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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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I think we should block the [freeze] tag

Yes, I have found this question. But, it was last discussed over five years ago, and there are still new questions getting posted about it, so I think it is worth revisiting. Also, the linked question ...
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How to paste an image in the clipboard to SE sites with Ubuntu?

I have one problem in pasting photo in stack exchange SE site IDE, and that is: Stack exchange writing IDE don't let paste the photo by Ctrl+v, and I must save the photo in my Ubuntu then upload it, ...
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Title of page does not reflect suggested edits

The title of the page (the text on the tab) should reflect the post with the proposed edits, not the original version. E.g., this question should display Snap store isn't installing as the title of ...
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How much can an answer be modified before it should be its own entity?

An edit was in the review queue for this answer and it’s clear that the author of the edit is doing everyone a favour with the additional details being added: Given how drastic the “hijack” of the ...
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This is my impression of askubuntu

My last Q was about odd behaviour during intramfs. The Q is GRUB starts but init cant read any media I find the comments asking for clarification unreasonable. initramfs doesn't change between 20.04.x ...
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Inconsistent date in close description

I am talking about this question: Software Updater is saying "You stopped the check for updates". What should I do? The question was asked 11 months ago and the question was closed 12 ...
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Want to improve this question? Update the question so it focuses on one problem only by editing this post

Responding to that invitation, I revised this question: Hi I'm new to ubuntu world. I have few questions about the software installation in ubuntu: What's the difference between installing a ...
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Should we unpin the accepted answer from the top of the list on meta?

This is the partner to my other question, concerning specifically Meta Ask Ubuntu. Because accepts may have a somewhat different meaning or purpose on meta I am posting this question to gather ...
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Should we unpin the accepted answer from the top of the list?

Community manager Nicholas Chabanovsky has posted this on Meta Stack Exchange: Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers. On Stack Overflow, apparently, answers are now by ...
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How do I make sure my stupid edit never sees the light of day?

I was an idiot and edited an answer rather than my question - how do I make sure my stupid edit never sees the light of day? Question where I screwed up Answer I accidentally vandalised
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Can we turn this question into a more generic one?

Can we turn this question ("How do I upgrade Ubuntu 18.04 to 21.04 on i386 architecture?") into something like "I have a 32 bit computer running Ubuntu 18.04, and want to use an ...
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Should unclear questions with accepted (or plausible) answers be marked for closing?

When a question is unclear or missing key elements that might lead to an answer — such as versions, logs, and whatnot — it should be flagged for closure. To the best of my knowledge this is for two ...
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Suggested improvements to "Markdown help" and formatting help

On Ask Ubuntu we have a lot of questions and answers that include multiple lines of terminal output which is best handled by using code fences. Without formatting, this information is difficult to ...
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Suggestion to change description of "End of Support" / "End of Life" in Help Center

I would suggest the following change to the Help Center page on "What topics to ask", under the last bullet in "Questions you should avoid": Support for Ubuntu releases past their ...
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What is a good way to encourage askers to accept an answer?

Every so often I stumble upon an excellent answer to a problem only to find that, while it may have a high score, the answer has yet to be accepted. Case in point: This happens with many "drive-...
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ask ubuntu home page last seen gone with new ui

I was previously able to see the last seen of any user. Recently with the new look of AskUbuntu page, I could not find this option. Is it removed or is there any different approach to the "last ...
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Can I unsubscribe from comments to my answers?

Is there a mechanism that allows me to “unsubscribe” from comment notifications on my answers? Ideally something that operates on a per-answer basis. Alternatively, can I mute certain people so their ...
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I asked a question but now I can not find it

I asked a question: Create Bash Alias That Accepts Commands but now I can not find it.
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Change the links in Ask Ubuntu contact page

There are two links in Ask Ubuntu contact page. The first one is for contacting Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com/about/contact-us (HTTP 😶) This redirects to https://ubuntu.com/contact-us. I feel the ...
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Why is "Ubuntu and Canonical are registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd." not mentioned in Ask Ubuntu Meta?

In the bottom of Ask Ubuntu website, we can notice this: Ubuntu and Canonical are registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd. But in Ask Ubuntu Meta, the aforementioned text is not there. Why is the ...
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How to answer questions using a previous answer

I recently answered a question on Ask Ubuntu and got 2 very different comments that I thought might be worth considering by the community. The OP had asked about how to disable the lid switch on a ...
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Why is an answer shown in First posts review queue when I filtered it for only questions?

I was in the First posts review queue reviewing posts. I noticed this suddenly: Link: https://askubuntu.com/review/first-posts/1163303 As you can see in the screenshot, I have used the filter option ...
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Is Ask Ubuntu sponsored by Canonical?

According to the answer in Meta Stack Exchange, Ask Ubuntu is "sponsored informally, under special agreements that were negotiated before SE launched the formal site sponsorship program" by ...
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What does our community need? (Magic wand time in MSE)

Philippe, the Vice President of Community for the Stack Exchange Network, posted a question on Meta Stack Exchange seeking input from the community regarding "ONE thing" that would help one'...
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how can I change the order of replies to "most recent first" or (even better) "most recent version"?

Searching for previous possible answers to my questions I am frustrated by reams of material referring to earlier iterations of Ubuntu. If the solutions do not change, fine - but I suspect they might. ...
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Why questions are no longer accepted from my account? Why am I getting "You have reached your question limit" while trying to post a new question?

While trying to ask a new question, I'm getting You have reached your question limit Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. What is the reason I can no longer ask questions? ...
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Isn't it weird that you type upgrades and get updates?

Isn't it weird that you type upgrades and get updates? Why did this question: Is there a command to find updatable packages? get negative votes? As I explained in the comment. The problem is here ، It ...
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Cannot flag as duplicate if there are no upvoted or accepted answers

I have found OP1 (from 2019) How to Set Different Layouts for 2 Keyboards and OP2 Can I Set Different Languages to 2 Keyboards? (recent), which is an obvious dupe of OP1. I mean to flag OP1 as a dupe, ...
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Join us on UbuntuOnAir on 15th July 12:00 UTC!

Monica and Rhys from the Ubuntu Community Team have kindly invited the mod team to participate in a Community Office Hours session to chat about Ask Ubuntu. You can catch it here on YouTube on 15th ...
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What are the meanings of EoSS, LTS, ESM and EoL?

In the What topics can I ask about here? article in Ask Ubuntu help center, under the "Questions that you should avoid:" heading, the following bullet point is mentioned: Support for ...
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UbuntuOnAir: "Ask AskUbuntu"

On July 12, 2021, popey, Developer Advocate at Canonical, shared this link in Ask Ubuntu General Room: https://twitter.com/ubuntu/status/1414611927993622532 Here's the tweet: It's a 'questioning' ...
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Let's try to explain complex topics to new users in a simple manner

I have lately been noticing that many new users of Ask Ubuntu, who are also new users of Ubuntu, ask questions (probably something related to graphics driver, GRUB, etc.) and many users of Ask Ubuntu, ...
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Is the scope of hard-drive tag and drive tag similar?

While reviewing posts, I noticed these two tags: drive and hard-drive. I feel both these tags have similar scope. So should we merge these tags?
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Search is not working in Ask Ubuntu Help Center

I searched "flag" in Ask Ubuntu help center and I got this error: Oops! Something Bad Happened! We apologize for any inconvenience, but an unexpected error occurred while you were browsing ...
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What is the purpose of unknown-device tag?

I am unable to understand the use of unknown-device tag. Please explain about the purpose of the tag and also explain if it is needed right now or useless.
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Ask Ubuntu logo download link

From which website can I download the Ask Ubuntu logo? I found this website which contains logos of Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange: https://stackoverflow.design/brand/logo/, but there is no Ask ...
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Why is information about triage and help and improvement review queues there in help center?

In this help center article, there is some information about triage and help and improvement review queues. Triage – Stack Overflow only - 500 reputation. The primary goal of Triage is to quickly ...
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Questions regarding official chat rooms' ownership

According to my opinion, there are 3 main/official chat rooms in our site: Ask Ubuntu General Room Raiders of the Lost Downboat Island of castaway thoughts What is the official policy regarding ...
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Flairs are not visible in https://askubuntu.com/election

The flairs of the moderators are not visible in https://askubuntu.com/election. Refer this screenshot: When I try to open image in new tab in Firefox, it's completely blank: When I try to open image ...
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Flagging Old Questions as End of Standard Support or End of Life,

I have noticed that quite a few Old questions are appearing in the Close Vote Review Queue. They mention older releases and have been flagged as past "end of standard support or end of life date&...
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What happened to moderator meetings?

Oli, moderator of Ask Ubuntu, posted this post on January 4, 2014: Mod Meeting 2014-01-04: "On Meetings" Did moderators have any similar meetings after the one which was held on January 4, ...
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Is CAELinux Supported on Ask Ubuntu?

The Alternate Title is: At What Point Does an Official Ubuntu Flavor Become Off-Topic on Ask Ubuntu? It must be agreed that a Live Ubuntu install is on-topic on Ask Ubuntu. It must also be agreed ...
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How I can help new users?

I would like to post something about my 'journey' to transition from Windows to Ubuntu that might be useful to others. I am a UK doctor and had some quite specific - basic but essential - requirements,...
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How long do we support Ubuntu flavors?

Recently, there have been proposed and applied changes regarding “End of Standard Support” and “End of Life”. It is not clear, however, if this policy also applies to the official flavors. For example:...
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Community Ads for 2021

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 for any that have a note from ...
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Why is my answer deleted?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: Ubuntu 20.04 ACPI errors after suspend: cannot release Mutex After I realized a persistent error message, I searched for it and found the exact problem on ...
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Why do we have so many usb tags?

There are four tags which I would like to focus upon: usb-drive usb-storage usb-c usb-device Do we really require these many tags? I feel usb-c tag is not good one. It sets a precedent that we can ...
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