Today, January 27, 2014, is the day that 13.04 Raring reached End of Life.
While this means new questions (stressing the new) about 13.04 are off topic, older questions (both answered and unanswered) that were around before the EOL date should not be closed or deleted.
This is done here with the consensus of the moderators which is that the primary reason for is not supporting EOL releases is because those versions no longer receive updates or security support, and you should not use those versions because of the lack of security updates. This is not just my opinion, but has reached some consensus here on meta in other threads.
Also note that 13.10 is still supported. as is 12.10.
If you have an issue with how we handle EOL releases, you need to bring up this issue in a different thread. This thread here is NOT a valid thread for arguing against the EOL policies. This thread is simply a notice that, in accordance with the CURRENT moderation policies, these questions are offtopic because of the End of Life date.
We already have a thread that came to a generally-accepted stance regarding EOL releases, and Oli, one of our moderators, stated this point very well, summing up why we don't support EOL releases at this answer. To quote Oli♦:
"Running fine" is hard to swallow given everybody who asks a question
has a problem.
We should close EOL questions because as a community of both Ubuntu users and internet denizens, we should want people to stop using
Many years ago I... Well let's just say I had more than a passing
interest in computer security. Something that I saw again and again
and again is that software running on the internet without updates is
software that gets hacked and cracked wide open.
We should care because it's that computer that goes on to infect
another dozen unpatched computers, send out spam and DDOS networks you
Lucid (10.04) is off-topic on the desktop because its software is now
lagging behind. Firefox is seven months old and that means known
security flaws that are being exploited in the wild. Desktop 10.04
users are a liability to the internet. We all have a personal interest
in them upgrading.
I don't think it's unreasonable cost that people have to use supported
software to get support and by enforcing that through closing
questions, we show users that we won't help them run dangerous
This is why we are not supporting EOL releases. We may not be a medium of support run by Canonical, but there's a LOT of good reasons why they don't support EOL releases, and a lot of those reasons apply here, still, including the fact that the old systems are RIDDLED with unfixed security bugs that will not be getting fixed. Because of that, users should NOT be using old, unsupported software, after Canonical EOL's the software.
As well, the comments on Oli♦'s answer are important and also need to be known:
Thanks for the feedback Oli. I still feel this is a Q&A site. Its
purpose is to allow volunteers to answer other people's questions. All
I am saying is people should be allowed to ask questions about the
version of Ubuntu they are using, and people who have answers to those
questions should be allowed to give them. - Darren
That sentiment would have us supporting 90% of Ubuntu and Debian
spin-offs. I do agree that it's nice to be helpful but it's more than
just a scope issue here. It's dangerous to run outdated software and
by extension it's dangerous to help somebody to remain on outdated
software. It's something we should be militantly protective against. –