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Mobile version of Ask [duplicate]

Hey guys I'm on iPhone and iPod 20/7 and I have been stuck on full site. Is their a way back to mobile? Is there an app being made?
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Can we add links to the LQ review queue proforma comments?

I just noticed that our Proforma comments for Link-only answers, that gets automagically added in the Low Quality review queue, doesn't have the link describing why we prefer complete instructions ...
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why shouldn't we have improve option in wiki tags?

My opinion is If we have improve option in the wiki tags then if some wiki suggested tags needed a few word more suggestion then reviewer can do that If you would like to do so.
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Shouldn't the 'rights' tag be a synonym of 'permissions'?

The tag permissions is used for all questions relating to system permissions, whether it's filesystem permissions, permissions to burn DVDs, etc. We also have the rights tag which contains questions ...
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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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Is there a page which teaches a user how to edit his question?

I need a cool-down after this question. I wish there was a page which teaches a new user how to add information to his question. I couldn't find anything in the about or help page. This would allow ...
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is there a inline editor option available?

When am editing a large Q or A, I find it to be extremely annoying to edit something, and then have to browse/find that edit. Q: Is there a inline editor option available for the 'stack exchange ...
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'livedvd' should be a synonym for 'live-cd'

livedvd: a CD or DVD containing a bootable computer operating system. live-cd: Questions related to live CDs, which allow you to test drive Ubuntu without installing it. I'd suggest to have ...
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Easier way to see your suggested edits?

Is there an easier way to see your suggested edits, specifically those which are rejected? You get a '+2' reputation notification for approved edits but you're not notified when an edit is declined (...
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Implement uploading of screencast

Will askubuntu implement uploading of screencasts ? I think screencasts are better way to show the errors or problems users might encounter.
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Can we synonymize clone and cloning?

Can we synonymize clone and cloning? They are basically the same thing. Both are being used for questions about cloning machines (desktops and servers), or cloning hard drives. clone is the one being ...
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Where is the number of questions which have an open bounty?

I used to see a number of questions which have an open bounty in FEATURED tab. Now it has disappeared. Why? Again I have to do a patchwork to this site?
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Can we get review auditioning for the review queues? (First post and late answers at least) [duplicate]

I just checked out a user that has access to the First Post review queue, and the amount of "No action Needed" sentences to crappy questions were something to be ashamed. I don't want to think that ...
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would be possible to change the layout of suggested questions?

I find the layout of the "Questions that may already have your answer" a bit confusing. I'm wondering if it might be a good idea to restyle it a bit. This is the current layout with my notes: This ...
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LaunchPad Single Sign On needs to be replaced with Ubuntu SSO

Related to this request only with an update in urgency and focus in completion. Ubuntu SSO is the universally recognized login provider for the Ubuntu community, as such Ask Ubuntu needs to use it ...
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How to create a comment with a picture?

I would like to be able to add comment with picture, in order to request some information to the person posting the question. So I can not edit the question for that, like proposed in here. It is ...
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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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How to know if the question asker got his query resolved if he doesnt mark it as solved?

Sometimes the question ansker just sees the answer, but doesnt bother to reply or to mark an answer as solved.What should be done in that case? Is there any way to know whether an answer that one ...
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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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Suggestion: Add link to relevant page in “off-topic” notification

Pretty minor suggestion, but it could be of some use. A question of mine, https://askubuntu.com/questions/295699/the-vpn-service-failed-to-start-under-ubuntu-13-04, was put on hold (at my request) ...
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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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Can we get an support for autolinking ppas?

It would be really nice if ppas would be autolinked in questions/answers/comments. E.g. if I write ppa:ondrej/sandbox, it would be automatically linked to https://launchpad.net/~ondrej/+archive/...
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Use different colors for the flag indicator and the suggested edit indicator

The flag indicator and the suggested edit indicator look exactly alike, they can only be distinguished by their position (from left to right: flags, “review”, suggested edits). Most other sites use a ...
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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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Could we add on the 'about' page that questions should be edited to provide more information?

On both the about page it is explained how the site works. To my eyes, this should include that a user asking question should edit his post to improve it if some other users are asking clarification ...
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Better notifications for users when moderators do things

Unless Marco and Stefano beat me to it, I can delete 10-20 answers in a day. These are usually answers that get flagged up by users for not being an answer. I'm fine with that, they're not answers and ...
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Twitter question intro too long and wordy

I want to start tweeting the good questions and answers, when I did one the tweet text came out like this: Stack Exchange Ubuntu Q: Unity crashes when I move the cursor over it. http://t.co/AnkE8RL ...
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Warn on mention of /usr/bin [closed]

There are a lot of questions that mention /usr/bin. I think it would be really advantageous to Ask Ubuntu to have a code-processor such that nothing modified or copied to /usr/bin. Installing stuff ...
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Often used off-topic close reasons, more default reasons for off-topic?

Now that we have new close reasons I noticed that sites have custom off-topic reasons. The site allready has reasons for bugs and "not Ubuntu". But, the major one I see missing is End of Life ...
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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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Mobile-friendly version of review page?

The main Ask Ubuntu page works great with my brand-name-smartphone and I'd love to see the functionality of the site extended by making the review page (askubuntu.com/review) also mobile-friendly. ...
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ask for system specifications when asking a questions

I thought it might improve the question quality when you ask a question below the question form there is a form asking for your systems specifications. For example version of Ubuntu running, laptop ...
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Why aren't there any gold tag badge(s)?

As title says, why aren't there any gold tag badges in this site? I've seen gold tag badge on other SE family sites. Also in meta site.
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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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New tag proposal: meta tags “Concern” and “Quality”

I think that a concern tag and quality tag should be added. This question (Windows 8 and Ubuntu Dual-boot: Many duplicates) could use these tags as well as many other meta questions. Tag uses and ...
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Can the bounty rules be changed so that users can offer bounties lower than fifty points?

Can the bounty rules be changed so that users can offer bounties lower than fifty points? I think that Ask Ubuntu would benefit from allowing users to offer five-point, ten-point, and fifteen-point ...
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Add “Minix” tag proposal

I asked a question (Use Minix Filesystem on Ubuntu 13.04 (Kernel 3.8)) concerning the Minix filesystem. Would it be a good idea for someone to add a "Minix" tag, or should we wait for more Minix-...
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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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Ill gotten Mortarboards?

I got curious about the Mortarboard badge (200+ rep in one day) today and took a peek at several awardees' profiles to see what I could learn from their high score answers. I discovered that for a few ...
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Should we make an IRC channel of this site?

As title says, should we make an IRC channel for this site, like #askubuntu , or what?
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Review link doesn't appear for <125 rep users, though there's a site self-evaluation going on

I'm on this site a <125 rep user, so it's normal that I don't see a review link in the top bar sub-top bar. However, there's a site self-evaluation going on and I do have the privilege to ...
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Is that possible to accept more than one answer? [duplicate]

Somehow a question have two (or more) answers. Somehow that answers is similar, and it's exactly same. So, is that possible to accept more than one answer?
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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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Is it really useful to feed posts already edited into the review “first posts” queue?

I have been presented with posts in the first posts queue which have already been edited by high rep users (who should know what they are doing :-)). That is no big problem but seeing that this queue ...
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A Question Regarding Negative Reputation [duplicate]

Some answer to this question Black screen after login with cursor, I gave him down vote & suddenly i loose the 1 point, can any one guide me how it work ? Given Down Vote To Answer Loosing 1 ...
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Tag Synonym request: [ubuntu10.04] -> [10.04]

This new tag (ubuntu10.04) appear to be exact same to 10.04. Should we synonimze this?
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Upvote questions from the Close review queue when marking as duplicate

When using the review queue, I'd like to be able to upvote the question and/or answer that is the duplicate of the one being closed. After reviewing the possible duplicate and finding that it is ...
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How can I find the questions where I posted a comment?

I posted some comments on questions, but I didn't use the star symbol to transfer those questions to my favorites. Is it still possible to rediscover those questions?
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FAQ Update: Add “Chrubuntu” to the list of unsupported derivatives

Since people are naturally lazy, perhaps we should replace this line in the FAQ: Linux Mint, Backtrack, Gnome-Remix (prior to 13.04) and ... with: Linux Mint, Backtrack, Gnome-Remix (...
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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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