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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. ...
irrational John's user avatar
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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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Who downvoted my question/answer on Ask Ubuntu?

Can I know who down voted my question/answer on Ask Ubuntu so that I can ask him the reason for it?
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How do I answer my Own Question?

Tonight I successfully resolved my own question. after getting into some difficulties. The resolution in the end was simple and came straight from the Ubuntu Community Documentation. The reason why ...
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When are upvoted answers listed above accepted answers?

Occasionally on AskUbuntu, I've seen highly upvoted answers listed before the accepted answer for a question. This is useful for when the OP accepts a suboptimal or incorrect answer. However, when ...
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Why is Ask Ubuntu on the default installer, and not other support sites?

Is AskUbuntu now the "official" support forum for Ubuntu and Canonical? I am aware of the link between AskUbuntu and Stack Exchange. In particular, why is Ask Ubuntu on the 11.10 and 12.04 installers,...
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How do I merge my 2 Ask Ubuntu Accounts?

I have just realized I have 2 AU accounts, I cant recall how this happened but I did change my e-mail address recently. How do i go about merging them, is this something you can help me with? ...
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How do I get my question reopened as I would really like a resolution?

I asked a question which was closed as a "Duplicate Question": How do I add customized wallpapers so they appear in the dynamic unity greeter? I even acknowledged this by linking the potential ...
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How do I create a new tag?

From time to time, I notice some missing tags that would be useful. How do I add one?
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Unable to put a bounty of only 50 on my question

I wanted to put a bounty on an old question, but am only able to put up 100, 150, 200, 250 or 300 (no option of 50). Any ideas why? FAQs says I should be able to do just 50. Is this something to do ...
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How to unassociate my askubuntu account with my email and delete it?

Askubuntu has been amazing with providing me with useful information and I recommended it highly to others I know using Ubuntu. I now have no purpose for this account because I converted my computer ...
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How do I get the button icons? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use keyboard 'icon' in markdown? I've seen in some questions or answer that people are able to turn 'alt' or 'shift' into little button icons that say the name ...
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Account Still getting merged

My account is still getting merged with my brother's account even though my suspension period is over. This happens even if I try using a different system with different IP address. I cleared all ...
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Code tag/code highlight problem in sub-comment on askUbuntu mainpage

I am wondering, why code tag and bold text option which both work perfectly fine in full comments doesn't work in sub-comments, like shown in the screenshot below, using the same syntax?! Sometimes, ...
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Confused about "Locked" policy

I'm confused about policy. I posted a question and another user used the edit feature to remove part of it he thought should be in a seperate question. I rolled the change back as I did not agree ...
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Question wrongly closed as duplicate

This question comparing the beta and daily-live builds of Ubuntu+1, was closed as an exact duplicate of this question, which is a much more general question, "Are daily builds of Ubuntu stable enough ...
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How to correctly handle Ubuntu One questions

Tl;dr: What is going on with all the unanswered Ubuntu One questions on the site? I have come across a few Ubuntu One questions during the clean up like "cannot sysc", "folders missing", "logs me out"...
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Is there a URL to ask a pre-tagged question?

I'd like to say, on another web site, please ask a question on AskUbuntu tagged foo, and make that a link to the 'ask' form here with the tags already populated, so that it's more likely the right ...
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Wrong flag on question

This question has been flagged as "too localized" Unity does not run .xsession/.Xsession/.xsessionrc/.xinitrc on login this is clearly wrong, just look at all the other questions talking about ...
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What to do with questions related to Gimp usage?

I created a question related to Gimp usage, because a few such questions were under the tag Gimp. My question was closed. I asked on askubuntu because I'm Ubuntu user. I know that Gimp is multi-...
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question is duplicate of what, precisely? [duplicate]

Stop marking questions as duplicates without linking to the duplicate in question: https://askubuntu.com/questions/60651/how-can-i-remove-unity-safely Yes, I'm sure that this is a duplicate question/...
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My account reps from yesterday is counted today

My account shows 95 reps today, but 85 of those are from yesterday. There was a similar bug a while back. It doesn't bother me, but I thought I'd report it.
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Is there a way to get emails for new comments?

Is there a way to have Ask Ubuntu send me emails when new comments are posted? I can't seem to find an option for this. A lot of times, someone asks me a question in a comment and I don't know about ...
Andrew Gunnerson's user avatar
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Tag synonyms: startup and boot

Whilst I suppose a distinction could be drawn between startup and boot (boot = grup, startup = everything later), I don't think there is any difference in the way they are being used. I prefer the ...
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How do I change my login e-mail to match that of my current e-mail?

When I first started using Stack Exchange, I did not have an e-mail account of my own and was using my father's. Now, I have my own e-mail address, but I can not change the address that I use to log ...
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What's this question duped to?

This question is closed as a duplicate, but as a duplicate of what?
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How to improve a question that isn't being answered?

I asked this question (How to reformat/reindent all the source files in a given directory?) which – I admit – at the beginning was not very well defined, but, with the help of the comments left by ...
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What are all the keyboard shortcuts for this site?

What are the list of keyboard shortcuts you can use on this site? I know I can get each shortcut by hovering my mouse over the buttons above the answer text area but I was wondering if there's a list ...
Nitin Venkatesh's user avatar
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Notifying posters of comments restricted?

I've noticed that comments I make are being stripped of the "@name" part. For example, my comment here, "@yossile, the OP has mentioned Google Chrome beta and there is (or was) a problem regarding it ...
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Favorites Question Are Not Been Added To My List?

I am adding Favorites Question & its not adding in my Favorites list Using Chromium , i think its latest Version UPDATED i have checked lots of people Favorites & find that they got 15 to 20 ...
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108 Rep, but only earned 8

I'm not sure if this is simple for the SO/SE dev team, or if you moderators can do something about it. I've got plenty of rep on SO, but don't know too much about Linux. (Surely my 100 points should ...
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Request Time-out 408 error

I have posted this question before, but because I was using my local DNS, I thought it might be an error in my DNS. Now I'm using OpenDNS and Google's DNS with the same error:
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Regarding "Low Quality" flag

I had a flag declined as: "flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention". The flag that was used was "Low Quality". If these are going to be ...
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Request: Burnination and Blacklisting of [error] tag

One of the most overly used tags in the site is error. In almost every case, there are many other tags which are far more descriptive. All 303 questions using that tag aside, I believe the tag ...
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Please burninate speed tag

speed has the perfect quality of a meta tag can’t work as the only tag on a question (I see speed on network, bootup, video playback & so on) means different things to different people (is it ...
Sathyajith Bhat's user avatar
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Should I close or give my own answer on questions that have become moot?

Over time as I've become more familiar with the Stack Exchange way of doing things, I see the value of making sure my questions see resolution. Either that an answer gets accepted, or that the ...
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What is the purpose of bookmarking questions?

It shows no increase in the reputation points of the asker, then what is the purpose of being able to bookmark questions by clicking on bookmark icon with a star?
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