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Ask Ubuntu new site theme coming soon [duplicate]

You might have seen the featured post Rollout of new network site themes on Meta Stack Exchange already, but here are the relevant parts for Ask Ubuntu again: As mentioned on meta.stackexchange.com ...
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Am I allowed to use a web crawler on Ask Ubuntu?

I have created a web crawler from a tutorial and the website in the video seems to be down. Would I be allowed to test it here at Ask Ubuntu, just solely for educational purposes? If not, does ...
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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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EOL Notice: Artful Aardvark (17.10) reached End of Life on July 19, 2018

This is a notice regarding releases of Ubuntu that will be reaching End of Life. The following versions of Ubuntu and derivatives are officially past end of life as of July 19, 2018: Artful ...
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Duplicate, remove the original or the duplicate

There is an original question that has an answer that is deprecated. And now there is a duplicate question that has an answer. Which question should persist? Duplicate question: Network unclaimed ...
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behavior bulleted list/code [duplicate]

There is a weird behavior about code when write after Bulleted list. Example : When Bulleted list is before code: 1rst affirmation 2nd affirmation weird code really bad another code annoying ...
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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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How can this be a duplicate?

I might not be a native English speaker but I think I've made myself clear when I asked this question. I want to know the amount of keys typed and the amount of mouse clicks. I do not want a key ...
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Finding relevant aswers

How does one go about finding questions and answers that are up to date, not 5 or more years old. I ask this so I can avoid the "THIS Question has been asked." that I see in every question. This is ...
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Is it OK to delete answers without a comment?

My answer How to change the abbreviations of layouts shown in keyboard layout indicator of GNOME panel? was deleted by a moderator. Of course it has the standard comment Why was your post deleted? See ...
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how to remove duplicate from my question?

I have asked a question and it had been linked to something entirely different, from what I needed or wanted. my original post Next step for my First Program? NOT MENU ANYTHING
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last question auto populates into the question form

I am trying to post a new question. However, when I click on "ask question" I see the previous question that I posted auto populated into the title, text, and tag fields. I want to still keep that ...
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How to search AU for a string containing “$”?

Today I tried to search for this answer, but the only thing I could remember from it was $_, so I tried to search for this term: https://askubuntu.com/search?q=%24_ To my surprise the result page ...
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Date of answer earlier than question [duplicate]

Question Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Network Manager cannot add VPN - greyed out is dated as "asked Apr 9 '17 at 17:52". This answer is dated as "answered Jan 28 '17 at 20:50". How can this be understood? Am ...
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How to comment that a previous solution isn't working?

I'm having a problem (with Qt themes, but that doesn't matter here), found a couple of threads with some advice, tried it, and I find that it doesn't work with very recent Qt (>= 5.11). I wanted to ...
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1answer
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Launchpad OpenID no longer working

Recently when I was asked to log back in to askubuntu, I got taken to a different launchpad page that asked me what kind of access I wanted to give to askubuntu, including access to modify private bug ...
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Should the keys be written in uppercase?

Could you please explain about the usage of keys in Ask Ubuntu? Should the keys be written in uppercase (CTRL) or only the first letter should be in uppercase(Ctrl)? Is there any difference or both of ...
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Can a mod email a user to get to the bottom of something?

In a nutshell this Q&A https://askubuntu.com/a/1048488/307523 the commenter says: @WinEunuuchs2Unix - you are not honest, when you disabled a bounty for right answer of me over two weeks ago.....
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Problem of vote restriction

Just wanted, you know that, usually amateur users read answers, not Experts. Amateurs don't post answers so their credit never increase. So those who read and test answers cannot vote for successful ...
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What should I do about edit suggestions being rejected?

One of the members who has a higher reputation than me rejects my edits on the wrong basis. I know that on this site, we write Ubuntu and not ubuntu. Even when I write ubuntu, other members correct it....
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What to do with “half-hearted” edit suggestions?

I noticed there are many edit suggestions which fix a handful of issues with the post, e.g. some typos & capitalisations, spelling & grammar issues, line breaks etc., but leaves out many more. ...
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What do we do about the links to apps.ubuntu.com?

For years now, we have added links to apps.ubuntu.com with pretty little icons and banners. Recent consensus is that we should stop adding those links (I agree). However, the existing links had at ...
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What is Cleanup badge [duplicate]

I do not understand what the Cleanup Badge First rollback is? I have checked recent achievement under badges.
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Not even close to being a duplicate question

This turned to be a non-question because the two questions are legitimate duplicates so I deleted my answer.
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What do we do with this question that is really an answer?

There is this question that is really an answer: Ubuntu Solution for the NVIDIA display issue on Brightness control and Video PlayBack There are two answers posted below it that are probably ...
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The criteria for choosing the top question

I can't understand, how the top questions of week/month are chosen. There is a question with more up-votes and it's in a lower rank than a question with fewer up-votes. On the other hand, a higher, ...
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1answer
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You have reached your question limit

I tried to post but got this. I could find nothing on it in the Help Center. What does it mean? "You have reached your question limit"
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Basic questions closed as unclear?

Could we at least attempt to understand questions prior to voting them as unclear? Here's just one example: "cp "command is not working properly I'll grant you that the question is very ...
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Who is able to see deleted questions?

I've deleted a question,but the number of views is still changing. Who can see my deleted question? Aren't they permanently deleted?
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Help understanding why my question keeps getting deleted or put on hold

The question I reference below is here. Twice now I have asked a question on Ask Ubuntu, sincerely looking for help with a problem, only to have the first one marked as a duplicate to an unrelated ...
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Tag synonyms: [gnome-shell-extension] and [gnome-extensions]

I just found out there's a gnome-extensions tag. I think it's just a synonym of the older and well-documented gnome-shell-extension tag. So gnome-extensions should be merged with gnome-shell-...
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Discussion of Closed Post

This post was closed as off-topic. If possible I'd like to discuss it being reopened or at least have a better understanding of its closure so I can rework it or avoid future mis-postings. Ubuntu ...
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What is the score of a question?

Can you explain what is the score of a question and how can I understand what is the score of a question?
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Changing the language of Ask Ubuntu word processor

My PC's language is German and in this site the word processor is set to German. I can't change it to English so that my mistakes are automatically corrected. Can I fix this somehow?
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Reopen this question

I installed kali linux with the dual boot on ubuntu 16.04 It is not a question about Kail linux, it is a question about recovering Ubuntu I agree we do not support Kali I agree the op should have ...
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Malicious/Dead link removal Policy, Process, Product requested

As per this AU meta question we've seen links to external sites turn malicious over the years. So could we have: A Policy that this will not be allowed any more on the entire SE network? A Process ...
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Please read complaints of rep 1 users more carefully

Edit: My apologies to Karl Richter and Waltinator! This post was not meant as an attack on you personally at all but more of a "call to arms" to the community at large to try and understand that ...
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What html flairs are available for Ask Ubuntu and Stack Exchange users in general?

From time to time you may see a user flair on a user profile or embedd elsewhere. For instance here's mine: I learned about this flair thingy long time ago from fellow users (specifically, it was @...
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Syntax highlighting doesn’t work on meta

When I enter <!-- language-all: lang-bash --> if :; then echo "quoted"; fi in a post on main, the output looks like this: Here on meta, the very same code gets no syntax highlighting at ...
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Mobile view adds linebreaks before and after images even if they are very small

If my answer uses a package one has to install first, I like to add an AptURL link with the small package symbol , e.g. for sl using this: [`sl` ![Install sl](https://hostmar.co/software-small)](http:...
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Possibly similar question (or even accounts)?

Either it's a coincidence or intentional, I saw two similar questions of LibreOffice right now: Convert .ods document to .docx document Converting .ods to .docx file Apparently, both OPs have also ...
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Web-page did not allow posting a question about the vanishing WiFi icon

I tried to post a question about the WiFi icon and menu that vanished after going from Ubuntu MATE 17.10 to Ubuntu MATE 18.04. The web page demanded that I include data on my hardware even though ...
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How to lodge disagreement with certain Review Test fails? [duplicate]

In Review, I usually pass the tests when they occur. The most common cause of failing is that I add a comment to a first-timer's question asking for clarification about what their goal was, or some ...
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How to deal with 404 error questions? (repository/installation related)

As 18.04 is relatively new, not all repositories (including PPAs) are releasing their packages for Bionic. Still, there are constantly questions regarding 404 error while trying to install package(s) ...
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Why does “Community” bump years-old questions about now-obsolete versions to homepage?

This question was just bumped to homepage (appr. 14:30 EDT 2018-05-21). It's About an EOL LTS version that lost support years ago, specific to a kernel version that's a whole generation older (3.x ...
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Always use full Ubuntu version numbers (if you want to specify the version)

More often than I wish I come across a post (mostly a question) which uses wrong version numbers of Ubuntu. Examples: Ubuntu 17 to 18 upgrade, wont log in Ubuntu 17 and hibernate? How to install USB-...
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What should be done with this post offering a monetary reward?

I found this post. The OP states: A 30k Geek (GeekCash) reward is given to you after the job is complete. I wasn't sure what this meant, so I commented: What does "What does a 30k Geek (...
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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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Is Ubuntu WSL with Linux Mint repos/packages OK for Ask Ubuntu?

I recently installed Ubuntu on WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux). After installation, I added the Linux Mint repositories, and installed several packages from them (like mintinstall and cinnamon). Can ...
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Is this question appropriate here?

I asked the following question: Cannot assign address inside a Docker container do you think it would be more appropriate for Stack Overflow, or SuperUser? Or is this the right site?

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