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How can I link to a specific revision?

Sometimes I want to refer readers to a specific revision of a question. Can I accomplish this with a single link?
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Software tag too meta, delete? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The future of the applications tag(s) I ran into software today and it's pretty meta/worthless. I've gone through and retagged the ones that should be software recommendations ...
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What am i supposed to do with a question of mine if it's no longer valid?

I asked this question some time ago . After today's reinstallation of ubuntu I no longer face this problem. What am i supposed to do with the question now?
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Fix the "deivatives" tag

I noticed there is a tag called deivatives which should really be derivatives. Could a moderator please fix this?
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AU policy on questions about root login?

From http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=716201: Policy Tutorials explaining how to enable the root account for a graphical login or autologin will not be supported on the forums and will be ...
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What kind of role do the badges play on AskUbuntu?

If this site is supposed to be a question/answer forum let me forward this one. Tumbleweed badge awarded to me for a question that I posted and everybody else has ignored? What does that mean? Was my ...
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What should we do when a question would make a perfect wiki, but...

What should we do when a question would make a perfect wiki, but the author has a criteria too strict for one? Please forgive me if this question sounds stupid, I'm not quite sure how the community ...
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How is reputation shared between Meta and Ask Ubuntu?

I have been floating around on Meta occasionally, but most of the time is spent on Ask Ubuntu. When I receive upvotes or accepts on Meta, it says that I gain reputation, but it does not seem to affect ...
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what is the difference between closing and locking a post ?

Some posts are closed whereas some posts are locked , there must be some difference between them otherwise they would be the same. what is the difference between closing and locking a post ?
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How do I add images to posts?

How do I add images to a question, answer or comment. When I press Images on the top panel it says something like "Images are exactly like links..." and suggests adding the link to the image. But what ...
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What is the private beta ?

There is a silver badge Beta, it says Actively participated in the private beta. What is the private beta?
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StackExchange software open source?

I like many things about the stack-exchange websites. Especially the editor I'm writing this post in and the tagging system. Is the software by any change available under an open license? I'd use it ...
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How can I find out if my question has been asked before?

When I ask a question I do get a list of related questions that helps a lot to find out if my question has been asked before. However I sometimes find an additional question that covers exactly the ...
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Oops! Button on StackExchage Unsubscribe page

As someone who has just made the mistake of clicking the unsubscribe link in an email can we please have an "Oops! I didn't mean it." button on the unsubscribe page - Thanks
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Remove Stack Exchange from title

Since Ask Ubuntu has a dedicated domain name, shouldn't the "Stack Exchange" part be removed from the title? Other SE sites with a dedicated domain already do this. Titles of other SE websites with a ...
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How should users share long log files?

For underdeveloped troubleshooting questions like this one I want to look at whole log files such as /var/log/syslog.1 or /var/log/kern.log.1, which can be several thousands of lines long. How should ...
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Part of description on "Tags" page is invisible

On "Tags" page, longer descriptions are clipped and the text that exceeds is invisible, so it can't be accessed. It often occurs with my Firefox minimum font size to 16 (Options > Content > Fonts &...
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Bug with "Top Questions" overflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Question column too narrow in Firefox The "Top Questions" list contained in <div id="question-mini-list"> has setting overflow to auto. With my Firefox set to have ...
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Ask Ubuntu goodies anyone?

Here at UDS a lot of people of course wear Ubuntu T-Shirts, for very obvious reasons. Wouldn't it be awesome if we could have some nice Ask Ubuntu T-Shirts to give away as there are a large number of ...
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Austrian LoCo team Ask Ubuntu integration idea

I'd like to have our LoCo team (Austrian LoCo) fully integrated into Ask Ubuntu. Now the question or idea I had is, what would be the policy on questions written in German and translated into English ...
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What to call the Alt+F2 mode in Unity?

I am looking for a consensus on what to call the Alt+F2 mode. It seems that quite a few questions simply refer to it as Alt+F2 which is a bit clunky. Looking around I have also seen the following ...
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Please merge my accounts fossfreedom and user16600

I've seemed to have created two accounts - I dont use https://askubuntu.com/users/16600/user16600 but I do use my openID account launchpad.net/~fossfreedom Please can these be merged - or just delete ...
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Is a user not allowed to give the bounty to himself?

I put a bounty on a question of mine and later found a solution to that problem. I was given 0 points for the answer (obviously) but i was also not given the bounty points back when i clicked for it. ...
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How can I disable the grey highlightening on askubuntu?

I don't like the grey highlightening on askubuntu, it highlights every two questions, and is just very annoying. How can I disable it? since I don't really know why it's being highlighted, makes it ...
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What happened to the chat-feature module on the Questions page?

When I enter Ask Ubuntu by http://askubuntu.com a chat-feature module displaying a nice box where I can see who is on chat and where I can enter the room is displayed: However when loading https://...
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How do I re-ask a question for a new release?

The accepted answer to this question stopped working when I upgraded to 11.04. What is the preferred way to ask for updated answer?
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What is the difference between Ubuntuforums and Askubuntu?

https://askubuntu.com/ http://ubuntuforums.org/ I wonder what the real difference between these two services, made for Ubuntu.
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Does AskUbuntu encourage deleting old comments?

Generally, I don't delete my comments. I've seen several posts on AU where people's comments don't make sense, presumably because previous posters deleted their comments. It's worse when these ...
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How can we improve the site's answered rate?

According to this our answered rate (percentage of questions with an upvoted answer) is now 76%. We took a big hit with the number of new questions for 12.04/12.10 and the difficulty of being able to ...
Jorge Castro's user avatar
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Formatting tools keep disappearing...

I am talking about the add image, url etc. Am I the only one? I have a post that needs an image but I can't :P I made a screenshot and it is on my PC but can't use the upload tool. Had to use good ...
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How to enable receiving Email Notification for responses to my questions

I am not receiving any notification for the responses to my questions. For some of the questions I had enabled the daily email notification option, but as of now I have not received any. I am yet to ...
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I figured out the answer to my question, should I remove it or post it. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it appropriate to Ask question and provide an Answer to topic which is not mentioned? I just posted a question and a little while after posting I found out the answer. ...
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Please merge my two accounts

It seems I have two accounts. Request, please merge my accounts. I would prefer my OpenID account credentials to login. So kindly allow me to keep the latest one.
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What prewritten Pro-forma (aka AutoReviewComments) userscript comments can we use and share?

I'd like to gather a list of boilerplate comments (AKA canned responses) for Ask Ubuntu which can be used in combination with the awesome Pro-forma comments userscript. Post suggestions too, you are ...
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Question about flagging topics that are a valid Q but also have a seperate main topic...

If you ask how to add a quicklist to a launcher and get it answered (Case in question) and it then gets included into a main topic with several examples of how to add quicklists to a myriad of other ...
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Can I re-ask someone else's question from the forums here?

I found a tumbleweed on the Ubuntu forums that I would like to know the answer to. Can I just copy-and-paste it into Ask Ubuntu and cite the original author with a link back to the forums?
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What to do with questions that describe bugs?

I always made the link to the bug report an answer, but I've also seen people adding that information as comment to the question. We probably should agree on one way to deal with such questions.
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Ask Ubuntu for mobile

I was away from my home computer and I wanted to check Ask Ubuntu for any notifications, so I decided to check from my mobile phone. The interface isn't too bad for browsing on a mobile phone but it ...
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How to defend against negative incorrect votes

I have received a negative vote today for no apparent reason (Sorry for my English written skill, am from Venezuela) and i was wondering is there some kind of anti vote system that checks or at least ...
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Why does AskUbuntu keep telling me about the video tutorials?

It seems like every page has a header saying: Is this your first time here? Take a look at our Video Tutorials for using the site. Does that text ever change? I have more than 200 rep, so I'm not ...
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Clarification on twinview vs dualview tag

I was tagging a multimonitor question and initially chose dualview, although it does not exist currently I have used/seen this often. I did a little searching and came across this thread so decided ...
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Flag answers that should be comments?

As new users can't comment, they sometimes posts answers that would have been comments if they could. Should we flag them so they can be cleaned up properly, or leave them alone because that's how the ...
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Is editing too much, an annoyance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to “over edit”? I'm kind of a perfectionist of sorts when it comes to my writing. I often go back, and edit my posts days later if I notice ...
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Unanswered questions, what do we do?

Hi. I'm still very new to Askubuntu, and have a question about unanswered questions. When one goes unanswered for a certain amount of time, what are our options to get the question noticed again?
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hide old / answered questions I've asked

I already ask a lot of questions and it would be easier to hide answered questions to keep my "to fix" list to a minimum. It would make the UI of my questions cleaner. Easy to implement?
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Why are the moderators closing posts?

It seems anything argumentative of Unity is being closed. Great work on community support!!! You all know Unity is trash. It was a bad Idea. Now you should let the community fix the problem and the ...
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Is it possible to ask a Question you already know and answer it

After reading this question: Ought one to answer one's own question? what happens in the case that you know several questions that will further help the community but you want to make the question ...
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Is there a plan to create a new category for Natty questions

Hope we will have many many question in the coming days regarding the new release Natty. Is there a plan to create a new category for Natty questions? shall we continue as it is?
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Is it okay to set these out on our table at LinuxFest Northwest?

I'll be helping out at the Ubuntu Washington LoCo Team table at LinuxFest Northwest this weekend, and I thought it might be a good opportunity to spread the word about Ask Ubuntu. Is it okay to get ...
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How can we make citing AskUbuntu easier?

With Ubuntu redirecting Ubuntu wiki pages to AskUbuntu, we have an issue regarding copyright and attribution. Supposedly AskUbuntu, the Ubuntu wikis, the Ubuntu Manual, and the Ubuntu Desktop Guide ...
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