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Would it be useful to allow Meta duplicates after a certain amount of time?

Regarding the main Ask Ubuntu site, there are two Meta questions here that I found that mention "time" and "duplicates": Primarily: Would it be useful to allow duplicates after x ...
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How is the Meta participation calculated?

Recently, while randomly browsing Meta Ask Ubuntu, I found the Participation tab in the Users section. To me, it is showing me on the top of the tab: But I haven't posted any meta posts recently, so, ...
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Should [edits] and [editing] be tag synonyms on meta?

I think the edits and editing should be the same (on Meta). I guess there is a small difference (one being the action and one being the edit itself). But the tags are used interchangeably, so I think ...
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Are accepted answers pinned to the top in Ask Ubuntu Meta? [duplicate]

I was going through Ask Ubuntu Meta and found this question: Bullying as a strategy to force close a question. There are 2 answers to the question: one by Zanna and one by karel. I used the sort ...
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Should we unpin the accepted answer from the top of the list on meta?

This is the partner to my other question, concerning specifically Meta Ask Ubuntu. Because accepts may have a somewhat different meaning or purpose on meta I am posting this question to gather ...
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Merge [meta:down-votes] and [meta:downvoting]

Here on meta, we have two tags regarding downvotes down-votes and downvoting. Can we merge them into one? Currently down-votes has 8 questions and downvoting has 63 questions. In my opinion, though, ...
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Why posting meta requires only 5 reputation?

Why posting meta requires only 5 reputation? Why not something like 25 or more with the requirement of having some particular badges? A new user automatically gets 1 reputation. So, to get privilege ...
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How to edit my question to add clarification

Where do I add clarification to a question? I was asked to better describe my problem. When I added further description in a comment, I was told it is not a comment -- that it should be a question. ...
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What is considered a community consensus on Meta?

The info of the discussion tag here on Meta reads: The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus. ...
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2 year old user is a new contributor?

Just saw this: a 1400 rep new user? Wow! He's learning fast until I clicked his profile and he's a 2 YO user? Bug?
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Meta-Meta: Reopening discussions

What is the recommended way to re-open a discussion (for example on the topic of what is considered off-topic)? Some discussions have one or two comments, but disappear from the main sites after a ...
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Do good quality answers on duplicate questions deserve reputation?

Recently I came across a question, which was a duplicate of an already asked question here. The duplicate question had an overall negative score ( of -4), but the answers to that duplicate were ...
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Can [spam] handle [spam-handling]?

Here on meta, we have separate spam and spam-handling tags. They are not even synonyms. A few questions are even tagged with both of them. Since only seven questions in total are currently tagged ...
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Do we actually close no-repro bugs reported on meta as no-repro?

Recently, this question was closed as being status-norepro. However, this closure seems odd to me. Of the 20 questions tagged accordingly, there is only one that was actually closed, which is the one ...
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Why do repcap badges exist on Meta? How did people get them?

So, I was looking at my (rather depressing) meta profile badge to-do list when I noticed something interesting: The repcap badges are present! Upon digging a bit further into this, I noticed that ...
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What makes a "Hot meta post"?

I am just curious if anyone knows really, what are the criteria for the "Hot meta posts" in the side bar. I guess it is automatic but what is it based on? Views? Votes? Activity? I noticed downvoted ...
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On meta: multiple answers with different opinions?

I have a few questions (OK a lot) of questions on meta. On this question (Is it ok to comment and see if it works before answer?) I have different answers with different opinions. Is it ok to not ...
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Who does the EOL notices?

Who does the EOL notices, and why are they posted on meta and not the normal site? It seems they are all done by random people with high rep.
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How can I manually add images on Ask Ubuntu using Markdown?

I want to insert this image into my answer: http://blog.sudobits.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/keyboard-shortcuts-ubuntu-1110.png UPDATE: The Markdown reference can be accessed here - https://...
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When should I post on Meta Ask Ubuntu vs Meta Stack Exchange?

I recently posted a question on the meta Stack Exchange site and realized that perhaps the question was better suited for the meta Ask Ubuntu site, and then realized I don't really know what the ...
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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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Why 'Meta'? Why not 'Bobcat'?

I understand what the Meta sites are, their purpose in life, and their importance, however I do not understand fully why they have the name 'Meta'? I mean, why not 'Bobcat'? Could some please explain?
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Is there a limit to the amount of questions you can ask on Meta in a specific time period?

On the main site you can ask a maximum of 6 questions in a 24-hour period, and in a 30 day period, you have a maximum of 50 questions, I do not know if there are any other limits for years etc, but I ...
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How to get to meta's question feed in the android app?

I got a notification of a comment on a question in meta, so I have opened the question in the android app. My problem is I now want to take a look at meta's question feed, but I can't find a button to ...
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Ask Ubuntu Meta and Ask Ubuntu Reputation is not Synchronized

When I had 15 reputation on Ask Ubuntu I wanted to ask something on Meta; I went to Meta, but it said I only had 3 reputation so I could not ask questions. I went to Ask Ubuntu again, but my ...
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What "meta" means?

I'm a new user on ask ubuntu and beginner on linux too, this is my first question: What is the meaning of meta? I found this page on wikipedia "Meta - wikipedia" but I'm not sure if it explain meta ...
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How should I use the tags in Meta.AU?

I've found recently that people that ask questions in meta do not correctly tag their questions, and when the community reacts unexpectedly or their issues don't rise awareness to the developer team, ...
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The share link box is oversized

I've been able to reproduce this in both Firefox and Chromium. I click the share button then this box appears with a abnormal horizontal compared with the main site Apparently, the comment field/...
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What is the differences between Ask ubuntu Meta and Ask Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I see no differences with them but the coloring is that it? Meta is mostly black and white. And when I ask a question on here it doesn't show up on AskUbuntu, Why?
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Any reason to keep this feature request closed?

We should reopen this. It's just as constructive as any other feature request. Feature request for "private messages" privilege for user communication Wrongly closed (or wrongly open!) ...
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Why are askubuntu.com and meta.askubuntu.com considered as same site?

Why are askubuntu.com and meta.askubuntu.com considered as same Stack Exchange site (Same Reputation points on both site), while stackoverflow.com and meta.stackoverflow.com are considered as ...
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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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Ask Ubuntu meta page title says just "Ubuntu Meta" and another title issue

If one looks at the title of any page on AU Meta, then will see that the title is: [Page title] - Ubuntu Meta - Stack Exchange when IMO it should say "Ask Ubuntu Meta". Even worse, on the ask page,...
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Meta tag-synonym request: [tags]->[tagging]

While tag is synonymed to tagging, tags is not synonymed yet. Could tags be synonymed to tagging?
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How to continue discussions important to a meta question?

Are long comment threads on meta questions discussing issues directly pertinent to the question considered bad, even if they do not become repetitive? I know this is considered bad on main...but meta ...
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Can older questions be closed as duplicates of newer questions in special circumstances on meta?

Here on meta, sometimes issues arise, and then arise again later as circumstances change. Is it appropriate, in such a situation, to close older questions about a topic as duplicates of a newer ...
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Burninate the meta tags {help} and {features}?

I found two tags here on meta that might be considered meta tags and, thus, should be burninated. What is your opinion of the following? help features
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How to proceed with a feature request?

I have made a feature request recently in meta. You can find it at How about page numbers on the top of pages as well? . Do I just leave it there or are there any specific steps that I should do in ...
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Redundant voting meta tags

Currently there are various meta tags for voting: voting× 8 down-votes× 4 vote-to-close× 3 up-votes× 3 votes× 3 downvoting× 2 There seems to be no reason to have so many different tags for voting. ...
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What is the purpose of the ability to bounty a meta question?

I have recently decided to bounty a meta question of mine. This got me thinking about bounties on meta questions. What is the purpose of them? In my case, only the moderators and high rep'd users ...
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Social Networks: Is there a way to be informed about questions as soon they're asked?

Is there a way to be informed about questions as soon they're asked? For instance: gwibber (notifications) facebook, google+ (as new on my wall) twitter (as tweets) email (ugh.. all that spam) rss......
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Why wasn't I reminded to consider accepting the answer to my question that I upvoted?

I upvoted Marco Ceppi's answer to this question of mine here on meta. But I am waiting on accepting the answer until it provides more of the information I had requested. I had posted a comment to this ...
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Delete my Ask Ubuntu and Ask Ubuntu Meta account

I want to delete my Ask Ubuntu and Ask Ubuntu meta account, but there is a problem, in the section "Contact us", the following e-mail adress "team%2bmeta.askubuntu@stackexchange.com" and "team%...
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Why can't I suggest edits on meta?

It seems that I don't have an "edit" button for posts on meta. Looking at the meta users page, it seems that edits can be made here if you're a moderator or if you have the requisite rep to make edits....
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How is reputation shared between Meta and Ask Ubuntu?

I have been floating around on Meta occasionally, but most of the time is spent on Ask Ubuntu. When I receive upvotes or accepts on Meta, it says that I gain reputation, but it does not seem to affect ...
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How can we ensure that first timers are not given the wrong impression

I have seen many times people being down voted for doing something wrong. For example posting an answer that really should have been a comment. Or posting an answer in the style of a forum thread ...
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Who's running this ship and where's it going?

When investing my time into something, I like to know where it's going. Helping one person is good but if I can help 10, that's better. Is my time here worth more than that on IRC/forums/etc? To know ...
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404 Image Nominations

All the other sites seem to be doing this... We need an image that will be displayed when users try to bring up a page that does not exist. Please quote the source so the team can negotiate rights ...
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