14 votes
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Do we, or do we not support wubi.exe?

I think I made a mistake. I've always seen questions about Wubi being closed as off-topic because of it being discontinued, and since that itself made sense I endorsed the same practice. However ...
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12 votes
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Should we remove the "tag with Ubuntu version" advice from the help center?

Regardless of what side of the version tag saga you sit, I'm not sure we need to be prescriptive with tags in the on-topic section of help. I'll change it so it's more open.
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10 votes
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"What topics can I ask about here?" in need of an update?

First pass at a proposed update: Change the title and first bullet in ... Questions you may ask: Using and administering currently supported, official Ubuntu flavors: Ubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu ...
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6 votes
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Why is information about triage and help and improvement review queues there in help center?

The answer Tinkeringbell wrote on MSE is pretty much the explanation for this but I'll throw a bit of additional information out there. As mentioned in Workflow changes for review queues - Help & ...
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5 votes

Can Elementary OS be added in the help section for topics not to ask about?

I agree; the list of example off-topic distros should be updated from time to time to reflect those that are most commonly asked about. This is beneficial not merely because it helps people using ...
4 votes

Let's improve the "How do I ask a good question?" wiki page?

I fully support the idea of improvements to this page and it would be a simple world if the Moderator Team could directly edit the page. However for a variety of network reasons this is currently not ...
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4 votes

help/searching doesn’t mention the `deleted` operator

I know this isn't an answer to the question but we can see our own recently deleted posts from our profile: Open your profile: Open the Activity tab Open the answers or questions tab Scroll down ...
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3 votes
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help/searching doesn’t mention the `deleted` operator

Nit-pick: this isn't actually a boolean operator... I've added a separate section at the end detailing who can search deleted posts, and how they may do so: Deleted Posts (requires $Privilege-...
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3 votes
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Let's improve the "How do I ask a good question?" wiki page?

In the interest of making sure this is highly visible, I'm copying this from @V2Blast (Staff)'s comment on the other answer: We generally avoid customizing Help Center articles for specific sites ...
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"What topics can I ask about here?" in need of an update?

Oops, @andrew.46 got to it before I could recommend one more change, so posting this as a separate answer. @cocomac pointed out that the wording on the intro paragraph is a bit odd, and I agree, but ...
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3 votes

Suggested improvements to "Markdown help" and formatting help

Workaround for the info on fenced code blocks being hidden behind the jump: Go to https://askubuntu.com/editing-help#code (linking directly to section in question). All section links in that page ...
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2 votes

Suggested improvements to "Markdown help" and formatting help

Nmath, your suggestion is nice. But I am not sure if the moderators can edit the content in https://askubuntu.com/editing-help and https://askubuntu.com/help/formatting. I have another suggestion. We ...
1 vote

Why is information about triage and help and improvement review queues there in help center?

I think it's quite nice that it's there - it's like we're overhearing something not exactly meant for us but that may nonetheless be of interest. Like, if our site became immensely busier for some ...
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1 vote
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Do we need the Private Beta help?

Apparently (I asked an SE dev), it's always been there. We'd just never noticed before the recent snafu. Obviously, we've long since memorized everything in the help center and don't visit often ...
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1 vote

Should we remove the "tag with Ubuntu version" advice from the help center?

Some questions are clearly not version specific, for others it's not immediately clear. I'd rather see an unnecessary tag (that I can easily delete) than not see a tag that might drive an expert to ...
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