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AutoSuspension from Chat for "Inappropriate Content"

Someone mind explaining what content was inappropriate, and why the system is automatically banning users now, and can perhaps undo the suspension? edit: yes i found what content was inappropriate, ...
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Why separate "torrent" and "bittorrent" tags?

Why do we have torrent and bittorrent as separate tags on main?
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question about "download[ing] packages for offline installation" incorrectly closed as duplicate

This question has been closed as a duplicate of this question. But I do not believe they are really asking the same thing. I think that the recent question is asked in a way that is unfortunately not ...
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Why couldn't I edit question 79622?

I had wanted to edit this question to remove the signature in accordance with this policy (which has since been taken care of by zpletan). However, I was unable to do so. Since I only have 1,269 ...
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Askubuntu app for unity

Is there an app/software available which would integrate askubuntu.com into my unity desktop something like GMail notifier. This would help me to see what all question are posted on the site without ...
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How do I add a photo to my Ask Ubuntu profile?

Could someone please help me with the steps to adding a personal picture to my Ask Ubuntu profile?
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How to add my askubuntu points widgets to blogger?

I read somewhere (please don't ask me where as I have forgotten) that I could add my profile points to blogger so as to show that you are indeed a member of the community (ask Ubuntu ). Can someone ...
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Delete my Ask Ubuntu and Ask Ubuntu Meta account

I want to delete my Ask Ubuntu and Ask Ubuntu meta account, but there is a problem, in the section "Contact us", the following e-mail adress "team%2bmeta.askubuntu@stackexchange.com" and "team%...
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Can I associate my AskUbuntu account with my other Stack Exchange accounts, for migrated questions?

I answered a question on Server Fault, which was then migrated to AskUbuntu. Then, in agreement with a suggestion for improvement by another user posted in a comment, I decided to edit my post. I don'...
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Are answers to a question marked as duplicate merged?

In this question : What to use to connect to nomachine's server? In the comments, someone said that the merge would be good. So, what exactly is the question merge? What happens to the ...
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How to handle answer and bounty for initially incomplete question?

Can someone tell me what's the best way to handle the answer to this question considering that it wasn't accurate when I asked it? Should I post my own answer and accept it? Should I award the ...
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Answer aglomerate, group of possible solutions for a frequent question

Is there a better way to answer the "upgraded and my 'random graphics maker string here' driver stopped working" (or any other derivatives of hardware category as long as its frequent)? I have seen ...
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How do you challenge a ruling?

I recently had a question closed as an exact duplicate. It was not an exact duplicate. My question: How can I edit GTK+3 themes (preferably with a GUI)? The other question: How do I change to a ...
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Ayatana, linux and tips tags becoming too meta?

As we add things under the umbrella ayatana project it's becoming too meta and doesn't really mean anything anymore. tips also appears to be not useful. linux isn't being used for the kernel, but ...
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Notify a commentator of new information on the original question

How can I notify a user that placed a comment on my original question asking for extra information? This is because I once gave the extra information as a comment but it was placed on the original ...
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AskUbuntu bug: I renamed my Launchpad account from andy80 to andreagrandi and I cannot access my old data nor use my email account here

I created an AskUbuntu account here, months ago, using my Launchpad account that was named "andy80". In the mean time I renamed my LP account from "andy80" to "andreagrandi". When I tried to access ...
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Can't access chat, says I'm not logged in

Was I banned or something? I don't see anything but that I need to login first.
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How can I see the diff for an edit I have made before it is approved?

When I edit someone's question, I have to wait for the edit to be approved before the link that says when the question was edited and links to the changes appears if I want to see the changes I have ...
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Cannot offer bounty

It's been more than five days since I posted this question, yet I cannot see the option to offer bounty. I think someone also requested the question be closed (there's 1 mentioned in parenthesis ...
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Missing tags, will someone with a reputation >= 300 create tags for pyRenamer and Krename

In question regarding batch rename, the tags pyRenamer and Krename don't exists (and should). I don't have the need rep of 300+ to create them. Will someone here - with the capacity to create tags do ...
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@Tag keeps vanishing

I posted a reply to Russ in this thread: How to recover deleted files? When I did so, I began it with "@Russ, " to tag him. When I posted the comment though, the tag vanished. I tried several ...
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Boolean searching with tags and answered status?

Is there a way to do a boolean search with tags and answered or unanswered status? For example, I found myself wanting to search for something like this: ([networking] and not [wireless])and(...
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Why can't I change check marks and up/down arrows?

I am new to Ask Ubuntu. I asked a question and got a prompt and useful answer. I wanted to thank the responder and click his up arrow, but discovered I had to be registered to do it, and that it ...
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How can I change chat sound notifications?

The current notification sound is a little bit annoying. I thought the sound is the browser default sound but it is not. I heard a different sound the same browser in different chat rooms. How can ...
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No option found to start a bounty [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why I can't initiate a bounty I have started a question which is quite old now and i din get any clear solution to that question still. So i thought to start a bounty for ...
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Please can we destroy the subjective tag?

The subjective tag has 12 questions. Please can it be blacklisted per The Death of Meta Tags?
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Is there a way to generate an rss feed with all questions that get 10+ upvotes?

I know there is a way to get ALL questions through a feed, but what about great questions? Are they listed independently somewhere? If not, can I do it with a yahoo pipe? Any cues as to how I should ...
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Unable to login using launchpad openID, text input box fails to appear.

Should be in META, but I can't post there without logging in:I am unable to login using the Launchpad OpenID. When I click the launchpad button the page stays the same. (It has links to recover my ...
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How do i request an edit to an answer?

Ive asked a question which so far has only received one answer. This answer was good enough to help me figure out the solution for myself, but isnt entirely accurate. I'd like to accept this answer ...
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What do I need for being able to migrate questions to other Stackexchange sites?

I've registered an account on Unix.SE but the website does not appear in the website selection for Close as Offtopic. I doubt if it's a reputation issue, on http://Stackoverflow.com/ (8595 reputation)...
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How can I get "Hot Question" widget of askubuntu ?

Hii There .. when i visit omgubuntu.co.uk and i find a hot question widget in the rightside of that website, how can i get the script or anything else, so i can add the widget in our web ? thanks ...
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Why I can't initiate a bounty

I want to initiate a bounty for one of my question Link here and as per FAQ the question should be atleast 2 days old. Now the question is more than 2 days old and I still cannot initiate a bounty. ...
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Pls help cookie account forgotten after reinstall of ubuntu

After reinstalling ubuntu it forgot the cookies of my unregistered account https://askubuntu.com/users/18267/amith?tab=accounts .I'd like to restore this account
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Understanding apt.ubuntu.com and its use in askubuntu

I have noticed in a number of answers to questions where the use of the apt.ubuntu.com (I think this is what I recall) is employed to assist with the installation of some Ubuntu package that may not ...
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Reopening of a closed question?

Hi. Recently a question of mine was closed due to being an exact duplicate of this one. While I always skim-through the questions with similar titles, I hadn't thought to search under "microblogging" ...
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How can I link to a specific revision?

Sometimes I want to refer readers to a specific revision of a question. Can I accomplish this with a single link?
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What should we do when a question would make a perfect wiki, but...

What should we do when a question would make a perfect wiki, but the author has a criteria too strict for one? Please forgive me if this question sounds stupid, I'm not quite sure how the community ...
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Why was my answer deleted

I don't know if y'all can see the deleted item: Keyboard command/shortcut to resize window But I can. No comment left to indicate why. So I'm wondering what line I crossed...
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Why was this tag deleted and added in the same revision?

After editing a question's tags, its revisions page indicates that the r tag was both removed and added by me. Why wasn't it just left untouched?
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What am i supposed to do with a question of mine if it's no longer valid?

I asked this question some time ago . After today's reinstallation of ubuntu I no longer face this problem. What am i supposed to do with the question now?
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How is reputation shared between Meta and Ask Ubuntu?

I have been floating around on Meta occasionally, but most of the time is spent on Ask Ubuntu. When I receive upvotes or accepts on Meta, it says that I gain reputation, but it does not seem to affect ...
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How can I disable the grey highlightening on askubuntu?

I don't like the grey highlightening on askubuntu, it highlights every two questions, and is just very annoying. How can I disable it? since I don't really know why it's being highlighted, makes it ...
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Please merge the accounts greg-grossmeier and user11778

Both are associated with OpenIDs I own, one from creativecommons.net (greg-grossmeier) and one from launchpad.net (user11778). Please merge them into the greg-grossmeier account (this one). Thanks!
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Part of description on "Tags" page is invisible

On "Tags" page, longer descriptions are clipped and the text that exceeds is invisible, so it can't be accessed. It often occurs with my Firefox minimum font size to 16 (Options > Content > Fonts &...
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Please merge my accounts fossfreedom and user16600

I've seemed to have created two accounts - I dont use https://askubuntu.com/users/16600/user16600 but I do use my openID account launchpad.net/~fossfreedom Please can these be merged - or just delete ...
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Please merge my two accounts

It seems I have two accounts. Request, please merge my accounts. I would prefer my OpenID account credentials to login. So kindly allow me to keep the latest one.
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Is editing too much, an annoyance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to “over edit”? I'm kind of a perfectionist of sorts when it comes to my writing. I often go back, and edit my posts days later if I notice ...
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cannot add email on my profile

whenever i try to add my email address to my profile I get an error saying email address already registered! why is that?
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Accidentally created 2 accounts, can they be merged?

Is it possible to get the following 2 accounts merged: https://askubuntu.com/users/11668/chong https://askubuntu.com/users/4844/tim Thanks!
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Losing privilege with points lost in setting bounties

Is it appropriate for users to lose privileges with handing out bounties? I've recently posted a bounty worth 400 points and consequently lost even the simple privilege of commenting everywhere. I ...