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Is it “Ask Ubuntu Meta” or “Meta Ask Ubuntu”?

I sometimes have a doubt if the meta site of Ask Ubuntu is Ask Ubuntu Meta or Meta Ask Ubuntu. Let's look into some details (to understand why I'm confused). If we click on the Stack Exchange icon at ...
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Ubuntu Groovy Gorilla (20.10) is now released, and posts about it are (generally) No Longer Offtopic

(I'm a day late, I got busy with work stuff and at-home stuff) As of about 17:39:04 UTC on October 22, 2020, Ubuntu Groovy Gorilla 20.10 has been officially released. The corresponding release ...
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Why was this question marked off-topic?

Just wanted to ask why this was marked off-topic? How do I learn to program or code so that I can contribute to the community? I agree that it may depend on how you read the question, but I read it as ...
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New user on askubuntu, would like to help but cannot [duplicate]

As a new user on askubuntu, I want to contribute to a thread with valuable information for those who are still struggling However, I cannot because the thread already has answers (or so it appears). ...
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Using the keyboard markers for other things

I was using the <kbd> tag for version numbers, like Ubuntu 20.04 and @muru edited my question to remove the markers, saying we don't need keyboard formatting for version numbers Actually I was ...
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What's your Ubuntu story?

Ask Ubuntu is 10 years young now! And the community is always growing. It's time to celebrate, isn't it? We came to Ask Ubuntu to ask questions about Ubuntu because many of us were noobs at using it, ...
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Happy 10th anniversary to Ask Ubuntu!

Ask Ubuntu was launched on 10/10/2010, so it's now just about 10 years old! To celebrate we are running some workshops / lessons in chat. So far this is the schedule: Introduction to software ...
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Did Stefano Palazzo♦ use the moderator vacation tool to inform regarding Stefano Palazzo's inactivity?

Did Stefano Palazzo♦ use the moderator vacation tool to inform regarding Stefano Palazzo's inactivity? According to the profile, last seen is August 29 (which is approximately a month ago). Did any ...
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Why I cannot answer some questions in askubuntu.com/unanswered (no answer-field)? [duplicate]

I just joined Ask Ubuntu and wanted to answer one question at https://askubuntu.com/unanswered but there is no answer field to enter my answer. Why? I have 1 reputation and I tried to contribute to ...
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Why is there a staggering amount of unanswered microphone-related questions using ubuntu 20.04?

Since Ubuntu's 20.04 official release, I've seen more and more questions related to microphone not being detected, white noise, headsets with only speakers working and etc, especially in the first few ...
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Scheduling lessons for 10th anniversary celebration classroom

Oops time passed. I have created a public chat room for the 10th anniversary lessons: Join the Classroom All lessons will be held there. This post is for scheduling the lessons. If you would like to ...
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'format' tag has a broad scope. What should we do?

The tag wiki excerpt of format states that format has a broad scope. For questions regarding file formats, or formatting hard drives. We can ask questions about file formats or formatting hard ...
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Am I a curmudgeon? Should I STFU?

I have several canned comments that I use repeatedly, with some edits. See below. Is this in accordance with the AskUbuntu Way, or should I refrain? Here they are: Telling us which remote procedure (...
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Someone made a meta tag [review-audits] - is that a better name than [audits]?

Yesterday I removed the recently created tag review-audits from a post here on meta. We have a preexisting tag audits for that subject, so to keep all the audit-related questions together they should ...
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Why am I suspended from the chatrooms of this site for almost a year? [closed]

My current chat status is "This user is suspended on the parent site and cannot chat for 343 days." Actually I am not able to chat in any chatroom network-wide. Stack Exchange has a channel ...
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Where did all of my comments from 9/12/2020 go?

re: expand OS partition backwards ALL of my comments from 9/12/2020 , and all of the comments from the OP to me, on this question, have disappeared! Anybody know where/how they disappeared?
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When do I ask Linux questions in Ask Ubuntu and when in Stack Overflow?

I am unsure of where I should ask about Linux or things like sed, awk, and grep. Is Stack Overflow not the place and should I only limit those questions to Ask Ubuntu? This question on Meta Stack ...
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installing software leads to “unmet dependencies” so question is closed…why?

I'd like some elaboration as to why this question on unmet dependencies was closed. It's not an obscure package, although it's also not in the default repos. Broadly, just asking how to install, and, ...
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Obviously wrong answer count in review reveals it's an audit at a glance

In the Meta Stack Exchange FAQ of review tests (audits), it is mentioned: Also, if you find something in the review audit system that makes audits extremely obvious (as in one can tell that a review ...
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Is it wrong to comment in a “high quality post” in a review test (audit)?

While I was reviewing first posts in Ask Ubuntu, I had to review this post. I commented asking for a screenshot for reference and then I clicked I'm Done and then I got this: Was it wrong to comment ...
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Many users are not formatting images properly. What to do?

I've been editing posts on the Ask Ubuntu website for a couple of weeks and I've found that there more than a hundred posts where images are not formatted properly. Most of the users are either ...
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Usage of image-viewer tag is somewhat inconsistent - what's the best solution?

In the process of removing the images tag, one of the tags I added to was image-viewer. At some point, I realised that Image Viewer is often the name shown in GUI elements for the system's default ...
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Should I merge the comments with my answer to make a more useful answer?

I have a mildly popular answer that has generated a number of (IMHO) helpful comments over the years. I am asking the community if you think that the answer might be cleaner/more helpful if I took the ...
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Is emulator emulating emulation?

We have two tags emulator and emulation, each with around 130 questions. The questions seem to me to be covering the same range of topics. Should one be a synonym of the other (I prefer emulation ...
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Why was this very relevant link moderated?

GNOME Screenshot area selection causing freezes I have this problem and needed the answer contained in the post and responses. I don't really care where it was posted, it was a good post, and if it ...
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Shouldn’t we lower the close/reopen vote threshold?

More than half a year ago, Stack Overflow lowered the close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3. Ask Ubuntu has an order of magnitude smaller community than Stack Overflow1 but we still require 5 close/...
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Can we remove this [virtual]ly useless tag?

The tag virtual covers so many rather unrelated things: Questions related to virtualization, virtual devices, virtual terminal emulators, etc. It's of little use for searching or following. Can we ...
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Does this kubuntu related question belong to Ask Ubuntu or to a KDE forum?

A few days ago my display in Kubuntu 18.04 suddenly was magnified as if, from that time onward, a virtual display has been kept in memory which is perhaps twice as large vertically and horizontally as ...
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Creating a banner for 10th birthday celebrations

This follows up on How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?. The proposal to create a banner was well-received and it was suggested that this would be a good way to link to celebration events. ...
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The website seems to be less active than before

Recently, I posted a couple of questions here and received no answer. I answered some of my questions by myself. The site seems like is not active. Sometimes, I don't know if I post my question here, ...
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Questions referring to a development version which has nothing to do with development at all [duplicate]

I saw this question, and it has already started receiving closed votes because the author mentioned (s)he is using a development version of Ubuntu. However, the question has nothing to do with the ...
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How to deal with low quality/duplicate questions which already have comments/answers?

I'm fairly new to Ask Ubuntu, but I'm noticing a lot of low quality questions, along the lines of: "wifi doesnt work" & "ubuntu overheating" which are very similar to other ...
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Close Voters: Questions about upgrading EOL releases aren't off-topic

There have been many instances* where I see off-topic close votes on questions that are about upgrading EOL releases to a supported one. According to help center: Questions that you should avoid: ...
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Can we do away with, “We don't support EOL distributions” when it is tangential and completely and utterly unrelated to the question?

How can I push to Launchpad if port 22 is blocked?? Asked a question about using git, and pushing to Launchpad. I was asked my distribution, I responded "19.10", and asked why that mattered. ...
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Troubleshooting the tag: can we diagnose it as unnecessary?

We have a tag troubleshooting. At best, troubleshooting describes a type of activity, though not a very specific one, and not one in which people would be likely to have a particular interest or ...
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Organising “classrooms” for 10th birthday celebrations

This follows up on How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?. The answer by jokerdino suggesting Ask Ubuntu Classrooms was very popular so this post is an attempt to start organising it. I have ...
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Is it right to edit an answer so that it's almost identical to an existing one?

Today I realized that someone had edited another person's answer so that it is now the same as my pre-existing answer. Jordanka's answer to this question was edited by another user (as you can see, ...
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Answers that aren't about Ubuntu (explicitly about another distro)

I think it's important that the Questions and Answers on our site remain "on-topic": It is infinitely frustrating when trying to solve an issue, to search for a question, find an answer, ...
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Should “zoom” tag also apply to the videoconferencing software?

Currently "zoom" tag description is Questions related to desktop zooming effect Now, during Covid-19 lockdown many people are using the tag for Zoom videoconferencing program. Should we ...
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How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?

It seems that Ask Ubuntu was launched on or around 10th October 2010. This means that our 10th birthday is coming up in about three months :) This post is here to invite your ideas on how we can ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Ask Ubuntu's seventh moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Requesting some eyes on this Closed thread

I'm not positive about why this topic was closed as not suitable for the site. ;TL/DR; I'm guessing below that it's being considered a bug report and a dupe of Launchpad content. It's about Ubuntu It'...
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What should we do with new answers to old questions of EOL versions, with an already accepted answer?

So here is the scenario: a new item at the review queue of a new answer to an old question, about a problem occurred in an EOL version (was asked when it was not EOL) and has an accepted answer. ...
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Am I the only one who feels like this?

Backstory: I joined ask Ubuntu end of April and installed Ubuntu for the 1st time start of May so I am pretty new. I have been using Ubuntu as my secondary OS for a while now. As I ran into a lot of ...
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Can I know the previous Elections for Moderators Nominated and Elected?

Can I know the previous Elections for Moderators Nominated and Elected as a list? For Example: .. 2012, 2013 & upto latest elections.. And once elected as a Moderator.. what is the period of the ...
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What do we do about the outdated questions that have good anwers?

For example, this is a question that was asked 10 years ago: How to run scripts on start up? It's the top result for "startup script ubuntu" and many other such queries. Most of the top answers are ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Some new weird review ban

A few minutes ago I was reviewing low quality posts. A question appeared containing some link looking like a spam. I hovered over the link, but it didn't show the URL. I pressed "Edit" to see the ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Ask Ubuntu is scheduled for an election next week, June 8th 2020. ...

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