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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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Can I tag people in the comments of an unanswered question?

I have noticed that some users have a lot of expertise in certain fields. For example, C.S.Cameron has answered a lot of questions on interesting unconventional installation methods, N0rbert has ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Please keep Corona away from AskUbuntu

The new Winter Bash provides new hats, the first hat one will get are face masks. Since Corona is a hot topic, this may create a shitstorm. When working on Ask Ubuntu, I want to concentrate on the ...
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How To Provide Terminal Report

Often, when I post something in forums, a 'report' is demanded in return (generated by a command in the Terminal). How to provide this? Is there a file saved on my computer? Where is it and how to ...
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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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Please don't flag link-only answers as Very Low Quality

Lately I notice that many link-only (or link-mainly) answers are being flagged as Very Low Quality, so I am taking to meta to ask y'all to use the Not An Answer flag for link-only answer (LOA) posts ...
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The 'Raiders of the Lost Downboat' chat room

Who created the 'Raiders of the Lost Downboat' chat room? What is the room currently used for? What was the room used for? Who came up with the name 'Raiders of the Lost Downboat'? Who were the room ...
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Community consensus regarding using backticks or 4 spaces for code

There might be similar posts regarding this in the past. So, please forgive me. I often find it hard to edit a post which has lengthy code (indented using 4 spaces). Also, there are higher chances of ...
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Thank you Stefano Palazzo!

I would like to thank Stefano Palazzo for their contribution to the Ask Ubuntu community and also for moderating Ask Ubuntu for 9 years. Stefano was one of the longest-serving moderators in Ask Ubuntu ...
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Protecting old questions to possibly mitigate low effort answers?

I am throwing out an idea here and looking for some feedback. Lately, it seems, that older questions are getting some mostly (in my opinion), low effort, low quality answers. Honestly, it's a ...
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It feels like one of the moderators is being overly critical of my posts - what can I do?

A moderator seems to be shadowing me, down voting me within minutes of my posting an answer, and making inappropriate comments, and actions that are totally harassing me. Yeah, I'm pissed off. I ...
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The [groovy] tag became ambiguous

Ask Ubuntu has a groovy tag that is dedicated to “a dynamic language for the Java Virtual Machine”. However, Groovy (Gorilla) is the name of Ubuntu 20.10 and users started to (mis)use the tag for ...
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What to do about highly rated and accepted answers that are wrong?

This question: New alert keeps showing up: Server returned error NXDOMAIN, mitigating potential DNS violation DVE-2018-0001 - Ask Ubuntu reports an annoying syslog message. The selected answer (...
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Markdown editing commands don't seem to work

I have found this link: https://askubuntu.com/editing-help#comment-formatting And it says: Linebreaks End a line with two spaces to add a <br/> linebreak: How do I love thee? Let me count the ...
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Flagged a question before I saw it in First Posts review queue. I cannot click “I'm Done”

The question which I'm referring to in the title is this: Error : If you do not go back to the partitioning menu and correct these errors, the partition will be used as is I flagged this question 2 ...
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Thank you for celebrating 10 years of Ask Ubuntu!

Just posting to say a big thank you to everyone for participating in the 10th anniversary celebrations and making it fun and awesome. Acknowledgements: For teaching classroom sessions, huge thanks and ...
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Is there a style guide for these Ask Ubuntu lists? [duplicate]

I have looked at https://askubuntu.com/help/how-to-ask . A style guide shows what is wanted and how to incorporate various things. For example, most professional journals and conference proceedings ...
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Is it “Ask Ubuntu Meta” or “Meta Ask Ubuntu”?

I sometimes have a doubt if the meta site of Ask Ubuntu is Ask Ubuntu Meta or Meta Ask Ubuntu. Let's look into some details (to understand why I'm confused). If we click on the Stack Exchange icon at ...
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Ubuntu Groovy Gorilla (20.10) is now released, and posts about it are (generally) No Longer Offtopic

(I'm a day late, I got busy with work stuff and at-home stuff) As of about 17:39:04 UTC on October 22, 2020, Ubuntu Groovy Gorilla 20.10 has been officially released. The corresponding release ...
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Why was this question marked off-topic?

Just wanted to ask why this was marked off-topic? How do I learn to program or code so that I can contribute to the community? I agree that it may depend on how you read the question, but I read it as ...
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New user on askubuntu, would like to help but cannot [duplicate]

As a new user on askubuntu, I want to contribute to a thread with valuable information for those who are still struggling However, I cannot because the thread already has answers (or so it appears). ...
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Using the keyboard markers for other things

I was using the <kbd> tag for version numbers, like Ubuntu 20.04 and @muru edited my question to remove the markers, saying we don't need keyboard formatting for version numbers Actually I was ...
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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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Happy 10th anniversary to Ask Ubuntu!

Ask Ubuntu was launched on 10/10/2010, so it's now just about 10 years old! To celebrate we are running some workshops / lessons in chat. So far this is the schedule: Introduction to software ...

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