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Are the official Ubuntu Base images for ARM on topic in Ask Ubuntu?

Canonical hosts Ubuntu Base images for ARM and other architectures. These are minimal root file system images. After installing them, one can install desktop environments and use GUI with VNC on the ...
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Policy Clarifications In Place on “End of Standard Support” and “End of Life”

Per the discussions yielded in Policy Change Proposal: "End of Standard Support" for ESM releases is effectively the "Not Supported" date for a release on Ask Ubuntu and 30 days of ...
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Are questions about the next version of Ubuntu (which are not bug reports) on topic?

Ubuntu 21.04 will be released later this month. Are questions like "Will all Ubuntu 21.04 flavours also use Wayland by default?", or "Will Ubuntu 21.04 have GTK4?" on topic on this ...
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How can DuckDuckGo list my question as a search result only after 7 minutes I have submitted it on this site?

I assumed "indexing" without any special treatment would take longer. Is there any story behind this, or are they just being extra useful? :)
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Are screenshots and other images on askubuntu.com free to be used?

While looking for information on hindi keyboard, I found really nice keyboard images on that page: How to type the Devanagari tra letter? Are these images under Creative Commons licence? Can I use ...
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Rename tag at-command to at-job

Currently, the tag at-command is tied to the at command for executing commands at some point later, which by itself is fine. However, there exists a naming collision with modem text commands that are ...
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“itectec.com” website links — could they be stripped from questions/answers? [duplicate]

The website at the itectec.com domain is stealing content from StackExchange sites (including this one) and other forums and shows it as their own content. They are pretty good with search engines, ...
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Would it be advised to answer already answered questions - with alternative answers?

Hello, Clarified question: Say we have a question, (solved by a answer) which, might be any (but not limited to) of the following: [x] outdated. (Maybe the Question is about a Python 2 problem/issue -...
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Should we remove duplicate answers on questions with many answers? [duplicate]

I found this question, which has two similar answers, both about Foliate. https://askubuntu.com/a/1323672/124466 and https://askubuntu.com/a/1323699/124466 Is it a good idea to keep the better answer, ...
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Handling repeatingly repeated questions

I've recently noticed an increased incidence of questioners repeating their question if no reply (or one they can accept) is received toot suite or in a time scale of their choosing. Often, they will ...
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How do you handle questions that include Ubuntu pastebin links?

Ubuntu pastebin is a nice online tool for sharing formatted text between users, especially for very large log files for a short period of time, then it expires and is permanently deleted. Stumbling ...
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Policy Change Proposal: “End of Standard Support” for ESM releases is effectively the “Not Supported” date for a release on Ask Ubuntu

This is a proposal for adjusting a policy. The Community at large should vote on this change and determine whether or not they are in support of it. This will be as simple as upvoting the official ...
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I have to log in with my old email here on ask ubuntu even though I already changed the email

I have to log in with my old email here on askubuntu even though I already changed the email. What do I do to log in on ask ubuntu with my new email? Thanks!
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What's the meaning of the Ask Ubuntu logo?

The Super User version: Super User logo meaning There is always a meaning to the logos of certain brands. Does Ask Ubuntu have a meaning to its logo? It has a bubble in it and also the Ubuntu logo at ...
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How to transfer a question through Stack Exchange Communities

I've just earned a badge in this popular question I wrote 15 months ago in SuperUser Community. And it attracted me because, even after all this time and 1000 views, it stills not-answered. Thus I got ...
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Is there any official “Ask Ubuntu” color defined?

I´m planning to add the "Ask" logo into the simple-icons project, in the hope of contributing to the growing collection of the stack exchange network icons. Things are, I haven't found a ...
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Adding text from Terminal in Ubuntu 20.04 to Stack Exchange

I just added a post to Stack asking for help and showed lines from my terminal to help clarify the question.. I tried placing it in the Blockquotes but that didnt look right so resorted to adding ...
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Is there a `dark theme` for https://askubuntu.com similar to whats available on https://stackoverflow.com/

Luckily there is a dark theme available for https://stackoverflow.com/ as per Is there a similar dark theme for https://askubuntu.com/ ? if so how to navigate to engage ? I am not asking for a ...
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Should the help-center's question-related guidance promote including Ubuntu flavor and version in questions?

I seem to observe that messages alike this one: Please [ edit your question and ] provide the Ubuntu flavor you are using, its version, [and maybe your desktop environment (if you are using a non-...
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Is Ubuntu 14.04 off-topic on Ask Ubuntu?

THREAD NOTICE: This issue has been raised to Mark Shuttleworth, the Ubuntu Community Council, and the Ubuntu Technical Board via this email message (TB is the only public archive version of the email)....
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Should I ask my question on Ask Ubuntu, on Unix & Linux or on both? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a question which concerns all Ubuntu users, but not only them. (e.g. about apt and aptitude). On which Stack Exchange site should I ask it, depending on if my distribution is Ubuntu ...
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Why don't I see a device to flag a question as “off-topic”?

When I click the Flag link under a question, the options offered to me are: spam rude or abusive needs improvement a duplicate very low quality in need of moderator intervention No "off-topic&...
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ask Ubuntu contact seems to be broken

The first week of January, 2021, I submitted two questions to https://askubuntu.com/contact. In week two, I submitted another. I have yet to get a response from any of these questions. Not even the ...
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Is it acceptable to copy other user's common, moderation-related comments?

There are several comments, such as "this is Linux but not Ubuntu, ask on Unix SE," "This is Windows, ask on SuperUser," "this release has reached EOL," "this is ...
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What happens if I flag a high-quality post in a review audit?

I recently reached 500 rep and gained access to the review system, so I'm evidently new to it. Today I received my first audit, which I almost failed directly as a result of it being an audit. It took ...
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Does changing my display name have any unexpected side-effects?

I have seen that changing our display name is very easy. I just wanted to ask, how will it look like, and whether this change comes with any unexpected side-effects. Does it update the displayed name ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Add to the tour how to use the post formatting tools

You could say that formatting tools should be evident, but it's clear that newcomers aren't aware of them in most cases, for example adding images to the post. Countless times I've edited post just to ...
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How should we handle questions from users asking how to brute force passwords or break encryption?

In my opinion questions that ask how to hack or bypass encryption should be closed as off-topic. Here are some examples of some recent questions: I don't have the LUKs password for my HP notebook I ...
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How to pragmatically deal with down-votes on a good question when you are the author of the questions?

Recently someone down-voted a question I posted on Ask Ubuntu which was a very good question. I do not give a damn but is it alright to sit and see the down-vote on a good question or is there a way ...
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How can we post more questions on Ask Ubuntu without the 40 minute rule? [duplicate]

Sometimes I get several questions but here I can only one question in 40 minutes. If I am posting more than one question in single question, I am getting objected by users. How to solve this so I can ...
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Replace 'zoom' tag with 'magnification' (synonymise + merge)?

Six months ago, SurvivalMachine asked Should “zoom” tag also apply to the videoconferencing software? At the time, it seemed that relatively few questions about the Zoom meeting app used the zoom tag. ...
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Should we have a canon dupe for microphone problems?

Recently there have been a large number of questions related to microphones not being recognized or not working in some way, most of them liekly due to COVID-19 making people work from home. While the ...
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Can we reopen this question as a special case?

This question is about installing Ubuntu on a mac with M1 processor, and it was marked as a duplicate of Will my device work with Ubuntu?. The answer to that question is open ended, and says "try ...
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Maintaining canonical posts - how can we improve our most popular questions?

Recently, the perennial question of how to keep Ask Ubuntu up-to-date was brought into focus for me by numerous pleas to reopen this question, which had been closed as a duplicate of the canonical ...
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Should such minor question edits actually count and accepted as edits?

From time to time, I like editing questions and answers here and there that require some considerable formatting and overall question refining, so OP would actually have a good chance of someone ...
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Can we tell new users that questions about Linux Mint, Pop OS and so on are off topic when they ask any question?

We get a lot of questions about Linux Mint, Kali Linux, Pop OS, and other distributions. We also get some questions about very old versions or development versions of Ubuntu, but they are not that ...
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Why was a question moved from ask ubuntu to the unix linux site

I am trying to understand why a question was moved from ask Ubuntu to unix linux site. The reason given was that site has an answer. Guess what it does not. Many other questions about headsets are ...
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Should we close questions posted by new users as “needs details or clarity”?

New users may not know about the policy of this site, and sometimes their questions may be quickly closed before they can get back to add more information. Reopening a question by editing it often ...
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Edit suggestion was rejected by OP

While I believe I was suggesting a helpful edit, seems the community (conflict?) / OP believes otherwise. Was the edit not helpful?
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Please keep Corona away from AskUbuntu

The new Winter Bash provides new hats, the first hat one will get are face masks. Since Corona is a hot topic, this may create a shitstorm. When working on Ask Ubuntu, I want to concentrate on the ...
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How To Provide Terminal Report

Often, when I post something in forums, a 'report' is demanded in return (generated by a command in the Terminal). How to provide this? Is there a file saved on my computer? Where is it and how to ...
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Researching references for common Ubuntu problems

Many problems on this website create the appearance that something is missing from Ubuntu and that a remedy might involve sudo apt install. Unfortunately many posted solutions do not have references. ...
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Please don't flag link-only answers as Very Low Quality

Lately I notice that many link-only (or link-mainly) answers are being flagged as Very Low Quality, so I am taking to meta to ask y'all to use the Not An Answer flag for link-only answer (LOA) posts ...
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The 'Raiders of the Lost Downboat' chat room

Who created the 'Raiders of the Lost Downboat' chat room? What is the room currently used for? What was the room used for? Who came up with the name 'Raiders of the Lost Downboat'? Who were the room ...
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Community consensus regarding using backticks or 4 spaces for code

There might be similar posts regarding this in the past. So, please forgive me. I often find it hard to edit a post which has lengthy code (indented using 4 spaces). Also, there are higher chances of ...
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Thank you Stefano Palazzo!

I would like to thank Stefano Palazzo for their contribution to the Ask Ubuntu community and also for moderating Ask Ubuntu for 9 years. Stefano was one of the longest-serving moderators in Ask Ubuntu ...
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Protecting old questions to possibly mitigate low effort answers?

I am throwing out an idea here and looking for some feedback. Lately, it seems, that older questions are getting some mostly (in my opinion), low effort, low quality answers. Honestly, it's a ...
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It feels like one of the moderators is being overly critical of my posts - what can I do?

A moderator seems to be shadowing me, down voting me within minutes of my posting an answer, and making inappropriate comments, and actions that are totally harassing me. Yeah, I'm pissed off. I ...
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The [groovy] tag became ambiguous

Ask Ubuntu has a groovy tag that is dedicated to “a dynamic language for the Java Virtual Machine”. However, Groovy (Gorilla) is the name of Ubuntu 20.10 and users started to (mis)use the tag for ...

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