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Ask Ubuntu Review Tasks (beta)

I think that the new Review Tasks is an excellent idea to clean the system of duplicates, dead questions, low quality, etc. I have noticed while reviewing, that some answers have already been ...
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Can a 'Recommended' Filter be added to the search criteria of Tags

At present users are able to filter their Tag searches by Info, Newest, FAQ, Votes, Active and Unanswered Would it be possible to add a Recommended filter also. For instance if My computer boots to ...
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I should be able to upvote answers to my question

I can see the reason for "you need reputation to upvote". But I should be able to upvote answers to my question, since there could be more than one answers that work but only one that can be accepted.
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Tag Wiki Edits on Ask Ubuntu Mobile

Ask Ubuntu mobile does not let you make tag edits, you have to switch to the full site, make the edits, and switch back. And the editor is temperamental on my mobile browser, sometimes working and ...
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We need a central list of canonical answers or best answers for oft-seen question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are common canonical questions for our site? When a user posts a question about, for instance, Ubuntu freezing, it would be useful to have a page that list the most ...
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Certain users should get more close and delete votes

20k+ users (or something) should get more close and delete votes. It is limiting when we are out of votes and come across questions to close or answers/questions to delete. Flagging is cool, but ...
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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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More destinations for off-topic questions

Often, I see a question that is off-topic, but I only see options on the flagging interface to flag for a close or to flag to send it to meta, which is quite limited. Is this by design since other ...
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Increasing reputation cap in accordance with trust

In response to a small three-person discussion on Chat, I am requesting that the rep cap be increased as the user gains more trust. This could be done as 200+(rep/10) as more trusted users have less ...
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Is there a place for a command-line argument wiki format?

What I'm talking about is a wiki syntax dedicated to explaining command lines. We can all try out best with ASCII art, bullet lists, etc, but what would be perfect would be a format that produces a ...
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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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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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Should there be a vtc option for “I'm convinced this user is a sockpuppet”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it allowed to have multiple AU accounts, intentionally, without having them merged? For example I provide chat logs: http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/...
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Include number of comments in question preview

I suggest the following change to the way questions are displayed on the homepage: In addition to showing the number of upvotes, number of answers, and number of views, we also include the number of ...
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Why don't we have a Community Wiki Section or a Community wiki tag in Questions menu for their easier access

There are questions with excellent answers and descriptions marked as Community wiki. The problem I found, How to search and access them in Ask Ubuntu or for that matter in Meta too. (don't suggest "...
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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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Flag Declining: Use of the Stock Canned Responses

To be extremely precise in what I'm targetting this to, so you know I'm not against all the canned responses: I agree with the first and third canned responses. I have a problem with the use of the ...
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Answered tab in the home page of Ask Ubuntu

Can we have a tab labeled "Accepted", like "Active", which will show recently accepted answers (including all at the end). I am asking this because in heavy moderation time, there are questions ...
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Site activity monitor

Could there be a graph or indicator somewhere on this site to show activity during the day? It seems that one has better luck getting answers if they post during active times so this could be a good ...
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Official canonical questions list

Could there possibly be a [canonical-answer] moderator-only(or otherwise officiated) tag on the main site to single out good canonical questions? Currently, a list of canonical questions is hidden ...
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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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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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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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Automated prompt for system details

Could there be a system that, for certain tags, like freeze, or crash, gives a friendly prompt to the user to give details like the output of lspci or the Xorg logs before the question is posted, but ...
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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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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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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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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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Online Users List

What If we have something like online users list . So on helping with the problems/Questions, for discussions we could invite to chat from the posting area . so this online list users can give us a ...
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New Badge feature

Hi I am here with a new badge feature . Suppose A person visits everyday and gaining minimum 10 reputation every day for one month => A Silver Badge . Similarly Visiting everyday and gain minimum 10 ...
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Find a random question

Is there a way to find a random question? Currently in ask Ubuntu there are 5 question category tabs/tags : newest, faq votes, active, unanswered. I found it quite useful to be a random category ...
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Line breaks in markdown

I have been seeing new users who copy/paste code or information into posts not add extra newlines(or even type without extra newlines) and make posts hard to read, wasting the time of a moderator or ...
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Add systeminfo option to question

I asked a question https://askubuntu.com/questions/146950/export-everything-from-iphone-3g-to-samsung-galaxy-s2. And it almost got closed/deleted/moved. Cause i didn't put in the question that i was ...
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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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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 to make link open in new tab

I know that in posts(answers/questions) I can use html, but when I try to write: <a href="http://some_link" target="_blank">Link</a> its not working, how to fix that?
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Chat bot to annoy us with questions from SU

This is a proposal. We have chat bots that annoy us in feed AUGR with new questions tagged ubuntu from U&L. Why not have one that feeds from SU. I noticed some useful questions on SU tagged ...
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How about page numbers on the top of pages as well?

I was looking through the unanswered questions in Ask Ubuntu and after reading through some I was at the top of the page. In order to go to the page before or after it, I had to scroll down to the ...
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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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Name change history

It would be nice if there was something like a name change history. Many users change their display names and then it becomes difficult to recognise them. So having such a feature will be certainly ...
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Is there a way to prompt someone for an answer acceptance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it okay to ask a user to accept an answer for his/her question? When one answers a question which is confirmed as correct, is it solely up to the individual who asked the ...
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Tag Synonym Request [sound-problem] -> [sound]

I dont really think we need both sound and sound-problem tags. Doesn't both of them mean the same thing?
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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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Are the shorthand links only supported when used in comments? If so, why?

A bit ago I read the Comment Formatting section in the Markdown help and actually used some shorthand links in a comment. At the time I just assumed that these shorthand links would also work when ...
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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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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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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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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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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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