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HTML in questions but not comments?

Why is it that we can use HTML markup and entities in questions but not in comments? Shouldn't they be the same? Testing markdown here, italic, bold... well, that seems to work.
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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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When are Debian questions off topic?

I just voted to close this Debian question. There are a bunch of Debian questions that are open though; when is it appropriate to close a Debian question?
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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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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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Is Ask Ubuntu using the UbuntuBeta font?

To be completely honest, I think the current font family sequence is dictated by the Ubuntu Identity Guidelines. I still think that, right now, it's kind of silly: font-family: "Ubuntu Beta", ...
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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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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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enabling auto reload for askubuntu main questions page

I am a regular at askubuntu and tend to gloss over all the questions. Is there a way to enable auto reload on the main questions page so that new questions can be seen without refreshing the page. If ...
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Migration Paths?

Migration paths allow for questions to be moved from Ask Ubuntu to other sites in the Stack Exchange network. The idea is that rather than simply closing questions as being "off-topic", then the ...
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How can I create a new tag for an existing question?

Having gained "create tag" privilege I noticed tags are created when asking a new question. I can't seem to find how to add a new tag to an existing question. Is this possible ?
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Why are you only allowed to comment with 50 rep?

Why are you only allowed to comment on other people's posts when you reached 50 reputation? In my opinion comments are a good way to ask people to clarify their questions or add additional information ...
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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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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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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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Comes ask Ubuntu in different languages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any plans for localized Ask Ubuntu instances? I am native speaking german. Would be great to have this site in my language. What should I do?
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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 ...
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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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Stack Exchange chat via Pidgin, Empathy, etc?

Is there any way to connect to Stack Exchange chat rooms in Pidgin or Empathy or a different chat program?
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Are Linux Mint (and other unofficial derivatives of Ubuntu) questions on topic?

(Inspired by this question about Mint. ) You only have to look at Wikipedia to find a long long list of Ubuntu derivatives - should we allow, or even actively encourage, questions regarding these on ...
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Is there a way to generate an rss feed with all questions that get 10+ upvotes?

I know there is a way to get ALL questions through a feed, but what about great questions? Are they listed independently somewhere? If not, can I do it with a yahoo pipe? Any cues as to how I should ...
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Blockquote button broken?

Blockquote Blockquote> HelloBlockquote Blockquote Above is an example of what I get when trying to create a blockquote using the toolbar button. I'm fairly sure this isn't what's meant to happen. I'...
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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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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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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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Allow formatting in tag wiki headers.

(This might be stack generic so this might belong on meta.SO, but then again it might only be interesting to AU so...) In my never ending quest to get more existing teams in Ubuntu to use Ask I am ...
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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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When does the community user start bumping old questions?

According to this the community user bumps old unanswered questions so that they get another shot at getting answered. I've seen it do it a couple times in the past but it doesn't seem like it's a ...
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Comment re-edit time-out is too short.. and Is there a limit on deleting my comments?

I'd like to know how long a comment I've written is "available" to be re-edited... Either I'm too slow, or its too fast... Also, what limits are there on deleting a comment? ...(which I couldn't re-...
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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 ...
waterlooalex's user avatar
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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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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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Privileges page missing site title.

On https://askubuntu.com/privileges there are several instances of the site title missing: When your fellow users vote up your questions and answers on Ubuntu, you generate reputation. Should be "...
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Twitter question intro too long and wordy

I want to start tweeting the good questions and answers, when I did one the tweet text came out like this: Stack Exchange Ubuntu Q: Unity crashes when I move the cursor over it. http://t.co/AnkE8RL ...
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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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"Please vote on merge poll" ... which has been closed for two months?

Today, I've created an account on askubuntu, and I got the "important notice" bar at the top of the screen, urging me to vote in the Ubuntu&Unix merge/no-merge poll. After clicking through, I was ...
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What was discussed, and what was the outcome of the Ask Ubuntu UDS-N session?

There was an Ask Ubuntu session at UDS-N on Friday 29th October 2010. What topics were discussed? What decisions were made?
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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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Remove [subjective] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please can we destroy the subjective tag? The [subjective] tag should be removed and blacklisted from Ask Ubuntu for the same reasons it was removed from other sites. For ...
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Are the questions with the mark (closed) erased?

I've seen many questions with the mark [closed] in the title. Does it mean that they will be erased later? Or just remains as closed?
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Can moderators mark a question as answered?

Often, principally with new users, it happens that useful or correct answers are not marked as answered. I'm asking if moderators have power to mark answered question by other users. A lot of question ...
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feed icon link is wrong in firefox

the askubuntu.com site has a rss/atom feed which is available via the rss icon in the awesomebar of firefox. if you click on that icon, the page firefox wants to open is feed://http//askubuntu.com/...
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My comments are being posted when I move to another window...

I start writing a comment... then I might move to another window to do something... time passes... I do many things in many windows... Then I come back to complete my askubuntu comment... and it has ...
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Ask Ubuntu session at the Ubuntu Developer Summit

On Friday will be a session where Mr Robert from SE will talk about Ask Ubuntu called How to integrate with Ask Ubuntu , you can connect and chat directly and your questions will be answered, and ...
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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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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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Is there a way to directly contact a user? [duplicate]

If I want to directly contact a user, instead of just commenting on a post of his, is there a way a can do that? This could be useful, for instance, in providing guidance to a new user.
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Tag for questions like "What _____ are available?"?

There are a lot of questions like What native games are available? and What docks are available?. Do you think we should make a tag for them? The first thing that comes to mind is available-software, ...
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