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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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Questions with too little information

I can understand that its a community as we need to bear with the OPs and support them guiding with the information/solutions, etc. Nevertheless, I'm really fed-up commenting on posts each time ...
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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 ...
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Tag synonym request: [version] -> [versions] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Synonimization of singular/plural tag pairs We have both version and versions tags. I recommend version be made a synonym of versions. There are more questions in versions, ...
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The “Ask question” button is rather obscure/hidden [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we make the “ask question” button stand out more? I've used stackoverflow, photo.stackexchange.com and others, but I couldn't find the "ask question" button on ...
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Community Wiki bounties should be split

I believe that bounties that are awarded to community wiki questions should be split according to the work done by each user(See the percentages under any community wiki answer to get this data) ...
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Software package installation Icon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change the software icon In regards to The package installation problem. it's become clear we would like to add a custom launching icon that can be used to open the apt.ubuntu....
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Allow 2k+ users to suggest edits

Every now and then, a user is unsure about an edit they make. For the under 2k rep users, this is great. It goes to the review board and is dealt with. However, users above 2k aren't given this ...
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What to do with answers that should be comments, but get deleted?

As the reputation requirement to comment is pretty high (50), many new users who want to contribute to the site use answers to leave a comment on questions, e.g. to request additional information ...
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Can we have “tools” link at the top of Ask Ubuntu site?

For users (not moderators) who have more than 10,000 reputation and who have access to o moderator tools why doesn't exist a link for tools at the top of Ask Ubuntu site? How can we have it there? I ...
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Ask Ubuntu for mobile

I was away from my home computer and I wanted to check Ask Ubuntu for any notifications, so I decided to check from my mobile phone. The interface isn't too bad for browsing on a mobile phone but it ...
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Why does meta complain when you downvote a post without commenting first?

If I downvote a post (say I didn't hated hats!) without commenting first, it gives the same old reminder: This doesn't reflect Meta - here, you can downvote to disagree. This might be misleading to ...
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The reputation on deleted question

I think the bounty/reputation should be preserved for the answers even after the question is deleted. I mean you give an answer and it is accepted and then question gets deleted because of some reason....
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Could we improve the visibility of links

The color on links is, fitting to the site design, red. As somone suffering from red–green color blindness, which isn't rarely (depending on origin up to 10%), it's hard for me to spot links on ...
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How to increase the bounty amount?

I asked a question and set the bounty to 50. Its still not receiving enough attention. So I want to increase the bounty amount. Is there any way I can increase the bounty amount??
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Can we make the top tool bar position fixed while scrolling?

Wouldn't it be cool that this toolbar could be fixed for easier access for activities and votes? Saying FIXED i mean that while scroll it won't stay in the top of document, and will be in the top of ...
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merge tags: repository and repositories

These two tags both have roughly the same number of uses (10 and 8, I believe) so we can't just wait for the weaker one to atrophy. Perhaps they should be merged?
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Reason for closure in the Reopen Vote review page

I have started reviewing Reopen Votes and there is something I struggle with: the review page does not inform on the reason for closure. The only way to know this seems to be jumping to the question ...
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Can we suggest posting on the forums for too localized?

On the closed as too localized text, we say that the question won't help other people, but we don't suggest where they should go now. Since Canonical advertises the Ask Ubuntu community (e.g. in ...
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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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Review Suspension not in FAQ

So apparently, I've been suspended from reviews by some automatic process of which I was completely unaware. Due to there being absolutely nothing about review suspension in the FAQ, I understand very ...
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New starters to Ask Ubuntu

As a new user to Ask Ubuntu, or for that matter any other forum based site, upon registering, it would be very useful to have some kind of basic introduction on how to ask questions. Not the process ...
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Bounty chronology, possible or N/A?

I just started my first bounty on Ask Ubuntu! A very special one as I offered it on another person's question. Btw, gaining the Investor Badge. Actually I'm planning to keep track of them using my ...
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Feature Request: Allow commenting on awarded bounties

The sacrifice of privileges in exchange for setting bounties has been covered in a few other questions (1, 2, etc.). While I disagree with the reasoning (my thinking is in line with that of ...
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Can we have the Ubuntu emoticons in the chat room?

Can we have the Ubuntu emoticons on the general chat room?
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Stackoverflow question migration

Growing number of posts on SO are related to installation of IDEs, libraries and programming tools on Ubuntu. Some of them might be a fit for Serverfault but they are usually far too easy to be ...
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why there is no keyboard <kbd> in the menu?

We have included options for bold, italics, links, CODE, etc., but there is no option for keyboard keys. For example to get Alt as a key we have to place it in between <kbd> tags then it will ...
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Closing questions as instances or subsets of another question?

I see many AskUbuntu questions that are really too localized for the format. That's a recognized problem: we do have a too localized flag, after all. But I think many localized questions are worth ...
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Tag Synonym Request: [processes] -> [process]?

The tag processes is just a pluralization of the process tag. Seems like they could be synomized.
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Remove [desktop--envoriment]

It's obvious typo in the tag. I see "1 questions tagged" here but can't retag because I see "0 question tagged" here It has tag wiki so it'll not deleted themself as far as I know
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Prevent the 'Notification Bar Fiesta'

This is similar to this proposal on MSO, but happens at AskUbuntu. As a double treat, it's the same message twice AND the bounty was already awarded! Could this be prevented?
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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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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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Section with reference to manpages, official documentation

I think there should a section above or below posts/answers with the option to add link(s) to (if any) manpages and/or official (or a similar) documentation to command used in the answer as this will ...
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How to embed an Askubuntu question or answer in a blog post?

I have a personal blog on the Blogspot platform where I often write about Linux. There are moments when I realise that my best texts are those I've wrote here, on askubuntu. So I want to embed my own ...
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Could our quote style be different to the code style? [duplicate]

Related. This suggestion has been added as an answer. On Ask Ubuntu, this is what our code looks like compared to our quote style: Code here is obviously code. But quotes look almost the same. ...
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Could be possible duplicates arranged by votes in addition to default order?

When I find duplicate question, for example Will not allow me to install playonlinux! Says I have 'held broken packages and flag them, the system shows me the list of possible answers like this: ...
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Add a “Migrate to xx SE site” option in the Off-Topic section for flagging questions

When I see a question that is off topic, I'll flag it. But, should we add an option like: o belongs to (dropdown list of SE sites) Questions about (bla bla bla) should be asked here instead ...
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Tag synonym request: [compiling-from-source] -> [compiling] [closed]

The compiling-from-source tag is rarely used and the potential differences between it and compiling are small and mostly theoretical.
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Why I am asked if I am a human being each time to be told that it has not been 20 minutes yet?

Sometime, I would like to create questions for a few issues. Since I don't have enough reputation, when I submit the second question, I am told to wait 20 minutes. The page does not tell up when ...
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Forcing “leavers” to accept an answer

Something I have noticed a lot is that new users with 1 rep ask a question and never appear on the site again. Good answers are posted, but the question stays "unanswered" forever. Often, these are ...
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Is there a way to report users based on their user names?

I'm asking this because I came across the a user. If there is a function to report this kind of abuse, I haven't found it in the user's profile. Please take this as an official complaint about the ...
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How do I delete my account?

Answers, Questions, Comments, Everything.... I don't care about the points system, but when I get negative comments on the recommendations I make to help solve a problem, I'm done here.