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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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(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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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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Site <title> name

All the sites pages have Ubuntu - Stack Exchange in their title. I believe this should be changed to Ask Ubuntu - Stack Exchange (or even simply Ask Ubuntu). This will help with branding our site ...
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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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The "Ask Question" link opens up previous question in "Edit" mode.

Clicking on "Ask Question" takes me to expected URL:, but the displayed page is primed with the tags, title, and contents of my previous question: What is going on here? I have tried two different ...
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Do we promote "collection" wikis?

I happened to see the question Widgets for promoting Ubuntu on your website. In the question it states: This is a collection for promoting Ubuntu on your website. If you have the rep, please enter ...
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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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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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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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Help create a great Wikipedia entry for Ask Ubuntu

Please help by making http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AskUbuntu , the Wikipedia entry about AskUbuntu better. You may want to use http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StackOverflow as a reference on how our page ...
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Reopen request for my question

Someone closed my question as a duplicate of another question, but mine is more specific. I cannot understand the reasons behind this. Which are the proprietary and paid games for linux do you know - ...
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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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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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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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How to post links that integrate with the Software Center?

There are some posts with nice Software Center icons and links to software installation via apt. How to do that?
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Missing badges in flair

I placed flair on my blog. It updates my reputation (Edit: Now that, it doesn't update anything) but my badges is one less than the actual. I have 3 badges but it displays 2; it doesn't take the ...
marenostrum's user avatar
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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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'Apps' for Ask Ubuntu

AskUbuntu.com has a powerful API that allows developers to create rich applications to check questions, comments and user data from the site. Those apps can be browser extensions, desktop widgets or ...
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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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Are there any plans for localized Ask Ubuntu instances?

Is there a plan to spin off Ask Ubuntu into (community driven) localized versions? What I mean is something like: http://interrogerubuntu.fr or http://fr.askubuntu.com/ where people who are more ...
Lucian Adrian Grijincu's user avatar
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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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Chat FAQ auto inlining condition unclear

I found a little inconvenience: in the FAQ it says: "Some links will be automatically inlined if posted on a single line by themselves [...]" but if I write Text in the chatbox and enter a new line by ...
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Why do I need 20 reputation to chat even in the feedback channel?

I'm not sure how to answer to a previous answer so I joined the chat and I couldn't ask anyone as I'm lacking repuatation. Come on guys, this side is supposed to be "easy" and enable an instant ...
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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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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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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?
Marco Ceppi's user avatar
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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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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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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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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 ...
Rob Van Dam's user avatar
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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 ...
Georg Schölly's user avatar
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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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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 ...
Rob Van Dam's user avatar
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How can I increase my reputation on Ask Ubuntu?

I notice some users with very high reputation scores. What is their "trick", and how can I increase my reputation?
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How would Ubuntu Bug #1 be fixed if Ask Ubuntu uses a Windows Platform?

Unless this is a Mono port of stackoverflow and it is running on Ubuntu server. Please clarify (Ubuntu's bug #1 is that Microsoft is more popular than Ubuntu - see at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+...
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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 the barriers to posting be shown before the human verification?

It's quite frustrating to prove I'm a human right before being told that I'm not allowed to post for x and y reasons.. why not wait to check that I'm a human until after verifying it's ok to post?
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If "About Me" is blank we have a grey square on the user page that mean nothing

It has took me time to understand why there is a strange grey square on my user page and to figure out what it is. I think there should be a text like "No description" or maybe we can just remove it ...
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Lack of revision note and cc-wiki graphic in Ubuntu footer

I noticed today that the Ubuntu site doesn't appear to have the cc-wiki graphic and "revision" note that usually appears in the Stack Exchange footer. I don't want to tag this as a bug, but I was ...
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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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