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Should tags without description be allowed?

I just earned the create new tag privilege and this made me curious to check out the current NEW tags created. For my surprise I noticed that there are quite a few tags without description. I know ...
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Add ubuntu forums link to opinion close reason?

I was on this question and was discussing closing the question as opinion based with @ipselute and the idea came up that it would me a good idea to send this question to Ubuntu forums where it could ...
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What happened to the chat-feature module on the Questions page?

When I enter Ask Ubuntu by http://askubuntu.com a chat-feature module displaying a nice box where I can see who is on chat and where I can enter the room is displayed: However when loading https://...
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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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Can we synonymize clone and cloning?

Can we synonymize clone and cloning? They are basically the same thing. Both are being used for questions about cloning machines (desktops and servers), or cloning hard drives. clone is the one being ...
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Connect Ask Ubuntu with Help

I will be more easy for the user to ask any thing from there Ubuntu. The idea to add Ask Ubuntu inside the menu of help. that will help Ubuntu user to ask about specifies thing related the ...
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Make links visible on escaped text

There is no visible difference between AskUbuntu and AskUbuntu, even though the first occurence points to a link and the second doesn't. It could be argued that it is not necessary, but stackoverflow....
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Cannot specify other SE groups for transfer

I have noticed that when you mark a question as 'off-topic' the only choice is to send it to the meta site......why not include the UNIX, SuperUser, StackOverflow SE sites as well? Therefore, my "...
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Using Wayback Machine of internet archive

I have read on a different meta post that there is a system being implemented to fix bad links systematically. Could it be set up to automatically use the Wayback machine to automatically redirect ...
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Feature request about feature requests

While closing this question , I've noticed a few peculiar things: Problem #1: not all software for Ubuntu is hosted on Launchpad, so can we change the text to something like ". . . reported on ...
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Can we get an support for autolinking ppas?

It would be really nice if ppas would be autolinked in questions/answers/comments. E.g. if I write ppa:ondrej/sandbox, it would be automatically linked to https://launchpad.net/~ondrej/+archive/...
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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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Can we have the review audits suspended from the Late Answers queue?

When there is a lot of work to be done getting 2 3 4 5 6 audits in 18 24 31 40 48 items is more than distracting - one of them actually came three times (I know, its pure random, but still I'd ...
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Can the AutoReviewComments script be built into Ask Ubuntu?

Can the AutoReviewComments userscript be built into Ask Ubuntu?
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“Revision History” link

Rather than having the current system, where in a question or answer the revision history link is the "Edited ago" text, wouldn't it be less confusing to add a link called "Revisions" or "Revision ...
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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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moving question-related discussions from comments to chat seems pointless, destroys clarifying information

After a bit of fact finding back and forth in the comments about a fix-it question, the site will now display something like: Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to ...
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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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Add Unix and Linux to the off topic menu

Sometimes I come across questions that I believe to be better suited on the Unix and Linux StackExchange site. E.g. How can I set up radius authentication properly? . When using the flag as off ...
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Where is the link back?

Where is the link back to ubuntu.stackexchange.com from meta.ubuntu.stackexchange.com?
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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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How can we make citing AskUbuntu easier?

With Ubuntu redirecting Ubuntu wiki pages to AskUbuntu, we have an issue regarding copyright and attribution. Supposedly AskUbuntu, the Ubuntu wikis, the Ubuntu Manual, and the Ubuntu Desktop Guide ...
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Is it possible to bookmark answers?

If the answer is the most popular one then i can favourite the question. But ive seen a couple answers that were low on the list, slightly off-topic, etc , that id like to look into (or quote) at a ...
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Why is the Unix community allowed to vote for or against a potential merge of Ubuntu and Unix, but not the Ubuntu community?

In the unix.stackexchange.com site a banner pops up to vote for or against the merge of unix.stackexchange.com and ubuntu.stackexchange.com. However, here on the ubuntu site this banner does not pop ...
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Replace the loading icon

I believe we should replace the Loading Icon with the default pin wheel found in Ubuntu - something like this As opposed to the default stackoverflow icon.
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Enable the easy review close queue filtering interface

We are almost reaching the 1k items in the close queue (we are second, only behind Stack Overflow), so I think we should make any attempt to make folks review stuff and for that reason I ask to enable ...
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Can we have a list of most viewed questions?

one day I was asking my self what are the most read/seen question on askUbunt.com ? So how about we have a featured list of the top viewed questions. This would also benefit other new Ubuntu users. ...
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Delete Tag: 4096

A new tag called 4096 has been recently created. It is linked to only one question. I personally don't see future questions using this tag and I don't see any value why the one linked question ...
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Can the tag suggestion help-text be changed?

At present the tag suggestion help-text is (note the 11.04): at least one tag such as (11.04 networking command-line), max 5 tags This is problematic for two reasons: it encourages people to ...
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hide old / answered questions I've asked

I already ask a lot of questions and it would be easier to hide answered questions to keep my "to fix" list to a minimum. It would make the UI of my questions cleaner. Easy to implement?
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Give users a hint not to ask multiple questions at once

I've seen a couple of questions which actually were multiple questions at once. It's not only hard to answer if you don't know the answers to all of them, but also difficult for the questioner to ...
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Finding community wikis

Why isn't there a listing of community wikis? It seems to me that being able to easily find community wikis would be a great resource based on the description of community wikis. I would assume ...
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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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Tag elimination: [problem]

I believe the tag problem is useless as it gives no help to the question. True, it could be argued that some questions are not problems, but attempts to do even more, but this tag is still useless.
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Tag synonym request: [teaching] -> [education]

We have seperate education and teaching tags. It seems that teaching with 4 questions, and education with 6 questions are essentially the same. Also there is the children tag that may factor into ...
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Notice against Vandalism

We should have a notice about vandalism in edits, such as adding notes to answers that have nothing to do with the actual question or the answer itself. Example: Answer to a question about ...
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How can I see the diff for an edit I have made before it is approved?

When I edit someone's question, I have to wait for the edit to be approved before the link that says when the question was edited and links to the changes appears if I want to see the changes I have ...
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Ping people via email to get their attention

Abandoned threads are toxic. They take up space, people's time and they hurt our answer ratio. As a moderator now, I have the power to directly email somebody about their conduct on the site but not ...
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Don't suggest version specific tag when writing questions

As Gilles has said in his other answer "version tags are massively overused on AU", I think is our fault that such things happens. We allow them be alone we them shouldn't and we do nothing to fix ...
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Closing the off-topic and duplicate questions with bounty

There are some questions which has bounty, but are clearly off-topic or are duplicates of another question. e.g. https://askubuntu.com/questions/411887/unicode-fonts-are-not-displayed-correctly-in-...
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Tag Synonym Request: [keyboard-shortcut] -> [shortcut-keys]?

The tag keyboard-shortcut seems like it should just be part of the shortcut-keys tag.
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Site <title> name

All the sites pages have Ubuntu - Stack Exchange in their title. I believe this should be changed to Ask Ubuntu - Stack Exchange (or even simply Ask Ubuntu). This will help with branding our site ...
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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 ...