14 votes

Ask Ubuntu is getting a logo update

It feels weird to see Ubuntu capitalised when: The current AU logo doesn't have it capitalised: The Ubuntu website doesn't have it capitalised, as can be seen on https://ubuntu.com: or in the ...
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Is it allowed to ask for software advice?

Software recommendation questions are fine here; we just ask that they be sufficiently specific and detailed. For example, there could be a brief description of the use case or of the features ...
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Why was my question closed?

Firstly your question was off-topic. If you read https://askubuntu.com/help/on-topic you'll note this site is for Ubuntu and flavors of Ubuntu, with Linux Mint specifically mentioned in the questions ...
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8 votes

Is ChatGPT considered Ubuntu Third Party Software?

You're not running ChatGPT. Your browser handles input and output, but it's not running on Ubuntu. It's running in datacentres rented by OpenAI. A question about it —in the way it exists at the time ...
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I've been banned from reviewing for some strange reason

This is an unfortunate collission between the queues not being cleared and bot-content bans. The system imposed a temporary 2 day review ban due to assuming this was robo-reviewing. And in reality, ...
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How to detect AI-generated answers?

I'm using this online ChatGPT detector: https://openai-openai-detector.hf.space/ Just paste the question/answer, and it gives you a really good indication. There's also a Stack Exchange script, that ...
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How to detect AI-generated answers?

There's a very common "style" to ChatGPT responses1. If you start to use ChatGPT yourself, you'll quickly become familiar with it. And ChatGPT can be a useful tool, if you keep in mind its ...
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Why was my question closed?

It's common for folks who do not understand an answer to understandably complain that an answer is not helpful...or to mistakenly claim that an answer is not applicable or not duplicate. Keep in mind ...
6 votes

Is it allowed to ask for software advice?

I would not ask it on AU as there is a sister site on Stack Exchange that has software recommendations as its main goal: https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/ In my opinion we should not compete ...
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6 votes

Why was my question about Ubuntu desktop shortcuts deleted?

As mentioned in the comments, it sounds like you are referring to your question ... What do I need to change to get my program icon image to appear in my deasktop shortcut?. If so, then it has never ...
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What's the proper process for "fixing" a Mod-or-community-deleted answer?

Must it be flagged by the user for a Mod to review? If so, does the user (usually a new user) know this? Yes, since mod-deleted posts cannot be undeleted by anyone else other than the mods, and one ...
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How should we clean up the [kvm] tag?

After some further discussion with @cocomac on Raiders of the Lost Downboat the following changes have now been completed: A few tasks remain: Some re-tagging of posts tagged kvm-virtualization to ...
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4 votes

A user doesn't ask or answer, but only adds tags

My own view of an Ask Ubuntu user whose participation is mostly in making minor changes (in this case tag edits) is that we already have mechanisms in place to deal with such occurrences. I borrow ...
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4 votes

A user deletes their answer and posts the same question as a new post and self answers

Flag it - linking the other post, ideally. It's unfair to the user who posted the answer to the original post - and it's probably worth a mod taking a look.
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A user deletes their answer and posts the same question as a new post and self answers

First, I would assume this is an extremely rare scenario. Second, if the answering user reposts another users question without any modification, this would be considered blatant plagiarism. However, ...
3 votes

Is it allowed to ask for software advice?

I've recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu and I don't miss anything except for one program named PhraseExpress. [...] I haven't found a replacement for it on Linux, yet. Would it be appropriate to ...
3 votes

What's the proper process for "fixing" a Mod-or-community-deleted answer?

Well - as the OP, you do the necessary changes, make sure its good enough and flag for undeletion.
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Is ChatGPT considered Ubuntu Third Party Software?

Generally no, but possibly If your question is simply about using ChatGPT itself in your browser and your OS happens to be Ubuntu, then no, it isn't on-topic anymore than asking for help with other ...
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How to detect AI-generated answers?

OpenAI (maker of ChatGPT) has a classifier they currently call a work in progress that you can use for this purpose. Blog post on the classifier The classifier
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How to detect AI-generated answers?

A well known user on the SE network, Glorfindel, created a userscript that provides a "Detect OpenAI" link to posts, that when clicked runs the post through OpenAI detections, using Hugging ...
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Ask Ubuntu is getting a logo update

On mobile (iOS, Microsoft Edge), the logo isn’t vertically centered… could the margins be adjusted so it is correctly vertically centered within that orange section…?
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