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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 ...
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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,...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Can we kill the ubuntu14.04 tag?

the ubuntu14.04 tag has been used 16 times and it shouldn't even had been created. It should be linked as a duplicate to 14.04 or just burned from the system.
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Meaningful tag wikis/excerpt

I've seen a bunch of approved tag wikis and excerpts that really, really don't follow any of the guidelines for Tag wiki's/excerpt and are run of the mill man/wikipedia/project page dumps. This is not ...
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2014 Community Moderator Election

The 2014 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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Cleanup 2014: Tags without tag wikis

what is a tag wiki? Tag wikis are brief excerpts of information detailing what the tag is about, the kinds of questions that should be asked in a tag, and possibly providing you links to some external ...
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Are Ubuntu One and AskUbuntu linked in anyway?

I'm logged into Ubuntu one. Is it possible to link my other accounts using my Ubuntu one login? I have several email and forum accounts and I wish to link all of them instead of having to login to ...
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Let's tag our questions properly

I'm just posting this as a proxy for jokerdino. He can't post because of internet problems, but we both agree this needs to get out now. Also, special thanks to N.N for asking jokerdino to write ...
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Should we have have IF or ELSE type statements in tags?

In this tag wiki, we have the following: Refers either to Microsoft's Windows operating system(s), or application windows. emphasis mine Is that kind of thing "allowed" or not? Or should we have ...
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Code formatting in comments discards whitespace

I recently noticed by writing a comment that multiple spaces are replaced by a single space inside a code block. The question has since been migrated to SO. I worked around it by replacing spaces ...
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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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Flagged a question before I saw it in First Posts review queue. I cannot click “I'm Done”

The question which I'm referring to in the title is this: Error : If you do not go back to the partitioning menu and correct these errors, the partition will be used as is I flagged this question 2 ...
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The Suggested Edit quota is too low

Recently I have become able to start doing First Post reviews, but while I am doing so, I have to edit a lot of posts that are of low quality. However, when I started my 6th edit, I repeatedly click ...
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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 ...
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Tag Synonym Request: Dell Tags

Right now, we have dell (1643), dell-vostro (60), dell-mini-10 (17), dell-studio-xps-16 (10) and dell-mini-9 (8). Since those tags, except for the dell tag, barely have any questions, it doesn't ...
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Add launchpad quick link

For the comments we have lots of links, such as [se] and [ubuntu.se]. Here is a list of requested redirects, from me and the comments: [launchpad] goes to https://launchpad.net/ubuntu and shows as ...
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Canonical question / answer for porting Ubuntu Touch

We recently discussed in the Ask Ubuntu General Room the fact that we do not have a canonical question / answer for porting Ubuntu Touch to new hardware. This has led to a proliferation of questions ...
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OpenWeek class for Ask Ubuntu?

It would be great if someone could volunteer to hold a class on how to use Ask Ubuntu, tips and tricks, etc. for Ubuntu Open Week. Ping me on chat if you're interested! See: http://www.jorgecastro....
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Broadcom tags probably need a once over, help?

This is more of a call for help but we have a bunch of duplicates and stuff in broadcom. Our most popular questions "feel" correct to me but you can never tell with these cards. I don't own any of ...
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How to get notified about questions in specific language on askubuntu.com?

Currently, Our LoCo is receiving all questions from Ubuntu users on FB group, this has many disadvantages as it wasn't made for it mainly. We need to move it to Ask Ubuntu, but How can an individual/...
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The “command-line” tag wiki

I'm very keen on the command-line tag, so I've decided to edit it's tag wiki. I've tried to give a gentle definition of the term, without sounding condescending to those who know about the command ...
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Should the bar be higher to create tags…?

This was discussed before but no action was taken. I think this is still needed, since we have 2772 2844 tags (9*4*77 79) and pretty much of them are kind of vague, doesn't define a particular topic, ...
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SPAM attacks again!

Today we found a clever way spammer are trying to prevent falling into the spam protection system... that is recommending software relevant to the question so people in their curiosity search what is ...
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I have registered but can't sign in

I have registered and logged in previously (a couple of days ago). My password no longer works, and the reset code that gets sent to me (I've tried three or four times) does not work. Any ideas?
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Anything new in the “low quality” algorithm?

I just got presented with a 2 years old answer, "flagged as low-quality because of its length and content." (Answered and edited by another user on Apr 14, 2011. No activity since.) https://...
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Meta tag-synonym request: [tags]->[tagging]

While tag is synonymed to tagging, tags is not synonymed yet. Could tags be synonymed to tagging?
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Why can you still vote and accept answers on closed questions?

I was looking at my previous questions and noticed that I have a question Is there a simple GUI-based program available to join/combine mp3 files? that has (rightly) be closed, but I could mark the ...
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Some minor cleanup, with a focus on tags

Something that I've noticed lately is that we have some bad tags springing up (nothing "new" there), as well as some tags that are being abused/cluttered. Do note that this isn't a witch hunt against ...
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Stack Overflow Worldwide Meetups 2012

We're having a Stack Overflow meetup to get together with fellow programming, web, and other technology enthusiasts. But not all of our programmers and technology enthusiasts live on Stack Overflow, ...
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How do I move a Ask Ubuntu “list question” to the Ubuntu wiki?

I have some questions on Ask Ubuntu that is being closed for being lists (the FAQ doesn't allow it) and I want to move them to the Ubuntu wiki since I think they are good lists and still useful. ...
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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 ...
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We have a launchpad team?

I was looking through the google tubes and found this - it appears that there is a AskUbuntu launchpad.net team. I just wanted to bring this up - is there anything we want to do with this? Note that ...
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Initial votes to close a question (especially concerning bugs) - some need explanation

Recently in the Review queue for closures I found several seemingly perfectly on topic questions. Only when I opened them outside the queue I saw comments on answers that made clear that the question ...
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How to decide which question to close as duplicate?

I have two questions here: How do I run executable scripts in Nautilus rather than open them in Gedit text editor? How do I run executable scripts in Nautilus? the later of which has been already ...
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Is an Ubuntu installation with another Init system than `systemd` still an “official” Ubuntu flavor?

So I was trying to help a first time poster find out why docker wasn't started on his Ubuntu 18.04 - this is the thread. In trying to help him, I was asking about the output of systemctl status docker,...
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I accidentally created two accounts; how do I merge them?

By using a further PC with a newly installed 16.04 Ubuntu, I accidentally created a new account - user:1029634 and I need to merge it into my previous account user:165175. I have tried the contact ...
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Should I repost comment as answer or edit an existing answer?

I don't currently have enough on-site reputation to post a new answer to permission error when installing ttf-mscorefonts-installer, but due to the up-votes on my comment under https://askubuntu.com/a/...
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Editing of closed posts

I recently reviewed an edit to a closed post. At first glance this seemed superfluous as it seemed pointless to edit a post that had already been closed as off-topic so I rejected the post and upon ...
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Get notified about AU Twitter bot tweeting my questions - feature request

I was recently reading this and I understand that the AU (I assume that there are either other Twitter bots on other SE sites or that this is not an AU Twitter bot, but rather just a general SE one?) ...
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Possible duplicate question

I would like to point out that this question: “Normal” variables in Upstart could be a duplicate of this other question: Expand variables in upstart script. I tested on lubuntu 12.04 and bug is still ...
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Blacklist the “connection” tag

What kind of connection? Internet connection? USB connection? Asdfghjkl connection? It should be blacklisted, I think.
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Forgotten questions due to spam waves

A while ago, we were having some spam waves, do to the distraction, we didn't answer the question, that were getting spam A's. I checked my flags, and saw some of them are completely forgotten, I ...
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Would a tag cleaning campaign be a good idea for AU too?

I just stumbled over a post in meta-superuser: https://meta.superuser.com/questions/5718/tag-cleanup-for-january-2014?cb=1 It looks like they have tag cleaning campaigns on a regular basis. Might ...
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What are the reasons to downvote answers?

I'm not asking why a specific answer get downvoted but specifically why would you normally downvote an answer. This should help newbies understanding why their answers were downvoted even though ...
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Hunt down all those questions that have only a single tag!

I created... Lies, you just used another query and improved it! SHUT UP! *boom* *bang* *thud* As I said, I modified a query in the Data Explorer to find lonely tags. You know, those ...
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Could we get rid of all unuseful tags? (Tags that alone can't be)

Lets check this: http://data.stackexchange.com/ubuntu/query/146225/what-tag-is-most-common-for-first-posts Well, someone see the problem? I do. The version specific tags and a bunch of overly general ...
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Don't be shy and vote ;)

I know is pretty difficult finding good/interesting questions/answers, but the amount of votes per week/month/quarter leave so much to hope for. I feel alone in the first place on the quarter rankings ...
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Do we need a new close reason of “Abandoned”?

This is basically a resurrection of How should we define "Abandoned" as a close reason?, but given Reminder: Unanswered + Time != Too Localised, I think we need to actually revisit this. ...

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