What is our stance on questions specific to browsers that Stack Exchange doesn't support? Should we still keep them to help people who use these browsers, or close/downvote them?

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Assuming you mean questions like bugs happening while using a browser that turns out to be not supported according to the official FAQ, I usually won't downvote or close as off topic as it still about Stack Exchange.

First of all, I'll post a comment saying the browser is not supported, linking to the FAQ. If there's value to others, I might close as duplicate to give a better indication.

Some edge cases can be, for example, someone using an obviously unsupported browser like Internet Explorer 6, or someone who insists that Stack Exchange should still fix the bug or support a browser they're using - in such cases I might cast a downvote and back away.

  • Thanks! "I might close as duplicate to give a better indication" -> close a dupe of the official faq? Jun 13, 2020 at 19:02
  • @FranckDernoncourt yes, of the faq. Jun 13, 2020 at 20:38
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    This answer assumes that IE6 was actually a browser, as opposed to, say, garbageware masquerading as a low-quality browser. Jun 13, 2020 at 22:22
  • @Robert sadly enough, IE6 is still in use by thousands (most likely all of them are places like banks who refuse to spend money on upgrading their system) so yeah, while garbage it's still a thing. :/ Jun 14, 2020 at 5:47

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