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Why was the Ubuntu Code of Conduct clause removed from the Ask Ubuntu terms of service?

Looking back at the old Terms of Service, I noticed they used to contain a special paragraph about Ask Ubuntu. When accessing the askubuntu.com, meta.askubuntu.com, or chat.askubuntu.com sites ("...
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Why is there only Ask Ubuntu but no Ask CentOS?

I know, I know, Ubuntu is easier for beginners and more popular, but why does Stack Exchange have an Ask Ubuntu site but not Ask CentOS? Although CentOS is not so popular, it's still the top choice (...
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Creating a site-specific SmokeDetector chat room

I am a regular user of Ask Ubuntu. Simply, how can I make a chat room that only has SmokeDetector posting about Ask Ubuntu and Ask Ubuntu only?
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Ask Ubuntu gave question for review when filtered by answers

I sat down to do some routine reviewing this morning, and thought, "Hmm, how about reviewing some answers this morning." No problem, right? Apply a filter. Worked fine, like normal, but after a ...
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Can not log in to Ask Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am logged in to SE and can access the different sites, being logged in. When I go to Ask Ubuntu, I am not indicated as logged in. When I press Google-log in, I am told that the activity is ...
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“https://chat.askubuntu.com/” invalid security certificate [duplicate]

I recently found out from here that there is a https://chat.askubuntu.com/ site, however when I try to go there I get this: So I thought I should just report that here. My browser is Firefox 47.
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Typo in the Terms of Service

I found a typo in the Terms of Service, section 4. When accessing the askubuntu.com, meta.askubuntu.com, or chat.askubuntu.com sites ("AskUbuntu"), Subscriber will also abide by the most current ...
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Who proposed Ask Ubuntu?

I heard that Ask Ubuntu is part of Stack Exchange so I want to know who proposed Ask Ubuntu?
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Why Ubuntu has site, but not other Linux distributions?

So title says it all. What makes Ubuntu special so that it deserves a particular treatment that is not received by any other distribution? Shouldn't be merged with Unix & Linux SE? For users of ...
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SE sites to provide official product support (or “The case of Ask Ubuntu”)

Firstly, I think that I understand the relation between Stack Overflow and Canonical and the roles of each one in the manage of Ask Ubuntu site. Here are some related questions: Does Canonical pay ...
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Ask Ubuntu is giving the wrong certificate [duplicate]

When I go to www.askubuntu.com I get an error: When I click advanced it says: This server could not prove that it is www.askubuntu.com; its security certificate is from stackexchange.com. This may ...
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Unable to log into AskUbuntu or other Stack Exchange sites

I was unable to log in to AskUbuntu, I was basically stuck on the sign in process. Every time I wanted to log in, after seeing the login page, I used to get signed in automatically (because I have the ...
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Lots of stuff broken on Ask Ubuntu? [closed]

On Ask Ubuntu, we "Can't Accept Answers or enter review queue". Whenever I try to enter the review queue or accept an answer, I get an error message. I also now cannot post comments. Also, ...
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Why are “bug report” questions considered offtopic only at Ask Ubuntu? [closed]

Why isn't there a same rule for Stackoverflow, Serverfault, Superuser, Unix & Linux and etc.? Maybe one of the answers is that "Because Ubuntu has public bugtracker and/or is open source". In ...
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How should Ask Ubuntu handle old questions and answers? [closed]

Ask Ubuntu will be 4 this year and as we toddle off into the future, we leave a trail of posts behind us. Some are historically excellent, some were never that good and never got answered, and some ...
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The Stack Exchange SSL certificate does not cover Ask Ubuntu or Math Overflow

It looks like HTTPS recently went live on mSO, and so I went looking at the shiny new SSL certificate. Unfortunately, I discovered that it seems to cover all the Stack Exchange sites except for Ask ...
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Why does Ask Ubuntu have a special Top Bar? [duplicate]

I was looking at how the new top bar looks on every Stack Exchange and I wondered. Why do the Linux enthusiasts have a different top bar unique of all Stack Exchange websites ?
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Ask Ubuntu as off-topic migration slot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: More options when flagging for migration Nowadays on Stackoverflow there seem to be a lot Ubuntu-related questions, mostly related to installation of various IDEs and ...
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Are “historical significance” questions always supposed to be closed?

The Ask Ubuntu question, What IDEs are available for Ubuntu?, has a "historical significance" notice, but is still open. (It seems to be neither closed nor locked.) All questions with the notice that ...
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Legal text on Ask Ubuntu Chat needs to be updated

The Terms of Service say, When accessing the askubuntu.com, meta.askubuntu.com, or chat.askubuntu.com sites ("AskUbuntu"), Subscriber will also abide by the Ubuntu Code of Conduct, which can be ...
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How to ask a question across multiple Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

How do you ask a question on Ask Ubuntu, Server Fault, the Unix and Linux SE, and Super User all at once? My particular question is about Ubuntu so I put it there, but it could easily fit at any of ...
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Super User versus Unix and Linux versus Ask Ubuntu

What's the difference between Super User, Unix and Linux, and Ask Ubuntu? In general, what's a rule for deciding where to post a question when I have one (which might apply to any of those 3)? If I'm ...
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I would like to merge my two accounts

I had an account with AskUbuntu and another one with StackOverflow. I have been trying to merge the two of them. How do I go about it? Thanks. PS: I just realize I might have created a third account ...
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Ubuntu on Mac: does it belong on Ask Different or on Ask Ubuntu?

Which StackExchange site if preferred when asking questions specific to Apple hardware, but concerning running Ubuntu? Specific example, would be "how to get hardware component X of MacBook Pro ...
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Copy Editor badge problem?

I just got told I had the copy editor badge on Ask Ubuntu. However my gold badge count did not change so I became suspicious. According to Google's cache I had the Copy Editor badge ten days ago. ...
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New account has generic name and associations [closed]

Note: the solution is to disassociate accounts and reassociate. Then copy your profile to fix the names. Original I'm pretty confused about account associations. I went over the AskUbuntu site. I ...