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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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Migration Rejected

This question was moved from main to meta (rightfully) but it was closed here as unclear, causing all commenting to be prohibited and it to become a rejected migration. I understand why this would ...
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When I ask Ubuntu the interface shows number of answers. But the answers are not shown? [closed]

I find the question I have, on the left, in a green box, it says 3 answers. That's fun. Now what? Where are the answers? Clicking the box does not do anything.
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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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Obtaining a badge might “result in a ban”

So this is just a general question I have about AskUbuntu. I have seen 2 badges and there are possibly more, in which you have to delete your own question to be able to achieve. However, when I go to ...
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What determines which comments are displayed initially?

There are times when some questions or answers have many comments. In such cases, there's a "show n more comments" link. On clicking the link, I find, quite often, that the comments that were not ...
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How do I add images to posts?

How do I add images to a question, answer or comment. When I press Images on the top panel it says something like "Images are exactly like links..." and suggests adding the link to the image. But what ...
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Clicked wrong entry during question review

I intended to flag the answer as 'not an answer', but clicked on "no action needed". Is there a way to go back and correct my review? https://askubuntu.com/review/first-posts/311708
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Similar background for Blockquote and Preformatted(code)

On AskUbuntu there is similar background-formatting for Blockquote text and Preformatted code text. Example-1 (with preformatted/coded text): sudo apt-get update Example-2 (with block-quoted text): ...
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How to Post threads

How can I post a thread on a Ubuntu forum? Also, what the hell is a Tag? I can't even ask a question without going to school for questions.
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What does it mean when my question is “edited” and how can I investigate?

My last question was "edited", can somebody explain: What this means exactly. How do I see what "edits" were made. How do I contact the "editor" should I disagree with the "editing"
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How many unique visitors does AskUbuntu get?

I work at a hardware company writing drivers for Linux. There seems to be a lot of difficulty estimating the size of the Linux install base, and as a result resources are directed to non-windows ...
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How different is the answer's OS allowed to be?

I sometimes see Windows answers which are removed because they are not helpful to Ubuntu users, even Mac answers, but what about answers that explain how to do something on Mint (and it is clear that ...
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Guidance does not exist here [duplicate]

So I have a problem with my VirtualBox Windows 7 64 guest. It seems that it does not recognize the GPU. While researching the problem I cam across this post .... Enable CUDA GPU working under VM ... ...
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Month and Quarter reputation tab borked?

When I went to look at the Quarter reputation tab I noticed I'm number 1 in the stats and the same goes for the month but as I know I'm vastly inferior to Rinzwind 0:-) I'm suspecting something is ...
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How do I delete my account and all questions? [duplicate]

I wish to delete my account and questions as I do not want to waste anyone's time answering my posts. The links I have to get support to do it do not work. Please advise. Regards
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Links without http don't get linked

Just came across this, don't know if its a feature or a bug. Basically if you don't type out http on a link in the markdown, it does not get converted to the link. [Link](google.com) => Link does ...
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A VLQ flag invalidated by a minor edit

I have flagged an answer as very low quality since it barely can help OP to solve their problem (see my comment there). The answer got two “Recommend Deletion” votes when reviewed but then the review ...
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Should I wait before flagging as “Unclear what you're asking”?

Sometimes it’s unclear what a user is asking to understand questions properly. I had flagged such questions as "Unclear what you're asking" and all deemed helpful also. Should I give time to the user ...
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Are hardware recommendations considered off topic?

Fairly straightforward question, I don't want to clutter up the main site if it is. Edit: More specifically, hardware recommendations as it applies to driver support and the like in Ubuntu. ...
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Are questions asked 'n' plus years ago, still relevant?

I am new to Ubuntu and have been researching varies methods to accomplish certain tasks that I want done. Some of my research has led me to questions asked in 2012. And I am hesitate in trying the ...
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How to find ID from an answer on askubuntu

I would like to know how to find the post ID of an answer on askubuntu.com. An example: I want to get the post ID of l0b0's answer on How can I change my own user ID?. I need it because I want to ...
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Where can I find the questions I have starred?

Above the vote-up and vote-down arrows, we can use the star icon to favorite a question. However, where can I access the list of my starred topics?
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Expand button isn't shown in the reputation tab after multiple events on a post

When multiple events (upvotes/downvotes/accept) happen on a single post, an expand icon shows up which shows all events in reputation tab. But since 2-3 days I observed that it ain't there. I thought ...
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How do I change my username on Ask Ubuntu? [duplicate]

How do I change my Ask Ubuntu username? I pressed enter by accident and now I have this one.
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Is it possible to rename oneself on Ask Ubuntu?

Looking around on the site, I found a post with my name I didn't remember having posted. Although I should have known my first name is not that unique, I never realized there could be 31 of me around ...
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How To Change Username On This Site? [duplicate]

Would like to change it to DBGTBAH. Don't like my current username, and couldn't find it how to change it on here. It's out possible to do on my own? If not, where would I post this?
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If you sign up to Ask Ubuntu via Launchpad, would a profile get created on the wider SE network?

Launchpad authentication is only available on AU. If you use that to create an AU profile, would doing so create a profile for you on the rest of the network?
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Is a user not allowed to give the bounty to himself?

I put a bounty on a question of mine and later found a solution to that problem. I was given 0 points for the answer (obviously) but i was also not given the bounty points back when i clicked for it. ...
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How can I add a screenshot directly from my clipboard to the body of a post?

I would like to renew / re-post my question about Bluetooth menu. If I want to add a screenshot to a post, I can use gnome-screenshot and copy the screenshot to the clipboard. How do I add such a ...
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Noticing “score” and “answers” bars after unlocking “access to site analytics”

I just passed 25,000 rep, and now have access to site analytics. On my profile summary tab, I see the following... What does the new score and answers numbers mean? This "new" score/answers bars ...
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My question seemes to be frozen

I had a question that was doing very well & the number of views as well as likes was increasing fast, but I don't know why suddenly everything stopped & now it behaves as if it's a duplicate ...
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Vote to close specifics

I would like to learn about the vote to close. As I understand it, it is a moderator who does so. Does it only take one moderator to make that decision? Is there a link that shows all the ...
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Sad question reopen time?

OK, so this is a really sad question but not everyone is familiar with the architecture of GNU/Linux¹ nor do they know the history of GNU and Linux and the very big personalities of Linus and RMS. So ...
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Why does my week rank show -483?

When I visit https://stackexchange.com/leagues/89/week/askubuntu I see this: However, I don't see that rep loss in my Ask Ubuntu profile (The recent rep loss was only ~65 and others were affected ...
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Why is the Ask-Ubuntu login independent from other StackExchange sites?

Other Stack Exchange sites have a common login. Once logged into one site, one is also logged into the other sites that one has activated. Ask-Ubuntu shares user profiles with these other Stack ...
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how to get a copy of a deleted answer

Apparently an answer I wrote was deleted (by others). Is there a way to retrieve a deleted answer? (I would like to keep a copy of it)
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Is answering twice and closing good or bad behaviour?

So yet another "What backup tool should I use?" question came up earlier today, so I: voted to close as a duplicate answered the question Deleted as per answer below in the meantime, answered the ...
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Review queue audit: what to do with obvious spam?

What is the "correct" action in the LQ queue when I am presented with obvious spam? None of the options in Recommend Close seem useful.
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Since a few days, no rep changes occur “in green”, not getting pinged

Feels like a silly question, but someone please shine a brilliant light on this: Since a few days, none of the rep changes occurred "in green" on any of my devices, (so not) like this: just the ...
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When a user is deleted are their “accepts” removed?

When a user is deleted are "accepts" by this user also affected? In other words, will the answer accepted by a deleted user no longer be shown as accepted? In one example I came across, it appears ...
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How to see election stats and who you voted for?

I want to see what percentage of votes each of candidates (for moderator) got and who was my 1st,2nd and 3rd choices. Is there way to do it?
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Is there any advantage or downside to using “Clear all filters” in one's flagging history?

I recently noticed this "Clear all filters" in my flagging history option. I'm guessing it should be fine clearing all filters once in a while?
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I cannot seem to find a question I asked earlier

I am new Ubuntu and Ask Ubuntu. I asked a question today concerning how to make a desktop icon in GNOME, but do not know how I get back to the question, to see if anybody has offered a suggestion.
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Why do some of my tag [suggestions or creations] get rejected?

Please, I will really like to know why some of my tag suggestions or tag creations keep getting rejected for (my personal opinion) nothing?! Meanwhile, it seems some could be needed and of important ...
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Unable to add my answer link to the 2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

I am unable to edit the 2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire in order to add the link to my answer below the said question. I think it is due to the fact that; "Suggested edits are not ...
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When do posters know their questions are being voted to close?

A poster asks a question that qualifies for closing. For example, take a question dealing with an unsupported distribution. I vote to close as off-topic and mine is the first vote. Does the ...
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What does a gray title mean?

My question has a light gray title, unlike a black title. Why? Here's the question. You may need to view it on home or on my profile. EDIT: Ironically, the title on this question is gray. How about ...
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How long should I wait for an answer on here?

How long should I wait for an answer to my question 18.04.2 authentication error on here, and in the meantime is there anything I can do to make it more answerable? I've already included a fair ...
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User with 1 Reputation is able to comment

I stumbled about this question when it was eight hours old. A new user (not the question author) commented under the question. The reputation score of the new user is "one". Looking immediately at ...