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Questions which have been closed for any of the usual reasons.

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Why did you close this question instead of migrating it?

This guy asked about elementary OS. I voted to notify the moderators, I commented letting him know it's off topic. But why didn't you migrate it to superuser or unix.se? I'm not trying to defend him. ...
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Consider reopening question 113235

Question 113235 is closed, being considered an exact duplicate of question 43174. Now, I got the answer I needed before the question was closed, so I won't suffer much from it being closed, but I ...
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to the closers of 377087, which has an excellent answer

How to install Sentellic fspc package? it was asked and rapidly answered. the answer was good; it was accepted. over a month later, someone decides it's a duplicate, and several other voters agree, ...
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Chromium vs. YouTube questions closed to a dead end

Fortunately it still is easy to find the solution for non-playing YouTube content on Chromium from the relevant questions here but closing of these questions led to an unfortunate constellation: ...
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Reopen one of my questions - Invalid Duplicate Marked

Related: How do I disable the boot splash screen, and only show kernel and boot text instead? Okay, so this was marked as a duplicate, apparently, but I only noticed this now. Is the marked ...
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Suggestion: Add link to relevant page in "off-topic" notification

Pretty minor suggestion, but it could be of some use. A question of mine, https://askubuntu.com/questions/295699/the-vpn-service-failed-to-start-under-ubuntu-13-04, was put on hold (at my request) ...
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This question is not duplicate so consider re-opening it

I asked this question "The software on this computer is up to date" while upgrading 12.10 to 13.04 I have this unique error "The software on this computer is up to date" I couldn't find its ...
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Are application development questions not allowed anymore?

I watch the application-development tag for new questions, which has worked for a long time. Since yesterday, I see multiple questions getting closed for being offtopic. See How do you get the ...
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why the color different?

We have closed a question but the names are shown in different colors. May I know the reason? Why does Seth have a different color?
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How can a low-reputation user dispute a "closed as too localized"?

I posted question 62034 asking if/how I can change the default behaviour in PCManFM (Lubuntu's default file manager) from "open in new tab" to "open in new window". I gave a lot of context and even a ...
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Any reason to keep this feature request closed?

We should reopen this. It's just as constructive as any other feature request. Feature request for "private messages" privilege for user communication Wrongly closed (or wrongly open!) ...
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How can I ask to reopen a question after I edited it? [duplicate]

I edited this closed as off-topic question to be more general: Should I use ZimageZ in Xubuntu xfce to store my screenshots? Do I have to ask here in Meta to review a closed question after I edited ...
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Wrong duplicate chosen for closed question, okay to just edit in the correct one?

Hard to come up with a shorter or clearer title, sorry. 'Cannot Upgrade my Ubuntu' was closed as a dupe, and it is. The issue is that the wrong duplicate was chosen by mistake (with possibly none of ...
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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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Can we re-open this question asking how to throttle bandwidth per-user?

This question, 'Is there an easy way to limit user bandwidth usage?' was closed as a duplicate. The possible duplicate, 'How I can limit Download/Upload bandwidth?' does not answer the new question, ...
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Why was my question closed as duplicate?

I was trying to customize the boot splash screen on a live USB stick, and I was having problems, so I decided to ask about it. My question was specifically about how to customize the splash screen on ...
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How to handle chains of "duplicate of..."?

Sometimes one post (P1) is commented "possible duplicate of P2". P2 itself is commented "possible duplicate of P3". Example: https://askubuntu.com/questions/246610/how-to-increase-battery-duration-...
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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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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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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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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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Why My question is not constructive?

Hi I am here because of this Question. I actually posted that question to know what things I can overcome If i upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10 from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS at the first time under performance but ...
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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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How to remove the closed topic of exact duplicate

Hi its my thread I started Photoshop Installation in 10.10 Actually i asking the question for the version of ubuntu 10.10 but someone's are closed my topic is exactly duplicate. How to inform him ...
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Should the Restart Cinnamon from tty question be reopened or moved to the Unix and Linux StackExchange site?

The Restart Cinnamon from tty question should not have been locked for the reason "too localized" do to the fact that a large number Ubuntu users who have cinnamon installed may want to know how ...
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Re-opening a misunderstood question

When I asked question 231990, I referred to my 10.04 installation as a "custom distro", when I really meant that it had a custom connection setup for wired ethernet (using cntlm to connect to a proxy)....
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How can I request for a question to be reopened which was incorrectly closed as a duplicate?

I once answered a question Too many images in one directory. I suggested Shotwell to create sub-folders. And later on, I flagged Is there a terminal command to split a folder in two? as a possible ...
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Please reopen question edited to be more general

A user had recently asked how to connect an Android 4 device to Ubuntu: How to connect MTP devices via USB? As Android no longer supports USB Mass Storage, this is a very pertinent question. However, ...
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How to "ping" people who voted to close a question so they review their vote?

This question was closed as off-topic - I believe it is not, maybe it was worded too vaguely or mentioned too many irrelevant details or something. Now, I edited the question to make it more direct ...
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Why are Ubuntu related development questions closed?

I have had two different questions regarding the topic "Development on Ubuntu" (which is specifically mentioned as on-topic in the FAQ closed as off-topic. The first one I happen to agree was better ...
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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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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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Ubuntu-specific programming questions are on-topic, so let's reopen this one

This (somewhat confusingly named question) question was closed, perhaps because it is asking something about programming. (It is, and has never been, in any way about Microsoft Windows. It's about the ...
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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 question about why/how to use workspaces

I think we should reopen this question about why and how to use workspaces: What can I use workspaces for, and how can they be used? It has some good answers already, but if it's reopened, perhaps ...
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Let's reopen this Dropbox question

This Dropbox question was never really off-topic (though its title is a bit confusing): WINE and items in notification area The best answer to this question is to explain that Dropbox exists ...
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Why the author of a post is not notified when a question is about to close?

Why is the author of a post not notified when a question is about to close? Many times I have found the question closed only when I visit the question for a probable answer barring the author to ...
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Is it proper to closevote one's own questions?

I sometimes run into a situation where I realize my own question is a dupe, or the problem goes away, and I need to vote to close as too localized, or with another close reason. It it proper to ...
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What to do with widespread questions about issues updating?

At the time of updating the system, sometimes appears package errors. e.g.: E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with something /var/lib/apt/lists/* E: The package lists or ...
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Should recent controversial question about Zeitgeist and pop culture be reopened?

Recently there was a question that some interpreted as a rant: What is zeitgeist used for? This question now has a good answer (written by one of the people who had voted to close it, which by ...
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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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Reopen request for my question

Someone closed my question as a duplicate of another question, but mine is more specific. I cannot understand the reasons behind this. Which are the proprietary and paid games for linux do you know - ...
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This closed question just got 10k views, we should fix it

This looks like it's getting a bunch of views since it's probably a common problem for people with Optimus cards. Nvidia driver cannot be installed with jockey for old hardware
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Are the questions with the mark (closed) erased?

I've seen many questions with the mark [closed] in the title. Does it mean that they will be erased later? Or just remains as closed?
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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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Should we delete closed questions?

We currently have more than 4000 questions that are closed, excluding being closed as duplicates. Should we just delete most of these questions, since they don't technically add much value to our ...
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Why do we close duplicate questions?

I know that on AskUbuntu, we close duplicate questions. What is the reason that we do that? Is it to narrow the amount of questions that exist on the site that way users don't need to sift through 20 ...
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Can older questions be closed as duplicates of newer questions in special circumstances on meta?

Here on meta, sometimes issues arise, and then arise again later as circumstances change. Is it appropriate, in such a situation, to close older questions about a topic as duplicates of a newer ...
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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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Should we clean up the 12.04 closed questions?

I've noticed that a bunch of closed questions on 12.04 are clogging up the search column on the related questions for each question, and also are generally all alpha/beta stuff anyway. Should we make ...