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Why is the Ask-Ubuntu login independent from other StackExchange sites?

Other Stack Exchange sites have a common login. Once logged into one site, one is also logged into the other sites that one has activated. Ask-Ubuntu shares user profiles with these other Stack ...
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Should there be a new tag “legacy-bios”?

I'd like to propose the creation of the tag "legacy-bios", as I believe it was relevant to a question I just asked. It seems like it could be relevant to a forum dedicated to an OS. And there is ...
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Thre are a lot of solutions in this forum in order to solve some problems. How we can be safe about all those lines of code that we install?

There is a lot of people who code solutions and post it in forums like this one. I think, maybe I'm wrong because I'm a beginner, that this people is able to introduce "evil code". Is some ...
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Should we rollback the edits by editors other than original poster which might make answers controversial?

Recently there was an answer by @kaushik on Error while trying installation using sudo apt-get install which mentioned some commands. An editor with full edit privileges edited the answer and made it ...
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Is answering twice and closing good or bad behaviour?

So yet another "What backup tool should I use?" question came up earlier today, so I: voted to close as a duplicate answered the question Deleted as per answer below in the meantime, answered the ...
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Review queue audit: what to do with obvious spam?

What is the "correct" action in the LQ queue when I am presented with obvious spam? None of the options in Recommend Close seem useful.
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Should Ubuntu Software Center links be edited?

Sometimes I encounter answers that suggest installing packages from Ubuntu Software Center written before 2015, for example, this answer. Ubuntu Software Center was discontinued in 2015 and now all ...
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My comment got removed less than one day after I wrote it and the question. Who might have done it? [duplicate]

Do moderators do this once in a while when they are in the mood or are some comments removed automatically? The comment was not vital. I just need to know what to expect.
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Tag synonyms for [window-buttons]

I found two similar tags for referring to the "close, minimize, and maximize buttons". window-buttons with 106 posts (6 asked this year). Tag info: Window Buttons are the buttons at the top of the ...
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Since a few days, no rep changes occur “in green”, not getting pinged

Feels like a silly question, but someone please shine a brilliant light on this: Since a few days, none of the rep changes occurred "in green" on any of my devices, (so not) like this: just the ...
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When a user is deleted are their “accepts” removed?

When a user is deleted are "accepts" by this user also affected? In other words, will the answer accepted by a deleted user no longer be shown as accepted? In one example I came across, it appears ...
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Flag declined because OP edited their answer in the meantime and I wasn't notified

I raised a custom in need of moderator intervention flag on this post because it was a link-only answer (when I did). The user has also posted another link-only with the same link. So, I found more ...
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Lost 235 rep due to user removal

Is there any tidy way to let me know which user was removed? That's a pretty big hit to take from one user's removal. Just curious.
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What is a “very high reputation score”?

When a user is deleted, reputation of users voted by the deleted user will change. From https://askubuntu.com/help/user-was-removed I see This removal occurs whenever a user is deleted, unless ...
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How to see election stats and who you voted for?

I want to see what percentage of votes each of candidates (for moderator) got and who was my 1st,2nd and 3rd choices. Is there way to do it?
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Ask Ubuntu's sixth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Is there any advantage or downside to using “Clear all filters” in one's flagging history?

I recently noticed this "Clear all filters" in my flagging history option. I'm guessing it should be fine clearing all filters once in a while?
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AskUbuntu background flicker

When scrolling a page on askubuntu, the background dots flicker visually. It is a minor thing but the fix is so simple, just to set: background-attachment: fixed When i do it manually in the browser ...
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“One more close vote needed”, “Please vtc this one” <- should we do that?

On a regular base, we see suggestions like above in chat. In far most cases, the call is just, and I am 100% positive it is done with nothing but good intentions to the site. Does that mean we ...
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Why is “community” bumping questions that are over 5 years old? [duplicate]

Such as this one, but that's not the only one. What is the point? The question is often as obsolete as the software involved. This is a waste of our time. Shouldn't there be some "Answer before" ...
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Why are so many answers posted as comments? [duplicate]

Every morning I click on the unanswered link and every morning I see many of questions answered in the comments section. When this happens, person who asked the question cannot mark it as answered, it ...
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I cannot seem to find a question I asked earlier

I am new Ubuntu and Ask Ubuntu. I asked a question today concerning how to make a desktop icon in GNOME, but do not know how I get back to the question, to see if anybody has offered a suggestion.
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Opinion: Link-only answers are bad except for in one case: Software Recommendations

EDIT: I should rephrase, "Link only answers are bad should be deleted except for in one case: Software Recommendations" If someone asks for a software recommendation, and you give a link-only answer "...
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Why do some of my tag [suggestions or creations] get rejected?

Please, I will really like to know why some of my tag suggestions or tag creations keep getting rejected for (my personal opinion) nothing?! Meanwhile, it seems some could be needed and of important ...
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Unable to add my answer link to the 2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

I am unable to edit the 2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire in order to add the link to my answer below the said question. I think it is due to the fact that; "Suggested edits are not ...
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Are “respins” on-topic?

I came across Ubuntu 18.04 (respin) installer crashes on Dell XPS 15 9560. It deals with a respin of Ubuntu 18.04: Collection of scripts and tweaks to adapt Ubuntu and Linux Mint ISO images to let ...
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These two tags could get [compressed]

Currently we have both: compression × 185 (19 asked this year) the process in which a file or folder's size is reduced by using an algorithm to encode the same information using fewer bits. ...
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When do posters know their questions are being voted to close?

A poster asks a question that qualifies for closing. For example, take a question dealing with an unsupported distribution. I vote to close as off-topic and mine is the first vote. Does the ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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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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Heads-up: Off-topic twice in filter menu

As I noticed on both Ask Ubuntu and Unix & Linux that the word "off-topic" was appearing twice in the filter when working the close queue: I directly took it to meta.se as it wasn't just limited ...
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What does a gray title mean?

My question has a light gray title, unlike a black title. Why? Here's the question. You may need to view it on home or on my profile. EDIT: Ironically, the title on this question is gray. How about ...
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Do we need “support”?

As of now support has 137 questions tagged. There is no proper information about its usage on the site. The existing information looks vague. So, should we re-tag all questions and remove support from ...
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How do you ask OP to reconsider accepted answer and award yours?

I was a little late to the part posting an answer to this question: How to get a substring from bash command We are all proud parents of our posted answers so I'm probably biased but I think my ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection [closed]

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Ask Ubuntu is scheduled for an election next week, May 6th 2019. In ...
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Why is “posted on multiple sites” as a closing reason absent on Ask Ubuntu?

Sometimes I come across questions that are on-topic but cross-posted on multiple sites. According to Meta Stack Exchange, cross-posting is highly discouraged. Unix and Linux has a closing option for ...
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What to do when a question isn't a question

So I came across this. I flagged the "question" as too opinioned based but what should one actually do?
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Can I ask for programming advice on this site?

The question is in the title. This is the most direct question ever.
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Ethics of changing question title without asking OP

On this Q&A: How do I see if and when someone logged in my account I was thinking of asking OP to change question title from: How do I see if and when someone logged in my account to: How do I ...
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We should put these tags under [lock] and [keys]

(The only reason these are the same question is for the pun. If they should be split, I can split them.) Neither of these have tag wiki entries. As of now, lock has 182 questions, keys has 82. ...
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User with 1 Reputation is able to comment

I stumbled about this question when it was eight hours old. A new user (not the question author) commented under the question. The reputation score of the new user is "one". Looking immediately at ...
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Answer edit as long and detailed comment from OP - how to proceed?

I wrote an answer to someones question with the best intention to help. A few days later, I received an edit request for review: Ignoring the fact, that this edit would completely destroy my answer, ...
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Save multiple questions as drafts

There are multiple times I have certain questions but I don't have the time to write their body and format them properly at that point of time. I have to then use an external To-Do List app to ...
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output tag needs some community input

The output has 149 questions tagged across wide range of topics - command line output, audio output, monitors - and no wiki nor usage guidance as to what this tag is all about. We already have ...
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How long should I wait for an answer on here?

How long should I wait for an answer to my question 18.04.2 authentication error on here, and in the meantime is there anything I can do to make it more answerable? I've already included a fair ...
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Should https://askubuntu.com/questions/tagged/spam be modified?

Currently it reads like this: Questions tagged [spam] This is for flagged spam. Delete all other flags and insert this flag when you see a post that is clearly and unquestionably spam so ...
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How to open a certain question in the Close Votes queue?

Unlike the edit-button which brings me to the Suggested Edits-queue when an edit is pending, the close-button always open the VTC-dialog. I'd prefer to be brought to the Close Votes-queue if there ...
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Where do I find the links for duplicate questions?

In general, where are links to duplicate questions located when a post is tagged as a duplicate? This link is just an example of one of the many times I've been unable to find the duplicate: Where ...
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Should an answer be literally what OP asks for?

N.B. Be sure this post is not about points. Seriously, the 2 points from downvote is the last thing I'd worry about. It is about what an answer should be (or not). The situation: user asks for a ...
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What's happening with this bizarre screen?

I don't understand what's going on :( It seems it's an April Fool's gag! UGH!!! And each time I have to click on the clock icon to restore normalcy.

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