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It is by design that one loses 1 reputation when downvoting an answer. I believe this is to discourage competitive (and perhaps frivolous) downvoting. While I would very much like to encourage you to downvote when appropriate regardless of the reputation loss, you may like to know that non-answers posted as answers and other low quality answers are often ...


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You can only directly contact another user under certain circumstances. Right now, as you are a 1 rep user, you can't, unless you asked a question or left an answer and someone else commented on it then you can "ping" them with @ followed by their user name. For example to ping me you would write @markkirby in your comment and I would receive a notification ...


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You have 17 questions, of which 8 are deleted or were flagged for deletion and were in fact deleted, or were deleted by yourself. This means your questions are mostly against the quality guidelines held by the community. Or, you are just mass deleting things and not contributing good-quality questions. Deletions can trigger question/answer bans, and there ...


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There is no in-built mechanism to remove that icon from your page. If you don't want to participate in reviews just ignore the icon.


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You should not post an answer because you have to same problem, unless you have some research which at least partially solves the problem. See the Help Center answer How do I write a good answer?: Have the same problem? Still no answer to the question, and you have the same problem? Help us find a solution by researching the problem, then contribute the ...


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Yes, you're right, it makes no sense at all that trying to add a comment causes you to fail an audit when the post is high quality. You are also right that the system does not read your comment to see if it is reasonable (also, on a personal note, if commenting is going to cause me to fail an audit, can I please fail as soon as I click add a comment instead ...


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You can ignore tags. Hover over to the tag and click "🚫 Ignore Tag". Find "Ignored Tags" window on the right side of the homepage, click on edit and select Hide questions in your ignored tags. Alternatively: You can always add tags to the ignored tags list.


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An out of the box solution, to complement the other (better) answers: consider posting a 100 point bounty on a question or answer that deserves it; that will bring your reputation below 500, which is the level required for accessing the review queues. That will also hide the icon from the navigation bar.


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"no changes needed" means that you have examined the item and have decided that it is okay in its current state. If you select "no changes needed" without actually examining the question, then "failed" is an appropriate result. There is also the "skip" option for when you don't want to suggest changes yet don't want to say it's okay. (If you really want ...


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In general, it's not surprising that people who were active on the site years ago are getting the passive reputation increases observed. We get reputation not when posting something, but when someone upvotes it. A post can be upvoted any time after it is posted (unless it's locked or deleted), and posts that get a lot of views continue to get upvotes over ...


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Just visit your profile and choose the bookmarks tab or click here https://askubuntu.com/users/current/?tab=bookmarks


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This is not a full answer to the question, as I don't feel I have anything helpful to say about any aspect of the situation except possibly the content of the post. Firstly, thanks for posting that useful question. Secondly, it does seem that the question would benefit slightly from a clarification, as Braiam's comments on the question rightly (well, he's ...


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The question got a lot of views quickly and then was automatically protected after three none answers were posted by 1 rep users. As this happened ages ago (Aug 5th), I have unprotected the question and now 1 rep users can answer it again, consider contacting the user you mention in this post if you can. There are no reviews for protected questions, ...


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It may take 1-2 minutes to calculate the results and to be available on OpaVote (formerly, OpenSTV) and 5-10 for Community Managers to post. For example, 2019 election ended on May 21 '19 at 20:00, the results were available at 20:01 on OpaSTV and Jon posted at 20:07. Related posts: When will we know the results of the recent elections for moderators? There'...


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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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This is because you are ignoring one (or more) of the questions tags, just hover over the tags to see which one(s).


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In this case, a flag to close a question, it's handled by users with 3,000 or more reputation in the Close Votes review queue. It's quite full, 170 questions (though nowhere near Stack Overflow levels) and that means that for some questions the review never gets completed. Even though there may be enough active reviewers, if the decision to close a question ...


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As detailed in How does the bounty system work?, when you place a bounty, after a week plus a grace period if no answers have +2 on votes or you haven't granted the bounty, the bounty simply expires and you've lost the points. This is why the bounty page gives you notes that once you issue a bounty it isn't going to be able to be recovered/refunded. This ...


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We have hidden it well, but there is such a page


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You can view them in your profile: https://askubuntu.com/users/current?tab=activity&sort=suggestions (which should redirect to https://askubuntu.com/users/1082980/sleipnir?tab=activity&sort=suggestions for you). As for cancelling, not currently.


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It wasn't identified as spam, on the contrary, it was identified as high quality and that's why it was used in a review audit. Review audits are there to stop "robo reviewing": people who just blindly click through a review queue in order to get a badge. Yes, such people actually exist and they're why we have review audits in the first place. In ...


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I think there is a bit of confusion on your part, you seem to be confusing the company Canonical who make Ubuntu with the English meaning of the word, it is an easy mistake to make here, a relevant definition of the word (from dictionary.com via Zanna in comments) authorized; recognized; accepted: So what they actually want is a definitive or best answer ...


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If you want to transfer the ownership of the post from yourself to the community, you can simply make your post Community Wiki post. From What are "Community Wiki" posts?: Community Wiki posts work by partly transferring ownership of the post from the original author to the community. They make the post easier to edit and maintain by a wider group ...


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Make an edit to the answer. You have >2k rep, so you can edit it directly. Once edited, you're free to change your vote.


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Please see Why are questions no longer being accepted from my account? from the Stack Overflow help center (or the equivalent page of any other SE network site) for more general information about question bans, how they work and what you can do to avoid them. TL;DR: Post well received questions and also edit and improve your old questions to make them meet ...


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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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It seems that 20k+ users can cast delete votes on answer with a score of -1 or less. If it is anonymous and no explanation why, you can ask for clarifications in a comment and try to improve the answer without spending too much effort.


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StackExchange sites are intended for public questions and answers. They are not really designed for private discussion. You can ping a specific user in comments or chat. However, they are under NO obligation to respond. They are a volunteer, and answer what they please.


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If what you have to say seems like a good and complete answer to the original question, then it is an answer (others will up- or down-vote it depending upon whether they agree with this assessment). If what you have to say is about the question, or is a relevant detail that could be part of an answer, then it is a comment (e.g. the observation that *.SE is ...


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New users aren't able to post images (to prevent spam or abusive material) and their posts often end up containing links to an image: some text here (source code: [some text here](https://i.stack.imgur.com/99gX9.png)) bare links to an image page like this: https://imgur.com/a/bDrTcpm The first case is easy to solve: just put a ! in front of the opening ...


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