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How to see all deleted questions of a particular user?

I've just run across 2 deleted questions from this user in the last 10 minutes. (Example here and here for 10K+ rep users ) It seems he/she/it's gaming the system and deleting his/her/its questions ...
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What is the procedure for reporting a problem with the site?

To be more specific: I am trying to edit one of my old answer in order to update it --- this one --- and the site hangs everytime I press the "save edits" button (more specifically: it stops as if ...
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Should one make a question on-topic by editing it and generalizing it?

I recently came across this question in the Reopen votes review queue, and it was edited and generalized by another user: But as ElementaryOS is not Ubuntu should this really be reopened now that it ...
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How long will I be flag banned for?

I'm flag banned at the moment (I had 4 declined in the last 7 days. That seems a little harsh, but that's not the topic of this discussion). There is no indication of any way to get out of this ban, ...
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Do flags of users with review privilege count as review?

I am currently at around 7.8k reputation points, which means I have access to all standard review queues, including the "Low Quality" queue. Now when I see a post that does not meet the site's ...
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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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Why can't a question be marked a duplicate of a question on another stackexchang site?

I came across the following question: Merging 2 files based on single column. Even though two answers have been posted already I answered a very similar question already on another stackexchange site:...
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How can I see I've already cast a delete vote / How can I retract a delete vote?

So I've just been told someone edited their answer and I've come back and upvoted... However, I noticed a delete flag and when pushing it, it shows me a dialog box with my remaining votes and I'm too ...
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Why did I not get a half-bounty?

This question had a bounty. The grace period expired and the bounty disappeared. I have a +4 answer there and as far as I know I was supposed to get a half-bounty. This is not a rant. I know this ...
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Can I spontaneously give a bounty?

I am getting first-rate help on something that bugs me but was not originally staked in my question for a bounty. How can I give a bounty spontaneously to a contributor for his/her answer (after the ...
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why I was not able to send _/\_ on chat

I am trying to send _/\_ on chat.But when I send \is missing,I tried different combinations. I have certain idea that chat edit also same as https://askubuntu.com/editing-help. But when I type _/\ ...
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How to make Key Images in questions? [duplicate]

I've been trying to answer questions but I want to add The little keys in there, and I don't know how. How do I do it?
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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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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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Late answers queue dramatically increased in size

I understand why this is happening, however there aren't that many people working on these queues, and this will definitely put them off if it never shrinks. So will there be any way implemented to ...
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Are there certain circumstances where one should close an old question as the duplicate of a new one?

Are there certain circumstances where one should close an old question as the duplicate of a new one (for instance if the new one is better and actually has answers)? And if not, then why does the ...
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May I link to my own Github project which is related to what I did after resolving my issue?

Summary In a weird partition creation issue where GParted didn't think my SSD was a block device, I eventually solved the issue and continued to my original goal: cloning a partition on a failing ...
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Is it possible to remove a flag? [duplicate]

Is it possible to remove a flag? e.g. if I flag a question as "Unclear what you're asking", and the OP edits the question, is it possible to remove my flag from that question? Or if I flag ...
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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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Why I am banned for reviewing?

I did not pass this review audit. I voted "Looks OK". I do not see anything criminal there. The answer is badly formatted but is not even incorrect. And I am always notified by moderators that ...
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Why do I see wrong suggestion for possible answer above my question?

Up above my question I see the heading that "this question may already have an answer." the link provided in this heading does not give answer to my question. More interestingly, I mention that link ...
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Can I award a bounty to the OP?

If OP answered his own question, can I award a bounty to him? I answered this question. The OP's question was really good and with some of my help he found a great solution for this wireless adapter,...
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Does loss of reputation revoke previleges also?

What if someone suddenly loss lot number of reputation, which was enough for him to get new privileges before. Does this will effect his privileges? Please explain both the cases.
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Can I award myself a bounty? [duplicate]

I was just curious, let's say that I posted a question, then put a bounty on it, and then found the answer myself, could I then award that bounty back to myself?
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Why did I get 100 rep?

Logged in this morning to see a notification that I had gained 100 rep, however, looking at my notifications and profile, the reason is not listed but it has definitely been added to the total. So, ...
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how do you flag a user instead of a Q or an A?

This user has been posting nonsense answers on the site for the last couple of days... How he got that many reputation points is beyond me; it just looks like he wants to get banned. How do we flag ...
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Who are the people responsible for the direction, decisions and development of AskUbuntu?

Although I'm relatively new to using AskUbuntu, I have, at times, wanted to contact the "leaders" responsible for the direction, decisions and development of AskUbuntu (ie. who decides the "official ...
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How does SE generate profile pictures for new users?

When a new user joins the site a profile picture is automatically generated for them, how is this image generated? And does SE do it, or a third-party application?
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Why can you only upload images in chat?

Currently you are unable to upload anything but images in chat, why is this so? Is this because of security or some other reason such as space?
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fake askubuntu. Beware [duplicate]

I found a fake askubuntu i.e. a website that looks exactly like askubuntu but URL is: http://viyals.com. Beware, if you try to login on such website your username and password maybe stolen. Anyway ...
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Why is the time displayed in my achievements notification area 1 hour behind the actual time?

In my achievements notification area it says that the current time is 14:34, however all the clocks in my house say that it is currently 15:34, so it seems that it thinks that I am in a timezone which ...
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Asking questions about third-party applications running on Ubuntu

In the past when I have asked how to achieve a particular thing using a third-party application on Ubuntu, I have often come across users like here for instance that say that it has nothing to do with ...
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What does the number under a user's name mean?

I was browsing through the users section of askubuntu when I noticed something strange: The number beneath the user's name was not equal to their reputation, although the list was set to be sorted by ...
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asked for a solution didn't got any one of them [closed]

I don't understand I have asked for help because none of the multiboot usb creator is recognizing my usb drive and for solution and despite being an expert nobody is helping me . I used a solution of ...
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AskUbuntu tells me I'm in danger of being blocked

When I wanted to ask a question on AskUbuntu, I got a warning that states "Some of your past questions have not been well-received". Here I interpret "some" as "at least one", but I cannot really ...
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What is this 'hammer'?

I'm sure that at some point I knew this, but I have forgotten now, and can't remember how to remember, so I thought that I would ask, what exactly is the mod-hammer, and what does it mean to give ...
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Is this the right place to ask about finding and installing an AV?

I know that there is some sort of Norton Open Source Antivirus for Linux, and I really want it, however I see mention and talk of it, but I can't actually find it, is this the right place to ask about ...
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What is the purpose of the 'Disciplined' badge?

I was browsing through the Badges page when I came across this one under "Moderation Badges". "Disciplined" : Delete own post with score of 3 or higher I do not understand the purpose of this ...
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Are you tested with Duplicates in the review queues?

In the review queues I have never once been tested with a question that has been flagged as duplicate. Does SE not test you on those? And if so, why not? Or have I just not had any?
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What do you mean by "The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed?"

I was asking following question on Ask Ubuntu: Best possible VLC settings to play 1080p mkv and mp4 formats? But the same time I was getting notification that: "The question you're asking ...
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Why does it says "1 view" for every question, even when nobody would have had time to look at them?

Whenever I or someone else posts a question, it says 1 view, but I have never seen it says 0 views, even at the point of first posting where nobody could have even had the time to notice it, let alone ...
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Is there a way to see how many users are currently connected to Ask Ubuntu?

I was curious to know when most users connect to Ask Ubuntu during the day. I am not sure if I am blind or if this function does not exist (because it is probably not useful to the majority of users)....
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Attention: some of your recent flags have been declined - please review them before flagging this post!

I get the "Attention: some of your recent flags have been declined - please review them before flagging this post!" And I did review and yes, some of my SPAM flags were declined after which I flagged ...
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Question time period limit

I sometimes have more than 6 problems in a 24-hour period, or more than 50 in a 30-day period, so I think that it would be really good if the limit could be raised, or if you could add to your limit ...
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Unable to upload gif image in question

I have recently found that I get this error when attempting to upload a gif image to a question (well, I actually didn't upload, but instead provided a link to a gif image which has worked with the ...
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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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Questions that have been asnwered, but the OP no longer has an account so can't accept an answer

It's really bugging me, and I think that something needs to be done about it, I keep on finding questions like this one which have very good answers, and some of the answers have a lot of upvotes, and ...
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Are questions about how to upgrade to an Alpha release off-topic? [duplicate]

Are questions that ask for instructions on how to upgrade to an Alpha release off-topic if they don't ask for any information about how to use the Alpha release etc, but only ask how in the current ...
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Are Q&As allowed that specifically point to the use of a particular product or service?

So for instance if I have created a really great product for Ubuntu which is fully free and in my PPA, and my product would help a lot of people, would it be considered promotional spam if I were to ...
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Are legal and licensing issues welcome here?

Are legal and licensing questions allowed on AskUbuntu? Such as questions asking about legality of using the logo elsewhere, etc? Or questions asking about licensing? Which are questions about Ubuntu, ...
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