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Please fix spam detection

CJK characters were blocked on Ask Ubuntu in response to a wave of spam. The message is intentionally misleading, to discourage the spammers from just working around it. I've removed the block for ...
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Should we take [pictures] and [images] out of the picture?

images is a poor tag name, not only because it does not define any specific task or software, but also because it has more than one distinct meaning, especially in our scope. A brief survey shows that ...
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The top menu has moved to the left

Sorry about that. I broke this while rolling out support for fixed topbar across all network sites. There's no graceful way to make this work right now with the custom bar in play as well. Not ...
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Someone made a meta tag [review-audits] - is that a better name than [audits]?

I believe review-audits is a better tag name than audits. The main reason is what you say: it is less ambiguous. But there is another, minor reason. review-audits will be easier to find and, for users ...
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Would a off-topic tag warning be a good-idea?

It could also have bits like 'you may want to post the question here' as well, where here is a relevant SE site Yes, this. Or something like it. An off-topic warning that includes actual hyperlinks ...
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Can we burninate shared?

Done.
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The [groovy] tag became ambiguous

Great catch! Another alternative - we could remove the tag altogether. Do we actually need a tag for that language? There are only 20 questions in the tag (including the wrongly tagged ones) and most ...
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Ad crap is causing browser errors, is this acceptable?

Thanks for letting us know! I've reached out to the advertiser to let them know about the error and I'll update here when it's resolved or I have more info. (FYI, I work on the SO Ad Ops team with ...
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Please revert merging amd-graphics tag into ati

I have reversed the synonym. ati is now a synonym of amd-graphics. I left amd unsynonymised since it is also a CPU brand and we have intel and intel-graphics.
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Maybe [hdpi] is not high enough, add [hidpi] as a synonym?

I vote that we make hdpi a synonym of hidpi, as the latter is easier to read and seems to be the "official" name, at least according to the Arch Wiki and regular Google search results. Note the ...
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Login with Launchpad account not possible anymore

Sorry about this, I made some breaking changes to the page to fix an issue on mobile but forgot to make sure it still worked on desktop! This is fixed as of the next build which should happen ...
9 votes

Synonymize tags related to partitioning

I agree. Some even have both; seems overkill to me. And it is 767 :=)
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Can we remove this [virtual]ly useless tag?

Yes, I agree that the tag is too vague and that more specific tags should be used instead to properly define what these questions are about. I suggest that we cause the tag to be deleted by removing ...
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Let's refine and clarify our off-topic close reasons

Yes! I think this is a great idea. Way too many perfectly valid questions are being closed by trigger happy reviewers simply because the OP happens to be using an older or newer version than we'd like....
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Can there be an icewm tag?

I created a new tag for icewm and tagged all of the questions about IceWM that needed to be tagged with it.
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Close reason are using HTTP instead of HTTPS

Invoking the great powers of JNat, this issue has been resolved smoothly. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
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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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Replace 'zoom' tag with 'magnification' (synonymise + merge)?

Alternate suggestion: use zooming for zooming in and out and continue using zoom-meeting for the meeting app. Nuke the zoom tag, don't keep it, don't synonymise it and don't allow it to be created ...
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8 votes
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Change the links in Ask Ubuntu Meta contact page

The UI I normally use for updating the text on this page is only available on main sites - it's a special CM-only hub with stats and special links that we need that allow us to do a variety of things. ...
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Bug with new top bar

Thanks for reporting! Fix for this is waiting in repo for next build so should be up in couple hours.
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Why is "Ubuntu and Canonical are registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd." not mentioned in Ask Ubuntu Meta?

JNat, Community Manager for Stack Exchange, has added the tag status-completed. Now, "Ubuntu and Canonical are registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd." is also mentioned in Ask Ubuntu Meta. ...
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Why is the pool of selectable known-bad first question audits so small?

We modified the review queues so that users cannot be audited on questions they already reviewed. We hope that solves your issues! Answering your question about the question pool - yes, we audit users ...
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Synonymize tags [secure-erase] and [secure-delete]

Done. Merged secure-delete into secure-erase and created a synonym between the two. updating post history, 12 rows affected (pipe delimited) updating posts, 11 rows affected (pipe delimited) ...
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Can we burninate [hardware-recommendation]?

This seems to be a pretty clear cut case. I'll put in a request for it to be blacklisted and/or burninated.
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Where do I submit a change proposal for a close vote comment?

We just did this. The close reason now reads: This describes a problem that can't be reproduced, that seemingly went away on its own or was only relevant to a very specific period of time. It's off-...
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Can these VMWares be un-merged?

I agree that this needed unmerged, so I poked this up to The Great and Powerful Shog for unmerging. The questions have been unmerged because they are substantially different from each other. Edit ...
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Why have I just received another two Marshal badges?

We just did a major revamp of how badges are awarded behind the scenes to drastically reduce the load on SQL Server. It now takes advantage of some pre-compute work we're doing to track badge progress ...
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Please fix spam detection

According to Wikipedia, the llama is a quadruped. Edit: That posted fine. I wonder if this was a temporary bug that is now fixed.
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Why is there small text randomly on the review history?

As I mentioned in the comments, the smaller links point to answers. Gotta love sharing styles across multiple views! This will be fixed in the next build - the answer links will look the same as ...
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