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NO. Sorry, but no. If the OP is so lazy they can't even be bothered to try and use Google Translate themselves, then we should absolutely not do it for them. As you say, Google Translate translations tend to be bad, and an OP who isn't even willing to put in the minimum effort required to realize that they are posting in a language that is not the language ...


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A flag to close a post is considered to be handled if it is marked helpful. This happens if the post receives at least one close vote, regardless of the outcome of the close review. For example, you flagged Ubuntu 20.04 disappears from Windows 10 WSL2 after reboot for closure, and another user subsequently voted to close it (I can see this in the post ...


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Thanks for posting about this topic. I think it is a real problem that meta participation has declined, because if a smaller proportion of site users participate in meta, the site becomes less democratic. As you mentioned in a comment, meta is not very discoverable. It became less discoverable in October 2017 with the implementation of the new top bar which, ...


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Chat has never been a priority for SE but if that changes and they decide they want to put some work into it, then I would say that the absolute least important thing to do would be this kind of purely cosmetic changes. We have real issues with chat moderation, the way it is split across servers in some cases (MSE chat, SO chat and SE chat), the way it is ...


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I agree with Mark Kirby's answer. While we don't have much control on others content. There are few features that may help: For the new answer: Start with Markdown header1 and may be quoted note for highlighting. Put a hint about answers didn't work for you. From user looking for help prospective, I personally keep toggling the answer sorting switch: Votes ...


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@user.dz's answer is all good, but I want to add (opinionated) reasons why your approach will be hard to achieve. You have a lot of meta-information in your question's body. Out of the whole text, the only relevant part is "What's the best way to troubleshoot a non-functional WiFi?". When users are looking for an answer to their problem, they need ...


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I don't think that should happen. If that person knows an answer to the question, then they should post an answer. They can ask for clarification in comments. Chat also exists for extended discussion. Posting half answers in comments is already discouraged, because if the commenter's suggestion is wrong, we can't downvote it. I would even go so far as to say ...


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To my experience with Ask Ubuntu Canonical Question is a normal question in Ask Ubuntu. They are not featured by the Stack Exchange QA system (with a label or flag) but by Users. There is no static list that can hold all of them and community can't keep it updated at least. Many of them can be found using "Most Frequent" or "Most Votes" ...


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While at first glance this question may appear to be a duplicate, drilling down into the details provided makes it abundantly clear to the casual observer that the user is operating under a misconception. The user iss operating on a Western Digital 320GB Scorpio Blue SATAII 5400RPM hard drive rather than the SSD he states he has. This IMHO is clearly the ...


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Sure. Why not? What would be the basis for considering such questions off-topic? Questions about configuring any desktop environment on Ubuntu can be asked. The question in question was rightly closed because the OP was running Manjaro. If they were running Ubuntu (including all official flavors), then there would be no scope issue with the question. There ...


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It doesn't matter whenever is necessary or not. It is opinion based, and none of the answers there are outside of the realm of opinions. What is not necessary was to reopen it (it was reopened by you, to then answer it, something that you left out). We don't need more opinions, and reopening only invites to that. In the 2 years closed, it never got a reopen ...


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That would be me. I flagged those two comments on that post as "No longer needed". You asked the OP to add some information to the post, which is fine, and what comments are for. The OP then added that information, and commented something like @heynnema I added the information But at that point, once the information was added, the comments were ...


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This is completely normal. Mods will regularly delete obsolete comments, and a comment asking for more info is a typical example of an obsolete comment (once the info has been added). This is the expected behavior. As for being notified, there is no mechanism to notify users when their comments are deleted, and cleaning up comments is a major part of the ...


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Whether or not to close a question as a duplicate of How do I improve boot speed? depends on the question. If the asker has provided a bootchart or even an excerpt from a bootchart this might provide a clue to finding a different non-canonical duplicate question, or if it doesn't seem to be a duplicate of another question it might suggest a possible solution....


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If the user does not respond to the comment asking if the duplicate answers their question to explain why it does not, then the question should be closed.


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