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Did my answer get down-voted for being too flashy?

I just posted an answer which got down-voted and I'm wondering if the graphics upset the down-voter who as usual didn't leave a comment as to reason: Set CPU governor to performance in 18.04 Not ...
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Does the [remote-login] wiki need an update?

I just reviewed this helpful edit suggestion and realised that Ubuntu 14.04 is the only currently supported Ubuntu the advice in the wiki is relevant to. What happened to remote-login-service, I ...
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Can we reopen the question about changing ownership of the /usr/bin, /usr/lib, and /usr/share directories?

The question I set /usr/bin, /usr/lib, and /usr/share to be owned by my regular user and now I am getting interesting errors is current closed as a duplicate of What if I accidentally run command “...
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Question and Answer Plus Rant in question box. Best Practices?

During review I was presented with How to connect to Bigcommerce webdav via 18.04<-- solution At first glance this appears to be just a Question and answer combined and in fact @triplee caught that ...
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Should we have a “Culture Tour”?

The Welcome Tour takes new users through the mechanics of the SE sites. Should we have an additional tour that explains key behaviours that are expected of the AskUbuntu community? Things like: (...
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Was this improvement necessary or required?

I came across this edit by abu_bua. I just want to know what is the use of this edit or was it even needed or is it just for increasing the numbers? PS: No personal differences with abu_bua. Just ...
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Which flag should be raised for answers about Kali Linux?

I came across this answer for this question. We tried Kali Linux on Crouton with Enlightment desktop, and got the same error. It turns out they changed dbus to use different options syntax, or ...
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Posting answers on different ubuntu versions [duplicate]

Assume there was some problem for an older version of Ubuntu and some one have asked about that.Then I got the same or very similar problem on a newer Ubuntu version and I cold solve it by different ...
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Reject buttons looks too much like an ok button

I got the following notification inside my inbox: Edit suggested I clicked on the notification and got to the following page: https://askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits/880858 Because it ...
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Helpful answer get deleted?

Why my answer in this post WiFi stopped working after Ubuntu 16.04 updates get deleted ? OP has commented that my answer was helpful! I am using the internal wifi but the code suggested has fixed ...
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Why am I threatened with being blocked?

I have withdrawn my present question in the face of the flag that has appeared at the top of my screen which warns me that my previous questions "have not been well received." That has hurt me beyond ...
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What form of SSO is the launchpad login after July, 2018?

I'm curious. Since OpenID was removed in July 2018, a Launchpad Login button appeared*. Previously, this button had appeared and disappeared over the year, which was why I got into the habit of ...
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Help me find the flaws in my question resulting in down votes

I posted this question which has garnered two down votes over two days (and counting): sort | uniq remove the counts that occur most often Unfortunately it's too late to delete it as it has a good ...
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How to earn points as an Ubuntu noob? [duplicate]

I've been a member of Ask Ubuntu for over 2.5 years, but because I'm always fighting with Ubuntu, I only ever have questions and never any answers. However, all questions I have are already asked. ...
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Should I edit or re-ask my question?

If I edit my question after attempting to fix a problem and the problem still exists does my question still get answered or do I have to re-ask the question?
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Reopen opinion-based question to close as a duplicate

I'd like to reopen this question to close it again afterwards as a duplicate of this question and would like to get some input from the community before I start the reopen process as I might be biased ...
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Why is it allowed for an older question to be marked as a duplicate of a newer question?

This is my question, asked way back in 2010 with a lot of upvotes and many useful answers. In late July of this year it was marked as a duplicate of this question, filed in 2013. Why was this done? ...
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Reminder to everyone: You can use the “skip” button if you don't know what the question/answer is about! [duplicate]

Call out to reviewers - you CAN "skip" Yeah, I know: I'll be voting to close my own question as a duplicate now...
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How to send edit review feedback to a user?

I'm reviewing edits from a new user who is pretty active and doing a lot of constructive edits. However, he/she puts Ubuntu, brand names and versions into italics which looks weird and is not ...
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How to search prior questions?

There has to be search function for this forum. I am sure this has been asked many times. How do I change the screen size? Ralph
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Should we reopen a post closed as off-topic after the version release?

I have a question regarding a question which was closed as off-topic in February 2018, because it revolved around a development version of Ubuntu (18.04). Ubuntu 18.04 has been released since, and ...
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What's the point of voting on questions (especially downvoting)?

I am curious as to the mentality behind upvoting/downvoting questions... I can understand the logic behind upvoting/downvoting answers "ok if an answer is bad then downvote it" sure this kind of ...
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When reviewing answers, how can I view other answers for the post?

I was clearing the late posts, and there was an answer that was a correct answer to the question, so I hit "no action needed". Turns out it was one of the "test" reviews. This question was already ...
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Posting extra answer to support existing answer

Here's the situation: A question has answer A which explains something fairly well I already have an answer there with alternative solution B However, I see that A can be explained in more detail ...
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Who to award the bounty to?

This question, WinEunuuchs2Unix has written the best answers and put the most effort, but nothing seems to work Bernard Wei, a very smart answer, I really wished it would work, I thought it would ...
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Simple question has surprisingly high votes and views

I don't know what is special about this question: Use sleep with minutes and seconds This question is about the use of a basic shell function, can anyone explain to me what is difficult about a ...
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How can you ask questions if you don't have 50 reputation? [duplicate]

I suppose that this post is a bit of a constructive criticism. I've been using Ubuntu for about a year now and every time I have a question, I find a post, I go to ask for more detail and I'm blocked ...
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Ask Ubuntu new site theme is live

We rolled out the new site theme for Ask Ubuntu. It is now live. What new theme? If you're like, "What the heck are you talking about?", then you should read the Meta Stack Exchange post entitled ...
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Can't format question properly because of character limit

I have a problem with editing this question: Upgrade to 18.04, now sudo apt-get upgrade produces loads of insserv errors OP didn't format the terminal output (which as you can see, is really long), ...
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Possible Duplicate Post, How to reserve an answer?

If I spend the time researching and testing and writing an answer, I would like to know that I can publish it. I have noticed that many times the Duplicate Post Police, (DPP), judge a question to be ...
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What is the correct tag for questions regarding Ubuntu release policy?

I would like to ask a question about Ubuntu development policy, e.g. "Does Ubuntu fix bugs in LTS versions?". What is the correct tag for such questions? Is this a question for Meta?
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Why was this encryption question closed as off-topic as a bug even though it isn't a bug?

I hit a problem about encryption on 18.04, and this question was perfect. However, it was closed as off-topic saying that it should be reported as a bug. However, this isn't a bug — it's a deliberate ...
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Question got closed as an off topic question that can't be reproduced due to silly typo errors

Note that the question tar Errror during scala installation has a typo error in the title "Errror" instead of "error" and a few typo errors in the commands. Clearly the asker can't spell as the title ...
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ubuntu-minimal vs Minimal Ubuntu

There has been a recent announcement of an official Minimal Ubuntu stream with a raw image as well as support on various clouds. There is also an ubuntu-minimal package which has existed since trusty....
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I'm probably going to get skewered for this — You can be rude and still provide a perfectly suitable answer to a question

As the thread title suggests, I think we need to stop considering people's attitude when answering questions and helping people. If the intent is good at the end of the day, it honestly does not ...
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Should the [software-recommendation] tag be deprecated?

Related: How to run the Software Recommendation tag? Given the existence of Software Recommendations Stack Exchange, is there any need/justification for the software-recommendation tag here any more?
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Why is there a badge for down voting?

I found some humor in that I can get a badge for down voting someone. I try to look at the positive things in life. It's a waste of energy looking for the negative. I'm sure someone will down vote ...
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Is ukuu considered on topic?

I have seen questions popping up on this site where people have been installing the ukuu (Ubuntu Kernel Update Utility) that will allow for them to install the latest (Mainline) kernels into their ...
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Preformatted text horizontal scrolling - bug or feature?

AskUbuntu help recommend to style pre-formatted text and console output with #four spaces But sometimes it results in scrolling text. See this question as an example. The problematic line (as ...
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Be nice: How to optimise interaction between Trolls and Unicorns

TL;DR version: For the sake of argument below, a user showing negative behaviour on this site is called a "Troll" and a user exhibiting positive behaviour a "Unicorn". I've been pondering about ...
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Make [desktop-recording] a synonym of [screencast]

screencast and desktop-recording almost mean the same thing. I say almost, because there may be some subtle differences. But I don't believe they are enough to keep the tags separated. For example, a ...
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Ask Ubuntu new site theme coming soon [duplicate]

You might have seen the featured post Rollout of new network site themes on Meta Stack Exchange already, but here are the relevant parts for Ask Ubuntu again: As mentioned on meta.stackexchange.com ...
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Should we take [pictures] and [images] out of the picture?

There's images tag, which has as description: Questions about opening / editing / saving images using image-editing applications. And then there's pictures with no description. IMHO: As far as ...
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EOL Notice: Artful Aardvark (17.10) reached End of Life on July 19, 2018

This is a notice regarding releases of Ubuntu that will be reaching End of Life. The following versions of Ubuntu and derivatives are officially past end of life as of July 19, 2018: Artful ...
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Duplicate, remove the original or the duplicate

There is an original question that has an answer that is deprecated. And now there is a duplicate question that has an answer. Which question should persist? Duplicate question: Network unclaimed ...
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How can this be a duplicate?

I might not be a native English speaker but I think I've made myself clear when I asked this question. I want to know the amount of keys typed and the amount of mouse clicks. I do not want a key ...
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Finding relevant aswers

How does one go about finding questions and answers that are up to date, not 5 or more years old. I ask this so I can avoid the "THIS Question has been asked." that I see in every question. This is ...
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Is it OK to delete answers without a comment?

My answer How to change the abbreviations of layouts shown in keyboard layout indicator of GNOME panel? was deleted by a moderator. Of course it has the standard comment Why was your post deleted? See ...
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how to remove duplicate from my question?

I have asked a question and it had been linked to something entirely different, from what I needed or wanted. my original post Next step for my First Program? NOT MENU ANYTHING
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How to comment that a previous solution isn't working?

I'm having a problem (with Qt themes, but that doesn't matter here), found a couple of threads with some advice, tried it, and I find that it doesn't work with very recent Qt (>= 5.11). I wanted to ...