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Maintaining canonical posts - how can we improve our most popular questions?

Recently, the perennial question of how to keep Ask Ubuntu up-to-date was brought into focus for me by numerous pleas to reopen this question, which had been closed as a duplicate of the canonical ...
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I accidentally down-voted an answer that I meant to up-vote, and now I can't change it

Last month, I accidentally clicked down-vote on a very useful answer that I had meant to up-vote. I didn't realize my error until today. Now, when I try to correct the mistake, I get the message, &...
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Why are the logos from some ubuntu related sites and askubuntu so similar?

I noticed that the logos and fav icons from sites like askubuntu.com and omgubuntu.co.uk are almost the same. Are they connected in any ways? Is there a specific reason they would look so similar?
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Should such minor question edits actually count and accepted as edits?

From time to time, I like editing questions and answers here and there that require some considerable formatting and overall question refining, so OP would actually have a good chance of someone ...
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Can we tell new users that questions about Linux Mint, Pop OS and so on are off topic when they ask any question?

We get a lot of questions about Linux Mint, Kali Linux, Pop OS, and other distributions. We also get some questions about very old versions or development versions of Ubuntu, but they are not that ...
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Can we reopen this question as a special case?

This question is about installing Ubuntu on a mac with M1 processor, and it was marked as a duplicate of Will my device work with Ubuntu?. The answer to that question is open ended, and says "try ...
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Is there a mechanism to disown my own answer?

A hypothetical scenario: Another person has edited an answer of mine. I don't deeply agree with how it looks now, and collaboration through comments and edits did not bring such a state that I would ...
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A custom filter for excluding posts with specific tags?

I don't have a dual-boot setup, so I will not be able to help much to people with related difficulties; yet this topic makes up a very large percentage of incoming posts. I have never had an Nvidia ...
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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 was a question moved from ask ubuntu to the unix linux site

I am trying to understand why a question was moved from ask Ubuntu to unix linux site. The reason given was that site has an answer. Guess what it does not. Many other questions about headsets are ...
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Researching references for common Ubuntu problems

Many problems on this website create the appearance that something is missing from Ubuntu and that a remedy might involve sudo apt install. Unfortunately many posted solutions do not have references. ...
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Edit suggestion was rejected by OP

While I believe I was suggesting a helpful edit, seems the community (conflict?) / OP believes otherwise. Was the edit not helpful?
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Should we close questions posted by new users as “needs details or clarity”?

New users may not know about the policy of this site, and sometimes their questions may be quickly closed before they can get back to add more information. Reopening a question by editing it often ...
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Suggestion for OP's who ask a question, then never acknowledge any replies

I've answered a lot of questions, sometimes my answer is the only answer, but the OP has never come back to acknowledge the answer. Forgive me if this is already in place, I have no idea, but the ...
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Please keep Corona away from AskUbuntu

The new Winter Bash provides new hats, the first hat one will get are face masks. Since Corona is a hot topic, this may create a shitstorm. When working on Ask Ubuntu, I want to concentrate on the ...
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OP rejected my edit and then copy-pasted it

I suggested an edit to this answer a few days ago. The edit was approved by a moderator, but was then rejected by the OP of the answer. Which is totally fine, since my interpretation of what the OP ...
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How To Provide Terminal Report

Often, when I post something in forums, a 'report' is demanded in return (generated by a command in the Terminal). How to provide this? Is there a file saved on my computer? Where is it and how to ...
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Please don't flag link-only answers as Very Low Quality

Lately I notice that many link-only (or link-mainly) answers are being flagged as Very Low Quality, so I am taking to meta to ask y'all to use the Not An Answer flag for link-only answer (LOA) posts ...
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Can I merge my LaunchPad login to this account?

I've seen this question multiple times, but they're all dated, so I don't feel appropriate to resurrect any of those ancient threads. Can a mod help me merge my StackExchange account (which is linked ...
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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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When I try to review First Posts, why does it say “No Action Needed”?

Whenever I try to review a 1st post, it says no action required. Is it possible to have it show only posts that I can review?
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Review queue false negatives on the new top bar

I've reviewed several posts regarding the new top bar such as: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/357621/review-queue-updates-icon-poll https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/355236/the-new-...
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The [groovy] tag became ambiguous

Ask Ubuntu has a groovy tag that is dedicated to “a dynamic language for the Java Virtual Machine”. However, Groovy (Gorilla) is the name of Ubuntu 20.10 and users started to (mis)use the tag for ...
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Community consensus regarding using backticks or 4 spaces for code

There might be similar posts regarding this in the past. So, please forgive me. I often find it hard to edit a post which has lengthy code (indented using 4 spaces). Also, there are higher chances of ...
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Thank you Stefano Palazzo!

I would like to thank Stefano Palazzo for their contribution to the Ask Ubuntu community and also for moderating Ask Ubuntu for 9 years. Stefano was one of the longest-serving moderators in Ask Ubuntu ...
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Protecting old questions to possibly mitigate low effort answers?

I am throwing out an idea here and looking for some feedback. Lately, it seems, that older questions are getting some mostly (in my opinion), low effort, low quality answers. Honestly, it's a ...
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Answering a question using an answer from another post

It occurs to me that I find an answer to one question among the answers to another question, sometimes in the way of hidden gems. I believe that creating the linkage between the two questions is ...
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Scheduling lessons for 10th anniversary celebration classroom

Oops time passed. I have created a public chat room for the 10th anniversary lessons: Join the Classroom All lessons will be held there. This post is for scheduling the lessons. If you would like to ...
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It feels like one of the moderators is being overly critical of my posts - what can I do?

A moderator seems to be shadowing me, down voting me within minutes of my posting an answer, and making inappropriate comments, and actions that are totally harassing me. Yeah, I'm pissed off. I ...
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Markdown editing commands don't seem to work

I have found this link: https://askubuntu.com/editing-help#comment-formatting And it says: Linebreaks End a line with two spaces to add a <br/> linebreak: How do I love thee? Let me count the ...
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What to do about highly rated and accepted answers that are wrong?

This question: New alert keeps showing up: Server returned error NXDOMAIN, mitigating potential DNS violation DVE-2018-0001 - Ask Ubuntu reports an annoying syslog message. The selected answer (...
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Flagged a question before I saw it in First Posts review queue. I cannot click “I'm Done”

The question which I'm referring to in the title is this: Error : If you do not go back to the partitioning menu and correct these errors, the partition will be used as is I flagged this question 2 ...
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Thank you for celebrating 10 years of Ask Ubuntu!

Just posting to say a big thank you to everyone for participating in the 10th anniversary celebrations and making it fun and awesome. Acknowledgements: For teaching classroom sessions, huge thanks and ...
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Happy 10th anniversary to Ask Ubuntu!

Ask Ubuntu was launched on 10/10/2010, so it's now just about 10 years old! To celebrate we are running some workshops / lessons in chat. So far this is the schedule: Introduction to software ...
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Should Elementary OS be added to the flag text “This is not about an official Ubuntu flavor.”?

To make it more clear, here's the flag page/fly-out thing: (Pardon the coloration, as I use a dark theme for the site.) In the very top-most option, it has links to Unix & Linux, Super User, etc. ...
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Are “not only Ubuntu-specific” questions on-topic?

I know this question has been asked and answered already here: How do we tell if a question belongs here, or rather at stackoverflow/superuser? However this topic came up recently again in a ...
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Is there a style guide for these Ask Ubuntu lists? [duplicate]

I have looked at https://askubuntu.com/help/how-to-ask . A style guide shows what is wanted and how to incorporate various things. For example, most professional journals and conference proceedings ...
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Before I ask a question the similar posts suggestions do not scroll properly

I started to post my first post and was offered similar posts, but when I scrolled, I saw this problem in Firefox. The text is scrolling behind the original text that I saw. There's no no preview ...
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Ubuntu Groovy Gorilla (20.10) is now released, and posts about it are (generally) No Longer Offtopic

(I'm a day late, I got busy with work stuff and at-home stuff) As of about 17:39:04 UTC on October 22, 2020, Ubuntu Groovy Gorilla 20.10 has been officially released. The corresponding release ...
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What does “canonical answer” refer to in bountied question notices?

I sometimes go through the bountied questions in Ask Ubuntu. Often I see the notice indicating the reason for offering the bounty is a specific reason written manually. Other standard noticed like &...
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Do I need to be logged in to Ask Ubuntu to see if I received an answer to my question?

I'm new to this site and Ubuntu. Do I have to stay logged on to see if I get an answer to a question I asked earlier?
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How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?

It seems that Ask Ubuntu was launched on or around 10th October 2010. This means that our 10th birthday is coming up in about three months :) This post is here to invite your ideas on how we can ...
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Creating a banner for 10th birthday celebrations

This follows up on How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?. The proposal to create a banner was well-received and it was suggested that this would be a good way to link to celebration events. ...
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Organising “classrooms” for 10th birthday celebrations

This follows up on How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?. The answer by jokerdino suggesting Ask Ubuntu Classrooms was very popular so this post is an attempt to start organising it. I have ...
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Is it “Ask Ubuntu Meta” or “Meta Ask Ubuntu”?

I sometimes have a doubt if the meta site of Ask Ubuntu is Ask Ubuntu Meta or Meta Ask Ubuntu. Let's look into some details (to understand why I'm confused). If we click on the Stack Exchange icon at ...
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Would it be possible to add a search to our comments that we have left for people?

I have written people a lot of comments here and when I look in my profile to find something that I wrote to someone I have to go through pages and pages of comments to find the exact thing I was ...
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Is everyone uncomfortable with their first reviews?

On one hand, I think many of the first posts / answers are quite messy, and not only in bad English, but, and that is probably worse, the result of practically no effort to do some research before ...
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Why did 'the system identify' a high quality post 'as possible spam' in review audit?

I was reviewing posts in the First Posts review queue and I got a review audit. Link to the review audit: https://askubuntu.com/review/first-posts/1093198. I found it was an audit by clicking on the ...
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How to erase a chatroom I created myself

my chatroom It was never in use the question was solved before I do not want to leave my trash behind
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Links inside comments replacing current page rather than taking me to new tab url

It appears, adding comment with link to post at askubuntu.com loading new url to current page rather than new tab. How about adding a target="_blank" with every link so I dont lose my ...

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