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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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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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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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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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Problem of vote restriction

Just wanted, you know that, usually amateur users read answers, not Experts. Amateurs don't post answers so their credit never increase. So those who read and test answers cannot vote for successful ...
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Please tell people to put meta-related questions into meta

Unable to logout from Ask Ubuntu Forum An example ^. Can people tell them to put meta-related stuff to Meta instead? It's a waste of time and daily vote limit. ...Right?
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Why was my Steam WINE question closed as off-topic?

I recently asked this question Why does Steam require a new installation in Wine for every game?, but I have just noticed that it has been closed as 'off-topic', but I asked a few mods and other ...
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Why can you only upload images in chat?

Currently you are unable to upload anything but images in chat, why is this so? Is this because of security or some other reason such as space?
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Why is the time displayed in my achievements notification area 1 hour behind the actual time?

In my achievements notification area it says that the current time is 14:34, however all the clocks in my house say that it is currently 15:34, so it seems that it thinks that I am in a timezone which ...
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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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Would creating a Q&A question to cover specific 14.04 sound issues be okay here?

I was looking at the numerous cases in a search of people having sound issues, especially with 14.04, and I was wondering if I could create a little Q&A FAQ (community wiki) about it? Many of ...
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Would it make sense to close all questions tagged with now EOL distros tag to be closed?

I was going through the Question Collection for 2014 Moderator Election Q&A, in which on of them was this: Ask Ubuntu currently has the lowest Percent Answered of any Stack Exchange site. What do ...
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Upvote the edits and remove the abbility over 3 answers

I recently came to this thought, because of an edit I did. Can we remove the ability over 3 answers and give to users the ability to upvote some edits as answers ? or maybe the editor could share an ...
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“Splitting” an answer [closed]

Feature request: It would be nice if some time in the future we could accept multiple answers per question. (You don't need to read the rest) Recently I asked a question about converting ...
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User Removed, and I lost 590 points! [duplicate]

A user was removed, and I lost 590 rep points! The reason that this question got asked again, is I still don't understand why us (other) users get penalized because some user got removed. Their votes,...
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what system is using on askubuntu.com website

I'm interested about " askubuntu.com " website construction. Does anyone know what CMS " askubuntu.com " is using? I tested so many A&Q website system before, but "askubuntu" is one of the best ...
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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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Are we making Ask Ubuntu to uninviting to new users

Whilst down-voting is encouraged for sloppy, no effort, questions. Or answers that are bad or clearly incorrect. I have noticed a growing trend of down votes on first question/posts in the review ...
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Use the GUI as much as possible in answers [duplicate]

Using the GUI as much as possible in answers and only using the terminal unless absolutely necessarily helps new users. Including both ways is good, but by only using the terminal while there is a ...
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Should answers suggesting `curl | sh` be downvoted?

When answers are given that suggest curl <url> | sh (or related variants, wget, bash etc,...) should they be down-voted? Example: How to install NodeJS 4 on Ubuntu 15.04 64 bit edition? From a ...
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Why was my answer deleted so unfairly?

I answered Ubuntu 15.04 flashes log-in screen then black: My honest answer.. remove Ubuntu 15.04 - uninstall it - its not up to scratch, I had so many problems with 15.04, nearly lost all my ...
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EOL Policy Revisited: a case for letting Ubuntu questions be on-topic

I wonder whether it is time to re-address the question about the (currently enforced) policy of treating EOL releases as off-topic. It strikes me as not only highly unintuitive but ultimately ...
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Contact Users seen on AskUbuntu

This question was asked in 2010 (Is there a way to directly contact a user?), but I am hoping that the answer has changed. I am wanting to find some way to contact Ask Ubuntu users. Some users include ...
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Helpful answer get deleted?

Why my answer in this post WiFi stopped working after Ubuntu 16.04 updates get deleted ? OP has commented that my answer was helpful! I am using the internal wifi but the code suggested has fixed ...
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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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Safe link revision

I just saw this revision on a post, and all the revision was take a link to a search engine query. He even missed a typo I made. What's up? Any guideline about this?
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This is what we should be worring about, we are upvoting CRAP in Ask Ubuntu!

This is the exact contrary to "Should we get worried about in what direction Ask Ubuntu wanders?". For some reason, a question that has nothing to do with Ubuntu in any way or form was upvoted... and ...
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More upvotes per day for moderators

I have noticed that the moderators in Ask Ubuntu Genral Room seem to say that they run out of votes for the day each day. And I know from experience that there are more then 40 great posts each day on ...
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Did AskUbuntu go viral with Ubuntu 12.04?

It seems that new users only seem to be posting 12.04 threads, even though the only version in support is Ubuntu 12.04 SERVER (or even that has expired), also even 15.10 is out, why did users switch ...
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How come we don't have the 'variety' wallpaper changer app tag

We all know the variety wallpaper changer app. Heck, we even have its developer here. How come then we don't have the variety tag?

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