such as, when working with a photoshop program, it uses a ...
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The purpose of this community - down-voting and asking questions

Why downvote a question? It causes the user to lose reputation. A question can be downvoted for any reason, or for no reason. However, keep in mind that if downvoting costs you rep, then it also ...
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6 votes

Why is the SuperUser Community so Arrogant and Toxic to New Users?

Balancing between new user friendliness, and keeping our core userbase is one of those very tricky balancing acts for us. I'm not going to make this long - good answers are self contained and ...
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5 votes

Why was I banned for using one of the site features to close my own question?

I suggest that we encourage users to delete their own low quality questions or downvote, if doing so is the best thing for the community. No, what we really should do is getting users to improve ...
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5 votes
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How to move question with no activity to another SE site?

If you think a question would be more appropriate on another Stack Exchange site, and you've read the other site's help center to ensure it's on-topic, you can flag your post for moderator attention ...
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5 votes
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Can I ask a question here if it is not already asked but the answer is in the internet?

You can ask and answer your own question. Please make sure you correctly reference any quoted material in your answer. See How to reference material written by others. You must block quote text ...
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5 votes

Is Super User always this slow to respond or am I doing it wrong? Can I do anything to fix it?

I have found that one thing applies for all Stack Exchange sites, and all other forums for technical questions. If you ask a question which is hard and if the answer is not reachable with search ...
4 votes

Is Super User always this slow to respond or am I doing it wrong? Can I do anything to fix it?

I can't speculate about the Big Sur question, but I'll take a bite on the other one Two reasons I suspect – Firstly, while incredibly neat, and I keep trying to talk myself out of getting one every 3 ...
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4 votes

Why can't I ask questions on Super User?

You also have 8 deleted questions with downvotes, which count against the limit. Its automatic, and there's not much that can be done about it.
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4 votes

How to ask better questions and give better answers

It seems like you are mixing up comments from other users asking or clarification with feedback in the form of up votes or down votes. Rarely can I ask a question or provide some kind of input ...
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3 votes
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How can new users get started to Super User?

You can start by taking the tour. It will show you how things work here. Then you should read the help centre. Specifically the following pages should be looked at: What topics can I ask here? What ...
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3 votes
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This question was closed on both hardware sites?

Well - I might have closed for different reasons (too localised sounds awesome but we don't have it anymore, and to some extent its missed, and I might consider it opinion based). I guess the core ...
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2 votes

Question ban: Which questions to improve how

None of my questions have a score below zero. And I can't see my old deleted questions. You have asked 30 questions (15 are deleted). Of those 15, 5 have a -ve score and count towards your question ...
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2 votes

Is Super User always this slow to respond or am I doing it wrong? Can I do anything to fix it?

Is Super User slow to respond to questions in relation to other networks for all and in general According to https://stackexchange.com/sites#percentanswered (mirror), superuser.com currently ranks ...
2 votes

The purpose of this community - down-voting and asking questions

@Jody / user862589: In the unlikely event that you’re still monitoring this thread: Searching Super User’s knowledgebase would be an example of doing research.  When you post a question, you force ...
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How to handle user who re-asks same unanswered question many times, many different ways

In my opinion, at least a few of his questions could be closed as off-topic if they aren't specifically asking something along the lines of "How can I change the configuration of my Captive Portal so ...
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