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Can we have highlighted code blocks in the chat rooms?

At the moment, code posted to the chat rooms only differs in the font that's used. It would be nice if, like in comments, the code was highlighted by a different background colour. The way it is now, ...
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Could the colour of questions be changed to reflect that they have no upvoted answers?

At the moment when you look at the main page of questions there are 3 different categories of questions differentiated by colour: Questions with no answers: Questions with answers but none ...
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Modify close reason banner and create an “Off-Topic Compass” site on Meta?

I have answered Add Elementary OS Stack Exchange to the off topic banner with a proposal which got a positive feedback, so I'm now writing it as separate feature request here: Make a more flexible ...
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Automatically displaying images on package links

The current package image system on links is very manual. Too manual. You have to remember or look up a URL, insert an image, blah blah blah. Not to forget we're currently having to go through a messy ...
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Who ever reads my custom message when rejecting an edit?

Sometimes we reject an edit for reasons not covered by the list given. Then I always give my reasons in the custom field. However ever since we need two approvals for an edit it happens that other ...
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Can we add a screenshot of the “accepted answer” check mark to the help pages?

I usually like to link this help page: Some-one answers to new users that comment "Thanks, it worked!!" on an answer. The reason I link them to Some-one answers instead of Accepted answer is ...
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Output of relevant commands

There are many instances when the community requests the asker to run certain commands and post the output. They usually ask them to edit their answer and just dump the output of the requested ...
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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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Add a copy of the question title above answers in the review screen?

I am reviewing first-posts and late-answers for a few weeks now and something is annoying me: Always when there is an answer to be reviewed, I have to scroll down (if the answer is long enough) to see ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Enable checks on question titles for weak word selection

Today I was editing a migrated question in SO, which contained the word "Help" just to be greeted with a message: I was all O_O when saw this. When I wrote http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/8720/...
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Can the barriers to posting be shown before the human verification?

It's quite frustrating to prove I'm a human right before being told that I'm not allowed to post for x and y reasons.. why not wait to check that I'm a human until after verifying it's ok to post?
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Let me know before I spend an hour writing that you won't accept answers from my account

When I start answering a question, your software seems to know what I'm doing, or should. How come you wait until I spend 20 minutes to an hour trying to answer a question, then go to post it and ...
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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 ...
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When reviewers vote to close for different reasons I want the real votes on the “closed” panel

During the Close Votes Review there often exist two different approaches about why a question should be closed (I don't count "leave open" now). At the end (after 5 votes to close) the majority ...
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Could we add on the 'about' page that questions should be edited to provide more information?

On both the about page it is explained how the site works. To my eyes, this should include that a user asking question should edit his post to improve it if some other users are asking clarification ...
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Is oneboxing for Google+ posts coming to the chat?

Oneboxing is one of the brilliantly useful features of our chat system. Could we also have oneboxing for Google+ posts and profiles? I'm told it's the future.
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Launchpad SSO should transition to login.ubuntu.com

Posting on behalf of our infrastructure folks, The launchpad team would like to consolidate their single sign on in favor of a SSO for all Ubuntu users, login.ubuntu.com, which is what all the newer ...
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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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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 ...
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Add a feature for similarity comparison

It'd be nice if answers which are an exact copy of an existing (possibly upvoted) answer or contain large substring of such an answer and few own text - which should be a comment on the copied answer -...
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'livedvd' should be a synonym for 'live-cd'

livedvd: a CD or DVD containing a bootable computer operating system. live-cd: Questions related to live CDs, which allow you to test drive Ubuntu without installing it. I'd suggest to have ...
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Mobile-friendly version of review page?

The main Ask Ubuntu page works great with my brand-name-smartphone and I'd love to see the functionality of the site extended by making the review page (askubuntu.com/review) also mobile-friendly. ...
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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 ...
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Why does Ask Ubuntu need a Captcha even from mobile users?

I am using my mobile phone to access Ask Ubuntu with Opera mini and it works with Ask Ubuntu mobile version but while posting answers it redirects me to the full website to enter a Captcha. Why is ...
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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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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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Request for new users to prove they're human

There have been plenty of "users" asking "questions" which turn out to be spam and advertising. Some examples include things like "Have The Body You Deserve?" and "Easy Ways to Lose Weight Fast". ...
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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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Don't include self answered or questions where the OP commented in the review audits

There is a mayor problem with one of our close reasons and the audits. We close stuff based in "no reproducible" basis, when OP can't figure out what was wrong nor how the issue was solved nor there's ...
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Shouldn't the 'rights' tag be a synonym of 'permissions'?

The tag permissions is used for all questions relating to system permissions, whether it's filesystem permissions, permissions to burn DVDs, etc. We also have the rights tag which contains questions ...
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I want to be able to move the “reject dialog” when reviewing suggested edits

The "flag" dialog is moveable (see my question), but the "Reject" dialog is not, which makes it a little harder to provide useful feedback to the suggestor as to why I reject this edit.
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Tag synonym request: [screen-resolution] -> [resolution]

We have separate resolution and screen-resolution tags. resolution is almost always used, and screen-resolution almost never. Theoretically these are different, as resolution applies to things besides ...
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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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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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Review audits should NOT include questions with bug reports

I just "failed" a review audit. I saw the question and read the comments. Comments directly under it included: add yourself to the "affected" people :) (see the "reported" link in my answer) And ...
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Show comments to a question, when editing that question with less than 2K reputation

When I edit a question, this is often in response to a suggestion in the comments. For this reason it would be very helpful if I could see the comments at the same time in the window where I am ...
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Mention multiple users

I know that in comment the number of mentions (@user) is limited to one (in addition to the OP). But in some cases, as in How do I prevent one user in particular from accessing my home directory?, I ...
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Why isn't career 2.0 available for askubuntu users, why only for stackoverflow users?

Askubuntu is wholly and solely community dedicated to Ubuntu, why doesn't it provide career options in its field to reputed users like stackoverflow. It would be great if we have website as http://...
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So, enhancement to smoke-detector suggested

I suggested something in a conversation about here. Basically, should we just farm "hot words" from things that are flagged, then if they're in below .01 of questions just add them to smoke detector? ...
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The preformatted text/code text font in chat is not sufficiently distinct

In chat, when putting text between grave accents to ensure that it is output as code, the resulting text is not very distinguishable from the other text: The only way it's different, right now, is ...
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Remove the link to the video tutorials from the help pages

Due recent changes to our help page I took a peek what was written there too. I found there was a link to some video tutorials, I checked out that was linked to meta.AU, and was in the disposition of ...
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Add related posts during question reviews

When reviewing First Posts questions, it would be very helpful to add the Related section which we can see in the right side bar of a question page like this one. This can make reviewing questions ...
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Can we make the tags more visible when reviewing suggested edits?

When reviewing suggested edits, the "tags" are at the bottom, and if the post is lengthy, one can sometimes miss taking a look at them to see if they were edited. Also, the suggester might forget to ...
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Flagging message, for ubuntu +1 questions

I think we need a specific flagging message under offtopic because, for ubuntu +1(Saucy Salamander) questions? Update: Some relevant screenshots. As we can see above, we can mark offtopic based on ...
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Should the overlay or tooltip text for voting arrows be changed?

Right now, the text that pops up when you hover the pointer over the voting arrows is identical to the main site, like this: Problem is, the text that pops up when you hover over the vote ...