I have been trying to help by answering some people problems. Why are some of my answers to people post converted to comments?


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Just pasting a link and saying "Have you tried this" is not an answer.

https://askubuntu.com/questions/547267/trouble-running-executable-files-on-ubuntu/547272#comment749829_547267 < not an answer

https://askubuntu.com/questions/547267/trouble-running-executable-files-on-ubuntu/547272#comment749830_547272 < not an answer

https://askubuntu.com/questions/443192/huawei-usb-stick-ec169-not-connecting-on-ubuntu-10-10#comment749810_443192 < not an answer, If you find a question that seems duplicated use the "flag" to indicate that a question may have a duplicate on the question you find.

https://askubuntu.com/questions/523801/mts-mblaze-huawei-ec-315-ubuntu-14-04#comment749818_523801 < same with this

https://askubuntu.com/a/547272/47291 < closer, but still not an answer, or an extremely bad one...

Is it yet possible to use Facebook video chat without a VM? < not an answer, not even close

https://askubuntu.com/a/547274/47291 < "Maybe this will help"? No... it probably won't if the user doesn’t even know how.

To sum it up, Answers are resevered for Complete answers - Not just a link, not asking for clarification either.

If you are unclear on what an "Answer" is, take a look around the site and see which answers get upvotes:





So, what do these have in common? Some things that help:

  • Screenshots
  • Step by step instructions
  • Supplemtry links (note that all the information needed to solve is in the post, only used as sources, or further reading)

https://askubuntu.com/help/how-to-answer A good place to start

and in the "it is not an answer" flag description:

This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, another question, or deleted altogether.

  • thank you very much... i will start by correcting those
    – msramalho
    Nov 8, 2014 at 20:00
  • Nevertheless I will be banned but at least I made things right. and when I create my knew account i won't be doing the same mistakes. thank you very much for your help.
    – msramalho
    Nov 8, 2014 at 21:05
  • This keeps getting worst. XDDD I did some mistakes but I have also spent a lot of time correcting them. What I got was more negatives votes and getting banned in the worst way possible XDDD
    – msramalho
    Nov 10, 2014 at 1:59
  • It is nice to see this type of encouragement
    – msramalho
    Nov 10, 2014 at 2:03
  • Well next account XDDDDD I really ca not understand how 2 bad posts got me kicked out but ok.
    – msramalho
    Nov 11, 2014 at 0:18

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