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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? ...
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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 ...