Rinzwind
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Farewell, y'all
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Real life is like that. Thanks for all the work in those 7 years :) Don't be a stranger though and drop in chat every so often. You can have some cookies but the fish stays where it is. The fish ...

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Downvoting and/or closing a question about faking bittorrent
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I think that topic should remain open and should be answered if there is a program to fake a ratio. It might be considered un-ethical but besides it not being illegal in any country a method to ...

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Ask Ubuntu new site theme coming soon
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I myself would not mind if the bottom was less high. There should be enough room to make rows 2 and lower into 6 colums making it almost 1/2 the size. Never going to happen I know ;-) The orange bar ...

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What should I do if a duplicate answer is posted at the same time as my own?
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What is the correct thing to do in this situation? It is up to you. you are allowed to delete it. you are allowed to ignore anyone and leave it as is. you are allowed to make your answer better ...

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Should we have a PSA/Community bulletin to stop using Wubi now that it has been officially pulled from development releases?
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As long as we have a supported operating system WUBI should be supported, endorsed and advised (but with other options as being better) as a valid method of using Ubuntu. Even the download page still ...

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Is there any place to discuss already answered question on askubuntu or other stackexchange sites
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Ask Ubuntu chat. You need 20 reputation though. Ubuntu discourse. How's Ubuntu Discourse different from other sites? Ask Ubuntu, the Ubuntu Forums, and project mailing lists are where we do our tech ...

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Why that stupid reputation system?
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To prevent spam (yes I stole that from Braiam). It will take you mere seconds to get 10 rep. As you stated: If you dump the link someone with more rep can edit it into an image for you. Otherwise we ...

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Can a workaround count as an answer?
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"Do workarounds qualify as answers or rather as comments?" Answer. When nothing else works it is an answer... But ... "install the driver of a sibling printer " ... is not a workaround but ...

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There isn't a more responsable moderator on AskUbuntu? Just Mitch?
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Posting a question on ask ubuntu where this does not deserves to be makes you abusing the system. This should be on https://meta.askubuntu.com/ Besides that: You claim Mitch closed something and do ...

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What do we do with homework-like questions?
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The thing with home work question is that most of the time they have been answered before. To me ... the 1st one is already marked a dupe so it will be gone soon. the 2nd one is not even a valid ...

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How to give credit to someone else when writing an answer based on a comment?
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Copy the link of the comment and add it to the question replacing the title of the comment by the user’s name. Something like this: This comment from rinzwind helped me get there: How to give credit ...

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Should apache2.4 be a synonym of apache2?
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Yes.

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Ask Ubuntu new site theme is live
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Joe, I basically only have 1 issue: the vertical space where questions are shown. Example: The main focus of the page should be the questions. Not the left pane, not the right pane and not the top. ...

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What are the job opportunities in askubuntu
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None whatsoever. This is a community driven website where volunteers do the work. No money to be made whatsoever.

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Why do you not review?
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I do not use the queue. I vote and edit the topics I read while visiting the frontpage :)

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Does Stack Exchange have a similar topic for debian linux?
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Questions about other linux systems go to https://unix.stackexchange.com/ Please see the help on on-topic questions: Questions that you should avoid: Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Backtrack, ...

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Can version tags be removed if a question can be modified to be general to all versions?
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Yes, and I believe version tags should be avoided as much as possible anyways. They make the question have a limited value. I would even go as far as believing that removing versions from title and ...

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why was my question edited completely
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Counter question: why should it NOT be just closed and deleted? It was 1 big rant and full of needless text. I myself would have left it as is and voted to close it. Ask Ubuntu questions need to ...

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A critical note (alternative title: where is my speech freedom?)
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The censorship sucks on this site. We do not do censorship. The users that do edit do that to improve questions and answers so that -others- do no need to read all kinds of junk before getting to ...

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Is there any mechanism to block trolls from harassing you?
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Is there any mechanism to block trolls from harassing you? You report them. There is a option left of every comment where you can flag a comment. And you can flag an answer as "not an answer". Be ...

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How to prevent answers and comments to question in non-english before they're translated?
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Most of these untranslated questions get a translation rather quickly. By the time 5 people voted on it to be closed it probably will be translated anyways. Then it would take several re-open votes or ...

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What category should we nominate @Oli in the http://ubucon.de/node/921?
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11 votes

A god transcends categories. Oli would fit #4 more I would assume.

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Trivial edits on Ask Ubuntu
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simple spelling errors You may call me a nitpick but those errors can be vital... Spelling errors mess up searching. For instance: millennium, millenium, milennium, milenium. If it is not the 1st one ...

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What is this notification with orange background for?
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It means there is 1 review waiting for me that is related to "suggested edits". This example shows what is shown when I clicked the orange 1: Down the image there is a compare between old and new (...

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Using abbreviations and a `threatsome` advice from a community member
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Stack Exchange does not use Ubuntu but uses Windows software to host this platform. Ask Ubuntu might be about answering questions related to Ubuntu the rules Stack Exchange enforces still apply to us. ...

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Is it OK to send a message to a spammer to not advertise?
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10 votes

Why do you assume it is posted by an actual person? It is more likely an automatically generated message.

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Did AskUbuntu go viral with Ubuntu 12.04?
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1st off: Ubuntu 12.04.1 and 12.04.5 are still valid releases. April 2017 is the end of life date. I would assume 12.04 was just a very popular release. But even then ... if you look at the 1st page ...

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How do i restrict editing on my questions?
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As shown in our help section: Our goal is to have the best answers to every question, so if you see questions or answers that can be improved, you can edit them. Use edits to fix mistakes, ...

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What to do with questions that describe bugs?
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My way would be to put in as much information as I can about the bug with at least 1 link to a bugreport. Then flag it for moderation. Basically it is how I ended up on askubuntu: I found a solution ...

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Synonymize tags related to partitioning
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I agree. Some even have both; seems overkill to me. And it is 767 :=)

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