8128
  • Member for 11 years, 5 months
  • Last seen more than 1 year ago
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
Why are you only allowed to comment with 50 rep?
Accepted answer
29 votes

Take a look at this answer from one of the creators of the software Ask Ubuntu runs on. There may be people on Ask Ubuntu who disagree with this, but we're unlikely to see it change. There's a 50 ...

View answer
Is Ask Ubuntu "official" Ubuntu?
20 votes

Canonical gave permission for Stack Exchange to use the Ubuntu trademark and logo for Ask Ubuntu. A Canonical employee also assisted in the site's new design to help meet the Ubuntu Brand Guidlines. ...

View answer
Migration Paths?
20 votes

I believe it should be possible to move questions from Ask Ubuntu to the Unix/Linux site. Examples of questions that have been closed that could have been migrated include: Where can I see Debian ...

View answer
How to improve my accept rate?
Accepted answer
13 votes

This sometimes bothers me too (my accept rate is currently 'only' 88%) but I think you have to understand that most of the time accept rate isn't really important. I almost never look at people's ...

View answer
Is there a way to directly contact a user?
Accepted answer
13 votes

This is a repeatedly declined feature request on the Stack Exchange Network.

View answer
The future of the applications/software tag(s)
12 votes

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-...

View answer
Why was I given 100 points for asking my first question on Webapps Stack Exchange?
10 votes

If you have 200+ rep on one Stack Exchange site, then when you join another you are given 100 when you join another. This is in recognition of the fact you know how the SE model works, so you can get ...

View answer
Ayatana, linux and tips tags becoming too meta?
10 votes

What Jorge says makes sense. No need for every unity (1298) and indicator (203) to also be tagged ayatana (22). I can think of no situations where it would be particularly useful.

View answer
What is the proper usage of the windows tag?
10 votes

Let's blacklist the windows tag (prevent anyone from using it) because it's too ambiguous. Instead: Use window-management for the 'GUI object' (instead of windows and window) Use the already heavily ...

View answer
Deprecate the ubuntu-desktop tag?
10 votes

My current view (I often change my mind...) is that we should deprecate the tag. One thing Jeff said in the Stack Exchange blog comments was What you should be asking yourself is this: for each ...

View answer
Are Linux Mint (and other unofficial derivatives of Ubuntu) questions on topic?
10 votes

My gut feeling is that this is okay, providing the question would also apply on Ubuntu. So for instance that networking question would apply equally to Ubuntu (as it's a derivative) so would be on-...

View answer
Are questions about other Linux distros acceptable?
Accepted answer
10 votes

Seeing as there is now a Unix and Linux StackExchange site (public beta opens on 17th August) I believe such questions should not be encouraged.

View answer
Is there a forum/StackExchange site for discussing Free Software?
Accepted answer
9 votes

There isn't yet a Stack Exchange site for this. There used to be proposal for such as site, but due to inactivity it was deleted. It's not really a wide enough topic area for an entire SE site. [The ...

View answer
When should we use Launchpad Answers and when Ask Ubuntu
Accepted answer
9 votes

Firstly just to clarify, Ask Ubuntu is not strictly speaking "official", although it has had quite a bit of support from the community, and from Canonical. There is talk that at some point Ask Ubuntu ...

View answer
Is askubuntu.com hosted on Ubuntu Server Edition?
Accepted answer
7 votes

No, far from it (as far as we know). See What Was Stack Overflow Built With? You may also be interested in How would #1 Bug would be fixed if AskUbuntu uses a Windows Platform?

View answer
Finishing the Beta off strong and prepping for 10.10.
7 votes

Launching on 10.10.10 will only see our announcement overshadowed by the Ubuntu release itself. I don't think the date matters... All the things you talk about in your 'question' sound really ...

View answer
Is this a good place to ask questions about official derivatives of Ubuntu?
6 votes

Yes! We don't much like questions about unofficial derivatives, but questions such on kubuntu, xubuntu and lubuntu (and probably some others I forgot...) are actively encouraged.

View answer
Blacklist the ubuntu-desktop tag?
6 votes

The ubuntu tag would also need to be blacklisted, because it redirects to ubuntu-desktop

View answer
When we see a potential duplicate, how should we handle it when we don't have proper privileges?
Accepted answer
6 votes

Underneath all questions there are four buttons: "link edit close flag". If you click on flag then a box will pop-up allowing you to enter a message for the attention the site moderators. Enter ...

View answer
I've lost formatting in Firefox, but only for this site (ubuntu.stackexchange.com) !
Accepted answer
6 votes

As Marco says it sounds like there is a problem with the CSS file(s). Try Ctrl+F5 and/or Shift+F5 to force a reload of not only the page but the associated files (in this case the CSS stylesheets). ...

View answer
Are we better off with a general "Unix & Linux" stackexchange site?
5 votes

This was put to a vote, with the following results: Ubuntu membership against Linux/Unix membership for end result: no merge

View answer
Ask Ubuntu goodies anyone?
5 votes

Stack Exchange do have a (beta) shop. At the moment however, there are no Ask Ubuntu specific items. Good idea though...

View answer
Why does the accept rate calculation include unanswered questions ?
Accepted answer
5 votes

The blog post that announced the idea of accept rate said that to be counted: Questions must not be community wiki. Questions must not be closed. Questions must be more than 3 days old. ...

View answer
merge tags: repository and repositories
5 votes

I agree that these should be merged. I think I prefer repositories, although this is the one with less usage. I think the important thing in these cases is to check the usage of both tags is fairly ...

View answer
Reopen request for my question
5 votes

I believe your question was closed because any answer mentioning paid games would need to be duplicated on the existing question about all games. This just creates extra effort and redundancy: why ...

View answer
what to do with questions that are not useful to users anymore?
Accepted answer
4 votes

Such questions should be closed as too localized. If you don't have the reputation required to vote to close a question (3000) then you can flag the question for moderator attention (with a note ...

View answer
scanner/scanning: Duplicate?
Accepted answer
4 votes

To my mind, these are obviously exact duplicates. (Unless I am missing something.)

View answer
Ask Ubuntu Sessions at the Ubuntu Developer Summit
4 votes

Take a look at an interview with Marco Ceppi that was recorded at UDS!

View answer
Why does AskUbuntu keep telling me about the video tutorials?
Accepted answer
4 votes

Moderators can set the message along that bar. The whole point of it is to get people's attention so they show up to all users, targetting isn't (yet possible). The messages expire after two days, ...

View answer
RE: Acceptability of Off-Topic Questions
4 votes

The general view in the community (I think) is that Ask Ubuntu isn't the right place for such questions. Unlike other Stack Exchange sites we have the Ubuntu Forums which are far better suited to ...

View answer