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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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Should we add ephemeral security alerts on high priority vulnerabilities?

I came across an answer which suggest installing x tool which have a recently found a high priority security risk, so I edit it to add: Update x ASAP: CVE-2021-nnnnn: High priority security ...
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The 'Raiders of the Lost Downboat' chat room

Who created the 'Raiders of the Lost Downboat' chat room? What is the room currently used for? What was the room used for? Who came up with the name 'Raiders of the Lost Downboat'? Who were the room ...
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I think we should block the [freeze] tag

Yes, I have found this question. But, it was last discussed over five years ago, and there are still new questions getting posted about it, so I think it is worth revisiting. Also, the linked question ...
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Title of page does not reflect suggested edits

The title of the page (the text on the tab) should reflect the post with the proposed edits, not the original version. E.g., this question should display Snap store isn't installing as the title of ...
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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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Suggestion to change description of "End of Support" / "End of Life" in Help Center

I would suggest the following change to the Help Center page on "What topics to ask", under the last bullet in "Questions you should avoid": Support for Ubuntu releases past their ...
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How much can an answer be modified before it should be its own entity?

An edit was in the review queue for this answer and it’s clear that the author of the edit is doing everyone a favour with the additional details being added: Given how drastic the “hijack” of the ...
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This is my impression of askubuntu

My last Q was about odd behaviour during intramfs. The Q is GRUB starts but init cant read any media I find the comments asking for clarification unreasonable. initramfs doesn't change between 20.04.x ...
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Should we unpin the accepted answer from the top of the list?

Community manager Nicholas Chabanovsky has posted this on Meta Stack Exchange: Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers. On Stack Overflow, apparently, answers are now by ...
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Should we unpin the accepted answer from the top of the list on meta?

This is the partner to my other question, concerning specifically Meta Ask Ubuntu. Because accepts may have a somewhat different meaning or purpose on meta I am posting this question to gather ...
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What does our community need? (Magic wand time in MSE)

Philippe, the Vice President of Community for the Stack Exchange Network, posted a question on Meta Stack Exchange seeking input from the community regarding "ONE thing" that would help one'...
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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 turn this question into a more generic one?

Can we turn this question ("How do I upgrade Ubuntu 18.04 to 21.04 on i386 architecture?") into something like "I have a 32 bit computer running Ubuntu 18.04, and want to use an ...
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Inconsistent date in close description

I am talking about this question: Software Updater is saying "You stopped the check for updates". What should I do? The question was asked 11 months ago and the question was closed 12 ...
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Want to improve this question? Update the question so it focuses on one problem only by editing this post

Responding to that invitation, I revised this question: Hi I'm new to ubuntu world. I have few questions about the software installation in ubuntu: What's the difference between installing a ...
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Community Ads for 2021

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. All ads with a score of 6 or higher, or with a score of 4 or higher and no downvotes will be displayed (except for any that have a note from ...
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How do I make sure my stupid edit never sees the light of day?

I was an idiot and edited an answer rather than my question - how do I make sure my stupid edit never sees the light of day? Question where I screwed up Answer I accidentally vandalised
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What's the support period for Ubuntu Core? [migrated]

I recently saw a comment stating: "Core 16 has reached end of life and is not supported on this site". This got me wondering, is it really? Canonical states this on the Ubuntu Core page: ...
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Suggested improvements to "Markdown help" and formatting help

On Ask Ubuntu we have a lot of questions and answers that include multiple lines of terminal output which is best handled by using code fences. Without formatting, this information is difficult to ...
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Should unclear questions with accepted (or plausible) answers be marked for closing?

When a question is unclear or missing key elements that might lead to an answer — such as versions, logs, and whatnot — it should be flagged for closure. To the best of my knowledge this is for two ...
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Is Ask Ubuntu sponsored by Canonical?

According to the answer in Meta Stack Exchange, Ask Ubuntu is "sponsored informally, under special agreements that were negotiated before SE launched the formal site sponsorship program" by ...
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How long do we support Ubuntu flavors?

Recently, there have been proposed and applied changes regarding “End of Standard Support” and “End of Life”. It is not clear, however, if this policy also applies to the official flavors. For example:...
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"Can I run Ubuntu on my hardware?" questions: a discussion

Ask Ubuntu receives large numbers of questions like this example posted today asking "I have this [specific device], can I install Ubuntu on it?" These questions tend to attract low quality answers (...
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Cannot flag as duplicate if there are no upvoted or accepted answers

I have found OP1 (from 2019) How to Set Different Layouts for 2 Keyboards and OP2 Can I Set Different Languages to 2 Keyboards? (recent), which is an obvious dupe of OP1. I mean to flag OP1 as a dupe, ...
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Ask Ubuntu's contact page seems to be broken

The first week of January 2021, I submitted two questions to https://askubuntu.com/contact. In week two, I submitted another. I have yet to get a response to any of these questions. Not even the usual ...
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What is a good way to encourage askers to accept an answer?

Every so often I stumble upon an excellent answer to a problem only to find that, while it may have a high score, the answer has yet to be accepted. Case in point: This happens with many "drive-...
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ask ubuntu home page last seen gone with new ui

I was previously able to see the last seen of any user. Recently with the new look of AskUbuntu page, I could not find this option. Is it removed or is there any different approach to the "last ...
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Can I unsubscribe from comments to my answers?

Is there a mechanism that allows me to “unsubscribe” from comment notifications on my answers? Ideally something that operates on a per-answer basis. Alternatively, can I mute certain people so their ...
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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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I asked a question but now I can not find it

I asked a question: Create Bash Alias That Accepts Commands but now I can not find it.
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What's your Ubuntu story?

Ask Ubuntu is 10 years young now! And the community is always growing. It's time to celebrate, isn't it? We came to Ask Ubuntu to ask questions about Ubuntu because many of us were noobs at using it, ...
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Why are contact pages not consistent?

This is the contact page of Ask Ubuntu: This is the contact page of Ask Ubuntu Meta: We can notice that the links which are mentioned in Ask Ubuntu contact page and Ask Ubuntu Meta page are ...
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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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How to answer questions using a previous answer

I recently answered a question on Ask Ubuntu and got 2 very different comments that I thought might be worth considering by the community. The OP had asked about how to disable the lid switch on a ...
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Why is an answer shown in First posts review queue when I filtered it for only questions?

I was in the First posts review queue reviewing posts. I noticed this suddenly: Link: https://askubuntu.com/review/first-posts/1163303 As you can see in the screenshot, I have used the filter option ...
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Policy Change Proposal: "End of Standard Support" for ESM releases is effectively the "Not Supported" date for a release on Ask Ubuntu

This is a proposal for adjusting a policy. The Community at large should vote on this change and determine whether or not they are in support of it. This will be as simple as upvoting the official ...
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how can I change the order of replies to "most recent first" or (even better) "most recent version"?

Searching for previous possible answers to my questions I am frustrated by reams of material referring to earlier iterations of Ubuntu. If the solutions do not change, fine - but I suspect they might. ...
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Why questions are no longer accepted from my account? Why am I getting "You have reached your question limit" while trying to post a new question?

While trying to ask a new question, I'm getting You have reached your question limit Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. What is the reason I can no longer ask questions? ...
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Dark Theme for Ask Ubuntu

(Edit: looky looky Dark Theme Ask Ubuntu) I've been using a color inverter extension in Chrome to make websites with prominently white colors be primarily shades of dark gray or black. It's a lot ...
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Let's try to explain complex topics to new users in a simple manner

I have lately been noticing that many new users of Ask Ubuntu, who are also new users of Ubuntu, ask questions (probably something related to graphics driver, GRUB, etc.) and many users of Ask Ubuntu, ...
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Isn't it weird that you type upgrades and get updates?

Isn't it weird that you type upgrades and get updates? Why did this question: Is there a command to find updatable packages? get negative votes? As I explained in the comment. The problem is here ، It ...
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Join us on UbuntuOnAir on 15th July 12:00 UTC!

Monica and Rhys from the Ubuntu Community Team have kindly invited the mod team to participate in a Community Office Hours session to chat about Ask Ubuntu. You can catch it here on YouTube on 15th ...
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Can we make version tags a must for every question?

There are many questions where users dont mention their Ubuntu version and ppl then ask them to add the version of Ubuntu they are using to their question so question could be answered accordingly. ...
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UbuntuOnAir: "Ask AskUbuntu"

On July 12, 2021, popey, Developer Advocate at Canonical, shared this link in Ask Ubuntu General Room: https://twitter.com/ubuntu/status/1414611927993622532 Here's the tweet: It's a 'questioning' ...
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What are the meanings of EoSS, LTS, ESM and EoL?

In the What topics can I ask about here? article in Ask Ubuntu help center, under the "Questions that you should avoid:" heading, the following bullet point is mentioned: Support for ...
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Ask Ubuntu logo download link

From which website can I download the Ask Ubuntu logo? I found this website which contains logos of Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange: https://stackoverflow.design/brand/logo/, but there is no Ask ...
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Flairs are not visible in https://askubuntu.com/election

The flairs of the moderators are not visible in https://askubuntu.com/election. Refer this screenshot: When I try to open image in new tab in Firefox, it's completely blank: When I try to open image ...
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Is the scope of hard-drive tag and drive tag similar?

While reviewing posts, I noticed these two tags: drive and hard-drive. I feel both these tags have similar scope. So should we merge these tags?
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Why is information about triage and help and improvement review queues there in help center?

In this help center article, there is some information about triage and help and improvement review queues. Triage – Stack Overflow only - 500 reputation. The primary goal of Triage is to quickly ...

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