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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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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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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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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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Possible to split a bounty or award a partial bounty?

How do we award a partial bounty? And how would we split a bounty up between several users? And (3): I believe the two above are not possible, so is this the right place to ask for an enhancement of ...
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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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“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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Déjà Dup or Deja Dup?

I have seen some questions regarding Déjà Dup that use accented characters ("Déjà Dup") and some that don't ("Deja Dup"). Which way is preferable? Does using accented characters ...
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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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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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How can one retract or undo a flag on a post?

OK, to give an example - How does one customize Kubuntu Search and Launch (with the Plasma-Netbook interface)? When the user posted the answer it clearly wasnt an answer - in this case it was just ...
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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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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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Can we have highlighted code blocks in the chat rooms?

At the moment, code posted to the chat rooms only differs in the font that's used. It would be nice if, like in comments, the code was highlighted by a different background colour. The way it is now, ...
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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 there a public API for StackExchange?

I was thinking it would be nice to have an appindicator for StackExchange that would change color for a few seconds when an answer or question is voted up or down, etc. It would display your ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I delete my account?

Answers, Questions, Comments, Everything.... I don't care about the points system, but when I get negative comments on the recommendations I make to help solve a problem, I'm done here.
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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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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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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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How can I find out if my question has been asked before?

When I ask a question I do get a list of related questions that helps a lot to find out if my question has been asked before. However I sometimes find an additional question that covers exactly the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a plan to create a new category for Natty questions

Hope we will have many many question in the coming days regarding the new release Natty. Is there a plan to create a new category for Natty questions? shall we continue as it is?
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How can we make citing AskUbuntu easier?

With Ubuntu redirecting Ubuntu wiki pages to AskUbuntu, we have an issue regarding copyright and attribution. Supposedly AskUbuntu, the Ubuntu wikis, the Ubuntu Manual, and the Ubuntu Desktop Guide ...
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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 an Ask Ubuntu blog like SuperUser? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we have a community blog? I noticed over on the Super User Meta that they are looking for writers for the Super User Blog. Can we please have an Ask Ubuntu blog? Not only ...
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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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newest question tab

I am finding it difficult to find the latest new questions that have been asked. The Active tab shows the latest updates to questions, so older questions are pushed back up to the top. I think the ...
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Comment-Syntax for askubuntu / stackexchange ?

A few minutes ago, I just had my first comment. Id like to make bulletlists, due to better readabilty. But I failed. I tried: "-" "*" and numbers. So is formatting disabled in comments ?
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Launchpad SSO should transition to login.ubuntu.com

Posting on behalf of our infrastructure folks, The launchpad team would like to consolidate their single sign on in favor of a SSO for all Ubuntu users, login.ubuntu.com, which is what all the newer ...
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Is there a way to save my Answer - Not publish a while

Sometimes I write an answer and i don't want to publish automatically i need to make sure my answer is correct and i need to wait more time for some reason Is there a way to save my answer draft? and ...
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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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