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Can't get my Analytical badge

I have just visited every page in the FAQ, hoping to get my 1st badge. But it didn't reward me one. Can someone tell me how to get the badge?
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Will bounty be given to the accepted answer?

There is a question which had a bounty and it was given to the highest voted answer (as the faq says), but none of the answers has been accepted yet. What if someone answers this question (perhaps ...
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Should otherwise obsolete comments sometimes be retained for the community opinion their upvotes express?

Sometimes a comment with lots of upvotes is still obsolete and should be removed. This is usually the case, for example, when it requests information that the OP then provides (and provides in such a ...
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Get notifications for how I lost reputation

I recently lost some reputation points (about 30. I know it shows 20 but during the same period I got an answer upvoted as well.) I do not know how but it may be because of a removed upvote, ...
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Comment with one rep without participation in post

Is there any explanation for why the first comment on this post has been made by a user with 1 rep and no participation on that thread? Is it a bug?
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How do I close a question on Ask Ubuntu?

OK, I asked a question, and it gets answered. I don't want to bother anyone anymore, so I want to mark my question as answered and consequently closed. How do I do that?
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Shouldn't I be able to offer a bounty of 100 on this question?

I have this one issue which has been driving me crazy for ages. However, with help from Ask Ubuntu, I feel it's closing in on a solution. I've discovered a workaround, and maybe that can be exploited ...
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Please blacklist the 'bug' tag

In regards to this, http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/3343/summer-cleanup-feedback-wanted-etc?cb=1 the jrg has eliminated questions tagged with bug. I would like to request blacklisting of this tag,...
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How to back up and restore customized pro-forma userscript comments?

I have extensively customized my pro-forma userscript comments (with new comments and new wordings/linkifications for default ones). I use Chromium as my browser most of the time, and Firefox ...
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When I post links to my questions in chat, am I doing it wrong?

From this question I got the strong impression that publicizing questions I've posted, by posting links to them in main chat--provided that it is done in moderation and not, for example, over and over ...
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Quick way to add code

I find it awfully tedious adding 4 spaces to every line, does anyone have any tricks they would like to share? code
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Are the questions with the mark (closed) erased?

I've seen many questions with the mark [closed] in the title. Does it mean that they will be erased later? Or just remains as closed?
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Custom badges on Ask Ubuntu

My question is can new badges be added or removed from the already list of existing badges?
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How can I bump my unsolved question?

Is there a "bump" feature to move an old unsolved/unanswered question to the top of the list?
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Flagging Dispute: Flag Decline by @jrg on question "internet Connection problem in ubuntu 12.04- pppoeconf" [closed]

Flagged Answer: https://askubuntu.com/a/154482/10616 I flagged this answer as "Not an Answer" with the reasoning: "Not an Answer since the OP explicitly stated the command initially (so repeating ...
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Repeated "warnings" across questions and answers across StackExchange?

Sometimes I will come across a "warning" on an answer or question. Sort of. On my super-old first answer that I answered, I got this "warning": Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, ...
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Can I (and How do I) use my askubuntu account on other Stack Exchange sites?

I signed into (and presumably registered with) askubuntu using my launchpad openid. I'd like to also ask some questions on other Stack Exchange sites but keep all the accounts connected. When I go ...
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How to set bounty? sufficient rep but no link [closed]

At the time I asked this question (Is an ACPI GPE storm normal in an Ubuntu session?) I didn't have enough rep. Now I do and I want to set a bounty, but there's no link. The link states "question ...
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I disagree with the removal of a tag from my question.... now what?

I could of course just reapply the tag (at least I expect I can.. can I? Haven't tried.), just to have it removed again. Usually I'm happy that people mess around with "my" tags, as it improves the ...
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What happens to my comment if the parent question/answer is deleted?

Let's say that I leave a comment on a question, responding to an answer that was left. Can the person who left the answer delete his answer and my comment? I didn't think that it was possible, is ...
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Why are there "Tag Badges"?

Sometimes when I come to a user profile page, I will see some "Tag Badges" like the 10.10 badge, the unity badge, and the installation badge. Not only these. But I can't find "Tag Badges" on this ...
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In review, why are some question summaries different than others

Some summaries are large, many are small, some are in orange. I'm going to slap my head when I get the answer, I just know it.
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How to ask a question with a template already created for answers?

This question has a template already created for answering it. That is, instead of the answer textbox starting out empty, it starts out with this text in it: [![Tagline to show on mouseover][1]][2] ...
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Commenting questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are you only allowed to comment with 50 rep? When I am in 'AskUbuntu' look an Ask I can answer but I can't comment. And I can see other people that can comment it. I have ...
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How do i move my question to a different SE?

I've asked a question and after a couple of days thinking on it (and seeing low viewing) I suspect I might get better/faster results by moving it to Unix SE. So how do I do this or request this?
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How to continue discussions important to a meta question?

Are long comment threads on meta questions discussing issues directly pertinent to the question considered bad, even if they do not become repetitive? I know this is considered bad on main...but meta ...
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Should questions describing problems that mysteriously went away be closed?

If a question describes a problem that the OP once had, but which then goes away, and the OP has no idea how and didn't do anything to precipitate a solution, should the question be closed? It seems ...
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Is it OK to post, and how should we deal with, non-English (or partly non-English) answers intended for translation? [duplicate]

Questions in languages other than English, or which contain non-English text and translated text, have been discussed before on meta. But what about answers that are written in other languages? How ...
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How can low rep users request account merges?

I've seen a number of requests to merge two accounts, posted here on meta and actioned by moderators. But what if a user has less than 5 reputation, and thus cannot post a question on meta. What is ...
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How to link to a post in chat, to be accessed outside chat?

In chat, there is an option to link my next chat message as a reply to this. But I do not see a way to get a hyperlink to the chat transcript, at a particular post. I know this is possible (that is, ...
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How do I invite a low rep user into chat?

It comes up in chat sometimes, so I figured I'ld post a question and answer on the thing.
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Can older questions be closed as duplicates of newer questions in special circumstances on meta?

Here on meta, sometimes issues arise, and then arise again later as circumstances change. Is it appropriate, in such a situation, to close older questions about a topic as duplicates of a newer ...
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Is it OK to post a link to my question in the general chat room, to publicize it?

If I ask a question and want to draw attention to it, is it OK to post links to it in the general chat room? Or is this considered bad, since there is already a questions feed and if lots of people ...
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Serial downvoting reversed

what is Serial downvoting reversed? I just got +14 Reputations from the event listed as Serial downvoting reversed. What does that mean?
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no edit button beside flag [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Edit link Missing I found a question which is very ugly and improperly formatted so I want to edit it but there is no edit button only link and flag buttons are there !! Is ...
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Can't login to AskUbuntu, account shows as unregistered

When logged in, my profile shows "Unregistered". I can't vote or anything, I get the "Please login or register to vote for this post." message. When I log in (through Stack Exchange or google) ...
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Make [home] a synonym of [home-directory] and merge the two tags

There are 135 questions tagged home 52 questions tagged home-directory The excerpts for both are nearly the same, implying the same use: home: Questions about users' home folders or the ...
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No reputation for upvotes on meta? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is reputation shared between Meta and Ask Ubuntu? I asked a question (or rather, made a feature request) recently on meta. The question got upvoted 5 times but I did not ...
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Should really good/detailed "me too" answers have their content merged into the question?

Usually "me too" answers don't contribute much to working on the problem, but sometimes they do, as when they present details that are subtly different than (or more detailed than) what is provided by ...
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How do I (and should I) move a question to SuperUser?

First I asked this question at superuser which required me to upgrade away from Ubuntu's ancient ffmpeg. Then I asked this question at Ask Ubuntu whose answer requires Ubuntu's ancient version of ...
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Asking a moderator a question directly, a private message

I was just wondering if there is a way to directly communicate with a certain moderator with a private message. Just to help get a couple clarifications on one or two things.
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The "login or register" link is invisible in Internet Explorer

The "Please login or register to vote for this post" text doesn't display correctly when viewed in Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit:
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What is the best way to ask for level of support for a new laptop model?

I am in the market for a new laptop and I would like to ask for the level of support for Ubuntu on recently released laptop models. I would like to be able to ask the askubuntu community if a given ...
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Should we encourage this behavior?

I took a specialist interest in answering this question because I similar difficulties which I resolved and wanted to help a fellow member with it. I answered the question, however, the member still ...
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how to add a link that will open the software center

I have added link to apps.ubuntu.com by providing a button to click on till now... But neither by the method - "[package name] (link)" and nor by assign a url to the button image,i could give a ...
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Are the ads still being shown?

I don't see any more ads on the site. I'm not sure if it is something to do with Firefox 10. Does anyone else have this problem?
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Make [download] a synonym of [downloads] and merge the two tags

There are 73 questions tagged download 69 questions tagged downloads The two tags are redundant, please consider making download a synonym of downloads and merge the 2 tags (note:downloads has tag ...
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Reputation lost on downvoting others [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I observed that my reputation decreases when I downvote answers, why? Why do I loose 1 reputation point for downvoting others answers? I even provided a reason! I just lost ...
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The future of the applications/software tag(s) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Applications, application and software tags must die! To my mind applications, application and software is useless - there is no clear meaning to them. Some questions should ...
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Can comments not part of a discussion still be flagged as "too chatty"?

Is it sometimes appropriate to flag comments as "too chatty" even if they are not actually part of discussion taking place in comments? Here are some made up examples where I would be tempted to flag ...