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Editing tips and tricks

In the beginning there weren't that many high rep users who could edit questions. As that number grows I thought I would add some tips/tricks that I use for those of you striving to earn a badge ...
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Ask Ubuntu Clean Up

tl;dr Go to http://cleanup.thepcspy.com and start cleaning! It only took a year but it's finally here: It's clean up time! But let's step back a bit... What on earth am I talking about? Well we get a ...
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Cleanup Project using SEDE Query

What’s this post about? We are a group of people who are doing some cleanup work. Currently, we are using an SEDE Query that finds unanswered1 questions with answers by the OP. From a cleanup ...
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It's time for Clean Up Week!

Following on from Bruno's post I've just added a new event to the clean up system: Clean Up Week 1 When?! The event lasts 7 days, starting at 00:00 on the 30th of March running through the end of the ...
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Clean-Up Week - Event planning

We (your moderators) have been mulling over an idea for a good way to deal with old, unanswered and unanswerable posts. We've been in discussion with the StackExchange team and while we're a long way ...
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Cleanup 2014: A tale of tags

There are quite a few tags on Ask Ubuntu that are basically fall into one of the following categories; meta tags Tags that describe the problem and are largely pointless (since the question describes ...
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Reminder: Unanswered + Time != Too Localised

There's a slightly worrying trend since we started clean-up efforts: we are closing unanswered questions for being too old. I need to emphasise that this is not what clean-up is about. The idea of ...
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PSA: Quantal is now off topic

Yeah, that time again, we will have from here on each 6 months new EOL announcements so, here the general plan for questions: New questions about Quantal 12.10 that only affect Quantal (e.g., APT ...
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Can we close as bug all the "appstreamcli" related questions?

A bug in the appstream package was released on stable couple of hours ago. The issue was reported on 2016-05-09 on Launchpad and the fix released 5 hours ago (2016-05-20 04:35:54 AST). Now it can be ...
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Another small bug in the oli's cleanup user script

The user Alvar deleted the question https://askubuntu.com/questions/46280/ It remains on "My Open Allocations" I can "give up" and remove it, but will leave it for the moment, not sure if you wish ...
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Shortened link Cleanup time!

I have noticed the use of shortened links like bit.ly, and goo.gl have increased, for a variety of reasons it is not acceptable to use these links in Ask Ubuntu, here is the question on discussing ...
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Swag for the cleanup team

The Ask Ubuntu moderator team with the Stack Exchange community people is happy to announce that your work and efforts to keep the site clean and tidy have been noticed and we are thankful for all ...
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Moderator seeks testers for short private beta of Clean Up Week

Well after a very long time, I think I have the website for the Clean Up Week ready. It's taken so long because I've had to refactor the plans several times over due to technical restrictions on what ...
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How to correctly handle Ubuntu One questions

Tl;dr: What is going on with all the unanswered Ubuntu One questions on the site? I have come across a few Ubuntu One questions during the clean up like "cannot sysc", "folders missing", "logs me out"...
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Cleanup 2014: Tags without tag wikis

what is a tag wiki? Tag wikis are brief excerpts of information detailing what the tag is about, the kinds of questions that should be asked in a tag, and possibly providing you links to some external ...
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Duplicates Policy Incentivizes Clutter Rather Than Canonical

Disadvantages of Current Duplicates Policy Stated briefly, the current policy encourages proliferation over pruning. The disadvantages of the current duplicates policy stem from the fact that it is ...
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We should start reviewing more regularly

In the past we ran a Clean Up week to find abandoned questions or questions that needed votes, and so on. Oli set up an awesome site here where it would find older questions and give you a queue that ...
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Lets remove the tools, crash, freeze, timeout and troubleshooting tags the right way™

Well, this is not your run off the mill tag removal request, but a petition to also close the questions with these tags. Questions tagged with such tags tend to be totally worthless, unclear and ...
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