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Why are questions about (specifically) Ubuntu based distros off-limits?

I can understand (in general) questions about non-Ubuntu distros being off-limits. But is there a reason that questions about distros like Linux Mint which derive directly from Ubuntu are also off-...
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How specific about not supporting non-Ubuntu OS's is AskUbuntu?

While browsing AskUbuntu, I found a question about Wine + Steam. The OP said that he was using Linux Mint, and upon reading that, I thought "Oh, isn't that non-supported, or something?". So I opened ...
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Are questions about official Ubuntu software in other OSes generally on-topic?

My understanding is that we consider questions about running Ubuntu One in Windows to be on-topic for this site (thanks to Jorge Castro for clarifying this in chat). But we close at least some ...
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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 ...
Prabath Swarna's user avatar
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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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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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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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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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Can questions related to Linux Mint asked here? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux Mint (and other unofficial derivatives) - on topic? I am terribly sorry for the newbie question ,but since Linux Mint is ubuntu based I.suppose this place is also ...
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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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Can I ask questions on Linux Mint on this forum [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux Mint (and other unofficial derivatives) - on topic? Can I post questions on Linux Mint in this forum? Linux Mint is a spinoff based on Debian & Ubuntu, so is it ...
Green Noob's user avatar
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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 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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