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Too aggressive with "off-topic" comments?

The question: Authenticating a user via SMS elicited a very interesting comment from the OP after a very new user (<20 days) suggested the question was off-topic. I don't mean to kick a hornet's ...
Mike Ounsworth's user avatar
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1 answer

Can we put together a canonical set of Getting Started resources

I'd like to propose putting together some kind of resource for getting started in information security. There are several use cases that I think this could address. Many users try asking a "How do I ...
amccormack's user avatar
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Review Lock on Review Tasks

I recently noticed that I could now review posts and do some basic review tasks. In regards to the 'first posts' and 'late posts' in particular, I feel that if the reviewer(s) did their job adequately,...
Matthew Peters's user avatar
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Newbies can answer, but not comment, what's a SME to do?

In Unknown Asian/Chinese registry keys, @user27140 described a security concern which @bobince then identified in his answer as a software bug with (apparently) Syncovery. A new-minted user named @...
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Site promotion suggestions

Update as of May 26th: We need more users and more questions. But there's no lack of competence, after all, 99% of all questions have a answer and we have a answer ratio of 3.0. But we only have 5.4 ...
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How can we encourage "userxxxxx" accounts to fix their usernames?

I've noticed there's a lot more accounts with names like "user1234" around here, than I'm used to seeing at other sites. Is there any way we can encourage these people to create unique, identifying ...
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Where can we go to get more users?

At time of writing, the Area 51 page for this site shows that we have: a healthy number of questions answered a healthy number of answers per question a worryingly low number of visits per day a ...
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