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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 ...
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How do I flag correctly?

As there are many complaints about uncertainty of which flag to use for what post and even conflicting feedbacks from different moderators or established users, I would like to see some kind of ...
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What are the meanings of EoSS, LTS, ESM and EoL?

In the What topics can I ask about here? article in Ask Ubuntu help center, under the "Questions that you should avoid:" heading, the following bullet point is mentioned: Support for ...
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How do I bookmark a Question/Answer?

I've found a question I'm interested in - how can I receive updates of when it gets answers or updates?
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What is the purpose of bookmarking questions?

It shows no increase in the reputation points of the asker, then what is the purpose of being able to bookmark questions by clicking on bookmark icon with a star?
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When are questions about "ubuntu+1" appropriate?

"ubuntu+1" is the developmental release of Ubuntu, so it changes every day so it can cause people to have lots of problems and ask for help. So for example people asking 11.04 (aka natty) questions ...
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Guidelines when voting for friends

Yesterday the moderators and SE staff wiped out 1850 reputation points between three accounts. Our current understanding is that these accounts are held by three real people who know each other in ...
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PSA: When reviewing, don't post duplicate (and near-duplicate) comments!

As jrg♦ said (pinned in main chat): Hey folks who use "canned" comments: If you see one thats already there that expresses the same general idea, don't add another one. Thanks. :) This has ...
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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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Reminder: Unanswered + Time != Too Localised

There's a slightly worrying trend since we started clean-up efforts: we are closing unanswered questions for being too old. I need to emphasise that this is not what clean-up is about. The idea of ...
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Is the "community help wiki" the same as "community wiki" on Ask Ubuntu?

I've heard of community wiki posts on Ask Ubuntu, but there seems to be something else called the community wiki, the community help wiki, or Ubuntu community wiki. This is confusing. What's the ...
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Close votes remaining?

when voting to close I saw this: What is the purpose of limiting close votes? Is this how many I have for ever or do they refresh every 24 hours?
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My answer was deleted, why?

I posted an answer to a question and it's been deleted. Why!? As we head in to Ubuntu 11.10 release I'd like to make sure when we are going through the site and marking items for removal in this (and ...
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What is "Accept Rate" and why is it important?

What does this notification mean above my questions in my Stack Exchange profile? Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question? What do I need to do?
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How does Ask Ubuntu work?

We're in an odd situtation as Stack Exchange has long-established communities and so has Ubuntu. We need to ensure that we communicate best practices to the existing Ubuntu teams. How do Ask Ubuntu ...
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How do I leave comments on Ask Ubuntu?

How do I leave a comment to an answer on the Ask Ubuntu site? I posted a question and someone posted an answer. But the answer fails to take into account information posted on the site. How do I ...
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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 ...