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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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Can the [charset] and [character-set] tags be made synonyms?

The charset tag and the character-set refer to the same thing. One is simply the abbreviation. I don't see any reason for them to be seperate. Can they be made synonyms, please?
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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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Should we delete blocklist tag?

The blocklist apparently is misused, out of 11 questions where it's used , it's used for block devices, on other - for blocking specific websites. There's also no usage-guide for that tag.
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What to do about crash and freeze tags?

Both crash and freeze are mostly all bug reports, most of which aren't diagnosable. iirc at one time we were in the process of blacklisting these, did we end up not wanting to do that?
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Let me know before I spend an hour writing that you won't accept answers from my account

When I start answering a question, your software seems to know what I'm doing, or should. How come you wait until I spend 20 minutes to an hour trying to answer a question, then go to post it and ...
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Should we be able to review 40 close votes when the queue length is less than 1000?

I recently asked this question on Meta Close Vote review queue 40 or 20? Regarding why on some days I have been able to review 40 close reviews but on others only 20 and received the answer that ...
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When reviewers vote to close for different reasons I want the real votes on the "closed" panel

During the Close Votes Review there often exist two different approaches about why a question should be closed (I don't count "leave open" now). At the end (after 5 votes to close) the majority ...
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Is it a duplicate when the answer is given as background in another question?

After asking Question X (listing commands a package provides), the OP explicitly states he's not looking for ~X (the opposite of Question X), and by way of background provides what the answer for ~X ...
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Why does the option to close question as off-topic as belonging to other SE site present only to some questions?

When a flag is raised for this question to be closed as off-topic, there is an option to choose whether it belongs to other Stack Exchange sites. However, the same option is absent for this question: ...
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Could we add on the 'about' page that questions should be edited to provide more information?

On both the about page it is explained how the site works. To my eyes, this should include that a user asking question should edit his post to improve it if some other users are asking clarification ...
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Some data lost after Stack Exchange server migration Feb. 9

As some of you have noticed, the SE admins were migrating the services to the NY data centre again yesterday. Unfortunately, some data seems to have been lost in the minutes before the site became ...
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Is oneboxing for Google+ posts coming to the chat?

Oneboxing is one of the brilliantly useful features of our chat system. Could we also have oneboxing for Google+ posts and profiles? I'm told it's the future.
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Launchpad SSO should transition to login.ubuntu.com

Posting on behalf of our infrastructure folks, The launchpad team would like to consolidate their single sign on in favor of a SSO for all Ubuntu users, login.ubuntu.com, which is what all the newer ...
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Should we do something about the [lowgraphics] tag?

A while ago I noticed that we have a tag lowgraphics. This seems like a suboptimal situation. Lowgraphics isn't a even a word. If we really need a tag for that, shouldn't it be low-graphics-mode? ...
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Wubi, Windows 8 and 'wubildr.mbr' questions

I just saw this question and gave it my best shot: How to remove Windows bootoption that results in 'wubildr.mbr'/0xc000007b error message? Summary User has a system with pre-installed ...
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Announcement: AI generated content temporarily banned on Ask Ubuntu

Community discussion has been taking place on AU Meta concerning our position on AI generated content: Ban ChatGPT and AI-generated answers on Ask Ubuntu? While this discussion is proceeding there has ...
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Search is not working in Ask Ubuntu Help Center

I searched "flag" in Ask Ubuntu help center and I got this error: Oops! Something Bad Happened! We apologize for any inconvenience, but an unexpected error occurred while you were browsing ...
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Merge [meta:down-votes] and [meta:downvoting]

Here on meta, we have two tags regarding downvotes down-votes and downvoting. Can we merge them into one? Currently down-votes has 8 questions and downvoting has 63 questions. In my opinion, though, ...
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Weird wording in the "needs clarity" notice

Following kulfy's advice I posted this bug report on meta.se (https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/341037/206420), but would like to keep this question for visibility (at least for a while) The "needs ...
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Bug with code of conduct notification

Not sure if this is related to the new theme that's being worked on or not, but:
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Why user is able to edit comments in multiple textareas in the same time?

By accident I have clicked edit link on comment twice. After first click I have textarea for editing it (it is normal and expected behavior). But on second and third click on edit I get garbage: ...
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Tag synonyms: [gnome-shell-extension] and [gnome-extensions]

I just found out there's a gnome-extensions tag. I think it's just a synonym of the older and well-documented gnome-shell-extension tag. So gnome-extensions should be merged with gnome-shell-...
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PSA: PCI bus and Wireless questions

Please note that some single-board computers, such as Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone, do not have PCI/PCI-e bus. Thus, as observed in this case, the often-cited diagnostic script for wireless may not ...
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Can we fix these posts with missing images essential to the answer?

I've had a really long https image cleanup hangover, but today I am finally closing this tab. However, there were two things that nobody managed to fix - highly upvoted answers with missing images ...
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Stack Exchange special links in answers

I've noticed that such quick links as [unix.se] for example work beautifully when posted as comments and when posted in Ask Ubuntu General chat room, but as you can see they don't work in question ...
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Add a feature for similarity comparison

It'd be nice if answers which are an exact copy of an existing (possibly upvoted) answer or contain large substring of such an answer and few own text - which should be a comment on the copied answer -...
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Hover state colour for the "Ask a Question" button in the tour is broken

This happens on Chrome 46:
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Low quality edits are being robo-reviewed on Ask Ubuntu

I had an edit proposed on one of my questions, and since it did not offer much in the way of improvement, I rejected it. It encouraged me to explore the editor's edit history, where I found a mix of ...
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I get a post which I flagged before in review audit

I faced this already a couple of times. In Late Answers or First Posts appears some stupid post that is not an answer. I try to flag it, but it does not let me, because it seems that some time ago ...
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User spoils his answers

I just noticed that a user Mudit Kapil is spoiling good answers. Just look at edit history. https://askubuntu.com/a/576229/167850 and others. You can just search his last edits. Not removing them, ...
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Preserve tabs in code

Tabs are currently rendered as spaces in code blocks. I'm sure this is just a symptom of Markdown or an otherwise well-intentioned method to standardise code samples... However some code needs tabs to ...
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I would like to bring some cloud docs to AU

I would like to break this up into "Ask Ubuntu-able" content: https://insights.ubuntu.com/2014/05/21/ubuntu-cloud-documentation-14-04lts/ However the scope is rather large and I'll be doing this in ...
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Can the ubuntu-gnome-remix tag be renamed to ubuntu-gnome?

The ubuntu-gnome-remix tag is currently the official tag for questions relating to the GNOME flavor of Ubuntu. However, at the time this tag started being used, it was not yet an official flavor and "...
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A hint for editing posts in regard to Ubuntu documentation

I just found out that http://help.ubuntu.com provides a nice feature against link rot. There exist two URLs: Current Release Current LTS Release They are especially helpful when pointing to the ...
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'livedvd' should be a synonym for 'live-cd'

livedvd: a CD or DVD containing a bootable computer operating system. live-cd: Questions related to live CDs, which allow you to test drive Ubuntu without installing it. I'd suggest to have ...
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Mobile-friendly version of review page?

The main Ask Ubuntu page works great with my brand-name-smartphone and I'd love to see the functionality of the site extended by making the review page (askubuntu.com/review) also mobile-friendly. ...
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Is it really useful to feed posts already edited into the review "first posts" queue?

I have been presented with posts in the first posts queue which have already been edited by high rep users (who should know what they are doing :-)). That is no big problem but seeing that this queue ...
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A call to uphold accessibility by not shortening links to "here"

As far as I see there has been some discussion about the shortening of links. While keeping the complete URL visible in the post can clearly be distracting (especially when used inline), I want to ...
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Why can't I VTC this as duplicate? It has an upvoted+accepted answer

Look at this question. I bumped into it using the Review Queue for Close Votes. I agree with the proposed duplicate, but I am unable to vote-to-close it: The error This question does not have an ...
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Can I see which comments I flagged?

In my profile, under Flags I see the posts I flagged. Now I want to see which comments I flagged and don't find them. Am I too blind to see the obvious?
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PSA: 12.10 Release Day Today (aka: time to rock and roll!)

Some tips for helping when the site gets busy: Lots of new attention and traffic means it's usually an influx of duplicate questions, especially the easy ones, so keep an eye out for dupes. Some ...
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