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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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Are there any active mods here? I asked for help with deleting my account and got no response

I requested my profile deletion a couple of months ago and I haven't received any response from staff. I've tried through "other topic" and no response. Is there any reason not to let me delete my ...
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Where do I submit a change proposal for a close vote comment?

case: The text for NoRepro This describes a problem that can't be reproduced that seemingly went away on its own or was only relevant to a very specific period of time. It's off-topic as it's ...
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What happened to the “history” and “timeline” links on questions?

In the course of this year I found two new links below questions history timeline Although I know I can access both via other paths (history: via the "edited" link, timeline: https://askubuntu.com/...
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What is wrong? I'm getting this error. “This question body does not meet our quality standards” [duplicate]

Every time I try to post a question, I get this message. What's wrong?
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Can I ask a question on Ask Ubuntu about all the old distros?

I thought about creating a "question" in order to remind (or "honour") all the old Ubuntu releases (4.10 Warthy - 16.10 Yakkety). But this question is mostly like a discussion one, not an answerable ...
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How are answers ranked? [duplicate]

For the large amount of questions that contain more than one answer, how does the Ask Ubuntu system decide which answers appear on top of others?
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How do I get email notifications post reply from Ask Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I thought that I could set Ask Ubuntu to send me email notifications when one of my posts was answered, but now it doesn't, and I'm wondering if there's some way to enable that feature. Thanks!
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Why do my questions get no answers or comments?

How to make Lubuntu's Temperature Monitor applet report the real temperatures inside my PC instead of always "thermal_zone0: 40°C"? How to unbind the Super or Logo key so it may be ...
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In comments, how to write blocs of commands? [duplicate]

In questions, I was used to write the < pre > without spaces before a bloc and < /pre > without spaces after it. Maybe it is the old way. Now, I have tried it in a comment and it does not work. ...
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Log out of the site [duplicate]

How do I log out of this site? The answer I found says I should click on the Stack Exchange logo on the upper left to logout, but there's no such option. Also, what is with "This question body does ...
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When exactly does a downvote cost 1 reputaion?

I was trying to find the correlation between downvoting and losing 1 rep for the downvote. If I understood correctly downvoting a post with a score ≥ 0 always takes away 1 reputation from me. But ...
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Format code with line numbers

Is there any way to quote/format code including automated line numbers? Sometimes especially in quite long configuration files and scripts it would be very helpful for both question and answers to be ...
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Is there a way to undo my review?

I mistakenly clicked on Looks OK instead of Recommend Deletion while reviewing a post. Now this post will most probably be deleted anyway as it's of very low quality. But I would like to make sure in ...
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How do I review?

As of today, the new top bar is live for normal users on Ask Ubuntu. Previously, I was reviewing quite a lot, but now we have this new top bar, and I can't see any "review" link in it... Can anyone ...
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Is there a way to remove a “wrong” duplicate flag from a question? [duplicate]

Recently I have found a question which I believe is wrongly marked as a duplicate of another one. The other question looks very similar and partially addresses the issues raised by the current ...
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Achievements rep indicator glitching

The rep indicator lit up saying I gained 141 points, but I only gained 4. This has happened twice in the past 10 minutes. See the below screenshot...
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Why was my close vote removed and comment deleted?

I voted to close this question as a duplicate but on returning to it, I find my vote removed and comment deleted. I guess it was removed by a moderator but why? Currently, I feel this is very much ...
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About retracted flags and the comment persisting

Case in point: How do I convert my usb installation from legacy boot to uefi? By mistake I flagged as duplicate but later on noticed it was about Elementary OS. Retracted but the comment persists?
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Should I elaborate a low quality answer or should I post a new one?

This question is wired to the topic: When to add another answer instead of updating my current one? - but is slightly different. Here is the story: A few days ago I created an answer that provides a ...
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Strange: I have some pending edit review, but the review page says 0 suggested edits pending

I recently submitted 4 (no, actually 3) edit suggestions on Ask Ubuntu, but I spotted out a strange behaviour: A lot of my edits, when I submitted to Ask Ubuntu, at first showed up in the counter in ...
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Why am I not mentioned in the “marked as duplicate” label? [duplicate]

Yesterday I flagged number of loopback addresses as a duplicate of How to add a loopback interface?, and as far as I can tell from the automatic comment I was the first and only one to do so. Now that ...
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Changes to user account deletion

As a lot of people post here about removing profiles, I thought this meta.se post from today, outlining a few changes to the system, was worth a repost here, just so everyone knows about it. Relevant ...
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Does “convert to edit” let moderators move comments?

When moderators convert an answer to and edit--which deletes the answer and places its content at the end of the question--do they have the ability to move the comments from that answer to the ...
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Change in domain name

My domain name changed from bodhizazen.net to bodhizazen.com All the .net links now apparently point to spam. I got a message about this in the comments from your staff here /usr/sbin/update-info-...
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Is it possible for a deleted answer to be converted to a question?

This question was prompted in part by the content of this one which got me to wondering if the system allows this type of reassessment, either manually or automatically. And if so, what level of ...
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Can a bounty be redacted?

I could swear there was a 500 point bounty on this question: How to fix Bang and Olufsen Audio for HP laptops? ...and I could swear I saw it go into a 9 hour grace period last night. But upon looking ...
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How to input/type buttons on posts? [duplicate]

I have tried multiple times to find the "button" button in order to convert e.g. Ctrl-Alt-F1 to button sequence. Can anyone help me? I tried to find it in the desktop version of Ask Ubuntu and on the ...
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Where would I ask a question about port forwarding?

I have set up Ubuntu Server 16.04 on my home network and want to access it from my browser at... school, for example. I asked a question about port forwarding to my Ubuntu Server on Ask Ubuntu and it ...
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I know I'm good, but not that good

I'm editing and reediting my answer about $(ls *.txt) (I think it's bad) at this Question and have gotten 7 upvotes. However, on my User Summary page waltinator the question is shown with +78 points. ...
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Tagged for a Rude comment, but I can't see where I commented

My Rude/Abusive page shows two AskUbuntu questions that I can't see (or remember) my comments on. How can I verify that they're rude, and learn from them?
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Ask Ubuntu logout/sign out missing [duplicate]

Another newbie question - where is the sign out of Ask Ubuntu? I have looked everywhere on the questions page and cannot find where to logout of Ask Ubuntu!
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Syntax highlighting in <pre> block?

So I've discovered that I can make code blocks with <pre> tag. Great ! Now I can write markup in vim and copy the resulting text into answer text box (instead of pasting answer and script ...
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How to find posts with html tags like <code>

I keep finding things with the <code> tag or the <pre> tag instead of four spaces or inline code formatting. I want to find these and fix them, replacing them with the better code ...
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Printing Ask Ubuntu pages

I read How do I recover my data from an encrypted home directory? and upon printing hardcopy of this, the font size is under 10 points. That is way too small to read easily. When I tried copy & ...
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Mystery missing 10 reputation [duplicate]

As you can all see in the screen shot below I apparently had 400 rep However when I went to the reputation tab on my profile page it says i have 390 rep nor is there any entry to show the reputatuon ...
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Confused with a review entry

I'm confused with this review entry I remebered this question because I actually saw it like one month ago. So I want to the question to review the answer but it isn't asked "2 hours ago" but is ...
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I would like a moderator to remove the acceptance from one of my answers and give it to another one

Is that even possible? Question here with my answer the accepted one and the one below that a better one! Yeah, I've looked here already but I'm not going to plagiarise the better one; that would ...
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What can I do after my account is gone?

I logged in this morning, and instead of logging in, it asked me to join the community through stack exchange again, and now I am at 101 reputation, instead of the 360 I was at yesterday. How can I ...
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Will the reputation that exceeds the daily cap be carried over to the next day?

The daily cap of reputation you can earn per day is at 200. Does this mean the exceeding reputation is lost or does it get carried over at the next day?
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What counts as a “controversial” edit?

In the Suggested Edits stats there is a "controversial" edits section. But after looking at these edits I'm not so sure what is so "controversial" about them and why the system identifies them as such....
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Not receiving notifications

I am not receiving notifications for people commenting or responding to my questions. Under Edit Profile and Settings > Preferences > Q&A Emails I have checked the box "Email me my unread inbox ...
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Asking questions considering development of Ubuntu

Specifically in this case, I am tempted to ask a question regarding any continuing (non-supported by Canonical ) development of Unity (following this), largely with regard to licenses, source code and ...
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Why there isn't a straightforward procedure to leave AU?

The thing is, I want my account/profile removed. Forever. In the page for that purpose I am told it would be immediate if I had never voted or posted more than once. Otherwise I have to fill a form???...
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Is there any way to hide deleted answers in “new answers to old questions” Tools section?

I have been looking through the new answers to old question Tools section recently and have been flagging up quite a few things missed by others and the system. But what makes this extra annoying and ...
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What does it mean when a post is bumped to homepage by the Community?

Today I noticed this on a post: What exactly does this mean and what triggered it?
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Suggested edit to “What does the double-hyphen do in `lxc exec`”

I'd like to ask for reconsideration on an edit I suggested; based on this meta question, I believe Meta is where such a request belongs. The post in question is an answer to a question I asked, What ...
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I can see this deleted question even though I don't have 10k? [duplicate]

Title pretty much sums it up. I am somehow able to view this question even though I don't have 10k reputation. Is this a bug?
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Can users be banned from suggesting edits?

A user can be banned from asking a question and from answering. A user can also be banned from reviewing. So is there any rule for editing posts? Once they have at least 2k reputation a user can ...
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What can I do to get an answer to this question?

I'm having a problem to which I tried to google a solution. The search turns up this question: Can't log in after upgrading to Ubuntu 17.04 This question precisely describes my own experience As ...