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Does the word "best" automatically make a question "Opinion based"?

I recently posted a question, and it was closed as "opinion based", presumably (and from a comment here) because of the word "best" in the title. I don't quite see where the ...
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How can I correct the reason for a close vote?

I cast a close vote but selected the wrong reason by mistake. Now the only option I am offered is to retract the close vote, and the system tells me that if I do that I won't be allowed to vote for ...
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What do you consider a well received question?

How many positive arrows does a question need to be considered a well received question?
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Buggy consecutive days counter

Although I made a comment yesterday it didn't register my visit. . I had 69 days and today it shows 1. Clicking on 'consecutive days' shows I missed yesterday. I was really on my way to 100. Very ...
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problem with registering visiting days

I always log in to this site after my father is done. However he has more consecutive days than me. I have only 2. When/how does the site register a visit?
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Edited a question, but it doesn't display my name

I edited a question (translated from Italian to English) and my name wasn't shown on the post. Then in my two and a half hours later I noticed that someone else's name is displayed there. How is that ...
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Double downvote?

How does that happen? 6 views but 8 downvotes?
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Spontaneous Reputation Loss

I had a 308 reputation about thirty minutes ago, and someone has spontaneously down-voted at least four of my answers, and voted to delete them. I expect that this will happen more, and I would like ...
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incorrect (4) consecutive days count while I visit this page every day

I visit the AskUbuntu-page every day and browse trough the questions. I open questions and mostly browse till page 4. I don't really understand how my counter shows only 4 days. Please can anyone tell ...
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How is the Meta participation calculated?

Recently, while randomly browsing Meta Ask Ubuntu, I found the Participation tab in the Users section. To me, it is showing me on the top of the tab: But I haven't posted any meta posts recently, so, ...
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Why is the pool of selectable known-bad first question audits so small?

Over on Meta Stack Exchange, someone's reported having received the same post as a review audit in the First questions review queue five times overall. Per this post from a then-employee, when the ...
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What does "Watched" mean on the new summary page?

So the new layout - don't know... But what does the tag "Watched" mean? And why does one variant have an eye icon? Just curious - couldn't find solid info on this.
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Is the <blockquote> tag working correctly on Ask Ubuntu?

I've been trying to use the <blockquote> tag to include literal output in this forum, but I cannot get it to work for me. My understanding is that if a chunk of text is surrounded by the <...
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How to decide which flag is the correct one?

This days I found some questions about to install software in no longer supported releases (linke xenial) I never know for sure flagging as EOL or flagging as a duplicate (like how to install or ...
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ACTIVITY screen in my profile needs work

As usual, change provokes more change... the new ACTIVITY screen needs some tweaking... BADGES shows up twice... And REPUTATION should be moved up IN PLACE of the first BADGES image...
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All my ANSWERS have disappeared from my Activity screen

Happened just a few minutes ago... Where did they go?
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How to add subname in profile?

The above is a user from Stack Overflow. How can I add a subname like Data Wrangler above? I don't see an option in my profile preferences to do this.
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Why are other people able to determine what answered the posters question?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: Deja Dup not backing up entire system I apologize if this has been asked or commented on by another thread. I do not have the time to read 25 pages of ...
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Recommend Deletion option in Late Answers review queue does nothing - please flag posts that should be deleted

Just a quick PSA here - thanks to BeastOfCaerbannog I've realised that the new Recommend Deletion option in the Late Answers queue completes the review and gives you the option to leave the canned ...
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Are accepted answers pinned to the top in Ask Ubuntu Meta? [duplicate]

I was going through Ask Ubuntu Meta and found this question: Bullying as a strategy to force close a question. There are 2 answers to the question: one by Zanna and one by karel. I used the sort ...
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Why does the tag `20.10` Even exist If it is off topic?

Why does the tags of the releases who have met there end life even exists for eg - 20.10 19.04 16.04 What are the point of still using these tags ? When all the questions about them are off topic , I ...
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I am not able to ask questions on Ask Ubuntu

I am a new ask ubuntu user and recently I just asked only 1 question on it about my computer being stuck. I was flagged for duplicate / off-topic questions. My question was deleted. It was actually on ...
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Should we add ephemeral security alerts on high priority vulnerabilities?

I came across an answer which suggest installing x tool which have a recently found a high priority security risk, so I edit it to add: Update x ASAP: CVE-2021-nnnnn: High priority security ...
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This is my impression of askubuntu

My last Q was about odd behaviour during intramfs. The Q is GRUB starts but init cant read any media I find the comments asking for clarification unreasonable. initramfs doesn't change between 20.04.x ...
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How do I make sure my stupid edit never sees the light of day?

I was an idiot and edited an answer rather than my question - how do I make sure my stupid edit never sees the light of day? Question where I screwed up Answer I accidentally vandalised
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ask ubuntu home page last seen gone with new ui

I was previously able to see the last seen of any user. Recently with the new look of AskUbuntu page, I could not find this option. Is it removed or is there any different approach to the "last ...
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Can I unsubscribe from comments to my answers?

Is there a mechanism that allows me to “unsubscribe” from comment notifications on my answers? Ideally something that operates on a per-answer basis. Alternatively, can I mute certain people so their ...
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I asked a question but now I can not find it

I asked a question: Create Bash Alias That Accepts Commands but now I can not find it.
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Why is "Ubuntu and Canonical are registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd." not mentioned in Ask Ubuntu Meta?

In the bottom of Ask Ubuntu website, we can notice this: Ubuntu and Canonical are registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd. But in Ask Ubuntu Meta, the aforementioned text is not there. Why is the ...
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Why questions are no longer accepted from my account? Why am I getting "You have reached your question limit" while trying to post a new question?

While trying to ask a new question, I'm getting You have reached your question limit Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. What is the reason I can no longer ask questions? ...
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Isn't it weird that you type upgrades and get updates?

Isn't it weird that you type upgrades and get updates? Why did this question: Is there a command to find updatable packages? get negative votes? As I explained in the comment. The problem is here ، It ...
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What are the meanings of EoSS, LTS, ESM and EoL?

In the What topics can I ask about here? article in Ask Ubuntu help center, under the "Questions that you should avoid:" heading, the following bullet point is mentioned: Support for ...
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Why is my answer deleted?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: Ubuntu 20.04 ACPI errors after suspend: cannot release Mutex After I realized a persistent error message, I searched for it and found the exact problem on ...
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How is the linked question off-topic? [duplicate]

I just watched this question get closed as off-topic. The question involves reinstalling / recovering accidentally deleted packages in Ubuntu. Granted, it is an older version (16.04), but I was under ...
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How to post follow-up to answer

Where should I post a lengthy follow-up to an answer to my question? My comment ran to too many characters. Should I answer my own question, although it's really a response to one particular answer?
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Why do I need a reputation above 50 to answer? [duplicate]

Why is it necessary to get 50 reputation before answering a question?
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how to view my question thread from earlier? [duplicate]

I posted a few questions earlier. But I'm unable to view threads. How can I list those I asked earlier?
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Lost more rep, after user removal loss

The user rep numbers have gone wonky in the last few weeks. Some new change on AU caused the problem(s). The numbers don't always add up any more. Here's an example... My summary rep shows only +10. ...
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login issue; dual accounts

Sorry! Logged in w/Launchpad apparently created a new ID for me instead of merge. Please merge TyphSniftR and typhaneic at gmail.com. I am on stackoverflow, ubuntu, linux, launchpad, github, etc. w/ ...
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Please, I want to take back my "upvote" from a comment

So I read a comment, it seemed good, so I "upvoted" it (with the teeny-weeny little triangle). Then in like 15 seconds I spotted that somehow I skipped over an important detail that actually ...
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"itectec.com" website links — could they be stripped from questions/answers? [duplicate]

The website at the itectec.com domain is stealing content from StackExchange sites (including this one) and other forums and shows it as their own content. They are pretty good with search engines, ...
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My post was deleted and I don't know what was wrong with it

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: Under Ubuntu 18.04 my Java 10 application doesn't scale with the screen Why was my post deleted? No reason is given as far as I can see. What's wrong with ...
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can I give bounty after time?

I offer a bounty for this question But I have not always the time to test the solutions at once. To trigger my error I have always to make a cold boot. So my question is, can I give the bounty after ...
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How to transfer a question through Stack Exchange Communities

I've just earned a badge in this popular question I wrote 15 months ago in SuperUser Community. And it attracted me because, even after all this time and 1000 views, it stills not-answered. Thus I got ...
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How can I log out from my account on askubuntu? [duplicate]

How can I log out from my account on this forum? Maybe I am just missing something obvious, but so far I haven't found out how to log out. I have tried everything I can think of … I also couldn't find ...
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Can I tag people in the comments of an unanswered question?

I have noticed that some users have a lot of expertise in certain fields. For example, C.S.Cameron has answered a lot of questions on interesting unconventional installation methods, N0rbert has ...
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How to separate two adjacent code blocks

How can I separate two following codeblocks. I mean something like this: First command + output sudo apt-cache policy [sudo] Passwort für alex: Paketdateien: 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status release ...
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Box disappears when mouse hovers over it

When I hover the mouse over "post your question", that box disappears. I am using Seamonkey 2.53.6 with Ubuntu Mate 18.04. It does not occur when using newest Firefox. Is that normal ...
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Whats the idea behind that "new" review UI?

I just got a big surprise :-(( This looks like someone is trying very hard to drive reviewers away difficult to identify the post in question (is it the Q or the A?) "link" to see post in ...
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How do I add images in questions? [duplicate]

How do I add JPEG images in Ask Ubuntu questions?
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