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Is asking questions about the ubuntu wiki off-topic

Is asking questions about the Ubuntu wiki off-topic. So I ask a question here about an error in the Ubuntu wiki and how do I edit said wiki page and the question got flagged as off-topic, why is this. ...
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Why should I close 54422?

Someone has suggested I delete/close Is there a way to disable or limit system xrandr probes? because I am no longer experiencing the bug that prompted me to ask it. Personally, I think it's still an ...
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Why was question 4389 closed?

This question. As I understand it, it's just a fun question, quite like the apt-get-from-2020 one. I really can't understand why we accept and upvote one, but not the other. Sure it should be a ...
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I made an edit to a question adding additional details I learned of after implementing my aceppted answer, but a high rep user has reverted my edit?

The question: I installed a program by getting its source code, and then running `sudo make install`; how to make `apt-get` know about it? The edit that was removed: (revision history here) Edit for ...
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Why was my answer flagged as missing sources? The Community bot flagged this answer for missing sources: Your answer could be improved with additional supporting information. Please edit to add further ...
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Question with the sole purpose to validate a particular regular expression - what to do?

So this question (which actually isn't even a question)... It seems the only purpose is to get someone to solve or validate a particular regular expression. Feels much to me like doing somebody else's ...
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Why is "Kinect for Ubuntu users" considered constructive here?

I recently flagged Kinect for Ubuntu users as Not Constructive, and my flag was declined. I'm wondering why — not because I care about the flag at all, but because it seems pretty clear to me ...
Matthew Read's user avatar
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Could anyone explain me why my question was deleted?

I asked a question on ( First it was put on hold, because it was too broad. So I edited my question to make ...
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Why was my question closed as a bug report and as already being solved when non of those are the case?

I believe that one of my question was recently wrongly closed, because it says it was closed for the following reasons: However, it is not a bug report, nor a problem with a specific development ...
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Could my answer be undeleted?

I answered this question, with an answer about the line: well, currently the app don't have such function, but you have this alternatives. The alternatives don't fit all the asker requirements (I ...
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Can we turn this question into a more generic one?

Can we turn this question ("How do I upgrade Ubuntu 18.04 to 21.04 on i386 architecture?") into something like "I have a 32 bit computer running Ubuntu 18.04, and want to use an ...
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Is Bitcoin on-topic on Ask Ubuntu?

I stumbled across this question. Just in case something happens to that question or its comments, here is a Wayback Machine link. I wasn't quite sure about if Bitcoin was on-topic, so I didn't flag it ...
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What to do with a downvoted answered question on Ask Ubunbu?

I have asked this question. If I delete it I get: We do not recommend deleting questions with answers because doing so deprives future readers of this knowledge. See "I've thought better of my ...
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Correct action for questions in legal grey area

There was a good point being made in this thread. The OP was trying to virtualize MacOS, which isn't legal following its terms of service. What is the correct action for this question? I voted to ...
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A bit confused about the responses to answers to this question

This is a bit of a weird one (or I'm missing something obvious). This quite-old (and reasonably upvoted) question asks: Is there a web based terminal/ssh client? Today, a new answer appeared from a ...
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Question about deprecated releases in a container

This question (starting container process caused: error loading seccomp filter into kernel: loading seccomp filter: errno 524: unknown) is on-topic, right? The host OS is Ubuntu 20.04, and the ...
Artur Meinild's user avatar
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These shouldn't have been downvoted

Software Center will not start from icon and shouldn't have been downvoted. It this more of the malicious up-down voting?
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Can we reopen this "bug report" that isn't being fixed?

I found a question relating to an issue I'm still having with my power manager in xubuntu 12.04. One of the comments hinted on how to work around the problem, but the question had been closed. The ...
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Question about asking general questions

I have recently posted a question on ask ubuntu. However, that question was not about a problem that I am currently facing but about something I have faced before and that could happen again. This ...
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Should this ostensible duplicate about dropping privileges be reopened?

I came across What is the command to switch to normal user? and was a bit mystified that the question is closed as a duplicate of a largely unrelated question. The closed question asks how to switch ...
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Duplicate question request for reconsideration

Upgrading raring to saucy on arm This question is closed as a dup. I claim that Are raring arm packages available someplace? is actually the dup, it's the question that asks 'where are the packages'....
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Flag declined - what should I do?

I flagged this post as not an answer: and my flag summary says a moderator declined this because they found no evidence to support it. Here's the details: both ...
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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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