RolandiXor
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It's time for me to go
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I have been out of the loop for a while, but catching up now is causing me to consider moving on as well. I respect your decision, and I will be making own known soon.

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High Votes on High Rep Users' Posts
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It's human nature to reward the popular. I know that's not the technical or preferred answer but it's just the way the cookie crumbles.

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What is this ridiculous "reputation" system?
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Since you have already received serious, informative answers, let me take a moment to entertain (yes, moderators can do that too). It is the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Reputation is....

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Can we change this user's name?
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Even if the name were something silly, like Bob The Builder, we would still have no right as mods to go and change it or even to ask the person to the change it. So long as it is nothing offensive or ...

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Is it ok for my reputation to be edit-based?
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Well the community needs your grammatical skill as much as it needs a knowledge of Ubuntu. Good question and answers are no use if no one can understand them.

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How do i get contacts of askubuntu members?
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Nathan covered this pretty well but I just thought I could add a little two cents extra: If there is someone you need to correspond with, there are a number of options. Firstly, there is the safe ...

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How is this site different from a forum?
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A forum is a place for open discussion that doesn't have to stick to the topic at hand. A Q/A site like Ask Ubuntu is about Questions:Answers - and their support system. There's no room (except chat ;...

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How do I go about asking a question already asked but unanswered?
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I would suggest flagging the question if you're unable to start a bounty. If the new question generates answers, the two could be merged. The other option is to start a bounty, but this only works ...

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Hey 10kers... you also have the delete votes
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As an aside, when you use these delete votes, it can be helpful in letting moderators know which NAA flags to handle as "delete" much quicker :)

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Anyone interested in a regularly scheduled, multiplayer game of 0 A.D.?
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I would win every time, so there is no point in playing against me. LOL just kidding :D I'm interested! My only (current) limitation is my hardware, due to the graphics card more so than anything ...

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Why are there no hats for Ask Ubuntu meta?
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Because hats eat babies, and Meta is where the baby Ask Ubuntu's are born and raised. Just for your sake however, I have retained a picture of a hatted Moderator, for your research. Do not attempt to ...

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Should we have a PSA/Community bulletin to stop using Wubi now that it has been officially pulled from development releases?
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Yes. I'll add it (adding it to my todo list).

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Should Canonical employees have special badges?
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I have thought of this a few times, and I like the idea, but it may have drawbacks. I will try to list a few here and maybe others can follow up. Canonical is not well loved by some in the open ...

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Will Ubuntu.com and Askubuntu.com be available in other languages?
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We can't really answer the question of Ubuntu.com seeing as that is run by a totally different set of people (Canonical). Whether or not this site gets support for other languages is solely up to the ...

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Should we downvote questions when the OP didn't put any research effort into them?
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I would caution that unless we know the person in real life, we really don't know if they've done any research or not. I say this not to be technical, but just to remind you that sometimes people just ...

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Suggested Edit notifications not being sent in a timely manner?
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This is almost certainly a bug, as suggested edits should normally come to you as a notification the moment they are made. It will be easier to track this problem if you notice it again, so if it ...

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Educate askers to look after their questions
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There is a message that comes up when new users are posting questions that gives them guidelines and tips, but most people just ignore it. Same with the FAQ. I don't think there is much we could do, ...

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Is this question too localized?
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It's not too localized, though IIRC this was a bug in previous versions. Someone just needs to post the screenshots and direct her on how to do it.

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Linked to another Stackexchange site?
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Stack Overflow is a "parent" site for the Stack Exchange network, so many issues are covered on their meta and linked across the network.

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Can I migrate some questions of mine from Superuser to here?
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Since you are on Kubuntu I would suggest migrating your questions here indeed. I cannot guarantee an answer either.

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What should I do If a bountied question is a duplicate of another
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Seth covered basically all I was going to say. I'll just add, the person giving the bounty will also get a nice badge (or two(?)) for adding a bounty to another person's question if it is their first ...

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Who are these people? Is that @jrg?
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I do not exist outside of the internet and that is all I will say.

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Does destroying the spam account actually protects us?
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Well, I don't think it really protects us, but it does seem to stop some spammers for a while. One thing I would suggest is not to send them a message, as it just makes them think we are fooled by ...

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How to handle users that ask a question, and never come back?
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So long as the answer is upvoted twice by other users, the question is marked as answered, so we need not worry about delinquent users. However, if you see such instances, as Seth mentioned, leave a ...

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Are questions like "asking for tips" right on AskUbuntu?
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Abraham pretty much sums it up. The problem is not that you ask for tips, but the way you ask. If your question is objective and has a clear end point, then go ahead, ask away. However, if you are ...

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Can Ubuntu GNOME Remix be added to the supported derivatives page?
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This has nothing to do with Ask Ubuntu, and yes, Canonical will handle that themselves.

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How do you write a askubuntu username backwards?
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˙˙˙oɹq ʇnoqɐ ƃuıʞʃɐʇ ǝɹ,noʎ ʇɐɥʍ ǝnʃɔ ou ǝʌɐɥ I‮ http://www.fileformat.info/convert/text/upside-down.htm

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Should we commment on spam to get it deleted faster?
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I've never thought about that but yes - it would be wonderful if you did!

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How can I find the exact/complete URL (anchor) for an answer?
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For questions and answers, you need to click the share link that comes up below them. For comments, there is a timestamp next to the comment. When you right click on it, you can copy the link.

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What is the process to get those pro-forma-comments into the "central script"?
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The script we use here uses a json file containing a set of useful comments. It is hosted on github and instructions for using it are included in the top answer. To get yours submitted to this ...

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