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If the answers there do not meet your needs, asking a new question is fine but it is on YOU to explain why the existing question does not meet your needs. Include this information in your new question and it should be fine but make sure to give clear and accurate reasons why the other post was not what you wanted. Yes, we can be hard on duplicates but they ...


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So you have a situation where someone (you don't specify if it's the original author or some passing editor) takes the time to follow the link, suss out whatever is relevant on the other side, and write up a description of it that transforms what was before no more than a placeholder into something useful... ...and you're upset that this trumps the three ...


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Yes, this is essentially what Shog9 said, with added emphasis, catering more to the string of now-deleted comments than the question as it stands. High-quality answers are the most important thing here. It's easy to forget that when you're dealing with lots of flags and lots of review decisions. A red mist descends and everything substandard gets a flag, ...


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Mark's answer covers it. To elaborate a bit: what is seemingly the same question can be a totally different one; identical symptoms can be caused by different reasons. Unless one answer covers multiple causes and their solutions, they are separate questions. If another question has an accepted answer, OP implicitly mentions it worked for him or her. If it ...


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This is now handled here on Ask Ubuntu. You're also free to flag posts for moderator attention if you think there are suspicious patterns of users or sockpuppets or such. We can investigate these far more easily than standard users and determine if this is actually the case or not. (However, flags are NOT to be used for incorrect answers - downvotes only, ...


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-6 and no answers, I'm no expert or mod, but here are my musings on why links are allowed by new users. It is simply the lesser evil in the situation, we need some way for them to give us screen shots (you can imagine what horrors could pop up if anyone could post a screen shot), also what about things like bug reports or sys logs? We need to see these to ...


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The community user will randomly bump old questions to the front page in order to attract more attention. It will only bump questions that meet certain criteria: A question score >= 0 Gone at least 30 days with no activity Has at least one non-deleted answer with score = 0 Has no answer with score > 0 Has no accepted answer Is not deleted or closed This ...


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This is fixed as discussed at https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/353280/235711. This was only happening when you entered the review step using the Enter key, due to a competing submit event listener.


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Ask Ubuntu has a built-in image uploader: If you use it with less than 10 reputation, it will add them as links to your post; this is to prevent abuse. However, you can hope another user will convert them to properly inlined images.


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There can not be a valid case when a post is deleted and a flag is declined at the same time. The whole point of flagging is to draw mod's attention to a post that should be deleted. It is much less important which flag is used. It is helpful if it was used on a bad post. It is very unlikely that all users will understand that slight difference between ...


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