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From what I can tell, this project improves the site but also requires a lot of thankless work, so I would like to thank the contributors for their well-meaning efforts. I do hope that contributors will still have time to answer and curate new questions.


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It's all well and good closing down the old crufty questions and the new review tools do a good job for that but I'm more concerned about another factor: the rate we answer new questions. Answering questions is much more important than closing them! Cruft does need to be cleared up but I don't think this is the time for that right now. Unless I'm deeply ...


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I see no reason such a clean-up effort would be bad, and several reasons it would be good. The quality of a post is considerably improved by not using obfuscated links, and we may even end up finding posts that contain malicious links that we never noticed before. I support this. Of course, when editing a post, one should fix as many problems in the post ...


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Tag: lid Action: remove completely Why: Any questions raised regarding the lid of a laptop will reference closing or opening the lid in the question. No tag wiki, a single follower. The last 3 questions asked still unanswered. 36% of all questions are unanswered. No answerer or asker has more than 1 post with this tag, except ixz. Related Tags suspend ...


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Two big things changed for me: Review was invented. The system deals with most of this stuff by itself. From my personal viewpoint —that I seem to push every chance I can— I really think we can stop worrying about the old crap that we used to say would clog up the internet. These days I think The most helpful thing you can do on the site today is answer a ...


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Cleanup Week (April 2012) has been a fantastic effort by the whole Ask Ubuntu community. That last word is important - community - without our fantastic users, this site would not be as great as it has become. First - the major special thanks has to go to @Oli - without Oli, this cleanup week would simply have never happened. The website & cleanup ...


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Tag: browser Action: nuke it away. Why: it's not specific in any way, if you are talking about firefox, then tag firefox, etc.If you are talking about best browser then it's software recommendation. Still browser doesn't tell you anything about the question.


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After some discussion, a short debate and something inbetween, here's what I think we'll do - feel free to leave comments etc to make sure we get things right. At about 12AM UTC (so in other words, as soon as we all get our votes replenish), I'll show up in the Regulators room armed with votes, flags and a data.SE query from this list (I'm currently working ...


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Ubuntu One team follows the tag and answers when possible. From their help page: Did you know? FAQs Our frequently asked questions are here to help you quickly find an answer to your question. So please have a quick look here first. If you can’t find what you are looking for here, have a look at our tutorials, jump on to our Ask Ubuntu forum or ...


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Awesome work everyone! We have successfully cleaned up the shortened links on the list that needed to be. If you find other shortening services being used, add them to the list. Also we can use this as an area to keep on top of the shortened links that aren't yet blocked by the system.


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Tag: devices Action: Delete Why: each device has it own tag, e.g. usb modem keyboard and etc.


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Tag: effects Action: remove tag Why: this tag is currently in use in all instances where "effects" would apply, including compiz effects, issues caused by graphics drivers, drop shadows, transparency issues, etc. Doesn't have tag wiki. Top users: No user has more than 2 questions/answers with positive points on this tag. Of all the 72 questions 12.5% is ...


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Tag: testing Action: remove Why: Most of the questions tagged with this tag are likely off-topic on this site. For all the other cases when someone is just trying out new software/hardware and encounter a problem it is totally unnecessary to flag it with this tag. Like all new Ubuntu user could tag his question with this tag. Current tag excerpt: ...


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Tag: merge Action: Delete Why: Same reasons as import, export, restore, etc


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Tag: split Action: Remove. Why: Information like this should be in the post itself.


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It's hard to talk about "what users want" when none of the cited past discussions seem to end in agreement. The "accepted" answer on this question is not the popular favourite... By a very long way. It appears to be a battle between: A small, tight band of Deletionists. People who would uphold every single founding rule of SE, regardless of the community's ...


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Tag: offline Action: remove completely Why: this tag's meaning is inconsistent depending on the question it has been used on so should either be completely removed (and the information portrayed in the question being asked) or rescoped to a particular purpose.


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Yes, you have to wait until midnight UTC to get more flags. however, there is another option - mainly, you can join the Ubuntu Regulators Chatroom and drop questions in need of closing in there - currently, we have three moderators lurking there, as well as other community members.


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Tag: unlock Action: delete Why: It's a meta tag used to describe an action taken in a wide variety of different applications.


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Tag: io Action: Remove. Why: Ambiguous, doesn't really mean anything, or can mean too many things.


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Tag: configuration Action: Delete Why: It is to broad. Almost each application has some sort of configuration. Instead of this tag tags describing the application, e.g. firefox, ssh etc should be used. It has been used 752 times, but is has no more than 4 followers.


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I recently contacted Ubuntu One support re just this matter. This is their email to me: Joshua Hoover <ubuntuone-support@canonical.com> 13 March 2012 14:41 Reply-To: ubuntuone-support@canonical.com Hi, The best place to direct people to for support is this page: https://one.ubuntu.com/help/ You can point out the FAQs, Tutorials, U1 status page ...


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Tag: restore Action: remove completely Why: this tag describes an action and wouldn't really ever be used as a filter. It's tagged against a large number of questions from various different subjects including features in applications and performing backups.


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Tag: interface Action: remove completely Why: this tag's meaning is inconsistent depending on the question it has been used on so should either be completely removed (and the information portrayed in the question being asked) or rescoped to a particular purpose.


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Tag: download-speed Action: merge into networking or network-monitoring Why: not a tag that's ever going to get used for filtering questions, would probably be better suited tagged networking or network-monitoring. Doesn't have tag wiki. The last two questions asked one is still unanswered. 33% of all questions are unanswered. Most users has only 1 ...


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Tag: youtube Action: remove Why: this is a service offered in internet. It has 0 relevance to Ubuntu. The correct tags should be the client OP is using (firefox, chrome, flash, youtube-dl, others) instead of the tag of the service. Tag wiki describes what is YouTube, not what means YouTube for Ubuntu: YouTube is an online video site for viewing and ...


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Tag: downloads Action: Delete Why: It's to broad and widely used in many contexts: downloading Youtube films, open downloaded files, check MD5 has of downloads. It has been used 485 times but has only 3 followers.


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Old questions with good answers should remain open. Just remove any references to the version in the question itself. Why remove version information? If a question has an answer and the release is since EOL'd just leave it alone. Old questions that have no good answer... This seems highly subjective. If the question has an answer leave it be.


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Here (I think) is the very minimal new Launchpad bug report for this issue. IMHO, because it has upvotes and upvoted answers, Library corruption error during apt-get update is looking like the master post - After automatic upgrade, apt-get update cause `Error in `appstreamcli': double free or corruption` is already closed against it. However, I think ...


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If we do support Ubuntu One here, we should say so somewhere in our FAQ to avoid confusion. https://askubuntu.com/questions/264235/ubuntuone-getting-information-please-wait-forever-on-windows-8-64bit New users might not be aware of it being one of the "Services provided by Ubuntu". It could be as little as such: Services provided by Ubuntu (e.g. ...


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