As most of us know, 12.10 was released earlier this month. As always, we have users running into issues and questions that are in need of some love and if you can spare some time to help some of the users, that would be greatly appreciated. Here’s the link to the latest 12.10 questions asked on the site. Do remember to answer the given question with adequate explanation. Pretty screenshots when and where necessary would be a nice addition!
Ask Ubuntu’s second birthday
It might come as a pleasant surprise to many as Ask Ubuntu celebrated its second birthday earlier this month. Having been launched to the public on October 10, 2010 along with the release of Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, the site has since seen significant growth keeping in tandem with the rising popularity of Ubuntu across the world.
New milestone: 100,000 answers
Second birthday notwithstanding, Ask Ubuntu clocked yet another milestone of 100,000 answers this October. With over 70,000 questions and 80,000 users, Ask Ubuntu is fast growing into the go-to place for all your questions about Ubuntu ranging from the recent Ubuntu Nexus project and application development to the juju charms and the general troubleshooting.
Ask Ubuntu session in UDS
We have a separate session in UDS-R to discuss the continued Ask Ubuntu integration and other Ask Ubuntu related tasks. The session is scheduled to be on November 1st in the evening and everyone who has a keen interest in Ask Ubuntu is invited to attend either physically (if you happen to be in Copenhagen, Denmark) or remotely through IRC. Given that the current scheduled time is subject to changes, you are advised to keep an eye on the UDS-R schedule.
StackIRC – IRC bot that posts questions from Stack Exchange sites
We are glad to announce that our wonderful community member George Edison has written an IRC bot that posts questions of a particular tag in IRC channels. The bot is already running in IRC channels #juju, #ubuntu-community-team and #ubuntu-app-devel with plans to cover more channels in the near future.
You can also set up your own bot if you are interested in tracking specific tags in Ask Ubuntu or other Stack Exchange sites in IRC. Instructions for setting up and using the bot can be found here: https://github.com/nathan-osman/StackIRC
Following are the top five contributors who have accrued the most reputation points in the month of October.
Some of the hottest questions for the month of October:
- What are the differences between sudo, su, visudo, chroot and gksu?
- How can I instruct Nautilus to pre-generate PDF thumbnails?
- Find directories that DON’T contain a file
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