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How to maximise engagement with questions posted on ROS Answers?

I've been posting questions on ROS Answers for a while now and I have found it to be an amazing resource. It's helped me a great deal and it is vital part of the ...
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Is there a plan to clean up Tags on ROS Answers site?

I'm not suggesting that it be a manual effort. There definitely should be an easy-button for admins to accomplish this task. and maybe eventually it could even be completely automated. But I just ...
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is it possible to privately contact a ros answer's user

is there a way to send a message directly to a ros answer's user? Originally posted by chukcha2 on ROS Answers with karma: 89 on 2016-03-03 Post score: 0 Original comments Comment by Kailegh on 2016-...
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How to Log In To ROS Answers with Google

I normally sign in to ros.answers with my google login. But it looks as though something has changed, because the icon is different now and it says "Click to see if your google login still works ...
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Why are my comments on ROS Answers disappearing?

This is more of a meta question, but: when I try to comment on an answer to one of my questions, then hit "add comment", the comment appears below the answer. But then when I refresh the ...
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Direct Message other people on ROS Answers?

I was wondering if the administrators could permit direct messages to people on ROS answers (based on people accepting requests or some other form of privacy protection of course). Because some times, ...
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How to promote questions/get answers?

I wasn't sure if this is the right place to ask this question. So feel free to delete it if not appropriate, sorry about that. Anyway my question is, is there any way to get answers to unanswered ...
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answers.ros.org comment formatting

You used to be able to use backticks for inline code, * for italics and bold, and even name links in comments on this site, but lately, all of these characters just ...
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Why is ROS ANSWERS forum so easily exploitable?

ROS ANSWERS unlike stackexchange, ubuntu forums is easily exploitable and I want to divert the attention of forum moderators to this issue. In this forum anybody can make an account and upvote answers ...
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How regular users should deal with a spam?

Sometimes there is a spam on Answers, e.g. like today. So, how regular users should deal with it? I mean those ones who have insufficient karma to delete the entire question/answer/comment. For ...
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meta forum for ROS answers?

Recent discussions on ros-users showed that ROS Answers is ... Hmm, let's say ... That there is room for improvement. :-) For this reason there are "meta forums" for stack exchange Q&A's,...
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Reduce karma required for commenting

Apparently there is the issue, that new users with only few karma can't post comments (on other people's answers)(example). As a result some post comments as answers, since there is no other way. If ...
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What questions belong on answers.ros and what belong in other places?

I've seen questions related to using ros with gazebo on answers.ros (and even asked a few myself too), but since answers.gazebosim.org has become active (and no longer has a wait period for questions ...
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Problem in my ROS answers profile

I cannot see the option "post a comment" in most of the places. For example, I posted a question few mins ago. I got two answers for that but I am unable to see the option post a comment ...
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No email notifications for updates on my questions

Although Follow is pressed, email the updates is ticked, Email me when there are any new answers is ticked as well I do not receive any e-mail notifications. Neither for new answers nor comments. I am ...
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How to enter multi-line code in our questions?

Hi All, For me, it seems that the tool for entering code (available on the toolbar above our ros-answer-question editor) only works for one-line code; we have to click the tool again for a new line. ...
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Can't answer own question

I am trying to answer my own question: http://answers.ros.org/question/41798/gazebo-simulation-crashes-on-collision-with-wall/, but cannot see the post answer button for this question or other ...
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Why I can't accept the right answer?

For example, I can't click the right answer of this page. I also met this kind of problem at other ros answer page. How to fix it? Thank you~ Originally posted by sam on ROS Answers with karma: 2570 ...
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Moderating ROS-Users

Has there been any thought put into moderating ROS-Users such that emails that would get the reply "Try ROS Answers" don't have to go to everyone? Originally posted by David Lu on ROS ...
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answers.ros.org feedback broken

I tried to provide feedback on the badges web page but when you click on feedback at the top of the page, it tries to send you to http://answers.ros.org/badges/%(feedback_faq_url)s which comes up &...
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Is there a minimum tag size on answers.ros.org?

Don't know if it is just me or answers.ros.org. When I search "osx" I get no returned questions. When I search "lion" I get a bunch of questions returned, most with the "osx&...
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How to Re-Tag questions since latest update?

How can one re-tag other questions? Either I can't find the button or the functionality was changed since the last update of ROS answers. It used to be possible with enough Karma. Originally posted ...
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Format of query/question on answers.ros.org

Hello again, It is possible to escape (or somehow pre-process) non-alphanumeric data before using it for searches? For example you were searching for questions related to the topic /camera/image_raw ...
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Settings to change the theme?

Hi all, Since questions about this site should also be posed here: Is there an option to set the theme of answers.ros.org? The new theme doesn't suit me and I couldn't find anything in my profile. ...
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How to link URLs with parentheses correctly?

Linking a URL with ) in it doesn't work as that's the same character that ends the link tag. I tried some basic escaping, unsuccessfully. Is there a solution to this? Originally posted by dornhege on ...
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Enable RSS feed for tags

Would be nice to get an RSS feed for an specific tag. Tag pages showing lists of corresponding answers display an RSS button which always points to the "all answers" feed. After checking the ...
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Can I send private messages on askbot?

hello, is there also a opportunity to write private messages here to members?? if yes , how? i can`t find . greets Originally posted by hmmm on ROS Answers with karma: 37 on 2011-12-25 Post score: 0
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Is ROS answer able to join stackexchange?

Because I can use stackexchange's function to see message on whatever board. If ROS answer can join them, I can receive notice message on any of stackexchange board. Thank you~ Originally posted by ...
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Can't log in to answers.ros.org using Google Authentification

I have my ros answers account linked to my google account. When I try to log in with this google account, it takes me to the account creation screen, as if my account doesn't exist, and if I try to ...
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Is ROS able to cancel the limit of karma to upload pictures?

If the new user of ROS have some pictures to describe question clearly,it is very sad to see that he doesn't have enough karma to upload pictures. So I ask if there is possible to make new user also ...
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Inbox icon is red when I read all the messages

I found someone ask : http://answers.ros.org/question/700/answerrosorg-askbot-inbox-icon-is-red-when-inbox But I also met this kind of problem. It made me confused if I have new message or not. Who ...
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ROS Answers SE migration: mail glitch

At the top of the screen, there is an image of an envelope that turns red when there is new mail. For some reason, it is currently red, but I am 100% sure that I have no unread mail. Because of this, ...
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Bug when adding a 6th comment?

Does anyone have the same odd behaviour, when adding a 6th comment to a question as in this example? Usually after 5 comments, you see a "see more"-like link. When I post the 6th comment, ...
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Email Notifications on Interesting Questions

Another answers.ros.org email possible bug... For questions that match my interesting tags, I only get emails when the questions are edited/answered/commented on, not when the question is originally ...
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ROS Answers Search Bar Broken?

At the risk of sounding foolish, is the ROS answers search bar broken? It doesn't seem to operate at all like your traditional search bar, and as such I've found the site to be of very limited use. ...
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Editing Answers on answers.ros.org

[originally asked to Tully via email] What strategies are used for editing answers on answers.ros.org? I've seen a number of edited answers (like this one) and I've never understood the reasoning ...
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Can we disable line-wrapping on the 'badges' on the bottom of our profile?

At the bottom of my user page it shows the badges I have gotten. However, many of them have linebreaks and this makes them look bad. Like "Nice\nQuestion x\n4" (with \n showing where I ...
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Posting code in answers and copyright statement?

Is it appropriate to post a program listing as an answer to a question? (there is a "preformatted text" tool to assist with this) When posting code for ROS here or elsewhere, should the ...
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answer.ros.org askbot inbox icon is red when inbox is empty

The envelope icon next to the username on the askbot site is stuck red. I cleared my inbox (dismissed all notifications) but the icon is still red (it used to be white). Update: This is a bug. A bug ...
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How to reply to answers?

If someone replies to a question, that shows up in the stats on the main page and bumps the question to the top of the list. So how should we comment on that answer so that the same thing happens? ...
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Can we allow longer tags?

I think that it's common (makes sense to me) to put package names in as tags here, but not all will fit. For example, I couldn't fit "pointcloud_to_laserscan" in my latest question because ...
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why cannot I tag one of my answers as answering my own question?

Hello, I had the case today where I asked a question and found the answer myself a few hours later. I then posted the solution by answering my own original question. Now I'd like to mark my original ...
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Removing the "dear xxx" part of ros answers?

Hello, Is there a way to make the askbot stop using the header starting with "Dear xxx, somebody has answered...". This is useless information: I know my name and the question being tackled ...
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sharing code on Answers.ros.org

When people correspond on this site and they want to share code back and forth as well as with the greater audience following a topic or conversation that interests them, is there a common location or ...
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Correct settings for RosAnswers email?

I've been getting way too much email from RosAnswers lately, and I'm not sure why. Here are my settings: Asked by me: Instantly Answered by me: Instantly Individually selected: daily Entire forum (...
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How do I remove an unintended "flagged item"?

I (apparently) flagged an item as "offensive" by accident. I tried clicking on that link again, only to flag it twice, instead. How do I remove the two flags from this item. It is a good ...
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profile - overview sorting

Hi, In my profile - overview webpage, how to sort all the question I asked by date not alphabet? Thanks~ Originally posted by sam on ROS Answers with karma: 2570 on 2011-03-01 Post score: 0
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ROS Answers emails

Is there a way to get ROS Answers to send an email when a question is posted with a specific tag? Update: Where is the tags listed in 'allow only selected tags' set? Originally posted by I Heart ...
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Can the email header for announcements be changed?

Is there any way to modify the email header for answers.ros.org that announces new questions and answers? I just have everything forwarded to my email, and I'd prefer threading to work properly, but ...
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Where's the best place to file bugs/feature requests for ROS Answers

So, looks like I've found a bug in ROS Answers. What's the best way to report it? The "Give Feedback" link at the bottom of the page? Some Trac project somewhere? Originally posted by Eric ...
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