Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
1 answer
88 views

Can someone approve this edit?

This edit was rejected(huh?), can someone approve it? Submitter is an Ubuntu Core Dev and is a fix (installing linux-generic instead of linux-image) https://askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits/...
1 vote
2 answers
103 views

Tag Synonym Request: [scanning] -> [scanner]

Since, I would argue that these tags have no difference in meaning (this thread has a +9/-1 score), scanning has no wiki, while scanner does, the tag synonym suggestion mechanism is fundamentally ...
  • 1,910
1 vote
1 answer
67 views

Canonical post about "Wi-Fi not working"

It's just unbelievable how many questions are constantly posted about "Wi-Fi not working" issues, due to modules missing after an installation/kernel upgrade or due to faulty configurations in general....
  • 35k
1 vote
2 answers
109 views

What hardware recommendations are okay to ask?

I've looked at the original question from a while back. But that is too early to give a definitive answer. I want to know when it's OK to ask about hardware recommendations if it's OK at all. For ...
  • 16.8k
1 vote
2 answers
76 views

Lots of "Closed as off-topic because it seemingly went away" close votes

I have seen quite a lot of questions (this (1 vote) and this (2 votes) for example) being closed as "off-topic because it seemingly went away" - is this the right thing to do for any questions? More ...
  • 31.5k
1 vote
1 answer
130 views

I was banned for 2 days from reviewing

This question is related to many questions like Why I am banned for reviewing? but not duplicate. Usually there are testing questions in Review. The system sometimes shows message like "The system ...
  • 9,179
1 vote
1 answer
38 views

Does time get considered in deciding Duplicate Questions?

A while back HWE for 14.04 was released and people had a bit of trouble upgrading to the new update. Which is fine and all. However, I came on site today to see this question flagged as dup to this ...
  • 1,556
1 vote
2 answers
37 views

Self fixed issue on own bounty question [duplicate]

I want to ask how should I behave in this situation? I have this question that I asked and put bounty on as I couldn't figure it out what was going on. I was getting help to it but it turned out I ...
  • 6,824
1 vote
0 answers
33 views

To work with older account

I have a account already on Ubuntu 12.04.Now I shifted to Ubuntu 15.10.That's why I had to create this account.Can't I work with my older account.I know I should ask it on meta but with this new ...
  • 590
1 vote
1 answer
61 views

Is it reasonable to warn people about a bug and provide a workaround? [duplicate]

The title is about it. But, specifically there is a bug (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub2/+bug/1227365) which causes no grub menu to appear on loading (even holding down shift). I ...
1 vote
1 answer
63 views

Odd tags... well, rather keyboard keys tags

I've found a couple of odd tags, starting with alt which I believe would have more sense if used keyboard instead (yeah, 101 tags for each key in the keyboard is overkill) but the funny thing is that ...
  • 66.2k
1 vote
3 answers
96 views

Why did you close this question instead of migrating it?

This guy asked about elementary OS. I voted to notify the moderators, I commented letting him know it's off topic. But why didn't you migrate it to superuser or unix.se? I'm not trying to defend him. ...
  • 6,541
1 vote
2 answers
234 views

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 ...
  • 106k
1 vote
1 answer
134 views

Reminder: Questions on EOL releases are not off-topic simply because they're EOL releases

A question isn't off-topic simply because it's about an EOL release. If the problem is specific to that release, sure, but not otherwise. Questions like the following are on-topic: https://askubuntu....
  • 188k
1 vote
3 answers
146 views

Should rant posts be considered against the "Be Nice" policy ("Rude/Abusive" flaggable)?

This was brought up in another Meta thread about a disagreement over the use of Rude/Abusive flags on rants. In so much as the link for the Rude/Abusive flag points to the Be Nice policy. In my ...
  • 70.3k
1 vote
1 answer
73 views

Are any of these lenses currently available or is this a case of unreproducable, unlikley to be of use to future users?

I voted to close this question as it appears to be unavailable for currently supported releases and therefor unlikely to be of use. It has no upvoted/accepted answers. I also stumbled across this one ...
1 vote
1 answer
71 views

Should otherwise obsolete comments sometimes be retained for the community opinion their upvotes express?

Sometimes a comment with lots of upvotes is still obsolete and should be removed. This is usually the case, for example, when it requests information that the OP then provides (and provides in such a ...
1 vote
2 answers
64 views

Can older questions be closed as duplicates of newer questions in special circumstances on meta?

Here on meta, sometimes issues arise, and then arise again later as circumstances change. Is it appropriate, in such a situation, to close older questions about a topic as duplicates of a newer ...
1 vote
0 answers
30 views

Is [tag:bash-history] a synonym for [tag:history]?

bash-history Refers to the history of commands that have been run previously in Bash. history The history command can be used to retrieve commands you have previously typed in a shell. I think ...
  • 38.5k
1 vote
1 answer
141 views

Is this OP running Ubuntu or not?

Evasive comments On this question the OP is evading answering if he's using Ubuntu or not. The question's comments illustrate this: You should include the "#some gksudo related output" because on my ...
1 vote
3 answers
121 views

Why are questions about packages included in Ubuntu by default but not maintained by Canonical not considered off-topic?

Here is an example question: Libreoffice 5.1.6.2 “The dictionary is already full.” It is about LibreOffice, which is a package that is included in the Ubuntu ISO by default, but not made or ...
  • 1,452
1 vote
1 answer
94 views

why is my question closed?

I wrote a question before like this "Hi i just installed Ubuntu and it seems like a nice operating system. I just have some questions about the security. How safe is ubuntu? is there no risk ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
69 views

Is there a way to send PM via Askubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why doesn't AU allow users to privately communicate? Sometimes I would like to contact one Askubuntu user directly (for example to talk about a subject which is not ...
  • 3,575
1 vote
2 answers
94 views

Do we actually close no-repro bugs reported on meta as no-repro?

Recently, this question was closed as being status-norepro. However, this closure seems odd to me. Of the 20 questions tagged accordingly, there is only one that was actually closed, which is the one ...
  • 33.4k
1 vote
2 answers
104 views

Is it bad practice to ask for an improved answer by asking a new question?

How to set folder icons of multiple folders automatically? In the question above I asked for a little improvement to the answer on an existing question: How to set the first picture of every folder ...
1 vote
2 answers
96 views

Android application for Ask Ubuntu or Stack Overflow

Is there any official or recommended Android application for Ask Ubuntu or Stack Overflow? Features wanted: ask/answer/comment questions view user profile notification about reputation changes
  • 1,141
1 vote
1 answer
80 views

Please burninate the "untagged" tag

untagged does not mean anything. Any question should at least belong to one tag, so this is useless. It should be burninated. Note: I had retagged the questions that had untagged to their ...
1 vote
2 answers
102 views

What is the meaning of an accept (of an answer)?

Does it mean the answer is "completely satisfactory", and the question can be considered finished ? Or just that a given answer was "the most helpful" ? for example, in why do youtube videos stop ...
  • 6,789
0 votes
1 answer
94 views

How can I participate?

I want to participate here at AskUbuntu and am compelled to contribute based on information that is not being found in many of the discussions but because of the absolute strict and high bar set by ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
43 views

Multiple solutions in answer [duplicate]

As a general rule, should there be multiple solutions in a answer or should the poster post multiple answers?
  • 3,741
0 votes
1 answer
76 views

Why is this edit rejected?

I'm new to answering and editing questions. My edit on how to install the ia32-libs in ubuntu 13.10 has been rejected. I do not know why. The reasons given were This edit introduces spam, defaces the ...
0 votes
1 answer
54 views

Is it possible to undelete an answer which is deleted by a moderator?

I had a Q&A here which was deleted by a moderator because the source was not included. I have now added the source and edited the answer. Is it possible to undelete it now?
0 votes
0 answers
43 views

A question in Spanish [duplicate]

I've only ever seen questions in English on AU before, so this one caught my eye. Should I translate it to English while editing it? Or ask the OP to write in English? I can't help thinking that if ...
  • 5,991
0 votes
2 answers
156 views

Is a good practice to quote another answers on mine?

I made a good answer with many methods to do one thing, and it had more than 80 votes, however there are a few AskUbuntu users that answered better methods and had only a few votes. I quoted it's ...
  • 8,403
0 votes
1 answer
108 views

Closed as exact duplicate -> where is the solution?

Mu question Can I do an install onto a 4GB usb stick which is smaller than the recommended installation size? was closed as exact duplicate with a url to possible duplicate answer. Currently I have ...
  • 175
0 votes
0 answers
45 views

Should this community wiki question be re-opened? [duplicate]

During review, I stumbled across Video editing software options? in the reopen queue. While it is technically too broad by current standards, it's also a Community wiki that's been revised 8 times ...
0 votes
1 answer
139 views

Why this question is locked?

Why is this question closed?
  • 24.8k
0 votes
1 answer
106 views

Why my answer is deleted?

Could I know the reason of deleting my answer for this question https://askubuntu.com/questions/433748/use-terminal-to-translate-some-text? I know that there exist a similar question but that appears ...
  • 81.2k
0 votes
1 answer
83 views

Can anonymous users post?

I know this is the case on some sites, but is it on this one? Can anonymous users (users who do not have an account) post?
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
81 views

What's broken here (Ask Ubuntu)?

An installation question was recently closed as off topic: https://askubuntu.com/questions/364945/server-13-10-install-hangs/364949. I kind of understand the reasoning - it turns out the problem was ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
75 views

Is there a rule which states that all questions and answers have to be in English on this site? [duplicate]

I know that people often tell others that it is a rule here, but I am have never actually seen it written anywhere, so is it a rule that all questions and answers on this site have to be written in ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
161 views

STOP! Look and Listen

Dear moderators this message is for you. Some weeks ago there was a hike in the number of audits conducted in the review queue. Unfortunately it has created more problems than it solved, more ...
0 votes
2 answers
113 views

Is it good style to downvote developers who announce their projects?

Sometimes we see developers who use Ask Ubuntu as a platform to annouce their projects. I feel this is a good idea, especially when a project does address an unsolved issue many people have. For ...
  • 139k
0 votes
4 answers
181 views

Lots of "unclear what you're asking" close votes

A lot of the close votes are "unclear what you're asking". Just a refresher, here's an explanation of what this option means and tells the asker: Please clarify your specific problem or add ...
  • 30.5k
0 votes
1 answer
128 views

Why my reputation go down suddenly? Serial upvoting reversed

Many times my reputation is decreased I found writing: Serial upvoting reversed What does it mean?! what the wrong i did. This issue repeated 3 times till now
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
187 views

Code Block Limit of 30000 characters

I came across a question where user had copied the output of a certain command and made a *.docx file out of it. The file was uploaded and the link was provided in the question to this file. I copied ...
0 votes
3 answers
113 views

AskUbuntu Chat Starring mechanism

I have been quite startled by the people starring messages in the chat without a proper reason and they just remove it a minute later. I want to suggest a mechanism: When actually 2 or 3 (2 makes more ...
  • 1,224
0 votes
1 answer
71 views

Editing an answer (or question) can make it get more upvotes. Shouldn't the editor also get credit for these later upvotes?

Editing can substantially change an answer or question. These changes, if accepted, may increase the value of the answer/question and the number the up-votes it gets. These should be reflected in the ...
user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
253 views

There is no Shell Tag?

There does not appear to be a "shell" tag! I realize that AskUbuntu is fairly GUI and newbie oriented but having no tag for one of the landmarks of Unix and Linux systems is frankly ridiculous. I am ...
  • 2,849
0 votes
1 answer
104 views

why is my Firefox question voted down?

What's wrong with my Firefox question? While I suppose it can happen on Windows, I've only had this problem on Linux, specifically Ubuntu. Is the question somehow stated poorly?
  • 4,413