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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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Should we modify questions to remove incorrect terminology?

There are lots of questions, especially about Unity that use incorrect terminology. For example, calling the launcher a dock. Should we edit these questions to use the proper terminology? If we edit ...
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Possible Conference Speaking Sponsorships — 2011

We're evaluating the feasibility of sponsoring a member of the Ask Ubuntu community to speak at a conference in 2011. Speaking is a relatively big "ask", so this needs to be planned many months in ...
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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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Is it OK to ask very specific question about Toshiba's ac100 (ARM smartbook)?

I have one of the beautiful Toshiba ac100s. Is it within the scope of askubuntu.com to ask specific questions here? It will be very technical, for example how to get one specific kernel-version for ...
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Navigate the forum

I need to understand how to navigate the page. How do I post a question? where do I go to find the answers? How do I follow a thread... As you can see, I'm an absolute beginner. Thanks rye37@cox.net
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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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Should we be updating aptitude answers

There are quite a number of answers telling people to install software using aptitude. However it is not installed by default in 10.10 which may confuse people trying to follow the instructions. ...
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what's up with duplicate answers?

Have a look at, for instance, this question. Someone asked for a text equivalent to wireshark, and I answered "tshark". Then some time later, someone else comes along and posts a second answer ...
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How do I leave comments on Ask Ubuntu?

How do I leave a comment to an answer on the Ask Ubuntu site? I posted a question and someone posted an answer. But the answer fails to take into account information posted on the site. How do I ...
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Clean-Up Week - Event planning

We (your moderators) have been mulling over an idea for a good way to deal with old, unanswered and unanswerable posts. We've been in discussion with the StackExchange team and while we're a long way ...
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How can I change my profile photo?

How can I change my profile photo on Ask Ubuntu?
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How do I quickly gain reputation?

What is the simplest way to up your reputation points so that one can use all features offered by this site?
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Tagging for Windows Active Directory questions

For questions that have to do with authentication to a Windows AD (an Active Directory server or infrastructure), what's the best tag to use? A lot of people were using domain, which seems pretty ...
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Watermarking images in posts

Should this be an accepted practice? It seems more obtrusive and annoying then anything else. Here are examples: Ubuntu updated and now the option to boot into Windows XP is missing Recording output ...
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Are hardware recommendations considered off topic?

Fairly straightforward question, I don't want to clutter up the main site if it is. Edit: More specifically, hardware recommendations as it applies to driver support and the like in Ubuntu. ...
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Best way to update old answers when links have changed?

tl;dr : I commented on an old answer to show corrected links. Is there a better way? This has recently come up for me because of the accepted answer for this question: Is there a way to autodetect ...
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Request for Community Promotion Ads artwork.

There are some events in the Ubuntu Community that I'd love to run as Community Promotion Ads, but unfortunately I don't have the skill to make nice looking ads, so this is a place where people can ...
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Splitting up the installation tag? [duplicate]

It has always slightly bugged me that installation contains questions both about installing Ubuntu, and about installing applications within Ubuntu. It seems to me that it might be good to split it ...
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Why the minimum 6 characters limit on edits

I have found an answer with a dangerous mistake in chmod parameters. I did an edit suggestion(since I'm not privileged enough) but I was forced to change at least 6 characters for the system to accept ...
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Could Ask Ubuntu run on Ubuntu + Mono?

Note from Oli: I have split this question in two. It originally asked both the technical ability to migrate and whether or not Ask Ubuntu would move to an Ubuntu platform in the future. I've left the ...
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What does it mean to “Blacklist” a tag and when should I request it?

More and more I see requests for blacklisting tags. However, I'm not sure what a tag blacklist is - or when it's appropriate to request one. On what cirucmstances should this be requested and how ...
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Blacklist the “command” tag?

command is not a helpful tag. Currently, 3 questions are tagged command. The subject of these questions looks like "What is the command for ...?". These questions will be fine with the tag shell-...
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Is there a forum/StackExchange site for discussing Free Software?

I know that this probably isn't a good place to ask this, but I can't really think of another. I have questions about Free Software theory and opinions on how to create SaaS sites which incorporate ...
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How do I “accept” an answer?

I was told my accept rate is awful, but I can't find anything to tell me how to do that?
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Can we have a community blog?

Can we also have an AskUbuntu community blog like superuser.com?
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RE: Acceptability of Off-Topic Questions

Name suggestions for Ubuntu 12.04? About the above linked question/post. I've seen several other name suggestions threads in the history of the AskUbuntu system, however considering that this is a (...
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Keyboard tags could use some love

Some of us have been asking for something nicer for the <kbd> tag. Jin mentioned maybe polishing them up to make questions like this look nicer, just documenting that here. (Also note, I love ...
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Isn't Ask Ubuntu targeted towards end-users (GUI) rather than “advanced” command-line users?

recently two of my rejects were rejected on the basis of "removing important information in favour of one-click installs" and "removing content that has value to people who like the command line (...
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Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2011 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2012 What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here? TL;DR -- put images and links in the answers. If they get voted up enough, they ...
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Accessibility and AskUbuntu

I know there was some consideration in the past about making sure Askubuntu was accessible (usable with screenreader software, e.g.). For instance, the UDS-N session in October 2010 included talk ...
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Show asker AND editor

This is a suggestion: when we have the list of questions on screen, we can see below each of them the name of the asker, unless it has been editted by someone, situation in which we can read the name ...
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Losing privilege with points lost in setting bounties

Is it appropriate for users to lose privileges with handing out bounties? I've recently posted a bounty worth 400 points and consequently lost even the simple privilege of commenting everywhere. I ...
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When is it acceptable to link to LMGTFY?

I just ran across a link to LMGTFY on Ask Ubuntu. In the past, I've found it offensive when users have posted LMGTFY links for me. When, if ever, is it acceptable to link to LMGTFY on Ask Ubuntu?
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Reporting offensive usernames

Can a username be flagged as offensive? Are there guidelines for what would reasonably be considered offensive?
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What can be done with inactive, unanswered questions from 1-rep users?

I have regularly seen inactive questions like OpenVPN fails to start automatically, asked by new users. There are no answers, neither does the author reply. What should be done with that kind of ...
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Why don't I get my reputation back when I answer the question myself?

I posted this answer to my own question on which I had set a bounty. I lost the rep immediately when I set the bounty = OK, that's expected. I didn't get the bounty back when I added the best answer ...
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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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Answers based on Ubuntu wiki

Quite often there are questions to which there is an answer on http://help.ubuntu.com. What is the preferred approach to answer such a question? Should one answer the question based on the content of ...
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Merging scripting related tags

It looks like there is no difference between shell-scripting, script and scripts tag. Should we merge those and add tag synonym from script to scripts or vice versa?
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Should we have a banner for potential 11.04 question askers?

With 11.04 Alpha 3 coming out tomorrow should we have a site-wide banner to help stem the tide of these questions? If so what should the text say, potentials links to include, etc?
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What topics would be good for Video Tutorials?

Jorge Castro has done a great job starting these video tutorials and I would like to help in producing a few myself. However, I'm not sure which topics would be good to cover.
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Video Tutorials for using the site

During our beta I created a video to kind of explain how the site works. I'd like to continue expanding on that and create other videos for the site if people want to watch to see how they work. ...
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Linking to a question worsening Google result

Yesterday I moved this information from the Ubuntu wiki to AU: What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? Within 10 minutes of posting it it was the #3 hit on Google for "unity keyboard ...
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Relevancy of openoffice.org tags

Now that LibreOffice is going to replace OOo while being the same, I find it irrelevant to have any OOo tags. They should be merged with LibreOffice's tags at least by the time on Natty's release.
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Can I ask software specific questions here?

I am a new Linux (Ubuntu) user and I would like to ask about how to do certain things with popular applications like LMMS. Can I ask these types of questions here? I don't know how popular the site ...
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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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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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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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How to improve my accept rate?

On several SE sites, my accept rate is below 90%. The reason isn't that I just neglect to accept the answer that solved the problem, but rather that no answer was really helpful. My concern is that ...

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