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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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Are questions like 'Where should I report this bug' allowed?

May we ask questions on AskUbuntu if we encounter a bug, and we do not know how/where to report it? For example, one can see black screen and is unsure whether he/she should report it against xorg, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 issue, ...
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A visual roadmap of Ubuntu support

(Intent: Targeting the correct support audience when asking questions.) StackExchange, AskUbuntu, MetaAskUbuntu, chat, Canonical, Wiki, feature request, wish list, bug reports, etc. It's taken me ...
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My question has 10 pictures, but I can't add them beacuse I don't have 10 reputation. What should I do?

I have a question and I write it down and there's 10 picture in it, now after 1 hour of writing it when I wanna post it, I got you need at least 10 reputation to post images. What should I do?
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Should 'harmful' questions be answered/allowed? [duplicate]

You questions which could result in harm (or general disruption) to something/someone be answered? It was thinking of this question. It can be quite good (as a hacker) to test for flaws in a system ...
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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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How did this user asked 2 questions in 5 minutes?

AFAIK a user is allowed to ask questions only once in 20 minutes, but this user asked two questions in just five minutes. The questions are Differences between restricted repositories and partner ...
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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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Why nobody answers my latest questions?

It's obviously that my latest questions received low views, no votes and nobody answered. I use to mark the correct answers, so if you find good answers for these questions, post them. Here you ...
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For how much time i will be prevented form asking questions [duplicate]

Recently I was blocked out form questioning on askubuntu because of too much downvoted questions, now the question is I have made enough rep progress after that how much time I have to wait to ask ...
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Should we modify a question just to fit the answers?

I'm wondering, should I change the sense of a question just to fit my answer? I remember once that Jokerdino told me not to, hence I didn't, but is this an accepted practice?
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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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How to address a question to a particular user?

Suppose I ask a question..I know that some user might be knowing its answer.. For eg,its a question related to a script.and i know that user xyz is good in scripts.I want him to notice my question.....
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Bug in writing titles

Referring to my previous question, I typed the title as Lost REPUTATION ! but I got Lost REPUTATION? Is this a bug? Or some secret feature?
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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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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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Are we requiring user registration?

Previous feature requests about this have been confronted with opposition, yet right now if I try to ask a question, it asks me for a valid email and to verify my account. This struck me odd, because ...
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How should I use the tags in Meta.AU?

I've found recently that people that ask questions in meta do not correctly tag their questions, and when the community reacts unexpectedly or their issues don't rise awareness to the developer team, ...
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Do we need thousand of "dumb questions"? or can we just duplicate them to more general answer?

This is something which have me concerned sometime now. I've seen a bunch of "Will Ubuntu work in X?" things that most of the time will end in "why you don't try?" kind of answers, and generate ...
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Don't we have a "minimum quality" filter?

Please don't mixup with Quality blocks enabled for questions. For some time now, I've seen the system accepting low quality stuff, without capitalized I's, a mess of punctuation signs, all-caps ...
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What should be done (if anything) about the "How to run [Windows Program] in Wine?" questions?

There are a lot of questions about how well specific applications run in Wine: How well does Microsoft Office Excel work in Wine? Does Visual Studio Express work well with Wine? Running Shaiya in ...
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Should my Super User question be migrated to Ask Ubuntu?

I asked this question on Super User. Is it on topic here or not? If yes (and migrated), what will happen to the bounty?
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Is it on topic to ask about installing a game on Wine?

I want to install 8ballclub on Wine and I think there's a bug. Can I ask how to install the game here or will it be close as off topic or low quality or too specific? or something? Is it okay to ask ...
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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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Is replacing with the Tech Slang needed?

I'm having a doubt that, recently I found this question in Askubuntu :How do I watch Youtube videos? On seeing that my instinct told me to edit the question as : Flash player not working in firefox ...