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Needlessly closed a question?

This question was closed as off topic. LightDM login screen configuration Now LightDM is used with ubuntu and Ubuntu Mate. The DM, greeter, and setting package are available in ubuntu. The OP ...
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Good idea to remove EOL release questions?

Like the title suggest since it has no relevance anyways, especially, the questions that don't have an accepted answer. I think it would be great to do this for a cleaner site.
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Combine [vi] and [vim] tags

We should combine the [vi] and the [vim] tags. From the [vi] tag wiki: Questions about the text editor "vi" or "vim" I am not sure whether to keep the [vi] tag or the [vim] tag, but I don't think ...
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Embedded Video(& Youtube) on AskUbuntu Questions & Answers? [duplicate]

How is it possible to embed a video when we submit a new question or answer? Till now, this feature is only applied for images. Any ideas on how to solve this or is this feature currently in progress ...
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How is my question "primarily opinion-based"?

I asked a question about the future stability of packages in the Proprietary GPU Drivers PPA. I wasn't particularly hopeful of receiving answers, but when my question was put on hold as "primarily ...
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Is it possible for beginners to suggest tags?

Seriously is it possible to let beginners suggest tags? I tried to create the tag XFCE-desktop which is the large package I had to reinstall, but was told I did not have 300 points. It is more to the ...
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Are software comparisons allowed and if so how broad are you allowed to be?

Are software comparisons considered on-topic here? I mean Ubuntu software of course, and probably software which is specific to it or at least Linux but runs on Ubuntu. And how broad is considered '...
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Is Ubuntu at war with VLC? [closed]

Once again I come with yet another question. I don't know if I am the only one facing this problem because I have looked through the tags for same problems, hoping someone must have it already but I ...
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When a version specific tag alone is good in a single question?

Ok, I'm here so people can point me out where my logic is wrong. I'm talking about the version specific tags. Every time I create, see, modify, processes a question or answer using the queues, ...
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Require obligatory user registration! [duplicate]

Ok, I'm mad... why? because users that need to use Live sessions use the cookie registration, etc... then when that live session is deleted because they restart, reinstall, re... whatever, we get 2, 3,...
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Question validation error info

Just wasted my time trying to understand what 'your question does not meet our quality standards'. The error was that i did not put a capital at the beginning of each sentence. I suggest to either ...
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Can I award myself a bounty? [duplicate]

I was just curious, let's say that I posted a question, then put a bounty on it, and then found the answer myself, could I then award that bounty back to myself?
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Can we burninate [prompt]?

I don't see much point of the prompt tag, and it only has ~100 questions tagged with it. Shall we burninate it? P.S. Let's also nuke lag
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Can I redirect questions to Ubuntu forums when needed? [closed]

I understand that AU is for questions about how to use ubuntu software and that is conflicting me regarding questions that are about support or fixing something that the users can't solve and needing ...
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Time zone of user in profile as optional field

Some users put their timezone with location. For example India (GMT+5:30). It helps other to understand availability of an user. Can it be an optional field in user profile?
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Discussion of new tag dual-drive-dual-boot

An increasing number of questions are appearing where the problem is a dual drive installation of Windows on one drive and Ubuntu on a different drive. The solutions to dual-drive, dual-boot ...
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The "dependency" tag mess

I'm really tired of hunting down all the APT "dependency" problems... There are already 7 tags that are used for something that ultimately translates to apt/dpkg in the "dependency problem" context: ...
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Could unanswered questions regarding EOL releases be removed via script?

In my quest to clean up the 4000+ unanswered questions with the blacklisted installation tag, I'm constantly running across unanswered questions regarding EOL releases like these: https://askubuntu....
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What are the job opportunities in askubuntu [closed]

I am extremely interested in this Q&A site and I would like to contribute seriously. But I also need to earn money to feed myself and the two cannot possibly go along. So I would like to know if ...
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Why are all the questions/answers on this site so old and out of date?

I have Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS and often have issues with it, but can never find a relevant answer here. 10 year old answers just don't work for newer versions of Ubuntu.
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Why were my edit suggestions of fixing URL rejected?

I recently suggested a very small edit to a post fixing outdated URLs which were rejected 2 times with the same reason. The rejection notice states: Rejected 3 hours ago: Kevin Bowen reviewed ...
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Discussion about voting system!

Is it possible (or should it be) to know who down/upvoted my post?
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What is this ridiculous "reputation" system? [duplicate]

I cannot upvote or comment, makes this entire site worthless... What can I do to fix this?
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Collective "On Topic-ity"

It seems that recently on AskUbuntu, questions have been slipping through the Close-Wall (The wall that keeps a question from being seen by more than a few people). Until now this wall had redirected ...
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Why there are so few answers on askubuntu site? [duplicate]

Why are so few answers on askubuntu? I don't get it, it's quite big when compared with another SE sites, but still very few answers. Very many unanswered questions in my opinion, when compared with ...
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Why didn't I gain reputation when I edited a post?

Why don't I gain reputation when my edit is accepted? I edited in here but I didn't gain any reputation.
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"Weighted" reputation gains

I have noticed that you can gain a lot of reputation if you are the first person to answer a quite simple question which concerns a large audience of mostly beginners. However on the other side a ...
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What is the point of voting in meta

The voting in Askubuntu works as following: you ask a good question, it gets upvoted and you get reputation you give a good answer and it gets upvoted, you receive reputation you ask a bad ...
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Why was this very relevant link moderated?

GNOME Screenshot area selection causing freezes I have this problem and needed the answer contained in the post and responses. I don't really care where it was posted, it was a good post, and if it ...
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Does user with more reputation get any profit?

What does reputation do except providing a different level of privilege? What is it about? I find people competing for reputation in this askubuntu page. Isn't this page about solving each others ...
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Want to improve this question? Update the question so it focuses on one problem only by editing this post

Responding to that invitation, I revised this question: Hi I'm new to ubuntu world. I have few questions about the software installation in ubuntu: What's the difference between installing a ...
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Why is there no central resource for fixing installations [closed]

I have been trying to fix my Kubuntu 14.04 installation for the past two days now. I have found that there is generally very little self-contained help/guides/tutorials available. While there is an ...
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I know how everyone can be happy!

Unicorns for everybody! .... not really. I'm talking about our long trail of "list of X" that predate the site since immemorial times. As you can see in previous discussions people doesn't ...
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Force answers as accepted

Some users do not mark an answer as "solved my question", even though they leave a comment stating it solved the issue. For example this one. What can be made about it? Can a flag be issued in order ...
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Reviewing tool should be less flexible by enforcing the Skip option rigourously

When you are reviewing posts, you are faced with three options: Skip, I'm done (after some change), Nothing to review. Ideally, when you make a change like edit, flag, comment, or vote, the "I'm done"...
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Why most metas aren't colorful to the public, but every meta is colorful for mods?

On a conversation with ByteCommander [which I understood wrong and who I thought is *] a mod, he tells me that in every meta he sees colors. But it seems the rest of the public only see black and ...
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Close a highly upvoted question?

OK, so the How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? has collected a close vote (as it showed up in the close vote queue), so someone else feels like me but actually cast a close vote. I have ...
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Ask* sites have a serious misconception in their basis. What happens with expert newcomers?

this is no thought exercise, this has happened to be more than once. Q: What happens to expert users in a field , that just join an Ask* site? A: They have very little chance of progressing in the ...
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Can a mod email a user to get to the bottom of something?

In a nutshell this Q&A https://askubuntu.com/a/1048488/307523 the commenter says: @WinEunuuchs2Unix - you are not honest, when you disabled a bounty for right answer of me over two weeks ago... ...
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Tag change: [cut-command] -> [cut]

The tag cut-command should be called cut. Many other commands, including cp, mv are not with the suffix -command. Please could we have cut-command changed to cut. Firstly, all the questions should ...
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I asked a question but now I can not find it

I asked a question: Create Bash Alias That Accepts Commands but now I can not find it.
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Links inside comments replacing current page rather than taking me to new tab url

It appears, adding comment with link to post at askubuntu.com loading new url to current page rather than new tab. How about adding a target="_blank" with every link so I dont lose my ...
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Why posting meta requires only 5 reputation?

Why posting meta requires only 5 reputation? Why not something like 25 or more with the requirement of having some particular badges? A new user automatically gets 1 reputation. So, to get privilege ...
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Month and Quarter reputation tab borked?

When I went to look at the Quarter reputation tab I noticed I'm number 1 in the stats and the same goes for the month but as I know I'm vastly inferior to Rinzwind 0:-) I'm suspecting something is ...
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A "My Questions" button next to the "Ask Question" button

Many times I have tried to find the posts I have made and find myself having to go into my profile and look at the Questions section to find my questions. It would be easier if Ask Ubuntu had a ...
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What are the basic principles for using the vote functions?

Have noticed in chat and meta all users are being encouraged to vote more. Does this mean peoples attitude to voting might need adjusted? Am trying to list some related questions and observations ...
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Highest voted answer auto-accepted after length of time

I have a suggestion: After a certain set amount of time automatically mark the question with the most upvotes as the accepted answer. Many of us have experienced this: You answer a question posted by ...
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Is there any sort of automated scripts for the answers?

Lot's of answers on Ask Ubuntu suggest to fix something manually e.g. via console etc. Is there any configuration management system available that can simply allow to write those scripts/recipes and ...
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Users shouldn't have to make new accounts because they can't ask new questions anymore because of downvotes [closed]

The lost ability to ask questions is very discouraging for new users and makes them think badly of this website.Often they get downvoted by misunderstanding.They also improve their questions and/or ...
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Socratic badge amount gone down unfairly with off-topic I cast on my own post

I feel that something rather unfair has just happened, so I would like to complain about it, my next gold badge that I will get is the Socratic, and just a few minutes ago it said: Now however it has ...
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