Braiam
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Questions including "Please help me"
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"Help me please", "anticipated thanks", "my immortal and cool name", taglines, salutations, etc. are just noise, they don't add anything to the question and should go. Also, check tagging and title ...

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What do we do with (very) long answers, filled with off-topic story-telling?
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20 votes

Trim them down. Ask Ubuntu (and Stack Exchange) wants questions and answers without distractions. Like a FAQ. If you see too much noise unrelated to the solution of the question, just remove it.

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Attaching [SOLVED] to title of questions with accepted answers
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Marking an answer as accepted is the signal that the question is solved. We are not a forum, and there are mechanisms to look for questions that have answers and are accepted answers: answers:3 ...

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Should I wait before flagging as "Unclear what you're asking"?
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Should I give time to user to clear it's question by commenting on it? You should do both ASAP, without waiting. Comment and flag. That way if they don't improve their question it gets closed (since ...

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Ask Ubuntu version of "Oh The Horror" Hat Club anybody?
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MY KINGDOM FOR A HAT!!!!!!!!!!

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Should we downvote questions when the OP didn't put any research effort into them?
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Of course! The tooltip of down arrow (for questions) says, and I quote: This question don't show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful. We shouldn't extract all the information to OP's ...

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Should single tag edits be approved?
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13 votes

Should [sip] edits be approved? You should just "evaluate each edit in isolation. Approve if the edit is good, improve if it can be improved, reject if it's detrimental to the post and reject and ...

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Is using Google Plus to answer questions allowable?
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If I'm not mistaken, the Share buttons says: Know someone who can answer? Share a link to this question via email, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook. So, we are encouraging that you share the link ...

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Has <key> been disabled?
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13 votes

I'm sure is not <key> but <kbd> tags: ESC So no, the only issue is that you're using the wrong syntax.

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Have I got this right -- no explicit 'thank you' wanted?
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It feels so strange not properly thanking others for their effort If one of the answer wasn't sustain enough, you can ask for clarification in comments, "thanks" are expressed in upvotes (or ...

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What to do with answers posted as comments?
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Both of those questions have a single problem: they are crappy enough to merit closure. The first question is just 2 sentences and an image, there's nothing to start answering apart the only symptom. ...

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Can there be two users with the same nickname?
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10 votes

The transactional database doesn't care about some arbitrary nickname but id's. As you have (I presume) noticed, everything has an ID in Stack Exchange, posts, tags, revisions, and users. So, your ...

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How can we encourage 3k+ users to review more Close Votes
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As can be seen in your screenshot I'm the second user with most reviews completed and will tell, from my perspective, you what the problem is: Y U FLAGGING CRAPPY QUESTIONS AS DUPLICATED!?!?!? ...

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Close Vote review queue 40 or 20?
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The close queue is dynamic. If all the pending task are over 1,000 the amount of alloted reviews for each user rise to 40. Once the queue is below 1,000 the queue returns to the original 20. ...

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Are questions about the software centre app submit process acceptable?
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Questions about "why wasn't my app accepted/rejected" or "what's the status of my app" should be addressed by the representatives of Canonical. We've consistently closing them as we really can't help ...

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Should we allow links to fundraising and the like in questions?
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For supporting software there is the community advisement at the right. Anyone interested in giving support to any project should use that method. The guide would be okay if the links that could be ...

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Are questions about elementary OS off topic even if it's about the kernel?
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For that exist Unix & Linux, that is the correct place to ask about Linux not Ubuntu. Here we have a very scoped scope, Ubuntu. If you have a question about anything else that is not Ubuntu or ...

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Tag Synonym Request: Ubuntu on Windows
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It's not "bash" on Windows. You can get dash on Windows, or zsh on windows, or Xorg on Windows. The whole "bash on windows" was more evidence to one of the three problems all programmers have: off by ...

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Please ask people to translate, don't just close a question
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First of all: all communication must be in English. Period. Second, if they don't know enough English to write their question in English, how would you expect them to understand the answer in English? ...

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What is the difference between "delete" and "recommend deletion" votes?
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Supposedly, the low quality review queue allows you to vote to delete (a 20k privilege) 0 scored answers from the review, in hopes this speed up the deletion process. If 3 20ker users vote to delete ...

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Can you just point someone in the right direction and how vague are you allowed to be with this?
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You should substantially answer the question, always. It's even on the Answering page of the help center: Read the question carefully. What, specifically, is the question asking for? Make sure your ...

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What should I do now that I can't ask more questions?
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Why am I getting this message? As stated in the about links on every page, Stack Exchange is a network of question and answer sites, not help forums. This implies that all posts are expected to have ...

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Should questions that are asking for an install guide be flagged?
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8 votes

That one question fits the definition of too broad, you will need to write the equivalent of a book to start answering the question. Also, I would downvote it, it doesn't show any research effort, and ...

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install tag bug?
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Please, please, don't mindlessly replace the installation tag with system-installation or software-intallation, and review all the tags! The problem in that question is the setup tag which is ...

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Why don't we allow shopping recommendations?
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All of them and more: Who can answer any and every questions of this? Who are the "experts"? Are possible canonical answers? Wouldn't they are be too specific for that piece of hardware? Just how ...

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Can we merge retina with retina-display
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8 votes

And it's done. I renamed the only question with retina to retina-display.

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New SE bar, where has the link to X gone?
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8 votes

This is a quick reference hit list on where to find links to various functions: Link to chat and blog Chat used to have a link on the top bar, next to your user statistics preview. The new chat link ...

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Why am I unable to answer a protected question with 101 rep?
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You need more than 10 rep on this (Ask Ubuntu) specific site. The association bonus sadly don't count towards this hence you need to get 10 hard earned rep here to do so.

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Hey admins/mods this is for you!
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How am I supposed to add comments if I only have 6 rep. Please don’t tell me to just add comments to reply to people. I cant, I don’t think that the comment system is unfair, especially if we are ...

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Can we get "Ticker feeds" in the chatroom?
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No, I don't want to be cool at all! Leave it like that...

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