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Fix the Linux tag blacklist

A million years ago (in Internet years), Jeff put a tag blacklist in place to stop people tagging things with linux or unix. Probably makes sense but I think his regex was bum: ^linux|unix$ That's ...
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Cannot access review queues

As of 5:26 AM on September 9, 2016 (UTC), the review queues went down: My browser is reporting that this page is an HTTP Error 500 page, suggesting (as noted) that something is wrong with ...
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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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Please fix spam detection

Today , I was editing a question and apparently there were some new changes in place for spam detection. Definitely good news . . . except that spam detection is broken: Out of all the words that ...
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Synonymize tags [secure-erase] and [secure-delete]

Well, secure-erase and secure-delete simply mean the same, so we should synonymize them. Here some stats about those two: secure-erase: 13 questions 0 followers Excerpt: none Wiki: none secure-...
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The Juju link in the top bar is incorrect

I just started playing around with the links at the top, seeing how they mirrored the Ubuntu.com links, and I noticed something. The Juju link appears to be outdated. The one on AU goes to http://...
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My badge count is probably wrong (too many gold)

I know it can sound like a stupid question but it seems that my badges count is wrong. I remember having 11 gold and today the total is 13. I've checked the badge page and counted them and... still 11....
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Why have I just received another two Marshal badges?

Why have I just now received another two Marshal badges? I got my first a few months ago. Surely you should only ever get it the once.
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I can't access the Election Page

The link http://askubuntu.com/election from the Comments Inbox is going to http://askubuntu.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/election
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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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Please revert merging amd-graphics tag into ati

there was a post a few months ago about the tag synonym and I just got reminded of if today. The AMD ATI merger was almost 10 years ago (in 2006) and Wikipedia says AMD stopped using the ATI brand in ...
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Can I get the duplicate close link on this question changed?

On this question, I voted to close as a duplicate of this one but the user wanted to change the icon size not hide the launcher, so it was a duplicate of this. However the OP accepted the original ...
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Ad crap is causing browser errors, is this acceptable?

This sort of ad stuff that tries to execute gifs and pull do all sorts of shady stuff is a big red flag for me and is making me feel uneasy using this platform. What can be done and/or how to reassure ...
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Firstrun "How it works" #herobox is misaligned

I like to think the Ask Ubuntu is lawful good but we've got a box on the homepage that is clearly chaotic evil. What, no AD&D fans in tonight?       *sighs*       Tough crowd. Awful jokes aside, ...
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Redesigned disabled buttons in review are hard to distinguish

After recent redesign, the buttons in review queue [No Action Needed] and [I'm Done] look almost the same. I would start competition if you can distinguish which one is disabled on the below image (...
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User profile tabs are double-underlined on hover

When one hovers over a tab name on user profile / activity page, the name gets underlined twice, in addition to changing color to red. I suspect this may be a CSS bug, because having three effects on ...
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What 's up with the Jobs section?

I just noticed a Jobs section: As it says, I get a page not found. I'm reasonably certain I have a Stack Overflow Careers profile. So, what is Jobs for, and how can I access it? The feature request ...
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Rename "blogs" tag to "blog"

I have no idea why we need the blogs tag to be plural. We have terminal, not terminals. We have shell, not shells. We have scanner, not scanners. For consistency's sake, can we please make the tag ...
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Missing full stop in privileges area

I have just noticed that there is a missing full stop at the end of this sentence (the last one): And as it is really bugging me (because I am a Grammar Nazi), I thought that I would report it.
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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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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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What is the [packages] tag useful for?

We have .deb or was deb, well, we have that. We have package-management as well. Why do we need yet-another-tag without someone that can be actually be an expert of all aspect of the "packages" topic? ...
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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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Why does the Canonical bar on meta omit Insights and Juju?

Canonical navigation bar, as seen on main Ask Ubuntu site: Canonical navigation bar, as seen here on meta: Or just look at the top of your screen... Two items are missing: Insights and Juju.
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Need a few >2k people to help with the merge of the Recovery tag

I would like to merge recovery into data-recovery. A good ~90% (at a glance) of the ~500 questions tagged recovery are about data-recovery. The other ~10% are about things like password-recovery or ...
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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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Can't Accept Answers or enter review queue

Whenever I try to enter the review queue or accept an answer, I get an error message. I also now cannot post comments. Also, while writing this post, both "Title is Missing" and "Body is missing" is ...
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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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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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There is a bug with the bounty banner

When a new bounty without a comment appears, the add a comment appears half over the grey banner background: While not a bad bad bug, it is annoying.
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Why is there small text randomly on the review history?

Some - about 2 thirds of the reviews - have got larger text, and the other third has small text - why? It is staring to really bug my OCDness that it is random - not even reviewed, no action needed (...
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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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Get rid of the Windows-application tag?

Why I think that the windows-application tag should be deleted: It's about Windows software, but this site is for Ubuntu. The only circumstances I could see it relating to Ubuntu would be if the OP ...
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Enable the easy review close queue filtering interface

We are almost reaching the 1k items in the close queue (we are second, only behind Stack Overflow), so I think we should make any attempt to make folks review stuff and for that reason I ask to enable ...
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Can we kill the ubuntu14.04 tag?

the ubuntu14.04 tag has been used 16 times and it shouldn't even had been created. It should be linked as a duplicate to 14.04 or just burned from the system.
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Unicorn tag - potential conflict

The unicorn tag could mean one of two things: the U-series codename for 14.10, or the prefork server that can be used in conjunction with other webservers. It looks like there's edits in the tag ...
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Shouldn't this question about working around Ethernet problems be reopened?

The question we are talking about: How to get around NVM Checksum error (PXE-E05) to make the ethernet work? I had cast the first vote for closure on this question on 31st March as it was unclear ...
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Why was my "obsolete" flag declined?

After having edited the question and created an appropriate answer I flagged the comment "Don't give the solution in your own question" as "obsolete" - the answer part had been removed from the ...
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Launchpad logins broken on linux browsers?

One of my coworkers noticed that Launchpad logins are broken. If you log out, then go to login, click the launchpad button, and nothing happens. Normally a text widget shows up so you can type in ...
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Italic text in Links are not colored

For example in my answer here, if you open it on your mobile (Or just click mobile in the footer on your desktop browser), an italic link would look like this: While on the desktop it's like so: ...
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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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Review audit bug

When reviewing in the close vote queue I almost always start by clicking on the close button and then canceling that window, to see how the votes are standing on the question. Because if I'm in the ...
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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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My question was closed by what I consider over-zealous moderation

Here's the question. It was closed simply because I tagged it as "14.04" (I am using Xubuntu 14.04 which is not released yet). However, the question is not specific to 14.04 in any way, it is specific ...
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Can the line-height in <li>s be a bit taller?

I was joking with somebody earlier about the line-spacing in their post. There's nothing wrong with the content, it's just hard to read. This is very easy to reproduce; just compare: Lorem ipsum ...
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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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The little tab things don't look right

On my main profile page, I noticed this: Is it just me, or are the tab backgrounds backwards for the left & right ones? Shouldn't the rounded corners be pointed out?
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JavaScript is broken after clicking on a comment of a deleted answer in the inbox

In my inbox, there is a reply to a comment on an answer which is deleted (The answer is deleted). Thus all comments are deleted. This is the comment link: https://askubuntu.com/posts/comments/530576?...
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Tag based syntax highlighting isn't working in all the questions

For those who don't know, SE uses Google Prettify to automatically add syntax highlighting to any code posted based on the tags applied in the question. If we specify <!-- language : lang-...
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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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