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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 have two options in situations like this: Editing the original answer. Few people will mind if you improve their answer if you don't deviate too far. Adding ...


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If you still want to know the answer to something to a valid question and can maintain the question (keep up with comments/edits), there's no reason to close the question. In my opinion this isn't a bug report, it's asking for a way to disable xrandr from doing something, and you're perfectly active with it so it's fine. In terms of going forward: A ...


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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 why Braiam removed your edit; your edit put informations deserveful to be contained in an answer in the question. That's not good because both the question ...


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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 they disagree with the action, as we defer to the community consensus. Note that in response to your question "Am I being punished", the answer is "No, this isn'...


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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 problem —a failure in itself— so where not obviously a development issue, I'd certainly expect somebody to clarify their reasoning. Closing might be helpful to us, ...


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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 is because the question was a mess to read, totally without formatting. Still a legit question, but some people react on first impression and move on leaving ...


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As you say, your answer, at least in its recently edited form, does answer the question: There is no shortcut that allows you to change the profile within the terminal (without navigating the menus as you said in comments), without the use of the GUI. This does the work of Oli's suggestion that "No, there is no shortcut for this" may be an ...


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As the moderator who "approved" the migration from gaming, I'll explain. In addition to what Bruno said in his answer: From what one of the gaming mods said before they sent it over, it was more along the lines of it was opened-ended, not really related to gaming in general. Here on Ask Ubuntu, with a wee bit of edit love, it could be a fantastic ...


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Being a operative system related Q&A site we normally deal with questions that involve hardware support for the platform. The question linked presents 3 points: Is the Kinect controller supported under Ubuntu (can you make it do anything)? Can you play Kinect games in Ubuntu? Is there any software or plans for software development using the Kinect as a ...


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We are not in a position to handle bug reports (or fix bugs), so your best action would be to help "that bug" get on its way. I take it you want that question reopened - talking about how annoying the bug is makes no sense here. Maybe try to make a question about finding a workaround for a certain/unfixed bug.


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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 cron. However, just because that tiny bit is missing from the OP's post, doesn't mean the entire thing is not an answer. They do mention they used cron in their ...


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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 users agreed and two others through you already didn't have the behavior (though no evidence of such is given). I see that unless I'm commenting on all questions ...


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The OP is being picky and your answer doesn't appear to answer exactly what they're looking for, that is, a way of switching profile without changing terminal instance. They have accounted for (essentially) what you're suggesting in their own question. It seems the answer should be "No, there is no shortcut for this." and that would be a valid answer, if ...


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If your answer is "its a bug", then its technically off-topic and should be closed as such. What to do with questions that describe bugs?


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