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Can we remove this [virtual]ly useless tag?

The tag virtual covers so many rather unrelated things: Questions related to virtualization, virtual devices, virtual terminal emulators, etc. It's of little use for searching or following. Can we ...
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End of Support Notice: Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) reaches End of Standard Support on April 30, 2021

This will be enforced starting May 1, 2021. This is a notice regarding releases of Ubuntu that will be reaching, or have reached, the end of their standard support period. These releases are no ...
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Should this tag be transformed in a [flicker] of light?

We have the flicker tag. Its usage guidance says: When something flickers it flashes repeatedly. Flickering in the Ask Ubuntu forums is generally referring to screen issues, or to describe an LED, ...
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Can i ask a question about a problem i no longer face or have access to test?

Is it okay to ask a question about a problem, for which I can't test the answers for, out of general curiosity ? Say I want to ask a question about a problem I would potentially face / I used to face ...
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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 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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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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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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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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“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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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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Can we burninate [hardware-recommendation]?

The help center says: Questions that you should avoid: Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Backtrack, Gnome-Remix (prior to 13.04), budgie-remix (16.04 and 16.10) and other Linux distributions (try our ...
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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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Add a reply option for comments

Don't you think that it is a good idea to add a reply button to comments to questions and answers? Most people forget to type @username when replying which makes the person who made the previous ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why is there a staggering amount of unanswered microphone-related questions using ubuntu 20.04?

Since Ubuntu's 20.04 official release, I've seen more and more questions related to microphone not being detected, white noise, headsets with only speakers working and etc, especially in the first few ...
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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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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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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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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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Did Stefano Palazzo♦ use the moderator vacation tool to inform regarding Stefano Palazzo's inactivity?

Did Stefano Palazzo♦ use the moderator vacation tool to inform regarding Stefano Palazzo's inactivity? According to the profile, last seen is August 29 (which is approximately a month ago). Did any ...
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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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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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Why are the logos from some ubuntu related sites and askubuntu so similar?

I noticed that the logos and fav icons from sites like askubuntu.com and omgubuntu.co.uk are almost the same. Are they connected in any ways? Is there a specific reason they would look so similar?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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