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I for one would rather more content be moved off this site entirely when it's determined to not be unique to Ubuntu. It would be better for those projects that we're supporting and the other communities on StackExchange, Why is Ubuntu.SE answering questions about Database installs and functionality, such as postgresql mysql mariadb All of those questions ...


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ESM Questions about older versions of Ubuntu still covered by ESM should be on topic on Ask Ubuntu. There may be many valid reasons a person still needs to use 14.04 or 16.04. Where else will they go to find an answer to there questions besides AU? If Canonical can continue support of these versions, I think AU can find space to post these questions on this ...


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I posted my answer there already. I will reproduce it here: Archive feature On Ask Ubuntu we have a lot of questions, and especially a lot of answers, which were super relevant and useful to a lot of people at the time they were posted, but which no longer have value in helping folks find out how to do x, because how to do x has changed over time. Many such ...


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According to my personal experience, I have noticed a lot of questions on Ask Ubuntu which are related to non-Ubuntu Linux distributions. It might be difficult to find these kinda questions and sometimes, some questions which are about non-Ubuntu Linux distributions don't get closed and they remain hidden in our site. I have a suggestion which might help us ...


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The problem with suspicions is that it’s very hard to prove a negative. Searching by version would be an interesting feature, but would also require a remarkable amount of consistency and historical knowledge from people answering the questions to ensure applicable versions are appropriately identified (and updated a every six months). As you’ve undoubtedly ...


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In my original answer I mentioned that asking the OP for details of the problem in comments should be done in a way that enabled them to provide the information asked for. For example, we can suggest commands to retrieve information. Some comments also explain how to format the output requested, which is a good idea especially when the question contains ...


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Thanks to links in comments I can answer question 2. The Beginning. 1 In the beginning Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky created Stackoverflow. 2 And they said, “Let there be dupe flagging,” and any question could be flagged as a dupe... As per this, dated [Feb 2 '13 at 0:07] "Today, the behavior of duplicate close votes was changed so that a question can ...


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A fabulous appearance. Best Office Hour yet. I learned a lot about more ways that I should be helping folks and contributing -- like more editing titles, being gentler with homework problems, and looking for ways to help update/replace old answers. I really like the feedback about the Moderators' vision and the gaps that they see.


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Ups and Downs! It depends on OP knowledge, experience and even the mood. That applies to the users trying to help too. We are all humans. Two factors from user background I usually try to look for when a question seems interesting but not complete. Estimate age and language proficiency of the OP. I think these are hard barriers, I consider them before ...


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It was a great session Zanna! Good job! I would love to see more of these events :) The pose in the thumbnail of the video is XD


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Here's a countdown.


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Why is there no announcement about this event in the Ask Ubuntu Meta? Partly because I'm not sure how to explain what it is, since I haven't been involved in organising it - thankfully Monica and Rhys have done all that difficult stuff. I'm not even sure what they'll want to talk about! I myself only found out it was going ahead on Monday evening when I saw ...


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(This answer will contain proxy-responses from Monica on the Community Team because she doesn't have enough rep here - she has direct contact with me on Discord though) Per Monica of the Community Team (who prodded me with HER reply to this on Discord): Thanks Thomas! I just want to add that there was no announcement and no approach from Canonical because ...


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Why is there no announcement about this event in the Ask Ubuntu Meta? Only one moderator has actually said they'd be present - that's Zanna. Nobody's posted yet, is all. Moderators are busy people, after all. :) Can the moderators please post a post in Ask Ubuntu Meta explaining about the event including details like who approached whom to talk about ...


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Meta meta note: This answer was posted in response to the first version of the question, which I thought was at least partly about answers and not comments. I am leaving it here as I think it has some value, and since over a week passed before the question was edited, it accrued some votes such that I can't just edit it to respond to the new version of the ...


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