21 votes
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How can "Community" post a bounty?

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 ...
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11 votes
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Proposal: Merge SuperUser, Unix&Linux, ServerFault, AskUbuntu, AskDifferent

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 ...
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10 votes

Why am I getting a refusal to help answer a question of mine?

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 ...
9 votes

Why does StackExchange not fix the login account system?

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. ...
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9 votes

Should Windows users be allowed to comment on *nix tagged questions?

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 ...
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8 votes

Why am I getting a refusal to help answer a question of mine?

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 ...
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7 votes

Why does StackExchange not fix the login account system?

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 ...
6 votes

Should Windows users be allowed to comment on *nix tagged questions?

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. ...
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4 votes
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Community bot comments might be misunderstood

I am curious about how these are generated and who is behind them. Reviewers are encouraged to leave comments for the post-author, but now they can also choose from a few options of canned feedback ...
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1 vote
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Downvote for a working answer, only because it means too much effort compared to available answers?

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 ...
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1 vote

Should Windows users be allowed to comment on *nix tagged questions?

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....
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1 vote

Why does StackExchange not fix the login account system?

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 ...
1 vote

Why does StackExchange not fix the login account system?

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 ...
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