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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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Blacklist the [installation] tag

We've created two tags to separate questions that are about installing Ubuntu and installing something in Ubuntu: system-installation and software-installation. This is with the purpose of getting rid ...
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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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Clicking on green reputation button does not make it go away

Clicking on green reputation button does not make it go away for example mine reads +15 in green at the top of the page and it will not reset. Is there a bug at the moment? is there a way to make it ...
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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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Let's refine and clarify our off-topic close reasons

Recently I have noticed, both as a user and a moderator, a good number of questions either being closed as end-of-life or as a development release when they probably don’t need to be. Just a few ...
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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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Please can we destroy the subjective tag?

The subjective tag has 12 questions. Please can it be blacklisted per The Death of Meta Tags?
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Synonimization of singular/plural tag pairs

There are a few [foo]/[foos] tag pairs on Ask Ubuntu. Such tag pairs are usually the singular and plural of the same word and should be synonyms. Occasionally. Only moderators can create [foos] when [...
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Applications, application and software tags must die!

Originally discussed here: The future of the applications/software tag(s) Needs to be discussed again as an effort to ban the tags permanently applications, application and software are useless - ...
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Would a off-topic tag warning be a good-idea? [duplicate]

Here on Ask Ubuntu we have quite a lot of tags for various Linux distributions/Operating Systems/things that could be off-topic if specific about them: debian, mint, fedora, crunchbang, windows, ...
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Why do we have an "error" tag?

I note that we have a error tag in the main site and it doesn't mean anything on its own. When last checked, it has over 280+ questions tagged as such. Manually editing them out of all of those ...
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Launchpad Single Sign On

There was a link on a popular Facebook 'Ubuntu fan page' to the site today. Somebody commented to ask "Why can not use Launchpad username and password??". Of course you can use your launchpad account ...
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imgur.com is deleting images

I've seen a few questions and answers with images like: The image you are requesting does not exist or is no longer available. Obviously, that's not good for the use of this website. What's wrong ...
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Can't edit due to mention of The Walking Dead

I was going to edit this question but I appear to be running into some kind of spam catcher.
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The 'error' tag should be blacklisted

The error tag: is general is ambiguous describes over half of the questions on Ask Ubuntu is misleading could mean boot errors, graphical errors, errors seen in the terminal, etc. If the error tag is ...
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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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Tag Synonym Request: Asus-Related Stuff

Recently, Asus tags have been getting created left and right. I'd like to propose the following synonyms: asus-pc -> asus asus-laptop -> asus The ASUS tag seems good enough to cover almost any ...
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Merge [resolution] into [something-resolution]

This was a mistake. Resolution should have never been the main tag for all screen/display/monitor resolution issues. This is more evident when you get exactly 4 tags for all these issues, created by ...
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Can we *please* blacklist the error tag?

The tag has reappeared two more times again. The error has reappeared after at lease 2 purges. Can we please blacklist this tag? Reasons for this have been discussed several times already: The '...
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Tone down "edited comment" icon

Compared to other SE sites I've participated in, especially SO, the icon for "this comment was edited" sticks out like a sore thumb on Ask Ubuntu. Could it be toned down? Here's my crude attempt, ...
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Part of the question & answers are now hidden by blog & other details on the right

I'm not used to writing questions; but the site is offering me Similar questions above where I'm typing, but I cannot read much of the text as the right side of it is covered by the "How to format" ...
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Blacklist the ubuntu-desktop tag?

Is it possible to blacklist that tag? I don't see it go away without a little extra help.
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Is the ubuntu-desktop tag immortal ?

As of 2011-01-18, Jeff Atwood deleted the ubuntu-desktop tag. One day later there are already new ubuntu-desktop questions. Considering all askers are relatively new to askubuntu, I suppose they were ...
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Visited links on Meta are hard to see

Maybe it is just my vision but I can't distinguish visited links in question/answer text from the surrounding text on Ubuntu Meta. I can see the links on the parent fine and I can see unvisited links ...
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"Another user Is editing this post" warning

Sometimes, I find that before I post my edit, someone already has edited the post. Can't we make a system like this: Without the Feature So, lets say User A started editing X post, and User B ...
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The top menu has moved to the left

The top menu has moved to the left. I checked in two different browsers.
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Site <title> name

All the sites pages have Ubuntu - Stack Exchange in their title. I believe this should be changed to Ask Ubuntu - Stack Exchange (or even simply Ask Ubuntu). This will help with branding our site ...
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Sidebar is all messed up.

Either something isn't being escaped properly or there's been some new HTML that bodges the site. I'm seeing this behaviour on both the main site and meta.
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Why doesn't Ask Ubuntu use HTTPS?

Why does Ask Ubuntu use plain ol' HTTP? In this day in age, I don't see any reason why it shouldn't be HTTPS. Isn't this a huge security risk?
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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 add the SE network OSS ads?

Stack Overflow offers free, vote based ads for open source projects. They seem to refresh them regularly, here's the latest thread for this iteration. I tried 2 experiments when they opened this time ...
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Finding community wikis

Why isn't there a listing of community wikis? It seems to me that being able to easily find community wikis would be a great resource based on the description of community wikis. I would assume ...
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Please undo tag synonymizing: gnome-shell -> gnome

GNOME Shell is, ultimately, just one component in the GNOME DE. I can use it without many of the other trappings of GNOME, like GDM or Nautilus. It seems very weird that gnome-panel - a thing of ...
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Can we get more close votes?

Currently we only get 24 close votes a day. I find this much too limiting, I can use all 24 of those votes really quick and still find a use for 24 more votes. Is there any way we could get a couple ...
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Delete tag 14.04.1

The tag 14.04.1 seems useless, as there is already a 14.04 tag, and the questions involving the tag do not seem to be related to 14.04.1 but could be migrated to 14.04.
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Can we feature the style guide for new reviewers/editors?

It would be nice to highlight the site's style guide for a bit on the sidebar doohicky on the main page: Style guide for questions and answers I for one am finding a bunch of edits that tend to ...
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Should we add OSS ads (targeted at users)?

There is this question "Should we add the SE network OSS ads?" about whether to re-use the SE ads which aim at gathering new developers. One of the comments is that those ads aren't a good match for ...
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Can we warn new users that questions about Kali Linux, Pop OS and so on are off topic when they attempt to ask a new question?

We get a lot of questions about Linux Mint, Kali Linux, Pop OS, and other distributions. Most likely, new users do not read all the rules in the help center before asking their first question. Can we ...
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Please blacklist the 'bug' tag

In regards to this, http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/3343/summer-cleanup-feedback-wanted-etc?cb=1 the jrg has eliminated questions tagged with bug. I would like to request blacklisting of this tag,...
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Please blacklist the help tag

Please blacklist the tag help, its a useless meta tag that can contain literally any question. It should be purged with fire. Related: http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/2179/why-do-we-have-a-help-...
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Merging codenames with versions

Should we merge all codename tags with the version tags? Already there are tags like lucid and 10.04 which are identical.
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What will be the new bar for Ask Ubuntu?

Any insight how will AU looks with the new not-technically-black bar? IMHO the integration with Canonical's bar may put on-hold such change. How will the bar be integrated with the current UI?
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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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Top black bar of the site is glitched

Well as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words: To use Android terminology, the black bar's width is set to match_parent rather than wrap_content.... Note: This happens with both Chrome and ...
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Add tag synonym for [tag:wsl]

As the global maximum tag length has been increased to 35 characters, now the tag wsl should be renamed to windows-subsystem-for-linux (or similar) and act as a synonym to the latter. Other SE sites ...
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Can these VMWares be un-merged?

In 2012, a question was asked about the installation of VMWare player. Some months later, fossfreedom merged that question into How do I install VMware Player?. But in the latter one, the questioner ...
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Can we merge driver and drivers tag?

Before it gets too much to handle, can we merge driver and drivers tag? driver x 1243 drivers x 6
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Login in option for launchpad no longer autoexpands, confusing

I don't remember when this changed but before when you clicked "log in with launchpad" the little options thing would autoexpand and let you put your username in a field so that you can use it to log ...
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Make links visible on escaped text

There is no visible difference between AskUbuntu and AskUbuntu, even though the first occurence points to a link and the second doesn't. It could be argued that it is not necessary, but stackoverflow....
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