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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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Why aren't all the [dependencies] tagged question tagged with dpkg/apt?

Supposedly, all dependencies question are about dependencies problems with apt or dpkg, yet, less than the 50% (460 out 735 doesn't have it) has either of the tags. Why if every question about ...
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Is python 3.5 an Ubuntu Third Party App?

Ref: how can I create a program with python 3.5 This is a question in Ask Ubuntu about creating a program with python3.5. The Question was closed as being off-topic. "Help Center > Asking, What ...
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Why do we used byte instead of octet as data size unit?

I would like to understand why we seem to prefer to use the byte unit instead of octet unit (because I used more commonly the octet unit at work, at home, ...). What are the reasons for describing ...
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Proper use of Bold and Italic text in posts?

I would like to make this post to specify "proper" methods of bolding/italicizing text in questions and answers to keep the site clean and easy-to-read. Partially based off of my other question on ...
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Splitting tag libreoffice into libreoffice-writer and others?

1,284 questions have been tagged with libreoffice which covers a range of different software. Is it potentially beneficial to introduce the following tags to better filter answers for the respective ...
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Could we modify the pop-up of the downvote icon of questions?

Reading the answers and comments that I got on this question "Could we add a delay before being able to downvote a question?" I changed my mind: An answer needs to be upvoted or downvoted, it is ...
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Can we delete/migrate 425730 question that is about Mint?

Ok, is a good information, but it is off topic. The problem is that with the amount of votes that both Question and Answer have, we would need 4-5 10kers to delete it, but sadly we don't have that ...
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How do you ask OP to reconsider accepted answer and award yours?

I was a little late to the part posting an answer to this question: How to get a substring from bash command We are all proud parents of our posted answers so I'm probably biased but I think my ...
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How often do questions get answered?

To all those newbies of Ubuntu, does your query get solved in most easy steps? Most of the time, I have seen questions are either left unanswered or are linked to duplicate questions in comments. ...
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Why are the moderators closing posts?

It seems anything argumentative of Unity is being closed. Great work on community support!!! You all know Unity is trash. It was a bad Idea. Now you should let the community fix the problem and the ...
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A user only asks questions

I seem to remember reading this somewhere, but I can't find it on this meta at least... A saw a user who has 530+ rep but has only asked questions - 53:9 q:a. So he has quite a lot of privileges, ...
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Editor Privilege?

Speaking from experience, waiting for a suggested edit to be approved (before 2000 rep.) can be tiring and annoying. So what I want to know is if you guys think the following is a good idea. For those ...
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How to remove account from ask ubuntu?

The https://askubuntu.com/help/deleting-account shows wrong information. I am looking for a real way to remove my account from this site.
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Was I wrong to down vote this answer?

I down voted and answer on this question, you can read the comments as too why. This user proceeded to trawl through my history and try to find ways to get me to change my vote based on another ...
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Is there something wrong with Ask Ubuntu?

I don't understand, why Ask Ubuntu is like this. out of every 10 to 20 questions only 1 is answered. And the Ubuntu website is advertising it as it's main Q&A web site! Don't you think something ...
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Disable voting for closed questions.

Because it is closed for some reasons.
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It feels like one of the moderators is being overly critical of my posts - what can I do?

A moderator seems to be shadowing me, down voting me within minutes of my posting an answer, and making inappropriate comments, and actions that are totally harassing me. Yeah, I'm pissed off. I ...
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Add "I am command line literate" flag to Profile or Question

Questioners on AskUbuntu have a vast range of skill levels, ranging from barely being able to point-and-click to walk-on-water (thinks in programming languages, knows how most of Ubuntu/Linux works). ...
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Should Users with only 1 reputation (Or with only 1 question/answer) be deleted after 30 days without a login?

Should Users with only 1 reputation be deleted after 30 days without a login? Because It would keep the site cleaner and There must be hundreds - thousands Of dead users that did use their account ...
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Standard of expanding the abbreviations for questions [closed]

In a recent question of mine posted on the AskUbuntu site I was ordered that M$ has to be expanded to stand for Microsoft (probably to allow for indirect advertising of the company). Is indirect ...
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ordered list format feature request -- subtopic numbering

Introduction: While writing a response to a question, I came to a situation where making a sublist improved readability of the post. This works: topic subtopic subsubtopic subtopic topic ...
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2k "Review" access lost when reputation has fallen below 2k because of bounties

I had access to 2k reviews (Low Quality Posts, Suggested Edits) for at least 4 months. Yet, I gave some bounties away which reduced my reputation below 2k, effectively barring me from such reviews. ...
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Why is Ask Ubuntu set up to discourage users from participating?

For a while now I have noticed Ask Ubuntu has a system of PFO in place. The system I have experienced does not allow me to post or answer questions unless I have 50 reputation points. The system ...
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Trademark infringement in display names of user accounts

I came across a user account bearing the name of one of the Ubuntu flavours. I was not aware of Xubuntu operating its own team account and this one uses the flavour's name. I've pinged the team in ...
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fitbit tag axe request

I would like to suggest removing the fitbit tag... Reasons: -It doesn't have any relation to Ubuntu, -Fitbit is a company and should be kept off-topic here Please remove it. feel free to leave ...
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How to clean up the site if 80% of the users don't follow the rules

In my country, the gov tried to make it illegal to drive without using the safety belt, they tried to fine everyone who doesn't follow the law. There's another law that forbids smoking in closed ...
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Are questions in other language other than English accepted in AU? (accepting other languages in AU) [duplicate]

So we know the term language barrier but.. Ubuntu lets anyone install the system in different languages. So in the support channel Forum or AU we get problems maybe prolonged by Image based technical ...
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Allow for more than 2 links for <10 rep [closed]

Links are helpful, I can't be as helpful as I could if I were allowed to post more than 2 links.
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Proposed new tag: Atomic Pi

I just asked a question about an Atomic Pi, and thought I could create the tag for it, but I am lacking sufficient rep here to make it. Can someone make the tag on these questions? Please/thanks. ...
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I feel like I have NOT been well filtered :-(

I answered a question about a mouse scrolling problem. mouse auto scrolling problem The very first and most important part of my answer was : "There seems to be an incompatibility that has been ...
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Making a 'master thread' for bugs and workarounds for Ubuntu 15.04 issues and bugs?

What does everyone think if we get a single thread going for bugs and workarounds for people with issues relating to 15.04 install. Maybe a wiki type thread. I'm sure a lot of people are coming here ...
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Conspiracies defense for AU

What if an X company set a team against Ubuntu in it's more simple form, a cozy Q&A site to spam it and attack members in the rise to become valuable members? With a clones attack of "new" users ...
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How far an explanation should go / does it legitimate double posts / answers?

Often questions are very easy to answer if the asker would search a few minutes in the internet and has the right search terms handy. The latter one is the key, the askers often didn't know what to ...
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Why does voting down decrement Reputation

if an answer is wrong , then we can vote it and the wrong answer goes down the list,but why decrementing the hard-earned reputation?? we need to bring a change to that policy.
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Tag change: [watch-command] -> [watch]

The tag watch-command should be called watch. Many other commands, including cp, mv are not with the suffix -command. Please could we have watch-command changed to watch. Firstly, all the questions ...
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Why are new users allowed to post links?

Although you may argue that they are limited to one link per post, they are actually able to post more than one link by enclosing it with ``s (and other ways), so making it so that they are not ...
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New tag proposal: meta tags "Concern" and "Quality"

I think that a concern tag and quality tag should be added. This question (Windows 8 and Ubuntu Dual-boot: Many duplicates) could use these tags as well as many other meta questions. Tag uses and ...
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How does this works?

I have "earned " some popularity badge AND STILL GETTING this. It is forum owner privilege to administer the forum to his / her liking. Somehow it seems very difficult for owners to realize that ...
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Marking outdated posts/info etc. to be archived

Old posts with outdated info, which are irrelevant to the currently supported versions, should be excluded by the search engine bots. Perhaps, they should be marked and archived (i.e.: Internet ...
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There isn't a more responsable moderator on AskUbuntu? Just Mitch?

Tried to solve a problem I had with my Ubuntu based OS and Wine, but Mitch pretending is some sort of god decided to put it on hold and close it after I hurt his feelings, maybe. This problem is even ...
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Answer unfairly blocked

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: ubuntu 22.04 app black screen and laggy To start, this was my first answer on this site although I’ve used for years. I’ve posted answers on many sites for ...
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Why is it that perfectly good answers get deleted?

Why is it that certain perfectly good answers get deleted by a few, because they point out Ubuntu's problems? One answer that was deleted is even given in Ubuntu's manual. Another that was deleted was ...
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Extra reputation option

Why can't there be an option, where if you have enough reputation, you can give a small number of reputation. (If the question is really good) Lets say 225 reputation would be the goal for this option....
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Proposal to Change Procedure to Flag Duplicate Answers

This is a proposal on changing this procedure... We'll see where it gets. ;-) Instead of adding a comment mentioning it's a duplicate, answer the question by referring the user to the duplicate ...
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feature request : Reasons for down-votes [duplicate]

I think it is really important to know the reasons for getting down-votes. Feature Description: The users must be asked for providing a valid reason for downvoting a post which already has 5 or more ...
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LMGTFY -is it allowed

If someone is asking a dumb question that could easily be figured out by googling it are we allow to send them a lmgtfy.com link? Assuming we provide an explination for why the question is not ...
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How do i restrict editing on my questions?

I just don't like people messing with my questions on askubuntu, and i don't get all the specifics I need.
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