Braiam
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How do we feel about requests for learning materials?
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The problem with those questions is that they tend not only to generate polls about the "most popular resource" but also "link-only answers" that we hate too much. For example: What GIMP tutorials ...

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What are the implications of various CAPPED/spaced keywords in a title? Should title keyword match package spelling?
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I always prefer the technical correct name. Yes, someone might not know the term: he could ask in a comment I could respond the user learned something new ... Profit! So, if the actual name of the ...

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Heartbleed on 13.04 is bad for the Internet, we should keep one open
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Why? I mean, we are advocates that people worrying about security issues, should use supported version of Ubuntu, since they aren't being totally patched. There are several CVEs that were fixed in ...

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Is everyone uncomfortable with their first reviews?
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If you can't bear it downvote and flag/vote to close accordingly. Sometimes (well, most of them) there are askers/answerers that don't give the little minimum effort that the SE network requires, in ...

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Am I penalized for trying to "improve" a test edit?
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Ok, you can't improve an edit like that. Reasons: It defaces the post. Replacing Reading state information... Done with something else is not necessary. It obscures a message in the post about apt-...

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Can, if so how, do you send Private message on Askubuntu
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Short answer: NO. Long answer: copied shamelessly of Shog's answer in MSO: Nope. This has been suggested many, many times, going all the way back to the earliest days of the site. Prior to the ...

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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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Regarding the influx of 16.04 questions
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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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Edit question title or make new question?
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Questions are, in essence, timeless. Normally the only things that has to take care of the context (or version of Ubuntu) are answers themself. They are more fluid that questions. Which comes to the ...

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Is copying and pasting your own answer acceptable?
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I copied and pasted my own answer from another question, modifying it slightly so as to fit the fact that the question was put differently. I have 5 answers that are more or less 80% the same answer, ...

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Appropriate tag for locally-hosted webapp / web interface?
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I would rather prefer to use a more appropriated tag like webserver, which means exactly what you are looking for: A web server is a program that responds to network requests over the HTTP or HTTPS ...

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Can we please ban unrelated programming questions?
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Before this post gets downvoted to hell: I think that programing questions about using the system calls/interface are on topic. But isn't on topic how to write a "hello world" in C. This is already ...

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Is there a way to deal with people who repost other people's comments as answers?
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I will repost what seems to be the current policy of all SE from an answer which someone stole from a comment by Jeff Atwood: Steal comments that answer the question and post them as an answer. If it ...

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How to deal with users like this?
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Flag and vote accordingly. We have mechanisms set in place so the abusive users don't poison the system.

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Is there a way to see only questions related to my favourite tags?
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You can use the [tag] or [tag] method. Like this: http://askubuntu.com/questions/tagged/apt+or+dpkg You can use the unanswered tab: http://askubuntu.com/unanswered/tagged?tab=mytags You can use ...

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How to resolve conflicting information about "Chrubuntu" policy/status?
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I will give a reason why I voted to close first: In that particular question, to me, doesn't seems to be a problem within the bounds that Ubuntu will have the same behavior and more like the changes ...

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Integrate my Launchpad/Open ID with stack exchange account?
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Try this: https://askubuntu.com/users/login?noauto=true&returnUrl=%2Fusers%2Fcurrent The way to get the link is: Select your username (the avatar in the new not-technically black bar) Click "My ...

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Please reopen this Juju question
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I remember commenting in another question, that was being closed, like this: Juju is free to use. The Juju server runs on any system with Ubuntu Server installed from your laptop to private cloud ...

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What to do when a user deletes a famous question?
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Nothing... they were deleted for a "good" reason...

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What is the recommended way to avoid hotlinking images?
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Click img: Then hit from the web: Paste the hotlink and VOILA! Image from that was in Flickr now is in Imgur.

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-1 reputation for nothing
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Man, again with another of this... lets see... This was discussed all the way several times already. Should we downvote questions when the OP didn't put any research effort into them?, Should we ...

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For the help centers bounty page what happens if
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No. Bounty means "get more attention" not "get a sure answer". You throw your money to the guild to see if they can solve your problem, the guild can try but isn't secure. You only paid so you could ...

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We have a dupe of a dupe
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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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editing user's posts
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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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systemd on or off topic
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I have no idea why they say that systemd is "Experimental code" when is considered stable enough to land in the next iteraction of Debian Jessie as their main init system. What it is experimental is ...

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Is it okay to offer remote access, or do we want everything kept in the site?
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Let me put it in the few words I can: We are not a help desk service.

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Meta SE - there be Dragons
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I have completely the opposite experience about using Meta.SE. My most upvoted question in the whole network is a MSE question. Half of my top 10 network wide questions are on MSE. Only 1 of my ...

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how to ask general question
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Can you suggest me some useful plugins for Geany? The problem with your question is that there isn't a way that I could got it wrong. Is not that there are several ways to do the stuff you want, but ...

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Should questions that ask easily Google-able question be closed
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The downvote tooltip says it clearly: This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful If the question itself doesn't provide proof of what are their findings, what ...

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Posting questions about playing dvds on linux okay legally?
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We always should assume you are asking in good faith. This is an excerpt of the most referenced post when dealing with DRM: Unless it is a clear call for warez, discussion of DRM should be given the ...

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