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Losing privilege with points lost in setting bounties

Is it appropriate for users to lose privileges with handing out bounties? I've recently posted a bounty worth 400 points and consequently lost even the simple privilege of commenting everywhere. I ...
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When is it acceptable to link to LMGTFY?

I just ran across a link to LMGTFY on Ask Ubuntu. In the past, I've found it offensive when users have posted LMGTFY links for me. When, if ever, is it acceptable to link to LMGTFY on Ask Ubuntu?
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Reporting offensive usernames

Can a username be flagged as offensive? Are there guidelines for what would reasonably be considered offensive?
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What can be done with inactive, unanswered questions from 1-rep users?

I have regularly seen inactive questions like OpenVPN fails to start automatically, asked by new users. There are no answers, neither does the author reply. What should be done with that kind of ...
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Why don't I get my reputation back when I answer the question myself?

I posted this answer to my own question on which I had set a bounty. I lost the rep immediately when I set the bounty = OK, that's expected. I didn't get the bounty back when I added the best answer ...
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have a question already asked but witout reply

Hi I have a question that has already been asked 4 moths ago. The author was asked to explain more his problem, but he didn't, so the topic was abbadoned. I have the same problem and I can try to ...
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Low-hanging fruit for new editors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Editing tips and tricks There are about 80 questions containing sudo gedit. As you know, using sudo with graphical applications / tools is discouraged, so I think we should ...
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Logout button not rendered

To be able to chat I need to logout and login again as the credentials given are too old. However I can't find a logout button: What can I do?
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How to find out newest set of (25 or 50) questions with no answers

As on date there is 420+ questions with no-answers and I am unable to find a way to see answers with no questions for the past one month or newest set of 25 or 50 questions with no answers. Is ...
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How do I escape backticks in a comment?

I want to be able to post this as a comment: FYI, code formatting is done with backticks, e.g. `sudo vi /boot/grub/menu.lst`. But as you can see, it doesn't come out quite right...
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Answers based on Ubuntu wiki

Quite often there are questions to which there is an answer on http://help.ubuntu.com. What is the preferred approach to answer such a question? Should one answer the question based on the content of ...
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Is there an askubuntu button I can put on my site?

I have seen the flair boxes which look kinda funky, but what if I want just a little badge to go along with other ones like you see on the left of http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/ ?
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Merging scripting related tags

It looks like there is no difference between shell-scripting, script and scripts tag. Should we merge those and add tag synonym from script to scripts or vice versa?
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I should be able to upvote answers to my question

I can see the reason for "you need reputation to upvote". But I should be able to upvote answers to my question, since there could be more than one answers that work but only one that can be accepted.
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Should we have a banner for potential 11.04 question askers?

With 11.04 Alpha 3 coming out tomorrow should we have a site-wide banner to help stem the tide of these questions? If so what should the text say, potentials links to include, etc?
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What topics would be good for Video Tutorials?

Jorge Castro has done a great job starting these video tutorials and I would like to help in producing a few myself. However, I'm not sure which topics would be good to cover.
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Video Tutorials for using the site

During our beta I created a video to kind of explain how the site works. I'd like to continue expanding on that and create other videos for the site if people want to watch to see how they work. ...
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Why there is no "You've gained the privilege" when you pass 1000 reputation points?

I just passed 1k reputation on askubuntu.com (hooray, carry on). When other reputation privilege milestones are passed (at least each time I can remember), there is nice "You've gained the privilege" ...
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Linking to a question worsening Google result

Yesterday I moved this information from the Ubuntu wiki to AU: What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? Within 10 minutes of posting it it was the #3 hit on Google for "unity keyboard ...
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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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Relevancy of openoffice.org tags

Now that LibreOffice is going to replace OOo while being the same, I find it irrelevant to have any OOo tags. They should be merged with LibreOffice's tags at least by the time on Natty's release.
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Can I ask software specific questions here?

I am a new Linux (Ubuntu) user and I would like to ask about how to do certain things with popular applications like LMMS. Can I ask these types of questions here? I don't know how popular the site ...
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New questions for different versions or pile them together?

This person had their question answered by plugging it in and it works: How do I get a CSL Usb Modem U1-TF to work? However a new user just posted because it didn't work on an older version of ...
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askubuntu should introduce a apt link button. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The package installation problem. just like the http link button and image button askubuntu should have a apt link buttom which asks for the package and automatically links it ...
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Does it make sense to have both chrome and chromium tags?

We have google-chrome (41) and chromium (32). Seeing as they are basically the same product, the main difference being the branding, does it make sense to have them under two tags on our site?
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Should we add OSS ads (targeted at users)?

There is this question "Should we add the SE network OSS ads?" about whether to re-use the SE ads which aim at gathering new developers. One of the comments is that those ads aren't a good match for ...
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Comment system notifications

I found a ridiculous bug for the comments notification system. If I comment on someone else's question thread, I'm notified of any reply to the particular answer or question I've commented on. However,...
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The "emphasis" symbol in the editor design issue.

As you can see in the screenshot above, there is a small, light grey line to the right of the "Emphasis" icon in the editor. That shouldn't be there, right?
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Please can we destroy the subjective tag?

The subjective tag has 12 questions. Please can it be blacklisted per The Death of Meta Tags?
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How to improve my accept rate?

On several SE sites, my accept rate is below 90%. The reason isn't that I just neglect to accept the answer that solved the problem, but rather that no answer was really helpful. My concern is that ...
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Should we add the SE network OSS ads?

Stack Overflow offers free, vote based ads for open source projects. They seem to refresh them regularly, here's the latest thread for this iteration. I tried 2 experiments when they opened this time ...
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Vertically misaligned tags

The vertical alignment of the tags is incorrect on Firefox. .post-tag { vertical-align: middle; } Should fix this
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Ayatana, linux and tips tags becoming too meta?

As we add things under the umbrella ayatana project it's becoming too meta and doesn't really mean anything anymore. tips also appears to be not useful. linux isn't being used for the kernel, but ...
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Ping people via email to get their attention

Abandoned threads are toxic. They take up space, people's time and they hurt our answer ratio. As a moderator now, I have the power to directly email somebody about their conduct on the site but not ...
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How much editing is fine? Removing hi, thanks etc

When editing posts, is it good or bad idea to remove introductions ("Hi, and I am new to here") and endings like ("Thanks in advance"), in addition to more important changes like multiple spelling ...
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Is 20K reputation required for wiki tag approvals for new sites

I am one of the zeitgeist developers and I spend a lot of time helping people with problems and misconceptions. I had an idea of creating a wiki on askubuntu for the zeitgeist tag. When I opened the ...
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Should we create a wish-list tag?

I know that its not the scope of this forum, but I see some answers being provided by developers of the said applications, and it would be a good place for the average user to post them, and another ...
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Blacklist the linux tag?

I don't see any use for the linux tag. It would seem to me that the only valid uses are when it is used instead of the kernel tag.
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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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cannot add email on my profile

whenever i try to add my email address to my profile I get an error saying email address already registered! why is that?
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why captchas + login?

Do you get Spam from people, who do a regular login? Why do I have to solve a captcha, after going through a login? Why do I sometimes get an captcha and sometimes not? Can't the system see, that ...
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Why this question is locked?

Why is this question closed?
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Blacklist the ubuntu-desktop tag?

Is it possible to blacklist that tag? I don't see it go away without a little extra help.
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Why am I not getting email notification to new answers to my question?

I have checked "Notify" check box with my email id in my question but I don't get any notification even though I get answers to that question. Why is it so? Is there problem in "AskUbuntu"'s part?
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Why don't I get my reputation back if nobody answers my bounty question?

I think the title says it all. Whats up with that?
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Is there a way to view or work with the revision history of answers?

I know that the revision history of questions is editable and viewable. Is this also possible for answers?
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2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the 2011 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat . The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the Town ...
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What is the process of removing a moderator from office if he/she goes rogue?

Not that this will ever be an issue, but what is the process of removing a moderator from office if he/she ever goes rogue or fails to meet the expectations of the community at large?
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Keeping the Ubuntu One tag running smoothly

Hi everyone, I'd like to flesh out how we run ubuntu-one a little bit better so we don't collide. First, some background. The Ubuntu One team at Canonical uses Ask Ubuntu as a place where they send ...
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What's going on with this revision count?

On this question page it is said there have been three revisions. If you look at the history it is clear there have only been two. What's going on? Screenshot 1: Screenshot 2:
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