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How is it that an OP with a rep of 1 can edit and add text to my answer

I posted at somewhat lengthy answer to an OP's original question, and later found out that the OP had edited my answer and added a whole bunch of unnecessary text. I rejected the edit. How can the ...
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Presentation of code should include explanation in a separate comment section

This is just an idea and I would like to see what the feedback is. The problem Starting Linux I've found myself many times looking through example code on this site and finding out what it actually ...
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What to do when posts are voted down for no reason?

It's really annoying, a user asked this question: I am wondering what the point of sh being symbolic linked to dash is? I understand that dash is supposed to be faster than bash, but I am uncertain ...
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The dupe- message is confusing, please change it

If a question: is an exact duplicate of an existing question, meaning: is also undoubtedly based on the same issue or reason is also meant in the same way ...it seems pretty clear that the question ...
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I think that the default user's description is wrong

When I view the profile of anybody that hasn't filled it's bio it says this: Apparently, this user prefers to keep an air of mystery about them. I think that it should say this instead: ...
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Restrictions on setting up the profile picture

Some new users like him setting up some sexy or adultary photos as their profile picture.This SE site was not only viewed by adults but also by the minors. So my question is that SE provides any ...
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Help or advice on how to manage misleading/inappropriate answers to an asked question [duplicate]

Have just updated How to EFI install Ubuntu? with what I am sure concludes the answers that have been given are misleading and inappropriate to the specific question being asked. Had previously ...
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Notify visitors that the question is old

I asked this question on meta.SE, it got marked as dupe for this question, I'm posting it here because it has more value here. This question is 4 years old, someone commented: Looks like the old ...
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How can bash question is on-topic and C programming off-topic?

I have read this answer it suggests that Bash questions are on-topic since it helps in administration. Keeping this in mind, C programming questions too should be on-topic. we can use C to write ...
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Q&A style within answer

I've seen several answers lately that are using an FAQ-style Q&A-format within the answer. The answer ends up as a set of Q&A's within a Q&A. Examples: Thinking of switching to Ubuntu! ...
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Could we have ANSI control sequence parsing in code blocks?

It happens very often that output in terminals has ANSI control sequences that gives it better readability, different colors, bold, underline, hence I think it would be interesting to be able to ...
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Where should I place a "wish" for developers of Ubuntu? [closed]

Questions similar to the In Ubuntu 16.04, how to set shortcut-keys for maximizing a window only horizontally or only vertically? lead to a "wish" for developers of Ubuntu. (After I have got some ...
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What/how/where do I get the "link to a valid account" for the purpose of deleting my account?

My problem is that I want to delete my account. Very simple. How?
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asked for a solution didn't got any one of them [closed]

I don't understand I have asked for help because none of the multiboot usb creator is recognizing my usb drive and for solution and despite being an expert nobody is helping me . I used a solution of ...
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Why not moderate questions from new users before making them visible on site?

I had suggested before also that questions from new users should not be posted directly on the site rather they should be moderated first and they should be visible to only users with high reputation (...
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Some basic tags?

I'm not that much crack on askubuntu - more of an asker than an answerer. Compared to other experiences with S.E. sites, I find it pretty difficult to find useful information. I think that you could ...
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Suggestion for "high-level-assembly" tag

High level assembly (HLA) is an assembly language aimed at allowing you to learn assembly without having to write pure assembly. However, since it's a bit obscure, setting it up can be kind of a pain, ...
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Reward for flags?

I know that your are rewarded with bages for x amount of helpful flags for closing duplicate questions or off topic etc. However why dont you get any rewards like +1 for flags that others agree with ...
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Merging launchpad + stackexchange

I know it's been asked for a lot of times. But here it goes again: Please, merge my askubuntu/launchpad account with the stackexchange account. I began using launchpad back in 2010, but now I'd prefer ...
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Question migration

Shouldn't this question be migrated to unix.stackexchange.com? As I see it almost has nothing to do with Ubuntu as a Linux distro, but rather Linux in itself.
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OS Release in Questions

Given the number of questions asked which do not include the OS release, thus requiring asking the OP to (at best) amend their question or (not ideal) add the info in a comment, it is possible that ...
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Are Qt questions on topic?

Are Qt questions on topic? I ask because I get hassled for asking them, despite clearly being linked to Ubuntu, especially since unity is becoming pure Qt. I am very rarely hassled for QML questions,...
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Users under 500 rep need to leave a comment as to why they downvoted? [duplicate]

I'm sure many users have experienced the dreaded "Downvote with no explanation." This causes many problems, such as unexplained loss of reputation, lack of knowledge of how to improve a post (which ...
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User Removed, and I lost 590 points! [duplicate]

A user was removed, and I lost 590 rep points! The reason that this question got asked again, is I still don't understand why us (other) users get penalized because some user got removed. Their votes,...
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The StackExchange website keeps me logged in between sessions without asking me

The login screen for StackExchange/AskUbuntu has no option to select or deselect a "keep me logged in" function, but it retains the login by default. Retaining an everlasting login session without ...
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A Quick Suggestion About Commenting [duplicate]

It would be nice letting new users Comment instead of posting an answer requesting for more info About the question/Issue
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Why not to merge this SE with Unix/Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are we better off with a general “Unix & Linux” stackexchange site? I am using Ubuntu but will crosspost to Unix/Linux 100% of my questions since I can't be 100% sure it ...
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dpkg apt (local hardening) [closed]

On my ubuntu 24.04 i made some tweaks, for one reason apt (update) command gets around 30MB or more related to repositories refered by my sources.list First of all i ran the other command: apt-mark ...
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Can we change the bounty rep requirement?

Currently, you need 75 reputation to start a bounty. However, some migrating users (meaning users that have an account with 100+ rep on another site) use this privilege a bit much. They will ...
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What is the connection between an answer and its poster, none?

For quite a while I have been asking myself what it is that makes us want to produce answers. Good answers. Sometimes answers that take a considerable amount of time to research, walk around with, ...
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why the hatred....only here

why the hatred? Only on askubuntu is just about every question down-voted. take this: failed to start dockerd after installing docker with snap (artful, 17.10) even when there is a comment, like "...
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Can we have an XKCD bot?

I was on SuperUser chat the other day, and they had an XKCD Bot. Can our chat have access to that bot? I'm sure a lot of AU users are followers of XKCD.
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Missing comments. Who deleted them?

Ethernet is disabled after reboot - Ubuntu server 20.04.3 Question posted yesterday. I left a comment requesting more info from the OP. OP responded with info, and then pinged me with a comment to let ...
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Is CAELinux Supported on Ask Ubuntu?

The Alternate Title is: At What Point Does an Official Ubuntu Flavor Become Off-Topic on Ask Ubuntu? It must be agreed that a Live Ubuntu install is on-topic on Ask Ubuntu. It must also be agreed ...
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Memory leak (Very relevant to 18.04/GNOME 2.6+) Question put on hold for being opinion based, but it is not

I recently had this question that I asked put on hold. Memory leak on 18.04-- Is it even worth upgrading? (do you have memory leak issues?) Now, this is not an opinion-based question. Some computers ...
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Are edits like this OK?

We all reject edits that change the meaning of posts but I came across this one and it adds meaning to the post that was never given by the OP. Here is the original post and here is the edited ...
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Third Party Software - where do we draw the line on 'on topic'?

The Question was: I need to use the Creative Cloud for Photoshop, Illustrator, etc for work so I'd like to install a very minimal windows 10, in Ubuntu VirtualBox, so I can run just what's necessary ...
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What is this 'hammer'?

I'm sure that at some point I knew this, but I have forgotten now, and can't remember how to remember, so I thought that I would ask, what exactly is the mod-hammer, and what does it mean to give ...
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1K close votes!!! Any celebrations?

Yes!! Finally we have reached the 1k close votes milestone!! I Heartily congratulate all 3k rep users(except the stewards and others who try to shorten the list) for letting the queue to grow up to ...
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Change the links in Ask Ubuntu Meta contact page

I recently noticed the Ask Ubuntu Meta contact page. The Yahoo link redirects to https://help.yahoo.com/kb/account The Google link is HTTP and redirects to https://about.google/contact-google/. The ...
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It seems 15.10 has too many problems, is this natural or Canonical should resolve the bugs? [closed]

It seems that Ubuntu 15.10 is bringing up a lot of questions here on Ask Ubuntu. Is this natural? (Newbies getting excited to actually test it out, they know nothing so a lot of problems/questions ...
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Option to not show edit in Active feed

There are times when I need to update an answer with some minor changes and I would rather the "Active" feed not be updated with these changes. Can we have an option "Don't update Active feed" such ...
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Should we get reputation points for passing review tests?

I'm aware that one can get "punished" for failing several review tests in a row, but where is the reward for passing these tests? Other than the satisfaction of helping the community of course... I ...
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Should we have Meta posts where people can vote for Development codenames?

I was reading this today, it is where people can suggest code names for upcoming Ubuntu versions. Do you think we should take part by taking suggestions here? I am sure the devs would see it and it ...
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More Nvidia problems than anything else?

In the past 3-4 months I've noticed that on the main site, there is a ratio of about 5:1 referring Nvidia graphics questions than anything else, and I'm wondering why? I do understand that NVidia ...
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Why are people voting down my good posts?

I mostly post on the main site but since this is about that site itself I decided this belonged on meta. I needed hep with upgrading to VMware Worstation 11 but Workstation said I needed drivers for ...
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Can we not use sh here?

bash is the default login shell in Ubuntu. Most users use bash for scripting. Some answers use sh as the interpreter, even if the question mentioned bash (force of habit, I assume). (For example, a ...
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If a question has nothing to do with one tag, or it's tagged wrongly, shouldn't I remove it?

If an user unknowingly or not use or add the wrongs tags, isn't the community task to correct them (I mean the tags, through if the user ask for guidance it's cool for me too, everyone loves to teach, ...
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How to pragmatically deal with down-votes on a good question when you are the author of the questions?

Recently someone down-voted a question I posted on Ask Ubuntu which was a very good question. I do not give a damn but is it alright to sit and see the down-vote on a good question or is there a way ...
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