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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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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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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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Why there is no "You've gained the privilege" when you pass 1000 reputation points?

I just passed 1k reputation on askubuntu.com (hooray, carry on). When other reputation privilege milestones are passed (at least each time I can remember), there is nice "You've gained the privilege" ...
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Ask Ubuntu Unicorn

Is this unicorn on Ask Ubuntu an April Fools' Day joke?
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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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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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Cannot italicize words containing an underscore or an asterisk

This doesn't work: *emphasized_text* _emphasized_text_ *emphasized*text* _emphasized*text_ This works: <i>emphasized_text</i> **more_bold** **more*bold**
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It takes too much reputation to quickly close a thread

It currently takes 3000 reputation to close a thread and there are only 15 people who aren't moderators who have 3000+ reputation points. I thought the premise of the Stack sites was that they're for ...
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Number of people chatting

I know it's a small thing but to suggest there's 24 people chatting in the Ask Ubuntu rooms is misleading.
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Is Ask Ubuntu using the UbuntuBeta font?

To be completely honest, I think the current font family sequence is dictated by the Ubuntu Identity Guidelines. I still think that, right now, it's kind of silly: font-family: "Ubuntu Beta", ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to bookmark answers?

If the answer is the most popular one then i can favourite the question. But ive seen a couple answers that were low on the list, slightly off-topic, etc , that id like to look into (or quote) at a ...
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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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I can't see suggested synonyms unless I'm logged out?

When I go to this page I don't see any suggested synonyms. But when I log out, I can see several listed there Is there any particular reason for it? I'd like to be able to see what synonyms have ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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108 Rep, but only earned 8

I'm not sure if this is simple for the SO/SE dev team, or if you moderators can do something about it. I've got plenty of rep on SO, but don't know too much about Linux. (Surely my 100 points should ...
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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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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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Why is the critic badge awarded if you downvote by accident and then upvote the same answer?

I accidentally downvoted a question (misclick, drank lots of coffee heh...) and then upvoted the same answer. I noticed I was award the critic badge for giving my first downvote.
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Edit link Missing

I was going to edit a post and I just found out that "edit" Is missing from all questions Although the edit link works
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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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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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Is there a limit on how much reputation one can earn in 24 hours?

My account seems to be capped at 305 for today despite additional up votes.
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What causes questions to drop into the 'review for deletion' queue?

After reading Jorge's post on using the review queue correctly I had a look at some of the questions and saw that this one had received one close vote and nothing else. After adding a close vote (it'...
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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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Is this a bug? I can start a bounty on someone's answered question.

Network Manager or WICD? I am given an option to start a bounty. This is not my question, and it has been answered.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Notifying posters of comments restricted?

I've noticed that comments I make are being stripped of the "@name" part. For example, my comment here, "@yossile, the OP has mentioned Google Chrome beta and there is (or was) a problem regarding it ...
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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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Linked to another Stackexchange site?

On this site (privileges, from main site) the link on this string is redirected to Meta Stack Overflow site: Other closed questions may be reopened through a similar voting process. They can also ...
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Why can't I review a suggested edit to my answer

I received a "please review" notification of an edit suggested for an answer of mine (It's also my question, but I think that's irrelevant). The edit seems good, and I wanted to approve it. But I ...
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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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Wrong users on question list

The wrong user is displayed as the asker on the question list, the right one being shown on the question itself. This just happened moments ago...