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Is it OK if I call on a high reputation user on part of my answer if it seems difficult from that point?

I have an answer on which the new user who posted the question requires further help though they have accepted the answer... But it turns out I am short of some knowledge in the case. Can I, for ...
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1answer
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Are hardware support questions on topic?

Can I ask about Ubuntu native (just plug it in) hardware support here? I didn't see the word "hardware" on the tour. If this isn't the correct place, where should I ask? If it IS on topic, can that ...
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Delete your own question

I recently posted a question on Askubuntu, I realized later that its answer is obvious and only needs to read the man page of a command. Now I am not sure whether to delete it or let it or just close ...
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2answers
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Should abbreviations and acronyms be discouraged?

Sometimes, a question is not clear simply because it contains an abbreviation or acronym that a reader doesn't understand. I wonder if the instructions should encourage the definition of these things ...
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1answer
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There is something wrong with backslash (“\”) behaviour in comments

I was writing comment to the question(about Samba, so it uses UNC with backslashes). The source code of my comment: On Linux you should use `//` instead of `\\`. On Windows you should use only `\\`. ...
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3answers
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What is required to become a moderator?

I can see some moderators editing posts here... These moderators have little reputation points such as 100 approx. and few silver and bronze badges. I wish to know what it takes to be a moderator on ...
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1answer
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2 year old user is a new contributor?

Just saw this: a 1400 rep new user? Wow! He's learning fast until I clicked his profile and he's a 2 YO user? Bug?
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1answer
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Make it possible to retract flags on comments

I have noticed that if I mistakenly flag a comment, I am not able to retract the flag afterwards. I think it would be a good feature to add the possibility to retract flags on comments.
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1answer
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Is it correct that search on AskUbuntu ignores code blocks and inline codes?

Sometimes I want to search posts which mention some-command-name by using `some-command-name` formatting or maybe also multi-line code blocks (<pre>, <code> or Ctrl+K). As of today the ...
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3answers
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What's the relationship between Ubuntu, Ask Ubuntu and Stack Exchange?

Is ask Ubuntu a site to ask questions about Ubuntu, a certain piece of software? Or is it just like for asking any type of questions? Or is it a sub-category of Stack Exchange which is the main site? ...
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1answer
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Reputation points and badges not incremented

My reputation points and badges suddenly stopped increasing on Ask Ubuntu... I have done some reviews today and I was also supposed to be awarded a gold badge for editing 500 posts. This started ...
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1answer
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Notify visitors that the question is old

I asked this question on meta.SE, it got marked as dupe for this question, I'm posting it here because it has more value here. This question is 4 years old, someone commented: Looks like the old ...
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1answer
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Is “any tool that runs on Ubuntu” on topic here? [duplicate]

That's the response I got to a flag I raised about a git question which had already been answered on StackOverflow a few years earlier. Git runs on Ubuntu as well as on Windows or Mac, so it could be ...
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1answer
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Do we care about new duplicate (or wrong) answers to old questions?

I'm noticing that I'm getting a lot of new answers to very old questions. An example from today: Way back in 2013 I was troubleshooting what turned out to be a dodgy cable that was preventing my phone ...
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1answer
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Lots of Oops errors when clicking internal links

I'm getting lots of oops errors when clicking internal links (link from one question to another on AU) E.G. in this question clicking the link for the duplicate here gives me an Oops reliably... Is ...
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1answer
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Should the copy.com tag be removed?

It currently has no watchers. At this time, there are 13 questions tagged with copy.com. copy.com has been discontinued. I saw it in this recent question: compare and move a file from one directory ...
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1answer
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Is there any mechanism to block trolls from harassing you?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: Backup for Cloud Email Is there any mechanism to block trolls from harassing you? I asked my first question (linked above) and it's infested by someone ...
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1answer
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Useless tag of the day: local

The local tag has no usage guidance and it has been applied to questions without any consistent sense (from package management to networking, wherever people think some meaning of the word "local" can ...
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1answer
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Are any of these tags [remote]ly useful?

A few days ago I asked this question, and this answer by Kaz Wolfe pointed out that remote-login is only one of several tags about remote stuff. remote-desktop, 761 questions Questions that refer ...
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1answer
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Not getting some of the comment and badge notifications

Comments Notifications: I recently commented on this post. Earlier whenever I used to comment on a post and get a reply from OP just after my comment even without mentioning my name, I used to get ...
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0answers
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Ubuntu Cosmic Cuttlefish 18.10 is now released, and posts about it are (generally) No Longer Offtopic

As of about 17:47 UTC on October 18, 2018, Ubuntu Cosmic Cuttlefish 18.10 has been officially released. The corresponding release announcement email that went out to the ubuntu-announce mailing list ...
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1answer
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Did my answer get down-voted for being too flashy?

I just posted an answer which got down-voted and I'm wondering if the graphics upset the down-voter who as usual didn't leave a comment as to reason: Set CPU governor to performance in 18.04 Not ...
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0answers
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Feature request: retracting delete vote on answers

When I vote to close a question it's possible to retract close vote. When I press delete(1) to remove my vote on an answer, it only asks for confirmation if I want to vote to delete, not retract. Can ...
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2answers
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Does the [remote-login] wiki need an update?

I just reviewed this helpful edit suggestion and realised that Ubuntu 14.04 is the only currently supported Ubuntu the advice in the wiki is relevant to. What happened to remote-login-service, I ...
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1answer
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Can we reopen the question about changing ownership of the /usr/bin, /usr/lib, and /usr/share directories?

The question I set /usr/bin, /usr/lib, and /usr/share to be owned by my regular user and now I am getting interesting errors is current closed as a duplicate of What if I accidentally run command “...
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1answer
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Question and Answer Plus Rant in question box. Best Practices?

During review I was presented with How to connect to Bigcommerce webdav via 18.04<-- solution At first glance this appears to be just a Question and answer combined and in fact @triplee caught that ...
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Should we have a “Culture Tour”?

The Welcome Tour takes new users through the mechanics of the SE sites. Should we have an additional tour that explains key behaviours that are expected of the AskUbuntu community? Things like: (...
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How do I delete my user profile? [duplicate]

If I'd like my user profile deleted, who would be able to process such a request?
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1answer
109 views

“Marked as duplicate” should include a link to the duplicate(s) and not just “Ask a new question”

At the top of the question, we have: and at the bottom we have Sometimes the question can be very long and these two boxes can be very far apart. If you come from somewhere else (for example, via ...
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1answer
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Was this improvement necessary or required?

I came across this edit by abu_bua. I just want to know what is the use of this edit or was it even needed or is it just for increasing the numbers? PS: No personal differences with abu_bua. Just ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
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Which flag should be raised for answers about Kali Linux?

I came across this answer for this question. We tried Kali Linux on Crouton with Enlightment desktop, and got the same error. It turns out they changed dbus to use different options syntax, or ...
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0answers
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Posting answers on different ubuntu versions [duplicate]

Assume there was some problem for an older version of Ubuntu and some one have asked about that.Then I got the same or very similar problem on a newer Ubuntu version and I cold solve it by different ...
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How can I report user profile as inappropriate?

Is there a way to report a user based on their profile? I found a user whose profile description is clearly promoting a strip club as is their profile pic. I'm looking to report them based on their ...
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Reject buttons looks too much like an ok button

I got the following notification inside my inbox: Edit suggested I clicked on the notification and got to the following page: https://askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits/880858 Because it ...
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Helpful answer get deleted?

Why my answer in this post WiFi stopped working after Ubuntu 16.04 updates get deleted ? OP has commented that my answer was helpful! I am using the internal wifi but the code suggested has fixed ...
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0answers
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Rename the atom tag

The atom tag is currently being used for questions about GitHub's Atom editor and Intel's Atom CPU. I would favour a new tag for either. Maybe the best practice is to follow Stack Overflow and ...
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1answer
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Can't log in to Ask Ubuntu from my new computer - works fine on the old one

I tried to connect to Ask Ubuntu on my new computer but my email and password in the Login Mask just "froze" and nothing happened, I then tried the forgotten password business and received an email ...
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2answers
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Why am I threatened with being blocked?

I have withdrawn my present question in the face of the flag that has appeared at the top of my screen which warns me that my previous questions "have not been well received." That has hurt me beyond ...
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2answers
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What form of SSO is the launchpad login after July, 2018?

I'm curious. Since OpenID was removed in July 2018, a Launchpad Login button appeared*. Previously, this button had appeared and disappeared over the year, which was why I got into the habit of ...
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1answer
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Lost access to e-mail account used to register in askubuntu

I have four e-mails one each in google, microsoft, yahoo and yandex and all four have two step verification using mobile apps enabled. I have registered in my askubuntu account using my yandex e-mail. ...
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1answer
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LQP queue recanting recommendations

I recommended deletion on this answer which the user then edited to improve his answer based on the review. How can I recant that review and cancel the delete recommendation?
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1answer
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Help me find the flaws in my question resulting in down votes

I posted this question which has garnered two down votes over two days (and counting): sort | uniq remove the counts that occur most often Unfortunately it's too late to delete it as it has a good ...
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3answers
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How can I move my own question to another site?

I believe my question belongs on another Stack Exchange site, such as Super User. But, there isn't an option to do so, and it's not getting enough views for a moderator to move it. What can I do?
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1answer
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How to earn points as an Ubuntu noob? [duplicate]

I've been a member of Ask Ubuntu for over 2.5 years, but because I'm always fighting with Ubuntu, I only ever have questions and never any answers. However, all questions I have are already asked. ...
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0answers
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Should I edit or re-ask my question?

If I edit my question after attempting to fix a problem and the problem still exists does my question still get answered or do I have to re-ask the question?
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1answer
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Reopen opinion-based question to close as a duplicate

I'd like to reopen this question to close it again afterwards as a duplicate of this question and would like to get some input from the community before I start the reopen process as I might be biased ...
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3answers
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Why is it allowed for an older question to be marked as a duplicate of a newer question?

This is my question, asked way back in 2010 with a lot of upvotes and many useful answers. In late July of this year it was marked as a duplicate of this question, filed in 2013. Why was this done? ...
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Text distortion on askubuntu and seamonkey

I am still getting some text distortion. Ubuntu Mate 18.04 Desktop site using Seamonkey. Is there a fix?
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Reminder to everyone: You can use the “skip” button if you don't know what the question/answer is about! [duplicate]

Call out to reviewers - you CAN "skip" Yeah, I know: I'll be voting to close my own question as a duplicate now...

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