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Comment re-edit time-out is too short.. and Is there a limit on deleting my comments?

I'd like to know how long a comment I've written is "available" to be re-edited... Either I'm too slow, or its too fast... Also, what limits are there on deleting a comment? ...(which I couldn't re-...
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Tracking on tag warnings

Is there a status update somewhere regarding tag warnings as discussed here and the pilot implemented here? I believe this to be a useful tool to both improve the quality of the site and increase the ...
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Links in reviews, good or bad?

First of all, Its is a good feature : fake posts to check whether the reviewer is paying attention or not. But It seems to have a little problem. One could easily find out that its a test like : ( ...
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How to find posts with html tags like <code>

I keep finding things with the <code> tag or the <pre> tag instead of four spaces or inline code formatting. I want to find these and fix them, replacing them with the better code ...
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I would like a moderator to remove the acceptance from one of my answers and give it to another one

Is that even possible? Question here with my answer the accepted one and the one below that a better one! Yeah, I've looked here already but I'm not going to plagiarise the better one; that would ...
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Is is possible to cancel a bounty?

Is it possible to cancel a bounty if I found the answer to my question?
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Syntax highlighting in <pre> block?

So I've discovered that I can make code blocks with <pre> tag. Great ! Now I can write markup in vim and copy the resulting text into answer text box (instead of pasting answer and script ...
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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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How is the reputation score one can see in chat calculated?

My question is simple: You all know that in chat, one can see a reputation score of users below their icon and username (if they posted enough so that there is enough space) or by clicking on the icon ...
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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 ...
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I've found a duplicate user; what should I do?

I just stumbled upon this question: I can't install Ubuntu 13.04 on a new computer And in the sidebar for this question I found this Related question: I can't install Ubuntu 13.04 on a new ...
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Why do you need 15 reputation to upvote?

I'm still a newbie on the askubuntu site, and what I experienced is that you need a reputation of 15 to upvote. I don't understand this. Say you see a question that you would like to see answered or ...
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Log out of the site [duplicate]

How do I log out of this site? The answer I found says I should click on the Stack Exchange logo on the upper left to logout, but there's no such option. Also, what is with "This question body does ...
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Not receiving any email notification for my post or comment

I asked a question at Ask Ubuntu. A user posted an answer and comment. But I did not receive any email notification of the response. In preferences, I have email id set, Inbox emails and Other emails ...
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Consecutive days counter not working as expected

Although I made a comment yesterday, it didn't register my visit. I had 69 days and today it shows 1. Clicking on Consecutive days shows I missed yesterday. I was really on my way to 100. Very ...
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Can, if so how, do you send Private message on Askubuntu [duplicate]

If I'm trying to use a particular program, tried using it and am getting it saying the problem exits on time, loaded it up again, the problem doesn't exist (gpt data leftover or whatever is preventing ...
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Are non-Ubuntu-spefic questions allowed? [duplicate]

I was just wonder, let's say that there is a question which asks how to disable the cache in Firefox, and the person who asks says that they are running a supported flavour and version of Ubuntu, is ...
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Review count bug?

I see this on my upper bar: But this is the number of edits in my queue: Is this a bug? Going through the edits does not get rid of this and there are not 675 items in my other review queues, even ...
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Close a highly upvoted question?

OK, so the How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? has collected a close vote (as it showed up in the close vote queue), so someone else feels like me but actually cast a close vote. I have ...
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Regarding the recent wave of spam - what are we doing about it?

There's been a lot of spam and nonsense posted lately, everything from love connections to kids struggling through puberty demanding to be made moderators. What is being done about this, and what ...
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How do I format some code specifically for the language used? Or how do I prevent it from being formatted? Which languages are supported?

If I format some code by indenting it using four spaces, the code is not formatted. How do I format some code specifically for the language used? Or how do I prevent it from being formatted? Which ...
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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 flag an off-topic question on a non-linux OS?

The question Since the new flags for closing (which I applaud) it is unclear to me how I can flag a question about Windows, Mac, Solaris or whatever which clearly does not belong here. I want to flag ...
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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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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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How Do I Get My Question Unmarked As Duplicate?

I tend to use Stack Overflow rather than Ask Ubuntu so although my post count is low here I do have a good appreciation of the Stack Exchange sites and asking "good" questions. My question How Do I ...
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Should I be able to access a deleted question?

I'm not sure if this is a bug, or recent change to SE, but I am able to view a deleted question (my rep is only 4.7k): https://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/14971/feature-request-video-upload ...
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Should I approve these small edits in the review queue?

I was in the suggested-edits queue and noticed a single user making a large amount of small edits. Things like spelling and grammar (one or two word edits) but also bits of code and keyboard key icons ...
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Is it correct that search on AskUbuntu ignores code blocks and inline codes?

Sometimes I want to search posts which mention some-command-name by using `some-command-name` formatting or maybe also multi-line code blocks (<pre>, <code> or Ctrl+K). As of today the ...
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Why is Ask Ubuntu on the default installer, and not other support sites?

Is AskUbuntu now the "official" support forum for Ubuntu and Canonical? I am aware of the link between AskUbuntu and Stack Exchange. In particular, why is Ask Ubuntu on the 11.10 and 12.04 installers,...
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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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What does it take to get suspended?

I've seen quite a few experienced veterans getting suspended recently on Ask Ubuntu... As I'm an old, grouchy, grumpy, cranky geek, I'm starting to get worried... Is this a new script running that ...
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Change the Launchpad logo on Ask Ubuntu's Contact and Login pages

As of now, this is the logo of Launchpad shown in Ask Ubuntu contact pages (https://askubuntu.com/contact and https://meta.askubuntu.com/contact) and login page (https://askubuntu.com/users/login): ...
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How to favorite a user?

We can favorite a question that interests us. Is there a way to favorite a user too? In order to follow the posts of the user in question.
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What does the golden dot after the username in close banners represent?

Users usually don't have any extra symbol after their names. Only moderators have the diamond symbol. But today I saw a golden dot after a name on a close banner of a question. What is this and who ...
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When does the AskUbuntu Twitter account automatically tweet a question?

There are questions here about whether to spread the word about the site through social media, how to spread that word, and finally improving our presense on Twitter and taking control of the ...
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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 to correctly handle Ubuntu One questions

Tl;dr: What is going on with all the unanswered Ubuntu One questions on the site? I have come across a few Ubuntu One questions during the clean up like "cannot sysc", "folders missing", "logs me out"...
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Why am I banned from answering?

I am apparently banned from answering question because I have "contributed many low-quality answers". In fact, I have contributed NO answers that I know of and the 6 questions I have asked over the ...
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What will be the new bar for Ask Ubuntu?

Any insight how will AU looks with the new not-technically-black bar? IMHO the integration with Canonical's bar may put on-hold such change. How will the bar be integrated with the current UI?
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Should spam posts be edited, or still just flagged?

We've had an upswing of spam recently (hopefully short-lived), and I've noticed a few users editing spam posts to remove links. This has traditionally been considered a wrong approach on Ask Ubuntu. ...
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Should duplicates be merged into the newer or older question?

My first thought would be the newer question is merged into the older one, which has had more time to gather bookmarks and search engine rankings, and it is the second question that is at fault. ...
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Should this CW post be renamed?

I have encountered several questions that ask for "desktop recording tools". The most recent is here. There is already a CW answer, here, but it comes under the name of "screencast", which personally, ...
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Why am I unable to answer a protected question with 101 rep?

I have more than 10 rep, but I am unable to answer Nvidia driver activated but currently not in use, which is "protected": protected by Community♦ May 23 '11 at 1:32 This question is ...
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Should a question be reopened if another close reason now suits it better?

I just came across this question in the reopen view queue and I'm not sure what to do. The new edit means that the current close reason doesn't really completely suit it any more, a better one would ...
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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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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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Isn't a comment in reply to a deleted comment obsolete by default?

I was reviewing some of my answers yesterday in an effort to earn the Sportsmanship badge, cleaning up some of my obsolete comments along the way on the main site and flagged a couple comments for ...
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What HTML and/or Markdown code is allowed in comments?

What HTML and/or Markdown code is allowed in comments?
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Where can I find a list of rejected edit suggestions?

I was just looking at my edit suggestions. Last I checked, I had 51 edits accepted and 2 rejected. Where can I find out what those rejected edits were, so I can learn from the experience?
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