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Is there a rule which states that all questions and answers have to be in English on this site? [duplicate]

I know that people often tell others that it is a rule here, but I am have never actually seen it written anywhere, so is it a rule that all questions and answers on this site have to be written in ...
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Is a good practice to quote another answers on mine?

I made a good answer with many methods to do one thing, and it had more than 80 votes, however there are a few AskUbuntu users that answered better methods and had only a few votes. I quoted it's ...
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Is it possible to undelete an answer which is deleted by a moderator?

I had a Q&A here which was deleted by a moderator because the source was not included. I have now added the source and edited the answer. Is it possible to undelete it now?
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Page shows 3 consecutive days on askubuntu. This is incorrect. Why?

I have looked at both 1) http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/1196/incorrect-consecutive-days-visit-count and 2) Consecutive days problem #97? But neither addresses my issue. My activity log ...
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A question in Spanish [duplicate]

I've only ever seen questions in English on AU before, so this one caught my eye. Should I translate it to English while editing it? Or ask the OP to write in English? I can't help thinking that if ...
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Persistance of review number on top bar even after review is complete

Say, I've got 3 posts for review. After I've reviewed all three, the top bar still shows that 3 posts are up for review. Now, if I go and click the review button, I just get a screen saying that there ...
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Direct access to Askubuntu reputation statistics

I'd like to be informed (in real time) of changes in reputation, helpful flags, etc, for my user ID. I wrote a script that scrapes the reputation off my user page using curl and grep. That was the ...
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Lots of "unclear what you're asking" close votes

A lot of the close votes are "unclear what you're asking". Just a refresher, here's an explanation of what this option means and tells the asker: Please clarify your specific problem or add ...
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How can I contact a user from this site? [duplicate]

Im trying to contact a certain user, I tracked him to two different websites but there is not contact link, nor option to comment.He seems to be expertise in the field of a problem I´m suffering with ...
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How can I participate?

I want to participate here at AskUbuntu and am compelled to contribute based on information that is not being found in many of the discussions but because of the absolute strict and high bar set by ...
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There is no Shell Tag?

There does not appear to be a "shell" tag! I realize that AskUbuntu is fairly GUI and newbie oriented but having no tag for one of the landmarks of Unix and Linux systems is frankly ridiculous. I am ...
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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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Use of the macbook-air tag and the macbook-pro tag instead of the macbook tag

I think that we should use the macbook-air tag and the macbook-pro tag instead of the macbook tag if the question is Macbook-Air or Macbook-pro specific, since Macbooks are discontinued. I spent some ...
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Should this community wiki question be re-opened? [duplicate]

During review, I stumbled across Video editing software options? in the reopen queue. While it is technically too broad by current standards, it's also a Community wiki that's been revised 8 times ...
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Closed as exact duplicate -> where is the solution?

Mu question Can I do an install onto a 4GB usb stick which is smaller than the recommended installation size? was closed as exact duplicate with a url to possible duplicate answer. Currently I have ...
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What happens to my comment if the parent question/answer is deleted?

Let's say that I leave a comment on a question, responding to an answer that was left. Can the person who left the answer delete his answer and my comment? I didn't think that it was possible, is ...
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Is "any tool that runs on Ubuntu" on topic here? [duplicate]

That's the response I got to a flag I raised about a git question which had already been answered on StackOverflow a few years earlier. Git runs on Ubuntu as well as on Windows or Mac, so it could be ...
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Editing an answer (or question) can make it get more upvotes. Shouldn't the editor also get credit for these later upvotes?

Editing can substantially change an answer or question. These changes, if accepted, may increase the value of the answer/question and the number the up-votes it gets. These should be reflected in the ...
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question is duplicate of what, precisely? [duplicate]

Stop marking questions as duplicates without linking to the duplicate in question: https://askubuntu.com/questions/60651/how-can-i-remove-unity-safely Yes, I'm sure that this is a duplicate question/...
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Why my reputation go down suddenly? Serial upvoting reversed

Many times my reputation is decreased I found writing: Serial upvoting reversed What does it mean?! what the wrong i did. This issue repeated 3 times till now
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Multiple solutions in answer [duplicate]

As a general rule, should there be multiple solutions in a answer or should the poster post multiple answers?
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Should https://askubuntu.com/questions/tagged/spam be modified?

Currently it reads like this: Questions tagged [spam] This is for flagged spam. Delete all other flags and insert this flag when you see a post that is clearly and unquestionably spam so ...
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Is there a way to prompt someone for an answer acceptance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it okay to ask a user to accept an answer for his/her question? When one answers a question which is confirmed as correct, is it solely up to the individual who asked the ...
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AskUbuntu Chat Starring mechanism

I have been quite startled by the people starring messages in the chat without a proper reason and they just remove it a minute later. I want to suggest a mechanism: When actually 2 or 3 (2 makes more ...
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How to understand a downvote

Is there any way to understand who or at least why a downvote was awarded? Because in 2 cases that I got a downvote, the answer seemed perfectly fine and also had upvotes from other users. The only ...
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Code Block Limit of 30000 characters

I came across a question where user had copied the output of a certain command and made a *.docx file out of it. The file was uploaded and the link was provided in the question to this file. I copied ...
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Can we merge many meta Q&As about "abandoned questions"?

Can we merge these three Q&A's (they are all ~5 years old) together? What to do with questions whose OP hasn't visited the site for a long time? What to do when users have been inactive for ...
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PROPOSAL: Checklist for addressing questions mentioning non-Ubuntu distributions

For those not aware of the context: One side of the community is pro editing out mentions of other OS where question asks about non-specific to OS things, such as scripting; another side, is pro-...
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How strict should off-topic questions be flagged as such? [duplicate]

I flagged this question as off-topic. The question absolutely does not belong on Ask Ubuntu but on Stack Overflow or similar. But the flag got declined and that's bad for my reputation (?). It makes ...
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Are we making Ask Ubuntu to uninviting to new users

Whilst down-voting is encouraged for sloppy, no effort, questions. Or answers that are bad or clearly incorrect. I have noticed a growing trend of down votes on first question/posts in the review ...
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Reveal user id in visible text in user profile

Currently the user id can be revealed by copying the user profile link or write it digit by digit from the link popup tooltip (in case you use GUI browser). That's quite compilated and non-transperant....
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Would creating a Q&A question to cover specific 14.04 sound issues be okay here?

I was looking at the numerous cases in a search of people having sound issues, especially with 14.04, and I was wondering if I could create a little Q&A FAQ (community wiki) about it? Many of ...
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Remove EOL tags

According to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases some of tags are out of date such as 13.10, 13.04 and more. and according to @rinzwind's comment We only support official Ubuntu releases (that are not ...
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Isn't it time to review Mint policy? [duplicate]

I abandoned XP about a year ago and opted for Linux Mint 17.0 on the basis of reviews but with no experience of Unix or its derivatives. After trading Cinnamon for xfce I have stayed put other than ...
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Video tutorials on Ask Ubuntu

This is a feature request to suggest adding a Video Tutorial section on Ask Ubuntu. Primary target would be including videos to explain most common tasks like Installation, WUBI installation, ...
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Why not to merge this SE with Unix/Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are we better off with a general “Unix & Linux” stackexchange site? I am using Ubuntu but will crosspost to Unix/Linux 100% of my questions since I can't be 100% sure it ...
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Presentation of code should include explanation in a separate comment section

This is just an idea and I would like to see what the feedback is. The problem Starting Linux I've found myself many times looking through example code on this site and finding out what it actually ...
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Help or advice on how to manage misleading/inappropriate answers to an asked question [duplicate]

Have just updated How to EFI install Ubuntu? with what I am sure concludes the answers that have been given are misleading and inappropriate to the specific question being asked. Had previously ...
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EOL Policy Revisited: a case for letting Ubuntu questions be on-topic

I wonder whether it is time to re-address the question about the (currently enforced) policy of treating EOL releases as off-topic. It strikes me as not only highly unintuitive but ultimately ...
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This is what we should be worring about, we are upvoting CRAP in Ask Ubuntu!

This is the exact contrary to "Should we get worried about in what direction Ask Ubuntu wanders?". For some reason, a question that has nothing to do with Ubuntu in any way or form was upvoted... and ...
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Notify visitors that the question is old

I asked this question on meta.SE, it got marked as dupe for this question, I'm posting it here because it has more value here. This question is 4 years old, someone commented: Looks like the old ...
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Is Ubuntu at war with VLC? [closed]

Once again I come with yet another question. I don't know if I am the only one facing this problem because I have looked through the tags for same problems, hoping someone must have it already but I ...
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The "dependency" tag mess

I'm really tired of hunting down all the APT "dependency" problems... There are already 7 tags that are used for something that ultimately translates to apt/dpkg in the "dependency problem" context: ...
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Are edits like this OK?

We all reject edits that change the meaning of posts but I came across this one and it adds meaning to the post that was never given by the OP. Here is the original post and here is the edited ...
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Tag change: [cut-command] -> [cut]

The tag cut-command should be called cut. Many other commands, including cp, mv are not with the suffix -command. Please could we have cut-command changed to cut. Firstly, all the questions should ...
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Proper use of Bold and Italic text in posts?

I would like to make this post to specify "proper" methods of bolding/italicizing text in questions and answers to keep the site clean and easy-to-read. Partially based off of my other question on ...
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Highest voted answer auto-accepted after length of time

I have a suggestion: After a certain set amount of time automatically mark the question with the most upvotes as the accepted answer. Many of us have experienced this: You answer a question posted by ...
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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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Month and Quarter reputation tab borked?

When I went to look at the Quarter reputation tab I noticed I'm number 1 in the stats and the same goes for the month but as I know I'm vastly inferior to Rinzwind 0:-) I'm suspecting something is ...
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Is there something wrong with Ask Ubuntu?

I don't understand, why Ask Ubuntu is like this. out of every 10 to 20 questions only 1 is answered. And the Ubuntu website is advertising it as it's main Q&A web site! Don't you think something ...
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