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The user who posted the bounty got deleted - and that left the bounty in place. with community as the owner, since deleted users get merged with community. I've refunded the bounty, just so its less confusing.


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Post an answer that would be significantly outside the original answer (A guide with many additional answers and steps. I've done this a few times and it's been fairly well-received, so I don't see the problem with just doing that.


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I feel (entirely biasedly) that this proposal seems to miss a lot of context and community culture. First and formost, most of these sites are successful by Stack Exchange standards and have met all the requirements for graduation. Where they didn't, they still have large self sustaining communities capable of answering questions. Lets start with 2/3rd of ...


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See the page about what questions you are allowed to ask. Specifically, the section on what not to ask which includes this: issues specific to corporate IT support and networks We have no way of knowing how corporate networks and environments are set up and any suggestion we make would be pure guesswork, something that we try very hard to avoid. On top ...


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There are a lot of people (myself included) who run both Windows and one or more flavors of "*nix". Frankly, the idea that I can't answer Linux-oriented questions from my Windows box because I'm using a Windows box is offensive to me. I consider myself to be just as strong, if not stronger, in my knowledge of the plumbing of the operating system as well as ...


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As a long time user of the site, and someone who figured out the site in a kinder, gentler less confusing age, it feels like this is a aggregation of a few problems SE is frictionless for new users. You don't really need a login, until your cookies get messed up (or eaten) or you switch PCs. You don't need a logon but it helps ensure your questions are all ...


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Those responses make no sense to me as that 1. separate organizations. Employees of an organization are told system configuration information for one reason, it’s required to do your job, simply being interested in a subject doesn’t mean you have a need to know that information. Likewise you have indicated you don’t have access to anyone who has that need ...


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This isn't a problem with SE, it's a problem with you remembering your login info. There are a few things you could try Use a password manager like LastPass to remember it for you Use a Google or Facebook account that you are almost always logged into so that you automatically get logged into SE Write it down somewhere.


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It can be generally observed that there is a difference in aptitude and attitude between Windows users, and Linux/BSD/OSX (*nix) users. That's massively elitist. Not to mention dosen't scale at all. What about hardware questions? What about people who have *nix style tools or VMs with linux since they actually have work or school that needs windows but the ...


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Here is the current revision of your answer: If you also need to change the username in its directory, you may not just change it since the registry has many links to the username (though I doubt that the links are case-sensitive, you may try, but no guarantee). It might be the cleanest way to rename the current user to something else, then create a new ...


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There are already moderation tools built into the site. Unhelpful results can be voted down. Useful responses are voted up. Questions getting too many low value answers can be protected from new users. In general, this will allow high value *nix answers to be noticed. Writing a good question will also help with attracting good answers. Beyond that, you ...


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This discussion has been bothering me for several days now and I think I finally figured out why. In the model for the community our first point is to Be Nice. We as a community failed at that. I failed at that. We had a member of our community who was struggling with an aspect of this site and we kicked him while he was down. And then we kicked him ...


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This site (and Stack Exchange in general), provide a few ways for users to log in based on the technology/concept of OpenID. The idea being that you don't need to remember yet another account for logging in. Instead, you can use one (or more!) of your preexisting logons for other services to act as your account here. If you wish to check which logins you ...


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