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Site not updating at all [closed]

Since the site went into read only mode then came back, it has not updated at all. According to the question list, the last newest question was five hours ago. It is the same with some of the other ...
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Can we merge distro, distribution, distributions and linux-distro tags?

I think they are inherently the same thing and don't deserve multiple tags. Breakdown of the tags: distro x 15 distribution x 40 distributions x 3 linux-distro x 14
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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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Can not login to Ask Ubuntu chat

This has been happening since a couple of weeks ago but I thought it was a temp thing. Now I really need to use the chat system and the problem still persists. Here is what is happening: I go to the ...
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Do you really need "burning", "dvd-burning", "cd-burning" tag?

I have seen that we have several tags on the burning CD/DVD topic. One tag burn has wiki, but there are three more tags on the same topic. These are burning, dvd-burning , cd-burning. Do we really ...
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Account merged, now cannot login to SE chat

I am not sure if this is the right place to post this inquiry. In AU, I have an old account with only 1 rep which I have used for about a week. I forgot the password for that account so I then created ...
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"Avconv" tag does not exist!

I just asked a question related to "avconv" and I was surprised that the tag for it did not exist. I do not have enough reputation to create a tag. I posted the question with "ffmpeg" tag instead. ...
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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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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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Tag synonym request: [gksudo] -> [gksu]

While they can behave differently (mostly on non-Ubuntu systems), gksu and gksudo are not really separate topics. They're provided by the same package (gksu). They're even the same executable (which ...
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This closed question just got 10k views, we should fix it

This looks like it's getting a bunch of views since it's probably a common problem for people with Optimus cards. Nvidia driver cannot be installed with jockey for old hardware
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Tag synonym request: [upgrading] -> [upgrade]

I think the new tag upgrading should be made a synonym of upgrade. I've proposed the tag synonym.
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Tag synonym request: [winxp] -> [windows-xp]

winxp was created yesterday. We already have windows-xp, which is used extensively. But "winxp" is a pretty common abbreviation for "Windows XP." Therefore, I recommend making winxp a synonym of ...
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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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Should [encrypted-home] be a synonym of [ecryptfs]?

Should the tag encrypted-home be a synonym of ecryptfs? While there are other ways to encrypt a home directory, Ecryptfs is the official method under Ubuntu. All three questions tagged encrypted-home ...
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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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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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Tag synonym request: [teaching] -> [education]

We have seperate education and teaching tags. It seems that teaching with 4 questions, and education with 6 questions are essentially the same. Also there is the children tag that may factor into ...
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Tag synonym request: [screen-resolution] -> [resolution]

We have separate resolution and screen-resolution tags. resolution is almost always used, and screen-resolution almost never. Theoretically these are different, as resolution applies to things besides ...
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Need a canonical answer for repository versions

We need a canonical answer for "Why do the repositories not have the latest versions of software". Anyone who can write one (if one does not already exist) will be rewarded with a +100 Rep bonus ...
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unsaved comment edits are lost when showing new comments

When I do the following... post a comment start editing the comment I recently posted see that newer comments have been posted click the link to show the newer comments ...my editing of my [less ...
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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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matched parentheses in hyperlinks are not handled correctly

When a hyperlink contains a ( character that is matched at the end of the URL by a ) character, AskUbuntu should recognize that the final ) character is part of the URL. However, currently that is not ...
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game tag needs to be cleaned up

game needs to be merged into games. I've taken care of merging in ubuntu-games already.
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We now have control of @askubuntu on Twitter - what should do with it?

These are all related: Help spread this site.... Improving our presence on Twitter Should we target Social Media? Thanks to Robert at Stack Exchange, Jorge and I now have access to @askubuntu on ...
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Make [vista] a synonnym of [windows-vista] and merge the two

There are two tags vista with 29 questions windows-vista with just 5 I know it is not much significant , but a cleanup is never bad.
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Make [download] a synonym of [downloads] and merge the two tags

There are 73 questions tagged download 69 questions tagged downloads The two tags are redundant, please consider making download a synonym of downloads and merge the 2 tags (note:downloads has tag ...
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Make [home] a synonym of [home-directory] and merge the two tags

There are 135 questions tagged home 52 questions tagged home-directory The excerpts for both are nearly the same, implying the same use: home: Questions about users' home folders or the ...
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Are questions about design decisions considered constructive?

This question was closed as nonconstructive, which seems wrong to me. (The creator of the question also did not think it was right for it to be closed.) It's a question about a design decision (or ...
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Tag Synonym Request [sound-problem] -> [sound]

I dont really think we need both sound and sound-problem tags. Doesn't both of them mean the same thing?
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How do I merge my 2 Ask Ubuntu Accounts?

I have just realized I have 2 AU accounts, I cant recall how this happened but I did change my e-mail address recently. How do i go about merging them, is this something you can help me with? ...
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Consider reopening question 113235

Question 113235 is closed, being considered an exact duplicate of question 43174. Now, I got the answer I needed before the question was closed, so I won't suffer much from it being closed, but I ...
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Account Still getting merged

My account is still getting merged with my brother's account even though my suspension period is over. This happens even if I try using a different system with different IP address. I cleared all ...
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Unable to use the askubuntu chat

Looks like this happened before Unable to log in to chat. I use firefox 11.0. Followed the test on all looks ok, but I can't log in.
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Gmail & Google Mail Are Linked to the same account for Virgin Media customers causing Ask Ubuntu to create two accounts

Virgin Media use Google Mail as their email client and because of this my toby[dot]whaymand [at] googlemail [dot] com account defaults to mytobywhaymand [at] gmail [dot] com account which has caused ...
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Tag Synonym Request: [file] -> [files]?

I don't see any difference between file and files. Alternatively, blacklist? They don't seem particularly descriptive, and I doubt anyone considers themselves an expert on the topic of files and ...
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indicator-sound should be a synonym of sound-menu

I did some clean up in VLC today and noticed that these should be synonymed, unfortunately no one I can find in chat has enough rep to vote on the tag: indicator-sound <- sound-menu
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Precise needs a tag synonym

I can't synonym precise to 12.04, the popup says a moderator is needed to make the synonym.
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Why isn't the CAPTCHA code smarter?

None of my posts are even remotely spammy. No URLs, or anything close to a URL--just a normal response. Yet I keep hitting the stupid CAPTCHA. Makes me want to go away. Why isn't the code smarter? ...
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Plugin should be merged into plugins

plugin should be merged into plugins, there shouldn't be a need for two of them.
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What to do with black-screen tag?

I just came across the black-screen tag that has about 81 questions tagged against it. A quick look at the questions seem to suggest that they are either graphic problems or boot error. I am not sure ...
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Kill the grub-error tag

Why do we need a grub-error tag? It will not fit both grub and grub2 at the same time and its a useless tag to follow. Normally if someone is good at solving grub and grub2 issues he will also know ...
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Time to merge the GNOME tags?

I don't know how we ended up with version specific gnome tags but we should probably merge gnome-shell and gnome3 into gnome now. It's been long enough and all it does is cause confusion, perhaps ...
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Please burninate speed tag

speed has the perfect quality of a meta tag can’t work as the only tag on a question (I see speed on network, bootup, video playback & so on) means different things to different people (is it ...
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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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Multiple/multiline commands (terminal command formatting) in chat don't work?

If I use (for example): Run grun fishsticks and then sudo breadcrumbs in a terminal. The system fails to render this correctly. Instead it renders: Run `grun fishsticks` and then `sudo ...
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Google Code Prettify support for Ask Ubuntu?

Reading this answer I've realized that we don't have Google Code Prettify support on Ask Ubuntu like we have on Stack Overflow. Since we agreed that we welcome Ubuntu development questions I think we ...
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There's no way to mark a question solved when you figure it out yourself.

If I ask a question that nobody else is able to answer, and I later figure it out, then there is no way for me to mark the question as answered. It will be marked unaccepted forever. I consider this ...
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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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Retag page needs more left padding?

It looks like the content area of the question retag page needs more padding-left. I'm using Firefox 8.0 on Oneiric.
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