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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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Organising “classrooms” for 10th birthday celebrations

This follows up on How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?. The answer by jokerdino suggesting Ask Ubuntu Classrooms was very popular so this post is an attempt to start organising it. I have ...
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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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The flags count isn't detailed perfectly

As you can see in the picture, I've flagged 10 posts. But if we total the number of flags in the categories of post flags, we only get 9. After checking which flag wasn't mentioned in the categories, ...
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Addition of a new category for invalidated flags

Before explaining about the feature request, please refer this link to understand the context: The flags count isn't detailed perfectly The aforementioned flag is not categorised in the flags. ...
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Shouldn’t we lower the close/reopen vote threshold?

More than half a year ago, Stack Overflow lowered the close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3. Ask Ubuntu has an order of magnitude smaller community than Stack Overflow1 but we still require 5 close/...
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Why was this very relevant link moderated?

GNOME Screenshot area selection causing freezes I have this problem and needed the answer contained in the post and responses. I don't really care where it was posted, it was a good post, and if it ...
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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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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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Does this kubuntu related question belong to Ask Ubuntu or to a KDE forum?

A few days ago my display in Kubuntu 18.04 suddenly was magnified as if, from that time onward, a virtual display has been kept in memory which is perhaps twice as large vertically and horizontally as ...
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The website seems to be less active than before

Recently, I posted a couple of questions here and received no answer. I answered some of my questions by myself. The site seems like is not active. Sometimes, I don't know if I post my question here, ...
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Creating a banner for 10th birthday celebrations

This follows up on How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?. The proposal to create a banner was well-received and it was suggested that this would be a good way to link to celebration events. ...
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Questions referring to a development version which has nothing to do with development at all [duplicate]

I saw this question, and it has already started receiving closed votes because the author mentioned (s)he is using a development version of Ubuntu. However, the question has nothing to do with the ...
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How to deal with low quality/duplicate questions which already have comments/answers?

I'm fairly new to Ask Ubuntu, but I'm noticing a lot of low quality questions, along the lines of: "wifi doesnt work" & "ubuntu overheating" which are very similar to other ...
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How do I check if the vote I cast in review audit is actually cast on the original post?

Sometimes in review an audit comes along. Oh nice answer/question, I upvote. Then a message appears This was a test, you passed. But I don't know if my upvote is counting. Do I have go to the answer/...
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Close Voters: Questions about upgrading EOL releases aren't off-topic

There have been many instances* where I see off-topic close votes on questions that are about upgrading EOL releases to a supported one. According to help center: Questions that you should avoid: ...
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How do we tell if a question belongs here, or rather at stackoverflow/superuser?

I asked a question about vim in the ubuntu stackexchange, and someone suggested it should be taken to stack overflow or superuser. Would this be relevant, or should general Linux/UNIX software stuff ...
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Can we do away with, “We don't support EOL distributions” when it is tangential and completely and utterly unrelated to the question?

How can I push to Launchpad if port 22 is blocked?? Asked a question about using git, and pushing to Launchpad. I was asked my distribution, I responded "19.10", and asked why that mattered. ...
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Troubleshooting the tag: can we diagnose it as unnecessary?

We have a tag troubleshooting. At best, troubleshooting describes a type of activity, though not a very specific one, and not one in which people would be likely to have a particular interest or ...
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How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?

It seems that Ask Ubuntu was launched on or around 10th October 2010. This means that our 10th birthday is coming up in about three months :) This post is here to invite your ideas on how we can ...
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Is it right to edit an answer so that it's almost identical to an existing one?

Today I realized that someone had edited another person's answer so that it is now the same as my pre-existing answer. Jordanka's answer to this question was edited by another user (as you can see, ...
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How can a new user to the site get clarification about a question with little information? [duplicate]

As a new user to the site, I would like to try answering to other users questions. Lets say, The question I found has some limited information, with some additional information I could provide the ...
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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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Answers that aren't about Ubuntu (explicitly about another distro)

I think it's important that the Questions and Answers on our site remain "on-topic": It is infinitely frustrating when trying to solve an issue, to search for a question, find an answer, ...
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Should “zoom” tag also apply to the videoconferencing software?

Currently "zoom" tag description is Questions related to desktop zooming effect Now, during Covid-19 lockdown many people are using the tag for Zoom videoconferencing program. Should we ...
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Feature improvement for flags history

This question is asked on MSE at the following link for more visibility: Make it easier to distinguish accepted and declined flags in addition to pending ones in flags history In the flag summary ...
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I can't add an answer to indicate that I'm having the same problem as a previous poster

I can't seem to add an "answer" to indicate I'm having the same problem as a previous poster; e.g.: to question---> External USB drive keeps unmounting and remounting using different UUID ...
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Is there a way to view statistics about visitors by country?

I was wondering if there is some sort of a counter or statistics about registered / unregistered visitors of ask ubuntu by world region or country, in a certain given time period and / or site ...
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Why do users who are no longer very active still get so much reputation?

When I click the Users button in the left navigation bar, I am taken to a page that lists users by reputation increase. What seems surprising is that, many of the users listed don't seem to have ...
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Add a reply option for comments

Don't you think that it is a good idea to add a reply button to comments to questions and answers? Most people forget to type @username when replying which makes the person who made the previous ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Ask Ubuntu's seventh moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Can I know the previous Elections for Moderators Nominated and Elected?

Can I know the previous Elections for Moderators Nominated and Elected as a list? For Example: .. 2012, 2013 & upto latest elections.. And once elected as a Moderator.. what is the period of the ...
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The annual Stack Overflow survey

I am trying to earn badges. How do I complete the stack Overflow survey?
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Is there any place to discuss already answered question on askubuntu or other stackexchange sites

I want to discuss already answered question. Is there any place to discuss it?
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Good link for “how-to” ask questions in Ubuntu Forums [duplicate]

I am a rather new Linux user and I'm having several issues with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and audio. I have tried several solutions I found online to no affect. I would like to ask in the relevant Ubuntu ...
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Launchpad OpenID not working for login on Ask Ubuntu

I can't log in here using my Launchpad ID. I get Canceled on the identification page of AskUbuntu. On the Launchpad, I get an Oops page with an message saying that the error was logged. Sorry, ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Present Moderator Elections, When the Election Closes, are the Results Immediate?

On this page https://askubuntu.com/election?cb=1 I see the message Election closes in <x> hours. So are the results immediate?
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Should questions seeking workarounds for bugs be allowed?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 and had my alt + tab break. Fortunately, I found a question on Ask Ubuntu that had the solution. However, since this question was closed, the solution was posted ...
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Requesting some eyes on this Closed thread

I'm not positive about why this topic was closed as not suitable for the site. ;TL/DR; I'm guessing below that it's being considered a bug report and a dupe of Launchpad content. It's about Ubuntu It'...
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What should we do with new answers to old questions of EOL versions, with an already accepted answer?

So here is the scenario: a new item at the review queue of a new answer to an old question, about a problem occurred in an EOL version (was asked when it was not EOL) and has an accepted answer. ...
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Am I the only one who feels like this?

Backstory: I joined ask Ubuntu end of April and installed Ubuntu for the 1st time start of May so I am pretty new. I have been using Ubuntu as my secondary OS for a while now. As I ran into a lot of ...
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How do I bookmark a Question/Answer?

I've found a question I'm interested in - how can I receive updates of when it gets answers or updates?
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I can't unfollow a deleted answer

I clicked "follow" on this answer. https://askubuntu.com/a/1235877/167850 It has been deleted since. Now when I try to unfollow it, I get a message This post has been deleted; deleted posts ...
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Unwanted edits to my question in ask Ubuntu

I recently asked a question on ask Ubuntu How to tell whether the snap or apt version is being used? which was well received and got two excellent answers and 11 upvotes. Then today, 3 days after it ...
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If I get question banned on StackOverflow, will I also get banned on AskUbuntu?

I am on the verge of being banned from asking questions on Stack Overflow. I'm not sure why, I guess people don't really like my questions. But without bashing on S.O. too much, I legitimately want ...
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Why is sportsmanship considered under the moderation badges in election statistics?

I was looking at the election page and was surprised how some of the nominees don't have 100% of the moderation badges. Only to find out it was the sportsmanship badge that is missing. That badge ...
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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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Opt-out of editing other's posts

How can I remove this icon from my Ask Ubuntu page? I have enough trouble trying to get my own posts formatted correctly. When I do look at the review queue, I don't see any need for changes to a ...

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