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You didn't show your working Imagine this... Your significant other gets severe abdominal pain. You take them to hospital. Without any discussion, they're immediately whisked away to surgery. No evidence the doctors actually investigated the problem. No explanation of what they think the problem is, or how surgery will fix it. How do you feel? Probably not ...


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IMHO such questions can be reopened if they are about something that is reproducible in the released version. I voted to reopen the question you linked to. The fact that you got upvotes for your answer subsequent to the release suggests that the material remains useful so should probably be maintained. Note that closed as off-topic questions with no upvotes ...


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I disagree with the tone of Byte's answer, on a couple of counts: There's a ton of on-topic space around pre-release Ubuntu. The benchmark is "Can it be answered and will it likely still apply come release?" Reopening a good question is not comparable to closing something that's no longer on-topic. One action makes the site better, the other is a waste of ...


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There are two options. To leave the question closed, since it is still not clear. To reopen the question and add the OP's answer as a community wiki answer. I vote for the second option, because this answer may have some value for someone who meets the same problem. It is unlikely though.


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I feel you have accepted @Oli's answer but missed its point. So here's my attempt to point out what's wrong with your answer(s) posted to that question in particular. A disclaimer first, I was the one to cast the first delete vote on your answer (10k+ users only) which you deleted again after it was undeleted. I admit I overlooked the comment by the ...


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I'm not sure. I'm not doing anything at the moment, just thinking out aloud. I've answered a few questions on "chmod/chown-gone-wild" questions and I usually lean towards reinstallation. It's faster and safer. But I'm normally talking about system-wide changes. It's /var/ that is most complex. Most other directories are a much more simple root: pattern ...


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the question they refered to that I "copied" from as a duplicate is not even close to a duplicate When we close questions as duplicates, we don't actually mean the text of the question is the same or even that all pertinent details are the same. We do mean that they are, in effect, asking the same thing, or for something that is contained in the other ...


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I'm not certain I'm really qualified to talk about this, but I will. Interestingly, it appears that the problems with the commands in that question were not only typos, but a combination of typos and actual mistakes in the structures of the commands. An answer has been posted and accepted (and I just noticed it was you who answered it), highlighting what ...


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The question was reopened and afterwards it was closed as a duplicate of this question as was requested. Putting my own two cents in I also don't agree that How much swap should I take for 1GB to 1TB of RAM on 14.04 or higher? is an exact duplicate of I have 16GB RAM. Do I need 32GB swap? as was discussed in the comments that were posted below this Meta ...


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The question has already been reopened. It was reopened about 7 hours ago.


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This isn't really an answer but you've given me a sort-of-opportunity to voice this particular opinion. At Unix and Linux closing questions as no-repro when the problem is caused by a typo error in the command is a policy. I think it is a bad policy, or it is too difficult to apply well, and I don't want us to adopt it here. The main problem as I see it is ...


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No! If it's off-topic, it's off topic... Use these comments instead: Mint: We're sorry, but this site is all about Ubuntu and its official derivatives as posted on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuFlavors **so Mint is off-topic here as well.** However, on [unix.se], a sister site to Ask Ubuntu, they're very good at all varieties of Linux and Unix, so you ...


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Done... You have correctly done the right thing - editing your question with details of what you have tried and what has not worked. As an alternative in the future - you could use a custom flag and one of the site mods will look at your explanation and reopen if required.


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