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Correct answer deleted?

https://askubuntu.com/a/1379258/1210606 The answer above was deleted by Mitch (mod) with the justification The workaround is Windows only! Either this person doesn't know Wine's folder structure (&...
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Were the "pre-canned" comments intended to be brusque and condescending? If so, why?

I posted this question recently, and after I answered a comment requesting information with something like "I'll try to do this when I'm home", the same user who had requested the ...
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Improving question closed banners for most users - short wording needed for site specific reasons

So, not very long ago a change was made to the format of the banner that appears at the top of closed questions. It no longer shows who closed the post (I disapprove of this change, but this post here ...
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Please consider not leaving feedback as Community♦

Thanks for reviewing. I really appreciate it. Recently review got reformatted quite a lot. Personally, I don't like many of the changes. I guess I'm an old stick-in-the-mud. But about one feature in ...
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Why is Community Bot calling perfectly good answers unclear? [duplicate]

What triggers this message As it’s currently written, your answer is unclear. Please edit to add additional details that will help others understand how this addresses the question asked. You can ...
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Does this edit fail to improve the post?

Yet another question about edits as I work out the borders between an appropriate and inappropriate edit. @Dan is one of the developers of OpenConnect, making him one of the better-suited people to ...
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Advice requested for a question closed as a duplicate

Earlier today I asked a question "How to find out what version of a package is in an apt repository?" which was closed as a duplicate of "How to install Google Chrome". I feel like ...
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Please explain the rejected outcome for this suggested edit

I'm on a bit of an "edit rampage" on AskUbuntu. According to https://askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits/1183929 ... Two users rejected my edit and cited: The edit does not improve the ...
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Question correctly flagged as duplicate, should I delete it?

I asked a question yesterday How to launch a long-running Python code in a Docker container running on a remote server and then it crossed my mind that maybe the question was off-topic Is this ...
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Is this question about long-running codes on remote servers on-topic?

I asked the following question: How to launch a long-running Python code in a Docker container running on a remote server but I was wondering whether it would be more in-topic on Stack Overflow or ...
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Out of context comments from the community bot

This question is quite clearly written, and has not been edited so far. There was a comment from the Community Bot (which I flagged): Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional ...
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What would you like to ask the Stack Exchange Community Team?

As you may or may not know, Stack Exchange moderators have access to a Private Team SE site where staff and mods can discuss stuff and help each other (similar to Meta Stack Exchange, but with ...
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Is Bitcoin on-topic on Ask Ubuntu?

I stumbled across this question. Just in case something happens to that question or its comments, here is a Wayback Machine link. I wasn't quite sure about if Bitcoin was on-topic, so I didn't flag it ...
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Is This an Appropriate Edit?

This edit popped up in the review queue and I’m not quite sure if my initial thought is correct or not: The answer was posted almost a decade ago and — as you can see — has a very respectable upvote ...
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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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What is the policy for dealing with plagiarism?

Over the last couple of weeks there has been a growing number of answers that are unabashed copy/pastes of entire posts from sources around the web. These have generally been pointed out in the ...
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Which is better: editing someone's old but outdated answer to keep it up to date or making a new answer and adding a note to the old one?

I found a similar question in search but didn't feel that it answered this question. Came up here: My WiFi adapter is not working at all, how to troubleshoot?. I came across that answer while I was ...
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Ask Ubuntu support rules [duplicate]

I want to ask what the rules are for asking for help here, because I have several times been turned down by senior members just because I run Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. It is my understanding from https://wiki....
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Why was my answer flagged as missing sources?

https://askubuntu.com/a/1371070/448998 The Community bot flagged this answer for missing sources: Your answer could be improved with additional supporting information. Please edit to add further ...
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Duplicate question one with a (unaccepted) answer the other with none

I came accross to very similar questions. The first is older, the comments on the question helped the Q find its own A. But the Answer was never marked as excepted: Cannot print from LibreOffice, but ...
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Why does the tag `20.10` Even exist If it is off topic?

Why does the tags of the releases who have met there end life even exists for eg - 20.10 19.04 16.04 What are the point of still using these tags ? When all the questions about them are off topic , I ...
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Canonical questions

Subject What are Canonical questions ? What is the updated list of canonical question for our website ? Can I publish one Canonical question ? My suggestion s on canonical questions. Body Yes ! I read ...
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This [amazon] should die with honor!

Yes, I found this question. But I think it is worth revisiting. Turns out I wasn't supposed to ask multiple questions in one. Oops. This post is about the amazon tag, and ones for the microsoft tag ...
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How do I find a question on this site that I may have already asked?

How do I find a question on this site that I may have already asked? A secondary question arises due to my failure to post this simple question. What tag should I use to allow the original question to ...
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I think [trackpad] and [touchpad] should be tag synonyms

The description for trackpad is: an input device commonly found on laptops, used in place of a mouse. Also called a touchpad. And the description for touchpad is: Questions related to the ...
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Why does the tag `kali-linux-tools` even exist? It would help if it were removed

In my 1½ year here, I don't think I've ever seen the tag kali-linux-tools used correctly. People usually use this tag when asking about Kali Linux, which will then be closed. And there already is a ...
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Should we add ephemeral security alerts on high priority vulnerabilities?

I came across an answer which suggest installing x tool which have a recently found a high priority security risk, so I edit it to add: Update x ASAP: CVE-2021-nnnnn: High priority security ...
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I think we should block the [freeze] tag

Yes, I have found this question. But, it was last discussed over five years ago, and there are still new questions getting posted about it, so I think it is worth revisiting. Also, the linked question ...
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How to paste an image in the clipboard to SE sites with Ubuntu?

I have one problem in pasting photo in stack exchange SE site IDE, and that is: Stack exchange writing IDE don't let paste the photo by Ctrl+v, and I must save the photo in my Ubuntu then upload it, ...
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How much can an answer be modified before it should be its own entity?

An edit was in the review queue for this answer and it’s clear that the author of the edit is doing everyone a favour with the additional details being added: Given how drastic the “hijack” of the ...
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This is my impression of askubuntu

My last Q was about odd behaviour during intramfs. The Q is GRUB starts but init cant read any media I find the comments asking for clarification unreasonable. initramfs doesn't change between 20.04.x ...
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Inconsistent date in close description

I am talking about this question: Software Updater is saying "You stopped the check for updates". What should I do? The question was asked 11 months ago and the question was closed 12 ...
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Want to improve this question? Update the question so it focuses on one problem only by editing this post

Responding to that invitation, I revised this question: Hi I'm new to ubuntu world. I have few questions about the software installation in ubuntu: What's the difference between installing a ...
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Should we unpin the accepted answer from the top of the list on meta?

This is the partner to my other question, concerning specifically Meta Ask Ubuntu. Because accepts may have a somewhat different meaning or purpose on meta I am posting this question to gather ...
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Should we unpin the accepted answer from the top of the list?

Community manager Nicholas Chabanovsky has posted this on Meta Stack Exchange: Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers. On Stack Overflow, apparently, answers are now by ...
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Can we turn this question into a more generic one?

Can we turn this question ("How do I upgrade Ubuntu 18.04 to 21.04 on i386 architecture?") into something like "I have a 32 bit computer running Ubuntu 18.04, and want to use an ...
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Should unclear questions with accepted (or plausible) answers be marked for closing?

When a question is unclear or missing key elements that might lead to an answer — such as versions, logs, and whatnot — it should be flagged for closure. To the best of my knowledge this is for two ...
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Suggested improvements to "Markdown help" and formatting help

On Ask Ubuntu we have a lot of questions and answers that include multiple lines of terminal output which is best handled by using code fences. Without formatting, this information is difficult to ...
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Suggestion to change description of "End of Support" / "End of Life" in Help Center

I would suggest the following change to the Help Center page on "What topics to ask", under the last bullet in "Questions you should avoid": Support for Ubuntu releases past their ...
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What is a good way to encourage askers to accept an answer?

Every so often I stumble upon an excellent answer to a problem only to find that, while it may have a high score, the answer has yet to be accepted. Case in point: This happens with many "drive-...
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I asked a question but now I can not find it

I asked a question: Create Bash Alias That Accepts Commands but now I can not find it.
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Why are contact pages not consistent?

This is the contact page of Ask Ubuntu: This is the contact page of Ask Ubuntu Meta: We can notice that the links which are mentioned in Ask Ubuntu contact page and Ask Ubuntu Meta page are ...
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Why is "Ubuntu and Canonical are registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd." not mentioned in Ask Ubuntu Meta?

In the bottom of Ask Ubuntu website, we can notice this: Ubuntu and Canonical are registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd. But in Ask Ubuntu Meta, the aforementioned text is not there. Why is the ...
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How to answer questions using a previous answer

I recently answered a question on Ask Ubuntu and got 2 very different comments that I thought might be worth considering by the community. The OP had asked about how to disable the lid switch on a ...
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Is Ask Ubuntu sponsored by Canonical?

According to the answer in Meta Stack Exchange, Ask Ubuntu is "sponsored informally, under special agreements that were negotiated before SE launched the formal site sponsorship program" by ...
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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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