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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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2023 Community Moderator Election Results

elementary OS's 3rd moderator election has come to a close. Since there were not enough candidates for a competitive election, we simply appointed the candidates who nominated themselves: They will ...
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2023 Community Moderator Election

The 2023 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election for 2023

Summary: elementary OS Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on March 7 to bring in 2 more moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta ...
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Is there somewhere else that might provide support of EOS

This place is deader than dead. Any other venues for getting help?
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2022: a year in moderation

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2023 Pro-Tem Moderator Election: Community Interest Check [duplicate]

elementary OS Stack Exchange last had moderators elected around a year ago. After discussing it with the current moderator team, we're looking at scheduling an election to start sometime in January ...
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2021: a year in moderation

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Is There Another Place to Ask/Answer Support Questions?

Over the last couple of months I've tried to invest a little bit of time every day to help answer people's questions about Elementary OS and Linux in general. However, it feels at times that I'm the ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Elementary OS's second moderator election has come to a close. Since there were not enough candidates, we simply appointed the sole candidate: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please ...
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Should We Ask Questions We Can Answer to Build Content?

Two years ago Hasan listed some ways to build the elementary OS SE site and shared some of the numbers from Area51 that outlined what was working and what needed attention. In the 822 days since his ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election for 2021

Summary: elementary OS Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on July 19 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta ...
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2020: a year in moderation

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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Things to work on for the betterment of elementary OS SE

elementary OS Stack Exchange site have been in beta for around 1400 days. If we look at the facts and figures at the Area 51 you will see that we need to work on answered question percentage and we ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

elementary OS's first moderator election has come to a close and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering, and share your ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

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2018: a year in moderation

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Is this the future of Elementary OS support beyond Loki?

There are a few main concerns I have: The answer rate is still low It feels like the community is less responsive these days There are lots of long-term unanswered questions (and loads of people don'...
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Is bumping old freya-related questions an intended behavior?

We know that the system bumps questions as active so that unanswered questions might get attention again. But questions like this might not deserve the bump as it is for Freya, an older version we ...
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What is needed for this site to go out out of (public) beta?

"Public Beta does not have a fixed duration" But what are the specific requirements for this site to be out of "beta" stage? A number of users maybe?
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Proposal: let's not close questions concerning bugs/feature requests as off-topic

As far as I can tell, most close votes in the elementaryOS SE are for questions describing issues or missing features, which are voted for closure as off-topic. I think it's telling and concerning ...
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Do we support questions about virtual machines?

I've done a fair amount of research trying to help users with questions about VirtualBox but the vast majority of what I've found instructs simply to install guest additions and pray. Other commenters ...
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How we handle questions about feature requests and bugs

I was surprised to find a custom off-topic choice (when filing to close a question) for bugs and feature requests Questions about bugs and feature requests are off-topic because they cannot be ...
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Menu bars and docks

While I imagine some might find it useful for users to know the technical name of the pieces of their operating system, most will only know wingpanel as the menu-bar, plank as the dock, and slingshot ...
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Do not take no for an unanswer

We currently have one of the lowest unanswered question rates across all Stack Exchange sites (69%). There are a number of reasons this might be so—particularly, I look to the design of the accepted ...
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Configuration tags, [tag:customise], and related

We have several tags that are variants on customise and configure. I don't see these categories being useful, as the questions are already grouped by their subject (the program being customized/...
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Should [tag:systray] and [tag:indicators] merge into [tag:wingpanel]?

The current questions in systray and indicators have a complete overlap with wingpanel. The only reason why the finer categories may be necessary is if enough questions specifically pertain to ...
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Merge [tag:trackpad] into [tag:touchpad]

The former (trackpad) is currently a duplicate of the latter (touchpad) when it should really be an alias.
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Repurpose [tag:shortcut] into [tag:app-shortcut]

keyboard-shortcut already exists and shortcut is collecting all sorts of cruft. I would propose that the latter becomes about app shortcuts in specific so we can remove the keyboard duplicates. If ...
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Merge [tag:geary] into [tag:pantheon-mail]

geary is now pantheon-mail so the two should be combined into one tag to preempt any confusion.
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Delete [tag:trash]

All relevant questions about trash appear to really be about pantheon-files and its operation. The Trash tag is better either as a synonym or just deleted altogether.
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Is [tag:help] helpful?

help has collected a lot of junk. I think it would be assumed that (all?) questions are about help/support. Perhaps it's being used when a tag is required and there is no general OS help tab?
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Should [tag:sleep] and [tag:suspend] combine?

sleep and suspend appear to cover identical scope. The former might sometimes include hibernate, but that is currently handled by a separate tag. Would it make sense to combine the first two? All ...
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Are questions on beta releses accepted on elementaryos.stackexchange?

With Loki, like with Freya, I was pleasingly surprised to find the beta better in some respects than the previous version, so I want to use it. But are questions on the beta release off-topic? And if ...
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Please tell users not to use the elementary.io tag when not abput the website

A week's ago (or a month) I removed questions not about the website from the elementary.io tag. Now again the tag is filled with questions not about the website.I can't be cleaning it all the time. ...
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Did I just edit waaay too many posts?

I was correcting formatting, spelling, grammar, etc. on a lot of old posts (and new ones too) so the question would be clearer. Now the site's front page looks like this: Did I do anything wrong to ...
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What should we do with users that never reply

I have answered many questions and the question asker does not reply or mark as answered. These questions are bad for the site and will make it have more unanswered questions. Is there anything we ...
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If it's not really spam, don't flag it as such!

I've only seen one such flag in recent times but it reminded me to remind those unfamiliar with the Stack Exchange model - to be careful with your flags! Spam/Offensive flags will obviously be ...
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Some questions on this site have duplicates on AskUbuntu

elementary OS is based on Ubuntu so Ubuntu problems also happen on elementary. This site has issues with graphics drivers which apply also to Ubuntu. Questions not related to Ubuntu are related to ...
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Is it okay to recommend other Linux distros here?

I recently found a question here and I want to recommend another Linux distro to the asker. Is that okay here?
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Are python and/or vala questions on-topic on this site?

I have seen few questions on python and vala. I would like to know are python and/or vala, on-topic on this site? Moreover, if python/vala is off-topic, we are not supposed to close every question ...
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"you're just trying to farm reputation here" Is it constructive

I have got a comment from a user: The part of the comment is: " it seems like you're just trying to farm reputation here" I know the comment is very constructive, but the part of it which I ...
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Can I continue answering "this" user

This user posted nearly 20 questions (atm), I have answered many of it. I believe the user is new to elementary. I am well aware of SE policy, if I continue answering, at one point the system treats ...
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False review count [duplicate]

Immediately after reaching 2k, the suggested edits count showing 10 But the actual suggested edit count: here is the total image.
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What topics can I ask about here?

I was wondering what questions are on-topic here, so I went to the "What topics can I ask about here?" help page. However, that page is extremely sparse. It says only: What topics can I ask about ...
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Please ensure the answer you are voting for does answer the question

I just answered my own question incorrectly. Why did I answer it incorrectly? Because I assumed this answer would work on elementary OS. But it doesn't. My answer works fine on Ubuntu, but it ...
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