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Should there be a new tag “legacy-bios”?

I'd like to propose the creation of the tag "legacy-bios", as I believe it was relevant to a question I just asked. It seems like it could be relevant to a forum dedicated to an OS. And there is ...
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AskUbuntu background flicker

When scrolling a page on askubuntu, the background dots flicker visually. It is a minor thing but the fix is so simple, just to set: background-attachment: fixed When i do it manually in the browser ...
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Use ISO 8601 or some localized format to display question, answer, edit, and comment dates instead of the “customary” M/D/Y

Date stamps are shown in a non-standardised format "mmm d 'yy": When you hover the pointer over the date, you get title text showing the date and time in ISO 8601 standard format: "yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:...
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Save multiple questions as drafts

There are multiple times I have certain questions but I don't have the time to write their body and format them properly at that point of time. I have to then use an external To-Do List app to ...
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“Marked as duplicate” should include a link to the duplicate(s) and not just “Ask a new question”

At the top of the question, we have: and at the bottom we have Sometimes the question can be very long and these two boxes can be very far apart. If you come from somewhere else (for example, via ...
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help/searching doesn’t mention the `deleted` operator

There’s a boolean operator for the search that’s not mentioned on the searching help page: deleted: yes/true/1 returns only posts that have been deleted; the default no/false/0 excludes deleted posts ...
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Why is the Search box close to invisible on Stack Exchange?

Why is the search box (and button) in the top bar on Stack Exchange not visible at all times? I have been using Stack Exchange for months and only just found it by clicking randomly around the top of ...
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Migration Paths?

Migration paths allow for questions to be moved from Ask Ubuntu to other sites in the Stack Exchange network. The idea is that rather than simply closing questions as being "off-topic", then the ...
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Preformatted text horizontal scrolling - bug or feature?

AskUbuntu help recommend to style pre-formatted text and console output with #four spaces But sometimes it results in scrolling text. See this question as an example. The problematic line (as ...
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Off-topic flagging links should be HTTPS now

When flagging a question, most links in the dialog that comes up are now HTTPS instead of HTTP, but it seems like the off-topic links (in Flagging > Closing > Off-Topic and in Flagging > Closing > Off-...
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Does Ask Ubuntu have voice chat, and if not are there any plans for it?

I think voice chat would be a valuable feature at Ask Ubuntu. Obviously some individuals cannot ask a question correctly when it comes to typing it because I see it said by other users all the time. ...
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Make it possible to retract flags on comments

I have noticed that if I mistakenly flag a comment, I am not able to retract the flag afterwards. I think it would be a good feature to add the possibility to retract flags on comments.
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Notify visitors that the question is old

I asked this question on meta.SE, it got marked as dupe for this question, I'm posting it here because it has more value here. This question is 4 years old, someone commented: Looks like the old ...
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Feature request: retracting delete vote on answers

When I vote to close a question it's possible to retract close vote. When I press delete(1) to remove my vote on an answer, it only asks for confirmation if I want to vote to delete, not retract. Can ...
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Should we have a “Culture Tour”?

The Welcome Tour takes new users through the mechanics of the SE sites. Should we have an additional tour that explains key behaviours that are expected of the AskUbuntu community? Things like: (...
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Rename the atom tag

The atom tag is currently being used for questions about GitHub's Atom editor and Intel's Atom CPU. I would favour a new tag for either. Maybe the best practice is to follow Stack Overflow and ...
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Isn't it time to make the standard system-wide comments more welcoming?

First of all: Please stop thinking: Stack OverFlow Super User Ask Ubuntu Unix & Linux ... and start thinking: Cooking Veganism & Vegetarianism English Language & Usage Worldbuilding ...
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Make 18.04 and bionic synonym

When I add tags to the question and type xenial, it suggests me to add 16.04 but when I type bionic, no suggestion is given.
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Be nice: How to optimise interaction between Trolls and Unicorns

TL;DR version: For the sake of argument below, a user showing negative behaviour on this site is called a "Troll" and a user exhibiting positive behaviour a "Unicorn". I've been pondering about ...
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New tag for Windows Subsystem for Linux [duplicate]

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: FATAL -> Failed to fork on Windows subsystem for Linux with Ubuntu Hi Is it possible to create a new tag about the Windows Subsystem for Linux, ...
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Add tag synonym for [tag:wsl]

As the global maximum tag length has been increased to 35 characters, now the tag wsl should be renamed to windows-subsystem-for-linux (or similar) and act as a synonym to the latter. Other SE sites ...
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If a flag is wrong, but the post is still flaggable, an extended message to just “declined” should be given

There is sometimes confusion over what to flag certain posts as, and when there is no reason to flag them and they are flagged then they should be "declined". But if the post was flagged with the ...
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Isn't it time to review the algorithm for letting good answers flow to the top?

I'm pretty sure that back in 2008 when Stack Overflow was created it made perfect sense to have an answer be "accepted" as that was the way forums were (and some still are) run: you ask the OP to ...
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Malicious/Dead link removal Policy, Process, Product requested

As per this AU meta question we've seen links to external sites turn malicious over the years. So could we have: A Policy that this will not be allowed any more on the entire SE network? A Process ...
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ordered list format feature request — subtopic numbering

Introduction: While writing a response to a question, I came to a situation where making a sublist improved readability of the post. This works: topic subtopic subsubtopic subtopic topic ...
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Similar background for Blockquote and Preformatted(code)

On AskUbuntu there is similar background-formatting for Blockquote text and Preformatted code text. Example-1 (with preformatted/coded text): sudo apt-get update Example-2 (with block-quoted text): ...
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Add icon to the composing editor to format keyboard shortcuts

Background: Many questions require the user to describe used keyboard shortcuts. These can be formatted through <kbd></kbd>. Suggestion: I would like to suggest to add an icon to the ...
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How to lodge disagreement with certain Review Test fails? [duplicate]

In Review, I usually pass the tests when they occur. The most common cause of failing is that I add a comment to a first-timer's question asking for clarification about what their goal was, or some ...
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Presentation of code should include explanation in a separate comment section

This is just an idea and I would like to see what the feedback is. The problem Starting Linux I've found myself many times looking through example code on this site and finding out what it actually ...
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Where is the any key. . .

... and other observations. We, as a community, are asked to be nicer so how about the SE Employees help us become nicer by providing a question wizard for new users on the SE network??? No, not ...
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Suggested edits queue “Reject and Edit” reason

How come I can't give a reason when I select "Reject and Edit"? I want to give a reason to the user to help them improve. Usually I end up selecting "Reject", going to the post link and separately ...
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Should reputation be reduced over time, when a user is inactive?

I'm wondering if reputation decay when a user is inactive, maybe users contribute more? Is this a motivation or not? Will this have the positive results (more contribution) or will have the opposite? ...
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Can we get a notice that questions we answered were merged?

Only by chance I came across a merged question I had answered twice: What is a "bad quality" package? This is not really what we want. One answer may be better than the other, or worse, ...
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raised flag - cooled off - now want to temper it / edit it — what can I do?

I raised a flag. I asked for a post to be deleted. After a cooling off period, I reasoned that the poster had clearly dedicated a lot of time to answering their question, in a great attempt to be ...
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Show how complicated an answer is

Is it possible to show how much a question or answer is for experts or newbies? I see it as a newbie. My usual problems are: Does this question relate to my problem? Will this answer work for me too?...
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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 ...
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My question has been put “on hold” and I have edited it. Now what?

I asked a question that has been put on hold because it was considered EOL. Here it goes: Backup with Deja-dup: keep records to keep history vs keep lastest backup to save memory?. I have edited the ...
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Can there be an icewm tag?

Its probably one of my favorite window managers. It would be a shame to never see a tag. If anyone could add it that would be awesome. Thanks and regards, Thomas
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“Weighted” reputation gains

I have noticed that you can gain a lot of reputation if you are the first person to answer a quite simple question which concerns a large audience of mostly beginners. However on the other side a ...
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Set a Watch for an interesting question

Sometimes I see an interesting question which has no answer yet. Later on it disappears in the timeline and I have to search for it to see if someone wrote a comment or an answer to it. Is there a ...
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Automatic Question closing after a set time

TL;DR Asking if we can do automatic closing of questions after a set amount of time if OP has no interaction with the question after an answer has been posted. EDIT It looks as though there is ...
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Should new users be restricted from using comments within the questions they ask?

The faq for Ask Ubuntu ... as well as, I assume, all of the Stack Exchange sites (?) ... states in the "How Do I Ask Questions Here?" section If other users ask you for more information in the ...
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A “My Questions” button next to the “Ask Question” button

Many times I have tried to find the posts I have made and find myself having to go into my profile and look at the Questions section to find my questions. It would be easier if Ask Ubuntu had a ...
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Why is the ability to edit freely based on reputation?

Having edits appear immediately requires a certain reputation. However, most of the edits I suggest get approved. Wouldn't it be better to have this privilege be based on edit quality rather than ...
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Push users through the Tour as part of onboarding

Recently, this post came up on Meta, and they brought up a good point (paraphrased): I should have read the tour, but i couldn't even find it or even know that one existed. When you ask for help, ...
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Format code with line numbers

Is there any way to quote/format code including automated line numbers? Sometimes especially in quite long configuration files and scripts it would be very helpful for both question and answers to be ...
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Where should I place a “wish” for developers of Ubuntu? [closed]

Questions similar to the In Ubuntu 16.04, how to set shortcut-keys for maximizing a window only horizontally or only vertically? lead to a "wish" for developers of Ubuntu. (After I have got some ...
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Query for Basic information

I feel like every second question lacks the basic information about flavour, release and architecture, so I ask myself: Why don't we just ask the users to give the output of echo $DESKTOP_SESSION, ...
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Retract a reopen vote

It's very simple to retract a close vote (although doing so means you can't vote again on that post) but unless I'm missing something it's not possible to retract a re-open vote. Mistakes occur ...
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Can we merge many meta Q&As about “abandoned questions”?

Can we merge these three Q&A's (they are all ~5 years old) together? What to do with questions whose OP hasn't visited the site for a long time? What to do when users have been inactive for ...