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Welcome and thank you for you continued contributions. What you're describing is considered a "Signature" on a post and they are highly discouraged in Stack Exchange platform. You're more than welcome to edit your profile page to include "Thank you and as always, God Bless" which everyone will see when they roll over your name or visit ...


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I'm concerned that, at a glance, I infer moderators aren't worried about piracy here. That's not the case and, thankfully, also not what you say, but it gets a bit bogged down by reiterating the same ~"don't bother us with this stuff" stuff. The act of software piracy has no place on Ask Ubuntu. It's either completely superfluous to the question... Like ...


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And —in continuation to searchfgold6789's answer— if these comments are answers with question marks on the end, they should have been posted as answers in the first place. The difference is merely set dressing, flamboyance, explanation and example. If you want the points, have some conviction in what you're saying and spend some time writing it up. If you ...


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Because flagging is better than deleting most of the time¹... A duplicate is a placeholder for the next person googling an answer. An off-topic question points to StackOverflow, Unix & Linux, ... A flag for Moderator attention can still get the attention of a mod that you're being bullied not being treated like you should, ... ... Note¹: The notable ...


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Sportsmanship is also listed as a moderation badge in the list of badges, perhaps because voting up is considered 'moderation' on Stack Exchange, and an important one (it's even mentioned in the tour). I guess it's equally valid to regard it as an answer badge. Why was it chosen? It turns out that it was the initiative of a community (Mathematics Stack ...


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TL;DR As Ravexina says, I think this is about that answer, which appears intended to work on Ubuntu, but which discloses that it was tested on Fedora. Considering that it would not be considered a moderation issue if the answer had merely not mentioned it was tested at all, I don't support deleting that. What this comes down to is an issue of correctness, ...


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If someone posts an answer as a comment, posting it as an answer is the right thing to do. However: If the comment really is not an answer--that is, it neither would nor is intended to solve even part of the problem (for anyone)--then it should not be posted as an answer. Note that even solutions that are inapplicable to the OP but may provide at least a ...


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People have the privilege if deleting in order to be able to remove posts that need to be deleted. This is a quasi-moderation privilege so treat it with the same respect we do. If we're talking about questions, the close system should be used first. This allows a poster to revise and reopen their question. And closing it without answers or positive score ...


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If you do not want to close the question as a duplicate, then do not use the duplicate flag. Simply leave a comment with the link to the related question instead, then it would appear under the 'Linked' section at the right. Once you flag the question, it goes to the close vote review queue (accessible to users with 3000+ rep) and then it requires action ...


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Conclusion: moderators suck at reviewing :D :D :D All the best wishes to all.


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You can flag comments too. Put your mouse over a comment and a little flag will show on the left, flag one with a custom reason, explain about the whole thread and a mod will be alerted. There is not much us normal users can do, we would just get pulled in to the argument, as we have no privileges to remove the comment(s).


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I'll try to explain why I think your answer was deleted. I voted to delete your answer when it was flagged as low quality, so I am explaining my own reasoning for doing that. Here's your deleted answer: As written, your answer lacks the details necessary to make it a good answer; it doesn't explain how to update the BIOS. Still, it might be the basis of a ...


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I will repost what seems to be the current policy of all SE from an answer which someone stole from a comment by Jeff Atwood: Steal comments that answer the question and post them as an answer. If it happens enough either the misguided commentators will be annoyed enough at the "lost" rep to give outright answers next time, or no one will notice / ...


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Flag and vote accordingly. We have mechanisms set in place so the abusive users don't poison the system.


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I can see this from both ends and I think I can explain why it was handled the way it was: At first reading it looks something between a bug report and a feature request. You want Thunar in 14.04 to do something it currently doesn't. That should be handled directly with Thunar's developers. Why did I interpret it that way? Because you ask "is there a way ...


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I have always felt that Sportsmanship is the single most important badge for elections. Posting 100 answers isn't much, really. Not if you're an active user of an active site like this one. All of our current moderators have somewhere between twice that number and 20 times that number. I, an ex-mod, have ~10x that number myself. However, the importance of ...


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No, the "Convert to Edit" button does not let us do anything with comments.


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Even moderators are not notified that a flag has been raised on their own message. Moderators (but not 10k users) can see a history of flagged message for any user including themselves. This log does not include the identity of the flagger.


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I fully understand you buddy. 100%. Same reason I stepped down and let someone else help out. Between life changes, family, work and more, it has become VERY hard to maintain the same level of productivity and engagement we had when we started. Just stay positive and you will do great champ. Big hugs.


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If you do a custom flag, only moderators and Stack Exchange employees can see that. If you want to have a discussion, you can ping someone on chat and they will assist you. Failing that, I do publish my email, and so do several others of the moderators, but We will probably just move the conversation to a private chat room as soon as we get it.


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Since you are copying the meta SO thread here, we should also include the (very) important exception to the guidelines you cite. This is a screenshot, taken on March 16th, 2014 of the second highest voted answer from the same Q&A: So, follow the rules above in general but avoid deleting questions closed as duplicates because they are useful "guideposts"....


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I respectfully disagree with your position. I'd hate to see any of my "bread crumb" comments converted to an answer. Ideally, following Jorge Castro advice makes the most sense to me. Convert these tiny partial answers to a full fledged good answer. This may require any number of efforts on your part from further research to editing for clarity and ...


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Maybe @jokerdino thinks it's a bug Not only jokerdino, the users dobey, Braiam, Alvar, Eric Carvalho, Glutanimate thinks the same too. Closing the thread doens't seem to do any good, and is very frustrating for me as a user. Yeah, but really, this is not the place to solve bugs with Ubuntu, for that is Launchpad. It's said in the help page too: This is ...


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Well sorry to see you go. I'm just a newbe here and I could never imagine myself having that level of expertise to be able to answer technical questions 'gratis'.


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For example, in case you want delete your own question, but question already has an answer and that answer is accepted or upvoted. Then you might not be able to do that. So you need to flag the question for moderator attention to request deletion.


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No, I don't think you are creating an unnecessary drama. I can not definitely say it was an off-topic question, since the question as it stands now seems perfectly fine to me. But I requested a confirmation if the issue exists in a supported release, to cast a reopen vote. You could have answered yes, no, I'll check it when I boot into it, or anything ...


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This annoys me a little bit. We understand that, does not make it off-topic for the site. Not sure if I'm creating even more unnecessary drama by posting this here, hopefully not, I just wanted to get a second opinion. You are free to post anything on meta about the site, or sort out issues you have with situations that happened on the site. About the ...


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Since the question was closed and deleted as it was a bug report, I think it's alright to share what it was. I have saved that page as a PDF and uploaded to my Google Drive: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3BkhpnXbs3RVXJ0dVFaXzJkUmc/edit?usp=docslist_api


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Yes. As a user of AskUbuntu regulating the site comes first. We should strive to make Ask Ubuntu the "first place to go with no other contestants ever reaching our standards" for anything related to official releases of Ubuntu. That also includes helping out making life for moderators easy. That topic to me spells "flamewar" and I would only post there ...


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