We should have a rule that says, don't edit posts unless you understand what the topic is...

Someone (not sure if it was a prank) edited my post without reading it and basically made the title and body ask for two different things. How does one open the HUD from the command line.

Please stop doing that.


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Now that this has been moved I will answer it. For the most part, you are right. However, the person that edited it DID indeed read your question and decided to give it more detail.

"BASH script help" can cover a wide variety, so he specialized it in order for a more concentrated crowd to see and be able to answer your question.

To prevent editing in the future you could make clearer questions or post elsewhere such as the Ubuntu forums to keep your post unabridged.

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    Sorry for the mistake, the question was so poorly titled in the first place! Anyway it's fine now. May 15, 2012 at 19:58
  • x2 No harm done, castro. I just got upset that it was worded against my original meaning and was left that way for a few hours. I'll be more clear in the future.
    – Isaac
    May 15, 2012 at 20:11

In this particular case, I personally believe that the editor should have left a comment requesting clarity and/or flagged it as very low quality.


OP is 100% correct!!! If we're not sure what a post is, we should ask the author before editing. What a great idea!

  • I love how logic is downvoted.
    – Isaac
    May 18, 2012 at 18:07
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    People have their own opinions. If they don't agree and think it is anything fro mmisinformational to libel, they may downvote.
    – nanofarad
    May 18, 2012 at 18:11
  • This whole page is funny. It's like all the down voters are saying "I shouldn't have to read anything before I edit!!" So they downvote.
    – Isaac
    May 18, 2012 at 18:23
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    They have read the post before editing. If I had seen your post, I would have edited the same way as @JorgeCastro would have done. People(Including me) are downvoting because they see you don't just want to just apologize and move on. All you want to do is to show your anger and dislike at practices that would often be done at AskUbuntu. If it was a misunderstanding, just agree it to being as such.
    – nanofarad
    May 20, 2012 at 21:13
  • Wrong and wrong. If you had read anything, you would have seem my apology and his edits. Try harder next time.
    – Isaac
    May 22, 2012 at 14:09
  • Your retort was after his apology.
    – nanofarad
    May 22, 2012 at 16:17
  • My retorts at other people.
    – Isaac
    May 29, 2012 at 18:41
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    you obviously don't just want to close this issue and move on, as you are simply aggravation the situation. I will not continue to argue with you. If you want to continue this, seek a ♦moderator and argue with him/her.
    – nanofarad
    May 29, 2012 at 20:03
  • It is closed. I was nice enough to provide the correct answer. My responding to people who post is not being aggravated. It's my generosity; you're getting free logic. Enjoy.
    – Isaac
    May 30, 2012 at 0:38

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