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EDIT 25-01-2020 Since posting this answer, I have spent a few years being a moderator on both Ask Ubuntu and Unix & Linux. I now have a much better idea of what users here suggest for migration and am completely, 100%, adamantly against opening a migration path. It's just not worth it, there are vanishingly few questions that would be worth migrating ...


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I would say no. Ubuntu is a community project and a where a person works has no bearing on how correct their answer is!


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Features like this are put behind an experience wall because we want experience. Both technical with the subject matter, and with the system. 150 good edits is equivalent a weekend of contact time for some people. That's not nearly enough time to get everything right, or more importantly, for the system to notice a problem (in appropriate edits, etc). We ...


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This is done. Attempting to use this tag - or edit any post that currently uses it - will result in the following error: Which also links to this discussion: Should we split the installation tag into seperate tags for the installation of Ubuntu and the installation of software? Y'all might want to add further guidance there.


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I would argue that the ability to ask good questions is just as important as answering them. Remember, reputation is a measure of how much the community trusts you, not a bit for bit measurement for technical competence.


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We also have various windows tags as well as e.g. macosx, kali or debian although we do not support questions that are specific to those foreign operating systems. Their main purpose are dual-boot questions where there are issues having both Ubuntu or one of its official flavours installed together, but other common use cases include questions about networks ...


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If you earn 125 reputation the limit will be removed. The reason for this limit is to reduce spam questions, there is no chance it will be removed permanently. It is not disrespecting anyone, in fact it is improving the quality of the content on the site. If you really want to take this further you need to post on meta.stackexchange.com but it won't go ...


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Call me crazy, but I find this: Far more useful, practical, clear and easy to use than this: In the second image, all the useful functions apart from Open and Save are hidden away behind menus. I now have to figure out what the icons mean, then click on them, then navigate the drop down menus and finally find whatever I was looking for. I don't use gedit, ...


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I'm a room owner of SOCVR and a regular in Charcoal-HQ and those rooms are involved in fighting spam posts across the SE network. Thank you for noticing these spam posts and offering ideas to put a stop to them. That specific spam is rather well known and persistent. Only on Ask Ubuntu over 2000 posts have been noticed and flagged. Even today 7 of such ...


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I have thought of this a few times, and I like the idea, but it may have drawbacks. I will try to list a few here and maybe others can follow up. Canonical is not well loved by some in the open source community. Exposing (especially "low level") Canonical employees via a badge is invitation to harassment. It would be possible to moderate such activity, but ...


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March 2018 Update: Even though this had been requested on Meta Stack Exchange five years before it was posted here (thanks to Zanna for finding that), in the intervening 8+ years it has never gotten much attention. As of this writing, that MSE question only has about a hundred views. I still do very much hope that this feature gets implemented! For the time ...


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It would keep the site cleaner I don't see that abandoned accounts really get in the way of anything important. The site is about questions and their answers. If you want to faff around on the /users/ pages, that's fair enough but that's not the site goal. Should I up voted them? Should I accepted their answer? Do you see my problem? You shouldn't be ...


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After a review of your close habits, the volume of stuff that comes to the site, and how it all crashes into this sort of flaming wreckage, there really is a need for increased. We've thus raised the amount of close votes on Ask Ubuntu to match Stack Overflow, at 50 votes.


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I'm of the opinion migrations just don't work. I've said most of this before but I'll add in some Unix.SE-specific arguments What is "crap" on Unix.SE and other sites? I would say we have a higher tolerance for the crappier question than most sites. There will be lacking information (that we tease out in comments) or just failing to Google (how ...


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I think We should adopt the color background quote style with the vertical rule as: It is clearly different It would help with the confusion of formatting code as a quote. We could use a light aubergine consistent with Ubuntu colors: These might be too dark.


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Sure we should. As soon as you come up with a surefire way of getting rid of spam, I'm sure SE will implement it (and you'll be set for life). In the meantime, they're doing what they can. There are already measures in place to block spam. What we get is a tiny proportion of what is trying to get in. As for the ToS, what makes you think the spammers would ...


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There is. It's called a bounty and is explained in the Help Center: If you’ve asked a good question, edited it with status and progress updates, and still are not receiving answers, you can draw attention to your question by placing a bounty on it. A bounty is a special reputation award given to answers. It is funded by the personal reputation of the user ...


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Ask Ubuntu is not tech support Many sites have a live chat option where users can get instant support, from someone paid to provide this service. This isn't always voice chat; it's often text-based (and I prefer that because information written down is easier to copy and refer to, but others will prefer voice chat for various good reasons). What's special ...


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Following this longstanding request on Meta Stack Exchange you can now retract flags you have cast. Simply click the "flag" button again on the post you flagged and the "Flag Answer" (or "Flag Question") button becomes "Retract Flag". This does not work on comments.


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I definitely agree that more migration targets should be provided. There is only one path to Ask Ubuntu Meta currently and we can only ask for migration to different sites by raising a moderation flag and describe the migration in our own words. I would like to see the following migration targets available on Ask Ubuntu (probably in the stated order). I am ...


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So, lets look at some real data, answers of yours with down-votes, that are in the negative votes: Most recently: What are the difference between Unity and Ubuntu GNOME? A duplicate question, on the surface the answer looks ok but immediately notice - One paragraph - No capitalization of product names - run on sentences - a lot of conjecture, no sources. ...


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That is behavior from Ubuntu Forums. This is not Ubuntu Forums. Did somebody fail to shift paradigms and thereby pop the clutch?


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Most of these untranslated questions get a translation rather quickly. By the time 5 people voted on it to be closed it probably will be translated anyways. Then it would take several re-open votes or a moderator to re-open it. Too much administrative work for something that seems to solve itself within a few minutes of it being posted. Besides that the ... ...


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I think running an automated script over each new question to look out for keywords like windows, mint, kali, etc. is a bad idea and would result in far too many false positives. Reviewing all of them would mean more work than just letting them appear on the main site until somebody comes by and flags it or votes to close. On the other side, we have one ...


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I take a dissenting view to the previously accepted answer. Just because documentation exists somewhere else doesn't mean we shouldn't be able to use SE's documentation feature. In order to do documentation "officially" I need to either: Learn MoinMoin, and then people who aren't trusted are locked down on the wiki anyway, so even if you wanted to ...


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I don't think I quite agree with Jacob, but I think that's mostly because the question you're asking can be viewed in a few separate ways. You're actually asking three separate things: Third party software and compatibility, installation, usage are all on-topic here. Yes, there will be times when "asking somebody else directly" might be better. We ...


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If you click on that symbol seen in the screen-shot marked by that arrow this will mark a question as favorite, which you can then see in your profile under favorites, and it even shows you by a blue number on the favorites tab that there was activity, so you only need to click on this tab when there has have happened to be activity on that question.


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It could also have bits like 'you may want to post the question here' as well, where here is a relevant SE site Yes, this. Or something like it. An off-topic warning that includes actual hyperlinks to sites where a question just about mint (or whatever distro) would be on-topic, would in my opinion be a good thing. At minimum they could be links to Unix.SE....


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I'm against adding non-relevant feeds. It's a chat room, not an RSS reader.


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