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Fun-thread-friday!

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Part of the long-term success of StackOverflow has been the ability/allowance for occasional on-topic silliness. Letting new users relax and get involved ...
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5answers
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$ (prompt) in command line instructions

I noticed a minor 'edit war' in an answer (NB: broken link, I'm guessing the answer was deleted) regarding whether or not we should promote $ at the front of command line instructions. Is one of ...
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3answers
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Should we target Social Media?

Update This project as been added to GitHub the current planning board is on PivotalTracker With the recent addition of this question: Gwibber and OAuthcalypse I began realizing an opportunity to ...
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1answer
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Is this a bug? I can start a bounty on someone's answered question.

Network Manager or WICD? I am given an option to start a bounty. This is not my question, and it has been answered.
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3answers
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What happens if I don't get a satisfying answer?

I asked a few questions, and some of them didn't get me an answer that helped (or an answer at all, for that matter. Occasionally people answer a question with more info, but not an answer). * And ...
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1answer
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How to handle Comments as Answers

Lately I've noticed users leaving comments (additional questions for the OP) as answers to their questions - which isn't desired. I understand for Ubuntu Community members joining the site who are ...
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1answer
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Where is my “comment” activity?

When I first log into the site, I get a little notification at the top about comments I've received on questions I've answered. However, when I go into my "Activity" page on my profile, there's no ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
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Where is the link back?

Where is the link back to ubuntu.stackexchange.com from meta.ubuntu.stackexchange.com?
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2answers
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How does Ask Ubuntu work?

We're in an odd situtation as Stack Exchange has long-established communities and so has Ubuntu. We need to ensure that we communicate best practices to the existing Ubuntu teams. How do Ask Ubuntu ...
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2answers
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How do I demote my own answer and encourage people to see the more detailed one?

In this question Bertrand's answer is better because he linked to a blog post from an upstream developer with much better information. I think my answer got top voted because I happened to post first ...
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3answers
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How to tag the Ubuntu editions and derivatives

[ The previous revision of this question didn't get much response and was incomplete because it did not include the derivatives, at least one of which also has editions. I have revised it to hopefully ...
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2answers
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Encouraging existing Ubuntu teams to use SE

This isn't really a question but I guess I should bring it up now rather than later. In an effort to help spread the word I have asked some existing Ubuntu teams to start participating. I started ...
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2answers
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Are Launchpad questions on-topic?

Since Launchpad is an integral part of Ubuntu, would questions relating to the use of Launchpad be on-topic? Obviously questions about a specific project on Launchpad would be off-topic. (Unless ...
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3answers
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Recommending sudoedit instead of sudo $editor?

I notice that in some people's answers say "to edit the file, do sudo gedit $file" some people say "sudo nano $file" and of course "sudo vim $file" By default doing "sudoedit $file" will open the ...
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4answers
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Why is this site better than the Ubuntu Forums?

I am surprised nobody has asked this, but I'll go ahead and start the flame war. Why do you like this site more than the Ubuntu Forums? To me, it seems like unnecessary fragmentation of the Ubuntu ...
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4answers
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Why is the Unix community allowed to vote for or against a potential merge of Ubuntu and Unix, but not the Ubuntu community?

In the unix.stackexchange.com site a banner pops up to vote for or against the merge of unix.stackexchange.com and ubuntu.stackexchange.com. However, here on the ubuntu site this banner does not pop ...
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5answers
1k views

Are bug reports suitable for this site?

Recently there was a bug report posted as a question here. I was hoping the community could discuss whether this should be done or not.
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0answers
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement [closed]

As we enter the second week of the public beta, we desperately need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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3answers
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Ubuntu One Integration? Or something… [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Launchpad Single Sign On https://one.ubuntu.com/ I like that the "Ubuntu One" cloud account goes hand in hand with the operating system, and now there's a music store... It ...
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1answer
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How will we get the future site into our Ubuntu theme?

What are the logistics? How to deploy?
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0answers
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How should we promote this site?

We need to start discussing how we plan on promoting this site now that the beta is off the ground.
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5answers
348 views

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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2answers
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How should new users be pointed to duplicate questions?

When the Ubuntu Stackexchange website gets used more (and possibly a lot of questions that would otherwise have been asked on the forums get asked here), we're going to run into the issue of pointing ...
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3answers
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Is there a IP-based login?

Starting from today I noticed that I get logged out from time to time at SE. It doesn't matter if I'm active or not. So normally I browse the web using Tor. Thatswhy "my" IP address changes every ten ...
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2answers
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Are questions about other Linux distros acceptable?

Is it acceptable to ask elementary questions about Linux that will be of interest to Ubuntu users (e.g., how do I lock the screen in Xfce?) though one may be using another distro? Such questions will ...
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1answer
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Retag request: 10.4 instead of 10.04

Would someone please retag this question with 10.04 instead of 10.4.
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3answers
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Duplicates on other sites

As Unix and Linux Stack Exchange has just reached beta I noticed this question: Nano syntax highlighting for C# and/or ASP.Net duplicated here: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/454/nano-syntax-...
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2answers
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Rhythmbox tags: retag or synonym?

On the parent site there are currently 3 questions tagged with rythmbox and 3 questions tagged with rhythmbox. In general, I would say that the former questions should be retagged in favour of the ...
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3answers
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What is the proper usage of the windows tag?

I noticed this question today. The question is apparently about workspaces, but is a bit unclear on that. In any case, it used the "windows" tag with a different meaning than the other questions using ...
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4answers
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How should we deal with support requests?

More and more questions are not proper questions, but support requests. I think support requests should be "moved" to launchpad, which is the better place for them. Questions here should be more ...
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4answers
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How should unattributed copying (plagiarism) be dealt with?

An answer on the main site copies content from one of the Ubuntu wikis without attribution (as required by the license). How should we handle unattributed copying?
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11answers
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Help spread this site…

Please help us promote this site... I know there are some ways in the sidebar. But can you come up with more interesting ways to promote this site? The SE folks have a post on how to help spread a ...
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1answer
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selecting answers on community wikis

Shouldn't when i select a community wiki as the option type. It should remove the select answer notification. Or alternately select the highest upped question as the answer dynamically? Thoughts?
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2answers
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Replace the loading icon

I believe we should replace the Loading Icon with the default pin wheel found in Ubuntu - something like this As opposed to the default stackoverflow icon.
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1answer
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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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2answers
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Avoiding forum style usage and promoting SE style Q and A

There is a question on the parent site that has become like a forum (follow-up questions and responses posted as answers). The question is complicated because the person asking included several issues ...
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3answers
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Where are the community wikis?

In the ubuntu Q/A and some of the other stackexchange Q/As', I keep running into references to community wikis. So, where are these wikis? I've looked all around and see no links to wikis. I'm new to ...
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9answers
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Are we better off with a general “Unix & Linux” stackexchange site?

Recently launched: Unix & Linux - Stack Exchange (Proposal ) Is Ubuntu perhaps a too narrow topic?
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2answers
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Is it appropriate to suggest tag synonyms on Meta?

There are currently no tag synonyms on the Ubuntu StackExchange site, and only a few users with the required reputation. It seems unlikely that I will have enough reputation to suggest synonyms ...
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3answers
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Can we adjust the points and privileges system a bit?

I feel like I have been trying to be a good stackexchange citizen, but have been stymied by the points system. The one example I have right now is that it requires 150 reputation points to create new ...
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1answer
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Mentioning of the CoC in the final FAQ

Please add to the FAQ a link to our Code of Conduct and the Leadership Code of conduct: Under the title "Be nice" it can be added: Please follow the Ubuntu Code of Conduct and Ubuntu Leadership Code ...
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2answers
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Should there be a standard for application install instructions?

I've been looking at some answers and comments and I see several different ways of writing an instruction to install a particular application. There is of course command line apt which is somewhat ...
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4answers
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Should we apturl whenever possible?

It seems that apt: doesn't work here,but there is a proxy for these type of sites just provide apt.ubuntu.com/p/package_name Should we use it(easy,fast and user friendly) or the traditional software ...
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4answers
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Should Ubuntu server questions be allowed?

Or should we focus on desktop and servers should go on ServerFault?
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3answers
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Should one answer one's own question? [duplicate]

And if one does, is it bad form to then select one's own answer as the preferred one? Here's the particular case I have in mind: How do I add a program that must be run from within its own directory ...
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1answer
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Should we seed the site with questions and answers?

Some communities has done this on Stack Overflow to seed the site with content for particular topics. For instance, should we take some recent threads from Ubuntu Forums that have a large number of ...
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3answers
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How should our site be styled?

According to this question we should discuss our site's style, including the color scheme and logo. These are a few of the questions we should answer: What's the theme of the site? (sophisticated, ...
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2answers
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Nominations for future site logo [closed]

According to this question we should start to discuss our future site logo as one of the top-7 items
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3answers
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When does the public beta phase begin?

I think it was supposed to start a week after private beta opened. It's been about that long. When does public beta open or has it already?

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