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Can one use a passkey to log into Ask Ubuntu?

Now that we can use passkeys with Ubuntu, see Does Ubuntu support passkeys, like Apple, Google and Microsoft do? Can I use a passkey instead of a password to sign into Ask Ubuntu? If not, can I use a ...
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Why does askubuntu.com keep logging me out?

askubuntu.com keeps logging me out quite often which is something that wasn't happening in the past. Is this normal? Have you changed anything?
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Has policy on downvotes changed?

I have been an on-and-off user of AskUbuntu for 10 years. Coming back this year I notice that the majority of questions on the front page have a -1, often already within the hour after they are asked....
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Why does the site attack people seeking help?

I have technical problems i can't solve, and instead of providing help, I've been attacked. People complain that they don't like my questions, they troll all my content to down vote it, and now I've ...
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Why can't I login into Ask Ubuntu with launchpad anymore?

I do have an Ubuntu Launchpad account (still works, e.g. for reporting bugs, etc.) and I used to use it to login into Ask Ubuntu as well. For some months now, I can't login into Ask Ubuntu anymore. ...
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Possible undelete of answer?

I was browsing around since I just added TPM to my older motherboard and I wanted to check the full version. While browsing I stumbled across https://askubuntu.com/a/1415651/231142 where it is ...
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Can we limit searches by date?

I'm trying to figure out what my weather and world clock options are on my new laptop. Most of the posts I am surfacing about weather indicators are about weather-indicator which hasn't been updated ...
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I need guidance for downvoted question without feedback

I recently posted a question titled Slow Simulated Typing Speed in Ubuntu When Using Nonprintable Characters on Ask Ubuntu. The question was about an issue I’ve encountered in Ubuntu related to the ...
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Could you recommend a website for uploading files for others to download?

I have a 500 MB epub file and would like to include it in a post asking about some problem of processing it. I can't use Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Dropbox, Archive.org, and more, so I would ...
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How can I scrape my own content efficiently?

All the answers that I published here demanded many hours of invested time, and I figured that if I wanted to carry out many of those actions today, I would need reminders about exact details. Until ...
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Why does Stack Exchange ask about cookies on every screen? [closed]

Every time I open a page on Stack Exchange it wants me to accept all cookies: By clicking “Accept all cookies”, you agree Stack Exchange can store cookies on your device and disclose information in ...
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List of "languages" to be used in "preformatted" code blocks for "Syntax Highlighting"

When I enter a "preformatted" code block in a body of Q or A, I have the option to specify the language of this code like this: ```bash #!/bin/bash echo "something" sleep 10 exit ``...
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My recent unanswered question needs a rewrite - should I leave old one, edit old one, or something else?

Re. Surprisingly massive slowdown with CLI PHP(8.0/8.1/8.2) over NFS on 22.04.2 This has no answers. Over the last week, our team has actually eliminated several false positives - mainly that this has ...
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Searchbox during flagging inept results

I often have the problem when I flag something as duplicate and try to search in this searchbox I get no hits. But when I use the same keywords in my google search I find what I'm after. With search ...
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Why are new users not allowed to post images below 10 reputation?

I am somewhat of an active user of Ask Ubuntu. As I've been editing other peoples' posts (to improve them or something else) I've noticed a pattern... Users with below a 100 reputation used links to ...
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How to undo an edit to a question?

I recently asked a question at Ask Ubuntu. Two days later, after checking up on it I find that somebody has edited my question. I disagree with the edits made and want to have those edits undone. How ...
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How do I log out of "Ask Ubuntu"? [duplicate]

There is no good Tag for this -- maybe I'm in the wrong place. I can't figure out how to log out of Ask Ubuntu. Where is the log out icon or selection located. I think I've looked in all the normal ...
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How to detect AI-generated answers?

AI generated answers are banned from Ask Ubuntu. But how can I recognise them?
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I asked a question and got a great answer -- but I can't seem to mark it as answered

I asked a question, Grub forcing me to boot from flash drive and rapidly got a great answer that solved the problem. I upvoted the answer, but there's no check mark for me to mark that I accepted the ...
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Change login name containing my email adress

In 2016 I created an Ask Ubuntu account with a login containing my email adress. I recently changed my email, how can I change to a new login name without losing my Ask Ubuntu history?
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Why did the askubuntu team remove this?

I was just seeing the snapshots of the old askubuntu site from Wayback machine, and when I clicked the "Ask Question" button, I saw this: Why did they remove this? I'm just curious. it ...
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Why do some questions show with a yellow background?

I suspect I'm missing something really obvious (and might have to delete this question in embarrassment!). I can't see the reason why some questions have a yellow background (e.g. see below from ...
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How should I paste from my terminal?

I am aware of the editing help topic, but I'm still not sure how I am supposed to format the text I copy/pasted from my terminal. I want to be able to share these details from my terminal and I want ...
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Why "Your question could not be submitted."

I am trying to submit a question. I have spent a lot of effort trying to be clear. I like to make icons containing text. They are 240x240 pixels. However, when I put them on my desktop, the icons are ...
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How can I read answers to the related questions that appear when I'm drafting a question?

I wanted to ask a question. While I was drafting it, Ask Ubuntu listed some closely related questions that had been answered. I thought those answers might answer the question I was going to ask but ...
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Change the Launchpad logo on Ask Ubuntu's Contact and Login pages

As of now, this is the logo of Launchpad shown in Ask Ubuntu contact pages (https://askubuntu.com/contact and https://meta.askubuntu.com/contact) and login page (https://askubuntu.com/users/login): ...
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How do I add files to posts?

I know how to add an image file in question post like this, but I need to add a very wide txt file and I am strugling for this. Please, what I'm missing ? If I click on image insertion button I can ...
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I think my question got mistakenly marked as a duplicate, help?

In order to help explain the difference between Ubuntu, its flavors, unofficial remixes, and unofficial derivatives, I created a self answered question called "Ubuntu, Ubuntu Flavors, Ubuntu ...
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What is happening with the daycounter?

I went to my account and clicked responses yesterday and it states that I made some responses and got an answer to my Responses. See screenshot: My day counter however states that I have not visited ...
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Why is my question opinion based

My question Why is the Breeze theme a flatpak? is closed for being opinion based. If you ask why a certain package is a flatpak instead of a normal .deb package, it is not opinion based. It is just a ...
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Why is this question exemplary for AskUbuntu?

So I was doing the "first questions" moderation queue and this question on making a program quit using a keypress came up. To me, the question is clearly due for another site -- probably ...
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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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Consecutive days counter not working as expected

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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