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New accounts being created for just a question.?

I have recently encountered a lot of questions by new users that create an account only for that particular question of theirs. What is annoying is the fact that these users leave the question ...
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Feature request: edit bounty message

I just put up a bounty message formatted in a way assuming paragraphs and bullet points are supported. Found out the hard way that it doesn't; is there a way to edit? EDIT Since it ain't possible, ...
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How to prevent answers and comments to question in non-english before they're translated?

Which mechanisms exist to prevent excluding users from questions and the discussion on non-english questions. Currently it's possible that users discuss and answer in non-english and receive credit ...
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Meta Review section should have link back to main Review section

In the main review section on the main site there is such a link: But nothing of the sort to link back on the Meta site in the Review section, I think there should be.
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Can only flag as "very low quality" if is not in the positive for votes

I have recently noticed that you are unable to flag up answers as "very low quality" if they are in the positive for votes (1 or above). Now I can see why this is in place, however I believe that this ...
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Can we have the review audits suspended from the Late Answers queue?

When there is a lot of work to be done getting 2 3 4 5 6 audits in 18 24 31 40 48 items is more than distracting - one of them actually came three times (I know, its pure random, but still I'd ...
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Why are new users allowed to post links?

Although you may argue that they are limited to one link per post, they are actually able to post more than one link by enclosing it with ``s (and other ways), so making it so that they are not ...
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No CAPTCHA for registration?

I hear about spam bots a lot here, and how they spam here, however is the simplest solution to most spam bots just to require that all new users have to enter a CAPTCHA when registering? Or at least ...
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I was banned for 2 days from reviewing

This question is related to many questions like Why I am banned for reviewing? but not duplicate. Usually there are testing questions in Review. The system sometimes shows message like "The system ...
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Flag removal - feature request [duplicate]

Could you guys add a feature to unflag a post? It would be nice to see a list of what you have flagged as, and to be able to remove individual flags. I know this has happened to many people: The ...
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Why did I not get notified when my post was deleted?

I receive inbox messages when: I get a reply from chat room my post was edited (only got notified for first edit), a comment posted on my post or in response to my comment on another's post when ...
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How can I eliminate irrelevant (and obsolete) answers?

As Ubuntu grows older, I'm finding that some answers no longer apply to the version that I'm using -- and if I don't know the answer I wouldn't know that the answer that I read is not applicable to my ...
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Give AskUbuntu its own "magic link": [AU] instead of [ubuntu.SE]

You know those "magic links" you can use in comments or chat? You type [se] and get Stack Exchange or [so] for Stack Overflow. In comments, there is also e.g. [edit] which links to the current ...
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#TheGreatIncredibleHashTag in the chat rooms

Why doesn't at least the chat make use of the # like the questions use tags, so that someone can say something in chat, then do a # with some text with it, and then if someone clicks on that, then it ...
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Questions that have been asnwered, but the OP no longer has an account so can't accept an answer

It's really bugging me, and I think that something needs to be done about it, I keep on finding questions like this one which have very good answers, and some of the answers have a lot of upvotes, and ...
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Why can't you vote on a question once you have retracted your vote?

Once you have voted on a question, and then retracted your vote, you are unable to cast another vote, why is this? Because for instance I could VTC something as unclear, but then when they update it I ...
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Why evenafter edit also question still on hold?

I asked a question which was kept on hold.But even after edit also why it is still on hold?
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Show comments to a question, when editing that question with less than 2K reputation

When I edit a question, this is often in response to a suggestion in the comments. For this reason it would be very helpful if I could see the comments at the same time in the window where I am ...
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How about a flag for requesting an update to revive old outdated answers?

This question is a duplicate of this feature request. We have a lot of good answers here on AskUbuntu, but as time goes by, they get outdated. How about allowing members with enough reputation to ...
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Methods for combating EOL questions

I see an awful lot of questions on EOL releases, and I think that this site should have some automatic features to help combat it, as it is really quite a major thing with the quantity of them. So I ...
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Why is there no spell checking in title and edit summary?

Why is there only a spell checking capability in the main body? Why not the title and the edit summary field too (if you are editing a question)?
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Deny cross-posting, but enable site-sharing?

I know cross-posting (writing the same question on more than one SE site) is discouraged and should not be done. I also see the reason for this and agree, but sometimes it is indeed not clear where a ...
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Make blockquote formatting button not destroy the source layout!

You ever had a post in front of you where the OP did mix up blockquote and code formatting? Not those easy cases where he/she wrote a > character before the paragraph himself, but those cases when ...
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Chat background for this site is broken

When you access chat in askubuntu, this is what happens: Perhaps the background of the page should also be orange? Or the logo text turns black and the background white? I mean an orange box in a ...
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Section with reference to manpages, official documentation

I think there should a section above or below posts/answers with the option to add link(s) to (if any) manpages and/or official (or a similar) documentation to command used in the answer as this will ...
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Output of relevant commands

There are many instances when the community requests the asker to run certain commands and post the output. They usually ask them to edit their answer and just dump the output of the requested ...
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Notifications review optimization

I'm just curious about review feature on Ask Ubuntu. For example when you finish 20 suggested edits then it tells you to come back in 5-8 hours etc. but still keep pushing notifications on available ...
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Can I get notifications in the Ubuntu app tray?

Basically I am a power user, and I want to help the Ubuntu community more quickly, while continuing to develop the parts of the platform that I find lacking. To do this with maximum efficiency I want ...
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Proposal to edit the Close-Reason "Not about Ubuntu" to also include questions about other *mobile* OS

The reason why I am proposing this is that I saw this question which is about an android app that the user falsely expected to find in the Ubuntu-touch repository. My reaction would have been to ...
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off-topic question was first search result

I was searching for a Python question on Google ("python create file") and the first search result was this Ask Ubuntu question, which is closed as off-topic. The second result, from StackOverflow, ...
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Sorting out SOLVED for good

I came across this question whilst rapidly browsing earlier - the OP added "SOLVED: " to the title, but did add vaguely how they got the answer but did not accept it. Searching for other people doing ...
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Receiving a badge does not correspond to it's description

Today I answered a question for the first time (which made me very happy) and received some badges. One of them looks strange. Teacher badge description says: "Answer a question with score of 1 or ...
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"This is commentary on another post, not an answer" used for low quality answers

I think the "This is commentary on another post, not an answer" comment is used too much on close votes. I'm talking about the following one: This does not provide an answer to the question. To ...
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How to embed an Askubuntu question or answer in a blog post?

I have a personal blog on the Blogspot platform where I often write about Linux. There are moments when I realise that my best texts are those I've wrote here, on askubuntu. So I want to embed my own ...
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The duplicate question search engine while closing a question is not useful

Whenever I try to close a question as duplicate, a floating window pops up which is a mini search engine to find duplicate question. But it is never helpful(except in exceptional cases). For example, ...
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Questions with 0 answers not highlighted any more :-(

I used to easily see the questions which have not yet got any answer as they were displayed in a red circle until recently. Now it's very hard to easily spot them, and I don't think the argument "too ...
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What's your Ubuntu question? Be specific

I don't exactly know why this is the case anyway, but I have quite often seen new questions with the above title ('What's your Ubuntu question? Be specific') as the person asking the question cannot ...
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What to do with answers that should be comments, but get deleted?

As the reputation requirement to comment is pretty high (50), many new users who want to contribute to the site use answers to leave a comment on questions, e.g. to request additional information ...
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A feature to integrate bug-reporting?

I don't know how many posts here in AskUbuntu are closed for being bug reports. Is it possible instead of just closing the post, we bring some feature that would route these posts to the proper bug-...
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Change starring system in chat?

Here a proposal to a new starring system: I understand that all of the SE devs are in the US and that they're culturally biased to voting being anonymous. Starring is not voting: it's in a chat; it's ...
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Mention multiple users

I know that in comment the number of mentions (@user) is limited to one (in addition to the OP). But in some cases, as in How do I prevent one user in particular from accessing my home directory?, I ...
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Why not moderate questions from new users before making them visible on site?

I had suggested before also that questions from new users should not be posted directly on the site rather they should be moderated first and they should be visible to only users with high reputation (...
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50 Reputation on comments is too much? Add new function to suggest?

I have low reputation as you see. And the problem i see with this is, that when i try to troubleshoot someone's question that requires some active or continuous communication, or a suggestion like "...
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Reveal user id in visible text in user profile

Currently the user id can be revealed by copying the user profile link or write it digit by digit from the link popup tooltip (in case you use GUI browser). That's quite compilated and non-transperant....
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Why is the newsletter subscription link hard to find?

I think the process to subscribe for the newsletter is tedious. From what i have done you need to go to your user's page, preferences, manage newsletter subscription.... However there is an occasional ...
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Can we have the meta link in main menu to open in a new tab? [duplicate]

is there any way to make the meta.askubuntu.com link to open in a new tab and not the one already opened with askubuntu.com? I'm talking about the top menu under Stack exchange. See screenshot:
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Why isn't career 2.0 available for askubuntu users, why only for stackoverflow users?

Askubuntu is wholly and solely community dedicated to Ubuntu, why doesn't it provide career options in its field to reputed users like stackoverflow. It would be great if we have website as http://...
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Why isn't askubuntu.com secure?

I notice there is a secure connection when I login to stackExchange, but it goes away after I login to askubuntu.com. Why isn't askubuntu also running with encryption?
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Number of pending notifications in the tab title [duplicate]

A similiar question has been asked already here Link to full image on Imgur.com I agree that's minor, but what do you think about it? Not to criticize the new answers / new active answers feature, ...
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So, enhancement to smoke-detector suggested

I suggested something in a conversation about here. Basically, should we just farm "hot words" from things that are flagged, then if they're in below .01 of questions just add them to smoke detector? ...
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