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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 change the order of replies to “most recent first” or (even better) “most recent version”?

Searching for previous possible answers to my questions I am frustrated by reams of material referring to earlier iterations of Ubuntu. If the solutions do not change, fine - but I suspect they might. ...
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Cannot flag as duplicate if there are no upvoted or accepted answers

I have found OP1 (from 2019) How to Set Different Layouts for 2 Keyboards and OP2 Can I Set Different Languages to 2 Keyboards? (recent), which is an obvious dupe of OP1. I mean to flag OP1 as a dupe, ...
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Join us on UbuntuOnAir on 15th July 12:00 UTC!

Monica and Rhys from the Ubuntu Community Team have kindly invited the mod team to participate in a Community Office Hours session to chat about Ask Ubuntu. You can catch it here on YouTube on 15th ...
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UbuntuOnAir: “Ask AskUbuntu”

On July 12, 2021, popey, Developer Advocate at Canonical, shared this link in Ask Ubuntu General Room: https://twitter.com/ubuntu/status/1414611927993622532 Here's the tweet: It's a 'questioning' ...
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Why are people with huge reputation giving non-answers, but low scores have the best answers? Something is Wrong! [closed]

Help! The author of the code projects in question can't even contribute or vote or comment! I noticed when I joined the community that that I was unable to vote on or add an answer as the author of ...
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Let's try to explain complex topics to new users in a simple manner

I have lately been noticing that many new users of Ask Ubuntu, who are also new users of Ubuntu, ask questions (probably something related to graphics driver, GRUB, etc.) and many users of Ask Ubuntu, ...
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Is the scope of hard-drive tag and drive tag similar?

While reviewing posts, I noticed these two tags: drive and hard-drive. I feel both these tags have similar scope. So should we merge these tags?
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What is the purpose of unknown-device tag?

I am unable to understand the use of unknown-device tag. Please explain about the purpose of the tag and also explain if it is needed right now or useless.
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Ask Ubuntu logo download link

From which website can I download the Ask Ubuntu logo? I found this website which contains logos of Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange: https://stackoverflow.design/brand/logo/, but there is no Ask ...
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Why is information about triage and help and improvement review queues there in help center?

In this help center article, there is some information about triage and help and improvement review queues. Triage – Stack Overflow only - 500 reputation. The primary goal of Triage is to quickly ...
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Questions regarding official chat rooms' ownership

According to my opinion, there are 3 main/official chat rooms in our site: Ask Ubuntu General Room Raiders of the Lost Downboat Island of castaway thoughts What is the official policy regarding ...
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Flagging Old Questions as End of Standard Support or End of Life,

I have noticed that quite a few Old questions are appearing in the Close Vote Review Queue. They mention older releases and have been flagged as past "end of standard support or end of life date&...
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What happened to moderator meetings?

Oli, moderator of Ask Ubuntu, posted this post on January 4, 2014: Mod Meeting 2014-01-04: "On Meetings" Did moderators have any similar meetings after the one which was held on January 4, ...
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Is CAELinux Supported on Ask Ubuntu?

The Alternate Title is: At What Point Does an Official Ubuntu Flavor Become Off-Topic on Ask Ubuntu? It must be agreed that a Live Ubuntu install is on-topic on Ask Ubuntu. It must also be agreed ...
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How I can help new users?

I would like to post something about my 'journey' to transition from Windows to Ubuntu that might be useful to others. I am a UK doctor and had some quite specific - basic but essential - requirements,...
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How long do we support Ubuntu flavors?

Recently, there have been proposed and applied changes regarding “End of Standard Support” and “End of Life”. It is not clear, however, if this policy also applies to the official flavors. For example:...
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Community Ads for 2021

NOTE: This post has now been locked and new submissions are not being accepted. Ad submissions are now undergoing review by the Community Team, and this question will be updated once the ads are live. ...
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Why do we have so many usb tags?

There are four tags which I would like to focus upon: usb-drive usb-storage usb-c usb-device Do we really require these many tags? I feel usb-c tag is not good one. It sets a precedent that we can ...
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Can we increase the capacity of our Suggested Edits queue?

Lately a few folks have mentioned that they were unable to suggest edits because the queue itself was full. Apparently, the Suggested Edits queue is only allowed to contain 40 items. That seems low ...
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What should we do to code that is posted in comments of post?

New users of Ask Ubuntu often post outputs of commands in comments (mostly without formatting it as code) when other users ask them for the output of commands. The code needs to be in the question and ...
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Low rep more prone to not providing feedback

EDIT: As per answers, I want to clarify that I am not merely focused on upvote, and acceptance of answers, which are two forms of providing feedback. I am also referring to editing questions ...
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Is an Ubuntu installation with another Init system than `systemd` still an “official” Ubuntu flavor?

So I was trying to help a first time poster find out why docker wasn't started on his Ubuntu 18.04 - this is the thread. In trying to help him, I was asking about the output of systemctl status docker,...
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Problem using this site

I'm just about positive that the computer I have now is not compatible with Lynx and therefore there are no solutions that will work to get Ubuntu 20.04 to work properly with it. So how do I delete ...
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How can I ask others to verify a bug report I have filed?

I have filed a bug report on Launchpad against a package. I would like other users to verify this bug report. Would asking a question on AskUbuntu for others to verify the bug be against AskUbuntu ...
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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 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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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