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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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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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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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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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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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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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Want to improve this question? Update the question so it focuses on one problem only by editing this post

Responding to that invitation, I revised this question: Hi I'm new to ubuntu world. I have few questions about the software installation in ubuntu: What's the difference between installing a ...
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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 ...