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Post Reviewing Useful Comments [duplicate]

I have seen the same set of comments being used by many reviewers. Can an experienced reviewer please provide a list of those comments? Here's one: While this link may answer the question, it is ...
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Link to Comments and Review Queue

How to get links to comments and to the review of a post to be added as "By Review"?
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Post reviewing - Downvoting a bad answer when its not a "test" makes me lose reputation

Let me explain my problem: So when reviewing posts, I come across quite a few "tests". These are low quality audits that I would normally click edit or downvote on. However, a few days (or maybe ...
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What kind of text formatting is possible in reply of the question in Ask Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm a newbie on Ask Ubuntu. I can use the text formatting in the body of question in Ask Ubuntu. Then, what kind of text formatting is possible in reply of the question? I did not find such ...
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Formatting a comment

Is it possible to format a comment, as in, include blockqoute like properties? I've noticed that the help mentions that 'code' can be used for code, but it doesn't seem to make a difference. Either ...
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Edit conflicted with a subsequent edit [duplicate]

Sometimes I like editing questions by adding relevant tags, helping with formatting and overall question refining. I don't usually get the edit rejected, but this time is was by Community♦, stating "...
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Can I view and cancel my pending edits?

I am still relatively new to this site, so I am wondering if it is possible for me to view my pending edits? If so, can I also cancel them? Whenever I try to look at pending edits I am told that my ...
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When should I answer and when should I comment?

I enjoy helping out on this forum. Recently I have become more active in that. Can someone tell me when I should comment and when I should answer? How do you know which one to use? In the answer ...
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How to log off from ask ubuntu website? [duplicate]

Once I'm logged into the ask ubuntu site, it seems there is no way to logoff short of exiting my browser. If it is indeed possible to log off, I'd sure like to know how.
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Possible bug: body area turns blank when editing question

When trying to edit a question, I noticed that I have to edit the body area firstly, and only secondly the title area. If I try to do otherwise, the body area turns blank and I can't see the words or ...
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Reopen question after release of 20.04

my question has been closed as addressing a not released version, but now it's released. Please reopen. How to install Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa remotely with virt-instlall?
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Some questions are greyed out on Meta

I'm seeing some greyed out questions on Meta. Is this a normal behavior? Or is something off with my system?
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Where can I see a summary of the comments I have made, like the question and answer summaries on my profile?

I tried searching many times in my profile, help center, here and Google, but I seem to be missing something. Is there a way to see a Comments summary of my comments just like 'Answers' and '...
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Why do I see a delete option under my answer (and how to find what's that about)?

I think this answer is not fit to be deleted, at least not compared to other answers under the same question (Why is it that I am unable to format my pendrive in exfat using gparted?) which received ...
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Can't find link to logout from the forum? [duplicate]

Just signed up for Ask Ubuntu. Looks like a great community. I am signed in. Closed all the windows, and the browser. When I open the site again, still signed in. I cannot locate a link to sign out ...
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How can I reply to a user?

I want to ask a question to a user on Ask Ubuntu, but I don't understand how to do it. There is no email, no nothing. Can you tell me how to do it?
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Edit post again after logging in

I made an edit to a post, realized I made a mistake but I couldn't edit it again. Then I noticed I was somehow logged out (I'm NEVER logged out normally so it didn't even cross my mind that the button ...
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How to deal with late answers for no longer supported releases in the review queue?

Example: Very late answer to a question regarding 18.10 Yes, it isn't really an answer, but I wished to know, how it is generally regulated? Whatever the quality of the answer is.
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I lost some reputation. Is my privilege also gone?

For 2 days I have had the privilege to edit questions and answers. Yesterday I lost some reputation points and now I have less then 2000. Is the privilege also gone?
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User Removed, and I lost 590 points! [duplicate]

A user was removed, and I lost 590 rep points! The reason that this question got asked again, is I still don't understand why us (other) users get penalized because some user got removed. Their votes,...
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Short answer is automatically converted to a comment

When I was entering an answer, to my own question, it put my answer as a comment instead. I tried it again, and the same thing happened again. I kept the two attempted answers -- that got strangely ...
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Are duplicate questions hidden now?

It seems to me that questions closed as duplicate are hidden now. They are visible only to the post author and users with the close/reopen votes privilege. That means that these questions will not be ...
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Are closed questions answerable?

I stumbled in the review queue over this question and answer The question is being closed, because it is a question for mac OS. If I understood this text Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not ...
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Can I delete a downvoted question that I answered myself (where nobody else has answered it)?

Recently I asked a question on Ask Ubuntu. I did not get any answer. Then after searching I found the solution and wrote it as an answer. I got one upvote for the answer and 0 for the question: how ...
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How to chat with another user?

With 20 reputation you gains the chat privilege, as described here, but I couldn't find this option in a user profile. Where should I look for it?
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When are tagged questions highlighted?

I have the following tags: kde kubuntu kwin plasma plasma-5 Today I discovered that tagged questions have the following css: .tagged-interesting { box-shadow: inset 0 1px 0 rgba(255,255,...
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Why was my question put on-hold by me?

My question was put on-hold recently with a banner: put on hold as off-topic by R S, Melebius, Pilot6, user68186, vidarlo - 9 mins ago But R S is me and I don't remember I did that to myself.
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Can these VMWares be un-merged?

In 2012, a question was asked about the installation of VMWare player. Some months later, fossfreedom merged that question into How do I install VMware Player?. But in the latter one, the questioner ...
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I'm apparently in danger of being blocked... with the most votes being cast on a recent question +1

The only other question on this topic I could find had 0 answers and was asked 4 years ago so I'm going to go ahead and ask it again When I go to post a question, I get a warning stating some of my ...
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Trademark infringement in display names of user accounts

I came across a user account bearing the name of one of the Ubuntu flavours. I was not aware of Xubuntu operating its own team account and this one uses the flavour's name. I've pinged the team in ...
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Is there any change in reputation points to upvote a post after the "Question askers were awarded"?

When I started participating in Ask Ubuntu, the reputation required to upvote a post was 15. With the recent change in reputation earned from an upvote on question after the question askers were ...
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All of a sudden reputation changed from ~7000 to ~7300. How is this possible?

Today morning when I logged in to Ask Ubuntu, all of a sudden my reputation points changed from ~7000 to ~7300 but there are no traces. How is this possible? How can I trace these reputation changes? ...
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Migration Rejected

This question was moved from main to meta (rightfully) but it was closed here as unclear, causing all commenting to be prohibited and it to become a rejected migration. I understand why this would ...
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Obtaining a badge might "result in a ban"

So this is just a general question I have about AskUbuntu. I have seen 2 badges and there are possibly more, in which you have to delete your own question to be able to achieve. However, when I go to ...
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What determines which comments are displayed initially?

There are times when some questions or answers have many comments. In such cases, there's a "show n more comments" link. On clicking the link, I find, quite often, that the comments that were not ...
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How do I add images to posts?

How do I add images to a question, answer or comment. When I press Images on the top panel it says something like "Images are exactly like links..." and suggests adding the link to the image. But what ...
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Clicked wrong entry during question review

I intended to flag the answer as 'not an answer', but clicked on "no action needed". Is there a way to go back and correct my review? https://askubuntu.com/review/first-posts/311708
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Similar background for Blockquote and Preformatted(code)

On AskUbuntu there is similar background-formatting for Blockquote text and Preformatted code text. Example-1 (with preformatted/coded text): sudo apt-get update Example-2 (with block-quoted text): ...
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How to Post threads

How can I post a thread on a Ubuntu forum? Also, what the hell is a Tag? I can't even ask a question without going to school for questions.
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What does it mean when my question is "edited" and how can I investigate?

My last question was "edited", can somebody explain: What this means exactly. How do I see what "edits" were made. How do I contact the "editor" should I disagree with the "editing"
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How many unique visitors does AskUbuntu get?

I work at a hardware company writing drivers for Linux. There seems to be a lot of difficulty estimating the size of the Linux install base, and as a result resources are directed to non-windows ...
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How different is the answer's OS allowed to be?

I sometimes see Windows answers which are removed because they are not helpful to Ubuntu users, even Mac answers, but what about answers that explain how to do something on Mint (and it is clear that ...
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Guidance does not exist here [duplicate]

So I have a problem with my VirtualBox Windows 7 64 guest. It seems that it does not recognize the GPU. While researching the problem I cam across this post .... Enable CUDA GPU working under VM ... ...
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Month and Quarter reputation tab borked?

When I went to look at the Quarter reputation tab I noticed I'm number 1 in the stats and the same goes for the month but as I know I'm vastly inferior to Rinzwind 0:-) I'm suspecting something is ...
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How do I delete my account and all questions? [duplicate]

I wish to delete my account and questions as I do not want to waste anyone's time answering my posts. The links I have to get support to do it do not work. Please advise. Regards
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Links without http don't get linked

Just came across this, don't know if its a feature or a bug. Basically if you don't type out http on a link in the markdown, it does not get converted to the link. [Link](google.com) => Link does ...
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A VLQ flag invalidated by a minor edit

I have flagged an answer as very low quality since it barely can help OP to solve their problem (see my comment there). The answer got two “Recommend Deletion” votes when reviewed but then the review ...
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Should I wait before flagging as "Unclear what you're asking"?

Sometimes it’s unclear what a user is asking to understand questions properly. I had flagged such questions as "Unclear what you're asking" and all deemed helpful also. Should I give time to the user ...
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Are hardware recommendations considered off topic?

Fairly straightforward question, I don't want to clutter up the main site if it is. Edit: More specifically, hardware recommendations as it applies to driver support and the like in Ubuntu. ...
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Are questions asked 'n' plus years ago, still relevant?

I am new to Ubuntu and have been researching varies methods to accomplish certain tasks that I want done. Some of my research has led me to questions asked in 2012. And I am hesitate in trying the ...

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