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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 --> ...
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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'...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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:
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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?
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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 ...
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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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Is this a bug? I can start a bounty on someone's answered question.

Network Manager or WICD? I am given an option to start a bounty. This is not my question, and it has been answered.
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What happens if I don't get a satisfying answer?

I asked a few questions, and some of them didn't get me an answer that helped (or an answer at all, for that matter. Occasionally people answer a question with more info, but not an answer). * And ...
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How to handle Comments as Answers

Lately I've noticed users leaving comments (additional questions for the OP) as answers to their questions - which isn't desired. I understand for Ubuntu Community members joining the site who are ...
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Where is my "comment" activity?

When I first log into the site, I get a little notification at the top about comments I've received on questions I've answered. However, when I go into my "Activity" page on my profile, there's no ...
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Who's running this ship and where's it going?

When investing my time into something, I like to know where it's going. Helping one person is good but if I can help 10, that's better. Is my time here worth more than that on IRC/forums/etc? To know ...
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Where is the link back?

Where is the link back to ubuntu.stackexchange.com from meta.ubuntu.stackexchange.com?
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How does Ask Ubuntu work?

We're in an odd situtation as Stack Exchange has long-established communities and so has Ubuntu. We need to ensure that we communicate best practices to the existing Ubuntu teams. How do Ask Ubuntu ...
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How do I demote my own answer and encourage people to see the more detailed one?

In this question Bertrand's answer is better because he linked to a blog post from an upstream developer with much better information. I think my answer got top voted because I happened to post first ...
Jorge Castro's user avatar
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How to tag the Ubuntu editions and derivatives

[ The previous revision of this question didn't get much response and was incomplete because it did not include the derivatives, at least one of which also has editions. I have revised it to hopefully ...
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Encouraging existing Ubuntu teams to use SE

This isn't really a question but I guess I should bring it up now rather than later. In an effort to help spread the word I have asked some existing Ubuntu teams to start participating. I started ...
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Are Launchpad questions on-topic?

Since Launchpad is an integral part of Ubuntu, would questions relating to the use of Launchpad be on-topic? Obviously questions about a specific project on Launchpad would be off-topic. (Unless ...
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Recommending sudoedit instead of sudo $editor?

I notice that in some people's answers say "to edit the file, do sudo gedit $file" some people say "sudo nano $file" and of course "sudo vim $file" By default doing "sudoedit $file" will open the ...
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Why is this site better than the Ubuntu Forums?

I am surprised nobody has asked this, but I'll go ahead and start the flame war. Why do you like this site more than the Ubuntu Forums? To me, it seems like unnecessary fragmentation of the Ubuntu ...
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Why is the Unix community allowed to vote for or against a potential merge of Ubuntu and Unix, but not the Ubuntu community?

In the unix.stackexchange.com site a banner pops up to vote for or against the merge of unix.stackexchange.com and ubuntu.stackexchange.com. However, here on the ubuntu site this banner does not pop ...
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Are bug reports suitable for this site?

Recently there was a bug report posted as a question here. I was hoping the community could discuss whether this should be done or not.
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement [closed]

As we enter the second week of the public beta, we desperately need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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Ubuntu One Integration? Or something... [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Launchpad Single Sign On https://one.ubuntu.com/ I like that the "Ubuntu One" cloud account goes hand in hand with the operating system, and now there's a music store... It ...
Daniel's user avatar
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How will we get the future site into our Ubuntu theme?

What are the logistics? How to deploy?
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How should we promote this site?

We need to start discussing how we plan on promoting this site now that the beta is off the ground.
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Launchpad Single Sign On

There was a link on a popular Facebook 'Ubuntu fan page' to the site today. Somebody commented to ask "Why can not use Launchpad username and password??". Of course you can use your launchpad account ...
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How should new users be pointed to duplicate questions?

When the Ubuntu Stackexchange website gets used more (and possibly a lot of questions that would otherwise have been asked on the forums get asked here), we're going to run into the issue of pointing ...
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Is there a IP-based login?

Starting from today I noticed that I get logged out from time to time at SE. It doesn't matter if I'm active or not. So normally I browse the web using Tor. Thatswhy "my" IP address changes every ten ...
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Are questions about other Linux distros acceptable?

Is it acceptable to ask elementary questions about Linux that will be of interest to Ubuntu users (e.g., how do I lock the screen in Xfce?) though one may be using another distro? Such questions will ...
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Retag request: 10.4 instead of 10.04

Would someone please retag this question with 10.04 instead of 10.4.
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Duplicates on other sites

As Unix and Linux Stack Exchange has just reached beta I noticed this question: Nano syntax highlighting for C# and/or ASP.Net duplicated here: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/454/nano-syntax-...
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Rhythmbox tags: retag or synonym?

On the parent site there are currently 3 questions tagged with rythmbox and 3 questions tagged with rhythmbox. In general, I would say that the former questions should be retagged in favour of the ...
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What is the proper usage of the windows tag?

I noticed this question today. The question is apparently about workspaces, but is a bit unclear on that. In any case, it used the "windows" tag with a different meaning than the other questions using ...
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Tag synonym suggestions

For future suggestions, make a separate post so we can keep track of how well we are doing with tags, as well as facilitating discussion on a specific tag. Thanks I don't have enough reputation to ...
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How should we deal with support requests?

More and more questions are not proper questions, but support requests. I think support requests should be "moved" to launchpad, which is the better place for them. Questions here should be more ...

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