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Wouldn't it make sense to create and promote a 'new-user' tag?

With the upcoming release of Ubuntu 12.04 and the attention ubuntu got on tech blogs lately it's very likely IMO, that ubuntu will get a lot of new users (even if it's just people trying). Since a ...
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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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Can we have a feature where downvoting is only possible if the user has left a comment or filled out a form? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Down voting consequences Sometimes down-voting is done without leaving proper comments or reason. The person next-in-line commenting on the post telling them what's wrong ...
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Add a Close > Bug category? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ability to close a question as a bug report. There are many questions that should really be filed as bug reports instead. Currently, these are closed as "off topic". Wouldn't ...
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Can we get an inbox message when a question we ask is marked as a duplicate?

I posted a question on askubuntu, unfortunately it was a duplicate of a previous question (I did search, sorry!). However, I came back a few times over the next few days to check the homepage to see ...
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Social Networks: Is there a way to be informed about questions as soon they're asked?

Is there a way to be informed about questions as soon they're asked? For instance: gwibber (notifications) facebook, google+ (as new on my wall) twitter (as tweets) email (ugh.. all that spam) rss......
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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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Real-time updates?

I know this is a bit of a stretch, as it probably requires something on StackExchange's part or whatever, I don't know. But I find myself refreshing constantly, and in an age of Javascript and HTML5, ...
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Non-monospace font for tag edits, answering questions, etc

I would prefer to have the textboxes on the Ask Ubuntu website be in a non-monospace font, it makes them more attractive to look at.
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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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“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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How do I cancel a flag request? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how to undo a flagging I don't see a way to cancel a "flag for moderation" request once I've made it, if I see that it was in error. Is there a way to do it? If not, should ...
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Could somebody please create the [router] tag?

I just submitted a question with regards to networking. A router is involved. Unfortunately, there is no router tag, only a route tag.
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New users should be able to upload images

This is hard to believe, I want to ask for some help, but doing it just by text is really annoying. I have to wait for some reputation to do that, how do you want me to get fast help then?
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Remove already voted to close questions from the “Close” review tab

When I flag a post from the Flags tab, it gets removed on reload. I'd like to see the same thing happen with entries in the Close tab. There are currenty 17 questions in Recent Votes and I voted on ...
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Can we make version tags a must for every question?

There are many questions where users dont mention their Ubuntu version and ppl then ask them to add the version of Ubuntu they are using to their question so question could be answered accordingly. ...
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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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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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What about using a “poor-english” tag?

I'm not sure if the Meta is the right place for sharing ideas, but I couldn't find any better one (let me know if I should have proposed it somewhere else). What I would like to suggest is to mark ...
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Notifications of flags

I want to get notifications of stuff that I flagged. I would like to know: What question/answer it's about If it was declined or accepted I want this notification on askubuntu.com Possible ...
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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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Where is the link back?

Where is the link back to ubuntu.stackexchange.com from meta.ubuntu.stackexchange.com?
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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: [keyboard-shortcut] -> [shortcut-keys]?

The tag keyboard-shortcut seems like it should just be part of the shortcut-keys tag.
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Allow answers to be shared on Identi.ca [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Share Link via identi.ca I've noticed that your own answers on AskUbuntu can be shared via Facebook and Twitter currently: However, some of us might prefer not to sign our ...
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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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Askubuntu mobile-optimised website is difficult to read

The current askubuntu.com mobile-optimised website uses a black background and a gray foreground(text). This makes it difficult to read and draws attention away from the important part, i.e., the text ...
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The site FAQ should indicate where Ubuntu stops

The description of this site's topic in the FAQ is not very informative: Ask Ubuntu is a Q&A site designed to make it easy for users to get answers to Ubuntu-related questions. It's also a ...
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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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Can old unanswered questions appear on the homepage again?

Is it possible to reopen the question which was really unanswered, because user read latest questions mostly? Not to offence Sir :) "Sometimes you ask a question, and specifically in that day, if it ...
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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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Is there an askubuntu button I can put on my site?

I have seen the flair boxes which look kinda funky, but what if I want just a little badge to go along with other ones like you see on the left of http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/ ?
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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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Is oneboxing for Google+ posts coming to the chat?

Oneboxing is one of the brilliantly useful features of our chat system. Could we also have oneboxing for Google+ posts and profiles? I'm told it's the future.
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Preformatted print AskUbuntu thread to printer or (even better) to PDF

There are some web sites with embedded 'download as PDF' feature. In many occasions it would be very useful to have a PDF version of AskUbuntu thread. Therefore, I would like to suggest adding 'Print/...
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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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Ask Ubuntu's favicon is too similar to the inbox alert

The Problem Ask Ubuntu's favicon, that is Ask Ubuntu's favicon http://cdn.sstatic.net/askubuntu/img/favicon.ico, is too similar to the inbox alert. The problem is that when the favicon is placed ...
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Make apt-links clickable. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Add support for apt:// link schema How to post links that install software via apt? It's a shame that we have to tell people to "sudo apt-get install packagename" on ...
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link up unanswered questions from a launchpad mailing list to askubuntu?

Is there a way to hook up unanswered questions from a launchpad mailing list to askubuntu? I thought the poor man's solution would be to just copy+paste the mailing list question to askubuntu and ...
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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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Display any received comments whilst answering a question

When answering a question you will get a notification when someone has also posted an answer just before you have. This is very useful - there is no point in submitting an answer when your answer is ...
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Prevent bumping an old question when editing

Sometimes, questions (or answers) contains a typo in the tag, title or description. Is there a way to correct these mistakes without bumping the question? It could be a privilege, marking such edits ...
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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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Remove Stack Exchange from title

Since Ask Ubuntu has a dedicated domain name, shouldn't the "Stack Exchange" part be removed from the title? Other SE sites with a dedicated domain already do this. Titles of other SE websites with a ...
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Oops! Button on StackExchage Unsubscribe page

As someone who has just made the mistake of clicking the unsubscribe link in an email can we please have an "Oops! I didn't mean it." button on the unsubscribe page - Thanks
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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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How to enable receiving Email Notification for responses to my questions

I am not receiving any notification for the responses to my questions. For some of the questions I had enabled the daily email notification option, but as of now I have not received any. I am yet to ...
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How to defend against negative incorrect votes

I have received a negative vote today for no apparent reason (Sorry for my English written skill, am from Venezuela) and i was wondering is there some kind of anti vote system that checks or at least ...
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YouTube embedding request

While trying to maintain a question of mine by adding some more media, I bumped into the issue of not being able to embed YouTube videos. I asked in the Teachers' Lounge and was pointed to make a meta ...
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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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