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Correct action for questions in legal grey area

It's not illegal to run OS X in a VM. My government will not care. It may be a breach of the license terms. But that's not our problem. The user should know the license agreement. There is no way we ...
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I made an edit to a question adding additional details I learned of after implementing my aceppted answer, but a high rep user has reverted my edit?

I've been in your situation a few times. Somebody posts an answer and it either doesn't quite have enough detail for practical use, or I'm doing something whacky that they haven't accounted for. We ...
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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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I made an edit to a question adding additional details I learned of after implementing my aceppted answer, but a high rep user has reverted my edit?

This site is about asking questions and receiving answers; Each of the two have their own space to live in; there should be no question containing an answer nor an answer containing a question. That's ...
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Is Bitcoin on-topic on Ask Ubuntu?

Artur Meinild commented I believe questions about running Bitcoin software on Ubuntu is as much on-topic as questions about running any other software on Ubuntu. But questions about the inner ...
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Why was my answer flagged as missing sources?

So... my honest opinion... this new feature of review where people can leave canned "feedback" as Community♦ is the worst feature ever. It encourages reviewers to treat the task as something ...
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Memory leak (Very relevant to 18.04/GNOME 2.6+) Question put on hold for being opinion based, but it is not

This is my analysis, which is based on my knowing how the site runs/operates. Note that since I helped close your question, this is my justifications. The community is free to cast reopen votes if ...
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Why was my question closed as a bug report and as already being solved when non of those are the case?

Braiam kicked off the process (as he describes below). That got it into the review process. What followed was an assumption that it was abandoned. The OT-Bug reason isn't explicit about the exact ...
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These shouldn't have been downvoted

As for the first link I can explain you why it got a down-vote, you will get the clue to when you look at this posts edit history. At the time I edited it first it was already down-voted, and my guess ...
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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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Question with the sole purpose to validate a particular regular expression - what to do?

That seems like a perfectly on topic question to me. We handle shell scripting and this is about shell scripting. It's about using a specific flavor of regular expression, Extended POSIX Regular ...
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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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What to do with a downvoted answered question on Ask Ubunbu?

What does the community want to do? There's honestly not much the community can do here, other than try to perhaps help you understand why your previous question(s) were poorly received so that you ...
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Flag declined - what should I do?

Partial answers that are missing tiny bits are still answers, as their core solution still says they used cron. The only thing missing from this to make it a great answer is how to implement it in ...
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Why was my question closed as a bug report and as already being solved when non of those are the case?

I've left a comment explaining my position of what you should do to solve your issue. Ask Ubuntu is not designed to solve/report bugs. I wasn't the only user that through that it was a bug, 2 other ...
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What to do with a downvoted answered question on Ask Ubunbu?

I predict the exact topic you asked about is one we will see pop up many, many times as people upgrade to 22.04, since apt now throws this warning, which it didn't do before. So there is absolutely ...
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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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