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Can we earn badges by sharing a link somewhere other than Twitter and Facebook?

As far as I understand from the related page, at the moment we can share a guestion on Twitter and Facebook and seems that there's a possibility to earn announcer, booster and publicist badges for ...
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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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What is the difference between "delete" and "recommend deletion" votes?

I can't quite get how the Low Quality queue works. How many delete votes are needed to delete an answer and is any "Recommend deletion" votes are enough? And what is the difference between these ...
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I found a site that is copying questions and answers from here

Like the title said, I found a website that seems to be copying at least solved questions from AskUbuntu and presenting them in more of a forum format. I asked about it in chat and was directed to ...
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What happened to the grace period?

I've edited the body of this answer (link to the answer's revision history) twice after ~21 minutes I initially posted it, the second edit ~3 minutes after the first edit, but the 5 minutes grace ...
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Why am I unable to answer a protected question with 101 rep?

I have more than 10 rep, but I am unable to answer Nvidia driver activated but currently not in use, which is "protected": protected by Community♦ May 23 '11 at 1:32 This question is ...
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What is the red circle on my review icon?

Today a red circle appeared on my review icon, but I don't know what it is. Nothing else has changed. Can anyone explain?
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How to merge questions instead of closing one or more of them?

I read that concurrent questions can be merged instead of closing one or more of them. How to do that?
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"Ask Ubuntu requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or failed to load."

I'm using the chromium browser. I keep getting the error "Ask Ubuntu requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or failed to load." What settings should I be checking?
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What happens when all ten moderator flags get used up?

What happens when all ten moderator flags get used up? Does a moderator look if I am flagging the right posts and then refill them so that I can continue to flag posts for moderator attention? Or do I ...
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How do you challenge a ruling?

I recently had a question closed as an exact duplicate. It was not an exact duplicate. My question: How can I edit GTK+3 themes (preferably with a GUI)? The other question: How do I change to a ...
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Users strange behaviour

I noticed something about this user, almost all questions they ask are answered for them in comments or by other users and they take this information and create there own answers with it and accept it,...
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Should I not flag questions that are duplicates?

I recently flagged this question as an exact duplicate of this one. A little later, in my flagging summary I got the message declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of ...
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I'm Lucio trying to recover the access to my account

Users: Normal: https://askubuntu.com/users/62483/lucio New: https://askubuntu.com/users/214262/user214262 After log out yesterday, when I tried to login again, due to strange reason, StackExchange ...
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Unsynonym ntp from time

I have a subscription for ntp. It seems that recently ntp became a synonym for time, so that I now get questions like this (which is not related to ntp) via my subscription. Please remove this ...
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Should this CW post be renamed?

I have encountered several questions that ask for "desktop recording tools". The most recent is here. There is already a CW answer, here, but it comes under the name of "screencast", which personally, ...
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How can I see per-badge completion-status?

Is there some way I can see what my per-badge completion status is? For example, to view the completion status for the Electorate or Copy-Editor badge I can go to the review page and take a look at ...
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why captchas + login?

Do you get Spam from people, who do a regular login? Why do I have to solve a captcha, after going through a login? Why do I sometimes get an captcha and sometimes not? Can't the system see, that ...
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Is there any way to backup our Ask Ubuntu profile?

I have asked 40 questions on Ask Ubuntu. Also I mark more than 20 questions as favorite question this like a notebook for me. But sometimes I do not have access to the Internet and I wish if there is ...
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Can I migrate some questions of mine from Superuser to here?

I need to know if some questions of mine could be migrated here, if they are appropriate for this site and if by doing so I will get a chance to have them answered. I write here after being advised ...
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Ask the duck - how to disable it?

Today a yellow duck started popping up in the bottom right corner of the browser window. I can hide it through an adblocker option, but is there an option to disable this feature in user/profile ...
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Why does the option to close question as off-topic as belonging to other SE site present only to some questions?

When a flag is raised for this question to be closed as off-topic, there is an option to choose whether it belongs to other Stack Exchange sites. However, the same option is absent for this question: ...
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Some data lost after Stack Exchange server migration Feb. 9

As some of you have noticed, the SE admins were migrating the services to the NY data centre again yesterday. Unfortunately, some data seems to have been lost in the minutes before the site became ...
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What is required to become a moderator?

I can see some moderators editing posts here... These moderators have little reputation points such as 100 approx. and few silver and bronze badges. I wish to know what it takes to be a moderator on ...
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Why is the review time "come back" period variable?

After reviewing 20 close vote duplicates I got the "Thank you, come back in X hours" message. I'm curious as to why the number of hours varies. Yesterday I got one that said 6 hours and today it says ...
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Can these VMWares be un-merged?

In 2012, a question was asked about the installation of VMWare player. Some months later, fossfreedom merged that question into How do I install VMware Player?. But in the latter one, the questioner ...
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I cannot seem to find a question I asked earlier

I am new Ubuntu and Ask Ubuntu. I asked a question today concerning how to make a desktop icon in GNOME, but do not know how I get back to the question, to see if anybody has offered a suggestion.
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What's the relationship between Ubuntu, Ask Ubuntu and Stack Exchange?

Is ask Ubuntu a site to ask questions about Ubuntu, a certain piece of software? Or is it just like for asking any type of questions? Or is it a sub-category of Stack Exchange which is the main site? ...
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Is it okay to use Ubuntu.pastebin on other SE sites?

I use http://paste.ubuntu.com/ on AskUbuntu and on almost all other SE sites, (SU, U&L etc...). Is it okay to do this ? or should it be used only on AskUbuntu? What are the restrictions for using ...
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Why does the site attack people seeking help?

I have technical problems i can't solve, and instead of providing help, I've been attacked. People complain that they don't like my questions, they troll all my content to down vote it, and now I've ...
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Custom badges on Ask Ubuntu

My question is can new badges be added or removed from the already list of existing badges?
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Why was my answer deleted? Shouldn't moderators explain their decisions?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: How do I set my clock in Windows to UTC / localtime? I'm posting this question after asking support if they could provide more info on why was my answer ...
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Can there be two users with the same nickname?

The title says it all. See for example the OPs here: Gnome 3 Shell - Launcher displayed in center of the screen How can I lock AND blank the screen from the keyboard in 14.04? Are they the same? ...
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What happened to flag weight

Just now I observed that my profile is no longer showing "flag weight" instead it is showing "helpful flags". Where did flag weight go? Is it being replaced with helpful flags count?
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Post reviewing - Downvoting a bad answer when its not a "test" makes me lose reputation

Let me explain my problem: So when reviewing posts, I come across quite a few "tests". These are low quality audits that I would normally click edit or downvote on. However, a few days (or maybe ...
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Is answering twice and closing good or bad behaviour?

So yet another "What backup tool should I use?" question came up earlier today, so I: voted to close as a duplicate answered the question Deleted as per answer below in the meantime, answered the ...
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Is there an easy way to include images from https://imgur.com?

Sometimes, posters provide links to https://imgur.com rather than to https://i.stack.imgur.com. Then, if I want to include the image in the poster's question, I first have to open the https://imgur....
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How do I cancel a close vote?

If I have marked any question for close by mistake and it shouldn't be closed, then how can I remove the close vote of mine from that question?
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Where do I find the links for duplicate questions?

In general, where are links to duplicate questions located when a post is tagged as a duplicate? This link is just an example of one of the many times I've been unable to find the duplicate: Where ...
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A custom filter for excluding posts with specific tags?

I don't have a dual-boot setup, so I will not be able to help much to people with related difficulties; yet this topic makes up a very large percentage of incoming posts. I have never had an Nvidia ...
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Quick way to add code

I find it awfully tedious adding 4 spaces to every line, does anyone have any tricks they would like to share? code
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Trying to find my posts

I am trying to find all of my posts whether responded to or not. I tried a search for user:fixit7 but it found nothing.
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Where to use blockquotes, pre formatted text and bold

I have a issue on where to use block quotes and pre formatted text and bold. Please explain in depth where these should be used.
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Again three VLQ flags have been declined. Can anyone explain?

I flagged three answers: https://askubuntu.com/questions/805304/what-driver-should-i-use-for-best-performance-amd/805388#805388 for being VLQ. It has been converted to a comment, but my flags has ...
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What should I do with some answers I provided that probably are irrelevant to the questions asked?

I was going through the list of answers I provided and some of them are not at all what the questioners were expecting; I'm making this assumption based on the accepted answers. Is it okay to flag ...
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How do I check if the vote I cast in review audit is actually cast on the original post?

Sometimes in review an audit comes along. Oh nice answer/question, I upvote. Then a message appears This was a test, you passed. But I don't know if my upvote is counting. Do I have go to the answer/...
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who is http://viyals.com/, and why did I get routed through them to askubuntu.com?

I searched for a ubuntu question, and came to what appeared to be askubuntu.com. I was going to comment and tried to log in. It never worked. I looked at the url and it was viyals.com. They are ...
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What does the number under a user's name mean?

I was browsing through the users section of askubuntu when I noticed something strange: The number beneath the user's name was not equal to their reputation, although the list was set to be sorted by ...
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Ask Ubuntu moderator?

I came across this post where the OP @Pops is indicated to be a moderator. ..a little surprised! Are there more moderators than the community elected ones mentioned here: https://askubuntu.com/...
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I registered my account with facebook on askubuntu, but now I'm deactivating my facebook account. What to do?

I registered my account with facebook on askubuntu, but now I'm deactivating my facebook account. What to do to stay registered on askubuntu and change my login details?
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