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Is this the best place to ask complex questions?

I've somehow fried my pc trying to install ubuntu and have a lot to write to describe symptoms, etc. Is this where people do that kind of thing or is there somewhere less official where people go for ...
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Goodbye Gunnar Hjalmarsson 1958.10.06 - 2023.12.20

The Ask Ubuntu Community has lost a long time contributor from its ranks of esteemed contributors with the recent death of Gunnar Hjalmarsson. Gunnar was a highly valued contributor to Ask Ubuntu for ...
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If I have useful information to add to an answer, why do I need reputation to post it and how do I get it?

I was able to figure out some useful details to a question that was asked about the .epub format...but when I wanted to share what I found (which was not in the answers), I can't because of the ...
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I'm trying to comment and thank a user for a post that really helped me, but it won't let me due to reputation? [duplicate]

I'm trying to comment and thank a user for a post that really helped me, but it won't let me due to reputation. It was an issue with an hdmi port that I thought was broken and was frantically looking ...
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How to see the user's reputation graph?

My browser displays the user reputation in the user's Activity page without a graph: How can I display the user reputation with a graph, as shown in the image below?
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Do 'Read the man pages...' type comments and answers have a place on Ask Ubuntu?

In consultation with the Ask Ubuntu Community I would like to have some discussion and ideally a firm policy on how we should deal with Answers or Comments that invite people to find their own answers ...
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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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Add option to close vote because it is an XY problem?

I recently saw a question where the user asked where to buy "Samsung Magician software" for GNU/Linux. A quick google search shows that it is a software for health checkup and performance ...
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Has policy on downvotes changed?

I have been an on-and-off user of AskUbuntu for 10 years. Coming back this year I notice that the majority of questions on the front page have a -1, often already within the hour after they are asked....
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Why does the site attack people seeking help?

I have technical problems i can't solve, and instead of providing help, I've been attacked. People complain that they don't like my questions, they troll all my content to down vote it, and now I've ...
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Why can't I login into Ask Ubuntu with launchpad anymore?

I do have an Ubuntu Launchpad account (still works, e.g. for reporting bugs, etc.) and I used to use it to login into Ask Ubuntu as well. For some months now, I can't login into Ask Ubuntu anymore. ...
Hadmut Danisch's user avatar
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Possible undelete of answer?

I was browsing around since I just added TPM to my older motherboard and I wanted to check the full version. While browsing I stumbled across https://askubuntu.com/a/1415651/231142 where it is ...
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Is it againt the rules

Is it against the rules to post answers that solve problems without using the command line? I posted an answer here, but apparently solving a problem using Synaptic Package Manager is unacceptable.
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Can we limit searches by date?

I'm trying to figure out what my weather and world clock options are on my new laptop. Most of the posts I am surfacing about weather indicators are about weather-indicator which hasn't been updated ...
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Getting asked for two-step verification code, but I'm not getting notification on my phone or email

I have an account, however, when I go to login, it asks for the two-step verification code and I don't think I ever set that up. If I did, I'm not getting it on my phone or on my email account.
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Should I be able to change my vote if an answer becomes outdated? Or should I take another action?

Some time ago I found an answer which I had found useful and upvoted. Recently I bumped into the same issue again and, trying to apply the steps from the answer, I found that the solution is now ...
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Why is downvoting a question or answer without a explanation acceptable?

My title says it all. Yes, I know this has been asked before. Allow me to break it down to the basic Ask Ubuntu core values. According to the Tour page, one should: Improve posts by editing or ...
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Are we gradually losing our most active members?

This is the maximum year-wise reputation obtained by a user so far. 2011: 31,002 (fossfreedom) 2012: 43,677 (ish) 2013: 27,938 (Radu Rădeanu) 2014: 37,417 (Oli) 2015: 58,133 (A.B.) 2016: 36,112 (...
Archisman Panigrahi's user avatar
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How to get an e-mail notification when I get a new answer or comment at my question?

How can I get an e-mail if a question of mine in Ask Ubuntu gets a new answer?
Stefan Franz's user avatar
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Why doesn't StackExchange editor support auto synced source and result?

Editing a long post seems to be very painful. This could even prevent many - at least users who are new to the editor - not to edit anything complex anymore. You need to double scroll - scroll ...
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Is there any way to block a question to be used as a duplicate

There are too many times this is used as a duplicate, My wireless/WiFi connection does not work. What information is needed to diagnose the issue? The wireless script is just a tool to help find the ...
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Notifying users about the policy on AU concerning AI-generated content

We have an opportunity to increase awareness of the Ask Ubuntu prohibition on AI-generated content. Currently we have only two active notification areas: AI-generated content is not permitted on Ask ...
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Should we put [wallpaper] to the [background] (or vice-versa)?

We have the wallpaper and background tags. The tag excerpt of the first says: For questions regarding the image displayed on the desktop background. The tag excerpt of the second says: Questions ...
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Improvements to Ask Ubuntu or wiki, help

I am constantly frustrated by the amount of out of date information or misleading information given in a question:answer(s) format. I call this "Fubar disinformation" which can lead you ...
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Close votes etiquette

I recently earned the privilege to close and reopen votes. I am ecstatic that I earned this privilege. It is of course, my intention to do all I can to improve AU website. There are some legitimate ...
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I need guidance for downvoted question without feedback

I recently posted a question titled Slow Simulated Typing Speed in Ubuntu When Using Nonprintable Characters on Ask Ubuntu. The question was about an issue I’ve encountered in Ubuntu related to the ...
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Can we remove the [ubuntu22.04] tag?

We already have a 22.04 tag. I guess someone accidentally created the ubuntu22.04 tag. Shall we delete it?
Archisman Panigrahi's user avatar
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Can we fix this tag or should we just [uninstall]?

It's been asked about before and asked about again but it seems like the large uninstall tag is still a bit of a miscellany, with the majority of questions in it being about uninstalling software, ...
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Ubuntu 23.10 is now on-topic!

Ubuntu 23.10 (https://releases.ubuntu.com/mantic) is now released and is on topic. As usual, posts still must meet the normal requirements for being on-topic, though. Additionally, please refrain from ...
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When was the option "Needs improvement" added to the flag dialog?

It's the first time I see this option: When was this option added? And do you have any opinion on whether we should prefer this as a "flag" rather than VTC with "Needs detail or ...
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Let's NOT participate in the one-rep voting experiment

On September 19th, 2023, SE announced that a few Stack Exchange sites would be participating in an experiment where one-rep users (with registered accounts) could cast both upvotes and downvotes. ...
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How do I earn reputation points the fastest? [duplicate]

So I've got 15-ish years of exp on everything webdev/js/ts, but no reputation. I see questions asked where I would really be able to contribute with a good answer but I can't because ... no reputation ...
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Can a warning be implemented when the "Pending Edit Queue" is full?

My Reputation isn't high enough yet to edit questions/answers without moderator review. Therefore, any edits I do are entered into a queue for these pending edits. I'm aware of this and accepting of ...
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Do we have a canonical question about custom resolutions with Wayland?

I just saw yet another question about why xrandr isn't working to add a custom resolution after updating the OS, and I think we should have a canonical question about this. Do we have a comprehensive ...
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Show ranking for year

I think my point ranking was #1 in Ask Ubuntu for 2018 but I can't seem to find this. I've started a job search and think this might be helpful. Is there a way to see the point rankings by year?
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Reminder: Don't close old questions as EOL if the release was supported when the question was posted

TL;DR: Don't cast EOL close votes on old questions if the release in question was supported at the time of posting. Yes, this is a blatant dupe. Actually, it's also a dupe of this. But... it seems a ...
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Can't connect to askubuntu with Ubuntu SSO

I could not log on my original account throught SSO on askubuntu. I've tryed on Firefox, Chromium (fresh install with the purpose of this test, no extension). How to reproduce: New private window: ...
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Notification links to wrong StackExchange site

Moderator Note: This is already reported on the main StackExchange meta site: Positive reputation notification for edit approvals uses relative URL, which causes the link to go to the wrong place You ...
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Could you recommend a website for uploading files for others to download?

I have a 500 MB epub file and would like to include it in a post asking about some problem of processing it. I can't use Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Dropbox, Archive.org, and more, so I would ...
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Can we [safely] remove this tag?

We have a safely tag. I don't really like it and think we should burninate it. Burnination criteria: Does it describe the contents of the questions to which it is applied? and is it unambiguous? ...
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Are we there yet? 8 weeks on strike

As of today (Wednesday August 2nd 2023) many of the Moderators and curators of Ask Ubuntu have been taking part in the SE wide strike for just over 8 weeks. Many regulars on AU are feeling a little ...
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Should the [purchase] tag be burninated?

Does it describe the contents of the questions to which it is applied? and is it unambiguous? No, this tag can refer to users attempting to (a) purchase Ubuntu itself (c) buy software on Ubuntu (c) ...
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Ask Ubuntu on mobile has an extremely large font size

When using Ask Ubuntu on Android, the font is too large when it comes to anything except post content and comments. I can reproduce the issue exists in Firefox and in Chrome. The issue is exclusive to ...
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Decline in AU quality

I am a regular AU user for five years. I have observed that the quality of questions and answers (and comments) has dropped dramatically recently (let's say during the last two months) in AU. Is this ...
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can we do anything about the front page being literally filled with spam

It's been like this every day for a long time now Of course I flag it. It's a firehose though..
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Homepage spammed

I'm getting sick of writing these posts. But, yep our homepage was spammed by a bunch of spammers. As usual my question is this: How can we prevent this? Note that these things have been happening ...
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Dialling down the boilerplate

This has been bothering me for a while now, and I'm interested in hearing other people's points of view. Problem Contributors are very quick to comment with correctional boilerplate messages where a ...
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We may need to migrate away from the StackExchange platform. If you know how, please start studying the challenge

I caught wind of a new insight (credit: @leanne), that enables some foreshight into aspects of the possible future. The following quote is to be found as the update section at the bottom of this post: ...
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We need to ensure that Ask Ubuntu's archive remains publically available

I was disappointed to find out that this is a problem: June 2023 Data Dump is missing We need to make sure we preserve our community contributions for the next generation, does anyone have the ...
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Can we undo the libvirt -> virtualization tag synonym?

Currently, libvirt is a synonym of virtualization, and is mentioned in some ~800 questions (plus its client tool virsh is mentioned in some ~200 questions that don't mention libvirt). The synonym has ...
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