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Share Link via identi.ca

I can share links for questions via mail, Twitter and Facebook. But what about identi.ca?
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What's wrong, Ask Ubuntu?: Closures

The system for closing questions on an SE site is rather simple. There are various types of close reasons and votes, that fit in roughly three categories: Low Quality Posts The close reaons "unclear ...
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How should I deal with old unanswered questions that are unlikely to be answered satisfactorily?

I'd like to have my accepted answer rate increase from 57%. What's dragging it down, though, is that I've posted a number of specific and/or difficult questions that haven't been answered, are ...
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Change the software icon

I've been working to resolve this software icon issue, this will likely require a large find/replace on the site. In 11.10 the software icon was revised, going forward should we use that icon for the ...
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How can a question be migrated and who can do this?

I am curious about migrated questions. Who can migrate questions? Normal users or only specific users or user who got the privilege with reputation. If normal users or privileged users can do it, how? ...
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Can I ask about a problem with a non-Ubuntu kernel here?

I realise that it's perfectly on topic to ask how to install a non-Ubuntu kernel, but what about problems that are specific to non-Ubuntu kernels? Are they and should they be on topic? If not, why ...
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Please try to read bug reports before voting to close something as a bug

I just found this in the review queue: Does it matter that wlan0 has changed its name to eth1 after I upgraded to 12.04? It has a couple of votes to close as off-topic, I assume because somebody ...
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The future of the applications/software tag(s) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Applications, application and software tags must die! To my mind applications, application and software is useless - there is no clear meaning to them. Some questions should ...
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Why the minimum 6 characters limit on edits

I have found an answer with a dangerous mistake in chmod parameters. I did an edit suggestion(since I'm not privileged enough) but I was forced to change at least 6 characters for the system to accept ...
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What is StackExchange? Is Ask Ubuntu officially related to Ubuntu or Canonical? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is Ask Ubuntu “official” Ubuntu? What is stackexchange? is Ask Ubuntu officially related to Ubuntu/canonical? How do i subscribe for a question that I have not asked?
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Make the on-topic section more explicit

Since there is often confusion on this site as to which Ubuntu derivatives are actually on topic, why not explicitly list them on the Help page? Instead of: We welcome questions about: Using and ...
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What should we do about answers with Link Rot?

Many times users simply post an answer to a question which contains a link to an offsite page with little or no context. When that link breaks, what should the policy be to handle those?
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Should we downvote duplicate questions?

I have been around for a few months now. What I notice is that the same questions keep on being asked over and over again. For instance about what ubuntu version to use, problems to install, questions ...
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Deprecate the ubuntu-desktop tag?

This first came up when SE introduced displaying the most common tag at the start page s for SEO reasons. Commenting on the following two questions and their new titles ubuntu desktop - What native ...
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Where is the link to the original question when a question is closed as a duplicate?

I've looked for how to remove the unity dock from my new installation and have found two answers that were closed as exact duplicates of previous questions. What previous questions? Please update ...
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What's up with the late answers queue?

It looks like we currently have 4400+ late answers awaiting review: Obviously that's not possible, so what's up with that review queue? Looks like a server-side issue, however using Google Chrome 45....
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Please can we destroy the subjective tag?

The subjective tag has 12 questions. Please can it be blacklisted per The Death of Meta Tags?
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Review Audits - room for improvement

First impressions from the review audit system: I am slightly amused but more annoyed. The first two audits I got were ones that I had voted to close myself - so it was a mild form of deja vu ...
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Which answer should you accept when both answers are correct but use different techniques?

There can be many ways to solve a single problem, and many Ask Ubuntu questions accordingly receive multiple answers using different methods In this case, which answer should I accept?
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Why do some questions have "community wiki" over the user's name?

All questions have the user's name at the bottom right. But some don't have the avatar and have the mysterious "community wiki" over the user's name. What exactly does that mean? Here's an example: ...
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Is it allowed to have multiple AU accounts, intentionally, without having them merged?

Some users might want to have multiple AskUbuntu accounts. There are a number of legitimate reasons for wanting this. I won't try to list them all but here are a few: Separate accounts for work-...
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How should answers which basically equate to "give up and use x instead" be handled?

Let's say we have a question of the form "How can I make X do Y?" and it is a perfectly valid, on-topic question. Now suppose someone then posts an answer which basically says "Forget X and just ...
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Changing reputation; somtimes it goes up, then down again

Maybe related to the recent bug, mentioned here, but I noticed my reputation sometimes unexpectedly increases (you never know what you did :), but then goes back to what you actually should have at ...
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Duplicate or other options?

Scenario: We have an old question that is answered but is now outside our rules (eg off-topic) Somebody posts a new question which is a duplicate of the older question. What we do now ? We need to ...
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Is the "community help wiki" the same as "community wiki" on Ask Ubuntu?

I've heard of community wiki posts on Ask Ubuntu, but there seems to be something else called the community wiki, the community help wiki, or Ubuntu community wiki. This is confusing. What's the ...
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How do I delete my account?

Answers, Questions, Comments, Everything.... I don't care about the points system, but when I get negative comments on the recommendations I make to help solve a problem, I'm done here.
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Edit link Missing

I was going to edit a post and I just found out that "edit" Is missing from all questions Although the edit link works
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Someone deleted my answer in a duplicate post, why?

I just found out that one of my answers has been deleted. I can't find a reason for that, there are no negative comments and my solution is (almost) identical to the one proposed in the duplicate ...
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StackApplet - Monitor your reputation and get notified of comments. [v1.5 released]

StackApplet 1.5 released! Be sure to visit the downloads page to give the latest version a try. If you are able to translate StackApplet to another language, that would be awesome! If not, you can ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2012 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 2013 We... may have left 1H 2011 running a whole half-year long extra. Whoops. Well, now we begin-anew the next round of Community Promotion Ads! ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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Happy 10th anniversary to Ask Ubuntu!

Ask Ubuntu was launched on 10/10/2010, so it's now just about 10 years old! To celebrate we are running some workshops / lessons in chat. So far this is the schedule: Introduction to software ...
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Clean-Up Week - Event planning

We (your moderators) have been mulling over an idea for a good way to deal with old, unanswered and unanswerable posts. We've been in discussion with the StackExchange team and while we're a long way ...
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Can we have a community blog?

Can we also have an AskUbuntu community blog like superuser.com?
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Can we make the "ask question" button stand out more? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please make the “Ask Question” button on AskUbuntu more prominent I'm new to askubuntu.com and when I first wanted to ask a question it took me a while to find ...
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Need help! What problems would be best solved by a wizard?

I've talked about a wizard to help people find existing questions and improve the quality of the ones they post if they can't find one. I've talked about this for so long without doing anything so ...
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Can we make some low quality tags synonyms, and outright remove some others? [duplicate]

Credit goes to jokerdino for making me aware of almost all of these tags. He sent me a list of tags he considered low quality, and asked me to post on meta about the ones I think we should take action ...
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What to do if the good answer is in another question?

Problem More often than not I run into a question that had already been answered here. But the asker could not know it, because he lacks info on what to look for. Recent example: User asks if it is ...
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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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Please can people format code properly

Recently I've seen a lot of code being formatted as quote. This is not how it should be done. All code should be formatted with one of two styles. If it is just 1 line, with other text around it, ...
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What's wrong, Ask Ubuntu?: Low Voter Count

Let me preface this with a run-down of the reputation system: Users on the site can cast up- and downvotes and accept answers on their questions, each giving or taking reputation to or from other ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015 [duplicate]

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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StackExchange Data Dump Viewer - A Desktop Tool for Viewing the StackExchange Data Dumps

About: StackExchange Data Dump Viewer is a small Qt-based application that allows you to view the contents of the data dumps. This includes the Ask Ubuntu data dump. Code: The application is ...
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Changes to how we close abandoned questions

This is a heads up for people who regularly flag things as abandoned: The mods are stepping back We're not actually going anywhere and we'll still be dealing with most of the flags that come in but we ...
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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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How to know which questions should be closed, a reprise

Recently Luis went SPACESHIP and brought the 1000-or-so items in the review close queue down to zero. A truly epic effort that I'm sincerely grateful for. Shortly after, he posted on Meta about his ...
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How do I bookmark a Question/Answer?

I've found a question I'm interested in - how can I receive updates of when it gets answers or updates?
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Please read -and think- before you mark as a dupe

I believe in the voting system, but not as a result of this: A while ago, this question was asked. In short, in a multi- monitor setup, OP wants to have new windows appear on the screen he is ...
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Questions that refer to using or installing ripped/pirated software

I note in the comments to this Question, that the user is using ripped software. umm, I just copied the folder of the game to my home folder.. thats it.. should I download the installation and ...
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What to do about good suggested edits with very bad summaries?

In review, I've seen a number of edits that were good ...except for the edit summaries. Bad summaries are most often something like, "Improved question." This is a bad summary because any editor ...
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