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I don't understand the downvoting and criticism of this new user question

oneliner which should redirect This is getting various close vote reasons I don't understand. Currently tally is 4 close votes and it is one vote away from being closed. No on has actually stated ...
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Question about Windows gets highly voted and has good Linux answers

While reviewing first posts, I got to review this question about why some files do not have extensions. From the screenshot provided, it was clear to me that the OP was using Windows 10. Furthermore, ...
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Farewell, y'all

Dear fine gentlebeings of Ask Ubuntu and other hitchhikers of the internet, DON'T PANIC (imagine this writtenin large, friendly letters). It is with a heavy heart that after being a moderator for ...
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Can these VMWares be un-merged?

In 2012, a question was asked about the installation of VMWare player. Some months later, fossfreedom merged that question into How do I install VMware Player?. But in the latter one, the questioner ...
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It's time for me to go

I’ve been honored to serve as a moderator here on Ask Ubuntu for almost six years now, but I’m sorry to announce that I will be resigning that position effective immediately. I’ve lost trust with ...
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Why do valid questions get closed without providing any help?

I run into this problem often. Case in point: 19.10 seems to have broken suspend on my MB Pro This user has a reputation of 111, appears to be an active contributor, and actually has the same ...
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Suggestions to limit the large amount of unanswered questions?

After searching http://askubuntu.com I was looking through all the unanswered questions and its frustrating trawling through 607 unanswered questions at 15 per page (approx 9,105) and it appears that ...
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Forum etiquette (edited question)

I Am new here. I wrote a question, and then saw a notification, clicked it, and it is a version of my question with red/green letters and strikethrough, like it had been proofread and edited. I do ...
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Cross-posting okay from SuperUser? [duplicate]

There's a SuperUser question which is on-topic here, and has some answers. Normally, I'd recommend the OP to delete and repost here, but this question has existing answers that would be lost. Is ...
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Mass duplicate flagging of “What kernel version does ubuntu X ship with?”

I propose that these questions: Determine which kernel ships with which Ubuntu version 4.0.6 kernel in which ubuntu version? what kernel version comes with ubuntu 10.04.1? What kernel version comes ...
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Can [maintenance] be kept in good working order?*

*Credit to Eliah Kagan for the title We have a tag maintenance which currently has 38 questions in it. The questions relate to a miscellany of topics, since "maintenance" is a very broad category of ...
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What's your Ubuntu question? Be specific

I don't exactly know why this is the case anyway, but I have quite often seen new questions with the above title ('What's your Ubuntu question? Be specific') as the person asking the question cannot ...
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Am I handling a suggested edit correctly? [duplicate]

Recently I have been seeing a large number of suggested edits from a single op, changing the tag on older questions from 'installation' to 'system-installation' After the first dozen or so, I have ...
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My question was marked a dupe, even though it was asked first? [duplicate]

I asked this question in April 2014. I received no response, until August 2015 when my question was suddenly marked a dupe of this one, asked in May 2015. It is better phrased, and actually has ...
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The duplicate question search engine while closing a question is not useful

Whenever I try to close a question as duplicate, a floating window pops up which is a mini search engine to find duplicate question. But it is never helpful(except in exceptional cases). For example, ...
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Why do you not review?

The title says it all. I am wondering why people do not review. Feel free to post an answer with your reason or to upvote someone else's answer. You can upvote multiple answers (as always), but that ...
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Minor site design updates

As you can see, Ask Ubuntu community site got a slight design update today. I have moved site's CSS to a newly refactor LESS system, so it's more maintainable for us to fix SE network CSS bugs ...
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What day does a week start?

What is the beginning of a week in SO? I know days are Midnight to Midnight UTC, but what is a week? I only ask that so I know whether I could overtake Mikołaj Bartnicki on the rep weekly leagues.
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Are any of these tags [remote]ly useful?

A few days ago I asked this question, and this answer by Kaz Wolfe pointed out that remote-login is only one of several tags about remote stuff. remote-desktop, 761 questions Questions that refer ...
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What is the reason for U&L questions appearing in AU chat?

Is there any reason why U&L site questions with "ubuntu" tag appear in AU chat?
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015 [duplicate]

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Is asking about how to cite Ubuntu in a investigation on topic?

I'm umming and aahing about this question. Does it belong on Ask Ubuntu? I would like to bring it to moderators attention without flagging it because I don't want to flag something not wrong.
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Answers in Comments

When looking for unanswered questions, if we see one that has been answered but just in the comments, what should we do? I came across one where someone answered their question in the comments, and ...
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What html flairs are available for Ask Ubuntu and Stack Exchange users in general?

From time to time you may see a user flair on a user profile or embedd elsewhere. For instance here's mine: I learned about this flair thingy long time ago from fellow users (specifically, it was @...
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Way to see how a question actually looks?

In the review for suggested edits queue, there was this post: https://askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits/297636 Now the edit seems fine, but what are all the  s doing there? I'm not that ...
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Please ask people to translate, don't just close a question

TL;DR : there are people who can translate foreign posts , ask them ; don't just close vote all the things N.B.: The main goal is to edit questions and provide them with clarity. I am not asking to ...
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More interesting name for our main chat room?

Most sites use interesting and humorous chat room names related to their site topic, like /dev/chat (Unix &Linux) The DMZ (Security) Root Access (Super User) The 2nd Monitor (Code Review) The ...
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How healthy is our stack exchange compared to others?

For October 2015 Are there statistics available telling us whether we have more or less number of unanswered questions compared to other stack exchanges, and is there a metric available that ...
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Does Canonical pay Stack Exchange to run Ask Ubuntu

We're the only community I've seen that has an additional navigation bar at the top which contains nothing but links to an off-site company/organization website. Does Canonical pay Stack Exchange to ...
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Large number of -1 posts

Seems lately there are an excessive number of -1 votes on unanswered & answered questions, majority of which are unwarranted. Just 'fixed' probably 10 found in the latest 50. What's going on? ...
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What are the 'migration quality requirements'?

Recently, I'd suggested a post be migrated. It was denied because the post failed to meet 'migration quality requirements'. Where are those defined? I have read https://stackoverflow.blog/2012/03/22/...
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Privileged users reviews

I am suspecting that (some) of my answers are being reviewed by high privileged users, like I review first answers for example. If my suspicion is right, and as I feel part of this community, I ask ...
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How different is the answer's OS allowed to be?

I sometimes see Windows answers which are removed because they are not helpful to Ubuntu users, even Mac answers, but what about answers that explain how to do something on Mint (and it is clear that ...
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How can I interact with someone who has commented on my post without adding another comment? What are some ways that I can improve my question?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: In Windows Terminal running Ubuntu, how can I make the default directory be ~ (/home/jake) instead of / (root)? Someone commented on my question and told ...
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OP rejected my edit and then copy-pasted it

I suggested an edit to this answer a few days ago. The edit was approved by a moderator, but was then rejected by the OP of the answer. Which is totally fine, since my interpretation of what the OP ...
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One of the worst questions ever was deleted but

I had voted to close as "too broad" and wonder why that doesn't show in the comment section? I never heard of Ubuntu. What's Ubuntu? On second sober thought maybe my VTC was "Primarily Opinion ...
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What makes this question on-topic?

A couple of days ago, I voted to close this qestion as off-topic. It seems I'm still the only one who think it's off-topic, probably the question has been removed from the review-queue by another ...
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How is this question “off-topic”?

I posted this Q&A style after helping another Kubuntu user solve his problem. Why does KDE Notificaions show an update that doesn't exist? Yes the problem is related to a bug but the ...
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Broken links starting with http://%20https://

An edit suggestion like this pretty often appears in the review queue. These edits are generally fixing http://%20https:// to https://. (%20 means an escaped space in URLs.) Does anyone know why ...
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Is it the time to redefine “end of life”?

Based on my comments here and my messages in Raiders of the Lost Downboat, I think the term "end of life" is sometimes confusing and may be misleading for new users. As of now, one of the closing ...
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Do we need “support”?

As of now support has 137 questions tagged. There is no proper information about its usage on the site. The existing information looks vague. So, should we re-tag all questions and remove support from ...
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Content scraping [duplicate]

I noticed recently that a YouTube user is scraping Ask Ubuntu (and possibly other stackexchange sites) and posting videos with the questions and answers. A few examples: My wireless is hard-blocked ...
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A VLQ flag invalidated by a minor edit

I have flagged an answer as very low quality since it barely can help OP to solve their problem (see my comment there). The answer got two “Recommend Deletion” votes when reviewed but then the review ...
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Should I wait before flagging as “Unclear what you're asking”?

Sometimes it’s unclear what a user is asking to understand questions properly. I had flagged such questions as "Unclear what you're asking" and all deemed helpful also. Should I give time to the user ...
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Are hardware recommendations considered off topic?

Fairly straightforward question, I don't want to clutter up the main site if it is. Edit: More specifically, hardware recommendations as it applies to driver support and the like in Ubuntu. ...
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Editing posts: number of edits vs reputation

I'm still below the reputation to edit posts without them needed to be peer reviewed. Suppose that I have 1000 approved edits. Then comes along a user with enough reputation to edit posts without ...
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Has Lubuntu 16.04 LTS reached End of Public Support?

Text in the last paragraph at this web link seems to limit flavour support: "Maintenance updates are provided for 5 years for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Cloud, Ubuntu Base, and Ubuntu Kylin....
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What is the logic behind editors losing reputation when a question is removed?

Before marking this as a duplicate of this related question, take into account that my question is about the reason why this happens, not the cause of it, which is what the answer to that question ...
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Not enough reputation points to post an answer

I'm an infrequent user of Ask Ubuntu, and have fallen into the same trap a few times now... I see a question I know the answer to, take up to an hour to figure out what I did to solve the problem, ...
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Where is the border between Ubuntu and Windows while the questions are WSL related? [duplicate]

Recently I've provided answers on few questions related to WSL, but, IMO, they are more Windows related rather than Ubuntu. For example: How can I 'open in terminal' when using Ubuntu ...