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Is there a policy regarding usernames with only non-English alphabets?

Not as far as I know, no. There are many usernames across the network with non ASCII characters. There's even one, particularly annoying, instance of a user whose name consists entirely of unicode ...
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Homepage spammed

You have 101 reputation on AU, which was obtained for being a trusted user on other SE sites. You clearly don't even use AU, so why are you posting about this here? How can you claim to have knowledge ...
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You could be antagonizing newcomers

If you think somebody is being rude, flag that post/comment. We'll talk to them if we think it's becoming a problem. "Be nice" is a rule around here and the mods do everything we can to make sure ...
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How can I reply to a user?

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 ...
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Can I tag people in the comments of an unanswered question?

Unfortunately, you can't successfully notify people with @ in comments under a post unless they have interacted with the post in specific ways: If they have ever commented on the post, you will be ...
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Why do users who are no longer very active still get so much reputation?

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 ...
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Gender breakdown of the site

I don't think any such statistics are available, and the closest you can get to an answer is the annual Stack Overflow Developer survey. Of course, the survey is voluntary, and the set of AU users may ...
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How can I reply to a user?

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 ...
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Users strange behaviour

It is a correct behaviour to convert a comment to an answer and mark it as wiki if the answerer did not write an answer themselves. Nothing is wrong. I do it too.
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when addressing to user in comments - @user as it is or without spaces?? example @Abcd E F or @AbcdEF?

According to this answer on How do comment @replies work? - Meta Stack Exchange Spaces are removed from the display names for matching purposes. So to match Peter Smith you may use @pet, @peter, @...
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What is the intent of the AskUbuntu reputation threshold to enable commenting?

What is the intent of the AskUbuntu reputation threshold to enable commenting? One of the reasons: to prevent spam. Here I am, completely new to linux and I don't have any new questions to ask. ...
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What is the intent of the AskUbuntu reputation threshold to enable commenting?

The point of the rep and privileges is to reward users who use the site by giving them some control for their contributions. You are hearing, "I don't belong here," but it is more like, "please make ...
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Is there a policy regarding usernames with only non-English alphabets?

Assuming Unicode provided a nice standardised method to do so, it would be good to ensure that all usernames include printable characters, to exclude usernames consisting entirely of either whitespace ...
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