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Merged / Closed (exact duplicates)

For example this question was "merged", and this one was "closed". What is the difference?
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Ask Ubuntu vs AskUbuntu

What's the name of our site? AskUbuntu seems to be more popular currently, but that could just be that it gained some initial momentum somewhere. Our FAQ, however, says: AskUbuntu is a Q&A ...
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How do I demote my own answer and encourage people to see the more detailed one?

In this question Bertrand's answer is better because he linked to a blog post from an upstream developer with much better information. I think my answer got top voted because I happened to post first ...
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What should I do if I've solved an issue for myself and think it would be good to have out there?

I just spent a few minutes trying to figure out how to easily use the keyboard to split the screen between two windows (turns out I needed the Compiz Grid plugin from compiz-fusion-plugins-extra). I ...
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Best way to search AskUbuntu

I've spotted 3 or 4 questions which amount to "How do I do backups" in the past few days. This got me thinking about how to prevent really obvious dupes. One way might be to make searching the site ...
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Which new-user restrictions do more harm than good?

Are some of the new-user restrictions counter productive? If so, which. My example: Until I had +50 rep, I could not post comments on answers. Instead, when I had something important to say, I had to ...
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Fun-thread-friday!

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Part of the long-term success of StackOverflow has been the ability/allowance for occasional on-topic silliness. Letting new users relax and get involved ...
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Are we too harsh on this one ?

This question is along the lines of favourite emacs shortcut or best video editor or text editor or php/ror editor for ubuntu. Many of them are lingering along nicely as community wiki's without ...
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Design Ideas for the final site

Hi everyone, At the beginning of the beta I linked up Mat Tomaszewski from the Canonical Design Team to work with Jin Yang from SO on the design for the final site. I am posting the design here on ...
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Are “Has anyone installed Ubuntu (version) on a (Notebook brand/model) successfully” questions allowed?

Well, the title says it all. I have a laptop on which I could't install 9.04 and was wondering if anyone tried 10.10 on one. Are this kind of questions on topic? I know there used to be a ...
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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: Wrong ...
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Our community in one brief sentence

From the SO/SE blog: Instead of stressing out over the vagaries of the brutal, cut-throat .com domain market and debating the “least worst” domain name options ad nauseam, simply focus on telling the ...
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Reception of askubuntu.com

Now that this site has officially launched (no longer in beta), I think it'd be interesting to see what people elsewhere (outside the usual Stack Exchange circles) are saying. Have you noticed ...
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How should we tackle troubleshooting questions?

Some questions asked are difficult to answer because they require several steps to troubleshoot. What I mean by this is that in order to help the asker, we need to ask them several questions. It seems ...
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Finishing the Beta off strong and prepping for 10.10.

(Heavy updates) With 10.10 on the horizon I thought I'd start looking at we need to finish off. This is an extension of Oli's original question about steering this ship. Thanks to everyone who have ...
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What is the difference between the 'sound' and 'audio' tags?

Is there a technical or functional difference between the sound and audio tags?
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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 tools should we recommend for participation?

This question on which screenshotting tool reminds me, should we add tool suggestions in the FAQ to encourage better quality questions/answers?
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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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How should sequential clicks/menu items be formatted?

What should the separator be? System > Preferences > Keyboard > Layouts > Apply System-Wide System → Preferences → Keyboard → Layouts → Apply System-Wide System --> Preferences --> Keyboard --> ...
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Network or networking?

I went to tag a network-related question with one and ended up with: network x 37 networking x 26 There is also indicator-network and network-manager, which I think are useful to keep around. But ...
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How should unnecessary questions be closed, if at all?

A question was asked about a problem that was later discovered to be nonexistent. The problem was due to a typo and the poster only realized this after asking the question. Should I vote to close a ...
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Per tag sidebar links?

I've noticed that on this page on stackapp there's a handy sidebar with links under "Get Started" I was wondering if it was possible to get on Ubuntu SE with individual tags, so that for example when ...
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Why should I use this site instead of Ubuntu Ask/Shapado?

Ubuntu Ask (hosted on Shapado) looks just like an open-source clone of Ubuntu StackExchange. Why should I use one over the other?
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Am I allowed to ask for a rep boost?

I asked a question with a bounty and didn't realize I would loose the ability to comment. Can I get a few up votes to get enough reputation back please? I've seen this done on other meta sites so I ...
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Should we target Social Media?

Update This project as been added to GitHub the current planning board is on PivotalTracker With the recent addition of this question: Gwibber and OAuthcalypse I began realizing an opportunity to ...
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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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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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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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Can I ask Kubuntu related questions here as well? [duplicate]

Or Xubuntu as well? Is this *buntu independent?
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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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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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What happens if I don't get a satisfying answer?

I asked a few questions, and some of them didn't get me an answer that helped (or an answer at all, for that matter. Occasionally people answer a question with more info, but not an answer). * And ...
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Why is the Unix community allowed to vote for or against a potential merge of Ubuntu and Unix, but not the Ubuntu community?

In the unix.stackexchange.com site a banner pops up to vote for or against the merge of unix.stackexchange.com and ubuntu.stackexchange.com. However, here on the ubuntu site this banner does not pop ...
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Encouraging existing Ubuntu teams to use SE

This isn't really a question but I guess I should bring it up now rather than later. In an effort to help spread the word I have asked some existing Ubuntu teams to start participating. I started ...
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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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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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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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How will we get the future site into our Ubuntu theme?

What are the logistics? How to deploy?
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How should we promote this site?

We need to start discussing how we plan on promoting this site now that the beta is off the ground.
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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