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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 ...
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 ...
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....
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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?
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
What is the Difference Ask Ubuntu and A.U. Meta?
What is the difference between this site, Ask Ubuntu, and Ask Ubuntu Meta?
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 :)!
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,...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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? ...
"Revision History" link
Rather than having the current system, where in a question or answer the revision history link is the "Edited ago" text, wouldn't it be less confusing to add a link called "Revisions" or "Revision ...
How do you challenge a ruling?
I recently had a question closed as an exact duplicate. It was not an exact duplicate. My question: How can I edit GTK+3 themes (preferably with a GUI)? The other question: How do I change to a ...
Change the software icon
I've been working to resolve this software icon issue, this will likely require a large find/replace on the site. In 11.10 the software icon was revised, going forward should we use that icon for the ...
Question edited and then closed because of duplicate. Why?
I ask a question. Is it possible to create nested Quicklists? I asked "Is it possible to create nested quicklists in 11.10? Or will it be possible in 12.10?" because I want to know the current ...
Troublesome tags that need cleaning up
We've got a ton of incoming questions and I've realized some tags really do need some love, so I'm going to make a list of the worst ones:
Should questions asking for files via download or email be flagged?
A couple times recently I've been seeing questions asking for specific files to be shared via download links posted in the answers or via email. The latest example of this I've seen is this question ...
Is Jorge Castro a Robot? [closed]
Before reading see the following links I noticed today https://askubuntu.com/users/235/jorge-castro https://askubuntu.com/users?tab=voters&filter=all http://about.me/jorge.castro https://...
How should I deal with old unanswered questions that are unlikely to be answered satisfactorily?
I'd like to have my accepted answer rate increase from 57%. What's dragging it down, though, is that I've posted a number of specific and/or difficult questions that haven't been answered, are ...
I notice that some moderators close questions without an adequate explanation of how to get to previous answers - this question has already been asked! - It might be easier for a newbie to research ...
Answer aglomerate, group of possible solutions for a frequent question
Is there a better way to answer the "upgraded and my 'random graphics maker string here' driver stopped working" (or any other derivatives of hardware category as long as its frequent)? I have seen ...
What to do when the correct answer to my question is a comment to a wrong answer?
I made a question. I received an answer. This answer does not resolve my problem. Another user commented this "wrong" answer, with the solution to my problem, i.e., providing the correct answer. I ...
How to ask and answer Software Recommendation Questions
We get quite a few software-recommendation questions. I'd like to bang out an expected format for these questions to prevent them from melting into too localized or subjective trite. What are tips ...
What does the [embedded] tag on AskUbuntu mean?
embedded has questions about embedded systems, about audio embedded in a PDF, and about embedding a terminal in the desktop, as well as this one about a tablet, which might be considered an embedded ...
AskUbuntu and Meta AskUbuntu in other languages? [duplicate]
Possible Duplicate: Are there any plans for localized Ask Ubuntu instances? If not question, or proposed assertion. But what we do know is that I have very hard every time you ask a question, ...
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): ...
"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 ...
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?
Make bugs a synonym of bug?
What about making bugs a synonym of bug since the former is just the plural of the latter?
Make locales a synonym of locale?
What about making locales a synonym of locale?
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? ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Should the comments on the community ads be cleaned up?
Some of those comments are obsolete and noisy, so they should be removed imho.
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 ...
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 ...