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What is custom flair?

I hear this from time to time but I have no idea of what it is. Could someone please tell me. I still don't get what it is or how I should use it.
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How has the new review view improved our editing?

The SO blog mentions the new review interface for people who are keen to improve questions. It's pretty awesome, it's automating things I've been doing by hand, so kudos there. Review early, review ...
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Is it possible to use askubuntu Question/Answer for Ubuntu lessons

I will start teaching some students about Linux using Ubuntu and I was wondering if it could be possible to use askubuntu to answer some of their questions regarding Ubuntu and any problem they have ...
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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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Suggestion: Multiple reputation gain options to tag edits

When you edit a tag, you get two points, no matter much work or lack of work you put into it. I propose that there should be an option for moderators to award additional reputation for especially good,...
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Should tags without description be allowed?

I just earned the create new tag privilege and this made me curious to check out the current NEW tags created. For my surprise I noticed that there are quite a few tags without description. I know ...
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Is there a place for keeping "problem solving hints"?

I've noticed that I often collect data to diagnose a problem by: Causing the problem to happen, then ls -lrt/var/log, tail -n 25 on recently modified log files, and dmesg. Read, wonder, ...
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Tag organisation - reputation reward inconsistency?

I'm quite new on Ask Ubuntu but have been getting stuck in, mostly answering, some editing, some retagging. I noticed that while I was at low reputation and needed approval to tweak tags, I would get ...
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What to do with useless new tags?

Tags are quite helpful when searching for question on a specific topic, and they are also used for Google searches. Therefore a nice base of tags like we have is precious and should not be spoiled by ...
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Adding a tag is a minor edit?

I edited (or rather, suggested an edit) on a question about Chuck montages on Planet Ubuntu, to add the tag 'planet-ubuntu'. It was rejected with the following reason: This edit is too minor; ...
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Can I suggest a Spanish askubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any plans for localized Ask Ubuntu instances? Sometimes is easier to make a question or explain one in your own lenguage... It is possible to have an "Que Ubuntu?" ...
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Why does Ask Ubuntu matter to my LoCo, and how should we use it?

Okay, I don't run any loco :) The idea of this question is to create a few brief bullet points that explain a couple of things: Why should my loco care about AU? What makes it so great? What should I ...
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I can't check an answer - what should I do?

I created a question a while back. The hard drive on that computer recently failed so I have no way of actually checking if the new solution that was proposed today would actually solve the problem. ...
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Is it worth the effort of splitting up multiple questions that get posted as one post?

Sometimes people post multiple questions at once like so: Customizing Gnome Shell in 11.10 This is unfortunate because each one of those would be great standalone questions that would show up in ...
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Why separate "torrent" and "bittorrent" tags?

Why do we have torrent and bittorrent as separate tags on main?
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Notifications of flags

I want to get notifications of stuff that I flagged. I would like to know: What question/answer it's about If it was declined or accepted I want this notification on askubuntu.com Possible ...
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Any Stack (ask Ubuntu) software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tools for Ask Ubuntu Is there Any new Stack software for Ubuntu 11.10 So i can manage from desktop Stack Applet 1.4 is not Working (not finding my username)
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question about "download[ing] packages for offline installation" incorrectly closed as duplicate

This question has been closed as a duplicate of this question. But I do not believe they are really asking the same thing. I think that the recent question is asked in a way that is unfortunately not ...
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Create a new answer for release-specific solution or add to existing (and selected answer)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do we do about topics spanning multiple versions of Ubuntu? For release-specific solutions two approaches are being taken: either edited into existing, and selected ...
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Why was I given 100 points for asking my first question on Webapps Stack Exchange?

As directed by a user in response to a comment on my question, I asked the question on Webapps also on Stack exchange (for the first time as I never knew there are other sites like this) and ...
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How do I add a photo to my Ask Ubuntu profile?

Could someone please help me with the steps to adding a personal picture to my Ask Ubuntu profile?
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How to add my askubuntu points widgets to blogger?

I read somewhere (please don't ask me where as I have forgotten) that I could add my profile points to blogger so as to show that you are indeed a member of the community (ask Ubuntu ). Can someone ...
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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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what to do with questions without an owner? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do with abandoned questions? what is the guidlines for questions without an owner? Should they be closed? should they be maintained by anyone? what's the deal? ...
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Why is 1000 rep needed to view vote count?

From https://askubuntu.com/privileges/established-user : Voting scores, as displayed, are the sum of the up and down votes on a post. Vote counts are the individual up and down votes that make up ...
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How to answer a question calling for conversation?

What's the suggested way of handling a problem that devolves to a pursuit? Me: Type these commands and let me know the result. User: .... Me: Type these commands2 and let me know the result. User: ....
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What about using a "poor-english" tag?

I'm not sure if the Meta is the right place for sharing ideas, but I couldn't find any better one (let me know if I should have proposed it somewhere else). What I would like to suggest is to mark ...
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Is it good practice to recommend users install software from third-party app stores?

There is a good amount of Ubuntu software that is not currently in the Software Center, but that users still want to install. When this happens, we usually tell them to do something like: tar xf ...
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Why does Oli have his own search engine while the rest of us poor folk have to use the site's search box? [closed]

Anyone want to explain this?
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Should we recommend inexperienced users to refrain from using advanced tools?

After a disagreement I had with another user in the comments to their answer recommending that the poster of the question uninstall ccsm after breaking Unity with it (after, of course, running an ...
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Down voting consequences

I really understand that down voting should not be as easy as voting up over a good question/answer but the loss of rep associated with it makes it really something to avoid by a lot of users. I am ...
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How should answers to questions that have since been split be dealt with?

I came across Ubuntu screenshot program, which started off as a couple questions mashed together. Although it has since been edited to only ask about screenshot programs, it originally asked for both ...
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What is the dual tag for?

Someone's comment in this question led me to realize there's a dual tag. This tag is pretty silly. It looks like most of the questions are about dual booting, but some of them are about dual monitors....
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Download links in answers - best way to handle this?

Related, but not really: Use of download links in answers Ok, now that I've got that out of the way, it was recently posted in the chatroom that folks have a tendency to post answers with links to ...
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Is the 'edit' link prominent enough?

I keep seeing questioners answering their own questions with an update instead of editing the question. Is this maybe a problem of a not prominent enough edit link? Since this site heavily depends on ...
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A bunch of incoming Mythbuntu Questions

Over the next week we'll be importing a large amount of Mythbuntu questions from their FAQ. Due to this import we will have a lot of questions that require cleanup in both formatting and tagging. ...
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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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Why are the logos from some ubuntu related sites and askubuntu so similar?

I noticed that the logos and fav icons from sites like askubuntu.com and omgubuntu.co.uk are almost the same. Are they connected in any ways? Is there a specific reason they would look so similar?
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Ask Ubuntu Sessions at the Ubuntu Developer Summit

Here are the sessions for this UDS that are AU related, they are all in the Community track: http://summit.ubuntu.com/uds-p/track/community More specifically: Integrating with Ask Ubuntu, Tuesday, ...
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Possible to split a bounty or award a partial bounty?

How do we award a partial bounty? And how would we split a bounty up between several users? And (3): I believe the two above are not possible, so is this the right place to ask for an enhancement of ...
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If it's worth answering, it's worth upvoting

Yes or no? I would argue that most of the time, one should vote up the question if you're answering it. I'd like to see more people taking the half-a-second to upvote a question, after they've ...
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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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Under what specific conditions should a question be flagged as "very low quality"? [duplicate]

I was going along doing some editing and whatnot on the main site when I hit a question that just looked so ugly quality-wise that I could not think of how one might be able to edit it back into ...
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What is the Difference Ask Ubuntu and A.U. Meta?

What is the difference between this site, Ask Ubuntu, and Ask Ubuntu Meta?
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Found a bug /exploit in the data from askubuntu.com? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is Jorge Castro a Robot? The user page reports strange values that cannot be true for a normal human, I suspect a hacker or a bot. Beware :)!
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Bounty for self answered question

I have this question from a user that I was trying to help. It was taking a bit of time to troubleshot everything so I offered a bounty for it. After that I could pin point the problem and answer it,...
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How to get same OpenID URL at Launchpad and StackExchange?

My usual nicks of don-quixote, quixote and donquixote were already in use at Launchpad when I registered there, so I registered as mdcrawford, my real name. At all the StackExchange sites - which ...
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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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Why is it askubuntu.com instead of ask.ubuntu.com?

Out of curiosity, when it was decided to change the domain from ubuntu.stackexchange.com why was askubuntu.com instead of ask.ubuntu.com chosen? Since SE is an official support channel, wouldn't it be ...
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Don't edit spam answers, just flag them

We've been hit by way more spam than normal, just thought I'd point out these discussions on meta that might be useful to folks: What can we do about the increasing amount of spam on Ask Ubuntu? ...

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