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 ...
17 votes
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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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11 votes

Difficulty trying to answer old unanswered questions

If you go through the list of unanswered questions and you see a question that you would consider a "bad question" because you think that it can't be answered, downvote it. If a question can't be ...
11 votes

Over 54,000 questions with no answers!

Very few of the unanswered questions are ones that just need an edit bump or a bounty to get them answered. We should certainly do that when it will help, but that won't make a big dent. Ones that ...
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11 votes

Is it important to mark a question as answered?

Add an edit to your question saying you did some tests which seem to suggest... but that you are still not sure if that is the actual answer. This has the added advantage that your question gets ...
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7 votes
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What happens if a user does not mark the question as solved?

Marking an answer as accepted is purely optional and the mark is never set automatically. A question is treated as "answered" once an answer was marked as accepted or when any other receives an ...
6 votes

Is it important to mark a question as answered?

I would add your findings as an answer saying something along the lines of Further experiments suggest that the answer is 'No'. Add as much details as you have that support the statement. Until ...
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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 ...
5 votes

Over 54,000 questions with no answers!

It's always a fact of life that there are more questions than answers. This is true of all SE sites, and all questions that have ever been asked in general, even questions unrelated to technology long ...
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5 votes

New OPs answering their own questions

Here's what I do: Leave a comment on the question. The OP is notified automatically, and you can @name one additional commenter to notify. Usually I say something like this: Hi <name>, good to ...
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4 votes

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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4 votes
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When using filter the question are not ordered correctly

Why not sort by date desc when filtering for unanswered tags? The current interface sorts by vote then date. Is it possible to choose? There is a new navigation being tested at the moment https://...
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3 votes
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Difficulty trying to answer old unanswered questions

In response to Oliver Salzburg's answer, I said I would think about possible solutions and post them. I want to close the loop. I dug into the unanswered questions, did some analysis, and came up ...
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3 votes

Is it important to mark a question as answered?

As a general rule, whenever the answer to your question is This can't be done leave the question open. You never know. One day someone might come up with an idea that 10,000 experienced people didn'...
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3 votes
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Is SuperUser Not the Right Place for Visio Questions?

Visio questions are on topic here. Microsoft Visio is desktop software and not a programming tool, so it fits here (as opposed to Stack Overflow or Web Apps). Excerpted from the help center, emphasis ...
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2 votes

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 ...
2 votes

Questioned marked as a duplicate (5 times) and original is answered but duplicate is not tagged as "answered"

Logically if the answer is not satisfactory, the second question should not be a duplicate. In that case the OP should edit the second (possibly not duplicate) question and explain exactly why the ...
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1 vote

Questioned marked as a duplicate (5 times) and original is answered but duplicate is not tagged as "answered"

There are conditions which are enforced on questions which are used as targets for duplicates. Such questions must have at least one answer which is upvoted or accepted. This feature (which is ...
1 vote

Over 110,000 questions unananswered as of 2017. Is this a matter of concern?

Short answer: No. Long answer: Noooooooooo

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