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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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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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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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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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How do I disable the background on the site? It kills my Dell monitor!

I've recently bought a Dell UltraSharp U2713HM and it really cannot handle the pattern of dots in the background of Ask Ubuntu (main). I'm asking it here on AU meta, because it concerns the site ...
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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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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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Why do you use Ubuntu? [closed]

I use Ubuntu. You probably use Ubuntu (you're here, reading this post). So why do you use it? Why not Windows or OSX, or Debian or Arch Linux. What's so good about Ubuntu that made you want to stay ...
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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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Edit question title or make new question?

I had a question that I asked about owncloud server 12.04. I recently had the person that answered the question review it and make sure it's relevant to 14.04.1. Should I edit this question, ...
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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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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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Are questions about elementary OS off topic even if it's about the kernel?

I'm currently on Xubuntu and I'm so happy with it, but I want to try Elementary OS, I do know that if I ask something about Elementary OS my question will be closed. I'm well aware of that. Elementary ...
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Why was a purely programming-related question not moved/closed?

I recently flagged this question: Emit signal for GIO.DBusProxy in python?. This is a question about programming with Python, GIO and DBus. This is a purely programming-related question, i.e. the OP ...
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Duplicate questions

If I want to ask a question that has already been asked,but I can't understand its solution.Should I comment there for more explanation or ask mine by adding duplicate by myself.
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Why don't "useful comment" results give reputation?

I saw the "Does upvoting a comment add to the commenter's reputation" question already, but seriously: this seems like a bug, not a feature. There are questions to which there is no answer, but there ...
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Low-hanging fruit for new editors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Editing tips and tricks There are about 80 questions containing sudo gedit. As you know, using sudo with graphical applications / tools is discouraged, so I think we should ...
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Would a tag cleaning campaign be a good idea for AU too?

I just stumbled over a post in meta-superuser: https://meta.superuser.com/questions/5718/tag-cleanup-for-january-2014?cb=1 It looks like they have tag cleaning campaigns on a regular basis. Might ...
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Is there a way to hyperlink within an answer?

I've used superscripts as footnote references a few times (e.g., ...close-vim-from-the-command-line ) . Is it possible to link these so that they jump down to the appropriate place (such as the ...
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Hunt down all those questions that have only a single tag!

I created... Lies, you just used another query and improved it! SHUT UP! *boom* *bang* *thud* As I said, I modified a query in the Data Explorer to find lonely tags. You know, those ...
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Why was this suggested edit submitted by an anonymous user rejected?

This edit was rejected by 2 users and approved by one, I was going to approve it but got the message that it had already been rejected. It sounded like the OP submitted the edit and it didn't change ...
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Edits that combine answers

Today I came across a few edits that try to combine parts from two different answers into one by editing information from answer two into answer one. This is done by a third party and not the ...
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How to answer "is it safe to install...... questions?

I am noticing lately that there is an increasing number of question asking "is it safe to install..... something (like this one). My instinct says they should be flagged as answerers may have ...
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How can I delete my account? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I delete my account? Is it possible for a user to delete his account? If yes, how it could be done?
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What does "version-specific" mean in "Only use version tag if the question is version-specific"?

For example, 14.04 has the description: The current LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu, code-named "Trusty Tahr". Released on 17th April, 2014. Only use this tag if your question is version-...
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What should the "gateway" tag be used for?

We have a tag called gateway. Perhaps with insufficient forethought, I am partially responsible for its existence. (I used it to indicate the personal computer brand.) Should gateway be used for ...
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Which questions should get the release tag "14.04"?

I'm trying to understand which questions should get the tag "14.04". I had rejected two sugested edits, both adding only the tag to: How do I install MP3 codecs? newest kernel not loading But on ...
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How do I know it's a bug before I ask for advice?

The Question: How does a novice distinguish a bug report from a question? I approach this as a highly relevant practical question, since it will determine the venue of a pending query I have, but I ...
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Should really good/detailed "me too" answers have their content merged into the question?

Usually "me too" answers don't contribute much to working on the problem, but sometimes they do, as when they present details that are subtly different than (or more detailed than) what is provided by ...
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Low Quality Review Queue - did I cause the "invalidate"?

Relevant post getting error when typing string airmon-ng start then my wifi's ext video in comments It came up in the LQ I decided that some editing was necessary for me to decide - which I did ...
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Some merge candidates for Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual-booting questions

This looked a bit unwieldy for flagging, so I'm posting this here instead. I've looked through several of the dual-boot questions, trying to find ones that looked like duplicates. I have found ...
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Can new users post images?

If you are a new user, are you allowed to post images (where they are visible in the body)? Or, are people just lazy? @Videonauth has probably done 100s of "made image viable" edits.
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Can misspelled tags be deleted?

I just re-tagged a question with a misspelled tag. From these two search results, it looks like tags are dropped after a period of inactivity. Can misspelled tags be deleted instead, so the error is ...
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Tag Synonym Request: [monitor-resolution] -> [resolution]?

Seems like monitor-resolution should be synomized with resolution.
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Revealing bug report considered answer?

I've seen this a few times, where an answer is given, and all it says is "This is a bug, see this link...", etc. This post is an example (at least one of the answers is, it came up in a review). Is ...
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Bounty transfer in exact dupe?

What If a Bounty'd question is duped? Like if X question has a bounty of, lets say +100. And Y question does not have a bounty. X is a exact dupe of Y. A mod closes it as a dupe, what happens to the ...
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Should an answer that is a link to the answerers personal blog be flagged as spam?

I've come across this question: Network Manager greyed out, can't edit nor save changes. One of the answers is essentially a link to the answerers own personal blog (judging by the names). I don't ...
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Should we add OSS ads (targeted at users)?

There is this question "Should we add the SE network OSS ads?" about whether to re-use the SE ads which aim at gathering new developers. One of the comments is that those ads aren't a good match for ...
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Does it make sense to have both chrome and chromium tags?

We have google-chrome (41) and chromium (32). Seeing as they are basically the same product, the main difference being the branding, does it make sense to have them under two tags on our site?
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Is it ok to mark a question a duplicate of a duplicate?

Often when reviewing a question which you simply know it has to be a duplicate, you find the exact same question but it already is marked as a duplicate to a higher quality question with corresponding ...
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Can I ask questions about upcoming releases? [duplicate]

I know that you can't ask questions about upcoming releases that are still in development, however, can you ask questions about them when you are not asking for help with them? For instance after ...
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Is my approach to fixing plagiarized tag wikis a good one?

I've been fixing tag wiki plagiarism lately. Recently I've been getting a lot of "reject" reviews (though only a very small number of actual rejections--accepts are still largely cancelling ...
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How much research effort is expected of Ask Ubuntu users?

What's the expected research effort show by an asker in their question? I'm not asking about close votes! But normal up and downvotes based on the research level of a question. That's all.
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Is it wrong to copy and paste your own answer with reference to the original answer? [duplicate]

Basically what I am asking is, can I copy and paste an answer I have submitted on another post even when I reference it? Or is it frowned upon? Would you rather a link to the original answer?
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Can we update the election page to reflect code of conduct changes?

The introductory page about moderator elections still contains text about the Ubuntu Leadership Code of Conduct. As that was merged into the Ubuntu Code of Conduct the page needs updating. It might ...
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Are questions about design decisions considered constructive?

This question was closed as nonconstructive, which seems wrong to me. (The creator of the question also did not think it was right for it to be closed.) It's a question about a design decision (or ...
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What should I do If I can't flag as duplicate because answer is neither accepted nor upvoted?

I answered this question: CGI-Bin does not seem to be set up and today I found this question: how to set up cgi-bin directories for virtual host set up? I suggested to use that answer and OP said ...
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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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is there any system in place to prevent downvote trolling?

I've seen multiple of my answers get a lot of downvotes even when the asker marks them as the correct one that worked, they are completely grammatically correct, address the issue fully and are, imo, ...
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