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Let's improve the "How do I ask a good question?" wiki page?

The "How do I ask a good question?" Help Center page could use some work. Part of it is wrong, some of it could use more info, and some of it could be expanded. Let's go through what's there,...
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"What topics can I ask about here?" in need of an update?

Our What topics can I ask about here? help center page feels like it could use an update. The first section, "Questions that you may ask", looks fairly good. Apparently at one point in time,...
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Suggested improvements to "Markdown help" and formatting help

On Ask Ubuntu we have a lot of questions and answers that include multiple lines of terminal output which is best handled by using code fences. Without formatting, this information is difficult to ...
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Suggestion to change description of "End of Support" / "End of Life" in Help Center

I would suggest the following change to the Help Center page on "What topics to ask", under the last bullet in "Questions you should avoid": Support for Ubuntu releases past their ...
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Search is not working in Ask Ubuntu Help Center

I searched "flag" in Ask Ubuntu help center and I got this error: Oops! Something Bad Happened! We apologize for any inconvenience, but an unexpected error occurred while you were browsing ...
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Why is information about triage and help and improvement review queues there in help center?

In this help center article, there is some information about triage and help and improvement review queues. Triage – Stack Overflow only - 500 reputation. The primary goal of Triage is to quickly ...
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Is it the time to redefine "end of life"?

Based on my comments here and my messages in Raiders of the Lost Downboat, I think the term "end of life" is sometimes confusing and may be misleading for new users. As of now, one of the closing ...
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help/searching doesn’t mention the `deleted` operator

There’s a boolean operator for the search that’s not mentioned on the searching help page: deleted: yes/true/1 returns only posts that have been deleted; the default no/false/0 excludes deleted posts ...
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Do we need the Private Beta help?

Right now, there's an interesting page on the Help Center: How to Ask Questions in Private Beta. As Ask Ubuntu is not really in private beta anymore, is this page really necessary? Or, more ...
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The pictures on Privileges help page are outdated

There are plenty of pictures showing how to use the privilege tools, here. They seem to be outdated. For example, the picture about offering a bounty, shown below, compared with the actual one, also ...
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Do we, or do we not support wubi.exe?

I have been wondering this for a while and would like to get a definitive answer. We still get questions on wubi on the site, however, it is no longer developed and won't work on a modern Windows OS (...
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Should we remove the "tag with Ubuntu version" advice from the help center?

There have been many discussions on meta (here and here for example) about using the Ubuntu version tags (12.04 etc). Mostly, they support the position that these tags should be used when the version ...
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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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Remove the link to the video tutorials from the help pages

Due recent changes to our help page I took a peek what was written there too. I found there was a link to some video tutorials, I checked out that was linked to meta.AU, and was in the disposition of ...
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Make the on-topic section more explicit

Since there is often confusion on this site as to which Ubuntu derivatives are actually on topic, why not explicitly list them on the Help page? Instead of: We welcome questions about: Using and ...
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Anchors in tour page

In multiple cases with new comers, I have difficulties to mention how to use that small edit button (link). So, is possible to have some anchors in tour page. To easy use like pointing user to the ...
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Should we make more verbose that bugs and bug related stuff are OT on Ask ubuntu?

I've seen couple times now people asking for "confirmation" of a bug (which to top it off, it's already confirmed and reproducible) and even they provide with the links of the bug report. And this ...
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Not that criteria

In https://askubuntu.com/help/bounty, there's this: "If there's no answer meeting that criteria, the bounty is not awarded to anyone." One criterion, two criteria or "those criteria" but not "that ...
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