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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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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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When a user is deleted are their "accepts" removed?

When a user is deleted are "accepts" by this user also affected? In other words, will the answer accepted by a deleted user no longer be shown as accepted? In one example I came across, it appears ...
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Is it better to have a "How to install Windows 10 alongside..." wiki?

Windows 10 questions are increasing. I think someone should write a comprehensive post like Installing Ubuntu Alongside a Pre-Installed Windows with UEFI but for Windows 10 so that we can direct all "...
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Change the Launchpad logo on Ask Ubuntu's Contact and Login pages

As of now, this is the logo of Launchpad shown in Ask Ubuntu contact pages (https://askubuntu.com/contact and https://meta.askubuntu.com/contact) and login page (https://askubuntu.com/users/login): ...
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Why am I banned from answering?

I am apparently banned from answering question because I have "contributed many low-quality answers". In fact, I have contributed NO answers that I know of and the 6 questions I have asked over the ...
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Should spam posts be edited, or still just flagged?

We've had an upswing of spam recently (hopefully short-lived), and I've noticed a few users editing spam posts to remove links. This has traditionally been considered a wrong approach on Ask Ubuntu. ...
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Why was this flag disputed?

I flagged this answer as not an answer, due to it just suggesting a bug report but the flag was disputed. I understand what a disputed flag is. I am more interested in if I am wrong to flag these ...
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What will be the new bar for Ask Ubuntu?

Any insight how will AU looks with the new not-technically-black bar? IMHO the integration with Canonical's bar may put on-hold such change. How will the bar be integrated with the current UI?
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Formatting a comment

Is it possible to format a comment, as in, include blockqoute like properties? I've noticed that the help mentions that 'code' can be used for code, but it doesn't seem to make a difference. Either ...
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Why is sportsmanship considered under the moderation badges in election statistics?

I was looking at the election page and was surprised how some of the nominees don't have 100% of the moderation badges. Only to find out it was the sportsmanship badge that is missing. That badge ...
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Should duplicates be merged into the newer or older question?

My first thought would be the newer question is merged into the older one, which has had more time to gather bookmarks and search engine rankings, and it is the second question that is at fault. ...
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What's happening with this bizarre screen?

I don't understand what's going on :( It seems it's an April Fool's gag! UGH!!! And each time I have to click on the clock icon to restore normalcy.
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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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Can you just point someone in the right direction and how vague are you allowed to be with this?

I recently asked this question, and this was one of the answers I got: I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.03, so YMMV. Investigate some of these packages: $ apt-cache search ssh | grep multiple byobu - ...
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Are questions like 'Where should I report this bug' allowed?

May we ask questions on AskUbuntu if we encounter a bug, and we do not know how/where to report it? For example, one can see black screen and is unsure whether he/she should report it against xorg, ...
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Is it possible to use askubuntu Question/Answer for Ubuntu lessons

I will start teaching some students about Linux using Ubuntu and I was wondering if it could be possible to use askubuntu to answer some of their questions regarding Ubuntu and any problem they have ...
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How is reputation shared between Meta and Ask Ubuntu?

I have been floating around on Meta occasionally, but most of the time is spent on Ask Ubuntu. When I receive upvotes or accepts on Meta, it says that I gain reputation, but it does not seem to affect ...
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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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How can I scrape my own content efficiently?

All the answers that I published here demanded many hours of invested time, and I figured that if I wanted to carry out many of those actions today, I would need reminders about exact details. Until ...
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How to search AU for a string containing “$”?

Today I tried to search for this answer, but the only thing I could remember from it was $_, so I tried to search for this term: https://askubuntu.com/search?q=%24_ To my surprise the result page ...
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How to watch for hidden gems?

In late answers review I found a helping notice as: This is a new user's answer to an old question. Watch for hidden gems, non-answers, and spam I understand what non-answers and spam refers to, ...
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Code fence formatting problems to watch out for and fix

Since the start of 2019, code fences have been fully supported on Stack Exchange sites. By code fences, I mean the use of opening and closing triple backticks to format a code block. The effect of ...
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Is a user not allowed to give the bounty to himself?

I put a bounty on a question of mine and later found a solution to that problem. I was given 0 points for the answer (obviously) but i was also not given the bounty points back when i clicked for it. ...
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Unexpected formatting with code in list

I posted a answer and below some list items the code content turned to other format different from what I was expecting. I tried to indent either by code button or manually but didn't work. Is It a UI ...
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Are there certain circumstances where one should close an old question as the duplicate of a new one?

Are there certain circumstances where one should close an old question as the duplicate of a new one (for instance if the new one is better and actually has answers)? And if not, then why does the ...
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What's the least annoying for moderators: pinging or flagging?

I always feel bad when flagging something for moderator attention, because it's never important: So what's the least annoying: flagging pinging in chat ?
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Is it discouraged to serially edit many of your own posts?

What I ran into Strolling through the keys in dconf-editor, looking for something else, I ran into the screen's information in /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/core/outputs which showed the values: ...
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Does it make sense to flag non-English questions?

I think that the scope of a flag is to make moderators aware of content that request their intervention. And also I think that this site really only support English. Now, some of moderators can find ...
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Are new users banned from answering "highly active questions"?

This question was asked on July 1: Ubuntu 20.04 on a new Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 is not detecting my second monitor through HDMI Today, a new user with 1 reputation attempted to provide an answer to ...
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Save an answer as a draft

I was wondering if it couldn't be a good feature to be able to save an answer as a draft in case I don't yet want to post it since I may be doing something else with my machine before later completing ...
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Should tags be edited out from a question if they appear irrelevant?

See Off Wi-Fi LED in Ubuntu for an example: While it's ideally better to ask posters if, in this case, lubuntu and syslinux are indeed relevant to the question, suppose posters doesn't respond or, ...
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Why do I not lose reputation when downvoting a question?

I understand why you lose reputation when downvoting an answer, but why not the same when you downvote a question? What is the thinking behind this?
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Is it possible to rename oneself on Ask Ubuntu?

Looking around on the site, I found a post with my name I didn't remember having posted. Although I should have known my first name is not that unique, I never realized there could be 31 of me around ...
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Why did the "community" user reject my edits?

I was reviewing my suggested edits, and saw that the "community" user rejected three of my edits because they "conflicted with a subsequent edit." What's that supposed to mean? I've had very few ...
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Why does it take 300 rep to create a new tag?

I hope it's ok to provide my feedback for just now signing up and asking my first question in Ask Ubuntu. This post isn't my question but feedback. I'm really impressed how when you create a ...
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Is a problem that a single user is having "too localised"?

Sometimes a user has a problem that is almost certainly unique to him- or herself. The question is "My system is broken. Why? Here are my configuration files." and the answer is "There's a typo on ...
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What is the point of the daily limit?

I got 199 reputation points today, and it seemed a little strange, because it just stopped at 199. I read up, and I discovered that there is a limit at 200 points per day. Why?
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What to do when an anonymous user insists they are the OP for an edit?

Some edits, such as those adding information about an OP's system, should only be made... by the OP, or at the OP's explicit request, or by someone who is merely putting the information into the ...
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Reopen a question closed as a duplicate of 3 different ones?

So this question has been closed as a duplicate of 3 different questions and their answers, but IMHO none of them really answer the original question: they're just related... Is it appropriate to ...
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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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Should a question be reopened if another close reason now suits it better?

I just came across this question in the reopen view queue and I'm not sure what to do. The new edit means that the current close reason doesn't really completely suit it any more, a better one would ...
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How do I interpret this "Your question does not meet our quality standards" error?

Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: It does not meet our quality standards. Thats the message I'm getting while trying to post a question. I've seen it a couple times before, usually ...
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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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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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Who are the people responsible for the direction, decisions and development of AskUbuntu?

Although I'm relatively new to using AskUbuntu, I have, at times, wanted to contact the "leaders" responsible for the direction, decisions and development of AskUbuntu (ie. who decides the "official ...
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How to search askubuntu.com on the fly (like google search)

In Google search we can see search results on the fly while we type. How to do this in askubuntu.com ??
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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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I need guidance for downvoted question without feedback

I recently posted a question titled Slow Simulated Typing Speed in Ubuntu When Using Nonprintable Characters on Ask Ubuntu. The question was about an issue I’ve encountered in Ubuntu related to the ...
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Why does askubuntu meta show to few reputation points?

I wanted to post a question in the ask ubuntu meta page, but it said I need at least 5 reputation points in ask ubuntu main, and it said that I have 4. But, I actually have 19 points. What is going on?...
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