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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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New post question notification on top notification bar

May be this question is for stackexchange but i stick on askubuntu i always visit askubuntu not stackexchange. so my question is, is it possible to notify by the top notification bar when new ...
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Show asker AND editor

This is a suggestion: when we have the list of questions on screen, we can see below each of them the name of the asker, unless it has been editted by someone, situation in which we can read the name ...
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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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I should be able to upvote answers to my question

I can see the reason for "you need reputation to upvote". But I should be able to upvote answers to my question, since there could be more than one answers that work but only one that can be accepted.
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Can we blacklist "same" in answers?

Something I've noticed in the brief time I've been a moderator is that most of the "not answer" flagged posts have one word in common: same. They're usually posts saying something along the lines of "...
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askubuntu should introduce a apt link button. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The package installation problem. just like the http link button and image button askubuntu should have a apt link buttom which asks for the package and automatically links it ...
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Should we add OSS ads (targeted at users)?

There is this question "Should we add the SE network OSS ads?" about whether to re-use the SE ads which aim at gathering new developers. One of the comments is that those ads aren't a good match for ...
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Should we add the SE network OSS ads?

Stack Overflow offers free, vote based ads for open source projects. They seem to refresh them regularly, here's the latest thread for this iteration. I tried 2 experiments when they opened this time ...
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Ping people via email to get their attention

Abandoned threads are toxic. They take up space, people's time and they hurt our answer ratio. As a moderator now, I have the power to directly email somebody about their conduct on the site but not ...
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Should we create a wish-list tag?

I know that its not the scope of this forum, but I see some answers being provided by developers of the said applications, and it would be a good place for the average user to post them, and another ...
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why captchas + login?

Do you get Spam from people, who do a regular login? Why do I have to solve a captcha, after going through a login? Why do I sometimes get an captcha and sometimes not? Can't the system see, that ...
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Share Link via identi.ca

I can share links for questions via mail, Twitter and Facebook. But what about identi.ca?
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Connect Ask Ubuntu with Help

I will be more easy for the user to ask any thing from there Ubuntu. The idea to add Ask Ubuntu inside the menu of help. that will help Ubuntu user to ask about specifies thing related the ...
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Automatically asking for specific information based on tags chosen

I'm suggesting this feature now because I've just seen this WiFi connection problem thread posted, giving no hardware information... But there are dozens of similar threads where hardware information ...
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Can you make askubuntu fit on netbook screens?

Being a netbook user (Eee PC) I am frequently annoyed by the fact that askubunt doesn't fit on my screen horizontally. Could this website's maintainer make the website resize correctly? As Ubuntu is ...
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Please change the "hyperlink" symbol in the editor

My goodness, for those of us who are not hip, please put text under the infinity symbol that apparently means 'link'. Not intuitive at all. Tooltips are nice, but text is nicer.
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Please disable displaying a tag at the start of page titles

I'm sure many of us have noticed this recent change across all Stack Exchange site, where the most popular tag is displayed at the front of page titles (as displayed in search engines, and in the ...
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HTML in questions but not comments?

Why is it that we can use HTML markup and entities in questions but not in comments? Shouldn't they be the same? Testing markdown here, italic, bold... well, that seems to work.
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Make links visible on escaped text

There is no visible difference between AskUbuntu and AskUbuntu, even though the first occurence points to a link and the second doesn't. It could be argued that it is not necessary, but stackoverflow....
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enabling auto reload for askubuntu main questions page

I am a regular at askubuntu and tend to gloss over all the questions. Is there a way to enable auto reload on the main questions page so that new questions can be seen without refreshing the page. If ...
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Migration Paths?

Migration paths allow for questions to be moved from Ask Ubuntu to other sites in the Stack Exchange network. The idea is that rather than simply closing questions as being "off-topic", then the ...
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Comes ask Ubuntu in different languages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any plans for localized Ask Ubuntu instances? I am native speaking german. Would be great to have this site in my language. What should I do?
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Give users a hint not to ask multiple questions at once

I've seen a couple of questions which actually were multiple questions at once. It's not only hard to answer if you don't know the answers to all of them, but also difficult for the questioner to ...
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Separation of Q&A feed to specific topics

What do you think about separation of Q&A feed to specific branches, like Ask Ubuntu Hardware Q&A, Software Q&A, Drivers, Games and so on ?
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Stack Exchange chat via Pidgin, Empathy, etc?

Is there any way to connect to Stack Exchange chat rooms in Pidgin or Empathy or a different chat program?
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Allow formatting in tag wiki headers.

(This might be stack generic so this might belong on meta.SO, but then again it might only be interesting to AU so...) In my never ending quest to get more existing teams in Ubuntu to use Ask I am ...
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Why I am asked if I am a human being each time to be told that it has not been 20 minutes yet?

Sometime, I would like to create questions for a few issues. Since I don't have enough reputation, when I submit the second question, I am told to wait 20 minutes. The page does not tell up when ...
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The "Ask question" button is rather obscure/hidden [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we make the “ask question” button stand out more? I've used stackoverflow, photo.stackexchange.com and others, but I couldn't find the "ask question" button on ...
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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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merge tags: repository and repositories

These two tags both have roughly the same number of uses (10 and 8, I believe) so we can't just wait for the weaker one to atrophy. Perhaps they should be merged?
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Site <title> name

All the sites pages have Ubuntu - Stack Exchange in their title. I believe this should be changed to Ask Ubuntu - Stack Exchange (or even simply Ask Ubuntu). This will help with branding our site ...
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Tone down "edited comment" icon

Compared to other SE sites I've participated in, especially SO, the icon for "this comment was edited" sticks out like a sore thumb on Ask Ubuntu. Could it be toned down? Here's my crude attempt, ...
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Can we add a link to the /privileges page in the 'What is reputation?' section of the FAQ?

The 'What is reputation?' section of the FAQ briefly explains what is reputation, how to earn it, and what privileges you can earn by having enough reputation. However, due to the nature of being a ...
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How do I get the ownership of a unregistered account/question in askubuntu?

I asked a question in here some hours ago. Unfortunately I did not register on my first visit. Now - as registered user (I created a new account on another computer) I'd like to comment on the ...
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Can we make the "ask question" button stand out more? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please make the “Ask Question” button on AskUbuntu more prominent I'm new to askubuntu.com and when I first wanted to ask a question it took me a while to find ...
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Can the barriers to posting be shown before the human verification?

It's quite frustrating to prove I'm a human right before being told that I'm not allowed to post for x and y reasons.. why not wait to check that I'm a human until after verifying it's ok to post?
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Add support for apt:// link schema

Instead of having to remember the whole apt.ubuntu.com/p/package shebang, it would be easier to just support apt://package links.
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Ability to close a question as a bug report.

We're getting an influx of questions of people having problems that are best served by them reporting bugs. We should use the information for this question to allow us to close questions as bug ...
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Possibility of getting an Identi.ca button? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Share Link via identi.ca Like a lot of folks in the Ubuntu community, I have an Identi.ca account but not a Twitter one. Is there intrest in getting an Identi.ca button ...
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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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Why am I unable to use “ubuntu+1” as a tag

I'd like to tag this question with “ubuntu+1”, which has traditionally been our way of describing the current development focus which will become the next release. Although the interface suggests ...
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Is it possible to bookmark answers?

If the answer is the most popular one then i can favourite the question. But ive seen a couple answers that were low on the list, slightly off-topic, etc , that id like to look into (or quote) at a ...
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Per tag sidebar links?

I've noticed that on this page on stackapp there's a handy sidebar with links under "Get Started" I was wondering if it was possible to get on Ubuntu SE with individual tags, so that for example when ...
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