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When are questions about in-development releases on-topic? [duplicate]

I remember speaking to a moderator in chat once where they told me that a question about a future release which is currently in-development is actually on-topic here as long as what is posted is not a ...
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Should a question be closed as duplicate of another when it is asking for the same goal but via a different route?

I recently closed a question as a duplicate of another, however I am starting to think that I may have made a mistake here along with the other close voters... So just to make it easier, let's refer ...
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How can I protect an answer?

I just saw this and edited it to this to allow the next user in the review queue to see that it really is an answer, but I'm fearing that the answer (though off-topic as custom kernel) might be lost ...
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Someone is editing my question's tags and I disagree with their edit

As is suggested by Eliah Kagan; In general, if you believe your question is de-tagged wrongly, here are some options at your disposal: Read the tag's tag wiki and see what other questions ...
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Why was I banned from asking questions?

I was banned from asking questions, but I don't know why! Who is the person who decides these things? How can I learn if you don't let me ask the things I don't know (even if they are too much ...
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How can I fix being banned if I don't know why?

I am apparently banned from posting any kind of answer. I only know of one instance I was told it was not a good answer. Even though it added to the previous answer. If you don't tell me what the ...
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Do we, or do we not support wubi.exe?

I have been wondering this for a while and would like to get a definitive answer. We still get questions on wubi on the site, however, it is no longer developed and won't work on a modern Windows OS (...
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Main site's sidebar and Meta site's sidebar don't match anymore

I've been noticing this for a few days, the Main site's sidebar and the Meta site's sidebar don't match anymore: In particular I've been noticing the difference between the "Hot Meta Posts" ...
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Is it OK to send a message to a spammer to not advertise?

I recently saw a spam question, which i then flagged as spam and posted this an answer (and deleted it very quickly after, but you could still see the post): ADVERTISING IS NOT ALLOWED HERE, GET OUT ...
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How many comment votes do we each get in a day?

Today I ran out of comment votes, I did not even know this could happen. This is not attached to my Q&A votes, I still have 10 of them left. So I can make sure I don't waste my votes, it was ...
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Confused about flagging comments and removal

I flagged two comments earlier as rude or offensive - they were, no doubt, they were insults. The strange thing was these comments were instantly removed and my flags are listed as helpful in my ...
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Broken Encryption on StackExchange?

I've been getting intermittent "Broken Encryption" messages on AskUbuntu's website. So far, I've only seen this on www.askubuntu.com and www.blender.stackexchange.com, and it's not always there. Is ...
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"You have made too many incorrect reviews" What?

I have been banned from reviewing for having too many incorrect reviews. What? Most of my "attention" reviews I passed, and I was about to edit an answer. It said the question didn't exist? I just go ...
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How to search for protected questions

I would like to know is there any way to search for protected questions like duplicate etc. From advanced search: status closed:yes duplicate:no migrated:no wiki:no I have ...
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Are moderators able to delete posts permanently in extreme circumstances?

I was wondering, because now that I have more than 10k rep, I am able to see deleted questions and answers, which shows that even if you a post, it is not really gone, just invisible for most and you ...
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Why did I get this hat today?

Today I was given the O Tannenbaum hat, but the description says ask, answer, or vote on December 25th, I thought we were using UTC time here? If so why did I get this today? It is only the 24th of ...
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Why was this flag disputed?

I flagged this answer as not an answer, due to it just suggesting a bug report but the flag was disputed. I understand what a disputed flag is. I am more interested in if I am wrong to flag these ...
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How Do I Get My Question Unmarked As Duplicate?

I tend to use Stack Overflow rather than Ask Ubuntu so although my post count is low here I do have a good appreciation of the Stack Exchange sites and asking "good" questions. My question How Do I ...
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How is "top 99,99% this year" calculated?

Just curious to the method, used to calculate the figure below (well, the top 0.16%; the reputation I kind of understand): If I look at the pages (36 users per page), I count 7625 and something pages....
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How do I vote on an answer?

I found a good answer and there was a pop-up message "do not forget to vote...". So yes, I did not forget, but could not find a way to vote on the answer? Related question: If you bother to put up a ...
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Launchpad account recognized on some stackexchanges sites, not all

Context My StackExchange account lists in "My Logins" several providers, including Launchpad. There is written: Log in or sign up on any Stack Exchange site using these accounts Expected When ...
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How can I stalk a user?

Earlier today, I ran across this user who had a few (~5) answers and after a few constructive comments directed to it and removing the link bait from his answers, I suddenly noticed there were only 3 ...
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Do posts deleted/locked by community appear in the user's "deleted posts" list?

One of my post was deleted by community. Here is my post: https://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/14524/leaving-a-comment-or-upvoting-existing-one-after-downvoting-a-post-except-spa Does it appear in ...
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who is http://viyals.com/, and why did I get routed through them to askubuntu.com?

I searched for a ubuntu question, and came to what appeared to be askubuntu.com. I was going to comment and tried to log in. It never worked. I looked at the url and it was viyals.com. They are ...
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Is there a license on all the code put on SE?

By putting code on SE (by posting it in a question or answer or another form of publicly posting it on the site) is the code given some sort of license automatically if one is not declared by the ...
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Is it discouraged to serially edit many of your own posts?

What I ran into Strolling through the keys in dconf-editor, looking for something else, I ran into the screen's information in /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/core/outputs which showed the values: ...
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Is there a limit on how much rep I can give away?

Now that I've reached 25K, I'm not really interested in the next level: 100K is too far off and too much trouble for a T-shirt and a mug... So I've been giving away all my rep above 25K (sort of) to: ...
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How can I get two different questions merged?

There are two questions. Both have the same final problem. How to get them merged? Also both the questions have a lot of too localized information that will need to be removed after the merge. What ...
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Are software comparisons allowed and if so how broad are you allowed to be?

Are software comparisons considered on-topic here? I mean Ubuntu software of course, and probably software which is specific to it or at least Linux but runs on Ubuntu. And how broad is considered '...
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Can you just point someone in the right direction and how vague are you allowed to be with this?

I recently asked this question, and this was one of the answers I got: I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.03, so YMMV. Investigate some of these packages: $ apt-cache search ssh | grep multiple byobu - ...
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Editing existing answers by adding additional information

I'm pretty new to AskUbuntu's review section. IMHO, I review by doing some search before taking any decisions. But, hey! that is me. My question is, do we allow editing averagely voted answers with ...
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Should one close questions as duplicates of closed questions?

I have seen many questions in the past which are off-topic, and the community recognizes them as such, and it closes them as duplicates of the question when it was first asked and closed as off-topic. ...
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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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Can I post a duplicate answer on a duplicate question ....with a bounty?

I've had this situation once before, you find a question with a bounty, and immediately you remember you've answered a similar question. You cannot vote to close, since the question is "bountied", ...
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Why was my post downvoted?

Why was my answer downvoted? Was there an error in what I posted? See here. Edit: I have edited my original post to answer his question. Lesson learned. Always read the question carefully to ...
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What takes so long to respond?

On other sites on Stack Exchange, I have received quick responses for most of my questions - by quick, I mean within a 24-hour period. I have asked three questions in Ask Ubuntu, and each one of them ...
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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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Meaning of orange number left to the "review" button for 10k+ users [duplicate]

We all know that the orange bubble with the white number (here: 330) represents the number of Suggested edits for users with 3k+ reputation. But I have recently (today) reached 10k reputation and now ...
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What to do with potentially dangerous answers?

I was just wondering, what should one do with potentially dangerous answers? I mean I have read before on Meta that I should just flag them up, however when I did so for this one I just got this: ...
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Should an answer which no longer answers the question, but may help others, be kept or deleted?

I recently asked this question Why is my system suddenly not allowing upper case letters?, but I changed a lot when I figured out part of the problem, however someone had already given an answer which ...
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What to do with stolen answers?

I sometimes see people answering a question in the comments and then being asked to convert their comment into an answer, however in some of those cases someone comes along and sees that answer and in ...
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Are non-Ubuntu-spefic questions allowed? [duplicate]

I was just wonder, let's say that there is a question which asks how to disable the cache in Firefox, and the person who asks says that they are running a supported flavour and version of Ubuntu, is ...
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I found a site that is copying questions and answers from here

Like the title said, I found a website that seems to be copying at least solved questions from AskUbuntu and presenting them in more of a forum format. I asked about it in chat and was directed to ...
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Duplicate circle?

I was just casting a duplicate close vote on this question when I got this notice: What does it mean and how should I proceed?
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How different is the answer's OS allowed to be?

I sometimes see Windows answers which are removed because they are not helpful to Ubuntu users, even Mac answers, but what about answers that explain how to do something on Mint (and it is clear that ...
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A user wrongly accepted my answer, what can I do?

On this question today I was helping a user and after multiple attempts they fixed it there self and my answers did not work, however the user (I guess just to say thanks for helping me) accepted a ...
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What happened to the grace period?

I've edited the body of this answer (link to the answer's revision history) twice after ~21 minutes I initially posted it, the second edit ~3 minutes after the first edit, but the 5 minutes grace ...
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Why most metas aren't colorful to the public, but every meta is colorful for mods?

On a conversation with ByteCommander [which I understood wrong and who I thought is *] a mod, he tells me that in every meta he sees colors. But it seems the rest of the public only see black and ...
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Is there any feature to notify moderators in chat?

The question is simple: Is there any feature to notify moderators in chat without using their name? For example @mod instead of @Seth. Here my intention is to send message to moderators in chat (So ...
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How to see all deleted questions of a particular user?

I've just run across 2 deleted questions from this user in the last 10 minutes. (Example here and here for 10K+ rep users ) It seems he/she/it's gaming the system and deleting his/her/its questions ...
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