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Are any of these tags [remote]ly useful?

A few days ago I asked this question, and this answer by Kaz Wolfe pointed out that remote-login is only one of several tags about remote stuff. remote-desktop, 761 questions Questions that refer to ...
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What is the reason for U&L questions appearing in AU chat?

Is there any reason why U&L site questions with "ubuntu" tag appear in AU chat?
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015 [duplicate]

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Is asking about how to cite Ubuntu in a investigation on topic?

I'm umming and aahing about this question. Does it belong on Ask Ubuntu? I would like to bring it to moderators attention without flagging it because I don't want to flag something not wrong.
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Answers in Comments

When looking for unanswered questions, if we see one that has been answered but just in the comments, what should we do? I came across one where someone answered their question in the comments, and ...
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What html flairs are available for Ask Ubuntu and Stack Exchange users in general?

From time to time you may see a user flair on a user profile or embedd elsewhere. For instance here's mine: I learned about this flair thingy long time ago from fellow users (specifically, it was @...
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Way to see how a question actually looks?

In the review for suggested edits queue, there was this post: https://askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits/297636 Now the edit seems fine, but what are all the  s doing there? I'm not that ...
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Please ask people to translate, don't just close a question

TL;DR : there are people who can translate foreign posts , ask them ; don't just close vote all the things N.B.: The main goal is to edit questions and provide them with clarity. I am not asking to ...
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More interesting name for our main chat room?

Most sites use interesting and humorous chat room names related to their site topic, like /dev/chat (Unix &Linux) The DMZ (Security) Root Access (Super User) The 2nd Monitor (Code Review) The ...
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How healthy is our stack exchange compared to others?

For October 2015 Are there statistics available telling us whether we have more or less number of unanswered questions compared to other stack exchanges, and is there a metric available that ...
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Does Canonical pay Stack Exchange to run Ask Ubuntu

We're the only community I've seen that has an additional navigation bar at the top which contains nothing but links to an off-site company/organization website. Does Canonical pay Stack Exchange to ...
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Large number of -1 posts

Seems lately there are an excessive number of -1 votes on unanswered & answered questions, majority of which are unwarranted. Just 'fixed' probably 10 found in the latest 50. What's going on? ...
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What are the 'migration quality requirements'?

Recently, I'd suggested a post be migrated. It was denied because the post failed to meet 'migration quality requirements'. Where are those defined? I have read https://stackoverflow.blog/2012/03/22/...
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Privileged users reviews

I am suspecting that (some) of my answers are being reviewed by high privileged users, like I review first answers for example. If my suspicion is right, and as I feel part of this community, I ask ...
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How different is the answer's OS allowed to be?

I sometimes see Windows answers which are removed because they are not helpful to Ubuntu users, even Mac answers, but what about answers that explain how to do something on Mint (and it is clear that ...
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How can I interact with someone who has commented on my post without adding another comment? What are some ways that I can improve my question?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: In Windows Terminal running Ubuntu, how can I make the default directory be ~ (/home/jake) instead of / (root)? Someone commented on my question and told ...
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One of the worst questions ever was deleted but

I had voted to close as "too broad" and wonder why that doesn't show in the comment section? I never heard of Ubuntu. What's Ubuntu? On second sober thought maybe my VTC was "Primarily Opinion ...
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What makes this question on-topic?

A couple of days ago, I voted to close this qestion as off-topic. It seems I'm still the only one who think it's off-topic, probably the question has been removed from the review-queue by another ...
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How is this question “off-topic”?

I posted this Q&A style after helping another Kubuntu user solve his problem. Why does KDE Notificaions show an update that doesn't exist? Yes the problem is related to a bug but the ...
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Is it the time to redefine “end of life”?

Based on my comments here and my messages in Raiders of the Lost Downboat, I think the term "end of life" is sometimes confusing and may be misleading for new users. As of now, one of the closing ...
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Do we need “support”?

As of now support has 137 questions tagged. There is no proper information about its usage on the site. The existing information looks vague. So, should we re-tag all questions and remove support from ...
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Content scraping [duplicate]

I noticed recently that a YouTube user is scraping Ask Ubuntu (and possibly other stackexchange sites) and posting videos with the questions and answers. A few examples: My wireless is hard-blocked ...
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A VLQ flag invalidated by a minor edit

I have flagged an answer as very low quality since it barely can help OP to solve their problem (see my comment there). The answer got two “Recommend Deletion” votes when reviewed but then the review ...
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Should I wait before flagging as “Unclear what you're asking”?

Sometimes it’s unclear what a user is asking to understand questions properly. I had flagged such questions as "Unclear what you're asking" and all deemed helpful also. Should I give time to the user ...
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Are hardware recommendations considered off topic?

Fairly straightforward question, I don't want to clutter up the main site if it is. Edit: More specifically, hardware recommendations as it applies to driver support and the like in Ubuntu. ...
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Editing posts: number of edits vs reputation

I'm still below the reputation to edit posts without them needed to be peer reviewed. Suppose that I have 1000 approved edits. Then comes along a user with enough reputation to edit posts without ...
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Has Lubuntu 16.04 LTS reached End of Public Support?

Text in the last paragraph at this web link seems to limit flavour support: "Maintenance updates are provided for 5 years for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Cloud, Ubuntu Base, and Ubuntu Kylin....
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What is the logic behind editors losing reputation when a question is removed?

Before marking this as a duplicate of this related question, take into account that my question is about the reason why this happens, not the cause of it, which is what the answer to that question ...
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Not enough reputation points to post an answer

I'm an infrequent user of Ask Ubuntu, and have fallen into the same trap a few times now... I see a question I know the answer to, take up to an hour to figure out what I did to solve the problem, ...
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Where is the border between Ubuntu and Windows while the questions are WSL related? [duplicate]

Recently I've provided answers on few questions related to WSL, but, IMO, they are more Windows related rather than Ubuntu. For example: How can I 'open in terminal' when using Ubuntu ...
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Where is the line of topicality where WSL is involved?

Q0: Where is the line of topicality where WSL is involved? Q1: Now that Ubuntu can be run on Windows using WSL, I see many questions about windows-subsystem-for-linux Are these questions a better fit ...
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In [comparison] to [diff]

So we have the comparison tag, with 38 questions which does have a few highly voted posts, but overall is spread out over a broad range of topics, ranging from comparing DVDs to text files, to Ubuntu ...
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Can we just add [helpfile] to [documentation]?

According to tag excerpt of documentation: For questions regarding written documentation such as manuals, help files, policies, instructions, or guides. But there exists helpfile too which in my ...
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Methods in our madness: Suggesting a consistent reply when HW info is useful but missing

I would like to suggest more consistent methods may help us with some of our questioners seeking help. Nearly always, we need more info, so I have created a little boilerplate I trot out when folks ...
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Is Edubuntu 14.04 supported by askubuntu.com?

https://askubuntu.com/help/on-topic stated in part when I wrote this question: Questions that you may ask: Using and administering official Ubuntu flavors including: Edubuntu (14.04), ...
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Proposed edit rejected - new edition is almost the same and didn't solve some problems

I proposed an edit on this post. It was rejected with the reason This edit did not correct critical issues with the post - view the revision history to see what should have been changed. The new ...
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Should apache2.4 be a synonym of apache2?

I'm at fault here, as I first created that tag. However, I agree with @terdon's answer on another question that, separate tags for separate versions of a tool aren't helpful unless there was a big ...
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Is it acceptable to threaten users with downvotes?

See this question: https://askubuntu.com/questions/163613/offline-installation/: top answer, third comment. I told the commenter that it's better to correct the answer himself than to threaten others ...
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unpleasant comment

I got into a difficult situation where I can't use my primary laptop. I posted a question on Ask Ubuntu seeking for help and the first comment I received feels arrogant. is it OK? IMHO it doesn't ...
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How often is [frequency] useful?

We have 51 questions tagged frequency. This seems like an extremely general, cross-cutting concept that isn't useful as a tag. However, most questions tagged frequency are questions about CPU ...
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Question about Katoolin is being close voted as off-topic because it's “not about Ubuntu”

This question Updated Ubuntu 16.04, now I'm running Kali? is not about Kali Linux, it's about a problem that occurred because of installing software in Ubuntu using Katoolin. I discovered what ...
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Feature request: canned answers

It would be nice to have boiler-plate answers we can post without having to type them out all the time. Something akin to this: I don't know where to post this Forgive me for poorly worded ...
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These tags are [virtual-]ly the same!

Right now we have separate virtual-console and virtual-terminal tags. One should be made a synonym of the other, but which one should be the master tag? We have another question on meta about this, ...
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Is this question about software recommendations on topic? [duplicate]

What to use to backup server admin files to Google Drive? I'd like to schedule periodic backups of admin files in an Ubuntu server to Google Drive but in a way that the server only uploads the ...
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Should I award a bounty to a non-accepted answer (but what if)?

In general, this meta post would have an objective answer of "yes" or "no" with simple reasoning; however, I have added "(but what if)" because I am looking for additional answers in case of not-so-...
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How do I quickly gain reputation?

What is the simplest way to up your reputation points so that one can use all features offered by this site?
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Raise visibility of self-answer by awarding bounty to self

So I posted a brilliant Q and A on how to resize partitions when you don't have physical access to Ubuntu as I'm seeing this happen all the time and couldn't find any specific answers here on how to ...
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Should this question be closed or answered?

This question concerns running minikube, a Kubernetes VM based on VirtualBox. The OP is experiencing the error as minikube can't be run on a nested VM (Windows, running Ubuntu on Vbox, runnin minikube)...
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Duplicate vs Linked vs Related. Best practice for site navigation

I believe that it is very beneficial for related questions to be linked together for easy navigation. When you use the duplicate tag, it has the benefit of linking questions together even if the ...
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Do we stop *supporting* external software?

My question is triggered by this question, which has some close votes due to being off-topic, and a comment saying that it is unsupported. 14.04 appears to be the most recently supported ...

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