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How to edit my question to add clarification

Any user who posts a question or answer on Ask Ubuntu or Ask Ubuntu Meta has the privilege of editing his/her own post. Click the small gray edit button under the post to start editing it. The edit ...
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Do good quality answers on duplicate questions deserve reputation?

The answer to the original question deserves a better treatment, as it gets seemingly less attention than the answer for the duplicate. I agree. That answer seems to me to have more value than any of ...
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What is considered a community consensus on Meta?

To answer both questions with one blithe statement: I don't think we do. Now, that might not be the most useful answer to your question, but I'm speaking as one of the people tasked with attempting ...
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What makes a "Hot meta post"?

From How are the contents of the Community Bulletin determined? If there are still under 4 items, the rest of the space is filled with hot discussion questions not marked status-completed, ...
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Meta-Meta: Reopening discussions

Just post a new question and explain in the question that while there is a duplicate it is different and why you think it needs to be discussed again in a separate discussion. We aren't as strict ...
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How is the Meta participation calculated?

There's a tooltip on the "Participation" button at the top, which you can see if you hover over it: Users most active on this site in the last 60 days (combined number of posts, votes, ...
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Why do repcap badges exist on Meta? How did people get them?

No reputation is earned on meta but the system still keeps track of it in the backend with vote counts.
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What is considered a community consensus on Meta?

Good question A few thoughts & observations I made over the years: Voting on Meta questions and answers is often not done on strictly rational grounds. Two posts, in fact saying the same, can ...
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Who does the EOL notices?

You've answered your own question: anyone does it. It's just an announcement to other members of the site who are active and read Meta: a reminder that we should start closing questions related to ...
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When should I post on Meta Ask Ubuntu vs Meta Stack Exchange?

For questions about the system, either Meta is okay. We have plenty of people who have been using it for years. For questions specifically about Ask Ubuntu (want to highlight a problem, ask us to do ...
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On meta: multiple answers with different opinions?

I think it should be clear by now that you should always accept my answers. Seriously, Meta is mostly about discussion. That means it is to find, if possible, some kind of consensus, within the scope ...
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Do good quality answers on duplicate questions deserve reputation?

Questions addressing similar issues, but with slightly different symptoms may often seem like obvious duplicates to the specialists, while the tech-unsavvy (I'm one of them) may not be able to find ...
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Should we unpin the accepted answer from the top of the list on meta?

Accepts can have a different function on meta, highlighting a definitive statement from SE staff or indicating what line of action was actually taken at the conclusion of a discussion. I talked about ...
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Why posting meta requires only 5 reputation?

I think you may have a bit of a misunderstanding about what Meta is for, it is not a special place for advanced users to discuss but a help site (just like main) for Ask Ubuntu. "new users can ...
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Do good quality answers on duplicate questions deserve reputation?

I'm a fair newbie on Stack, and the whole duplicate question thing has always left me a bit confused, as like @Mukesh Sai Kumar I've consistently found better answers on the duplicates than on the ...
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Do we actually close no-repro bugs reported on meta as no-repro?

Firstly, separate the closure from the tag. They aren't the same thing, they didn't happen at the same time. Again, tagging something as status-norepro does not close it. The closure came from other ...
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How can I manually add images on Ask Ubuntu using Markdown?

Click the View image button to get the actual image URL: Then use markdown formatting, not HTML: ![][2] [2]: http://blog.sudobits.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/keyboard-shortcuts-ubuntu-1110.png
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Why 'Meta'? Why not 'Bobcat'?

Citing from wikipedia: Meta (from the Greek preposition and prefix meta- (μετά-) meaning "after", or "beyond") is a prefix used in English to indicate a concept which is an abstraction from another ...
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I need some [help] getting rid of this tag from Ask Ubuntu Meta!

As always I have been to the Moderator Cheat Sheet for this one and it says in part: A bad tag's sprung up. Can I destroy and/or block it myself? No: moderators don't have the ability to outright ...
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Are accepted answers pinned to the top in Ask Ubuntu Meta?

As muru indirectly pointed out, this is because karel accepted their own answer. When a person accepts their own answer it is not pinned to the top. This behaviour is longstanding (it has been that ...
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Do we actually close no-repro bugs reported on meta as no-repro?

Normally, we don't close status-norepro items, because they're typically on topic. However, that given case you've linked to was an "issue with Imgur" not the SE infrastructure, so it was offtopic - ...
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Ask Ubuntu Meta and Ask Ubuntu Reputation is not Synchronized

The site and all of the network is built around getting groups of people together and keeping them around to exchange what they know with each other. In the grand scheme of the network, not being ...
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Should we unpin the accepted answer from the top of the list on meta?

I don't think that the person who create the question post should be the only person with the ability to pin an answer, just because they happened to be the first person to ask the question. It would ...
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Do good quality answers on duplicate questions deserve reputation?

In my personal opinion as a newer forum user, the question should be thoroughly be read before marking as duplicate in the first place. In the stated situation, the question was NOT the same as the ...

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