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How to handle users that ask a question, and never come back?

Is there any set way to handle users, that answer a question. See the answer, and not do anything about it? Never come back? Example 1: User joins. Asks a question at 8pm. The answer is given at 8....
Frederik Spang's user avatar
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What happens to inactive users' questions?

What should be do with the users' questions that are inactive from a long time ago? This question is from this user how posted one question in February and after that never came back. What I'm ...
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An appeal to low rep users!

Please don't just delete your answers because you got negative feedback, improve them. This has happened to me a few times recently, I have left a comment on an answer asking the OP to improve the ...
Mark Kirby's user avatar
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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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Comments in the answer section from new users

This addresses all the new users out there: Every day here I see new users commenting in the answer section and saying things like I don't have the rep to comment but.... It seems redundant that ...
Mark Kirby's user avatar
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Can we create a "template question"

Some users (especially first time users) ask completely rubbish questions, such as, they say "unfortunately wi-fi is not ...
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Would adding a beginners section to this site make it easier to use?

I have been using Ask for a while now, but have noticed a problem, there are many spam questions, if you will. To clarify my meaning if you search the site for things like "how to burn a live CD" or "...
Mark Kirby's user avatar
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Mentor program for Ask Ubuntu(Read: StackExchange)

Is there a possibility of creating a mentor program where an experienced user helps one or two specific users to get used to the site and its operations? When I had signed up, the complex reputation ...
nanofarad's user avatar
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2 year old user is a new contributor?

Just saw this: a 1400 rep new user? Wow! He's learning fast until I clicked his profile and he's a 2 YO user? Bug?
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Push users through the Tour as part of onboarding

Recently, this post came up on Meta, and they brought up a good point (paraphrased): I should have read the tour, but i couldn't even find it or even know that one existed. When you ask for help, ...
Kaz Wolfe's user avatar
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Can anonymous users post?

I know this is the case on some sites, but is it on this one? Can anonymous users (users who do not have an account) post?
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