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A feature to integrate bug-reporting?

I don't know how many posts here in AskUbuntu are closed for being bug reports. Is it possible instead of just closing the post, we bring some feature that would route these posts to the proper ...
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Change starring system in chat?

Here a proposal to a new starring system: I understand that all of the SE devs are in the US and that they're culturally biased to voting being anonymous. Starring is not voting: it's in a chat; ...
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Mention multiple users

I know that in comment the number of mentions (@user) is limited to one (in addition to the OP). But in some cases, as in Restricting a specific user from accessing my home in Linux?, I would like ...
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Why not moderate questions from new users before making them visible on site?

I had suggested before also that questions from new users should not be posted directly on the site rather they should be moderated first and they should be visible to only users with high reputation ...
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50 Reputation on comments is too much? Add new function to suggest?

I have low reputation as you see. And the problem i see with this is, that when i try to troubleshoot someone's question that requires some active or continuous communication, or a suggestion like ...
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User profile upgrade [duplicate]

I see that on the main Meta site that the profile pages seem to have been upgraded with the look and the information they show and how they show it. I think that this is a much better look than on ...
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Reveal user id in visible text in user profile

Currently the user id can be revealed by copying the user profile link or write it digit by digit from the link popup tooltip (in case you use GUI browser). That's quite compilated and ...
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Why is the newsletter subscription link hard to find?

I think the process to subscribe for the newsletter is tedious. From what i have done you need to go to your user's page, preferences, manage newsletter subscription.... However there is an occasional ...
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Can we have the meta link in main menu to open in a new tab? [duplicate]

is there any way to make the meta.askubuntu.com link to open in a new tab and not the one already opened with askubuntu.com? I'm talking about the top menu under Stack exchange. See screenshot:
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Why isn't career 2.0 available for askubuntu users, why only for stackoverflow users?

Askubuntu is wholly and solely community dedicated to Ubuntu, why doesn't it provide career options in its field to reputed users like stackoverflow. It would be great if we have website as ...
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Why isn't askubuntu.com secure?

I notice there is a secure connection when I login to stackExchange, but it goes away after I login to askubuntu.com. Why isn't askubuntu also running with encryption?
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Number of pending notifications in the tab title

A similiar question has been asked already here Link to full image on Imgur.com I agree that's minor, but what do you think about it? Not to criticize the new answers / new active answers feature, ...
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So, enhancement to smoke-detector suggested

I suggested something in a conversation about here. Basically, should we just farm "hot words" from things that are flagged, then if they're in below .01 of questions just add them to smoke detector? ...
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Display review queue length in the actual review page

I would like to see how many pending reviews are left in the queue while I review. For long queues like the Close votes this makes no difference, but it would be nice to know in short queues whether I ...
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Add a copy of the question title above answers in the review screen?

I am reviewing first-posts and late-answers for a few weeks now and something is annoying me: Always when there is an answer to be reviewed, I have to scroll down (if the answer is long enough) to see ...
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Shouldn't Stack Exchange build a Question Wizard? (for beginning users)

Proposal to have all users under 30 reputation follow a question wizard. Some people just don't use google and they ask questions that have been asked before or they ask unclear question, or ...
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Reason for closure in the Reopen Vote review page

I have started reviewing Reopen Votes and there is something I struggle with: the review page does not inform on the reason for closure. The only way to know this seems to be jumping to the question ...
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Moderators should be able to mark questions as answered

I know about similar requests, but after stumbling over this question (just an example; question poster answered himself using edits instead of an answer) I thought you should at least add an option ...
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Request for new users to prove they're human

There have been plenty of "users" asking "questions" which turn out to be spam and advertising. Some examples include things like "Have The Body You Deserve?" and "Easy Ways to Lose Weight Fast". ...
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Adding a want answers feature

Not sure whether this seems a valid question.Suppose someone has posted a question and i am also very interested in knowing the answer of that question. WHy cant we have a feature which says "notify ...
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Can we make user icons on review tests be random?

I was doing some reviews of first posts earlier when I got this question as a test (with a random username, of course): What is the difference between using '+' and '\;' in -exec ...
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Not using accepted answer option

Don't get me wrong, it's not about the points (but I do enjoy getting them). It's more of a site cleanup question. Is there mods that you can ask to mark an answer as accepted, when you clearly ...
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Add “Please” and “I'm sorry” to standard/canned/pro forma/flag answers

The "standard" comments on all of the "flag" and "close" answers are a tiny bit harsh for first-time users. Couldn't we make them a bit more gentle? E.g.: This question has been asked before and ...
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Can we have an XKCD bot?

I was on SuperUser chat the other day, and they had an XKCD Bot. Can our chat have access to that bot? I'm sure a lot of AU users are followers of XKCD.
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Proposal to Change Procedure to Flag Duplicate Answers

This is a proposal on changing this procedure... We'll see where it gets. ;-) Instead of adding a comment mentioning it's a duplicate, answer the question by referring the user to the duplicate ...
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Discussion Board (Forum) for questions?

I would like to propose a new StackExchange network feature: The Discussion Boards. Every question would have a button: Propose for Discussion. After five users (or one moderator) clicks this button, ...
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Make the 'Possible Duplicate:' uneditable by normal users

I noticed a post that had the marked as duplicate by:... But the Possible Duplicate: ..... in the question wasn't there, at first I thought it was a bug, but another user informed me that ...
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Some basic tags?

I'm not that much crack on askubuntu - more of an asker than an answerer. Compared to other experiences with S.E. sites, I find it pretty difficult to find useful information. I think that you could ...
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Search function and duplicate questions by new users

It's simple to notice that so many question asked by new users shall be answer by a simple search query. I'm asking if shall be possible put a simple banner saying: "wait, before ask, why don't ...
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Could we have a status indicator for members?

Like if someone is going to do a reboot for testing could there be some way that they could set something so that if someone hovers over their name in a comment or answer/question that it could ...
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Users under 500 rep need to leave a comment as to why they downvoted? [duplicate]

I'm sure many users have experienced the dreaded "Downvote with no explanation." This causes many problems, such as unexplained loss of reputation, lack of knowledge of how to improve a post (which ...
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Can we change the bounty rep requirement?

Currently, you need 75 reputation to start a bounty. However, some migrating users (meaning users that have an account with 100+ rep on another site) use this privilege a bit much. They will ...
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AU StackOverflow Ultra-Colliding Bar Across the Screen

As I'm sure many of us have noticed, the top bar on AU (the one with the SE logo) does not go all the way across the screen, like so: However, on sites like U&L, it does go all the way across ...
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is there any system in place to prevent downvote trolling?

I've seen multiple of my answers get a lot of downvotes even when the asker marks them as the correct one that worked, they are completely grammatically correct, address the issue fully and are, imo, ...
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Icons for top relvent tags

I just noticed that with Stack Overflow's tags many of the tags have nice fancy icons: Wondering if we could get some tag bling as well? Certainly some of the browsers/top programs may benefit from ...
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Askubuntu.com Profile doesn't accept Unicode Character as name

I am from Myanmar and I try to update my Display Name in Myanmar language but it doesn't accept the Unicode character and it only accepts English characters. How to solve it?
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Blocking questions about Wubi? [duplicate]

Wubi was discontinued as of 13.04. 13.04 was marked as end-of-life in January of 2014. So, why do we still have questions about Wubi? What is the purpose if Wubi is now off-topic? I think that ...
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Supercharge ROOMBA — again!

Following Shog's trough here and the last post asking not to focus efforts on closing old questions here, I would like to apply the most logical solution: delete that crap already (this can be done if ...
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Can Elementary OS be added in the help section for topics not to ask about?

currently the list of off-topic subjects include the following: Linux Mint, Backtrack, Gnome-Remix (prior to 13.04) and other Linux distributions (try our friends at Unix & Linux Stack ...
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Allow 2k+ users to suggest edits

Every now and then, a user is unsure about an edit they make. For the under 2k rep users, this is great. It goes to the review board and is dealt with. However, users above 2k aren't given this ...
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There are questions being closed as EOL when they are still supported

This question is because of some close votes due to EOL are wrong - I expect it is quite a lot. This is a review of a question (admittedly too broad / unclear)- it was flagged as being EOL for being ...
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My badge count is different in different places, and I don't like it

This is related (but not a duplicate as this is a feature request). So here is my profile page: The first red box totals 58. The second red box says 41. If I count the number of badges I get 58. ...
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Tag synonym request: [window-placement] -> [window-managment]

The two tags window-placement and window-management are essentially synonyms. Since it has only been used 7 times, window-placement should probably be deleted, especially since the description for ...
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Make numeric only/composed of just numbers tags that should only be created by moderators

Everyone knows I hate with burning passion version specific tags. The reasons are explained here and elsewhere, but that's not what I'm going to ask about. Today, I again removed the 14.04.1 for ...
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Community bumping on AU

The Community user bumps old, not-well-answered questions regularly. While that maybe a good fit on most SE sites, I'm not sure of its applicability to AU. We follow a strong and strict release ...
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How to suscribe for Hot command-line questions?

I want to subscribe (email) notification/newsletter for ony Hot questions that tagged with command-line. How to get such type of facility? Note: I don't want to get notify on every new question ...
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Yesterday was 23 hours ago

This should possibly be on Stack Exchange. In all the review queues, the times are a bit wrong. I am posting this close enough to 17:00 BST, so 16:00 UTC. So yesterday was 16 hours ago. I took this ...
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When I have completed the reviews, I still get the number in the top bar

So today I (unusually) reached the max (20) in the suggested edits queue. As you can see, the orange box refers to the suggested edits queue - confirmed because when I click it goes to the ...
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Top search results are duplicate questions?

I just ran a search for install eclipse and I was surprised to see, as the top search result: Install Eclipse eclipse install These are both marked (respectively) as duplicates of: How to ...
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Persistance of review number on top bar even after review is complete

Say, I've got 3 posts for review. After I've reviewed all three, the top bar still shows that 3 posts are up for review. Now, if I go and click the review button, I just get a screen saying that there ...