Eliah Kagan
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Someone made a meta tag [review-audits] - is that a better name than [audits]?
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I believe review-audits is a better tag name than audits. The main reason is what you say: it is less ambiguous. But there is another, minor reason. review-audits will be easier to find and, for users ...

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Answers that aren't about Ubuntu (explicitly about another distro)
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TL;DR As Ravexina says, I think this is about that answer, which appears intended to work on Ubuntu, but which discloses that it was tested on Fedora. Considering that it would not be considered a ...

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Add a reply option for comments
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The only real disadvantage I can think of to a properly designed reply button is that it might lead to more replying, encouraging protracted conversations in comments. The original arguments against a ...

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Requesting some eyes on this Closed thread
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It was closed as off-topic. The specific reason selected was: Bug reports and problems specific to development version of Ubuntu should be reported on Launchpad so that developers can see, track and ...

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What should we do with new answers to old questions of EOL versions, with an already accepted answer?
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There is nothing special about newly posted answers to questions about releases that have reached end of life (or end of standard support). The goal of the site is to build a library of answers to ...

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Did I find a loop hole?
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Comments on deleted posts support flagging, as pomsky says. There are a variety of situations where it makes sense to flag a comment on a deleted post. Of the flagging reasons currently available for ...

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Why were my edit suggestions of fixing URL rejected?
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As you know, I am one of the reviewers who rejected (both of) your attempts to apply this edit. I think it is far from obvious that the specific change made here is correct or even safe. There are ...

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Are duplicate questions hidden now?
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The recent change to post notices does not change which posts are visible. It changes what information about their closure is visible. When you're logged in, you've probably seen text in post notices ...

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Standards for editing
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I want to focus first on one of your questions that I consider very important: Links: should they be shown like "I followed this link" or like "I followed https://foo". It is true that ...

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Question about Windows gets highly voted and has good Linux answers
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The OP seems to be using Windows. But besides that, the question itself is not related to Windows in any way (I explain exactly why this is below). I think the good options, at this point, are (a) to ...

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Forum etiquette (edited question)
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It is as you say: your post has been edited. Every question and answer on the site has a revision history, which shows each version of the post and provides comparisons between them. This is the ...

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It's time for me to go
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I'm sorry to see you step down as a moderator, though (like terdon) I understand the reason. You've made Ask Ubuntu and numerous people's lives better through your contributions and interactions on ...

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Editing posts: number of edits vs reputation
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I don't think the specific change proposed here would be an improvement, but this is a good question. In the hypothetical situation you described--which is a perfectly plausible situation, ...

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Month and Quarter reputation tab borked?
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At the beginning of a period--whether it be a week, month, or quarter--the stats for that period go back to zero, because they applied to the previous period, which has just ended. This is probably ...

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Proposed edit rejected - new edition is almost the same and didn't solve some problems
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I clicked Reject and Edit while reviewing the post. Although the rejection is shown as being done by the Community bot, I'm the one who's responsible for your edit being rejected (whether or not that ...

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Please un-mark my question a duplicate
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Yes, you're right that your question wasn't a duplicate of the linked question, because you already enabled the repositories that provide "ddeb" debug symbol packages (the -dbgsym packages), ...

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Please don't correct commands in questions unless you are sure the mistake is not the source of the problem
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In addition to what Zanna has said, I think there are two related cases that sometimes arise. (This post expresses my views, and I am not claiming that it restates any policy that is already ...

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Max number of downvotes
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There is effectively no hard limit, but it's probably not useful to have one. The system does not attempt to impose any particular limit on how low a post's score can go. It probably cannot go lower ...

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How to close self answered question
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It is not a problem that the question is shown as active, which just means that recent activity has occurred on it. As far as what the system considers unanswered, having any (not deleted) answer that ...

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You are currently banned from flagging - view flags declined in the last 7 days
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I recommend reading How do I flag correctly? if you have not yet done so. If an answer should be deleted because it does not attempt to address the question that was asked, that's not an answer. If ...

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Flag got declined but then reconsidered?
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Your comment clarifies that your goal was to raise a flag that indicated the question should be closed because it was unclear. You can flag a post as unclear what you're asking. But because it is a ...

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Purpose of protecting a closed question?
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Since protection works by preventing users who haven't earned much reputation on the site from posting answers, and new answers cannot be posted on closed questions until they are reopened, it's not ...

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Flagging other languages
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I believe fossfreedom's answer to Does it make sense to flag non-English questions? is our standing policy on what to do--or, at least, whether or not to flag--when someone posts a question in a ...

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raised flag - cooled off - now want to temper it / edit it -- what can I do?
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Retracting Flags As Zanna says, the appropriate action when you have raised a flag that you have then realized is wrong or unhelpful is to retract the flag. Most (but not all) types of flags can be ...

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Why was this small but important edit rejected?
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In such situations, I recommend including a more specific explanation in the edit summary when resubmitting the edit. Also, in general, I recommend including specific explanations in edit summaries ...

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What to do when posts are voted down for no reason?
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First I'll try to answer the general question. Scroll down for my thoughts on the specific post. If you know there is no reason at all for the downvotes, then the answer is to do nothing. Downvotes ...

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General Voting Etiquette
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No, there is no time limit on voting. As long as a post continues to exist, it's useful for its score to be displayed to show people what other members of the community thought of it. It remains ...

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A "My Questions" button next to the "Ask Question" button
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It's not just your questions that would be useful to have fast access to. It's also your answers, and your favorites (i.e., questions you have starred), and the list of all actions that you have done ...

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Can I ask a question on Ask Ubuntu about all the old distros?
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If it's not a question at all... If what you are contemplating posting is not an actual question at all, then it's unlikely that it would be reasonable to "ask" it on Ask Ubuntu. At least ...

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Why don't close votes reset on a question when the review ends?
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This is not per se a defense of the specific details of the current system, because there are several designs that I think could work well, and the current design is not necessarily optimal. With ...

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