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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 the answers to that question. It's the only answer to either of those questions that I've upvoted. However, that answer does not really address the question ...


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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 to apply this stuff, and largely speaking, keeping the wheels turning. Trying to define solid rules on quorum and then how opinion-de-jour gets applied to the ...


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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 about duplicates here on Meta. We usually suggest though that if you're opening a new discussion on something that you link back to the original discussion(s) for ...


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No reputation is earned on meta but the system still keeps track of it in the backend with vote counts.


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I definitely think that help should be banned. Because it doesn't add anything to the question. It's like having a Ubuntu tag.


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Meta is the Greek word for beyond. ... as for Ask Ubuntu Meta we have a good explanation already - its a good read! https://askubuntu.com/help/whats-meta


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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 the now-EOL version. Posts like that don't belong on the normal site, as they are about Ask Ubuntu, not Ubuntu. Only Ask Ubuntu doesn't support EOL releases. U&...


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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 things differently, etc), here makes most sense but I'm sure there are occasions when Meta.SE makes sense too. If you want to suggest a change to the ...


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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 of the site, and to find out which opinion(s) possibly exist in the community. Therefore downvotes, upvotes and acceptance or not, those are almost by ...


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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 answers without a posting mirroring exactly the issue they're facing. Thus, I find it useful that questions are linked as duplicates. Merging them might make for ...


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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 have opposite voting. Even in a time span of a few days. Although we try to make things generic, questions and answers on meta are often strongly related to, and ...


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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 original question. This whole issue really leaves me with the question :) of: When the duplicate question is marked duplicate, why aren't the duplicate answers ...


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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 people, not the mod. Mod status tags are a feature of Meta that allows mods to tell other mods what needs doing, from a high level. We have a few options ...


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This is a moot point on SE 2.0 site metas like this one. Bounties aren't possible on these child meta sites at all. Bounties are acceptable on Meta Stack Overflow largely for the reasons you mentioned - to draw more attention to the question. I've had mixed results with it myself. Generally I find that most high-rep users, moderators, and employees try to ...


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Just leave it there and hope it gets enough attention. As far as I know there is no special conditions for getting a requested feature accepted or rejected. It is all about presenting a good case that those in power happen to approve of. It may be easier to get attention for features that will affect the whole network on Meta Stack Overflow. But it has been ...


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The main site, Ask Ubuntu, is where people come to ask questions about Ubuntu, and to get help with their issues. To put it simply, it's the "Ubuntu Support" part of this site. You may want to read the main site's FAQ for details on what is or is not accepted there. The Ask Ubuntu Meta is where we discuss things related to the Ask Ubuntu site and its ...


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I have reopened the question. I think OP didn't actually want to close the question but maybe he misunderstood some of the jargon we use at that time.


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Because MSO is special. It was the first meta site and handles all the suggestions and bugs for the entire SE network, not just SO. I think if they had the choice to start over, they'd probably make it rep-free like the rest of SE's metas but there you go. There's no going back without annoying a load of people.


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There are 41 comments on that entire page. People are obviously talking past each other. We have 9,786 unanswered questions. I'm having a hard time understand how continuing that discussion is useful for anybody outside the few people having it when we clearly have more important issues to deal with. Use the chat perhaps?


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I actually prefer this method of closing old question, it's been a policy between moderators for sometime. Ideally it's not the age of the question that matters, it's the quality. The higher quality question should always be the "master" that all others are closed as a duplicate of. What actions typically happen is, if the answers are still good on an older ...


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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 concept, used to complete or add to the latter. The English usage for meta is more in the direction of "about", hence meta.askubuntu.com is the site where you ...


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Some searching on http://meta.stackoverflow.com came up with the following: According to Why can't I suggest edits on SE meta sites? it's due to the fact that it would add an another burden to moderators which is explained by the following: Mostly because the per-site metas are generally low traffic -- some of them count daily visits in the dozens. ...


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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 - it's wasn't really about Ask Ubuntu or Stack Exchange, the issue there was related to Imgur, and the screenshots they included even show this.


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If you hover over any tag on the main site, like say unity you have a link to an RSS feed and email subscription. The official twitter feed also sends out questions on a regular basis. And some guy set up @askubuntufeed that sends out a ton of questions. This search on google plus seems to capture the questions shared there.


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Looks like there's a rep limit (around 1000) Remind new users to choose some answers? Although in an older answer apparently it was a time limit Can we have an option to disable the "don't forget to accept" reminder? Probably a combination of both, or something a little more complex. In any event, I don't think it's a bug.


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I have now retagged as follows: votes to voting down-votes to downvoting up-votes to voting


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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 able to ask a question on meta immediately after you sign up is probably "bug status: by-design".


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