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Questions tagged [support]

You need help with the use of one or more of the site's features.

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Delete unanswered questions when user no longer exist?

For example, the author of this unanswered question no longer exist. Should they be deleted? (so I can flag them...) Note I am just referring to unanswered questions for which the user has gone.
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Suggested edits: is this spam?

I'm sure it is, but just checking that this indeed happens to the system. Anyway, who would waste time in such ridiculous and useless thing? PS: linked question is about blocking spam, not about ID. ...
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How much does SE care about mirrors of SE that don't acknowledge the CC licence?

I found this (replace the XXX's) as the #1 hit for a question. The answer seemed very "stack exchange" and indeed it was: http://htmlasks_XXXXXXXXXXXXX.com/...
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Track pundit progress

Is there a way to figure out how close I am to getting the Pundit badge? Even a way to sort my comments by score would be plenty, but I don't find any way whatsoever to do it, and I don't feel like ...
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Curious badge strangely not awarded yet (in meta)

Why is the curious badge still there? It has been for days, and it says 5/5. Update: it seems I do have 5 upvoted questions in meta PS: I'm not desperate for badges (at least not in meta). But this ...
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How did my profile picture change automatically?

I have not changed my profile picture or any other information in my profile. Today a different identicon appeared as my profile picture. I have not changed my email or a single bit of information in ...
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Why am I banned from answering?

I am apparently banned from answering question because I have "contributed many low-quality answers". In fact, I have contributed NO answers that I know of and the 6 questions I have asked over the ...
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Duplicates must have at least one upvoted answer

So, how come I can duplicate this with this? Just curious really, is it because the same person asked the question? Anyone know why? FYI I can't just do it to any question So it is something ...
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Why are unanswered questions always getting upvotes but no answers?

My question has only upvotes but no answers, yet no comments. It's just a distant dessert I guess. Why is it so inactive?
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What happens when I vote to delete an answer?

Does it go to the Low Quality review or not? This is related to flagging questions. For high rep user maybe VTD is a better option.
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What are the job opportunities in askubuntu [closed]

I am extremely interested in this Q&A site and I would like to contribute seriously. But I also need to earn money to feed myself and the two cannot possibly go along. So I would like to know if ...
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How do I flag correctly?

As there are many complaints about uncertainty of which flag to use for what post and even conflicting feedbacks from different moderators or established users, I would like to see some kind of ...
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What should I (or we) do about answers that obviously miss the point of the question entirely?

I came across this answer to “Adobe PDF for Ubuntu 64 bit 15.10” recently. The question is about installing Adobe Reader on recent Ubuntu releases. The answer explains the whole story with the ...
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Is it possible to respond to the author of a deleted question?

I awoke this morning to find this in my inbox. At some point between the author leaving the comment and my receiving it the original question was deleted by the author. I'm wondering if there is a way ...
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Again three VLQ flags have been declined. Can anyone explain?

I flagged three answers: https://askubuntu.com/questions/805304/what-driver-should-i-use-for-best-performance-amd/805388#805388 for being VLQ. It has been converted to a comment, but my flags has ...
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Edit rejected as conflicted with a subsequent edit

As a beginner I usually answer questions very rarely as I think my knowledge not sufficient yet. So I read questions and answers as much as I can and edit questions to correct spelling and formatting ...
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Users strange behaviour

I noticed something about this user, almost all questions they ask are answered for them in comments or by other users and they take this information and create there own answers with it and accept it,...
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Which questions can I flag?

I want to clarify this. I flagged this question as I felt it is not about Ubuntu. Am I wrong?
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My Answer got downvoted and I updated it. Will downvotes go away?

I answered What is the difference between hosts and hosts.deny? with a one-line answer (first line of my answer, basically RTFM). I got downvoted to -2 for my answer. I Edited and improved my ...
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When I 'improve [an] edit' suggested by a <2k user, do they still get +2 reputation?

As of today I am allowed to review suggested edits ^_^ I'm reading lots of posts here to help me do a good job. I can be absent-minded and I'm certainly not immune to typos, bad formatting decisions,...
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Why does my profile picture randomly change?

Title says it all. Today I logged in to find my picture had changed to an ugly green and white.
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Resolution since installing 16.04 LTS [closed]

I asked this question yesterday but it has disappeared? Maybe I did something wrong ..... anyway: I installed 16.04 on Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile V5535 and ticked all the boxes re updates etc... ...
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Is it okay to use Ubuntu.pastebin on other SE sites?

I use http://paste.ubuntu.com/ on AskUbuntu and on almost all other SE sites, (SU, U&L etc...). Is it okay to do this ? or should it be used only on AskUbuntu? What are the restrictions for using ...
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My reputation is down to 1

Mods: please move this question to Meta. I just logged on from a new system and my reputation is down to 1 (used to be over 5k). What is going on? Edit I: After posting I also note that a different ...
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Why was my answer deleted? Shouldn't moderators explain their decisions?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: How do I set my clock in Windows to UTC / localtime? I'm posting this question after asking support if they could provide more info on why was my answer ...
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Ask Ubuntu says the body of my question does not meet the quality standards - why?

When I tried to post a question just now, the system just says: This question body does not meet our quality standards. Please make sure that it completely describes your problem - including what ...
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Reviews are offered even while I'm banned!

Due to my sloppiness in reviewing, I've been blocked from reviewing for a while. However, on my home page, I'm shown a non-zero number of items to review. Why?
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How to migrate a question?

How can I migrate any question between various Stack Exchange websites if it seems to be off-topic?
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please delete my account [duplicate]

I am using ask ubuntu from another account and as I was confused how stackexchange openid and all things work, I messed up. So please delete this account or tell me if there's another way out.
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Should a question be reopened if another close reason now suits it better?

I just came across this question in the reopen view queue and I'm not sure what to do. The new edit means that the current close reason doesn't really completely suit it any more, a better one would ...
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How can I manually add images on Ask Ubuntu using Markdown?

I want to insert this image into my answer: http://blog.sudobits.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/keyboard-shortcuts-ubuntu-1110.png UPDATE: The Markdown reference can be accessed here - https://...
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“User cannot suggest edits to this question”

Lately, I've been into edits using my new self phone, and all went smoothly. But today, when I tried to suggest an edit to a new question, I simply couldn't. Instead, I got this message: "User ...
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Why does my name not appear while flagging posts?

This is a question, not a growl. So I flagged a question one day and I was happy for flagging that post and moved on. But when I came back, it did have the [closed] symbol, but it did not make my ...
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Unexpected formatting with code in list

I posted a answer and below some list items the code content turned to other format different from what I was expecting. I tried to indent either by code button or manually but didn't work. Is It a UI ...
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Why minus 500 a few days ago [duplicate]

Many of my posts had -10 and -20 all on one day. Did I upset someone? I do not see how all those could get downvotes all in one day.
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Can reviewers review suggested edits more than 20 times?

I thought you aren't able to perform more than 20 reviews of one sort per day. But in https://askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits/stats, it looks like Videonauth has reviewed 21. Is that possible?
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Why can't we upvote comments on this years mod elections?

I was reading a post from the 2014 elections and it has many upvoted comments. Why can't we do it this year? it would save a lot of "me too" comments. I wonder if this is a bug, as you can highlight ...
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The need to provide a link to your LaunchPad account for the elections

In order to nominate one self for the community moderator elections one must provide a link to one's LaunchPad account in order to verify that one has signed the Ubuntu Code of Conduct. However some ...
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Why have two of my questions and their answers had a series of unupvotes? [duplicate]

Yesterday all my answers to two questions I posted had many votes "unupvoted", including one question. My reputation history and the two questions: ASCII screensaver for the command-line or a TUI? ...
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I lost 3000+ rep as a reversal

It is possible that someone serially upvoted my posts. I can't see it. But the weird thing is that some of my answers were unaccepted. That is a puzzle. What does this mean?
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Why am I getting +1 points?

I've had a few times now where I get +1 for my points. But when I look at my rep history, nothing shows up. What I did notice however is that some of my downvotes seem to have disappeared. I have ...
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Who peer-reviews suggested edits?

Do peer reviews go to just anyone, or do you need a certain amount of reputation to review suggested edits?
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I have found a bug when I click on the StackExchange menu and other buttons [closed]

I just found this bug when I clicked on the StackExchange button and other buttons. Some orange-dotted lines appear around the button when I click on it. Here are some screenshots:
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Rejecting edits because they “Failed to correct critical issues with the post”

So I just made it past 2k rep, and I've been reviewing some edits. Once, one of my suggested edits was rejected because it apparently Failed to correct critical issues with the post I found a ...
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What is the best way to gain back my question privileges

For reasons I will not say (let's just say that I made some mistakes), the askubuntu system took away my right to ask questions on the website. I have read that once I have a positive effect on the ...
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Transfer control over open bounty to other user (or moderator) because I can't award it

I have two open bounties (question 1 and question 2) of 50 points for each, which both end in 3 days. However, I can't come online within the next week and none of them has an acceptable answer yet. ...
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Heated comments about reinstalling - Call for moderation

I got a flagged answer for review of deletion: https://askubuntu.com/a/779533/75166 The answer includes a description how to reinstall Ubuntu for a question that might be solvable with other means. A ...
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If I offer a bounty on someone else's question, can I still choose who gets the bounty?

I want to offer a bounty on a question by someone else, I would really like the issue fixed too and don't want to open a duplicate question. If I offer the bounty, do I get to choose the recipient of ...
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Why did the “community” user reject my edits?

I was reviewing my suggested edits, and saw that the "community" user rejected three of my edits because they "conflicted with a subsequent edit." What's that supposed to mean? I've had very few ...
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Is it possible to control font size?

Can I make some text larger or smaller? btw I noticed an answer here (by Oli), there's a line where the text seems smaller.