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Answers that aren't about Ubuntu (explicitly about another distro)

I think it's important that the Questions and Answers on our site remain "on-topic": It is infinitely frustrating when trying to solve an issue, to search for a question, find an answer, ...
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Shouldn't we stop closing questions instantly as Off-Topic if we see the words "mint", "debian", etc.?

I'm not suggesting that Mint is on-topic, but recently I've noticed questions getting closed as Off Topic, just because a question contains the word "Mint" or "Debian". If you need to close them, I ...
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Can you talk about Ubuntu-based Distros on Ask Ubuntu? [duplicate]

For example, can you ask questions about OSes like Pop!_OS by System76 on this website, or can you only talk about Ubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, etc. only?
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About Linux Mint 18 [duplicate]

I installed Linux Mint 18 on a separate partition on my PC. When I want to ask a question about any problem I encounter: Can I do so in Ask Ubuntu? Or should I use the Linux Mint forums?
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Is it appropriate to ask about Zorin OS here, as it's built on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I don't know if the issue is with Ubuntu or if it's with Zorin but when I try to add my Facebook account with the GNOME Online Accounts menu, I get this error message: Error getting identity: Could ...
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Is it relevant to ask questions for other distros based on Ubuntu (e.g. GalliumOS)? [duplicate]

Since I just switched to using GalliumOS, I want to know if asking questions about distros that are not Ubuntu, but are still based on Ubuntu are relevant. GalliumOS is based on Ubuntu 15.10, so would ...
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What are the differences between Ubuntu and e.g. Mint?

First of all: I'm a Linux Mint user for about 3 years now. I was a Ubuntu user for about 7 years before and a Debian user for about 5 years. I know the Debian way of working, experienced its evolution ...
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Can't I ask about other (Debian based) distros as well as Ubuntu? [duplicate]

As Ubuntu is based on Debian and there are other flavors of it like Kubuntu, Xubuntu, MATE, EdUbuntu, Lubuntu and so on, is asking about Mint or Debian or other Debian-based distros on topic here? Or ...
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Can I ask questions about Linux Mint here? [duplicate]

First of all, I am not an expert at computer, and I am totally new to Linux. Hello there. As I said, I am new to Linux; A few days ago I installed Linux Mint in my Exo PC. But I am having some ...
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Is "Mint" taboo? [duplicate]

I use Linux Mint 17.1 which is based on Ubuntu 14.04. I thought to ask/contribute here on Trusty issues and on the Mint forums over Mint issues. Last time I went to make a contribution a warning ...
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There isn't a more responsable moderator on AskUbuntu? Just Mitch?

Tried to solve a problem I had with my Ubuntu based OS and Wine, but Mitch pretending is some sort of god decided to put it on hold and close it after I hurt his feelings, maybe. This problem is even ...
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Should an answer like remove Ubuntu and install (insert distro here) be flagged / downvoted?

The question Should an answer like remove Ubuntu and install Slackware be flagged? arose myself while answering Let's not do “I don't know how to fix your problem, so just reinstall", so I decided to ...
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Ask Ubuntu definition [duplicate]

Is there any way that this site would/could use the possibility of defining that it is strictly Official Ubuntu and Canonical supported offshoots of Ubuntu? I had originally thought that this site ...
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How far a fork distributions is on topic on Ask-Ubuntu? (is this question on-topic?) [duplicate]

I was trying to answer this question, but as you may notice, it has serious issues that made you think is off-topic: It could be a bug/limitation of samba/CIFS. The asker is using a "heavily" ...
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Can I ask questions about JoliOs here [duplicate]

Can I ask questions about JoliOs here, I know in the FAQ they say I can't ask questions on Linux mint and the like but on their website (www.jolicloud.com) they say if I got any problem I should ask ...
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