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Will an edit to an answer I made be known to the person who asked the question?

Or do I have to add a comment so that the questioner is notified?
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Please reopen question edited to be more general

A user had recently asked how to connect an Android 4 device to Ubuntu: How to connect MTP devices via USB? As Android no longer supports USB Mass Storage, this is a very pertinent question. However, ...
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How do you leave a comment on a question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are you only allowed to comment with 50 rep? I only see a box for leaving an answer, but I can't seem to figure out how to leave a comment to a question. I must be blind, ...
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Can I add picture to my profile if I am using OpenID?

I logged in to askubuntu.com using my Launchpad OpenID, but, afaik Gravatar uses email address to identify the account. How will be linked to this profile in this case?
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How do I include a screenshot to illustrate a question in AskUbuntu?

The title is the question. I have screenshots that make a question easier to understand than anything I can write.
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Can someone accept other user old question?

Can someone accept other user old question? Example: If "A" have a question posted. Then "B" answered the question (and it is good and acceptable). But "A" didn't open his/her account for 1,5 years. ...
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How are comments handled for re-opened questions?

I left a comment (as did several others) on this question. It deals with downloading music and copyright, both controversial subjects. Looking at its revision history, I see it was closed, then re-...
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quality standards

I have a question which I cannot submit because of "quality standards". I could add more text to try to get round this but that would be filler text. What is the accepted way to handle this situation?...
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Do I get a notification when my edit is not accepted?

I've made an edit to (the title of) a question, but the 'your edit has been saved for review'-notification doesn't show anymore. Does that mean my edit has been rejected? And: do I get a notification ...
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confused about my user name (jgrau = 95710?) and how the site works

I'm confused how this site works, because I only find editing on my questions but can not recognize the answer to my originally posted issue: My issue is that I can't get sound to my TV which I ...
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What is peer review?

What is peer review? I always see this quote on a statement after edit a post. And how much reputation user can do the peer review? This is the example: Thanks for your edit! This edit will be ...
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My question and answers are being changed without explanation by another user

I asked a question, and it got a lot of answers. Two of which were better than the others. Now, I believe both the question and the best answers are being stripped of essential details. I rolled back ...
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What is Announcer badge?

It says : Shared a link to a question that was visited by 25 unique IP addresses. I could understand it as follows: I answer or comment to a question by putting a link to another old question that ...
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What is Tenacious?

I do not understand this badge. It says: zero accepted answers: for whom ? for me? I found one user having this badge without posting any question. How could be? This is the user's link. Can you ...
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Can I ask using my first/native language?

Can I use my native language (Malay) to ask or answer a question at Ask Ubuntu? Is there any volunteer to translate my answer/question? Bahasa Malaysia Adakah boleh saya menggunakan bahasa ...
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Request to reopen this interesting question

This following question was marked as duplicate by mistake(as it seems to me). Move running program to background in bash Marked Duplicate: Running programs in the background from terminal ...
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How to comment out edits in Ask Ubuntu?

But I have this post that I would like to upkeep Now that I built Unity How do I Install it? Now every time that I edit it (for the future or in the future) I would Like to put some commented code in ...
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why there is no keyboard <kbd> in the menu?

We have included options for bold, italics, links, CODE, etc., but there is no option for keyboard keys. For example to get Alt as a key we have to place it in between <kbd> tags then it will ...
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Can somebody fix a miss-spell in a command?

Why can't I set screen brightness? The last line says sudo update-grup and it needs to say sudo update-grub. I cannot change or propose a one letter change but it is incorrect.
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I'm not able to flag after using all my close votes

I've used up my close votes for the day, so I am trying to flag duplicates instead. I can no longer flag a duplicate for moderator attention. I have 39 flags remaining, this should work. (I'm ...
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Upvotes with no reputation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the point of the daily limit? I have received about 28 upvotes on answers on askubuntu so far today, but only 20 of them are showing the +10 for reputation. The others ...
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How can I delete my account? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I delete my account? Is it possible for a user to delete his account? If yes, how it could be done?
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Why my reputation go down suddenly? Serial upvoting reversed

Many times my reputation is decreased I found writing: Serial upvoting reversed What does it mean?! what the wrong i did. This issue repeated 3 times till now
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How can I add a link within an answer on AskUbuntu.com to download a package? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to post links that install software via apt? I want to create a link in my answers that automatically open the Ubuntu Software Store with that package pulled up. I've gone ...
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How to obtain a direct link to an answer?

Is there any way to obtain a link to a concrete answer? Like this: GUI works but the console's (CTRL-ALT-F1-F6) "don't" (but I obtained this link via the Stack Exchange notifications)...
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What is the meaning of an accept (of an answer)?

Does it mean the answer is "completely satisfactory", and the question can be considered finished ? Or just that a given answer was "the most helpful" ? for example, in why do youtube videos stop ...
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Cannot add @name at the beginning of a comment in an answer

I want to comment an answer asking for more help, but cannot add the @name-of-user - the user that my comment is addressed to. Why is that?
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Can I sort my "favourites" questions based on tags?

Is there a possible way of sorting my favorite questions by name or tags? As I have too many favorite questions in my account. So sorting them would make it easier to find the needed question.
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Insert picture in Ask Ubuntu

How can I insert image from picture folder of Ubuntu while asking question or answering to question in Ask Ubuntu?
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How to receive email alert if anyone answer my question?

How to receive email alert if anyone answer my question here, I mean askubuntu.com. Every time my question was been answer, I only can see the answer when I came here.
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Why does the community bot upvote some things?

I have a question about the Community moderator bot. I have seen and understood what its mission is. I also noticed something that was weird, at least for me. The bot votes several questions. And ...
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Old Ask Ubuntu account

I used to participate on AskUbuntu.com as the user:3419. Unforunately, the domain in which I have had previously used for that account is no longer in existence. I am not sure how to recover it or ...
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How do I add comments on answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how do I leave a comment to an answer on the Ask Ubuntu site? This may be a stupid question, but I don't get it. I see that all kinds of people leave comments on specific ...
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How to sign into Ask Ubuntu?

Trying to sign into Ask Ubuntu using a Launchpad account. It won't let me get that far once it got me to the authentication part but none the less it fails.
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Why does the Unanswered button take me to a list of questions with answers?

Why does the Unanswered button take me to a list of questions with answers? Shouldn't I got to a list of questions with no answers, perhaps with the oldest one first? If the are questions whose ...
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Reopen request for my question

Someone closed my question as a duplicate of another question, but mine is more specific. I cannot understand the reasons behind this. Which are the proprietary and paid games for linux do you know - ...
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An answer I provided has been edited and approved. Do I need to do anything?

An edit has been made to my answer to this question. It has already been approved by Jorge Castro and I agree with the edits. Do I need to do anything more?
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Can not login to Ask Ubuntu chat

This has been happening since a couple of weeks ago but I thought it was a temp thing. Now I really need to use the chat system and the problem still persists. Here is what is happening: I go to the ...
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How to display keys and tags? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use keyboard 'icon' in markdown? How do you display buttons on keyboard eg: Control, Alt etc. in your discussion? I have seen many people even displaying tags. ...
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How do I edit my original question without rolling back?

I asked a question and subsequently a user (and then another one) edited my question. Their edits were tags (thank you) and formatting, both of which I really liked, but I have noticed a grammatical ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 install problems - where/how to ask a question

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04. I have installed it on two machines, and had to give up on third. (I was able to simply install 11.10 on the third) I need to get some help, and I want to give ...
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My favorite tags are empty [closed]

I am searching for unanswered questions on my favorite tags (mysql, lubuntu, virtualbox, and etc.) But all of them are empty (zero unanswered) is this right? Or I'm having some kind of trouble? ...
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Can I award bounty to my own answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a user not allowed to give the bounty to himself? I had answered a question and got many upvotes for it. However, the asker accepted another answer as the correct one. I ...
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Account merged, now cannot login to SE chat

I am not sure if this is the right place to post this inquiry. In AU, I have an old account with only 1 rep which I have used for about a week. I forgot the password for that account so I then created ...
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Are the criteria for peer-reviewed edits and "2000 rep" edits the same?

I've used the site for a relatively small time. I just edited an answer, and it was rejected on grounds of being too trivial. I am just wondering if this triviality bar "moves" as the cost of an edit ...
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Why is year reputation more than total reputation?

I just visited link from my profile http://stackexchange.com/leagues/31/year/askubuntu/2012-01-01/40166#40166 it says, How my year reputation can be more than total reputation?
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Why is my Badge Count Different

Early July 19th I had 24 bronze badges and now they are 23 what gives?
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How do I comment on a post?

I see a bunch of comments on someone else's answer to several questions and I'd like to add one but I don't see how. I can provide my own answer, but all I really want to do is add a little bit to ...
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How do I add a comment to ask a question of the person so I can get more info to answer them? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I comment on an answer? I guess it's all in the Title, but I can't find the link to just post a preliminary question , so I can get more info and then post an answer to ...
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How can I get the correct resolution for "Ask ubuntu" back on my Android device

On my android smart phone, I was able to access "Ask ubuntu" with my browser with a resolution specifically designed for the phone (it was perfect). Then, I accidentally hit a small link labelled "...

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