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I think it's right to be concerned about the possibility of mindless close voting, but I think this is not only a danger in chat - in fact it may be less of a danger there than in the queue. I also don't see any reason why moderation activity should be confined to the queues, or practised without collaboration, or left to itself. To elaborate on the first ...


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Most of times either they are half-hearted answers or they are written by questioner or there is lack of communication between questioner and commentator. Talking about my personal experience there have been multiple instances where I encounter such things. Suppose a person asks a question and some user commented "Try this" and it worked!! It might happen ...


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No, even in that case a link alone is not a good answer. Why is this software being recommended? What makes it good? How do you use it? How can you install it? You can always add a small explanation. If you just post a link and nothing else, you are not giving us any information about this software and what it is. I do agree that software requests are a ...


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Tags are used to group questions that are similar or focused on a particular thing, like boot. There have been multiple instances where you tried to create tags which do not serve long lasting benefit to the site. We don't really need such tags. I left a comment for you here regarding the same (I'm not sure if you saw that). So, please refrain from creating ...


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It's already obvious from the other answers that there are multiple modes of motivation for people to contribute on Stack Exchange sites. I can subscribe to some, but also there's one more that was not yet mentioned so far: I have this drive to document and archive knowledge. In the middle ages, people like me probably worked as monastery librarians, now we ...


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I don't see how this would be on topic. We only support official Ubuntu flavors, and this isn't one. The problem described seems to be an issue with the modified installer so I closed the question and suggested to the OP that they open an issue on the respin's github page instead.


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Yufenyuy Veyeh Didier's Answers If you are asked to defuse a situation between two users who are angry at each other, what would your approach to the resolution of this dispute be? In my opinion, I will keenly inspect the issue and pay enough attention to both users, after then, I'll find a way to handle it with consideration. In the case where it is ...


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Videonauth's answers If you are asked to defuse a situation between two users who are angry at each other, what would your approach to the resolution of this dispute be? This one of the harder questions as everyone has his/her own personality and the only thing I would do is trying to mediate between them in a private chat or offer them a way out of this ...


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ByteCommander's answers If you are asked to defuse a situation between two users who are angry at each other, what would your approach to the resolution of this dispute be? Like with most questions, it depends on the individual case what actions should be done. Generally a moderator is there to moderate and help both parties to settle the argument in a ...


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Zanna's Answers If you are asked to defuse a situation between two users who are angry at each other, what would your approach to the resolution of this dispute be? I've been in this position a few times and it really depends on the people, my relationship with each of them, their relationship with each other, and what exactly has happened. It's much ...


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George Udosen's Answer If you are asked to defuse a situation between two users who are angry at each other, what would your approach to the resolution of this dispute be? The first thing to do would be to listen to both users after duly going through their communication histories. Then refer both users to Ask Ubuntu site policy page to help them ...


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Vidarlo's answers If you are asked to defuse a situation between two users who are angry at each other, what would your approach to the resolution of this dispute be? Trying to understand the two person's viewpoints, and see if there was some common ground. It may be a detail, or it may be more serious. In either case, it's important that the users feel ...


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user68186's Answers If you are asked to defuse a situation between two users who are angry at each other, what would your approach to the resolution of this dispute be? I would read all the communications between the two users and ask them for clarifications if needed. I would listen to both the sides. I would ask them to amicably settle their ...


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My take on this particular link is I would never ask OP to change acceptance to my answer. I would point out that my comments made from "smartphone" were in error and I posted an answer still using cut but prepending pipe line with tr to condense contiguous whitespace. I have on a few occasions asked OP to change acceptance to a different answer that is not ...


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Looking at your personal profile, personality, qualities and background, in your opinion/expectation, what would be your biggest pitfalls you'd have to consider if you become a moderator?


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My answer would be that you shouldn't, and I must say both as the one who asks, as well as the author of the accepted answer, I'd consider it a kind of a contempt. while anyone has the right to vote for (or against) the quality of an answer, it is the exclusive privilege of the one who asks to accept whichever answer he or she considers most useful. OP ...


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This in the question: but I'd like to have the most recommended approach. made me drop any interest in cut. Great command but it can't stand in the shadow of awk. Heck it even the command sounds more awesome. For manipulation of text I depend on 2 tools: sed and awk.


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Honestly? Just don't do it. The OP gets notified about every new answer to their question, so you can assume they've either seen it already or they have no interest in checking their notifications. Promoting your answer to them, however politely, is likely to come across as unnecessary hassling. They might feel it would be rude to unaccept an answer and ...


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Why should Ask Ubuntu remain separate from unix.stackexchange.com ?


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What does Ask Ubuntu get when you become a moderator? That is to say, what do you think makes you different —better or not— from the existing talent pool in terms of your aims, drives, focus, etc. What effect do you think this will have on the site and its community?


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How do you think Ask Ubuntu is doing at being welcoming? In what areas could we improve? Could you have any impact on this as a moderator?


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In your opinion, what does it mean to be a moderator, and what role do you believe a moderator plays here on Ask Ubuntu specifically versus other sites?


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How would you handle a user who gets annoyed at you (if you were a moderator), over moderator actions taken against one of their posts or comments?


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If you are asked to defuse a situation between two users who are angry at each other, what would your approach to the resolution of this dispute be?


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Here is a set of general questions, gathered as very common questions asked every election. As mentioned in the instructions, the first two questions are guaranteed to show up in the Q&A, while the others are if there aren't enough questions (or, if you like one enough, you may split it off as a separate answer for review within the community's 8). How ...


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I think this is related to the reason that you can't also close something for belonging to a different site on the stack* network - Ask Ubuntu is treated as if it's a separately run and governed community that just happens to use the stack* platform, rather than a regular member of the stack* community. So as a result, I don't think Ask Ubuntu is ...


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Agreed. These tags are overly broad and should be removed, since we already have specific tags such as ssh-keys and gnome-keyring.


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Each site can have 4 custom close reasons, as Thomas explained, and on Unix & Linux, we have added a reason for cross posting. So the strange thing isn't that AU doesn't have the reason, but that U&L does. For reasons that have never been clear to me, the U&L community is particularly sensitive to cross posts. So much so, that we implemented a ...


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We can only have 4 custom close reasons, and to my knowledge, crossposting doesn't come up enough to make it worthy of a close reason for itself.


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If a posted question is not a question, or it is completely unclear what is being asked, it is best to use the "Unclear what you are asking" flag / close reason. And you should probably leave a comment on the post as well indicating that it's not clear what's being asked (if you haven't already done so). This is the best suited flag/close reason for cases ...


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Be faithful to the question being asked, and you're okay (with caveats) As you've already mentioned, it's not always the case that the original title and the question body align. This usually comes from people not really knowing how to phrase what they're asking. If you're going to retitle a question, it's important you take the whole picture into account. ...


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