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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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What's the meaning of the Ask Ubuntu logo?

The Super User version: Super User logo meaning There is always a meaning to the logos of certain brands. Does Ask Ubuntu have a meaning to its logo? It has a bubble in it and also the Ubuntu logo at ...
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Flag declined - what should I do?

I flagged this post as not an answer: https://askubuntu.com/a/977614/760903 and my flag summary says a moderator declined this because they found no evidence to support it. Here's the details: both ...
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Migration of Question on stackexchange [duplicate]

I recently asked a question on ask ubuntu(main site) which was migrated to ask ubuntu(meta). Can anyone tell me how it happens.
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Persistent invalid edits from the same user

In recent days I have got a good number of invalid edits in the review queue by user Pabi. In most cases the user simply inserts blanks lines, but other times it is the deletion of entire portions of ...
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Does this answer deserve bounty?

This question was asked How to make keyboard backlight Fn buttons work in Samsung Series 9? for which users having trouble getting samsung-laptop module loaded in order for F* hotkeys to work as ...
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Should we have a webupd8 tag? [closed]

Web Upd8 is a successful site that offers "Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews". It has a large number of applications included in its main PPA (ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8) and other PPAs,...
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Is it proper manner to mention a user specifically?

I am not here to report about someone or some Ask Ubuntu issue specifically :). Recently in Ask Ubuntu Meta I became popular for a few days and got support from other Ask Ubuntu members (I am glad ...
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Should we have 14.10 tag?

When asking a question that touches upon the upcoming Ubuntu 14.10 version, I found that there's no 14.10 tag, so I have created one. Is it okay or should we only create a tag when the version is ...
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Free Ubuntu course Videos and Book

I am writing for help on any feedback about 2 small projects I am working on. The first is a group of video tutorials I will be making about Ubuntu and anything related to it. From installation and ...
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Ubuntu ask script? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ask Ubuntu Scripts? I was wondering if the askubuntu website script is available for free, I am willing to create a website similar, but for a personal website, I'm wondering ...
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How does one gain reputation on Stack Exchange and similar sites? [duplicate]

If one knows hardly anything and thus cannot answer others' questions, how can one gain reputation? I am new and it seems all of the questions are too advanced for me to answer. Edit: The link you ...
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Are we a part of community or we just want self reputation and badges? [duplicate]

With no reason my answer has been downvoted once in this post The above post has been down voted without any sound reason. It is strange! Even after editing answers and giving proper reasoning, the ...
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Flags shouldn't be "declined" as if they were always invalid if they were valid when they were cast

I see this a lot, an answer is posted which is a link-only one for instance, it is flagged up as such, but then someone edits the answer to include the information at the link (or similar) and then ...
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Please Remove "Bug Report" Close

According to Ability to close a question as a bug report, its speculated that closing as a bug better serves the community's users. I'm finding the exact opposite in practice. That is, the bug ...
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Why do valid questions get closed without providing any help?

I run into this problem often. Case in point: 19.10 seems to have broken suspend on my MB Pro This user has a reputation of 111, appears to be an active contributor, and actually has the same ...
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Other users can edit my questions?

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu, and to these forums and one thing that I have found to be a bit disturbing is that other people (including myself which is more oddness) can edit other peoples questions. Is ...
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Let's try to explain complex topics to new users in a simple manner

I have lately been noticing that many new users of Ask Ubuntu, who are also new users of Ubuntu, ask questions (probably something related to graphics driver, GRUB, etc.) and many users of Ask Ubuntu, ...
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Possible Duplicate Post, How to reserve an answer?

If I spend the time researching and testing and writing an answer, I would like to know that I can publish it. I have noticed that many times the Duplicate Post Police, (DPP), judge a question to be ...
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My answer was deleted for no reason!

How to add a keyboard modifier state applet to Unity panel? explains how a moderator uses his power to delete true answers. You can check it!!
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What about using a "poor-english" tag?

I'm not sure if the Meta is the right place for sharing ideas, but I couldn't find any better one (let me know if I should have proposed it somewhere else). What I would like to suggest is to mark ...
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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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Only close if there is a good reason. Don't just close bad questions - that's what downvoting is for

https://askubuntu.com/questions/749670/open-file-edit-and-close-with-python/749676#749676 is being closed. Sure, it's a really, really bad question. Sure, he's not researched it. But it's not off ...
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Isn't it time to review Mint policy? [duplicate]

I abandoned XP about a year ago and opted for Linux Mint 17.0 on the basis of reviews but with no experience of Unix or its derivatives. After trading Cinnamon for xfce I have stayed put other than ...
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What is up with the Ask Ubuntu points? Why do I loose so many points?

I noticed that there are Ask Ubuntu points and I've lost tons of them. I have no clue how to get more. Do I loose points for asking questions?
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New questions show editors, not the people that asked

Part of the process of this web site is to clean up the questions. Which is a great idea as we have a diverse audience and sometimes the questions are marred with language due to English not being ...
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Does receiving no reputation for good comments pollute the Answer?

As you get no reputation for good comments it makes more sense to add your comment as a answer so you might get some reputation. I have seen that done quite often. Answers given that should really be ...
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Why am I supposed to have a lot of reputation be part of this forum?

I'm writing this because I'm really astonished by these tight rules. I have an account on Stack Exchange and on Super User, that is common to the Stack Overflow platform. I really don't understand ...
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Is it relevant to ask questions for other distros based on Ubuntu (e.g. GalliumOS)? [duplicate]

Since I just switched to using GalliumOS, I want to know if asking questions about distros that are not Ubuntu, but are still based on Ubuntu are relevant. GalliumOS is based on Ubuntu 15.10, so would ...
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Device fingerprinting and user privacy

We often ask to post the output of network-related commands to diagnose and resolve a problem. Even after the problem is resolved, all this information remains available to any Internet user and can ...
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Just lets drop the software recommendation mess

Lets face it... software recommendation were never good questions for Ask Ubuntu, and don't tell me "but they are popular"... the popular questions got their popularity because they are too broad or ...
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PROPOSAL: Checklist for addressing questions mentioning non-Ubuntu distributions

For those not aware of the context: One side of the community is pro editing out mentions of other OS where question asks about non-specific to OS things, such as scripting; another side, is pro-...
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How is it that an OP with a rep of 1 can edit and add text to my answer

I posted at somewhat lengthy answer to an OP's original question, and later found out that the OP had edited my answer and added a whole bunch of unnecessary text. I rejected the edit. How can the ...
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How to respond to "you can write a script to do this" answers

A common response to a question that I see on Ask Ubuntu and elsewhere on Stack Exchange (and pretty much any help forum) is for someone to say "you can write a script to do this". I really dislike ...
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Please settle or at least discuss this impression I have that command line answers are preferred here [duplicate]

I provide a lot of answers here and as much as possible I try to make my answers clear enough to be understood by a relatively new user. I realize that will probably annoy some highly experienced ...
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Ubuntu with multiple desktop sessions

Should we here on Ask Ubuntu necessary attempt to answer all questions regardless of desktop interface that person is using? Being that you can install so many different ones [Cinnamon, Gnome, Unity (...
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My answer was deleted but at the same time other similar answers were not, why?

My answer was deleted but other answers on this site are not, why?? Not pointing a particular answer but several other answers like that. Why?? Why not some uniform and consistent standards? If there ...
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Question time period limit

I sometimes have more than 6 problems in a 24-hour period, or more than 50 in a 30-day period, so I think that it would be really good if the limit could be raised, or if you could add to your limit ...
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Moderators should be able to mark questions as answered

I know about similar requests, but after stumbling over this question (just an example; question poster answered himself using edits instead of an answer) I thought you should at least add an option ...
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Why can I not comment? [duplicate]

This is really annoying. When trying to answer questions (e.g obtaining info), I have to "answer the question". However, without the information, I cannot. The 50 rep rule for commenting should be ...
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Here I go again

Ok I have gotten a few possible duplicate question tags already tonight. I just want to say that I do "NOT" feel we should have to re-word our questions 100 different ways just to see if there is a ...
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Ask Ubuntu's contact page seems to be broken

The first week of January 2021, I submitted two questions to https://askubuntu.com/contact. In week two, I submitted another. I have yet to get a response to any of these questions. Not even the usual ...
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New accounts being created for just a question.?

I have recently encountered a lot of questions by new users that create an account only for that particular question of theirs. What is annoying is the fact that these users leave the question ...
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Why was I banned. Posted question and answer, question accepted answer banned

I'm Baffled. I had a problem with some hardware looked at the forum but didn't find the answer. After further research I cured the problem and posted a question and answer so others could benefit ...
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Support Ubuntu, quit Windows [closed]

When I went to purchase a Laptop, I found that most comes with an installed Windows. I think this is a kind of business trick that Windows is using to keep its popularity. People are forced to pay for ...
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Suggest Tag-Create [tag:legacy-bios]?

Many questions relating to driver, installation and boot problems if search for "legacy"; thought it would be good to suggest create tag legacy-bios to help narrow folks search results when using tags ...

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