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Style guide for questions and answers

Following the style guides on Stack Overflow and Wikipedia, I would like to propose that we create a style guide of our own. Let's hold ourselves to a high standard and create or promote questions ...
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Version tags are being used improperly -- what to do?

Tags like 12.04 and 13.04 are being used almost every time even if the question isn't version-specific, and even if the tag description explicitly says: You should only use this tag if your ...
Andrea Corbellini's user avatar
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Should we apturl whenever possible?

It seems that apt: doesn't work here,but there is a proxy for these type of sites just provide Should we use it(easy,fast and user friendly) or the traditional software ...
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Should I ask an unanswered question to another Stack Exchange site?

Should I ask a question to another Stack Exchange sites if it is not answered here at Ask Ubuntu? Sometimes, after asking a question here I found the topic is more suitable in another site. Then what ...
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We need to update the FAQ now that Gnome-remix is official

Since Ubuntu Gnome Remix will become an official Ubuntu derivative upon the release of 13.04, I think it's time we update the FAQ to reflect that. Currently it states: This is not the right place for:...
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Where are suspension policies published for independent reference?

I'm a big fan of demonstrating good behaviour and avoiding getting a suspension. I have never received a suspension on any SE site*. However, this puts myself and those similar to me at a ...
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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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Does favoriting questions help to get an answer?

I've read What if I don’t get a good answer? and in meta What is the purpose of favoriting questions?. Does favoriting (clicking the star) highlight my question to others? Is there a way to do that?
NicolasWeb's user avatar
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Should we change the FAQ and question box to encourage less vague questions? Or does that make the site less "friendly"?

Consider questions like "Why doesn't Internet work on my Ubuntu?" Obviously this is too vague and the person is not following the suggestion in the title box to "be specific". The catch-22 is that ...
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Mentioning of the CoC in the final FAQ

Please add to the FAQ a link to our Code of Conduct and the Leadership Code of conduct: Under the title "Be nice" it can be added: Please follow the Ubuntu Code of Conduct and Ubuntu Leadership Code ...
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FAQ Update: Add "Chrubuntu" to the list of unsupported derivatives

Since people are naturally lazy, perhaps we should replace this line in the FAQ: Linux Mint, Backtrack, Gnome-Remix (prior to 13.04) and ... with: Linux Mint, Backtrack, Gnome-Remix (...
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How can I give rep to a wiki answer?

Lets say a user created an answer to a question and because he is nice enough and he knows people can concentrate on his answer as a base and add more information to it he marked the answer as ...
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What are community answers and why / when to use them?

I have seen some community wiki answers laying around the site, I am wondering when should one use it and the main reason for them to exist. Can moderators convert a user answer to community wiki? ...
Bruno Pereira's user avatar
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Review Suspension not in FAQ

So apparently, I've been suspended from reviews by some automatic process of which I was completely unaware. Due to there being absolutely nothing about review suspension in the FAQ, I understand very ...
Adrian Keister's user avatar
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What tools should we recommend for participation?

This question on which screenshotting tool reminds me, should we add tool suggestions in the FAQ to encourage better quality questions/answers?
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Should abbreviations and acronyms be discouraged?

Sometimes, a question is not clear simply because it contains an abbreviation or acronym that a reader doesn't understand. I wonder if the instructions should encourage the definition of these things ...
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Should our FAQs be updated to better define 'Ubuntu +1' topicality?

Our FAQs clearly define questions about upcoming releases as off-topic: This is not the right place for: Issues with the next version of Ubuntu (Ubuntu+1) (More information about Alpha ...
Tom Brossman's user avatar
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Can we add a link to the /privileges page in the 'What is reputation?' section of the FAQ?

The 'What is reputation?' section of the FAQ briefly explains what is reputation, how to earn it, and what privileges you can earn by having enough reputation. However, due to the nature of being a ...
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Wrong reputation scale on FAQ

On the FAQ page the reputation scale from the Public BETA is still present where it should reflect the current scale.
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Why is this question closed as off topic? should it be?

I made this question: Paste option is greyed out in context menu And I just now realize it was closed as off topic. I read the FAQS. That is either not off topic or the faqs are not understandable. ...
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Would creating a Q&A question to cover specific 14.04 sound issues be okay here?

I was looking at the numerous cases in a search of people having sound issues, especially with 14.04, and I was wondering if I could create a little Q&A FAQ (community wiki) about it? Many of ...
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