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Is the Ask Ubuntu community generally more friendly than Stack Overflow - If so, why?

This is not a rant! These are my initial thoughts in a discussion which I'm hoping other people will want to engage with. I want to hear your opinions on the following questions which I put to you. I ...
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How to deal with masked shortened-urls?

Easter eggs in Ubuntu vs. Easter eggs in Ubuntu – Spot the difference! The second one has a shortened url; I find this downright rude. What are your views on the usage of masked shortened-urls? Is ...
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Can I cross-post the same question in both Super User and Ask Ubuntu?

Is it bad Stack Exchange etiquette to ask a duplicate of an Ask Ubuntu question on Super User and vice versa? (Assuming of course that said question is relevant on both sites.)
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what's up with duplicate answers?

Have a look at, for instance, this question. Someone asked for a text equivalent to wireshark, and I answered "tshark". Then some time later, someone else comes along and posts a second answer ...
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What is the appropriate tone/voice for a non-mod giving suggestions?

I recently tried to give some advice on improving and eventually closing this RabbitVCS question: https://askubuntu.com/questions/516486 This included: suspecting the question was a duplicate, and ...
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What is the etiquette for posting the same answer on multiple questions?

if you have two questions about difference things but they have the same answer. Should the answer be linked form one to another? Should it be copy-pasted? Are there some strict rules on this ...
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What is the etiquette for posting the same answer to multiple Stack Exchange sites?

I recently found that the same question - How to speed up video on Linux – had been asked on Ask Ubuntu and on Super User. I gave the same answer on both. In cases such as these, where the same ...
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Is copying and pasting your own answer acceptable?

In order to answer a question, I copied and pasted my own answer from another question, modifying it slightly so as to fit the fact that the question was put differently. At the same time I also ...
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Did I respond appropriately to this answer?

I just came across a user posting a fairly bad, sarcastic answer to a 5 day old question with a number of answers (9 including his). Here is a screenshot of the answer and the ensuing comment thread. ...
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Is it normal to post someone's email in an answer

Someone asked about installing 'vaio-control-center'. Install vaio-control-center? . I tried to Solve this issue but I couldn't. Because the Issue is not only an Ubuntu Issue. Because when you install ...
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Unlock this question since its title has been improved?

Unable to find the .lit file reader app clit I know that the question has good answers, and there is no practical reason to unlock it. However, in theoretical, I don't think it should be locked ...
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Is it alright to not award a bounty?

Background: I was asking a question about Wireless LTSP, and while I received two answers that seem like they might work, I have no way of testing them right now (but I should a little bit later). I ...
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Is it ok to advertise an otherwise wasted bounty?

I asked a question a few days back. No one answered, so I put up a 50-point bounty. A day or two after that, I found an answer and answered my own question. No one else has answered. I do not expect ...
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