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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.
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cannot add email on my profile

whenever i try to add my email address to my profile I get an error saying email address already registered! why is that?
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why captchas + login?

Do you get Spam from people, who do a regular login? Why do I have to solve a captcha, after going through a login? Why do I sometimes get an captcha and sometimes not? Can't the system see, that ...
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Why am I not getting email notification to new answers to my question?

I have checked "Notify" check box with my email id in my question but I don't get any notification even though I get answers to that question. Why is it so? Is there problem in "AskUbuntu"'s part?
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What's going on with this revision count?

On this question page it is said there have been three revisions. If you look at the history it is clear there have only been two. What's going on? Screenshot 1: Screenshot 2:
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Where is the Bounty?

From this question I started a bounty that ended recently. After the bounty started user luri edited his answer to give a most useful additional information that made me award the bounty. However ...
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Is there a way to see how many votes I have left for the day?

Is there a way to see how many votes I have left for the day (prior to the 5 votes left warning)?
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Unfair Bounty System?

Recently I've started a Bounty, which is about to end very soon (in less than 23 hours, to be precise). And just a few minutes ago, I received this E-Mail: Reminder: Your Bounty Is Ending Soon! ...
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help ubuntu or ubuntu+help in google search should list ask ubuntu in results

i think the two search strings help ubuntu or ubuntu+help should bring up ask ubuntu website in the search results. it does not feature in the first 3 pages of google search. what do u guys think?
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Is Ask Ubuntu linked in the ubuntu.com website?

I found a lot of peoples that does not know Ask Ubuntu yet, so I start looking if this important resource is linked in the main ubuntu.com web site and I was unable to find it.
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How does @username commenting work?

I read in a comment that users can notify each other by starting the comment with @username. Assume I want to notify Marco Ceppi. Do I write @Marco Ceppi or @marco-ceppi? What does that user see? ...
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Can I cancel a vote for a comment?

I voted up for a comment and realized that it wasn't in fact such a great comment. I am not able to cancel my vote as I can do for questions or answers : "click again to undo" don't work. Is it just ...
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The future of the applications/software tag(s) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Applications, application and software tags must die! To my mind applications, application and software is useless - there is no clear meaning to them. Some questions should ...
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Launchpad OpenID not working for login on Ask Ubuntu

I can't log in here using my Launchpad ID. I get Canceled on the identification page of AskUbuntu. On the Launchpad, I get an Oops page with an message saying that the error was logged. Sorry, ...
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How can I add a link within an answer on AskUbuntu.com to download a package? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to post links that install software via apt? I want to create a link in my answers that automatically open the Ubuntu Software Store with that package pulled up. I've gone ...
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What are the features of Ask Ubuntu? [closed]

What are the features of Ask Ubuntu??
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Is is possible to cancel a bounty?

Is it possible to cancel a bounty if I found the answer to my question?
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How do we create letters with dash over them? (strikethrough or strikeout)

a) With GNU/Linux OS & Ubuntu in general in text editors b) Specifically for askubuntu.com as to imply that the text is deleted (edited later) c) or as an html formatting in a broader sense. ...
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How can I create a new tag for an existing question?

Having gained "create tag" privilege I noticed tags are created when asking a new question. I can't seem to find how to add a new tag to an existing question. Is this possible ?
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When we see a potential duplicate, how should we handle it when we don't have proper privileges?

When we spot a duplicate question, what is the best way to handle it? Of course if we have a huge reputation, we can just do it, but when we don't have enough reputation we should have ways to notify ...
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How to use keyboard 'icon' in markdown?

Guys, I was looking in a question when I found a different way to markup keyboard (combination of keys) to express commands. I cant found a previously answer about Markdown (except this, but not ...
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Is there a way to generate an rss feed with all questions that get 10+ upvotes?

I know there is a way to get ALL questions through a feed, but what about great questions? Are they listed independently somewhere? If not, can I do it with a yahoo pipe? Any cues as to how I should ...
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Merge two User Accounts

I have accidently created two user accounts but logging in with two different OpenID's, I foogot I already had an account. Is there a way to merge the two accounts into one as I have questions on one ...
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When does the community user start bumping old questions?

According to this the community user bumps old unanswered questions so that they get another shot at getting answered. I've seen it do it a couple times in the past but it doesn't seem like it's a ...
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Comment re-edit time-out is too short.. and Is there a limit on deleting my comments?

I'd like to know how long a comment I've written is "available" to be re-edited... Either I'm too slow, or its too fast... Also, what limits are there on deleting a comment? ...(which I couldn't re-...
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Where can I find interesting Ubuntu discussions?

Ask Ubuntu is a Q&A site rather than a discussion board, a bug tracker, or a poll/survey site, but I really love Ubuntu and want to discuss those things with other users! Where can I discuss ...
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Remove [subjective] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please can we destroy the subjective tag? The [subjective] tag should be removed and blacklisted from Ask Ubuntu for the same reasons it was removed from other sites. For ...
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Are the questions with the mark (closed) erased?

I've seen many questions with the mark [closed] in the title. Does it mean that they will be erased later? Or just remains as closed?
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How can I open Ask Ubuntu chat directly?

How can I place an icon on my desktop to directly open Ask Ubuntu's chat?
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Is there a way for StackExchange to accept Launchpad IDs to login systemwide?

In the original, pre-shortened form of the question I was complaining that I can't login some other StackExchange site with my Launchpad ID, providing the screenshot: Rest was almost like this: I ...
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How to find out my user id?

Ok so I got the Stack Overflow addon for Firefox (and the Gnome Panel Applet) and I just realised my UserID is not the same as Username, its a numerical value. How can I find this to make sure I have ...
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Tag pages not rendering properly

The tag pages are not rendering the list of questions when using Firefox 4.0b8pre or Opera 11.00 alpha build 1029. It does render properly with Google Chrome 8.0.552.5 dev.
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Reopen request for my question

Someone closed my question as a duplicate of another question, but mine is more specific. I cannot understand the reasons behind this. Which are the proprietary and paid games for linux do you know - ...
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How to run the chat on the browser sidebar?

It would be really nice if I could run the chat on the browser sidebar, but it doesn't shrink enough.