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How do I format some code specifically for the language used? Or how do I prevent it from being formatted? Which languages are supported?

If I format some code by indenting it using four spaces, the code is not formatted. How do I format some code specifically for the language used? Or how do I prevent it from being formatted? Which ...
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How to format commands

How do I format any system commands or system messages correctly as in sudo apt-get update I see that kind of codes with a grey background and I understood earlier that such things have to be ...
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Blockquote button broken?

Blockquote Blockquote> HelloBlockquote Blockquote Above is an example of what I get when trying to create a blockquote using the toolbar button. I'm fairly sure this isn't what's meant to happen. I'...
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Are we supposed to ask Linux Mint questions here?

I understand Mint and Ubuntu are different distributions, but I've heard Mint described as Ubuntu based. Where is the best place to ask Mint questions?
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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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Why does my question get locked by on Askubuntu? No apparant reason other than a bully moderator

I am experiencing this unhelpful behaviour accross this community of forums related to stack exchange and stack overflow
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Can we have an integrated filter to detect AI generated content?

Recently, a user generated 10 answers within 45 minutes, and by the formatting they seemed to be all AI generated. Incidentally, the user asked a genuine question last month, so this is most likely a ...
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AI-generated content is not permitted on Ask Ubuntu

As of February 2 2023, there is a ban on the use of AI-generated content on Ask Ubuntu. This ban involves: Deletion of all AI-generated content, whether acknowledged as such or not Moderator warning ...
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Can one use a passkey to log into Ask Ubuntu?

Now that we can use passkeys with Ubuntu, see Does Ubuntu support passkeys, like Apple, Google and Microsoft do? Can I use a passkey instead of a password to sign into Ask Ubuntu? If not, can I use a ...
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Is there a chatroom or a place where we can send our problems about 24.04?

I do not need the problem to be solved immediately, was thinking about getting more info about which logs, how to get them and where to send em.
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Ubuntu 24.04 (Noble Numbat) is now released and is no longer off-topic

Ubuntu 24.04 (a.k.a. Noble Numbat) is now released. As of "Thu Apr 25 15:20:52 UTC 2024", posts about it are no longer off-topic on Ask Ubuntu. As usual, posts still need to meet the other ...
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Opera: logging in using Google does not offer a reset password

Fresh 24.04. Firefox asks for mail and then there is a message sent to my phone that lets me log in. So no need for a password. (FF 24.04 version does not let me download anything so time to review my ...
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Why is there a cap on the maximum number of questions per day for non newbie users?

Right now, a user cannot ask more than 6 questions per 24 hours. While this is an effective method to prevent spam, can we increase this for users with higher reputation (say, those with more than 50 ...
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What action should be done to questions in different language [duplicate]

While reviewing the questions, I came across questions that are asked in different languages other than English like this. Since AskUbuntu is an English-only platform, we can let the OP know that the ...
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Wonder why I got downvoted?

It is about this post How come Gnome developers consider Ubuntu 22.04 too old to take up bug reports regarding it?, it shows -1 I wonder why and why in my setting it shows -2?
25 votes
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Notifying users about the policy on AU concerning AI-generated content

We have an opportunity to increase awareness of the Ask Ubuntu prohibition on AI-generated content. Currently we have only two active notification areas: AI-generated content is not permitted on Ask ...
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Why has my upvoted answer about xz been silently deleted?

On 24/03/30, a question was posted, whether the backdoor in xz is affecting Ubuntu: Is Ubuntu affected by the xz backdoor compromise? I answered few hours later and received 5 upvotes. My answer was ...
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Why does askubuntu.com keep logging me out?

askubuntu.com keeps logging me out quite often which is something that wasn't happening in the past. Is this normal? Have you changed anything?
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Let's organize some chat workshops

Some of y'all may remember that way back in the mists of time, we celebrated Ask Ubuntu's 10th birthday with some chat-based workshops. That was pretty cool. The other day Artur Meinild mentioned that ...
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How do we handle questions that are different but could be solved by the same answer?

What to do when there are two different questions but they can be solved with the same answer (such as "What is 3 + 1" and "What is 2 + 2")? Look at this question: Icons from my ...
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The new UI has two search fields on an iPhone and does not display properly

I noticed yesterday that the UI for AskUbuntu has changed, but I’m having an issue with the search field on an iPhone with the Safari browser. As it stands, there are two spyglasses in the top menu ...
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UI has been changed?

I have just noticed that the menu has been improved: Are there other improvements, if any?
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"You have too many pending edits"

I know what this means, but it has been like that for about 24 hours. Only once one of my edits was acknowledged, and then this message again. Are there so many pending edits that people are not being ...
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1 answer
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What does the site look like to a moderator? (2.0)

What does the site look like to a moderator? Has anything changed from 12 years ago?
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What does this symbol mean?

Really not about Ubuntu, but I have recently noticed some people using this symbol <3 on Ask Ubuntu and Ask Ubuntu Meta. What does it mean? Is it some secret code that only certain people ...
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How to bring more attention to a non-duplicate

My question on Ask Ubuntu was flagged as duplicate. The post that was said to be my dupe did not apply to my circumstances, so I edited my question and voted for its reopening. How many votes do I ...
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1 answer
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Do we support [language-support]?

We have a language-support tag which has the following guidance: Questions related to the language support provided by Ubuntu. We also have a language tag which has the following guidance: ...
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When is the next moderator election?

Recently an election took place on Stack Overflow. When is the next moderator election on Ask Ubuntu scheduled? What are the intervals between elections? Where and when can I participate in the ...
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Can we fix this tag or should we just [uninstall]?

It's been asked about before and asked about again but it seems like the large uninstall tag is still a bit of a miscellany, with the majority of questions in it being about uninstalling software, ...
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Can't connect to askubuntu with Ubuntu SSO

I could not log on my original account throught SSO on askubuntu. I've tryed on Firefox, Chromium (fresh install with the purpose of this test, no extension). How to reproduce: New private window: ...
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Goodbye Gunnar Hjalmarsson 1958.10.06 - 2023.12.20

The Ask Ubuntu Community has lost a long time contributor from its ranks of esteemed contributors with the recent death of Gunnar Hjalmarsson. Gunnar was a highly valued contributor to Ask Ubuntu for ...
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Why can't we edit comments?

I posted a comment, and I can't edit it anymore. Why? We can edit questions, even after a while.
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About a post in AskUbuntu that received a downvote

Yesterday I posted in Ask Ubuntu a question about dnsmasq, and it was a large post with all important details, what I have tried already, the error messages, and it became really long - more than I ...
7 votes
1 answer
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Why does the site attack people seeking help?

I have technical problems i can't solve, and instead of providing help, I've been attacked. People complain that they don't like my questions, they troll all my content to down vote it, and now I've ...
3 votes
1 answer
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Is this the best place to ask complex questions?

I've somehow fried my pc trying to install ubuntu and have a lot to write to describe symptoms, etc. Is this where people do that kind of thing or is there somewhere less official where people go for ...
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Is the Ask Ubuntu community generally more friendly than Stack Overflow - If so, why?

This is not a rant! These are my initial thoughts in a discussion which I'm hoping other people will want to engage with. I want to hear your opinions on the following questions which I put to you. I ...
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If I have useful information to add to an answer, why do I need reputation to post it and how do I get it?

I was able to figure out some useful details to a question that was asked about the .epub format...but when I wanted to share what I found (which was not in the answers), I can't because of the ...
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1 answer
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How to see the user's reputation graph?

My browser displays the user reputation in the user's Activity page without a graph: How can I display the user reputation with a graph, as shown in the image below?
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Underline on new reputation graph looks weird

This is what I see when hovering my reputation graph in the new profile page: Can the underline please be removed?
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Add option to close vote because it is an XY problem?

I recently saw a question where the user asked where to buy "Samsung Magician software" for GNU/Linux. A quick google search shows that it is a software for health checkup and performance ...
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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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Do 'Read the man pages...' type comments and answers have a place on Ask Ubuntu?

In consultation with the Ask Ubuntu Community I would like to have some discussion and ideally a firm policy on how we should deal with Answers or Comments that invite people to find their own answers ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Has policy on downvotes changed?

I have been an on-and-off user of AskUbuntu for 10 years. Coming back this year I notice that the majority of questions on the front page have a -1, often already within the hour after they are asked....
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Getting asked for two-step verification code, but I'm not getting notification on my phone or email

I have an account, however, when I go to login, it asks for the two-step verification code and I don't think I ever set that up. If I did, I'm not getting it on my phone or on my email account.
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Why can't I login into Ask Ubuntu with launchpad anymore?

I do have an Ubuntu Launchpad account (still works, e.g. for reporting bugs, etc.) and I used to use it to login into Ask Ubuntu as well. For some months now, I can't login into Ask Ubuntu anymore. ...
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1 answer
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Possible undelete of answer?

I was browsing around since I just added TPM to my older motherboard and I wanted to check the full version. While browsing I stumbled across https://askubuntu.com/a/1415651/231142 where it is ...
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Is it againt the rules

Is it against the rules to post answers that solve problems without using the command line? I posted an answer here, but apparently solving a problem using Synaptic Package Manager is unacceptable.
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What's your Ubuntu question? Be specific

I don't exactly know why this is the case anyway, but I have quite often seen new questions with the above title ('What's your Ubuntu question? Be specific') as the person asking the question cannot ...
5 votes
1 answer
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Can we limit searches by date?

I'm trying to figure out what my weather and world clock options are on my new laptop. Most of the posts I am surfacing about weather indicators are about weather-indicator which hasn't been updated ...

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