Existing canonical questions:
How to convert Wubi install into regular install?
Examples: How to migrate from Wubi to a regular installation?
What are the system requirements for each flavour of Ubuntu Desktop
Examples: What is the best Ubuntu version for my hp tc4200 netbook? , What are the Ubuntu 13.04 32-bit desktop system requirements?, I have X ...
Good you brought this topic to attention. It is true, we do not have a good canonical question/answer for data recovery but quite a lot of questions on that. So yes, we do need a canonical answer here.
So now here are my thoughts why we may have not done this yet, and what needs to be taken into account when we plan to:
Data recovery is a wide field where ...
Yes, this seems like an excellent idea.
I recommend that this have multiple answers, one per application. Each answer can have the Ubuntu flavor and application at the top. For example:
GNOME/Unity (regular Ubuntu) — gnome-screenshot
Ordinarily, you would press PrtScr to take a screenshot.
This runs the gnome-screenshot utility. However, you can ...
I would say that UBports questions are on topic. It is not an Ubuntu project in the way Kubuntu or Lubuntu might be, but Canonical wrote the vast majority of software that makes up what UBports is, still owns all that Copyright, and is allowing UBports to use the Ubuntu trademark.
The requirements for being an official flavor are untenable for a mobile ...
Can I humbly suggest the following for the canonical (no pun intended) Q&A:
Where can I get a device with 'Ubuntu for phones' pre-installed?
I've made the answer a community wiki - so lets all add the new phones when they appear together with the area of the world that they are applicable for, to that answer rather than having a 101+ answers ...
I agree, but not for each chipset. Instead, go for the ones that are supported by a b43 variant, the ones supported by the new brcm in-kernel modules and the ones only supported by proprietary wl. Should come down to 5 or 6 "canonical" questions.
See table here: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43/#Supported_devices
For ATI hardware we should use this question as the canonical post.
For nVidia hardware we should use this question as the canonical post.
In both post we need users confirming if the methods mentioned there will work for newer versions of Ubuntu or not.
Create a Ubuntu Live USB in Windows:
How do I install Ubuntu from an USB drive / create a live USB-stick in Windows?
Create a Ubuntu Live USB in Linux:
How to create a bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive from terminal?
Create a Ubuntu Live USB in Mac OS:
How do I create an Ubuntu live USB using a Mac?
Create a Ubuntu Live USB in Ubuntu:
How to create a ...
This answer addresses both Seth's question and Bruno Pereira's comment. And agrees with both. Sort of.
My guess is that you are asking this because, generally speaking, it's considered bad to post a question that one knows is a duplicate of one or more existing questions. I don't think it's unreasonable to post on meta before making a question with the ...
It might not contain the word "games" but it applies (and already exists):
How can I install Windows software or games?
I don't think we need to denormalise "Windows software" to every type of application. Especially when we'd be using exactly the same answer.
Is UBPorts an Ubuntu Project?
No. It is a private project from Marius Gripsgard.
There is no relation to Ubuntu nor to Canonical so off-topic. As shown on their website:
"This site is maintained by The UBports Team and is not an any way endorsed by or affiliated with Ubuntu or Canonical. Ubuntu and Canonical are registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd."
Sadly, creating a single or even a dozen of resources is not feasible, we would fall very short, here's why:
Each of the dependencies issues have easy solutions, if you have all the information and how to interpret them correctly. But you ask, then why not writing a canonical question that solve them? Well, mainly because you are trying to solve 30 to 40 ...
Community wiki posts have a lower privilege bar for revisions. Historically this was useful, but now that any user can suggest an edit (even if they don't have an account), I don't think this is an especially useful feature.
In the case of canonical posts, we want them to be high quality because they represent our site, so I'm not sure whether the lower bar ...
Another way to deal with issues like this is organically. What I've done on occasion in the past when there were a multitude of answers to a users question is try to point them directly to the one I thought most likely helpful as in this example. By driving people to the correct answer votes on those answers will increase over time. This approach has the ...
Is there a utility to show the depsolving tree? That would be my answer. Run tool XYZ and add the output to your question. Then close it. If they edit it in, re-open. It trims chaff and helps people that actually want help.
Solution: Reward Members for Finding and Cleaning Up Duplicates
AU Members are encouraged to respond to rewards in the form of Reputation Points:
Why not adjust the Reputation Points structure to reward Answerers who find and improve content that already exists rather than creating (better) duplicates?
The Answerer is then offered incentives to find the ...
Solution: Make It Easier for Answerers to Find Duplicates
I note that when a user clicks on "Ask Question" and enters text in the "Title" bar, AU offers them an opportunity to view questions related to their question Title ("Questions that may already have your answer").
Why not offer the same opportunity to the Answerer who clicks in the "Your Answer" box?...
I added a proposed bracket. I think desired, proposed, and accepted should all have lists.
Example suitable duplicate: How to deal with a frozen screen?
Proposed canonical answer:
What should I do when Ubuntu freezes?
Different than, How do I file a bug?, How do I troubleshoot what is crashing?,
and their ilk, but has a good ...