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Is asking questions about the ubuntu wiki off-topic

In general... There has been a range of viewpoints on the more general question raised here of: 'Is asking questions about the Ubuntu wiki off-topic?' For me the viewpoint that has resonated the most ...
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Are questions about configuring KDE On-topic on Ask Ubuntu?

Sure. Why not? What would be the basis for considering such questions off-topic? Questions about configuring any desktop environment on Ubuntu can be asked. The question in question was rightly closed ...
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An Unclaimable Bounty?

Basically: not our problem. The site deals with Ubuntu. If the person who offered the bounty gets a solution that works for Ubuntu but not for NixOS so they feel they cannot award the bounty, then the ...
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How do we change the policy of Ask Ubuntu if votes are low in Ask Ubuntu Meta?

Thanks for posting about this topic. I think it is a real problem that meta participation has declined, because if a smaller proportion of site users participate in meta, the site becomes less ...
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Is a question about third party software on topic if there is no reference to Ubuntu?

I agree with the previously posted answers, but I want to say simply that I think we should assume that an OP posted here because they are using Ubuntu, until there's some evidence to the contrary. I ...
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Is a question about third party software on topic if there is no reference to Ubuntu?

On topic (usually) I would generally consider a question on-topic if the question is about software that runs natively on Ubuntu, especially if it is in Ubuntu repositories. In these cases, I would ...
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Is asking questions about the ubuntu wiki off-topic

On-topic The list of acceptable topics is posted at https://askubuntu.com/help/on-topic Questions that you may ask: Using and administering official Ubuntu flavors: Ubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu MATE,...
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Is Ubuntu Core (20) on-topic on Ask Ubuntu?

Yes, all versions of Ubuntu Core is on-topic. Whether or not Canonical will keep their promise about 10 years of support - your crystal ball is as good as mine. 😉
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Is a question about third party software on topic if there is no reference to Ubuntu?

Note: Opinions ahead ... Q. In such cases should we assume that the OP is using a supported (not EOL) official flavor of Ubuntu and leave leave it as on-topic? This is generally how I approach things ...
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Question about deprecated releases in a container

Yeah. On-topic. People can focus on the minutia, make arguments about kicking it off to another site or demanding they update the container (how? it's not booting!) but we have to remember we're here ...
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How do we change the policy of Ask Ubuntu if votes are low in Ask Ubuntu Meta?

People not voting on site policies and more generally not taking part in Meta means they accept how site policies are being managed, else they would engage and vote. As far as specific questions to be ...
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Is Ubuntu Core (20) on-topic on Ask Ubuntu?

The blog post announcing it says: Canonical secures business critical devices for 10 years. So ask Canonical for your ten years of support.
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Question about deprecated releases in a container

In this, I'd say we should treat them like VMs. We can help with getting the containers to start, and problems with interfacing the containers with host (like networking), but problems that are purely ...
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Question about deprecated releases in a container

At first, this seems like an ideal solution. But are we allowed to ask questions about the containerized OS if it is past EoSS? Or just about the container? If so, we should stop playing games and go ...
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