Questions tagged [close-reasons]
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Should we allow questions that are about releases which are considered End of Life?
I'd like to rehash this topic as I was under the impression that EOL releases of Ubuntu are off-topic. The site has grown a lot since it was original discussed so I'd like to see if this is something ...
Should questions about using end-of-life Ubuntu releases be closed? [duplicate]
Possible Duplicate: Should we allow questions that are about releases which are considered End of Life? Should questions requesting advice using end-of-life (i.e., officially unsupported) Ubuntu ...
How should we define "Abandoned" as a close reason?
Assume a question is clear, fully fleshed-out in details, compliant with question policy, and relevant to a large audience... but unanswered. At what point (if ever) does this question because ...
Can we have more than 3 custom close reasons, pretty please?
Ask Ubuntu mod here. We've exhausted our custom close reason slots and we need a few more. We are a very broad site. We cater to development, application support, installation support, hardware ...
Let's refine and clarify our off-topic close reasons
Recently I have noticed, both as a user and a moderator, a good number of questions either being closed as end-of-life or as a development release when they probably don’t need to be. Just a few ...
How should I deal with old unanswered questions that are unlikely to be answered satisfactorily?
I'd like to have my accepted answer rate increase from 57%. What's dragging it down, though, is that I've posted a number of specific and/or difficult questions that haven't been answered, are ...
Please don't abuse of the custom close reasons (nor just agree with the previous close voters)
I've seen this for a while now. We are (miss)using the custom close reason: Has anyone spoted the problem here? As you can see, both say the same with different wording. Why should we close it with a ...
Why don't we have "required/requested input not provided" close reason for abandoned questions?
While I've just recently acquired the privilege for voting to close questions, I find it hard to find the right close reasons for the following very common scenario. Someone asks a question, but does ...
Please Remove "Bug Report" Close
According to Ability to close a question as a bug report, its speculated that closing as a bug better serves the community's users. I'm finding the exact opposite in practice. That is, the bug ...
Why was question 4389 closed?
This question. As I understand it, it's just a fun question, quite like the apt-get-from-2020 one. I really can't understand why we accept and upvote one, but not the other. Sure it should be a ...
Are we too harsh on this one ?
This question is along the lines of favourite emacs shortcut or best video editor or text editor or php/ror editor for ubuntu. Many of them are lingering along nicely as community wiki's without ...
Often used off-topic close reasons, more default reasons for off-topic?
Now that we have new close reasons I noticed that sites have custom off-topic reasons. The site allready has reasons for bugs and "not Ubuntu". But, the major one I see missing is End of Life ...
How do I delete/abandon my question when it has answers?
It's a story you hear all too often. I asked a question. I got some answers. They showed effort so I voted them up. I found some time to actually try them out. Then... I changed my mind and did ...
Can moderators confirm abandoned questions should be closed TL, not NARQ?
For quite some time, we've been using the too localized close reason for abandoned questions. Of course, if the question merits closure for another reason--it's a duplicate, it couldn't have been ...
Let's reopen this on-topic question about using Ubuntu software in Ubuntu [duplicate]
This question is, and has always been, on topic. The OP's reading of the FAQ is correct. A question about using built-in Ubuntu software and third party Ubuntu software on Ubuntu is a question about ...
Should questions asking how to report bugs for EOL releases be closed?
I have recently come across this question (probably abandoned) asking how to file a bug for a specific issue on Ubuntu 10.10. 10.10 will no longer be supported as of April 10th this year, which is ...
Modify close reason banner and create an "Off-Topic Compass" site on Meta?
I have answered Add Elementary OS Stack Exchange to the off topic banner with a proposal which got a positive feedback, so I'm now writing it as separate feature request here: Make a more flexible and ...
We should be able to vote to change the close reason
I have seen many times when a question for instance is closed as off-topic, though in fact it should be closed as unclear, and is not off-topic though some may think so, but the change reason stays ...
Questions about wireless that lack information are not necessarily duplicates
Recently I have noticed that a number of questions about wireless problems that lack the hardware information necessary to answer them are being closed as duplicates of this question: My wireless/WiFi ...
It is not necessary for questions to contain the word "Ubuntu" for it to be on-topic on Ask Ubuntu
Close votes on the following question evokes this statement: How to improve the sound quality of an mp3 speech file? I don't know why did it attract close votes. Probably because it didn't contain ...
"Bug reports and problems with the development version of Ubuntu should be reported on Launchpad"
Bug reports and problems with the development version of Ubuntu should be reported on Launchpad so that developers can see, track and fix these issues. My first reading of this text is that it ...
Good off topic questions: migrate rather than close?
This question was closed as off topic and the original poster was asked to crosspost. As far as I can tell, diamond moderators have the ability to move posts from one site to another – in this case ...
How to flag an off-topic question on a non-linux OS?
The question Since the new flags for closing (which I applaud) it is unclear to me how I can flag a question about Windows, Mac, Solaris or whatever which clearly does not belong here. I want to flag ...
Mixed apostrophes in “unclear what you’re asking” description
I stumbled across the following sentence in the description of “unclear what you’re asking” close reason: As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're asking. The first it's as ...
Add Elementary OS Stack Exchange to the off topic banner
This banner: could now include the Elementary OS site.
How specific about not supporting non-Ubuntu OS's is AskUbuntu?
While browsing AskUbuntu, I found a question about Wine + Steam. The OP said that he was using Linux Mint, and upon reading that, I thought "Oh, isn't that non-supported, or something?". So I opened ...
Can we update the FAQ to reflect the apparent change in EoL policy?
This is a question about editing the FAQ. This is not a good place to discuss whether or not we should allow EoL questions. We already have a meta question (actually, three) for that. (See below.) It ...
Errors while upgrading from a EOL release -- should the question be closed?
I started to see in the "Close Votes" review queue a bunch of questions like this: Broken packages prevent 13.10 > 14.04 upgrade (...) Now, this particular question has not been touched for months, ...
Are questions about official Ubuntu software in other OSes generally on-topic?
My understanding is that we consider questions about running Ubuntu One in Windows to be on-topic for this site (thanks to Jorge Castro for clarifying this in chat). But we close at least some ...
Can questions closed but not as duplicates have their answers merged?
It is possible for a moderator to merge a question that's closed, but not as a duplicate? For example, this too localized question doesn't seem like a candidate for reopening, except that it seems to ...
Why don't we allow shopping recommendations?
I don't mean to be controversial here. But out of real interest: I notice that a question like What is the best notebook to run Ubuntu? attracts quite a lot of upvotes. That does make sense: before ...
Are questions about design decisions considered constructive?
This question was closed as nonconstructive, which seems wrong to me. (The creator of the question also did not think it was right for it to be closed.) It's a question about a design decision (or ...
Some improvements to the "not about Ubuntu" close reason
I'd like to suggest some improvements to the "not about Ubuntu" close reason. "This is not about Ubuntu" As it currently stands: This is not about Ubuntu. Questions about other Linux ...
Suggested Edits spam
Errmm... I keep getting things like this on the review thing - it seems to be anonymous users spamming... Here is a screen-shot in case the link does not work: Is there anyway of blocking this? ...
Are software-recommendation questions for browser plugins on-topic?
Are questions asking how to do something in a web browser, which either implicitly or explicitly must be accomplished by a plugin, considered on-topic? That is, should we accept questions like this? ...
why is my question closed?
I wrote a question before like this "Hi i just installed Ubuntu and it seems like a nice operating system. I just have some questions about the security. How safe is ubuntu? is there no risk ...
Do we actually close no-repro bugs reported on meta as no-repro?
Recently, this question was closed as being status-norepro. However, this closure seems odd to me. Of the 20 questions tagged accordingly, there is only one that was actually closed, which is the one ...
Lots of "unclear what you're asking" close votes
A lot of the close votes are "unclear what you're asking". Just a refresher, here's an explanation of what this option means and tells the asker: Please clarify your specific problem or add ...