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What's the "expected" audit response to spam in the LQ posts review queue?

I ran across a clear "spam" question in the low-quality posts review queue today. Link in case it works, but I hate promoting it by even linking it here :-/. The correct response to spam is ...
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Excessive down votes for closed question

I recently posted a question that received excessive down votes in addition to being closed. Are practices of such kind discouraged? Is it necessary that so many different users should express the ...
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Are Ubuntu Pro support questions off-topic?

AskUbuntu question 1439642 is a support question from a user trying Ubuntu Pro beta. Are Ubuntu Pro support questions on-topic per https://askubuntu.com/help/on-topic ? Services provided by Ubuntu ...
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Why isn't everybody allowed to upvote?

Most often organizations allow voting for everybody it seems, this site shows a message all the time telling that I don't have enough reputation.
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Question about deprecated releases in a container

This question (starting container process caused: error loading seccomp filter into kernel: loading seccomp filter: errno 524: unknown) is on-topic, right? The host OS is Ubuntu 20.04, and the ...
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How to find posts I had flagged?

In previous design of Ask Ubuntu, there was an option to find the posts/comments I had flagged. I cannot find it in the recent design. How to find the posts I had flagged?
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Questions about Ubuntu 18, 20, 22 that *really* intend 18.04, 20.04, 22.04

Many questions have inaccurate or misleading version information. For example, Search missing from Activities in Ubuntu 22 I've upgraded from Ubuntu 20 --> Ubuntu 22 Reading through the question, ...
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New user promoting a single service - (subtle) spam?

This user was created today, and the user has written 3 answers, of which 2 has been removed as spam (visible to +10k users): How to connect to remote desktop, Kali Linux from ubuntu? Multi-user ...
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Ubuntu 22.10 has been released, and posts about it are no longer (generally) off-topic

As of Thu Oct 20 19:13:20 UTC, 2022, Ubuntu 22.10 has been released and posts about it are no longer off-topic purely for being about 22.10 (of course, posts still should meet all the other criteria ...
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Correct action for questions in legal grey area

There was a good point being made in this thread. The OP was trying to virtualize MacOS, which isn't legal following its terms of service. What is the correct action for this question? I voted to ...
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Should we be concerned with prolific downvoters?

I've recently come across a few questions with downvotes that seemed a bit harsh; I accept everyone has a different view and it's fine to accommodate differences of opinion in a community. I got the ...
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How can I award a bounty when there is not answer?

I raised a bounty on this question because I face the same problem. Now I have got a mail from SO that I must award the bounty within 24 hours. But there are no answers, so how can I award the bounty? ...
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Are new users properly introduced to the site when signing up?

Is it only me, or has there been a large influx of new users this year, who seemingly haven't understood what differentiates a SE Q&A site from a forum? This leads me to think if the mandatory ...
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Should we pay more attention to self-answered questions when considering flagging them as duplicates?

This is the second time I've submitted a self-answered question and found that it had been closed and marked as a duplicate of two questions that didn't actually apply. As one would imagine, this is ...
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Can we have a tag for scientific-computing?

A lot of people use Ubuntu for scientific computing. Can we have a tag for it? Many of the questions like this, this, this and this will fall under this category.
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View inactive posts to achieve Excavator badge

How can I view inactive posts? I am trying to earn the Excavator badge.
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Marking outdated posts/info etc. to be archived

Old posts with outdated info, which are irrelevant to the currently supported versions, should be excluded by the search engine bots. Perhaps, they should be marked and archived (i.e.: Internet ...
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How can I easily see my own questions and threads to which I have commented on this site?

How can I easily see my own questions and threads to which I have commented on this site? I cannot find something relevant on the top right near the user's badges links.
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Please block the [help] tag on AU Meta

Could CMs please block the help tag on AU Meta. Following Shog9's guide, we have accomplished the prerequisites: Burninate the tag: A combination of myself and the community have edited out the tag ...
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How to Logout of AskUbuntu? [duplicate]

How does one log out of AskUbuntu? Or is there only logging in? I've searched each time I've been on and not a logout button or direction or hint to be found. I've looked through the Help Center. ...
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Let's improve the "How do I ask a good question?" wiki page?

The "How do I ask a good question?" Help Center page could use some work. Part of it is wrong, some of it could use more info, and some of it could be expanded. Let's go through what's there,...
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I need some [help] getting rid of this tag from Ask Ubuntu Meta!

This tag is fully useless IMO. We don't need it. So... we have a help tag on Meta Ask Ubuntu (NOT the main site). IMO, it is useless. Let's go through the criteria to get rid of it: Does it describe ...
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I signed in with a less used email and do not have the rep to comment, but there is no log out of ask ubuntu button!

I want to log in using another id, as I have too little rep with this one. There is no ask ubuntu / StackExchange logout button.
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What is a duplicate?

This question was marked and closed as a duplicate: Ubuntu Server 20.04.4 LTS is unable to detect Wi-Fi adapter The closure pointed to this as the duplicate: My wireless/WiFi connection does not work. ...
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Is it safe to download links from Ask Ubuntu?

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but I haven't seen it answered anywhere. More than a year ago, I was asking Ask Ubuntu about having a desktop shortcut to Google Calendar on Ubuntu ...
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AWS will be sponsoring Ask Ubuntu

We're thrilled to announce that AWS will be sponsoring Ask Ubuntu starting on July 22 through December 31. We wanted to give you a heads-up and walk you through what that means. How and where will the ...
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Answer unfairly blocked

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: ubuntu 22.04 app black screen and laggy To start, this was my first answer on this site although I’ve used for years. I’ve posted answers on many sites for ...
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End of Life Notice: Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) reached End of Life on July 14, 2022

This will be enforced starting from July 14, 2022 and onwards. This is a notice regarding releases of Ubuntu that will be reaching, or have reached, the end of their life cycle. These releases are ...
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Let's talk about the Ubuntu Code of Conduct in Ask Ubuntu!

First things first, we all know that Ask Ubuntu is independent and does not follow orders from Canonical (related: Is Ask Ubuntu sponsored by Canonical?). But, the imposition of Ubuntu Code of Conduct ...
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"Errors on boot" duplicate questions

I have noticed a lot of questions lately about generic "errors on boot" (ACPI warnings and such). Here are some that came up since June 1st: How to fix these errors during boot? Strange ...
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Duplicate questions about Slack v4.27.154

It appears that Slack v 4.27.154, which was released 3 days ago, isn't working for some users, and the official workaround from Slack support is to downgrade to an older version. We right now have 4 ...
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What do we do with these 5 questions about Software Center from today?

Snapcraft is having some firewall issues today, resulting in issues with the Snap Store crashing. As a result, we now have five questions asking about crashing Software app, all from today. Ubuntu ...
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Does the word "best" automatically make a question "Opinion based"?

I recently posted a question, and it was closed as "opinion based", presumably (and from a comment here) because of the word "best" in the title. I don't quite see where the ...
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Copy a screenshot of an area to clipboard

No, I don't want to copy the screenshot of an area to the clipboard. But these users do: How to get back previous screenshot functionality on 22.04? Screenshot selection in 22.04 "Copy a ...
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Is a question about third party software on topic if there is no reference to Ubuntu?

Sometimes I come across a question in Ask Ubuntu about how to do something with a third party software application, without any reference to the OS the OP is using. For example: Way to share Virtual ...
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Use of Anaconda/Alternate python for AI and data analysis

It seems to me that users often face problems when they tinker with system python, such as Problem updating 20.04 - python3.7 errors, who attempted to install python3.7 to use AI/ML and ended up with ...
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Should 'he' to 'they' edits be accepted?

First off, I am not interested in having an argument about the CoC changes regarding pronouns. Nor am I interested in debating mod resignations as a result of that. Those discussions should go ...
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Question with the sole purpose to validate a particular regular expression - what to do?

So this question (which actually isn't even a question)... It seems the only purpose is to get someone to solve or validate a particular regular expression. Feels much to me like doing somebody else's ...
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Is asking questions about the ubuntu wiki off-topic

Is asking questions about the Ubuntu wiki off-topic. So I ask a question here about an error in the Ubuntu wiki and how do I edit said wiki page and the question got flagged as off-topic, why is this. ...
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What to do with a downvoted answered question on Ask Ubunbu?

I have asked this question. If I delete it I get: We do not recommend deleting questions with answers because doing so deprives future readers of this knowledge. See "I've thought better of my ...
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Would it be useful to allow Meta duplicates after a certain amount of time?

Regarding the main Ask Ubuntu site, there are two Meta questions here that I found that mention "time" and "duplicates": Primarily: Would it be useful to allow duplicates after x ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 is released and posts about it are no longer off-topic

Now that 22.04 is released, questions pertaining to it are no longer off-topic (due to the version) as of Thu Apr 21 17:09:48 UTC 2022; however, they may still be closed for other reasons. New 22.04 ...
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Why does Ask Ubuntu subject users to tracking?

Ask Ubuntu quotes Alphabet's misleading ad blurb about ajax.googleapis.com, as if Ask Ubuntu doesn't know that ajax.googleapis.com is an open door to tracking. ajax.googleapis.com passes user data ...
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How can I ask this question without it being closed or being ridiculed for not being an Ubuntu guru?

I tried to ask a question about how to improve my odds with "upgrade" process (hoping to save a weekend doing a clean install when it's time to upgrade). While I was still proofreading the ...
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Is Ubuntu Core (20) on-topic on Ask Ubuntu?

Is Ubuntu Core (20) on-topic on Ask Ubuntu? If so, does it have 10 years of support as advertised?
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How to stop a mod from tagging a question as related to unsupported version when the question is not version specific?

How can I stop a mod from tagging a question as related to an unsupported version when the question is not version specific? This is a very generic question that applies to probably every Ubuntu ...
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Merge tags [video-driver] and [gpu-drivers]?

I think the tags video-driver and gpu-drivers basically means the same thing. I suggest we merge one of the tags into the other.
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Should We "Mind Our Language"?

Monica R Ayhens-Madon penned a blog post on the Ubuntu blog this month about Canonical's participation in the Inclusive Naming Initiative and how language in the code and documentation of Ubuntu will ...
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"What topics can I ask about here?" in need of an update?

Our What topics can I ask about here? help center page feels like it could use an update. The first section, "Questions that you may ask", looks fairly good. Apparently at one point in time,...
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2022 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #8 on Ask Ubuntu has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering and ...
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