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The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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How should new users be pointed to duplicate questions?

When the Ubuntu Stackexchange website gets used more (and possibly a lot of questions that would otherwise have been asked on the forums get asked here), we're going to run into the issue of pointing ...
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Are questions about other Linux distros acceptable?

Is it acceptable to ask elementary questions about Linux that will be of interest to Ubuntu users (e.g., how do I lock the screen in Xfce?) though one may be using another distro? Such questions will ...
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Duplicates on other sites

As Unix and Linux Stack Exchange has just reached beta I noticed this question: Nano syntax highlighting for C# and/or ASP.Net duplicated here: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/454/nano-syntax-...
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Rhythmbox tags: retag or synonym?

On the parent site there are currently 3 questions tagged with rythmbox and 3 questions tagged with rhythmbox. In general, I would say that the former questions should be retagged in favour of the ...
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What is the proper usage of the windows tag?

I noticed this question today. The question is apparently about workspaces, but is a bit unclear on that. In any case, it used the "windows" tag with a different meaning than the other questions using ...
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How should we deal with support requests?

More and more questions are not proper questions, but support requests. I think support requests should be "moved" to launchpad, which is the better place for them. Questions here should be more ...
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How should unattributed copying (plagiarism) be dealt with?

An answer on the main site copies content from one of the Ubuntu wikis without attribution (as required by the license). How should we handle unattributed copying?
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Help spread this site…

Please help us promote this site... I know there are some ways in the sidebar. But can you come up with more interesting ways to promote this site? The SE folks have a post on how to help spread a ...
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selecting answers on community wikis

Shouldn't when i select a community wiki as the option type. It should remove the select answer notification. Or alternately select the highest upped question as the answer dynamically? Thoughts?
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Are we better off with a general “Unix & Linux” stackexchange site?

Recently launched: Unix & Linux - Stack Exchange (Proposal ) Is Ubuntu perhaps a too narrow topic?
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Is it appropriate to suggest tag synonyms on Meta?

There are currently no tag synonyms on the Ubuntu StackExchange site, and only a few users with the required reputation. It seems unlikely that I will have enough reputation to suggest synonyms ...
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Should there be a standard for application install instructions?

I've been looking at some answers and comments and I see several different ways of writing an instruction to install a particular application. There is of course command line apt which is somewhat ...
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Should we apturl whenever possible?

It seems that apt: doesn't work here,but there is a proxy for these type of sites just provide apt.ubuntu.com/p/package_name Should we use it(easy,fast and user friendly) or the traditional software ...
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Should Ubuntu server questions be allowed?

Or should we focus on desktop and servers should go on ServerFault?
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Should one answer one's own question? [duplicate]

And if one does, is it bad form to then select one's own answer as the preferred one? Here's the particular case I have in mind: How do I add a program that must be run from within its own directory ...
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Should we seed the site with questions and answers?

Some communities has done this on Stack Overflow to seed the site with content for particular topics. For instance, should we take some recent threads from Ubuntu Forums that have a large number of ...
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How should our site be styled?

According to this question we should discuss our site's style, including the color scheme and logo. These are a few of the questions we should answer: What's the theme of the site? (sophisticated, ...
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Nominations for future site logo [closed]

According to this question we should start to discuss our future site logo as one of the top-7 items
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When does the public beta phase begin?

I think it was supposed to start a week after private beta opened. It's been about that long. When does public beta open or has it already?
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Moderator Pro Tempore [closed]

This community needs to start contributing some names they would like to act as provisional Moderators. Please read this: Moderators Pro Tempore. Here are some basic guidelines: Each nomination ...
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Style guide for questions and answers

Following the style guides on Stack Overflow and Wikipedia, I would like to propose that we create a style guide of our own. Let's hold ourselves to a high standard and create or promote questions ...
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Help select a CAPTCHA image

According to the Top 7, we need to select a CAPTCHA image, which is the image that gets shown over most in-site CAPTCHA prompts. So please submit your proposals as answers to this question.
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Site Attribute Questions (Top 7) [closed]

OK, so as the beta testers we're supposed to work on key aspects of the site's attributes. Taking a cue from other betas, I've made this list so we can easily find them all. I'll also tag the key ...
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Are general issues/backgrounders acceptable?

My question "what are the most important ubuntu sysadmin tasks/tools" was down voted as "too general". Is it? Should the site include some more general backgrounders?
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Should the site be “Ubuntu Specific”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do we tell if a question belongs here, or rather at stackoverflow/superuser? I got a down vote on this issue for a question that is not "specific to Ubuntu". I believe ...
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Tools for Ask Ubuntu

As some of you know, I have created some tools for Stack Exchange sites (like Ask Ubuntu) on Stack Apps. What tools have been developed for Ask Ubuntu, or are especially useful to Ask Ubuntu users?
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How should we determine who will moderate?

As we near the middle of our private beta, we probably should decide on moderators for the site. (per the 7 essential meta questions) In order to do so, we should determine criteria for such a ...
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Help me formulate this question:

I'd like to write a question that will provide some info that I would have needed a year ago as I was learning Ubuntu. But I'm having a hard time formulating it so that it is clear and simple. I'll ...
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Why do some questions have “community wiki” over the user's name?

All questions have the user's name at the bottom right. But some don't have the avatar and have the mysterious "community wiki" over the user's name. What exactly does that mean? Here's an example: ...
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Should answers have terminal or GUI instructions?

Should we aim to provide answers that use the terminal, through shell commands, or answers that use the GUI, through pointing and clicking? May be related to this question about our intended public
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Who is the public for which this service is intended, exactly?

Some of the questions appearing seem pretty advanced, wile others (like the ones I'm asking) are elementary. Who is the user we imagine using this service? The answer to this question should ...
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How do we tell if a question belongs here, or rather at stackoverflow/superuser?

I asked a question about vim in the ubuntu stackexchange, and someone suggested it should be taken to stack overflow or superuser. Would this be relevant, or should general Linux/UNIX software stuff ...
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Should we have a consistent naming scheme?

This is very much related to this question about merging tags. This goes one step further to assume that we SHOULD. What should the naming convention be?
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Merging codenames with versions

Should we merge all codename tags with the version tags? Already there are tags like lucid and 10.04 which are identical.
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Can I use this site to post a how-to?

Can (and should) I use Ask Ubuntu to ask a question that I already know the answer to in order to make a "how-to"?
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Discouraging “Ubuntu” tags

Figured I might as well be the first to bring this up... Some relation to but not the same issue as: What ubuntu versions are covered? At time of writing, there are currently nine instances of the "...
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404 Image Nominations

All the other sites seem to be doing this... We need an image that will be displayed when users try to bring up a page that does not exist. Please quote the source so the team can negotiate rights ...
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What ubuntu versions are covered?

There is a question on the site about this, but it belongs here so I rephrase. Is the site just about Ubuntu or also Xubuntu Kubuntu and so on. imho all official derivates should be covered ...
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Can I ask Kubuntu related questions here as well? [duplicate]

Or Xubuntu as well? Is this *buntu independent?
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StackApplet - Monitor your reputation and get notified of comments. [v1.5 released]

StackApplet 1.5 released! Be sure to visit the downloads page to give the latest version a try. If you are able to translate StackApplet to another language, that would be awesome! If not, you ...
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What should our .com domain name be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: ...