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Preformatted text horizontal scrolling - bug or feature?

AskUbuntu help recommend to style pre-formatted text and console output with #four spaces But sometimes it results in scrolling text. See this question as an example. The problematic line (as ...
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Is this question appropriate here?

I asked the following question: Cannot assign address inside a Docker container do you think it would be more appropriate for Stack Overflow, or SuperUser? Or is this the right site?
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How to install a downloaded .deb file along with its dependencies in a system with an internet connection (offline?)

Despite the teaser in this Meta question's title, the title of the question that was closed is How to install a downloaded .deb file along with its dependencies in a system with an internet connection,...
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Changing “yesterday”, “today”, etc in Title to actual date

I was recently inconvenienced by Titles or Question bodies that say "a couple of days ago", "Yesterday" or "Today" because I was forced to scroll down to see question asked date and do some mental ...
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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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Reviewing - how much you do

This is not a complaint, but a suggestion... As I now have access to statistics of the review queues, I find that users are commonly only reviewing e.g. 5 posts when there are 90 posts to review. So ...
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Is this question off-topic?

I came across this question, asking how to install Landscape on CentOS/RHEL. I think it's off-topic, as, even though Landscape is a product from Canonical, it's asking how to install it on a ...
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I'm really not very pleased with the audit system

So I was reviewing this answer: Install this: sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal I failed the audit because that answer turned out to be plagiarism. Well O.K.... fine, it deserves to be ...
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Close Perpetually Unanswered Questions?

I've noticed that a lot of simpler questions on AskUbuntu are answered in the comments rather than an actual answer, which leads to the question never being marked as answered. Should these be closed ...
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Where is the “Log in with Stack Exchange” option?

How to login for AskUbuntu, there is a new login-screen. But the Log in with Stack Exchange disappeared, that's the way I always did it. I don't have a seperate AskUbunut account. I don't see it. ...
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Why is this question off-topic?

This question is from a user who is struggling using the android debugger tools on Ubuntu. Why is this off-topic? This isn't an android problem, this is a "how to do x on Ubuntu" problem where "x" ...
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'Impact' field on new user profile

Since the user profile page has been redesigned, and very nice it is too, there is now an item of data named 'Impact'. On my own profile, this has a value of "~2k people reached". What does "Impact" ...
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Can I ask a for a “technical quality control” on answers of mine? Where do I ask for that?

I've received 2 downvotes on this answer of mine. None of the two users who casted the downvote bothered to explain why they downvoted it. You can judge this better than me, but the answer is in my ...
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Why do we have [updates]?

Updates can happen in almost any piece of software. Update this database (engine) or this database (entry). Update the (package) list or update the (file) list. It has very well-defined meaning but ...
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Installation tag Cleanup

According to figures as of October 19, 2014, there are almost 9400 questions tagged as installation. I propose that we have a month-long cleanup event where all of these questions are sorted either ...
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Can't find the canonical question for a duplicate

I came across this question about dual-booting and windows not being recognized by Grub, which I'm fairly certain is a duplicate question, but I can't seem to find the canonical question that actually ...
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Do we need to merge or close Q's on how to install league of legends?

There are a lot of Q/A's on how to Install League Of Legends, most are outdated. I wrote an Article:League of Legends under Ubuntu, i can post it on AU, but are how to install lol Q's on-topic here. ...
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AskUbuntu email notification not working

I had had my AskUbuntu profile's email setting set to "notify me every three hours" for unread AskUbuntu email messages but never received any notifications about email messages that have been ...
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Merge [picasa] into [google-picasa]

There are two tags for Picasa by Google, there should be one, preferably [google-picasa], since people interested in all sorts of Google software can follow them easily using [google*].
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Can anyone explain me how is this a duplicate?

Ubuntu Touchscreen on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Does anyone have any experience with Ubuntu running on the Yoga 2 Pro in terms of the functionality of the touchscreen? I really, really, don't see how this ...
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Lets remove the tools, crash, freeze, timeout and troubleshooting tags the right way™

Well, this is not your run off the mill tag removal request, but a petition to also close the questions with these tags. Questions tagged with such tags tend to be totally worthless, unclear and ...
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The plethora of power management tags - what to do?

We have a large number of power management related tags: power-management suspend standby hibernate There is also tag shutdown which is used in conjunction with power management but should be ...
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Why is this question (install Sony Xperia kernel dev) marked as a duplicate?

I asked this question with a link to that answer which I used to install the Android SDK. My question, however, asks about the kernel sources for Sony Xperia ZR, as it can be downloaded from the Sony ...
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Numlock, capslock and led tag (I'm surprised I didn't find PrntScr… yet)

Trogdor must be fed with these: numlock capslock key led - DONE something (this one still does not exist, still) More to the list: corruption mp3 / mp3-tag (irony?) files money transfer music -> ...
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Review mac tag and rename to Macintosh

As said by Takkat in his previous question the mac tag is prone to be misused to ask about mac addresses so I propose: Review that all the use of mac are about... Macintosh. Rename the mac to ...
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Nuke away “Do not use this!” tags!

I found troubleshooting has a very interesting tag excerpt: Do not use! This is a very general tag - please use a more specific tag to describe your problem. If the tag is "too general" then ...
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Correct term for 'LiveCD'?

Which way of referring to Ubuntu bootable media (i.e. written from the .iso to a device) is best? Live CD The traditional (generally used), but users have asked whether a 'CD' is required. Live ...
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Can we remove the synonym link between tags ‘appmenu’ and ‘applications-menu’?

The appmenu tag is for the global application menu AKA appmenu-indicator, that allows screen real estate to be conserved in desktop environments (DE's, AKA ‘graphical shells’) that support it. The ...
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What are the guidelines for asking VPN or other connection-related problems?

Would my asking an Ask Ubuntu question about guidelines for asking VPN or other connection-related questions a reasonable question to ask? Here is why I am inquiring. I got a VPN connection problem ...
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Would it make sense to prolong bounty time limit for large bounties?

There are some annoyances that would require more than just a casual google or from the top of the head answer. Some questions and problems require effort in answering, and the bounty system helps ...
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Are questions about hardware specifications (not compatibility) on topic?

I recently commented on this question, considering it off topic. User EliahKagan very politely indicated that he disagrees. The OP is asking for an explanation of what each of the fields in /proc/...
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About the Comment system in New Review BETA feature

Review system looks good in controlling spam and low quality contents . I am aware it is still in BETA. While reviewing i came across an answer whose author had less Reps to comment originally , ...
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How do I handle the reviewing and editing of LQ Answers for closed Questions?

I have been spending a bit of time in the past few days in the new "Review" tool after reading the stack feedback document. Im also getting some positive comments from users who receive automated ...
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Clean up (re-allotted question)

I have been given (re-allotted) questions that I have previously commented on. Trying to prod the OP to respond. (not flagged) While waiting these questions are making a second or third round. I also ...
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Is [date] a tag that needs some fixing?

I've noticed something about the date tag. It has questions regarding the date/time indicator, getting date/revision info from a file/folder metadata, and has been included on questions regarding "...
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Version tags on questions involving upgrades

On questions where the person posting had upgraded their Ubuntu version (for example, from 11.04 to 11.10) prior to / while experiencing an issue, how should the version tags be properly handled? ...
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How to get same OpenID URL at Launchpad and StackExchange?

My usual nicks of don-quixote, quixote and donquixote were already in use at Launchpad when I registered there, so I registered as mdcrawford, my real name. At all the StackExchange sites - which ...
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How to know if my question is a dupe if the OP used a different title?

This question is dupe to this question. (I was the first user to flag my question as dupe.) Mods decided to mark it a dupe to another question, that's none of my business. Basically reading this ...
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Why was the question about a problem pinging a Windows system from Ubuntu off-topic?

What was causing the problem, presented in the question https://askubuntu.com/q/418957/44293, only came into light when the question was answered. Before that it was unknown and most probably would ...
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Packaging problems with PPA's from the user perspective are on topic?

One of the issues I find from time to time are packages dependencies problems related with PPA's due careless package maintainers. These problems are normally fixed changing one line (or several one ...
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Why was my grammar edit rolled back?

I fixed an obvious grammar mistake in a post. The author rolled it back to the incorrect version. I thought grammar edits were encouraged since they improve the post even if in a small way. Why would ...
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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 ...
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Would it be helpful it I posted a Q/A to server management

I have noticed a general tendency here for new server admins to want to install a desktop on his or her server and then forward part or more often the entire desktop over ssh or VNC server. I am of ...
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Issue in adding Tags in Favorite Tags

Is it normal that I can add any text in the "Favorite Tags" section, even something which isn't actually a tag? I can even add duplicate entries! Is this a bug, or will it work if I add "Hello World!" ...
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Should bounties expire? How can I promote my bountied question even more?

Why are bounties time bound? Clearly the site doesn't get enough traffic to ensure that in 7 days the appropriate users (who specialize in the domain of the question) would have stopped by Ask Ubuntu ...
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Where should I put CoyoteBot?

Recently I made a fork of WolfBot called CoyoteBot. While I know Kaz asked a similar question here, I want to know what to do about CoyoteBot. terdon did not like it in the General Room or Ubuntu ...
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Ctrl+click combination doesn't work with the Ask Ubuntu search results in QupZilla

Why the Ctrl+click combination doesn't work over the search results of posts or Q&A links in AskUbuntu? It works for the highlighted links on the right side panel but not for the search results, ...
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Please don't mark as dupe without reading the full question!

I saw this in review: https://askubuntu.com/review/close/622277 That is not a dupe of the suggested question, because the OP's specific question is not answered: Can Ubuntu install successfully to ...
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I would need your disk and ROM dumps for a good answer to your question

Can someone give me a heads up how to better respond to seemingly far to broad questions which might be solvable by observing an issue first hand and with the consent and trust of a user to not do ...
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Being able to see deleted answers

I've seen in the past questions on the meta dealing with case specific problems that have been very intriguing, yet to find out that the linked question had been deleted resulting in the "Page not ...