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20 votes

Why am I banned from answering?

I have contributed NO answers that I know of and the 6 questions I have asked over the past year have ZERO answers. In reality, you've posted a total of three answers since your account was on Ask ...
Thomas Ward's user avatar
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12 votes
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A VLQ flag invalidated by a minor edit

The answer was indeed not helpful since the ~ are absolutely fine, as you pointed out. I have now deleted it. Next time, if a post requires attention and none of the standard flags fit (or are ...
terdon's user avatar
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11 votes
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Flag declined because OP edited their answer in the meantime and I wasn't notified

Moderators only get "Helpful" or "Declined" for flag states. In this case, I marked it as "declined" because at the time of the flag being reviewed, it was not valid, and I didn't find the flag to be ...
Thomas Ward's user avatar
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9 votes

Disagree with Low Quality review audit

Here were my thoughts on loading the link. Bloody hell, that's short. Maybe Hugo's onto someth... Hang on, that's an interesting problem. This is certainly reflective of my personal interests but ...
Oli's user avatar
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How to deal with low quality/duplicate questions which already have comments/answers?

I have no objections at all to people coming here to get help fixing their problem as soon as possible. I do not think we should expect visitors to have any prior knowledge about using Ubuntu - they ...
Zanna's user avatar
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6 votes

How to deal with low quality/duplicate questions which already have comments/answers?

Here is my opinion which has been shaped from Oli's answer to another question: There are some processes that are pretty daunting to new users. Boot errors, graphics driver foul ups, random crashes. ...
Ravexina's user avatar
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5 votes
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We should have an anti-spam filter at the 'Ask a question' stage

We already have an unofficial spam detection system. There's a bot called SmokeDetector which is maintained by some users that checks every new post on all sites using a great load of filters and if ...
Byte Commander's user avatar
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4 votes

Disagree with Low Quality review audit

I am not good at reviewing but if we look at this special case the other way round we have to admit that this question: is resolved, i.e. has an accepted answer has many upvotes not only to the ...
Takkat's user avatar
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4 votes
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Is it appropriate to remove low-quality/downvoted answer?

You should remove them if, and only if they can not be improved. Deleting answers potentially deprives people of a solution. We (obviously) don't want to do that. If a post can, at all, be salvaged ...
Kaz Wolfe's user avatar
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4 votes
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Is there a way to undo my review?

TL;DR: You can't undo your review but, if appropriate, you can still flag the post. In General If your review had removed the post from the queue, but you had manually cast an NAA or VLQ flag on the ...
Eliah Kagan's user avatar
4 votes

Can we close as bug all the "appstreamcli" related questions?

Just to clarify here, I think there's a difference between AU purposely asking for people to use it as a bug tracker vs. being a useful resource when a high traffic bug/issue is found. Obviously we ...
Jorge Castro's user avatar
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4 votes

Can we close as bug all the "appstreamcli" related questions?

Not all of them, no. There does need to be a merge/dupe-fest but the thing you're painting as harmful, pulling in a quote isn't off-topic. We've been through that at least a dozen times or more. It ...
Oli's user avatar
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Low rep more prone to not providing feedback

Do others have the same impression? Well, I had quite a few such cases when first-(or-so-)question people were really engaged in either providing and/or requesting further feedbacks, and were ...
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