I asked a question and got a great answer -- but I can't seem to mark it as answered
I asked a question, Grub forcing me to boot from flash drive and rapidly got a great answer that solved the problem. I upvoted the answer, but there's no check mark for me to mark that I accepted the ...
Please remove the restriction "You must have 50 reputation to comment" [duplicate]
Dear administrators of StackExchange/AskUbuntu, restriction "You must have 50 reputation to comment" blocks many useful comments and tips !!! I'm not a geek who spends his leisure time here ...
Ask Ubuntu is getting a logo update
As many of you are aware Canonical recently updated the logo for Ubuntu. With this update came a request from Canonical to update the banner logo as well as the trademark copy in the footer of the ...
Is ChatGPT considered Ubuntu Third Party Software?
Is ChatGPT considered Ubuntu Third Party Software? Are questions about using it on Ubuntu on-topic?
I've been banned from reviewing for some strange reason
I reviewed "First Answers" and selected "Looks OK" for two answers that look really OK to me. https://askubuntu.com/review/first-answers/1272716 https://askubuntu.com/review/first-...
What is the policy for dealing with plagiarism?
Over the last couple of weeks there has been a growing number of answers that are unabashed copy/pastes of entire posts from sources around the web. These have generally been pointed out in the ...
What is the logic behind cocomac's answer?
This post contains a euphemism. Unfortunately, the gentlemen that made the rules made it so you need reputation to comment and ask not to edit an answer to reply to the author, so I have to ask a ...
Tips for users to write better questions and avoid negative feedback
This is for all more or less new users that posted questions here and searched for help, but got much negative feedback from the community in form of downvotes and closing their questions. I want to ...
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 ...
What's the "expected" audit response to spam in the LQ posts review queue?
I ran across a clear "spam" question in the low-quality posts review queue today. Link in case it works, but I hate promoting it by even linking it here :-/. The correct response to spam is ...
Change login name containing my email adress
In 2016 I created an Ask Ubuntu account with a login containing my email adress. I recently changed my email, how can I change to a new login name without losing my Ask Ubuntu history?
Why are all the questions/answers on this site so old and out of date?
I have Ubuntu 22.04.01 LTS and often have issues with it, but can never find a relevant answer here. 10 year old answers just don't work for newer versions of Ubuntu.
Clear unread inbox messages
I could not find the right area to post this, but I could use some help. I try to answer all my inbox messages, but it is now impossible. Is there a way to mark them all as read with just a few clicks?...
Are we truly "Eager to help"
This question was prompted by this one. At first glance I agreed that this looked like a horrible question with a lack of detail, then I recalled the initial slideshow when a new user installs ...
Is Jorge Castro a Robot? [closed]
Before reading see the following links I noticed today https://askubuntu.com/users/235/jorge-castro https://askubuntu.com/users?tab=voters&filter=all http://about.me/jorge.castro https://...
Are new users properly introduced to the site when signing up?
Is it only me, or has there been a large influx of new users this year, who seemingly haven't understood what differentiates a SE Q&A site from a forum? This leads me to think if the mandatory ...
Why do some questions show with a yellow background?
I suspect I'm missing something really obvious (and might have to delete this question in embarrassment!). I can't see the reason why some questions have a yellow background (e.g. see below from ...
How should I paste from my terminal?
I am aware of the editing help topic, but I'm still not sure how I am supposed to format the text I copy/pasted from my terminal. I want to be able to share these details from my terminal and I want ...
Why isn't everybody allowed to upvote?
Most often organizations allow voting for everybody it seems, this site shows a message all the time telling that I don't have enough reputation.
Are Ubuntu Pro support questions off-topic?
AskUbuntu question 1439642 is a support question from a user trying Ubuntu Pro beta. Are Ubuntu Pro support questions on-topic per https://askubuntu.com/help/on-topic ? Services provided by Ubuntu ...
EOL Question Handling Discussion... again
So, because of Darren Cook's answer to the EOL reminder I made back in May, and how people apparently don't like the status quo, I'm dredging this whole discussion back up. Because of Darren. So ...
Question about deprecated releases in a container
This question (starting container process caused: error loading seccomp filter into kernel: loading seccomp filter: errno 524: unknown) is on-topic, right? The host OS is Ubuntu 20.04, and the ...
Clearing out Old Questions
Recently in the review queue I have seen a number of questions which had they been asked today would be off topic because they specifically refer to an end of life version of Ubuntu but were on topic ...
Community bumping on AU
The Community user bumps old, not-well-answered questions regularly. While that maybe a good fit on most SE sites, I'm not sure of its applicability to AU. We follow a strong and strict release policy....
When does the community user start bumping old questions?
According to this the community user bumps old unanswered questions so that they get another shot at getting answered. I've seen it do it a couple times in the past but it doesn't seem like it's a ...
Correct action for questions in legal grey area
There was a good point being made in this thread. The OP was trying to virtualize MacOS, which isn't legal following its terms of service. What is the correct action for this question? I voted to ...
How to find posts I had flagged?
In previous design of Ask Ubuntu, there was an option to find the posts/comments I had flagged. I cannot find it in the recent design. How to find the posts I had flagged?
New user promoting a single service - (subtle) spam?
This user was created today, and the user has written 3 answers, of which 2 has been removed as spam (visible to +10k users): How to connect to remote desktop, Kali Linux from ubuntu? Multi-user ...
Questions about Ubuntu 18, 20, 22 that *really* intend 18.04, 20.04, 22.04
Many questions have inaccurate or misleading version information. For example, Search missing from Activities in Ubuntu 22 I've upgraded from Ubuntu 20 --> Ubuntu 22 Reading through the question, ...
Ubuntu 22.10 has been released, and posts about it are no longer (generally) off-topic
As of Thu Oct 20 19:13:20 UTC, 2022, Ubuntu 22.10 has been released and posts about it are no longer off-topic purely for being about 22.10 (of course, posts still should meet all the other criteria ...
Should we be concerned with prolific downvoters?
I've recently come across a few questions with downvotes that seemed a bit harsh; I accept everyone has a different view and it's fine to accommodate differences of opinion in a community. I got the ...
Should it be made mandatory to add a comment when downvoting questions?
I've seen a number of downvotes for IMHO reasonable questions with no explanation on why?. Surely the idea with the site is that people that want to learn about Ubuntu can ask questions that they can'...
How can I award a bounty when there is not answer?
I raised a bounty on this question because I face the same problem. Now I have got a mail from SO that I must award the bounty within 24 hours. But there are no answers, so how can I award the bounty? ...
Marking outdated posts/info etc. to be archived
Old posts with outdated info, which are irrelevant to the currently supported versions, should be excluded by the search engine bots. Perhaps, they should be marked and archived (i.e.: Internet ...
I need some [help] getting rid of this tag from Ask Ubuntu Meta!
This tag is fully useless IMO. We don't need it. So... we have a help tag on Meta Ask Ubuntu (NOT the main site). IMO, it is useless. Let's go through the criteria to get rid of it: Does it describe ...
Please block the [help] tag on AU Meta
Could CMs please block the help tag on AU Meta. Following Shog9's guide, we have accomplished the prerequisites: Burninate the tag: A combination of myself and the community have edited out the tag ...
Can we have a tag for scientific-computing?
A lot of people use Ubuntu for scientific computing. Can we have a tag for it? Many of the questions like this, this, this and this will fall under this category.
Should we pay more attention to self-answered questions when considering flagging them as duplicates?
This is the second time I've submitted a self-answered question and found that it had been closed and marked as a duplicate of two questions that didn't actually apply. As one would imagine, this is ...
Why "Your question could not be submitted."
I am trying to submit a question. I have spent a lot of effort trying to be clear. I like to make icons containing text. They are 240x240 pixels. However, when I put them on my desktop, the icons are ...
I would like a moderator to remove the acceptance from one of my answers and give it to another one
Is that even possible? Question here with my answer the accepted one and the one below that a better one! Yeah, I've looked here already but I'm not going to plagiarise the better one; that would ...
View inactive posts to achieve Excavator badge
How can I view inactive posts? I am trying to earn the Excavator badge.
How can I read answers to the related questions that appear when I'm drafting a question?
I wanted to ask a question. While I was drafting it, Ask Ubuntu listed some closely related questions that had been answered. I thought those answers might answer the question I was going to ask but ...
Change the Launchpad logo on Ask Ubuntu's Contact and Login pages
As of now, this is the logo of Launchpad shown in Ask Ubuntu contact pages (https://askubuntu.com/contact and https://meta.askubuntu.com/contact) and login page (https://askubuntu.com/users/login): ...
Why is the pool of selectable known-bad first question audits so small?
Over on Meta Stack Exchange, someone's reported having received the same post as a review audit in the First questions review queue five times overall. Per this post from a then-employee, when the ...
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'...
How can I easily see my own questions and threads to which I have commented on this site?
How can I easily see my own questions and threads to which I have commented on this site? I cannot find something relevant on the top right near the user's badges links.
Searching for "help ubuntu" or "ubuntu+help" in Google search should list Ask Ubuntu in results
I think the two search strings help ubuntu or ubuntu+help should bring up Ask Ubuntu website in the search results. It does not feature in the first three pages of Google search. What do you think?
If I bounty a question, but then I write a good answer, can I award myself the bounty and get my bountied reputation back?
Say I start a bounty on a question. What happens if I figure out a solution for my bounty on my own and write a good answer. Can I award the bounty to myself? Do my reputation points belong to me ...
Why are askubuntu.com and meta.askubuntu.com considered as same site?
Why are askubuntu.com and meta.askubuntu.com considered as same Stack Exchange site (Same Reputation points on both site), while stackoverflow.com and meta.stackoverflow.com are considered as ...
Can we add a screenshot of the "accepted answer" check mark to the help pages?
I usually like to link this help page: Some-one answers to new users that comment "Thanks, it worked!!" on an answer. The reason I link them to Some-one answers instead of Accepted answer is ...