I think I made a mistake.
I've always seen questions about Wubi being closed as off-topic because of it being discontinued, and since that itself made sense I endorsed the same practice.
However reading this post I understand I overlooked an important point, which is that Wubi is still an option for some supported releases (specifically 12.04.x and 14.04.x)...
I agree; the list of example off-topic distros should be updated from time to time to reflect those that are most commonly asked about. This is beneficial not merely because it helps people using those specific distros know to ask their questions elsewhere, but also because current and popular examples tend to make good, illustrative examples.
I suggest we ...
I think the tour page is really designed for those who are very new to the Stack Exchange network. It's a 2 minute overview of our USPs but doesn't really go into much detail... So yeah, I think it's expected that if people want to know what we're about as a site, they'll view the tour first.
It's in the real help page for editing where you find out when ...
I generally agree. That Mir/Surfaceflinger question was awful before it was edited but there was a valid way of asking roughly the same question to get roughly the same answers that was on-topic.
When we can do that, I say we do that. That's more valuable to everybody and there is an argument that quite a lot of our questions are just reflections of bugs ...
I know this isn't an answer to the question but we can
see our own recently deleted posts from our profile:
Open your profile:
Open the Activity tab
Open the answers or questions tab
Scroll down and click deleted recent answers
This "End of Life" issue is confusing the end-users.
On one hand, the Releases on Ubuntu Wiki mentioned the term "End of Standard Support" and "End of Life". On the other hand, the Ubuntu release cycle on Ubuntu.com mentioned "five-year public support" or "subscribe to ESM". Then, searching on Ubuntu.com will lead to the Releases on Ubuntu Wiki (again), and ...
Nit-pick: this isn't actually a boolean operator...
I've added a separate section at the end detailing who can search deleted posts, and how they may do so:
Deleted Posts (requires $Privilege-ModerationTools reputation)
When you earn the Access to Moderator Tools privilege, you may search your own deleted posts by using the deleted: operator.
Apparently (I asked an SE dev), it's always been there. We'd just never noticed before the recent snafu. Obviously, we've long since memorized everything in the help center and don't visit often anymore or we'd have seen it ;)
As I understand, the help centers of all sites are copied from http://meta.stackexchange.com and then overwritten by local content, ...
This could be really easily fixed by making the class attributes on the tour page sections id attributes instead.
But, yes, the tour page is only intended as a full read for new users, so they can get a short intro - the complete /help knowledge base contains a lot more detailed, and more easily linkable, information.
Some questions are clearly not version specific, for others it's not immediately clear. I'd rather see an unnecessary tag (that I can easily delete) than not see a tag that might drive an expert to find the question (which granted I could easily add). I happen to agree with this comment.