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Does a 10k+ user get notified of a flag on their post in chat?

Let's say that I notice a really inappropriate message in chat from a 10k+ (this will usually mean that they have been hacked or something - not that I'm asking about a real situation that has ...
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When was Ask Ubuntu founded?

I'm sure that this question must have been asked before, but I just can't find it anywhere, so I guess that I'm just searching for the wrong keywords. So I thought I'd ask, when was Ask Ubuntu founded?...
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Full documentation on formatting?

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Why can't you vote on a question once you have retracted your vote?

Once you have voted on a question, and then retracted your vote, you are unable to cast another vote, why is this? Because for instance I could VTC something as unclear, but then when they update it I ...
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Are the adverts on StackExchange sites safe?

I often find that instead of featured questions, in their place are adverts such as this one: But is it safe to click on these adverts? Do they only advertise stuff on the SE sites? Or is there some ...
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Why are only mods allowed to vote to migrate a question to another site (not including the site's Meta site)?

As far as I currently understand it, there are no users other than mods who can vote to migrate a question. Why isn't this ability granted to at least higher rep users, or at least to give users the ...
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Is there a limit to the amount of questions you can ask on Meta in a specific time period?

On the main site you can ask a maximum of 6 questions in a 24-hour period, and in a 30 day period, you have a maximum of 50 questions, I do not know if there are any other limits for years etc, but I ...
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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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What is the difference between Ask ubuntu button vs. Questions button?

When Clicking on ask Ubuntu I get a different view than when I click on Questions, some questions doesn't appear under Questions! What is the difference between these 2 views? Pressing Ask ubuntu: ...
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Is it better to have a "How to install Windows 10 alongside..." wiki?

Windows 10 questions are increasing. I think someone should write a comprehensive post like Installing Ubuntu Alongside a Pre-Installed Windows with UEFI but for Windows 10 so that we can direct all "...
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Why does a user start off with 1 rep, and not 0?

Why does a user start off with 1 rep, and not 0? Is there a real reason for this? Or was it just decided because it wouldn't make much difference if it was 0 instead?
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Get rid of Windows answers?

Isn't it time to get rid of this answer and enforce the policy of closing Windows questions, here, here, ... as off-topic? I'd rather leave a comment "We're sorry, but this site is all about Ubuntu ...
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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 can I make more than edits show in my review notification?

My review notification only shows suggested edits, however I have seen screenshots of other users desktops that have hundreds of notifications here. Can I add more queue's to my notifications, rather ...
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How to deal with potentioaly illigal / hacking software reccomendations?

I was checking out this answer today, when I clicked the link given, Firefox reported an untrusted site, so I left the OP a comment "Firefox says the link you provided is untrusted" and the OP replied ...
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AskUbuntu can only log in via GMAIL LINK, but not by typing in email-pwd combo

So I am trying to log into AskUbuntu with my email/pwd combo, and if I click GMAIL and then click on my email it logs me in, but if I type the same email, it says there is no account associated with ...
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Flag vs Close, when to use?

Today I voted to close on an off topic question, but this made me think, if I vote to close is the question also flagged too get the attention of other user's?, or should I also flag as a duplicate to ...
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Why is there no spell checking in title and edit summary?

Why is there only a spell checking capability in the main body? Why not the title and the edit summary field too (if you are editing a question)?
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Can I ask this question on askubuntu?

I asked a question here but there is not much attention to that question. Since my question directly consults Ubuntu and so I think that I should as this question on askubuntu. While searching about ...
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Who are the AU chat room owners?

I was just wondering (as I have not seen any body with a name like this in the AU chat room) who the room owners in the main Ubuntu chat room were, so I thought I would ask a question about it here as ...
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How to flag a double post?

If a user post the same question multiple times in quick succession, words them differently, but ultimately asks the same thing, what should I do ? Sound not working at all Alsa not working at all
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I suspect that some person acts as "Community" user

It is supposed that "Community" is an automated service. But a couple of times it made some human decisions. Like this question. I voted to close as duplicate. But as soon as the issue was fixed, "...
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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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If a user leaves, are votes reversed?

Really just curious, but if a user is removed "forcefully", his or her votes are undone. That is completely understandable. What however if a user closes his or her account deliberately, are his or ...
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User spoils his answers

I just noticed that a user Mudit Kapil is spoiling good answers. Just look at edit history. https://askubuntu.com/a/576229/167850 and others. You can just search his last edits. Not removing them, ...
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How to become more well-received

When I just started to compose a new question I got the following message: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any ...
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What is meant by the phrase "first tag wiki edit"?

I find this badge tip extremely confusing: tag editor. What is meant by the text provided?
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Please can someone remove the installation tag from the following question

I can't remove the installation from debootstrap wants to remove target folder, why? Please can someone else do this? I can't do it via the API either, which is how I realised.
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Not able to comment on my own answer

I have enough reps but I am unable to comment on my answer to this question. What's the problem?
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How do I add URLs to comments and what are available aliases like [edit]?

I can't quite get how to add inline links to comments. There are some aliases like[edit] but I see that people add other useful links this way. Where can I find list of these aliases, or add inline ...
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Serial upvoting reversal fail

I got serially upvoted acouple of hours ago and the system (correctly) reversed this a few minutes ago... However I also got a silver badge for this question but that was not reversed. Should I ...
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7 in queue but the 'First Post' review is blank

I've just gone into the review area and the First Post queue is showing 7. I went into the queue and it's empty. Ten minutes later the same is still happening, so I don't think all 7 were reviewed ...
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Did I respond appropriately to this answer?

I just came across a user posting a fairly bad, sarcastic answer to a 5 day old question with a number of answers (9 including his). Here is a screenshot of the answer and the ensuing comment thread. ...
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How do I unflag something?

I flagged this post as off-topic as it was about some obscure distro, but it has since been edited into a general Linux question. How do I remove the flag I raised? There doesn't seem to be any ...
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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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Is it possible to join global inboxes of two accounts?

As you can see from my user account description (about me), I am a bot. I usually won't be active on the main site (probably, maybe I will get some additional features one day), so all my ...
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How come my flags don't add up?

Looking at my flagging history on my profile on the main Ask Ubuntu site, it shows that I've raised 170 moderator attention flags. It further says that 165 were deemed helpful and 2 were declined. ...
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Seemingly "unregistered" reputation change?

This morning, opening the computer, I found a reputation change of +92, which is nice, but kind of a strange figure. It even appears differently on different windows. The +100 I can find. The (...
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How shall we report bugs in the new design?

Are the "answers" to Minor site design updates still monitored or should we post standard bug reports (aka "questions")?
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Is a downvote troll targeting me?

I have noticed a pattern where exactly one day after I post an answer in the Ubuntu section, my answer receives exactly one downvote. It seems plausible that if it is always the same person downvoting ...
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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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Is Ubuntu at war with VLC? [closed]

Once again I come with yet another question. I don't know if I am the only one facing this problem because I have looked through the tags for same problems, hoping someone must have it already but I ...
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Reputations went down

Last evening i was answering so many questions. Most of my answers got up voted. I got around 91 in my reputations. But when i checked in the morning reputation was 46. It seemed so strange for me. ...
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When will I be able to ask about systemd questions with ubuntu?

This one was deleted: Increase Trackpoint Sensititvity with SystemD (Ubuntu 15.04 or later) because SystemD is a feature in the next version of Ubuntu. Having reinstalled, I searched for the ...
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What do you do when all answers to your question brings you back to where you first started?

I know this may prolly be the dumbest question but what can you do when all answers to your question leads you to where you first started: with the same problem? Let me clarify this: I posted a ...
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On my question (with bounty) mine is the only answer. Should I just accept my own answer or let the bounty continue to expire?

I asked a question. After further searching and no answers I set a bounty. Only after that did I happen upon information I needed by a total fluke. As a result I have posted an answer that addresses ...
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How do I edit questions which don't have to be corrected at atleast 6 places?

I had suggested edits to many questions and answers and my edits were genuine: those posts had formatting or grammar mistakes but many of my suggested edits got rejected. Since many posts had only ...
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Automatic flag(s) on large number of edit rejections

There is a particular user submitting a large number of edits, half of which at least are invalid. Is the large number of rejected edits raising any automatic flags to the moderators? Or should these ...
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What does '(1)' in tab title mean?

It could be seen somtimes when I surfing Ask Ubuntu that something different on the title of my web-browser, which is '(', number, and ')' such as (2). '(2) Ask Ubuntu' '(1) Ask Ubuntu'
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Found askubuntu copycat site, where do i report? [duplicate]

Here's the link: http://askubuntu.com.80bola.com/questions/121373/etc-lightdm-unity-greeter-conf-file-missing Been googling around for lightdm background image solutions, and found this. On google ...
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