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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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How do I change my StackExchange password?

How do I change my Stack Exchange password, without removing the Google acount? Only option is remove the Google account! The reason I ask this is that Google Chrome & Chromium are disreguarding ...
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Question marked as duplicate how to contact the people to explain why it is not?

I think that the following question is marked as duplicate but it should not: Problems to login in Ubuntu 14.04 after new update (Friday) I have not found a way to contact the people who marked it as ...
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About how best to question an edit

Some time ago, I asked a question... no answers were forthcoming... I continued to research. After a while, I found the exact solution to the question I had asked. I edited the question and provided ...
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How can I see who offered me the bounty?

Must be a blind spot in my mind, but looking through the list of earned bounties, I could not see who has offered it. Why? I am about to start a new project on Launchpad, which was initiated by a ...
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Question body bug

I thought this was just a fluke, but it's happened about 10 times in the last few months, so I thought I'd report it as a bug. Sometimes, the body of a question gets a grey background type thing, see ...
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Vote limit on comments? [duplicate]

I was reviewing this question in the Close votes queue and upvoted the comment that mentioned the correct duplicate. I received a message regarding hitting the vote limit. I proceeded to VTC the as ...
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What criteria should be used when considering merge candidates?

This question was prompted by the results of a normal dupe search on this question. I discovered 2 possible duplicates as listed below and my first thought was that they should be merged. Duplicate ...
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You can now close-vote your own questions?

I noticed a few days ago that you can CV one of your questions. Is this for all stack exchange websites or just for us? I would love that if you CV'ed your own questions, (like a moderator) you can ...
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A canonical question for installing Nvidia GPU drivers?

Do we have a canonical question for this right now? Since nvidia-common became nvidia-xxx I am having a hard time finding a good Q&A for it. I saw this question; it is basically "How do I ...
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Mobile site UI buggy

Basically the text of top menu and tags is outside its supposed placement. Browser: Chrome Device: OnePlus Two Issue seems specific to Chrome, as Firefox displays the site normally.
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What/how/where do I get the “link to a valid account” for the purpose of deleting my account?

My problem is that I want to delete my account. Very simple. How?
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my profile page on AskUbuntu is 'Page not found'

Today I logged in AskUbuntu to find that my profile page is missing. To visit my profile page I clicked on my small avatar in top bar to see it is not found (Please see screen shot below) It is ...
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How do I put scrollable preformatted / code blocks in my question?

This may seem like a simple question, but how do I put a box of scrollable code or preformatted text in my question or comment on AskUbuntu? It would be great if this question and the answer ...
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Getting “An error occurred submitting the edit” on only one answer

I have recently tried making an edit to my answer on this post, but, to my surprise, I get a message stating that "An error occurred submitting the edit." I suspected that it might be a temporary ...
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I really need help with my question, how do I get help?

I am a new user with only one question, but I really need help with it. I am new to Linux and therefor have no ability to answer or edit questions, and without a rep of 20 I am not able to chat with ...
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Made an edit to a question but didn't get credit for it. Instead, OP did

I just edited this question: Incorrect resolution and no wifi and no usb after update, but didn't get credit for it. Instead, the credit seems to have gone to OP. What happened there? Did OP copy-...
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Why am I unable to retract this flag?

Today, I have flagged a question as being off-topic here (as the question seemed to be more about Windows than about Ubuntu), then, I had a second thought (the OP was a beginner in Ubuntu and closing ...
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I have reason to believe that a user has created 2 accounts what should be done in this case? [duplicate]

I worked on both of these questions: Unable to connect to the internet via ethernet (using a pppoe) , though it works via wi-fi Connecting cable/fibre internet using PPPoE in Ubuntu It's become ...