7 votes

Improve "What topics can I ask about here?"

Well, this is an exercise in futility, because users don’t read.  But, as an exercise, here’s a collection of some of my pet peeves: Questions should include any essential information about your ...
6 votes

Do we need better definitions for off-topic questions in the help center?

(My other post was closed as a duplicate, so I'm forced to copy it here.) Are on/off-topic rules not clear enough? The help page What topics can I ask about here? contains a vague list of subjects ...
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6 votes

What happens to my offered rep if no bounty is awarded because no answer exist?

You lose the bounty. In a practical sense, you're 'paying' for the attention with reputation. If there's no answers, the reputation gets awarded to no one. The automatic bounty is to make it fair ...
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4 votes
Accepted

How to Ask Questions in Private Beta

The "How to ask" pages are shared between all the SE sites, just branded differently with the site's colors, logos, etc. Private Beta refers to one of the stages a site suggested by the Area 51 ...
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3 votes

Mention Software Recommendations SE on on-topic help page

As per the comments - alternative sites are already suggested on the help page If your question is not specifically on-topic for Super User, it may be on topic for another Stack Exchange site. For ...
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3 votes

Do we need better definitions for off-topic questions in the help center?

SU was always meant to be a bit of a broader site - but not overlapping with SO and not much with SF. Its worth remembering SU was always meant to be the "PC" site - we included tablets ...
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3 votes

Improve "What topics can I ask about here?"

I like most of these, not all. I do think some wording changes may be nice. Apply appropriate tags as needed. This helps users who may specialize in that tag find them. If a question involves any ...
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2 votes

What happens to my offered rep if no bounty is awarded because no answer exist?

BTW in the case it's confirmed that I'll not get my rep back if no bounty is awarded, I'd be curious to get some explanation about this rule, which seems pretty hard and not really fair. You were ...
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2 votes

Do we need better definitions for off-topic questions in the help center?

We also need a description of the forum that is easily accessible. Its not clear where to find out the subject matter of a particular forum. Eg what is 'superuser'? Where do I quickly find out the ...
1 vote

Do we need better definitions for off-topic questions in the help center?

TL;DR: The site relies on discussion in Meta for clarification and detail. The help section sort of points people there for clarification, but new users rarely look at the Help Section let alone go ...
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1 vote

Guidelines to request information?

Someone ironically (or unironically?) our standard poor quality question mod message has a lot of what you need. An overview of how our system works A brief guide on how to ask questions A short ...
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1 vote

Guidelines to request information?

If by "this app" you mean Stack Overflow, see: site tour: https://superuser.com/tour help pages: https://superuser.com/help/asking the meta forum: https://meta.superuser.com/ Note that Stack ...
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