41 questions linked to/from What prewritten Pro-forma (aka AutoReviewComments) userscript comments can we use and share?
Please stop posting half answers and bad advice as comments
Ok so I've spent a few days doing hardcore cleaning and we have a problem with comments and people misusing them. People who are too lazy to write a real answer so they write a half finished one ...
If you're not going to review and fix questions, don't use the review queue!
I was sort of happy when I saw that the day after release we had 0 incoming new questions in the review queue! Aww man, nothing for me to do, everyone's taken care of all the incoming questions! Then ...
What to do with questions that describe bugs?
I always made the link to the bug report an answer, but I've also seen people adding that information as comment to the question. We probably should agree on one way to deal with such questions.
PSA: When reviewing, don't post duplicate (and near-duplicate) comments!
As jrg♦ said (pinned in main chat): Hey folks who use "canned" comments: If you see one thats already there that expresses the same general idea, don't add another one. Thanks. :) This has ...
PSA: 11.10 Release today! (aka. let's get rockin')
I know, I know, I always put out a warning, but release time is usually when more users start using Ubuntu and as a bonus this time Ask Ubuntu is featured in the Ubuntu installer slider show: Some ...
What to do with abandoned questions?
It's inevitable that people will come to this site, ask a low quality question, and not return to follow up on comments requesting additional information. What should be done with these examples? ...
How can we improve the site's answered rate?
According to this our answered rate (percentage of questions with an upvoted answer) is now 76%. We took a big hit with the number of new questions for 12.04/12.10 and the difficulty of being able to ...
PSA: 12.04 Launches this week, steel yourselves!
Release is this week, which means that we'll have people who are going to start asking questions here, so we need to stay on our toes, update existing questions (more below), and just generally keep ...
Pro-forma comments now support remote sources, should we set this up?
Pro-forma comments (the tool that let's us quickly paste precanned comments for common user questions now supports hosting the comments on a remote server: https://stackapps.com/questions/2116/...
How can we refocus on being a Q+A, not a support forum or bug tracker? [closed]
After doing some investigation on issues brought up doing these questions I've found something that I'm embarrassed that we have let get out of control, see these questions for some background. What ...
Suggestion: Use pro-forma/"review" comments when flagging certain answers
First of all, thank yous :) We have many wonderful community watchmen (too bad most of them don't have any super powers) who love to flag (thanks!) wayward answers, such as those that should really ...
Can we improve the "better to include the essential parts" pro-forma comment?
I've seen the following problem a few times. Alice posts link-only answer. Bob reviews the answer and posts the following pro-forma comment: While this link may answer the question, it is better to ...
What should we do about answers with Link Rot?
Many times users simply post an answer to a question which contains a link to an offsite page with little or no context. When that link breaks, what should the policy be to handle those?
2012 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest
The following is a "digest" version of the 2012 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the Town ...
Ask Ubuntu Review Tasks (beta)
I think that the new Review Tasks is an excellent idea to clean the system of duplicates, dead questions, low quality, etc. I have noticed while reviewing, that some answers have already been ...
Why don't we have "required/requested input not provided" close reason for abandoned questions?
While I've just recently acquired the privilege for voting to close questions, I find it hard to find the right close reasons for the following very common scenario. Someone asks a question, but does ...
What is AU's stance on profanity?
Personally I don't like to be censored and every now and then I like to curse. It is clear that insults and belittling of others it NOT tolerable. But how about using terms like the system is "fucked ...
What is the process to get those pro-forma-comments into the "central script"?
I am referring to the comments suggested in answers to share prewritten pro-forma-userscript comments. Need they upvoting or do they just need someone to do the work? (that someone could be me, of ...
Is it OK to suggest to a user to increase overall accept rate?
When a user with a very low accept rate posts a new question, is it OK to comment, suggesting that the user accept some answers to other questions to raise their accept rate? I am not suggesting ...
How do I flag my question for re-opening?
Sometimes questions get closed as a duplicate, when they might not be one. A comment should be left by the close-voter for the user explaining how to get their question re-opened if the duplicate ...
PSA: 12.10 Release Day Today (aka: time to rock and roll!)
Some tips for helping when the site gets busy: Lots of new attention and traffic means it's usually an influx of duplicate questions, especially the easy ones, so keep an eye out for dupes. Some ...
Is the 'edit' link prominent enough?
I keep seeing questioners answering their own questions with an update instead of editing the question. Is this maybe a problem of a not prominent enough edit link? Since this site heavily depends on ...
moving question-related discussions from comments to chat seems pointless, destroys clarifying information
After a bit of fact finding back and forth in the comments about a fix-it question, the site will now display something like: Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to ...
Possibility to lower the comment privilege
I have notice many of the Answers are not really answers but comments made from mostly users that do not yet have the comment privilege (So they get energetic when they see a question that relates to ...
Were the "pre-canned" comments intended to be brusque and condescending? If so, why?
I posted this question recently, and after I answered a comment requesting information with something like "I'll try to do this when I'm home", the same user who had requested the ...
Suggestion - Add a request for additional hardware information to close votes
Currently when using close votes there are a number of suggestions (as you know). I would like to suggest a close vote to request hardware information. For example, Microphone Volume changing ...
How to back up and restore customized pro-forma userscript comments?
I have extensively customized my pro-forma userscript comments (with new comments and new wordings/linkifications for default ones). I use Chromium as my browser most of the time, and Firefox ...
How can I revive the pro-forma script after a failed loading of "remote"?
Following the question about pro-forma comments I installed them and then tried to enable the remote source, which seemingly failed (at least it took a very long time ™ without any noticeable network ...
Master Issue list for Reviewers on 13.04?
I see that some issues with 13.04 are starting to unravel and those that are across the issues can quickly reply or divert those questions to the appropriate links. Are we keeping a master list of ...
Is it fine to comment to an answerer or asker to remove his/her answer or question?
Suppose I see a bad question or a bad answer. Instead of outrightly flagging it or down voting it, is it fine to comment in the question or answer to the asker or answerer to remove it? I ask this ...