There were a bunch of great questions this morning in the close queue because they were about 13.04. It doesn't make sense to close them just because 13.04 is a few days away. We're supposed to be getting "looser" as 13.04 solidifies, after all, we can't update all the questions on the site at once!

Please see this:

and instead make a judgement call based on how good the question is, don't just write it off because it's about 13.04.

  • I only saw 2 questions related to 13.04 and both are still there. Commented Apr 23, 2013 at 14:26
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    The problem with creating straight rules is that people will follow them instead of using common sense... Sad. Commented Apr 23, 2013 at 14:44
  • By the way, it would be nice if similar behaviour was stopped for at least 2 or so months after 13.04 and other releases go EOL...
    – Wilf
    Commented Feb 27, 2014 at 16:57

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Maybe the FAQ should be adapted. Now it reads:

This is not the right place for:

  • Linux Mint, Backtrack, Gnome-Remix and other Linux distributions (try our friends at Unix & Linux Stack Exchange).
  • Bug reports (How do I submit a bug?).
  • Issues with the next version of Ubuntu (Ubuntu+1) (More information about Alpha and Beta release issues).

Are people supposed to understand from that one sentence that there is some room for Ubuntu+1 questions? At present they have to open the link to understand that. The latter bullet could be rewritten to something like:

  • And didn't Ubuntu do away with alpha releases? Should questions on release candidate images be allowed (unless they're bugs)?
    – belacqua
    Commented Apr 25, 2013 at 17:07

Well... In a couple of days Today we can vote to reopen them.

Unless they were bugs.

  • Mod power seems to have died recently... :(
    – Seth
    Commented Apr 24, 2013 at 1:03

Please feel free to flag questions that were closed because of collective (bad) judgement or are about to be closed (if a mod closes and then re-opens the same users cannot vote again to close), we can have a quick look at them and re-open / clean the close votes if that is the case.

Also, that will make us remember usernames that are constantly showing up on such closures and we might resource to sending a virtual smack-in-the-head if needed.

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