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Do Not instruct people to add PPAs unless it is necessary

For a number of reasons: We should never recommend extra steps that aren't necessary to solve the problem. Concision is important. There is a finite number of PPAs that a user can add (more ...
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Are questions on removing elementary and getting Windows back on on-topic?

If a question asking help to remove elementary and getting (Microsoft) Windows back on, then is it on-topic or off-topic?
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Community promotion ad -elementary OS

In my opinion, elementary OS __ participate in Community promotion ad and publish its ad at https://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/12379/community-promotion-ads-2015. Also after reading a post in ...
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I am not allowing to edit

I am not able to edit any tag. It showing the message "You are on the Featured tab." How can I over come this.? As far as I know , this is because many of my edits rejected, but with reference to ...
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Are bash/shell script questions on-topic?

Once I posted a close vote to a question relate to bash script in other SE site.But later came to know that bash is on-topic. Now I got a doubt that on elementary OS site bash/shell script is on-...
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How to edit info for tag wiki?

As far as I know,tag wiki comrises of two parts:excerpt and full wiki. What can I add to those two. To excerpt: The usage guidance, or tag wiki excerpt, is a short blurb that describes when and why ...
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There must be KBD option in the editor

A lot of Questions and answers in elementary require the use of keyboard shortcuts, but there is no GUI option in the markdown editor to make selected text a Keyboard shortcut. This makes new users ...
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my question was marked as duplicate but it is 2 months older

How can I install Intel HD Graphics proprietary drivers on elementary OS? How do I install the latest Intel Linux Graphics? why?
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90 days into beta: where we're at

Our beta site has just reached the minimum time for proving its eligibility to become an official Stack Exchange site, so I think it's a good time to discuss how things are going. These are the ...
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What should we do about questions that are no longer valid?

Questions about pre-releases, especially testing/debugging, that have since been released. Questions specifically about releases that are no longer supported (now Luna)
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Do not post non answers

Especially if your "answer" is just a simple attempt to smack-talk elementary because it is a distro you do not like (or know how to use). This is not constructive, gives the community work it could ...
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Standard info for hardware / performance questions

I think there should be minimum amount of info which users are asked to provide for questions about hardware problems or performance: Processor, RAM, graphic card (and which driver is being used), are ...
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What tag should we use for questions about files?

The tag pantheon-files has been made a synonym of files, and the tag wiki for files describes it as being about Pantheon Files. The thing is, many questions have been tagged files but were actually ...
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How to install foo dupe-target

I'm wondering if it would be worth it to make some kind of dupe-target post for these "how to install" posts. See: How install ADB and Fastboot on elementary os? How can I install Gnome Builder IDE? ...
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Are only questions about elementary-developed software on-topic?

Just saw this question and Daniel's comment about voting for closing. That seemed like an on-topic question to me, since we can't be sure it's really a VLC bug without a little more information. And ...
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Are hardware-specific questions on topic?

There seems to be quite a lot of questions that follow the same pattern: Can I run elementary OS without any issues on XXX? where XXX is a specific hardware configuration or laptop model. Should ...
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VOTE - The site needs it

If you look at our stats on Area 51, you will see that one of the areas where we are falling behind is in the number of users with a good reputation. This is sad, because we do have quite a good ...
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Is installing the elementary Suite on another OS on-topic here?

Is installing and working with the elementary Suite (Gala, Files, Image Viewer, Cerbere, etc.) on another OS (e.g. Arch Linux) on-topic here? Can I ask a question about using elementary packages not ...
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Updating the “What Questions are off-topic” Help Page

Forgive me if I missed the question but I did poke around. What questions are off-topic here? Obviously questions about Elementary's DM/WM (desktop-manager/Window Manager) and general desktop support ...
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Finding the correct keyring tag

I've created the tag keyring on one question, but I'm wondering, does elementary use gnome's keyring system or something else? I want to know what the tag should be exactly, so as to be more precise ...
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Questions concerning bugs and feature requests

As some of us are now Moderators Pro Tempore, we should talk about how to handle certain questions - Questions about how to fix a bug or about a feature the inquirer is missing. There is no clear ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Is it fine `quiting answering questions`?

I just found out a post that contains an answer and the answerer comments Either you provide us with a screenshot/photo of the "MINUS SIGN" you're talking about, or I'm done helping you. I do get ...
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Tag for general GUI questions

A number of questions are about general (graphical) user interface issues, e.g. 1 2 3. How should they be tagged? We currently have a tag user-interface, as well as ui which should be made a synonym. ...
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Please blacklist the [elementary-os] tag

There are currently three questions tagged elementary-os. This tag covers all questions, so it should be blacklisted as an intrinsic tag.
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Should questions on Google+ be redirected here?

Now that the beta is public, should all those questions made in Google+, that are suitable for SE, be actively redirected here?
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command-line or terminal?

There are two tags: command-line and terminal Neither have tag wikis and frankly I don't know which of them to use. Is there a difference?
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Where to make feature requests?

The elementary OS StackExchange is not meant for feature requests or reports on bugs. I know where to report bugs. What about feature requests?
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Which style of link is preferred?

There are two different styles of link - inline: [example](http://example.com) and citation: [example][1] [1]: http://example.com Is there any preference for one over the other? Which do you ...
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What is needed for elementaryos.stackexchange to be out of private beta stage?

When would elementaryos.stackexchange be fully open?
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Should a question about a bug be closed or deleted?

It may happen that I ask a question and the problem shows to be a bug. Should I just delete it? Should I flag it to be closed and thus stay visible? Should I post an answer linking to a bug report ...
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The chat room doesn't have an interesting name yet; shall we name it?

Most of the private betas decide on a name for the main chat room. Currently, its name is quite boring - elementary OS. How would you name it? Post an answer and others can vote on it.
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What is the target audience of this site?

Is this site for anyone using elementary or is it aimed at more non-technical users? Or another demographic?
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Who should our Moderators Pro Tempore be?

This community needs to start contributing some names they would like to act as provisional Moderators. Please read this: Moderators Pro Tempore. Here are some basic guidelines: Each nomination ...
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elementary's stance on elementary tweaks

As questions continue to come in every day, a 'burning issue' becomes more and more urgent to tackle. When it comes to modify some system settings not modifiable from Switchboard, several users here ...
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Tags for windows and Windows

The tag windows is currently used to mean two completely different things: Manipulating windows on the GUI: 1 2 3 Interacting with the Microsoft Windows operating system 1 Most Stack Exchange sites ...
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For future releases, here's a good question to refer to

Questions about future/in-development releases target a moving-target and are generally off topic (best practice), but if you come across any, this is a good question to point to in a comment when you ...
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I'm sorry, I messed up. Twice [closed]

My apologies. I want this place to make it, to be the place for high quality elementary OS question and answers, and I'm trying to make it that way for our public launch. This could be a gem of the ...
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Can we agree to use a stock/clean system for screenshots in answers?

Posting screenshots with tweaked out desktops in our answers is just unnecessary extra thinking/confusion for the target audience of a support site. Screenshots should feature a more-or-less stock ...
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My question was edited and its meaning completely changed

The link to the question So, as you can see from the URL, I was originally asking for an IRC client. Then, it was edited to change the word IRC to Internet Chat in the text of the question. Then it ...
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Will programming on elementary be on topic?

The title says it all, will programming questions that apply to elementary OS be allowed? On Ask Ubuntu, they allow Bash, Python - any programming language if you're on Ubuntu. This has benefits - ...
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Tag names for applications and concepts

Elementary OS includes applications with generic names such as Calendar, Files, Music, etc. It is natural that this site will have a tag for each of these applications. The most obvious name for ...
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Please don't forget to accept an answer

If you think your questions has been answered entirely, please don't forget to mark an answer as accepted so people can focus on unsolved issues.
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Should the 'Ask us anything' link point here now?

elementary's blog has an Ask us anything link that apparently point to Tumblr? Should that be re-directed here or is that a completely different thing?
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Suggestion: rename the “icon” tag to “icons”

I think plural works better, and matches existing tags (applications, graphic-drivers, etc.)
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What should we do about group questions?

I feel like we should discourage group questions somehow. We typically mark them invalid in the tracker and make people break them up. The reasoning is: It requires vague or long titles. If your ...
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Let's enforce branding guidelines in edits

Something important to elementary and for elementary OS is our branding. For a quick reference: "elementary" is the name of the company. It is never capitalized. Refer to "elementary" when you're ...
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Please format code properly

Recently I've seen a lot of code being formatted as inline style. This is not how it should be done. All code should be formatted with one of two styles. If it is just 1 line, with other text around ...
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Let's get started on the right foot, with the right tags

Tags are important They are used for people trying to find questions, calculating badges, user activity, recommendations for users and suggesting duplicates. We need to make sure that new tags added ...

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