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A close vote option about “lack of attention” should definitely not be used

I saw this custom reason for close voting: Any question that falls under this category should simply be closed as "unclear what you're asking". It needs more detail, so, as Eliah Kagan says, why ...
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Should'nt there be a feature in AU that would allow a user to get notified about changes in questions or answers he/she upvoted or downvoted?

Lets say I up vote a question since I felt that I had faced a issue earlier similar to that which was mentioned in the question. Now, when someone comments in it or answers the question I may also ...
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The preformatted text/code text font in chat is not sufficiently distinct

In chat, when putting text between grave accents to ensure that it is output as code, the resulting text is not very distinguishable from the other text: The only way it's different, right now, is ...
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Can we add a rEFInd tag?

REFInd is a commonly used boot manager developed by Rod Smith. I think that it should be added due to its eminence. I can't add it myself because I don't have the rep. I'd like if someone added the ...
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Enable checks on question titles for weak word selection

Today I was editing a migrated question in SO, which contained the word "Help" just to be greeted with a message: I was all O_O when saw this. When I wrote Let's try and write useful titles I ...
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Blocking “Babaji” and similar repeated Spam Attacks

I'm sure most of you have seen these "Babaji" posts around AU or the internet. My question is: Why is there no filter to autodelete Babaji? Pros: Moderators won't spend so much time/effort on ...
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Don't include self answered or questions where the OP commented in the review audits

There is a mayor problem with one of our close reasons and the audits. We close stuff based in "no reproducible" basis, when OP can't figure out what was wrong nor how the issue was solved nor there's ...
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Could be possible duplicates arranged by votes in addition to default order?

When I find duplicate question, for example Will not allow me to install playonlinux! Says I have 'held broken packages'! Please help! and flag them, the system shows me the list of possible ...
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Remove the link to the video tutorials from the help pages

Due recent changes to our help page I took a peek what was written there too. I found there was a link to some video tutorials, I checked out that was linked to meta.AU, and was in the disposition of ...
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Video tutorials on Ask Ubuntu

This is a feature request to suggest adding a Video Tutorial section on Ask Ubuntu. Primary target would be including videos to explain most common tasks like Installation, WUBI installation, ...
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Can we have the Ubuntu emoticons in the chat room?

Can we have the Ubuntu emoticons on the general chat room?
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Raising the Answer Text Limit

Today I was working on one of the answers (A special guide) and I was limited again by the 30K size for answers. The example mentioned is this: Installing Nvidia Drivers Which I needed to add some ...
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Activate migration paths to Unix and Linux, should we?

First of all, lets remember the golden rule of the migrations: DO NOT MIGRATE CRAP That said, why don't we open the migration paths from AU and UL? There has been 10 migrations to UL in the last ...
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We should get “Ubuntu questions on SR” notification in chat

In general chat room, we get notification for Ubuntu questions on U&L. I think it would be a good idea to get Ubuntu questions on SR notification as well. SR stands for Software ...
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Can we have a 'current bounties' ad on AU?

Can whe have something like this on the community ads. Currently it gets rejected as to big. from here: Community Promotion Ads - 2014 - Ask Different Meta When i try to download the image to ...
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How about dedicating some corner of SE to opinions/recommendations / make a spinoff that will handle forums?

Questions for opinions or recommendations are off-topic here, and I can understand why: whatever answer would be given it will hardly be timeless, and with vague problems, answers will necessarily ...
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Can the AutoReviewComments script be built into Ask Ubuntu?

Can the AutoReviewComments userscript be built into Ask Ubuntu?
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If the comment appears to be an answer how should I behave?

I need a bit more extended information on how should I behave in these situations to reduce unanswered amount of questions like: if the comment appears to be an answer provided by me and the user ...
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Can we get more close votes?

Currently we only get 24 close votes a day. I find this much too limiting, I can use all 24 of those votes really quick and still find a use for 24 more votes. Is there any way we could get a couple ...
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Can we have a 'talk' button on the answer section?

Often I see a detailed guide on how to install something, in most cases, the commenting on the A, is good enough. But, sometimes the how to needs to be tested on multiple systems (e.g. Ubuntu 12.04, ...
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review link should show how many posts are to be reviewed

The review link at the top of the page gives us access to review tasks. But it is always white. It would be better it it would be coloured, i.e it should be green when there are posts that I can work ...
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Can we give rep to those who flag questions?

On another meta post, a user suggested that we give rep to those who upvote answers, my suggestion is giving rep to those who give helpful flags. That way we encourage the users to flag questions, ...
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How do I flag a question which seems more appropriate on android enthusiasts?

While flagging questions,we have an option which says This is not about Ubuntu. Questions about other Linux distributions can be asked on Unix & Linux, those about Windows on Super User, those ...
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Time zone of user in profile as optional field

Some users put their timezone with location. For example India (GMT+5:30). It helps other to understand availability of an user. Can it be an optional field in user profile?
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Some improvements to the “not about Ubuntu” close reason

I'd like to suggest some improvements to the "not about Ubuntu" close reason. "This is not about Ubuntu" As it currently stands: This is not about Ubuntu. Questions about other Linux ...
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Provide the privilege to accept the answer [duplicate]

I have spotted many questions that have an answer that solves the problem, but the answer has not been "Accepted" by the questioner. This is either because he doesn't know that he has to do it, or ...
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newbie User ask and GO away forever

I see a lot of users who do the following: Sign up to askubuntu Ask a question And never respond or comment or reply Can we add a timeout for the activity on the question so that if no body ...
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Tag synonym request: [preferences] -> [settings]

I think settings and preferences should be synonyms. "Settings" is a more general term that applies to driver settings, program settings, system settings, etc. "Preferences" is a term that usually ...
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Show comments before comment form in add/show 3 more comments

In questions with more than five comments, the first five are shown and the rest hidden under a 'add/show x more comments'. When you click that link, you are first shown the comment textarea to add ...
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Anchors in tour page

In multiple cases with new comers, I have difficulties to mention how to use that small edit button (link). So, is possible to have some anchors in tour page. To easy use like pointing user to the ...
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Suggested edit limit for low rep users

Can limit of suggested edits on the same question be enforced, dropped, or atleast looked at? Here is a more-than perfect example - I allowed this through once, but then it appeared again... This ...
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Blacklist the [installation] tag

We've created two tags to separate questions that are about installing Ubuntu and installing something in Ubuntu: system-installation and software-installation. This is with the purpose of getting rid ...
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Could we change Recommend Deletion reason to simply, “This is not an answer”?

I just gave a "Recommend for Deletion" review to the answer quoted below. "Sorry about the editing... The Stackexchange App is a bit unhandy..." The single line above is the complete text of the ...
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Can the tag suggestion help-text be changed?

At present the tag suggestion help-text is (note the 11.04): at least one tag such as (11.04 networking command-line), max 5 tags This is problematic for two reasons: it encourages ...
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Is there a way to report users based on their user names?

I'm asking this because I came across the a user. If there is a function to report this kind of abuse, I haven't found it in the user's profile. Please take this as an official complaint about the ...
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Automatic Split Votes?

As you all know, when you reach 1k rep, you can "split" the votes and see the number of upvotes and downvotes. Would it be possible to add a setting to auto-split, and clicking results in the total?
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Unimplemented feature in Ask Ubuntu

I saw a user's Stack Overflow profile page and found an additional feature in it: top 0.95% overall When I click on the top 0.95% overall link, it redirects me to another page which shows ...
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user feed, a relic of a discontinued service

I found a user I believe to be a terrific resource. Naturally, I wanted to follow him on his answers, questions and contributions. After thumbing around his profile, I discovered the hard way that ...
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`/me` command in chat

In essence, chat should have a /me <string> command. How it works: User pacificfils types /me goes to get coffee Chat prints: pacificfils goes to get coffee This would add a nice, ...
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Restrictions on setting up the profile picture

Some new users like him setting up some sexy or adultary photos as their profile picture.This SE site was not only viewed by adults but also by the minors. So my question is that SE provides any ...
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should certain phrases be blocked on this site? [duplicate]

A nice way to maintain the sanity of this website and keep this website clean, would be to block certain phrases automatically. to put it into question: phrases which cannot have any relation at all ...
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Downvoting answers (or questions) without a reason? [duplicate]

I cannot understand why this even allowed here. I mean, is this a game or something ? I can see everywhere downvoting questions and answers without a specific reason. I would like to see this stopped, ...
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Checking for phone numbers in spam filter

Is it possible to edit the spam to check for phone numbers? This black magic guy who keeps spamming always uses phone numbers, is it possible to check for this and try to block him?
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is there a way to change the size of hats?

I got a hat that has ears but it's too big for my head ...so is it possible to make it smaller? I think this feature is crucial if it doesn't exist.
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Can we make a reminder to mark answers as accepted?

I have seen a problem on Ask Ubuntu. Many times, people forget to mark an answer as accepted, even if its the only one and it does work. Is there a way to add a seven-day reminder like "Mark an answer ...
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Require registration to ask a Question

Ok, since people are doing a fuss about rejecting seemsly invalid edits and other quirks, I'm suggesting this again. Why? Because each time we do a fuss about something or other that could be solved ...
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Rep for good flagging practices

Would it be possible to implement a feature (or is it already implemented?) that, after about 10 days or so, your flagging practices would be checked out. If you have flagged ...
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Should we get review audits?

Today (2013-12-11), in 3-4 occasions, regulars in chat rooms expressed their concerns that users do not know how to use the site. Is not surprising considering that our eternal September hasn't ended ...
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Are the new SE bar's colors able to be modified?

I'm looking at the new SE Bar, and while it is indeed spiffy, its colors clash a little with both meta AND the main site's styles. Is it possible for the SE bar to have customized color pallets for ...
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Would it be possible to see all the answers when you review in “low quality posts”

When reviewing low quality answers it would be useful to see the other answers to the question, so you know if an answer is a comment to another answer or a reply to the question. Like the answer ...