I'm having a computer issue and joined SuperUser looking for help after your site popped up in a search for tech help forums. I asked a question as a guest and received a couple of comments, so I'm thinking the place looks helpful, I sign up for an account.
Not that I'm complaining, but from observations so far...
First, I signed up using my Guest account, it creates a second account.
I also discovered I can't reply to the comments, so I post a reply as an answer, which was promptly frowned on and I got some rep detracted there.
Second, rather than focusing on my question, everyone starts focusing on my account mixup instead of my question.
Third, I fix the account issue and my question, which I tried to ask as clearly as possible, gets downvoted.
Fourth, I do a bit of research and find out
- I need 15 reputation to chat,
- downvoting removes reputation and it seems my effort spent trying to explain the complex issue as clearly as possible isn't worth anything because nobody pays serious attention unless you have something to offer,
- if I want a question answered I need Bounty which I obviously can't put up being I just arrived here and
- It doesn't look like I'm going to get any answers unless I have A,B or C.
I might just be one of those unlucky ones having a rare bad time, but all this while I'm still tackling an intricate tech issue with little useful help so far.
For newbies like myself, can you explain how we can get help when we don't have A, B, C or weeks to spend waiting for assistance? Here's the link to my question, if I'm doing something wrong, feel free to point out suggestions.