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This is done. Attempting to use this tag - or edit any post that currently uses it - will result in the following error: Which also links to this discussion: Should we split the installation tag into seperate tags for the installation of Ubuntu and the installation of software? Y'all might want to add further guidance there.


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The phrase "The Walking Dead" was blacklisted a few months ago after a wave of spam. Unfortunately, it's not feasible for us to differentiate between new posts and edits when it comes to checking for blacklisted stuff. If nothing else, if edits were exempt, it'd make it easier for someone to edit blacklisted input into posts that didn't previously have it. ...


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After a review of your close habits, the volume of stuff that comes to the site, and how it all crashes into this sort of flaming wreckage, there really is a need for increased. We've thus raised the amount of close votes on Ask Ubuntu to match Stack Overflow, at 50 votes.


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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 now... If the site is deluged with spam, it may be re-added.


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We can enable more close reasons, but we are trying to hold off on doing that unless there's a demonstrated need because long lists have historically proven to be, at best, confusing. At the same time, we certainly recognize that some sites have different needs. For example, Stack Overflow already has 5 off-topic reasons instead of 3. What other close ...


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No questions are linked to "unicorn". So we can delete the tag wiki if required and then make it a synonym. Seems like a perfect synonym for 14.10 - unlike "trusty" questions I would expect both "utopic" and "unicorn" questions popping up for obvious reasons. For the moment I've unlinked the unicorn synonym. If you would like to make unicorn a synonym ...


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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 this tag is being used for questions about images that are not pictures of stuff, for example Mount single partition from image of entire disk (device) What ...


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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 without a fair amount of effort, at any rate. Since Ask Ubuntu is going to get a new theme soon, I'm deploying a change now to defer fixed topbar support until that ...


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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 who are less familiar with meta, easier to apply. This is because its name contains both "review" and "audits". When askers are typing into ...


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The mobile, phones and tablet tags are all used for other things (interacting with phones and graphics tablet input, etc) so I don't think commandeering them is a great solution. Even in combination, it's not a great solution. I'm fairly confident that the "product" is called Ubuntu Touch now, so I suggest we release mobile back into the wild (or nuke it ...


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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 to sites where a question just about mint (or whatever distro) would be on-topic, would in my opinion be a good thing. At minimum they could be links to Unix.SE....


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Done.


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The fix will be in the next production build.


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I present to you one possible vision of bringing together the new StackExchange and Ask Ubuntu designs, Featuring: New Bar maintaining the designer's vision of a single color for all sites A gradual transition using Canonical Mid Aubergine, indicating a Mix of consumer and enterprise focus. The space above the bar is removed The dotted background is ...


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Here's an example of some problems, this is just a sampling from the first page of the review queue: Now, if people are inexperienced reviewers or just suck at reviews, then that's okay I guess. New people learn and all that. The problem is that most times "New Posts" is either 0 or single digits, if whoever clears out that queue and says "ubuntu 13.10 ...


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I've turned these on. I've also enabled automatic review bans to assist Oli's efforts here - we'll be keeping a sharp eye on how these play out in practice, since they may need some tweaking. Remember: review audits are meant to be helpful, a tool for teaching new reviewers what is expected and maybe staving off fatigue in experienced reviewers.


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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 stevvve). Update: The advertiser has removed the troublesome Bizible tag completely, so we shouldn't be seeing this error anymore.


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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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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 related queries on Google Trends. From that data itself, we can easily say that "HDPI" refers to mobile displays while "HiDPI" is used for computers. As we aren't ...


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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 sometime in the next few hours. Thanks for the report!


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I agree. Some even have both; seems overkill to me. And it is 767 :=)


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No tags ending in error or errors are allowed now. Those that existed have been removed.


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I made the style guide a featured post. Should show up in "da bar" soon. __ _ _ _ _ __ || ___| |_ __ _| |_ _ _ ___ ___ ___ _ __ ___ _ __ | | ___| |_ ___ || || / __| __/ _` | __| | | / __|___ / __/ _ \| '_ ` _ \| '_ \| |/ _ \ __/ _ \ || || \__ \ || (_| | |_| |_| \__ \___| (_| (...


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You had me at Please. Yeah they're significantly different questions.


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And it's all back. Just noticed everything seems fine again.


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This is fixed now. When selecting the Launchpad option, a username field will come up:


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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. I think what you're proposing makes a lot of sense since it is just a tiny shift in emphasis and will make the intended scope of the close reasons clearer. ...


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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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Invoking the great powers of JNat, this issue has been resolved smoothly. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.


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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 of them are about software-installation. If they were about features of the language itself, or about platform-independent issues with using in it, they would ...


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