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 if it occurred on a non supported machine. Is it okay to ask a question about it with details or examples like given from my system?

It may be said that it is fine if it can be reproduced in supported versions but sometimes it can't be known. You can't predict if your problem with be reproducible.

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    If gcc is just an example, then it is a particularly bad example: any gcc errors are very, very likely to be 100% dependent on the Ubuntu version you are running. The first question will always be "can you reproduce this error on a supported system with the new gcc version?" So if gcc is just a random example, I suggest you choose another one.
    – terdon
    May 17 at 17:22
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    "You can't predict if your problem with be reproducible." No one's asking you to predict that. We're asking you to actually reproduce your problem.
    – muru
    May 18 at 1:46
  • There is no law that demands you say what version you are using when you ask a question. May 19 at 13:23

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