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Can this tag be [repair]ed or should we throw it away...?

I came across the tag repair today: 112 questions tagged Excerpt: Questions about repairing Ubuntu can be tagged here (after a fatal error, looping kernel panics, etc.) Wiki: none Followers: 0 ...
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If you want to edit an unsalvageable NAA post, please don't use the edit button in the LQP review queue to do so

This is somewhat related to this useful question: Should we edit the answer we flag as NAA? The answer said, in part: If you're a 2k user, knock yourself out - after all, it's just your own time ...
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Give [recovery] the [installation] treatment

Let's talk for a minute about the recovery tag, again. There are many different kinds of recovery, including (but not limited to): data-recovery, for recovering lost data, password-recovery, for ...
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2013 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Should questions/answers dealing with "adult" software be flagged as inappropriate?

This question is being posted largely in response to this answer describing the "Adult Lens and Porn Scope" and how to install it. As Roland Taylor and I commented on the answer, we have concerns ...
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Get Ask Ubuntu Wallpaper for Your Desktop Here!

What's up? We all love Ask Ubuntu and I began thinking that it would be a great idea if we could have some wallpapers that we can use. So please post your Ask Ubuntu-themed wallpapers below as an ...
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I'm giving a talk on askubuntu.com; show me your favorite things!

I am fortunate to be giving a talk at the Ubucon as part of the Ohio LinuxFest tomorrow about Ask Ubuntu. I'm preparing my slides and I have a set of images that I use to convey what AU is about. ...
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Are we better off with a general "Unix & Linux" stackexchange site?

Recently launched: Unix & Linux - Stack Exchange (Proposal ) Is Ubuntu perhaps a too narrow topic?
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PSA: Stack Exchange Inc. has announced a network-wide policy for AI content

A couple of days ago, Stack Exchange Inc., the company running these sites, announced a new policy for handling AI content. This policy goes against our own, local policy on how to deal with AI ...
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Why was muru's account suspended?

muru is one of the best users here, like Braiam and many other good folks. Out of curiosity, may I know why his account is suspended? He is a good guy. I just found out about his suspension by seeing ...
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What is the difference between Ubuntuforums and Askubuntu?

https://askubuntu.com/ http://ubuntuforums.org/ I wonder what the real difference between these two services, made for Ubuntu.
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Should I disable my AdBlocker on Ask Ubuntu?

I noticed that one of my next privileges on the main site is seeing decreased ads. As an AdBlock Plus user, I don't see any ads regardless so I didn't realise that there were any. I know that some ...
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How do I deal with the plurality of "reinstall OS" answers?

I do not wish to sound ungrateful as I am aware that without this AU I would be pretty much lost. However, sometimes the only answer has been "give up and reinstall" which might solve the problem but ...
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What is the consensus about hijacking the accepted answer?

I came across this question yesterday. There is two different answer to this question, one has been accepted. Let's call accepted answer answer 1 and the other answer 2. Recently answer 1 has been ...
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What am I doing wrong?

Most of my recent questions on AU have gone unanswered. I usually get a few comments but then crickets. Is there an imbalance between askers and answerers, or am I asking wrong? I don't seem to be ...
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How to deal with very very old answers?

There is a question How to hide users from the GDM login screen? which is 5 years old, subsequently most voted and accepted answers don't work any more. I needed to hide a user from appearing on login ...
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Lost 235 rep due to user removal

Is there any tidy way to let me know which user was removed? That's a pretty big hit to take from one user's removal. Just curious.
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Can newbies get a feedback from senior community members?

I am somewhat new for askubuntu.com. Personally, as computing is one of my desired subject (but was not lucky to learn), I am doing edit questions and try to answer from my little knowledge to ...
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Only 30 days and -1 to remove a question?

This was just brought to my attention by this question. From meta.se a question can be removed If the question is more than 30 days old, and ... has −1 or lower score has no answers is ...
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Is it okay to ask a user to accept an answer for his/her question?

Recently I have seen questions where few good answers were given but no answer was accepted and no comment was left on any answer i.e no activity from the user who asked the question. Is it okay to ...
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Discouraging "Ubuntu" tags

Figured I might as well be the first to bring this up... Some relation to but not the same issue as: What ubuntu versions are covered? At time of writing, there are currently nine instances of the "...
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What is a “very high reputation score”?

When a user is deleted, reputation of users voted by the deleted user will change. From https://askubuntu.com/help/user-was-removed I see This removal occurs whenever a user is deleted, unless ...
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How do I format some code specifically for the language used? Or how do I prevent it from being formatted? Which languages are supported?

If I format some code by indenting it using four spaces, the code is not formatted. How do I format some code specifically for the language used? Or how do I prevent it from being formatted? Which ...
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What is the Ask Ubuntu Classroom and how can I participate?

What? The Ask Ubuntu classroom is a series of free sessions where an Expert teaches attendees some of their skills in a variety of fields. Where? The sessions are going to be held in the Classroom ...
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Ask Ubuntu is getting a logo update

As many of you are aware Canonical recently updated the logo for Ubuntu. With this update came a request from Canonical to update the banner logo as well as the trademark copy in the footer of the ...
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Anyone interested in a regularly scheduled, multiplayer game of 0 A.D.?

Note: check out this post for details of an upcoming event. I am interested in setting up a regularly scheduled game of 0 A.D. that would be open to all Ask Ubuntu users. Since 0 A.D. is a free and ...
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Please don't flag link-only answers as Very Low Quality

Lately I notice that many link-only (or link-mainly) answers are being flagged as Very Low Quality, so I am taking to meta to ask y'all to use the Not An Answer flag for link-only answer (LOA) posts ...
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Is it the time to redefine "end of life"?

Based on my comments here and my messages in Raiders of the Lost Downboat, I think the term "end of life" is sometimes confusing and may be misleading for new users. As of now, one of the closing ...
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Let's clean up U1 links

Well, Ubuntu One is being shutdown and all the information will be deleted so that means that all our posts that use U1 image links instead of imgur and text uploaded will be lost. Below there's a ...
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Non-EOL Notice: Quantal (12.10) remains supported through April 2014

Since 12.10 is non-LTS and 13.04 is non-LTS and 13.04 will be end-of-life in a week, it might seem like 12.10 must have been end-of-life a long time ago. But that is not the case. 12.10 is supported ...
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Can we add a screenshot of the "accepted answer" check mark to the help pages?

I usually like to link this help page: Some-one answers to new users that comment "Thanks, it worked!!" on an answer. The reason I link them to Some-one answers instead of Accepted answer is ...
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Why do you not review?

The title says it all. I am wondering why people do not review. Feel free to post an answer with your reason or to upvote someone else's answer. You can upvote multiple answers (as always), but that ...
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Organising "classrooms" for 10th birthday celebrations

This follows up on How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?. The answer by jokerdino suggesting Ask Ubuntu Classrooms was very popular so this post is an attempt to start organising it. I have ...
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Have I got this right -- no explicit 'thank you' wanted?

Asking my first question just a few hours ago, and almost immediately receiving excellent answers, I did my best to show my gratitude, which included voting up the answer as well as green-checking it. ...
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Is it ludicrous to start posting an answer "please wait, I'm writing..."?

See the first revision of this answer, quoting completely: I'm not really sure if you can do it in a terminal, but with my iMac I used tabbing instead. (please wait, I'm writing the post...) ...
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Should an answer be literally what OP asks for?

N.B. Be sure this post is not about points. Seriously, the 2 points from downvote is the last thing I'd worry about. It is about what an answer should be (or not). The situation: user asks for a ...
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What's wrong, Ask Ubuntu?: The "Tech Support" Impression

Over the last year in particular, Ask Ubuntu has made a great deal of advancements regarding its standing in the wider Ubuntu community. The prominent integration in the new Canonical topbar, as well ...
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What do we do with (very) long answers, filled with off-topic story-telling?

Every single person has his or her own style of writing, however, every now and then you run into an (mostly) answer with issues beyond styling. The poster seems to have a completely wrong concept in ...
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Editor wars aside, can we use sudo nano when talking to non-experts?

TL;DR: when posting a solution could you please standardize any editors to something that firstly comes with vanilla Ubuntu, and secondly, is simple to use, regardless of your personal preferences. I ...
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When should I use the command-line tag?

There have been a few edit wars recently concerning the command-line tag. This question is an attempt to reach a community consensus on the usage of this particular tag. So, what exactly is this tag ...
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Giving away bounties this December 2019

I hope the plain title can still catch your attention--initially worded as "presents" instead of "bounties" but I decided for latter that has a clear intention. Back then, this meta post (2016) had ...
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What is considered a community consensus on Meta?

The info of the discussion tag here on Meta reads: The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus. ...
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Are we being too generous to (incorrect) answers?

For quite sometime now, I am seeing a very alarming trend here. Wrong/incorrect answers are being upvoted, quite a lot. I have seen some answers lately, that deserve downvotes without any doubt, but ...
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Are we there yet? 8 weeks on strike

As of today (Wednesday August 2nd 2023) many of the Moderators and curators of Ask Ubuntu have been taking part in the SE wide strike for just over 8 weeks. Many regulars on AU are feeling a little ...
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Time of the year

A famous Dutch writer once stated that the majority is wrong by definition. Although the point of view might be a bit too drastic, there is some truth in it. On a website like AU, one could expect a ...
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How to search in the favorite questions in AskUbuntu account?

I m starting to have lot of favorite questions in my AskUbuntu account. So it takes me some time to search and find a Question in my favorites. knowing that these questions have tags (like ATI, Wine, ...
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What's your Ubuntu question? Be specific

I don't exactly know why this is the case anyway, but I have quite often seen new questions with the above title ('What's your Ubuntu question? Be specific') as the person asking the question cannot ...
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Can we warn new users that questions about Kali Linux, Pop OS and so on are off topic when they attempt to ask a new question?

We get a lot of questions about Linux Mint, Kali Linux, Pop OS, and other distributions. Most likely, new users do not read all the rules in the help center before asking their first question. Can we ...
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