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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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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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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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Provide way to link to headings from within both Questions and Answers and from comments

Use-case: Intra-Question and Intra-Answer Linking As a user posting either Questions or Answers, I would like to be able to add a link within that Question or Answer to another heading within that, or ...
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Where is the any key. . .

... and other observations. We, as a community, are asked to be nicer so how about the SE Employees help us become nicer by providing a question wizard for new users on the SE network??? No, not ...
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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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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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Could be possible duplicates arranged by votes in addition to default order?

When I find duplicate question, for example Will not allow me to install playonlinux! Says I have 'held broken packages and flag them, the system shows me the list of possible answers like this: ...
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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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Why I am asked if I am a human being each time to be told that it has not been 20 minutes yet?

Sometime, I would like to create questions for a few issues. Since I don't have enough reputation, when I submit the second question, I am told to wait 20 minutes. The page does not tell up when ...
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Make 18.04 and bionic synonym

When I add tags to the question and type xenial, it suggests me to add 16.04 but when I type bionic, no suggestion is given.
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Get notified about AU Twitter bot tweeting my questions - feature request

I was recently reading this and I understand that the AU (I assume that there are either other Twitter bots on other SE sites or that this is not an AU Twitter bot, but rather just a general SE one?) ...
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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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Would it be helpful to see question comments on the question edit page?

Would it be helpful for those occasions when someone is trying to edit a question to incorporate extra information provided in comments? Would this have more negative effects than positive? I know ...
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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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Display any received comments whilst answering a question

When answering a question you will get a notification when someone has also posted an answer just before you have. This is very useful - there is no point in submitting an answer when your answer is ...
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Could the non-official flavour flag have an automatic comment like duplicate has?

When you flag a question with a duplicate flag, it automatically sends a comment like Does this answer your question? How to run Visual Studio Code as root But for the Needs improvement - A ...
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Unregistered spammers should be deleted outright

A lot of spam is posted by unregistered users. They only have accounts on one site, and their only contribution is a spam or troll post. In my opinion, such users are not worth keeping. How about if ...
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Should there be a new tag "legacy-bios"?

I'd like to propose the creation of the tag "legacy-bios", as I believe it was relevant to a question I just asked. It seems like it could be relevant to a forum dedicated to an OS. And there is ...
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Should we have a "Culture Tour"?

The Welcome Tour takes new users through the mechanics of the SE sites. Should we have an additional tour that explains key behaviours that are expected of the AskUbuntu community? Things like: (...
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Preformatted text horizontal scrolling - bug or feature?

AskUbuntu help recommend to style pre-formatted text and console output with #four spaces But sometimes it results in scrolling text. See this question as an example. The problematic line (as ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Shouldn't the removal of an answer be visible in the timeline for everyone?

Background: I commented on a possibly dangerous command in an answer to https://askubuntu.com/questions/310358/no-such-file-or-directory-error-when-trying-to-use-chmod/310364#310364 The answer was ...
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Can we add a rEFInd tag?

REFInd is a commonly used boot manager developed by Rod Smith. I think that it should be added due to its eminence. I can't add it myself because I don't have the rep. I'd like if someone added the ...
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Raising the Answer Text Limit

Today I was working on one of the answers (A special guide) and I was limited again by the 30K size for answers. The example mentioned is this: How do I install the Nvidia drivers? Which I needed to ...
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Tag synonym request: [preferences] -> [settings]

I think settings and preferences should be synonyms. "Settings" is a more general term that applies to driver settings, program settings, system settings, etc. "Preferences" is a term that usually ...
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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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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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Find a random question

Is there a way to find a random question? Currently in ask Ubuntu there are 5 question category tabs/tags : newest, faq votes, active, unanswered. I found it quite useful to be a random category ...
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Remove already voted to close questions from the "Close" review tab

When I flag a post from the Flags tab, it gets removed on reload. I'd like to see the same thing happen with entries in the Close tab. There are currenty 17 questions in Recent Votes and I voted on ...
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Tag Wiki Edits on Ask Ubuntu Mobile

Ask Ubuntu mobile does not let you make tag edits, you have to switch to the full site, make the edits, and switch back. And the editor is temperamental on my mobile browser, sometimes working and ...
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Oops! Button on StackExchage Unsubscribe page

As someone who has just made the mistake of clicking the unsubscribe link in an email can we please have an "Oops! I didn't mean it." button on the unsubscribe page - Thanks
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AskUbuntu background flicker

When scrolling a page on askubuntu, the background dots flicker visually. It is a minor thing but the fix is so simple, just to set: background-attachment: fixed When i do it manually in the browser ...
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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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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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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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Why are there a limited amount of close votes for high rep users?

I am a reasonable high rep user and have been around for some time now, and even though both of those are the case I still have a limited amount of close votes I can cast (40), why is this? Surely the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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No cancel button for commenting

If you start writing a comment, and then decide not to, there is no cancel button. To get rid of the box to write the comment in, you have to reload the page. It would be better in my opinion if ...
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We should get "Ubuntu questions on SR" notification in chat

In general chat room, we get notification for Ubuntu questions on U&L. I think it would be a good idea to get Ubuntu questions on SR notification as well. SR stands for Software recommendations, ...
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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 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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