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I accidentally created two accounts; how do I merge them?

By using a further PC with a newly installed 16.04 Ubuntu, I accidentally created a new account - user:1029634 and I need to merge it into my previous account user:165175. I have tried the contact ...
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What is the best way to write a reply to a comment?

I see at least 3 ways to reply to a comment while mentioning the user: @user: Bla-bla-bla @user, Bla-bla-bla @user - Bla-bla-bla Which one is the proper or the best way to do it?
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How to give credit to someone else when writing an answer based on a comment?

Let's say I posted a question. I did or didn't get some answers. But I also received some comments. Among them, one comment either answered my question or gave me hint to answer my own question. What'...
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How do i get points if i can't answer or comment or vote on anything? [duplicate]

Every time i try to vote on answers that do/don't work or comment on how it worked for me, I'm always told i don't have enough points to do it. It seems that all i can do on this site is ask questions,...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Third Party Software - where do we draw the line on 'on topic'?

The Question was: I need to use the Creative Cloud for Photoshop, Illustrator, etc for work so I'd like to install a very minimal windows 10, in Ubuntu VirtualBox, so I can run just what's necessary ...
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Use of new screening tool from SE

The new ask page is now live on the network! discusses an 'ask' page which is configurable for each site in the SE universe. Specific bits that can be modified and the procedure of getting it live ...
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Editing: leave OP's original language [duplicate]

I was going to edit this post. My first thought was to delete the portion with the native language that OP posted. Googling it, it seems to be Norwegian. He provided a translation, that I was going to ...
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Why were my edit suggestions of fixing URL rejected?

I recently suggested a very small edit to a post fixing outdated URLs which were rejected 2 times with the same reason. The rejection notice states: Rejected 3 hours ago: Kevin Bowen reviewed ...
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Are answers specific to Debian on-topic?

I use Ubuntu for my workstation and administer a lot of Debian servers. In my experience 98% of the times an Ubuntu solution applies on Debian at a similar age and vice versa. Recently when searching ...
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Migrations paths

Currently, AU only has a defined migration path to Meta: Why is there no migration paths defined for U&L SE, and possible the ElementaryOS SE as well? To me, it would make more sense to be able ...
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is it possible to know on which Question or Answer the reputation change occured in case of “User was removed” [duplicate]

is it possible to know on which Question or Answer the reputation change occured in case of "User was removed" Example: https://askubuntu.com/users/739431?tab=reputation there is 106 Reputation ...
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User Removed, and I lost 590 points! [duplicate]

A user was removed, and I lost 590 rep points! The reason that this question got asked again, is I still don't understand why us (other) users get penalized because some user got removed. Their votes,...
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Synonymize tags related to partitioning

I discovered recently that apart from the well-known tag partitioning (10,271 questions currently), there is also the tag partitions with 771 questions. Even funnier thing is that the tag partition ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Should the uegt tag be removed?

The question Top Ubuntu Download manger with bandwidth limiter and is tagged with uegt. From the context I'd say the OP should have used the tag uget instead. The mentioned question is the only ...
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Giving away bounties this December 2019

I hope the plain title can still catch your attention--initially worded as "presents" instead of "bounties" but I decided for latter that has a clear intention. Back then, this meta post (2016) had ...
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Standards for editing

I've being an active member of AskUbuntu and Unix & Linux for some time now. As such, I often edit Q&As. But I'm lost in some aspects and details of specific editing standards. This post and ...
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Why was my grammar edit rolled back?

I fixed an obvious grammar mistake in a post. The author rolled it back to the incorrect version. I thought grammar edits were encouraged since they improve the post even if in a small way. Why would ...
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Why was my question put on-hold by me?

My question was put on-hold recently with a banner: put on hold as off-topic by R S, Melebius, Pilot6, user68186, vidarlo - 9 mins ago But R S is me and I don't remember I did that to myself.
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Should these VMware questions be re-closed as duplicates?

This is a follow-up to Kulfy's question Can these VMWares be un-merged? The requested unmerge was done, and questions closed against the former merge target were reopened. Attempts were made to close ...
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Why do we used byte instead of octet as data size unit?

I would like to understand why we seem to prefer to use the byte unit instead of octet unit (because I used more commonly the octet unit at work, at home, ...). What are the reasons for describing ...
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Stepping down as moderator

The time has come for me to step down and put my diamond aside. I have had the privilege of being an elected moderator on Ask Ubuntu since June 2016. I have enjoyed it immensely, but I am afraid the ...
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Many Monicas in Stack Exchange but who were they before?

Over the years I've built up an understanding of regular members. How they tend to answer, their areas of expertise, even a certain amount of behavior predictability. With the recent trend of putting ...
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Proposed new tag: Atomic Pi

I just asked a question about an Atomic Pi, and thought I could create the tag for it, but I am lacking sufficient rep here to make it. Can someone make the tag on these questions? Please/thanks. ...
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Notification on deleted/held questions [duplicate]

Is there supposed to be a notification if a question you are participating (and awarded reputation) in is deleted? A couple of time I've seen my rep change, but there's no indication as to why. Is it ...
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Requesting reopening specific question incorrectly closed as a duplicate of question closed as too broad

Remove audio from mp4 file is asking a specific question and demonstrates that user tried to find a solution. It was closed as duplicate of What's video converters are available for Ubuntu? ...
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Spam edit in already closed question

One of my answers got upvoted today on a question that has been closed as duplicate long ago, and after re-visiting it I've noticed the question body was edited to contain spammy text. I've already ...
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I don't understand the downvoting and criticism of this new user question

oneliner which should redirect This is getting various close vote reasons I don't understand. Currently tally is 4 close votes and it is one vote away from being closed. No on has actually stated ...
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Question about Windows gets highly voted and has good Linux answers

While reviewing first posts, I got to review this question about why some files do not have extensions. From the screenshot provided, it was clear to me that the OP was using Windows 10. Furthermore, ...
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Farewell, y'all

Dear fine gentlebeings of Ask Ubuntu and other hitchhikers of the internet, DON'T PANIC (imagine this written in large, friendly letters). It is with a heavy heart that after being a moderator for ...
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Why do valid questions get closed without providing any help?

I run into this problem often. Case in point: 19.10 seems to have broken suspend on my MB Pro This user has a reputation of 111, appears to be an active contributor, and actually has the same ...
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Forum etiquette (edited question)

I Am new here. I wrote a question, and then saw a notification, clicked it, and it is a version of my question with red/green letters and strikethrough, like it had been proofread and edited. I do ...
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Can these VMWares be un-merged?

In 2012, a question was asked about the installation of VMWare player. Some months later, fossfreedom merged that question into How do I install VMware Player?. But in the latter one, the questioner ...
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Cross-posting okay from SuperUser? [duplicate]

There's a SuperUser question which is on-topic here, and has some answers. Normally, I'd recommend the OP to delete and repost here, but this question has existing answers that would be lost. Is ...
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Mass duplicate flagging of “What kernel version does ubuntu X ship with?”

I propose that these questions: Determine which kernel ships with which Ubuntu version 4.0.6 kernel in which ubuntu version? what kernel version comes with ubuntu 10.04.1? What kernel version comes ...
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Suggestions to limit the large amount of unanswered questions?

After searching http://askubuntu.com I was looking through all the unanswered questions and its frustrating trawling through 607 unanswered questions at 15 per page (approx 9,105) and it appears that ...
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Can [maintenance] be kept in good working order?*

*Credit to Eliah Kagan for the title We have a tag maintenance which currently has 38 questions in it. The questions relate to a miscellany of topics, since "maintenance" is a very broad category of ...
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It's time for me to go

I’ve been honored to serve as a moderator here on Ask Ubuntu for almost six years now, but I’m sorry to announce that I will be resigning that position effective immediately. I’ve lost trust with ...
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Large number of -1 posts

Seems lately there are an excessive number of -1 votes on unanswered & answered questions, majority of which are unwarranted. Just 'fixed' probably 10 found in the latest 50. What's going on? ...
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What are the 'migration quality requirements'?

Recently, I'd suggested a post be migrated. It was denied because the post failed to meet 'migration quality requirements'. Where are those defined? I have read https://stackoverflow.blog/2012/03/22/...
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Privileged users reviews

I am suspecting that (some) of my answers are being reviewed by high privileged users, like I review first answers for example. If my suspicion is right, and as I feel part of this community, I ask ...
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How can I interact with someone who has commented on my post without adding another comment? What are some ways that I can improve my question?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: In Windows Terminal running Ubuntu, how can I make the default directory be ~ (/home/jake) instead of / (root)? Someone commented on my question and told ...
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One of the worst questions ever was deleted but

I had voted to close as "too broad" and wonder why that doesn't show in the comment section? I never heard of Ubuntu. What's Ubuntu? On second sober thought maybe my VTC was "Primarily Opinion ...
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OP rejected my edit and then copy-pasted it

I suggested an edit to this answer a few days ago. The edit was approved by a moderator, but was then rejected by the OP of the answer. Which is totally fine, since my interpretation of what the OP ...
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What makes this question on-topic?

A couple of days ago, I voted to close this qestion as off-topic. It seems I'm still the only one who think it's off-topic, probably the question has been removed from the review-queue by another ...
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How is this question “off-topic”?

I posted this Q&A style after helping another Kubuntu user solve his problem. Why does KDE Notificaions show an update that doesn't exist? Yes the problem is related to a bug but the ...
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Broken links starting with http://%20https://

An edit suggestion like this pretty often appears in the review queue. These edits are generally fixing http://%20https:// to https://. (%20 means an escaped space in URLs.) Does anyone know why ...
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Content scraping [duplicate]

I noticed recently that a YouTube user is scraping Ask Ubuntu (and possibly other stackexchange sites) and posting videos with the questions and answers. A few examples: My wireless is hard-blocked ...
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A VLQ flag invalidated by a minor edit

I have flagged an answer as very low quality since it barely can help OP to solve their problem (see my comment there). The answer got two “Recommend Deletion” votes when reviewed but then the review ...

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