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Being more of an outsider to this SE site, I notice that it's one of those low-voting sites (similar to AskUbuntu).

There a some avid and dedicated members that will converge on a new question and answer it very quickly, but I also find that answers - like on many other SE sites - get accepted too quickly. Generally I see this as discouragement for others who may indeed come up with a more succinct answer.

  • Is this a low-voting site? Then I'll have to take a look at some others. This site seems to me a "votes for all" heaven. But it might be because I spend a lot of time in Stack Overflow, and there you can be happy not to get crucified when asking a question.
    – Luis Sep
    Commented Aug 9, 2013 at 18:40

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