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How do I bump questions? [duplicate]

How can I bump my question up to the front page so it will be seen without asking it again? I feel like once you ask a question, if it's not answered that day, it kind of goes into limbo.
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Should e-Mail adresses be edited away?

I'm still pretty new to Ask Ubuntu. I've seen some people include their e-mail address in their question. Is it okay to edit the e-Mail address away as I feel they break the way Ask Ubuntu works?
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Closing questions using a non-valid argument

I posted yesterday this question and I was put on hold as off-topic because: "Bug reports and problems with the development version of Ubuntu should be reported on Launchpad so that developers can ...
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Am I just asking wrong?

I've asked 5 questions since may and got no answers at all. I've been as specific as possible included as many details as possible and generally tried to make my question answerable. So I can only ...
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How do I link a topic to a question?

I see many questions (e.g. this) have other relevant questions linked to them. How do I do it?
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Could we add on the 'about' page that questions should be edited to provide more information?

On both the about page it is explained how the site works. To my eyes, this should include that a user asking question should edit his post to improve it if some other users are asking clarification ...
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ask for system specifications when asking a questions

I thought it might improve the question quality when you ask a question below the question form there is a form asking for your systems specifications. For example version of Ubuntu running, laptop ...
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several different problems in one question

Some questions like (How can I see/stop current running crontab tasks?) have several problems in them. I think it is better to ask them step by step. but I do not know it is legal to ask such ...
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(How) can we encourage question askers to do some research of their own?

Give a man a fish, and you will feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you will feed him and his family for a lifetime. When I first started using Ask Ubuntu, I was all over the easy questions, ...
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What about EasyBCD?

I just edited the tag easybcd and after I found some questions like How to install EasyBCD? or Can't get bootloader to work using easyBCD. These questions have the answer in Windows. We know that ...
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Are python questions appropriate for this site?

Python is so ingrained in Ubuntu. Would it be appropriate to ask python related questions on this forum? Or WHEN is it appropriate to ask questions about python? Where is a good place to ask python ...
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What should I do when an issue is solved but brings me a new issue in the same context?

Trying to install from source a program I get an error in the ./configure command. I created a question (here) with this error and it was correctly answered and this error is now gone. But after ...
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How to ask a following question?

I've found a question corresponding to mine (What is the purpose of favoriting questions?), but need some precisions (Do favoriting questions help to get an answer?). If I had enough reputation : by ...
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Can I accept two answers on a question?

Can I accept two answers on a question? Is the points / reputation given to both of the user who answer (15 points / reputation for each accepted answer on a question)?
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Why are questions no longer titled as questions?

This is rare to see in Meta, but in Ask Ubuntu itself -- I'm sure I am definitely not the only one who's fed up with seeing short summaries in the question box. If you're asking a question, at least ...
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This question gave me a solution but now I have another issues

I wanted to make useful an old Dell c600: started this question: Install lubuntu 12.04 on an old Dell c600 : Video issues It fixes the issues with my video with the puppy idea, but now I'm trying to ...
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What are the quality standards for posting questions here? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I interpret this “Your question does not meet our quality standards” error? I keep trying to post a question and it won't let me because It does not ...
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Should we close questions that aren't well asked, even if it's obvious what the OP wants?

This is an example. My first reaction was to vote for closure as Not a real question, yet the title says what's wrong, and the OP gave his error message. Therefore, it doesn't really fall in the ...
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How to know if an answer is still relevant?

Looking for example at questions Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears and Is it possible to have a different background for each workspace?, both questions include in their answers the ...
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Shouldn't users be asked to give more info, especially on their their desktop environment, when asking questions?

People using Gnome/Unity usually post their questions without bothering to mention this fact. Also, most users assume that when talking about folders or file browser we should assume they are talking ...
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Comes ask Ubuntu in different languages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any plans for localized Ask Ubuntu instances? I am native speaking german. Would be great to have this site in my language. What should I do?
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Ubuntu 12.04 install problems - where/how to ask a question

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04. I have installed it on two machines, and had to give up on third. (I was able to simply install 11.10 on the third) I need to get some help, and I want to give ...
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What should I do when an answer to my question is no longer required?

Having moved to new hardware, a problem I was having has gone away. What should I do with the question I raised? Delete it?
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Create sub sections/categories to accommodate specialities?

So perhaps Ask Ubuntu has enough weight to initiate subsections in the site. I was looking through the questions and felt quite intimidated because I didn't know any of the answers. Perhaps ...
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Is it ok to post someone's question in general chat?

I stumbled accross a question which I thought was very well written and didn't get as much attention as it deserved, and/or the answers aren't complete enough, other than putting a bounty on it there ...
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How do I find out if I have an answer to a question I post?

How do I find out if I have an answer to a question I post? I have posted 2 questions. One was tagged as too vague, the other seems to have disappeared. I am trying to get some traction on Ubuntu, ...
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Questions "just for curiosity"

Is it acceptable to ask questions "just for curiosity", or should we refrain from that to avoid overloading the site already choked with panicked questions? Also, if we do, should we somehow mark it ...
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Should I edit a Question once the Answer has been accepted?

My answer to this question was accepted. However I don't believe the question itself will be useful to others in its current state. Is it appropriate to edit a question to be more meaningful to others ...
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Automated prompt for system details

Could there be a system that, for certain tags, like freeze, or crash, gives a friendly prompt to the user to give details like the output of lspci or the Xorg logs before the question is posted, but ...
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How to ask a question with a template already created for answers?

This question has a template already created for answering it. That is, instead of the answer textbox starting out empty, it starts out with this text in it: [![Tagline to show on mouseover][1]][2] ...
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Commenting questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are you only allowed to comment with 50 rep? When I am in 'AskUbuntu' look an Ask I can answer but I can't comment. And I can see other people that can comment it. I have ...
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Is it OK to post a link to my question in the general chat room, to publicize it?

If I ask a question and want to draw attention to it, is it OK to post links to it in the general chat room? Or is this considered bad, since there is already a questions feed and if lots of people ...
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What is the best way to ask for level of support for a new laptop model?

I am in the market for a new laptop and I would like to ask for the level of support for Ubuntu on recently released laptop models. I would like to be able to ask the askubuntu community if a given ...
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Can we compare apps on Ask Ubuntu?

I would like that Ubuntu community discuss a little about which word processor is best to replace MSOffice Word and has the best compatibility with it - LibreOffice Writer, Abiword or Calligra Words. ...
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Are questions about legislation welcome to AU?

The question Is it legal to install msttcorefonts package? Is Wine legal? has just caught my attention. I'm tempted to vote it as "Off-topic - too localized", but also see that the question may be ...
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Is this the right place to ask a question about installing another OS on an Ubuntu computer?

A few days ago I asked a question on Ask Ubuntu because I needed a way to install Windows on my currently Ubuntu-only computer. It however received some negative feedback from people in the community, ...
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Is there a procedure for making umbrella questions?

I think there are a lot of related questions that could be turned in to umbrella questions. One example: How do I set environment variables for cron/upstart? It could cover ruby, python, and ...
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Detecting the language a question is written in

It would be great if the system could detect the language of a question, and pop up a little notice: Please note that this site is in English only Your question will be flagged for moderator ...
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How to improve a question that isn't being answered?

I asked this question (How to reformat/reindent all the source files in a given directory?) which – I admit – at the beginning was not very well defined, but, with the help of the comments left by ...
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Hi, how can i remove this account?

This particular site of stack exchange is not amusing me, has no function and has over zealous moderators who deleted every single one of my posts, two of which because i mentioned that unity is a bug ...
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Why separate "torrent" and "bittorrent" tags?

Why do we have torrent and bittorrent as separate tags on main?
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AskUbuntu and Meta AskUbuntu in other languages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any plans for localized Ask Ubuntu instances? If not question, or proposed assertion. But what we do know is that I have very hard every time you ask a question, ...
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Are questions related to ubuntu as it relates to development on topic?

I'm working on writing a C-daemon for Ubuntu and I wish to make it configurable but I'm new to linux\ubuntu and I don't know the standard way daemon configuration is preformed. Is AskUbuntu an ...
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What can be done to increase the quality of questions?

I found this site after I spent some time on tex.stackexchange. Don't take this as me getting on my high horses but compared to the questions on tex.stackexchange the questions on this site has much ...
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How do I re-ask a question for a new release?

The accepted answer to this question stopped working when I upgraded to 11.04. What is the preferred way to ask for updated answer?
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Is it OK to ask very specific question about Toshiba's ac100 (ARM smartbook)?

I have one of the beautiful Toshiba ac100s. Is it within the scope of askubuntu.com to ask specific questions here? It will be very technical, for example how to get one specific kernel-version for ...
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How can I pass a question on to another user?

I created a question on behalf of a non-AU user. Now they've signed up for AU. Can I make them the owner of the question, and if so, how? If not, what's the closest alternative?
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have a question already asked but witout reply

Hi I have a question that has already been asked 4 moths ago. The author was asked to explain more his problem, but he didn't, so the topic was abbadoned. I have the same problem and I can try to ...
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Can I ask software specific questions here?

I am a new Linux (Ubuntu) user and I would like to ask about how to do certain things with popular applications like LMMS. Can I ask these types of questions here? I don't know how popular the site ...
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Give users a hint not to ask multiple questions at once

I've seen a couple of questions which actually were multiple questions at once. It's not only hard to answer if you don't know the answers to all of them, but also difficult for the questioner to ...