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Why have two of my questions and their answers had a series of unupvotes? [duplicate]

Yesterday all my answers to two questions I posted had many votes "unupvoted", including one question. My reputation history and the two questions: ASCII screensaver for the command-line or a TUI? ...
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I lost 3000+ rep as a reversal

It is possible that someone serially upvoted my posts. I can't see it. But the weird thing is that some of my answers were unaccepted. That is a puzzle. What does this mean?
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Why am I getting +1 points?

I've had a few times now where I get +1 for my points. But when I look at my rep history, nothing shows up. What I did notice however is that some of my downvotes seem to have disappeared. I have ...
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Who peer-reviews suggested edits?

Do peer reviews go to just anyone, or do you need a certain amount of reputation to review suggested edits?
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I have found a bug when I click on the StackExchange menu and other buttons [closed]

I just found this bug when I clicked on the StackExchange button and other buttons. Some orange-dotted lines appear around the button when I click on it. Here are some screenshots:
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Rejecting edits because they "Failed to correct critical issues with the post"

So I just made it past 2k rep, and I've been reviewing some edits. Once, one of my suggested edits was rejected because it apparently Failed to correct critical issues with the post I found a ...
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What is the best way to gain back my question privileges

For reasons I will not say (let's just say that I made some mistakes), the askubuntu system took away my right to ask questions on the website. I have read that once I have a positive effect on the ...
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Transfer control over open bounty to other user (or moderator) because I can't award it

I have two open bounties (question 1 and question 2) of 50 points for each, which both end in 3 days. However, I can't come online within the next week and none of them has an acceptable answer yet. ...
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Heated comments about reinstalling - Call for moderation

I got a flagged answer for review of deletion: https://askubuntu.com/a/779533/75166 The answer includes a description how to reinstall Ubuntu for a question that might be solvable with other means. A ...
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If I offer a bounty on someone else's question, can I still choose who gets the bounty?

I want to offer a bounty on a question by someone else, I would really like the issue fixed too and don't want to open a duplicate question. If I offer the bounty, do I get to choose the recipient of ...
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Why did the "community" user reject my edits?

I was reviewing my suggested edits, and saw that the "community" user rejected three of my edits because they "conflicted with a subsequent edit." What's that supposed to mean? I've had very few ...
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Is it possible to control font size?

Can I make some text larger or smaller? btw I noticed an answer here (by Oli), there's a line where the text seems smaller.
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Why does the chat has to be so aggressive at banning you?

(Seth and the mods already know about this, moderators do not post) So today I was talking blah blah blah where the point that I was suspended for 60 mins for NO REASON. then I wasted 60 min. of my ...
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"Answer your own question" = accepted answer?

If I use the "answer your own question" option, will my answer be marked as accepted? If not, that seems rather useless...
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Offering a human translation for cryptic google-translated questions

If there is a question where the text was clearly google translated with a cryptic result, is it OK to ask the author to provide the text in the original language so that I can edit his/her question ...
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Two "spam" flags are "disputed", but the posts have vanished, what happened?

Yesterday I flagged two "answers" as spam. On reviewing my flags I saw both were disputed, so I wanted to look at them again to reevaluate - but both are gone. What happened? How do I move (copy) my ...
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marking answers as favorite

Instead of marking Questions as favorite, can I mark specific answers as favorite? This would help me to keep all my favorite tweaks/tricks/solutions at one place (favorite tab)
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Why are really old posts showing up? Is this normal?

I've been noticing some posts floating up to the top that don't appear to have had any activity in years. For example, here's one, whose latest activity was an edit in 2014 (yes, before you ask, all ...
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Asking for tutorial

Is it forbidden to ask for tutorial? or only bugs and problems? I didn't try to ask about tutorial before but in stackoverflow it is not allowed so i want to make sure
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You could be antagonizing newcomers [closed]

I've seen answers antagonizing newcomers and people that got out of the mainstream questions that could potentially yield significant learning/lessons. What's the point of using a FOSS system if you'...
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How can I extend the bounty period?

Is it possible to extend the period of the bounty? If so, how can I do it? Maybe I can extend the bounty period if I add more of the bounty? I have set bounty on the question How do I restore a ...
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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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User potentionaly selling their profile page as an advert?

I came across this today and it very much gives the impression the user wants to sell their profile page as an advertising space. As I have never come across this before, though I am sure it happens,...
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My flags have been waiting for review for 10+ days?

I have several flags that I raised on the 5th... and they are still waiting for review. What gives?
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How do I change my username? [duplicate]

I signed in with Google and I didn't get to choose my user name, is there a way to change it? I cannot find a button under my profile.
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How to handle bad title of original question?

I wanted to install Netbeans 8.1 and I searched the internet and everybody was talking about 8.0. So I though to ask: How to install netbeans v8.1 in Ubuntu 14.04? I was lucky and the user who had ...
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What is "UNIKONG"?

I have just noticed that I am getting adverts for UNIKONG on all the SE sites, what is this about? I have a lot of ad and script blockers installed so this can't just be some ordinary advert... It ...
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What does "LOA" stand for?

I recently flagged something up as very low quality, but my flag was declined. When I looked at the reason this is what it said: So what does LOA stand for?
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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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Can I get the duplicate close link on this question changed?

On this question, I voted to close as a duplicate of this one but the user wanted to change the icon size not hide the launcher, so it was a duplicate of this. However the OP accepted the original ...
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Possible spam page pointing cloning or pointing to askubuntu.com, how can I report it? [duplicate]

I recently noticed on my google webmaster account that a link was pointing to my website - which I did not recognise, so I thought I would visit it (in an incognito window) to see what it was and it ...
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Cannot change email in Profile

I'm getting this error when I try to change my email. The email I'm trying to change to has previously been registered to SE, but I removed that login recently. That email is no longer (or shouldn't ...
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Best method to deal with one user copy/pasting/plagiarising another's answers

I found a user is copying an answer given to them (I mean word for word copy/paste, no changes or anything!) by another user as their own answer on two question less than ten minuets apart and I bet ...
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How exactly is the electorate badge earned?

I'm looking for a clearer explanation of the Electorate badge as the explanation given doesn't seem clear: Vote on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions This seems ...
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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 does a newbie reply to their own post?

Long story short, I've submitted a few questions lately that have gone unanswered before disappearing off the front page into the void. I understand that reputation is required before I can reply to ...
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Dealing with a user who just won't follow the rules

I would like to open by stating this user is not abusive or rude and I am not looking to get him banned or anything like that, I write this because he could be a good contributor. The user has ...
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How is the "best Q & A" of AU is decided in the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter?

Vanity is the background of this question, but here we go... To prevent misunderstandings: this is not about the ask ubuntu newsletter, but the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter (sent by Elizabeth K. Joseph). ...
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How to attach bootchart.SVG file?

I have posted a question on Slow Boot which requires bootchart.svg file to be attached for better understanding of the problem. When I try to attach it, I get this: Currently I have uploaded it to my ...
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How come my questions aren't being answered?

why aren't my questions being answered? It seems like they aren't noticed... Most of my questions have no answers or votes. Am I doing something wrong?
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Is it possible to search in comments at my questions?

In a comment to my question I have got a general advice which I intend to try again. Is it possible to find the comment, without opening all my questions, clicking at 'show more comments' and Ctrl+F? ...
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Why are there a limited amount of close votes for high rep users?

I am a reasonable high rep user and have been around for some time now, and even though both of those are the case I still have a limited amount of close votes I can cast (40), why is this? Surely the ...
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User removed versus reputation cap

Dutch people are known to be always calculating.... Yesterday, two things happened to me at the same time: I hit the daily quote, actually passed it, which "zeroed" the effect of a number ...
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Retract a flag? [duplicate]

Is there any way to retract a flag on an answer? Here is an example of why I would like to retract flags. I flagged this answer as "not an answer" because in its original state it was just a request ...
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Strange Rep Count

So today I noticed that one of my answers had gained a strange amount of rep (+17). I checked it out in my profile, and saw that it had gained 15 points from being accepted and another 2 from being ...
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Can I get links to Comments?

At present, I can get specific links to Questions and Answers by share Option. But for Comments only ^ and ⚑ are available Sometimes comments contain Great Information and is very much help full. ...
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Duplicate Questions Still Show Up?

I've read the answer listed here, but I still have a few questions. When a question is marked duplicate, it is marked with [Duplicate], but what does that do? (For reference check this question.) The ...
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What is the difference between "delete" and "recommend deletion" votes?

I can't quite get how the Low Quality queue works. How many delete votes are needed to delete an answer and is any "Recommend deletion" votes are enough? And what is the difference between these ...
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What versions of Ubuntu are supported by Canonical and by Ask Ubuntu, and what is an end of life version?

This post is intended as a portal for users of unsupported releases to useful information. What is an "end of life" Ubuntu version? All Ubuntu versions have a life span. Once their time is up they ...
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How long can an account be inactive for?

By inactive I mean not logged-in by the User. I am asking this question because, I answered one or two OLD questions (3yrs old) hoping that he/she will try my solution and reply if not accepting. ...
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