I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: I don't know how I ended up here but what is ubuntu?

Why is this not a good question?

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    I assume you infer that from the downvotes. Just for the record: It’s not you that gets hate, it’s the question! A downvote means the voter found your question “unclear or not useful” or that it “does not show any research effort” in their eyes. Don’t take it personally, rather take the tour, read How to Ask and improve your question. Getting a single upvote on a question makes up for two and a half downvotes you received. – dessert Jan 11 at 12:09
  • Could someone who can see deleted posts share a screenshot instead of the (now) dead link to the Q? – guntbert Jan 11 at 22:39
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    @guntbert imgur.com/a/h6euoOy – Mark Kirby Jan 12 at 9:52

You're just new here and this is not a forum which most users are familiar with: this is a Question & Answer site and as a picture says more than a 1000 words:

Stack Exchange Venn Diagram

We're like the little asterisk in the middle, so take the tour and then read the help pages because we like to have well-defined questions that lead to well-defined answers without opinions, just facts so they lead to specific solutions to specific problems that help you now, and everyone else that has the same kind of problem in the future!

More specifically, here is a list of the best questions on Ask Ubuntu, so have a look at those as well and try to imitate them and you will post great questions!


  • Forum/Wiki is OK but I'm not sure about the other 2... – Zhigalin 22 hours ago

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