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I think the existing rules apply: if something isn't adding relevant information to a post, it is noise and it is better to remove it. Unless a question is actually about emojis, they don't add anything useful to a post, so I don't see why they should be treated any differently to any other type of noise. More importantly, emojis often don't render ...


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As pointed out by Mark Kirby, you can't effectively call on a particular user from a post they haven't yet commented on or edited, because an @user will not send them a notification. See this Meta Stack Exchange answer for details of when comment notifications are triggered. If you want to seek help from high rep users*, you can always find a few lurking in ...


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There is nothing new going on. Users are suspended when they do things that are in blatant violation of the site's rules. And yes, a suspension will always be given out by a human and you have the ability to respond to the human. The mods, and SE, do not give suspensions lightly over nothing. I cannot discuss the details of any specific suspension, but I ...


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I agree with dessert's answer that this type of information is probably usually best incorporated into a more complete answer, probably the answer it is recommending. It would, I think, be silly if questions accumulated answers warning against every possible wrong approach to a problem. It would only take a great imagination to come up with all kinds of bad ...


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I think you're talking about these two recent posts: 2 year old user is a new contributor? Is it correct that search on AskUbuntu ignores code blocks and inline codes? These were edited by Shog9 and Adam Lear. These two guys are Stack Exchange employees, so they have network-wide phenomenal cosmic powers and mod diamonds everywhere they go. They don't have ...


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You should absolutely remove irrelevant tags, wrong tags, add missing tags and anything else that makes the question better. Collaborative editing is a big part of the SE model and tags are not special. So yes, please, correct any tagging issues you see!


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StackExchange is the "Mother of" all specific sites. Some examples: https://askubuntu.com is one of them and specific to questions related to Ubuntu. https://aviation.stackexchange.com/ is another one related to aviation. https://martialarts.stackexchange.com/ is about martial arts. There are dozens of them, see https://stackexchange.com/sites for an ...


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Five users voted and the question was reopened. I think you should vote to reopen even when you’re biased. It’s a good idea to add a comment for reviewers explaining why you think the question should be reopened, how dupes don’t match etc. Asking on meta certainly brings attention to the question and your endeavor, but it is a bit much: A VTR which puts it ...


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Actually, my joke comment above is pertinent to the problem. Frequently an answer, although good, can be too long or detailed to read. It can help alot to break it out in different ways to help the reader: Add a summary section at the top. e.g. "TL;DR .... You've edited the wrong file and it's getting replaced." Avoid bolding too much, particularly at the ...


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This feature already exists. Try writing an answer. Wait for about 30-45 seconds. Draft Saved will appear and a Discard button too. A secret: (hover cursor to reveal) From waffles' answer on What are the details/implementation of the draft feature? - Meta Stack Exchange: Drafts are stored in redis for 7 days, with each site having storage for one ...


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Is there any mechanism to block trolls from harassing you? You report them. There is a option left of every comment where you can flag a comment. And you can flag an answer as "not an answer". Be sure to flag appropriate though. Flags that are not correct influence your score negatively. But who is it that is harassing you? I see one user that is trying ...


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This is indeed an annoying problem. I think your edit removing some parts of the output which were unnecessary was fine. It was also a good idea to leave a note of what you had removed, because anything you've taken out will always be available in the revision history. I handled your edit suggestion and I actually removed those parts because I don't think ...


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Even when keeping in mind What is the difference between apt and apt-get? there is still no logical reason to enforce using apt over apt-get/apt-cache. An extra second or two to type 4-6 extra characters is not a major inconvenience and the vast majority of users are not going to care if they're typing apt versus apt-get so long as it gets the job done of ...


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Personally, I think it depends on the case on which I would want you to do. I personally prefer that if it's not ultra-pressing you just flag a post, then one of us moderators can take a look at it. And that's any moderator because we all share the same flags queue. If it's something more pressing and urgent then ping us in chat. This is, of course, my ...


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Firstly, regarding comments, the number of comments provided by people who have not had time to acclimate to how the site works that were bad comments or not even necessary comments or were otherwise poor or ranty or against the rules led the owners to require 50 rep to curb comment spam. It's very easy to get 50 reputation provided you actually take the ...


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You're just new here and this is not a forum which most users are familiar with: this is a Question & Answer site and as a picture says more than a 1000 words: We're like the little asterisk in the middle, so take the tour and then read the help pages because we like to have well-defined questions that lead to well-defined answers without opinions, just ...


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The No Action Required button means that the post is good in your opinion. However, it doesn't mean you have to press it. A post may need improvement, it may need to be flagged, it may need you to ask the OP for more clarification, etc. Knowing that, if you try to do any of the previous actions (suggest an edit, flag, comment, etc.), the No Action Required ...


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It's the this year's April Fool :-) When viewing the page source, you get a hint: ... <!-- HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S FROM STACK OVERFLOW \/ __/ .::::.-'-(/-/) _/: .::::.-' .-'\/\_`******* __ (_)) \/ /: .::::./ -._-. d\| (_))_(__)) ...


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Questions at askubuntu are answered from a voluntary community, so there is no ticket system that reminds people to answer questions. It happens that questions are replaced by newer ones and people will oversee them even if they are good, because most wont scroll down a lot or even visit the next page(s). That happens e.g. if they are posted on Sunday ...


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You can track your reputation at this page. What is shown is that a number of answers and/or questions you've made have recently been deleted either because they or their parent questions were deleted. As such, the reputation you had gained was taken away, and your reputation tab shows this by "deleted post" or "removed" next to the -2 entries. As for ...


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We all know the difference: What is the difference between apt and apt-get? Both have their merit as both work for the task they are designed to. This also means there is no reason why we should force people into one or the other.


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If you want actual permission from Stack Exchange Inc, use the contact form. We can really only give you informal advice. Be polite. Don't hammer the server with hundreds of requests per second, don't leave it going for hours. Consider whether or not you need to index the whole thing or if you could limit it to something specific. And if you're sharing the ...


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status-bydesign on both the badge and reputation counts. The Badge Keep in mind that the requirements for the Copy Editor Badge are as follows (bold emphasis mine): Edit 500 posts (excluding own or deleted posts and tag edits) If you look at your reputation tab you'll note that there are a number of deleted posts that correspond to the edits you made. ...


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You actually get +2 reputation points from suggested edits, and not from edits. And once you hit 2k, you will not be able to suggest edits but you will be doing direct edits. Simply put, once you hit 2k, you won't get +2 rep from editing posts. However, you would still get +2 reputation if you suggest edits on tag wikis until you reach 20k reputation and ...


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User nickname is changeable and not necessarily unique, you need to use the unique numerical code associated to a user. So try user:573838. Alternatively, for self-posts, you can also use user:me. Also in order to find your questions with an answer you may use answers:1 (in general answers:n for questions with at least n answers). So simply search with user:...


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Answers with a total score of -3 or less automatically render faded until you tickle them with your mouse. That's independent of the accepted thingy. I think the reason is to visually mark them as not exactly useful at a glance. Disclaimer: I couldn't find an official source or help page for this behaviour, so this is just my personal observation and ...


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User David Foerster posted a comment in the original question thread explaining why it is considered a bug report issue: What you describe in the update to your question is a regression bug which is still a bug and thus falls under policy for bug reports, according to which it doesn't matter in which software component the bug lies or who develops or ...


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As noted in https://askubuntu.com/help/searching you can filter on dates. Filters for dates are created: to specify when the posts were created last lastactive: for posts active in a specified time period Relative dates: 1y, 1m, and 1d are shorthand for "last year", "last month", and "yesterday" - e.g., if today is April 15, created:1m searches ...


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I'm not a mod, but my comment was too long for the box. Flagging seems to me much more appropriate. If you're pinging a mod, that means you're pressing that person to deal with it. Flags can be handled by any mod, so, no pressure is applied to anyone (in my culture, imho, the essence of true politeness is avoiding applying pressure to anyone!). It seems to ...


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