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Does it update the displayed name on previous posts, or just on posts published thereafter? It is applied retroactively to all previous posts. Furthermore, does it impact the reputation? the ability to edit previous posts? the "share link" to previous posts? No, it doesn't. Those are all tied to your user ID, and that doesn't change. So, is ...


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My question is, however, what if I had flagged this post? Even though the UI seems to indicate you flagged the post, the flag itself is never cast. I've tested this a while ago after somebody asked a similar question on Meta Stack Exchange. Depending on what flag you use, it might cause you to fail the audit though. I'm pretty sure this holds for the spam, ...


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Unfortunately, you can't successfully notify people with @ in comments under a post unless they have interacted with the post in specific ways: If they have ever commented on the post, you will be able to tab-complete their username (start typing @name and it will appear) and the tagging will send them a notification. If they have ever edited the post, you ...


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Some new features, such as following questions and answers, are very easy to roll out across the entire network. Just update the codebase and it works. Dark Mode is sadly not one of those things; they'll have to go over all the sites individually (at least the ones with a custom design) and tweak the colors and images. Some relevant references: the ...


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In the strictest sense, any copying should be done with attribution. All the content is under CC-BY-SA... But I personally wouldn't expect somebody to give a moderation comment of mine attribution. Use your own judgement. If it's short, helpful to the site, bang on. If you're concerned it's a significant amount of content, give it some attribution (though ...


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needs improvement That's the one you're looking for; then, choose "A community-specific reason" and you'll get the familiar list of options: They have renamed the option last year; for details, see Question Close Updates: Phase 1 on Meta Stack Overflow.


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14.04 has gone End of Life for the purposes of Community Support, which makes most questions about it (other than how to upgrade to a newer release) offtopic here on Ask Ubuntu. ESM is generally a paid service which provides extended security updates but only security updates, and not long term bug fixes, support for other software, etc. It is designed to ...


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If you are using Ubuntu or one of the other official flavors, you can ask your question on Ask Ubuntu, although you can also ask it on Unix & Linux - your choice. I would suggest looking for questions similar to the one you want to ask on both sites to reach a decision as to where you're most likely to get the kind of answers you want. If you are using a ...


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For what it is worth, and a little shameless self-publicising of the 3D Printing SE site, we maintain a list of common moderating/review comments, for everyone to use. Some have been taken from other SE sites, where I had seen them being used frequently, and some are the auto-review comments from other SE sites. Each comment is displayed as it would be seen (...


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Transferring posts between communities is a lot more... complex... than you'd think. Firstly, unless there's migration paths opened already (which there are not for the 'community' to use to move things to / from Ask UbuntU), migration of questions between communities requires the moderators on the origin site to intervene to moderate. Secondly, the older ...


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The logo is the name of the site, with the word "ask" in a speech bubble like that of a cartoon character speaking. I don't think there's anything else to add, really. It's sort of what you see is what you get.


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I think this makes perfect sense. It should be enough to simply add another bullet point to the "Information needed when creating a question" section. Something like this: Always mention the Ubuntu flavor you are using, its version (e.g. "20.04") and if you have changed the default graphical environment, mention what desktop manager you ...


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Just to help visualizing the issue at hand, I include this helpful illustration from the Ubuntu release-cycle page:


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I disagree with the proposal. The formatting toolbar above the text field is definetly conspicuous and has a ? button with a link to help with Mardown formatting. Between the text field and "Post your answer" button, there is a preview of exactly how the question/answer will look like after published. I agree with the question's statements that ...


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