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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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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 ...
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Why didn't my reputation increase when my question was upvoted on meta? [duplicate]

I just posted a question on meta (here) and it was upvoted thrice till now, still there is no change in my reputation.It didn't increase by 15.Why?
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Unable to insert images so you can see what I'm talking about

The message "The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed". I have a AMD Win7 64-bit system I'm trying to run Ubuntu 14.04 on but it gets stuck. I've managed to install ...
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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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Are questions about ubuntu 15.04 are off-topic? [duplicate]

Are questions about in-development Ubuntu distributions off-topic or not?
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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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Where/which is best solution for following FAQs on apt installation:

I observed that Following main Questions which are frequently asked usually tagged with apt or software-installation with command-line or dependency: Unable to locate package: E: Unable to locate ...
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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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Should 'harmful' questions be answered/allowed? [duplicate]

You questions which could result in harm (or general disruption) to something/someone be answered? It was thinking of this question. It can be quite good (as a hacker) to test for flaws in a system ...
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Can we have a post with all "standard" replies to incorrect posts? [duplicate]

We are expected to leave a comment whenever we find(and take action on) a wrong post, let it be Duplicates wrong use of comments and answers serial editing cases Off-topic posts all other cases So ...
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For how much time i will be prevented form asking questions [duplicate]

Recently I was blocked out form questioning on askubuntu because of too much downvoted questions, now the question is I have made enough rep progress after that how much time I have to wait to ask ...
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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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Proposal For A New Tag & Synonym Tags To Help Prevent Misuse Of The Bootloader Tag?

I'd like to start by saying that I'm not anywhere near being an expert on this topic, but I get the basic idea. Before addressing the potential problem lets start with some background information. The ...
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how to create and add pictures with movement [duplicate]

enter link description here look at terdon answer How to create this kind of picture in ubuntu . Also I do not sure if ask this in here or there D:
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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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How do I ask about availability of a certain class of software on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Generic part: I would like to learn about the applications that exist in a certain class of software on Ubuntu. But asking a question like that is a software recommendation and is against the rules ...
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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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Why have questions related to Ubuntu 13.04 been put on hold? [duplicate]

Moderators closed my question by substantiating that 13.04 exceeded LTS. As much as I know this site has nothing to do with official Ubuntu, how come moderators here mention about exceeding LTS time. ...
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Questioning a topic close [duplicate]

What option does a user have if he/she feels their questions has been inappropriately closed? Can they protest and get the topic reopened?
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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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Tags: is *gnome correct when referring to "the gnome 3 shell"?

A user stated "I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and the gnome 3 shell ", what would be the correct tag to use? As I read it *gnome refers to the Standard Ubuntu
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What to do With Question that involved a ubuntu wiki link? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Answers based on Ubuntu wiki Days ago I saw an answer that involved a ubuntu wiki link, the question was: How to setup a DNS server ? the answer was : you can follow this ...
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How can I take back my request for moderator attention [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can one retract or undo a flag on a post? I had used the it needs ♦ moderator attention flagging option asking for moderator to close this question, as I has asked it in ...
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Can we allow questions for beta releases, while continuing to prohibit Alpha? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When are questions about “ubuntu+1” appropriate? Generally, Beta releases, while not used by the masses, are ready enough to warrant support by the solid user base ...
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How do you add an apt-link to an askubuntu question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to post links that install software via apt? I was answering a question and I wanted to add a direct link to a package using the apt: format but the askubuntu told me the ...
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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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How do we add information to an ask ubuntu webpage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can increase my reputation on AskUbuntu? This question should go in the meta section, I believe, but I am not yet able to post there. I would like to find out how to go ...
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Which forum software does ask ubuntu use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the script that runs AskUbuntu questions, answers, rating, tagging, and search? There are some great features on this website! What is the name of this forum ...

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