Here are some general rules that should be followed.
Follow this general outline:
BOLD items are required.
Title of the product with a link to the download/main page.
Quote the site's product summary.
Add any pictures that are relevant to the question.
If it's not installed using a normal installation file, or package manager, then give instructions on ...
There are two ways to generally ask questions of this nature. The Good and the Bad.
How NOT TO ASK questions that may require a software solution:
"What the best <X-Category> software?"
"Can you recommend me a program that does <x-action>?"
"Give me a list of pieces of software that do <x-action>!"
or this question's sister: "Is there ...
Please note, StackExchange sites are marked with the little
Computer Hardware and Software
Your question is off-topic if it's not about personal computer hardware or software issues, but rather deals with professional environments …
Managing and Administering computer systems in a professional capacity.
Information Security professionals ...
So, can I ask this on any of the SE sites, or must I go elsewhere?
You can't ask this question anywhere on the Stack Exchange network, as it's a shopping recommendation and even explicitly disallowed per our FAQ.
Reasons for not allowing shopping recommendation questions like this are outlined here: Q&A is Hard, Let’s Go Shopping! « Blog – Stack ...
You can go to http://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com and ask!
Software Recommendations is a Stack Exchange QA site designed specifically for this type of questions. Questions should include as many requirements as possible, be sure to also describe exactly what you want to achieve, your final goal.
Here's my take.
It's how I interpret the flags here as a mod and how I use them elsewhere on the network as a user.
In which cases should we flag "not an answer" answers?
The not an answer flag does not mean "this answer is not an answer to the question posed".
It means "the post isn't an answer at all" (see the "It should possibly be..." bit of the ...
The help article I accidentally created two accounts; how do I merge them? indicates:
If you have two accounts that you would like to join together, please edit the ‘about me’ section of each profile to say “merge keep” and "merge delete" and then contact us. You will need to provide links to the two profiles you would like to merge - we'll merge the one ...
This concise summary serves, under the form of a step-by-step guide, as a technical reference to current moderators (not only the diamonds, but also those who are voluntarily taking part of ensuring high quality among Super User), as well as people flagging and editing (even suggesting edits).
When is a question acceptable on our community?
While closing ...
Just add s for small, m for medium or l for large onto the end of the code in your imgur url. For example:
You can then link the image to the full-size image so when it's clicked on it goes to the original URL.
The existing wiki answer has great discussion and comments, but I believe the embedded example conflicts with current site standards. The example would be a response to a request for a software list, which would be off-topic (it is a long general description of features and benefits that is not specific to the question and does not provide an actual ...
in which cases should we flag "not an answer" answers?
"it does not answer the question" … actually entitles you to flag anything that logically does not answer what the OP asked for.
This could be, in the most obvious cases:
comments that don't really solve the problem (“reminds me of the time when my foo controller broke down as well …”)
It depends probably more on the answers than the question. Questions should only be broadened in scope if the answers that are given, or can be given, are equally applicable.
This requires that the user still gets the same, good answers he'd have gotten if the question were unchanged. That's why users add their particular situation (e.g. OS used, or ...
Here's my take on which flag goes where. They've been changing it a bit over the last few months so please don't take this for certain.
Closure / Duplicate → close vote review queue
Spam / Offensive → ♦ moderator queue
Very Low Quality → ♦ moderator queue, moderator queue, low quality review queue
Not an Answer → low quality review queue, ♦ moderator queue, ...
Hardware Recommendations is a new site that has recently entered public beta. The community there is more than willing to answer and recommend hardware products that meet specific criteria.
Questions of the format:
I am looking for a computer with a, b, c, and that costs less than $500.
Once specific enough where we know what you would like, and that ...
Solution #2.2 and #4.2
I thought I would just expand a little on the previously posted solution number 2 and 4 here to sum it all up. There are six thumbnail sizes you can use with images uploaded to the Imgur service. Each one is accessable by appending a single character suffix to the end of the image ID, and before the file extension. The thumbnails are ...
Sathya's answer focuses on topicality. Questions can also be on-topic but be a bad fit for Super User for other reasons. Brainstorming questions often aren't a good fit because the question seeks to compile a list of ideas, and may not have an objectively right or best answer. Similarly, troubleshooting questions can't be handled well in a Q&A format. ...
Yet another way to create image thumbnails, and perhaps the most comprehensive way there is, and that allow you to control the size of the thumbnails is by using the img HTML tag.
The code for this looks like this:
[<img src="http://i.stack.imgur.com/humpn.png" height="150">]
[<img src="http://i.stack.imgur.com/Q1dJ6.png" height="...
Another way to create thumbnails is to append the letter m at the end of the file name for a given URL, but before the file extension. So you would upload your images, note down the URL and add the m letter for each image you want a small thumbnail version of.
It would look something like this:
One way to create thumbnails is to have two sets of image files. One set would be high-res images, and the second set would be low-res images. So you would essentially take your screenshots, and then process them, i.e. re-size them. (You can use a program like IrfanView to batch re-size all of them at once, as opposed to opening each image in an ...