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Should comments offering offline support be flagged?

Are comments like this permitted on AskUbuntu: There is a flag for questions and answers to mark them as spam if they are promoting a product or service without clearly stating the author's ...
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Should [edits] and [editing] be tag synonyms on meta?

I think the edits and editing should be the same (on Meta). I guess there is a small difference (one being the action and one being the edit itself). But the tags are used interchangeably, so I think ...
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Are questions about configuring KDE On-topic on Ask Ubuntu?

A few days ago, I found a question which was something like this:- How can I configure KDE to look like this:- The image provided is not the exact image in the post but it was something similar to ...
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Missing comments. Who deleted them?

Ethernet is disabled after reboot - Ubuntu server 20.04.3 Question posted yesterday. I left a comment requesting more info from the OP. OP responded with info, and then pinged me with a comment to let ...
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How to decide which flag is the correct one?

This days I found some questions about to install software in no longer supported releases (linke xenial) I never know for sure flagging as EOL or flagging as a duplicate (like how to install or ...
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"How can I make ubuntu start faster" - close or not?

I recently edited the canonical Q&A post with the inclusion of a very popular topic: How do I improve boot speed? Now, a new question about this pops up (there is at least 1 new post per week ...
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Does the [unreadable] tag make sense?

The unreadable tag makes very little sense in my opinion, as it encapsulates multiple, technically unrelated concepts. The usage guide reads as follows: This can describe a file or any output that is ...
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ACTIVITY screen in my profile needs work

As usual, change provokes more change... the new ACTIVITY screen needs some tweaking... BADGES shows up twice... And REPUTATION should be moved up IN PLACE of the first BADGES image...
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All my ANSWERS have disappeared from my Activity screen

Happened just a few minutes ago... Where did they go?
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Was it necessary to close "Is a clean install better than upgrading?" as opinion-based?

Was it necessary to close Is a clean install better than upgrading? as opinion-based? The phrase "clean install" should be enough to suggest to an informed reviewer that a clean install ...
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The in-review-queues edit layout is different from the normal (out-of-review-queues) edit layout on mobile. How can I always use the former?

I can't always be in front of a computer, so I sometimes use an Android/Apple phone (with Brave browser) to use Ask Ubuntu. There I have noticed that when I edit a post in the review queues by ...
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How do we change the policy of Ask Ubuntu if votes are low in Ask Ubuntu Meta?

Since important policy decisions regarding Ask Ubuntu's scope are taken using voting in Ask Ubuntu Meta, it's important that as many people as possible participate in the discussion related to ...
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Correct answer deleted?

https://askubuntu.com/a/1379258/1210606 The answer above was deleted by a mod with the justification: The workaround is Windows only! Either this person doesn't know Wine's folder structure (drive_c)...
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Were the "pre-canned" comments intended to be brusque and condescending? If so, why?

I posted this question recently, and after I answered a comment requesting information with something like "I'll try to do this when I'm home", the same user who had requested the ...
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Improving question closed banners for most users - short wording needed for site specific reasons

So, not very long ago a change was made to the format of the banner that appears at the top of closed questions. It no longer shows who closed the post (I disapprove of this change, but this post here ...
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How to add subname in profile?

The above is a user from Stack Overflow. How can I add a subname like Data Wrangler above? I don't see an option in my profile preferences to do this.
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Please consider not leaving feedback as Community♦

Thanks for reviewing. I really appreciate it. Recently review got reformatted quite a lot. Personally, I don't like many of the changes. I guess I'm an old stick-in-the-mud. But about one feature in ...
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Bug: Moderator not getting the mod tag but being tagged as a bot in mod actions for comments

This happened on this post's deleted comment - visible to moderators and staff as it's a deleted comment: This is a post done by a reviewer and masked by the Community bot. Mitch is an actual diamond ...
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Why is Community Bot calling perfectly good answers unclear? [duplicate]

What triggers this message As it’s currently written, your answer is unclear. Please edit to add additional details that will help others understand how this addresses the question asked. You can ...
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Why are other people able to determine what answered the posters question?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: Deja Dup not backing up entire system I apologize if this has been asked or commented on by another thread. I do not have the time to read 25 pages of ...
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Does this edit fail to improve the post?

Yet another question about edits as I work out the borders between an appropriate and inappropriate edit. @Dan is one of the developers of OpenConnect, making him one of the better-suited people to ...
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Change the links in Ask Ubuntu Meta contact page

I recently noticed the Ask Ubuntu Meta contact page. The Yahoo link redirects to https://help.yahoo.com/kb/account The Google link is HTTP and redirects to https://about.google/contact-google/. The ...
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Advice requested for a question closed as a duplicate

Earlier today I asked a question "How to find out what version of a package is in an apt repository?" which was closed as a duplicate of "How to install Google Chrome". I feel like ...
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Recommend Deletion option in Late Answers review queue does nothing - please flag posts that should be deleted

Just a quick PSA here - thanks to BeastOfCaerbannog I've realised that the new Recommend Deletion option in the Late Answers queue completes the review and gives you the option to leave the canned ...
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Please explain the rejected outcome for this suggested edit

I'm on a bit of an "edit rampage" on AskUbuntu. According to https://askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits/1183929 ... Two users rejected my edit and cited: The edit does not improve the ...
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BUG : Unanswered questions?

Hello Today I was browsing through all the questions... I was seeing and almost all the questions were answered. So I selected the "unanswered category" of questions. By default, sort by ...
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Question correctly flagged as duplicate, should I delete it?

I asked a question yesterday How to launch a long-running Python code in a Docker container running on a remote server and then it crossed my mind that maybe the question was off-topic Is this ...
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Is this question about long-running codes on remote servers on-topic?

I asked the following question: How to launch a long-running Python code in a Docker container running on a remote server but I was wondering whether it would be more in-topic on Stack Overflow or ...
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Out of context comments from the community bot

This question is quite clearly written, and has not been edited so far. There was a comment from the Community Bot (which I flagged): Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional ...
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What would you like to ask the Stack Exchange Community Team?

As you may or may not know, Stack Exchange moderators have access to a Private Team SE site where staff and mods can discuss stuff and help each other (similar to Meta Stack Exchange, but with ...
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Is Bitcoin on-topic on Ask Ubuntu?

I stumbled across this question. Just in case something happens to that question or its comments, here is a Wayback Machine link. I wasn't quite sure about if Bitcoin was on-topic, so I didn't flag it ...
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Is This an Appropriate Edit?

This edit popped up in the review queue and I’m not quite sure if my initial thought is correct or not: The answer was posted almost a decade ago and — as you can see — has a very respectable upvote ...
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Migrating questions that have nothing to do with Ubuntu?

Ok, so I really don't want to burst anyones bubble, but I stumbled upon this question: How do I update the BIOS of a Dell laptop? And I'm wondering - what does this even remotely have to do with ...
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Is Total Reputation Calculated Differently to a Time-based Reputation?

As the title suggests, I am curious to know whether the "total reputation" for an account is calculated differently from the different time-based reputations. While looking at the Year 2021 ...
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Are accepted answers pinned to the top in Ask Ubuntu Meta? [duplicate]

I was going through Ask Ubuntu Meta and found this question: Bullying as a strategy to force close a question. There are 2 answers to the question: one by Zanna and one by karel. I used the sort ...
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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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Which is better: editing someone's old but outdated answer to keep it up to date or making a new answer and adding a note to the old one?

I found a similar question in search but didn't feel that it answered this question. Came up here: My WiFi adapter is not working at all, how to troubleshoot?. I came across that answer while I was ...
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Ask Ubuntu support rules [duplicate]

I want to ask what the rules are for asking for help here, because I have several times been turned down by senior members just because I run Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. It is my understanding from https://wiki....
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Why was my answer flagged as missing sources?

https://askubuntu.com/a/1371070/448998 The Community bot flagged this answer for missing sources: Your answer could be improved with additional supporting information. Please edit to add further ...
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Duplicate question one with a (unaccepted) answer the other with none

I came accross to very similar questions. The first is older, the comments on the question helped the Q find its own A. But the Answer was never marked as excepted: Cannot print from LibreOffice, but ...
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Why does the tag `20.10` Even exist If it is off topic?

Why does the tags of the releases who have met there end life even exists for eg - 20.10 19.04 16.04 What are the point of still using these tags ? When all the questions about them are off topic , I ...
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Canonical questions

Yes! I read this question And it was useful, But this contains some old information, And I want the updated information. What I want I want to know existing canonical questions on our website. I ...
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Down votes without comments [duplicate]

I’m not personally a great fan of the concept of down-votes, but I know people want to express a view and I understand they play a useful role. For me, the upvotes say enough and dreadful posts can be ...
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This [amazon] should die with honor!

Yes, I found this question. But I think it is worth revisiting. Turns out I wasn't supposed to ask multiple questions in one. Oops. This post is about the amazon tag, and ones for the microsoft tag ...
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Community Ads not being displayed

According to this statement: September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. All ads with a score of 6 or higher, or with a score of 4 or higher and no downvotes will be displayed (except ...
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How do I find a question on this site that I may have already asked?

How do I find a question on this site that I may have already asked? A secondary question arises due to my failure to post this simple question. What tag should I use to allow the original question to ...
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I think [trackpad] and [touchpad] should be tag synonyms

The description for trackpad is: an input device commonly found on laptops, used in place of a mouse. Also called a touchpad. And the description for touchpad is: Questions related to the ...
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I am not able to ask questions on Ask Ubuntu

I am a new ask ubuntu user and recently I just asked only 1 question on it about my computer being stuck. I was flagged for duplicate / off-topic questions. My question was deleted. It was actually on ...
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Why does the tag `kali-linux-tools` even exist? It would help if it were removed

In my 1½ year here, I don't think I've ever seen the tag kali-linux-tools used correctly. People usually use this tag when asking about Kali Linux, which will then be closed. And there already is a ...
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Should we add ephemeral security alerts on high priority vulnerabilities?

I came across an answer which suggest installing x tool which have a recently found a high priority security risk, so I edit it to add: Update x ASAP: CVE-2021-nnnnn: High priority security ...

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