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Syntax highlighting in <pre> block?

So I've discovered that I can make code blocks with <pre> tag. Great ! Now I can write markup in vim and copy the resulting text into answer text box (instead of pasting answer and script ...
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How to find posts with html tags like <code>

I keep finding things with the <code> tag or the <pre> tag instead of four spaces or inline code formatting. I want to find these and fix them, replacing them with the better code ...
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Printing Ask Ubuntu pages

I read How do I recover my data from an encrypted home directory? and upon printing hardcopy of this, the font size is under 10 points. That is way too small to read easily. When I tried copy & ...
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Mystery missing 10 reputation [duplicate]

As you can all see in the screen shot below I apparently had 400 rep However when I went to the reputation tab on my profile page it says i have 390 rep nor is there any entry to show the reputatuon ...
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Confused with a review entry

I'm confused with this review entry I remebered this question because I actually saw it like one month ago. So I want to the question to review the answer but it isn't asked "2 hours ago" but is ...
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I would like a moderator to remove the acceptance from one of my answers and give it to another one

Is that even possible? Question here with my answer the accepted one and the one below that a better one! Yeah, I've looked here already but I'm not going to plagiarise the better one; that would ...
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What can I do after my account is gone?

I logged in this morning, and instead of logging in, it asked me to join the community through stack exchange again, and now I am at 101 reputation, instead of the 360 I was at yesterday. How can I ...
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Will the reputation that exceeds the daily cap be carried over to the next day?

The daily cap of reputation you can earn per day is at 200. Does this mean the exceeding reputation is lost or does it get carried over at the next day?
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What counts as a “controversial” edit?

In the Suggested Edits stats there is a "controversial" edits section. But after looking at these edits I'm not so sure what is so "controversial" about them and why the system identifies them as such....
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Not receiving notifications

I am not receiving notifications for people commenting or responding to my questions. Under Edit Profile and Settings > Preferences > Q&A Emails I have checked the box "Email me my unread inbox ...
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Asking questions considering development of Ubuntu

Specifically in this case, I am tempted to ask a question regarding any continuing (non-supported by Canonical ) development of Unity (following this), largely with regard to licenses, source code and ...
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Why there isn't a straightforward procedure to leave AU?

The thing is, I want my account/profile removed. Forever. In the page for that purpose I am told it would be immediate if I had never voted or posted more than once. Otherwise I have to fill a form???...
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Is there any way to hide deleted answers in “new answers to old questions” Tools section?

I have been looking through the new answers to old question Tools section recently and have been flagging up quite a few things missed by others and the system. But what makes this extra annoying and ...
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What does it mean when a post is bumped to homepage by the Community?

Today I noticed this on a post: What exactly does this mean and what triggered it?
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Suggested edit to “What does the double-hyphen do in `lxc exec`”

I'd like to ask for reconsideration on an edit I suggested; based on this meta question, I believe Meta is where such a request belongs. The post in question is an answer to a question I asked, What ...
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I can see this deleted question even though I don't have 10k? [duplicate]

Title pretty much sums it up. I am somehow able to view this question even though I don't have 10k reputation. Is this a bug?
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Can users be banned from suggesting edits?

A user can be banned from asking a question and from answering. A user can also be banned from reviewing. So is there any rule for editing posts? Once they have at least 2k reputation a user can ...
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What can I do to get an answer to this question?

I'm having a problem to which I tried to google a solution. The search turns up this question: Can't log in after upgrading to Ubuntu 17.04 This question precisely describes my own experience As ...
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Where to report problems with Ask Ubuntu RSS feeds?

Ask Ubuntu's "recent questions" RSS at https://askubuntu.com/feeds has been hard down since April 3 21:26. The feed is visible using Firefox, but not when using an RSS app Liferea, or by using the RSS ...
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Can a low rep user access a comment from their own deleted post?

This question was triggered by a review of this low-quality post. I dropped a comment explaining how to favorite the question in the sincere desire to help provide some clarity. I've reviewed http://...
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Question bad closed What do I do?

A few days ago I closed the question "Ubuntu-SDK-Ide 4.10 (Zesty zapus) “No storage pool found” [closed] When trying to create a new kit, i receive the following error message "error: No storage pool ...
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Why is Ask Ubuntu not using elasticsearch for searching its content?

I am asking because I am new to Elasticsearch. So, I want to know more technicalities.
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Should I be able to access a deleted question?

I'm not sure if this is a bug, or recent change to SE, but I am able to view a deleted question (my rep is only 4.7k): https://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/14971/feature-request-video-upload ...
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Reputation reduced without any reason

Why has my reputation been reduced by 10 without any visible reason? I didn't post any answer or question that could have been downvoted. The reputation suddenly decreased from 643 to 633. I didn't ...
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I can't embed images anymore?

Suddenly, when I try to embed an image, it only puts the link in. (Just like if you have less than 10 rep) I'm curious if any other users are experiencing this... ?
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Do we need the Private Beta help?

Right now, there's an interesting page on the Help Center: How to Ask Questions in Private Beta. As Ask Ubuntu is not really in private beta anymore, is this page really necessary? Or, more ...
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duplicate flag - is it possible to update linked duplicate question?

I had the following case: I reviewed a question, and decided that it is a duplicate of another question. I flagged it as a duplication of that question The question was edited and a comment was ...
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Isn't a comment in reply to a deleted comment obsolete by default?

I was reviewing some of my answers yesterday in an effort to earn the Sportsmanship badge, cleaning up some of my obsolete comments along the way on the main site and flagged a couple comments for ...
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New Users - Trivial Answer Converted to Comment

In this post I answered with a short question and it turned into a comment. I don't have enough rep to comment, but is this an acceptable way to circumvent that restriction? Or is this a mistake on ...
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How can a user with less than 2k reputation be allowed to review suggested edits? [duplicate]

In the review queues page, I can see which users have most recently reviewed each type. To review suggested edits, we need at least 2k reputation but I've seen users who have less than 2k reputation ...
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How to ask for re-open after edit with low rep?

On other sites I was able to edit a question and then ask for re-open. I'm not seeing the option. I've edited the following question and I feel others may be wondering the same thing: Do I need ...
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How can I shorten the Long Code output in questions and answers and display scrollbars?

There are some questions and answers that have very log output that is condensed with scrollbars. Is there a formatting method to control how much is displayed between the scrolling. I believe some ...
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2k “Review” access lost when reputation has fallen below 2k because of bounties

I had access to 2k reviews (Low Quality Posts, Suggested Edits) for at least 4 months. Yet, I gave some bounties away which reduced my reputation below 2k, effectively barring me from such reviews. ...
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Why do repcap badges exist on Meta? How did people get them?

So, I was looking at my (rather depressing) meta profile badge to-do list when I noticed something interesting: The repcap badges are present! Upon digging a bit further into this, I noticed that ...
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How do we get a question from another site migrated to Ask Ubuntu?

Specifically this one over on Stack Overflow. I'm only a 101 rep user over there but it seems like that question should be over here instead of over there! Is there anything else I can do on top ...
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Can I remove my own question with answers, as duplicate

I asked this question by searching the site and started a bounty to get the attention of the members. Later I found this which is exactly similer as my question and the answer worked for me. Can I ...
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Privilege viewer?

Is there a way to easily see what permissions you have, like you can see how much/many rep and badges you have?
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What is an 'Association Bonus'? [duplicate]

I just went to a Stack Exchange website and saw that my reputation had gone up by over 600 - a question I asked on one of them got a ton of upvotes, and all 5 got a +100 'Association Bonus' - What ...
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Can't I ask about other (Debian based) distros as well as Ubuntu? [duplicate]

As Ubuntu is based on Debian and there are other flavors of it like Kubuntu, Xubuntu, MATE, EdUbuntu, Lubuntu and so on, is asking about Mint or Debian or other Debian-based distros on topic here? Or ...
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Does the reputation you get from meta transfer to normal ask ubuntu? [duplicate]

I just got the privilege to participate in meta, but if I get reputation points here, will that be added to my normal Ask Ubuntu reputation?
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Suspect malware behaviour when accessing askubuntu and or any stack exchange site from firefox

I am having this very strange pop-up ads issue when accessing any Stack Exchange site using Firefox. Whenever I click I get redirected to ads. I have done and tries the following: cleared cookies, ...
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Strange askubuntu edit post behaviour [duplicate]

In the course of trying to edit a post that had its edit button active not greyed out I experienced something strange. When I clicked on the edit button (which as stated above was not greyed out) ...
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Where to direct Windows 10 users

A lot of people dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows, and many have problems that have more to do with Windows than Ubuntu. Is there an AskWindows site or something similar to that where I can direct such ...
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Is there any recourse to a question being put on hold?

There was a question I answered put on hold as having "too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format". I understand the reasoning behind that sort of hold in general, ...
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What if the bounty was started by the question owner and did not accept any answer?

Following text within quotes was copied from this page "If the bounty was started by the question owner, and the question owner accepts an answer posted during the bounty period, and the bounty ...
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Can you use Gravatar?

I have Gravatar, but I want to have it as my user icon. Anyway, I can do that? My Gravatar is [email removed], and I also would like to see if that we had Gravatar, would it remove any stickers? ...
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broken link avatar image

So I must get this out of my chest. ;-) Why do so many people have a broken image symbol as avatar image ? Do they provide broken image link ? Or is it askubuntu ? Can this be fixed ? Isn't this has ...
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Should I edit a question or ask a new one?

I Want to know the difference between display managers and found this question, but it does not include SDDM. Should I edit that question to include SDDM or ask as a separate one?
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Who gets reputation at the end of a bounty?

I can not find a clear answer to this anywhere. I have a question with a bounty. At the end of the 7-day period I set for the bounty, if there's no answers I've accepted and no answers have 2 or ...
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question remains closed even after update edit

I had asked a question some time back and it got closed as I did not respond to the notice to modify it. I later did and up till now the question has not received any attention. I don't know if my ...

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