I can't seem to add an "answer" to indicate I'm having the same problem as a previous poster; e.g.:

to question---> External USB drive keeps unmounting and remounting using different UUID

I tried to post---> ME-2: Drive Label: 64GBFLASH...64GBFLASH1...64GBFLASH2...etc...

I've never posted an "answer" to previous posts, BUT the site tells me that I'm not allowed to post due to previous "bad answers"?

All of this leaves me to ask: how do existing problems get "escalated" by other victims for faster fixes?

Also, I'm not a "super-user" of Linux...just an average schmuck, so please don't curse me for asking.

Thanks in advance for your help...

  • In general, it is better, that you ask an own question instead of answering 'me too' at an already existing question. Often problems are not the same even if you think so, but if they are, there are many people around here, who will link your question to an old question with an answer, that is probably a solution to your problem. If not, please keep asking for new ideas and more help. It is also important that you answer if helpers ask for something. They need that information in order to understand your problem and help you.
    – sudodus
    Jul 4, 2020 at 18:02
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    Are Stack Exchange sites forums?
    – Ravexina Mod
    Jul 4, 2020 at 18:16
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    It seems you have posted three "me too" answers and all of them were deleted, and that is why the system is blocking you from answering now. See this page of the Help Center.
    – Zanna Mod
    Jul 4, 2020 at 18:26
  • If you have a similar problem it is better to ask a question listing the problem, your computer specs and maybe link or list a similar question and say why it did not help. I find google search will give a list of questions and maybe answers that might help, and doing can help yourself and maybe the poster of the question.
    – crip659
    Jul 4, 2020 at 18:52
  • How does knowing that 2 (or 3 or 17) people have "thesa
    – waltinator
    Jun 30, 2021 at 14:38

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You should not post an answer because you have to same problem, unless you have some research which at least partially solves the problem. See the Help Center answer How do I write a good answer?:

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