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Are people getting “rep shy”? || About “commentswers”

I keep bumping into questions with perfectly good answers that are not marked as accepted or can't even be marked nor voted because they're in comments. Even if you politely ask the "commentswerer" to ...
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Documentation on Ask Ubuntu

I recently saw Stack Overflow had launched Documentation. Are we going to have any? We should. I like the idea very much.
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Often used off-topic close reasons, more default reasons for off-topic?

Now that we have new close reasons I noticed that sites have custom off-topic reasons. The site allready has reasons for bugs and "not Ubuntu". But, the major one I see missing is End of Life ...
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“This is commentary on another post, not an answer” used for low quality answers

I think the "This is commentary on another post, not an answer" comment is used too much on close votes. I'm talking about the following one: This does not provide an answer to the question. To ...
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Preformatted print AskUbuntu thread to printer or (even better) to PDF

There are some web sites with embedded 'download as PDF' feature. In many occasions it would be very useful to have a PDF version of AskUbuntu thread. Therefore, I would like to suggest adding 'Print/...
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Finding questions that other questions have been closed as a dupe of

Is there a way to find questions with a high closed as dupe points here count? If there were, I think it would be a great way to get a list of questions for people with close-votes without as much ...
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Linkify Launchpad project links

I've just pasted a link to the code of a Launchpad project to an answer, and I noticed it remained as plain text. It would be nice if Launchpad shortcuts could be linkified automatically to point to ...
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Meta editing-help should mention “paragraph breaks”

If I don't overlook something obvious meta.askubuntu.com/editing-help does not mention paragraph breaks at all. Neither how they are considered useful instead of wasting space nor how one creates ...
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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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Sort unanswered questions within my tags by date?

When I select the "my tags" option under Unanswered questions, they are sorted by upvotes. I would like to sort them by date. Yet, this seems to be no possible. If it is actually not possible, why is ...
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Can Elementary OS be added in the help section for topics not to ask about?

currently the list of off-topic subjects include the following: Linux Mint, Backtrack, Gnome-Remix (prior to 13.04) and other Linux distributions (try our friends at Unix & Linux Stack Exchange)...
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Should there be a tab in the review pane for 'someone voted to close'

Should there be a tab in the review pane for 'someone voted to close'/'needs close votes'/'partially closed' or something? It would make finding the partially closed questions a lot easier before ...
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Possible to split a bounty or award a partial bounty?

How do we award a partial bounty? And how would we split a bounty up between several users? And (3): I believe the two above are not possible, so is this the right place to ask for an enhancement of ...
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why captchas + login?

Do you get Spam from people, who do a regular login? Why do I have to solve a captcha, after going through a login? Why do I sometimes get an captcha and sometimes not? Can't the system see, that ...
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Can we require that questions contain a question mark to nudge users to ask explicit questions?

During review I come across “question” posts that don't actually contain a question. In some cases the question is implied in a statement. In either case it would be better to have an explicit ...
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Comes ask Ubuntu in different languages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any plans for localized Ask Ubuntu instances? I am native speaking german. Would be great to have this site in my language. What should I do?
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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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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 “internet” a synonym of “internet-connection”?

Well, basically: Their tag wikis say the same, I see no other application for internet than for internet-connection and I don't see why we need to split the whole tag-system around connections into ...
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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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Can we reduce the volume of off topic questions?

Over the past couple of months, I've seen questions asked here about Linux Mint, Arch Linux, CentOS, Windows 10, OS X, Android, iOS and something one person uses called "Lumia". Somehow, this this ...
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Would adding a beginners section to this site make it easier to use?

I have been using Ask for a while now, but have noticed a problem, there are many spam questions, if you will. To clarify my meaning if you search the site for things like "how to burn a live CD" or "...
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Is the off tag really needed?

I suddenly came across a question which had the off tag. The tag itself has no explanation and I asked myself what the purpose of this tag is. From my perspective this tag is somehow confusing. Would ...
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Is there an askubuntu button I can put on my site?

I have seen the flair boxes which look kinda funky, but what if I want just a little badge to go along with other ones like you see on the left of http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/ ?
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Is there a way to save my Answer - Not publish a while

Sometimes I write an answer and i don't want to publish automatically i need to make sure my answer is correct and i need to wait more time for some reason Is there a way to save my answer draft? and ...
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Dark Theme for Ask Ubuntu

(Edit: looky looky Dark Theme Ask Ubuntu) I've been using a color inverter extension in Chrome to make websites with prominently white colors be primarily shades of dark gray or black. It's a lot ...
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Is there a public API for StackExchange?

I was thinking it would be nice to have an appindicator for StackExchange that would change color for a few seconds when an answer or question is voted up or down, etc. It would display your ...
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Icons for top relvent tags

I just noticed that with Stack Overflow's tags many of the tags have nice fancy icons: Wondering if we could get some tag bling as well? Certainly some of the browsers/top programs may benefit from ...
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Make blockquote formatting button not destroy the source layout!

You ever had a post in front of you where the OP did mix up blockquote and code formatting? Not those easy cases where he/she wrote a > character before the paragraph himself, but those cases when ...
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Can you make askubuntu fit on netbook screens?

Being a netbook user (Eee PC) I am frequently annoyed by the fact that askubunt doesn't fit on my screen horizontally. Could this website's maintainer make the website resize correctly? As Ubuntu is ...
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Alert sound for new messages

Is it possible to set alert sound for new incomming messages and notifications associated with my Ask Ubuntu account?
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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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Mentor program for Ask Ubuntu(Read: StackExchange)

Is there a possibility of creating a mentor program where an experienced user helps one or two specific users to get used to the site and its operations? When I had signed up, the complex reputation ...
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How to prevent answers and comments to question in non-english before they're translated?

Which mechanisms exist to prevent excluding users from questions and the discussion on non-english questions. Currently it's possible that users discuss and answer in non-english and receive credit ...
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Is there a way to search for a keyword in the title / body of your own questions / answers only?

Is there a way do a search in your own questions and specify keywords contained in the title. The same function for answers, would be usefull. As wellas to only search in the title or only in the body....
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Does Ask Ubuntu support the unity webapps feature?

I am hoping omgubuntu.co.uk while writing this aricle list of websites that supports unity's webapps feature they simply forgot to put askubuntu on that list.... but just in case does askubuntu ...
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Should users be able to flag comments as obsolete that they have previously upvoted?

I understand why I cannot flag a comment I've upvoted. When I upvote a comment, it means I think it is of especially high quality. But an especially high quality comment can become obsolete (for ...
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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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“Another user Is editing this post” warning

Sometimes, I find that before I post my edit, someone already has edited the post. Can't we make a system like this: Without the Feature So, lets say User A started editing X post, and User B ...