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Community Ads not being displayed

According to this statement: September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. All ads with a score of 6 or higher, or with a score of 4 or higher and no downvotes will be displayed (except ...
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Review queue false negatives on the new top bar

I've reviewed several posts regarding the new top bar such as: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/357621/review-queue-updates-icon-poll https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/355236/the-new-...
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Final code block is rendered differently from Edit preview

This is seen the formatting of the answer at https://askubuntu.com/a/1104744/37574: The code block is enclosed in triple-backticks, but displayed as though it were in single-backticks. If I try ...
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Short answer is automatically converted to a comment

When I was entering an answer, to my own question, it put my answer as a comment instead. I tried it again, and the same thing happened again. I kept the two attempted answers -- that got strangely ...
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Month and Quarter reputation tab borked?

When I went to look at the Quarter reputation tab I noticed I'm number 1 in the stats and the same goes for the month but as I know I'm vastly inferior to Rinzwind 0:-) I'm suspecting something is ...
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remove one question every 20 minutes limit

Please remove the ridiculous 20 minute wait time for each additional question. I often have more than one question and do not see any reason to waste time. You are disrespecting the members of this ...
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Links without http don't get linked

Just came across this, don't know if its a feature or a bug. Basically if you don't type out http on a link in the markdown, it does not get converted to the link. [Link](google.com) => Link does ...
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Is a user not allowed to give the bounty to himself?

I put a bounty on a question of mine and later found a solution to that problem. I was given 0 points for the answer (obviously) but i was also not given the bounty points back when i clicked for it. ...
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Since a few days, no rep changes occur "in green", not getting pinged

Feels like a silly question, but someone please shine a brilliant light on this: Since a few days, none of the rep changes occurred "in green" on any of my devices, (so not) like this: just ...
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2 year old user is a new contributor?

Just saw this: a 1400 rep new user? Wow! He's learning fast until I clicked his profile and he's a 2 YO user? Bug?
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Reputation points and badges not incremented

My reputation points and badges suddenly stopped increasing on Ask Ubuntu... I have done some reviews today and I was also supposed to be awarded a gold badge for editing 500 posts. This started ...
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How to search AU for a string containing “$”?

Today I tried to search for this answer, but the only thing I could remember from it was $_, so I tried to search for this term: https://askubuntu.com/search?q=%24_ To my surprise the result page ...
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Insert link doesn't work as expected

Whether this is a bug might be open to interpretation. However, in the spirit of continuous improvement I thought I'd bring this up. When inserting a link we get the following prompt. Placing an ...
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Mixed apostrophes in “unclear what you’re asking” description

I stumbled across the following sentence in the description of “unclear what you’re asking” close reason: As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're asking. The first it's as ...
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Is this legal? Someone earned a bounty answering his question

Look at this post How to efficiently partition a single Windows-Ubuntu dual boot disk? I'm just wondering, what happened here… Could I make the same?
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I made an edit but didn't realise I was not logged in

I made an edit to a post but didn't realise I was not logged in until after I submitted the change. Is there any way to assign it to me? This happened only a few moments ago, the edit number is ...
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Why didn't 6 reviewers' recommendations delete this answer?

This answer was flagged as low quality and reviewed by 7 users. All but one reviewer Recommended Deletion, and the review now claims to be completed, both on the review page and on the timeline, but ...
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New navbar bug review queues not operating as expected

This is different from Review queue false negatives on the new top bar which has been dismissed as status-by-design. When I first logged on this morning the review queue indicator was not lit. After ...
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Problem with the review section

Today, I was reviewing new posts and came to a post titled as "Why does Ubuntu not ship with a way to fill in PDF forms?" which I found a low quality question and down-voted it. Surprisingly I got a ...
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Cannot see review history per user in /review

I can not access a single person's review history using the below URL (replacing <id> with a User ID): https://askubuntu.com/review/close/history?userId=<id> (Try me, against Kaz Wolfe's ...
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Why does the system floor-round the time before review queues reset?

I've noticed this before, but I'm curious, so I'll ask a question. Close vote, flag, comment vote, vote, etc counts and review queues reset at UTC 0:00. If someone runs out of any of these before the ...
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Why am I unable to retract this flag?

Today, I have flagged a question as being off-topic here (as the question seemed to be more about Windows than about Ubuntu), then, I had a second thought (the OP was a beginner in Ubuntu and closing ...
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System said I earned "view close votes" privilege, but my profile doesn't show that, is this a bug?

In my Achivements tab, I was told I had earned the close votes privilege: But in my profile, I haven't. Which one is correct?
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User with 1 rep approved edit?

So I just suggested an edit, which got approved by a user with 1 rep. How can he approve a suggested edit with 1 rep, while I cannot with 486 rep?
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No CAPTCHA for registration?

I hear about spam bots a lot here, and how they spam here, however is the simplest solution to most spam bots just to require that all new users have to enter a CAPTCHA when registering? Or at least ...
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Is there a bug somewhere with the flagging system?

I just raised a single flag for spam on this question, and when clicking the flag button again the popup shows this: But I just flagged the question once, and accordingly I still have 9 flags ...
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Deleted question showing in the review queue

I was going through the "First Posts" review queue and stumbled upon this: https://askubuntu.com/review/first-posts/368555 However, when I clicked the link to view the question itself, I ...
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Referring to users with special characters in their names

I just tried replying to a comment by typing "@Luís: " and submitting it. After submission, the user name as well as the @ symbol disappeared. I tried editing the comment twice, but the "@Luís" part ...
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Premature notice of new privilege [duplicate]

So I got a notice today that says I have gained the Trusted User privilege, only I haven't yet; I only have 19,992 out of the required 20,000 reputation, which has not changed today, or yesterday. Is ...
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Ask Ubuntu Meta and Ask Ubuntu Reputation is not Synchronized

When I had 15 reputation on Ask Ubuntu I wanted to ask something on Meta; I went to Meta, but it said I only had 3 reputation so I could not ask questions. I went to Ask Ubuntu again, but my ...
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Possible bug in answer ordering

Usually ordering is on the basis of total score, with accepted answers pinned to the top unless the answer is by OP. Today on a couple of questions I have seen something else: Python: no module named ...
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Contact Us link is broken?

The Contact Us link on the bottom of the site currently reads href="mailto:team+askubuntu@stackexchange.com" as far as I know, this is the incorrect format for most some email clients. I don't know ...
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Changing reputation; somtimes it goes up, then down again

Maybe related to the recent bug, mentioned here, but I noticed my reputation sometimes unexpectedly increases (you never know what you did :), but then goes back to what you actually should have at ...
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Edit "at least 6 characters" restriction prevents useful edit

I got the error Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post? while editing a post (I was not sure about writing the link to avoid meta effect) My edit was ...
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I didn't receive the notification that I'd gained a badge

So in my notification list, I have "You have earned the Curious badge'. But I received the Benefactor badge yesterday and I didn't get a notification for it. Why is this? Is it not meant to or is it a ...
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Icon Overlap CSS in Chrome

Encountered using Chrome 36.0.1985.125 on Mac OS X (10.9.4). It is not present in Firefox on either Mac or Linux. I'm not a Moderator (or 10K user) on any other sites, so I can't test and see if this ...
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From when it is possible to answer to a closed question?

As far as I know if a question will be closed and in the same time someone write an answer, then a message will appear to that person telling him that he can't answer anymore and everything what he ...
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Edit approval window makes no sense

As of today, I am entitled to approving edits. Twice now I have encountered edits that made no sense at all. Specifically, strings are inserted that I don't believe an editor would have put in there ...
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Numbered lists get erroneous numbers

Look at my answer here: Printing multiple files from Nautilus You'll see I have an ordered list 1-8. After the 6th item, I have a pre/code section and after that points 7 and 8. However, 7 and 8 is ...
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Is there a bug at the election page?

I went into the election page to vote for the 2013 Community Moderators election (Primary). But when I clicked into @green7's vote, it went strange: turned into 8-15 = -7. How could this be -1? ...
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Why my `edit` facilities blocked? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Edit link Missing I can't edit some of posts. The edit is blocked. What cause i can't edit the posts?
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The election banner is not shown on the main site close to the beginning of the election

It is 8 hours until the election begins. Currently no election banner is shown on the main site but the election banner is showing on the meta site. The main site: The meta site: Is this a bug?
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Migrated posts can be voted twice

I remember to have upvoted the question and answer https://askubuntu.com/q/97569/6969 and after migration to meta I thought, good question and answer, let's upvote it. After that, I realized that I'...
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Incorrect Consecutive days visit count

I always check out Askubuntu and WordPress Answers several times a day. I have been a consecutive visitor of both for 59 days now. MY profile over at WPA shows it right but AskUbuntu is not. How can ...
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Why can I create tags at 150 rep

I was wondering why is that I can create tags at 150 rep only. On other sites that limit is 500 rep and how come I can retag questions 200 rep EDIT:For that I have to edit the question too which ...
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HTML in questions but not comments?

Why is it that we can use HTML markup and entities in questions but not in comments? Shouldn't they be the same? Testing markdown here, italic, bold... well, that seems to work.
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The "Ask Question" link opens up previous question in "Edit" mode.

Clicking on "Ask Question" takes me to expected URL:, but the displayed page is primed with the tags, title, and contents of my previous question: What is going on here? I have tried two different ...
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"Review completed": why isn't the fate of that post decided?

I am talking about https://askubuntu.com/questions/338436/i-cannot-get-vpn-to-prompt-me-for-userid-and-password-when-the-always-ask-opti At the same time the review screen shows while the question ...
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When do we not gain any reputation from edits?

I think there are various rules about when a user gains and when he/she doesn't gain reputation for edits. One of them is when he/she has already gained 1000 rep from suggested edits, another when he/...
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If "About Me" is blank we have a grey square on the user page that mean nothing

It has took me time to understand why there is a strange grey square on my user page and to figure out what it is. I think there should be a text like "No description" or maybe we can just remove it ...