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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 ...
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Should the copy.com tag be removed?

I went through all the questions tagged with copy.com. Each and every one of those 12 questions (the 12 remaining after you removed the tag from the post you referenced) is actually in relation to ...
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Add Elementary OS Stack Exchange to the off topic banner

Note: This answer now also exists as separate feature request here on meta.askubuntu.com. Further updates and discussion should take place over there. If you like this answer, please make sure you ...
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ordered list format feature request -- subtopic numbering

Two points: I can see the merits to the style you are proposing. But we're not going to change our Markdown implementation to support them. For one thing, most posts don't need (or benefit from) ...
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Add a reply option for comments

This is the story of a time long ago, a time of myth and legend, when Jeff Atwood ruled Stack Exchange. He status-declined Add "Reply" link to comment that pre-populates comment box with @...
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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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No tag for ubuntu on askubuntu.com?

status-declined If you are posting on Ask Ubuntu, it's implied you're using Ubuntu or an official variant of Ubuntu. That's why we don't have an ubuntu tag - it's superfluous. Use the version tag ...
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Reveal user id in visible text in user profile

I don't really understand what you're asking for. The user ID is rarely useful but for those times when it is needed, all you need to do is go to the user in question's user page and copy the id from ...
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Removed previously duplicate answer

The reason we occasionally delete answers on duplicate-closed questions is that the system will automatically redirect people from Google to the fully-answered question. This has the obvious benefit ...
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When I have completed the reviews, I still get the number in the top bar

The "why" is that there are still 4 edits needing to be reviewed. You can't review them - yet - but they're still there; if they're still around in a few hours, you'll be able to review them; if ...
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Always Allow Voting and Commenting Privleges For Users With More than 200 on other Stack Exchange Sites

By offering a bounty, you're giving something up in exchange for... well, advertising. What exactly you give up depends on what you have, but at very least you're giving up some amount of status and ...
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Add Elementary OS Stack Exchange to the off topic banner

The off-topic banner isn't meant to be all encompassing. That would be impossible to maintain and extremely messy. It covers the basic and most common occurrences, it's up to the user to figure the ...
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Add a reply option for comments

The only real disadvantage I can think of to a properly designed reply button is that it might lead to more replying, encouraging protracted conversations in comments. The original arguments against a ...
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ordered list format feature request -- subtopic numbering

Doing something like this leads down a path I will (lovingly) refer to as formatting hell. In my personal opinion, not everything needs to be a list, and we shouldn't be encouraging sublists any more ...
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Add Elementary OS Stack Exchange to the off topic banner

No. Sorry, the message is space limited and we need to mention Windows, Mac and just don't have the room (or in my case, inclination) to list every non-Ubuntu distribution directly.
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Feature Request: Allow commenting on awarded bounties

Clarification of the problem: Your misinterpretation of what a bounty is, and should be used for. A bounty is designed to draw attention to a question, in the hopes of getting an answer so that if ...
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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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Add a reply option for comments

About Jeff Atwood's answer, AXIOM: A bunch of comments filled with @username are harder to read and noisier than those which are not. The goal of our sites is to increase signal-to-noise, not reduce ...
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ordered list format feature request -- subtopic numbering

This could be done using Stylish, say with CSS (in Mozilla-compatible format for Stylish) like so: @-moz-document domain("askubuntu.com") { ol ol li { list-style-type: upper-roman; } ol ol ol li {...
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Can we have the review audits suspended from the Late Answers queue?

I know that it seems urgent to take care of these review tasks and therefore worth removing obstacles that hamper your efforts. As the person who caused the flood, my initial impulse was to level the ...
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