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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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Moderating Edge-Case Questions which can belong on Multiple Sites

This question counts as an edge-case question: How to organize a block of text in 8-character lines? Such an edge-case question can be considered extremely loosely on-topic for AskUbuntu. However, ...
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Get Ask Ubuntu Wallpaper for Your Desktop Here!

What's up? We all love Ask Ubuntu and I began thinking that it would be a great idea if we could have some wallpapers that we can use. So please post your Ask Ubuntu-themed wallpapers below as an ...
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Ubuntu ask script? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ask Ubuntu Scripts? I was wondering if the askubuntu website script is available for free, I am willing to create a website similar, but for a personal website, I'm wondering ...
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What is the purpose of two topics in one tag: windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the proper usage of the windows tag? I am curious. Why does the windows tag cover both the Windows OS as well as application windows? shouldn't those be two separate ...
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Questions about Ubuntu Wiki and LoCos

I want to ask some questions about Ubuntu Wiki and LoCo pages in it, are they relevant to AU? I'm hoping they'd fall under community.
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Chat Room Policies: Ask Ubuntu General Room

Are there detailed policies outlining flag-worthy actions or kick/ban worthy offenses within the Ask Ubuntu General Room chat? If so, what are the policies, or can a link be provided to them?
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What is the best way to update a question when something changes?

Ok, maybe it's not the best title... There is a question that was really about a bug. Some person answered with a good work-around that solved the problem, it gets up-voted to the top spot, it could ...
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How do I delete my Ask Ubuntu account?

How do I / can the appropriate person or system please delete my Ask Ubuntu account; it is not to my liking and I do not want to be associated with it. Thanks !
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Is community locked in?

This relates to the fact that Stack Exchange is hosted on a Windows platform. It is indeed worrying that a communication platform of a community focused on free software relies on proprietary software....
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What is the Ask Ubuntu Classroom and how can I participate?

What? The Ask Ubuntu classroom is a series of free sessions where an Expert teaches attendees some of their skills in a variety of fields. Where? The sessions are going to be held in the Classroom ...
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What is the script that runs AskUbuntu questions, answers, rating, tagging, and search?

This is a question about this website. What is the script that runs AskUbuntu questions, answers, rating, tagging, and search? Is it custom programmed or derived from an open source? It must be on of ...
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Is there a preferred convention as to how key sequences are noted?

Is there an unwritten convention that is considered more appropriate than others in reference to key sequence notation when replying to questions? Specifically, which is considered more appropriate? ...
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Merging the "ati" tag into "amd-graphics"

This tag merge will affect a lot of questions, so I think we should discuss it here before doing it. To be clear: all ati questions will be tagged amd-graphics after the merge. the ati tag will be a ...
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How should I decide which duplicate to close?

Should I vote to close strictly the newest one, or the one that has the most constructive content? What if both have constructive content, as is the case with these two questions? bind software to ...
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What can be done to increase the quality of questions?

I found this site after I spent some time on tex.stackexchange. Don't take this as me getting on my high horses but compared to the questions on tex.stackexchange the questions on this site has much ...
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Should I fix posts where imgur is being flaky?

I found this answer where some of the i.stack.imgur images were "no longer available", so I converted them to i.imgur. Discussion on imgur.com is deleting images makes it sound like this shouldn't ...
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Question I can no longer respond to

I asked this question about diagnosing why the brightness control won't work. But now the laptop doesn't work any more (water ruined it), so is it possible to name it under someone who is interested ...
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Administrator, superuser or root privileges?

In this answer that I helped in reformatting, you can see reference to privilege gained by using sudo, gksu, etc are referred to by administrator privileges (by me) and superuser privileges (by author)...
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When to submit a question as an Ubuntu bug?

I have a problem with my computer (a reproducible crash), and posted a question here on AskUbuntu. I hoped that this is a known situation with a known workaround, or that somebody can spot what I did ...
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Should I wait before upvoting the first answer?

I asked a question regarding computer clusters. The question was apt for the community wiki, and was made into one. The first response that it received was good and I upvoted it. However since then, ...
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imgur.com is deleting images

I've seen a few questions and answers with images like: The image you are requesting does not exist or is no longer available. Obviously, that's not good for the use of this website. What's wrong ...
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Is it okay to ask a user to accept an answer for his/her question?

Recently I have seen questions where few good answers were given but no answer was accepted and no comment was left on any answer i.e no activity from the user who asked the question. Is it okay to ...
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When should we use the versions tags?

For example, when someone asks a question and he is saying I am using Ubuntu 11.04. Should the question also be tagged 11.04 or not ?
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What's the final word on "What X are available" and "List of X" type questions?

What is our final decision on questions like these? https://askubuntu.com/questions/40606/what-arcade-platform-or-role-playing-games-are-available What IDEs are available for Ubuntu? Our FAQ is ...
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What to do with non-English questions or answers?

What should we do with questions (or answers) that are written in a non-English language? I'm now talking about: Problem using any docks (Cairo, AWN, Docky) These can be downvoted, but what if the ...
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Don't allow editing posts that are currently being edited

Title says it all. Please consider adding a mechanism that blocks other users from starting an edit on a post if someone's already editing it.
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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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Purpose of the firefox-4 tag

Jorge Castro brought this up in chat a few days ago so I'm opening a discussion: Do we need the firefox-4 AND firefox tags? I don't think firefox-4 offers any additional data that couldn't be derived ...
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Some SE network ads are offtopic/inappropriate.

I think it's nice that there are cross network ads to have people find other SEs, but it feels to me like most of the skeptics ads are so offtopic that it detracts from the site itself: (Jeff asked ...
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Understanding apt.ubuntu.com and its use in askubuntu

I have noticed in a number of answers to questions where the use of the apt.ubuntu.com (I think this is what I recall) is employed to assist with the installation of some Ubuntu package that may not ...
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Software recommendation tags

I'm surprised no one brought this up before, but there are both software-recommendation and software-recommendations tags around representing the same thing. Fix? EDIT Okay, found out too late that ...
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What are kviews?

When reviewing questions, there is indication of the number of views for a particular question. In some cases it is listed as kviews instead of views. What are kviews?
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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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Software tag too meta, delete? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The future of the applications tag(s) I ran into software today and it's pretty meta/worthless. I've gone through and retagged the ones that should be software recommendations ...
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AU policy on questions about root login?

From http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=716201: Policy Tutorials explaining how to enable the root account for a graphical login or autologin will not be supported on the forums and will be ...
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What kind of role do the badges play on AskUbuntu?

If this site is supposed to be a question/answer forum let me forward this one. Tumbleweed badge awarded to me for a question that I posted and everybody else has ignored? What does that mean? Was my ...
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What should we do when a question would make a perfect wiki, but...

What should we do when a question would make a perfect wiki, but the author has a criteria too strict for one? Please forgive me if this question sounds stupid, I'm not quite sure how the community ...
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what is the difference between closing and locking a post ?

Some posts are closed whereas some posts are locked , there must be some difference between them otherwise they would be the same. what is the difference between closing and locking a post ?
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What is the private beta ?

There is a silver badge Beta, it says Actively participated in the private beta. What is the private beta?
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StackExchange software open source?

I like many things about the stack-exchange websites. Especially the editor I'm writing this post in and the tagging system. Is the software by any change available under an open license? I'd use it ...
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How should users share long log files?

For underdeveloped troubleshooting questions like this one I want to look at whole log files such as /var/log/syslog.1 or /var/log/kern.log.1, which can be several thousands of lines long. How should ...
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Ask Ubuntu goodies anyone?

Here at UDS a lot of people of course wear Ubuntu T-Shirts, for very obvious reasons. Wouldn't it be awesome if we could have some nice Ask Ubuntu T-Shirts to give away as there are a large number of ...
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Austrian LoCo team Ask Ubuntu integration idea

I'd like to have our LoCo team (Austrian LoCo) fully integrated into Ask Ubuntu. Now the question or idea I had is, what would be the policy on questions written in German and translated into English ...
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What to call the Alt+F2 mode in Unity?

I am looking for a consensus on what to call the Alt+F2 mode. It seems that quite a few questions simply refer to it as Alt+F2 which is a bit clunky. Looking around I have also seen the following ...
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How do I re-ask a question for a new release?

The accepted answer to this question stopped working when I upgraded to 11.04. What is the preferred way to ask for updated answer?
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What is the difference between Ubuntuforums and Askubuntu?

https://askubuntu.com/ http://ubuntuforums.org/ I wonder what the real difference between these two services, made for Ubuntu.
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Does AskUbuntu encourage deleting old comments?

Generally, I don't delete my comments. I've seen several posts on AU where people's comments don't make sense, presumably because previous posters deleted their comments. It's worse when these ...
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How can we improve the site's answered rate?

According to this our answered rate (percentage of questions with an upvoted answer) is now 76%. We took a big hit with the number of new questions for 12.04/12.10 and the difficulty of being able to ...
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I figured out the answer to my question, should I remove it or post it. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it appropriate to Ask question and provide an Answer to topic which is not mentioned? I just posted a question and a little while after posting I found out the answer. ...

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