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Unable to login using launchpad openID, text input box fails to appear.

Should be in META, but I can't post there without logging in:I am unable to login using the Launchpad OpenID. When I click the launchpad button the page stays the same. (It has links to recover my ...
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How do I interpret this “Your question does not meet our quality standards” error?

Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: It does not meet our quality standards. Thats the message I'm getting while trying to post a question. I've seen it a couple times before, usually ...
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How do i request an edit to an answer?

Ive asked a question which so far has only received one answer. This answer was good enough to help me figure out the solution for myself, but isnt entirely accurate. I'd like to accept this answer ...
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What do I need for being able to migrate questions to other Stackexchange sites?

I've registered an account on Unix.SE but the website does not appear in the website selection for Close as Offtopic. I doubt if it's a reputation issue, on http://Stackoverflow.com/ (8595 reputation)...
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Ask Ubuntu and file attachments

I need to attach a log file to a question I'm going to ask on Ask Ubuntu. Is this allowed by the site rules and if yes, how to do it?
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How can I get “Hot Question” widget of askubuntu ?

Hii There .. when i visit omgubuntu.co.uk and i find a hot question widget in the rightside of that website, how can i get the script or anything else, so i can add the widget in our web ? thanks ...
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Boolean searching with tags and answered status?

Is there a way to do a boolean search with tags and answered or unanswered status? For example, I found myself wanting to search for something like this: ([networking] and not [wireless])and(...
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Cross-Posting questions that are on-topic on multiple Stack Exchange sites

If I have a question that is on-topic on, say, both Linux & Unix and Ask Ubuntu, may I post it on both sites? And if so, do I need to do anything special?
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Where can I find my suggested edits page?

I'm curious about which of my submitted edits get accepted and denied. Is there a way I can find a page with a complete list of all my edits? Both those that were accepted and those where were ...
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What happens when all ten moderator flags get used up?

What happens when all ten moderator flags get used up? Does a moderator look if I am flagging the right posts and then refill them so that I can continue to flag posts for moderator attention? Or do I ...
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Why I can't initiate a bounty

I want to initiate a bounty for one of my question Link here and as per FAQ the question should be atleast 2 days old. Now the question is more than 2 days old and I still cannot initiate a bounty. ...
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Pls help cookie account forgotten after reinstall of ubuntu

After reinstalling ubuntu it forgot the cookies of my unregistered account https://askubuntu.com/users/18267/amith?tab=accounts .I'd like to restore this account
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Understanding apt.ubuntu.com and its use in askubuntu

I have noticed in a number of answers to questions where the use of the apt.ubuntu.com (I think this is what I recall) is employed to assist with the installation of some Ubuntu package that may not ...
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Bounty on another question

Am trying to give a bounty in this question Limiting internet bandwidth for already started applications but somehow the option does not appeared. I tested on Firefox 4 and Chrome 12/13. It appears in ...
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Reopening of a closed question?

Hi. Recently a question of mine was closed due to being an exact duplicate of this one. While I always skim-through the questions with similar titles, I hadn't thought to search under "microblogging" ...
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Why can't I change check marks and up/down arrows?

I am new to Ask Ubuntu. I asked a question and got a prompt and useful answer. I wanted to thank the responder and click his up arrow, but discovered I had to be registered to do it, and that it ...
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Why was my answer deleted

I don't know if y'all can see the deleted item: Keyboard command/shortcut to resize window But I can. No comment left to indicate why. So I'm wondering what line I crossed...
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Why was this tag deleted and added in the same revision?

After editing a question's tags, its revisions page indicates that the r tag was both removed and added by me. Why wasn't it just left untouched?
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How can I link to a specific revision?

Sometimes I want to refer readers to a specific revision of a question. Can I accomplish this with a single link?
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What am i supposed to do with a question of mine if it's no longer valid?

I asked this question some time ago . After today's reinstallation of ubuntu I no longer face this problem. What am i supposed to do with the question now?
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What should we do when a question would make a perfect wiki, but…

What should we do when a question would make a perfect wiki, but the author has a criteria too strict for one? Please forgive me if this question sounds stupid, I'm not quite sure how the community ...
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How is reputation shared between Meta and Ask Ubuntu?

I have been floating around on Meta occasionally, but most of the time is spent on Ask Ubuntu. When I receive upvotes or accepts on Meta, it says that I gain reputation, but it does not seem to affect ...
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How do I add images to posts?

How do I add images to a question, answer or comment. When I press Images on the top panel it says something like "Images are exactly like links..." and suggests adding the link to the image. But what ...
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Part of description on “Tags” page is invisible

On "Tags" page, longer descriptions are clipped and the text that exceeds is invisible, so it can't be accessed. It often occurs with my Firefox minimum font size to 16 (Options > Content > Fonts &...
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Please merge my accounts fossfreedom and user16600

I've seemed to have created two accounts - I dont use https://askubuntu.com/users/16600/user16600 but I do use my openID account launchpad.net/~fossfreedom Please can these be merged - or just delete ...
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Is a user not allowed to give the bounty to himself?

I put a bounty on a question of mine and later found a solution to that problem. I was given 0 points for the answer (obviously) but i was also not given the bounty points back when i clicked for it. ...
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How can I disable the grey highlightening on askubuntu?

I don't like the grey highlightening on askubuntu, it highlights every two questions, and is just very annoying. How can I disable it? since I don't really know why it's being highlighted, makes it ...
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Please merge my two accounts

It seems I have two accounts. Request, please merge my accounts. I would prefer my OpenID account credentials to login. So kindly allow me to keep the latest one.
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Is editing too much, an annoyance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to “over edit”? I'm kind of a perfectionist of sorts when it comes to my writing. I often go back, and edit my posts days later if I notice ...
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Unanswered questions, what do we do?

Hi. I'm still very new to Askubuntu, and have a question about unanswered questions. When one goes unanswered for a certain amount of time, what are our options to get the question noticed again?
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Please merge the accounts greg-grossmeier and user11778

Both are associated with OpenIDs I own, one from creativecommons.net (greg-grossmeier) and one from launchpad.net (user11778). Please merge them into the greg-grossmeier account (this one). Thanks!
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How can I pass a question on to another user?

I created a question on behalf of a non-AU user. Now they've signed up for AU. Can I make them the owner of the question, and if so, how? If not, what's the closest alternative?
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Are hardware recommendations considered off topic?

Fairly straightforward question, I don't want to clutter up the main site if it is. Edit: More specifically, hardware recommendations as it applies to driver support and the like in Ubuntu. ...
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Correcting people's questions.

Is there anything wrong with me going through Ask Ubuntu and correcting spelling and grammar in questions? I want to help but I don't want to be the annoying guy that fills up the edit queue.
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Chat: Issue in Communicating On Chat

In the chat system i was able to talk. However, due to some strange issue in the system, the box in which I can type a message into disappeared, and I cannot get it back. Applies to any system I log ...
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What are the criteria for receiving a bounty if it is not manually awarded?

Realizing that I'm running the risk of sounding extremely petty, I'm confused and curious enough that I have to ask. :) There was a question with a bounty of 50. I answered this question after the ...
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Dividing a question along with bounties

I've asked a big question with a bounty of 400 reputation. It's not getting the attention and replies as I hoped for. Can I ask for a moderator to break it down to simpler question and dividing the ...
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Accidentally created 2 accounts, can they be merged?

Is it possible to get the following 2 accounts merged: https://askubuntu.com/users/11668/chong https://askubuntu.com/users/4844/tim Thanks!
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Why does the accept rate calculation include unanswered questions ?

I am used to asking many questions on Ask Ubuntu, but a few of them remain unanswered. Maybe they are too hard to answer or too technical. But this is not the point. My accept rate is therefore lower ...
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How to contact a moderator?

Seeing this question I wanted to contact a moderator for changing all sudo gedit to gksu gedit. how do I do this?
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Losing privilege with points lost in setting bounties

Is it appropriate for users to lose privileges with handing out bounties? I've recently posted a bounty worth 400 points and consequently lost even the simple privilege of commenting everywhere. I ...
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have a question already asked but witout reply

Hi I have a question that has already been asked 4 moths ago. The author was asked to explain more his problem, but he didn't, so the topic was abbadoned. I have the same problem and I can try to ...
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Logout button not rendered

To be able to chat I need to logout and login again as the credentials given are too old. However I can't find a logout button: What can I do?
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How to find out newest set of (25 or 50) questions with no answers

As on date there is 420+ questions with no-answers and I am unable to find a way to see answers with no questions for the past one month or newest set of 25 or 50 questions with no answers. Is ...
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How do I escape backticks in a comment?

I want to be able to post this as a comment: FYI, code formatting is done with backticks, e.g. `sudo vi /boot/grub/menu.lst`. But as you can see, it doesn't come out quite right...
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Comment system notifications

I found a ridiculous bug for the comments notification system. If I comment on someone else's question thread, I'm notified of any reply to the particular answer or question I've commented on. However,...
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Please can we destroy the subjective tag?

The subjective tag has 12 questions. Please can it be blacklisted per The Death of Meta Tags?
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Ayatana, linux and tips tags becoming too meta?

As we add things under the umbrella ayatana project it's becoming too meta and doesn't really mean anything anymore. tips also appears to be not useful. linux isn't being used for the kernel, but ...
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Is 20K reputation required for wiki tag approvals for new sites

I am one of the zeitgeist developers and I spend a lot of time helping people with problems and misconceptions. I had an idea of creating a wiki on askubuntu for the zeitgeist tag. When I opened the ...
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Blacklist the linux tag?

I don't see any use for the linux tag. It would seem to me that the only valid uses are when it is used instead of the kernel tag.