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Wonder why I got downvoted?

It is about this post How come Gnome developers consider Ubuntu 22.04 too old to take up bug reports regarding it?, it shows -1 I wonder why and why in my setting it shows -2?
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Why has my upvoted answer about xz been silently deleted?

On 24/03/30, a question was posted, whether the backdoor in xz is affecting Ubuntu: Is Ubuntu affected by the xz backdoor compromise? I answered few hours later and received 5 upvotes. My answer was ...
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Why does askubuntu.com keep logging me out?

askubuntu.com keeps logging me out quite often which is something that wasn't happening in the past. Is this normal? Have you changed anything?
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The new UI has two search fields on an iPhone and does not display properly

I noticed yesterday that the UI for AskUbuntu has changed, but I’m having an issue with the search field on an iPhone with the Safari browser. As it stands, there are two spyglasses in the top menu ...
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UI has been changed?

I have just noticed that the menu has been improved: Are there other improvements, if any?
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Let's organize some chat workshops

Some of y'all may remember that way back in the mists of time, we celebrated Ask Ubuntu's 10th birthday with some chat-based workshops. That was pretty cool. The other day Artur Meinild mentioned that ...
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"You have too many pending edits"

I know what this means, but it has been like that for about 24 hours. Only once one of my edits was acknowledged, and then this message again. Are there so many pending edits that people are not being ...
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What does the site look like to a moderator? (2.0)

What does the site look like to a moderator? Has anything changed from 12 years ago?
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What does this symbol mean?

Really not about Ubuntu, but I have recently noticed some people using this symbol <3 on Ask Ubuntu and Ask Ubuntu Meta. What does it mean? Is it some secret code that only certain people ...
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How do we handle questions that are different but could be solved by the same answer?

What to do when there are two different questions but they can be solved with the same answer (such as "What is 3 + 1" and "What is 2 + 2")? Look at this question: Icons from my ...
John Carter's user avatar
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When is the next moderator election?

Recently an election took place on Stack Overflow. When is the next moderator election on Ask Ubuntu scheduled? What are the intervals between elections? Where and when can I participate in the ...
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How to bring more attention to a non-duplicate

My question on Ask Ubuntu was flagged as duplicate. The post that was said to be my dupe did not apply to my circumstances, so I edited my question and voted for its reopening. How many votes do I ...
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Do we support [language-support]?

We have a language-support tag which has the following guidance: Questions related to the language support provided by Ubuntu. We also have a language tag which has the following guidance: ...
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Why can't we edit comments?

I posted a comment, and I can't edit it anymore. Why? We can edit questions, even after a while.
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About a post in AskUbuntu that received a downvote

Yesterday I posted in Ask Ubuntu a question about dnsmasq, and it was a large post with all important details, what I have tried already, the error messages, and it became really long - more than I ...
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Is this the best place to ask complex questions?

I've somehow fried my pc trying to install ubuntu and have a lot to write to describe symptoms, etc. Is this where people do that kind of thing or is there somewhere less official where people go for ...
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Goodbye Gunnar Hjalmarsson 1958.10.06 - 2023.12.20

The Ask Ubuntu Community has lost a long time contributor from its ranks of esteemed contributors with the recent death of Gunnar Hjalmarsson. Gunnar was a highly valued contributor to Ask Ubuntu for ...
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If I have useful information to add to an answer, why do I need reputation to post it and how do I get it?

I was able to figure out some useful details to a question that was asked about the .epub format...but when I wanted to share what I found (which was not in the answers), I can't because of the ...
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How to see the user's reputation graph?

My browser displays the user reputation in the user's Activity page without a graph: How can I display the user reputation with a graph, as shown in the image below?
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Do 'Read the man pages...' type comments and answers have a place on Ask Ubuntu?

In consultation with the Ask Ubuntu Community I would like to have some discussion and ideally a firm policy on how we should deal with Answers or Comments that invite people to find their own answers ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Add option to close vote because it is an XY problem?

I recently saw a question where the user asked where to buy "Samsung Magician software" for GNU/Linux. A quick google search shows that it is a software for health checkup and performance ...
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Has policy on downvotes changed?

I have been an on-and-off user of AskUbuntu for 10 years. Coming back this year I notice that the majority of questions on the front page have a -1, often already within the hour after they are asked....
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Why does the site attack people seeking help?

I have technical problems i can't solve, and instead of providing help, I've been attacked. People complain that they don't like my questions, they troll all my content to down vote it, and now I've ...
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Why can't I login into Ask Ubuntu with launchpad anymore?

I do have an Ubuntu Launchpad account (still works, e.g. for reporting bugs, etc.) and I used to use it to login into Ask Ubuntu as well. For some months now, I can't login into Ask Ubuntu anymore. ...
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Possible undelete of answer?

I was browsing around since I just added TPM to my older motherboard and I wanted to check the full version. While browsing I stumbled across https://askubuntu.com/a/1415651/231142 where it is ...
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Is it againt the rules

Is it against the rules to post answers that solve problems without using the command line? I posted an answer here, but apparently solving a problem using Synaptic Package Manager is unacceptable.
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Can we limit searches by date?

I'm trying to figure out what my weather and world clock options are on my new laptop. Most of the posts I am surfacing about weather indicators are about weather-indicator which hasn't been updated ...
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Getting asked for two-step verification code, but I'm not getting notification on my phone or email

I have an account, however, when I go to login, it asks for the two-step verification code and I don't think I ever set that up. If I did, I'm not getting it on my phone or on my email account.
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Should I be able to change my vote if an answer becomes outdated? Or should I take another action?

Some time ago I found an answer which I had found useful and upvoted. Recently I bumped into the same issue again and, trying to apply the steps from the answer, I found that the solution is now ...
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Why is downvoting a question or answer without a explanation acceptable?

My title says it all. Yes, I know this has been asked before. Allow me to break it down to the basic Ask Ubuntu core values. According to the Tour page, one should: Improve posts by editing or ...
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Are we gradually losing our most active members?

This is the maximum year-wise reputation obtained by a user so far. 2011: 31,002 (fossfreedom) 2012: 43,677 (ish) 2013: 27,938 (Radu Rădeanu) 2014: 37,417 (Oli) 2015: 58,133 (A.B.) 2016: 36,112 (...
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How to get an e-mail notification when I get a new answer or comment at my question?

How can I get an e-mail if a question of mine in Ask Ubuntu gets a new answer?
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Why doesn't StackExchange editor support auto synced source and result?

Editing a long post seems to be very painful. This could even prevent many - at least users who are new to the editor - not to edit anything complex anymore. You need to double scroll - scroll ...
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Is there any way to block a question to be used as a duplicate

There are too many times this is used as a duplicate, My wireless/WiFi connection does not work. What information is needed to diagnose the issue? The wireless script is just a tool to help find the ...
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Notifying users about the policy on AU concerning AI-generated content

We have an opportunity to increase awareness of the Ask Ubuntu prohibition on AI-generated content. Currently we have only two active notification areas: AI-generated content is not permitted on Ask ...
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Should we put [wallpaper] to the [background] (or vice-versa)?

We have the wallpaper and background tags. The tag excerpt of the first says: For questions regarding the image displayed on the desktop background. The tag excerpt of the second says: Questions ...
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Improvements to Ask Ubuntu or wiki, help

I am constantly frustrated by the amount of out of date information or misleading information given in a question:answer(s) format. I call this "Fubar disinformation" which can lead you ...
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Close votes etiquette

I recently earned the privilege to close and reopen votes. I am ecstatic that I earned this privilege. It is of course, my intention to do all I can to improve AU website. There are some legitimate ...
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I need guidance for downvoted question without feedback

I recently posted a question titled Slow Simulated Typing Speed in Ubuntu When Using Nonprintable Characters on Ask Ubuntu. The question was about an issue I’ve encountered in Ubuntu related to the ...
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Can we remove the [ubuntu22.04] tag?

We already have a 22.04 tag. I guess someone accidentally created the ubuntu22.04 tag. Shall we delete it?
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Can we fix this tag or should we just [uninstall]?

It's been asked about before and asked about again but it seems like the large uninstall tag is still a bit of a miscellany, with the majority of questions in it being about uninstalling software, ...
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Ubuntu 23.10 is now on-topic!

Ubuntu 23.10 (https://releases.ubuntu.com/mantic) is now released and is on topic. As usual, posts still must meet the normal requirements for being on-topic, though. Additionally, please refrain from ...
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When was the option "Needs improvement" added to the flag dialog?

It's the first time I see this option: When was this option added? And do you have any opinion on whether we should prefer this as a "flag" rather than VTC with "Needs detail or ...
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Let's NOT participate in the one-rep voting experiment

On September 19th, 2023, SE announced that a few Stack Exchange sites would be participating in an experiment where one-rep users (with registered accounts) could cast both upvotes and downvotes. ...
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How do I earn reputation points the fastest? [duplicate]

So I've got 15-ish years of exp on everything webdev/js/ts, but no reputation. I see questions asked where I would really be able to contribute with a good answer but I can't because ... no reputation ...
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Can a warning be implemented when the "Pending Edit Queue" is full?

My Reputation isn't high enough yet to edit questions/answers without moderator review. Therefore, any edits I do are entered into a queue for these pending edits. I'm aware of this and accepting of ...
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Do we have a canonical question about custom resolutions with Wayland?

I just saw yet another question about why xrandr isn't working to add a custom resolution after updating the OS, and I think we should have a canonical question about this. Do we have a comprehensive ...
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Show ranking for year

I think my point ranking was #1 in Ask Ubuntu for 2018 but I can't seem to find this. I've started a job search and think this might be helpful. Is there a way to see the point rankings by year?
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Reminder: Don't close old questions as EOL if the release was supported when the question was posted

TL;DR: Don't cast EOL close votes on old questions if the release in question was supported at the time of posting. Yes, this is a blatant dupe. Actually, it's also a dupe of this. But... it seems a ...
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