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Ubuntu related Stack Overflow Careers ad

Why aren't there a "looking for a job" section in Askubuntu like other Stack Exchange sites ( stackoverflow , server fault .. ) I think it will be cool to show stack Overflow linux/ubuntu Careers ads....
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Tag Synonym Request: [dual-monitor] -> [multiple-monitors]

This is relatively short... It seems unnecessary to have both dual-monitors AND multiple-monitors. The latter tag should be able to cover every question including the former as it's still more than a ...
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Question marked as already solved incorrectly

Is it possible migrate existing programs installed in windows? This question is "how to migrate already installed (under Windows) applications to Wine". And the question linked as already answered is ...
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Make ralink and mediatek tags synonyms

It looks like ralink is mediatek now. So the tags should be synonyms. I do not have 5 count to either of them.
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Does the Off Topic please ask on… need another entry?

Just had this review. It was someone wanting to but the Ubuntu phone and remove Ubuntu from it. This belongs on Android Enthusiasts I guess. Do we need to add (now we support Ubuntu touch) a link to ...
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I cant use your captcha to create an account

I can't use your captcha to create an account i have tried over 250 times to set up a new account what can I do? I cant see the worlds clearly enough we have tried to set one up at least 250 tries ...
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Should the default answers sorting be changed?

I'm sure this has been proposed already, but sorting the answers by votes count has the side effect of bringing the first answers to the top (FGITW problem), with them not always being the best (this ...
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Is this the type of question we want to be answering here?

I stumbled across this question today and afterward noticed that the phrase "Be nice" no longer seems to appear in the code of conduct. This seems to be a rather mean and spiteful trick to play on ...
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Top answers are still sub-optimal on questions about MTP devices

I already noticed that Luis alone marked the following question as a duplicate some time ago: My MTP capable device is not detected? What can I do about that? Here is my observation on the topic: ...
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Is it ok to advertise an otherwise wasted bounty?

I asked a question a few days back. No one answered, so I put up a 50-point bounty. A day or two after that, I found an answer and answered my own question. No one else has answered. I do not expect ...
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How lenient should reviewers/moderators be before deleting answers?

This one is only for users high enough on the food chain to be able to see deleted posts! The title says it all and I'm asking specifically for the deleted answer on this post. Most animals (humans ...
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Where can I ask theoretical questions?

I was wondering where the proper place for theoretical questions would be. E.g. (a little noobish, but whatever) I wondered how it's possible for something to be closed source - why can't you either ...
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How to handle single, low quality answers?

An answer can be of low quality, but correct. It makes sense to delete such an answer if there are other answers, but how to handle the situation where there is no other answer? I do not think it's a ...
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Why are we marking these UEFI questions as duplicates of the wrong question?

I see many, many questions written by users having trouble installing Ubuntu in a dual-boot configuration on their UEFI-enabled PC, that are being marked as duplicates of Installing Ubuntu Alongside a ...
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Under what circumstances do close-votes generate downvotes, if any?

I'm asking in relation to this question... but I think this could be a good general purpose answer.
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Duplicate question request for reconsideration

Upgrading raring to saucy on arm This question is closed as a dup. I claim that Are raring arm packages available someplace? is actually the dup, it's the question that asks 'where are the packages'....
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Can questions be considered duplicates if no answer is applicable to both?

I asked a question about verifying integrity of sources. It got closed as duplicate as duplicate of a similar but different question. The other question was not about how to verify the integrity, but ...
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Why is man synonymized to manpage?

Correct me if I'm wrong but: I can ask for help writing a manpage I can ask about using the man command I can ask how to install specific manpages I can ask how to install man These questions are ...
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I wrote a guide for mythbuntu; how do I post it?

I'm a little confused; I don't really have a question, I just wanted to post a guide. Do I ask a question that I'm providing the answer-for...or...??
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Do we need a canonical question on install types and if they hold user data?

I think we need a canonical question on install types and if they hold user data in home or otherwise (think opt or var dub dub etc) we get entirely too many questions about "will my data be gone on ...
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Who are the experts for [localhost]?

Lets get rid of the localhost tag I'm really surprised it met with strong opposition at the time, and I still not convinced, so let me ask if there are really experts in "localhost" question and a ...
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profile search own two or more specific account

is there any way to find users which have two specific accounts and their score is upper than an a specific number? For example users which have askubuntu and askdifferent accounts which their both ...
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How can I or how to?

In a question title, is it better to put "How to do X" or "How can I do X" if I want to know how to do X?
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Out of Topic, but please read first

Okay, So I am new to askubuntu and LINUX! I am 14 years old, many times I don't understand a thing, I search it on google but when I don't Comprehand the answer, So I ask it here, but many people rate ...
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network services questions

I asked a question about network services about vsftpd but there was not any anwer yet also I saw many times question related to network are answered few . why this is happen? Am should ask these kind ...
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Old questions that are now irrelevant or even completely wrong?

I just came across this old question about Spotify: Cannot get Spotify to run. Back in 2011, we needed Premium accounts to use the Linux-version. That's no longer the case. So, what do we do with ...
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2 Q/A about recovery tools and how to recover data

There are allot of Q's about the losses of data, and how to recover them. Installed Ubuntu and accidently gave all the hard disk space to Ubuntu HDD recovery tool Tool for File Recover | Deleted ...
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Should we begin to make users more aware of differences between LTS versions and interim releases?

The new shortened support duration and it's concomitant assumption about the purpose of the different versions is explained as: Our working assumption is that the latest interim release is used by ...
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Do we need big lists?

So, the Don't ask section specifically says: Your questions should be reasonably scoped. If you can imagine an entire book that answers your question, you’re asking too much. furthermore: every ...
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Do we need a Dansguardian tag?

I was killing off the filter tag. And found this question but don't know what tag should I use. I found 44 something posts with Dansguardian keyword. So, we have people capable of answering ...
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Flags, reviews and hats

Somehow I saw a sudden burst of flags in the 10k tools for answers that are links to Launchpad flagged as NAA (I presume they are looking for "me too"s). Lets set things straight: If there's an ...
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Do we need a “Will Ubuntu work for X model PC?” question?

This is related to: Do we need thousand of "dumb questions"? or can we just duplicate them to more general answer? I know newbies will be always newbies, and there isn't enough users to ...
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More odd tags… continues

certification - this had some value some time ago... What is the current state of the Ubuntu Professional certification? and now people uses it instead of certificates tutorial - in my eyes they seems ...
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Is there a page which teaches a user how to edit his question?

I need a cool-down after this question. I wish there was a page which teaches a new user how to add information to his question. I couldn't find anything in the about or help page. This would allow ...
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Is there any way I can see my own previous questions?

I found an answer to previous question which was emailed to me on 5.03.2013. That e-mail suggested that I try a couple of things, and it says 'Please let us know. Stack Exchange Team'. I am trying ...
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Tag synonym request: [gnome3] -> [gnome3.4]

Is there a real changes gnome3 and gnome3.4 for to be tag synonyms?
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Add tag synonyms for [tag:community]

There are a bunch of ways to say the concept behind community. I was tagging a question and typed what I thought were plausible ways to express it (project, management, ubuntu-project, governance, ...
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Different views when viewing newest unanswered questions

I'm running Ubuntu as host and as guest, using VMWare. I can see some questions in the host, but not in the guest, and sometimes vice-versa. Shouldn't the views be the same regardless?
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Questions candidates that should be closed for historical reasons?

I got this comment regarding this question expressing that "if that was a-ok, why mine is not". Hence to prevent further problems with these kind of questions lets close and archive it for its ...
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Could we modify the pop-up of the downvote icon of questions?

Reading the answers and comments that I got on this question "Could we add a delay before being able to downvote a question?" I changed my mind: An answer needs to be upvoted or downvoted, it is ...

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