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How to write the grave accent to add code in the comment section?

I have a magic keyboard from Apple set on US language and I try to find the keyboard shortcut for the grave accent (`) to add code in the comment section on askubuntu.com. I don't want to copy-paste ...
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How do I log out of "Ask Ubuntu"? [duplicate]

There is no good Tag for this -- maybe I'm in the wrong place. I can't figure out how to log out of Ask Ubuntu. Where is the log out icon or selection located. I think I've looked in all the normal ...
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A user doesn't ask or answer, but only adds tags

I have noticed one particular user's activity is only adding tags to questions, nothing else. I see them almost daily in review queue. The user adds mostly irrelevant tags. I reject the edits. Others ...
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2022: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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A user deletes their answer and posts the same question as a new post and self answers

I am not sure whether I should write this on MSE or MAU, but here I go anyway Context: Couple of months ago, I came across a dearly interesting question related to corrupted desktop environments (...
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How should we clean up the [kvm] tag?

This is a discussion about a tag, not an invitation to mass-edit questions containing said tag (at least for now)** We have a kvm tag. It is meant to be about Kernel-based Virtual Machines (based on ...
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How to detect AI-generated answers?

AI generated answers are banned from Ask Ubuntu. But how can I recognise them?
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Is it allowed to ask for software advice?

I've recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu and I don't miss anything except for one program named PhraseExpress. With it, you can create shortcuts for words, or fix spelling mistakes you make often,...
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Why was my question about Ubuntu desktop shortcuts deleted?

I want to know why my question about Ubuntu desktop shortcuts was deleted. I don't see how it can not be an appropriate topic for Ask Ubuntu. And if Ask Ubuntu is not the right place to ask questions ...
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What's the proper process for "fixing" a Mod-or-community-deleted answer?

I've been pretty active in community-moderation/curation here for a bit, but I'm honestly still confused about one part of the process. Let's say that someone, for example, posts a link-only answer. ...
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Why was my question closed?

E: Type 'echo' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list The post that was sited as the reason for closing my question, does nothing to help me if I can't ...
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I asked a question and got a great answer -- but I can't seem to mark it as answered

I asked a question, Grub forcing me to boot from flash drive and rapidly got a great answer that solved the problem. I upvoted the answer, but there's no check mark for me to mark that I accepted the ...
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Please remove the restriction "You must have 50 reputation to comment" [duplicate]

Dear administrators of StackExchange/AskUbuntu, restriction "You must have 50 reputation to comment" blocks many useful comments and tips !!! I'm not a geek who spends his leisure time here ...
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Is ChatGPT considered Ubuntu Third Party Software?

Is ChatGPT considered Ubuntu Third Party Software? Are questions about using it on Ubuntu on-topic?
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Ask Ubuntu is getting a logo update

As many of you are aware Canonical recently updated the logo for Ubuntu. With this update came a request from Canonical to update the banner logo as well as the trademark copy in the footer of the ...
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I've been banned from reviewing for some strange reason

I reviewed "First Answers" and selected "Looks OK" for two answers that look really OK to me. https://askubuntu.com/review/first-answers/1272716 https://askubuntu.com/review/first-...
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AI-generated content is not permitted on Ask Ubuntu

As of February 2 2023, there is a ban on the use of AI-generated content on Ask Ubuntu. This ban involves: Deletion of all AI-generated content, whether acknowledged as such or not Moderator warning ...
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What is the logic behind cocomac's answer?

This post contains a euphemism. Unfortunately, the gentlemen that made the rules made it so you need reputation to comment and ask not to edit an answer to reply to the author, so I have to ask a ...
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Are AI Correction apps (like Grammarly) allowed to be used on the platform?

I was just reading this post and this question popped in my head. I have used Grammarly for a few months now and I use it to fix grammatical errors in a post or just assist me in writing better ...
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Change login name containing my email adress

In 2016 I created an Ask Ubuntu account with a login containing my email adress. I recently changed my email, how can I change to a new login name without losing my Ask Ubuntu history?
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Ban ChatGPT and AI-generated answers on Ask Ubuntu?

ChatGPT generated answers have been found across the Stack Exchange network and some examples have also been recently seen and removed from Ask Ubuntu. Our colleagues on Stack Overflow have put a ...
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Why did the askubuntu team remove this?

I was just seeing the snapshots of the old askubuntu site from Wayback machine, and when I clicked the "Ask Question" button, I saw this: Why did they remove this? I'm just curious. it ...
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Clear unread inbox messages

I could not find the right area to post this, but I could use some help. I try to answer all my inbox messages, but it is now impossible. Is there a way to mark them all as read with just a few clicks?...
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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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What's the "expected" audit response to spam in the LQ posts review queue?

I ran across a clear "spam" question in the low-quality posts review queue today. Link in case it works, but I hate promoting it by even linking it here :-/. The correct response to spam is ...
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Why do some questions show with a yellow background?

I suspect I'm missing something really obvious (and might have to delete this question in embarrassment!). I can't see the reason why some questions have a yellow background (e.g. see below from ...
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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 ...
Artur Meinild's user avatar
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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 ...
Artur Meinild's user avatar
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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 ...
John Harper's user avatar
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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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