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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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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?
Gaurav Butola's user avatar
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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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Typo in welcome banner

The welcome banner says Welcome to Q&A site for Ubuntu users and developers image: It should probably say Welcome to the Q&A site for Ubuntu users and developers or, Welcome to Q&...
David Fullerton's user avatar
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Visited links cannot be distinguished from normal text [duplicate]

Visited links are not underlined and black, just like text is.
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Visited links on Meta are hard to see

Maybe it is just my vision but I can't distinguish visited links in question/answer text from the surrounding text on Ubuntu Meta. I can see the links on the parent fine and I can see unvisited links ...
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May we please have another font for the body text?

The new design is great, but the font is really killing me. Here's why: Uneven kerning and spacing Have a look at this title. The space between n and e in uneven, r and n in kerning, a and c in ...
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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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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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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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Giving feedback on the design

Thanks to Mat and Jin the new design is live. Here's how to report bugs. If you find a problem with the design that is CSS related, for example something doesn't line up right or look wrong, then Jin ...
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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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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

We closed the domain naming thread (click for details). Instead, let's start with a killer "elevator pitch!" Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming, but to get you ...
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Software package installation Icon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change the software icon In regards to The package installation problem. it's become clear we would like to add a custom launching icon that can be used to open the apt.ubuntu....
Marco Ceppi's user avatar
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Should the welcome message put more focus on casual users?

Hi, I was wondering whether we should change the site welcome message (the one that pops up in the bar at the top) to say "Welcome to the QA site for Ubuntu users", rather than "...users and ...
Mat Tomaszewski's user avatar
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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 we solve the package installation problem? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to post links that install software via apt? I had a friend try stackexchange and he was disappointed that a bunch of the easier commands (like recommending installing ...
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Why am I unable to use “ubuntu+1” as a tag

I'd like to tag this question with “ubuntu+1”, which has traditionally been our way of describing the current development focus which will become the next release. Although the interface suggests ...
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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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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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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 do I comment on a post?

I see a bunch of comments on someone else's answer to several questions and I'd like to add one but I don't see how. I can provide my own answer, but all I really want to do is add a little bit to ...
Scott Ritchie's user avatar
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Why was question 4389 closed?

This question. As I understand it, it's just a fun question, quite like the apt-get-from-2020 one. I really can't understand why we accept and upvote one, but not the other. Sure it should be a ...
Javier Rivera's user avatar
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How can we ensure that first timers are not given the wrong impression

I have seen many times people being down voted for doing something wrong. For example posting an answer that really should have been a comment. Or posting an answer in the style of a forum thread ...
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What is "Accept Rate" and why is it important?

What does this notification mean above my questions in my Stack Exchange profile? Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question? What do I need to do?
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What HTML and/or Markdown code is allowed in comments?

What HTML and/or Markdown code is allowed in comments?
ændrük's user avatar
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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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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 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 --> ...
ændrük's user avatar
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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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Should we be encouraging people to vote more?

I wanted to blog/tweet our list of unanswered questions, which appear to be sorted by vote. However I noticed that given the amount of users on this site that the amount of voting on the questions isn'...
Jorge Castro's user avatar
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Where should I post complicated questions that are about Ubuntu?

From reading the SO Blog post, it seems the general consensus is that Ask Ubuntu is special since most users want simple, easy answers that don't require hacking something to get it to work. However ...
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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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Should we include support for BackTrack?

This question just rolled in a few hours ago. I'm unfamiliar with BackTrack but it appears to be a highly modified Ubuntu installation which from the site's appearance - dropped most ties to Ubuntu. I ...
Marco Ceppi's user avatar
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3 answers
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Ideas for creative-commons dumps of this site.

Assuming we make it out of beta alive, it looks like SE sites get a Creative Commons licensed data dump. I'd like to start a discussion on how we can make these dumps useful for users. The data ...
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Why did my reputation change to 914?

When I saw today it was 12xx something but now it has gone back to 914,2 days ago it was 989. Is there is bug in the system? If so,how do I get my reputation back?
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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 ...
ændrük's user avatar
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Per tag sidebar links?

I've noticed that on this page on stackapp there's a handy sidebar with links under "Get Started" I was wondering if it was possible to get on Ubuntu SE with individual tags, so that for example when ...
Jorge Castro's user avatar
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Is it possible to "over edit"?

Hi! Since it's beta I want to make sure we have high quality questions and answers. As a result I've been doing some editing, but a bunch of it things like capitalization, spelling, formatting, etc. ...
Jorge Castro's user avatar
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Markdown isn't parsed after a question rollback.

I just rolled back this question and now the Markdown hyperlink appears unprocessed: When I click Edit, the preview displays correctly, so I know there isn't a syntax mistake:
ændrük's user avatar
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Am I allowed to ask for a rep boost?

I asked a question with a bounty and didn't realize I would loose the ability to comment. Can I get a few up votes to get enough reputation back please? I've seen this done on other meta sites so I ...
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Why should I use this site instead of Ubuntu Ask/Shapado?

Ubuntu Ask (hosted on Shapado) looks just like an open-source clone of Ubuntu StackExchange. Why should I use one over the other?
ændrük's user avatar
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How to describe keyboard shorcuts?

What's the best way to describe a keyboard shortcut in a question? For instance, if I'm talking about a shorcut that consists of the Ctrl and the + keys pressed together. Should I describe it as Ctrl++...
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Can the star be on the browsing level of a question?

When I favor a question sometimes; I would like to be able to favor the question when I am browsing on the questions menu; as supposed to clicking the question and then favoring. I was wondering if I ...
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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 ...
Jorge Castro's user avatar
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Why are there so many new users with 101 reputation?

Nearly half of the 35 newest users in Ubuntu StackExchange have exactly 101 reputation and no history of participation on the site. What's the explanation?
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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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$ (prompt) in command line instructions

I noticed a minor 'edit war' in an answer (NB: broken link, I'm guessing the answer was deleted) regarding whether or not we should promote $ at the front of command line instructions. Is one of ...
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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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