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Is it acceptable to copy other user's common, moderation-related comments?

There are several comments, such as "this is Linux but not Ubuntu, ask on Unix SE," "This is Windows, ask on SuperUser," "this release has reached EOL," "this is ...
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What happens if I flag a high-quality post in a review audit?

I recently reached 500 rep and gained access to the review system, so I'm evidently new to it. Today I received my first audit, which I almost failed directly as a result of it being an audit. It took ...
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Can a new-user comment and answer? Is a feedback to an answer allowed to be posted as an answer?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: How do I get the grub menu to show on a MacBook? My post was not an answer but a comment, not sure if that's the reason because has been deleted. I can't ...
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Regolith Support

Is Regolith supported on AskUbuntu? I have seen questions about them that haven't been closed on AskUbuntu, but I can't find out whether the ISO is supported. The ISO is not on the official flavors ...
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What has happened with the “Steward” badge?

I got all of them a second time a couple of minutes ago.
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Does changing my display name have any unexpected side-effects?

I have seen that changing our display name is very easy. I just wanted to ask, how will it look like, and whether this change comes with any unexpected side-effects. Does it update the displayed name ...
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Image uploader provides wrong image

I am trying to add a screenshot to a question of mine. After I select the picture with the "browse" link, the small preview shows the correct image. But when I click the "Add picture&...
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2020: 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 past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Add to the tour how to use the post formatting tools

You could say that formatting tools should be evident, but it's clear that newcomers aren't aware of them in most cases, for example adding images to the post. Countless times I've edited post just to ...
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How should we handle questions from users asking how to brute force passwords or break encryption?

In my opinion questions that ask how to hack or bypass encryption should be closed as off-topic. Here are some examples of some recent questions: I don't have the LUKs password for my HP notebook I ...
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Cookie consent banner won't stay away

Whenever I click the Accept all cookies button on the cookie consent banner at the bottom of the page, it disappears, but then it reappears again as soon as I navigate to another page or reload the ...
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Merge [meta:down-votes] and [meta:downvoting]

Here on meta, we have two tags regarding downvotes down-votes and downvoting. Can we merge them into one? Currently down-votes has 8 questions and downvoting has 63 questions. In my opinion, though, ...
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How to pragmatically deal with down-votes on a good question when you are the author of the questions?

Recently someone down-voted a question I posted on Ask Ubuntu which was a very good question. I do not give a damn but is it alright to sit and see the down-vote on a good question or is there a way ...
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How can we post more questions on Ask Ubuntu without the 40 minute rule? [duplicate]

Sometimes I get several questions but here I can only one question in 40 minutes. If I am posting more than one question in single question, I am getting objected by users. How to solve this so I can ...
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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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Replace 'zoom' tag with 'magnification' (synonymise + merge)?

Six months ago, SurvivalMachine asked Should “zoom” tag also apply to the videoconferencing software? At the time, it seemed that relatively few questions about the Zoom meeting app used the zoom tag. ...
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Should we have a canon dupe for microphone problems?

Recently there have been a large number of questions related to microphones not being recognized or not working in some way, most of them liekly due to COVID-19 making people work from home. While the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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