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Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of questions can I ask here?

Most importantly - questions should be relevant to this community.

Before you ask, please make sure to search for a similar question. You can search questions by their title or tags.

What kinds of questions should be avoided?

Please avoid asking questions that are not relevant to this community or are too subjective and argumentative.

What should I avoid in my answers?

Ask StreamSets is a question and answer site - it is not a discussion group. Please avoid holding debates in your answers as they tend to dilute the essence of questions and answers. For the brief discussions please write comments.

Who moderates this community?

The short answer is: you. This website is moderated by the users. Karma system allows users to earn rights to perform a variety of moderation tasks.

How does the karma system work?

When a question or answer is upvoted, the user who posted them will gain some points, which are called "karma points". These points serve as a rough measure of the community trust in them. Various moderation tasks are gradually assigned to the users based on those points.

For example, if you ask an interesting question or give a helpful answer, your input will be upvoted. On the other hand if the answer is misleading - it will be downvoted. Each vote in favor will generate 10 points, each vote against will subtract 10 points. There is a limit of 200 points that can be accumulated for a question or answer per day. The table below explains karma point requirements for each type of moderation task.

5 upvote
50 downvote
20 accept own answer to own questions
50 retag other's questions
75 edit community wiki questions
200 edit any answer
200 delete any comment

How to change my picture (gravatar), and what is a gravatar?

The picture that appears on the users' profiles is called a gravatar (which means globally recognized avatar). The default image that looks like a kitchen tile is generated automatically, but you can personalize it - just register at (please be sure to use the same email address that you used to register with us).

To register, do I need to create a new password?

No, you don't have to. You can log in through any service that supports OpenID, e.g. Google, Yahoo, AOL, etc. "Login now!"

Why can other people can edit my questions/answers?

The goal of this site is that questions and answers can be edited like wiki pages by experienced users, and this improves the overall quality of the knowledge base content. If this approach is not for you, we respect your choice.

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