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Acknowledge the editor of a post

First time editor so it can be I'm simply not getting the way this site copes with editing. I have edited https://askubuntu.com/questions/445325/trying-out-ubuntu-as-an-alternative-to-windows-xp and ...
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What are all the keyboard shortcuts for this site?

What are the list of keyboard shortcuts you can use on this site? I know I can get each shortcut by hovering my mouse over the buttons above the answer text area but I was wondering if there's a list ...
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Why haven't I received my Electorate badge yet?

The Electorate badge is given when a user votes 600 times and 25% of the votes are on questions if I understand correctly. I reached that couple of months back and while looking at my profile now, I ...
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Can someone whip up a quick script for UWN?

I would like to see the Ubuntu Weekly News add a section for SE questions. The thing is that it's run by non-technical people and since the data we need is already in SE I figured someone could whip ...
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Why is the pool of selectable known-bad first question audits so small?

Over on Meta Stack Exchange, someone's reported having received the same post as a review audit in the First questions review queue five times overall. Per this post from a then-employee, when the ...
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What are the meanings of EoSS, LTS, ESM and EoL?

In the What topics can I ask about here? article in Ask Ubuntu help center, under the "Questions that you should avoid:" heading, the following bullet point is mentioned: Support for ...
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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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Why am I getting +1 points?

I've had a few times now where I get +1 for my points. But when I look at my rep history, nothing shows up. What I did notice however is that some of my downvotes seem to have disappeared. I have ...
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What is meant by the phrase "first tag wiki edit"?

I find this badge tip extremely confusing: tag editor. What is meant by the text provided?
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Review Audits - room for improvement

First impressions from the review audit system: I am slightly amused but more annoyed. The first two audits I got were ones that I had voted to close myself - so it was a mild form of deja vu ...
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Is there a way to see only questions related to my favourite tags?

From time to time I middle click all my tags to open them in new tabs and go look for some questions that I might be able to answer. I know that outside of this tags it is almost impossible for me to ...
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How do I flag my question for re-opening?

Sometimes questions get closed as a duplicate, when they might not be one. A comment should be left by the close-voter for the user explaining how to get their question re-opened if the duplicate ...
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How to follow a question (with Stack Exchange emails)?

If I add a comment or an answer to a question, Stack Exchange sends me an email when someone adds a further comment or answer. That is tremendously useful. But sometimes I see a question to which I ...
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What are the remaining options for popular/active questions that are closed?

This question Which type of VirtualBox networking should I use? is highly voted and quite popular. It seems to be the first source of information when searching for the specific topic on search engine....
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How can I stalk a user?

Earlier today, I ran across this user who had a few (~5) answers and after a few constructive comments directed to it and removing the link bait from his answers, I suddenly noticed there were only 3 ...
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How can I see old versions of a question or answer?

My question was just edited. It seems I had used wildly differing tags. Happy that someone helped me, it also made me a little bit curious what I had done. So, how can I see the older versions of my ...
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Is there a public API for StackExchange?

I was thinking it would be nice to have an appindicator for StackExchange that would change color for a few seconds when an answer or question is voted up or down, etc. It would display your ...
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List of "languages" to be used in "preformatted" code blocks for "Syntax Highlighting"

When I enter a "preformatted" code block in a body of Q or A, I have the option to specify the language of this code like this: ```bash #!/bin/bash echo "something" sleep 10 exit ``...
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When do posters know their questions are being voted to close?

A poster asks a question that qualifies for closing. For example, take a question dealing with an unsupported distribution. I vote to close as off-topic and mine is the first vote. Does the ...
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How do I upload a screen shot to this page?

I am having problems with setting up partitions after a new install 13.30. I think I have lost data. I have a screen shot of gparted but how do I upload it to this site so others can help me?
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Should I close or give my own answer on questions that have become moot?

Over time as I've become more familiar with the Stack Exchange way of doing things, I see the value of making sure my questions see resolution. Either that an answer gets accepted, or that the ...
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Please can we destroy the subjective tag?

The subjective tag has 12 questions. Please can it be blacklisted per The Death of Meta Tags?
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When we see a potential duplicate, how should we handle it when we don't have proper privileges?

When we spot a duplicate question, what is the best way to handle it? Of course if we have a huge reputation, we can just do it, but when we don't have enough reputation we should have ways to notify ...
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When does the community user start bumping old questions?

According to this the community user bumps old unanswered questions so that they get another shot at getting answered. I've seen it do it a couple times in the past but it doesn't seem like it's a ...
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What does "Watched" mean on the new summary page?

So the new layout - don't know... But what does the tag "Watched" mean? And why does one variant have an eye icon? Just curious - couldn't find solid info on this.
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Why don't I see a device to flag a question as "off-topic"?

When I click the Flag link under a question, the options offered to me are: spam rude or abusive needs improvement a duplicate very low quality in need of moderator intervention No "off-topic&...
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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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Curious badge: what is it?

Just out of curiosity: I was recently awarded with the Curious badge, which is described as: Asked a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintained a positive question record. Maybe my ...
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Regarding "Low Quality" flag

I had a flag declined as: "flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention". The flag that was used was "Low Quality". If these are going to be ...
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Where can I find a list of rejected edit suggestions?

I was just looking at my edit suggestions. Last I checked, I had 51 edits accepted and 2 rejected. Where can I find out what those rejected edits were, so I can learn from the experience?
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How to ask a question with a template already created for answers?

This question has a template already created for answering it. That is, instead of the answer textbox starting out empty, it starts out with this text in it: [![Tagline to show on mouseover][1]][2] ...
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How can I create a new tag for an existing question?

Having gained "create tag" privilege I noticed tags are created when asking a new question. I can't seem to find how to add a new tag to an existing question. Is this possible ?
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What HTML and/or Markdown code is allowed in comments?

What HTML and/or Markdown code is allowed in comments?
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I can't unfollow a deleted answer

I clicked "follow" on this answer. https://askubuntu.com/a/1235877/167850 It has been deleted since. Now when I try to unfollow it, I get a message This post has been deleted; deleted posts ...
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Has the old-style notification bar returned for some purposes?

For the first time in a very long while, I saw the old-style notification banner! For quite some time, I've seen more discreet notifications of new answers, appearing within the page itself, just ...
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Blacklist the linux tag?

I don't see any use for the linux tag. It would seem to me that the only valid uses are when it is used instead of the kernel tag.
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Where is the Bounty?

From this question I started a bounty that ended recently. After the bounty started user luri edited his answer to give a most useful additional information that made me award the bounty. However ...
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Where is the stackexchange/stackoverflow help, specifically about formatting and markdown?

I read the FAQ page and the About page, but no links to any help topics about the mechanics of using the site. When I post a comment, can I used formatting? Where is the format or markdown help? ...
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How are migrated questions to askubuntu treated when are actually off topic?

Stumbling upon this migrated question, I noticed that it asks about a problem in an EoL version (12.04). It even has a bounty set on it. Now I do know that in some cases when the question is not a ...
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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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User spoils his answers

I just noticed that a user Mudit Kapil is spoiling good answers. Just look at edit history. https://askubuntu.com/a/576229/167850 and others. You can just search his last edits. Not removing them, ...
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Can I see which comments I flagged?

In my profile, under Flags I see the posts I flagged. Now I want to see which comments I flagged and don't find them. Am I too blind to see the obvious?
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Remove [subjective] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please can we destroy the subjective tag? The [subjective] tag should be removed and blacklisted from Ask Ubuntu for the same reasons it was removed from other sites. For ...
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How do I add images to posts?

How do I add images to a question, answer or comment. When I press Images on the top panel it says something like "Images are exactly like links..." and suggests adding the link to the image. But what ...
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What is our stance on pad.lv URLs?

It seems the Stack Exchange community as a whole "really, really hate" URL shorteners (source). But what's our (Ask Ubuntu community) stance on pad.lv, the "site-specific redirection service for ...
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How can I change chat sound notifications?

The current notification sound is a little bit annoying. I thought the sound is the browser default sound but it is not. I heard a different sound the same browser in different chat rooms. How can ...
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Why is this not a good question?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: I don't know how I ended up here but what is ubuntu? Why is this not a good question? Update: here is the deleted post for those who can't see it:
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Is there a limit on how much rep I can give away?

Now that I've reached 25K, I'm not really interested in the next level: 100K is too far off and too much trouble for a T-shirt and a mug... So I've been giving away all my rep above 25K (sort of) to: ...
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Is there a way to seek reevaluation of an answer to a question?

I have posted an answer to a question that is advocated by the full manual entry itself for the particular situation. While my approach is perhaps not the most straightforward way of achieving the ...
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How exactly is the electorate badge earned?

I'm looking for a clearer explanation of the Electorate badge as the explanation given doesn't seem clear: Vote on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions This seems ...
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