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I want to be able to move the “reject dialog” when reviewing suggested edits

The "flag" dialog is moveable (see my question), but the "Reject" dialog is not, which makes it a little harder to provide useful feedback to the suggestor as to why I reject this edit.
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Are spammers attacking the website?

This time two unregistered accounts with successive user numbers are the ones. One posts a question while the others posts seconds later with the spam answer solicited by the off-topic question. ...
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Request deletion of spam account

So this is a blatant spam account. The profile description is spam and the profile pic is that of a pretty girl, probably taken without the consent of the owner. Only post is blatant spam. The issue ...
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Why don't we improve the design of the link to the about page?

I'm a user of Ask Ubuntu for more than 11 months, and just today I noticed the about page. To be honest, I didn't think that such great content would be in such a little link. This page is very ...
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How to return immediately to the list of questions after committing an edit/suggest?

After committing the suggest I would like to be able to go "back" to the list of questions immediately - but every "back" action of my browser takes me first back to the edit window, then to the ...
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Cannot specify other SE groups for transfer

I have noticed that when you mark a question as 'off-topic' the only choice is to send it to the meta site......why not include the UNIX, SuperUser, StackOverflow SE sites as well? Therefore, my "...
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Is it possible to Ask Ubuntu identify my GMT Time Zone?

I was interested in the Fanatic Badge as I access Ask Ubuntu in a daily basis, so I started accessing it every single day. Although I live in Brazil, and my GMT is -3:00, and some days I can only ...
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Shouldn't the change of user name be signalled to all people who posted in relation to the former name?

People change their names from X to Y, but their older name is mentioned in answers and comments (like "as X explained in his answer" - while there's no link to the answer that now is signed by Y).
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There should be a way to link from closed-questions to bug-reports

It is somewhat common for a question to be off-topic because it is too bug-report like. This is certainly a legitimate reason for closing a question. One problem, however, is that unless there is a ...
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Please add a new privilege that allows unlimited flagging to help combat spam!

A massive spam attack happened and I am only allowed to flag 9 of them. I didn't see any privileges that lifts this limit. If, at a certain point, this restriction is lifted, then delete this ...
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Feature request for “private messages” privilege for user communication

I don't know why askubuntu doesn't have a way for users to communicate with each other like as we have in Ubuntu Forums (via private messages). If the reason is preventing malicious activities like ...
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Meta Ask Ubuntu search needs to be more intuitive

I recently did a search and didn't get a result. That was because I was searching on Ask Ubuntu Meta and not Stack Exchange Meta. Even though the two overlap. So instead of Ask Ubuntu Meta returning ...
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Allow for more than 2 links for <10 rep [closed]

Links are helpful, I can't be as helpful as I could if I were allowed to post more than 2 links.
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Meta editing-help should mention “paragraph breaks”

If I don't overlook something obvious meta.askubuntu.com/editing-help does not mention paragraph breaks at all. Neither how they are considered useful instead of wasting space nor how one creates ...
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Are [vsftp] and [vsftpd] dupes?

I came across the tags vsftp and vsftpd. Both have similar descriptions and are not related to each other. I would propose to alias vsftp to vsftpd (or the other way around). Because I see not reason ...
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Is the off tag really needed?

I suddenly came across a question which had the off tag. The tag itself has no explanation and I asked myself what the purpose of this tag is. From my perspective this tag is somehow confusing. Would ...
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List of most recent questions

Is there a way to browse the list of questions asked, in reverse chronological order? The complete list of questions seems to sort it on number of votes and views. Wouldn't it be a nice option to have,...
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Is “internet” a synonym of “internet-connection”?

Well, basically: Their tag wikis say the same, I see no other application for internet than for internet-connection and I don't see why we need to split the whole tag-system around connections into ...
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Can I search for posts by multiple tags?

Questions may have multiple tags, but when searching by tags, can I search by more than one tag? Trying to enter both (as i am interesting in these tags only when combined together) i get nothing
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Colorblind people have a hard time distinguishing red/green answer highlight

I am red/green colorblind and I find it difficult to distinguish between the red and green circles that denote unanswered and answered questions: Does it make sense to use, for example, a darker ...
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Could we get a better example question for the new /about?

As some have already seen, the /about page on main has changed dramatically. It's fancy now with all the moving parts and visual examples, but there is one thing that feels kinda odd about it. The ...
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Search Option In User Profile QA

I think that search option should be provided in questions and answers in the user profile, which is currently not available. Currently a user can see a list of own asked questions and given answers ...
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Is there an option to put audio in a question?

I want to ask a question with audio. But I want it to either be in the question, or in a link. Can I do this?
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Don't have 2K reputations, so cannot correct a single typo which is bizzare

Before asking this question, I was to the question exact duplicate of this. I don't have 2K reputation, so every edit I do requires a minimum of 6 characters to be edited. However I came across this ...
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Are Favorite Answers being planned?

Sometimes, there's a question that gets posted. You have that problem, as well, so you take a look at the answers. Now, let's say that the answer was the most awesome, well-written answer ever, and ...
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Make the 'main' link more visible

Can we have a significant 'Back to Ask Ubuntu' link in meta? It took me a while to find the tiny little 'main' link.
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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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Transferring ownership of a question

Often enough, by the time I get a reasonable answer to a question, I've already worked around it or upgraded software far past the problem (e.g. I don't even own this camera anymore.) That puts me in ...
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“Splitting” an answer [closed]

Feature request: It would be nice if some time in the future we could accept multiple answers per question. (You don't need to read the rest) Recently I asked a question about converting ...
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Forcing “leavers” to accept an answer

Something I have noticed a lot is that new users with 1 rep ask a question and never appear on the site again. Good answers are posted, but the question stays "unanswered" forever. Often, these are ...
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Is there a way to search for a keyword in the title / body of your own questions / answers only?

Is there a way do a search in your own questions and specify keywords contained in the title. The same function for answers, would be usefull. As wellas to only search in the title or only in the body....
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Can people with low rep (<300) at leaste suggest tags without asking someone else to create them?

I noticed that the tag which relates to my question isn't available and I can't create it coz of low rep. So like editing tag wikis, can we have suggesting tags so that we don't have to wait till we ...
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Will Ask Ubuntu become a Unity WebApp? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Ask Ubuntu support the unity webapps feature? One of the new features in Ubuntu 12.10 is WebApp support for certain websites. In this way, sites can be pulled up in the ...
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Should the overlay or tooltip text for voting arrows be changed?

Right now, the text that pops up when you hover the pointer over the voting arrows is identical to the main site, like this: Problem is, the text that pops up when you hover over the vote ...
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Add the retag button back after getting the edit question privilege

After I got the Edit Questions and Answers question privilege the retag button is gone in questions. I have used it for a long time and liked it. Maybe add it back?
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AskUbuntu Chat Starring mechanism

I have been quite startled by the people starring messages in the chat without a proper reason and they just remove it a minute later. I want to suggest a mechanism: When actually 2 or 3 (2 makes more ...
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StackExchage data explorer gets around restrictions

I believe data explorer is enabling users to get around restrictions, as with a simple query, users with less than 1000 rep can get vote counts(the ones unlocked by Trusted User), (see this query), as ...
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Featured Questions should display the higher bounties first

I think that it is more motivating for somebody to give a higher bounty, knowing that it will be closer to the top on the featured questions section. Then, questions with the same bounties should be ...
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Can we have a list of most viewed questions?

one day I was asking my self what are the most read/seen question on askUbunt.com ? So how about we have a featured list of the top viewed questions. This would also benefit other new Ubuntu users. ...
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Countdown for badges

Is there any possibility to see the progress of badge achievement? I mean, let's say that it is needed X action to get a badge, and I fulfilled (X - Y), so, I would like to see something like this ...
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why there is no keyboard <kbd> in the menu?

We have included options for bold, italics, links, CODE, etc., but there is no option for keyboard keys. For example to get Alt as a key we have to place it in between <kbd> tags then it will ...
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Should our FAQs be updated to better define 'Ubuntu +1' topicality?

Our FAQs clearly define questions about upcoming releases as off-topic: This is not the right place for: Issues with the next version of Ubuntu (Ubuntu+1) (More information about Alpha ...
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Would it make sense to prolong bounty time limit for large bounties?

There are some annoyances that would require more than just a casual google or from the top of the head answer. Some questions and problems require effort in answering, and the bounty system helps ...
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Can we reword the Too Localized close reason?

The close reason for Too Localized currently reads as: This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an ...
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Would adding a beginners section to this site make it easier to use?

I have been using Ask for a while now, but have noticed a problem, there are many spam questions, if you will. To clarify my meaning if you search the site for things like "how to burn a live CD" or "...
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Tag synonym request: [library]->[libraries]

library has 15 posts, and libraries also has 15 posts. They should be merged into libraries, as both tags have fairly similar questions about missing libaries.
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Does Ask Ubuntu support the unity webapps feature?

I am hoping omgubuntu.co.uk while writing this aricle list of websites that supports unity's webapps feature they simply forgot to put askubuntu on that list.... but just in case does askubuntu ...
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When a post is edited, deny other users who want to edit the exact same post [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Another user Is editing this post” warning It sometimes happen when I am editing a post, that I can't save the edit because somebody else also started editing the post. Could ...
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The reputation on deleted question

I think the bounty/reputation should be preserved for the answers even after the question is deleted. I mean you give an answer and it is accepted and then question gets deleted because of some reason....
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google translator plugin for different languages

I see some a lot of Spanish (and other languages) questions. is it possible to provide a Google translator plug-in for those or all question? Or provide it through out Ask Ubuntu (Question answer and ...