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Can we require that questions contain a question mark to nudge users to ask explicit questions?

During review I come across “question” posts that don't actually contain a question. In some cases the question is implied in a statement. In either case it would be better to have an explicit ...
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Flag disputed after post was edited

I was looking at my flagging history because... I don't know why, actually, but anyways: I had flagged this post as rude. It seems to me that my flag was disputed because the profanity had already ...
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Should bounties expire? How can I promote my bountied question even more?

Why are bounties time bound? Clearly the site doesn't get enough traffic to ensure that in 7 days the appropriate users (who specialize in the domain of the question) would have stopped by Ask Ubuntu ...
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Vote to close as “not enough information provided”?

This question was asking why we currently close as "unclear what you are asking" when a question doesn't give enough information: Lots of "unclear what you're asking" close votes The ...
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Stack Exchange special links in answers

I've noticed that such quick links as [unix.se] for example work beautifully when posted as comments and when posted in Ask Ubuntu General chat room, but as you can see they don't work in question ...
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Can I opt-out from receiving notifications from a particular post?

What are the default text editors in different flavours of Ubuntu? I asked the above question today, received some great answers, accepted an answer. And it solved the initial problem that I had plus ...
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Option to not show edit in Active feed

There are times when I need to update an answer with some minor changes and I would rather the "Active" feed not be updated with these changes. Can we have an option "Don't update Active feed" such ...
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Should we get reputation points for passing review tests?

I'm aware that one can get "punished" for failing several review tests in a row, but where is the reward for passing these tests? Other than the satisfaction of helping the community of course... I ...
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Should edits get some rep for upvotes?

I was wondering, why shouldn't edits get a small bit of rep for an upvote? (Like 1 rep for upvoted question 2 for upvoted answer) Because I answered pretty badly, but someone (fabby) edited it and it ...
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Can we burninate [hardware-recommendation]?

The help center says: Questions that you should avoid: Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Backtrack, Gnome-Remix (prior to 13.04), budgie-remix (16.04 and 16.10) and other Linux distributions (try ...
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Flag to close because the question is answered [duplicate]

Hi all I was just wondering if it would be possible to add a catagory in the to close section of the flagging menu that allows the question to be closed because it has been answered but the OP has ...
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Extra reputation option

Why can't there be an option, where if you have enough reputation, you can give a small number of reputation. (If the question is really good) Lets say 225 reputation would be the goal for this option....
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Mint “tag warning” proposal

I propose that we create a "tag warning" for mint, because it seems like we are getting a lot of OT questions about Mint. Now you say, this is a dupe! Well yes, sorta, but nothing came out of it. ...
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Narrow down Favorites with filters feature request

I don't know if this is a new feature-request or it's already available. Every day I mark questions with the favorite button and I'm collecting too many to effectively review them. For example, today ...
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Is there any .gifv or .gif support to be embedded in answers/questions? [duplicate]

I was wondering if there was any support for adding .gifv or .gif files/links in the same format as a regular image would be embedded as so: I think that this could be useful for adding little short ...
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Can we expand the migration request options to include softwarerecs

I recently noticed the option to migrate a question to Meta in the close reasons. I'm wondering if this could be expanded to include https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/ I've seen http://meta....
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Can we have a feature to Invite to askubuntu?

I'm not sure how anyone else feels about it, but I do want to know: Do we want, and can we have a feature for officially sending invites to join the askubuntu community?
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Question Template in Help Center

Similar to Can we create a "template question", but not exactly the same. While I do like the idea of having some sort of default "guided question" feature (where the user could switch to ...
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Add a feature for similarity comparison

It'd be nice if answers which are an exact copy of an existing (possibly upvoted) answer or contain large substring of such an answer and few own text - which should be a comment on the copied answer -...
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Device fingerprinting and user privacy

We often ask to post the output of network-related commands to diagnose and resolve a problem. Even after the problem is resolved, all this information remains available to any Internet user and can ...
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Feature request about feature requests

While closing this question , I've noticed a few peculiar things: Problem #1: not all software for Ubuntu is hosted on Launchpad, so can we change the text to something like ". . . reported on ...
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Dark Theme for Ask Ubuntu

(Edit: looky looky Dark Theme Ask Ubuntu) I've been using a color inverter extension in Chrome to make websites with prominently white colors be primarily shades of dark gray or black. It's a lot ...
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Add icon to the composing editor to format keyboard shortcuts

Background: Many questions require the user to describe used keyboard shortcuts. These can be formatted through <kbd></kbd>. Suggestion: I would like to suggest to add an icon to the ...
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Review audits should NOT include questions with bug reports

I just "failed" a review audit. I saw the question and read the comments. Comments directly under it included: add yourself to the "affected" people :) (see the "reported" link in my answer) And ...
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Being able to see deleted answers

I've seen in the past questions on the meta dealing with case specific problems that have been very intriguing, yet to find out that the linked question had been deleted resulting in the "Page not ...
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The dupe- message is confusing, please change it

If a question: is an exact duplicate of an existing question, meaning: is also undoubtedly based on the same issue or reason is also meant in the same way ...it seems pretty clear that the question ...
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Acceptable Questions?

There are a few things that were never quite clear. On askubuntu we can ask questions about third-party software, package installation and hardware issues. Can we also ask about software compatibility ...
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Sort unanswered questions within my tags by date?

When I select the "my tags" option under Unanswered questions, they are sorted by upvotes. I would like to sort them by date. Yet, this seems to be no possible. If it is actually not possible, why is ...
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If a flag is wrong, but the post is still flaggable, an extended message to just “declined” should be given

There is sometimes confusion over what to flag certain posts as, and when there is no reason to flag them and they are flagged then they should be "declined". But if the post was flagged with the ...
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Flags shouldn't be “declined” as if they were always invalid if they were valid when they were cast

I see this a lot, an answer is posted which is a link-only one for instance, it is flagged up as such, but then someone edits the answer to include the information at the link (or similar) and then ...
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Documentation on Ask Ubuntu

I recently saw Stack Overflow had launched Documentation. Are we going to have any? We should. I like the idea very much.
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Why doesn't our chat have easter eggs

Iv'e seen Root Access'es Clippy egg... I have seen Arquade minigame egg... I have also seen rm -rf / on Serverfault chat... BUT WHAT I HAVENT SEEN IS... ASKUBUNTU EGGS. Why can't we have a unique ...
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Feature Request: Allow commenting on awarded bounties

The sacrifice of privileges in exchange for setting bounties has been covered in a few other questions (1, 2, etc.). While I disagree with the reasoning (my thinking is in line with that of ...
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Is it me or should a new feature be implanted to counter the spambots, or a new ToS? [duplicate]

(THIS IS NOT FOR ASKUBUNTU ONLY! THIS IS FOR THE WHOLE STACKEXCHANGE SITES! DO NOT MARK THIS AS DUPE!) Personally, I dont like spambots. And you should too. Spambots are like your flag wasters, and ...
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Can we get a timer for ban lift in questions?

I have more good rep than bad I think, but deleted a question(s) any chance we get a timer for ban lift?
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Required info for wireless-tagged questions

I propose that any questions tagged with wireless are REQUIRED to contain the output of: lsusb | grep Wireless #For USB adapters lspci -knn | grep Net -A2 #For built-in adapters As in, ...
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Can we reduce the volume of off topic questions?

Over the past couple of months, I've seen questions asked here about Linux Mint, Arch Linux, CentOS, Windows 10, OS X, Android, iOS and something one person uses called "Lumia". Somehow, this this ...
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Could we have member of the month voting?

It is just an idea. There could be once a month voting for "best" member of the month. It would be just a way to say thanks for all the help. Every member could for example give 3 votes for others (...
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Add ubuntu forums link to opinion close reason?

I was on this question and was discussing closing the question as opinion based with @ipselute and the idea came up that it would me a good idea to send this question to Ubuntu forums where it could ...
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We should have an anti-spam filter at the 'Ask a question' stage

We have about 20 to 40 spam posts a day. Why shouldn't there be a feature to prevent this? Some ideas as to how we can do this: Search for words, and if post matches... (I've found the most common ...
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Let's burninate [mint]

If Linux Mint is off topic, why the heck do we have the tag [mint]? How does it help to tag Ubuntu questions with it? This user wrongly assumed Mint was on topic due to the existence of said tag: ...
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Editor Privilege?

Speaking from experience, waiting for a suggested edit to be approved (before 2000 rep.) can be tiring and annoying. So what I want to know is if you guys think the following is a good idea. For those ...
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Feature request - Change color of block quote [duplicate]

I'd like to request that the color of block quotes gets changed from a light gray to a light yellow (like SO, AE) As it is now, it's very hard to see the difference between a block quote and a code ...
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Add feature request to Off-topic list

I usually close feature requests pointing to this item in the Off-topic list: Bug reports and problems specific to development version of Ubuntu should be reported on Launchpad so that developers ...
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What about simplifying the UI for AskUbuntu?

I've had an idea of simplifying the overwhelming interface of AskUbuntu by correcting any overload on the users. If you want an example I can make some images, but first someone has to be at least ...
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Why doesn't Ask Ubuntu use HTTPS?

Why does Ask Ubuntu use plain ol' HTTP? In this day in age, I don't see any reason why it shouldn't be HTTPS. Isn't this a huge security risk?
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Can considering 75505 Questions as unanswered be useful? [duplicate]

As I write this 75505 questions on ASKUBuntu are considered unanswered, out of a total of 222,107 that have been posted. As a newbie I want to answer questions to get reputation but looking at this ...
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Does “on-hold” mean you can't flag as duplicate?

For some reason, this question doesn't have a flag "as duplicate" option: How to run graphical app in background mode? It has been put "on-hold" because the user was having a small problem with ...
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Regarding the influx of 16.04 questions

First off, I know that having a rush of questions for a late-development release is nothing new. It's just that I'm somewhat new and only just noticing this. Recently, I've seen a lot of 16.04 ...
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LQ Review: Add canned delete comment for link-only within askubuntu.com (should have been flagged as duplicate)

Within the last weeks, I reviewed a growing number of answers from the Low Quality queue (or spotted them directly on the main site) that basically looked like this: Follow the answers at askubuntu....