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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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Should we add the SE network OSS ads?

Stack Overflow offers free, vote based ads for open source projects. They seem to refresh them regularly, here's the latest thread for this iteration. I tried 2 experiments when they opened this time ...
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How much editing is fine? Removing hi, thanks etc

When editing posts, is it good or bad idea to remove introductions ("Hi, and I am new to here") and endings like ("Thanks in advance"), in addition to more important changes like multiple spelling ...
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Is 20K reputation required for wiki tag approvals for new sites

I am one of the zeitgeist developers and I spend a lot of time helping people with problems and misconceptions. I had an idea of creating a wiki on askubuntu for the zeitgeist tag. When I opened the ...
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Should we create a wish-list tag?

I know that its not the scope of this forum, but I see some answers being provided by developers of the said applications, and it would be a good place for the average user to post them, and another ...
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Blacklist the linux tag?

I don't see any use for the linux tag. It would seem to me that the only valid uses are when it is used instead of the kernel tag.
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Is it a good idea to downvote bumped questions with no response or effort by the asker?

The community user just bumped this: https://askubuntu.com/questions/17593/why-cant-get-past-the-user-info-screen-when-installing-10-10 However the person was last seen when they posted it on Dec ...
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Why this question is locked?

Why is this question closed?
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Blacklist the ubuntu-desktop tag?

Is it possible to blacklist that tag? I don't see it go away without a little extra help.
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Why don't I get my reputation back if nobody answers my bounty question?

I think the title says it all. Whats up with that?
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Is there a way to view or work with the revision history of answers?

I know that the revision history of questions is editable and viewable. Is this also possible for answers?
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2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the 2011 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat . The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the Town ...
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What is the process of removing a moderator from office if he/she goes rogue?

Not that this will ever be an issue, but what is the process of removing a moderator from office if he/she ever goes rogue or fails to meet the expectations of the community at large?
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Keeping the Ubuntu One tag running smoothly

Hi everyone, I'd like to flesh out how we run ubuntu-one a little bit better so we don't collide. First, some background. The Ubuntu One team at Canonical uses Ask Ubuntu as a place where they send ...
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Is there a discrepancy in the amount of registered users?

Just last week we were celebrating hitting 10k users and the past few days we went back down below 10k and we're just now approaching it again. Is there some regular culling of accounts or something?
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2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat: 4pm UTC on the 8th

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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Information on the moderator candidates

This has been posted by ChrisF on the meta of all the other sites undergoing elections, so just in case you've missed it I'm adding it here. Yi Jiang has put together a nice site that use the Stack ...
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Is there a way to hyperlink within an answer?

I've used superscripts as footnote references a few times (e.g., ...close-vim-from-the-command-line ) . Is it possible to link these so that they jump down to the appropriate place (such as the ...
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How many moderators should we have?

While looking at the election page, I noticed that it states: moderator positions available 3 We currently have four moderators. So we will lose one moderator spot. How many is right for this ...
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2011 Community Moderator Election

The 2011 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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I don't think people are getting the edit thing.

Here's an example of where I start to read a question, then get to the end and the person adds a bunch of edits that just end up confusing me instead of fixing the original question: Handle Doc/Docx ...

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