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Why are there “Tag Badges”?

Sometimes when I come to a user profile page, I will see some "Tag Badges" like the 10.10 badge, the unity badge, and the installation badge. Not only these. But I can't find "Tag Badges" on this ...
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How to handle duplicate answers that add nothing?

I'm not talking about exact copying, failure to give credit, or one person passing off another person's answer as their own. Rather, I'd like to know what the best practice is when one user answers a ...
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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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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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Duplicate post or not? Why is the mod deleting questions that are clearly not duplicates?

I just self answered two questions that I see get asked a ton. They both follow the same template. How do you remap Caps Lock to Control in Xubuntu? How do you swap Control and CAPS Lock in Xubuntu? ...
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What does the term Unregistered mean on the user page?

On some new users do I often see a grey text next to their name Unregistered. What does this mean? Does it mean that the user has removed his/her account? Because I've seen people log-in after that ...
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HTTPS: Certificate is not signed for askubuntu.com

If I try to access https://askubuntu.com, the certificate is signed for *.stackexchange.com instead of askubuntu.com. Can this be fixed for a better HTTPS access?
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How do i move my question to a different SE?

I've asked a question and after a couple of days thinking on it (and seeing low viewing) I suspect I might get better/faster results by moving it to Unix SE. So how do I do this or request this?
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How to continue discussions important to a meta question?

Are long comment threads on meta questions discussing issues directly pertinent to the question considered bad, even if they do not become repetitive? I know this is considered bad on main...but meta ...
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Should questions describing problems that mysteriously went away be closed?

If a question describes a problem that the OP once had, but which then goes away, and the OP has no idea how and didn't do anything to precipitate a solution, should the question be closed? It seems ...
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Commenting questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are you only allowed to comment with 50 rep? When I am in 'AskUbuntu' look an Ask I can answer but I can't comment. And I can see other people that can comment it. I have ...
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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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Is it allowed to have multiple AU accounts, intentionally, without having them merged?

Some users might want to have multiple AskUbuntu accounts. There are a number of legitimate reasons for wanting this. I won't try to list them all but here are a few: Separate accounts for work-...
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How can low rep users request account merges?

I've seen a number of requests to merge two accounts, posted here on meta and actioned by moderators. But what if a user has less than 5 reputation, and thus cannot post a question on meta. What is ...
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Is it OK to post, and how should we deal with, non-English (or partly non-English) answers intended for translation? [duplicate]

Questions in languages other than English, or which contain non-English text and translated text, have been discussed before on meta. But what about answers that are written in other languages? How ...
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How to address a question to a particular user?

Suppose I ask a question..I know that some user might be knowing its answer.. For eg,its a question related to a script.and i know that user xyz is good in scripts.I want him to notice my question.....
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How to link to a post in chat, to be accessed outside chat?

In chat, there is an option to link my next chat message as a reply to this. But I do not see a way to get a hyperlink to the chat transcript, at a particular post. I know this is possible (that is, ...
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Cannot register

I have tried 2 different OpenID accounts to try to register and in each case I get an error and cannot register I have cut and pasted the links suggested by both my openID accounts into the URL box ...
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How do I invite a low rep user into chat?

It comes up in chat sometimes, so I figured I'ld post a question and answer on the thing.
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Why I can make my question favourite

Why I can make my own question a favourite?
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no edit button beside flag [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Edit link Missing I found a question which is very ugly and improperly formatted so I want to edit it but there is no edit button only link and flag buttons are there !! Is ...
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Serial downvoting reversed

what is Serial downvoting reversed? I just got +14 Reputations from the event listed as Serial downvoting reversed. What does that mean?
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Will bounty be given to the accepted answer?

There is a question which had a bounty and it was given to the highest voted answer (as the faq says), but none of the answers has been accepted yet. What if someone answers this question (perhaps ...
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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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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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Will deleting question affect my account?

I want to know if I delete my own question will affect the reputation system or trigger any question asking ban? I am asking this before deleting because I have already been banned on other ...
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No reputation for upvotes on meta? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is reputation shared between Meta and Ask Ubuntu? I asked a question (or rather, made a feature request) recently on meta. The question got upvoted 5 times but I did not ...
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Should really good/detailed “me too” answers have their content merged into the question?

Usually "me too" answers don't contribute much to working on the problem, but sometimes they do, as when they present details that are subtly different than (or more detailed than) what is provided by ...
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How do I (and should I) move a question to SuperUser?

First I asked this question at superuser which required me to upgrade away from Ubuntu's ancient ffmpeg. Then I asked this question at Ask Ubuntu whose answer requires Ubuntu's ancient version of ...
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Asking a moderator a question directly, a private message

I was just wondering if there is a way to directly communicate with a certain moderator with a private message. Just to help get a couple clarifications on one or two things.
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The “login or register” link is invisible in Internet Explorer

The "Please login or register to vote for this post" text doesn't display correctly when viewed in Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit:
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Can't login to AskUbuntu, account shows as unregistered

When logged in, my profile shows "Unregistered". I can't vote or anything, I get the "Please login or register to vote for this post." message. When I log in (through Stack Exchange or google) ...
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how to add a link that will open the software center

I have added link to apps.ubuntu.com by providing a button to click on till now... But neither by the method - "[package name] (link)" and nor by assign a url to the button image,i could give a ...
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What is the best way to ask for level of support for a new laptop model?

I am in the market for a new laptop and I would like to ask for the level of support for Ubuntu on recently released laptop models. I would like to be able to ask the askubuntu community if a given ...
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Make [download] a synonym of [downloads] and merge the two tags

There are 73 questions tagged download 69 questions tagged downloads The two tags are redundant, please consider making download a synonym of downloads and merge the 2 tags (note:downloads has tag ...
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Reputation lost on downvoting others [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I observed that my reputation decreases when I downvote answers, why? Why do I loose 1 reputation point for downvoting others answers? I even provided a reason! I just lost ...
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Make [home] a synonym of [home-directory] and merge the two tags

There are 135 questions tagged home 52 questions tagged home-directory The excerpts for both are nearly the same, implying the same use: home: Questions about users' home folders or the ...
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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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What happens to bounty points that are not awarded?

If a bounty is set and only one answer is given: when the bounty is not awarded what happens to the bounty? Does the only answer get the bounty despite it not being accepted assuming the answer is ...
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Can comments not part of a discussion still be flagged as “too chatty”?

Is it sometimes appropriate to flag comments as "too chatty" even if they are not actually part of discussion taking place in comments? Here are some made up examples where I would be tempted to flag ...
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Should we encourage this behavior?

I took a specialist interest in answering this question because I similar difficulties which I resolved and wanted to help a fellow member with it. I answered the question, however, the member still ...
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Bug in writing titles

Referring to my previous question, I typed the title as Lost REPUTATION ! but I got Lost REPUTATION? Is this a bug? Or some secret feature?
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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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How can I move a discussion from comments to chat after the 'move this discussion to chat' link has disappeared?

So, I'm once again violating the policies of AU by having an extended discussion in comments. The link offering to move this discussion to chat pops up. I get distracted and do not act on it ...
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Custom badges on Ask Ubuntu

My question is can new badges be added or removed from the already list of existing badges?
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Is there a possibility to create/save a list of favorite/useful questions?

How can I create/save a list of questions/answers that are useful for me in my account, for later use?
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Why no tool buttons above answer field while logged in

Today I faced this strange issue. There are no quick buttons (linking/image insert) in answer field. The preview field is neither updating. please see the screen shot, But I can see the icons when I ...
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When is the 'Reviews' tab under 'Activity' in a user's profile updated? What activity does it track?

What information is tracked under the Reviews tab in the Activity section of a user's profile? I assume this section is related in some way to actions which are performed on posts listed for review. ...
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Is it a bad answer, or not an answer at all?

On the question Getting MTP enabled devices to work with Ubuntu? , I flagged an answer as "not an answer". It was declined with "flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an ...
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Stack exchange log-in fail

I know this is not the place to ask this but I'm desperate I've just signed up to the stack exchange about an hour ago but it won't let me on because no email has gone though.

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