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How to bring a post up
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You could improve it, but these improvements need to be substantial and preserve the spirit of the question. Don't bump to bump Occasionally "community" bumps up questions with no love - but this is ...

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This guy has a 101 rep with after only asking 2 questions and getting no up votes: Bug in Ask Ubuntu?
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He has the association bonus from having ,more than 200 reputation on SO. This is as designed. From the help pages If you are an experienced Stack Exchange network user with 200 or more reputation ...

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How to know who voted you?
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There's a few reasons for that - to prevent revenge/antirevenge voting for examples. To a limited extent mods will be informed of unusual voting patterns (though in most cases this is automated), but ...

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Should spam posts be edited, or still just flagged?
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Unless the link is something immediately harmful (But this being linux, one has less need to worry about malware - so maybe a shock site), there's little advantage to edits. New user links do not get ...

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Conspiracies defense for AU
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TL;DR: Yes, there are defense mechanisms in place, and we know they work well in these types of situations. We don't have to outline them all, but they do exist and work. Long form of this: shrug We ...

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Stopped from asking questions
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I think part of the problems you have are well... cause you don't quite get how stack exchange works. Have a look at the tour and the [help] pages. While its a bit daunting, how to ask questions the ...

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Shouldn't audio and video players be discussed and listed separately?
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Unless you're pretty big on music, most people arn't going to bother with seperate players or anything but the basic one. More importantly, 'list' style questions don't scale well on SE. They're ...

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Humor == or != Meta Post?
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As with the rest of the site - we want signal, not noise. Its fine to inject a little humour as part of making a point, but jokes posted as questions, questions posted as jokes, and things that are ...

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What will happen when all questions are asked?
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To quote an XKCD comic "Mission <censored> accomplished" You end up with a searchable library of ubuntu questions that people can use.

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Standard of expanding the abbreviations for questions
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Acronyms are designed to make life easier for people - Its perfectly fine to say, for example MS Office and MS windows, simply because this saves people the trouble of typing out the whole thing. The ...

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What is the fastest way to earn the bounty privilege?
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Thats pretty much how you do it. Ask good interesting questions, research (rome wasn't built in a day) answers that interest you. I've ended up self answering questions I asked in a few instances, and ...

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Should we add ephemeral security alerts on high priority vulnerabilities?
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Well - while this started as a comment, it deserves a fuller answer so... It should be a comment. As per the help center Add relevant but minor or transient information to a post (e.g. a link to a ...

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How do we handle comment threads that are outside scope of original question?
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Comments are not meant for chat. Flag it. Let a mod deal with it. I'd suggest "It really looks like this is a separate problem. You probably want to post a new question referencing this about that" ...

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What makes a question too broadly scoped for askubuntu?
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A good scope for a question would be "I'm trying to solve $problem. I have tried $solutions but they don't work for me cause $other_problem" "What does apt-cache search banana?" do is not a good ...

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How to see the list of users with most reputation from foo tag
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https://askubuntu.com/tags/command-line/topusers or

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Perceived rudeness
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I think that the rules of the road are pretty clear - help lays them out pretty clearly but then there's more. One of the nice things about the SE ecosystem is we have a source of clear, low noise ...

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Is that possible if my reputation drops to zero (0)?
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The minimum bound is 1(Thanks for the link gertvdijk). You are a beautiful and unique snowflake, and will melt under the withering heat of criticism if you had a negative score. Stackexchange as such ...

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Should I ask and answer a question that I feel would be useful on Ask Ubuntu, but that's already on Super User?
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Cross posting is kinda frowned on the network in most cases - both questions would turn up on search engines. People will find it. On the other hand If you have a remarkably similar problem, and ...

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Is this legal? Someone earned a bounty answering his question
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The bounty was awarded by another user. And yes, can totally happen if it so happens that the user felt it was needed. I've often awarded bounties to other folks questions, though I've never done so ...

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How to know if a question is flagged apart from guessing from the downvotes?
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Flag for deletion is a workaround to let low rep users close things. High rep users can see it in tools however. Its probably by design that you can't view if its flagged.

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Want to up-vote someone i down-voted him for bad reasons?
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Mods can't actually see who you voted for. I'd suggest not doing it again. In theory you could take back your downvote, and turn it into an upvote if someone edited the post, but of course, someone ...

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Is there a way to report users based on their user names?
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Use a custom flag on any question he's answered or asked stating why.

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