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Who does the EOL notices, and why are they posted on meta and not the normal site? It seems they are all done by random people with high rep.

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You've answered your own question: anyone does it.

It's just an announcement to other members of the site who are active and read Meta: a reminder that we should start closing questions related to the now-EOL version.

Posts like that don't belong on the normal site, as they are about Ask Ubuntu, not Ubuntu. Only Ask Ubuntu doesn't support EOL releases. U&L doesn't care. Ubuntu news doesn't belong on the main site; it belongs in chat or Meta. The main site is for questions and issues involving Ubuntu, not Ubuntu news (not a black and white situation, but it applies here).

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    When I say high rep, I mean like 5k plus – fosslinux Jun 27 '16 at 2:20
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    @CollDue96 well, you do need 3k to vote to close questions, so it's usually 3k+ people who are bothered about it – muru Jun 27 '16 at 6:38

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