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Is it ok to post someone's question in general chat?

I stumbled accross a question which I thought was very well written and didn't get as much attention as it deserved, and/or the answers aren't complete enough, other than putting a bounty on it there ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 install problems - where/how to ask a question

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04. I have installed it on two machines, and had to give up on third. (I was able to simply install 11.10 on the third) I need to get some help, and I want to give ...
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How do I find out if I have an answer to a question I post?

How do I find out if I have an answer to a question I post? I have posted 2 questions. One was tagged as too vague, the other seems to have disappeared. I am trying to get some traction on Ubuntu, ...
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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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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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Should I edit a Question once the Answer has been accepted?

My answer to this question was accepted. However I don't believe the question itself will be useful to others in its current state. Is it appropriate to edit a question to be more meaningful to others ...
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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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Commenting questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are you only allowed to comment with 50 rep? When I am in 'AskUbuntu' look an Ask I can answer but I can't comment. And I can see other people that can comment it. I have ...
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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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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 compare apps on Ask Ubuntu?

I would like that Ubuntu community discuss a little about which word processor is best to replace MSOffice Word and has the best compatibility with it - LibreOffice Writer, Abiword or Calligra Words. ...
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What is the best way to ask for level of support for a new laptop model?

I am in the market for a new laptop and I would like to ask for the level of support for Ubuntu on recently released laptop models. I would like to be able to ask the askubuntu community if a given ...
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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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Are questions about legislation welcome to AU?

The question Is it legal to install msttcorefonts package? Is Wine legal? has just caught my attention. I'm tempted to vote it as "Off-topic - too localized", but also see that the question may be ...
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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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Is there a procedure for making umbrella questions?

I think there are a lot of related questions that could be turned in to umbrella questions. One example: How do I set environment variables for cron/upstart? It could cover ruby, python, and ...
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How to improve a question that isn't being answered?

I asked this question (How to reformat/reindent all the source files in a given directory?) which – I admit – at the beginning was not very well defined, but, with the help of the comments left by ...
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(How) can we encourage question askers to do some research of their own?

Give a man a fish, and you will feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you will feed him and his family for a lifetime. When I first started using Ask Ubuntu, I was all over the easy questions, ...
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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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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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Why separate “torrent” and “bittorrent” tags?

Why do we have torrent and bittorrent as separate tags on main?
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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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AskUbuntu and Meta AskUbuntu in other languages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any plans for localized Ask Ubuntu instances? If not question, or proposed assertion. But what we do know is that I have very hard every time you ask a question, ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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?
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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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How do I re-ask a question for a new release?

The accepted answer to this question stopped working when I upgraded to 11.04. What is the preferred way to ask for updated answer?
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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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Is it OK to ask very specific question about Toshiba's ac100 (ARM smartbook)?

I have one of the beautiful Toshiba ac100s. Is it within the scope of askubuntu.com to ask specific questions here? It will be very technical, for example how to get one specific kernel-version for ...
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How can I pass a question on to another user?

I created a question on behalf of a non-AU user. Now they've signed up for AU. Can I make them the owner of the question, and if so, how? If not, what's the closest alternative?
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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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have a question already asked but witout reply

Hi I have a question that has already been asked 4 moths ago. The author was asked to explain more his problem, but he didn't, so the topic was abbadoned. I have the same problem and I can try to ...
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Can I ask software specific questions here?

I am a new Linux (Ubuntu) user and I would like to ask about how to do certain things with popular applications like LMMS. Can I ask these types of questions here? I don't know how popular the site ...
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Comes ask Ubuntu in different languages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any plans for localized Ask Ubuntu instances? I am native speaking german. Would be great to have this site in my language. What should I do?
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Give users a hint not to ask multiple questions at once

I've seen a couple of questions which actually were multiple questions at once. It's not only hard to answer if you don't know the answers to all of them, but also difficult for the questioner to ...
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Why I am asked if I am a human being each time to be told that it has not been 20 minutes yet?

Sometime, I would like to create questions for a few issues. Since I don't have enough reputation, when I submit the second question, I am told to wait 20 minutes. The page does not tell up when ...
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Can I share an Idea about ubuntu here?

I want ask here before share my idea in main ask ubuntu. i think it may be against the website rules. so is it possible?
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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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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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Can the barriers to posting be shown before the human verification?

It's quite frustrating to prove I'm a human right before being told that I'm not allowed to post for x and y reasons.. why not wait to check that I'm a human until after verifying it's ok to post?