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How to post follow-up to answer

Where should I post a lengthy follow-up to an answer to my question? My comment ran to too many characters. Should I answer my own question, although it's really a response to one particular answer?
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Why do I need a reputation above 50 to answer? [duplicate]

Why is it necessary to get 50 reputation before answering a question?
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Can we increase the capacity of our Suggested Edits queue?

Lately a few folks have mentioned that they were unable to suggest edits because the queue itself was full. Apparently, the Suggested Edits queue is only allowed to contain 40 items. That seems low ...
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What should we do to code that is posted in comments of post?

New users of Ask Ubuntu often post outputs of commands in comments (mostly without formatting it as code) when other users ask them for the output of commands. The code needs to be in the question and ...
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Low rep more prone to not providing feedback

EDIT: As per answers, I want to clarify that I am not merely focused on upvote, and acceptance of answers, which are two forms of providing feedback. I am also referring to editing questions ...
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Is an Ubuntu installation with another Init system than `systemd` still an "official" Ubuntu flavor?

So I was trying to help a first time poster find out why docker wasn't started on his Ubuntu 18.04 - this is the thread. In trying to help him, I was asking about the output of systemctl status docker,...
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how to view my question thread from earlier? [duplicate]

I posted a few questions earlier. But I'm unable to view threads. How can I list those I asked earlier?
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Problem using this site

I'm just about positive that the computer I have now is not compatible with Lynx and therefore there are no solutions that will work to get Ubuntu 20.04 to work properly with it. So how do I delete ...
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How can I ask others to verify a bug report I have filed?

I have filed a bug report on Launchpad against a package. I would like other users to verify this bug report. Would asking a question on AskUbuntu for others to verify the bug be against AskUbuntu ...
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Lost more rep, after user removal loss

The user rep numbers have gone wonky in the last few weeks. Some new change on AU caused the problem(s). The numbers don't always add up any more. Here's an example... My summary rep shows only +10. ...
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End of Support Notice: Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) reached End of Standard Support on April 30, 2021

This will be enforced starting May 1, 2021. This is a notice regarding releases of Ubuntu that will be reaching, or have reached, the end of their standard support period. These releases are no ...
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Should this tag be transformed in a [flicker] of light?

We have the flicker tag. Its usage guidance says: When something flickers it flashes repeatedly. Flickering in the Ask Ubuntu forums is generally referring to screen issues, or to describe an LED, ...
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Can i ask a question about a problem i no longer face or have access to test?

Is it okay to ask a question about a problem, for which I can't test the answers for, out of general curiosity ? Say I want to ask a question about a problem I would potentially face / I used to face ...
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Are the official Ubuntu Base images for ARM on topic in Ask Ubuntu?

Canonical hosts Ubuntu Base images for ARM and other architectures. These are minimal root file system images. After installing them, one can install desktop environments and use GUI with VNC on the ...
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Policy Clarifications In Place on "End of Standard Support" and "End of Life"

Per the discussions yielded in Policy Change Proposal: "End of Standard Support" for ESM releases is effectively the "Not Supported" date for a release on Ask Ubuntu and 30 days of ...
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Are questions about the next version of Ubuntu (which are not bug reports) on topic?

Ubuntu 21.04 will be released later this month. Are questions like "Will all Ubuntu 21.04 flavours also use Wayland by default?", or "Will Ubuntu 21.04 have GTK4?" on topic on this ...
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login issue; dual accounts

Sorry! Logged in w/Launchpad apparently created a new ID for me instead of merge. Please merge TyphSniftR and typhaneic at gmail.com. I am on stackoverflow, ubuntu, linux, launchpad, github, etc. w/ ...
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Please, I want to take back my "upvote" from a comment

So I read a comment, it seemed good, so I "upvoted" it (with the teeny-weeny little triangle). Then in like 15 seconds I spotted that somehow I skipped over an important detail that actually ...
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How can DuckDuckGo list my question as a search result only after 7 minutes I have submitted it on this site?

I assumed "indexing" without any special treatment would take longer. Is there any story behind this, or are they just being extra useful? :)
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Should it be made mandatory to add a comment when downvoting questions?

I've seen a number of downvotes for IMHO reasonable questions with no explanation on why?. Surely the idea with the site is that people that want to learn about Ubuntu can ask questions that they can'...
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Are screenshots and other images on askubuntu.com free to be used?

While looking for information on hindi keyboard, I found really nice keyboard images on that page: How to type the Devanagari tra letter? Are these images under Creative Commons licence? Can I use ...
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"itectec.com" website links — could they be stripped from questions/answers? [duplicate]

The website at the itectec.com domain is stealing content from StackExchange sites (including this one) and other forums and shows it as their own content. They are pretty good with search engines, ...
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Would it be advised to answer already answered questions - with alternative answers?

Hello, Clarified question: Say we have a question, (solved by a answer) which, might be any (but not limited to) of the following: [x] outdated. (Maybe the Question is about a Python 2 problem/issue -...
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Should we remove duplicate answers on questions with many answers? [duplicate]

I found this question, which has two similar answers, both about Foliate. https://askubuntu.com/a/1323672/124466 and https://askubuntu.com/a/1323699/124466 Is it a good idea to keep the better answer, ...
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Handling repeatingly repeated questions

I've recently noticed an increased incidence of questioners repeating their question if no reply (or one they can accept) is received toot suite or in a time scale of their choosing. Often, they will ...
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How do you handle questions that include Ubuntu pastebin links?

Ubuntu pastebin is a nice online tool for sharing formatted text between users, especially for very large log files for a short period of time, then it expires and is permanently deleted. Stumbling ...
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My post was deleted and I don't know what was wrong with it

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: Under Ubuntu 18.04 my Java 10 application doesn't scale with the screen Why was my post deleted? No reason is given as far as I can see. What's wrong with ...
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can I give bounty after time?

I offer a bounty for this question But I have not always the time to test the solutions at once. To trigger my error I have always to make a cold boot. So my question is, can I give the bounty after ...
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Policy Change Proposal: "End of Standard Support" for ESM releases is effectively the "Not Supported" date for a release on Ask Ubuntu

This is a proposal for adjusting a policy. The Community at large should vote on this change and determine whether or not they are in support of it. This will be as simple as upvoting the official ...
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I have to log in with my old email here on ask ubuntu even though I already changed the email

I have to log in with my old email here on askubuntu even though I already changed the email. What do I do to log in on ask ubuntu with my new email? Thanks!
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What's the meaning of the Ask Ubuntu logo?

The Super User version: Super User logo meaning There is always a meaning to the logos of certain brands. Does Ask Ubuntu have a meaning to its logo? It has a bubble in it and also the Ubuntu logo at ...
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How to transfer a question through Stack Exchange Communities

I've just earned a badge in this popular question I wrote 15 months ago in SuperUser Community. And it attracted me because, even after all this time and 1000 views, it stills not-answered. Thus I got ...
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How can I log out from my account on askubuntu? [duplicate]

How can I log out from my account on this forum? Maybe I am just missing something obvious, but so far I haven't found out how to log out. I have tried everything I can think of … I also couldn't find ...
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Is there any official "Ask Ubuntu" color defined?

I´m planning to add the "Ask" logo into the simple-icons project, in the hope of contributing to the growing collection of the stack exchange network icons. Things are, I haven't found a ...
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Can I tag people in the comments of an unanswered question?

I have noticed that some users have a lot of expertise in certain fields. For example, C.S.Cameron has answered a lot of questions on interesting unconventional installation methods, N0rbert has ...
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Adding text from Terminal in Ubuntu 20.04 to Stack Exchange

I just added a post to Stack asking for help and showed lines from my terminal to help clarify the question.. I tried placing it in the Blockquotes but that didnt look right so resorted to adding ...
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How to separate two adjacent code blocks

How can I separate two following codeblocks. I mean something like this: First command + output sudo apt-cache policy [sudo] Passwort für alex: Paketdateien: 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status release ...
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Is there a `dark theme` for https://askubuntu.com similar to whats available on https://stackoverflow.com/

Luckily there is a dark theme available for https://stackoverflow.com/ as per Is there a similar dark theme for https://askubuntu.com/ ? if so how to navigate to engage ? I am not asking for a ...
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Box disappears when mouse hovers over it

When I hover the mouse over "post your question", that box disappears. I am using Seamonkey 2.53.6 with Ubuntu Mate 18.04. It does not occur when using newest Firefox. Is that normal ...
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Whats the idea behind that "new" review UI?

I just got a big surprise :-(( This looks like someone is trying very hard to drive reviewers away difficult to identify the post in question (is it the Q or the A?) "link" to see post in ...
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How do I add images in questions? [duplicate]

How do I add JPEG images in Ask Ubuntu questions?
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Should the help-center's question-related guidance promote including Ubuntu flavor and version in questions?

I seem to observe that messages alike this one: Please [ edit your question and ] provide the Ubuntu flavor you are using, its version, [and maybe your desktop environment (if you are using a non-...
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Is Ubuntu 14.04 off-topic on Ask Ubuntu?

THREAD NOTICE: This issue has been raised to Mark Shuttleworth, the Ubuntu Community Council, and the Ubuntu Technical Board via this email message (TB is the only public archive version of the email)....
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Should I ask my question on Ask Ubuntu, on Unix & Linux or on both? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a question which concerns all Ubuntu users, but not only them. (e.g. about apt and aptitude). On which Stack Exchange site should I ask it, depending on if my distribution is Ubuntu ...
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Why don't I see a device to flag a question as "off-topic"?

When I click the Flag link under a question, the options offered to me are: spam rude or abusive needs improvement a duplicate very low quality in need of moderator intervention No "off-topic&...
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Ask Ubuntu's contact page seems to be broken

The first week of January 2021, I submitted two questions to https://askubuntu.com/contact. In week two, I submitted another. I have yet to get a response to any of these questions. Not even the usual ...
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The new cookie consent banner is way larger than needed

I don't like cookies. My browser is set to discard them after it is closed. I have no problem with logging in every time I reopen the browser and want to use a Stack network in a non-read-only way and ...
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Is it acceptable to copy other user's common, moderation-related comments?

There are several comments, such as "this is Linux but not Ubuntu, ask on Unix SE," "This is Windows, ask on SuperUser," "this release has reached EOL," "this is ...
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What happens if I flag a high-quality post in a review audit?

I recently reached 500 rep and gained access to the review system, so I'm evidently new to it. Today I received my first audit, which I almost failed directly as a result of it being an audit. It took ...
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Can a new-user comment and answer? Is a feedback to an answer allowed to be posted as an answer?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: How do I get the grub menu to show on a MacBook? My post was not an answer but a comment, not sure if that's the reason because has been deleted. I can't ...
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