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Low Quality Posts review chokes when I run out of delete votes

Most days I run out of delete votes somewhere in the middle of the Low Quality Posts queue. I have noticed what seems to me to be a (minor) bug here. When I get to my last delete vote, if I click ...
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Clearing out the close review queue 2015

From my point of view, there are ~880 questions in the close review queue. I don't recall a time when it was below 700 (I became active only around last June). Do we need to put in a concerted effort ...
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Let's stop using “How do I resolve unmet dependencies?” for dpkg questions (and probably for most apt questions)

The most used close target for apt/dpkg questions is this. However, that does not help if the problem is not with apt but with the underlying dpkg. I very often find things like these when I check ...
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The ubuntu.com/community pages are getting a redo, need your help to represent Ask Ubuntu

If you look at the current community pages: http://www.ubuntu.com/community Ask Ubuntu is mentioned in the support page in the following motivational manner: Ask Ubuntu http://askubuntu.com ...
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Why the author of a post is not notified when a question is about to close?

Why is the author of a post not notified when a question is about to close? Many times I have found the question closed only when I visit the question for a probable answer barring the author to ...
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Swag for the cleanup team

The Ask Ubuntu moderator team with the Stack Exchange community people is happy to announce that your work and efforts to keep the site clean and tidy have been noticed and we are thankful for all ...
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Is the “permissions” tag really just about filesystem permissions?

Currently, the description of the permissions reads: Short for "file system permissions" - access control based on user, group, or global access. But is it true? If I ask why doesn't strace -p 1 ...
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Can we tell new users that questions about Linux Mint, Pop OS and so on are off topic when they ask any question?

We get a lot of questions about Linux Mint, Kali Linux, Pop OS, and other distributions. We also get some questions about very old versions or development versions of Ubuntu, but they are not that ...
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Don't say someone who rejected an edit approved it

On this page, it says "approved by Community, David Foerster 20 hours ago". When you follow the link, it takes you to the review page, but David Foerster actually rejected it: Please don't say it ...
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Make [architecture] a synonym of [cpu-architecture]

I propose to make architecture a synonym of cpu-architecture and retag all questions. Although architecture is the bigger tag, it is not as unambiguous as cpu-architecture which I would favour as ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Should we blacklist the freeze tag?

The wiki of freeze says: Do not use. This tag is in process of removal. If your software is freezing then you likely need to file a bug, as freeze problems are usually off topic here and will ...
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Add a copy of the question title above answers in the review screen?

I am reviewing first-posts and late-answers for a few weeks now and something is annoying me: Always when there is an answer to be reviewed, I have to scroll down (if the answer is long enough) to see ...
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would be possible to change the layout of suggested questions?

I find the layout of the "Questions that may already have your answer" a bit confusing. I'm wondering if it might be a good idea to restyle it a bit. This is the current layout with my notes: This ...
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Official Ubuntu derivatives link at FAQ is broken

The link pointing to Ubuntu about derivatives page is broken. Located at https://askubuntu.com/faq page Paragraph: We welcome questions about: Using and administering Ubuntu, including official ...
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Best way to notify the moderators?

So in the wake of the UFC-spam attack last night, I (like many of you) used-up all of my flags trying to fight the onslaught of crap being posted on our site. At one point, I noticed my flag amount ...
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Any plans for a dedicated Ask Ubuntu Android app?

I was wondering if there are any plans to release a dedicated Ask Ubuntu app on Android. I know of a few stack exchange apps but with the upcoming Ubuntu for Android will a Ask Ubuntu app follow? I ...
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Need a canonical answer for repository versions

We need a canonical answer for "Why do the repositories not have the latest versions of software". Anyone who can write one (if one does not already exist) will be rewarded with a +100 Rep bonus ...
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Feature improvement for flags history

This question is asked on MSE at the following link for more visibility: Make it easier to distinguish accepted and declined flags in addition to pending ones in flags history In the flag summary ...
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Can [maintenance] be kept in good working order?*

*Credit to Eliah Kagan for the title We have a tag maintenance which currently has 38 questions in it. The questions relate to a miscellany of topics, since "maintenance" is a very broad category of ...
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Rename the atom tag

The atom tag is currently being used for questions about GitHub's Atom editor and Intel's Atom CPU. I would favour a new tag for either. Maybe the best practice is to follow Stack Overflow and ...
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Please read complaints of rep 1 users more carefully

Edit: My apologies to Karl Richter and Waltinator! This post was not meant as an attack on you personally at all but more of a "call to arms" to the community at large to try and understand ...
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Remove the impossibility to mark a bountied question as a dupe?

At the occasion of this question, but there are many, many more examples where I notice a question which is bountied, but still a straightforward dupe. We then have to wait seven days to actually mark ...
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The pictures on Privileges help page are outdated

There are plenty of pictures showing how to use the privilege tools, here. They seem to be outdated. For example, the picture about offering a bounty, shown below, compared with the actual one, also ...
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How should I use the tags in Meta.AU?

I've found recently that people that ask questions in meta do not correctly tag their questions, and when the community reacts unexpectedly or their issues don't rise awareness to the developer team, ...
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Tests are now one third of review tasks

Yesterday I reviewed about ten posts, of which three where tests. Today in just three reviews I got a test. I find this an overkill, especially since I passed all the tests so far. Not very motivating ...
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When suggesting edits, don't write something you are not doing like “improving formatting”

Apparently some users have abused the "improving formatting" comment for their suggested edits and use them for anything... ANYTHING, even if it's not improving formatting. I remember that when ...
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Ubuntu bold font not imported

The Issue Recently I noticed something odd: when booting into OS X and visiting Ask Ubuntu, bold fonts render oddly. I've only noticed this in Chrome; in Firefox and Safari, the bold font renders ...
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Reviews for first time posters need to improve?

So I was wondering how all these first time posts are getting through but the number of First Posts in the review queue is always low or zero. One reason might be that people are ignoring junk in the ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Mention official Ubuntu flavors in the off-topic close reason

Currently, one of the off-topic close reason's text is the following: This is not about Ubuntu. Questions about other Linux distributions can be asked on Unix & Linux, those about Windows on ...
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ubuntu-minimal vs Minimal Ubuntu

There has been a recent announcement of an official Minimal Ubuntu stream with a raw image as well as support on various clouds. There is also an ubuntu-minimal package which has existed since trusty....
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It asks something different, and it needs a different answer, so can we reopen it?

Edit: question reopened. Thanks :) Can you have too much swap? is closed as a duplicate of I have 16GB RAM. Do I need 32GB swap? But the first question is asking what problems might arise from ...
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Can I opt-out from receiving notifications from a particular post?

What are the default text editors in different flavours of Ubuntu? I asked the above question today, received some great answers, accepted an answer. And it solved the initial problem that I had plus ...
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Please only vote on the original answer if a dupe- answer only links to the original

It is completely understandable that inexperienced users are not completely aware of how to handle dupes. It is also understandable that a friendly-meaning person posts an answer, (only) linking to ...
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Replace ati with amd-graphics tag

At present not many people remember that AMD graphics used to be ATI sometime. Now amd-graphics is a synonym of ati that seems to be wrong. It should be vice versa, so amd-graphics should be ...
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Deny cross-posting, but enable site-sharing?

I know cross-posting (writing the same question on more than one SE site) is discouraged and should not be done. I also see the reason for this and agree, but sometimes it is indeed not clear where a ...
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Notifications review optimization

I'm just curious about review feature on Ask Ubuntu. For example when you finish 20 suggested edits then it tells you to come back in 5-8 hours etc. but still keep pushing notifications on available ...
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Enable checks on question titles for weak word selection

Today I was editing a migrated question in SO, which contained the word "Help" just to be greeted with a message: I was all O_O when saw this. When I wrote http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/8720/...
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Does anyone want to work on merging AR9285 questions?

On this question someone responded with "There are about 100 posts on this particular wireless device on here.", and I thought, that sucks and did a search and there are a bunch. Does anyone want to ...
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Promotion of Ask Ubuntu at Conferences

Stack Exchange recently blogged about their resolution to support attendees and speakers at conferences in the field of each Area51 Graduate. This includes us - so I would like to see what conferences ...
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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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End of Support Notice: Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) reaches End of Standard Support on April 30, 2021

This will be enforced starting May 1, 2021. This is a notice regarding releases of Ubuntu that will be reaching, or have reached, the end of their standard support period. These releases are no ...
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Thank you Stefano Palazzo!

I would like to thank Stefano Palazzo for their contribution to the Ask Ubuntu community and also for moderating Ask Ubuntu for 9 years. Stefano was one of the longest-serving moderators in Ask Ubuntu ...
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Code fence formatting problems to watch out for and fix

Since the start of 2019, code fences have been fully supported on Stack Exchange sites. By code fences, I mean the use of opening and closing triple backticks to format a code block. The effect of ...
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Should these VMware questions be re-closed as duplicates?

This is a follow-up to Kulfy's question Can these VMWares be un-merged? The requested unmerge was done, and questions closed against the former merge target were reopened. Attempts were made to close ...
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Ask the duck - how to disable it?

Today a yellow duck started popping up in the bottom right corner of the browser window. I can hide it through an adblocker option, but is there an option to disable this feature in user/profile ...
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Wrong duplicate

There are many questions regarding a buggy kernel being mis marked This is another duplicate of Kernel panic after update to 4.4.0-108-generic being mis marked as My computer boots to a black screen, ...
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Can [spam] handle [spam-handling]?

Here on meta, we have separate spam and spam-handling tags. They are not even synonyms. A few questions are even tagged with both of them. Since only seven questions in total are currently tagged ...
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Glitch on profile page with dropdowns

The next privilege button on the profile page shows through the three drop-downs on the top. I tend to start my browsing at this page then check my inbox so I see it every visit. Chrome&Firefox

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