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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
14 votes

What is, in your opinion as a potential future moderator, the biggest problem that Ask Ubuntu faces? If you were to get elected, what actions would you take towards resolving this issue?

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How to find the URL of particular answer of a question
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12 votes

Click on the "share" link on the answer that you want to share, copy the link, and use this: People who use this link will be taken straight to the answer you shared, provided that answer doesn't get ...

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Why does it take 300 rep to create a new tag?
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10 votes

While you may feel that your tag was valid in this instance, that is rarely the case. Quite often, people who are new to the Stack Exchange way of doing things will attempt to use tags like keywords ...

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Cleanup 2014: A tale of tags
10 votes

Tag: lid Action: remove completely Why: Any questions raised regarding the lid of a laptop will reference closing or opening the lid in the question. No tag wiki, a single follower. The last 3 ...

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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
7 votes

As a moderator, your votes become binding. Actions you used to take like flagging, closing, and deleting will take effect immediately without any input from any other users or moderators. How will ...

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Cleanup 2014: A tale of tags
7 votes

Tag: merge Action: Delete Why: Same reasons as import, export, restore, etc

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Cleanup 2014: A tale of tags
7 votes

Tag: effects Action: remove tag Why: this tag is currently in use in all instances where "effects" would apply, including compiz effects, issues caused by graphics drivers, drop shadows, ...

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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
6 votes

While the moderator position you're nominating yourself for is a voluntary position, there is a minimum amount of time that you would need to be available in order to be an effective moderator. How ...

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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
6 votes

A new user has arrived and doesn't really understand the way the Stack Exchange system is supposed to work. They're complaining that people keep editing their posts and a roll back war has started on ...

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how can I get the Precognitive badge
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6 votes

This badge is given to users who essentially sign up for the site before the site actually exists. They don't actually sign up at this time, of course, because the site doesn't exist, but following a ...

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Is it possible to restore my deleted account
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6 votes

When an account is deleted, all data associated with that account is anonymised, the way that the account is deleted will depend on a variety of factors including how much network reputation you had ...

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Cleanup 2014: A tale of tags
6 votes

Tag: unlock Action: delete Why: It's a meta tag used to describe an action taken in a wide variety of different applications.

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Cleanup 2014: A tale of tags
6 votes

Tag: offline Action: remove completely Why: this tag's meaning is inconsistent depending on the question it has been used on so should either be completely removed (and the information portrayed in ...

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Do we need "brand/manufacturer" tags?
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5 votes

No - when thinking about creating additional tags, ask yourself the following; Who would filter using it? Who would think this is an expertise area? If the answer to either question is unknown, ...

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Cleanup 2014: A tale of tags
5 votes

Tag: download-speed Action: merge into networking or network-monitoring Why: not a tag that's ever going to get used for filtering questions, would probably be better suited tagged networking or ...

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Cleanup 2014: A tale of tags
5 votes

Tag: restore Action: remove completely Why: this tag describes an action and wouldn't really ever be used as a filter. It's tagged against a large number of questions from various different subjects ...

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Cleanup 2014: A tale of tags
5 votes

Tag: interface Action: remove completely Why: this tag's meaning is inconsistent depending on the question it has been used on so should either be completely removed (and the information portrayed ...

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Should we edit offensive content that is only meant to vandalize the site?
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5 votes

No, offensive or spam content should be flagged as either spam or offensive. These two options are equivalent and will result in the post being removed without moderator intervention once enough ...

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Can the tag suggestion help-text be changed?
4 votes

The list of tags shown in your screenshot is generated from the popular tags available in the database. It doesn't get manually updated.

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Badge doesn't update reputation in real-time
4 votes

The only thing you need to do is be patient. Updates for a whole variety of statistics do not update in real time, including, but not limited to; tag reputation tag badges reputation badges others ...

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How to post links and commands?
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3 votes

Chat uses a more limited version of markdown, most of the formatting you're used to should still work. For example: Posting links: [link text](http://linkuri) Posting tag links: [tag:tagname] ...

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question deleted - reputation is gone, but the tag rating is still there
3 votes

Tag ratings update overnight, rather than instantly, so any changes to them should be correctly reflected tomorrow. Reputation changes are done in real time, so the deletion of the question would ...

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review link should show how many posts are to be reviewed
2 votes

This is actually something that Stack Exchange are already investigating. When the time comes, and the functionality is ready, it will be rolled out. Until then...

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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
2 votes

A new user has joined the site and posted a question which is obviously off topic, you know the question needs closing - how do you approach this with the user? (Provide past examples if you've got ...

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Is there a way to distinguish answers from questions while reviewing edits?
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2 votes

Here are some screenshots of edits against questions and answers so you can see for yourself. edit against a question edit against an answer Down at the bottom next to the avatars it states "asked" ...

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Accidentally rejected the edit request
2 votes

If you have rejected it, then you've rejected it. There is no way to undo this action. The user who suggested the edit could resubmit it but since their first attempt to edit it was rejected it is ...

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Can we merge/synonimize all the game related tags?
2 votes

You can do - as mentioned, we only actively monitor the games tag, so any game related questions that pop up under a different tag will be missed by our community. The best way to handle this would be ...

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Why I do not get notified about duplication notice comments?
2 votes

You're not notified of close or delete votes in the drop down inbox.

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