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How should we handle new and future questions about Ubuntu Touch?

This is my opinion, and not a statement of policy as a member of the moderator team. I believe that we should treat new and future Ubuntu Touch questions as we would End of Life release questions, or ...
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Is Ubuntu 14.04 off-topic on Ask Ubuntu?

You're right that the Ubuntu wiki uses the term "End of Life" in a way that supports your argument, i.e. it says that Ubuntu 14.04 will be EOL in April 2022. Disconcertingly, the mobile ...
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EOL Notice: Wily Werewolf (15.10) is now End of Life (as of July 28, 2016) (Enforcement starts July 29)

For those who would rather not upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 for whatever reason such as a lack of support for AMD's old fglrx driver, note that Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will still be officially supported until ...
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EOL Notice: Wily Werewolf (15.10) is now End of Life (as of July 28, 2016) (Enforcement starts July 29)

Not all questions tagged with an out of support version are off-topic as some of these are not version specific. I recall occasions where the OP tags the question with the version they are using ...
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Close voters: we have a Reason for that (EoL posts are not necessarily duplicates)

Unless I am missing an essential part I have to disagree with @Zanna in this special case. The "original" question is not only about upgrading but also about problems to install software within the ...
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Can we do away with, "We don't support EOL distributions" when it is tangential and completely and utterly unrelated to the question?

It does occasionally matter though... Even if it doesn't in this case. The people initially involved in the question might not know or appreciate the finer details of what's going on. Networking ...
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Should we make an exception to our general end-of-life policy for the 18.04 release?

I don't think we should make an exception. Here's why: It's a hassle. If Canonical is no longer supporting 18.04, those systems won't get updates, and downloading packages will be harder, as the ...
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Dealing with past-EOL release questions

According to What topics can I ask about here? in the Ask Ubuntu Help Center questions you should avoid asking at Ask Ubuntu include: Support for versions for Ubuntu releases past their "End of ...
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How should we handle new and future questions about Ubuntu Touch?

I'm a UBports contributor, so i might be biased, but i think it would be great if new questions about Ubuntu Touch could still be accepted. Yes, Canonical is no longer maintaining Ubuntu Touch, but it'...
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Community bumping on AU

This is still a problem now. About 10% of my feed is irrelevant bumps by Community Bot. Yes, I'm aware of the irony of bumping this! But I just spent time writing up a nice Meta question, only to find ...
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Is Ubuntu 14.04 off-topic on Ask Ubuntu?

Just to help visualizing the issue at hand, I include this helpful illustration from the Ubuntu release-cycle page:
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Is Ubuntu 14.04 off-topic on Ask Ubuntu?

14.04 has gone End of Life for the purposes of Community Support, which makes most questions about it (other than how to upgrade to a newer release) offtopic here on Ask Ubuntu. ESM is generally a ...
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Clearing out Old Questions

Here is an Example of Old Questions with Too Many Answers The question is about Black Screen, ( Ubuntu boots to a black screen with login ). A Duplicated question is given in comments: My computer ...
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EOL Question Handling Discussion... again

To be honest the whole EOL closure thing seems to be something of a community foot gun. Having a scope that deliberately and mechanically (not organically) shifts every six months is bound to create ...
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