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Low reputation people can't comment if they are not sure of answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are you only allowed to comment with 50 rep? I am a new user to SO , to be true(3 days) , we can see other users questions, but if we are confused for an answer , we can't ...
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Tag synonyms needed [duplicate]

I noticed that there are two nearly-identical tags: script and scripts. One should be made a synonym of the other, but I don't have enough rep to do so. Would someone else like to handle this?
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Can misspelled tags be deleted?

I just re-tagged a question with a misspelled tag. From these two search results, it looks like tags are dropped after a period of inactivity. Can misspelled tags be deleted instead, so the error is ...
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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?
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Inconsistent flag handling?

One was declined, one was marked "helpful" This was flagged as not a real question - however, what ended up happening... audio stopped working sudden in a .avi file - it got closed as too localized, ...
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Allow "homework" questions?

I know different sites have different rules for this, I'm only asking now because this is the first "homework" question I've come across. Should we allow these types of questions? If so, under what – ...
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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 ...
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What are community answers and why / when to use them?

I have seen some community wiki answers laying around the site, I am wondering when should one use it and the main reason for them to exist. Can moderators convert a user answer to community wiki? ...
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Is there a limit on how much reputation one can earn in 24 hours?

My account seems to be capped at 305 for today despite additional up votes.
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Legal issues regarding information in the site

I would like to know if any legal penalty can be applied against any of the answers/comments posted on the site or if there is any history involving legal action against any of the information posted ...
Bruno Pereira's user avatar
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Code formatting in comments discards whitespace

I recently noticed by writing a comment that multiple spaces are replaced by a single space inside a code block. The question has since been migrated to SO. I worked around it by replacing spaces ...
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I do not understand some of the badges

Specifically , the "good answer" and "great answer" two, it seems I have a few answers which would qualify. Keep the Ubuntu package version I'm using now That answer has 5 upvotes. It is not ...
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How to see from what countries Askubuntu users are

3 days ago I was in a technology event and one of the things they talked about was Ubuntu (after a whole bunch of twitter stuff) but somehow it moved in one part of the Ubuntu talk to Askubuntu and ...
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What is the difference between Ask Ubuntu and Super User?

This question I asked here on Ask Ubuntu was migrated to Super User and I don't know what that is for?
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How do I move a Ask Ubuntu "list question" to the Ubuntu wiki?

I have some questions on Ask Ubuntu that is being closed for being lists (the FAQ doesn't allow it) and I want to move them to the Ubuntu wiki since I think they are good lists and still useful. ...
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What is the definition of lists?

I had this question closed for being a list. But this question is open, and I think it's a list because of this: it's not scoped enough it hasn't accepted the answer that's specified in the question....
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Why do we have a "help" tag? [duplicate]

help is kind of a pointless tag, no? There's 36 questions which have it, each of them is asking for support with something different. There's no real purpose for it, since this site is for support ...
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Your home page and the question therein

Why does your home page feature the question, "What is Unity?" and then not provide an actual answer? Is the answer hidden? On another page? Another website? Another server? Another planet?
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Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2012 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 2013 We... may have left 1H 2011 running a whole half-year long extra. Whoops. Well, now we begin-anew the next round of Community Promotion Ads! ...
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Where is the link to the original question when a question is closed as a duplicate?

I've looked for how to remove the unity dock from my new installation and have found two answers that were closed as exact duplicates of previous questions. What previous questions? Please update ...
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What's the purpose of the Reversal badge?

No one has ever been awarded this badge, what is the purpose of having it?
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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 ...
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Version tags on questions involving upgrades

On questions where the person posting had upgraded their Ubuntu version (for example, from 11.04 to 11.10) prior to / while experiencing an issue, how should the version tags be properly handled? ...
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Poorly Written Questions - Is it okay to downvote?

I have seen a lot of questions where people do not bother to spell check or capitalize their I's, and leave beginnings of sentences uncapitalized. I have seen posts that use texting abbreviations, etc....
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What to do when an answer is just a (very good) request for information?

What should I do when I come upon a question that's missing some information, which has been requested...but only in an answer that does not actually attempt to answer the question, nor even to ...
Eliah Kagan's user avatar
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How much confusion is justifiable in the name of simplifying comment "threads"?

Suppose I leave a comment to a question or answer suggesting a change that I cannot make myself or don't wish to make because of uncertainty as to whether or not I'm missing something. Then the change ...
Eliah Kagan's user avatar
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Is the importance of voting understated on Ask Ubuntu?

Well, see title. It seems that upvotes are really few and far in between on Ask Ubuntu. I see some really amazingly good answers that have been there for hours and sometimes have zero or one upvotes. ...
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Should questions about using end-of-life Ubuntu releases be closed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we allow questions that are about releases which are considered End of Life? Should questions requesting advice using end-of-life (i.e., officially unsupported) Ubuntu ...
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Moderator seeks testers for short private beta of Clean Up Week

Well after a very long time, I think I have the website for the Clean Up Week ready. It's taken so long because I've had to refactor the plans several times over due to technical restrictions on what ...
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What is custom flair?

I hear this from time to time but I have no idea of what it is. Could someone please tell me. I still don't get what it is or how I should use it.
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How has the new review view improved our editing?

The SO blog mentions the new review interface for people who are keen to improve questions. It's pretty awesome, it's automating things I've been doing by hand, so kudos there. Review early, review ...
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Is it possible to use askubuntu Question/Answer for Ubuntu lessons

I will start teaching some students about Linux using Ubuntu and I was wondering if it could be possible to use askubuntu to answer some of their questions regarding Ubuntu and any problem they have ...
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What should be posted on Ask Ubuntu's Google+ page?

We've set up +Ask Ubuntu! Now we need your feedback about what to post on it. Would you like top questions? What criteria? Anything else? Or can you think of a better way to gather and review posts ...
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Suggestion: Multiple reputation gain options to tag edits

When you edit a tag, you get two points, no matter much work or lack of work you put into it. I propose that there should be an option for moderators to award additional reputation for especially good,...
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Should tags without description be allowed?

I just earned the create new tag privilege and this made me curious to check out the current NEW tags created. For my surprise I noticed that there are quite a few tags without description. I know ...
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Is there a place for keeping "problem solving hints"?

I've noticed that I often collect data to diagnose a problem by: Causing the problem to happen, then ls -lrt/var/log, tail -n 25 on recently modified log files, and dmesg. Read, wonder, ...
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Tag organisation - reputation reward inconsistency?

I'm quite new on Ask Ubuntu but have been getting stuck in, mostly answering, some editing, some retagging. I noticed that while I was at low reputation and needed approval to tweak tags, I would get ...
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What to do with useless new tags?

Tags are quite helpful when searching for question on a specific topic, and they are also used for Google searches. Therefore a nice base of tags like we have is precious and should not be spoiled by ...
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Adding a tag is a minor edit?

I edited (or rather, suggested an edit) on a question about Chuck montages on Planet Ubuntu, to add the tag 'planet-ubuntu'. It was rejected with the following reason: This edit is too minor; ...
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Can I suggest a Spanish askubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any plans for localized Ask Ubuntu instances? Sometimes is easier to make a question or explain one in your own lenguage... It is possible to have an "Que Ubuntu?" ...
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Why does Ask Ubuntu matter to my LoCo, and how should we use it?

Okay, I don't run any loco :) The idea of this question is to create a few brief bullet points that explain a couple of things: Why should my loco care about AU? What makes it so great? What should I ...
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I can't check an answer - what should I do?

I created a question a while back. The hard drive on that computer recently failed so I have no way of actually checking if the new solution that was proposed today would actually solve the problem. ...
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Is it worth the effort of splitting up multiple questions that get posted as one post?

Sometimes people post multiple questions at once like so: Customizing Gnome Shell in 11.10 This is unfortunate because each one of those would be great standalone questions that would show up in ...
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Why separate "torrent" and "bittorrent" tags?

Why do we have torrent and bittorrent as separate tags on main?
Eliah Kagan's user avatar
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Notifications of flags

I want to get notifications of stuff that I flagged. I would like to know: What question/answer it's about If it was declined or accepted I want this notification on askubuntu.com Possible ...
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Any Stack (ask Ubuntu) software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tools for Ask Ubuntu Is there Any new Stack software for Ubuntu 11.10 So i can manage from desktop Stack Applet 1.4 is not Working (not finding my username)
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question about "download[ing] packages for offline installation" incorrectly closed as duplicate

This question has been closed as a duplicate of this question. But I do not believe they are really asking the same thing. I think that the recent question is asked in a way that is unfortunately not ...
Eliah Kagan's user avatar
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Create a new answer for release-specific solution or add to existing (and selected answer)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do we do about topics spanning multiple versions of Ubuntu? For release-specific solutions two approaches are being taken: either edited into existing, and selected ...
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Why was I given 100 points for asking my first question on Webapps Stack Exchange?

As directed by a user in response to a comment on my question, I asked the question on Webapps also on Stack exchange (for the first time as I never knew there are other sites like this) and ...
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How do I add a photo to my Ask Ubuntu profile?

Could someone please help me with the steps to adding a personal picture to my Ask Ubuntu profile?
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