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Why "Your question could not be submitted."

I am trying to submit a question. I have spent a lot of effort trying to be clear. I like to make icons containing text. They are 240x240 pixels. However, when I put them on my desktop, the icons are ...
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How can I read answers to the related questions that appear when I'm drafting a question?

I wanted to ask a question. While I was drafting it, Ask Ubuntu listed some closely related questions that had been answered. I thought those answers might answer the question I was going to ask but ...
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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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How can I ask this question without it being closed or being ridiculed for not being an Ubuntu guru?

I tried to ask a question about how to improve my odds with "upgrade" process (hoping to save a weekend doing a clean install when it's time to upgrade). While I was still proofreading the ...
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I am not able to ask questions on Ask Ubuntu

I am a new ask ubuntu user and recently I just asked only 1 question on it about my computer being stuck. I was flagged for duplicate / off-topic questions. My question was deleted. It was actually on ...
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I asked a question but now I can not find it

I asked a question: Create Bash Alias That Accepts Commands but now I can not find it.
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How can I ask others to verify a bug report I have filed?

I have filed a bug report on Launchpad against a package. I would like other users to verify this bug report. Would asking a question on AskUbuntu for others to verify the bug be against AskUbuntu ...
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How do you handle questions that include Ubuntu pastebin links?

Ubuntu pastebin is a nice online tool for sharing formatted text between users, especially for very large log files for a short period of time, then it expires and is permanently deleted. Stumbling ...
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How to transfer a question through Stack Exchange Communities

I've just earned a badge in this popular question I wrote 15 months ago in SuperUser Community. And it attracted me because, even after all this time and 1000 views, it stills not-answered. Thus I got ...
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Should I ask my question on Ask Ubuntu, on Unix & Linux or on both? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a question which concerns all Ubuntu users, but not only them. (e.g. about apt and aptitude). On which Stack Exchange site should I ask it, depending on if my distribution is Ubuntu ...
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Before I ask a question the similar posts suggestions do not scroll properly

I started to post my first post and was offered similar posts, but when I scrolled, I saw this problem in Firefox. The text is scrolling behind the original text that I saw. There's no no preview ...
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How are migrated questions to askubuntu treated when are actually off topic?

Stumbling upon this migrated question, I noticed that it asks about a problem in an EoL version (12.04). It even has a bounty set on it. Now I do know that in some cases when the question is not a ...
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Publish question button is disabled

I recently posted a question, but after reviewing the question I noticed the Post Question button is disabled. I tried to make little changes in the question body without success. Finally, I edited ...
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Can users raise questions on the day of the announced release date irrespective of time?

Can users raise questions on the day of the announced release date irrespective of time or will they be closed? To be specific, Ubuntu 20.04 will be released on the 23rd Of April. But some countries ...
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Cross-posting okay from SuperUser? [duplicate]

There's a SuperUser question which is on-topic here, and has some answers. Normally, I'd recommend the OP to delete and repost here, but this question has existing answers that would be lost. Is ...
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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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Are hardware recommendations considered off topic?

Fairly straightforward question, I don't want to clutter up the main site if it is. Edit: More specifically, hardware recommendations as it applies to driver support and the like in Ubuntu. ...
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Do we stop *supporting* external software?

My question is triggered by this question, which has some close votes due to being off-topic, and a comment saying that it is unsupported. 14.04 appears to be the most recently supported ...
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Should I notify about edits in the question comments?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: Using chown successfully but not actually changing user ownership in Ubuntu bash on Windows 10? A user in the comments gave me some input on how to edit my ...
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I cannot seem to find a question I asked earlier

I am new Ubuntu and Ask Ubuntu. I asked a question today concerning how to make a desktop icon in GNOME, but do not know how I get back to the question, to see if anybody has offered a suggestion.
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What does a gray title mean?

My question has a light gray title, unlike a black title. Why? Here's the question. You may need to view it on home or on my profile. EDIT: Ironically, the title on this question is gray. How about ...
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How long should I wait for an answer on here?

How long should I wait for an answer to my question 18.04.2 authentication error on here, and in the meantime is there anything I can do to make it more answerable? I've already included a fair ...
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Is it on topic to ask for resources? [duplicate]

If I want to find out more about a certain topic but don't have a specific question because I'm so out of my depth I don't even know where to start e.g. "I have some software that I want to package as ...
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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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Are hardware support questions on topic?

Can I ask about Ubuntu native (just plug it in) hardware support here? I didn't see the word "hardware" on the tour. If this isn't the correct place, where should I ask? If it IS on topic, can that ...
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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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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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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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Allow "homework" questions?

I know different sites have different rules for this, I'm only asking now because this is the first "homework" question I've come across. Should we allow these types of questions? If so, under what – ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to ask a Question you already know and answer it

After reading this question: Ought one to answer one's own question? what happens in the case that you know several questions that will further help the community but you want to make the question ...
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Ask Ubuntu and file attachments

I need to attach a log file to a question I'm going to ask on Ask Ubuntu. Is this allowed by the site rules and if yes, how to do it?