All Questions

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
12 votes
3 answers
175 views

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 ...
moberley's user avatar
  • 972
14 votes
2 answers
709 views

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 ...
12 votes
4 answers
148 views

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 ...
7 votes
4 answers
205 views

How should unattributed copying (plagiarism) be dealt with?

An answer on the main site copies content from one of the Ubuntu wikis without attribution (as required by the license). How should we handle unattributed copying?
Erigami's user avatar
  • 4,496
15 votes
11 answers
1k views

Help spread this site....

Please help us promote this site... I know there are some ways in the sidebar. But can you come up with more interesting ways to promote this site? The SE folks have a post on how to help spread a ...
1 vote
1 answer
66 views

selecting answers on community wikis

Shouldn't when i select a community wiki as the option type. It should remove the select answer notification. Or alternately select the highest upped question as the answer dynamically? Thoughts?
myusuf3's user avatar
  • 34.5k
5 votes
2 answers
104 views

Replace the loading icon

I believe we should replace the Loading Icon with the default pin wheel found in Ubuntu - something like this As opposed to the default stackoverflow icon.
Marco Ceppi's user avatar
  • 48.2k
5 votes
1 answer
86 views

Finding community wikis

Why isn't there a listing of community wikis? It seems to me that being able to easily find community wikis would be a great resource based on the description of community wikis. I would assume ...
wdypdx22's user avatar
  • 1,126
4 votes
2 answers
99 views

Avoiding forum style usage and promoting SE style Q and A

There is a question on the parent site that has become like a forum (follow-up questions and responses posted as answers). The question is complicated because the person asking included several issues ...
moberley's user avatar
  • 972
4 votes
3 answers
131 views

Where are the community wikis?

In the ubuntu Q/A and some of the other stackexchange Q/As', I keep running into references to community wikis. So, where are these wikis? I've looked all around and see no links to wikis. I'm new to ...
wdypdx22's user avatar
  • 1,126
21 votes
9 answers
930 views

Are we better off with a general "Unix & Linux" stackexchange site?

Recently launched: Unix & Linux - Stack Exchange (Proposal ) Is Ubuntu perhaps a too narrow topic?
6 votes
2 answers
123 views

Is it appropriate to suggest tag synonyms on Meta?

There are currently no tag synonyms on the Ubuntu StackExchange site, and only a few users with the required reputation. It seems unlikely that I will have enough reputation to suggest synonyms ...
moberley's user avatar
  • 972
2 votes
3 answers
129 views

Can we adjust the points and privileges system a bit?

I feel like I have been trying to be a good stackexchange citizen, but have been stymied by the points system. The one example I have right now is that it requires 150 reputation points to create new ...
mlissner's user avatar
  • 2,283
5 votes
1 answer
133 views

Mentioning of the CoC in the final FAQ

Please add to the FAQ a link to our Code of Conduct and the Leadership Code of conduct: Under the title "Be nice" it can be added: Please follow the Ubuntu Code of Conduct and Ubuntu Leadership Code ...
5 votes
2 answers
155 views

Should there be a standard for application install instructions?

I've been looking at some answers and comments and I see several different ways of writing an instruction to install a particular application. There is of course command line apt which is somewhat ...
moberley's user avatar
  • 972
14 votes
4 answers
510 views

Should we apturl whenever possible?

It seems that apt: doesn't work here,but there is a proxy for these type of sites just provide apt.ubuntu.com/p/package_name Should we use it(easy,fast and user friendly) or the traditional software ...
akshatj's user avatar
  • 13.2k
10 votes
4 answers
216 views

Should Ubuntu server questions be allowed?

Or should we focus on desktop and servers should go on ServerFault?
Cody Harlow's user avatar
  • 1,462
14 votes
3 answers
741 views

Should one answer one's own question? [duplicate]

And if one does, is it bad form to then select one's own answer as the preferred one? Here's the particular case I have in mind: How do I add a program that must be run from within its own directory ...
4 votes
1 answer
100 views

Should we seed the site with questions and answers?

Some communities has done this on Stack Overflow to seed the site with content for particular topics. For instance, should we take some recent threads from Ubuntu Forums that have a large number of ...
7 votes
3 answers
164 views

How should our site be styled?

According to this question we should discuss our site's style, including the color scheme and logo. These are a few of the questions we should answer: What's the theme of the site? (sophisticated, ...
4 votes
2 answers
175 views

Nominations for future site logo [closed]

According to this question we should start to discuss our future site logo as one of the top-7 items
2 votes
3 answers
95 views

When does the public beta phase begin?

I think it was supposed to start a week after private beta opened. It's been about that long. When does public beta open or has it already?
crenshaw-dev's user avatar
  • 32.1k
11 votes
8 answers
429 views

Moderator Pro Tempore [closed]

This community needs to start contributing some names they would like to act as provisional Moderators. Please read this: Moderators Pro Tempore. Here are some basic guidelines: Each nomination ...
73 votes
1 answer
2k views

Style guide for questions and answers

Following the style guides on Stack Overflow and Wikipedia, I would like to propose that we create a style guide of our own. Let's hold ourselves to a high standard and create or promote questions ...
8 votes
4 answers
456 views

Help select a CAPTCHA image

According to the Top 7, we need to select a CAPTCHA image, which is the image that gets shown over most in-site CAPTCHA prompts. So please submit your proposals as answers to this question.
Nathan Osman's user avatar
  • 32.3k
5 votes
0 answers
150 views

Site Attribute Questions (Top 7) [closed]

OK, so as the beta testers we're supposed to work on key aspects of the site's attributes. Taking a cue from other betas, I've made this list so we can easily find them all. I'll also tag the key ...
3 votes
1 answer
52 views

Are general issues/backgrounders acceptable?

My question "what are the most important ubuntu sysadmin tasks/tools" was down voted as "too general". Is it? Should the site include some more general backgrounders?
Aviah Laor's user avatar
6 votes
0 answers
218 views

Should the site be "Ubuntu Specific"? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do we tell if a question belongs here, or rather at stackoverflow/superuser? I got a down vote on this issue for a question that is not "specific to Ubuntu". I believe ...
Aviah Laor's user avatar
37 votes
13 answers
1k views

Tools for Ask Ubuntu

As some of you know, I have created some tools for Stack Exchange sites (like Ask Ubuntu) on Stack Apps. What tools have been developed for Ask Ubuntu, or are especially useful to Ask Ubuntu users?
7 votes
3 answers
183 views

How should we determine who will moderate?

As we near the middle of our private beta, we probably should decide on moderators for the site. (per the 7 essential meta questions) In order to do so, we should determine criteria for such a ...
lfaraone's user avatar
  • 4,717
3 votes
1 answer
100 views

Help me formulate this question:

I'd like to write a question that will provide some info that I would have needed a year ago as I was learning Ubuntu. But I'm having a hard time formulating it so that it is clear and simple. I'll ...
eugenemarshall's user avatar
6 votes
2 answers
244 views

Why do some questions have "community wiki" over the user's name?

All questions have the user's name at the bottom right. But some don't have the avatar and have the mysterious "community wiki" over the user's name. What exactly does that mean? Here's an example: ...
crenshaw-dev's user avatar
  • 32.1k
-6 votes
1 answer
104 views

Disable voting for closed questions.

Because it is closed for some reasons.
yevhene's user avatar
  • 1,546
26 votes
8 answers
551 views

Should answers have terminal or GUI instructions?

Should we aim to provide answers that use the terminal, through shell commands, or answers that use the GUI, through pointing and clicking? May be related to this question about our intended public
jfoucher's user avatar
  • 23.8k
2 votes
2 answers
153 views

Wrong users on question list

The wrong user is displayed as the asker on the question list, the right one being shown on the question itself. This just happened moments ago...
jfoucher's user avatar
  • 23.8k
16 votes
5 answers
236 views

Who is the public for which this service is intended, exactly?

Some of the questions appearing seem pretty advanced, wile others (like the ones I'm asking) are elementary. Who is the user we imagine using this service? The answer to this question should ...
eugenemarshall's user avatar
33 votes
4 answers
1k views

How do we tell if a question belongs here, or rather at stackoverflow/superuser?

I asked a question about vim in the ubuntu stackexchange, and someone suggested it should be taken to stack overflow or superuser. Would this be relevant, or should general Linux/UNIX software stuff ...
Jeremy Kerr's user avatar
  • 27.3k
5 votes
2 answers
112 views

Should we have a consistent naming scheme?

This is very much related to this question about merging tags. This goes one step further to assume that we SHOULD. What should the naming convention be?
helloandre's user avatar
10 votes
3 answers
136 views

Merging codenames with versions

Should we merge all codename tags with the version tags? Already there are tags like lucid and 10.04 which are identical.
Ressu's user avatar
  • 13.6k
23 votes
1 answer
189 views

Can I use this site to post a how-to?

Can (and should) I use Ask Ubuntu to ask a question that I already know the answer to in order to make a "how-to"?
mfisch's user avatar
  • 3,663
21 votes
1 answer
352 views

Discouraging "Ubuntu" tags

Figured I might as well be the first to bring this up... Some relation to but not the same issue as: What ubuntu versions are covered? At time of writing, there are currently nine instances of the "...
Nicholas Knight's user avatar
12 votes
7 answers
383 views

404 Image Nominations

All the other sites seem to be doing this... We need an image that will be displayed when users try to bring up a page that does not exist. Please quote the source so the team can negotiate rights ...
Nathan Osman's user avatar
  • 32.3k
12 votes
4 answers
381 views

What ubuntu versions are covered?

There is a question on the site about this, but it belongs here so I rephrase. Is the site just about Ubuntu or also Xubuntu Kubuntu and so on. imho all official derivates should be covered ...
Manfred Moser's user avatar
12 votes
3 answers
384 views

Can I ask Kubuntu related questions here as well? [duplicate]

Or Xubuntu as well? Is this *buntu independent?
jjesse's user avatar
  • 1,117
7 votes
1 answer
258 views

Where is the stackexchange/stackoverflow help, specifically about formatting and markdown?

I read the FAQ page and the About page, but no links to any help topics about the mechanics of using the site. When I post a comment, can I used formatting? Where is the format or markdown help? ...
67 votes
4 answers
2k views

StackApplet - Monitor your reputation and get notified of comments. [v1.5 released]

StackApplet 1.5 released! Be sure to visit the downloads page to give the latest version a try. If you are able to translate StackApplet to another language, that would be awesome! If not, you can ...
Nathan Osman's user avatar
  • 32.3k
15 votes
25 answers
1k views

What should our .com domain name be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: Wrong ...

15 30 50 per page
1
113 114 115 116
117