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What should I do now that I can't ask more questions?

Do not repost the question you were about to ask until you have READ EVERYTHING WE ARE ABOUT TO TELL YOU. While trying to ask a question, one could get: We are no longer accepting questions from ...
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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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Can I cross-post the same question in both Super User and Ask Ubuntu?

Is it bad Stack Exchange etiquette to ask a duplicate of an Ask Ubuntu question on Super User and vice versa? (Assuming of course that said question is relevant on both sites.)
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Need help! What problems would be best solved by a wizard?

I've talked about a wizard to help people find existing questions and improve the quality of the ones they post if they can't find one. I've talked about this for so long without doing anything so ...
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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 do I interpret this "Your question does not meet our quality standards" error?

Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: It does not meet our quality standards. Thats the message I'm getting while trying to post a question. I've seen it a couple times before, usually ...
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Cross-Posting questions that are on-topic on multiple Stack Exchange sites

If I have a question that is on-topic on, say, both Linux & Unix and Ask Ubuntu, may I post it on both sites? And if so, do I need to do anything special?
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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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Are EFI/UEFI installation type of question appropriate at Ask Ubuntu?

Searching "ubuntu-12-10 install uefi" gives a google page of Ask Ubuntu Q&A all pointing to same recommendation. (which is make a grub-efi partition before trying to install) Have asked this type ...
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Can I accept two answers on a question?

Can I accept two answers on a question? Is the points / reputation given to both of the user who answer (15 points / reputation for each accepted answer on a question)?
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Questions "just for curiosity"

Is it acceptable to ask questions "just for curiosity", or should we refrain from that to avoid overloading the site already choked with panicked questions? Also, if we do, should we somehow mark it ...
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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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Are questions related to ubuntu as it relates to development on topic?

I'm working on writing a C-daemon for Ubuntu and I wish to make it configurable but I'm new to linux\ubuntu and I don't know the standard way daemon configuration is preformed. Is AskUbuntu an ...
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What's the final word on "What X are available" and "List of X" type questions?

What is our final decision on questions like these? https://askubuntu.com/questions/40606/what-arcade-platform-or-role-playing-games-are-available What IDEs are available for Ubuntu? Our FAQ is ...
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Automated prompt for system details

Could there be a system that, for certain tags, like freeze, or crash, gives a friendly prompt to the user to give details like the output of lspci or the Xorg logs before the question is posted, but ...
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Is it OK to post a link to my question in the general chat room, to publicize it?

If I ask a question and want to draw attention to it, is it OK to post links to it in the general chat room? Or is this considered bad, since there is already a questions feed and if lots of people ...
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Can we create a "template question"

Some users (especially first time users) ask completely rubbish questions, such as https://askubuntu.com/questions/486830/wi-fi-on-ubuntu-14-04-hp-g70-laptop, they say "unfortunately wi-fi is not ...
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Detecting the language a question is written in

It would be great if the system could detect the language of a question, and pop up a little notice: Please note that this site is in English only Your question will be flagged for moderator ...
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Why are questions no longer titled as questions?

This is rare to see in Meta, but in Ask Ubuntu itself -- I'm sure I am definitely not the only one who's fed up with seeing short summaries in the question box. If you're asking a question, at least ...
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Where can I find interesting Ubuntu discussions?

Ask Ubuntu is a Q&A site rather than a discussion board, a bug tracker, or a poll/survey site, but I really love Ubuntu and want to discuss those things with other users! Where can I discuss ...
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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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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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Hi, how can i remove this account?

This particular site of stack exchange is not amusing me, has no function and has over zealous moderators who deleted every single one of my posts, two of which because i mentioned that unity is a bug ...
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What can be done to increase the quality of questions?

I found this site after I spent some time on tex.stackexchange. Don't take this as me getting on my high horses but compared to the questions on tex.stackexchange the questions on this site has much ...
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Is this the right place to ask a question about installing another OS on an Ubuntu computer?

A few days ago I asked a question on Ask Ubuntu because I needed a way to install Windows on my currently Ubuntu-only computer. It however received some negative feedback from people in the community, ...
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How to ask a question with a template already created for answers?

This question has a template already created for answering it. That is, instead of the answer textbox starting out empty, it starts out with this text in it: [![Tagline to show on mouseover][1]][2] ...
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Am I just asking wrong?

I've asked 5 questions since may and got no answers at all. I've been as specific as possible included as many details as possible and generally tried to make my question answerable. So I can only ...
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Will 'askubuntu.com' be an alternative for the 'ubuntu forums'?

Hey, I was wondering how to know the best place for your question? I was browsing the 'questions' section and I came across a numbers of problems that aren't just "questions", the same kind you'd ...
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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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Are questions about elementary OS off topic even if it's about the kernel?

I'm currently on Xubuntu and I'm so happy with it, but I want to try Elementary OS, I do know that if I ask something about Elementary OS my question will be closed. I'm well aware of that. Elementary ...
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