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The OP seems to be using Windows. But besides that, the question itself is not related to Windows in any way (I explain exactly why this is below). I think the good options, at this point, are (a) to migrate the question to another site or (b) to edit and reopen the question. I slightly favor editing and reopening it, but I am not sure that's better and I ...


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I should probably point out that the OP of that question is looking at a tarball/ZIP of data and source code. MOST of those files for LICENSE, README, etc. don't have extensions as those are typically text files as indicated in an answer on the question. THIS SAID, my comment on the question stated "I don't see how this is an Ubuntu question" which means ...


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Real life is like that. Thanks for all the work in those 7 years :) Don't be a stranger though and drop in chat every so often. You can have some cookies but the fish stays where it is. The fish is reserved for 200k+ rep users. With only 40.8k rep you just managed to get out of the newbie state so cookies. You can have 42 towels for the new journey you ...


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I have been out of the loop for a while, but catching up now is causing me to consider moving on as well. I respect your decision, and I will be making own known soon.


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The reason for the close is given in the yellow box under the question "Bug reports and problems specific to development version of Ubuntu should be reported on Launchpad so that developers can see, track and fix these issues." Bugs are explicitly off topic here, as per the help, meaning this is not a "valid" question. You state "It's incredibly ...


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It is as you say: your post has been edited. Every question and answer on the site has a revision history, which shows each version of the post and provides comparisons between them. This is the revision history for a question of yours that was recently edited. It sounds from your description like you're talking about that page. The revision history shows ...


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I agree that this needed unmerged, so I poked this up to The Great and Powerful Shog for unmerging. The questions have been unmerged because they are substantially different from each other. Edit the questions accordingly to make them noticeably different please :) status-completed by CMs (Shog9)


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This merge really does seem to have been done in error and the resulting situation seems very confusing for visitors. The questions are not only not exact duplicates, but also the target is far less general than the origin and different enough from it that even reversing the direction of closure would be unsatisfactory. I cannot see any alternative to un-...


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When a commonly used canonical question does not serve its intended purpose it is appropriate to create a new dupe target, including by unmerging an existing merged question that would be a better dupe target than the existing canonical question. The benefit of unmerging in this case is that it preserves the upvotes that the existing merged question received ...


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Questions that are actually of the simple form which kernel does major version come with? may, I think, be closed as duplicates without any meaningful loss. However, questions like Which Ubuntu version has the 4.0.6 kernel which supports L2TP VPN? should not be closed as such, since their details provide the potential for (and perhaps require) material that ...


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You have some good points here but also a couple of misunderstandings on how the site works. With regards to the 15 questions per page, at the bottom of every page you can select if you want 15, 30 or 50 questions per page, just choose the one you like. It is also worth noting that a question does not need to have a green check mark to be considered ...


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You say 'that their only concern is money and profit', yep, and I believe a certain 'foundation' has taken over SE in 'stealth' mode. It is difficult to make tough decisions today with 'special interests' cash calling the shots, but the world became great with tough people and not by pandering to 'special interests'... Good luck!


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I'm sorry to see you step down as a moderator, though (like terdon) I understand the reason. You've made Ask Ubuntu and numerous people's lives better through your contributions and interactions on Ask Ubuntu for as long as you've been on the site. Both as a mod and otherwise. In posts, comments, chat, the Downboat... you've made this place better. I've ...


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I found it very hard to upvote this. I really don't want to see you go, but I fully understand why you feel you must. You were here when I first got my diamond to help me learn the ropes and transition from moderating U&L to moderating AU. I know you'll still be around, so this isn't a goodbye, as such, but the mod team will be much poorer for your ...


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Seth has helped me a great deal over the years. It's sad an issue SE has brought upon themselves is drowning so many great contributors to the sites. With any luck a SE will have a change of heart and recognize human rights. Then develop a new way of dealing with people whose careers or way of life are being decimated. After SE internal changes are made ...


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Thank you again Seth for all of your contributions over the years here for being moderator. You have been helpful in helping me and other new moderators adjust to the position, and you have helped serve the community amazingly well. We continue to welcome your contributions around the site and I hope you continue to contribute amazingly well here.


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