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Display review queue length in the actual review page

I would like to see how many pending reviews are left in the queue while I review. For long queues like the Close votes this makes no difference, but it would be nice to know in short queues whether I ...
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Add a copy of the question title above answers in the review screen?

I am reviewing first-posts and late-answers for a few weeks now and something is annoying me: Always when there is an answer to be reviewed, I have to scroll down (if the answer is long enough) to see ...
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Shouldn't Stack Exchange build a Question Wizard? (for beginning users)

Proposal to have all users under 30 reputation follow a question wizard. Some people just don't use google and they ask questions that have been asked before or they ask unclear question, or off-...
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Reason for closure in the Reopen Vote review page

I have started reviewing Reopen Votes and there is something I struggle with: the review page does not inform on the reason for closure. The only way to know this seems to be jumping to the question ...
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Moderators should be able to mark questions as answered

I know about similar requests, but after stumbling over this question (just an example; question poster answered himself using edits instead of an answer) I thought you should at least add an option ...
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Request for new users to prove they're human

There have been plenty of "users" asking "questions" which turn out to be spam and advertising. Some examples include things like "Have The Body You Deserve?" and "Easy Ways to Lose Weight Fast". ...
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Adding a want answers feature

Not sure whether this seems a valid question.Suppose someone has posted a question and i am also very interested in knowing the answer of that question. WHy cant we have a feature which says "notify ...
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Can we make user icons on review tests be random?

I was doing some reviews of first posts earlier when I got this question as a test (with a random username, of course): What is the difference between using '+' (plus) and ';' (...
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Not using accepted answer option

Don't get me wrong, it's not about the points (but I do enjoy getting them). It's more of a site cleanup question. Is there mods that you can ask to mark an answer as accepted, when you clearly ...
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Add "Please" and "I'm sorry" to standard/canned/pro forma/flag answers

The "standard" comments on all of the "flag" and "close" answers are a tiny bit harsh for first-time users. Couldn't we make them a bit more gentle? E.g.: This question has been asked before and ...
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Can we have an XKCD bot?

I was on SuperUser chat the other day, and they had an XKCD Bot. Can our chat have access to that bot? I'm sure a lot of AU users are followers of XKCD.
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Proposal to Change Procedure to Flag Duplicate Answers

This is a proposal on changing this procedure... We'll see where it gets. ;-) Instead of adding a comment mentioning it's a duplicate, answer the question by referring the user to the duplicate ...
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Discussion Board (Forum) for questions?

I would like to propose a new StackExchange network feature: The Discussion Boards. Every question would have a button: Propose for Discussion. After five users (or one moderator) clicks this button, ...
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Make the 'Possible Duplicate:' uneditable by normal users

I noticed a post that had the marked as duplicate by:... But the Possible Duplicate: ..... in the question wasn't there, at first I thought it was a bug, but another user informed me that it ...
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Some basic tags?

I'm not that much crack on askubuntu - more of an asker than an answerer. Compared to other experiences with S.E. sites, I find it pretty difficult to find useful information. I think that you could ...
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Search function and duplicate questions by new users

It's simple to notice that so many question asked by new users shall be answer by a simple search query. I'm asking if shall be possible put a simple banner saying: "wait, before ask, why don't ...
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Could we have a status indicator for members?

Like if someone is going to do a reboot for testing could there be some way that they could set something so that if someone hovers over their name in a comment or answer/question that it could ...
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Users under 500 rep need to leave a comment as to why they downvoted? [duplicate]

I'm sure many users have experienced the dreaded "Downvote with no explanation." This causes many problems, such as unexplained loss of reputation, lack of knowledge of how to improve a post (which ...
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Can we change the bounty rep requirement?

Currently, you need 75 reputation to start a bounty. However, some migrating users (meaning users that have an account with 100+ rep on another site) use this privilege a bit much. They will ...
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is there any system in place to prevent downvote trolling?

I've seen multiple of my answers get a lot of downvotes even when the asker marks them as the correct one that worked, they are completely grammatically correct, address the issue fully and are, imo, ...
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Icons for top relvent tags

I just noticed that with Stack Overflow's tags many of the tags have nice fancy icons: Wondering if we could get some tag bling as well? Certainly some of the browsers/top programs may benefit from ...
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Askubuntu.com Profile doesn't accept Unicode Character as name

I am from Myanmar and I try to update my Display Name in Myanmar language but it doesn't accept the Unicode character and it only accepts English characters. How to solve it?
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Blocking questions about Wubi? [duplicate]

Wubi was discontinued as of 13.04. 13.04 was marked as end-of-life in January of 2014. So, why do we still have questions about Wubi? What is the purpose if Wubi is now off-topic? I think that ...
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Supercharge ROOMBA — again!

Following Shog's trough here and the last post asking not to focus efforts on closing old questions here, I would like to apply the most logical solution: delete that crap already (this can be done if ...
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Can Elementary OS be added in the help section for topics not to ask about?

currently the list of off-topic subjects include the following: Linux Mint, Backtrack, Gnome-Remix (prior to 13.04) and other Linux distributions (try our friends at Unix & Linux Stack Exchange)...
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Allow 2k+ users to suggest edits

Every now and then, a user is unsure about an edit they make. For the under 2k rep users, this is great. It goes to the review board and is dealt with. However, users above 2k aren't given this ...
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There are questions being closed as EOL when they are still supported

This question is because of some close votes due to EOL are wrong - I expect it is quite a lot. This is a review of a question (admittedly too broad / unclear)- it was flagged as being EOL for being ...
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My badge count is different in different places, and I don't like it

This is related (but not a duplicate as this is a feature request). So here is my profile page: The first red box totals 58. The second red box says 41. If I count the number of badges I get 58. ...
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Tag synonym request: [window-placement] -> [window-managment]

The two tags window-placement and window-management are essentially synonyms. Since it has only been used 7 times, window-placement should probably be deleted, especially since the description for ...
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Make numeric only/composed of just numbers tags that should only be created by moderators

Everyone knows I hate with burning passion version specific tags. The reasons are explained here and elsewhere, but that's not what I'm going to ask about. Today, I again removed the 14.04.1 for ...
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Community bumping on AU

The Community user bumps old, not-well-answered questions regularly. While that maybe a good fit on most SE sites, I'm not sure of its applicability to AU. We follow a strong and strict release policy....
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How to suscribe for Hot command-line questions?

I want to subscribe (email) notification/newsletter for ony Hot questions that tagged with command-line. How to get such type of facility? Note: I don't want to get notify on every new question ...
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Yesterday was 23 hours ago

This should possibly be on Stack Exchange. In all the review queues, the times are a bit wrong. I am posting this close enough to 17:00 BST, so 16:00 UTC. So yesterday was 16 hours ago. I took this ...
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When I have completed the reviews, I still get the number in the top bar

So today I (unusually) reached the max (20) in the suggested edits queue. As you can see, the orange box refers to the suggested edits queue - confirmed because when I click it goes to the suggested ...
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Persistance of review number on top bar even after review is complete

Say, I've got 3 posts for review. After I've reviewed all three, the top bar still shows that 3 posts are up for review. Now, if I go and click the review button, I just get a screen saying that there ...
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Review possible improvement

For reviewing I always try to leave a comment if there needs to be improvement, expansion, etc. I have been reviewing a lot of vague (new) posts recently. I do not want to downvote a potentially "good"...
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Should System76, and other Canonical Partners, be given a tag?

Just pragmatically speaking from System76's point of view, and other partners of Canonical; I would imagine that it would be in their interest to have an account which was subscribed to a system76 tag,...
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Sometimes Ctrl+Enter works, sometimes not

When you edit an answer or question you can press Ctrl+Enter to save and finish (same as sending an email on gmail). This works in a couple of other places, but not when you are submitting a question ...
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Could our quote style be different to the code style? [duplicate]

Related. This suggestion has been added as an answer. On Ask Ubuntu, this is what our code looks like compared to our quote style: Code here is obviously code. But quotes look almost the same. ...
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A user only asks questions

I seem to remember reading this somewhere, but I can't find it on this meta at least... A saw a user who has 530+ rep but has only asked questions - 53:9 q:a. So he has quite a lot of privileges, ...
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Add launchpad quick link

For the comments we have lots of links, such as [se] and [ubuntu.se]. Here is a list of requested redirects, from me and the comments: [launchpad] goes to https://launchpad.net/ubuntu and shows as ...
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For the "installation" and "install" tags, shouldn't we remove them from the list of suggestions?

Basically whenever I ask a question that pertains to any type of installation, it provides the install or installation tags in the suggestions, not the allowed ones system-installation and software-...
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Should we be able to review 40 close votes when the queue length is less than 1000?

I recently asked this question on Meta Close Vote review queue 40 or 20? Regarding why on some days I have been able to review 40 close reviews but on others only 20 and received the answer that ...
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Would a off-topic tag warning be a good-idea? [duplicate]

Here on Ask Ubuntu we have quite a lot of tags for various Linux distributions/Operating Systems/things that could be off-topic if specific about them: debian, mint, fedora, crunchbang, windows, ...
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How to sort/find tags based on used & votes?

I want to sort/list tags on Ask Ubuntu based on use. For example: used this week (no. of questions tagged this week) used this month/year (no. of questions tagged this month/year) Another example ...
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Always Allow Voting and Commenting Privleges For Users With More than 200 on other Stack Exchange Sites

As the question Am I allowed to ask for a rep boost indicates, offering a bounty without realizing that you will no longer be able to comment or vote seems to not be atypical. This is exactly what ...
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Use browsers' user-agent to alert users they might be on the wrong site

We still get a fair number of people posting things on the wrong site. This is largely because they think their distribution is a derivative or is somehow related to Ubuntu and that makes this the ...
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Can we create a "template question"

Some users (especially first time users) ask completely rubbish questions, such as https://askubuntu.com/questions/486830/wi-fi-on-ubuntu-14-04-hp-g70-laptop, they say "unfortunately wi-fi is not ...
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Show a notification count in the title

At present, the Ask Ubuntu questions page changes the title to add a count of questions with new activity since the page was loaded. I think it'd be a lot more, if not just as much, useful to show a ...
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Similar background for Blockquote and Preformatted(code)

On AskUbuntu there is similar background-formatting for Blockquote text and Preformatted code text. Example-1 (with preformatted/coded text): sudo apt-get update Example-2 (with block-quoted text): ...
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