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Opinion: Link-only answers are bad except for in one case: Software Recommendations

EDIT: I should rephrase, "Link only answers are bad should be deleted except for in one case: Software Recommendations" If someone asks for a software recommendation, and you give a link-only answer "...
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Why do some of my tag [suggestions or creations] get rejected?

Please, I will really like to know why some of my tag suggestions or tag creations keep getting rejected for (my personal opinion) nothing?! Meanwhile, it seems some could be needed and of important ...
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Unable to add my answer link to the 2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

I am unable to edit the 2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire in order to add the link to my answer below the said question. I think it is due to the fact that; "Suggested edits are not ...
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Are “respins” on-topic?

I came across Ubuntu 18.04 (respin) installer crashes on Dell XPS 15 9560. It deals with a respin of Ubuntu 18.04: Collection of scripts and tweaks to adapt Ubuntu and Linux Mint ISO images to let ...
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These two tags could get [compressed]

Currently we have both: compression × 185 (19 asked this year) the process in which a file or folder's size is reduced by using an algorithm to encode the same information using fewer bits. ...
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When do posters know their questions are being voted to close?

A poster asks a question that qualifies for closing. For example, take a question dealing with an unsupported distribution. I vote to close as off-topic and mine is the first vote. Does the ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Heads-up: Off-topic twice in filter menu

As I noticed on both Ask Ubuntu and Unix & Linux that the word "off-topic" was appearing twice in the filter when working the close queue: I directly took it to meta.se as it wasn't just limited ...
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What does a gray title mean?

My question has a light gray title, unlike a black title. Why? Here's the question. You may need to view it on home or on my profile. EDIT: Ironically, the title on this question is gray. How about ...
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Do we need “support”?

As of now support has 137 questions tagged. There is no proper information about its usage on the site. The existing information looks vague. So, should we re-tag all questions and remove support from ...
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How do you ask OP to reconsider accepted answer and award yours?

I was a little late to the part posting an answer to this question: How to get a substring from bash command We are all proud parents of our posted answers so I'm probably biased but I think my ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection [closed]

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Ask Ubuntu is scheduled for an election next week, May 6th 2019. In ...
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Why is “posted on multiple sites” as a closing reason absent on Ask Ubuntu?

Sometimes I come across questions that are on-topic but cross-posted on multiple sites. According to Meta Stack Exchange, cross-posting is highly discouraged. Unix and Linux has a closing option for ...
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What to do when a question isn't a question

So I came across this. I flagged the "question" as too opinioned based but what should one actually do?
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Can I ask for programming advice on this site?

The question is in the title. This is the most direct question ever.
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Ethics of changing question title without asking OP

On this Q&A: How do I see if and when someone logged in my account I was thinking of asking OP to change question title from: How do I see if and when someone logged in my account to: How do I ...
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We should put these tags under [lock] and [keys]

(The only reason these are the same question is for the pun. If they should be split, I can split them.) Neither of these have tag wiki entries. As of now, lock has 182 questions, keys has 82. ...
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User with 1 Reputation is able to comment

I stumbled about this question when it was eight hours old. A new user (not the question author) commented under the question. The reputation score of the new user is "one". Looking immediately at ...
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Answer edit as long and detailed comment from OP - how to proceed?

I wrote an answer to someones question with the best intention to help. A few days later, I received an edit request for review: Ignoring the fact, that this edit would completely destroy my answer, ...
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Save multiple questions as drafts

There are multiple times I have certain questions but I don't have the time to write their body and format them properly at that point of time. I have to then use an external To-Do List app to ...
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output tag needs some community input

The output has 149 questions tagged across wide range of topics - command line output, audio output, monitors - and no wiki nor usage guidance as to what this tag is all about. We already have ...
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How long should I wait for an answer on here?

How long should I wait for an answer to my question 18.04.2 authentication error on here, and in the meantime is there anything I can do to make it more answerable? I've already included a fair ...
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Should https://askubuntu.com/questions/tagged/spam be modified?

Currently it reads like this: Questions tagged [spam] This is for flagged spam. Delete all other flags and insert this flag when you see a post that is clearly and unquestionably spam so ...
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How to open a certain question in the Close Votes queue?

Unlike the edit-button which brings me to the Suggested Edits-queue when an edit is pending, the close-button always open the VTC-dialog. I'd prefer to be brought to the Close Votes-queue if there ...
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Where do I find the links for duplicate questions?

In general, where are links to duplicate questions located when a post is tagged as a duplicate? This link is just an example of one of the many times I've been unable to find the duplicate: Where ...
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Should an answer be literally what OP asks for?

N.B. Be sure this post is not about points. Seriously, the 2 points from downvote is the last thing I'd worry about. It is about what an answer should be (or not). The situation: user asks for a ...
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What's happening with this bizarre screen?

I don't understand what's going on :( It seems it's an April Fool's gag! UGH!!! And each time I have to click on the clock icon to restore normalcy.
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Trying to find my posts

I am trying to find all of my posts whether responded to or not. I tried a search for user:fixit7 but it found nothing.
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Save an answer as a draft

I was wondering if it couldn't be a good feature to be able to save an answer as a draft in case I don't yet want to post it since I may be doing something else with my machine before later completing ...
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How to find the question or answer relating to this revision?

I used Google to search for wmctrl -a and window id. The first hit was a link to a revision at Ask Ubuntu: And clicking it gave me this link in the address bar: https://askubuntu.com/revisions/...
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Are [dual-monitor] and [dualhead] the same?

There are two tags: dual-monitor (currently 128 questions): For questions about using multiple monitors on a computer system. dualhead (currently 47 questions): Dualhead describes multi ...
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Is it a good idea to downvote answers by new users?

Earlier I asked What's the point of voting on questions (especially downvoting)?. From this question, I understand that down-voting (questions at least) seems to be for general house keeping among ...
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Question is on hold

Gentlemen! Those who put my question on hold. Did you try to understand what was going on there? I have been struggling with the problem for about 3 weeks. Plenty comments left. I am at the same ...
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Is it appropriate to contact users offsite to question their site actions on Ask Ubuntu?

I recently had a user contact me outside of SE/AU questioning one of my moderation decisions in the queue. To be clear, it wasn't hostile, but it seemed a bit odd/off-putting(?). Over the years, I'...
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Are we too fast in closing questions as unclear?

I've seen many a times questions are put on hold as unclear within some hours of posting. For example, this question was closed within 3 hours of posting. Suppose in some country there is a user who ...
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The review-queue audit-system fails users for making a comments

Why does adding a comment to a good post prompt this message. STOP! Look and Listen. This was an audit, designed to see if you were paying attention. You didn't pass. Your review was ...
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Do we still really need to ask people to accept answers?

Every once in a while, I stumble upon posts where comments ask users to accept an answer. In my opinion, it generates a lot of noise for something that is no longer needed. An example of such noise: ...
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When I try to review First Posts, why does it say “No Action Needed”?

Whenever I try to review a 1st post, it says no action required. Is it possible to have it show only posts that I can review?
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In [comparison] to [diff]

So we have the comparison tag, with 38 questions which does have a few highly voted posts, but overall is spread out over a broad range of topics, ranging from comparing DVDs to text files, to Ubuntu ...
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Should tags be edited out from a question if they appear irrelevant?

See Off Wi-Fi LED in Ubuntu for an example: While it's ideally better to ask posters if, in this case, lubuntu and syslinux are indeed relevant to the question, suppose posters doesn't respond or, ...
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Phishing site under the name ubuntu.org [closed]

I just looking for Ubuntu iso's, so I typed cdimage ubuntu on the search bar. Found this site called cdimage.ubuntu.org, I didn't see the .org, so I just clicked it. My uBlock origin warned me to not ...
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Profile images from Facebook don't always show up

See, for example, this new user: https://askubuntu.com/users/932262/alessandro-consalvi. On both their posts and their profile, I cannot see an image. If I try to view the image directly, I get this ...
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Is there a way to seek reevaluation of an answer to a question?

I have posted an answer to a question that is advocated by the full manual entry itself for the particular situation. While my approach is perhaps not the most straightforward way of achieving the ...
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How do you research for answers?

I'm curious how folks in the community handle research for complex questions. Typically, I end up with 25 tabs and 3-4 open windows when a question asks something that requires digging across multiple ...
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A real question about USB File transfer with Linux stalling mid-way

I don't get this behavioural bit with stack exchange and askunbtu. You look for an answer to a specific problem, and there are multiple responses that say "This question has been asked before", but no ...
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Is it on topic to ask for resources? [duplicate]

If I want to find out more about a certain topic but don't have a specific question because I'm so out of my depth I don't even know where to start e.g. "I have some software that I want to package as ...
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Made two edits within two minutes, but they weren't merged [duplicate]

I'm used to editing then noticing something small I missed and quickly editing again. Normally the second edit is merged with the first as long as it's within a grace period of 5 minutes, but I just ...
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Is there an easy way to include images from https://imgur.com?

Sometimes, posters provide links to https://imgur.com rather than to https://i.stack.imgur.com. Then, if I want to include the image in the poster's question, I first have to open the https://imgur....
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Why was my post deleted?

https://meta.askubuntu.com/a/18459/167850 I see no reason at all. Can anyone explain it?

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