Is asking questions about the Ubuntu wiki off-topic. So I ask a question here about an error in the Ubuntu wiki and how do I edit said wiki page and the question got flagged as off-topic, why is this.
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There has been a range of viewpoints on the more general question raised here of: 'Is asking questions about the Ubuntu wiki off-topic?' For me the viewpoint that has resonated the most was seen in this comment from @Seth:
Ubuntu is a project, not just an operating system. The site should welcome questions about other parts of the project if they're reasonably answerable, as this is.
And as the Ubuntu Wiki is most assuredly a part of the Ubuntu project questions concerning the Ubuntu Wiki are welcomed on Ask Ubuntu and thus can be considered on-topic. Of course the usual caveats of Duplicates, Low Quality questions etc will still apply.
For those who like certainty you will not see the Ubuntu Wiki mentioned specifically in the What topics can I ask about here? page but you will see two entries amongst the allowable questions:
and I would argue most strongly that questions about the Ubuntu Wiki are covered in at least these two bullet points of allowable questions. And for those who can see the bigger picture remember Seth's words: 'Ubuntu is a project, not just an operating system.' and both Ask Ubuntu and the Ubuntu Wiki are a part of that.
For my own part I will reopen @Inee's post, removing the part of the question that queries the closure (as that has been dealt with here). I will also trim out the comments calling for closure as 'Not about Ubuntu' (also dealt with here). Two more steps I will leave to the Community:
From the Community I would ask:
And in conclusion...
I am in the process of joining the doc team, maybe you should too?
The list of acceptable topics is posted at https://askubuntu.com/help/on-topic
Questions that you may ask:
Using and administering official Ubuntu flavors: Ubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu MATE, Kubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu.
Running third-party applications on Ubuntu.
Development on Ubuntu.
Services provided by Ubuntu and Canonical.
Any questions not mentioned below or here are great!
Questions about the Ubuntu Wiki are NOT on the proscribed list (same page; not shown), and DO seem acceptable under "Services provided by Ubuntu"
However, the question seems a clear duplicate of How to give feedback to an immutable page at wiki.ubuntu.com
I would argue that we are not the right place to solve technical issues with the Ubuntu Wiki. As far as I know, that is a Canonical thing, we do not administer it, we cannot access its logs, we can't really help much at all.
While I understand that the site's scope has always included "services provided by Canonical", this question—which is about the internal workings of the Ubuntu Wiki—seems to go well beyond the normal "Canonical Services" that we cover. I can understand considering questions like "Is this Ubuntu Wiki page correct when it says foo", but "How do I log in and edit a page in the Ubuntu Wiki" seems 100% off topic here. It is not a technical question about Ubuntu or another Canonical product, it is about the specific rules and setup of a webpage we are not strongly connected to.
So I would say this sort of question is off topic and should instead be addressed to whatever support system the Wiki may have.