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Addition of a new category for invalidated flags

Before explaining about the feature request, please refer this link to understand the context: The flags count isn't detailed perfectly The aforementioned flag is not categorised in the flags. ...
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Feature request: Two step verification

Securing our digital accounts is a very important thing to do to be safe in the Internet. Having a strong password is just the start in my opinion. Two-step verification is a very important tool to ...
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Mention official Ubuntu flavors in the off-topic close reason

Currently, one of the off-topic close reason's text is the following: This is not about Ubuntu. Questions about other Linux distributions can be asked on Unix & Linux, those about Windows on ...
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Feature improvement for flags history

This question is asked on MSE at the following link for more visibility: Make it easier to distinguish accepted and declined flags in addition to pending ones in flags history In the flag summary ...
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Add a reply option for comments

Don't you think that it is a good idea to add a reply button to comments to questions and answers? Most people forget to type @username when replying which makes the person who made the previous ...
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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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OS Release in Questions

Given the number of questions asked which do not include the OS release, thus requiring asking the OP to (at best) amend their question or (not ideal) add the info in a comment, it is possible that ...
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No tag for ubuntu on askubuntu.com?

I want to change here the kubuntu tag to ubuntu. But i could not find it. Is it lost? Or I'am blind.
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Use of new screening tool from SE

The new ask page is now live on the network! discusses an 'ask' page which is configurable for each site in the SE universe. Specific bits that can be modified and the procedure of getting it live ...
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Is there a way to “watch” a question posted by someone else? Be alerted to changes, comments and answers? [duplicate]

Quite regularly I come across really good questions, that I'd like to know the answer to myself, but there doesn't seem to be a way to achieve this within the askubuntu functionality. Am I missing a ...
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Unregistered spammers should be deleted outright

A lot of spam is posted by unregistered users. They only have accounts on one site, and their only contribution is a spam or troll post. In my opinion, such users are not worth keeping. How about if ...
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Activate migration paths to Unix and Linux, should we?

First of all, lets remember the golden rule of the migrations: DO NOT MIGRATE CRAP That said, why don't we open the migration paths from AU and UL? There has been 10 migrations to UL in the last ...
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Provide way to link to headings from within both Questions and Answers and from comments

Use-case: Intra-Question and Intra-Answer Linking As a user posting either Questions or Answers, I would like to be able to add a link within that Question or Answer to another heading within that, or ...
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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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Broken links starting with http://%20https://

An edit suggestion like this pretty often appears in the review queue. These edits are generally fixing http://%20https:// to https://. (%20 means an escaped space in URLs.) Does anyone know why ...
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What's your Ubuntu question? Be specific

I don't exactly know why this is the case anyway, but I have quite often seen new questions with the above title ('What's your Ubuntu question? Be specific') as the person asking the question cannot ...
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The duplicate question search engine while closing a question is not useful

Whenever I try to close a question as duplicate, a floating window pops up which is a mini search engine to find duplicate question. But it is never helpful(except in exceptional cases). For example, ...
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Does “on-hold” mean you can't flag as duplicate?

For some reason, this question doesn't have a flag "as duplicate" option: How to run graphical app in background mode? It has been put "on-hold" because the user was having a small problem with ...
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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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feature request : Reasons for down-votes [duplicate]

I think it is really important to know the reasons for getting down-votes. Feature Description: The users must be asked for providing a valid reason for downvoting a post which already has 5 or more ...
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remove one question every 20 minutes limit

Please remove the ridiculous 20 minute wait time for each additional question. I often have more than one question and do not see any reason to waste time. You are disrespecting the members of this ...
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Editing posts: number of edits vs reputation

I'm still below the reputation to edit posts without them needed to be peer reviewed. Suppose that I have 1000 approved edits. Then comes along a user with enough reputation to edit posts without ...
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Automatic flagging of “keto” users with Reputation == 1?

I have not ever seen a question containing the word "keto" that was about Ubuntu. Is it possible to prevent Reputation 1 posters from posting a question containing "keto"?
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Feature request: canned answers

It would be nice to have boiler-plate answers we can post without having to type them out all the time. Something akin to this: I don't know where to post this Forgive me for poorly worded ...
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Should there be a new tag wsl2?

As Microsoft improved windows subsystem for linux to version 2 there should be some questions related to version. the new tag kind of wsl2 could be useful.
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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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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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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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