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Can someone elaborate for me the rule on using the back tick for emphasis? [duplicate]

Is there a rule against which markdown codes are allowed in formatting text for easy reading? It's my impressing that a lot of text that is displayed that isn't code is displayed using code tags to ...
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Changing canonical questions

I think we can all agree that this has become a canonical question: How to install Android Studio on Ubuntu? I would like to create my own, better version. If I were to do so, would the community be ...
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Required info for wireless-tagged questions

I propose that any questions tagged with wireless are REQUIRED to contain the output of: lsusb | grep Wireless #For USB adapters lspci -knn | grep Net -A2 #For built-in adapters As in, ...
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Why can't a question be marked a duplicate of a question on another stackexchang site?

I came across the following question: Merging 2 files based on single column. Even though two answers have been posted already I answered a very similar question already on another stackexchange site:...
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Is Ask Ubuntu boring?

Whenever I visit other SE sites, they always have very cool features and fun things with our site seems to lack. Can we try to make this site more fun? What Other Sites Have: Fancy Chat names (like "...
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how to remove duplicate from my question?

I have asked a question and it had been linked to something entirely different, from what I needed or wanted. my original post Next step for my First Program? NOT MENU ANYTHING
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About “not constructive” questions

What are some “must have” Ubuntu programs? As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but ...
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How do we handle users that drag a meta discussion on to main?

Examples would include rehashing personal perspective about an issue brought up on meta on main or posting paragraph long comments that offer no forward movement to the question at hand. Is this ...
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Where did all of my comments from 9/12/2020 go?

re: expand OS partition backwards ALL of my comments from 9/12/2020 , and all of the comments from the OP to me, on this question, have disappeared! Anybody know where/how they disappeared?
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How specific are duplicates?

How are questions "related" enough to become duplicates ? I made this question Accepting questions in other languages An it is being marked as duplicate but I find that it is not. I'm asking about ...
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Moderators, users wants to delete some question, leave them!

Post Deleted by Braiam, Eric Carvalho, Avinash Raj, Radu Rădeanu, fossfreedom♦ Post Deleted by Braiam, Eric Carvalho, Radu Rădeanu, fossfreedom♦ Post Deleted by Braiam, Eric Carvalho, Avinash Raj, ...
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Presentation of code should include explanation in a separate comment section

This is just an idea and I would like to see what the feedback is. The problem Starting Linux I've found myself many times looking through example code on this site and finding out what it actually ...
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What to do when posts are voted down for no reason?

It's really annoying, a user asked this question: I am wondering what the point of sh being symbolic linked to dash is? I understand that dash is supposed to be faster than bash, but I am uncertain ...
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The dupe- message is confusing, please change it

If a question: is an exact duplicate of an existing question, meaning: is also undoubtedly based on the same issue or reason is also meant in the same way ...it seems pretty clear that the question ...
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I think that the default user's description is wrong

When I view the profile of anybody that hasn't filled it's bio it says this: Apparently, this user prefers to keep an air of mystery about them. I think that it should say this instead: ...
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Restrictions on setting up the profile picture

Some new users like him setting up some sexy or adultary photos as their profile picture.This SE site was not only viewed by adults but also by the minors. So my question is that SE provides any ...
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Help or advice on how to manage misleading/inappropriate answers to an asked question [duplicate]

Have just updated How to EFI install Ubuntu? with what I am sure concludes the answers that have been given are misleading and inappropriate to the specific question being asked. Had previously ...
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How can bash question is on-topic and C programming off-topic?

I have read this answer it suggests that Bash questions are on-topic since it helps in administration. Keeping this in mind, C programming questions too should be on-topic. we can use C to write ...
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Q&A style within answer

I've seen several answers lately that are using an FAQ-style Q&A-format within the answer. The answer ends up as a set of Q&A's within a Q&A. Examples: Thinking of switching to Ubuntu! ...
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Why not moderate questions from new users before making them visible on site?

I had suggested before also that questions from new users should not be posted directly on the site rather they should be moderated first and they should be visible to only users with high reputation (...
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Merging launchpad + stackexchange

I know it's been asked for a lot of times. But here it goes again: Please, merge my askubuntu/launchpad account with the stackexchange account. I began using launchpad back in 2010, but now I'd prefer ...
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Question migration

Shouldn't this question be migrated to unix.stackexchange.com? As I see it almost has nothing to do with Ubuntu as a Linux distro, but rather Linux in itself.
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Are Qt questions on topic?

Are Qt questions on topic? I ask because I get hassled for asking them, despite clearly being linked to Ubuntu, especially since unity is becoming pure Qt. I am very rarely hassled for QML questions,...
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Why not to merge this SE with Unix/Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are we better off with a general “Unix & Linux” stackexchange site? I am using Ubuntu but will crosspost to Unix/Linux 100% of my questions since I can't be 100% sure it ...
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Perceived rudeness

N00b member, long time contributor at Freegeek and other on-line and off-line volunteer activity. Certain that it's not your intent, but the hidden rules of the road visible only to the experienced ...
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What is the connection between an answer and its poster, none?

For quite a while I have been asking myself what it is that makes us want to produce answers. Good answers. Sometimes answers that take a considerable amount of time to research, walk around with, ...
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Why were my edit suggestions of fixing URL rejected?

I recently suggested a very small edit to a post fixing outdated URLs which were rejected 2 times with the same reason. The rejection notice states: Rejected 3 hours ago: Kevin Bowen reviewed ...
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Why am I suspended from the chatrooms of this site for almost a year? [closed]

My current chat status is "This user is suspended on the parent site and cannot chat for 343 days." Actually I am not able to chat in any chatroom network-wide. Stack Exchange has a channel ...
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why the hatred…only here

why the hatred? Only on askubuntu is just about every question down-voted. take this: failed to start dockerd after installing docker with snap (artful, 17.10) even when there is a comment, like "...
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How to remove account from ask ubuntu?

The https://askubuntu.com/help/deleting-account shows wrong information. I am looking for a real way to remove my account from this site.
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Memory leak (Very relevant to 18.04/GNOME 2.6+) Question put on hold for being opinion based, but it is not

I recently had this question that I asked put on hold. Memory leak on 18.04-- Is it even worth upgrading? (do you have memory leak issues?) Now, this is not an opinion-based question. Some computers ...
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Are edits like this OK?

We all reject edits that change the meaning of posts but I came across this one and it adds meaning to the post that was never given by the OP. Here is the original post and here is the edited ...
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Is CAELinux Supported on Ask Ubuntu?

The Alternate Title is: At What Point Does an Official Ubuntu Flavor Become Off-Topic on Ask Ubuntu? It must be agreed that a Live Ubuntu install is on-topic on Ask Ubuntu. It must also be agreed ...
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Third Party Software - where do we draw the line on 'on topic'?

The Question was: I need to use the Creative Cloud for Photoshop, Illustrator, etc for work so I'd like to install a very minimal windows 10, in Ubuntu VirtualBox, so I can run just what's necessary ...
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What is this 'hammer'?

I'm sure that at some point I knew this, but I have forgotten now, and can't remember how to remember, so I thought that I would ask, what exactly is the mod-hammer, and what does it mean to give ...
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1K close votes!!! Any celebrations?

Yes!! Finally we have reached the 1k close votes milestone!! I Heartily congratulate all 3k rep users(except the stewards and others who try to shorten the list) for letting the queue to grow up to ...
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It seems 15.10 has too many problems, is this natural or Canonical should resolve the bugs? [closed]

It seems that Ubuntu 15.10 is bringing up a lot of questions here on Ask Ubuntu. Is this natural? (Newbies getting excited to actually test it out, they know nothing so a lot of problems/questions ...
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Should we have Meta posts where people can vote for Development codenames?

I was reading this today, it is where people can suggest code names for upcoming Ubuntu versions. Do you think we should take part by taking suggestions here? I am sure the devs would see it and it ...
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More Nvidia problems than anything else?

In the past 3-4 months I've noticed that on the main site, there is a ratio of about 5:1 referring Nvidia graphics questions than anything else, and I'm wondering why? I do understand that NVidia ...
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Why are people voting down my good posts?

I mostly post on the main site but since this is about that site itself I decided this belonged on meta. I needed hep with upgrading to VMware Worstation 11 but Workstation said I needed drivers for ...
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Can we not use sh here?

bash is the default login shell in Ubuntu. Most users use bash for scripting. Some answers use sh as the interpreter, even if the question mentioned bash (force of habit, I assume). (For example, a ...
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If a question has nothing to do with one tag, or it's tagged wrongly, shouldn't I remove it?

If an user unknowingly or not use or add the wrongs tags, isn't the community task to correct them (I mean the tags, through if the user ask for guidance it's cool for me too, everyone loves to teach, ...
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How to pragmatically deal with down-votes on a good question when you are the author of the questions?

Recently someone down-voted a question I posted on Ask Ubuntu which was a very good question. I do not give a damn but is it alright to sit and see the down-vote on a good question or is there a way ...
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Needlessly closed a question?

This question was closed as off topic. LightDM login screen configuration Now LightDM is used with ubuntu and Ubuntu Mate. The DM, greeter, and setting package are available in ubuntu. The OP ...
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Good idea to remove EOL release questions?

Like the title suggest since it has no relevance anyways, especially, the questions that don't have an accepted answer. I think it would be great to do this for a cleaner site.
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Combine [vi] and [vim] tags

We should combine the [vi] and the [vim] tags. From the [vi] tag wiki: Questions about the text editor "vi" or "vim" I am not sure whether to keep the [vi] tag or the [vim] tag, but I don't think ...
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Embedded Video(& Youtube) on AskUbuntu Questions & Answers? [duplicate]

How is it possible to embed a video when we submit a new question or answer? Till now, this feature is only applied for images. Any ideas on how to solve this or is this feature currently in progress ...
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How is my question “primarily opinion-based”?

I asked a question about the future stability of packages in the Proprietary GPU Drivers PPA. I wasn't particularly hopeful of receiving answers, but when my question was put on hold as "primarily ...
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Is it possible for beginners to suggest tags?

Seriously is it possible to let beginners suggest tags? I tried to create the tag XFCE-desktop which is the large package I had to reinstall, but was told I did not have 300 points. It is more to the ...
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Are software comparisons allowed and if so how broad are you allowed to be?

Are software comparisons considered on-topic here? I mean Ubuntu software of course, and probably software which is specific to it or at least Linux but runs on Ubuntu. And how broad is considered '...