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The best approach would be to flag it for moderator attention, asking them to migrate it to the site of your choice. Another thing you might consider is starting a bounty on your question to get it more attention. It is considered bad form to ask the same question on multiple Stack Exchange sites at once (and will usually get most, if not all, of the ...


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First of all, there are two broad categories of suspension: site suspension and chat suspension. I will address each of the separately. Chat suspension This is a suspension that is applied to your chat user. It doesn't block you from using any SE site and, in fact, it isn't even linked to any SE site. The SE chat system is shared across all sites in the ...


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Besides what Oli said, the solution is to edit posts that use version tags incorrectly, adding other tags, and removing the version tags unless the question appears version-specific. Many people will probably imitate the use of tags they see on the site. If we're good enough at editing questions to fix wrong use of version tags, we'll probably have fewer ...


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Public spankings! Ahem, maybe not. I don't think there's a lot we can do. They can be valuable tags to keep around but there's currently no feature which allows us to make sure somebody posts another tag. The best we can do is improve the short wiki text so that the description they see in the tag suggestion box tells them they shouldn't be using it on its ...


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No, favoriting a question does nothing, to my knowledge, to better highlight a question. If you're looking to get your question highlighted the best way to do so is with a bounty. You can have your question "bumped" by editing and adding more details about the problem, things you've tried, or clarifying items.


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Ubuntu Gnome Remix will be off-topic forever. The "new" project, Ubuntu GNOME, will be allowed and on-topic.


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You haven't given an example, so I'm not sure which acronyms and abbreviations you've seen that could cause problems. As Fabby pointed out, many tech-related things are better known by their acronyms than their full names, and typing out the whole thing would be both cumbersome and obfuscatory. On the other hand, when editing posts (though I wouldn't always ...


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It's classed as off-topic as the question is just reporting a bug. Bug reporting is explicitly off-topic. how does an average user know it is a bug? It's something working in a way that you would not expect. You can confirm that there's a bug because other routes still work. Clearly something is happening despite design. A bug. What does an average ...


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From the MSO FAQ on bounties Bounties are not affected by community wiki mode. When you award a bounty to an answer marked community wiki, the reputation bonus will be awarded to the user who posted the original revision of the answer. So just apply the bounty to the answer. The person will get the reputation.


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You can edit answers even if they're not community wiki. It just reduces the reputation requirements to be able to edit without approval if a post is CW. The main use of CW is to directly invite others to edit the post. And yes, moderators can convert to community wiki, but I don't think that it necessary just because an answer is outdated. From a more ...


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One of the Universal Serial Bus ports on my Universal Serial Bus hub is not recognised. Is this due to the Peripheral Component Interconnect or the Central Processing Unit or the Universal Extensible Firmware on my computer. (IOW: banning acronyms is not going to work IYKWIMAITYD ) ;-)


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Broad general sound issues Q&A? Don't see it as a good thing. Normally attempts for that just result in big fails that are not maintained or do not reflect current status of the situation when evaluated after some time. If you are simply going to describe a bug then just leave it and point the question you see relevant to its launchpad page. If its a ...


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You weren't suspended, you just don't have enough reputation to review posts. If you visit askubuntu.com/review you will see: There was a recent change, raising the rep requirement to review from 125 to 500; hence the reason you could review yesterday and not today. For more information on the change see Propose a privilege to sit in the 500 reputation ...


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I'm going to say no to this. We really can't keep listing a distribution EVERY single time. There are so many unsupported distros that it'll be impossible to scale every time someone decides they're right. The on-topic section explicitly mentions only distros listed on this page. That should be clear enough it's not supported. If people have a problem ...


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I see exactly the same problem with bug reports filed in Launchpad. A one-liner describing a generic symptom with no context, background, or even expression of what they want. But same thing happens in forums, email lists, irc, and so on. So I think the problem is not so much with Ask Ubuntu, but a problem with the question asker. From what I've observed,...


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Basically, here's the answer - granted, we were talking about showing a video when you ask a question, but the premise is the same: users will just say "f u video" and ask anyway - why? because when they've come to the site, they've already made up their mind to ask the question, regardless of what we do. Yes, vague questions are a problem. But changing ...


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Yes, the FAQ needs updating. It should probably read like a summary of @Jorge Castro's answer here. Here's my proposed edit. I just arbitrarily picked Beta 2. Jump right in and change it, I've marked this a community wiki. We welcome questions about: Upcoming releases once they reach Beta 2 status This is not the right place for: ...


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Here's a crazy idea: Have a rep cost for posting short questions, for users less than 125 rep. The more text in your question, the lower the cost.


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