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Chat: Issue in Communicating On Chat

In the chat system i was able to talk. However, due to some strange issue in the system, the box in which I can type a message into disappeared, and I cannot get it back. Applies to any system I log ...
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What are the criteria for receiving a bounty if it is not manually awarded?

Realizing that I'm running the risk of sounding extremely petty, I'm confused and curious enough that I have to ask. :) There was a question with a bounty of 50. I answered this question after the ...
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Dividing a question along with bounties

I've asked a big question with a bounty of 400 reputation. It's not getting the attention and replies as I hoped for. Can I ask for a moderator to break it down to simpler question and dividing the ...
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How to contact a moderator?

Seeing this question I wanted to contact a moderator for changing all sudo gedit to gksu gedit. how do I do this?
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Logout button not rendered

To be able to chat I need to logout and login again as the credentials given are too old. However I can't find a logout button: What can I do?
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How to find out newest set of (25 or 50) questions with no answers

As on date there is 420+ questions with no-answers and I am unable to find a way to see answers with no questions for the past one month or newest set of 25 or 50 questions with no answers. Is ...
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have a question already asked but witout reply

Hi I have a question that has already been asked 4 moths ago. The author was asked to explain more his problem, but he didn't, so the topic was abbadoned. I have the same problem and I can try to ...
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How do I escape backticks in a comment?

I want to be able to post this as a comment: FYI, code formatting is done with backticks, e.g. `sudo vi /boot/grub/menu.lst`. But as you can see, it doesn't come out quite right...
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Comment system notifications

I found a ridiculous bug for the comments notification system. If I comment on someone else's question thread, I'm notified of any reply to the particular answer or question I've commented on. However,...
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Is 20K reputation required for wiki tag approvals for new sites

I am one of the zeitgeist developers and I spend a lot of time helping people with problems and misconceptions. I had an idea of creating a wiki on askubuntu for the zeitgeist tag. When I opened the ...
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Blacklist the linux tag?

I don't see any use for the linux tag. It would seem to me that the only valid uses are when it is used instead of the kernel tag.
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Why am I not getting email notification to new answers to my question?

I have checked "Notify" check box with my email id in my question but I don't get any notification even though I get answers to that question. Why is it so? Is there problem in "AskUbuntu"'s part?
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Where is the Bounty?

From this question I started a bounty that ended recently. After the bounty started user luri edited his answer to give a most useful additional information that made me award the bounty. However ...
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What's going on with this revision count?

On this question page it is said there have been three revisions. If you look at the history it is clear there have only been two. What's going on? Screenshot 1: Screenshot 2:
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Unfair Bounty System?

Recently I've started a Bounty, which is about to end very soon (in less than 23 hours, to be precise). And just a few minutes ago, I received this E-Mail: Reminder: Your Bounty Is Ending Soon! ...
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help ubuntu or ubuntu+help in google search should list ask ubuntu in results

i think the two search strings help ubuntu or ubuntu+help should bring up ask ubuntu website in the search results. it does not feature in the first 3 pages of google search. what do u guys think?
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Is Ask Ubuntu linked in the ubuntu.com website?

I found a lot of peoples that does not know Ask Ubuntu yet, so I start looking if this important resource is linked in the main ubuntu.com web site and I was unable to find it.
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How do we create letters with dash over them? (strikethrough or strikeout)

a) With GNU/Linux OS & Ubuntu in general in text editors b) Specifically for askubuntu.com as to imply that the text is deleted (edited later) c) or as an html formatting in a broader sense. ...
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Is there a way for StackExchange to accept Launchpad IDs to login systemwide?

In the original, pre-shortened form of the question I was complaining that I can't login some other StackExchange site with my Launchpad ID, providing the screenshot: Rest was almost like this: I ...
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When we see a potential duplicate, how should we handle it when we don't have proper privileges?

When we spot a duplicate question, what is the best way to handle it? Of course if we have a huge reputation, we can just do it, but when we don't have enough reputation we should have ways to notify ...
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How to use keyboard 'icon' in markdown?

Guys, I was looking in a question when I found a different way to markup keyboard (combination of keys) to express commands. I cant found a previously answer about Markdown (except this, but not ...
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Why do I need to deal with Captcha while logged in?

The Captcha feature is really freaking annoying. This is the only thing that is really making my experience in the site less than enjoyable. It fails most of the time.
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Merge two User Accounts

I have accidently created two user accounts but logging in with two different OpenID's, I foogot I already had an account. Is there a way to merge the two accounts into one as I have questions on one ...
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When does the community user start bumping old questions?

According to this the community user bumps old unanswered questions so that they get another shot at getting answered. I've seen it do it a couple times in the past but it doesn't seem like it's a ...
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Where can I find interesting Ubuntu discussions?

Ask Ubuntu is a Q&A site rather than a discussion board, a bug tracker, or a poll/survey site, but I really love Ubuntu and want to discuss those things with other users! Where can I discuss ...
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How can I open Ask Ubuntu chat directly?

How can I place an icon on my desktop to directly open Ask Ubuntu's chat?
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Remove [subjective] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please can we destroy the subjective tag? The [subjective] tag should be removed and blacklisted from Ask Ubuntu for the same reasons it was removed from other sites. For ...
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Missing badges in flair

I placed flair on my blog. It updates my reputation (Edit: Now that, it doesn't update anything) but my badges is one less than the actual. I have 3 badges but it displays 2; it doesn't take the ...
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Can we earn badges by sharing a link somewhere other than Twitter and Facebook?

As far as I understand from the related page, at the moment we can share a guestion on Twitter and Facebook and seems that there's a possibility to earn announcer, booster and publicist badges for ...
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Tag pages not rendering properly

The tag pages are not rendering the list of questions when using Firefox 4.0b8pre or Opera 11.00 alpha build 1029. It does render properly with Google Chrome 8.0.552.5 dev.
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How to find out my user id?

Ok so I got the Stack Overflow addon for Firefox (and the Gnome Panel Applet) and I just realised my UserID is not the same as Username, its a numerical value. How can I find this to make sure I have ...
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How to run the chat on the browser sidebar?

It would be really nice if I could run the chat on the browser sidebar, but it doesn't shrink enough.
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Is there a way to get a feed of new questions and answers being posted to an SO site ?

The title says it all. I would like to read questions and answers (for that matter, also responses) in the order they were posted and may be get notified when new ones arrive. This way for some (say ...
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Can someone whip up a quick script for UWN?

I would like to see the Ubuntu Weekly News add a section for SE questions. The thing is that it's run by non-technical people and since the data we need is already in SE I figured someone could whip ...
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Badges, Answers, Questions, everything disappeared

I don't know why but suddenly my badges, answers, questions etc. all disappeared :\ I had more than 8 answers, 3 badges and everything disappeared. One second I was watching my profile and everything ...
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Should redirections to other questions / answers be comments or answers ?

A part of the answer to this question is, in my opinion, answering another "new" question. I wanted to redirect the person asking the "new" question to the existing answer and posted it as an answer. ...
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Am I allowed to ask for a rep boost?

I asked a question with a bounty and didn't realize I would loose the ability to comment. Can I get a few up votes to get enough reputation back please? I've seen this done on other meta sites so I ...
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Retag request: 10.4 instead of 10.04

Would someone please retag this question with 10.04 instead of 10.4.
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Avoiding forum style usage and promoting SE style Q and A

There is a question on the parent site that has become like a forum (follow-up questions and responses posted as answers). The question is complicated because the person asking included several issues ...

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