TheX asked: What do you as hopeful candidates envision for askubuntu.com in the future?
Oli answered: @TheX More of the same, really. It would be nice to have some new question-closing options so we can push users to the right place and some features to tease helpful information out of users... But really, I think as a community we've already shown ourselves to be helpful people that can turn their efforts to solving most problems. More of that, please. Edit: I haven't really answered that from a moderator perspective but moderators and answerers ultimately have the same aim: to help people.
Marco Ceppi answered: @TheX I know there is talk of making askubuntu.com into ask.ubuntu.com as well as transitioning the current Q&A site for Ubuntu (LaunchPad Answers) to here. I hope to help facilitate as much of that movement as possible. While I love LaunchPad I think the LP Answers section is less than adequate compared to what SE has done here. I also hope to bring more attention to this improved chat software over the current use of IRC. In addition to promoting the continued high quality we've seen here.
Stefano Palazzo answered: @TheX Eventually, I hope we'll become the Ubuntu Support platform, such as we are for Ubuntu One at the moment. This will be a great mix of real world problems and basic question. I want to help the site run great, to enable this.
fluteflute answered after the event: @TheX I want the site to get a wider audience, to see more people coming here, to grow, to facilitate the Ubuntu community's growth. On more specific notes, the potential for the Help->Get Help Online menu in Ubuntu applications to link here rather than LP Answers excites me, but I am more cautious about @MarcoCeppi's suggestion of using the SE chat software for general purpose Ubuntu use. My other long term goal is to see Ask Ubuntu reach the size of the SE Trilogy sites.
George Edison answered after the event: @TheX: I envision Ask Ubuntu becoming a common place for Ubuntu beginners to get their feet wet by not only reading answers to common questions (to which there will be detailed answers), but also asking their own questions and getting quick and detailed responses to them. I also envision Ask Ubuntu popping up in more search results.