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Why was my "not an answer" flag denied?

A little while ago I flagged this answer as "Not an answer", as it is just a bunch of seemingly random screenshots posted by someone who was neither the OP nor the author of the other answer to the ...
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I think SE is down

Is all back up for me now. I think it was a DNS problem? I am seeing lots of errors on Ask Ubuntu and I can't get to Se Meta. It looks like this: and this is Chrome console.
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How to get a better answer for an already answered question?

Suppose I put up a question in Ask Ubuntu. Now somebody posted an answer. But that answer seems difficult to be carried out for me. That doesn't mean that the answer provided is wrong. So, now I want ...
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Are we requiring user registration?

Previous feature requests about this have been confronted with opposition, yet right now if I try to ask a question, it asks me for a valid email and to verify my account. This struck me odd, because ...
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Modify correct answer when OP was wrong

Is there a policy to modify the answer of an OP, when he obviously picked the wrong answer. Or will the correct answer get to the top when it gets enough votes?
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Can these two answers be merged?

With reference to What is a good text editor for developing code on?, I want to suggest that two answers, both relating to Geany be merged. The answers are https://askubuntu.com/a/11007/25656 and ...
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Why can't I add a comment to others' questions? [duplicate]

Why can't I add comments to others' questions? I can only answer questions but I need to clarify some more specifically. I see instructions that I should avoid thanking, clarifying and other things in ...
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What happens to my comment if the parent question/answer is deleted?

Let's say that I leave a comment on a question, responding to an answer that was left. Can the person who left the answer delete his answer and my comment? I didn't think that it was possible, is ...
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Confused about "Locked" policy

I'm confused about policy. I posted a question and another user used the edit feature to remove part of it he thought should be in a seperate question. I rolled the change back as I did not agree ...
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IE7 and Site Rendering

In some cases, there is a rendering issue with user pages or non-Question pages, where the left boundary of the page shows up as extremely far off the left edge of the window, and there is no way to ...
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Why are other people able to determine what answered the posters question?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: Deja Dup not backing up entire system I apologize if this has been asked or commented on by another thread. I do not have the time to read 25 pages of ...
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Can a new-user comment and answer? Is a feedback to an answer allowed to be posted as an answer?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: How do I get the grub menu to show on a MacBook? My post was not an answer but a comment, not sure if that's the reason because has been deleted. I can't ...
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How to log off from ask ubuntu website? [duplicate]

Once I'm logged into the ask ubuntu site, it seems there is no way to logoff short of exiting my browser. If it is indeed possible to log off, I'd sure like to know how.
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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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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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Is it possible to search in comments at my questions?

In a comment to my question I have got a general advice which I intend to try again. Is it possible to find the comment, without opening all my questions, clicking at 'show more comments' and Ctrl+F? ...
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Questions that have been asnwered, but the OP no longer has an account so can't accept an answer

It's really bugging me, and I think that something needs to be done about it, I keep on finding questions like this one which have very good answers, and some of the answers have a lot of upvotes, and ...
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Are questions about how to upgrade to an Alpha release off-topic? [duplicate]

Are questions that ask for instructions on how to upgrade to an Alpha release off-topic if they don't ask for any information about how to use the Alpha release etc, but only ask how in the current ...
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At risk of getting blocked

Askubuntu tells me I'm at risk of getting blocked from asking any questions. I'd be grateful if the community would help me out with what i ask for, and if the question seems inappropriate, offer ...
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Review count bug?

I see this on my upper bar: But this is the number of edits in my queue: Is this a bug? Going through the edits does not get rid of this and there are not 675 items in my other review queues, even ...
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What to do when a flag still has active status?

Within the last few hours or so, I noticed a "new" person in the chat room and made a cryptic "Oh dear" comment in chat. Based on my two-bit forensic ability, I suspected that this person was up to ...
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How do I get rid of the notifications for review?

The new stackexchange bar on top of the page shows notifications when new posts are available review for "Suggested edits". This is pretty annoying to see every now and then. Is there a way I can ...
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Not able to merge IDs [duplicate]

I'm not managing to merge my openid (140578) with this one I just registered in (141013). Any idea pls? Thx!
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Why my reputation go down suddenly? Serial upvoting reversed

Many times my reputation is decreased I found writing: Serial upvoting reversed What does it mean?! what the wrong i did. This issue repeated 3 times till now
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How do I get the button icons? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use keyboard 'icon' in markdown? I've seen in some questions or answer that people are able to turn 'alt' or 'shift' into little button icons that say the name ...
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Delete my Ask Ubuntu and Ask Ubuntu Meta account

I want to delete my Ask Ubuntu and Ask Ubuntu meta account, but there is a problem, in the section "Contact us", the following e-mail adress "team%[email protected]" and "team%...
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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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Do I need to be logged in to Ask Ubuntu to see if I received an answer to my question?

I'm new to this site and Ubuntu. Do I have to stay logged on to see if I get an answer to a question I asked earlier?
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Remove the Reject mention

Remove "reject" in this suggested edit I just wanted to add extra information, that if the keys for addition division etc. are to be used, the right Unicode has to be chosen
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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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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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How can I protect an answer?

I just saw this and edited it to this to allow the next user in the review queue to see that it really is an answer, but I'm fearing that the answer (though off-topic as custom kernel) might be lost ...
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Are legal and licensing issues welcome here?

Are legal and licensing questions allowed on AskUbuntu? Such as questions asking about legality of using the logo elsewhere, etc? Or questions asking about licensing? Which are questions about Ubuntu, ...
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AskUbuntu can only log in via GMAIL LINK, but not by typing in email-pwd combo

So I am trying to log into AskUbuntu with my email/pwd combo, and if I click GMAIL and then click on my email it logs me in, but if I type the same email, it says there is no account associated with ...
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7 in queue but the 'First Post' review is blank

I've just gone into the review area and the First Post queue is showing 7. I went into the queue and it's empty. Ten minutes later the same is still happening, so I don't think all 7 were reviewed ...
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Is it possible to join global inboxes of two accounts?

As you can see from my user account description (about me), I am a bot. I usually won't be active on the main site (probably, maybe I will get some additional features one day), so all my ...
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How to accept an edit on my own question

Suppose someone suggested an edit to my own question which I approve (and am grateful). Is there any mechanism that allows me to accept the edit straight away that works for users <2k reputation?
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review audit failed "Understand" Button closes the rewiew

I just got the message, that I should look over my review again here but when I clicked "I understand" it was closed. This is not what I wanted, I wanted to look over it again to improve my work ...
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Why was my off-topic flag declined?

Could someone tell me why my off-topic flag was declined on this question? Bash script programming: how to match pattern in string? At best it's a generic programming / scripting question that - in ...
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Is it is possible to search my comment activity history?

I was messing around with the settings of the GIMP earlier, and I found a potential answer to a question I remember commenting on a while ago - I have tried searching through the search box from my ...
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Page shows 3 consecutive days on askubuntu. This is incorrect. Why?

I have looked at both 1) http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/1196/incorrect-consecutive-days-visit-count and 2) Consecutive days problem #97? But neither addresses my issue. My activity log ...
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can i restore a deleted answer in ask ubuntu

I have accidentally deleted my own answer is it possible to regain the same question. is there any way which I can follow and get back the same answer
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What can be done about a tag that was obviously misspelled that I can't correct at my level?

The question that prompted mine is What should I do when Ubuntu freezes?. the tag in question is system-managment which I would never find is I was looking for questions regarding system-management. I ...
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If questions/answers (before today) edited, than not showing active line

Recently I found that if Q/A edited (say:Today) than It should be active Today. But It is not showing line: Question with active line: Question without active line: Even if it is edited today: Why ...
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When can tags be changed during edit?

A user posted a question on a modem and tagged it as [software-recommendation]. I would like to change that to [usb-modem] plus [hardware], but am not allowed. Why is it so? Who can change tags? ...
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Piwik Analytics on Askubuntu

Please can someone explain why it is not possible to change the analytics on this site to the open source tool Piwik Analytics or to explain why the current analytics is being used.
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how to add code with comments in it? Such as "#some comment"?

I am trying to add code to an answer and have tried using the < code> tag. But every line that has a # becomes bold. Is this a bug or am I missing something? Example: a line of commenting with a #...
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What to do if I don't get solution to my question/problem?

I have read the questions about bumping the question if it does not get answers but I have done everything I could. My question is very much common with a number of questions about the same but what ...
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several different problems in one question

Some questions like (How can I see/stop current running crontab tasks?) have several problems in them. I think it is better to ask them step by step. but I do not know it is legal to ask such ...
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Is there a way to hide something from "My Tags"?

There's some stuff in "My Tags" that I can't answer, and is therefore in the way of stuff I can answer. Is there a way to hide questions that I can't answer?
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