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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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Let's talk about the Ubuntu Code of Conduct in Ask Ubuntu!

First things first, we all know that Ask Ubuntu is independent and does not follow orders from Canonical (related: Is Ask Ubuntu sponsored by Canonical?). But, the imposition of Ubuntu Code of Conduct ...
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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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