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How to post links that integrate with the Software Center?

There are some posts with nice Software Center icons and links to software installation via apt. How to do that?
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How does Ask Ubuntu work?

We're in an odd situtation as Stack Exchange has long-established communities and so has Ubuntu. We need to ensure that we communicate best practices to the existing Ubuntu teams. How do Ask Ubuntu ...
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Why do people post screenshots of their terminals?

I have noticed a lot of posts on AU with screenshots of their terminal showing commands and their output. This is seems like a very bad idea to me because: You can't copy/paste the commands They won'...
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$ (prompt) in command line instructions

I noticed a minor 'edit war' in an answer (NB: broken link, I'm guessing the answer was deleted) regarding whether or not we should promote $ at the front of command line instructions. Is one of ...
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PSA: 12.04 Launches this week, steel yourselves!

Release is this week, which means that we'll have people who are going to start asking questions here, so we need to stay on our toes, update existing questions (more below), and just generally keep ...
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How much markup is tolerated?

Recently we see edit suggestions that mainly format text with a lot of markup that to my opinion do not always increase but sometimes reduce the clarity of a post. People do have a different view on ...
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Can newbies get a feedback from senior community members?

I am somewhat new for askubuntu.com. Personally, as computing is one of my desired subject (but was not lucky to learn), I am doing edit questions and try to answer from my little knowledge to ...
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What to do with <!-- language: bash --> edits?

Recently in the edit queue, there have been edits that only add <!-- language: bash --> to the post. These edits are made by the same user. And often 5-10 at a time. Is the color highlighting of ...
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Formatting, backticks and editing

This was a concern raised in UL some time ago, but recently I've seen several cases where I've changed the use of backticks, I will ripoff strugee post from UL: I've noticed that a lot of new users ...
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Let's agree on some commonly accepted formatting guidelines

As pointed out by Mark, there is a related question here: Style guide for questions and answers Since I went over 2k rep, I liked starting to work on suggested edits and improving formatting in ...
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What is the preferred way to add a numbered list using markdown?

I noticed my answer to a question was revised and approved for no apparent reason other than markdown preference. Question What is the preferred formatting of an ordered list using markdown? I ...
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Standards for editing

I've being an active member of AskUbuntu and Unix & Linux for some time now. As such, I often edit Q&As. But I'm lost in some aspects and details of specific editing standards. This post and ...
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Suggested improvements to "Markdown help" and formatting help

On Ask Ubuntu we have a lot of questions and answers that include multiple lines of terminal output which is best handled by using code fences. Without formatting, this information is difficult to ...
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Can we feature the style guide for new reviewers/editors?

It would be nice to highlight the site's style guide for a bit on the sidebar doohicky on the main page: Style guide for questions and answers I for one am finding a bunch of edits that tend to ...
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Use of new screening tool from SE

The new ask page is now live on the network! discusses an 'ask' page which is configurable for each site in the SE universe. Specific bits that can be modified and the procedure of getting it live ...
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