Kaz Wolfe
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Is Ask Ubuntu an archive?
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Yes, Ask Ubuntu is meant to be an archive of information for future users (with some rules). From the tour itself: Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's ...

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Editor wars aside, can we use sudo nano when talking to non-experts?
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We should absolutely not be recommending the use of gedit as root (through gksu or worse, sudo) to any user, professional or otherwise. See my answer here for reasoning, as well as a similar thread ...

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Shold post in Meta be required before closing a question?
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No. Please, god, no. Closing is for questions with severe problems content-wise. If five people (or a single mod) decide that the question is not editable into something good, we have the option to ...

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Why aren't most questions answered with references to documentation or mention to RTFM?
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We do encourage users to read the manual and get information for the future. We shouldn't force users to actually just read the documentation, as this isn't a forum. People ask questions, people get ...

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Should we ditch [glitch]?
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glitch seems to be completely undescriptive as a tag. We're limited to five tags per post. We should make them useful and descriptive so that people with expertise can find and answer those tagged ...

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When are the 2017 elections?
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Moderator elections are not scheduled events. Instead, they are brought up as the need arises, namely when more moderators are considered "needed." As you can see from the elections list, there was no ...

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How do I log out of the Ubuntu website after creating a Stack Exchange account?
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After the topbar redesign, the login link has moved to the Stack Exchange icon on the right side: You can also just click this handy link to log out.

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What should we do with answers that include contact details for relevant support services?
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My own two cents is that support should never be pushed off-site by anyone, no matter if they're an official representative or a Canonical employee. Part of the function of Ask Ubuntu is to build a ...

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Want to participate, can't due to 0 reputation
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To expand on WE2U's answer, because I'm the one who protected it... Protection is a minor hurdle added to (usually popular) posts to prevent new users from answering questions with non-answers, like ...

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Are there any memes on Ask Ubuntu?
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Meme: The Starboard Originator: Ask Ubuntu Chat Examples: "Lol" "Yeah, people here will star any old thing. Here, just watch." "test" "Star this, for no reason at all." "." (yes, that ...

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Why have two users Thomas and Thomas Ward?
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Usernames are not unique. Anyone can name themselves anything they want, as well as rename themselves whenever they want. As a demonstration, go to Users and search for John. You'll have hundreds of ...

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Is it appropriate to ask not to downvote?
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No, it is not appropriate for a question or an answer, nor is it at all useful. As David said, such a thing is "fluff." However, it can go even further. Downvotes on the main site are not used here ...

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Are there any memes on Ask Ubuntu?
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Meme: nubcake Originator: edwinksl Examples: "rare to see seth be such a nubcake" -- Originator "at least im not a nubcake like @Seth" "If you're alive, you're a nubcake. No ...

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Maybe [hdpi] is not high enough, add [hidpi] as a synonym?
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I vote that we make hdpi a synonym of hidpi, as the latter is easier to read and seems to be the "official" name, at least according to the Arch Wiki and regular Google search results. Note the ...

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What are the acceptable number of close votes to initiate per day?
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Vote to close as many questions as you legitimately think need closing - no more, no less. If you're going organically, it's fine to use no close votes a day. Similarly, it's fine to use all fifty in ...

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What is a Work in Progress Answer?
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"Work In Progress" answers are just that -- answers that are incomplete, but may help someone anyways. For example, let's say I have a hardware device that isn't working at all. After doing some ...

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Are questions in other language other than English accepted in AU? (accepting other languages in AU)
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Nope. This is an English-only site, because it's far more likely that people will get support from other English-speakers. Poor English is better than no English, and we can usually salvage a good ...

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Why limit edits?
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Because moderators and 2K+ users have enough to deal with already. It's not a good feeling coming on to the site and then seeing 70 or so edits in the queue that all need to have both versions read, ...

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Will the reputation that exceeds the daily cap be carried over to the next day?
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After you get 200 vote/suggested edit reputation, you're done for the day. Excess reputation that doesn't fall under the exception of a bounty or an accept is lost forever. That said, if you do get a ...

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Why are some questions not considered to be useful?
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Because reasons. There's really no explanation for how voting happens. In fact, explaining it is impossible because it's an anomalous field and users don't always vote in a sane way. That said, I can ...

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Messages to close voters in questions: are they OK?
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I would say no in the post itself, as it's just noise and doesn't really add anything to the question especially in the form that it's in. If OP really wants to challenge a close vote (especially a ...

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I found a site that is copying questions and answers from here
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Let's take a look! According to the official guidelines for scrapers, all scrapers must have the following things: Visually indicate that the content is from StackExhange in some way. It doesn’...

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Do we engage in too much `gksu` bashing?
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GKSU is dead. Long live pkexec and sudo. There isn't anything wrong with GKSU, per se, but it is now antiquated and the official stance seems to be that using it is a Bad Idea™. Especially with plans ...

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Why is the ability to edit freely based on reputation?
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The reason this is based on reputation is because reputation indicates general trust on the network. Editing is one of the most fundamental (and dangerous) powers on this site. Upon reaching the 2000 ...

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Why is this question about the solar eclipse so heavily downvoted?
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After carefully reviewing the question at hand, I have come to the following conclusions: The question is wholly useless. It's not going to help anyone by any sense of the word. It's a humorous ...

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Why is it that perfectly good answers get deleted?
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I'm one of the regular deleters around here, and my high horse is currently in the barn. Answers are usually only deleted when they are either very low quality or not an answer. For some examples: ...

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Option to not show edit in Active feed
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If we allow users to hide their own edits, it would theoretically be possible for rogue users to start editing and vandalizing content behind-the-scenes in such a way that makes it impossible to ...

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What is the [office] tag for? Can we clarify?
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Judging by what that tag's use currently is, I'd suggest that the office tag either be burninated or clarified at least to be about office productivity software. For those not in the loop, office ...

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Should questions like this be migrated to Super User?
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WSL {Windows Subsystem For Linux} is supported on Ask Ubuntu, and therefore the question is on-topic. While we're not obligated to support the install of Windows, we sort of do have a responsibility ...

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How specific are duplicates?
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It really depends on the users voting on the definition of "duplicate," which is why this is a democratic process. By definition, however, it means that the general question you've asked have already ...

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