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Questions tagged [support]

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How can I add videos to my questions?

How can I send a video to you to show what's going on when I'm logging on Ubuntu 18.04? I have a problem that involves a sequence of events and I need to show a video to explain the problem.
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Can't format question properly because of character limit

I have a problem with editing this question: Upgrade to 18.04, now sudo apt-get upgrade produces loads of insserv errors OP didn't format the terminal output (which as you can see, is really long), ...
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Why does an answer appear in “faded” text?

An accepted answer with three downvotes (now deleted) appeared "faded" but when my mouse pointer hovered over the answer, the text appeared normal. What does the faded text signify?
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Last post not in recent inbox messages

My last post does not show up in my recent inbox messages. But it does show up in a search. Does it only show up if it has had replies?
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Can we please stop telling people to use “apt-get” when simply “apt” accomplishes the same thing? [closed]

It's just bad advice to give to tell people to type in longer codes than are necessary. Think of all the wasted seconds spent typing that extra -get that could be spent on other things. Yes, some apt ...
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Reputation requirement for a self answer?

I have a question on AskUbuntu which I managed to solve myself with some guidance from another user, He suggested that I self answer my question and provided this link as reference: https://askubuntu....
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Coloured Text to highlight emphasis

In this post, the op has used colour to highlight aspects of his question to very good effect. How is that achieved? I can't seem to find a reference as to how it is done and the menu bar at the head ...
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Can not find Edit help

I looked in the help center but could find no listing for help in editing. Can someone point me the way?
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Am I allowed to use a web crawler on Ask Ubuntu?

I have created a web crawler from a tutorial and the website in the video seems to be down. Would I be allowed to test it here at Ask Ubuntu, just solely for educational purposes? If not, does ...
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last question auto populates into the question form

I am trying to post a new question. However, when I click on "ask question" I see the previous question that I posted auto populated into the title, text, and tag fields. I want to still keep that ...
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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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What should I do about edit suggestions being rejected?

One of the members who has a higher reputation than me rejects my edits on the wrong basis. I know that on this site, we write Ubuntu and not ubuntu. Even when I write ubuntu, other members correct it....
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What is Cleanup badge [duplicate]

I do not understand what the Cleanup Badge First rollback is? I have checked recent achievement under badges.
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You have reached your question limit

I tried to post but got this. I could find nothing on it in the Help Center. What does it mean? "You have reached your question limit"
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Who is able to see deleted questions?

I've deleted a question,but the number of views is still changing. Who can see my deleted question? Aren't they permanently deleted?
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Help understanding why my question keeps getting deleted or put on hold

The question I reference below is here. Twice now I have asked a question on Ask Ubuntu, sincerely looking for help with a problem, only to have the first one marked as a duplicate to an unrelated ...
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Discussion of Closed Post

This post was closed as off-topic. If possible I'd like to discuss it being reopened or at least have a better understanding of its closure so I can rework it or avoid future mis-postings. Ubuntu ...
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What is the score of a question?

Can you explain what is the score of a question and how can I understand what is the score of a question?
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Changing the language of Ask Ubuntu word processor

My PC's language is German and in this site the word processor is set to German. I can't change it to English so that my mistakes are automatically corrected. Can I fix this somehow?
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Reopen this question

I installed kali linux with the dual boot on ubuntu 16.04 It is not a question about Kail linux, it is a question about recovering Ubuntu I agree we do not support Kali I agree the op should have ...
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Possibly similar question (or even accounts)?

Either it's a coincidence or intentional, I saw two similar questions of LibreOffice right now: Convert .ods document to .docx document Converting .ods to .docx file Apparently, both OPs have also ...
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How can I filter discussions to newer instead of from years in the past?

Since I am the kind of person to find answers and share with others, how can I filter out discussions that are no longer relevant like from 2012, when it is 2018? I have found that the past versions ...
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Low Quality Review Queue - did I cause the “invalidate”?

Relevant post getting error when typing string airmon-ng start then my wifi's ext video in comments It came up in the LQ I decided that some editing was necessary for me to decide - which I did ...
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Transcribing syslog and preserving the line breaks

I'm trying to copy a segment of my syslog to a question here. The problem is that all the linefeeds are lost when I do the copy, so the transcription is very difficult to read. How can I avoid this?
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Improved edits by Community♦ bot

I was going through Suggested Edits and noticed Community♦ had reviewed the edit suggestion. The bot has done a number of edits. Community has approved 21419 edit suggestions and rejected 4859 ...
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What does it mean when my question is “edited” and how can I investigate?

My last question was "edited", can somebody explain: What this means exactly. How do I see what "edits" were made. How do I contact the "editor" should I disagree with the "editing"
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Approved edits and reputation issue

I have faced an issue mentioned below. The number of approved edits are getting reduced. I do not understand how that is happening. My reputation is also getting reduced. However there are no down ...
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Printing Questions/Responses in READABLE scale [duplicate]

I've posted about this before. I have the Meltdown/Spectre cpu flaw. I'm trying to update the kernel to a patched version. I found an AskUbuntu page I want to print. Printed at "200" the words scroll ...
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How do tag subscriptions work?

I know I can hover over a tag and click on subscribe. It then says I get an email. In the email it says I should confirm. When I click the link (https://stackexchange.com/filters/email-confirm/<...
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How did I get 35 reputation from 2 votes?

On https://askubuntu.com/a/1026404/711310, I got two upvotes and zero downvotes, but I gained 35 reputation from it. How did this happen?
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Where to use blockquotes, pre formatted text and bold

I have a issue on where to use block quotes and pre formatted text and bold. Please explain in depth where these should be used.
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How do I use the grey formatting in a comment? [duplicate]

Someone showed me (by editing my question for me) how to make some of your text show up grey to show it is code. Now I need to know how to do it in a comment.
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Automatically wrapping lines in Ask Ubuntu

I'm new to forums and stuff like that. I need to post my wifi-info scripts output in Ask Ubuntu using Firefox and I need to keep it as it is without wrapping any lines. As soon as copy and paste it, ...
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Is this Question really locked?

I tried to vote on this question *Why are there such outdated and terrible answers to questions here?) but got a red alert: There is no indication in the question that it is locked - how come?
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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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Tell this guy to “Duck Off” for all Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

This annoying guy appeared today first on Ask Ubuntu and then on Unix and Linux. I had to tell him on both sites to "Go away". Is there a setting to make him go away on ALL Stack Exchange sites or do ...
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Flag got declined but then reconsidered?

I flagged this question and it got declined. Later on I checked and saw the question was put on hold as I had requested, so this means the mod did not review my flag properly (?) and then maybe ...
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Ask the duck - how to disable it?

Today a yellow duck started popping up in the bottom right corner of the browser window. I can hide it through an adblocker option, but is there an option to disable this feature in user/profile ...
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How can I change my username in Ask Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am a newbie on Ask Ubuntu and as I used my gmail to sign up I'm getting a random usename or user id. Is it possible to change the username?
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links to Logout page [duplicate]

I found a page (Log out of the site) that answers the question on how to logout of Ask Ubuntu, so I have the link (https://askubuntu.com/users/logout) which I can bookmark and use that every time I ...
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raised flag - cooled off - now want to temper it / edit it — what can I do?

I raised a flag. I asked for a post to be deleted. After a cooling off period, I reasoned that the poster had clearly dedicated a lot of time to answering their question, in a great attempt to be ...
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What should I do when a user with poor grammar and formatting denies my edit?

As the title suggests, recently a user denied my edits and insisted on sort of copying them and making my edits their own... What to do? What should I do when this happens, as I believe it has ...
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Why can I not create an account on Ask Ubuntu?

I just tried to create a new account on this site Ask Ubuntu using my email and a password - and not connecting Google, Facebook etc. Filling in the display name, email and password on the https://...
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How can I comment on a protected question if I don't have enough reputation?

How can questions and comments be asked or made about the following if I have too few reputation points? How to install Ubuntu 14.04/16.04 64-bit with a dual-boot RAID 1 partition on an UEFI/GPT ...
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What is the right thing to do with an old cross-posted question?

I just found this question: How to remove the thumbnail frame in Nautilus? posted almost a year ago. Then noticed OP has posted an identical question at U&L which got an answer with a positive ...
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When is posting my own answer to my question rejected by answer ban?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: How to fix corrupted boot partition I cannot post an answer to my own question. I was attempting to do so in order to clean up after myself and ...
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Why is my flag dialog missing the “should be closed” option?

I just ran across this question and was going to flag it for closure as off topic (beta versions not supported until released) -- but the flag dialog only had spam, rude/abusive, and "other, needs ...
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Any ideas on why this question didn't get any responses

I asked this 17 days ago (although I revised the title later). I don't expect miracles (although sometimes I get them ;) ), but I am surprised at getting nothing. Is there something I can do/...
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What is our stance on pad.lv URLs?

It seems the Stack Exchange community as a whole "really, really hate" URL shorteners (source). But what's our (Ask Ubuntu community) stance on pad.lv, the "site-specific redirection service for ...
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How to properly add code in comment

How can I properly add a line of code in a comment like this test test I like it more grey than test test if that is possible. Or if there is another way to define code in a comment to make it ...