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Can a new-user comment and answer? Is a feedback to an answer allowed to be posted as an answer?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: How do I get the grub menu to show on a MacBook? My post was not an answer but a comment, not sure if that's the reason because has been deleted. I can't ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Answers that aren't about Ubuntu (explicitly about another distro)

I think it's important that the Questions and Answers on our site remain "on-topic": It is infinitely frustrating when trying to solve an issue, to search for a question, find an answer, ...
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Why is sportsmanship considered under the moderation badges in election statistics?

I was looking at the election page and was surprised how some of the nominees don't have 100% of the moderation badges. Only to find out it was the sportsmanship badge that is missing. That badge ...
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My time is as a moderator drawing to a close

Just a heads up: I'm considering stepping down in the near future. Obviously, I'm not around often any more, and I can't really be of any use to the site. I'm not making this decision lightly as I ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Duplicate vs Linked vs Related. Best practice for site navigation

I believe that it is very beneficial for related questions to be linked together for easy navigation. When you use the duplicate tag, it has the benefit of linking questions together even if the ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Why am I able to flag my own questions?

I just noticed that I (as everyone else) can flag my own questions. There are fewer options (no "spam" nor "rude or abusive") to choose, but it's still possible to flag your own question as "should be ...
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Moderators are *not* the Software Police! (Read for details!)

TL;DR because I know there's people who don't want to read all this. If a user is simply referencing that they are having an issue with a piece of software and that it is cracked (like a ...
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What does the site look like to a moderator?

The site has special features for moderators. Can I see how the site looks like to the average moderator(tools and stuff)
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Working solution deleted by moderator

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: my laptop restart instead of waking up after resuming from suspend! I have answered with a solution for this question (a BIOS update solved the problem) ...
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Does "convert to edit" let moderators move comments?

When moderators convert an answer to and edit--which deletes the answer and places its content at the end of the question--do they have the ability to move the comments from that answer to the ...
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Are people getting "rep shy"? || About "commentswers"

I keep bumping into questions with perfectly good answers that are not marked as accepted or can't even be marked nor voted because they're in comments. Even if you politely ask the "commentswerer" to ...
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Heated comments about reinstalling - Call for moderation

I got a flagged answer for review of deletion: https://askubuntu.com/a/779533/75166 The answer includes a description how to reinstall Ubuntu for a question that might be solvable with other means. A ...
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If you're having a repeat problem with a user…

... Bring it to the mods' attention. Don't take on the user multiple times. We've had a few separate instances over the last couple of months where higher-reputation users have actively (or passively) ...
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Does a 10k+ user get notified of a flag on their post in chat?

Let's say that I notice a really inappropriate message in chat from a 10k+ (this will usually mean that they have been hacked or something - not that I'm asking about a real situation that has ...
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First Amendment in Posts?

I always place the ending "Thank you and God Bless" at the end of any of my posts, questions or maybe just "God Bless" if its an answer / last comment. One of my legitimate questions has been flagged ...
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Recover a removed page in order to investigate a bug report?

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-terminal/+bug/1100806 links to https://askubuntu.com/questions/244043/bash-and-getcwd-fails-in-a-nest-directory-with-a-dash-in-the-command-line#...
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Should I avoid to post answer on question going to close?

Consider I visited a question and which looks going to close, Also voted to close, then Should I avoid posting answer to that question? Example you can see that this question is closed (at present on ...
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Can we have a post with all "standard" replies to incorrect posts? [duplicate]

We are expected to leave a comment whenever we find(and take action on) a wrong post, let it be Duplicates wrong use of comments and answers serial editing cases Off-topic posts all other cases So ...
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When I should vote to delete posts?

Due frequent misunderstandings on when to do what and under which conditions, lets remember why we vote to delete stuff.
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Why where 2 of my questions deleted?

Why were my question deleted by the community? fail2ban broken after dist upgrade https://askubuntu.com/questions/113721/how-can-i-disable-the-php-gettext-module I want go get a solution for that ...
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Self moderation [duplicate]

I'm interested in knowing how is the self moderation system implemented for askubuntu. It's very much like the one on stack overflow, or OpenERP. Is there a CMS, or framework including this ...
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Will deleting question affect my account?

I want to know if I delete my own question will affect the reputation system or trigger any question asking ban? I am asking this before deleting because I have already been banned on other ...
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What abilities does a high rep'd user doesn't have that a mod has?

What abilities do a moderator have more than, lets say a 10k or 20k rep'd user?
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Can we blacklist "same" in answers?

Something I've noticed in the brief time I've been a moderator is that most of the "not answer" flagged posts have one word in common: same. They're usually posts saying something along the lines of "...
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Is there a way to contact mods privately?

The question says it all. Is it possible to contact the mods privately (thus not in public chat nor in meta)? Are self-made chatrooms private? Is there a general email like mods@askubuntu.com?
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Is there a way to deal with people who repost other people's comments as answers?

When users see a question, they often write comments like “did you try x?” to clarify if a novice user has already tried some trivial steps before posting the question. Now there's almost always some (...
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How to deal with users like this?

This user is really annoying: https://askubuntu.com/users/251046/user251046?tab=answers Is there any preferred way to deal with users like this, besides flagging the answers?
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My question was closed by what I consider over-zealous moderation

Here's the question. It was closed simply because I tagged it as "14.04" (I am using Xubuntu 14.04 which is not released yet). However, the question is not specific to 14.04 in any way, it is specific ...
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Why was this thread closed?

I have been referred here by @jokerdino. I started this thread about my problems with getting my laptop to sleep. The thread was closed after a few days. Initially the reason provided was problems ...
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Can questions closed but not as duplicates have their answers merged?

It is possible for a moderator to merge a question that's closed, but not as a duplicate? For example, this too localized question doesn't seem like a candidate for reopening, except that it seems to ...
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How can I take back my request for moderator attention [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can one retract or undo a flag on a post? I had used the it needs ♦ moderator attention flagging option asking for moderator to close this question, as I has asked it in ...
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Was there a debate about my post? If so, can I see it?

This question is about posts on askubuntu in general, but I'll use my post as an example: How do I backup the pre-installed Windows before installing Ubuntu? Only recently I've found out that the ...
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Moderator Pro Tempore [closed]

This community needs to start contributing some names they would like to act as provisional Moderators. Please read this: Moderators Pro Tempore. Here are some basic guidelines: Each nomination ...
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Requesting chat rights for other users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I invite a low rep user into chat? Time to time, I get a new user that is committed to their problem, and I would like to help, but the comment lists are getting very ...
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Are the questions with the mark (closed) erased?

I've seen many questions with the mark [closed] in the title. Does it mean that they will be erased later? Or just remains as closed?
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Why exactly was my youtube question closed again?

I noticed with amusement that my youtube question from almost a year ago (!!!) was closed today. Our esteemed Mr. Edwards deemed it offtopic. According to him this should rather be a bug report. I ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement [closed]

As we enter the second week of the public beta, we desperately need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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By experience, what characteristics should a moderator have?

I have seen the community 2012 moderator opened and I was thinking that maybe I would run for office.. I mean moderator but like anybody that is scared to jump into something bigger than himself I ask,...
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Could we migrate outdated answers to community wiki mode?

One trait that makes AskUbuntu different from many SE communities is that our subject matter changes at a six-month clip. The answer for new versions is often very different from the answers for older ...
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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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Closing questions as instances or subsets of another question?

I see many AskUbuntu questions that are really too localized for the format. That's a recognized problem: we do have a too localized flag, after all. But I think many localized questions are worth ...
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Moderating Edge-Case Questions which can belong on Multiple Sites

This question counts as an edge-case question: How to organize a block of text in 8-character lines? Such an edge-case question can be considered extremely loosely on-topic for AskUbuntu. However, ...
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RE: Acceptability of Off-Topic Questions

Name suggestions for Ubuntu 12.04? About the above linked question/post. I've seen several other name suggestions threads in the history of the AskUbuntu system, however considering that this is a (...
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Is it a good idea to downvote bumped questions with no response or effort by the asker?

The community user just bumped this: https://askubuntu.com/questions/17593/why-cant-get-past-the-user-info-screen-when-installing-10-10 However the person was last seen when they posted it on Dec ...
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How should we determine who will moderate?

As we near the middle of our private beta, we probably should decide on moderators for the site. (per the 7 essential meta questions) In order to do so, we should determine criteria for such a ...
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selecting answers on community wikis

Shouldn't when i select a community wiki as the option type. It should remove the select answer notification. Or alternately select the highest upped question as the answer dynamically? Thoughts?
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How should unattributed copying (plagiarism) be dealt with?

An answer on the main site copies content from one of the Ubuntu wikis without attribution (as required by the license). How should we handle unattributed copying?