pomsky
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Do we still really need to ask people to accept answers?
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I advocate the practice of accepting answers (mainly by new users) for two reasons: It shows that the answer worked for at least OP. It is the only way for a new user to explicitly show that they ...

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What if someone just thanked answerer instead of accepting that answer?
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For the general case, accepting an answer is a privilege that is enjoyed only by the OP (original poster) of the question. If OP is a new user and presumably unaware of how accepting works, you may ...

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Why do question share links include my user id?
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16 votes

User ID in the sharing link is useful in at least one situation. There are some badges: Announcer Share a link to a question later visited by 25 unique IP addresses. This badge can be awarded ...

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You are currently banned from flagging - view flags declined in the last 7 days
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As Thomas Ward puts it We are a bit harsh when it comes to the use of the VLQ flag. We reserve the VLQ flag for totally, completely, unsalvageable crap, not for unclear questions. [...] VLQ has some ...

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Trying to find my posts
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10 votes

User nickname is changeable and not necessarily unique, you need to use the unique numerical code associated to a user. So try user:573838. Alternatively, for self-posts, you can also use user:me. ...

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Broken links starting with http://%20https://
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I reckon this happens sometimes while adding a link using the "insert hyperlink" tool (either by clicking the button or pressing Ctrl+L) instead of using Markdown. The input box contains https:// (...

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How can I add a screenshot directly from my clipboard to the body of a post?
7 votes

Yes, you can. Either click the 'enter image' button or press Ctrl+G. Then it should get expanded as below: Make sure you have an image in your clipboard and then simply press the universal paste ...

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Duplicate vs Linked vs Related. Best practice for site navigation
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If you do not want to close the question as a duplicate, then do not use the duplicate flag. Simply leave a comment with the link to the related question instead, then it would appear under the '...

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Is there an easy way to include images from https://imgur.com?
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6 votes

Instead of downloading and re-uploading you can just copy the image URL and paste it in the image upload tool: (click 'paste')

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Should an answer be downvoted if it is outdated and at the top of the page
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No, that's very rude in my opinion. I think there are better alternatives. The answer needs additional details If the original answer is correct as it is at the time of posting, but now requires ...

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Review queue audit: what to do with obvious spam?
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5 votes

Once you're sure it's an audit, anything would be fine.

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Helpful answer get deleted?
5 votes

I feel you have accepted @Oli's answer but missed its point. So here's my attempt to point out what's wrong with your answer(s) posted to that question in particular. A disclaimer first, I was the ...

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How should we tag the Dash?
5 votes

I never heard anyone referring the "screen that appears when you click the "Show Applications" button" as "dash" in respect of GNOME. Only the side-bar thingy which appears in "Activities" overview (...

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Is [top-bar] just another [panel]?
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I'm not really comfortable with the idea of merging top-bar with panel. Here's why: "Top bar" in the context of GNOME 3 means something specific (analogous to menu-bar in Unity), not exactly same as "...

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I made an edit but didn't realise I was not logged in
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I believe the best possible outcome for you is to hope for the anonymous edit suggestion to get rejected so that you can suggest from your account once more (I have rejected it). That said, in my ...

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Noticing "score" and "answers" bars after unlocking "access to site analytics"
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The following question is raised in a comment by OP: This "new" score/answers bars have never appeared on my summary page before... so I thought it was related to site analytics. How does one ...

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What's the point of voting on questions (especially downvoting)?
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4 votes

Downvoting questions is an important moderation task which helps to filter out low quality posts from the site. Case in point: A question which is closed (except when closed as a duplicate) and has ...

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Changing the language of Ask Ubuntu word processor
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4 votes

In Firefox you can add dictionaries from here and change the spell-checking language by right-clicking in a text field and selecting another language.

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Why does my week rank show -483?
3 votes

Not a bug, that's the 'change' in rank (with respect to last week's rank).

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Do we -always- close posts if they are not exclusively about Ubuntu?
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I don't see a reason to override Ask Ubuntu (AU)'s policy of supporting only official Ubuntu flavours (OUF) by not closing a question in which OP clearly mentions that they're using a non-OUF distro, ...

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