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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Should we close questions that aren't well asked, even if it's obvious what the OP wants?

This is an example. My first reaction was to vote for closure as Not a real question, yet the title says what's wrong, and the OP gave his error message. Therefore, it doesn't really fall in the ...
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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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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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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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What are the quality standards for posting questions here? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I interpret this “Your question does not meet our quality standards” error? I keep trying to post a question and it won't let me because It does not ...
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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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Create sub sections/categories to accommodate specialities?

So perhaps Ask Ubuntu has enough weight to initiate subsections in the site. I was looking through the questions and felt quite intimidated because I didn't know any of the answers. Perhaps ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Shouldn't users be asked to give more info, especially on their their desktop environment, when asking questions?

People using Gnome/Unity usually post their questions without bothering to mention this fact. Also, most users assume that when talking about folders or file browser we should assume they are talking ...
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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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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 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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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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This question gave me a solution but now I have another issues

I wanted to make useful an old Dell c600: started this question: Install lubuntu 12.04 on an old Dell c600 : Video issues It fixes the issues with my video with the puppy idea, but now I'm trying to ...
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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 ...