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Box disappears when mouse hovers over it

When I hover the mouse over "post your question", that box disappears. I am using Seamonkey 2.53.6 with Ubuntu Mate 18.04. It does not occur when using newest Firefox. Is that normal ...
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How do I add images in questions? [duplicate]

How do I add JPEG images in Ask Ubuntu questions?
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Should I ask my question on Ask Ubuntu, on Unix & Linux or on both? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a question which concerns all Ubuntu users, but not only them. (e.g. about apt and aptitude). On which Stack Exchange site should I ask it, depending on if my distribution is Ubuntu ...
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Why don't I see a device to flag a question as "off-topic"?

When I click the Flag link under a question, the options offered to me are: spam rude or abusive needs improvement a duplicate very low quality in need of moderator intervention No "off-topic&...
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Can a new-user comment and answer? Is a feedback to an answer allowed to be posted as an answer?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: How do I get the grub menu to show on a MacBook? My post was not an answer but a comment, not sure if that's the reason because has been deleted. I can't ...
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Does changing my display name have any unexpected side-effects?

I have seen that changing our display name is very easy. I just wanted to ask, how will it look like, and whether this change comes with any unexpected side-effects. Does it update the displayed name ...
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What has happened with the "Steward" badge?

I got all of them a second time a couple of minutes ago.
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Regolith Support

Is Regolith supported on AskUbuntu? I have seen questions about them that haven't been closed on AskUbuntu, but I can't find out whether the ISO is supported. The ISO is not on the official flavors ...
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Image uploader provides wrong image

I am trying to add a screenshot to a question of mine. After I select the picture with the "browse" link, the small preview shows the correct image. But when I click the "Add picture&...
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I accidentally down-voted an answer that I meant to up-vote, and now I can't change it

Last month, I accidentally clicked down-vote on a very useful answer that I had meant to up-vote. I didn't realize my error until today. Now, when I try to correct the mistake, I get the message, &...
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Is there a mechanism to disown my own answer?

A hypothetical scenario: Another person has edited an answer of mine. I don't deeply agree with how it looks now, and collaboration through comments and edits did not bring such a state that I would ...
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A custom filter for excluding posts with specific tags?

I don't have a dual-boot setup, so I will not be able to help much to people with related difficulties; yet this topic makes up a very large percentage of incoming posts. I have never had an Nvidia ...
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Can I merge my LaunchPad login to this account?

I've seen this question multiple times, but they're all dated, so I don't feel appropriate to resurrect any of those ancient threads. Can a mod help me merge my StackExchange account (which is linked ...
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When I try to review First Posts, why does it say "No Action Needed"?

Whenever I try to review a 1st post, it says no action required. Is it possible to have it show only posts that I can review?
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What to do about highly rated and accepted answers that are wrong?

This question: New alert keeps showing up: Server returned error NXDOMAIN, mitigating potential DNS violation DVE-2018-0001 - Ask Ubuntu reports an annoying syslog message. The selected answer (...
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Flagged a question before I saw it in First Posts review queue. I cannot click "I'm Done"

The question which I'm referring to in the title is this: Error : If you do not go back to the partitioning menu and correct these errors, the partition will be used as is I flagged this question 2 ...
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What does "canonical answer" refer to in bountied question notices?

I sometimes go through the bountied questions in Ask Ubuntu. Often I see the notice indicating the reason for offering the bounty is a specific reason written manually. Other standard noticed like &...
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Do I need to be logged in to Ask Ubuntu to see if I received an answer to my question?

I'm new to this site and Ubuntu. Do I have to stay logged on to see if I get an answer to a question I asked earlier?
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Why did 'the system identify' a high quality post 'as possible spam' in review audit?

I was reviewing posts in the First Posts review queue and I got a review audit. Link to the review audit: https://askubuntu.com/review/first-posts/1093198. I found it was an audit by clicking on the ...
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How to erase a chatroom I created myself

my chatroom It was never in use the question was solved before I do not want to leave my trash behind
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How do you upload a screenshot?

I just installed Kazam, and it looks very simple to use. I want to use it here on askubuntu. I figured out how to take a screenshot, I just don't know how to upload it. Does anyone know how to do this?...
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Getting “Please see the error above” when trying to post an Answer

I had a problem, so I have asked a Question here. Then later on I have found out how to solve it, so I was going to post an Answer. I was prevented to post the answer with a message: Please see the ...
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What happens to all the points when my bounty expires?

I don't know where are my points. I asked question, set up bounty and had no time to react (test proposed solutions, choose best answer, grant bounty). What now? I would like to get my points back or ...
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Is it wrong to comment in a "high quality post" in a review test (audit)?

While I was reviewing first posts in Ask Ubuntu, I had to review this post. I commented asking for a screenshot for reference and then I clicked I'm Done and then I got this: Was it wrong to comment ...
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How are migrated questions to askubuntu treated when are actually off topic?

Stumbling upon this migrated question, I noticed that it asks about a problem in an EoL version (12.04). It even has a bounty set on it. Now I do know that in some cases when the question is not a ...
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Code fence formatting problems to watch out for and fix

Since the start of 2019, code fences have been fully supported on Stack Exchange sites. By code fences, I mean the use of opening and closing triple backticks to format a code block. The effect of ...
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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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Are new users banned from answering "highly active questions"?

This question was asked on July 1: Ubuntu 20.04 on a new Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 is not detecting my second monitor through HDMI Today, a new user with 1 reputation attempted to provide an answer to ...
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What we have here is a failure to communicate

What we have here is a failure to communicate I am not allowed to ask questions - reached a limit - but Y am also not allowed to clear such limit . I am also not allowed to say this because my "...
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Why do flags age away?

Why do flags age away? What do the words "no one" refer to? Who handle flags? Is it moderators? How much "time" is "allowed by the system"?
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The flags count isn't detailed perfectly

As you can see in the picture, I've flagged 10 posts. But if we total the number of flags in the categories of post flags, we only get 9. After checking which flag wasn't mentioned in the categories, ...
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How do I check if the vote I cast in review audit is actually cast on the original post?

Sometimes in review an audit comes along. Oh nice answer/question, I upvote. Then a message appears This was a test, you passed. But I don't know if my upvote is counting. Do I have go to the answer/...
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I can't add an answer to indicate that I'm having the same problem as a previous poster

I can't seem to add an "answer" to indicate I'm having the same problem as a previous poster; e.g.: to question---> External USB drive keeps unmounting and remounting using different UUID ...
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Is there a way to view statistics about visitors by country?

I was wondering if there is some sort of a counter or statistics about registered / unregistered visitors of ask ubuntu by world region or country, in a certain given time period and / or site ...
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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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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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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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