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Notifying users about the policy on AU concerning AI-generated content

We have an opportunity to increase awareness of the Ask Ubuntu prohibition on AI-generated content. Currently we have only two active notification areas: AI-generated content is not permitted on Ask ...
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Can we remove the [ubuntu22.04] tag?

We already have a 22.04 tag. I guess someone accidentally created the ubuntu22.04 tag. Shall we delete it?
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Can the [charset] and [character-set] tags be made synonyms?

The charset tag and the character-set refer to the same thing. One is simply the abbreviation. I don't see any reason for them to be seperate. Can they be made synonyms, please?
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Notification links to wrong StackExchange site

Moderator Note: This is already reported on the main StackExchange meta site: Positive reputation notification for edit approvals uses relative URL, which causes the link to go to the wrong place You ...
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Can we undo the libvirt -> virtualization tag synonym?

Currently, libvirt is a synonym of virtualization, and is mentioned in some ~800 questions (plus its client tool virsh is mentioned in some ~200 questions that don't mention libvirt). The synonym has ...
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I need some [help] getting rid of this tag from Ask Ubuntu Meta!

This tag is fully useless IMO. We don't need it. So... we have a help tag on Meta Ask Ubuntu (NOT the main site). IMO, it is useless. Let's go through the criteria to get rid of it: Does it describe ...
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Why is the pool of selectable known-bad first question audits so small?

Over on Meta Stack Exchange, someone's reported having received the same post as a review audit in the First questions review queue five times overall. Per this post from a then-employee, when the ...
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A 404 error occurs on the about page

In the second slide of the about page, the link to the "official Ubuntu derivatives" gives a 404.
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Why is "Ubuntu and Canonical are registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd." not mentioned in Ask Ubuntu Meta?

In the bottom of Ask Ubuntu website, we can notice this: Ubuntu and Canonical are registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd. But in Ask Ubuntu Meta, the aforementioned text is not there. Why is the ...
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All my ANSWERS have disappeared from my Activity screen

Happened just a few minutes ago... Where did they go?
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Change the links in Ask Ubuntu Meta contact page

I recently noticed the Ask Ubuntu Meta contact page. The Yahoo link redirects to https://help.yahoo.com/kb/account The Google link is HTTP and redirects to https://about.google/contact-google/. The ...
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Change the links in Ask Ubuntu contact page

There are two links in Ask Ubuntu contact page. The first one is for contacting Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com/about/contact-us (HTTP 😶) This redirects to https://ubuntu.com/contact-us. I feel the ...
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Can we warn new users that questions about Kali Linux, Pop OS and so on are off topic when they attempt to ask a new question?

We get a lot of questions about Linux Mint, Kali Linux, Pop OS, and other distributions. Most likely, new users do not read all the rules in the help center before asking their first question. Can we ...
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Why doesn't Ask Ubuntu use HTTPS?

Why does Ask Ubuntu use plain ol' HTTP? In this day in age, I don't see any reason why it shouldn't be HTTPS. Isn't this a huge security risk?
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Search is not working in Ask Ubuntu Help Center

I searched "flag" in Ask Ubuntu help center and I got this error: Oops! Something Bad Happened! We apologize for any inconvenience, but an unexpected error occurred while you were browsing ...
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Can we remove this [virtual]ly useless tag?

The tag virtual covers so many rather unrelated things: Questions related to virtualization, virtual devices, virtual terminal emulators, etc. It's of little use for searching or following. Can we ...
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Can we burninate [hardware-recommendation]?

The help center says: Questions that you should avoid: Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Backtrack, Gnome-Remix (prior to 13.04), budgie-remix (16.04 and 16.10) and other Linux distributions (try our ...
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Replace 'zoom' tag with 'magnification' (synonymise + merge)?

Six months ago, SurvivalMachine asked Should “zoom” tag also apply to the videoconferencing software? At the time, it seemed that relatively few questions about the Zoom meeting app used the zoom tag. ...
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Can I merge my LaunchPad login to this account?

I've seen this question multiple times, but they're all dated, so I don't feel appropriate to resurrect any of those ancient threads. Can a mod help me merge my StackExchange account (which is linked ...
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The [groovy] tag became ambiguous

Ask Ubuntu has a groovy tag that is dedicated to “a dynamic language for the Java Virtual Machine”. However, Groovy (Gorilla) is the name of Ubuntu 20.10 and users started to (mis)use the tag for ...
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How to erase a chatroom I created myself

my chatroom It was never in use the question was solved before I do not want to leave my trash behind
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Someone made a meta tag [review-audits] - is that a better name than [audits]?

Yesterday I removed the recently created tag review-audits from a post here on meta. We have a preexisting tag audits for that subject, so to keep all the audit-related questions together they should ...
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How are migrated questions to askubuntu treated when are actually off topic?

Stumbling upon this migrated question, I noticed that it asks about a problem in an EoL version (12.04). It even has a bounty set on it. Now I do know that in some cases when the question is not a ...
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Publish question button is disabled

I recently posted a question, but after reviewing the question I noticed the Post Question button is disabled. I tried to make little changes in the question body without success. Finally, I edited ...
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Is emulator emulating emulation?

We have two tags emulator and emulation, each with around 130 questions. The questions seem to me to be covering the same range of topics. Should one be a synonym of the other (I prefer emulation ...
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Should we take [pictures] and [images] out of the picture?

There's images tag, which has as description: Questions about opening / editing / saving images using image-editing applications. And then there's pictures with no description. IMHO: As far as ...
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Mention official Ubuntu flavors in the off-topic close reason

Currently, one of the off-topic close reason's text is the following: This is not about Ubuntu. Questions about other Linux distributions can be asked on Unix & Linux, those about Windows on ...
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Close reason are using HTTP instead of HTTPS

In the "community-specific reason" close reasons, all links to an SE site or article are using HTTP instead of HTTPs. This applies to all the close reason that include links in them: Not about ...
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No first post reviews for 13 hours?

I was reading this Meta question about a lack of first post reviews on multiple sites. It got my curiosity, so I went to the first post review queue and noticed there had not been a review in the ...
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Edit post again after logging in

I made an edit to a post, realized I made a mistake but I couldn't edit it again. Then I noticed I was somehow logged out (I'm NEVER logged out normally so it didn't even cross my mind that the button ...
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Synonymize tags related to partitioning

I discovered recently that apart from the well-known tag partitioning (10,271 questions currently), there is also the tag partitions with 771 questions. Even funnier thing is that the tag partition ...
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Can these VMWares be un-merged?

In 2012, a question was asked about the installation of VMWare player. Some months later, fossfreedom merged that question into How do I install VMware Player?. But in the latter one, the questioner ...
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Part of the question & answers are now hidden by blog & other details on the right

I'm not used to writing questions; but the site is offering me Similar questions above where I'm typing, but I cannot read much of the text as the right side of it is covered by the "How to format" ...
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Migration Rejected

This question was moved from main to meta (rightfully) but it was closed here as unclear, causing all commenting to be prohibited and it to become a rejected migration. I understand why this would ...
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These two tags could get [compressed]

Currently we have both: compression × 185 (19 asked this year) the process in which a file or folder's size is reduced by using an algorithm to encode the same information using fewer bits. ...
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Tag synonyms for [window-buttons]

I found two similar tags for referring to the "close, minimize, and maximize buttons". window-buttons with 106 posts (6 asked this year). Tag info: Window Buttons are the buttons at the top of the ...
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Heads-up: Off-topic twice in filter menu

As I noticed on both Ask Ubuntu and Unix & Linux that the word "off-topic" was appearing twice in the filter when working the close queue: I directly took it to meta.se as it wasn't ...
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help/searching doesn’t mention the `deleted` operator

There’s a boolean operator for the search that’s not mentioned on the searching help page: deleted: yes/true/1 returns only posts that have been deleted; the default no/false/0 excludes deleted posts ...
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Could anyone explain me why my question was deleted?

I asked a question on askubuntu.com. (https://askubuntu.com/questions/1111486/upgrade-from-16-04-to-18-04-broke-apt) First it was put on hold, because it was too broad. So I edited my question to make ...
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Off-topic flagging links should be HTTPS now

When flagging a question, most links in the dialog that comes up are now HTTPS instead of HTTP, but it seems like the off-topic links (in Flagging > Closing > Off-Topic and in Flagging > Closing > Off-...
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Question put on hold as off-topic but maybe spam?

Can anyone provide me high PR rank guest posting sites for SEO activity? has been put on hold but I feel it's a form of spam via the user profile. I clearly remember a previous post by the same user ...
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The top menu has moved to the left

The top menu has moved to the left. I checked in two different browsers.
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Add tag synonym for [tag:wsl]

As the global maximum tag length has been increased to 35 characters, now the tag wsl should be renamed to windows-subsystem-for-linux (or similar) and act as a synonym to the latter. Other SE sites ...
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Merge squid and squid3 tags

Should we merge squid3 and squid, and make squid3 an alias of squid? Currently there's 74 questions tagged squid3, and 117 tagged squid. Of those tagged squid, a large portion appears to be tagged ...
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Can there be an icewm tag?

Its probably one of my favorite window managers. It would be a shame to never see a tag. If anyone could add it that would be awesome. Thanks and regards, Thomas
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Maybe [hdpi] is not high enough, add [hidpi] as a synonym?

I have seen posts tagged with hidpi twice or thrice in the past, and each time I replaced it with hdpi, whose tag info reads: High DPI (dots per inch) screen resolutions, e.g. 4k/UHD/QHD screens ...
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Where do I submit a change proposal for a close vote comment?

case: The text for NoRepro This describes a problem that can't be reproduced that seemingly went away on its own or was only relevant to a very specific period of time. It's off-topic as it's ...
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Login with Launchpad account not possible anymore

For the last two days I haven't been able to login to Ask Ubuntu with my Launchpad account. When I click on the button, it disappears and only the Google and Facebook buttons are available. I have ...
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Bug with new top bar

Once again, a picture is worth a thousand words:
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I know "This suggested edit to your post has already been handled" -- I handled it!

I rejected this edit suggestion on one of my own posts. But when I view it, it tells me: This suggested edit to your post has already been handled and your action is no longer required. Although ...

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