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Moderators are *not* the Software Police! (Read for details!)

TL;DR because I know there's people who don't want to read all this. If a user is simply referencing that they are having an issue with a piece of software and that it is cracked (like a ...
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Unpublished questions written on mobile site not showing on desktop site

When I write questions on the mobile Ask Ubuntu site but leave them unpublished, the question is saved on the mobile site, but I can't access it from the desktop site. I can access it on another ...
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Purpose of downvote on non-questions

As we all know, downvote is supposed to express that question is not useful. But not all posts that we have here are questions ; hence the question: what do downvotes do to a non-question ? What is ...
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Users strange behaviour

I noticed something about this user, almost all questions they ask are answered for them in comments or by other users and they take this information and create there own answers with it and accept it,...
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Get notified about AU Twitter bot tweeting my questions - feature request

I was recently reading this and I understand that the AU (I assume that there are either other Twitter bots on other SE sites or that this is not an AU Twitter bot, but rather just a general SE one?) ...
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How is it decided which close reason is to be given?

I have recently been VTCing questions and noticing that even though I may VTC a question as off-topic, because there are a larger amount of people VTCing it for another reason, the other reason is ...
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Why do I not lose reputation when downvoting a question?

I understand why you lose reputation when downvoting an answer, but why not the same when you downvote a question? What is the thinking behind this?
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Are there certain circumstances where one should close an old question as the duplicate of a new one?

Are there certain circumstances where one should close an old question as the duplicate of a new one (for instance if the new one is better and actually has answers)? And if not, then why does the ...
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Why does it says “1 view” for every question, even when nobody would have had time to look at them?

Whenever I or someone else posts a question, it says 1 view, but I have never seen it says 0 views, even at the point of first posting where nobody could have even had the time to notice it, let alone ...
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Yesterday it said that there were 200 thousand questions, now back to 199 thousand, how come?

Yesterday I looked at that thing on the main AskUbuntu site which tells you how many questions there are on the site, and it said 200 thousand and something, but today it says that there are currently ...
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Is it appropriate to ask a question in an answer, or should this be a comment?

I answered this question: Whenever I try to download my Ubuntu 1 files, chrome block me. And Raphael commented that this could be a comment. (Not accusing, just wanting to know for sure). Is this a ...
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Should we allow links to fundraising and the like in questions?

Today, 355273: How to Install 0 A.D on every version of Ubuntu and contribute to its indiegogo page caught my eye. The question contained (in both question and answer) various links to the indiegogo ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu Dual-boot: Many duplicates

It seems to me that Ask Ubuntu is flooded with questions about Windows 8 and Ubuntu dual-booting systems. Should we be concerned about SE quality and over-asked questions? Here are two examples, (...
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Will old posts be reposted?

If there are old posts, or posts that have been unanswered for a certain amount of time, will they be resubmitted automatically after a while?
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Can we allow questions for beta releases, while continuing to prohibit Alpha? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When are questions about “ubuntu+1” appropriate? Generally, Beta releases, while not used by the masses, are ready enough to warrant support by the solid user base ...
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Automatic duplicate redirection SOP

According to this question and the link in the answer from Jacob Edwards closed duplicates that have no answers will redirect the user automatically to the main post after the dupe is closed. This ...
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Plea to the decentralized sense of opinion - use your vote!

Ask Ubuntu, as any other site in the Stack Exchange sites network, works with the help of a rating system. Sometimes it's hard for people to understand the importance of a single vote but votes are ...
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A bunch of incoming Mythbuntu Questions

Over the next week we'll be importing a large amount of Mythbuntu questions from their FAQ. Due to this import we will have a lot of questions that require cleanup in both formatting and tagging. ...
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Reopen request for my question

Someone closed my question as a duplicate of another question, but mine is more specific. I cannot understand the reasons behind this. Which are the proprietary and paid games for linux do you know - ...