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Join us on UbuntuOnAir on 15th July 12:00 UTC!

Monica and Rhys from the Ubuntu Community Team have kindly invited the mod team to participate in a Community Office Hours session to chat about Ask Ubuntu. You can catch it here on YouTube on 15th ...
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What are the meanings of EoSS, LTS, ESM and EoL?

In the What topics can I ask about here? article in Ask Ubuntu help center, under the "Questions that you should avoid:" heading, the following bullet point is mentioned: Support for ...
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UbuntuOnAir: “Ask AskUbuntu”

On July 12, 2021, popey, Developer Advocate at Canonical, shared this link in Ask Ubuntu General Room: https://twitter.com/ubuntu/status/1414611927993622532 Here's the tweet: It's a 'questioning' ...
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Why are people with huge reputation giving non-answers, but low scores have the best answers? Something is Wrong! [closed]

Help! The author of the code projects in question can't even contribute or vote or comment! I noticed when I joined the community that that I was unable to vote on or add an answer as the author of ...
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Let's try to explain complex topics to new users in a simple manner

I have lately been noticing that many new users of Ask Ubuntu, who are also new users of Ubuntu, ask questions (probably something related to graphics driver, GRUB, etc.) and many users of Ask Ubuntu, ...
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Is the scope of hard-drive tag and drive tag similar?

While reviewing posts, I noticed these two tags: drive and hard-drive. I feel both these tags have similar scope. So should we merge these tags?
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Search is not working in Ask Ubuntu Help Center

I searched "flag" in Ask Ubuntu help center and I got this error: Oops! Something Bad Happened! We apologize for any inconvenience, but an unexpected error occurred while you were browsing ...
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What is the purpose of unknown-device tag?

I am unable to understand the use of unknown-device tag. Please explain about the purpose of the tag and also explain if it is needed right now or useless.
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Ask Ubuntu logo download link

From which website can I download the Ask Ubuntu logo? I found this website which contains logos of Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange: https://stackoverflow.design/brand/logo/, but there is no Ask ...
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Why is information about triage and help and improvement review queues there in help center?

In this help center article, there is some information about triage and help and improvement review queues. Triage – Stack Overflow only - 500 reputation. The primary goal of Triage is to quickly ...
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Questions regarding official chat rooms' ownership

According to my opinion, there are 3 main/official chat rooms in our site: Ask Ubuntu General Room Raiders of the Lost Downboat Island of castaway thoughts What is the official policy regarding ...
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Flairs are not visible in https://askubuntu.com/election

The flairs of the moderators are not visible in https://askubuntu.com/election. Refer this screenshot: When I try to open image in new tab in Firefox, it's completely blank: When I try to open image ...
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Flagging Old Questions as End of Standard Support or End of Life,

I have noticed that quite a few Old questions are appearing in the Close Vote Review Queue. They mention older releases and have been flagged as past "end of standard support or end of life date&...
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What happened to moderator meetings?

Oli, moderator of Ask Ubuntu, posted this post on January 4, 2014: Mod Meeting 2014-01-04: "On Meetings" Did moderators have any similar meetings after the one which was held on January 4, ...
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Is CAELinux Supported on Ask Ubuntu?

The Alternate Title is: At What Point Does an Official Ubuntu Flavor Become Off-Topic on Ask Ubuntu? It must be agreed that a Live Ubuntu install is on-topic on Ask Ubuntu. It must also be agreed ...
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How I can help new users?

I would like to post something about my 'journey' to transition from Windows to Ubuntu that might be useful to others. I am a UK doctor and had some quite specific - basic but essential - requirements,...
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How long do we support Ubuntu flavors?

Recently, there have been proposed and applied changes regarding “End of Standard Support” and “End of Life”. It is not clear, however, if this policy also applies to the official flavors. For example:...
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Community Ads for 2021

We're almost halfway through 2021, and in case you missed it, Community Promotion Ads are gonna be a bit different this time! TL;DR: submit and vote for ad proposals before August 2nd! What are ...
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Why is my answer deleted?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: Ubuntu 20.04 ACPI errors after suspend: cannot release Mutex After I realized a persistent error message, I searched for it and found the exact problem on ...
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Why do we have so many usb tags?

There are four tags which I would like to focus upon: usb-drive usb-storage usb-c usb-device Do we really require these many tags? I feel usb-c tag is not good one. It sets a precedent that we can ...
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How is the linked question off-topic? [duplicate]

I just watched this question get closed as off-topic. The question involves reinstalling / recovering accidentally deleted packages in Ubuntu. Granted, it is an older version (16.04), but I was under ...
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Could the non-official flavour flag have an automatic comment like duplicate has?

When you flag a question with a duplicate flag, it automatically sends a comment like Does this answer your question? How to run Visual Studio Code as root But for the Needs improvement - A ...
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How to post follow-up to answer

Where should I post a lengthy follow-up to an answer to my question? My comment ran to too many characters. Should I answer my own question, although it's really a response to one particular answer?
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Why do I need a reputation above 50 to answer? [duplicate]

Why is it necessary to get 50 reputation before answering a question?
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Can we increase the capacity of our Suggested Edits queue?

Lately a few folks have mentioned that they were unable to suggest edits because the queue itself was full. Apparently, the Suggested Edits queue is only allowed to contain 40 items. That seems low ...
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What should we do to code that is posted in comments of post?

New users of Ask Ubuntu often post outputs of commands in comments (mostly without formatting it as code) when other users ask them for the output of commands. The code needs to be in the question and ...
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Low rep more prone to not providing feedback

EDIT: As per answers, I want to clarify that I am not merely focused on upvote, and acceptance of answers, which are two forms of providing feedback. I am also referring to editing questions ...
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Is an Ubuntu installation with another Init system than `systemd` still an “official” Ubuntu flavor?

So I was trying to help a first time poster find out why docker wasn't started on his Ubuntu 18.04 - this is the thread. In trying to help him, I was asking about the output of systemctl status docker,...
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how to view my question thread from earlier? [duplicate]

I posted a few questions earlier. But I'm unable to view threads. How can I list those I asked earlier?
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Problem using this site

I'm just about positive that the computer I have now is not compatible with Lynx and therefore there are no solutions that will work to get Ubuntu 20.04 to work properly with it. So how do I delete ...
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How can I ask others to verify a bug report I have filed?

I have filed a bug report on Launchpad against a package. I would like other users to verify this bug report. Would asking a question on AskUbuntu for others to verify the bug be against AskUbuntu ...
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Is it okay to ask a question that occured on a machine with an Ubuntu version which has reached EOL and is off topic but isn't due to the version?

For example: Let's say gcc gave me and odd error on an Ubuntu version which is off topic like 14.04, 16.04 and all but gcc runs in on topic versions too. The problem is a general Ubuntu problem even ...
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Lost more rep, after user removal loss

The user rep numbers have gone wonky in the last few weeks. Some new change on AU caused the problem(s). The numbers don't always add up any more. Here's an example... My summary rep shows only +10. ...
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End of Support Notice: Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) reaches End of Standard Support on April 30, 2021

This will be enforced starting May 1, 2021. This is a notice regarding releases of Ubuntu that will be reaching, or have reached, the end of their standard support period. These releases are no ...
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Should this tag be transformed in a [flicker] of light?

We have the flicker tag. Its usage guidance says: When something flickers it flashes repeatedly. Flickering in the Ask Ubuntu forums is generally referring to screen issues, or to describe an LED, ...
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Can i ask a question about a problem i no longer face or have access to test?

Is it okay to ask a question about a problem, for which I can't test the answers for, out of general curiosity ? Say I want to ask a question about a problem I would potentially face / I used to face ...
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Are the official Ubuntu Base images for ARM on topic in Ask Ubuntu?

Canonical hosts Ubuntu Base images for ARM and other architectures. These are minimal root file system images. After installing them, one can install desktop environments and use GUI with VNC on the ...
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Policy Clarifications In Place on “End of Standard Support” and “End of Life”

Per the discussions yielded in Policy Change Proposal: "End of Standard Support" for ESM releases is effectively the "Not Supported" date for a release on Ask Ubuntu and 30 days of ...
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Are questions about the next version of Ubuntu (which are not bug reports) on topic?

Ubuntu 21.04 will be released later this month. Are questions like "Will all Ubuntu 21.04 flavours also use Wayland by default?", or "Will Ubuntu 21.04 have GTK4?" on topic on this ...
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login issue; dual accounts

Sorry! Logged in w/Launchpad apparently created a new ID for me instead of merge. Please merge TyphSniftR and typhaneic at gmail.com. I am on stackoverflow, ubuntu, linux, launchpad, github, etc. w/ ...
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Please, I want to take back my “upvote” from a comment

So I read a comment, it seemed good, so I "upvoted" it (with the teeny-weeny little triangle). Then in like 15 seconds I spotted that somehow I skipped over an important detail that actually ...
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How can DuckDuckGo list my question as a search result only after 7 minutes I have submitted it on this site?

I assumed "indexing" without any special treatment would take longer. Is there any story behind this, or are they just being extra useful? :)
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Should it be made mandatory to add a comment when downvoting questions?

I've seen a number of downvotes for IMHO reasonable questions with no explanation on why?. Surely the idea with the site is that people that want to learn about Ubuntu can ask questions that they can'...
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Are screenshots and other images on askubuntu.com free to be used?

While looking for information on hindi keyboard, I found really nice keyboard images on that page: How to type the Devanagari tra letter? Are these images under Creative Commons licence? Can I use ...
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“itectec.com” website links — could they be stripped from questions/answers? [duplicate]

The website at the itectec.com domain is stealing content from StackExchange sites (including this one) and other forums and shows it as their own content. They are pretty good with search engines, ...
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Would it be advised to answer already answered questions - with alternative answers?

Hello, Clarified question: Say we have a question, (solved by a answer) which, might be any (but not limited to) of the following: [x] outdated. (Maybe the Question is about a Python 2 problem/issue -...
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Should we remove duplicate answers on questions with many answers? [duplicate]

I found this question, which has two similar answers, both about Foliate. https://askubuntu.com/a/1323672/124466 and https://askubuntu.com/a/1323699/124466 Is it a good idea to keep the better answer, ...
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Handling repeatingly repeated questions

I've recently noticed an increased incidence of questioners repeating their question if no reply (or one they can accept) is received toot suite or in a time scale of their choosing. Often, they will ...
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How do you handle questions that include Ubuntu pastebin links?

Ubuntu pastebin is a nice online tool for sharing formatted text between users, especially for very large log files for a short period of time, then it expires and is permanently deleted. Stumbling ...
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My post was deleted and I don't know what was wrong with it

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: Under Ubuntu 18.04 my Java 10 application doesn't scale with the screen Why was my post deleted? No reason is given as far as I can see. What's wrong with ...

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