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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 ...
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Let's identify if this question is on-topic

The question I am talking about: Are there any official counters which keep a track on the number of downloads of a particular Ubuntu version across different derivatives? Help Center says: Ask ...
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Closing the off-topic and duplicate questions with bounty

There are some questions which has bounty, but are clearly off-topic or are duplicates of another question. e.g. https://askubuntu.com/questions/411887/unicode-fonts-are-not-displayed-correctly-in-...
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Should voting to close a correctly closed question for the right reason really be considered failure?

I encountered this review audit. To test me, the review item told me the question had received close votes as primarily opinion-based. This was obviously wrong, which I recognized quickly, but I saw a ...
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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 ...
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Can we suggest posting on the forums for too localized?

On the closed as too localized text, we say that the question won't help other people, but we don't suggest where they should go now. Since Canonical advertises the Ask Ubuntu community (e.g. in ...
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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 ...
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How is it decided which close reason is to be given?

I have recently been VTCing questions and noticing that even though I may VTC a question as off-topic, because there are a larger amount of people VTCing it for another reason, the other reason is ...
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Request to reopen this interesting question

This following question was marked as duplicate by mistake(as it seems to me). Move running program to background in bash Marked Duplicate: Running programs in the background from terminal ...
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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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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 ...
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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? ...
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Can we consider the recent question about syncing to Android on-topic?

I don't think this question is off-topic: Apple cloud replacement? But it seems like a lot of other people do, and it looks like it may be closed soon. In that question, the OP is asking if you can ...
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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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How to ask a following question?

I've found a question corresponding to mine (What is the purpose of favoriting questions?), but need some precisions (Do favoriting questions help to get an answer?). If I had enough reputation : by ...
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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 ...
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Is this Perl-related question being closed too hastily?

This question is about to be closed: Perl doesn't include directory That's too bad, since: Perl scripting is a standard system administration technique and it doesn't make much sense to reject ...
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Let's reopen this question about setting up a Mint-like menu in Ubuntu

This is a question about how to get an interface in Ubuntu that resembles an interface available in Linux Mint: How to install Linux mint like menu/gnomenu in Ubuntu? This question is about Ubuntu. ...
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Let's reopen this Wubi question that Microsoft Windows thought was off-topic

In this question posted yesterday, the OP has a Wubi system that will not start, because the Windows boot loader (which loads Wubi--in a Wubi system you select Ubuntu from the Windows boot menu) has a ...
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Do we need a new close reason of “Abandoned”?

This is basically a resurrection of How should we define "Abandoned" as a close reason?, but given Reminder: Unanswered + Time != Too Localised, I think we need to actually revisit this. ...
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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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Questions about Amazon search results in the Dash in 12.10 are off topic, are we making an exception here?

Questions about Amazon search results appearing in the Dash in 12.10 are appearing here on the site. Example 1, Example 2. Reading our FAQ: This is not the right place for...Issues with the next ...
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What happened to “blatantly off-topic”?

If I remember correctly there was a "blatantly off-topic" option in Flagging > Closing > Off-topic (while flagging a question). But while closing this question What does it mean physical realty of ...
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Should possible feature requests that can be interpreted as questions and have good answers be closed?

This question was recently closed as not a real question: Does the Software Centre provide a DRM/licensing scheme? It asks if the Software Center implements DRM. I think that part is clearly a ...
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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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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 we make more verbose that bugs and bug related stuff are OT on Ask ubuntu?

I've seen couple times now people asking for "confirmation" of a bug (which to top it off, it's already confirmed and reproducible) and even they provide with the links of the bug report. And this ...
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I have another question that needs re-opening

Sorry about this, but someone closed another one of my questions: https://askubuntu.com/q/230012/95681 I don't get why it's "Too Localized" - I'm using the included, default torrent program, on the ...
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Are license questions about PPA-provided software on-topic?

We accept licensing questions on Ask Ubuntu. Or at least many such questions. Here are just a few such questions that the community has embraced. (And this is just what I was able to find in under 10 ...
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So, what will be the Final Destiny (4?) of this licensing question?

Well, I'm seeing this question in the close queue again. Now it has an edit that reads: The program should be open source, not proprietary. Well at least people should be able to take a look at it. ...
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Can we reopen the question about restarting the Tor browser?

This is a question about how to restart the Tor browser: Restart Tor Browser after closing The OP's motivation for wanting to do so is a bug. This question, however, is not a bug report. The bug is ...
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Why might this be too localized?

This has a couple of close votes as too localized. As someone who personally is quite interested in the answer to this question, since I've heard of the problem before and would like to know how to ...
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Should this ping question, where the OP was using improper syntax, really be closed?

This question is about how to use ping properly: https://askubuntu.com/questions/159921/why-cant-i-ping-http-ushou-appeng01-ufm The user is not asking: why a particular site does not respond to ...
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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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Why might “In what cases is vi the only option” be primarily opinion-based?

The Help Center explains the "primarily opinion-based" close reason like this: primarily opinion-based - discussions focused on diverse opinions are great, but they just don't fit our format well. ...
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What do we use for “not a question” posts?

So, since the changes to the close and flag reasons we lost the ability to mark "not a question" as a reason. We can still use that reason, for posts that are simply guides to fix something but aren'...
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Question closed as off topic, months later, with generic hint to read the FAQ

My question firefox addon "Deutsches Wörterbuch 2.0.2" full of errors was closed and downvoted recently. Reason given: Off topic/RTFM. In the faq I read: We welcome questions ...
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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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Is it useful to close ancient questions as too broad? [duplicate]

In review I came upon several ancient questions (several years old) that were flagged as "too broad" - am I right in thinking this is just a waste of time/reviews and hence skipping them? for ...
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Why was my question closed?

Can somebody please explain why my question was closed? How to disable PIN on SIM card At first I've thought that it might be because asking for workarounds may not be allowed on askubuntu as ...
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Why was the question about a problem pinging a Windows system from Ubuntu off-topic?

What was causing the problem, presented in the question https://askubuntu.com/q/418957/44293, only came into light when the question was answered. Before that it was unknown and most probably would ...
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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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Why close an answered question?

I have noticed occasionally when on this and other sites that questions are closed, even when they have been answered. An example of this is here - here is the closed explanation: closed as off-...
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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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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 ...
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How to deal with late answers for no longer supported releases in the review queue?

Example: Very late answer to a question regarding 18.10 Yes, it isn't really an answer, but I wished to know, how it is generally regulated? Whatever the quality of the answer is.