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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When are questions about “ubuntu+1” appropriate?

"ubuntu+1" is the developmental release of Ubuntu, so it changes every day so it can cause people to have lots of problems and ask for help. So for example people asking 11.04 (aka natty) questions ...
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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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Activate migration paths to Unix and Linux, should we?

First of all, lets remember the golden rule of the migrations: DO NOT MIGRATE CRAP That said, why don't we open the migration paths from AU and UL? There has been 10 migrations to UL in the last ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How should we handle new and future questions about Ubuntu Touch?

Recently I've been wondering whether we need to change our practice in view of the fact that Canonical is no longer developing Ubuntu Touch. As far as I know Ubuntu Touch is still out there running on ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it acceptable to replace linux with GNU/Linux ?

is it acceptable to edit and replace Linux with GNU/Linux (when used in the context of the whole os and not the kernel) .
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's your Ubuntu question? Be specific

I don't exactly know why this is the case anyway, but I have quite often seen new questions with the above title ('What's your Ubuntu question? Be specific') as the person asking the question cannot ...
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Am I handling a suggested edit correctly? [duplicate]

Recently I have been seeing a large number of suggested edits from a single op, changing the tag on older questions from 'installation' to 'system-installation' After the first dozen or so, I have ...
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My question was marked a dupe, even though it was asked first? [duplicate]

I asked this question in April 2014. I received no response, until August 2015 when my question was suddenly marked a dupe of this one, asked in May 2015. It is better phrased, and actually has ...
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The duplicate question search engine while closing a question is not useful

Whenever I try to close a question as duplicate, a floating window pops up which is a mini search engine to find duplicate question. But it is never helpful(except in exceptional cases). For example, ...
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Why do you not review?

The title says it all. I am wondering why people do not review. Feel free to post an answer with your reason or to upvote someone else's answer. You can upvote multiple answers (as always), but that ...
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Minor site design updates

As you can see, Ask Ubuntu community site got a slight design update today. I have moved site's CSS to a newly refactor LESS system, so it's more maintainable for us to fix SE network CSS bugs ...
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What day does a week start?

What is the beginning of a week in SO? I know days are Midnight to Midnight UTC, but what is a week? I only ask that so I know whether I could overtake Mikołaj Bartnicki on the rep weekly leagues.

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