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Happy First Anniversary Ask Ubuntu!!!

For those of you who have been around this site for one year or more (in other words, you have the yearling badge), you will most definitely remember what transpired exactly one year ago (10/10/10): ...
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"Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because..." ISSUE

I spent several minutes to prepare sew screenshots and describe my problem - and finally I got this error: Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: We're sorry, but as a spam ...
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When can we link to pictures direct, ie. posting [img]http://ubuntuone.com/mypic7YREE555.jpg[/img]?

Would be nice to be able to post images directly rather than a coded web page. i.e. so we can use pictures in forums, emails, http image etc. Any idea if this will be implemented?
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Make bugs a synonym of bug?

What about making bugs a synonym of bug since the former is just the plural of the latter?
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Make locales a synonym of locale?

What about making locales a synonym of locale?
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What to do with abandoned questions?

It's inevitable that people will come to this site, ask a low quality question, and not return to follow up on comments requesting additional information. What should be done with these examples? ...
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UDS-P Session Topics

I'll be attending UDS-P and would like to start a brainstorm of topics that would be good to cover at the summit. The last time we had representation in the form of a session at a UDS was UDS-N which ...
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Let's stop copying tag wiki excerpts from the internet?

So I was presented with the following tag wiki approval screen below. Basically it's a copy of the first paragraph of the project's homepage. I know it's a relatively minor priority from our site's ...
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PSA: 11.10 Release today! (aka. let's get rockin')

I know, I know, I always put out a warning, but release time is usually when more users start using Ubuntu and as a bonus this time Ask Ubuntu is featured in the Ubuntu installer slider show: Some ...
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What do we do about topics spanning multiple versions of Ubuntu?

For instance, What are PPAs and how do I use them PPA? this has multiple correct answers depending on what version of Ubuntu you are using. Should we continue this method or look to create separate ...
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Which posts need screenshots?

Which posts on AskUbuntu need a screenshot? We can make a list here (and remove a post when screenshot is added) so it is easier to search for posts that need screenshots and add them.
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Making users wait to answer their questions hindering a new user's progress?

Ok so SE has this feature that doesn't let new users answer their own questions in like 6 hours or something. While I appreciate that this helps cut down on whatever big-city problems stack overflow ...
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Benefits of using Askubuntu versus Ubuntu Forum and what differs between both

A student today asked me when I told him to ask questions in AskUbuntu instead of the Ubuntu forums what did AskUbuntu offer instead of the forums in the Ubuntu site. I thought did would be a good ...
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Should the comments on the community ads be cleaned up?

Some of those comments are obsolete and noisy, so they should be removed imho.
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Ubuntu Developer Summit Sponsorship Proposal

UDS-P will be held in Orlando, FL from October 31st – November 4th. While there is a Summit every six months I feel UDS-P is a vital event for Ask Ubuntu to have representation in since it will be for ...
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Do we want to have a "How do I switch from one desktop environment to another?" question?

Through my sojourns through the Ask Ubuntu world, I've seen this question several times: "How do I switch to ?" How do I switch to the Classic GNOME Desktop? Switching between Kubuntu and Ubuntu ...
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Downvoting and/or closing a question about faking bittorrent

This question asks how to fake bittorrent traffic. It received some up- and downvotes, 7:7 by time of me writing this. :) Wow! Obviously, some massive commenting had been started, and Marco Ceppi ...
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What is considered a spammable offense on AskUbuntu?

I am new to this Ubuntu forum but not to using Ubuntu as much. I recently made a first post asking a question on Ubuntu security and that was all. I was given an email that I was suspended (15 pts) ...
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How to handle contect postings containing addresses?

From time to time I come across postings containing e-mail addresses. Should we remove those from the postings to help the users not getting spammed (of course also leaving a comment)?
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Does askubuntu give points by visiting the day of your birthday?

I was wondering since today is my birthday if askubuntu or the stackexchange network had some kind of additional points for visiting on the day of your birthday. It happens once a year and maybe a "...
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What is the policy on flag review?

If not deemed helpful flags can be declined or disputed. What flags should be declined and what flags should be disputed?
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Should I flag answers with just a link to another site?

I've been going through review lately and flagging answers. I come across a lot of answers like this one that just have a link with no explanation. Personally, I really dislike these types of answers....
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Are there any way to get started with StackOverFlow APIs

Are there any way to get started with StackOverFlow APIs. I wanted to build a small application tool for ubuntu which will post and retrieve feeds from StackExchange Network. Any place to get started!...
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Why can't I suggest edits on meta?

It seems that I don't have an "edit" button for posts on meta. Looking at the meta users page, it seems that edits can be made here if you're a moderator or if you have the requisite rep to make edits....
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2 tags meaning the same (Badge and Badges

There are 2 tags with the same purpose: Badge and Badges. I think badges should be used instead of badge since it includes one or many badges.
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Badges descriptions should be rewritten

Taking this as base: Better Understanding Badges many badges descriptions should be rewritten for the user to understand them better. There are a lot that can be understood in several ways and if ...
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Tag Synonym Request: [monitor-resolution] -> [resolution]?

Seems like monitor-resolution should be synomized with resolution.
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Is this a good place to ask questions about official derivatives of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What ubuntu versions are covered? Such as Kubuntu? or the other official derivatives. Is there any rules on this or opinions? As a former Ubuntu user, and a Kubuntu user I ...
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Tag Synonym Request: [lense] -> [lenses]?

I think this tag was just created by Pablo maybe as a mistake for the lenses tag. So I'm not sure if it should just be deleted, or synomized with lenses (Wikipedia says "lense" is an appropriate but ...
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What constitutes an "edit" for badges?

What counts as editing, specifically for badges such as Strunk & White, Copy Editor, Excavator and Archaeologist? Does retagging count? Editing my own posts? Rollbacks? (I assume so.) Flagging? ...
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Tag Synonym request: [keybindings] -> [key-bindings]?

I haven't earned sufficient privileges here to make a proposal -- would it be reasonable for keybindings to be a synonym of key-bindings?
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How can I have a LoCo team help Ask Ubuntu?

So, we've got the Global Jam coming up, and Ask Ubuntu has around 3,600 unanswered questions. So, I'd like to have my LoCo team help Ask Ubuntu for the jam - any particular tips/tricks that people ...
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Ask Ubuntu Moderator Cards

We recently printed some business cards for our Stack Exchange employees and they turned out great. It got us thinking: our sites' moderators have been working hard to keep our sites high quality for ...
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We have a launchpad team?

I was looking through the google tubes and found this - it appears that there is a AskUbuntu launchpad.net team. I just wanted to bring this up - is there anything we want to do with this? Note that ...
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Is the review new or the blog new?

Because I see that new icon up there but I'm not sure which item it represents. It's difficult to tell if it is supposed to go to the "review" link or the "blog" link.
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Should the "package" and "packages" tags be merged?

The package and packages tags seem to be used in an identical matter. Should we merge them?
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Use of download links in answers

Hi this may be a question that has been asked before but after a bit of searching I could not find anything this specific so I have taken the liberty to ask just in case. I have just answered a ...
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where can I ask in other languages?

where can I ask my question using other languages? I'm not good with english and would like to ask in portuguese or italian.
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Ask Ubuntu swag for top users

As a thank you for being awesome, if you are on page 1 or page 2 of … https://askubuntu.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all … we'll be sending you a little care package shortly: ...
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SOAHC, edit popular questions with (maybe) low quality

Recently some of the Area51 sites have gotten CHAOS. ...they will spend a couple of days sweeping up a little bit just to get the place in order. This is the world's most superficial cleanup: they'...
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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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Are questions related to ubuntu as it relates to development on topic?

I'm working on writing a C-daemon for Ubuntu and I wish to make it configurable but I'm new to linux\ubuntu and I don't know the standard way daemon configuration is preformed. Is AskUbuntu an ...
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What should be done (if anything) about the "How to run [Windows Program] in Wine?" questions?

There are a lot of questions about how well specific applications run in Wine: How well does Microsoft Office Excel work in Wine? Does Visual Studio Express work well with Wine? Running Shaiya in ...
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I asked a specific question - it was marked as closed due to "exact duplicate." It's NOT a duplicate?

Today I asked a question about dual-head video cards for Ubuntu 10.04 or 11.04. It was marked as a duplicate and CLOSED, though the link I was directed to provides absolutely NO information about ...
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Promotion of Ask Ubuntu at Conferences

Stack Exchange recently blogged about their resolution to support attendees and speakers at conferences in the field of each Area51 Graduate. This includes us - so I would like to see what conferences ...
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Are you going to close every Oneiric question?

I see a bunch of questions like How do I set a theme in Oneiric? that are closed as "too localized.... unlikely to every help any future visitor". Well, the answer to it would have helped me (I think)...
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Can I ask questions on Linux Mint on this forum [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux Mint (and other unofficial derivatives) - on topic? Can I post questions on Linux Mint in this forum? Linux Mint is a spinoff based on Debian & Ubuntu, so is it ...
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What to do about old alpha/beta questions?

For some reason we always collect "How do I get/install foobar beta!" type questions, which are probably too localized (useful for what, a few weeks at most?). They do seem to provide a service to ...
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Potential Features for FlackBot [closed]

If FlackBot was to become a permanent fixture in chat what are some features which should be added to provide merit for it's presence in chat? As with most other polls please only post one suggestion ...
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What is the purpose of the FlackBot in chat? Do we want it?

This is a question talking about the Ask Ubuntu General Room chat. It seems like every day we have an incident where somebody goes over the top with the bot that sits in the room. A moderator has to ...

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