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Honestly, advocate for Ubuntu in your social circles. As someone who has overcome the hurdles you have, you probably work with other medical practitioners in the UK in a similar position. I know there are private forums and discussion areas which non-NHS staff will have difficulty getting access to. With your skills, and access, you could help support new ...


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First, have a look to see if the material from the comments has already been added to the post by an edit. If it has, you can flag the comments as no longer needed. Small single line pieces of code can be edited into the post by you. If you need to suggest an edit, you can put in the edit summary something like "added information given by OP in the ...


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I'll add my opinion on each tag. But in summary, I say we should get rid of all of them except usb-drive. usb-drive Excerpt: For questions regarding storage drives that connect using a USB port. This tag is used a lot, especially since it has 2 synonyms, flash-drive and pendrive. Currently, it has 1315 questions tagged with it. This one we should keep. ...


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This answer focuses on how to help new users using this site (Ask Ubuntu) specifically. Read the Ask Ubuntu Help Pages To help new users of Ubuntu using this site, first you should learn how to use this site effectively. I suggest you start with the help pages. These pages will teach you: How to frame your questions specifically for this site. How to frame ...


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I think the immediate need for this has passed but let's look at some data since we're here and I've been looking at data. This is that graph Zanna mentioned in her answer. This is suggested edits per week from July 2019 until today: I'm guessing that I'm looking at a slightly wider window that Zanna did because, while in the last year, there's been a ...


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jokerdino pointed out some more data to me, and we noted that the number of suggested edits being made per day/week/month has actually been gradually declining at least since 2015 and is currently at a particularly low level. The fact that people are running into the queue size limit in these circumstances indicates that reviewing of the queue has declined ...


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First, my proposed answers: Is CAELinux Supported on Ask Ubuntu? No. If not, at what point did it stop being Xubuntu and become off-topic? When you installed a non-official Ubuntu flavor. If not, does CAELinux become on-topic after doing an upgrade even if nothing changes except the logos? No, because you are using a system which wasn't installed as an ...


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Just edit the comment into the question yourself. If you don't have enough reputation to edit, just suggest an edit and explain that you are copying information from the comments. Moderators don't have any better tools than you do, so it is just as hard for them as it is for us. Yes, mods can edit comments, but here the idea is to add the comment to the ...


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Interpreting Flavor Support Policy against Overall Ubuntu Release Lifespan (This part is with my Ubuntu Developer and Lubuntu Council hats on.) As a member of the Lubuntu Council I am fluent in this policy. Essentially, while the core of an LTS release - Ubuntu Kernel, Main repository packages, etc. - are still supported through the LTS lifecycle of Ubuntu ...


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A few ideas: Document it: Publish what you did...even if your documentation is merely a blog post with a step-by-step checklist. Google will find it. Keep the document up-to-date: Set your calendar to try your install again (in a Virtual Machine) for the next release of Ubuntu. Then publish an update to your document. Recruit a Linux-friendly administrator: ...


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Why not look to create a new stack exchange site specifically for your target audience? The Community Building Beta shows how this can be achieved. Might require some effort on your part but I'm sure with your enthusiasm and knowledge, it could be made achievable.


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Do others have the same impression? Well, I had quite a few such cases when first-(or-so-)question people were really engaged in either providing and/or requesting further feedbacks, and were appreciative after finding a solution for their cases. I had plenty such positive experiences that the premise of your question is not a bother to me; if a lot of ...


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