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Why do users who are no longer very active still get so much reputation?

When I click the Users button in the left navigation bar, I am taken to a page that lists users by reputation increase. What seems surprising is that, many of the users listed don't seem to have ...
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The annual Stack Overflow survey

I am trying to earn badges. How do I complete the stack Overflow survey?
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Good link for “how-to” ask questions in Ubuntu Forums [duplicate]

I am a rather new Linux user and I'm having several issues with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and audio. I have tried several solutions I found online to no affect. I would like to ask in the relevant Ubuntu ...
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Launchpad OpenID not working for login on Ask Ubuntu

I can't log in here using my Launchpad ID. I get Canceled on the identification page of AskUbuntu. On the Launchpad, I get an Oops page with an message saying that the error was logged. Sorry, ...
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Bibliography can not make Mendeley 1.19.6, Libreoffice wirter 6.4, Ubuntu 20.04 [migrated]

My question is how to get References/Bibliography after inserting citation? My system is Mendeley Desktop 1.19.6 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Libreoffice writer 6.4. I tried changing sudo flatpak override -...
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Present Moderator Elections, When the Election Closes, are the Results Immediate?

On this page https://askubuntu.com/election?cb=1 I see the message Election closes in <x> hours. So are the results immediate?
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How do I bookmark a Question/Answer?

I've found a question I'm interested in - how can I receive updates of when it gets answers or updates?
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Duplicated Answer Posted First

A question I answered was shut down as a "Duplicate". How to skip filesystem checks during boot It appears that an "original" answer to that question was edited after the time the &...
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I can't unfollow a deleted answer

I clicked "follow" on this answer. https://askubuntu.com/a/1235877/167850 It has been deleted since. Now when I try to unfollow it, I get a message This post has been deleted; deleted posts ...
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Unwanted edits to my question in ask Ubuntu

I recently asked a question on ask Ubuntu How to tell whether the snap or apt version is being used? which was well received and got two excellent answers and 11 upvotes. Then today, 3 days after it ...
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If I get question banned on StackOverflow, will I also get banned on AskUbuntu?

I am on the verge of being banned from asking questions on Stack Overflow. I'm not sure why, I guess people don't really like my questions. But without bashing on S.O. too much, I legitimately want ...
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Why is sportsmanship considered under the moderation badges in election statistics?

I was looking at the election page and was surprised how some of the nominees don't have 100% of the moderation badges. Only to find out it was the sportsmanship badge that is missing. That badge ...
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Opt-out of editing other's posts

How can I remove this icon from my Ask Ubuntu page? I have enough trouble trying to get my own posts formatted correctly. When I do look at the review queue, I don't see any need for changes to a ...
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Show only posts that need editing [duplicate]

I would like to help folks with first posts. But all I see is "No action required." Is there a setting to have it show only posts that need action? https://askubuntu.com/review/first-posts/1053682
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What is the purpose of bookmarking questions?

It shows no increase in the reputation points of the asker, then what is the purpose of being able to bookmark questions by clicking on bookmark icon with a star?
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Bookmarked questions - how to see them?

After bookmarking a couple of questions, how do I show a list of all questions bookmarked by me?
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How can I integrate pictures/images in review queues?

I can't figure out how I can integrate pictures when I read first posts in the review queue. I hope I didn't oversee something obvious.
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Some new weird review ban

A few minutes ago I was reviewing low quality posts. A question appeared containing some link looking like a spam. I hovered over the link, but it didn't show the URL. I pressed "Edit" to see the ...
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Post Reviewing Useful Comments [duplicate]

I have seen the same set of comments being used by many reviewers. Can an experienced reviewer please provide a list of those comments? Here's one: While this link may answer the question, it is ...
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Link to Comments and Review Queue

How to get links to comments and to the review of a post to be added as "By Review"?
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Post reviewing - Downvoting a bad answer when its not a “test” makes me lose reputation

Let me explain my problem: So when reviewing posts, I come across quite a few "tests". These are low quality audits that I would normally click edit or downvote on. However, a few days (or maybe ...
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What kind of text formatting is possible in reply of the question in Ask Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm a newbie on Ask Ubuntu. I can use the text formatting in the body of question in Ask Ubuntu. Then, what kind of text formatting is possible in reply of the question? I did not find such ...
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Formatting a comment

Is it possible to format a comment, as in, include blockqoute like properties? I've noticed that the help mentions that 'code' can be used for code, but it doesn't seem to make a difference. Either ...
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Edit conflicted with a subsequent edit [duplicate]

Sometimes I like editing questions by adding relevant tags, helping with formatting and overall question refining. I don't usually get the edit rejected, but this time is was by Community♦, stating "...
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Can I view and cancel my pending edits?

I am still relatively new to this site, so I am wondering if it is possible for me to view my pending edits? If so, can I also cancel them? Whenever I try to look at pending edits I am told that my ...
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When should I answer and when should I comment?

I enjoy helping out on this forum. Recently I have become more active in that. Can someone tell me when I should comment and when I should answer? How do you know which one to use? In the answer ...
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How to log off from ask ubuntu website? [duplicate]

Once I'm logged into the ask ubuntu site, it seems there is no way to logoff short of exiting my browser. If it is indeed possible to log off, I'd sure like to know how.
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Possible bug: body area turns blank when editing question

When trying to edit a question, I noticed that I have to edit the body area firstly, and only secondly the title area. If I try to do otherwise, the body area turns blank and I can't see the words or ...
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Reopen question after release of 20.04

my question has been closed as addressing a not released version, but now it's released. Please reopen. How to install Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa remotely with virt-instlall?
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Some questions are greyed out on Meta

I'm seeing some greyed out questions on Meta. Is this a normal behavior? Or is something off with my system?
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Where can I see a summary of the comments I have made, like the question and answer summaries on my profile?

I tried searching many times in my profile, help center, here and Google, but I seem to be missing something. Is there a way to see a Comments summary of my comments just like 'Answers' and '...
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Why do I see a delete option under my answer (and how to find what's that about)?

I think this answer is not fit to be deleted, at least not compared to other answers under the same question (Why is it that I am unable to format my pendrive in exfat using gparted?) which received ...
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Can't find link to logout from the forum? [duplicate]

Just signed up for Ask Ubuntu. Looks like a great community. I am signed in. Closed all the windows, and the browser. When I open the site again, still signed in. I cannot locate a link to sign out ...
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How can I reply to a user?

I want to ask a question to a user on Ask Ubuntu, but I don't understand how to do it. There is no email, no nothing. Can you tell me how to do it?
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Edit post again after logging in

I made an edit to a post, realized I made a mistake but I couldn't edit it again. Then I noticed I was somehow logged out (I'm NEVER logged out normally so it didn't even cross my mind that the button ...
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How to deal with late answers for no longer supported releases in the review queue?

Example: Very late answer to a question regarding 18.10 Yes, it isn't really an answer, but I wished to know, how it is generally regulated? Whatever the quality of the answer is.
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I lost some reputation. Is my privilege also gone?

For 2 days I have had the privilege to edit questions and answers. Yesterday I lost some reputation points and now I have less then 2000. Is the privilege also gone?
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User Removed, and I lost 590 points! [duplicate]

A user was removed, and I lost 590 rep points! The reason that this question got asked again, is I still don't understand why us (other) users get penalized because some user got removed. Their votes,...
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Short answer is automatically converted to a comment

When I was entering an answer, to my own question, it put my answer as a comment instead. I tried it again, and the same thing happened again. I kept the two attempted answers -- that got strangely ...
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Are duplicate questions hidden now?

It seems to me that questions closed as duplicate are hidden now. They are visible only to the post author and users with the close/reopen votes privilege. That means that these questions will not be ...
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Are closed questions answerable?

I stumbled in the review queue over this question and answer The question is being closed, because it is a question for mac OS. If I understood this text Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not ...
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Can I delete a downvoted question that I answered myself (where nobody else has answered it)?

Recently I asked a question on Ask Ubuntu. I did not get any answer. Then after searching I found the solution and wrote it as an answer. I got one upvote for the answer and 0 for the question: how ...
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Save an answer as a draft

I was wondering if it couldn't be a good feature to be able to save an answer as a draft in case I don't yet want to post it since I may be doing something else with my machine before later completing ...
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How to chat with another user?

With 20 reputation you gains the chat privilege, as described here, but I couldn't find this option in a user profile. Where should I look for it?
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When are tagged questions highlighted?

I have the following tags: kde kubuntu kwin plasma plasma-5 Today I discovered that tagged questions have the following css: .tagged-interesting { box-shadow: inset 0 1px 0 rgba(255,255,...
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Why was my question put on-hold by me?

My question was put on-hold recently with a banner: put on hold as off-topic by R S, Melebius, Pilot6, user68186, vidarlo - 9 mins ago But R S is me and I don't remember I did that to myself.
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Can these VMWares be un-merged?

In 2012, a question was asked about the installation of VMWare player. Some months later, fossfreedom merged that question into How do I install VMware Player?. But in the latter one, the questioner ...
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I'm apparently in danger of being blocked… with the most votes being cast on a recent question +1

The only other question on this topic I could find had 0 answers and was asked 4 years ago so I'm going to go ahead and ask it again When I go to post a question, I get a warning stating some of my ...
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Trademark infringement in display names of user accounts

I came across a user account bearing the name of one of the Ubuntu flavours. I was not aware of Xubuntu operating its own team account and this one uses the flavour's name. I've pinged the team in ...
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Is there any change in reputation points to upvote a post after the “Question askers were awarded”?

When I started participating in Ask Ubuntu, the reputation required to upvote a post was 15. With the recent change in reputation earned from an upvote on question after the question askers were ...

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