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Possible duplicate question

I would like to point out that this question: “Normal” variables in Upstart could be a duplicate of this other question: Expand variables in upstart script. I tested on lubuntu 12.04 and bug is still ...
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Would it be helpful to see question comments on the question edit page?

Would it be helpful for those occasions when someone is trying to edit a question to incorporate extra information provided in comments? Would this have more negative effects than positive? I know ...
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Can we have some click through stats for Community Bulletin?

We have a section called "Community Bulletin" on the landing page of Ask Ubuntu which contains links to events (like Moderator elections), featured meta posts, recently held meta discussions along ...
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How accurate are times given for when questions/answers are posted?

In https://askubuntu.com/questions/431194/how-to-upgrade-ubuntu-12-04-to-ubuntu-13-04, the question is at 2014-03-08 06:44:30Z and the answer is at 2014-03-08 06:46:25Z. My question: how reliable ...
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Review audit bug

When reviewing in the close vote queue I almost always start by clicking on the close button and then canceling that window, to see how the votes are standing on the question. Because if I'm in the ...
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Blacklist the "connection" tag

What kind of connection? Internet connection? USB connection? Asdfghjkl connection? It should be blacklisted, I think.
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Forgotten questions due to spam waves

A while ago, we were having some spam waves, do to the distraction, we didn't answer the question, that were getting spam A's. I checked my flags, and saw some of them are completely forgotten, I ...
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Would a tag cleaning campaign be a good idea for AU too?

I just stumbled over a post in meta-superuser: https://meta.superuser.com/questions/5718/tag-cleanup-for-january-2014?cb=1 It looks like they have tag cleaning campaigns on a regular basis. Might ...
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What are the reasons to downvote answers?

I'm not asking why a specific answer get downvoted but specifically why would you normally downvote an answer. This should help newbies understanding why their answers were downvoted even though ...
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Hunt down all those questions that have only a single tag!

I created... Lies, you just used another query and improved it! SHUT UP! *boom* *bang* *thud* As I said, I modified a query in the Data Explorer to find lonely tags. You know, those ...
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Could we get rid of all unuseful tags? (Tags that alone can't be)

Lets check this: http://data.stackexchange.com/ubuntu/query/146225/what-tag-is-most-common-for-first-posts Well, someone see the problem? I do. The version specific tags and a bunch of overly general ...
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Bug, utf8 char trimmed away from user profile webpage url

Discovered that utf8 chars are trimmed away from users StackExchange profiles usersupplied webpage url under bio. E.g. for my case, the æ from my last name is getting trimmed, rendering the google+ ...
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Don't be shy and vote ;)

I know is pretty difficult finding good/interesting questions/answers, but the amount of votes per week/month/quarter leave so much to hope for. I feel alone in the first place on the quarter rankings ...
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Why am I not able to login here with my Launchpad username?

I am not able to sign in here, with my Launchpad username? What could be the main reason for that? I am able to sign in with any of those my emails account or even with Facebook normally!
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Vote count totals are cropped on review pages

Today, I noticed that the vote review totals are being cut off in the display. Like here, for example, noting the red outlined area: What changed and what can be done to fix this? I've tested this ...
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Do we need a new close reason of "Abandoned"?

This is basically a resurrection of How should we define "Abandoned" as a close reason?, but given Reminder: Unanswered + Time != Too Localised, I think we need to actually revisit this. ...
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Why does a search for "extra dependency" give no results?

There is Why does apt think it needs this extra dependency?, but when I search for "extra dependency" (with quotes) the search returns "0 Results".
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Tag synonym request: [persistent] to [persistence]

Remap persistent to persistence Both deal with persistence issues on Live USB. While persistent has more posts I propose to make persistence (or persistance??) the main tag anyhow. Suggestion for a ...
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Ask Ubuntu newest questions bug?

I don't know if I'm the only one who faced this, but sometimes, when I am in Ask Ubuntu newest questions page and someone posts a question, it shows the message: (N) questions with new activity, but ...
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How to handle content copied from the DebianWiki (debian.wiki.org)?

In this answer to a question about aptitude, a block of text from the Debian Wiki was copied (source). While the source has been referenced by now, I think the license of the original content is not ...
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Certain users should get more close and delete votes

20k+ users (or something) should get more close and delete votes. It is limiting when we are out of votes and come across questions to close or answers/questions to delete. Flagging is cool, but ...
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Deleted questions not removed from homepage on "New Activity" notification

Upon the homepage, if a question is deleted, and another triggers the "New activity" notification, which is then clicked on, the deleted posts are not removed from the list while bumped ones are added....
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Why no tool buttons above answer field while logged in

Today I faced this strange issue. There are no quick buttons (linking/image insert) in answer field. The preview field is neither updating. please see the screen shot, But I can see the icons when I ...
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Short permalink to answer doesn't work after merge

How to skip to create Ubuntu Menu in status bar? was merged with How to get global application menu for gvim?. After this, the short permalink to one of the answers still referred to the old question. ...
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Consider reopening question 113235

Question 113235 is closed, being considered an exact duplicate of question 43174. Now, I got the answer I needed before the question was closed, so I won't suffer much from it being closed, but I ...
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Display any received comments whilst answering a question

When answering a question you will get a notification when someone has also posted an answer just before you have. This is very useful - there is no point in submitting an answer when your answer is ...
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Some merge candidates for Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual-booting questions

This looked a bit unwieldy for flagging, so I'm posting this here instead. I've looked through several of the dual-boot questions, trying to find ones that looked like duplicates. I have found ...
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Launchpad OpenID not working for login on Ask Ubuntu

I can't log in here using my Launchpad ID. I get Canceled on the identification page of AskUbuntu. On the Launchpad, I get an Oops page with an message saying that the error was logged. Sorry, ...
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Packaging problems with PPA's from the user perspective are on topic?

One of the issues I find from time to time are packages dependencies problems related with PPA's due careless package maintainers. These problems are normally fixed changing one line (or several one ...
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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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Question marked as "already answered", but the answer linked to does not answer my question

XUbuntu 20.04 Network Device disconnecting every few minutes The linked-to solution does not solve the problem. How can it be said that it has already been answered? Perhaps someone else with a ...
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incorrect (4) consecutive days count while I visit this page every day

I visit the AskUbuntu-page every day and browse trough the questions. I open questions and mostly browse till page 4. I don't really understand how my counter shows only 4 days. Please can anyone tell ...
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Should invalid answers be deleted?

I found this answer, which is about a discontinued Chrome extension. Should such answers be deleted, since they don't help anyone anymore?
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Should [edits] and [editing] be tag synonyms on meta?

I think the edits and editing should be the same (on Meta). I guess there is a small difference (one being the action and one being the edit itself). But the tags are used interchangeably, so I think ...
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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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Could the non-official flavour flag have an automatic comment like duplicate has?

When you flag a question with a duplicate flag, it automatically sends a comment like Does this answer your question? How to run Visual Studio Code as root But for the Needs improvement - A ...
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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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How should we handle questions from users asking how to brute force passwords or break encryption?

In my opinion questions that ask how to hack or bypass encryption should be closed as off-topic. Here are some examples of some recent questions: I don't have the LUKs password for my HP notebook I ...
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installing software leads to "unmet dependencies" so question is closed...why?

I'd like some elaboration as to why this question on unmet dependencies was closed. It's not an obscure package, although it's also not in the default repos. Broadly, just asking how to install, and, ...
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Reopen question after release of 20.04

my question has been closed as addressing a not released version, but now it's released. Please reopen. How to install Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa remotely with virt-instlall?
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Get updates ... OK-box does not disappear

When clicking on "following" of a question after the suggestive "Get updates..." ok/box, that box does not disappear and the subsequent boxes that appear show below that pesky box. So I cannot read ...
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Unregistered spammers should be deleted outright

A lot of spam is posted by unregistered users. They only have accounts on one site, and their only contribution is a spam or troll post. In my opinion, such users are not worth keeping. How about if ...
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Should there be a new tag "legacy-bios"?

I'd like to propose the creation of the tag "legacy-bios", as I believe it was relevant to a question I just asked. It seems like it could be relevant to a forum dedicated to an OS. And there is ...
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Editing race condition?

OP and I both edited this question at the exact same second. My revision is shown, but the revision history says OP's is the most recent. I think this is a bug, since the most recent revision should ...
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Should we have a "Culture Tour"?

The Welcome Tour takes new users through the mechanics of the SE sites. Should we have an additional tour that explains key behaviours that are expected of the AskUbuntu community? Things like: (...
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Should I edit or re-ask my question?

If I edit my question after attempting to fix a problem and the problem still exists does my question still get answered or do I have to re-ask the question?
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Mod Tools/Panel: Misaligned "Flag Types" Section

This must have changed within the past couple hours, but where we would normally see that nice sidebar in the mod panel with all the flag types and such no longer appears there, where the red freeform ...
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Text on Ask Ubuntu overwrites other text

This occurred today and at other times. Anyone else experienced it? It has occured on 16.04 and 18.04.(Ubuntu Mate)
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Preformatted text horizontal scrolling - bug or feature?

AskUbuntu help recommend to style pre-formatted text and console output with #four spaces But sometimes it results in scrolling text. See this question as an example. The problematic line (as ...
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Syntax highlighting doesn’t work on meta

When I enter <!-- language-all: lang-bash --> if :; then echo "quoted"; fi in a post on main, the output looks like this: Here on meta, the very same code gets no syntax highlighting at ...
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