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I went through all the questions tagged with copy.com. Each and every one of those 12 questions (the 12 remaining after you removed the tag from the post you referenced) is actually in relation to the now-defunct copy.com agent and client. Because those questions are all using the tag correctly, and it's a significant number of posts (12 is not a small ...


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Two points: I can see the merits to the style you are proposing. But we're not going to change our Markdown implementation to support them. For one thing, most posts don't need (or benefit from) deeply nested outlines, so this is a rather rare edge case at best. a. We aren't writing U.S. Code here. b. Maybe use actual code blocks instead. For another, ...


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Note: This answer now also exists as separate feature request here on meta.askubuntu.com. Further updates and discussion should take place over there. If you like this answer, please make sure you also upvote the linked question. Thanks! I have a completely different suggestion. What about rewording the banner to something like This is not about Ubuntu. ...


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Flagging should not be as gamified as voting. If voting requires thought, flagging is serious. You shouldn't submit marginal flags. Adding "points" to something makes it an activity people do to GET points, not because it's something important to do. People would probably flag marginal things chasing points and inundate moderators with useless or ...


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I don't really understand what you're asking for. The user ID is rarely useful but for those times when it is needed, all you need to do is go to the user in question's user page and copy the id from the URL:


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The reason we occasionally delete answers on duplicate-closed questions is that the system will automatically redirect people from Google to the fully-answered question. This has the obvious benefit that they get access to the best version of the question and its answers. We don't do it all the time. Examples include answers that have very specific ...


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The "why" is that there are still 4 edits needing to be reviewed. You can't review them - yet - but they're still there; if they're still around in a few hours, you'll be able to review them; if someone else gets to them first, the number will go down. The number exists to reflect what's left to do, not necessarily what you can do. Note that if you earn 10K ...


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By offering a bounty, you're giving something up in exchange for... well, advertising. What exactly you give up depends on what you have, but at very least you're giving up some amount of status and potentially privileges on the site as well. Why should someone who has earned reputation elsewhere be immune to this when someone else who has worked hard to ...


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May I ask why you need these two tags created? Not every program in the repositories requires a tag, and tags should only be created when they are absolutely needed. Otherwise, if they're sparsely used, they tend to get removed or merged with other tags. EDIT A google search of the site for pyRenamer only returns it being mentioned as a solution for mass ...


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The off-topic banner isn't meant to be all encompassing. That would be impossible to maintain and extremely messy. It covers the basic and most common occurrences, it's up to the user to figure the rest out. That's not our job. What do you propose we do if/when sites specific to Mint, Kali, or [insert other Ubuntu based distribution here] launch? As it is ...


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Doing something like this leads down a path I will (lovingly) refer to as formatting hell. In my personal opinion, not everything needs to be a list, and we shouldn't be encouraging sublists any more than necessary. We have better ways of splitting answers - those would (ideally) be better to use. Compare the following: In order to summon a unicorn, one ...


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We do not support beta browsers. We only support officially released browsers. Chrome sometimes needs it's cache cleared, go to the wrench menu, then preferences, or just this URL: chrome://settings/clearBrowserData And clear the content settings:


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Clarification of the problem: Your misinterpretation of what a bounty is, and should be used for. A bounty is designed to draw attention to a question, in the hopes of getting an answer so that if an answer solves it a user may get awarded the bounty. (Or, for those with excess reputation and can therefore afford it, to provide an incentive for others to ...


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Is there a specific question you had in mind or is this global to all your main-site questions? You should be able to comment unless: You're not logged in properly. Anon and new users can't comment. The question (or answer) you're trying to comment on is locked (none of yours appear to be) You've been suspended. You only have 1 rep in these cases which ...


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No. Sorry, the message is space limited and we need to mention Windows, Mac and just don't have the room (or in my case, inclination) to list every non-Ubuntu distribution directly.


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I know that it seems urgent to take care of these review tasks and therefore worth removing obstacles that hamper your efforts. As the person who caused the flood, my initial impulse was to level the path. But upon further reflection, I couldn't think of any reason to suspend audits. While reviewing really old late answers is suboptimal, I still think it's ...


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