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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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question about “download[ing] packages for offline installation” incorrectly closed as duplicate

This question has been closed as a duplicate of this question. But I do not believe they are really asking the same thing. I think that the recent question is asked in a way that is unfortunately not ...
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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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Reopening of a closed question?

Hi. Recently a question of mine was closed due to being an exact duplicate of this one. While I always skim-through the questions with similar titles, I hadn't thought to search under "microblogging" ...
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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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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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How is this question off-topic?

I posted a question about the crouton tool for creating an ubuntu environment in chrome os, but it was put on hold as off-topic. The question is this: I attempted several times to use the crouton ...
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Why was my question put on-hold by me?

My question was put on-hold recently with a banner: put on hold as off-topic by R S, Melebius, Pilot6, user68186, vidarlo - 9 mins ago But R S is me and I don't remember I did that to myself.
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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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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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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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I asked a specific question - it was marked as closed due to “exact duplicate.” It's NOT a duplicate?

Today I asked a question about dual-head video cards for Ubuntu 10.04 or 11.04. It was marked as a duplicate and CLOSED, though the link I was directed to provides absolutely NO information about ...
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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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Should one make a question on-topic by editing it and generalizing it?

I recently came across this question in the Reopen votes review queue, and it was edited and generalized by another user: But as ElementaryOS is not Ubuntu should this really be reopened now that it ...
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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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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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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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Should a question be closed as duplicate of another when it is asking for the same goal but via a different route?

I recently closed a question as a duplicate of another, however I am starting to think that I may have made a mistake here along with the other close voters... So just to make it easier, let's refer ...
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off-topic question was first search result

I was searching for a Python question on Google ("python create file") and the first search result was this Ask Ubuntu question, which is closed as off-topic. The second result, from StackOverflow, ...
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Why is a question about accessing a SMB share from Nautilus assessed as OT?

I am talking about https://askubuntu.com/questions/453158/samba-share-opens-in-gedit-rather-than-nautilus-ubuntu-14-04 which was closed as OT ("not about Ubuntu") because the OP hadn't made it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should closed/locked questions with no answers be hidden?

Alot of times I'll see questions, often linked to by other duplicate questions (that are usually not actually duplicates, but that's a different issue) that are closed or locked after being marked as ...
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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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Warn in case of new questions with tags of outdated Ubuntu versions

I have asked this question yesterday, which was for Ubuntu 10.04. I wasn't aware that it is not allowed to ask questions for outdated Ubuntu versions. As you can see, I have tagged the question as 10....
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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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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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Should one close questions as duplicates of closed questions?

I have seen many questions in the past which are off-topic, and the community recognizes them as such, and it closes them as duplicates of the question when it was first asked and closed as off-topic. ...
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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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Question wrongly closed as duplicate

This question comparing the beta and daily-live builds of Ubuntu+1, was closed as an exact duplicate of this question, which is a much more general question, "Are daily builds of Ubuntu stable enough ...
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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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Question marked as duplicate - what to do?

Recently one of my questions have been marked as a duplicate: What is the difference between /etc/profile and .bashrc I believe this question has been mistakenly marked as a duplicate because the ...
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How to request to remove “marked as duplicate” and to reopen?

My question is marked as duplicate a month ago. I have edited and improved question and flagged today to reopen but It isn't reopened. Thus, Is there any chances of reopening? or I should post new ...
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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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Closed as exact duplicate -> where is the solution?

Mu question Can I do an install onto a 4GB usb stick which is smaller than the recommended installation size? was closed as exact duplicate with a url to possible duplicate answer. Currently I have ...
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Command-line badge for terdon in close notice? [duplicate]

I just noticed the "command-line" badge next to terdon's name in the close notice for one of my questions: And this has just made me really curious, why is it there? And what meaning does it have ...
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Question marked as already solved incorrectly

Is it possible migrate existing programs installed in windows? This question is "how to migrate already installed (under Windows) applications to Wine". And the question linked as already answered is ...
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Why are we marking these UEFI questions as duplicates of the wrong question?

I see many, many questions written by users having trouble installing Ubuntu in a dual-boot configuration on their UEFI-enabled PC, that are being marked as duplicates of Installing Ubuntu Alongside a ...
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Why have questions related to Ubuntu 13.04 been put on hold? [duplicate]

Moderators closed my question by substantiating that 13.04 exceeded LTS. As much as I know this site has nothing to do with official Ubuntu, how come moderators here mention about exceeding LTS time. ...
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what to do with questions without an owner? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do with abandoned questions? what is the guidlines for questions without an owner? Should they be closed? should they be maintained by anyone? what's the deal? ...
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Closed, Duplicate or On-Hold questions are tagged with much ease on Askubuntu.com!

Since most Linux distros, including Ubuntu and all its derivatives are considered to be open-source software platforms for anyone who's interested, I find it an abusive and counterproductive practice ...
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Intermittent bug post closed for wrong reason

This question was closed as not reproducible, but actually confirms this bug perfectly. Should it be re-opened and closed for the right reason (as a bug)?
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About “not constructive” questions

What are some “must have” Ubuntu programs? As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but ...
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PROPOSAL: Checklist for addressing questions mentioning non-Ubuntu distributions

For those not aware of the context: One side of the community is pro editing out mentions of other OS where question asks about non-specific to OS things, such as scripting; another side, is pro-...