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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 clear you work for the company - I notice you have it in your profile, but including it in your answer as well. Third is a general thing. Answers that link to a ...


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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 seemingly randomized bolding and italicization as well as unnecessary headers — makes me not even want to read the question. First off, I answer and participate ...


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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 , I am having no such luck. My questions appear to be being ignored. Well, the most common response time to a question here is no more than 5 minutes: This is ...


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To start with your initial question: Do you judge a question on the title or on the user's attempts to solve it? You should judge a question on its overall appearance (proper title, formatting, spelling, etc.) and its contents, i.e. showing research effort, being on-topic, reasonably scoped, etc. A good title on its own doesn't make a good question. Quite ...


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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 to do 5 edits a day and make them good ones. I suspect the edit limit is to keep folk from vandalising their own posts. Fact is, there's no hard and fast ...


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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 lot of RAM allowing the program to operate much faster. Secondly, RAM means Random Access Memory - therefore data must be input, stored, processed, then output. ...


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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 costs rep to the person who did the downvote. So if someone just goes around spamming downvotes every day, they'll have a hard time getting much rep unless they are ...


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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 supported, and in every example you gave, your answers weren't quite. I'm going to assume a good chunk of your question is venting, and focus on the comments. Quite a ...


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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 their questions. We gain nothing from deleted posts. We do gain a lot from people asking good questions and others posting great answers. Looking at your latest ...


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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 and select the "other" reason, then ask for it to be migrated. Note that posts older than 60 days cannot be migrated, even by moderators. Edit: It appears that ...


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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 that has been written by some else. See Markdown help.


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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 engine easily — and especially if you don't frame your question in a good way, because of lack of knowledge of the subject — you won't get an answer, at least not ...


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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 months, the GDC beast is a very niche piece of kit. Only a very specific class of enthusiast, who happens to want to game on a laptop with no discrete video ...


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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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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 without someone having a problem with it and it’s getting on my nerves. To me, they all seem like great questions and answers, so I figured you guys must just ...


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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 types of questions should I avoid asking? How do I ask a good question? How do I write a good answer?


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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 problem is the question is phrased as a "should I choose A or B". While generally editing the question after the answers are posted is frowned upon - but ...


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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 ban: -2 https://superuser.com/questions/1617414/opt-out-of-the-windows-update-that-will-deactivate-flash -1 https://superuser.com/questions/1566230/cache-file-...


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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 166 out of 177 in terms of the percentage of questions that get answered. This doesn't take into account the many removed questions. Then, 11 days ago, from this ...


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@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 people to take time to read it, understand it, and react to it.  People resent being asked to spend more time on a question than the asker (you) did. Super User ...


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Put yourself into the position of a visitor who has the same problem as you and stumbles across your question on Super User. Now, in order for them to understand whom you're addressing, they would have to read all answers first. I guess it would make more sense if you simply stated what didn't work, without mentioning a particular user. It's not like they'...


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The bounty process is set up in the way it is and it will probably not be changed any time soon. If there is no new answer to the question you put a bounty on, then you will get the bounty refunded. If someone posts an answer and it receives at least 2 upvotes, then the author of that answer will receive half the bounty or the full bounty if you manually ...


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No, not really. I've actually had similar issues with an answer in the past - I ended up posting a low bounty, then promising a higher bounty once answered. Obviously its on a honour system, and you're going to have to follow up (and It was a special case) but thats one way to handle it.


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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 that it can connect to iOS?". If his question is about doing stuff on iOS to make iOS devices work with a given WiFi captive portal, that sounds like it would ...


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If you're accessing from an IP which is shared by many others( ex; school; workplace) then the system sees all questions from that place originating from that single IP. Your IP however, seems to point that it's from Stack Overflow, hence the error - I'll have a CM look into this.


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