Ask Ubuntu is a website of community-driven questions and answers for the Ubuntu OS. It is a segment of a network the Stack Exchange which is running a similar software like Stack Overflow.
All members gain influence which is based on the response of the community to their various questions and answers. Influence indicates trust for many users within the answers provided. Every privilege is provided based on the level of influence along with users using the highest influence having the same privileges to all moderators. Every user-generated content has been licensed upon the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license.
On October 10, 2010, the site came out of beta that is launching with the 10.10 version of Ubuntu. Ask Ubuntu contains approximately 925662 registered users and 373339+ questions as of 2021 March.
Ask Ubuntu is distinct from IRC mailing lists and web forums in that rather than chronologically solve an issue they solve it by changing and updating data, even if we haven't specified it. As we know that there are always a few things that could be improved over the site for keeping the freshness and quality improving over time. The traffic (95%) to the site is coming from search engines. Hence, reviewing content to be accurate is important constantly.
History of Ask Ubuntu
Ask Ubuntu has become popular as a proposed question and answer site for Ubuntu developers and users over the Stack Exchange area 51. Stack Exchange was selected for launching Ask Ubuntu in the private beta using other users of the internet supporting the side proposal through "commitment".
The site eventually came out of a public beta along with the Ask Ubuntu name which was selected from the process of a community voting and it was published with the 10.10 version of Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat in 2010 October.
Ask Ubuntu was permitted for continuing with an isolated UNIX and LINUX site despite the policy of the Stack Exchange against fragmentation after voting and deliberation.
Ask Ubuntu has acquired support from Canonical Ltd. that has permitted the site for using its trademark. Also, Canonical Ltd. has supported the site designing ensuring that the theme of Ask Ubuntu follows the brand guidelines of Ubuntu.
Format of ask Ubuntu
The website permits its users to answer and ask questions. All users are provided the ability for voting the questions and answers down or up. Also, they can receive "badges" and reputation points for their several contributions to the website.
For instance, a user is compensated with 10 reputation points when their answers to any question earn an upvote.
Every user can also submit changes to the questions and answers in the style of the wiki with having their recommended changes go through the process of a peer review.
With 2000 or 2000+ reputation points, users can directly change the questions and answers without having the changes go through the process of the same peer review. A few posts are developed as "community Wiki" that have a less reputation requirement to edit.
Ask Ubuntu contains two subsites which are mentioned below:
Get started with Ask Ubuntu
Ask Ubuntu continuous with the concept of "reputation" to provide us access to different segments of the website. So, similarly, like a video game, we need to unlock many privileges that are received by gaining reputation. It is awarded to us by peers if participating in the website. The maximum reputation we earn the maximum the community trusts us and the maximum things we will be permitted to accomplish over the website.
One of the best ways for getting started with Ask Ubuntu is to go through the Ask Ubuntu guide. Then, we can get begin reviewing Greatest Hits, Existing Frequently Asked Questions, and Unanswered Questions for freshness and quality.
Tips and tricks of Ask Ubuntu
Features of Ask Ubuntu
As we know that Ask Ubuntu is a website of question and answer for the developers and users of Ubuntu. It is created and run by us as a segment of a network of the Stack Exchange of questions and answers sites. They are working together with our help for building a library of several answers to all questions about Ubuntu. We can pursue the 'Ubuntu Code of Conduct' if participating in this community.