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Can we have more than 3 custom close reasons, pretty please?

Ask Ubuntu mod here. We've exhausted our custom close reason slots and we need a few more. We are a very broad site. We cater to development, application support, installation support, hardware ...
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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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Give AskUbuntu its own "magic link": [AU] instead of [ubuntu.SE]

You know those "magic links" you can use in comments or chat? You type [se] and get Stack Exchange or [so] for Stack Overflow. In comments, there is also e.g. [edit] which links to the current ...
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Can we make the "ask question" button stand out more? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please make the “Ask Question” button on AskUbuntu more prominent I'm new to askubuntu.com and when I first wanted to ask a question it took me a while to find ...
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Please make the "Ask Question" button on AskUbuntu more prominent

I'm a user familiar with StackOverflow websites but it took me a while to locate the Ask Question button on Ask Ubuntu. Reason: Insufficient contrast (as can be seen below). A single grey / ...
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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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Clean-Up Week - Event planning

We (your moderators) have been mulling over an idea for a good way to deal with old, unanswered and unanswerable posts. We've been in discussion with the StackExchange team and while we're a long way ...
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Shouldn't Stack Exchange build a Question Wizard? (for beginning users)

Proposal to have all users under 30 reputation follow a question wizard. Some people just don't use google and they ask questions that have been asked before or they ask unclear question, or off-...
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Code formatting from new site design changes simply annoys me

The new background for a code sample makes that this to be difficult to distinguish towards a normal text: Maybe for some screens it's ok, but not for the majority. Many times I have to change the ...
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Can we link to OpenSTV in the Ubuntu repos on the election page?

The election results tell you that you can use OpenSTV to audit the results and provide links to windows and mac installers. This is Ask Ubuntu. We don't need to download random installers from the ...
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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 and ...
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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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Sorting out SOLVED for good

I came across this question whilst rapidly browsing earlier - the OP added "SOLVED: " to the title, but did add vaguely how they got the answer but did not accept it. Searching for other people doing ...
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How can one retract or undo a flag on a post?

OK, to give an example - How does one customize Kubuntu Search and Launch (with the Plasma-Netbook interface)? When the user posted the answer it clearly wasnt an answer - in this case it was just ...
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We should be able to vote to change the close reason

I have seen many times when a question for instance is closed as off-topic, though in fact it should be closed as unclear, and is not off-topic though some may think so, but the change reason stays ...
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Automatically asking for specific information based on tags chosen

I'm suggesting this feature now because I've just seen this WiFi connection problem thread posted, giving no hardware information... But there are dozens of similar threads where hardware information ...
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How to search in the favorite questions in AskUbuntu account?

I m starting to have lot of favorite questions in my AskUbuntu account. So it takes me some time to search and find a Question in my favorites. knowing that these questions have tags (like ATI, Wine, ...
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Can we warn new users that questions about Kali Linux, Pop OS and so on are off topic when they attempt to ask a new question?

We get a lot of questions about Linux Mint, Kali Linux, Pop OS, and other distributions. Most likely, new users do not read all the rules in the help center before asking their first question. Can we ...
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Can we get more close votes?

Currently we only get 24 close votes a day. I find this much too limiting, I can use all 24 of those votes really quick and still find a use for 24 more votes. Is there any way we could get a couple ...
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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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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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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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Should the site get a facelift?

Recently, well, maybe not too recently, we saw the Ubuntu homepage get a new look. Linked here. I'm also throwing an image below comparing the two if you don't want to go through the trouble of ...
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Blacklist the [installation] tag

We've created two tags to separate questions that are about installing Ubuntu and installing something in Ubuntu: system-installation and software-installation. This is with the purpose of getting rid ...
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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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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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Ubuntu Edge Crowd Funding Ad

How can we add an Ad about the Ubuntu Edge Crowd Funding to Askubuntu. It can help the cause in raising the said amount. Link: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge Something like this (BTW ...
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Should we get review audits?

Today (2013-12-11), in 3-4 occasions, regulars in chat rooms expressed their concerns that users do not know how to use the site. Is not surprising considering that our eternal September hasn't ended ...
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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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Detecting the language a question is written in

It would be great if the system could detect the language of a question, and pop up a little notice: Please note that this site is in English only Your question will be flagged for moderator ...
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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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Déjà Dup or Deja Dup?

I have seen some questions regarding Déjà Dup that use accented characters ("Déjà Dup") and some that don't ("Deja Dup"). Which way is preferable? Does using accented characters ...
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Can we get a notice that questions we answered were merged?

Only by chance I came across a merged question I had answered twice: What is a "bad quality" package? This is not really what we want. One answer may be better than the other, or worse, ...
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Launchpad Single Sign On

There was a link on a popular Facebook 'Ubuntu fan page' to the site today. Somebody commented to ask "Why can not use Launchpad username and password??". Of course you can use your launchpad account ...
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Question Template in Help Center

Similar to Can we create a "template question", but not exactly the same. While I do like the idea of having some sort of default "guided question" feature (where the user could switch to ...
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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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Share Link via identi.ca

I can share links for questions via mail, Twitter and Facebook. But what about identi.ca?
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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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Ubuntu monospace font on Ask Ubuntu

Ubuntu Font Family's monospace variant has been released recently - is it possible to have it as the default monospace font on AU?
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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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Can we have a community blog?

Can we also have an AskUbuntu community blog like superuser.com?
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Should we apturl whenever possible?

It seems that apt: doesn't work here,but there is a proxy for these type of sites just provide apt.ubuntu.com/p/package_name Should we use it(easy,fast and user friendly) or the traditional software ...
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Can we please ban unrelated programming questions?

This issue has been discussed in the past: http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/5695/why-was-a-purely-programming-related-question-not-moved-closed But I disagree with Andrea Corbellini because I ...
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Ability to close a question as a bug report.

We're getting an influx of questions of people having problems that are best served by them reporting bugs. We should use the information for this question to allow us to close questions as bug ...
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Sweet ping sounds for AU rooms

I always feel the AU chat rooms ping sounds are not very good. (They are intimidating, sometimes actually). I've recently joined Stack Overflow Java and found that they are enjoying a very gorgeous ...
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Can we burninate [hardware-recommendation]?

The help center says: Questions that you should avoid: Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Backtrack, Gnome-Remix (prior to 13.04), budgie-remix (16.04 and 16.10) and other Linux distributions (try our ...
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Can we increase the minimum reputation requirement for creating new tags?

Currently, you only need 300 reputation to create new tags. If you couple that with the 500 reputation required to retag questions at your will, you can easily end up with lots of tags that should ...
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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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Can we create a "template question"

Some users (especially first time users) ask completely rubbish questions, such as https://askubuntu.com/questions/486830/wi-fi-on-ubuntu-14-04-hp-g70-laptop, they say "unfortunately wi-fi is not ...
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Are the official Ubuntu Base images for ARM on topic in Ask Ubuntu?

Canonical hosts Ubuntu Base images for ARM and other architectures. These are minimal root file system images. After installing them, one can install desktop environments and use GUI with VNC on the ...
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