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Why does meta complain when you downvote a post without commenting first?

If I downvote a post (say I didn't hated hats!) without commenting first, it gives the same old reminder: This doesn't reflect Meta - here, you can downvote to disagree. This might be misleading to ...
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Who ever reads my custom message when rejecting an edit?

Sometimes we reject an edit for reasons not covered by the list given. Then I always give my reasons in the custom field. However ever since we need two approvals for an edit it happens that other ...
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Make the 'main' link more visible

Can we have a significant 'Back to Ask Ubuntu' link in meta? It took me a while to find the tiny little 'main' link.
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Transferring ownership of a question

Often enough, by the time I get a reasonable answer to a question, I've already worked around it or upgraded software far past the problem (e.g. I don't even own this camera anymore.) That puts me in ...
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"Splitting" an answer [closed]

Feature request: It would be nice if some time in the future we could accept multiple answers per question. (You don't need to read the rest) Recently I asked a question about converting ...
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How to search in the favorite questions in AskUbuntu account?

I m starting to have lot of favorite questions in my AskUbuntu account. So it takes me some time to search and find a Question in my favorites. knowing that these questions have tags (like ATI, Wine, ...
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Why is the upvote/downvote count hidden from everybody with <1000

I'm wondering why the upvote/downvote count is hidden from everybody with less than One Thousand Reputation. This seems fairly arbitrary, and is really useless in the end, as scrutiny of the person's ...
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Forcing "leavers" to accept an answer

Something I have noticed a lot is that new users with 1 rep ask a question and never appear on the site again. Good answers are posted, but the question stays "unanswered" forever. Often, these are ...
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Will Ask Ubuntu become a Unity WebApp? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Ask Ubuntu support the unity webapps feature? One of the new features in Ubuntu 12.10 is WebApp support for certain websites. In this way, sites can be pulled up in the ...
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Can people with low rep (<300) at leaste suggest tags without asking someone else to create them?

I noticed that the tag which relates to my question isn't available and I can't create it coz of low rep. So like editing tag wikis, can we have suggesting tags so that we don't have to wait till we ...
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Stackoverflow question migration

Growing number of posts on SO are related to installation of IDEs, libraries and programming tools on Ubuntu. Some of them might be a fit for Serverfault but they are usually far too easy to be ...
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Should the overlay or tooltip text for voting arrows be changed?

Right now, the text that pops up when you hover the pointer over the voting arrows is identical to the main site, like this: Problem is, the text that pops up when you hover over the vote ...
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Add the retag button back after getting the edit question privilege

After I got the Edit Questions and Answers question privilege the retag button is gone in questions. I have used it for a long time and liked it. Maybe add it back?
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AskUbuntu Chat Starring mechanism

I have been quite startled by the people starring messages in the chat without a proper reason and they just remove it a minute later. I want to suggest a mechanism: When actually 2 or 3 (2 makes more ...
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Featured Questions should display the higher bounties first

I think that it is more motivating for somebody to give a higher bounty, knowing that it will be closer to the top on the featured questions section. Then, questions with the same bounties should be ...
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Can we have a list of most viewed questions?

one day I was asking my self what are the most read/seen question on askUbunt.com ? So how about we have a featured list of the top viewed questions. This would also benefit other new Ubuntu users. ...
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Add Unix and Linux to the off topic menu

Sometimes I come across questions that I believe to be better suited on the Unix and Linux StackExchange site. E.g. How can I set up radius authentication properly? . When using the flag as off ...
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Countdown for badges

Is there any possibility to see the progress of badge achievement? I mean, let's say that it is needed X action to get a badge, and I fulfilled (X - Y), so, I would like to see something like this ...
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why there is no keyboard <kbd> in the menu?

We have included options for bold, italics, links, CODE, etc., but there is no option for keyboard keys. For example to get Alt as a key we have to place it in between <kbd> tags then it will ...
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Should our FAQs be updated to better define 'Ubuntu +1' topicality?

Our FAQs clearly define questions about upcoming releases as off-topic: This is not the right place for: Issues with the next version of Ubuntu (Ubuntu+1) (More information about Alpha ...
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Would it make sense to prolong bounty time limit for large bounties?

There are some annoyances that would require more than just a casual google or from the top of the head answer. Some questions and problems require effort in answering, and the bounty system helps ...
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Can we reword the Too Localized close reason?

The close reason for Too Localized currently reads as: This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an ...
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Can we increase the minimum reputation requirement for creating new tags?

Currently, you only need 300 reputation to create new tags. If you couple that with the 500 reputation required to retag questions at your will, you can easily end up with lots of tags that should ...
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Does Ask Ubuntu support the unity webapps feature?

I am hoping omgubuntu.co.uk while writing this aricle list of websites that supports unity's webapps feature they simply forgot to put askubuntu on that list.... but just in case does askubuntu ...
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When a post is edited, deny other users who want to edit the exact same post [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Another user Is editing this post” warning It sometimes happen when I am editing a post, that I can't save the edit because somebody else also started editing the post. Could ...
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Would adding a beginners section to this site make it easier to use?

I have been using Ask for a while now, but have noticed a problem, there are many spam questions, if you will. To clarify my meaning if you search the site for things like "how to burn a live CD" or "...
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google translator plugin for different languages

I see some a lot of Spanish (and other languages) questions. is it possible to provide a Google translator plug-in for those or all question? Or provide it through out Ask Ubuntu (Question answer and ...
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We need a central list of canonical answers or best answers for oft-seen question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are common canonical questions for our site? When a user posts a question about, for instance, Ubuntu freezing, it would be useful to have a page that list the most ...
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Ask Ubuntu Review Tasks (beta)

I think that the new Review Tasks is an excellent idea to clean the system of duplicates, dead questions, low quality, etc. I have noticed while reviewing, that some answers have already been ...
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Certain users should get more close and delete votes

20k+ users (or something) should get more close and delete votes. It is limiting when we are out of votes and come across questions to close or answers/questions to delete. Flagging is cool, but ...
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More destinations for off-topic questions

Often, I see a question that is off-topic, but I only see options on the flagging interface to flag for a close or to flag to send it to meta, which is quite limited. Is this by design since other ...
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Sweet ping sounds for AU rooms

I always feel the AU chat rooms ping sounds are not very good. (They are intimidating, sometimes actually). I've recently joined Stack Overflow Java and found that they are enjoying a very gorgeous ...
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Increasing reputation cap in accordance with trust

In response to a small three-person discussion on Chat, I am requesting that the rep cap be increased as the user gains more trust. This could be done as 200+(rep/10) as more trusted users have less ...
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Can a 'Recommended' Filter be added to the search criteria of Tags

At present users are able to filter their Tag searches by Info, Newest, FAQ, Votes, Active and Unanswered Would it be possible to add a Recommended filter also. For instance if My computer boots to ...
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Is there a place for a command-line argument wiki format?

What I'm talking about is a wiki syntax dedicated to explaining command lines. We can all try out best with ASCII art, bullet lists, etc, but what would be perfect would be a format that produces a ...
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Add a "Migrate to xx SE site" option in the Off-Topic section for flagging questions

When I see a question that is off topic, I'll flag it. But, should we add an option like: o belongs to (dropdown list of SE sites) Questions about (bla bla bla) should be asked here instead ...
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Tag synonym request: [library]->[libraries]

library has 15 posts, and libraries also has 15 posts. They should be merged into libraries, as both tags have fairly similar questions about missing libaries.
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Should there be a vtc option for "I'm convinced this user is a sockpuppet"? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it allowed to have multiple AU accounts, intentionally, without having them merged? For example I provide chat logs: http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/...
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Can we make the top tool bar position fixed while scrolling?

Wouldn't it be cool that this toolbar could be fixed for easier access for activities and votes? Saying FIXED i mean that while scroll it won't stay in the top of document, and will be in the top of ...
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Linking Encouragement

This isn't really a question, but I'm not exactly sure where to put it. I would like to request stack exchange linking rewards. Everyday many of the same questions are asked. Users that are ...
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Include number of comments in question preview

I suggest the following change to the way questions are displayed on the homepage: In addition to showing the number of upvotes, number of answers, and number of views, we also include the number of ...
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Why don't we have a Community Wiki Section or a Community wiki tag in Questions menu for their easier access

There are questions with excellent answers and descriptions marked as Community wiki. The problem I found, How to search and access them in Ask Ubuntu or for that matter in Meta too. (don't suggest "...
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Could the colour of questions be changed to reflect that they have no upvoted answers?

At the moment when you look at the main page of questions there are 3 different categories of questions differentiated by colour: Questions with no answers: Questions with answers but none ...
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Using Wayback Machine of internet archive

I have read on a different meta post that there is a system being implemented to fix bad links systematically. Could it be set up to automatically use the Wayback machine to automatically redirect ...
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Edit flag for users

I have seen several questions which are asked by users who does not know English very well, (sometimes just bad, including myself). I want to propose an Edit flag, which users can raise to aware ...
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Flag Declining: Use of the Stock Canned Responses

To be extremely precise in what I'm targetting this to, so you know I'm not against all the canned responses: I agree with the first and third canned responses. I have a problem with the use of the ...
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Please make the "Ask Question" button on AskUbuntu more prominent

I'm a user familiar with StackOverflow websites but it took me a while to locate the Ask Question button on Ask Ubuntu. Reason: Insufficient contrast (as can be seen below). A single grey / ...
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StackExchage data explorer gets around restrictions

I believe data explorer is enabling users to get around restrictions, as with a simple query, users with less than 1000 rep can get vote counts(the ones unlocked by Trusted User), (see this query), as ...
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Answered tab in the home page of Ask Ubuntu

Can we have a tab labeled "Accepted", like "Active", which will show recently accepted answers (including all at the end). I am asking this because in heavy moderation time, there are questions ...
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Official canonical questions list

Could there possibly be a [canonical-answer] moderator-only(or otherwise officiated) tag on the main site to single out good canonical questions? Currently, a list of canonical questions is hidden ...
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