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How to write the grave accent to add code in the comment section?

I have a magic keyboard from Apple set on US language and I try to find the keyboard shortcut for the grave accent (`) to add code in the comment section on askubuntu.com. I don't want to copy-paste ...
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How to detect AI-generated answers?

AI generated answers are banned from Ask Ubuntu. But how can I recognise them?
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How should we clean up the [kvm] tag?

This is a discussion about a tag, not an invitation to mass-edit questions containing said tag (at least for now)** We have a kvm tag. It is meant to be about Kernel-based Virtual Machines (based on ...
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How do I log out of "Ask Ubuntu"? [duplicate]

There is no good Tag for this -- maybe I'm in the wrong place. I can't figure out how to log out of Ask Ubuntu. Where is the log out icon or selection located. I think I've looked in all the normal ...
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A user doesn't ask or answer, but only adds tags

I have noticed one particular user's activity is only adding tags to questions, nothing else. I see them almost daily in review queue. The user adds mostly irrelevant tags. I reject the edits. Others ...
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Is it allowed to ask for software advice?

I've recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu and I don't miss anything except for one program named PhraseExpress. With it, you can create shortcuts for words, or fix spelling mistakes you make often,...
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Why did the askubuntu team remove this?

I was just seeing the snapshots of the old askubuntu site from Wayback machine, and when I clicked the "Ask Question" button, I saw this: Why did they remove this? I'm just curious. it ...
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2022: 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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A user deletes their answer and posts the same question as a new post and self answers

I am not sure whether I should write this on MSE or MAU, but here I go anyway Context: Couple of months ago, I came across a dearly interesting question related to corrupted desktop environments (...
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What's the proper process for "fixing" a Mod-or-community-deleted answer?

I've been pretty active in community-moderation/curation here for a bit, but I'm honestly still confused about one part of the process. Let's say that someone, for example, posts a link-only answer. ...
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Why was my question about Ubuntu desktop shortcuts deleted?

I want to know why my question about Ubuntu desktop shortcuts was deleted. I don't see how it can not be an appropriate topic for Ask Ubuntu. And if Ask Ubuntu is not the right place to ask questions ...
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Why was my question closed?

E: Type 'echo' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list The post that was sited as the reason for closing my question, does nothing to help me if I can't ...
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What is happening with the daycounter?

I went to my account and clicked responses yesterday and it states that I made some responses and got an answer to my Responses. See screenshot: My day counter however states that I have not visited ...
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Consecutive days counter not working as expected

Although I made a comment yesterday, it didn't register my visit. I had 69 days and today it shows 1. Clicking on Consecutive days shows I missed yesterday. I was really on my way to 100. Very ...
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Would it be advised to answer already answered questions - with alternative answers?

Hello, Clarified question: Say we have a question, (solved by a answer) which, might be any (but not limited to) of the following: [x] outdated. (Maybe the Question is about a Python 2 problem/issue -...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is ChatGPT considered Ubuntu Third Party Software?

Is ChatGPT considered Ubuntu Third Party Software? Are questions about using it on Ubuntu on-topic?
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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-...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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?...
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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 ...
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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://...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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....
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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'...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.

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