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Can the audit system not use fake edits?

Lately 100% of the audits I've seen in the suggested edits queue have looked like this: These are obviously not legitimate edits. They look like they've been generated by the audit system instead. ...
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Checking version of Ubuntu before posting a question

At least 10 per cent of the questions asked on AskUbuntu are for an unsupported version of Ubuntu or Linux or even another OS. It would be nice to have an automatic check in AskUbuntu that will force ...
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2021: a year in moderation - Handled Question Flags

A question (but first a comment) regarding 2021: a year in moderation: First, that's 32,646 actions taken by our hard working Mod team in 2021. I know that there's even more that you do that isn't ...
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Can chat get a redesign? Please?

I considered posting this on Meta SE instead of Ask Ubuntu Meta, but because several of these are Ask Ubuntu specific, I went with here. That said, I think the rest of SE chat should get an update, ...
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Canonical questions

Yes! I read this question And it was useful, But this contains some old information, And I want the updated information. What I want I want to know existing canonical questions on our website. I ...
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Down votes without comments [duplicate]

I’m not personally a great fan of the concept of down-votes, but I know people want to express a view and I understand they play a useful role. For me, the upvotes say enough and dreadful posts can be ...
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Title of page does not reflect suggested edits

The title of the page (the text on the tab) should reflect the post with the proposed edits, not the original version. E.g., this question should display Snap store isn't installing as the title of ...
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Suggested improvements to "Markdown help" and formatting help

On Ask Ubuntu we have a lot of questions and answers that include multiple lines of terminal output which is best handled by using code fences. Without formatting, this information is difficult to ...
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Could the non-official flavour flag have an automatic comment like duplicate has?

When you flag a question with a duplicate flag, it automatically sends a comment like Does this answer your question? How to run Visual Studio Code as root But for the Needs improvement - A ...
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Are the official Ubuntu Base images for ARM on topic in Ask Ubuntu?

Canonical hosts Ubuntu Base images for ARM and other architectures. These are minimal root file system images. After installing them, one can install desktop environments and use GUI with VNC on the ...
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Should it be made mandatory to add a comment when downvoting questions?

I've seen a number of downvotes for IMHO reasonable questions with no explanation on why?. Surely the idea with the site is that people that want to learn about Ubuntu can ask questions that they can'...
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"itectec.com" website links — could they be stripped from questions/answers? [duplicate]

The website at the itectec.com domain is stealing content from StackExchange sites (including this one) and other forums and shows it as their own content. They are pretty good with search engines, ...
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Add to the tour how to use the post formatting tools

You could say that formatting tools should be evident, but it's clear that newcomers aren't aware of them in most cases, for example adding images to the post. Countless times I've edited post just to ...
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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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Can we warn new users that questions about Kali Linux, Pop OS and so on are off topic when they attempt to ask a new question?

We get a lot of questions about Linux Mint, Kali Linux, Pop OS, and other distributions. Most likely, new users do not read all the rules in the help center before asking their first question. Can we ...
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Should Elementary OS be added to the flag text "This is not about an official Ubuntu flavor."?

To make it more clear, here's the flag page/fly-out thing: (Pardon the coloration, as I use a dark theme for the site.) In the very top-most option, it has links to Unix & Linux, Super User, etc. ...
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Would it be possible to add a search to our comments that we have left for people?

I have written people a lot of comments here and when I look in my profile to find something that I wrote to someone I have to go through pages and pages of comments to find the exact thing I was ...
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Suggestion for OP's who ask a question, then never acknowledge any replies

I've answered a lot of questions, sometimes my answer is the only answer, but the OP has never come back to acknowledge the answer. Forgive me if this is already in place, I have no idea, but the ...
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Links inside comments replacing current page rather than taking me to new tab url

It appears, adding comment with link to post at askubuntu.com loading new url to current page rather than new tab. How about adding a target="_blank" with every link so I dont lose my ...
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Could we have ANSI control sequence parsing in code blocks?

It happens very often that output in terminals has ANSI control sequences that gives it better readability, different colors, bold, underline, hence I think it would be interesting to be able to ...
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Feature request: Two step verification

Securing our digital accounts is a very important thing to do to be safe in the Internet. Having a strong password is just the start in my opinion. Two-step verification is a very important tool to ...
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Addition of a new category for invalidated flags

Before explaining about the feature request, please refer this link to understand the context: The flags count isn't detailed perfectly The aforementioned flag is not categorised in the flags. ...
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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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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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Add a reply option for comments

Don't you think that it is a good idea to add a reply button to comments to questions and answers? Most people forget to type @username when replying which makes the person who made the previous ...
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OS Release in Questions

Given the number of questions asked which do not include the OS release, thus requiring asking the OP to (at best) amend their question or (not ideal) add the info in a comment, it is possible that ...
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No tag for ubuntu on askubuntu.com?

I want to change here the kubuntu tag to ubuntu. But i could not find it. Is it lost? Or I'am blind.
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Use of new screening tool from SE

The new ask page is now live on the network! discusses an 'ask' page which is configurable for each site in the SE universe. Specific bits that can be modified and the procedure of getting it live ...
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Is there a way to "watch" a question posted by someone else? Be alerted to changes, comments and answers? [duplicate]

Quite regularly I come across really good questions, that I'd like to know the answer to myself, but there doesn't seem to be a way to achieve this within the askubuntu functionality. Am I missing a ...
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Unregistered spammers should be deleted outright

A lot of spam is posted by unregistered users. They only have accounts on one site, and their only contribution is a spam or troll post. In my opinion, such users are not worth keeping. How about if ...
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Provide way to link to headings from within both Questions and Answers and from comments

Use-case: Intra-Question and Intra-Answer Linking As a user posting either Questions or Answers, I would like to be able to add a link within that Question or Answer to another heading within that, or ...
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Broken links starting with http://%20https://

An edit suggestion like this pretty often appears in the review queue. These edits are generally fixing http://%20https:// to https://. (%20 means an escaped space in URLs.) Does anyone know why ...
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Editing posts: number of edits vs reputation

I'm still below the reputation to edit posts without them needed to be peer reviewed. Suppose that I have 1000 approved edits. Then comes along a user with enough reputation to edit posts without ...
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Automatic flagging of "keto" users with Reputation == 1?

I have not ever seen a question containing the word "keto" that was about Ubuntu. Is it possible to prevent Reputation 1 posters from posting a question containing "keto"?
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Feature request: canned answers

It would be nice to have boiler-plate answers we can post without having to type them out all the time. Something akin to this: I don't know where to post this Forgive me for poorly worded ...
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Should there be a new tag wsl2?

As Microsoft improved windows subsystem for linux to version 2 there should be some questions related to version. the new tag kind of wsl2 could be useful.
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remove one question every 20 minutes limit

Please remove the ridiculous 20 minute wait time for each additional question. I often have more than one question and do not see any reason to waste time. You are disrespecting the members of this ...
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Should there be a new tag "legacy-bios"?

I'd like to propose the creation of the tag "legacy-bios", as I believe it was relevant to a question I just asked. It seems like it could be relevant to a forum dedicated to an OS. And there is ...
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AskUbuntu background flicker

When scrolling a page on askubuntu, the background dots flicker visually. It is a minor thing but the fix is so simple, just to set: background-attachment: fixed When i do it manually in the browser ...
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Save multiple questions as drafts

There are multiple times I have certain questions but I don't have the time to write their body and format them properly at that point of time. I have to then use an external To-Do List app to ...
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Why is the Search box close to invisible on Stack Exchange?

Why is the search box (and button) in the top bar on Stack Exchange not visible at all times? I have been using Stack Exchange for months and only just found it by clicking randomly around the top of ...
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help/searching doesn’t mention the `deleted` operator

There’s a boolean operator for the search that’s not mentioned on the searching help page: deleted: yes/true/1 returns only posts that have been deleted; the default no/false/0 excludes deleted posts ...
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Does Ask Ubuntu have voice chat, and if not are there any plans for it?

I think voice chat would be a valuable feature at Ask Ubuntu. Obviously some individuals cannot ask a question correctly when it comes to typing it because I see it said by other users all the time. ...
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Make it possible to retract flags on comments

I have noticed that if I mistakenly flag a comment, I am not able to retract the flag afterwards. I think it would be a good feature to add the possibility to retract flags on comments.
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Notify visitors that the question is old

I asked this question on meta.SE, it got marked as dupe for this question, I'm posting it here because it has more value here. This question is 4 years old, someone commented: Looks like the old ...
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Feature request: retracting delete vote on answers

When I vote to close a question it's possible to retract close vote. When I press delete(1) to remove my vote on an answer, it only asks for confirmation if I want to vote to delete, not retract. Can ...
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Should we have a "Culture Tour"?

The Welcome Tour takes new users through the mechanics of the SE sites. Should we have an additional tour that explains key behaviours that are expected of the AskUbuntu community? Things like: (...
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"Marked as duplicate" should include a link to the duplicate(s) and not just "Ask a new question"

At the top of the question, we have: and at the bottom we have Sometimes the question can be very long and these two boxes can be very far apart. If you come from somewhere else (for example, via ...
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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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Isn't it time to make the standard system-wide comments more welcoming?

First of all: Please stop thinking: Stack OverFlow Super User Ask Ubuntu Unix & Linux ... and start thinking: Cooking Veganism & Vegetarianism English Language & Usage Worldbuilding ...
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