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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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OP rejected my edit and then copy-pasted it

I suggested an edit to this answer a few days ago. The edit was approved by a moderator, but was then rejected by the OP of the answer. Which is totally fine, since my interpretation of what the OP ...
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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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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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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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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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Answering a question using an answer from another post

It occurs to me that I find an answer to one question among the answers to another question, sometimes in the way of hidden gems. I believe that creating the linkage between the two questions is ...
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Scheduling lessons for 10th anniversary celebration classroom

Oops time passed. I have created a public chat room for the 10th anniversary lessons: Join the Classroom All lessons will be held there. This post is for scheduling the lessons. If you would like to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Are “not only Ubuntu-specific” questions on-topic?

I know this question has been asked and answered already here: How do we tell if a question belongs here, or rather at stackoverflow/superuser? However this topic came up recently again in a ...
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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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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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How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?

It seems that Ask Ubuntu was launched on or around 10th October 2010. This means that our 10th birthday is coming up in about three months :) This post is here to invite your ideas on how we can ...
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Creating a banner for 10th birthday celebrations

This follows up on How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?. The proposal to create a banner was well-received and it was suggested that this would be a good way to link to celebration events. ...
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Organising “classrooms” for 10th birthday celebrations

This follows up on How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?. The answer by jokerdino suggesting Ask Ubuntu Classrooms was very popular so this post is an attempt to start organising it. I have ...
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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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Is everyone uncomfortable with their first reviews?

On one hand, I think many of the first posts / answers are quite messy, and not only in bad English, but, and that is probably worse, the result of practically no effort to do some research before ...
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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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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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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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Why I cannot answer some questions in askubuntu.com/unanswered (no answer-field)? [duplicate]

I just joined Ask Ubuntu and wanted to answer one question at https://askubuntu.com/unanswered but there is no answer field to enter my answer. Why? I have 1 reputation and I tried to contribute to ...
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'format' tag has a broad scope. What should we do?

The tag wiki excerpt of format states that format has a broad scope. For questions regarding file formats, or formatting hard drives. We can ask questions about file formats or formatting hard ...
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Someone made a meta tag [review-audits] - is that a better name than [audits]?

Yesterday I removed the recently created tag review-audits from a post here on meta. We have a preexisting tag audits for that subject, so to keep all the audit-related questions together they should ...
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When do I ask Linux questions in Ask Ubuntu and when in Stack Overflow?

I am unsure of where I should ask about Linux or things like sed, awk, and grep. Is Stack Overflow not the place and should I only limit those questions to Ask Ubuntu? This question on Meta Stack ...
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Am I a curmudgeon? Should I STFU?

I have several canned comments that I use repeatedly, with some edits. See below. Is this in accordance with the AskUbuntu Way, or should I refrain? Here they are: Telling us which remote procedure (...
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Why am I suspended from the chatrooms of this site for almost a year? [closed]

My current chat status is "This user is suspended on the parent site and cannot chat for 343 days." Actually I am not able to chat in any chatroom network-wide. Stack Exchange has a channel ...
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Obviously wrong answer count in review reveals it's an audit at a glance

In the Meta Stack Exchange FAQ of review tests (audits), it is mentioned: Also, if you find something in the review audit system that makes audits extremely obvious (as in one can tell that a review ...
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Is it wrong to comment in a “high quality post” in a review test (audit)?

While I was reviewing first posts in Ask Ubuntu, I had to review this post. I commented asking for a screenshot for reference and then I clicked I'm Done and then I got this: Was it wrong to comment ...
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Where did all of my comments from 9/12/2020 go?

re: expand OS partition backwards ALL of my comments from 9/12/2020 , and all of the comments from the OP to me, on this question, have disappeared! Anybody know where/how they disappeared?
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Attaching [SOLVED] to title of questions with accepted answers

Is it good practice to attach [SOLVED] to a solved question's title? I know this helps a lot when searching forums, but in a SO environment there is a visual clue for solved questions.
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installing software leads to “unmet dependencies” so question is closed…why?

I'd like some elaboration as to why this question on unmet dependencies was closed. It's not an obscure package, although it's also not in the default repos. Broadly, just asking how to install, and, ...
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Many users are not formatting images properly. What to do?

I've been editing posts on the Ask Ubuntu website for a couple of weeks and I've found that there more than a hundred posts where images are not formatted properly. Most of the users are either ...
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Usage of image-viewer tag is somewhat inconsistent - what's the best solution?

In the process of removing the images tag, one of the tags I added to was image-viewer. At some point, I realised that Image Viewer is often the name shown in GUI elements for the system's default ...
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Should I merge the comments with my answer to make a more useful answer?

I have a mildly popular answer that has generated a number of (IMHO) helpful comments over the years. I am asking the community if you think that the answer might be cleaner/more helpful if I took the ...
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Is emulator emulating emulation?

We have two tags emulator and emulation, each with around 130 questions. The questions seem to me to be covering the same range of topics. Should one be a synonym of the other (I prefer emulation ...
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Should we take [pictures] and [images] out of the picture?

There's images tag, which has as description: Questions about opening / editing / saving images using image-editing applications. And then there's pictures with no description. IMHO: As far as ...
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Shouldn’t we lower the close/reopen vote threshold?

More than half a year ago, Stack Overflow lowered the close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3. Ask Ubuntu has an order of magnitude smaller community than Stack Overflow1 but we still require 5 close/...
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Why was this very relevant link moderated?

GNOME Screenshot area selection causing freezes I have this problem and needed the answer contained in the post and responses. I don't really care where it was posted, it was a good post, and if it ...
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Does this kubuntu related question belong to Ask Ubuntu or to a KDE forum?

A few days ago my display in Kubuntu 18.04 suddenly was magnified as if, from that time onward, a virtual display has been kept in memory which is perhaps twice as large vertically and horizontally as ...
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The website seems to be less active than before

Recently, I posted a couple of questions here and received no answer. I answered some of my questions by myself. The site seems like is not active. Sometimes, I don't know if I post my question here, ...
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Questions referring to a development version which has nothing to do with development at all [duplicate]

I saw this question, and it has already started receiving closed votes because the author mentioned (s)he is using a development version of Ubuntu. However, the question has nothing to do with the ...
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How to deal with low quality/duplicate questions which already have comments/answers?

I'm fairly new to Ask Ubuntu, but I'm noticing a lot of low quality questions, along the lines of: "wifi doesnt work" & "ubuntu overheating" which are very similar to other ...

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