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Could we modify the pop-up of the downvote icon of questions?

Reading the answers and comments that I got on this question "Could we add a delay before being able to downvote a question?" I changed my mind: An answer needs to be upvoted or downvoted, it is ...
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Can we delete/migrate 425730 question that is about Mint?

Ok, is a good information, but it is off topic. The problem is that with the amount of votes that both Question and Answer have, we would need 4-5 10kers to delete it, but sadly we don't have that ...
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How do you ask OP to reconsider accepted answer and award yours?

I was a little late to the part posting an answer to this question: How to get a substring from bash command We are all proud parents of our posted answers so I'm probably biased but I think my ...
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How often do questions get answered?

To all those newbies of Ubuntu, does your query get solved in most easy steps? Most of the time, I have seen questions are either left unanswered or are linked to duplicate questions in comments. ...
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Why are the moderators closing posts?

It seems anything argumentative of Unity is being closed. Great work on community support!!! You all know Unity is trash. It was a bad Idea. Now you should let the community fix the problem and the ...
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A user only asks questions

I seem to remember reading this somewhere, but I can't find it on this meta at least... A saw a user who has 530+ rep but has only asked questions - 53:9 q:a. So he has quite a lot of privileges, ...
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Editor Privilege?

Speaking from experience, waiting for a suggested edit to be approved (before 2000 rep.) can be tiring and annoying. So what I want to know is if you guys think the following is a good idea. For those ...
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Was I wrong to down vote this answer?

I down voted and answer on this question, you can read the comments as too why. This user proceeded to trawl through my history and try to find ways to get me to change my vote based on another ...
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Is there something wrong with Ask Ubuntu?

I don't understand, why Ask Ubuntu is like this. out of every 10 to 20 questions only 1 is answered. And the Ubuntu website is advertising it as it's main Q&A web site! Don't you think something ...
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Should Users with only 1 reputation (Or with only 1 question/answer) be deleted after 30 days without a login?

Should Users with only 1 reputation be deleted after 30 days without a login? Because It would keep the site cleaner and There must be hundreds - thousands Of dead users that did use their account ...
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Standard of expanding the abbreviations for questions [closed]

In a recent question of mine posted on the AskUbuntu site I was ordered that M$ has to be expanded to stand for Microsoft (probably to allow for indirect advertising of the company). Is indirect ...
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ordered list format feature request -- subtopic numbering

Introduction: While writing a response to a question, I came to a situation where making a sublist improved readability of the post. This works: topic subtopic subsubtopic subtopic topic ...
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Why is Ask Ubuntu set up to discourage users from participating?

For a while now I have noticed Ask Ubuntu has a system of PFO in place. The system I have experienced does not allow me to post or answer questions unless I have 50 reputation points. The system ...
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fitbit tag axe request

I would like to suggest removing the fitbit tag... Reasons: -It doesn't have any relation to Ubuntu, -Fitbit is a company and should be kept off-topic here Please remove it. feel free to leave ...
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How to clean up the site if 80% of the users don't follow the rules

In my country, the gov tried to make it illegal to drive without using the safety belt, they tried to fine everyone who doesn't follow the law. There's another law that forbids smoking in closed ...
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Are questions in other language other than English accepted in AU? (accepting other languages in AU) [duplicate]

So we know the term language barrier but.. Ubuntu lets anyone install the system in different languages. So in the support channel Forum or AU we get problems maybe prolonged by Image based technical ...
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Allow for more than 2 links for <10 rep [closed]

Links are helpful, I can't be as helpful as I could if I were allowed to post more than 2 links.
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Proposed new tag: Atomic Pi

I just asked a question about an Atomic Pi, and thought I could create the tag for it, but I am lacking sufficient rep here to make it. Can someone make the tag on these questions? Please/thanks. ...
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I feel like I have NOT been well filtered :-(

I answered a question about a mouse scrolling problem. mouse auto scrolling problem The very first and most important part of my answer was : "There seems to be an incompatibility that has been ...
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Making a 'master thread' for bugs and workarounds for Ubuntu 15.04 issues and bugs?

What does everyone think if we get a single thread going for bugs and workarounds for people with issues relating to 15.04 install. Maybe a wiki type thread. I'm sure a lot of people are coming here ...
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Conspiracies defense for AU

What if an X company set a team against Ubuntu in it's more simple form, a cozy Q&A site to spam it and attack members in the rise to become valuable members? With a clones attack of "new" users ...
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How far an explanation should go / does it legitimate double posts / answers?

Often questions are very easy to answer if the asker would search a few minutes in the internet and has the right search terms handy. The latter one is the key, the askers often didn't know what to ...
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Why does voting down decrement Reputation

if an answer is wrong , then we can vote it and the wrong answer goes down the list,but why decrementing the hard-earned reputation?? we need to bring a change to that policy.
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Tag change: [watch-command] -> [watch]

The tag watch-command should be called watch. Many other commands, including cp, mv are not with the suffix -command. Please could we have watch-command changed to watch. Firstly, all the questions ...
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Why are new users allowed to post links?

Although you may argue that they are limited to one link per post, they are actually able to post more than one link by enclosing it with ``s (and other ways), so making it so that they are not ...
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How does this works?

I have "earned " some popularity badge AND STILL GETTING this. It is forum owner privilege to administer the forum to his / her liking. Somehow it seems very difficult for owners to realize that ...
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Suggestion for changing the vote/accept icons

I'm not sure that most (new) users know how to properly use the vote and accept icons that appear in answers. I know that I didn't for quite some time. I'd like to propose a minor change in the vote ...
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There isn't a more responsable moderator on AskUbuntu? Just Mitch?

Tried to solve a problem I had with my Ubuntu based OS and Wine, but Mitch pretending is some sort of god decided to put it on hold and close it after I hurt his feelings, maybe. This problem is even ...
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Why is it that perfectly good answers get deleted?

Why is it that certain perfectly good answers get deleted by a few, because they point out Ubuntu's problems? One answer that was deleted is even given in Ubuntu's manual. Another that was deleted was ...
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It feels like one of the moderators is being overly critical of my posts - what can I do?

A moderator seems to be shadowing me, down voting me within minutes of my posting an answer, and making inappropriate comments, and actions that are totally harassing me. Yeah, I'm pissed off. I ...
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Why that stupid reputation system?

Seriously. I couldn't post images because I didn't have ten "reputation" points. Come on. I posted a link and then people who are able to edit had to turn it into an inline picture. Just, why?
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Proposal to Change Procedure to Flag Duplicate Answers

This is a proposal on changing this procedure... We'll see where it gets. ;-) Instead of adding a comment mentioning it's a duplicate, answer the question by referring the user to the duplicate ...
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LMGTFY -is it allowed

If someone is asking a dumb question that could easily be figured out by googling it are we allow to send them a lmgtfy.com link? Assuming we provide an explination for why the question is not ...
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Lets get rid of the localhost tag

The localhost has been on the burner for some time now. Users that know the term, will know that it is the name of the system itself, a network loopback. In the last 30 days, nobody answered any of ...
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Loyal ubuntu member

I have been using Ubuntu sense Ubuntu 6 .I was a helping member of the first Ubuntu. com . I have been a member here sense day one and now i have to get 50 points before i can reply to help some one ....
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Should there be more privileges for users who have more than 20,000 Reputation points

I was looking at https://askubuntu.com/help/privileges/set-bounties and https://askubuntu.com/help/privileges. I know some users on here have more than 20,000 bounties and any more than 20,000 ...
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Why the "Low Quality" answers reason looks like tyranny of the user? [closed]

If... I am try to add my decisive solution to the existing answers without of any concurrency to differentiate answer set I mean. Should to say it feels look alike some tyranny from the community and ...
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Flagging as off topic describes Super User as being about Windows

When flagging a question as off-topic: not about Ubuntu (through this path: should be closed ..., off-topic because ...), the following text is displayed as an option (emphasis added) This is not ...
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How to deal with nonconstructive comments?

I read some kind of rule on SO or some sub site that were like this (very vague) You should not question the purposes, the if's and how's of why a particular person wan't to do a particular ...
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Bad admin choices regarding a compound question

There is a compound question asked; a question that solicits a CLI method, and a GUI method. I keep seeing places refer to the "partner" repository as a place I can get software, how can I enable ...
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Formal policy on duplicate/similar answers for similar questions on Ask Ubuntu?

I've been taking some flak recently for posting duplicate/similar answers to questions that are similar, rather than noting that a duplicate answer may exist, and vtc. I've reviewed some of the 642 ...
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Some users downgrade votes and not give an answer

I think, if AskUbuntu born to help all users, and I agree we can vote down to an answer, but, at least, the user that downgrade the answer, have to answer the question correctly.
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Rejected all of my edits, left the question un-modified and attached a bounty?

I've been working with this question for a while. Ultimately, it's best for the community if the question is deleted. I've submitted fixes to the question, and all of the answers (including flags to ...
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Please don't close questions that are for "developers"

I see questions on Ask Ubuntu set to on-hold or being closed because they involved bugs and are meant for "developers". Stated in the description for askubuntu.com Ask Ubuntu is a question and ...
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Why was my post deleted?

https://meta.askubuntu.com/a/18459/167850 I see no reason at all. Can anyone explain it?
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Obvious duplicate not being closed

This question: How do I retrieve only the needed line from terminal output? I am kind of shocked by it. Basically they are asking: How to print Nth line? Surely this has been asked before? But, ...
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Chewed out for saying thank you to an Ubunu answer?

In my original post, "Associate PlayOnLinux to Microsoft Office on Ubuntu 14.04," I presented an Ubuntu problem that I was having. I received a reply from Mitch which included an attempt at a solution....
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Is it me or should a new feature be implanted to counter the spambots, or a new ToS? [duplicate]

(THIS IS NOT FOR ASKUBUNTU ONLY! THIS IS FOR THE WHOLE STACKEXCHANGE SITES! DO NOT MARK THIS AS DUPE!) Personally, I dont like spambots. And you should too. Spambots are like your flag wasters, and ...
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You could be antagonizing newcomers [closed]

I've seen answers antagonizing newcomers and people that got out of the mainstream questions that could potentially yield significant learning/lessons. What's the point of using a FOSS system if you'...
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Thank You Everyone

Judging people's questions and dismissing them as "duplicative" fails to help anyone (except the egos of those passing judgment). If multiple people are asking the same question, how about posting ...