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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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Tips for users to write better questions and avoid negative feedback

This is for all more or less new users that posted questions here and searched for help, but got much negative feedback from the community in form of downvotes and closing their questions. I want to ...
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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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Ubuntu MATE and ask Ubuntu

I'm just asking ... If I switch to Ubuntu MATE and if I ask something here the solution will be the same?Could I ask here questions if I switch to Ubuntu MATE? (My English is very bad sorry)
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What does each flag reason mean, and when should I use them?

I'm ready to dive in and help the moderators weed out content which requires their attention. What does each flag mean and when is the best time to use it?
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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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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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"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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Mounting wrecks an old boot drive? [migrated]

Got a new SSD drive so disconnected the old HDD and installed 22.04 on the SSD. Everything went fine. Re-connected the HDD and mounted it so I could copy off some files. Still fine. Then I needed ...
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What are common canonical questions for our site?

So according to the Gospel of Spolsky 13:4, a core mission of Stack Exchange communities is to stop re-answering the same questions, and instead build a library of canonical answers. When general ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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How do we change the policy of Ask Ubuntu if votes are low in Ask Ubuntu Meta?

Since important policy decisions regarding Ask Ubuntu's scope are taken using voting in Ask Ubuntu Meta, it's important that as many people as possible participate in the discussion related to ...
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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 ubuntu versions are covered?

There is a question on the site about this, but it belongs here so I rephrase. Is the site just about Ubuntu or also Xubuntu Kubuntu and so on. imho all official derivates should be covered ...
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2022 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, 2022-03-14. In ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election

The 2022 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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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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Why was my question closed as a duplicate?

Why was my question Installing python: who is deadsnakes and why should I trust them? closed as a duplicate of Are PPAs safe to add to my system and what are some "red flags" to watch out ...
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Maybe change the tag description for [uninstall]

Related to Synonym request: [software-uninstall] to [uninstall]: To help with choosing the right tag, between uninstall and software-uninstall maybe the tag description for uninstall should be changed?...
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An Unclaimable Bounty?

A bounty has gone up for this question and, given the number of upvotes, it's certainly something that a number of people would like to see an answer for: However, the comment from Jalil has me ...
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Please provide guidance to new users seeking to elevate old, unanswered questions

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: Full Disk Encryption that is FIPS certified I had the exact same question as the poster in the link above. Unfortunately, it does not have any answers. ...
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Question marked as "already answered", but the answer linked to does not answer my question

XUbuntu 20.04 Network Device disconnecting every few minutes The linked-to solution does not solve the problem. How can it be said that it has already been answered? Perhaps someone else with a ...
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why I cannot post my question?

Today I try asking the question 'How to send a mail with two or three copies from Thunderbird?'; I have completed details 'I was used to click Enter after address for the copy; it resulted in showing ...
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Help select a CAPTCHA image

According to the Top 7, we need to select a CAPTCHA image, which is the image that gets shown over most in-site CAPTCHA prompts. So please submit your proposals as answers to this question.
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Is it OK to edit a question to replace the ubuntu spin off to its ubuntu equivalent?

For example, editing the question to change Linux Mint 19 to Ubuntu 18.04, or Zorin OS 16 to Ubuntu 20.04, etc.
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Migrating questions that have nothing to do with Ubuntu?

Ok, so I really don't want to burst anyones bubble, but I stumbled upon this question: How do I update the BIOS of a Dell laptop? And I'm wondering - what does this even remotely have to do with ...
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Is Extended Security Maintenance on-topic?

Is Extended Security Maintenance on-topic on AU even though the subject OS is EoSS? Ubuntu Help states: Questions that you may ask: include: "Services provided by Ubuntu and Canonical". ESM ...
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Can the [charset] and [character-set] tags be made synonyms?

The charset tag and the character-set refer to the same thing. One is simply the abbreviation. I don't see any reason for them to be seperate. Can they be made synonyms, please?
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Should we make an exception to our general end-of-life policy for the 18.04 release?

Per the general end-of-life policy, as the 18.04 LTS release of Ubuntu will go out of support five years later in April 2023, questions asked about it afterwards will be closed on sight as off-topic, ...
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How to remove account from ask ubuntu?

The https://askubuntu.com/help/deleting-account shows wrong information. I am looking for a real way to remove my account from this site.

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