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Thanks for your interest in participating! The reputation system can be a little bit confusing at first, but rest assured - it's not that we think you aren't cool. Start out by taking the tour. It explains all the basic concepts of how the site works. If you check out the privileges page you can see how much reputation each new privilege requires and how ...


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I'd try commenting first, and editing - in situations like this I'd try to fix up one or two of them, and commenting politely about the fixes I've made, and why that is. If they're truely horrible, I'd spend the reputation to downvote or well.. just comment on how the answer could be better. If it gets to the point where its really too much to bear, hop on ...


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When you write your question, just include the http link to the image, and add a comment requesting a high rep user links it for you. Hopefully you will have enough rep to do this yourself very soon. As regards how to get reputation, read the reputation section of the faq.


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I would ask, good sir, that you do not crosspost the same post with minor changes to multiple sites. Or, well, as the commenter above pointed out blatantly copy the same posts. I'd challenge you to a duel, but it's painfully hard to find a white glove, and I am told shooting someone, even politely, is bad manners these days. Now, that we have politeness out ...


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Unfortunately, they don't get removed unless there's a very good reason (i.e. obvious spam, sock puppet used for voting irregularities, etc). We appreciate content, and with the CC-WIKI license of all the stuff you post, it belongs to Stack Exchange Inc. and the world! If it is potentially helpful, it will stay on the site. If it's blatantly unuseful, then ...


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Downvote the answer and, if it is grotesque enough, flag it. The system will eventually answer ban him with enough downvotes on these low quality answers. Feel free to pop in to Root Access for help. It may sound harsh, and obviously we want to try and educate the user and show him how a proper answer should be written, but at that volume it sounds like it ...


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Let's clarify something: this is a free Q&A site where everyone participating—and mostly those who answer questions—volunteers their time to help others. It's the actual process of doing so that should keep users doing it. Why else would I be spending my time here? And that does not even include the possibility to learn something yourself by researching ...


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Low-rep users actually can upload images with the built-in upload tool (to stack.imgur.com). What they can't do is display those images inline, which is what the upload tool inserts. It's a little unintuitive that a warning appears saying you can't insert images, when the link by itself would have been fine. An improvement could be made here - if a user ...


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Until mid-2010, all links counted toward the limit. This is indeed to prevent spam. Since intra-SE links aren't going to be of much use to spammers (as mentioned by Journeyman Geek in the comments), there was an MSE feature request to exempt them from the accounting. It was approved, implemented (cf. status-completed), and is now in effect.


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Turns out I cannot close my own question as duplicate, because the other question I found is not on this site but on meta.stackexchange.com. Keeping the question to allow others to find this answer that I found here: What happens with votes cast with rep < 15 exactly? What does recorded mean exactly? Recorded in database, separate table. (...


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Yes, no and there's no visibility of it. There's super limited cases where mods can see who voted on a post anyway. So if you want it up voted, you can upvote it again I'm told the results of new user upvotes are stored but even as a mod, I don't think there's any visibility or practical value in them


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Perhaps this could be remediated by disabling the editor area until the user has been seen to click on the FAQ (or a subset of it). And this does what, makes them prove they can click? Naw, if you wanna force them to read it, there's only one solution: There is an option to force folks to click through https://superuser.com/questions/how-to-ask before ...


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There's no crying on the intertubes Anyone actually interested in actually learning about the site/community will take the time to familiarize themselves with the norms, expectations, and FAQ. Whether that happens before their first post, after their first downvote, or somewhere in between, you're either interested in participating in the community or you ...


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When any user posts a question as an answer, flag it for a moderator, marking it as "not an answer". Downvote if you so wish. But this, this is just a question: Thanks Nelson for the code I have almost the same question than jimtut, but I try to "toggle" the view with a single script. [...] I tried different ways to "read" the ...


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First, decide what is the "problem": The answer will not work for current version of OS or application (but still the same Windows 7, or same Windows 10) The ideal solution is to edit the answer and provide a working answer. If you don't know the working answer, leave an edit to explain that this is not working per date/version and the reason. Per ...


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Since this is not dangerous in any way, but simply a wrong answer, please do not flag it. Down voting and leaving a comment is the way to go here.


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The problem in my opinion is this user hasn't given enough details in any of them to receive an adequate answer. (The answers to the questions can only be generic). As far as I can see, this user does not respond to comments asking for clarification & additional details. If a question requires clarification, and the author of the question refuses to ...


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I have tried to help this user to no avail. As you pointed out in the question Tim, I am just wasting my time. In the most recent question, the user can still return and mark the answer helpful, but has not. The root of the problem with this user is that they are trying to impress us that they know all about Level 2 and Level 3 layers, but does not even ...


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