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PSA: PCI bus and Wireless questions

Please note that some single-board computers, such as Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone, do not have PCI/PCI-e bus. Thus, as observed in this case, the often-cited diagnostic script for wireless may not ...
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Can we fix these posts with missing images essential to the answer?

I've had a really long https image cleanup hangover, but today I am finally closing this tab. However, there were two things that nobody managed to fix - highly upvoted answers with missing images ...
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Stack Exchange special links in answers

I've noticed that such quick links as [unix.se] for example work beautifully when posted as comments and when posted in Ask Ubuntu General chat room, but as you can see they don't work in question ...
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Low quality edits are being robo-reviewed on Ask Ubuntu

I had an edit proposed on one of my questions, and since it did not offer much in the way of improvement, I rejected it. It encouraged me to explore the editor's edit history, where I found a mix of ...
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I would like to bring some cloud docs to AU

I would like to break this up into "Ask Ubuntu-able" content: https://insights.ubuntu.com/2014/05/21/ubuntu-cloud-documentation-14-04lts/ However the scope is rather large and I'll be doing this in ...
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Can the ubuntu-gnome-remix tag be renamed to ubuntu-gnome?

The ubuntu-gnome-remix tag is currently the official tag for questions relating to the GNOME flavor of Ubuntu. However, at the time this tag started being used, it was not yet an official flavor and "...
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A hint for editing posts in regard to Ubuntu documentation

I just found out that http://help.ubuntu.com provides a nice feature against link rot. There exist two URLs: Current Release Current LTS Release They are especially helpful when pointing to the ...
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Is it really useful to feed posts already edited into the review "first posts" queue?

I have been presented with posts in the first posts queue which have already been edited by high rep users (who should know what they are doing :-)). That is no big problem but seeing that this queue ...
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A call to uphold accessibility by not shortening links to "here"

As far as I see there has been some discussion about the shortening of links. While keeping the complete URL visible in the post can clearly be distracting (especially when used inline), I want to ...
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PSA: 12.10 Release Day Today (aka: time to rock and roll!)

Some tips for helping when the site gets busy: Lots of new attention and traffic means it's usually an influx of duplicate questions, especially the easy ones, so keep an eye out for dupes. Some ...
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Synonimization of singular/plural tag pairs

There are a few [foo]/[foos] tag pairs on Ask Ubuntu. Such tag pairs are usually the singular and plural of the same word and should be synonyms. Occasionally. Only moderators can create [foos] when [...
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Keyboard shortcut tags are messy

Completed: keyboard-shortcuts which is weird, as we symlinked keyboard-shortcut to shortcut-keys a while back. This one not only is dupe but ended up with a tag wiki, woo! key-bindings keybindings ...
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Show asker AND editor

This is a suggestion: when we have the list of questions on screen, we can see below each of them the name of the asker, unless it has been editted by someone, situation in which we can read the name ...
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Tag 'source' seems to be pointless

I just asked a question and added the tag source-code but only typed source to get it. I then noticed that the tag source exists, it has 83 questions and no wiki - should it be deleted? No questions ...
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End of Life Notice: Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) reached End of Life on July 14, 2022

This will be enforced starting from July 14, 2022 and onwards. This is a notice regarding releases of Ubuntu that will be reaching, or have reached, the end of their life cycle. These releases are ...
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Suggestion to change description of "End of Support" / "End of Life" in Help Center

I would suggest the following change to the Help Center page on "What topics to ask", under the last bullet in "Questions you should avoid": Support for Ubuntu releases past their ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Posting extra answer to support existing answer

Here's the situation: A question has answer A which explains something fairly well I already have an answer there with alternative solution B However, I see that A can be explained in more detail ...
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Please reopen sshuttle question 935144

My original question posted at Can I use expose remote server ports via sshuttle? was a bit confused and made a half-attempt at answering itself. I've made it simpler so that it can be re-opened. And ...
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Can we kill the ubuntu14.04 tag?

the ubuntu14.04 tag has been used 16 times and it shouldn't even had been created. It should be linked as a duplicate to 14.04 or just burned from the system.
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Meaningful tag wikis/excerpt

I've seen a bunch of approved tag wikis and excerpts that really, really don't follow any of the guidelines for Tag wiki's/excerpt and are run of the mill man/wikipedia/project page dumps. This is not ...
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2014 Community Moderator Election

The 2014 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Cleanup 2014: Tags without tag wikis

what is a tag wiki? Tag wikis are brief excerpts of information detailing what the tag is about, the kinds of questions that should be asked in a tag, and possibly providing you links to some external ...
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Are Ubuntu One and AskUbuntu linked in anyway?

I'm logged into Ubuntu one. Is it possible to link my other accounts using my Ubuntu one login? I have several email and forum accounts and I wish to link all of them instead of having to login to ...
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Let's tag our questions properly

I'm just posting this as a proxy for jokerdino. He can't post because of internet problems, but we both agree this needs to get out now. Also, special thanks to N.N for asking jokerdino to write ...
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Should we have have IF or ELSE type statements in tags?

In this tag wiki, we have the following: Refers either to Microsoft's Windows operating system(s), or application windows. emphasis mine Is that kind of thing "allowed" or not? Or should we have ...
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Code formatting in comments discards whitespace

I recently noticed by writing a comment that multiple spaces are replaced by a single space inside a code block. The question has since been migrated to SO. I worked around it by replacing spaces ...
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Keyboard tags could use some love

Some of us have been asking for something nicer for the <kbd> tag. Jin mentioned maybe polishing them up to make questions like this look nicer, just documenting that here. (Also note, I love ...
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Would it be useful to allow Meta duplicates after a certain amount of time?

Regarding the main Ask Ubuntu site, there are two Meta questions here that I found that mention "time" and "duplicates": Primarily: Would it be useful to allow duplicates after x ...
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Can we turn this question into a more generic one?

Can we turn this question ("How do I upgrade Ubuntu 18.04 to 21.04 on i386 architecture?") into something like "I have a 32 bit computer running Ubuntu 18.04, and want to use an ...
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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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The Suggested Edit quota is too low

Recently I have become able to start doing First Post reviews, but while I am doing so, I have to edit a lot of posts that are of low quality. However, when I started my 6th edit, I repeatedly click ...
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Tag Synonym Request: [armv8] [aarch64] -> [arm64]

I would like to request that the following tags: armv8 aarch64 be made synonyms of: arm64 The official name for the technology in question would by either ARMv8 (with the 64-bit platform being ...
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Tag Synonym Request: Dell Tags

Right now, we have dell (1643), dell-vostro (60), dell-mini-10 (17), dell-studio-xps-16 (10) and dell-mini-9 (8). Since those tags, except for the dell tag, barely have any questions, it doesn't ...
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Add launchpad quick link

For the comments we have lots of links, such as [se] and [ubuntu.se]. Here is a list of requested redirects, from me and the comments: [launchpad] goes to https://launchpad.net/ubuntu and shows as ...
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Canonical question / answer for porting Ubuntu Touch

We recently discussed in the Ask Ubuntu General Room the fact that we do not have a canonical question / answer for porting Ubuntu Touch to new hardware. This has led to a proliferation of questions ...
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OpenWeek class for Ask Ubuntu?

It would be great if someone could volunteer to hold a class on how to use Ask Ubuntu, tips and tricks, etc. for Ubuntu Open Week. Ping me on chat if you're interested! See: http://www.jorgecastro....
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Broadcom tags probably need a once over, help?

This is more of a call for help but we have a bunch of duplicates and stuff in broadcom. Our most popular questions "feel" correct to me but you can never tell with these cards. I don't own any of ...
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How to get notified about questions in specific language on askubuntu.com?

Currently, Our LoCo is receiving all questions from Ubuntu users on FB group, this has many disadvantages as it wasn't made for it mainly. We need to move it to Ask Ubuntu, but How can an individual/...
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The "command-line" tag wiki

I'm very keen on the command-line tag, so I've decided to edit it's tag wiki. I've tried to give a gentle definition of the term, without sounding condescending to those who know about the command ...
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Can we reopen this question about how to install Ubuntu on a 32 bit mac with 64 bit processor?

I found this question about installing Ubuntu on a 32-bit Mac. It seems that this Mac has a 64 bit processor, and Ubuntu should support it. Since this question broadly falls in the range of "How ...
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Inconsistent date in close description

I am talking about this question: Software Updater is saying "You stopped the check for updates". What should I do? The question was asked 11 months ago and the question was closed 12 ...
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Should the bar be higher to create tags...?

This was discussed before but no action was taken. I think this is still needed, since we have 2772 2844 tags (9*4*77 79) and pretty much of them are kind of vague, doesn't define a particular topic, ...
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SPAM attacks again!

Today we found a clever way spammer are trying to prevent falling into the spam protection system... that is recommending software relevant to the question so people in their curiosity search what is ...
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I have registered but can't sign in

I have registered and logged in previously (a couple of days ago). My password no longer works, and the reset code that gets sent to me (I've tried three or four times) does not work. Any ideas?
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Anything new in the "low quality" algorithm?

I just got presented with a 2 years old answer, "flagged as low-quality because of its length and content." (Answered and edited by another user on Apr 14, 2011. No activity since.) https://...
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Meta tag-synonym request: [tags]->[tagging]

While tag is synonymed to tagging, tags is not synonymed yet. Could tags be synonymed to tagging?
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Why can you still vote and accept answers on closed questions?

I was looking at my previous questions and noticed that I have a question Is there a simple GUI-based program available to join/combine mp3 files? that has (rightly) be closed, but I could mark the ...
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Some minor cleanup, with a focus on tags

Something that I've noticed lately is that we have some bad tags springing up (nothing "new" there), as well as some tags that are being abused/cluttered. Do note that this isn't a witch hunt against ...
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Stack Overflow Worldwide Meetups 2012

We're having a Stack Overflow meetup to get together with fellow programming, web, and other technology enthusiasts. But not all of our programmers and technology enthusiasts live on Stack Overflow, ...
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