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Yes We don't need those many tags. Because, the questions under those tags are very similar. And the burning seems more generic. So, it should be the master tag


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Well according to imgur: As long as images are getting at least 1 view every 6 months, they will stick around forever. After that, your image may be removed to create more space for newer images. But the answer you linked to was only posted in March so it's guaranteed to have had at least one view in the past 6 months. It's obviously not ideal if ...


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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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Yes, the tag should be blacklisted. I cannot see any useful use of the tag, so I propose that: Community members go through the tag page and on relevant posts replace it with packages, package-management or debug, or other relevant tag. After this is completed, all other uses of the bug tag are removed from posts where it is not relevant to use them. The ...


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Is it okay to set them out? Yes, definitely. Is it okay for you to have them printed? If you insist… but Stack Exchange is happy to do it. If there's enough time (this weekend?), you can email a PDF to me at dori (at) stackexchange, and I can have the amazing Amanda find a printer near you where you can pick them up. We're always happy to see people ...


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Here are some mock-ups, of what I was thinking would make the Ask question- A- more visible B- In line as a "tool" on the Main bar My main point is that it seems to be more part of the side bar - then the top primary navigation. When first searching where to ask a question, people look first to the primary horizontal navigation. I visited many other Stack ...


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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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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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Yes, the tag should be blacklisted. I cannot see any useful use of the tag, so I propose that: Community members go through the tag page and replace tags on posts with more useful and descriptive tags. The help tag is blacklisted so it cannot be used. Notes: While help can refer to documentation, yelp is better. The help tag was blacklisted on ...


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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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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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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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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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You can answer your own question and then mark it as the best answer after two days of asking the question. It won't be considered as an unanswered question if there is at least one upvote on the provided answer. There is even a badge promoting such a behavior.


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YES, remove them. I cannot see any useful use of the tag, so I propose that: Community members go through the tag page, and on relevant questions replace the applications tag by software-recommendations. After this is completed, all other uses of the applications tag are removed from posts where it is not relevant to use them. The applications tag is ...


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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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We've fixed this, or so I'm told. :) You should be able to log in again without getting auto-merged into your sibling's account.


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If Some People Really Can't See It, It Needs To Be More Visible If 1 in 20 people coming to the site to get help can't see the button they have to click to get help, that would make this an extremely serious bug. We don't have to break the aesthetic feel of the site to change this. We can give the text itself more contrast. We could even have a ...


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


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