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Let's organize some chat workshops

Some of y'all may remember that way back in the mists of time, we celebrated Ask Ubuntu's 10th birthday with some chat-based workshops. That was pretty cool. The other day Artur Meinild mentioned that ...
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how come answers and questions are banned without feedback

how come answers and questions are banned without feedback and essential system issues cannot be resolved and re propose again and again (?) Is this question unproperly phrased (?)
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What to do with a downvoted answered question on Ask Ubunbu?

I have asked this question. If I delete it I get: We do not recommend deleting questions with answers because doing so deprives future readers of this knowledge. See "I've thought better of my ...
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Community Ads not being displayed

According to this statement: September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. All ads with a score of 6 or higher, or with a score of 4 or higher and no downvotes will be displayed (except ...
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Is Ask Ubuntu sponsored by Canonical?

According to the answer in Meta Stack Exchange, Ask Ubuntu is "sponsored informally, under special agreements that were negotiated before SE launched the formal site sponsorship program" by ...
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What does our community need? (Magic wand time in MSE)

Philippe, the Vice President of Community for the Stack Exchange Network, posted a question on Meta Stack Exchange seeking input from the community regarding "ONE thing" that would help one'...
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Community consensus regarding using backticks or 4 spaces for code

There might be similar posts regarding this in the past. So, please forgive me. I often find it hard to edit a post which has lengthy code (indented using 4 spaces). Also, there are higher chances of ...
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Thank you Stefano Palazzo!

I would like to thank Stefano Palazzo for their contribution to the Ask Ubuntu community and also for moderating Ask Ubuntu for 9 years. Stefano was one of the longest-serving moderators in Ask Ubuntu ...
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Thank you for celebrating 10 years of Ask Ubuntu!

Just posting to say a big thank you to everyone for participating in the 10th anniversary celebrations and making it fun and awesome. Acknowledgements: For teaching classroom sessions, huge thanks and ...
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What's your Ubuntu story?

Ask Ubuntu is 10 years young now! And the community is always growing. It's time to celebrate, isn't it? We came to Ask Ubuntu to ask questions about Ubuntu because many of us were noobs at using it, ...
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Happy 10th anniversary to Ask Ubuntu!

Ask Ubuntu was launched on 10/10/2010, so it's now just about 10 years old! To celebrate we are running some workshops / lessons in chat. So far this is the schedule: Introduction to software ...
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Scheduling lessons for 10th anniversary celebration classroom

Oops time passed. I have created a public chat room for the 10th anniversary lessons: Join the Classroom All lessons will be held there. This post is for scheduling the lessons. If you would like to ...
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Creating a banner for 10th birthday celebrations

This follows up on How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?. The proposal to create a banner was well-received and it was suggested that this would be a good way to link to celebration events. ...
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Organising "classrooms" for 10th birthday celebrations

This follows up on How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?. The answer by jokerdino suggesting Ask Ubuntu Classrooms was very popular so this post is an attempt to start organising it. I have ...
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How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?

It seems that Ask Ubuntu was launched on or around 10th October 2010. This means that our 10th birthday is coming up in about three months :) This post is here to invite your ideas on how we can ...
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Ask Ubuntu seems fundamentally broken for new users [duplicate]

I came on here to ask a question. While I was here I saw a question I thought I could help with. They had already received some feedback that the question was more than one thing being asked, but to ...
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How to get reputation points so I can comment, vote, answer? [duplicate]

So I love this site. Usually I find an answer right away. But sometimes I do find another solution or simply want to comment on instructions and what I had to do perhaps differently because of my ...
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Who is `community` bumping questions to `home page`? [duplicate]

As per my comment here I don't think this question should have been bumped to the home page. The question is abandoned: OP hasn't signed on in 4+ years, 2 days after question was posted. Therefor ...
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Why am I supposed to have a lot of reputation be part of this forum?

I'm writing this because I'm really astonished by these tight rules. I have an account on Stack Exchange and on Super User, that is common to the Stack Overflow platform. I really don't understand ...
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What are the differences between Ubuntu and e.g. Mint?

First of all: I'm a Linux Mint user for about 3 years now. I was a Ubuntu user for about 7 years before and a Debian user for about 5 years. I know the Debian way of working, experienced its evolution ...
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says you need 50 reputation points to comment. I have one. This can't be right. How can I participate? [duplicate]

title says it all. I just find a lot of these pages which I'd like to participate in but I run into this problem
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Want to ask one thing about ask ubuntu?

I have joined this community very recently, what i got here is, people are not really here for help others, few of them are here for correcting grammar :) some of them are here for degrade others, i ...
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Is the Ask Ubuntu community generally more friendly than Stack Overflow - If so, why?

This is not a rant! These are my initial thoughts in a discussion which I'm hoping other people will want to engage with. I want to hear your opinions on the following questions which I put to you. I ...
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Reputation: How do I get the minimum necessary points in askUbuntu to get started? [duplicate]

This is a sort of catch22 situation, I am not allowed to vote, or do anything, because i need points. In order to comment, i need 50 points. to Vote up, 15 points. I know after this question someone ...
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Asking a question required to start the journey on StackExchange

I have a dilemma. I have asked questions on Stack Overflow and Computational Science previously. However, I have not done so on Ask Ubuntu. Hence I have 1 reputation. The problem starts when I am in ...
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Is something wrong with the way the ads are being chosen? All I see are hot questions

In the Community ad section on the homepage there is a section for Community ads, hot questions and a few SE ads: However I noticed that pretty much all I see are hot questions. While I am ...
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How do I improve my reputation if I can generally find answers to the questions that I have? [duplicate]

I'm generally pretty self-sufficient, and the Ask Ubuntu database is pretty full. So I can generally find the answers to the questions that I'm looking for. However, I would still like to contribute,...
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How do Mint users end up here?

It's clear to see how Ubuntu users arrive at the site. It's hard to Google for specific problem with "Ubuntu" in the query and not end up here. We're part of the documentation and we're featured (Ask!)...
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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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How can I cancel a vote down?

Moments ago I mistakenly voted a question down, I'd like to undo that action but can't find out how. If I press the up vote button the voting count goes up by two units (which makes sense) but what I ...
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Why did this answer get bounty from Community?

This answer recieved a bounty of 50 from Community. Why? What's the algorithm/reasoning behind this?
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How to deal with nonconstructive comments?

I read some kind of rule on SO or some sub site that were like this (very vague) You should not question the purposes, the if's and how's of why a particular person wan't to do a particular ...
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The ubuntu.com/community pages are getting a redo, need your help to represent Ask Ubuntu

If you look at the current community pages: http://www.ubuntu.com/community Ask Ubuntu is mentioned in the support page in the following motivational manner: Ask Ubuntu http://askubuntu.com ...
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Will there be an Ask Ubuntu Google+ Community?

Google+ has recently rolled out Communities. Will there be a Community for Ask Ubuntu? Would it be a good idea, and if so, how should it be used? There is already an Ask Ubuntu Fan Page on Google+, ...
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Ask Ubuntu Birthday Celebration?

Did you know Ask Ubuntu's anniversary of its graduation is coming up on 10 October? Congratulations! How about a fun activity to stir things up a little? After a year of great Q&A, we'd like the ...
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Should we create task items for better managing the site?

So, as each day goes by, we are growing bigger and bigger, both in terms of the size as well as the participating members. Now, that is not essentially a bad thing to happen. But it does present some ...
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Why does Vote Up require 15 reputation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do you need 15 reputation to upvote? First, I’m totally new here Ubuntu/community. I had a wifi problem and look for the answer here at ask Ubuntu and yes I found the ...
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How can I get more involved with the Ask Ubuntu community?

I have been an Ubuntu user for a while but recently found out how great the community is. This has quickly become yet another reason I love Ubuntu and I would like to be more involved. What else can ...
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Could we have an Ask Ubuntu blog?

I am thinking we should have a community blog for Ask Ubuntu. Yes, I know I am poking the older discussion of the same topic. The reason why I am bringing this about is because, recently I took up the ...
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The Ubuntu Developer Summit is coming up, what goals should we set for Ask Ubuntu?

we usually have some sessions at UDS to talk about AU and work on stuff. So far we have these 2 proposed sessions, one general one, and one specifically looking at integration: https://blueprints....
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Stack Overflow Worldwide Meetups 2012

We're having a Stack Overflow meetup to get together with fellow programming, web, and other technology enthusiasts. But not all of our programmers and technology enthusiasts live on Stack Overflow, ...
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Is it smart to use threats or insulting language when asking for help?

I've seen many questions where the person asking for help, uses insults as part of their question. As examples, look at these: How can I get your (bad word here) software to do what I (bad word here)...
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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 can we participate in the Ubuntu Global Jam?

Welcome Ubuntu Global Jammers! Thanks for taking the time to check out tasks for Ask Ubuntu. We've put together a list of things that should help you get started. and then submit an edit, then it ...
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Should we have an Ask Ubuntu Beginners event?

Problem In a chat discussion about the moderator elections on different Stack Exchange sites I've seen a couple of numbers that make me think. Apparently we have a pretty low reputation per user ...
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Has there been any suggestion to encourage AU members to become Ubuntu Members?

I noticed there are a number of dedicated and helpful members on Ask Ubuntu. Has there been any suggestion to encourage such members to become Ubuntu Members as a recognition of their contributions ...
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What should be posted on Ask Ubuntu's Google+ page?

We've set up +Ask Ubuntu! Now we need your feedback about what to post on it. Would you like top questions? What criteria? Anything else? Or can you think of a better way to gather and review posts ...
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Community can translate questions?

I was looking at the editing history for this question which used to not be in English. I noticed that Community translated the question into English. I thought this was pretty cool, since, as far as ...
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How do I add a comment to a wrongly closed question, or get it reopened?

(Yes, I know this is a meta question, but as a new user of askubuntu, I don't have the reputation to ask on meta (or, it appears, do anything but ask a new question here).) I came here looking for ...
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PSA: 11.10 Release today! (aka. let's get rockin')

I know, I know, I always put out a warning, but release time is usually when more users start using Ubuntu and as a bonus this time Ask Ubuntu is featured in the Ubuntu installer slider show: Some ...
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