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Warn on mention of /usr/bin [closed]

There are a lot of questions that mention /usr/bin. I think it would be really advantageous to Ask Ubuntu to have a code-processor such that nothing modified or copied to /usr/bin. Installing stuff ...
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Lets get rid of keyboard and mouse tags

Really, most of this questions are about either: xorg xserver mir unity other DM Alone this tag doesn't tell what the question is about, and there are already tags that fit within that specific ...
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Should it be made mandatory to add a comment when downvoting questions?

I've seen a number of downvotes for IMHO reasonable questions with no explanation on why?. Surely the idea with the site is that people that want to learn about Ubuntu can ask questions that they can'...
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AskUbuntu logins & passwords

Does anyone know? a) Why I can never, ever log in to AskUbuntu? b) Why AB has the strictest password requirement of any site on the planet.
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Why does my question get locked by on Askubuntu? No apparant reason other than a bully moderator

I am experiencing this unhelpful behaviour accross this community of forums related to stack exchange and stack overflow
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This forum needs improvement. I don't have many questions, but they are definitely not spam

There is a lot on this forum about having enough reputation to post to old posts, use certain tags etc. Even though I don't post very often, my posts are definitely not spam. It is quite frustrating (...
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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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Hi, how can i remove this account?

This particular site of stack exchange is not amusing me, has no function and has over zealous moderators who deleted every single one of my posts, two of which because i mentioned that unity is a bug ...
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Could we have member of the month voting?

It is just an idea. There could be once a month voting for "best" member of the month. It would be just a way to say thanks for all the help. Every member could for example give 3 votes for others (...
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why was my question edited completely

My previous question was edited to remove 90% of the problems and errors that occurred while trying to install ubuntu, Who did it and why, if you delete the problems I type out how am I supposed to ...
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Reputation policy needs to be revised

Please read the whole body before just clicking downvote button.I am sure there are more people who would just vote down without reading whole body. What is reputation? According to the help page, ...
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Is there any mechanism to block trolls from harassing you?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: Backup for Cloud Email Is there any mechanism to block trolls from harassing you? I asked my first question (linked above) and it's infested by someone ...
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Why have two users Thomas and Thomas Ward? [duplicate]

I want to know why have two users, Thomas and Thomas Ward? is there a different people but username almost same?
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ancient down-voting and modern Linux-society ;o)

To clarify my question - this following ( please take my opinion more with humour not with deadly seriousity ) : Being "down-voted" is somehow ancient and leads into direction like being "pilloried". ...
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Why doesn't the search feature work properly?

I am fed up of having my posts marked as duplicate, if the search feature worked properly and drew out relevant answers then I wouldn't have an issue but the fact is, I ask a question because those ...
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Why aren't most questions answered with references to documentation or mention to RTFM?

Why not point users in the right direction to learn how to solve problems by themselves in the future? Is it because of rep system?
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Should Canonical employees have special badges?

I've been reading some questions where the answer was given by an employee of Canonical, the company sponsoring Ubuntu. I thought it would be a good idea if users who are employees of Canonical (or ...
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Should reputation be reduced over time, when a user is inactive?

I'm wondering if reputation decay when a user is inactive, maybe users contribute more? Is this a motivation or not? Will this have the positive results (more contribution) or will have the opposite? ...
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Overzealous moderators should be kept from placing unrelated "may already have an answer" banners

Overzealous and reputation-hungry moderators should be kept from placing unrelated "may already have an answer" banners within the first 24 hours of asking a question. Placing such banners within ...
Serge Stroobandt's user avatar
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How do i get contacts of askubuntu members? [duplicate]

Having phone contact or address of other members will be useful. How can i get in touch with other members. mail facility will be better option. does this site provide this facility ?
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Does Ask Ubuntu have voice chat, and if not are there any plans for it?

I think voice chat would be a valuable feature at Ask Ubuntu. Obviously some individuals cannot ask a question correctly when it comes to typing it because I see it said by other users all the time. ...
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What we have here is a failure to communicate

What we have here is a failure to communicate I am not allowed to ask questions - reached a limit - but Y am also not allowed to clear such limit . I am also not allowed to say this because my "...
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Question is on hold

Gentlemen! Those who put my question on hold. Did you try to understand what was going on there? I have been struggling with the problem for about 3 weeks. Plenty comments left. I am at the same ...
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First Amendment in Posts?

I always place the ending "Thank you and God Bless" at the end of any of my posts, questions or maybe just "God Bless" if its an answer / last comment. One of my legitimate questions has been flagged ...
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Why is there a badge for down voting?

I found some humor in that I can get a badge for down voting someone. I try to look at the positive things in life. It's a waste of energy looking for the negative. I'm sure someone will down vote ...
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Why is meta slow

I noticed that meta seems (in terms of the rate of questions) very slow compared to the main site. Does that mean that we can get rid of meta and use it only for high-ranking users and for people to ...
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Could we add a delay before being able to downvote a question?

Some brand new Ubuntu users are posting some questions, being not yet familiar with AskUbuntu their question is not always very clear. I understand that to downvote such question to close them. But ...
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Tag [fstab] and migration to Unix.SE

There are certainly valid uses of [fstab] on AU.SE. However, 95% of them are probably not valid in being Ubuntu specific. Why not migrate those questions to Unix.SE? Here is an example of a valid ...
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What about gaining money on askubuntu

If we put ads on the askubuntu, then some helpers, users that answering the questions as a volunteer; they earn some money. This will make askubuntu hum i think. What do you think?
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Please keep Corona away from AskUbuntu

The new Winter Bash provides new hats, the first hat one will get are face masks. Since Corona is a hot topic, this may create a shitstorm. When working on Ask Ubuntu, I want to concentrate on the ...
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Using abbreviations and a `threatsome` advice from a community member [duplicate]

I believe that Ubuntu is a free software, and free here does not mean free of cost, but freedom. I have been using Ubuntu since Hardy, and have potentially refrained from using Microsoft Windows. ...
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Don't mix version specific tags with stuff that isn't version specific!

Version specific tags are meant to questions which are... version specific, right? Then why are we mixing with the apt tag which alone is a very broad tag, or bash, with is, again, a very broad tag? ...
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Can we please stop telling people to use "apt-get" when simply "apt" accomplishes the same thing? [closed]

It's just bad advice to give to tell people to type in longer codes than are necessary. Think of all the wasted seconds spent typing that extra -get that could be spent on other things. Yes, some apt ...
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Did Stefano Palazzo♦ use the moderator vacation tool to inform regarding Stefano Palazzo's inactivity?

Did Stefano Palazzo♦ use the moderator vacation tool to inform regarding Stefano Palazzo's inactivity? According to the profile, last seen is August 29 (which is approximately a month ago). Did any ...
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The checkmark is too large compared to the voting buttons

Judge yourself. Compared to the size of the voting buttons and score, it's unusually (unlike the checkmark on other Stack Exchange sites) large. I'd consider this to be a bug. If it's not a bug, then ...
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Want to ask one thing about ask ubuntu?

I have joined this community very recently, what i got here is, people are not really here for help others, few of them are here for correcting grammar :) some of them are here for degrade others, i ...
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A new appearance [duplicate]

So basically we have Reading enhancement by using lower contrast. We could stop using light and dark coloring appearances for GUI's. I believe this is why people gets caught-up. I repeat Reading ...
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Can we change this user's name?

https://askubuntu.com/users/593258/rabies Can we change this users name? This looks silly
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Homepage spammed

I'm getting sick of writing these posts. But, yep our homepage was spammed by a bunch of spammers. As usual my question is this: How can we prevent this? Note that these things have been happening ...
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A critical note (alternative title: where is my speech freedom?)

The censorship sucks on this site. It feels very NAZI / NSB / Stasi like. Is that how you welcome a new guest? I do understand some moderation, but this is over-polished. What happened to freedom of ...
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Moderators vs. users

Who decides and manages the moderators on this site? My experience is that they are rather conceited and condescending to users, preferring lengthy verbal arguments than attempting to provide a few ...
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What about simplifying the UI for AskUbuntu?

I've had an idea of simplifying the overwhelming interface of AskUbuntu by correcting any overload on the users. If you want an example I can make some images, but first someone has to be at least ...
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Shold post in Meta be required before closing a question?

When a question is closed votes where casted before. Sometimes the voters can learn from this closed questions. While it is possible to ask on meta I'm considering if it will be possitive to require ...
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Why does the chat has to be so aggressive at banning you?

(Seth and the mods already know about this, moderators do not post) So today I was talking blah blah blah where the point that I was suspended for 60 mins for NO REASON. then I wasted 60 min. of my ...
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askubuntu.com rule idea: Don't edit post titles unless you read the body first

We should have a rule that says, don't edit posts unless you understand what the topic is... Someone (not sure if it was a prank) edited my post without reading it and basically made the title and ...
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I'm probably going to get skewered for this -- You can be rude and still provide a perfectly suitable answer to a question

As the thread title suggests, I think we need to stop considering people's attitude when answering questions and helping people. If the intent is good at the end of the day, it honestly does not ...
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Duplicate post or not? Why is the mod deleting questions that are clearly not duplicates?

I just self answered two questions that I see get asked a ton. They both follow the same template. How do you remap Caps Lock to Control in Xubuntu? How do you swap Control and CAPS Lock in Xubuntu? ...
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Stop editing capitalization and grammar for cryin out loud

Just rejected edits to a simple post in AU. Someone decided to go all 'OCD English Teacher' on my post. Seriously!?! It wasn't bad or difficult to understand at all. But, it was marked up like a ...
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