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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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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 ...
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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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Am I penalized for trying to "improve" a test edit?

I got a suggested edit that seemed really weird: https://askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits/232686 I couldn't quite figure out what the edit was trying to achieve, and toggling between "...
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Should I be able to change my vote if an answer becomes outdated? Or should I take another action?

Some time ago I found an answer which I had found useful and upvoted. Recently I bumped into the same issue again and, trying to apply the steps from the answer, I found that the solution is now ...
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The [format] tag has a broad scope. What should we do?

The tag wiki excerpt of format states that the tag has a broad scope: For questions regarding file formats, or formatting hard drives. We can ask questions about file formats or formatting hard ...
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Are we gradually losing our most active members?

This is the maximum year-wise reputation obtained by a user so far. 2011: 31,002 (fossfreedom) 2012: 43,677 (ish) 2013: 27,938 (Radu Rădeanu) 2014: 37,417 (Oli) 2015: 58,133 (A.B.) 2016: 36,112 (...
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Why is downvoting a question or answer without a explanation acceptable?

My title says it all. Yes, I know this has been asked before. Allow me to break it down to the basic Ask Ubuntu core values. According to the Tour page, one should: Improve posts by editing or ...
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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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How to get an e-mail notification when I get a new answer or comment at my question?

How can I get an e-mail if a question of mine in Ask Ubuntu gets a new answer?
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Should we put [wallpaper] to the [background] (or vice-versa)?

We have the wallpaper and background tags. The tag excerpt of the first says: For questions regarding the image displayed on the desktop background. The tag excerpt of the second says: Questions ...
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Why doesn't StackExchange editor support auto synced source and result?

Editing a long post seems to be very painful. This could even prevent many - at least users who are new to the editor - not to edit anything complex anymore. You need to double scroll - scroll ...
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Is there any way to block a question to be used as a duplicate

There are too many times this is used as a duplicate, My wireless/WiFi connection does not work. What information is needed to diagnose the issue? The wireless script is just a tool to help find the ...
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Are questions about configuring KDE On-topic on Ask Ubuntu?

Recently, I came across a post which went like: How can I configure KDE to look like this:- Although, the question was closed as Off-topic because the poster was on Manjaro, it strikes my mind that ...
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How to remove account from ask ubuntu?

The https://askubuntu.com/help/deleting-account shows wrong information. I am looking for a real way to remove my account from this site.
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Why are all the questions/answers on this site so old and out of date?

I have Ubuntu 22.04.1 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.
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Improvements to Ask Ubuntu or wiki, help

I am constantly frustrated by the amount of out of date information or misleading information given in a question:answer(s) format. I call this "Fubar disinformation" which can lead you ...
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Close votes etiquette

I recently earned the privilege to close and reopen votes. I am ecstatic that I earned this privilege. It is of course, my intention to do all I can to improve AU website. There are some legitimate ...
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Should we downvote questions when the OP didn't put any research effort into them?

For instance: How to install bind dns server and apache web server in ubuntu?. There is certainly a lot of how-tos to be found for exactly this task, it looks like we are his first (and only) ...
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I need guidance for downvoted question without feedback

I recently posted a question titled Slow Simulated Typing Speed in Ubuntu When Using Nonprintable Characters on Ask Ubuntu. The question was about an issue I’ve encountered in Ubuntu related to the ...
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Ubuntu 23.10 is now on-topic!

Ubuntu 23.10 (https://releases.ubuntu.com/mantic) is now released and is on topic. As usual, posts still must meet the normal requirements for being on-topic, though. Additionally, please refrain from ...
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Can we remove the [ubuntu22.04] tag?

We already have a 22.04 tag. I guess someone accidentally created the ubuntu22.04 tag. Shall we delete it?
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When was the option "Needs improvement" added to the flag dialog?

It's the first time I see this option: When was this option added? And do you have any opinion on whether we should prefer this as a "flag" rather than VTC with "Needs detail or ...
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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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Let's NOT participate in the one-rep voting experiment

On September 19th, 2023, SE announced that a few Stack Exchange sites would be participating in an experiment where one-rep users (with registered accounts) could cast both upvotes and downvotes. ...
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Can the [charset] and [character-set] tags be made synonyms?

The charset tag and the character-set refer to the same thing. One is simply the abbreviation. I don't see any reason for them to be seperate. Can they be made synonyms, please?
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I know how everyone can be happy!

Unicorns for everybody! .... not really. I'm talking about our long trail of "list of X" that predate the site since immemorial times. As you can see in previous discussions people doesn't ...
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How do I earn reputation points the fastest? [duplicate]

So I've got 15-ish years of exp on everything webdev/js/ts, but no reputation. I see questions asked where I would really be able to contribute with a good answer but I can't because ... no reputation ...
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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 ...
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Can a warning be implemented when the "Pending Edit Queue" is full?

My Reputation isn't high enough yet to edit questions/answers without moderator review. Therefore, any edits I do are entered into a queue for these pending edits. I'm aware of this and accepting of ...
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Should this tag be transformed in a [flicker] of light?

We have the flicker tag. Its usage guidance says: When something flickers it flashes repeatedly. Flickering in the Ask Ubuntu forums is generally referring to screen issues, or to describe an LED, ...
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Notification links to wrong StackExchange site

Moderator Note: This is already reported on the main StackExchange meta site: Positive reputation notification for edit approvals uses relative URL, which causes the link to go to the wrong place You ...
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Do we have a canonical question about custom resolutions with Wayland?

I just saw yet another question about why xrandr isn't working to add a custom resolution after updating the OS, and I think we should have a canonical question about this. Do we have a comprehensive ...
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Show ranking for year

I think my point ranking was #1 in Ask Ubuntu for 2018 but I can't seem to find this. I've started a job search and think this might be helpful. Is there a way to see the point rankings by year?
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Reminder: Don't close old questions as EOL if the release was supported when the question was posted

TL;DR: Don't cast EOL close votes on old questions if the release in question was supported at the time of posting. Yes, this is a blatant dupe. Actually, it's also a dupe of this. But... it seems a ...
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Let's burninate [mint]

If Linux Mint is off topic, why the heck do we have the tag mint? How does it help to tag Ubuntu questions with it? This user wrongly assumed Mint was on topic due to the existence of said tag: https:/...
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Can we [safely] remove this tag?

We have a safely tag. I don't really like it and think we should burninate it. Burnination criteria: Does it describe the contents of the questions to which it is applied? and is it unambiguous? ...
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Should the [purchase] tag be burninated?

Does it describe the contents of the questions to which it is applied? and is it unambiguous? No, this tag can refer to users attempting to (a) purchase Ubuntu itself (c) buy software on Ubuntu (c) ...
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Could you recommend a website for uploading files for others to download?

I have a 500 MB epub file and would like to include it in a post asking about some problem of processing it. I can't use Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Dropbox, Archive.org, and more, so I would ...
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Dialling down the boilerplate

This has been bothering me for a while now, and I'm interested in hearing other people's points of view. Problem Contributors are very quick to comment with correctional boilerplate messages where a ...
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Decline in AU quality

I am a regular AU user for five years. I have observed that the quality of questions and answers (and comments) has dropped dramatically recently (let's say during the last two months) in AU. Is this ...
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Are we there yet? 8 weeks on strike

As of today (Wednesday August 2nd 2023) many of the Moderators and curators of Ask Ubuntu have been taking part in the SE wide strike for just over 8 weeks. Many regulars on AU are feeling a little ...
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PSA: Stack Exchange Inc. has announced a network-wide policy for AI content

A couple of days ago, Stack Exchange Inc., the company running these sites, announced a new policy for handling AI content. This policy goes against our own, local policy on how to deal with AI ...
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Ask Ubuntu on mobile has an extremely large font size

When using Ask Ubuntu on Android, the font is too large when it comes to anything except post content and comments. I can reproduce the issue exists in Firefox and in Chrome. The issue is exclusive to ...
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We may need to migrate away from the StackExchange platform. If you know how, please start studying the challenge

I caught wind of a new insight (credit: @leanne), that enables some foreshight into aspects of the possible future. The following quote is to be found as the update section at the bottom of this post: ...
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can we do anything about the front page being literally filled with spam

It's been like this every day for a long time now Of course I flag it. It's a firehose though..
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Stack Exchange general moderation strike: the effects on Ask Ubuntu

As of June 5th 2023 a general moderation strike is in place across the entire Stack Exchange Network. There are two key documents that should be read to understand the background and reasoning for ...

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