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Why can I not create an account on Ask Ubuntu?

I just tried to create a new account on this site Ask Ubuntu using my email and a password - and not connecting Google, Facebook etc. Filling in the display name, email and password on the https://...
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How can I comment on a protected question if I don't have enough reputation?

How can questions and comments be asked or made about the following if I have too few reputation points? How to install Ubuntu 14.04/16.04 64-bit with a dual-boot RAID 1 partition on an UEFI/GPT ...
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What is the right thing to do with an old cross-posted question?

I just found this question: How to remove the thumbnail frame in Nautilus? posted almost a year ago. Then noticed OP has posted an identical question at U&L which got an answer with a positive ...
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When is posting my own answer to my question rejected by answer ban?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: How to fix corrupted boot partition I cannot post an answer to my own question. I was attempting to do so in order to clean up after myself and ...
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Why is my flag dialog missing the “should be closed” option?

I just ran across this question and was going to flag it for closure as off topic (beta versions not supported until released) -- but the flag dialog only had spam, rude/abusive, and "other, needs ...
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Any ideas on why this question didn't get any responses

I asked this 17 days ago (although I revised the title later). I don't expect miracles (although sometimes I get them ;) ), but I am surprised at getting nothing. Is there something I can do/...
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What is our stance on pad.lv URLs?

It seems the Stack Exchange community as a whole "really, really hate" URL shorteners (source). But what's our (Ask Ubuntu community) stance on pad.lv, the "site-specific redirection service for ...
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How to properly add code in comment

How can I properly add a line of code in a comment like this test test I like it more grey than test test if that is possible. Or if there is another way to define code in a comment to make it ...
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People clearly didnt read my post and jumped to judgement

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: General Data Protection Regulations I asked a question, and its contained in the first paragraph, please not the question mark. A appreciate you may not ...
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Why do question share links include my user id?

When I click share below a question I get a small box containing the share link to that question like that: Apart from the question number, this link also contains my user ID (last number). What are ...
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How to enter system files and terminal output in questions and answers?

When entering output from terminal, new lines are ignored, except in the input box where it looks just like on the terminal! When pasting things like fstab into the answer box # is treated as a ...
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Mini-Markdown is not working in comments

My Mini-Markdown is not working in comments for this comment, but here everything is fine. I tried: [link](http://...) and code
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Why did I lose 2 points?

I lost 2 points for this: Script to change volume I could not find out why I lost 2 reputation points.
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Video tutorials timing out

Just wanted to let you know that the video tutorials are timing out. https://askubuntu.com/help/on-topic. Video Tutorials for using the site
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How do I earn the student badge?

I do not understand this explanation of how to get to be a student. First question with a score of 1 or more Is there an online manual with this info?
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Why have two users Thomas and Thomas Ward? [duplicate]

I want to know why have two users, Thomas and Thomas Ward? is there a different people but username almost same?
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Why didn't I gain reputation when I edited a post?

Why don't I gain reputation when my edit is accepted? I edited in here but I didn't gain any reputation.
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How can I log out from Ask Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I logged into Ask Ubuntu on a public computer. I want to log out after use. What should I do?
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Why didn't 6 reviewers' recommendations delete this answer?

This answer was flagged as low quality and reviewed by 7 users. All but one reviewer Recommended Deletion, and the review now claims to be completed, both on the review page and on the timeline, but ...
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Are there any active mods here? I asked for help with deleting my account and got no response

I requested my profile deletion a couple of months ago and I haven't received any response from staff. I've tried through "other topic" and no response. Is there any reason not to let me delete my ...
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Where do I submit a change proposal for a close vote comment?

case: The text for NoRepro This describes a problem that can't be reproduced that seemingly went away on its own or was only relevant to a very specific period of time. It's off-topic as it's ...
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What happened to the “history” and “timeline” links on questions?

In the course of this year I found two new links below questions history timeline Although I know I can access both via other paths (history: via the "edited" link, timeline: https://askubuntu.com/...
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What is wrong? I'm getting this error. “This question body does not meet our quality standards” [duplicate]

Every time I try to post a question, I get this message. What's wrong?
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Can I ask a question on Ask Ubuntu about all the old distros?

I thought about creating a "question" in order to remind (or "honour") all the old Ubuntu releases (4.10 Warthy - 16.10 Yakkety). But this question is mostly like a discussion one, not an answerable ...
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How are answers ranked? [duplicate]

For the large amount of questions that contain more than one answer, how does the Ask Ubuntu system decide which answers appear on top of others?
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How do I get email notifications post reply from Ask Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I thought that I could set Ask Ubuntu to send me email notifications when one of my posts was answered, but now it doesn't, and I'm wondering if there's some way to enable that feature. Thanks!
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Why do my questions get no answers or comments?

How to make Lubuntu's Temperature Monitor applet report the real temperatures inside my PC instead of always "thermal_zone0: 40°C"? How to unbind the Super or Logo key so it may be ...
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In comments, how to write blocs of commands? [duplicate]

In questions, I was used to write the < pre > without spaces before a bloc and < /pre > without spaces after it. Maybe it is the old way. Now, I have tried it in a comment and it does not work. ...
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Log out of the site [duplicate]

How do I log out of this site? The answer I found says I should click on the Stack Exchange logo on the upper left to logout, but there's no such option. Also, what is with "This question body does ...
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When exactly does a downvote cost 1 reputaion?

I was trying to find the correlation between downvoting and losing 1 rep for the downvote. If I understood correctly downvoting a post with a score ≥ 0 always takes away 1 reputation from me. But ...
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Format code with line numbers

Is there any way to quote/format code including automated line numbers? Sometimes especially in quite long configuration files and scripts it would be very helpful for both question and answers to be ...
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Is there a way to undo my review?

I mistakenly clicked on Looks OK instead of Recommend Deletion while reviewing a post. Now this post will most probably be deleted anyway as it's of very low quality. But I would like to make sure in ...
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How do I review?

As of today, the new top bar is live for normal users on Ask Ubuntu. Previously, I was reviewing quite a lot, but now we have this new top bar, and I can't see any "review" link in it... Can anyone ...
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Is there a way to remove a “wrong” duplicate flag from a question? [duplicate]

Recently I have found a question which I believe is wrongly marked as a duplicate of another one. The other question looks very similar and partially addresses the issues raised by the current ...
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Achievements rep indicator glitching

The rep indicator lit up saying I gained 141 points, but I only gained 4. This has happened twice in the past 10 minutes. See the below screenshot...
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Why was my close vote removed and comment deleted?

I voted to close this question as a duplicate but on returning to it, I find my vote removed and comment deleted. I guess it was removed by a moderator but why? Currently, I feel this is very much ...
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About retracted flags and the comment persisting

Case in point: How do I convert my usb installation from legacy boot to uefi? By mistake I flagged as duplicate but later on noticed it was about Elementary OS. Retracted but the comment persists?
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Should I elaborate a low quality answer or should I post a new one?

This question is wired to the topic: When to add another answer instead of updating my current one? - but is slightly different. Here is the story: A few days ago I created an answer that provides a ...
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Strange: I have some pending edit review, but the review page says 0 suggested edits pending

I recently submitted 4 (no, actually 3) edit suggestions on Ask Ubuntu, but I spotted out a strange behaviour: A lot of my edits, when I submitted to Ask Ubuntu, at first showed up in the counter in ...
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Why am I not mentioned in the “marked as duplicate” label? [duplicate]

Yesterday I flagged number of loopback addresses as a duplicate of How to add a loopback interface?, and as far as I can tell from the automatic comment I was the first and only one to do so. Now that ...
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Changes to user account deletion

As a lot of people post here about removing profiles, I thought this meta.se post from today, outlining a few changes to the system, was worth a repost here, just so everyone knows about it. Relevant ...
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Does “convert to edit” let moderators move comments?

When moderators convert an answer to and edit--which deletes the answer and places its content at the end of the question--do they have the ability to move the comments from that answer to the ...
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Change in domain name

My domain name changed from bodhizazen.net to bodhizazen.com All the .net links now apparently point to spam. I got a message about this in the comments from your staff here /usr/sbin/update-info-...
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Is it possible for a deleted answer to be converted to a question?

This question was prompted in part by the content of this one which got me to wondering if the system allows this type of reassessment, either manually or automatically. And if so, what level of ...
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Can a bounty be redacted?

I could swear there was a 500 point bounty on this question: How to fix Bang and Olufsen Audio for HP laptops? ...and I could swear I saw it go into a 9 hour grace period last night. But upon looking ...
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How to input/type buttons on posts? [duplicate]

I have tried multiple times to find the "button" button in order to convert e.g. Ctrl-Alt-F1 to button sequence. Can anyone help me? I tried to find it in the desktop version of Ask Ubuntu and on the ...
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Where would I ask a question about port forwarding?

I have set up Ubuntu Server 16.04 on my home network and want to access it from my browser at... school, for example. I asked a question about port forwarding to my Ubuntu Server on Ask Ubuntu and it ...
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I know I'm good, but not that good

I'm editing and reediting my answer about $(ls *.txt) (I think it's bad) at this Question and have gotten 7 upvotes. However, on my User Summary page waltinator the question is shown with +78 points. ...
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Tagged for a Rude comment, but I can't see where I commented

My Rude/Abusive page shows two AskUbuntu questions that I can't see (or remember) my comments on. How can I verify that they're rude, and learn from them?
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Ask Ubuntu logout/sign out missing [duplicate]

Another newbie question - where is the sign out of Ask Ubuntu? I have looked everywhere on the questions page and cannot find where to logout of Ask Ubuntu!

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