Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

290 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
11
votes
0answers
267 views

2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 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,...
11
votes
0answers
157 views

Should we blacklist the freeze tag?

The wiki of freeze says: Do not use. This tag is in process of removal. If your software is freezing then you likely need to file a bug, as freeze problems are usually off topic here and will ...
11
votes
0answers
104 views

would be possible to change the layout of suggested questions?

I find the layout of the "Questions that may already have your answer" a bit confusing. I'm wondering if it might be a good idea to restyle it a bit. This is the current layout with my notes: This ...
11
votes
0answers
144 views

Best way to notify the moderators?

So in the wake of the UFC-spam attack last night, I (like many of you) used-up all of my flags trying to fight the onslaught of crap being posted on our site. At one point, I noticed my flag amount ...
11
votes
0answers
207 views

Any plans for a dedicated Ask Ubuntu Android app?

I was wondering if there are any plans to release a dedicated Ask Ubuntu app on Android. I know of a few stack exchange apps but with the upcoming Ubuntu for Android will a Ask Ubuntu app follow? I ...
11
votes
1answer
234 views

Need a canonical answer for repository versions

We need a canonical answer for "Why do the repositories not have the latest versions of software". Anyone who can write one (if one does not already exist) will be rewarded with a +100 Rep bonus ...
10
votes
0answers
200 views

ubuntu-minimal vs Minimal Ubuntu

There has been a recent announcement of an official Minimal Ubuntu stream with a raw image as well as support on various clouds. There is also an ubuntu-minimal package which has existed since trusty....
10
votes
0answers
389 views

Please read complaints of rep 1 users more carefully

Edit: My apologies to Karl Richter and Waltinator! This post was not meant as an attack on you personally at all but more of a "call to arms" to the community at large to try and understand ...
10
votes
0answers
201 views

Remove the impossibility to mark a bountied question as a dupe?

At the occasion of this question, but there are many, many more examples where I notice a question which is bountied, but still a straightforward dupe. We then have to wait seven days to actually mark ...
10
votes
0answers
103 views

How should I use the tags in Meta.AU?

I've found recently that people that ask questions in meta do not correctly tag their questions, and when the community reacts unexpectedly or their issues don't rise awareness to the developer team, ...
10
votes
0answers
145 views

Tests are now one third of review tasks

Yesterday I reviewed about ten posts, of which three where tests. Today in just three reviews I got a test. I find this an overkill, especially since I passed all the tests so far. Not very motivating ...
10
votes
0answers
135 views

When suggesting edits, don't write something you are not doing like “improving formatting”

Apparently some users have abused the "improving formatting" comment for their suggested edits and use them for anything... ANYTHING, even if it's not improving formatting. I remember that when ...
10
votes
0answers
140 views

Reviews for first time posters need to improve?

So I was wondering how all these first time posts are getting through but the number of First Posts in the review queue is always low or zero. One reason might be that people are ignoring junk in the ...
9
votes
0answers
161 views

It asks something different, and it needs a different answer, so can we reopen it?

Edit: question reopened. Thanks :) Can you have too much swap? is closed as a duplicate of I have 16GB RAM. Do I need 32GB swap? But the first question is asking what problems might arise from ...
9
votes
0answers
105 views

Should we delete blocklist tag?

The blocklist apparently is misused, out of 11 questions where it's used , it's used for block devices, on other - for blocking specific websites. There's also no usage-guide for that tag.
9
votes
0answers
106 views

Can I opt-out from receiving notifications from a particular post?

What are the default text editors in different flavours of Ubuntu? I asked the above question today, received some great answers, accepted an answer. And it solved the initial problem that I had plus ...
9
votes
0answers
127 views

Please only vote on the original answer if a dupe- answer only links to the original

It is completely understandable that inexperienced users are not completely aware of how to handle dupes. It is also understandable that a friendly-meaning person posts an answer, (only) linking to ...
9
votes
0answers
128 views

Replace ati with amd-graphics tag

At present not many people remember that AMD graphics used to be ATI sometime. Now amd-graphics is a synonym of ati that seems to be wrong. It should be vice versa, so amd-graphics should be ...
9
votes
0answers
83 views

Deny cross-posting, but enable site-sharing?

I know cross-posting (writing the same question on more than one SE site) is discouraged and should not be done. I also see the reason for this and agree, but sometimes it is indeed not clear where a ...
9
votes
0answers
127 views

Notifications review optimization

I'm just curious about review feature on Ask Ubuntu. For example when you finish 20 suggested edits then it tells you to come back in 5-8 hours etc. but still keep pushing notifications on available ...
9
votes
0answers
92 views

Does anyone want to work on merging AR9285 questions?

On this question someone responded with "There are about 100 posts on this particular wireless device on here.", and I thought, that sucks and did a search and there are a bunch. Does anyone want to ...
9
votes
0answers
181 views

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 ...
8
votes
0answers
203 views

Should these VMware questions be re-closed as duplicates?

This is a follow-up to Kulfy's question Can these VMWares be un-merged? The requested unmerge was done, and questions closed against the former merge target were reopened. Attempts were made to close ...
8
votes
0answers
238 views

Wrong duplicate

There are many questions regarding a buggy kernel being mis marked This is another duplicate of Kernel panic after update to 4.4.0-108-generic being mis marked as My computer boots to a black screen, ...
8
votes
0answers
120 views

Can [spam] handle [spam-handling]?

Here on meta, we have separate spam and spam-handling tags. They are not even synonyms. A few questions are even tagged with both of them. Since only seven questions in total are currently tagged ...
8
votes
0answers
128 views

What to do about crash and freeze tags?

Both crash and freeze are mostly all bug reports, most of which aren't diagnosable. iirc at one time we were in the process of blacklisting these, did we end up not wanting to do that?
8
votes
0answers
168 views

Should we be able to review 40 close votes when the queue length is less than 1000?

I recently asked this question on Meta Close Vote review queue 40 or 20? Regarding why on some days I have been able to review 40 close reviews but on others only 20 and received the answer that ...
8
votes
0answers
117 views

Is it a duplicate when the answer is given as background in another question?

After asking Question X (listing commands a package provides), the OP explicitly states he's not looking for ~X (the opposite of Question X), and by way of background provides what the answer for ~X ...
8
votes
2answers
189 views

Should we do something about the [lowgraphics] tag?

A while ago I noticed that we have a tag lowgraphics. This seems like a suboptimal situation. Lowgraphics isn't a even a word. If we really need a tag for that, shouldn't it be low-graphics-mode? ...
8
votes
1answer
185 views

Wubi, Windows 8 and 'wubildr.mbr' questions

I just saw this question and gave it my best shot: How to remove Windows bootoption that results in 'wubildr.mbr'/0xc000007b error message? Summary User has a system with pre-installed ...
7
votes
0answers
185 views

Tag synonyms: [gnome-shell-extension] and [gnome-extensions]

I just found out there's a gnome-extensions tag. I think it's just a synonym of the older and well-documented gnome-shell-extension tag. So gnome-extensions should be merged with gnome-shell-...
7
votes
0answers
139 views

PSA: PCI bus and Wireless questions

Please note that some single-board computers, such as Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone, do not have PCI/PCI-e bus. Thus, as observed in this case, the often-cited diagnostic script for wireless may not ...
7
votes
0answers
185 views

Can we fix these posts with missing images essential to the answer?

I've had a really long https image cleanup hangover, but today I am finally closing this tab. However, there were two things that nobody managed to fix - highly upvoted answers with missing images ...
7
votes
0answers
99 views

Stack Exchange special links in answers

I've noticed that such quick links as [unix.se] for example work beautifully when posted as comments and when posted in Ask Ubuntu General chat room, but as you can see they don't work in question ...
7
votes
0answers
213 views

Low quality edits are being robo-reviewed on Ask Ubuntu

I had an edit proposed on one of my questions, and since it did not offer much in the way of improvement, I rejected it. It encouraged me to explore the editor's edit history, where I found a mix of ...
7
votes
0answers
103 views

I would like to bring some cloud docs to AU

I would like to break this up into "Ask Ubuntu-able" content: https://insights.ubuntu.com/2014/05/21/ubuntu-cloud-documentation-14-04lts/ However the scope is rather large and I'll be doing this in ...
7
votes
0answers
84 views

Can the ubuntu-gnome-remix tag be renamed to ubuntu-gnome?

The ubuntu-gnome-remix tag is currently the official tag for questions relating to the GNOME flavor of Ubuntu. However, at the time this tag started being used, it was not yet an official flavor and "...
7
votes
0answers
54 views

A hint for editing posts in regard to Ubuntu documentation

I just found out that http://help.ubuntu.com provides a nice feature against link rot. There exist two URLs: Current Release Current LTS Release They are especially helpful when pointing to the ...
7
votes
0answers
85 views

Is it really useful to feed posts already edited into the review “first posts” queue?

I have been presented with posts in the first posts queue which have already been edited by high rep users (who should know what they are doing :-)). That is no big problem but seeing that this queue ...
7
votes
0answers
147 views

A call to uphold accessibility by not shortening links to “here”

As far as I see there has been some discussion about the shortening of links. While keeping the complete URL visible in the post can clearly be distracting (especially when used inline), I want to ...
7
votes
0answers
779 views

PSA: 12.10 Release Day Today (aka: time to rock and roll!)

Some tips for helping when the site gets busy: Lots of new attention and traffic means it's usually an influx of duplicate questions, especially the easy ones, so keep an eye out for dupes. Some ...
7
votes
0answers
160 views

Synonimization of singular/plural tag pairs

There are a few [foo]/[foos] tag pairs on Ask Ubuntu. Such tag pairs are usually the singular and plural of the same word and should be synonyms. Occasionally. Only moderators can create [foos] when [...
7
votes
0answers
58 views

Keyboard shortcut tags are messy

Completed: keyboard-shortcuts which is weird, as we symlinked keyboard-shortcut to shortcut-keys a while back. This one not only is dupe but ended up with a tag wiki, woo! key-bindings keybindings ...
7
votes
0answers
52 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
106 views

Tag 'source' seems to be pointless

I just asked a question and added the tag source-code but only typed source to get it. I then noticed that the tag source exists, it has 83 questions and no wiki - should it be deleted? No questions ...
6
votes
0answers
92 views

Creating a banner for 10th birthday celebrations

This follows up on How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?. The proposal to create a banner was well-received and it was suggested that this would be a good way to link to celebration events. ...
6
votes
0answers
105 views

2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 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,...
6
votes
0answers
120 views

Posting extra answer to support existing answer

Here's the situation: A question has answer A which explains something fairly well I already have an answer there with alternative solution B However, I see that A can be explained in more detail ...
6
votes
0answers
50 views

Please reopen sshuttle question 935144

My original question posted at Can I use expose remote server ports via sshuttle? was a bit confused and made a half-attempt at answering itself. I've made it simpler so that it can be re-opened. And ...
6
votes
0answers
92 views

Tag Synonym Request: [armv8] [aarch64] -> [arm64]

I would like to request that the following tags: armv8 aarch64 be made synonyms of: arm64 The official name for the technology in question would by either ARMv8 (with the 64-bit platform being ...