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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to proceed with a feature request?

I have made a feature request recently in meta. You can find it at How about page numbers on the top of pages as well? . Do I just leave it there or are there any specific steps that I should do in ...
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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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How to understand a downvote

Is there any way to understand who or at least why a downvote was awarded? Because in 2 cases that I got a downvote, the answer seemed perfectly fine and also had upvotes from other users. The only ...
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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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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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Should new users be restricted from using comments within the questions they ask?

The faq for Ask Ubuntu ... as well as, I assume, all of the Stack Exchange sites (?) ... states in the "How Do I Ask Questions Here?" section If other users ask you for more information in the ...
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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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Can we add 'Vote History' back to our Ask Ubuntu profile page?

I want to view my voting history on my profile page here on Ask Ubuntu. How do I do this? Judging from this Meta Stack Overflow question, this functionality existed and was removed 'for some reason'....
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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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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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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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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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Add Linked In share button to askubuntu

Would not it be nice if we could add LinkedIn between social networks to share links Askubuntu? Especially focus on the labor side that this network continues to provide.
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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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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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"Another user Is editing this post" warning

Sometimes, I find that before I post my edit, someone already has edited the post. Can't we make a system like this: Without the Feature So, lets say User A started editing X post, and User B ...
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Google Code Prettify support for Ask Ubuntu?

Reading this answer I've realized that we don't have Google Code Prettify support on Ask Ubuntu like we have on Stack Overflow. Since we agreed that we welcome Ubuntu development questions I think we ...
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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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There's no way to mark a question solved when you figure it out yourself.

If I ask a question that nobody else is able to answer, and I later figure it out, then there is no way for me to mark the question as answered. It will be marked unaccepted forever. I consider this ...
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Can I always see my inbox first?

I would like to see my inbox first instead of the hot questions. Is there a way I can fix this? It's really annoying. Really!
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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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Could a suggestion appear when users type a non-question title?

A problem Looking at titles on the Newest Questions page today, I'm not seeing many questions: "I have two top panels in Ubuntu for some reason" "Performance Test Software" "Feedback for 11.10" "...
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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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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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