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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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Did I find a loop hole?

It seems like I (in a review audit) managed to raise a flag on a comment of a deleted question. I hope the system will not break down ;-))
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Are questions about any distros based on Ubuntu on topic? (Made using tools like Distroshare Ubuntu Imager) [duplicate]

There are some tools on internet like Distroshare Ubuntu Imager to make distributions based on Ubuntu. Are questions on those distributions on topic here? Or are they off topic? Assume that someone ...
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Is python 3.5 an Ubuntu Third Party App?

Ref: how can I create a program with python 3.5 This is a question in Ask Ubuntu about creating a program with python3.5. The Question was closed as being off-topic. "Help Center > Asking, What ...
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2020 Potential Moderator Election: Community Interest Check

It's time for us to consider holding an election for moderators for Ask Ubuntu. The last election we held was back in 2019, where we elected a single moderator, and since then, several of our ...
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What if someone just thanked answerer instead of accepting that answer?

I answered this question recently and the questioner was helped by it. But instead of accepting the answer, he commented on my answer: Hey thanks for your efforts I upgraded successfully Which ...
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Why posting meta requires only 5 reputation?

Why posting meta requires only 5 reputation? Why not something like 25 or more with the requirement of having some particular badges? A new user automatically gets 1 reputation. So, to get privilege ...
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Do we support Ubuntu on Termux?

Termux is an Android terminal emulator and Linux environment app. Termux's wiki contains instructions to install Ubuntu on top of their Android app. I don't think it is a standalone distribution or ...
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Unable to contribute information [duplicate]

I saw a question I'd like to answer, and contribute information to in order to help people who might also be looking for the same thing. Problem is, it says I have to have reputation. I just want to ...
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When should I answer and when should I comment?

I enjoy helping out on this forum. Recently I have become more active in that. Can someone tell me when I should comment and when I should answer? How do you know which one to use? In the answer ...
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Where do users go to ask a question about their EOL version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Although this subject was discussed in 2012, 2016, etc., I did't see any current discussions of it, so please forgive me as I rattle the cage again: On AskUbuntu, I frequently see questions marked as,...
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Add a reply option for comments

Don't you think that it is a good idea to add a reply button to comments to questions and answers? Most people forget to type @username when replying which makes the person who made the previous ...
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How can I “close” or “delete” my own question? [duplicate]

Recently, I asked a question, and after realising that it was beyond my ability, wanted to "close" or "delete" my question. I don't know if its possible or good practice.
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Discussion of new tag dual-drive-dual-boot

An increasing number of questions are appearing where the problem is a dual drive installation of Windows on one drive and Ubuntu on a different drive. The solutions to dual-drive, dual-boot ...
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Can I answer with Python code?

If I have seen a question in AskUbuntu, would I be able to answer with a way to complete the question in Python. They haven't specified how they wanted it done, and I can't include a link because I ...
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Should we make upgrade questions off-topic before an upgrade path is opened?

New releases, especially LTS ones, generate lots of questions regarding the upgrade process. Upgrade path doesn't open immediately after a release. For non-LTS releases, it's opened in a few days. ...
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Ask Ubuntu seems fundamentally broken for new users [duplicate]

I came on here to ask a question. While I was here I saw a question I thought I could help with. They had already received some feedback that the question was more than one thing being asked, but to ...
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Reopen question after release of 20.04

my question has been closed as addressing a not released version, but now it's released. Please reopen. How to install Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa remotely with virt-instlall?
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Ubuntu Focal Fossa (20.04) LTS is now released, and posts about it are (generally) No Longer Offtopic

(Meant to post this yesterday but crashed hard from lack of sleep) As of about 17:47:04 UTC on April 23, 2020, Ubuntu Focal Fossa 20.04 LTS has been officially released. The corresponding release ...
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What is the proper moment to stop closing Ubuntu+1 questions?

See comments here How to replace OS X with Ubuntu 20.04 on MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) The 20.04 has been released and the final iso uploaded to ubuntu.com. Am I missing something? ...
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Why not an answer flag declined?

I raised a flag, not a answer (link only answer) for this answer. Answer only provide youtube tutorial link . But flag is declined with message: declined - flags should not be used to indicate ...
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Should I post an answer from someone that is correct to another question, but that they deleted?

Truth and helpfulness versus user's wishes on use of publicly posted information. Hi, long story, but someone answered my question I thought was a duplicate (and had stated so), but turns out not to ...
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Can users raise questions on the day of the announced release date irrespective of time?

Can users raise questions on the day of the announced release date irrespective of time or will they be closed? To be specific, Ubuntu 20.04 will be released on the 23rd Of April. But some countries ...
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Seeking support/feedback about closure flags not resulting in a page closure

While doing a php tag dive a little over a week ago, I flagged a handful of posts which I thought should be closed. At this point, 1 has been closed, and of the remaining 4 which remain open, 2 have ...

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