Braiam
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Was it necessary to close "Is a clean install better than upgrading?" as opinion-based?
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It doesn't matter whenever is necessary or not. It is opinion based, and none of the answers there are outside of the realm of opinions. What is not necessary was to reopen it (it was reopened by you, ...

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Tag Separation and Handling: The Asus tag and separating it out into subcategories instead (asus-pc, asus-laptop, etc.)
2 votes

I don't believe we need OEM tags... considering the public of AU, the only ones that would use such tags are layman. And these tend to not be very effective tagging questions. I prefer to avoid OEM ...

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Tag Synonym Request: Ubuntu on Windows
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It's not "bash" on Windows. You can get dash on Windows, or zsh on windows, or Xorg on Windows. The whole "bash on windows" was more evidence to one of the three problems all programmers have: off by ...

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Please reconsider closing bug-related questions if a workaround can be produced
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until it is not definitely sure a question is related to a bug, and it is highly unlikely a work around can be produced in an answer, please don't vote to close the question as off-topic. Exactly, ...

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Can we merge the ip and ip-address tags?
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I'm not sure where the ip address tag should be used. I know what it means, but I feel that all the possible topics are well addressed with the networking and related tags. There have been questions ...

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Please ask people to translate, don't just close a question
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First of all: all communication must be in English. Period. Second, if they don't know enough English to write their question in English, how would you expect them to understand the answer in English? ...

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Why was my answer deleted? Shouldn't moderators explain their decisions?
2 votes

Normally, there are already comments on the post itself before a mod even has to take action and even if there isn't is just asking moderators that are usually busy explain one and each of their ...

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We have a dupe of a dupe
5 votes

Unsurprisingly, the first isn't a duplicated of the last question in the chain. "How to resize the filesystem with gparted while is mounted" is a different question of "how to resize a partition". I'...

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Can we reduce the volume of off topic questions?
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Can we reduce the volume of off topic questions? We already have the tools to reduce them, the problem is: PEOPLE DON'T USE THESE TOOLS The whole system is built upon the assumption that people ...

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Opinions on downvoting duplicate questions
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I have interacted with a few new user recently who are very disgruntled due to getting a lot of down-votes on there questions... People downvotes for a wide variety of reasons and frankly a sane ...

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Should single tag edits be approved?
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13 votes

Should [sip] edits be approved? You should just "evaluate each edit in isolation. Approve if the edit is good, improve if it can be improved, reject if it's detrimental to the post and reject and ...

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Is there a main question about appstream-cli hanging bug that we should dupe link to?
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Is there a main question about appstream-cli bug that we should dupe link to? These questions if are indeed bugs should be closed. CLOSE THEM! That's what our scope is. If we close and delete those, ...

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Another "why was my answer deleted" looking for advice to be better
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Purely to give me some direction for future answers what specifically was the reason to delete my answer to this question: Why is network-manager still so bad? I don't know why your answer was ...

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Revealing bug report considered answer?
1 votes

That question is one of the reasons why we have the OT>bug close reason. The reporter "fixed" his issue, and everyone else is kept having the same bug! If you read Joseph comment he asks for some ...

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How can I ask a question that, by its nature, will be "too broad"?
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No, questions on Stack Exchange need to be "practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face." That question would fall out "actual problems that you face" part. The only way to ...

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What Is Considered "Extra Noise?"
2 votes

For me, the ideal would be: Insert question/issue here And nothing else. This is a Q and A, and I've never seen a Q from a Q&A with "hello" "please" "insert name here", have you?

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Regarding the influx of 16.04 questions
6 votes

If you can remove all references to the version and still have an answerable question, that doesn't describe a buggy behavior, just edit them. Remove the tags and version from the question and allow ...

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editing user's posts
5 votes

seemed to contain lots of useless information that was completely impertinent to the user's question. Useless information like "my moms name is Clara", "I like rocks", "in case someone wonders my ...

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Reason for question beeing Downvoted?
2 votes

Your question lack basic information that would allow others to answer it successfully. Check What information do I need to solve an APT dependency issue?, edit your question to add more information.

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Question with an accepted answer is being close voted as unclear one and a half years after the answer was accepted
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what are the broader implications of questions being repeatedly close voted with 5 close votes for being "unclear what you are asking" years after the question was answered and the answer was accepted?...

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What is the difference between "delete" and "recommend deletion" votes?
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8 votes

Supposedly, the low quality review queue allows you to vote to delete (a 20k privilege) 0 scored answers from the review, in hopes this speed up the deletion process. If 3 20ker users vote to delete ...

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Why is my question downvoted?
1 votes

What's wrong with it? Because it cannot be answered objectively. Oli is guessing that is an space issue. Well, the iso had ~80 MiB free about 6-7 years ago and didn't include it either. That's not ...

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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?
3 votes

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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A note on flagging end of life questions
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So, I was mailed about this. I'm not happy. In fact, I knew it wasn't anything good. I was the one that voted to close that question as not reproducible, and I would do it again. The question has ...

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Can you just point someone in the right direction and how vague are you allowed to be with this?
Accepted answer
8 votes

You should substantially answer the question, always. It's even on the Answering page of the help center: Read the question carefully. What, specifically, is the question asking for? Make sure your ...

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Attention: some of your recent flags have been declined - please review them before flagging this post!
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4 votes

So now that I have reviewed my flags, why am I still getting this? The trigger of the message is simple: X% declined flags of the flags handled in the last Y days. It doesn't matter if you already ...

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Is it better to have a "How to install Windows 10 alongside..." wiki?
1 votes

After several iterations the title now reads: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows (system) with UEFI I think the "system" part after Windows is implied... that covers any (UEFI ^ Windows) ...

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Get rid of Windows answers?
3 votes

Lets put some stuff straight. The question has a fundamental problem, which is that that question doesn't have a single correct answer, but a long tail of "things that may or may not apply to you", ...

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Please stop downvoting "easy" questions, if you are doing so
3 votes

One thing is "easy" questions and another is "crappy unresearched questions, which I put the title in google and get the answer in the first result". I've had a simple question and fairly uncommon ...

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Is it fine to ask questions about boot errors from log files?
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1 votes

I think bodhi hit the nail in his comment: IMHO filing a bug report is preferable as it results in actual fixes which helps everyone, so I tend to close them. If there´s a solution that gets rid ...

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