This may be off-topic even for Meta, but I'd like some clarification before I do something stupid.

I've just created a Brainstorm proposal. Is it ok to mention it as part of a useful answer within Ask Ubuntu?

For example, there's this question: Thunderbird date format?

Could I go answer it and explain how to do the whole thing, step by step, and only then add a link to my Brainstorm idea, that deals with exactly that issue?

Jorge's answer here in Meta would seem to indicate otherwise http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/1478/askubuntu-and-brainstorm but I'd like for us to establish official policy.

The idea is this one, if that's relevant: http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/30055/

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Merging Ask Ubuntu and Brainstorm is not an option, we're two different things.

However, referring to a Brainstorm proposal in a Ask Ubuntu answer is ok with me, just as we talk about how if it weren't for this bug, this would work.

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    No, no. Merging is not something I support, I just used that question to point to Jorge's answer. Thanks for the answer. Aug 20, 2012 at 0:33

I am not speaking as official advice, but I don't see a problem. I often post links to bug reports, and this is similarly useful. I would, however, mention to upvote suggestions that you like:

While this is not implemented, and there is no program you can use to so this, there is a brainstorm proposal here. I recommend that if you want this to be implemented, that you upvote solutions you like.


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