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Renaming a misspelled tag? / Rep requirement for synonym suggestions?

Currently there is a tag hp-pavillion aimed at HP Pavilion laptops; this tag is actually misspelled. I've tagged my question Regular audio corruption when listening to music with hp-pavilion, but can'...
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What are the acceptable number of close votes to initiate per day?

I've started a VTC project based on abandoned questions about EOL Ubuntu versions. Tonight I VTC'd only one so far: Boot failure after shutdown during upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04. However over the ...
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Are we doing anything differently with duplicates when there is no answer?

In review, I'm seeing a couple subtle changes. First, the wording on the first popup changed to 'This question has been asked before and already has an answer.'(emphasis mine) The next dialogue is '...
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Add Unix and Linux to the off topic menu

Sometimes I come across questions that I believe to be better suited on the Unix and Linux StackExchange site. E.g. How can I set up radius authentication properly? . When using the flag as off ...
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Canonical question / answer for porting Ubuntu Touch

We recently discussed in the Ask Ubuntu General Room the fact that we do not have a canonical question / answer for porting Ubuntu Touch to new hardware. This has led to a proliferation of questions ...
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How can I give a relevant answer on a protected question?

I am sorry guys but I can't find out how to answer questions. I feel really stupid. I want to answer the this question: USB drive install of Ubuntu 12.04 Server fails - can't find components from ...
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What is the meaning of "exact duplicates of other answers"?

The FAQ for "Why are some questions or answers removed?" mentions one of the reasons for answers to be deleted as: exact duplicates of other answers What does "exact duplicates" refer to? Does it ...
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Attaching [SOLVED] to title of questions with accepted answers

Is it good practice to attach [SOLVED] to a solved question's title? I know this helps a lot when searching forums, but in a SO environment there is a visual clue for solved questions.
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moving question-related discussions from comments to chat seems pointless, destroys clarifying information

After a bit of fact finding back and forth in the comments about a fix-it question, the site will now display something like: Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to ...
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Title editing for googleability

I've been editing the titles to make more sense, for example "How do I do foo on Ubuntu" to "How do I do foo?" since we already know you'll be on Ubuntu (unless you specify otherwise). I've also been ...
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UbuntuOnAir: "Ask AskUbuntu"

On July 12, 2021, popey, Developer Advocate at Canonical, shared this link in Ask Ubuntu General Room: https://twitter.com/ubuntu/status/1414611927993622532 Here's the tweet: It's a 'questioning' ...
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Close Vote review queue 40 or 20?

I've seen this question Why is there a 20 posts limit on the review queues? Recently however on some days I have been able to review 40 Close votes and on other days 20. Is this a bug or by design? ...
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Better Understanding Badges

There are a couple of Badges that i do not understand the explanation they have on how to obtain them. For example: Epic Badge (Silver) - Earned at least 200 reputation on 50 days Does that mean ...
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How long will I be flag banned for?

I'm flag banned at the moment (I had 4 declined in the last 7 days. That seems a little harsh, but that's not the topic of this discussion). There is no indication of any way to get out of this ban, ...
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'games' or 'gaming' tag?

Is there any reason to have both gaming and games tags? IMO the games tag should be used instead of gaming. Should we replace all gaming tags with games or vice versa, or use tag synonyms instead?
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[screen] vs [monitor]

What should we do with the screen and monitor tags? Currently, there are 15 questions tagged screen and 39 questions tagged monitor. If these tags need to be distinct, I would add the next wiki ...
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New questions for different versions or pile them together?

This person had their question answered by plugging it in and it works: How do I get a CSL Usb Modem U1-TF to work? However a new user just posted because it didn't work on an older version of ...
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Advanced sort options for questions?

Is there a way to do sorting of questions based on: number of views? number of views per (some time frame) frequently asked, without answers number of votes for questions, without answers number or ...
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2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat: 4pm UTC on the 8th

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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Which is better: editing someone's old but outdated answer to keep it up to date or making a new answer and adding a note to the old one?

I found a similar question in search but didn't feel that it answered this question. Came up here: My WiFi adapter is not working at all, how to troubleshoot?. I came across that answer while I was ...
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How to get notified about questions in specific language on askubuntu.com?

Currently, Our LoCo is receiving all questions from Ubuntu users on FB group, this has many disadvantages as it wasn't made for it mainly. We need to move it to Ask Ubuntu, but How can an individual/...
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Why is Community Bot calling perfectly good answers unclear? [duplicate]

What triggers this message As it’s currently written, your answer is unclear. Please edit to add additional details that will help others understand how this addresses the question asked. You can ...
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Please block the [help] tag on AU Meta

Could CMs please block the help tag on AU Meta. Following Shog9's guide, we have accomplished the prerequisites: Burninate the tag: A combination of myself and the community have edited out the tag ...
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Which flag should be raised for answers about Kali Linux?

I came across this answer for this question. We tried Kali Linux on Crouton with Enlightment desktop, and got the same error. It turns out they changed dbus to use different options syntax, or ...
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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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Broadcom tags probably need a once over, help?

This is more of a call for help but we have a bunch of duplicates and stuff in broadcom. Our most popular questions "feel" correct to me but you can never tell with these cards. I don't own any of ...
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How do I answer my Own Question?

Tonight I successfully resolved my own question. after getting into some difficulties. The resolution in the end was simple and came straight from the Ubuntu Community Documentation. The reason why ...
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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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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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Should we keep the zenbook tag

There aready exists tag for asus, and zenbook is sub-family of Asus ultrabook products. From asus tag description: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated product range includes motherboards, laptops, ...
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How do we change the policy of Ask Ubuntu if votes are low in Ask Ubuntu Meta?

Since important policy decisions regarding Ask Ubuntu's scope are taken using voting in Ask Ubuntu Meta, it's important that as many people as possible participate in the discussion related to ...
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If an answer cannot possibly give you what you asked for, please consider accepting nevertheless

On a regular basis, people ask questions with no other possible answer then: No, that can't be done, because... Mostly, this is because of a lack of technical understanding of OP, or because people ...
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Software package installation Icon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change the software icon In regards to The package installation problem. it's become clear we would like to add a custom launching icon that can be used to open the apt.ubuntu....
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Ask Ubuntu for mobile

I was away from my home computer and I wanted to check Ask Ubuntu for any notifications, so I decided to check from my mobile phone. The interface isn't too bad for browsing on a mobile phone but it ...
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How about adding RSS feeds for certain tags in IRC channels?

Our good old Amithkk has made a IRC bot that adds RSS feeds for tags in IRC channels. Currently, the bot servers the #juju and #ubuntu-app-devel rooms for juju and application-development with plans ...
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Should old questions be answered or commented on?

I've seen old questions pop up (like 3 years old) because some users answer or comment on them. What should I do when I see these old questions? Ignore them? Is there any rule saying "Do not comment ...
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Should I flag answers which only suggest "install a different OS"?

I've seen a few answers which are essentially saying "install a different Linux distro, and you won't have this problem". Even if the answerer is acting in good faith, trying to be helpful, but the ...
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How can we handle users that continually copy paste answers without citing a source?

I understand that the best course of action is to add a source for a particular question. Is there a stronger way to encourage users to cite their sources in answers beyond down-voting factually ...
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Is UBPorts within the scope of AskUbuntu?

I have this question here: Does SECURE BOOT need to be disabled on the Nexus 5 before I can install UBPort's Ubuntu Phone Image? I subsequently created new tags for UBPorts, and one of its core ...
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Need to edit the content of a constantly changing canonical question

After I flagged this canonical question: Is a clean install better than upgrading? to be locked to prevent it from being deleted after it had already received 3 delete votes, my flag was reviewed as ...
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Time to merge the GNOME tags?

I don't know how we ended up with version specific gnome tags but we should probably merge gnome-shell and gnome3 into gnome now. It's been long enough and all it does is cause confusion, perhaps ...
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How can I give rep to a wiki answer?

Lets say a user created an answer to a question and because he is nice enough and he knows people can concentrate on his answer as a base and add more information to it he marked the answer as ...
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Is there a limit on how much reputation one can earn in 24 hours?

My account seems to be capped at 305 for today despite additional up votes.
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How do I move a Ask Ubuntu "list question" to the Ubuntu wiki?

I have some questions on Ask Ubuntu that is being closed for being lists (the FAQ doesn't allow it) and I want to move them to the Ubuntu wiki since I think they are good lists and still useful. ...
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What is the definition of lists?

I had this question closed for being a list. But this question is open, and I think it's a list because of this: it's not scoped enough it hasn't accepted the answer that's specified in the question....
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What to do when an answer is just a (very good) request for information?

What should I do when I come upon a question that's missing some information, which has been requested...but only in an answer that does not actually attempt to answer the question, nor even to ...
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How to force new users to a FAQ that includes how to make a question, comment and answer

There is an increased in the amount of new users that confuse askubuntu.com to a forum, engaging even the answers as thought to be similar to the way we use a forum. For example, making comments, ...
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Tag Synonym Request: [script] -> [scripts]?

The tag scripts is just a pluralization of the tag script. Also, I don't know if these should be synommized with the shell-scripting tag. I suppose there are scripts that aren't shell scripts, ...
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AskUbuntu and Brainstorm

AskUbuntu has done a good job that the people ask them solves the makeshift. Ubuntu BrainStorm, had made ​​a great role temple ahy not many comments yet, apart from this outdated the web. Building a ...
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Is there a way in increase Bounty?

I would like to increase the award amount of the bounty that I set a few days ago. Is that possible?

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