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Is Ask Ubuntu linked in the ubuntu.com website?

I found a lot of peoples that does not know Ask Ubuntu yet, so I start looking if this important resource is linked in the main ubuntu.com web site and I was unable to find it.
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Can you make askubuntu fit on netbook screens?

Being a netbook user (Eee PC) I am frequently annoyed by the fact that askubunt doesn't fit on my screen horizontally. Could this website's maintainer make the website resize correctly? As Ubuntu is ...
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What is a good attribution while reusing StackExchange content within StackExchange ?

Context : As I just hit the evil reputation, 666 (don't worry it's already over), I eventually did something bad here : copy-paste content, forgot to mention the source and got caught by the author, ...
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Voting on questions, answers and comments does not work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sidebar is all messed up. Voting on askubuntu.com is completely broken. Each time I try to press the vote buttons on questions, answers and comments, I get an error: An ...
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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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Is askubuntu.com hosted on Ubuntu Server Edition?

I was just wondering whether or not askubuntu.com was hosted on Ubuntu Server? I tried searching for it but didnt find anything so I thought I would ask at meta.
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Talk of migrating some questions to unix.SE

Looking around here, I haven't come across one asking about migrating questions to unix.SE. However, there is currently a discussion on that site's meta, regarding the issue. In fact, the site will be ...
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Please change the "hyperlink" symbol in the editor

My goodness, for those of us who are not hip, please put text under the infinity symbol that apparently means 'link'. Not intuitive at all. Tooltips are nice, but text is nicer.
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What can users do about clear spam attempts?

This user is clearly spaming the site. He has his company link twice in his profile (hint 1). Then he asked this when it's offtopic and he identifies himself as a vpn company. Another link to ...
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5 answers
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How can we motivate the community to vote more?

Lately I've noticed - we have a steadily growing population of users, but voting trends appear down. How can help educate users of their right - and inherent duty - to vote? How can we help promote ...
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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

We closed the domain naming thread (click for details). Instead, let's start with a killer "elevator pitch!" Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming, but to get you ...
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Terminal vs. Command-Line

What is the difference between terminal and command-line? Is it a big enough difference to make a distinction at all?
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Site is broken on WinXP+IE7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Internet Explorer 7 Support? Askubuntu.com looks odd on my work machine with WinXP and IE7: The header bar contains only the @ icon but all the rest (username etc.) is gone, ...
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Refers simply to "Ubuntu" on the welcome bar

Clearly this should say "Welcome to Ask Ubuntu!" - it's the little things that matter...
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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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Improving boot/grub questions and answers

If you look at the grub, grub2, and boot tags you'll likely find pretty vague and incomplete questions and answers. I personally consider these 3 tags as the ones that we could improve the most on ...
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How to delete my answer in the post??

Sometimes i might not answer the questions in a clear form.And so if someother person gives the brief and clear answer.I would like to delete my own answer,so that the post might contain the most ...
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The "command-line" tag wiki

I'm very keen on the command-line tag, so I've decided to edit it's tag wiki. I've tried to give a gentle definition of the term, without sounding condescending to those who know about the command ...
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It takes too much reputation to quickly close a thread

It currently takes 3000 reputation to close a thread and there are only 15 people who aren't moderators who have 3000+ reputation points. I thought the premise of the Stack sites was that they're for ...
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2 answers
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How do we create letters with dash over them? (strikethrough or strikeout)

a) With GNU/Linux OS & Ubuntu in general in text editors b) Specifically for askubuntu.com as to imply that the text is deleted (edited later) c) or as an html formatting in a broader sense. ...
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Tone down the grey for formatting code/commands?

This answer is really brutal on the eyes however I think it's key to have filenames and commands with that kind of formatting. Maybe perhaps toning it down a bit? Similar in shade to the blockquote ...
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What's your opinion of X on Y? Questions

Where X == Distribution && Y == System/Hardware/Device More and more frequently questions are appearing requesting feedback from users using such and such flavor of Ubuntu on such and such ...
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1 answer
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Upload image from web: Does not accept IDNs

It's all in the title, really. I entered a URL and had to edit http://filedump.ýes.info/UbuntuPartitions.png to http://filedump.xn-es-zka.info/UbuntuPartitions.png. It appears to be failing here too ...
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1 answer
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Links in <code> spans are indistinguishable from normal <code> spans

Here's the real life example that triggered this: Make sure you check for duplicates before adding new entries. For example, search pitivi inquestion:this before adding PiTiVi. :)
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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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1 answer
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'games' or 'gaming' tag?

Is there any reason to have both gaming and games tags? IMO the games tag should be used instead of gaming. Should we replace all gaming tags with games or vice versa, or use tag synonyms instead?
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Is there a way for StackExchange to accept Launchpad IDs to login systemwide?

In the original, pre-shortened form of the question I was complaining that I can't login some other StackExchange site with my Launchpad ID, providing the screenshot: Rest was almost like this: I ...
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2 answers
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Is it appropriate to Ask question and provide an Answer to topic which is not mentioned?

Hi, My question is about when somebody have a solution (e.g., specific problem which affect a couple of people), but nobody ask for different reasons. This question is similar as Should we seed the ...
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1 answer
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When we see a potential duplicate, how should we handle it when we don't have proper privileges?

When we spot a duplicate question, what is the best way to handle it? Of course if we have a huge reputation, we can just do it, but when we don't have enough reputation we should have ways to notify ...
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2 answers
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How to use keyboard 'icon' in markdown?

Guys, I was looking in a question when I found a different way to markup keyboard (combination of keys) to express commands. I cant found a previously answer about Markdown (except this, but not ...
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3 answers
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Ideas for creative-commons dumps of this site.

Assuming we make it out of beta alive, it looks like SE sites get a Creative Commons licensed data dump. I'd like to start a discussion on how we can make these dumps useful for users. The data ...
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2 answers
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Separation of Q&A feed to specific topics

What do you think about separation of Q&A feed to specific branches, like Ask Ubuntu Hardware Q&A, Software Q&A, Drivers, Games and so on ?
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Why do I need to deal with Captcha while logged in?

The Captcha feature is really freaking annoying. This is the only thing that is really making my experience in the site less than enjoyable. It fails most of the time.
5 votes
1 answer
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Give users a hint not to ask multiple questions at once

I've seen a couple of questions which actually were multiple questions at once. It's not only hard to answer if you don't know the answers to all of them, but also difficult for the questioner to ...
2 votes
1 answer
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Merge two User Accounts

I have accidently created two user accounts but logging in with two different OpenID's, I foogot I already had an account. Is there a way to merge the two accounts into one as I have questions on one ...
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When should we use Launchpad Answers and when Ask Ubuntu

(I am reposting a question from Ubuntu Launchpad Answers.) From what I see, in the Ubuntu community we now have 2 official tools for asking questions related to Ubuntu. One is hosted by Launchpad ...
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Why I am asked if I am a human being each time to be told that it has not been 20 minutes yet?

Sometime, I would like to create questions for a few issues. Since I don't have enough reputation, when I submit the second question, I am told to wait 20 minutes. The page does not tell up when ...
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Why limit the number of times I can edit a comment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comment re-edit time-out is too short.. and Is there a limit on deleting my comments? I was surprised of this feature. What is it useful for?
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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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Is it possible to "over edit"?

Hi! Since it's beta I want to make sure we have high quality questions and answers. As a result I've been doing some editing, but a bunch of it things like capitalization, spelling, formatting, etc. ...
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Title editing for googleability

I've been editing the titles to make more sense, for example "How do I do foo on Ubuntu" to "How do I do foo?" since we already know you'll be on Ubuntu (unless you specify otherwise). I've also been ...
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1 answer
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Page not foundin on meta , when i click in click on my reputation score

click on your reputation score, view reputation privileges i obtain this page page not found : https://meta.askubuntu.com/privileges
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Where can I find interesting Ubuntu discussions?

Ask Ubuntu is a Q&A site rather than a discussion board, a bug tracker, or a poll/survey site, but I really love Ubuntu and want to discuss those things with other users! Where can I discuss ...
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2 answers
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Can I share an Idea about ubuntu here?

I want ask here before share my idea in main ask ubuntu. i think it may be against the website rules. so is it possible?
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The "Ask question" button is rather obscure/hidden [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we make the “ask question” button stand out more? I've used stackoverflow, photo.stackexchange.com and others, but I couldn't find the "ask question" button on ...
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Will 'askubuntu.com' be an alternative for the 'ubuntu forums'?

Hey, I was wondering how to know the best place for your question? I was browsing the 'questions' section and I came across a numbers of problems that aren't just "questions", the same kind you'd ...
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Giving feedback on the design

Thanks to Mat and Jin the new design is live. Here's how to report bugs. If you find a problem with the design that is CSS related, for example something doesn't line up right or look wrong, then Jin ...
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Do we compete with ServerFault?

I just decided to install some snmp daemon on my ubuntu servers. I tried to start with this site, and searched for snmp. No hits. I'm exclusively an Ubuntu Linux admin at this point so I figured I'd ...
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Does upvoting a comment add to the commenter's reputation? How much?

I've noticed some great comments along the way and upvoted them. Will the commenter get any reputation boost from that? (If they do, how many points per vote?) I'm also wondering since I've seen some ...
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How can I open Ask Ubuntu chat directly?

How can I place an icon on my desktop to directly open Ask Ubuntu's chat?

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