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Add a 'No Caps Lock' message/hint/check on the website

I have to agree with Oliver there. Generally, those kinds of users who post egregriously low quality stuff are also the ones who skip past the guides you put in their way. The How to Ask page is not ...
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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 ...
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The example question on the tour is about unicorns

Guess we forgot to update it.. I've set to a question from Super User now. Probably can change it to something else in required
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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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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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Add a 'No Caps Lock' message/hint/check on the website

There are actually checks in place to block these. However, some still get through. Amazingly, folks who write ALL IN CAPS can be quite resistant to subtle hints that what they're writing is ...
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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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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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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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Add a 'No Caps Lock' message/hint/check on the website

While we're at it, here's a list of other things to add to the "How to Ask" page and reminder text: Don't type your question with alternating caps, like mY cOmPuTeR iS rUiNiNg My LiFe! HaLp! Don'...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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