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How to ask for re-open after edit with low rep?

On other sites I was able to edit a question and then ask for re-open. I'm not seeing the option. I've edited the following question and I feel others may be wondering the same thing: Do I need ...
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How can I shorten the Long Code output in questions and answers and display scrollbars?

There are some questions and answers that have very log output that is condensed with scrollbars. Is there a formatting method to control how much is displayed between the scrolling. I believe some ...
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2k “Review” access lost when reputation has fallen below 2k because of bounties

I had access to 2k reviews (Low Quality Posts, Suggested Edits) for at least 4 months. Yet, I gave some bounties away which reduced my reputation below 2k, effectively barring me from such reviews. ...
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Why do repcap badges exist on Meta? How did people get them?

So, I was looking at my (rather depressing) meta profile badge to-do list when I noticed something interesting: The repcap badges are present! Upon digging a bit further into this, I noticed that ...
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How do we get a question from another site migrated to Ask Ubuntu?

Specifically this one over on Stack Overflow. I'm only a 101 rep user over there but it seems like that question should be over here instead of over there! Is there anything else I can do on top ...
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Can I remove my own question with answers, as duplicate

I asked this question by searching the site and started a bounty to get the attention of the members. Later I found this which is exactly similer as my question and the answer worked for me. Can I ...
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Privilege viewer?

Is there a way to easily see what permissions you have, like you can see how much/many rep and badges you have?
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What is an 'Association Bonus'? [duplicate]

I just went to a Stack Exchange website and saw that my reputation had gone up by over 600 - a question I asked on one of them got a ton of upvotes, and all 5 got a +100 'Association Bonus' - What ...
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Can't I ask about other (Debian based) distros as well as Ubuntu? [duplicate]

As Ubuntu is based on Debian and there are other flavors of it like Kubuntu, Xubuntu, MATE, EdUbuntu, Lubuntu and so on, is asking about Mint or Debian or other Debian-based distros on topic here? Or ...
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Does the reputation you get from meta transfer to normal ask ubuntu? [duplicate]

I just got the privilege to participate in meta, but if I get reputation points here, will that be added to my normal Ask Ubuntu reputation?
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Suspect malware behaviour when accessing askubuntu and or any stack exchange site from firefox

I am having this very strange pop-up ads issue when accessing any Stack Exchange site using Firefox. Whenever I click I get redirected to ads. I have done and tries the following: cleared cookies, ...
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Strange askubuntu edit post behaviour [duplicate]

In the course of trying to edit a post that had its edit button active not greyed out I experienced something strange. When I clicked on the edit button (which as stated above was not greyed out) ...
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Where to direct Windows 10 users

A lot of people dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows, and many have problems that have more to do with Windows than Ubuntu. Is there an AskWindows site or something similar to that where I can direct such ...
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Is there any recourse to a question being put on hold?

There was a question I answered put on hold as having "too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format". I understand the reasoning behind that sort of hold in general, ...
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What if the bounty was started by the question owner and did not accept any answer?

Following text within quotes was copied from this page "If the bounty was started by the question owner, and the question owner accepts an answer posted during the bounty period, and the bounty ...
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Can you use Gravatar?

I have Gravatar, but I want to have it as my user icon. Anyway, I can do that? My Gravatar is [email removed], and I also would like to see if that we had Gravatar, would it remove any stickers? ...
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broken link avatar image

So I must get this out of my chest. ;-) Why do so many people have a broken image symbol as avatar image ? Do they provide broken image link ? Or is it askubuntu ? Can this be fixed ? Isn't this has ...
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Should I edit a question or ask a new one?

I Want to know the difference between display managers and found this question, but it does not include SDDM. Should I edit that question to include SDDM or ask as a separate one?
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Who gets reputation at the end of a bounty?

I can not find a clear answer to this anywhere. I have a question with a bounty. At the end of the 7-day period I set for the bounty, if there's no answers I've accepted and no answers have 2 or ...
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question remains closed even after update edit

I had asked a question some time back and it got closed as I did not respond to the notice to modify it. I later did and up till now the question has not received any attention. I don't know if my ...
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How do I change my StackExchange password?

How do I change my Stack Exchange password, without removing the Google acount? Only option is remove the Google account! The reason I ask this is that Google Chrome & Chromium are disreguarding ...
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Question marked as duplicate how to contact the people to explain why it is not?

I think that the following question is marked as duplicate but it should not: Problems to login in Ubuntu 14.04 after new update (Friday) I have not found a way to contact the people who marked it as ...
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About how best to question an edit

Some time ago, I asked a question... no answers were forthcoming... I continued to research. After a while, I found the exact solution to the question I had asked. I edited the question and provided ...
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How can I see who offered me the bounty?

Must be a blind spot in my mind, but looking through the list of earned bounties, I could not see who has offered it. Why? I am about to start a new project on Launchpad, which was initiated by a ...
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Question body bug

I thought this was just a fluke, but it's happened about 10 times in the last few months, so I thought I'd report it as a bug. Sometimes, the body of a question gets a grey background type thing, see ...
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Vote limit on comments? [duplicate]

I was reviewing this question in the Close votes queue and upvoted the comment that mentioned the correct duplicate. I received a message regarding hitting the vote limit. I proceeded to VTC the as ...
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What criteria should be used when considering merge candidates?

This question was prompted by the results of a normal dupe search on this question. I discovered 2 possible duplicates as listed below and my first thought was that they should be merged. Duplicate ...
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You can now close-vote your own questions?

I noticed a few days ago that you can CV one of your questions. Is this for all stack exchange websites or just for us? I would love that if you CV'ed your own questions, (like a moderator) you can ...
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A canonical question for installing Nvidia GPU drivers?

Do we have a canonical question for this right now? Since nvidia-common became nvidia-xxx I am having a hard time finding a good Q&A for it. I saw this question; it is basically "How do I ...
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Mobile site UI buggy

Basically the text of top menu and tags is outside its supposed placement. Browser: Chrome Device: OnePlus Two Issue seems specific to Chrome, as Firefox displays the site normally.
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What/how/where do I get the “link to a valid account” for the purpose of deleting my account?

My problem is that I want to delete my account. Very simple. How?
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my profile page on AskUbuntu is 'Page not found'

Today I logged in AskUbuntu to find that my profile page is missing. To visit my profile page I clicked on my small avatar in top bar to see it is not found (Please see screen shot below) It is ...
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How do I put scrollable preformatted / code blocks in my question?

This may seem like a simple question, but how do I put a box of scrollable code or preformatted text in my question or comment on AskUbuntu? It would be great if this question and the answer ...
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Getting “An error occurred submitting the edit” on only one answer

I have recently tried making an edit to my answer on this post, but, to my surprise, I get a message stating that "An error occurred submitting the edit." I suspected that it might be a temporary ...
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I really need help with my question, how do I get help?

I am a new user with only one question, but I really need help with it. I am new to Linux and therefor have no ability to answer or edit questions, and without a rep of 20 I am not able to chat with ...
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Made an edit to a question but didn't get credit for it. Instead, OP did

I just edited this question: Incorrect resolution and no wifi and no usb after update, but didn't get credit for it. Instead, the credit seems to have gone to OP. What happened there? Did OP copy-...
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Why am I unable to retract this flag?

Today, I have flagged a question as being off-topic here (as the question seemed to be more about Windows than about Ubuntu), then, I had a second thought (the OP was a beginner in Ubuntu and closing ...
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I have reason to believe that a user has created 2 accounts what should be done in this case? [duplicate]

I worked on both of these questions: Unable to connect to the internet via ethernet (using a pppoe) , though it works via wi-fi Connecting cable/fibre internet using PPPoE in Ubuntu It's become ...
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Question is a duplicate of a question on another Stack Exchange website

If a question is a duplicate of another on a different Stack Exchange website such as Super User, then would I link it in the comments or paste the solution as an answer so it can be stored on AU for ...
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Is there any .gifv or .gif support to be embedded in answers/questions? [duplicate]

I was wondering if there was any support for adding .gifv or .gif files/links in the same format as a regular image would be embedded as so: I think that this could be useful for adding little short ...
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Why so many 404 page not found errors? [duplicate]

I am meeting 404 page not found errors very often on askubuntu in the last days. I mean, much more often than I'd expect, more often than it used to be, more often than on other stackexchange sites. ...
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Why can't I VTC a question with a bounty?

I wanted to VTC this as the issue is they are trying to use an unsupported version and that is likely why they are having issues. However, I can't I am not looking for a big debate on the validity ...
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AskUbuntu pages are returning an error when connected to Opera's built in VPN

The issue is simple. When I navigate to: Why do pages not load in any browser after updating Ubuntu 12.04? I can load it as expected. When I toggle on Opera's built in VPN I get: Page Not Found We'...
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My thread is too broad, why? - “Safety of software installation from source code”

Link to thread: Safety of software installation from source code Why is it "too broad" ? I thought I was very specific.. can't see what should I add..
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Why is the review time “come back” period variable?

After reviewing 20 close vote duplicates I got the "Thank you, come back in X hours" message. I'm curious as to why the number of hours varies. Yesterday I got one that said 6 hours and today it says ...
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Reputation with editing “to be closed” questions

As an avid editor for the main site, I have taken quite a liking to the 2 rep I get for passing my time, however when I see a question that is off topic, and yet messy, like this one, I still feel the ...
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How can one determine who has the highest score for a specific tag?

This question was prompted by this one and I was wondering who if anyone has the required score in the tag to request the synonym. I checked the tags of some likely suspects but came up empty. I'm ...
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Should this CW post be renamed?

I have encountered several questions that ask for "desktop recording tools". The most recent is here. There is already a CW answer, here, but it comes under the name of "screencast", which personally, ...
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What effect does voting to Leave Open have?

In the close votes queue I can do four things Leave Open Close Edit Skip I think I understand quite well what happens if I select Close, and I think if I Skip or Edit, I believe I might get ...
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Why was this flag declined?

My very low quality flag was declined by a moderator on this answer. Why? It is just a link and the OP won't make any effort to improve it. IMO this is about as low as the quality comes, is it not? ...