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Could we add a delay before being able to downvote a question?

Some brand new Ubuntu users are posting some questions, being not yet familiar with AskUbuntu their question is not always very clear. I understand that to downvote such question to close them. But ...
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Tag [fstab] and migration to Unix.SE

There are certainly valid uses of [fstab] on AU.SE. However, 95% of them are probably not valid in being Ubuntu specific. Why not migrate those questions to Unix.SE? Here is an example of a valid ...
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What about gaining money on askubuntu

If we put ads on the askubuntu, then some helpers, users that answering the questions as a volunteer; they earn some money. This will make askubuntu hum i think. What do you think?
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Please keep Corona away from AskUbuntu

The new Winter Bash provides new hats, the first hat one will get are face masks. Since Corona is a hot topic, this may create a shitstorm. When working on Ask Ubuntu, I want to concentrate on the ...
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Using abbreviations and a `threatsome` advice from a community member [duplicate]

I believe that Ubuntu is a free software, and free here does not mean free of cost, but freedom. I have been using Ubuntu since Hardy, and have potentially refrained from using Microsoft Windows. ...
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Don't mix version specific tags with stuff that isn't version specific!

Version specific tags are meant to questions which are... version specific, right? Then why are we mixing with the apt tag which alone is a very broad tag, or bash, with is, again, a very broad tag? ...
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Did Stefano Palazzo♦ use the moderator vacation tool to inform regarding Stefano Palazzo's inactivity?

Did Stefano Palazzo♦ use the moderator vacation tool to inform regarding Stefano Palazzo's inactivity? According to the profile, last seen is August 29 (which is approximately a month ago). Did any ...
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Want to ask one thing about ask ubuntu?

I have joined this community very recently, what i got here is, people are not really here for help others, few of them are here for correcting grammar :) some of them are here for degrade others, i ...
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A new appearance [duplicate]

So basically we have Reading enhancement by using lower contrast. We could stop using light and dark coloring appearances for GUI's. I believe this is why people gets caught-up. I repeat Reading ...
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Can we change this user's name?

https://askubuntu.com/users/593258/rabies Can we change this users name? This looks silly
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A critical note (alternative title: where is my speech freedom?)

The censorship sucks on this site. It feels very NAZI / NSB / Stasi like. Is that how you welcome a new guest? I do understand some moderation, but this is over-polished. What happened to freedom of ...
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Moderators vs. users

Who decides and manages the moderators on this site? My experience is that they are rather conceited and condescending to users, preferring lengthy verbal arguments than attempting to provide a few ...
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What about simplifying the UI for AskUbuntu?

I've had an idea of simplifying the overwhelming interface of AskUbuntu by correcting any overload on the users. If you want an example I can make some images, but first someone has to be at least ...
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Shold post in Meta be required before closing a question?

When a question is closed votes where casted before. Sometimes the voters can learn from this closed questions. While it is possible to ask on meta I'm considering if it will be possitive to require ...
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Why does the chat has to be so aggressive at banning you?

(Seth and the mods already know about this, moderators do not post) So today I was talking blah blah blah where the point that I was suspended for 60 mins for NO REASON. then I wasted 60 min. of my ...
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askubuntu.com rule idea: Don't edit post titles unless you read the body first

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 ...
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I'm probably going to get skewered for this -- You can be rude and still provide a perfectly suitable answer to a question

As the thread title suggests, I think we need to stop considering people's attitude when answering questions and helping people. If the intent is good at the end of the day, it honestly does not ...
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Duplicate post or not? Why is the mod deleting questions that are clearly not duplicates?

I just self answered two questions that I see get asked a ton. They both follow the same template. How do you remap Caps Lock to Control in Xubuntu? How do you swap Control and CAPS Lock in Xubuntu? ...
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Stop editing capitalization and grammar for cryin out loud

Just rejected edits to a simple post in AU. Someone decided to go all 'OCD English Teacher' on my post. Seriously!?! It wasn't bad or difficult to understand at all. But, it was marked up like a ...
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