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Is Ask Ubuntu sponsored by Canonical?

According to the answer in Meta Stack Exchange, Ask Ubuntu is "sponsored informally, under special agreements that were negotiated before SE launched the formal site sponsorship program" by ...
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Is the Ask Ubuntu community generally more friendly than Stack Overflow - If so, why?

This is not a rant! These are my initial thoughts in a discussion which I'm hoping other people will want to engage with. I want to hear your opinions on the following questions which I put to you. I ...
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What's your Ubuntu story?

Ask Ubuntu is 10 years young now! And the community is always growing. It's time to celebrate, isn't it? We came to Ask Ubuntu to ask questions about Ubuntu because many of us were noobs at using it, ...
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Who owns Ask Ubuntu?

Just out of curiosity, who owns Ask Ubuntu? Canonical or Stack Exchange ? Previously it was said that Canonical helped to make this site and also assisted in designs but there were no Ubuntu links at ...
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Does Canonical pay Stack Exchange to run Ask Ubuntu

We're the only community I've seen that has an additional navigation bar at the top which contains nothing but links to an off-site company/organization website. Does Canonical pay Stack Exchange to ...
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Why is Ask Ubuntu on the default installer, and not other support sites?

Is AskUbuntu now the "official" support forum for Ubuntu and Canonical? I am aware of the link between AskUbuntu and Stack Exchange. In particular, why is Ask Ubuntu on the 11.10 and 12.04 installers,...
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Has there been any suggestion to encourage AU members to become Ubuntu Members?

I noticed there are a number of dedicated and helpful members on Ask Ubuntu. Has there been any suggestion to encourage such members to become Ubuntu Members as a recognition of their contributions ...
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Join us on UbuntuOnAir on 15th July 12:00 UTC!

Monica and Rhys from the Ubuntu Community Team have kindly invited the mod team to participate in a Community Office Hours session to chat about Ask Ubuntu. You can catch it here on YouTube on 15th ...
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CoC and Leadership CoC links in FAQ go to the same page

In the second paragraph of the FAQ, two links (shown in bold) point to the same page: Please follow the Ubuntu Code of Conduct, Ubuntu Leadership Code of Conduct, and this FAQ when participating ...
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How about adding RSS feeds for certain tags in IRC channels?

Our good old Amithkk has made a IRC bot that adds RSS feeds for tags in IRC channels. Currently, the bot servers the #juju and #ubuntu-app-devel rooms for juju and application-development with plans ...
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Can we update the election page to reflect code of conduct changes?

The introductory page about moderator elections still contains text about the Ubuntu Leadership Code of Conduct. As that was merged into the Ubuntu Code of Conduct the page needs updating. It might ...
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EOL Policy Revisited: a case for letting Ubuntu questions be on-topic

I wonder whether it is time to re-address the question about the (currently enforced) policy of treating EOL releases as off-topic. It strikes me as not only highly unintuitive but ultimately ...
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