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Downvoting answers (or questions) without a reason? [duplicate]

I cannot understand why this even allowed here. I mean, is this a game or something ? I can see everywhere downvoting questions and answers without a specific reason. I would like to see this stopped, ...
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Checking for phone numbers in spam filter

Is it possible to edit the spam to check for phone numbers? This black magic guy who keeps spamming always uses phone numbers, is it possible to check for this and try to block him?
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is there a way to change the size of hats?

I got a hat that has ears but it's too big for my head ...so is it possible to make it smaller? I think this feature is crucial if it doesn't exist.
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Can we make a reminder to mark answers as accepted?

I have seen a problem on Ask Ubuntu. Many times, people forget to mark an answer as accepted, even if its the only one and it does work. Is there a way to add a seven-day reminder like "Mark an answer ...
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Require registration to ask a Question

Ok, since people are doing a fuss about rejecting seemsly invalid edits and other quirks, I'm suggesting this again. Why? Because each time we do a fuss about something or other that could be solved ...
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Should we get review audits?

Today (2013-12-11), in 3-4 occasions, regulars in chat rooms expressed their concerns that users do not know how to use the site. Is not surprising considering that our eternal September hasn't ended ...
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Are the new SE bar's colors able to be modified?

I'm looking at the new SE Bar, and while it is indeed spiffy, its colors clash a little with both meta AND the main site's styles. Is it possible for the SE bar to have customized color pallets for ...
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Would it be possible to see all the answers when you review in "low quality posts"

When reviewing low quality answers it would be useful to see the other answers to the question, so you know if an answer is a comment to another answer or a reply to the question. Like the answer ...
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A Quick Suggestion About Commenting [duplicate]

It would be nice letting new users Comment instead of posting an answer requesting for more info About the question/Issue
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Alert sound for new messages

Is it possible to set alert sound for new incomming messages and notifications associated with my Ask Ubuntu account?
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Mobile version of Ask [duplicate]

Hey guys I'm on iPhone and iPod 20/7 and I have been stuck on full site. Is their a way back to mobile? Is there an app being made?
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Can we add links to the LQ review queue proforma comments?

I just noticed that our Proforma comments for Link-only answers, that gets automagically added in the Low Quality review queue, doesn't have the link describing why we prefer complete instructions ...
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What do think about a linctionary?

I have been wondering if should devote my time to building a dictionary with new terminology updated already, so that the red, curly line doesn't show up questioning if you meant to spell Linux, or ...
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why shouldn't we have improve option in wiki tags?

My opinion is If we have improve option in the wiki tags then if some wiki suggested tags needed a few word more suggestion then reviewer can do that If you would like to do so.
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Shouldn't the 'rights' tag be a synonym of 'permissions'?

The tag permissions is used for all questions relating to system permissions, whether it's filesystem permissions, permissions to burn DVDs, etc. We also have the rights tag which contains questions ...
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Add related posts during question reviews

When reviewing First Posts questions, it would be very helpful to add the Related section which we can see in the right side bar of a question page like this one. This can make reviewing questions ...
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Is there a page which teaches a user how to edit his question?

I need a cool-down after this question. I wish there was a page which teaches a new user how to add information to his question. I couldn't find anything in the about or help page. This would allow ...
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'livedvd' should be a synonym for 'live-cd'

livedvd: a CD or DVD containing a bootable computer operating system. live-cd: Questions related to live CDs, which allow you to test drive Ubuntu without installing it. I'd suggest to have ...
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is there a inline editor option available?

When am editing a large Q or A, I find it to be extremely annoying to edit something, and then have to browse/find that edit. Q: Is there a inline editor option available for the 'stack exchange ...
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Easier way to see your suggested edits?

Is there an easier way to see your suggested edits, specifically those which are rejected? You get a '+2' reputation notification for approved edits but you're not notified when an edit is declined (...
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Implement uploading of screencast

Will askubuntu implement uploading of screencasts ? I think screencasts are better way to show the errors or problems users might encounter.
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Can we synonymize clone and cloning?

Can we synonymize clone and cloning? They are basically the same thing. Both are being used for questions about cloning machines (desktops and servers), or cloning hard drives. clone is the one being ...
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Should Canonical employees have special badges?

I've been reading some questions where the answer was given by an employee of Canonical, the company sponsoring Ubuntu. I thought it would be a good idea if users who are employees of Canonical (or ...
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Where is the number of questions which have an open bounty?

I used to see a number of questions which have an open bounty in FEATURED tab. Now it has disappeared. Why? Again I have to do a patchwork to this site?
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Can we have "tools" link at the top of Ask Ubuntu site?

For users (not moderators) who have more than 10,000 reputation and who have access to o moderator tools why doesn't exist a link for tools at the top of Ask Ubuntu site? How can we have it there? I ...
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Can we get review auditioning for the review queues? (First post and late answers at least) [duplicate]

I just checked out a user that has access to the First Post review queue, and the amount of "No action Needed" sentences to crappy questions were something to be ashamed. I don't want to think that ...
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would be possible to change the layout of suggested questions?

I find the layout of the "Questions that may already have your answer" a bit confusing. I'm wondering if it might be a good idea to restyle it a bit. This is the current layout with my notes: This ...
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Require obligatory user registration! [duplicate]

Ok, I'm mad... why? because users that need to use Live sessions use the cookie registration, etc... then when that live session is deleted because they restart, reinstall, re... whatever, we get 2, 3,...
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Can we get a notice that questions we answered were merged?

Only by chance I came across a merged question I had answered twice: What is a "bad quality" package? This is not really what we want. One answer may be better than the other, or worse, ...
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How to create a comment with a picture?

I would like to be able to add comment with picture, in order to request some information to the person posting the question. So I can not edit the question for that, like proposed in here. It is ...
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Can we make the tags more visible when reviewing suggested edits?

When reviewing suggested edits, the "tags" are at the bottom, and if the post is lengthy, one can sometimes miss taking a look at them to see if they were edited. Also, the suggester might forget to ...
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How to know if the question asker got his query resolved if he doesnt mark it as solved?

Sometimes the question ansker just sees the answer, but doesnt bother to reply or to mark an answer as solved.What should be done in that case? Is there any way to know whether an answer that one ...
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Can we add a screenshot of the "accepted answer" check mark to the help pages?

I usually like to link this help page: Some-one answers to new users that comment "Thanks, it worked!!" on an answer. The reason I link them to Some-one answers instead of Accepted answer is ...
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Suggestion: Add link to relevant page in "off-topic" notification

Pretty minor suggestion, but it could be of some use. A question of mine, https://askubuntu.com/questions/295699/the-vpn-service-failed-to-start-under-ubuntu-13-04, was put on hold (at my request) ...
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Remove [desktop--envoriment]

It's obvious typo in the tag. I see "1 questions tagged" here but can't retag because I see "0 question tagged" here It has tag wiki so it'll not deleted themself as far as I know
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Can we get an support for autolinking ppas?

It would be really nice if ppas would be autolinked in questions/answers/comments. E.g. if I write ppa:ondrej/sandbox, it would be automatically linked to https://launchpad.net/~ondrej/+archive/...
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Use different colors for the flag indicator and the suggested edit indicator

The flag indicator and the suggested edit indicator look exactly alike, they can only be distinguished by their position (from left to right: flags, “review”, suggested edits). Most other sites use a ...
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Review Suspension not in FAQ

So apparently, I've been suspended from reviews by some automatic process of which I was completely unaware. Due to there being absolutely nothing about review suspension in the FAQ, I understand very ...
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Ubuntu Edge Crowd Funding Ad

How can we add an Ad about the Ubuntu Edge Crowd Funding to Askubuntu. It can help the cause in raising the said amount. Link: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge Something like this (BTW ...
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Could we add on the 'about' page that questions should be edited to provide more information?

On both the about page it is explained how the site works. To my eyes, this should include that a user asking question should edit his post to improve it if some other users are asking clarification ...
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Are people getting "rep shy"? || About "commentswers"

I keep bumping into questions with perfectly good answers that are not marked as accepted or can't even be marked nor voted because they're in comments. Even if you politely ask the "commentswerer" to ...
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Warn on mention of /usr/bin [closed]

There are a lot of questions that mention /usr/bin. I think it would be really advantageous to Ask Ubuntu to have a code-processor such that nothing modified or copied to /usr/bin. Installing stuff ...
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Can we have more than 3 custom close reasons, pretty please?

Ask Ubuntu mod here. We've exhausted our custom close reason slots and we need a few more. We are a very broad site. We cater to development, application support, installation support, hardware ...
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Flagging message, for ubuntu +1 questions

I think we need a specific flagging message under offtopic because, for ubuntu +1(Saucy Salamander) questions? Update: Some relevant screenshots. As we can see above, we can mark offtopic based on ...
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Mobile-friendly version of review page?

The main Ask Ubuntu page works great with my brand-name-smartphone and I'd love to see the functionality of the site extended by making the review page (askubuntu.com/review) also mobile-friendly. ...
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ask for system specifications when asking a questions

I thought it might improve the question quality when you ask a question below the question form there is a form asking for your systems specifications. For example version of Ubuntu running, laptop ...
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Why aren't there any gold tag badge(s)?

As title says, why aren't there any gold tag badges in this site? I've seen gold tag badge on other SE family sites. Also in meta site.
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Often used off-topic close reasons, more default reasons for off-topic?

Now that we have new close reasons I noticed that sites have custom off-topic reasons. The site allready has reasons for bugs and "not Ubuntu". But, the major one I see missing is End of Life ...
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New tag proposal: meta tags "Concern" and "Quality"

I think that a concern tag and quality tag should be added. This question (Windows 8 and Ubuntu Dual-boot: Many duplicates) could use these tags as well as many other meta questions. Tag uses and ...
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Can the bounty rules be changed so that users can offer bounties lower than fifty points?

Can the bounty rules be changed so that users can offer bounties lower than fifty points? I think that Ask Ubuntu would benefit from allowing users to offer five-point, ten-point, and fifteen-point ...

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