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Excessive down votes for closed question

I recently posted a question that received excessive down votes in addition to being closed. Are practices of such kind discouraged? Is it necessary that so many different users should express the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 "Your question could not be submitted."

I am trying to submit a question. I have spent a lot of effort trying to be clear. I like to make icons containing text. They are 240x240 pixels. However, when I put them on my desktop, the icons are ...
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Should we pay more attention to self-answered questions when considering flagging them as duplicates?

This is the second time I've submitted a self-answered question and found that it had been closed and marked as a duplicate of two questions that didn't actually apply. As one would imagine, this is ...
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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.
Archisman Panigrahi's user avatar
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View inactive posts to achieve Excavator badge

How can I view inactive posts? I am trying to earn the Excavator badge.
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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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How can I easily see my own questions and threads to which I have commented on this site?

How can I easily see my own questions and threads to which I have commented on this site? I cannot find something relevant on the top right near the user's badges links.
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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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How can I read answers to the related questions that appear when I'm drafting a question?

I wanted to ask a question. While I was drafting it, Ask Ubuntu listed some closely related questions that had been answered. I thought those answers might answer the question I was going to ask but ...
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How to Logout of AskUbuntu? [duplicate]

How does one log out of AskUbuntu? Or is there only logging in? I've searched each time I've been on and not a logout button or direction or hint to be found. I've looked through the Help Center. ...
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Let's improve the "How do I ask a good question?" wiki page?

The "How do I ask a good question?" Help Center page could use some work. Part of it is wrong, some of it could use more info, and some of it could be expanded. Let's go through what's there,...
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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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Change the Launchpad logo on Ask Ubuntu's Contact and Login pages

As of now, this is the logo of Launchpad shown in Ask Ubuntu contact pages (https://askubuntu.com/contact and https://meta.askubuntu.com/contact) and login page (https://askubuntu.com/users/login): ...
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How do I add files to posts?

I know how to add an image file in question post like this, but I need to add a very wide txt file and I am strugling for this. Please, what I'm missing ? If I click on image insertion button I can ...
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I signed in with a less used email and do not have the rep to comment, but there is no log out of ask ubuntu button!

I want to log in using another id, as I have too little rep with this one. There is no ask ubuntu / StackExchange logout button.
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I think my question got mistakenly marked as a duplicate, help?

In order to help explain the difference between Ubuntu, its flavors, unofficial remixes, and unofficial derivatives, I created a self answered question called "Ubuntu, Ubuntu Flavors, Ubuntu ...
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What is a duplicate?

This question was marked and closed as a duplicate: Ubuntu Server 20.04.4 LTS is unable to detect Wi-Fi adapter The closure pointed to this as the duplicate: My wireless/WiFi connection does not work. ...
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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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Why is my question opinion based

My question Why is the Breeze theme a flatpak? is closed for being opinion based. If you ask why a certain package is a flatpak instead of a normal .deb package, it is not opinion based. It is just a ...
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How to better take care of already answered questions?

I posted a question which was already answered. As the 10th of 12 answers. Despite of my question precluding the 9 previous answers, it was still marked as "This question already has answers here&...
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Is it safe to download links from Ask Ubuntu?

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but I haven't seen it answered anywhere. More than a year ago, I was asking Ask Ubuntu about having a desktop shortcut to Google Calendar on Ubuntu ...
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AWS will be sponsoring Ask Ubuntu

We're thrilled to announce that AWS will be sponsoring Ask Ubuntu starting on July 22 through December 31. We wanted to give you a heads-up and walk you through what that means. How and where will the ...
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Answer unfairly blocked

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: ubuntu 22.04 app black screen and laggy To start, this was my first answer on this site although I’ve used for years. I’ve posted answers on many sites for ...
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End of Life Notice: Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) reached End of Life on July 14, 2022

This will be enforced starting from July 14, 2022 and onwards. This is a notice regarding releases of Ubuntu that will be reaching, or have reached, the end of their life cycle. These releases are ...
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Let's talk about the Ubuntu Code of Conduct in Ask Ubuntu!

First things first, we all know that Ask Ubuntu is independent and does not follow orders from Canonical (related: Is Ask Ubuntu sponsored by Canonical?). But, the imposition of Ubuntu Code of Conduct ...
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Why is this question exemplary for AskUbuntu?

So I was doing the "first questions" moderation queue and this question on making a program quit using a keypress came up. To me, the question is clearly due for another site -- probably ...
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"Errors on boot" duplicate questions

I have noticed a lot of questions lately about generic "errors on boot" (ACPI warnings and such). Here are some that came up since June 1st: How to fix these errors during boot? Strange ...
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Duplicate questions about Slack v4.27.154

It appears that Slack v 4.27.154, which was released 3 days ago, isn't working for some users, and the official workaround from Slack support is to downgrade to an older version. We right now have 4 ...
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What do we do with these 5 questions about Software Center from today?

Snapcraft is having some firewall issues today, resulting in issues with the Snap Store crashing. As a result, we now have five questions asking about crashing Software app, all from today. Ubuntu ...
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Does the word "best" automatically make a question "Opinion based"?

I recently posted a question, and it was closed as "opinion based", presumably (and from a comment here) because of the word "best" in the title. I don't quite see where the ...
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Can the audit system not use fake edits?

Lately 100% of the audits I've seen in the suggested edits queue have looked like this: These are obviously not legitimate edits. They look like they've been generated by the audit system instead. ...
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Copy a screenshot of an area to clipboard

No, I don't want to copy the screenshot of an area to the clipboard. But these users do: How to get back previous screenshot functionality on 22.04? Screenshot selection in 22.04 "Copy a ...
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How can I correct the reason for a close vote?

I cast a close vote but selected the wrong reason by mistake. Now the only option I am offered is to retract the close vote, and the system tells me that if I do that I won't be allowed to vote for ...
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Is a question about third party software on topic if there is no reference to Ubuntu?

Sometimes I come across a question in Ask Ubuntu about how to do something with a third party software application, without any reference to the OS the OP is using. For example: Way to share Virtual ...
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In First Question filters, it suggests 14.04

In the filters of "First Question" queue, it is suggesting 14.04.
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Use of Anaconda/Alternate python for AI and data analysis

It seems to me that users often face problems when they tinker with system python, such as Problem updating 20.04 - python3.7 errors, who attempted to install python3.7 to use AI/ML and ended up with ...
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What do you consider a well received question?

How many positive arrows does a question need to be considered a well received question?
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Should 'he' to 'they' edits be accepted?

First off, I am not interested in having an argument about the CoC changes regarding pronouns. Nor am I interested in debating mod resignations as a result of that. Those discussions should go ...
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