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I'm in the "who cares" camp. If someone's using an old OS and there are people out there that want to answer their questions, then why not?


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This is my argument against keeping them. The Bug Squad and IRC council say "you should upgrade", and generally ignore them. More specifically, the Bug Squad says "Try to replicate this bug on the latest stable and get back to us". The questions about EOLed released that I've seen are all in the same vein - "How can I get software X on my 10.10". Well, ...


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I think it is better to keep such questions if they meet our quality standards. But we should include a warning message This version is no longer supported; you have to upgrade your Ubuntu to get critical security updates One of the main issues is lack of support from the community, because most of them use supported versions of Ubuntu, but this is not ...


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The first rule of any IT manager working in the field is "If it works - don't touch it". Suppose I have server running on Hardy and it works, and I know all security flaws found since are not affecting me. Then I would not upgrade it only because Ubuntu creators think I should. I would want to stick to it until it breaks. The useless question on EOL ...


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Why am I getting this message? As stated in the about links on every page, Stack Exchange is a network of question and answer sites, not help forums. This implies that all posts are expected to have some value for later visitors too. To enforce that, and to prevent help vampires making the answerers turn away from the communities, low-quality questions and ...


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This is a table scrapped from MSO about what to do with answer: How can I foo the bar in X? I'm trying to foo the bar using qux. However, I get an error message <error>. What am I doing incorrectly? When should I post a comment and when should I post an answer? If your response is: then it should be: Corrective action Flag as NaA 1 Can ...


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Simply yes. We should allow the question. The answer might well be that the solution is too hard for the average user (recompile python 3 then...) or not possible, and that answer may well help other users. Many people here are here to be helpful, and I guess it rankles when they see that they can't help, at least not as they would wish, but dropping the ...


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