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I am really curious to know about the current life of the earliest contributors who whose questions and answers has most upvotes, which surely helped more people to solve there problems. Let's try to contact them if possible and, know about how their Ubuntu/ Linux life has progressed over 10 years. If they are still using Ubuntu, or may be they are now in ...


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Let's get to know each other more closely What is the story behind your username (if you aren't using your real name)? What brought you to Ask Ubuntu? What makes you stay here? What do you takeaway from here at the end of the day?


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I had a look upon questions tagged with zoom. Only a small portion of them are related to the meeting app "zoom". I was able to only spot three. Most are using it to show that the question is related to desktop zooming effect. So I guess creating a new tag should be the correct decision here. Something like zoom-app as suggested or zoom-meeting or ...


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Video-gaming events Some years ago, a few of the community members came together and played 0 A.D. We can organise such events for interested participants.


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Ask Ubuntu classrooms We could probably have some classroom sessions. I know it is a long forgotten idea but I think it would be nice to learn some new things from the experts around us. People interested in teaching or learning any specific topics should put forth their suggestions and recommendations. Some ideas to keep it going: Introduction to Command-...


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Themed Questions Challenge Identify (a) topic area(s) we need better resources about (please suggest some in comments here - or could be done in a later meta post) Create a challenge for asking and answering questions about the topic(s) Make a leaderboard to share the stats for the challenge


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Some sites previously had competitions where unique prizes were handed out to the winners. Perhaps we could adapt the cheese idea to be relevant to this site "Show us your best Ubuntu memes and win a prize" or something to that effect could be fun. I guess we would need to ask really nicely for some kind of unique swag like in the link. @staff I ...


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Some kind of small banner or other decoration visible on the site for the month of October pointing out that Ask Ubuntu is 10 years old.


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The only real disadvantage I can think of to a properly designed reply button is that it might lead to more replying, encouraging protracted conversations in comments. The original arguments against a reply button were mostly that it would result in the @ notation used unnecessarily, in places where users wouldn't otherwise use it. But in addition to having ...


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About Jeff Atwood's answer, AXIOM: A bunch of comments filled with @username are harder to read and noisier than those which are not. The goal of our sites is to increase signal-to-noise, not reduce it. The average number of comments on a SO question is 2.5. The median number of comments on a SO question is ZERO. Post owners are always notified of ...


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Cool, my two favorites became moderators. Congratulations to you two. I'm looking forward to a good year on this forum. Thanks for your efforts! I'm happy


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A lot of thanks to AskUbuntu family... Congratulations to Zanna :) Thanks to everyone who participated in the election in any form. We had great opponents in the election. Thanks to all of them. Thank you for putting your trust in me. I'll do as much as it's possible for me to help the community. Thank you all.


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Congratulations to the new moderators. Hope the community will get benefited from their works.


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OMG Many thanks from me to everyone who participated in the election, especially the folks who stepped up to be candidates. Congratulations to Ravexina! I will do my best to serve the community <3 <3 <3


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It was closed as off-topic. The specific reason selected was: Bug reports and problems specific to development version of Ubuntu should be reported on Launchpad so that developers can see, track and fix these issues. (emphasis in original) Unfortunately, the system probably didn't show you that detailed explanation. It ought to be shown to everyone who ...


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There is nothing special about newly posted answers to questions about releases that have reached end of life (or end of standard support). The goal of the site is to build a library of answers to questions about Ubuntu. A question that describes a problem on a particular release is not necessarily exclusive to that release. An answer that reports it was ...


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It's a Stack Exchange network thing. The Gamification was written by Stack Overflow co-founder Jeff Atwood. My humble opinion is that Stack Overflow is a more mature site than Ask Ubuntu both in number of users and number of high reputation users, and I feel that the gamification on Stack Overflow is more intense than the gamification on Ask Ubuntu. This ...


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As we're on a tech site here, why not automate this task with a little script that scrapes the election pages you want and lists the candidates in your desired format, e.g. using my trusty friend Python. You may save the script at the end of this answer to any file and run it with the election number(s) you want as arguments. Python 3 (3.5+) and the ...


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How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? I will try to discuss with this user in a friendly manner and remind them about the Code of Conduct. I will find a way to help them not generate arguments/flags from comments. How would you handle a ...


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There is an overview of the elected moderators normally visible at the following URL: https://askubuntu.com/election, but not right now because there's an election going on. I originally had a fix for this: How to show the election history page when there is an ongoing election? but it doesn't work anymore. The Wayback Machine saved a copy in 2017 which ...


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How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? It depends on each situation. Healthy debates and arguments are always welcome. But if the discussion is going in a different direction, I will engage with the user to stay focused and productive. How would ...


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How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? I will patiently explain them the process of how do you decide what is the use of a new born baby.Meaning no one knows when a baby is born what is he going to become in future. Questions by users are similar....


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Ravexina's Answers How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? I think the best way to get around this situation is to let the user know how much we as a community appreciate his/her work. To make the user feel as important as he/she is. To make sure ...


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Generalizing the subject: is outdated synonym to useless? Like muru said, the statement that many of the top answers are outdated is not true, but even if they are, they rarely are. Why? I remember countless situations when I was looking for a solution to something. Ran into a question / answer that was, so to speak, outdated. Reading the answer however ...


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Tejas's answer How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? We are here to help a community of people. I would first warn the user by commenting on his/her reply to request to correct the behavior else, I will report such users after verifying the ...


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User produces good answers, but argues a lot in comments. Cool Mod deletes something good. Restore it What do moderators do? Keeps things on topic. Are you scared about all the stupid things you said in the past? Meh. C'est la vis. What power does the Diamond give you? With great power, comes great responsibility. Are you scared of review queues? ...


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Kulfy's answers How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? If we consider Code of Conduct, there should be no exception. Answers would help the site to have valuable stuffs while the Code of Conduct helps the community to grow and flourish. If I get ...


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Zanna's Answers How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? I think this is a really difficult situation, but it would mainly depend on my relationship with that user. I usually manage to have positive relationships with people I can respect, ...


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What activity most occupies the time you spend in AskUbuntu? I mean, what would you say you most do here.


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How much time will you have to moderate Ask Ubuntu every day? What is your timezone?


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