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Ask Ubuntu Unicorn

Is this unicorn on Ask Ubuntu an April Fools' Day joke?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reputation from two edits is summed up as "2 votes"

I guess this is not really the intended behavior:
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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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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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@Tag keeps vanishing

I posted a reply to Russ in this thread: How to recover deleted files? When I did so, I began it with "@Russ, " to tag him. When I posted the comment though, the tag vanished. I tried several ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Upload image from web: Does not accept IDNs

It's all in the title, really. I entered a URL and had to edit http://filedump.ýes.info/UbuntuPartitions.png to http://filedump.xn-es-zka.info/UbuntuPartitions.png. It appears to be failing here too ...
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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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"Please vote on merge poll" ... which has been closed for two months?

Today, I've created an account on askubuntu, and I got the "important notice" bar at the top of the screen, urging me to vote in the Ubuntu&Unix merge/no-merge poll. After clicking through, I was ...
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Is there a way for StackExchange to accept Launchpad IDs to login systemwide?

In the original, pre-shortened form of the question I was complaining that I can't login some other StackExchange site with my Launchpad ID, providing the screenshot: Rest was almost like this: I ...
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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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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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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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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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Disable voting for closed questions.

Because it is closed for some reasons.
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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...
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