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How can I delete my account? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I delete my account? Is it possible for a user to delete his account? If yes, how it could be done?
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Low Quality Review Queue - did I cause the "invalidate"?

Relevant post getting error when typing string airmon-ng start then my wifi's ext video in comments It came up in the LQ I decided that some editing was necessary for me to decide - which I did ...
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what is the number shown under one's name during chat?

During chat, if someone posts comments multiple times, we see an expanded info of the user containing his/her name and a value beneath. At first I thought it must be reputation.But during an ...
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Can I ask using my first/native language?

Can I use my native language (Malay) to ask or answer a question at Ask Ubuntu? Is there any volunteer to translate my answer/question? Bahasa Malaysia Adakah boleh saya menggunakan bahasa ...
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My question is marked as duplicate, what does this mean?

A user marked one of my questions as duplicate, I don't really understand if I have to do something about that or what ???
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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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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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How accurate are times given for when questions/answers are posted?

In https://askubuntu.com/questions/431194/how-to-upgrade-ubuntu-12-04-to-ubuntu-13-04, the question is at 2014-03-08 06:44:30Z and the answer is at 2014-03-08 06:46:25Z. My question: how reliable ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Unable to add my answer link to the 2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

I am unable to edit the 2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire in order to add the link to my answer below the said question. I think it is due to the fact that; "Suggested edits are not ...
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Printing Ask Ubuntu pages

I read How do I recover my data from an encrypted home directory? and upon printing hardcopy of this, the font size is under 10 points. That is way too small to read easily. When I tried copy & ...
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What exactly is considered "spam" in Ask Ubuntu?

Now I know that there have been questions that have already been asked related to this topic, But they don't answer my question. My question is this: what is actually considered as spam over here? I ...
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How can I add an image to the comment section?

Yesterday, I asked this question on AskUbuntu. Couple of people replied to me. But with the last answer, I need to post an image of terminal screenshot in add comment section to get more information. ...
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Why did I lose 2 reputation points?

I can't see why I was at 71 points reputation a few hours ago, and am now at 69. I take my reputation seriously, and try to abide by the Stack Exchange rules. So I'm just curious as to why I lost 2 ...
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Insert picture in Ask Ubuntu

How can I insert image from picture folder of Ubuntu while asking question or answering to question in Ask Ubuntu?
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Do I get a notification when my edit is not accepted?

I've made an edit to (the title of) a question, but the 'your edit has been saved for review'-notification doesn't show anymore. Does that mean my edit has been rejected? And: do I get a notification ...
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How do I include a screenshot to illustrate a question in AskUbuntu?

The title is the question. I have screenshots that make a question easier to understand than anything I can write.
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Can someone accept other user old question?

Can someone accept other user old question? Example: If "A" have a question posted. Then "B" answered the question (and it is good and acceptable). But "A" didn't open his/her account for 1,5 years. ...
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Why can't I VTC a question with a bounty?

I wanted to VTC this as the issue is they are trying to use an unsupported version and that is likely why they are having issues. However, I can't I am not looking for a big debate on the validity ...
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When do we not gain any reputation from edits?

I think there are various rules about when a user gains and when he/she doesn't gain reputation for edits. One of them is when he/she has already gained 1000 rep from suggested edits, another when he/...
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How much traffic comes to us from non-search engines sources?

Kinda in the same line of this question, exactly how much traffic comes to us from other sources? This will give us a very specific view of how can we improve our stop-gap before users ask questions ...
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Is it possible to review on the mobile site?

I have free time while I am about. I could review questions with my phone. Is it possible on the mobile site? I can't find a link to the review part.
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Why do certain tags also go in tab title?

I am asking a question extending from this one: http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/6224/how-are-tags-ordered-and-why-only-the-first-one-is-included-in-the-question-titl: Why for instance in this ...
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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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Why is my badge count different in different places?

Let me show you two screen shots:- (From the top bar that also has the icons - 'Recent inbox messages' and 'Recent achievements') (From the badges section of mu AU profile) Clearly the badge count ...
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What to do with potentially dangerous answers?

I was just wondering, what should one do with potentially dangerous answers? I mean I have read before on Meta that I should just flag them up, however when I did so for this one I just got this: ...
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Should a question be closed as duplicate of another when it is asking for the same goal but via a different route?

I recently closed a question as a duplicate of another, however I am starting to think that I may have made a mistake here along with the other close voters... So just to make it easier, let's refer ...
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Should gaining 200+ reputation, on one site (askubuntu) give me +100 associated site reputation bonus, on the same site. [duplicate]

Today I passed 200 reputation on this site, only to then in quick succession, without doing anything, pass 300. I looked at my reputation log and it looks like I gained 100 for "passing 200 on an ...
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Different types of Duplicate question?

I have recently noticed two types of questions marked as duplicate, the both have [Duplicate] in the title, and they both have something like this at the bottom: However the first one has this at the ...
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How to list all protected questions?

I know that we can use some sort of queries/SQL to get this kind of information. But I don't really know the exact API nor the exact keywords to use. I ask because I'm looking for a way to browse ...
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Add filter to see all duplicates

Is there a way to filter for only questions labeled as duplicate which are linked to an answer? For example: Duplicate sources.list entry but cannot find the duplicates? Being linked to: How to ...
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Could comments be allowed from 20+ [duplicate]

My opinion is that comment privileges are allowed until 50 reputation for what purpose" The Askubuntu Help Page says: Privileges control what you can do on Ask Ubuntu. Gain more privileges by ...
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Allow to "Add a comment" for users that opened a bounty on a question

Why -50 rep users no have permission to add a comment under answers after opening bounty by himself/herself? For example a user with 50 rep opened a 50 Bounty for a question and in 99.99% reasons ...
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Flag got declined but then reconsidered?

I flagged this question and it got declined. Later on I checked and saw the question was put on hold as I had requested, so this means the mod did not review my flag properly (?) and then maybe ...
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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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What is the meaning of an accept (of an answer)?

Does it mean the answer is "completely satisfactory", and the question can be considered finished ? Or just that a given answer was "the most helpful" ? for example, in why do youtube videos stop ...
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Why so many 404 page not found errors? [duplicate]

I am meeting 404 page not found errors very often on askubuntu in the last days. I mean, much more often than I'd expect, more often than it used to be, more often than on other stackexchange sites. ...
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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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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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When I try to review First Posts, why does it say "No Action Needed"?

Whenever I try to review a 1st post, it says no action required. Is it possible to have it show only posts that I can review?
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Page shows 3 consecutive days on askubuntu. This is incorrect. Why?

I have looked at both 1) http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/1196/incorrect-consecutive-days-visit-count and 2) Consecutive days problem #97? But neither addresses my issue. My activity log ...
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How to understand a downvote

Is there any way to understand who or at least why a downvote was awarded? Because in 2 cases that I got a downvote, the answer seemed perfectly fine and also had upvotes from other users. The only ...
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Are accepted answers pinned to the top in Ask Ubuntu Meta? [duplicate]

I was going through Ask Ubuntu Meta and found this question: Bullying as a strategy to force close a question. There are 2 answers to the question: one by Zanna and one by karel. I used the sort ...
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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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Consequences of getting "Declined Flags" [duplicate]

I guess the question 'how many 'decined flags' do a user get to make' is pointless, so, what are the consequences, if any, of getting too many? How does the system calculates declined flags (n ...
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Why my reputation go down suddenly? Serial upvoting reversed

Many times my reputation is decreased I found writing: Serial upvoting reversed What does it mean?! what the wrong i did. This issue repeated 3 times till now
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