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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 ...
25 votes

How do you use Super User and Stack Overflow?

Thanks for your interest in participating! The reputation system can be a little bit confusing at first, but rest assured - it's not that we think you aren't cool. Start out by taking the tour. 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?

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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Why do certain commenters take a rude tone with new users?

It may not be "fair" to lock comments, but the question is entirely off topic for this site and the comments were not doing anything to change that. If the comments had been "you can ...
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What links count for the 2 link limit for new users?

Until mid-2010, all links counted toward the limit. This is indeed to prevent spam. Since intra-SE links aren't going to be of much use to spammers (as mentioned by Journeyman Geek in the comments), ...
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Why do certain commenters take a rude tone with new users?

I believe the issue here is not whether or not the comments were appropriate or not, but rather the speed at which the actions were taken. I really think the timing is the issue here. But first, this… ...
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 ...
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What happens when we see "Votes cast by those with less than 125 reputation are recorded, but..."

Turns out I cannot close my own question as duplicate, because the other question I found is not on this site but on meta.stackexchange.com. Keeping the question to allow others to find this answer ...
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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?

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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What happens when we see "Votes cast by those with less than 125 reputation are recorded, but..."

Yes, no and there's no visibility of it. There's super limited cases where mods can see who voted on a post anyway. So if you want it up voted, you can upvote it again I'm told the results of new ...
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What should we do when new users post questions as an answer?

When any user posts a question as an answer, flag it for a moderator, marking it as "not an answer". Downvote if you so wish. But this, this is just a question: Thanks Nelson for the code I ...
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2 votes

How do you gain reputation without asking something?

Welcome! This question (and related ones) come up quite often, so detailed answers have been documented on Meta Stack Exchange: Why do I need 50 reputation to comment? What can I do instead? How does ...
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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?

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 ...
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Dealing with same user multiple posts & not enough details

The problem in my opinion is this user hasn't given enough details in any of them to receive an adequate answer. (The answers to the questions can only be generic). As far as I can see, this user does ...
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2 votes

Low-Reputation Comment Editing

First, decide what is the "problem": The answer will not work for current version of OS or application (but still the same Windows 7, or same Windows 10) The ideal solution is to edit the answer and ...
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What to do when new user's answer is mischievous / mildly malicious

Since this is not dangerous in any way, but simply a wrong answer, please do not flag it. Down voting and leaving a comment is the way to go here.
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