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2020 Potential Moderator Election: Community Interest Check

It's time for us to consider holding an election for moderators for Ask Ubuntu. The last election we held was back in 2019, where we elected a single moderator, and since then, several of our ...
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Order of operations when editing/flagging

A bit of a question and a bit of a PSA for others to potentially avoid the problem I ran into. This question was originally unclear. The title did not match the question body, and there was (...
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"How can I make ubuntu start faster" - close or not?

I recently edited the canonical Q&A post with the inclusion of a very popular topic: How do I improve boot speed? Now, a new question about this pops up (there is at least 1 new post per week ...
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2021: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2021: a year in moderation - Handled Question Flags

A question (but first a comment) regarding 2021: a year in moderation: First, that's 32,646 actions taken by our hard working Mod team in 2021. I know that there's even more that you do that isn't ...
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Can chat get a redesign? Please?

I considered posting this on Meta SE instead of Ask Ubuntu Meta, but because several of these are Ask Ubuntu specific, I went with here. That said, I think the rest of SE chat should get an update, ...
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Should comments offering offline support be flagged?

Are comments like this permitted on AskUbuntu: There is a flag for questions and answers to mark them as spam if they are promoting a product or service without clearly stating the author's ...
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Canonical questions

Yes! I read this question And it was useful, But this contains some old information, And I want the updated information. What I want I want to know existing canonical questions on our website. I ...
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Which is better: editing someone's old but outdated answer to keep it up to date or making a new answer and adding a note to the old one?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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Should [edits] and [editing] be tag synonyms on meta?

I think the edits and editing should be the same (on Meta). I guess there is a small difference (one being the action and one being the edit itself). But the tags are used interchangeably, so I think ...
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Was it necessary to close "Is a clean install better than upgrading?" as opinion-based?

Was it necessary to close Is a clean install better than upgrading? as opinion-based? The phrase "clean install" should be enough to suggest to an informed reviewer that a clean install ...
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Missing comments. Who deleted them?

Ethernet is disabled after reboot - Ubuntu server 20.04.3 Question posted yesterday. I left a comment requesting more info from the OP. OP responded with info, and then pinged me with a comment to let ...
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Does the [unreadable] tag make sense?

The unreadable tag makes very little sense in my opinion, as it encapsulates multiple, technically unrelated concepts. The usage guide reads as follows: This can describe a file or any output that is ...
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The in-review-queues edit layout is different from the normal (out-of-review-queues) edit layout on mobile. How can I always use the former?

I can't always be in front of a computer, so I sometimes use an Android/Apple phone (with Brave browser) to use Ask Ubuntu. There I have noticed that when I edit a post in the review queues by ...
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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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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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Correct answer deleted?

https://askubuntu.com/a/1379258/1210606 The answer above was deleted by a mod with the justification: The workaround is Windows only! Either this person doesn't know Wine's folder structure (drive_c)...
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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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Please stop posting half answers and bad advice as comments

Ok so I've spent a few days doing hardcore cleaning and we have a problem with comments and people misusing them. People who are too lazy to write a real answer so they write a half finished one ...
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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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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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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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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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Why are the top voted answers on top of the accepted answer when it was answered by the asker?

Why is it that the top voted answer always appears on top if the accepted answer is created by the asker himself? Usually if the answer is accepted by the asker, it worked for him, so why wouldn't ...
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Dealing with past-EOL release questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we allow questions that are about releases which are considered End of Life? How should we handle new questions regarding past-End-Of-Life releases of ubuntu? ...
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Can I ask questions about Linux Mint here? [duplicate]

First of all, I am not an expert at computer, and I am totally new to Linux. Hello there. As I said, I am new to Linux; A few days ago I installed Linux Mint in my Exo PC. But I am having some ...
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Ask Ubuntu new site theme coming soon [duplicate]

You might have seen the featured post Rollout of new network site themes on Meta Stack Exchange already, but here are the relevant parts for Ask Ubuntu again: As mentioned on meta.stackexchange.com ...
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1 answer
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Is this question too localized?

The owner of this question wants help changing the Language for menus and windows from Chinese (which she can't read) to Spanish. Is this question too localized because it is of interest to one person ...
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Is this screenshot uncool?

I added a wallpaper screenshot to my answer to Architecture - 32-bit handling 64-bit instructions which was intended to illustrate the last sentence of the answer. Now I'm worried that I might have ...
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Question with an accepted answer is being close voted as unclear one and a half years after the answer was accepted

This question with an accepted answer is being close voted as unclear one and a half years after an answer to it was accepted. I noticed this immediately after the first close vote and edited it to ...
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ROS is not an OS but a framework, please reopen my question

ROS on BeagleBone Black? just got closed for being off topic with this message: This is not about Ubuntu. Questions about other Linux distributions can be asked on Unix & Linux, those about ...
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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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Bullying as a strategy to force close a question

This question - How to install bully and mdk3 on ubuntu 16.04 - has received at the time this was posted four downvotes as well as three close votes for being unclear, however there is nothing unclear ...
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Reopen an accepted answer question that is tethered to obsolete close votes and was closed as unclear

The question: Do I need to upgrade RAM from 4GB to 8GB for Android development? has created a lot of contentious dispute since it was asked. The question was downvoted once and put on hold for the ...
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Can we warn new users that questions about Kali Linux, Pop OS and so on are off topic when they attempt to ask a new question?

We get a lot of questions about Linux Mint, Kali Linux, Pop OS, and other distributions. Most likely, new users do not read all the rules in the help center before asking their first question. Can we ...
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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 ...
5 votes
1 answer
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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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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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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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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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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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