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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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feature request : Reasons for down-votes [duplicate]

I think it is really important to know the reasons for getting down-votes. Feature Description: The users must be asked for providing a valid reason for downvoting a post which already has 5 or more ...
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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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How do i restrict editing on my questions?

I just don't like people messing with my questions on askubuntu, and i don't get all the specifics I need.
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Should we make an IRC channel of this site?

As title says, should we make an IRC channel for this site, like #askubuntu , or what?
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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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What can I do after my account is gone?

I logged in this morning, and instead of logging in, it asked me to join the community through stack exchange again, and now I am at 101 reputation, instead of the 360 I was at yesterday. How can I ...
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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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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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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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What takes so long to respond?

On other sites on Stack Exchange, I have received quick responses for most of my questions - by quick, I mean within a 24-hour period. I have asked three questions in Ask Ubuntu, and each one of them ...
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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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remove one question every 20 minutes limit

Please remove the ridiculous 20 minute wait time for each additional question. I often have more than one question and do not see any reason to waste time. You are disrespecting the members of this ...
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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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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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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 ...
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A real question about USB File transfer with Linux stalling mid-way

I don't get this behavioural bit with stack exchange and askunbtu. You look for an answer to a specific problem, and there are multiple responses that say "This question has been asked before", but no ...
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Why is the ability to edit freely based on reputation?

Having edits appear immediately requires a certain reputation. However, most of the edits I suggest get approved. Wouldn't it be better to have this privilege be based on edit quality rather than ...
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Should edits get some rep for upvotes?

I was wondering, why shouldn't edits get a small bit of rep for an upvote? (Like 1 rep for upvoted question 2 for upvoted answer) Because I answered pretty badly, but someone (fabby) edited it and it ...
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People clearly didnt read my post and jumped to judgement

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: General Data Protection Regulations I asked a question, and its contained in the first paragraph, please not the question mark. A appreciate you may not ...
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#TheGreatIncredibleHashTag in the chat rooms

Why doesn't at least the chat make use of the # like the questions use tags, so that someone can say something in chat, then do a # with some text with it, and then if someone clicks on that, then it ...
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Warn on mention of /usr/bin [closed]

There are a lot of questions that mention /usr/bin. I think it would be really advantageous to Ask Ubuntu to have a code-processor such that nothing modified or copied to /usr/bin. Installing stuff ...
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Lets get rid of keyboard and mouse tags

Really, most of this questions are about either: xorg xserver mir unity other DM Alone this tag doesn't tell what the question is about, and there are already tags that fit within that specific ...
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AskUbuntu logins & passwords

Does anyone know? a) Why I can never, ever log in to AskUbuntu? b) Why AB has the strictest password requirement of any site on the planet.
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This forum needs improvement. I don't have many questions, but they are definitely not spam

There is a lot on this forum about having enough reputation to post to old posts, use certain tags etc. Even though I don't post very often, my posts are definitely not spam. It is quite frustrating (...
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Hi, how can i remove this account?

This particular site of stack exchange is not amusing me, has no function and has over zealous moderators who deleted every single one of my posts, two of which because i mentioned that unity is a bug ...
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Could we have member of the month voting?

It is just an idea. There could be once a month voting for "best" member of the month. It would be just a way to say thanks for all the help. Every member could for example give 3 votes for others (...
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why was my question edited completely

My previous question was edited to remove 90% of the problems and errors that occurred while trying to install ubuntu, Who did it and why, if you delete the problems I type out how am I supposed to ...
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Reputation policy needs to be revised

Please read the whole body before just clicking downvote button.I am sure there are more people who would just vote down without reading whole body. What is reputation? According to the help page, ...
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Is there any mechanism to block trolls from harassing you?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: Backup for Cloud Email Is there any mechanism to block trolls from harassing you? I asked my first question (linked above) and it's infested by someone ...
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Why have two users Thomas and Thomas Ward? [duplicate]

I want to know why have two users, Thomas and Thomas Ward? is there a different people but username almost same?
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ancient down-voting and modern Linux-society ;o)

To clarify my question - this following ( please take my opinion more with humour not with deadly seriousity ) : Being "down-voted" is somehow ancient and leads into direction like being "pilloried". ...
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Should it be made mandatory to add a comment when downvoting questions?

I've seen a number of downvotes for IMHO reasonable questions with no explanation on why?. Surely the idea with the site is that people that want to learn about Ubuntu can ask questions that they can'...
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Why doesn't the search feature work properly?

I am fed up of having my posts marked as duplicate, if the search feature worked properly and drew out relevant answers then I wouldn't have an issue but the fact is, I ask a question because those ...
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Why aren't most questions answered with references to documentation or mention to RTFM?

Why not point users in the right direction to learn how to solve problems by themselves in the future? Is it because of rep system?
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Should Canonical employees have special badges?

I've been reading some questions where the answer was given by an employee of Canonical, the company sponsoring Ubuntu. I thought it would be a good idea if users who are employees of Canonical (or ...
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Why is there a badge for down voting?

I found some humor in that I can get a badge for down voting someone. I try to look at the positive things in life. It's a waste of energy looking for the negative. I'm sure someone will down vote ...
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Should reputation be reduced over time, when a user is inactive?

I'm wondering if reputation decay when a user is inactive, maybe users contribute more? Is this a motivation or not? Will this have the positive results (more contribution) or will have the opposite? ...
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Overzealous moderators should be kept from placing unrelated "may already have an answer" banners

Overzealous and reputation-hungry moderators should be kept from placing unrelated "may already have an answer" banners within the first 24 hours of asking a question. Placing such banners within ...
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