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Add a space to "Google description"

If I Google "Ask Ubuntu" the sites description says: AskUbuntu is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for people who love Ubuntu. It's 100% free, no registration required. ...
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(New) DNS Issues

The following two addresses are not currently resolving to the expected webpages: http://www.askubuntu.com (see downforeveryoneorjustme.com) http://chat.ubuntu.stackexchange.com (see ...
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merge tags: repository and repositories

These two tags both have roughly the same number of uses (10 and 8, I believe) so we can't just wait for the weaker one to atrophy. Perhaps they should be merged?
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Users / Questions ratio.

Based on the figures shown via the Questions and Users links, it seems that there are 2,575 questions, and 4,652 users. I head Joel Spolsky (co-founder of Stack Overflow) talking about how, in ...
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Can we earn badges by sharing a link somewhere other than Twitter and Facebook?

As far as I understand from the related page, at the moment we can share a guestion on Twitter and Facebook and seems that there's a possibility to earn announcer, booster and publicist badges for ...
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Tag pages not rendering properly

The tag pages are not rendering the list of questions when using Firefox 4.0b8pre or Opera 11.00 alpha build 1029. It does render properly with Google Chrome 8.0.552.5 dev.
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How to find out my user id?

Ok so I got the Stack Overflow addon for Firefox (and the Gnome Panel Applet) and I just realised my UserID is not the same as Username, its a numerical value. How can I find this to make sure I have ...
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Merged / Closed (exact duplicates)

For example this question was "merged", and this one was "closed". What is the difference?
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What I should write in StackApplet settings to follow Askubuntu?

I've installed StackApplet but I can't link it to my askubuntu account. I have to fill two fields, "Site name" and "User id". I think that ubuntu.stackexchange is the site name and skalka my user id, ...
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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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How to run the chat on the browser sidebar?

It would be really nice if I could run the chat on the browser sidebar, but it doesn't shrink enough.
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Ask Ubuntu vs AskUbuntu

What's the name of our site? AskUbuntu seems to be more popular currently, but that could just be that it gained some initial momentum somewhere. Our FAQ, however, says: AskUbuntu is a Q&A ...
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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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Line height bug in h1 tags

I've seen the bug on Line spacing cosmetics but it doesn't seem to address the bug I'm seeing. If you take a look at this bug, on my screen at least (Ubuntu 10.04 Firefox 3.6.10 1280x800), the h1 ...
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What should I do if I've solved an issue for myself and think it would be good to have out there?

I just spent a few minutes trying to figure out how to easily use the keyboard to split the screen between two windows (turns out I needed the Compiz Grid plugin from compiz-fusion-plugins-extra). I ...
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Best way to search AskUbuntu

I've spotted 3 or 4 questions which amount to "How do I do backups" in the past few days. This got me thinking about how to prevent really obvious dupes. One way might be to make searching the site ...
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Which new-user restrictions do more harm than good?

Are some of the new-user restrictions counter productive? If so, which. My example: Until I had +50 rep, I could not post comments on answers. Instead, when I had something important to say, I had to ...
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Logo Squashed in Chat

When I signed into chat today, the logo at the bottom-right looks like this. Marco Ceppi commented on it: I know they did some changes to chat yesterday to fix the API - there may have also been a ...
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Incorrect new user text box

Q: What is Ubuntu? A: Apparently, Ubuntu is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for people who love Ubuntu. I think Canonical may not approve of that assessment ;). Don't know if this ...
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In-house chat Ad broken?

I've noticed for the past few days that the Visit House advertisement on the right doesn't properly show the most active rooms. Is this just me or is there a problem in showing the correct rooms?
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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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Wrong reputation scale on FAQ

On the FAQ page the reputation scale from the Public BETA is still present where it should reflect the current scale.
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Are we too harsh on this one ?

This question is along the lines of favourite emacs shortcut or best video editor or text editor or php/ror editor for ubuntu. Many of them are lingering along nicely as community wiki's without ...
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Can we add a link to the /privileges page in the 'What is reputation?' section of the FAQ?

The 'What is reputation?' section of the FAQ briefly explains what is reputation, how to earn it, and what privileges you can earn by having enough reputation. However, due to the nature of being a ...
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I've lost formatting in Firefox, but only for this site (ubuntu.stackexchange.com) !

This is weird! ... In Firefox, for this site only, I've am getting a screen full of basic text (and an occasional .png), but I've lost most of the decoration. There is still a semblence of ...
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How do I get the ownership of a unregistered account/question in askubuntu?

I asked a question in here some hours ago. Unfortunately I did not register on my first visit. Now - as registered user (I created a new account on another computer) I'd like to comment on the ...
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Line spacing cosmetics

Awesome work on the new site design! I'd like to note a couple CSS issues related to line spacing, in this answer as an expample: The scroll bars in the code block probably shouldn't be there. They ...
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Preformatted text is insufficiently distinct?

The background used for answers on askubuntu.com is slightly grey; this makes preformatted text such as this stand out significantly less than on, say stackoverflow.com. I think this requires a ...
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Design Ideas for the final site

Hi everyone, At the beginning of the beta I linked up Mat Tomaszewski from the Canonical Design Team to work with Jin Yang from SO on the design for the final site. I am posting the design here on ...
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Is there a way to get a feed of new questions and answers being posted to an SO site ?

The title says it all. I would like to read questions and answers (for that matter, also responses) in the order they were posted and may be get notified when new ones arrive. This way for some (say ...
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Can someone whip up a quick script for UWN?

I would like to see the Ubuntu Weekly News add a section for SE questions. The thing is that it's run by non-technical people and since the data we need is already in SE I figured someone could whip ...
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Are "Has anyone installed Ubuntu (version) on a (Notebook brand/model) successfully" questions allowed?

Well, the title says it all. I have a laptop on which I could't install 9.04 and was wondering if anyone tried 10.10 on one. Are this kind of questions on topic? I know there used to be a ...
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What should our .com domain name be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: Wrong ...
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Badges, Answers, Questions, everything disappeared

I don't know why but suddenly my badges, answers, questions etc. all disappeared :\ I had more than 8 answers, 3 badges and everything disappeared. One second I was watching my profile and everything ...
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Ability to close a question as a bug report.

We're getting an influx of questions of people having problems that are best served by them reporting bugs. We should use the information for this question to allow us to close questions as bug ...
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Add support for apt:// link schema

Instead of having to remember the whole apt.ubuntu.com/p/package shebang, it would be easier to just support apt://package links.
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Our community in one brief sentence

From the SO/SE blog: Instead of stressing out over the vagaries of the brutal, cut-throat .com domain market and debating the “least worst” domain name options ad nauseam, simply focus on telling the ...
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Reception of askubuntu.com

Now that this site has officially launched (no longer in beta), I think it'd be interesting to see what people elsewhere (outside the usual Stack Exchange circles) are saying. Have you noticed ...
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How should we tackle troubleshooting questions?

Some questions asked are difficult to answer because they require several steps to troubleshoot. What I mean by this is that in order to help the asker, we need to ask them several questions. It seems ...
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According to Area51, askubuntu.com is in public beta/private beta

The proposal page shows Ubuntu in a mix of states ("Public beta"/"Public beta begins soon!"). The site, however, has fully launched, becoming the first Area51 site with its own real domain. ...
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Finishing the Beta off strong and prepping for 10.10.

(Heavy updates) With 10.10 on the horizon I thought I'd start looking at we need to finish off. This is an extension of Oli's original question about steering this ship. Thanks to everyone who have ...
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What is the difference between the 'sound' and 'audio' tags?

Is there a technical or functional difference between the sound and audio tags?
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Possibility of getting an Identi.ca button? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Share Link via identi.ca Like a lot of folks in the Ubuntu community, I have an Identi.ca account but not a Twitter one. Is there intrest in getting an Identi.ca button ...
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404 Image Nominations

All the other sites seem to be doing this... We need an image that will be displayed when users try to bring up a page that does not exist. Please quote the source so the team can negotiate rights ...
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What tools should we recommend for participation?

This question on which screenshotting tool reminds me, should we add tool suggestions in the FAQ to encourage better quality questions/answers?
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Should redirections to other questions / answers be comments or answers ?

A part of the answer to this question is, in my opinion, answering another "new" question. I wanted to redirect the person asking the "new" question to the existing answer and posted it as an answer. ...
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How should sequential clicks/menu items be formatted?

What should the separator be? System > Preferences > Keyboard > Layouts > Apply System-Wide System → Preferences → Keyboard → Layouts → Apply System-Wide System --> Preferences --> Keyboard --> ...
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Is it possible to bookmark answers?

If the answer is the most popular one then i can favourite the question. But ive seen a couple answers that were low on the list, slightly off-topic, etc , that id like to look into (or quote) at a ...
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Network or networking?

I went to tag a network-related question with one and ended up with: network x 37 networking x 26 There is also indicator-network and network-manager, which I think are useful to keep around. But ...
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How should unnecessary questions be closed, if at all?

A question was asked about a problem that was later discovered to be nonexistent. The problem was due to a typo and the poster only realized this after asking the question. Should I vote to close a ...

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