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Can we have a tag for scientific-computing?

A lot of people use Ubuntu for scientific computing. Can we have a tag for it? Many of the questions like this, this, this and this will fall under this category.
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Should we pay more attention to self-answered questions when considering flagging them as duplicates?

This is the second time I've submitted a self-answered question and found that it had been closed and marked as a duplicate of two questions that didn't actually apply. As one would imagine, this is ...
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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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View inactive posts to achieve Excavator badge

How can I view inactive posts? I am trying to earn the Excavator badge.
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Marking outdated posts/info etc. to be archived

Old posts with outdated info, which are irrelevant to the currently supported versions, should be excluded by the search engine bots. Perhaps, they should be marked and archived (i.e.: Internet ...
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What does our community need? (Magic wand time in MSE)

Philippe, the Vice President of Community for the Stack Exchange Network, posted a question on Meta Stack Exchange seeking input from the community regarding "ONE thing" that would help one'...
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How can I easily see my own questions and threads to which I have commented on this site?

How can I easily see my own questions and threads to which I have commented on this site? I cannot find something relevant on the top right near the user's badges links.
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I need some [help] getting rid of this tag from Ask Ubuntu Meta!

This tag is fully useless IMO. We don't need it. So... we have a help tag on Meta Ask Ubuntu (NOT the main site). IMO, it is useless. Let's go through the criteria to get rid of it: Does it describe ...
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Please block the [help] tag on AU Meta

Could CMs please block the 'help' tag on AU Meta. Following Shog9's guide we have accomplished the prerequisites: Burninate the tag: A combination of myself and the community have edited out the tag ...
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Should we put together a basic, "Intro to Ubuntu" faq?

This question popped up today. Now, it's a terrible question (very unclear), but I think what she's asking is just a basic "I'm new to Ubuntu... how does I use this thing?" Many Ubuntu users are ...
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How to Logout of AskUbuntu? [duplicate]

How does one log out of AskUbuntu? Or is there only logging in? I've searched each time I've been on and not a logout button or direction or hint to be found. I've looked through the Help Center. ...
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Let's improve the "How do I ask a good question?" wiki page?

The "How do I ask a good question?" Help Center page could use some work. Part of it is wrong, some of it could use more info, and some of it could be expanded. Let's go through what's there,...
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Why do some questions appear with a red background?

As I was looking through some of the unanswered questions I noticed that some were appearing with a red background like the one in the photo below. Does anyone know what it means? Thanks!
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Best way to end a question post

When I ask a question on Ask Ubuntu, I usually end it with some kind of request for knowledge, like "does anybody know the actual meaning of this message?". A lot of newer people end the question with ...
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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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"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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I signed in with a less used email and do not have the rep to comment, but there is no log out of ask ubuntu button!

I want to log in using another id, as I have too little rep with this one. There is no ask ubuntu / StackExchange logout button.
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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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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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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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