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Should I edit or re-ask my question?

If I edit my question after attempting to fix a problem and the problem still exists does my question still get answered or do I have to re-ask the question?
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How can I add videos to my questions?

How can I send a video to you to show what's going on when I'm logging on Ubuntu 18.04? I have a problem that involves a sequence of events and I need to show a video to explain the problem.
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You have reached your question limit

I tried to post but got this. I could find nothing on it in the Help Center. What does it mean? "You have reached your question limit"
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Is this question appropriate here?

I asked the following question: Cannot assign address inside a Docker container do you think it would be more appropriate for Stack Overflow, or SuperUser? Or is this the right site?
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Shouldn't the system prevent accidental verbatim duplicates?

This question is a verbatim duplicate of that question. They had the same title and body (until one of them was edited), are by the same author, and appear to have been posted within the same second, ...
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Automatically wrapping lines in Ask Ubuntu

I'm new to forums and stuff like that. I need to post my wifi-info scripts output in Ask Ubuntu using Firefox and I need to keep it as it is without wrapping any lines. As soon as copy and paste it, ...
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Has anyone noticed some questions on Ask Ubuntu that are totally unrelated to Ubuntu?

About a week ago, there were some questions on Ask Ubuntu by various users that were totally unrelated to Ubuntu. One was about cooking or something like that. The same thing happened today with a ...
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Any ideas on why this question didn't get any responses

I asked this 17 days ago (although I revised the title later). I don't expect miracles (although sometimes I get them ;) ), but I am surprised at getting nothing. Is there something I can do/...
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What are the limits for answer and question lengths?

What are the limits to which answers and questions can be pushed ? I've written quite lengthy answers in the past which seem to be quite complete, but lets pretend there's a question which requires ...
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How to deal with “un-appreciated” answer? [duplicate]

User A ask question. User B came across the question, he knew the answer to question. User B answer the question provided by User A. User A view the answer. But.. User A doesn't: Give any feedback ...
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Does the title of this question capture OP's question well enough?

OK, so we have this HNQ, which gathered quite a lot of attention, snarky comments, and a small edit war between me and another user about the title of the question. I've edited the answer to match the ...
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Is it okay to rename questions when the title doesn't reflect what OP really wants to know?

I'm asking about the question How to delete the files of administrator by using guest session. According to my answer there and to the discussion under the other answer, I assume the problem is solved....
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Can I ask a question on Ask Ubuntu about all the old distros?

I thought about creating a "question" in order to remind (or "honour") all the old Ubuntu releases (4.10 Warthy - 16.10 Yakkety). But this question is mostly like a discussion one, not an answerable ...
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Query for Basic information

I feel like every second question lacks the basic information about flavour, release and architecture, so I ask myself: Why don't we just ask the users to give the output of echo $DESKTOP_SESSION, ...
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Can we require that questions contain a question mark to nudge users to ask explicit questions?

During review I come across “question” posts that don't actually contain a question. In some cases the question is implied in a statement. In either case it would be better to have an explicit ...
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Is it bad practice to ask for an improved answer by asking a new question?

How to set folder icons of multiple folders automatically? In the question above I asked for a little improvement to the answer on an existing question: How to set the first picture of every folder ...
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Can we ask questions about Debian and Ubuntu-based operating systems on Ask Ubuntu?

I've just installed Debian alongside Ubuntu and windows 7 in other partition. since I have a problem with my Debian OS (about booting it) but I don't see an Ask Debian site and since I trust the ...
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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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Best way to end a question post

When I ask a question on Ask Ubuntu, I usually end it with some kind of request for knowledge, like "does anybody know the actual meaning of this message?". A lot of newer people end the question with ...
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Should we or should we not support questions on Unity 8?

You are all aware Unity 8 is not ready yet, so, should questions about it be off topic? I vote off topic, it is in no way ready yet, perhaps Unix & Linux would take it? Example question: Snap ...
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A chat room to help users improve posts?

Following on from my last post and these style guide post we get on meta, do you think a chat room dedicated to help people improve their posts would be useful? Let's imagine, a user posts an answer ...
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What will happen when all questions are asked?

Over time, obviously more and more questions are asked on this site, and such, many people have the same questions, which are then considered duplicates, but eventually by way of law, eventually we ...
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If an answer cannot possibly give you what you asked for, please consider accepting nevertheless

On a regular basis, people ask questions with no other possible answer then: No, that can't be done, because... Mostly, this is because of a lack of technical understanding of OP, or because people ...
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What is the best way to gain back my question privileges

For reasons I will not say (let's just say that I made some mistakes), the askubuntu system took away my right to ask questions on the website. I have read that once I have a positive effect on the ...
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We should have an anti-spam filter at the 'Ask a question' stage

We have about 20 to 40 spam posts a day. Why shouldn't there be a feature to prevent this? Some ideas as to how we can do this: Search for words, and if post matches... (I've found the most common ...
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How can I ask a question that, by its nature, will be “too broad”?

I'm specifically interested in looking for "gotcha" instances in upgrading Kubuntu 14.04.1 to 16.04, to help me decide whether to upgrade or ride 14.04 another two years. I know there's a newer ...
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Please take your own question(s) seriously

In general, people who answer questions on AU do their job with a certain pride. We want answers to work. If not, we either remove the answer or edit it until it works for at least the situation of OP,...
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Why are higher ranked users not flaged for off-topic?

As a newer user on Ask Ubuntu I have seen activity from older (higher ranked) users that they themselves would count as off-topic. For example questions on EOL versions or versions that are soon to ...
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Are software comparisons allowed and if so how broad are you allowed to be?

Are software comparisons considered on-topic here? I mean Ubuntu software of course, and probably software which is specific to it or at least Linux but runs on Ubuntu. And how broad is considered '...
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Why did this question get so many downvotes?

How to automatically execute a command every time a certain command terminates? What did I do wrong? It's a perfectly suitable question... so why has it got so many downvotes? Was it due to me not ...
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Should lots of issues caused by one thing be asked in multiple questions?

There is a question saying that their USB, WiFi and Bluetooth are all broken since the upgrade to 15.10 from 15.04. Are these multiple questions (because it's 3 different things), or should it be ...
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Stopped from asking questions

I posted some questions on main website of Ask Ubuntu and was rated -4.The reason was grammatical mistakes and lack of details (as per my views) so I was stopped from asking questions for three days. ...
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What do you mean by “The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed?”

I was asking following question on Ask Ubuntu: Best possible VLC settings to play 1080p mkv and mp4 formats? But the same time I was getting notification that: "The question you're asking ...
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Deny cross-posting, but enable site-sharing?

I know cross-posting (writing the same question on more than one SE site) is discouraged and should not be done. I also see the reason for this and agree, but sometimes it is indeed not clear where a ...
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What's your Ubuntu question? Be specific

I don't exactly know why this is the case anyway, but I have quite often seen new questions with the above title ('What's your Ubuntu question? Be specific') as the person asking the question cannot ...
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Making a 'master thread' for bugs and workarounds for Ubuntu 15.04 issues and bugs?

What does everyone think if we get a single thread going for bugs and workarounds for people with issues relating to 15.04 install. Maybe a wiki type thread. I'm sure a lot of people are coming here ...
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Is it appropriate to ask if the Asus X555MA has any known issues running Ubuntu?

I know there have been questions about hardware before, and meta discussions about whether or not they are appropriate, but I can't remember if there was a definite answer. I'm thinking of the Asus ...
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How do I know when a question has become a second question?

I have a question open here: What should I do about seeing the message "/boot/config-3.2.0-74-generic: No such file or directory"? which is specifically about the missing config file in /...
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Is this question inappropriate for the StackOverflow Q&A format?

I asked a question earlier today (Why isn't there a 64-bit binary for Skype?) and immediately received a number of downvotes (with only 9 views the question had 3 downvotes). I've since edited the ...
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What is the best practice to show logfiles within a question? [duplicate]

Sometimes it might be useful to paste the content of a log file related to a question. If the part of the log a short one the markdown for code might be good enough to embed the text into the question:...
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When will I be able to ask about systemd questions with ubuntu?

This one was deleted: Increase Trackpoint Sensititvity with SystemD (Ubuntu 15.04 or later) because SystemD is a feature in the next version of Ubuntu. Having reinstalled, I searched for the ...
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What do you do when all answers to your question brings you back to where you first started?

I know this may prolly be the dumbest question but what can you do when all answers to your question leads you to where you first started: with the same problem? Let me clarify this: I posted a ...
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I'd like to know how to replicate the process of building Ubuntu. How do I tag such a question?

I'd like to know how to replicate the process of building Ubuntu. How do I tag such a question?
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How do I ask a question that applies to the default flavor of Ubuntu specifically?

If I would like ask a question that applies to just the default flavor of Ubuntu specifically (not Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, etc.), how should I phrase and tag it?
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Why not moderate questions from new users before making them visible on site?

I had suggested before also that questions from new users should not be posted directly on the site rather they should be moderated first and they should be visible to only users with high reputation (...
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Is “You can only post once every 20 minutes.” applied for multiple site?

There is a strange problem happening to me. When I want to ask a question, a message saying “You can only post once every 20 minutes.” shows up. As far as I remember, what I did in the last 20 minutes ...
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How do I migrate my question? [duplicate]

For this question: JDBC Connection Pool details on Glassfish, can I just copy/past elsewhere, or should I flag and ask for it to be migrated? What's the procedure? To get a little bit meta about ...
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Improve my question further in askubuntu

Newbie here as well as Ask Ubuntu. Before posted my first question I have searched a lot in Google but I couldn't find the answer to solve my installation issue problem. So I decided to post, but ...
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How much research effort is expected of Ask Ubuntu users?

What's the expected research effort show by an asker in their question? I'm not asking about close votes! But normal up and downvotes based on the research level of a question. That's all.
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Can we get a better quality question for grub-rescue-error-unknown-filesystem

In doing some reviews, I came across a user who had this error issue, and was asking about a grub-rescue-error-unknown-filesystem issue. I figured I would mark it as a duplicate, being a common ...