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Repeated review audit

I was reviewing posts in the First questions review queue. Take a look at this: I had to do the same review audit twice. The links of the review tasks are: https://askubuntu.com/review/first-...
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Answer removed without reason as if never was created. Need reason

I made answer, probably in october 2020 (guessing from my login data), which was about keyboard problem after boot. According to it - keyboard stoped to work after some upgrades. I discovered, that ...
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Is translating posts using Google Translate acceptable?

I've seen several questions in non-English, where a user (typically high-rep) puts it into Google Translate. Here's an example (Wayback Machine if it gets deleted). I do realize that post had other ...
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Should canonical make Ubuntu App Platform? [closed]

Should Canonical make Ubuntu App Platform (that can be use on any Linux Distribution)? The fuel, point to discussion is in this video: You CAN'T make a "Linux app", because there is NO ...
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Should invalid answers be deleted?

I found this answer, which is about a discontinued Chrome extension. Should such answers be deleted, since they don't help anyone anymore?
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2020 Potential Moderator Election: Community Interest Check

It's time for us to consider holding an election for moderators for Ask Ubuntu. The last election we held was back in 2019, where we elected a single moderator, and since then, several of our ...
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Order of operations when editing/flagging

A bit of a question and a bit of a PSA for others to potentially avoid the problem I ran into. This question was originally unclear. The title did not match the question body, and there was (...
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"How can I make ubuntu start faster" - close or not?

I recently edited the canonical Q&A post with the inclusion of a very popular topic: How do I improve boot speed? Now, a new question about this pops up (there is at least 1 new post per week ...
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Wrong users on question list

The wrong user is displayed as the asker on the question list, the right one being shown on the question itself. This just happened moments ago...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2021: a year in moderation - Handled Question Flags

A question (but first a comment) regarding 2021: a year in moderation: First, that's 32,646 actions taken by our hard working Mod team in 2021. I know that there's even more that you do that isn't ...
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What are common canonical questions for our site?

So according to the Gospel of Spolsky 13:4, a core mission of Stack Exchange communities is to stop re-answering the same questions, and instead build a library of canonical answers. When general ...
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What should I do when a user with poor grammar and formatting denies my edit?

As the title suggests, recently a user denied my edits and insisted on sort of copying them and making my edits their own... What to do? What should I do when this happens, as I believe it has ...
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Is the <blockquote> tag working correctly on Ask Ubuntu?

I've been trying to use the <blockquote> tag to include literal output in this forum, but I cannot get it to work for me. My understanding is that if a chunk of text is surrounded by the <...
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How do we change the policy of Ask Ubuntu if votes are low in Ask Ubuntu Meta?

Since important policy decisions regarding Ask Ubuntu's scope are taken using voting in Ask Ubuntu Meta, it's important that as many people as possible participate in the discussion related to ...
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Cannot submit a question with the software-installation tag

Umm... The tags are backup, re-installation, software-installation, and settings. I should be allowed to submit this.
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Can chat get a redesign? Please?

I considered posting this on Meta SE instead of Ask Ubuntu Meta, but because several of these are Ask Ubuntu specific, I went with here. That said, I think the rest of SE chat should get an update, ...
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Should comments offering offline support be flagged?

Are comments like this permitted on AskUbuntu: There is a flag for questions and answers to mark them as spam if they are promoting a product or service without clearly stating the author's ...
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Canonical questions

Yes! I read this question And it was useful, But this contains some old information, And I want the updated information. What I want I want to know existing canonical questions on our website. I ...
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I am not able to ask questions on Ask Ubuntu

I am a new ask ubuntu user and recently I just asked only 1 question on it about my computer being stuck. I was flagged for duplicate / off-topic questions. My question was deleted. It was actually on ...
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Which is better: editing someone's old but outdated answer to keep it up to date or making a new answer and adding a note to the old one?

I found a similar question in search but didn't feel that it answered this question. Came up here: My WiFi adapter is not working at all, how to troubleshoot?. I came across that answer while I was ...
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Should [edits] and [editing] be tag synonyms on meta?

I think the edits and editing should be the same (on Meta). I guess there is a small difference (one being the action and one being the edit itself). But the tags are used interchangeably, so I think ...
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Can "posts %" in the Profile be simplified to "%"?

Was looking at some profiles today and stumbled on this item: The "posts %" value is a bit confusing. At first I misread the number to mean the number of posts a person has written, but the ...
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Are questions about configuring KDE On-topic on Ask Ubuntu?

A few days ago, I found a question which was something like this:- How can I configure KDE to look like this:- The image provided is not the exact image in the post but it was something similar to ...
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How to decide which flag is the correct one?

This days I found some questions about to install software in no longer supported releases (linke xenial) I never know for sure flagging as EOL or flagging as a duplicate (like how to install or ...
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Was it necessary to close "Is a clean install better than upgrading?" as opinion-based?

Was it necessary to close Is a clean install better than upgrading? as opinion-based? The phrase "clean install" should be enough to suggest to an informed reviewer that a clean install ...
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Missing comments. Who deleted them?

Ethernet is disabled after reboot - Ubuntu server 20.04.3 Question posted yesterday. I left a comment requesting more info from the OP. OP responded with info, and then pinged me with a comment to let ...
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Does the [unreadable] tag make sense?

The unreadable tag makes very little sense in my opinion, as it encapsulates multiple, technically unrelated concepts. The usage guide reads as follows: This can describe a file or any output that is ...
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ACTIVITY screen in my profile needs work

As usual, change provokes more change... the new ACTIVITY screen needs some tweaking... BADGES shows up twice... And REPUTATION should be moved up IN PLACE of the first BADGES image...
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All my ANSWERS have disappeared from my Activity screen

Happened just a few minutes ago... Where did they go?
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The in-review-queues edit layout is different from the normal (out-of-review-queues) edit layout on mobile. How can I always use the former?

I can't always be in front of a computer, so I sometimes use an Android/Apple phone (with Brave browser) to use Ask Ubuntu. There I have noticed that when I edit a post in the review queues by ...
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Is Ubuntu 14.04 off-topic on Ask Ubuntu?

THREAD NOTICE: This issue has been raised to Mark Shuttleworth, the Ubuntu Community Council, and the Ubuntu Technical Board via this email message (TB is the only public archive version of the email)....
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Improving question closed banners for most users - short wording needed for site specific reasons

So, not very long ago a change was made to the format of the banner that appears at the top of closed questions. It no longer shows who closed the post (I disapprove of this change, but this post here ...
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What would you like to ask the Stack Exchange Community Team?

As you may or may not know, Stack Exchange moderators have access to a Private Team SE site where staff and mods can discuss stuff and help each other (similar to Meta Stack Exchange, but with ...
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Correct answer deleted?

https://askubuntu.com/a/1379258/1210606 The answer above was deleted by a mod with the justification: The workaround is Windows only! Either this person doesn't know Wine's folder structure (drive_c)...
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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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Were the "pre-canned" comments intended to be brusque and condescending? If so, why?

I posted this question recently, and after I answered a comment requesting information with something like "I'll try to do this when I'm home", the same user who had requested the ...
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Recommend Deletion option in Late Answers review queue does nothing - please flag posts that should be deleted

Just a quick PSA here - thanks to BeastOfCaerbannog I've realised that the new Recommend Deletion option in the Late Answers queue completes the review and gives you the option to leave the canned ...
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Please stop posting half answers and bad advice as comments

Ok so I've spent a few days doing hardcore cleaning and we have a problem with comments and people misusing them. People who are too lazy to write a real answer so they write a half finished one ...
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BUG : Unanswered questions?

Hello Today I was browsing through all the questions... I was seeing and almost all the questions were answered. So I selected the "unanswered category" of questions. By default, sort by ...
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How to add subname in profile?

The above is a user from Stack Overflow. How can I add a subname like Data Wrangler above? I don't see an option in my profile preferences to do this.
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Question correctly flagged as duplicate, should I delete it?

I asked a question yesterday How to launch a long-running Python code in a Docker container running on a remote server and then it crossed my mind that maybe the question was off-topic Is this ...
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Please consider not leaving feedback as Community♦

Thanks for reviewing. I really appreciate it. Recently review got reformatted quite a lot. Personally, I don't like many of the changes. I guess I'm an old stick-in-the-mud. But about one feature in ...
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Bug: Moderator not getting the mod tag but being tagged as a bot in mod actions for comments

This happened on this post's deleted comment - visible to moderators and staff as it's a deleted comment: This is a post done by a reviewer and masked by the Community bot. Mitch is an actual diamond ...
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Why is Community Bot calling perfectly good answers unclear? [duplicate]

What triggers this message As it’s currently written, your answer is unclear. Please edit to add additional details that will help others understand how this addresses the question asked. You can ...
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Why are other people able to determine what answered the posters question?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: Deja Dup not backing up entire system I apologize if this has been asked or commented on by another thread. I do not have the time to read 25 pages of ...
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Change the links in Ask Ubuntu Meta contact page

I recently noticed the Ask Ubuntu Meta contact page. The Yahoo link redirects to https://help.yahoo.com/kb/account The Google link is HTTP and redirects to https://about.google/contact-google/. The ...
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Does this edit fail to improve the post?

Yet another question about edits as I work out the borders between an appropriate and inappropriate edit. @Dan is one of the developers of OpenConnect, making him one of the better-suited people to ...
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Advice requested for a question closed as a duplicate

Earlier today I asked a question "How to find out what version of a package is in an apt repository?" which was closed as a duplicate of "How to install Google Chrome". I feel like ...
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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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