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I just click Improve edit, edit it to be what I want it to be and then leave the following canned comment: @WhoeverMadeTheEdit Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! **;-)** Could you please review my [edits]() and also review the [editing help](/editing-help) to improve the readability of your questions/answers/edits in the future... **;-)** then I copy-paste the link ...


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Vote for this answer if you think it should be: Debian package


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The question indicates that the OP may have not yet achieved in depth knowledge of Bash programming. The recommendation to read some Bash manual is therefore obvious. But I understand that the wording of read a basic bash programming manual especially when bolded is borderline rude. Much better would be to help by adding a link to a Bash guide that we ...


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Copy the link of the comment and add it to the question replacing the title of the comment by the user’s name. Something like this: This comment from rinzwind helped me get there: How to give credit to someone else when writing an answer based on a comment? I did that by clicking on the time next to my name in the comment and copying the link into the ...


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I try to assess how much thought/work the suggestor has put into the edit. if there is real improvement but some things have been left out I either approve or improve/approve if I encounter a suggestion that only corrects the low hanging fruit (like s/ubuntu/Ubuntu/,...) and overlooks several other things I often reject/improve with an appropriate ...


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Yes, paste.ubuntu.com is cleaned up from time to time and doesn't have any notion of long lived service, it's a pastebin not an archive. If something is supposed to be critical to answering a question it should be in the question itself.


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It is a bit condescending... but that's not against the rules. It comes as both part of an answer to the question, and in answer to a question from somebody starting out with Bash scripting. Variable scope isn't entirely fundamental (you can womble along for a long time before it kicks you in the face) but it's something you need to eventually learn, along ...


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Debian seems to call them Debian package or ".deb" file as evidenced in their FAQ question: 4.5 Can I use Debian packages (".deb" files) on my Red Hat/Slackware/... Linux system? Can I use Red Hat packages (".rpm" files) on my Debian GNU/Linux system? [OT FYI: "The Linux Filesystem Standard" says you can put "foreign" packages in /usr/local/ and manage ...


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If you're saying the edit actually improves the post, I don't believe it's fair to reject it. Someone may not know how formatting works in the editor, but is very good at English and only improves a post's English, or vice-versa. Also, I don't believe there's a rule that states we should only use Imgur URLs for images. Some images may be copyrighted, while ...


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I think the comment is a little bit brusque, and a little bit rude in the wording, but not enough to really warrant any CoC violation action beyond the comment deletion. As such, comment deleted, but also consider that your response to the comment about the comment being 'arrogant' is just as unhelpful and problematic as it tends to do nothing but incite a ...


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I would be against it. We are an official support site so it would be logical to not support end of life releases. It should be the official stance to upgrade to a supported site if not just for security related problems that can arise. Besides that: if the release is important most of us will not be able to check our answer (since none of us will have ...


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You can give credit to a comment (like "Dan's comment helped me"), but if someone has posted an answer in the comments, I will usually encourage them to post an answer, but after some time, I will post it as an answer myself and put a note like: This answer came from a comment by Dan. Because we really need to break the habit of posting answers in ...


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I think various wildlife control policies are an apt analogy. Out-of-support Ubuntu systems (or Windows XP or any other distribution) are vermin in that they are responsible for spreading disease. All their applications fall behind in support and they get hacked with ridiculous ease. They're then used to hack other machines, send spam, host horrible crap. ...


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I don't think incomplete edits should be rejected, since they're still useful and the next editor has less work to do... So it's good teamwork regardless. I do think, however, that the first editor could get a notification when someone further edits that post, so they can acknowledge the fact that their edits were lacking in certain areas.


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I don't see any benefit from any URL shorteners here. Post an extra comment if needed.


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On the one hand I agree with you. I find the Ubuntu culture of always upgrading very annoying. I also don't see the point of making questions about older versions off topic. What if I can't upgrade due to hardware/time constraints? What if my boss won't let me? What if I don't have physical access to the machine in question? I've never understood why these ...


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I differentiate between "Type these commands to do the task" (which should be copy/paste-able), and "Here is what my answer produces on MY system (YMMV)", where the $ and # are used to show context. A recent example is my answer to this question


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Debian package has the major downside that it looks like it means “package from the Debian distribution” and not “package in the Debian format”. So I recommend to avoid it on this site (unless you do mean a package from Debian as opposed to Ubuntu, but then you should make that explicit). Debian package also doesn't distinguish between a binary package (....


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I recommend not deleting this question because it is a very useful question according to these metrics. It has 95 upvotes and has been viewed 122,813 times. 20 questions are linked to it, and of those 20 questions 13 were closed as duplicates of it. Beyond that in my opinion it would be more appropriate to reopen this question than it would be to delete ...


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Other than what dessert mentions in their comment Let's see how a link like yours looks like (assuming it's the output you're worried about): pad.lv/1532508 vs. bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/+bug/1532508 – that's quite long, but the long one contains useful information: It's on launchpad, it's a bug report, it's about gnome-shell. The ...


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Vote for this answer if you think it should be: Ubuntu package (I added this in :)


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This is actually kind of a complicated question, depending on why you're asking, and more specifically, the behavior you expect. All .deb files are "Debian packages", and that is technically correct, regardless of the distro or version of distro you're referring to. The same is true of "RPM", as all are "Red Hat packages". Specific files refer to the ...


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The delete votes are irrelevant at this stage. Unless all questions that were closed as duplicates of this are deleted or reopened (and if any of them are themselves dupe targets, then apply this recursively), this question cannot be deleted - and further delete votes cannot be cast either. So it's already as hard as possible. And if this is a canonical ...


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I have now closed the question again, it is really not a good question for SE and really shouldn't be open. However, it is a useful collection and as karel points out, is linked to by many other questions so I don't see what benefit there would be in deleting it. The question has now been closed and I added a "historical significance" notice to it: This ...


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It doesn't really matter how you embed the @mention into your comment. You can even put it somewhere in the middle of your sentence or at the end too, although at the beginning makes it easier to see who you are addressing at once glance, if multiple people are discussing. Just remember that you can only mention one user per comment, and that the user has ...


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No one said ONE edit or ONE reviewer has to clear up all mistakes/issues in a post. As long as they don't change the meaning of the post (i.e. remove the typo that the question is about) or introduce new issues, approve them. And as you are well aware, new user do these smaller edits to collect rep. This is actually encouraged, to some extent, I believe. ...


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