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Where is best to ask my Linux-related question?

I notice there are (at least) 3 different SE sites that a Linux-related question could get asked: here, StackOverflow or Ubuntu. There could be others too. But where is best to ask my questions ...
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How does the delay in data synchronization between chat and network sites happen?

https://chat.stackexchange.com/ and the individual sites has significant delay in data synchronization. For example Stephen Kitt's chat account shows 997 bronze medals (and it was 996 yesterday), ...
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Activity in achievements feed time-stamped as “yesterday” when I posted the question 1.5 hrs ago PST

I posted a question an hour ago and My achievements section shows activity “yesterday” and then activity “today”. Is this a bug? I understand someone in a diff timezone my have left feedback but I ...
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Why do suggested similar posts appear between title and body of a post under creation?

When type in either the body or the title of a new post, it is nice that the site suggests similar posts. But it is also annoying that the suggestions appear between title and body, which pushes the ...
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Can someone explain why I can’t post?

I’m guessing I either had answers deleted a long time ago to the point of me not being able to pull them up & not knowing I might be able to revise them & not have them count against me. Also ...
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Is it acceptable to paste shortened urls in posts on stackexchange?

Is it acceptable to paste shortened urls (e.g. those modified by tinyurl) in posts on stackexchange? I found No URL Shorteners?, which doesn't say no. There are benefits of using tinyurl. One of ...
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Do stack exchange sites prohibit cross posting on other sites outside stack exchange?

Do stack exchange sites prohibit cross posting outside stack exchange? Is it allowed to not indicate identical posting on stack exchange? ( One benefit is to receive independent responses, and ...
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Completely changed answer: edit or new answer?

In a recent post I changed my answer completely, so I edited it. But then I thought that, being a "new" answer, it should be a separate one, so I posted a new answer. (I just let the previous one ...
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“follow” link glitches to “You’re no longer following this question”

It happens to me, at least in this site, that sometimes when I press "follow" it glitches to "You’re no longer following this question". I have to refresh the page to get the expected behaviour.
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If I Ask a Question On Superuser and Decide its Better Suited for U&L can I Repost it Here?

I asked a question on superuser about a keyboard issue with linux. I didn't get any helpful replies. It occured to me that people on U&L might be better equiped to help me with this problem. Is it ...
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Why do we have downvotes?

Having prepared a post on uncommented downvotes I was directed to previous discussion (thanks for the pointer @jeffschaller), but having read through a selection of these I was left with an even ...
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Requesting constructive criticism for a question

I wrote this question. It was down voted. I'm not upset and am not here to argue. My question here is what can I learn from this, for this or future questions? Is there something inherently wrong with ...
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Is asking for constructive criticism on a question a legitimate meta question?

I wrote a question, and it got down voted. I'm not arguing, or upset, but I would like to understand what I did wrong, so that I will write better questions in the future (and increase their chance of ...
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Zero is looking like an “o” in the title: o0O0o

The number 0 is looking like the letter o. Someone already drew attention to this almost 10 years ago, but nothing has changed. I recommend to change the font. Question title font renders 0 (number ...
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Why am I not being awarded the curious badge?

I have more than 5 questions record and running this query on my id (in Unix) says that I have well over 0.5 of "positive question record". But the badge has not been awarded anyway. What am I ...
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How features are integrated in between Stack Exchange forums?

Recently Stack Overflow introduced dark mode preference option, but it isn't available here, at Unix & Linux. How it works for it be provided at the other forums?
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Is “Unix & Linux” the best forum for this issue?

I have a problem with my computer (Ubuntu), but I don't know if this is the best forum for that, because I don't know if this is a tecnichal problem, or a problem of ubuntu, or a problem little ...
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datascience-anaconda env isn't being loaded - a better name might be needed

After a Suggested change of tag definition for Anaconda, we got installer-anaconda and datascience-anaconda. Since that time, we have had 10 non-deleted questions in installer-anaconda, of which 6 are ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

I wrote the following answer: Contrary to what the moderator wrote, without any intention of critiquing or requesting clarification, I wrote that answer because -bash: syntax error near unexpected ...
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Yet another Kali Discussion (Working Title)

I wonder if we are making a subtle mistake in the way we direct users away from Kali. I frequently see comments such as "Kali is for Linux experts" and even "you don't learn to drive by jumping in an ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Post a series of self answered questions

I'm making a series of manuals about how to use Clonezilla, for my own use, in case I forget something, and for my colleagues. I format them in markdown, so I just have to copy and paste to post them. ...
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chronological list of points earned

I keep a text file record of my points earned in various SE QA forums. The points icon just showed up in the Unix & Linux header telling me I earned 10 more. But my total points is 20 greater than ...
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Should I undelete my question that deleted due “RemoveAbandonedQuestions”?

Question: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/491289/how-to-prevent-squashfs-cache-decompressed-data-and-only-keep-compressed-data-in Timeline: https://unix.stackexchange.com/posts/491289/...
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What has happened to the twitter account of the site?

I... well... we could say that not twitter is the most liked global content provider by me. But, for me it is important in the question histories, if they were shared on the twitter. And it is also a ...
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A chance to lift the question ban

'If you're unable to improve your existing questions, you'll get the chance to ask a new one 6 months after your last question. If that question is positively received, you may be able to continue ...
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A question about UEFI network stack

I have a question about UEFI network stack and Linux. Where is the right place to put it?
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Why are questions and answers editable forever but comments get locked in?

Is this just for ease of implementation of the site or is there some philosophical reason that comments should be stuck with a typo, mis-wording, or negative tone?
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can an account be blocked by one highly rated user

I cannot answer any stackexchange answers as a few of my (first) posts were flagged and downgraded by a single user with loads of points. help suggests I post more useful replies to get me more points,...
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See who upvoted a post?

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask, but as a new member (or just user? I guess I'm just a user) I don't know any better ... Question: Is it possible to see somewhere who upvoted a post ...
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I am post-blocked on the Unix & Linux forum

How can I undo this issue? I know I wrote sucky or idiotic questions at some point or another... I would like to re-enable this ability, as I didn't really care to ask a question on super-user
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Why is commenting restricted to 50 rep? [duplicate]

Why is it allowed to answer a questions, but for comments 50 reputation is needed. Isn't an answer much higher weighted than a comment, where you can point out something to the questioner without ...
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How to mark something that is off topic including for Meta and StackOveflow?

If I review a question and want to close it as off topic, I run into a dead end: For example, the question is about Android, with no explicit or implicit relation to Unix or Linux. There is no ...
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Why does reviewers not accept? Reject the edits without understanding

I had edited an answer, based on my search and experience. Like this one. I am not sure if the peer reviewer understood the question, and then my answer. If these are the reviewers, then this ...
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question about linux kernel parameters

I have a question about the Linux kernel but not sure where would be the right place to ask it. I am also afraid that my question may be seen as much too general or generic and I will be banned even ...
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Rename [iproute] to [iproute2]?

iproute2 is the package name for the utility /sbin/ip and its peripherals. iproute OTOH leans strongly towards the ip route subcommand. While I admit that ip route is probably the most used subcommand ...
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How can I delete an answer which I posted in error, which has already been deleted by a reviewer?

I was fiddling trying to get uMatrix working and accidentally posted what should have been a comment to another answer, but was actually posted as an answer. It was noticed by a reviewer and deleted ...
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The migration target Askubuntu should be available

Questions can be migrated at Closing>Off-Topic>Migration, but only to the targets "Unix and Linux Meta" and "Stack Overflow", but not "Ask Ubuntu". Ask Ubuntu is a very probable target, simply ...
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Why can we not vote to migrate a question to superuser.com?

When we vote to close as off topic, we can select one of a couple of sites to forward the question to such as stackoverflow.com I'm surprised that superuser.com isn't listed as an option. Is there a ...
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Should there be a ubuntu-regolith or regolith tag?

I just asked a question: How to get stacking layout in Regolith Linux? I felt my tagging options were insufficient. The ubuntu tag requests that you only use it if the question is about Ubuntu. Well, ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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“Suggestion should be comment”, but it really shouldn't

I made a suggested edit on a recent answer. The author of the answer provided a nice solution to the question, but it looks like he didn't have the time to debug it, so his script ended up with some ...
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Site not found: freebsd.stackexchange.com

Issuing the following commands returns the displayed results: $ ping -c 4 freebsd.stackexchange.com Pinging freebsd.stackexchange.com [151.101.129.69] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 151.101.129....
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What is the difference from macos tag here and the Apple SE community?

Formally macOS has a Unix certification, but in practice it might differ significantly from ordinary Unix derivatives. While questions about AppleScript like this have little interest for the general ...
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What is the Linux tag for?

When should the linux tag be used? Should it be added to any question when the OP is using Linux? Should it only be used when the question is about the Linux kernel or GNU/Linux operating systems? I'...
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New contributor experience on unix & linux

Instead of insta-deleting my 1h effort, you could: just give me the vote and let me do the work of deleting my question and moving the answer over to the other question close and give me a chance to ...
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I'm being attacked by a Click Robot cycling addresses

Just got 1000 clicks in one hour: I hardly get badges, but on U&L tonight, in an hour, a robot is creating like six of them. I appreciate the new hat but it is distracting: To make matters worse,...
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How to suggest a similar question

How to suggest a similar question when we find a possible duplicate, or when it is answered in another thread, as show in the following dialog? Is there a privilege associated with this action?
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Is it really necessary to treat expressions of gratitude like plague and pestilence on this site?

Overly zealous high-rankers – for lack of a better term – seem to treat expressions of gratitude by readers directed at contributors like Ebola-carrying hosts or something like that. They get weeded ...
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so–called “duplicates” are effectively killed from view from initial link - why not make that clear?

After a post was declared a "duplicate" it is effectively killed, wasting the time of the original poster, if one uses only the initial link, which is being tacitly redirected. He is not made aware ...

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