I am fortunate to be giving a talk at the Ubucon as part of the Ohio LinuxFest tomorrow about Ask Ubuntu.

I'm preparing my slides and I have a set of images that I use to convey what AU is about. Things like "Community Editing is amazing" and then I show an example like this:

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I'd like to include things that the community feel the site does awesome (or not awesome!), so I was wondering if you could post a screenshot or link of your favorite edit, your favorite answer or question of all time, your funniest review/edit ever, things of that sort. I am aware of https://askubuntu.com/questions/greatest-hits already, but I think we all have a favorite (or hated) thing about the site that you'd like to point out!

  • Not sure if this qualifies, but what I like about AU is that I get to learn so many new things about Ubuntu. The website itself is nice, but not flawless. The content is what makes me want to come back. That content is undeniable related to the community.
    – don.joey
    Commented Sep 13, 2013 at 9:12
  • So, is there anyway we can see your talk now that it's finished?
    – Seth
    Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 21:05
  • @Seth Marco gave this talk at SCALE last month, I'll see if the video is up yet. Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 22:07
  • No luck I take it @JorgeCastro? I tried looking it up myself, but it seems SCALE's website wasn't working well in the streaming category.
    – Seth
    Commented Jul 13, 2014 at 19:04
  • @Seth I know there's a video somewhere, I'll ask around Commented Jul 14, 2014 at 13:46
  • Wow, been a while. Any chance you know if/where this talk is? I'd still like to watch it!
    – Seth
    Commented May 6, 2015 at 4:07

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We like to keep things helpful and clean, though that doesn't mean we don't have a sense of humour.

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(no offence to gentoo users)

  • sudo apt-get install coffee-to-keyboard. Nice one! Commented Sep 13, 2013 at 16:25
  • Somehow this reminded me of xkcd.com/797...
    – strugee
    Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 6:13

I'm bored, so here's what I got:

Okay that last one is not from Ask Ubuntu, but it's still hilarious =).

  • hahaha that last one
    – mojo706
    Commented Sep 12, 2013 at 23:26
  • These are all excellent, thanks! Commented Sep 13, 2013 at 11:24
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    @JorgeCastro hey is this talk streamed somewhere? Or can I watch it somewhere after it's over? Thanks!
    – Alaa Ali
    Commented Sep 13, 2013 at 12:08

We are excellent at solving marital problems.

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How about starting at the top?

A well asked question is easy to find…

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The best answers rise to the top

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…while less useful answers… don't.

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What I like about Ask Ubuntu is the way that It's built and run by the users. This means that the site is for users by users. When you are thinking of a feature request its most likely that someone shares the same view. Also the dedicated guys who toil everyday in the close votes queue making sure substandard questions and spam don't make it onto the site.

When I first switched (partially) to Ubuntu I visited the forums and I did not like it. Don't get me wrong, Ubuntu Forums are an integral part of the Ubuntu Community but, its not just my thing. I was having a problem with wireless on Natty and I had looked through many solutions but couldn't solve the problem.

By chance or good luck I ended up on AU, to cut a long story short I found an answer that solved my problem (something about ndiswrapper) of course I cannot remember the solution now :) but I've never left AU since although I have been a passive user. I love that people are willing to help and they try as much as they can not to be rude and maintain patience.

Also I like that your experience is not judged by your age (lots of teens here know so much it surprises me). Lastly and according to me the best reason for AU's existence is the feeling of community, the feeling you get when your answer is picked as the answer by the OP and the feeling that you are helping the community especially when they comment "thanks" (though highly frowned upon) and give upvotes.

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