32 votes
Accepted

Using superuser.com to warn my own users

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 ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
  • 129k
26 votes

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 ...
Giacomo1968's user avatar
  • 54.5k
17 votes
Accepted

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 , ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
  • 4,099
14 votes

Questions about removing enrollment from Chromebooks

After a lot of thinking - My opinion is that its actually going to be a lot simpler to have a canonical answer posted with a hypothetical or real case (I'm sure we can find one!) of someone needing to ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
  • 129k
12 votes
Accepted

Is this question acceptable?

Primarily opinion based in my opinion, even as a CW. Its polling for reasons, which can range from "I want to run old games" to "I have old hardware that won't run on anything else" to its a running ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
  • 129k
11 votes
Accepted

Why do we have the google-calendar tag if we can't ask questions about it here?

Some PC based applications such as the built-in calendar, mail and other applications can connect to web-apps in order to show your online calendars in a system native, and therefore more intuitive, ...
Mokubai's user avatar
  • 92.3k
11 votes

Why does the community have such vague rules that any administrator can adjust almost any question to fit them?

Android tablets fall under the "not about... electronic devices, media players, cell phones or smart phones" clause in our help center. The operating system is essentially locked down and ...
Mokubai's user avatar
  • 92.3k
10 votes
Accepted

Undelete an answer on a closed post that was deleted before it was closed

I'm fairly confident that the ability to delete and undelete answers is independent of the question's closure status, so the strategy you describe could work. But doing this knowingly (i.e. with ...
Ben N's user avatar
  • 40.8k
10 votes

Why am I getting a question ban?

You have asked a total of 10 questions on Super User, 8 of which have been closed and/or deleted. Your deleted questions, from newest to oldest: Can you see me? [closed] Does SE have a webmaster? [...
Mokubai's user avatar
  • 92.3k
10 votes
Accepted

How do you deal with edits that strip personal details of the author from a question, ultimately graveyarding the question?

Since I wrote the original question very badly, contextually and structurally, of course, everybody assumed I am not very sophisticated with technology or put zero to no effort into researching the ...
Ramhound's user avatar
  • 42.9k
9 votes
Accepted

Same question, different program?

If it's a different program then it's a different (new) question. Some of the features of programs might be similar, but that doesn't mean that the solution for one program applies to another. It ...
Mokubai's user avatar
  • 92.3k
7 votes
Accepted

Are new questions regarding Windows XP on-topic?

Are new questions regarding Windows XP on-topic? Short answer: Yes they are on-topic. We allow all sorts of questions about old (outdated) operating systems. We may not be able to answer them ...
DavidPostill's user avatar
  • 156k
7 votes

Why am I getting a question ban?

I have only asked 2 or 3 questions You have asked 10 questions. Is my status on other SE sites causing me to have a premature question ban here? No. Your status on other SE sites makes no ...
DavidPostill's user avatar
  • 156k
7 votes

Undelete an answer on a closed post that was deleted before it was closed

There's another option. If someone is going to put in the effort to create a good answer, why associate it with a bad question? Create a new, high quality question that doesn't suffer from the ...
fixer1234's user avatar
  • 27.4k
7 votes

Does this constitute a high quality question? From review audit

At 1000 views per day it's the type Q&A thread that although simplistic gets lots of search engine hits. In general this type of question is poorly received by the community. With a few exceptions,...
bad_coder's user avatar
  • 643
5 votes
Accepted

Who can technically view saved drafts for questions and answers

Only the OP. I can't view those drafts - and while devs might be able to, in theory, I'm doubtful it's a function that would be used.
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
  • 129k
5 votes
Accepted

Placing a user's comment in their own post

Are we able to edit his post and paste his extra information there? Sure, that is a good thing to do as comments are not meant to be permanent in the same way that questions or answers are. However, ...
DavidPostill's user avatar
  • 156k
5 votes

Why permission of "ASK QUESTION" went away again?

Your questions on Super User currently are a net zero in votes with a wild variety in quality and formatting issues. This leans toward your account being blocked from asking new questions for now. ...
random's user avatar
  • 15k
5 votes

Wrongly Closing/on Hold'ing questions?

If a question that can be seen by some as a somewhat broad question (and others not that broad) When a question like this exists, then the author should improve the question, so it isn't broad. This ...
Ramhound's user avatar
  • 42.9k
5 votes

Is a question about chroma subsampling in a TV on topic?

As the problem is largely irrelevant to computer hardware or software it is off topic on Super User. The setting is only on the TV, is independent of the signal from a computer and is not ...
Mokubai's user avatar
  • 92.3k
5 votes

How can a question about a deleted question be a hot meta question?

Why is it on Hot Meta posts? The question is a discussion question not marked status-completed, scoring at least 3 and posted within the past two weeks. The algorithm for deciding Hot Meta Posts is ...
DavidPostill's user avatar
  • 156k
5 votes

Migrating high-quality, off-topic questions to another site in the Stack Exchange network

From the flag queue that mods see I failed to notice that it was a question I had closed previously. By your admission we are jealous of our communities and don't typically migrate unless it has not ...
Mokubai's user avatar
  • 92.3k
5 votes

Why does the community have such vague rules that any administrator can adjust almost any question to fit them?

While Mokubai has very clearly answered your question here, there was an inherent flaw in your original question and the details, or lack of details, you provided… You need to provide a bare minimum ...
Giacomo1968's user avatar
  • 54.5k
4 votes

Where can I ask questions that aren't Super User questions?

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 ...
4 votes
Accepted

"This looks like spam"

A proven solution to having your question blocked by spam filter is: make a post on meta and have meta regulars help you. However, if you don't have enough reputation to do that, you can do the ...
Dragomok's user avatar
  • 213
4 votes

RFE: hide vote counts for an initial 2 weeks

I don't like the idea of delaying the votes at all. Especially for two weeks! A question is lucky to stay on the first page of questions for two hours. After that time it's only going to be seen, and ...
Chindraba's user avatar
  • 1,983
4 votes
Accepted

Why are old questions on top?

What can cause a question to be bumped? What can cause a question to be "bumped" to the first page in the Active tab of a Stack Exchange site? (Changing the "Last Active" date.) ... The ...
DavidPostill's user avatar
  • 156k
4 votes
Accepted

Wrongly Closing/on Hold'ing questions?

I'll chime in on the question content, as it sits after editing. As a new user, you're missing some of the context underlying the issue. Site Purpose The purpose of the site is to build a knowledge ...
fixer1234's user avatar
  • 27.4k

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible