31 votes

First Amendment in Posts?

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 ...
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Moderators are *not* the Software Police! (Read for details!)

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 ...
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Why am I able to flag my own questions?

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, ... ...
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Answers that aren't about Ubuntu (explicitly about another distro)

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 ...
8 votes

Why is sportsmanship considered under the moderation badges in election statistics?

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)....
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Duplicate vs Linked vs Related. Best practice for site navigation

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 '...
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7 votes
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If you're having a repeat problem with a user…

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Heated comments about reinstalling - Call for moderation

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 ...
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Working solution deleted by moderator

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 ...
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Why is sportsmanship considered under the moderation badges in election statistics?

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 ...
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Does "convert to edit" let moderators move comments?

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

My time is as a moderator drawing to a close

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 ...
5 votes

2019: a year in moderation

Conclusion: moderators suck at reviewing :D :D :D All the best wishes to all.
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Does a 10k+ user get notified of a flag on their post in chat?

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 ...
3 votes

Are people getting "rep shy"? || About "commentswers"

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 ...
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My time is as a moderator drawing to a close

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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Why am I able to flag my own questions?

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 ...
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Recover a removed page in order to investigate a bug report?

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/...
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Should I avoid to post answer on question going to close?

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 ...
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Answers that aren't about Ubuntu (explicitly about another distro)

If an answer isn't applicable to Ubuntu, then it's simply not an answer and should be flagged as such. However... If an answer is applicable to other distributions (doesn't matter whether they're ...
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Why is this question exemplary for AskUbuntu?

https://askubuntu.com/help/on-topic Questions that you may ask: Using and administering official Ubuntu flavors: [...]. Running third-party applications on Ubuntu. Development on Ubuntu. [...] ...
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Can a new-user comment and answer? Is a feedback to an answer allowed to be posted as an answer?

The Help Center explains that answers that do not provide an answer to the original question will be deleted. The structure of this site doesn't support posting a comment on another post as an answer, ...
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Answers that aren't about Ubuntu (explicitly about another distro)

I largely agree with PP's observations but would expand his original list to include one other exception: If an answer isn't applicable to Ubuntu, then it's simply not an answer and should be flagged ...
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Recover a removed page in order to investigate a bug report?

There's nothing in the deleted question that isn't in the bug report.
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