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Private Beta Participation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the private beta ? How do you enrol for the ask ubuntu private beta? There is a badge for it. I would like to see it in action. Perhaps I would be able to give ...
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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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Reputation and Reputation loss [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I observed that my reputation decreases when I downvote answers, why? Do you loose reputation if you downvote an answer? Is there a document that shows you the different ...
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How to comment below the post [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I comment on an answer? I really searched all the area inside the post page to comment or ask the user about the post but failed. How it is possible as many doing the ...
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What to do if a user doesn't accept any answer even when the answer is correct [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it okay to ask a user to accept an answer for his/her question? I have come across some users who have 0% accept rate. They don't accept the answer even when the answer is ...
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Is AskUbuntu owned or operated by Cannonical? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is StackExchange? Is AskUbuntu officially related to Ubuntu or Canonical? I have a "simple" question that I can't find the answer to anywhere online. Is AskUbuntu owned ...
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Can I suggest a Spanish askubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any plans for localized Ask Ubuntu instances? Sometimes is easier to make a question or explain one in your own lenguage... It is possible to have an "Que Ubuntu?" ...
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what to do with questions without an owner? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do with abandoned questions? what is the guidlines for questions without an owner? Should they be closed? should they be maintained by anyone? what's the deal? ...
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AskUbuntu and Meta AskUbuntu in other languages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any plans for localized Ask Ubuntu instances? If not question, or proposed assertion. But what we do know is that I have very hard every time you ask a question, ...
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Should the comments on the community ads be cleaned up?

Some of those comments are obsolete and noisy, so they should be removed imho.
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'Apps' for Ask Ubuntu

AskUbuntu.com has a powerful API that allows developers to create rich applications to check questions, comments and user data from the site. Those apps can be browser extensions, desktop widgets or ...
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How should we promote this site?

We need to start discussing how we plan on promoting this site now that the beta is off the ground.
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Downvoting answers (or questions) without a reason? [duplicate]

I cannot understand why this even allowed here. I mean, is this a game or something ? I can see everywhere downvoting questions and answers without a specific reason. I would like to see this stopped, ...
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How strict should off-topic questions be flagged as such? [duplicate]

I flagged this question as off-topic. The question absolutely does not belong on Ask Ubuntu but on Stack Overflow or similar. But the flag got declined and that's bad for my reputation (?). It makes ...
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How to know who voted you? [duplicate]

I was just wondering if there is any way to know who voted(up/down/favorite) on your question/answer. just wanna know if possible.
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can I ask the same question again

for example I was looking for a question on "how to install eclipse". I found part of the solution in one question and the rest were distributed in different questions/fourms. Can I ask the same ...
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Can we merge many meta Q&As about "abandoned questions"?

Can we merge these three Q&A's (they are all ~5 years old) together? What to do with questions whose OP hasn't visited the site for a long time? What to do when users have been inactive for ...
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Why ask-ubuntu can seem frustrating to the average user

So, I've been using Ask Ubuntu for a while now, but the whole thing is rigged against the average user. So the same thing happens every time I have a problem on my computer and I go here for an answer....
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Protecting old questions to possibly mitigate low effort answers?

I am throwing out an idea here and looking for some feedback. Lately, it seems, that older questions are getting some mostly (in my opinion), low effort, low quality answers. Honestly, it's a ...
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Closed, Duplicate or On-Hold questions are tagged with much ease on Askubuntu.com!

Since most Linux distros, including Ubuntu and all its derivatives are considered to be open-source software platforms for anyone who's interested, I find it an abusive and counterproductive practice ...
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What is the purpose of the Ask Ubuntu General Room?

General discussion around Ask Ubuntu, Ubuntu & official Ubuntu... Please look at the "entries" there over the last few hours. Here's one: I would, but last time I did I got photoshopped into a ...
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Does any user have right to ask reason of changing accepted answer?

I was just concerned whether any user can ask reason for changing accepted answer or not. Nobody change accepted answer until finding better answer. Then why someone points on someone about their ...
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Why was this question marked off-topic?

Just wanted to ask why this was marked off-topic? How do I learn to program or code so that I can contribute to the community? I agree that it may depend on how you read the question, but I read it as ...
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Privileges Issue

The reputation and privileges system is very heavy on the beginner's end of the spectrum -- not being able to post pictures, leave comments, create tags, or even USE the meta forum makes it very ...
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Can we have Pro-Forma Comments for Frequently Asked Duplicate Questions?

We already have a very nifty little tool called Pro-Forma Comments. This is a life saver. Can we have a similar one for Duplicate Questions - the ones that are asked too frequently? When we find a ...
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My question is different, but it was merged. and now i want to unmerge it..

my question is here.. is it possible to make nautilus open with two panes by default? i ask in my question text to find specifically other solutions than the xdotool workaround, and also i use 12.04 ...
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Feature request: canned answers

It would be nice to have boiler-plate answers we can post without having to type them out all the time. Something akin to this: I don't know where to post this Forgive me for poorly worded ...
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Not even close to being a duplicate question

This turned to be a non-question because the two questions are legitimate duplicates so I deleted my answer.
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Litmus test to ask mod to migrate my question to another SE site?

I just posted this question: File naming conventions for `.cron` and `.systemd` extensions. Then I started to wonder: "Is AU the right site for this question?" After all the last question I commented ...
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Answer locked and downvoted?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: Hitting arrow keys adds characters in vi editor I edited my post with an suitable answer that instead of the other answers solves the real issue behind the ...
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Why does askubuntu on a whole have so many questions without accepted answers? [duplicate]

Why is it that AskUbuntu has so many questions that have answers that would solve the question, and have even sometimes been confirmed by the original asker as having worked, with either no upvotes or ...
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Is asking for raw numbers/statistics on Ask Ubuntu welcomed?

Ok, lets face it. Those kind of data are not reliable when we talk about FOSS software, and asking what is the most popular/downloaded/used/insert-counter-here (IMO the first and third are very ...
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Why is this question closed as off topic? should it be?

I made this question: Paste option is greyed out in context menu And I just now realize it was closed as off topic. I read the FAQS. That is either not off topic or the faqs are not understandable. ...
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Should we create a wish-list tag?

I know that its not the scope of this forum, but I see some answers being provided by developers of the said applications, and it would be a good place for the average user to post them, and another ...
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Troubleshoting, is it Offtopic?

I know trouble-shooting can me made at Ubuntu forums and is a good interface to do so. Is trouble-shooting off-topic in a Q&A site ?
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What defines the dupe?

We need a sharp definition of a dupe I always had it quite sharp why and when I marked as a dupe, and always kept an eye on how others voted to close as a dupe. Although accidents unavoidably happen ...
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Might be beneficial to include a page explaining what answers should be like when someone joins with better reward for reading the FAQ

I'm sure for those of you who have used dropbox you remember that you get extra space for taking a tour (I think if my memory is accurate) of dropbox. I've been seeing some complaints lately about how ...
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Questions about the obsolete versions

Does the questions about obsolete versions are removed or not in Ask Ubuntu? I think these questions and answers to these questions are not useful nowadays.
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What is wrong with this question? And why is it closed by mods? Why answers don't make sense?

https://askubuntu.com/questions/291221/error-with-tar-commad-cannot-open-no-such-file-or-directory Can Someone explain what is wrong with this question, and why any discussion is shut like that by ...
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Would you reject an edit to a question asked 2 1/2 years ago?

This queue review link: https://askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits/627069 The proposed edit is simply taking comments made 2 1/2 years ago and changing the question to reflect them. Should I reject ...
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Can we use Meta for hat-farming?

So, with WinterBash upon us all, there's one very important question that everyone is asking: How do I get more hats?! Can we use the Meta site to test our and try to get more hats (provided we ...
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Getting out of ban [duplicate]

In the help center it is given that I will get out of ban when my positive contribution will outweigh my those questions which were poorly received.Can someone tell me how much positive reputation I ...
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Why was this question closed?

I came upon this question (If Windows 10 "upgrade" affects GRUB2 and screws up my dual boot with Ubuntu will I have to completely wipe my computer and start from scratch?) from Google and I ...
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What can I do to improve the reputation of someone (a colleague) that answered my question?

What can I do to improve the reputation of a colleague, of someone, that answered my question in such a way that the answer is very helpful? Very probably the only way is to read carefully the ...
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Why edit option is Off? [duplicate]

How many edit can i make in a day , because it has been off for two days ? I edit in review around 30 questions and now edit is off , why ?
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Shouldn't the change of user name be signalled to all people who posted in relation to the former name?

People change their names from X to Y, but their older name is mentioned in answers and comments (like "as X explained in his answer" - while there's no link to the answer that now is signed by Y).
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Who is `community` bumping questions to `home page`? [duplicate]

As per my comment here I don't think this question should have been bumped to the home page. The question is abandoned: OP hasn't signed on in 4+ years, 2 days after question was posted. Therefor ...
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Vote to close as "not enough information provided"?

This question was asking why we currently close as "unclear what you are asking" when a question doesn't give enough information: Lots of "unclear what you're asking" close votes The ...
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Is Ubuntu 14.09 a thing? Should we have 14.09 tag?

When asking a question about Ubuntu Touch, I found that there's apparently going to be a 14.09 release of it: Ubuntu 14.09 RTM, daily-preinstalled Should we have a separate 14.09 tag for it?
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please migrate this question

I think this question should be in this stack. is it?

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