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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? ...
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Are questions about problems later revealed to be common hardware issues “too localized”?

Sometimes a user posts a question that they think has to do with Ubuntu, but it turns out to be a hardware problem. (And not one that can be worked around or troubleshooted by Ubuntu. There are, of ...
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This question mistakenly flagged as a duplicate, correct?

This question from an experienced AU member was closed yesterday. I think it was a mistake to close it. The question is clear and the linked duplicate does not fully answer the original. Direct ...
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Should this LightDM / Ayatana Design question be reopened?

I believe I understand why this question was closed--it seemed to be leading to subjective debate. However: UI choices are usually made by the Ayatana Design team, and usually have objectively ...
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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 ...
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I think closing questions on Ubuntu derivatives as off-topic is unhelpful

I realize that the topic of derivatives has been touched on before but I am shocked that this community is so closed to questions that, were they answered, could assist pure Ubuntu users. I recently ...
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Was 142386 closed because it's about FreeBSD, or because it might not also be about Ubuntu?

This question was closed as off topic, and there is a comment (though not by one of the close-voters) saying that it's off-topic but would be on topic at Unix.SE. The question is undeniably about ...
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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 ...
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Should questions describing problems that mysteriously went away be closed?

If a question describes a problem that the OP once had, but which then goes away, and the OP has no idea how and didn't do anything to precipitate a solution, should the question be closed? It seems ...
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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 ...
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Why exactly was my youtube question closed again?

I noticed with amusement that my youtube question from almost a year ago (!!!) was closed today. Our esteemed Mr. Edwards deemed it offtopic. According to him this should rather be a bug report. I ...
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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 ...
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How do I get Question 123388 reopened?

How do I get this question re-opened? A moderator has closed this question citing it as an exact duplicate, but its clear that any of the answers on the original question do not specifically answer ...
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How do I get my question reopened as I would really like a resolution?

I asked a question which was closed as a "Duplicate Question": How do I add customized wallpapers so they appear in the dynamic unity greeter? I even acknowledged this by linking the potential ...
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Should we go ahead and delete out-dated content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should questions about using end-of-life Ubuntu releases be closed? Boot failure : No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found! I think this question should be closed ...
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Is question 115686 too subjective?

In comments to How can one-handed work in Ubuntu be eased? it is argued that it is subjective in that there is no correct answer to it per se. What is your thoughts?
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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 ...
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Why are some questions that were closed as not “real” being edited months later?

Alternative good-looking desktop for Ubuntu [closed] is a recent example. It was closed as not being a real question on Sep 8 '11. I feel that editing closed questions without intending to have them ...
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Why should I close 54422?

Someone has suggested I delete/close Is there a way to disable or limit system xrandr probes? because I am no longer experiencing the bug that prompted me to ask it. Personally, I think it's still an ...
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What's this question duped to?

This question is closed as a duplicate, but as a duplicate of what?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Closing questions as instances or subsets of another question?

I see many AskUbuntu questions that are really too localized for the format. That's a recognized problem: we do have a too localized flag, after all. But I think many localized questions are worth ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How should unnecessary questions be closed, if at all?

A question was asked about a problem that was later discovered to be nonexistent. The problem was due to a typo and the poster only realized this after asking the question. Should I vote to close a ...