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Let's burninate [mint]

We also have various windows tags as well as e.g. macosx, kali or debian although we do not support questions that are specific to those foreign operating systems. Their main purpose are dual-boot ...
Byte Commander's user avatar
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Editor Privilege?

Features like this are put behind an experience wall because we want experience. Both technical with the subject matter, and with the system. 150 good edits is equivalent a weekend of contact time ...
Oli's user avatar
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14 votes
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What about simplifying the UI for AskUbuntu?

Call me crazy, but I find this: Far more useful, practical, clear and easy to use than this: In the second image, all the useful functions apart from Open and Save are hidden away behind menus. I ...
terdon's user avatar
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14 votes

remove one question every 20 minutes limit

If you earn 125 reputation the limit will be removed. The reason for this limit is to reduce spam questions, there is no chance it will be removed permanently. It is not disrespecting anyone, in fact ...
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Automatic flagging of "keto" users with Reputation == 1?

I'm a room owner of SOCVR and a regular in Charcoal-HQ and those rooms are involved in fighting spam posts across the SE network. Thank you for noticing these spam posts and offering ideas to put a ...
rene's user avatar
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Is it me or should a new feature be implanted to counter the spambots, or a new ToS?

Sure we should. As soon as you come up with a surefire way of getting rid of spam, I'm sure SE will implement it (and you'll be set for life). In the meantime, they're doing what they can. There are ...
terdon's user avatar
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12 votes

Extra reputation option

There is. It's called a bounty and is explained in the Help Center: If you’ve asked a good question, edited it with status and progress updates, and still are not receiving answers, you can draw ...
terdon's user avatar
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12 votes

Does Ask Ubuntu have voice chat, and if not are there any plans for it?

Ask Ubuntu is not tech support Many sites have a live chat option where users can get instant support, from someone paid to provide this service. This isn't always voice chat; it's often text-based (...
Zanna's user avatar
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How can one retract or undo a flag on a post?

Following this longstanding request on Meta Stack Exchange you can now retract flags you have cast. Simply click the "flag" button again on the post you flagged and the "Flag Answer" (or "Flag ...
Seth's user avatar
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Migration Paths?

I definitely agree that more migration targets should be provided. There is only one path to Ask Ubuntu Meta currently and we can only ask for migration to different sites by raising a moderation flag ...
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Can we reduce the volume of off topic questions?

I think running an automated script over each new question to look out for keywords like windows, mint, kali, etc. is a bad idea and would result in far too many false positives. Reviewing all of them ...
Byte Commander's user avatar
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11 votes
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Documentation on Ask Ubuntu

I take a dissenting view to the previously accepted answer. Just because documentation exists somewhere else doesn't mean we shouldn't be able to use SE's documentation feature. In order to do ...
Jorge Castro's user avatar
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11 votes
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Acceptable Questions?

I don't think I quite agree with Jacob, but I think that's mostly because the question you're asking can be viewed in a few separate ways. You're actually asking three separate things: Third party ...
Oli's user avatar
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Set a Watch for an interesting question

If you click on that symbol seen in the screen-shot marked by that arrow this will mark a question as favorite, which you can then see in your profile under favorites, and it even shows you by a blue ...
Videonauth's user avatar
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10 votes

Dark Theme for Ask Ubuntu

Dark theme has been live on Stack Overflow since a while now. Dark theme for askUbuntu when??? this is amateur hour.
tatsu's user avatar
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10 votes
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Should edits get some rep for upvotes?

I think you get the wrong idea of what actually is the function of an edit. An edit should contribute to the clarity of a post. A good edit may also clarify that the question is a bad one. Sharing ...
Jacob Vlijm's user avatar
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10 votes
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Automatic Question closing after a set time

No. One of the most important things about the SE model is that we don't answer for the OP. The OP is almost irrelevant. You answer for every user who might have the same question and comes across the ...
terdon's user avatar
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10 votes
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Make it possible to retract flags on comments

This is a status-deferred request on Meta SE.
muru's user avatar
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10 votes
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Can chat get a redesign? Please?

Chat has never been a priority for SE but if that changes and they decide they want to put some work into it, then I would say that the absolute least important thing to do would be this kind of ...
terdon's user avatar
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9 votes
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Required info for wireless-tagged questions

Disallowing wireless questions without stating "output of " [command list] is a bad idea because we will have a lot of questions which are for wireless things but do not need the output as identified ...
Thomas Ward's user avatar
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Regarding the influx of 16.04 questions

Many questions (even though tagged with a version number) are not version specific and should be answered if possible. I don't think the idea of a banner (or better yet a support schedule) is a bad ...
Elder Geek's user avatar
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Flags shouldn't be "declined" as if they were always invalid if they were valid when they were cast

So you have a situation where someone (you don't specify if it's the original author or some passing editor) takes the time to follow the link, suss out whatever is relevant on the other side, and ...
Shog9's user avatar
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Add icon to the composing editor to format keyboard shortcuts

There's an app for that! https://stackapps.com/q/3341/17253 And an extension, too: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/kbd-button-for-stack-exch/ignlodfdkifdjomipiamkaaoiokkjlok And here's ...
terdon's user avatar
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9 votes

Dark Theme for Ask Ubuntu

I've used several of these tools in the past, and it was never great. Now I've encountered Dark Reader (for Chrome), and it works surprisingly well. It's exactly tunable enough, and does a very good ...
Gauthier's user avatar
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9 votes

"Weighted" reputation gains

This feature request has been brought up multiple times on Meta Stack Exchange, and as far as I know it has always been poorly received by the community. I think the main objection is that making ...
Zanna's user avatar
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9 votes
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Show how complicated an answer is

Ask Ubuntu and Stack Exchange is not a school, and there is no valid, usable mechanism to actually control the level of knowledge necessary to understand an answer or post. Attempting to build such a ...
Thomas Ward's user avatar
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9 votes
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Should Elementary OS be added to the flag text "This is not about an official Ubuntu flavor."?

status-declined We have a very limited amount of space for statements in close reasons - if we could fit other OSes there we probably would but we are out of space in that reason's length to do that ...
Thomas Ward's user avatar
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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?

The "Step 1: Draft your question" box on the right sidebar has been updated and now looks like this:
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