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Please only advise if you actually have something to say on the subject

I would say you are describing fanboys. Mint fanboys, Nemo fanboys, Gnome fanboys, "my software of choice is better than yours" fanboys and generally speaking "my dad is stronger than yours" fanboys ...
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Can we please stop telling people to use "apt-get" when simply "apt" accomplishes the same thing?

Even when keeping in mind What is the difference between apt and apt-get? there is still no logical reason to enforce using apt over apt-get/apt-cache. An extra second or two to type 4-6 extra ...
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Can we please stop telling people to use "apt-get" when simply "apt" accomplishes the same thing?

We all know the difference: What is the difference between apt and apt-get? Both have their merit as both work for the task they are designed to. This also means there is no reason why we should ...
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How to answer questions using a previous answer

If a question is going to be, or to put it another way, is clearly justified in being1, closed as a duplicate, then you might prefer to guide the OP in the comments as to which answer you recommend ...
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Is copying and pasting your own answer acceptable?

I copied and pasted my own answer from another question, modifying it slightly so as to fit the fact that the question was put differently. I have 5 answers that are more or less 80% the same answer, ...
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How to answer questions using a previous answer

Answering Questions with a Link to a Previous Answer From what I have seen in 'Ask Ubuntu General Room', it is agreed that answering a question with a Link in a major sin. Likewise posting a comment ...
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Please only advise if you actually have something to say on the subject

Edit As Zacharee1 pointed out it appears that CelticWarrior has recommended OP to install lighter version of Ubuntu due to their hardware. In this case, I agree that this is a reasonable suggestion. ...
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Is copying and pasting your own answer acceptable?

I'd have no problem with you posting the same answer a million times over as long as they answered different questions. This is a case where it is not only clear that they are duplicate but also that ...
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Is copying and pasting your own answer acceptable?

Without looking at the topic it is about: if you can copy the answer the question is (more than likely) a duplicate and should be flagged as such. --- edit --- Was this moderator wrong to warn me ...
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