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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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How to ask a question which is vulnerable to misuse

I need to ask a question. But the problem is that the notion provided by the question would result in the misuse of the Ask Ubuntu service. What should I do ? For eg: Consider the question Fake ...
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Is asking about the relative merits of various releases for main or meta?

Is asking about the relative merits of various releases for main or meta? or both? or Neither? Thanks
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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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How do I bump questions? [duplicate]

How can I bump my question up to the front page so it will be seen without asking it again? I feel like once you ask a question, if it's not answered that day, it kind of goes into limbo.
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Should e-Mail adresses be edited away?

I'm still pretty new to Ask Ubuntu. I've seen some people include their e-mail address in their question. Is it okay to edit the e-Mail address away as I feel they break the way Ask Ubuntu works?
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Closing questions using a non-valid argument

I posted yesterday this question and I was put on hold as off-topic because: "Bug reports and problems with the development version of Ubuntu should be reported on Launchpad so that developers can ...
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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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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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How do I link a topic to a question?

I see many questions (e.g. this) have other relevant questions linked to them. How do I do it?
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Could we add on the 'about' page that questions should be edited to provide more information?

On both the about page it is explained how the site works. To my eyes, this should include that a user asking question should edit his post to improve it if some other users are asking clarification ...
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ask for system specifications when asking a questions

I thought it might improve the question quality when you ask a question below the question form there is a form asking for your systems specifications. For example version of Ubuntu running, laptop ...
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several different problems in one question

Some questions like (How can I see/stop current running crontab tasks?) have several problems in them. I think it is better to ask them step by step. but I do not know it is legal to ask such ...
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What about EasyBCD?

I just edited the tag easybcd and after I found some questions like How to install EasyBCD? or Can't get bootloader to work using easyBCD. These questions have the answer in Windows. We know that ...