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How to find the URL of particular answer of a question

Say a question have five answers. I want to refer the third answer. How to get that particular link? I have seen to refer such links like http:// <some address of askubuntu>#<some number>...
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Am I just asking wrong?

I've asked 5 questions since may and got no answers at all. I've been as specific as possible included as many details as possible and generally tried to make my question answerable. So I can only ...
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A VLQ flag invalidated by a minor edit

I have flagged an answer as very low quality since it barely can help OP to solve their problem (see my comment there). The answer got two “Recommend Deletion” votes when reviewed but then the review ...
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Review queue audit: what to do with obvious spam?

What is the "correct" action in the LQ queue when I am presented with obvious spam? None of the options in Recommend Close seem useful.
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What does '(1)' in tab title mean?

It could be seen somtimes when I surfing Ask Ubuntu that something different on the title of my web-browser, which is '(', number, and ')' such as (2). '(2) Ask Ubuntu' '(1) Ask Ubuntu'
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Why does Recommend Deletion have an option for link-only answers?

I have recently joined the 2000+ Club and was awarded the privilege of reviewing Low Quality Posts. If you have not yet seen the following question and its answers, you are urged to go through them (...
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Can I delete a downvoted question that I answered myself (where nobody else has answered it)?

Recently I asked a question on Ask Ubuntu. I did not get any answer. Then after searching I found the solution and wrote it as an answer. I got one upvote for the answer and 0 for the question: how ...
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Why does my name not appear while flagging posts?

This is a question, not a growl. So I flagged a question one day and I was happy for flagging that post and moved on. But when I came back, it did have the [closed] symbol, but it did not make my ...
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Does favoriting questions help to get an answer?

I've read What if I don’t get a good answer? and in meta What is the purpose of favoriting questions?. Does favoriting (clicking the star) highlight my question to others? Is there a way to do that?
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Can I tag people in the comments of an unanswered question?

I have noticed that some users have a lot of expertise in certain fields. For example, C.S.Cameron has answered a lot of questions on interesting unconventional installation methods, N0rbert has ...
Archisman Panigrahi's user avatar
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Why did I get banned from chat for spam that I didn't do?

I just got banned from chat whilst I was trying to solve a problem that I needed help from the community from. However, the spam that I was kicked for wasn't even something I did! This is my "spam": ...
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How can I find the exact/complete URL (anchor) for an answer?

Sometimes I want to point someone not only to a similar question but to one special answer. Obviously there exist anchors for answers (and for comments as well) but I fail to see how I can use them ...
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Serial downvoting reversed

what is Serial downvoting reversed? I just got +14 Reputations from the event listed as Serial downvoting reversed. What does that mean?
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The review-queue audit-system fails users for making a comments

Why does adding a comment to a good post prompt this message. STOP! Look and Listen. This was an audit, designed to see if you were paying attention. You didn't pass. Your review was ...
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Has code formatting been "enhanced" after a recent update to this site's appearance?

I'm seeing code text with a variety of colors. Two recent examples: installing kubuntu-desktop failed during 18.04 upgrade Bash file automation In this image taken from the first one, there's text ...
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Will I still get +2 for editing questions and answers after I reach 2000 reputation?

I have been active on Ubuntu for one year... I am about to achieve 2000 reputation. At the moment, with reputation 1658, all my edits are peer reviewed and once they are accepted, I am getting a ...
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Automatically wrapping lines in Ask Ubuntu

I'm new to forums and stuff like that. I need to post my wifi-info scripts output in Ask Ubuntu using Firefox and I need to keep it as it is without wrapping any lines. As soon as copy and paste it, ...
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The letter i is not displayed properly.

I've been meaning to post about this for a while. On my machine (LMDE, firefox, various versions) the letter i on AU is not displayed properly:          &...
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Help understanding why my question keeps getting deleted or put on hold

The question I reference below is here. Twice now I have asked a question on Ask Ubuntu, sincerely looking for help with a problem, only to have the first one marked as a duplicate to an unrelated ...
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Transcribing syslog and preserving the line breaks

I'm trying to copy a segment of my syslog to a question here. The problem is that all the linefeeds are lost when I do the copy, so the transcription is very difficult to read. How can I avoid this?
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Is there a way to move the flagging dialogue?

Sometimes when flagging a question I would like to look at those parts of it which are hidden by the dialogue.
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What to do for an answer I gave that I can't update?

Please take a look at my answer to gnome-terminal tabs are very dark, difficult to tell which tab is in use. I'm now using Lubuntu and don't use GNOME terminal or gedit. For this reason, I won't be in ...
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How can I bump my unsolved question?

Is there a "bump" feature to move an old unsolved/unanswered question to the top of the list?
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How do I make sure my stupid edit never sees the light of day?

I was an idiot and edited an answer rather than my question - how do I make sure my stupid edit never sees the light of day? Question where I screwed up Answer I accidentally vandalised
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Why do flags age away?

Why do flags age away? What do the words "no one" refer to? Who handle flags? Is it moderators? How much "time" is "allowed by the system"?
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Some new weird review ban

A few minutes ago I was reviewing low quality posts. A question appeared containing some link looking like a spam. I hovered over the link, but it didn't show the URL. I pressed "Edit" to see the ...
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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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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 ...
Philip Kirkbride's user avatar
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When I 'improve [an] edit' suggested by a <2k user, do they still get +2 reputation?

As of today I am allowed to review suggested edits ^_^ I'm reading lots of posts here to help me do a good job. I can be absent-minded and I'm certainly not immune to typos, bad formatting decisions,...
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Is it possible to control font size?

Can I make some text larger or smaller? btw I noticed an answer here (by Oli), there's a line where the text seems smaller.
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Tag synonym request: [debug] -> [debugging]

I think debug should be a synonym of debugging. They have identical tag wiki excerpts and cover the same thing, although it's extremely wide and needs to have additional tags included to narrow down. ...
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Ask Ubuntu ads appear only as "Stack Android App" ads, not showing community ads

It seems that in the change to display the ads for the android app, I am now only seeing ads for the android app on Ask Ubuntu. This has the unfortunate side effect that none of the community ads are ...
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How to underline a text in a question or an answer?

I read the Markdown help and the basic HTML but I can not find anything about the capability to underline a text. Is it possible ? and how? I'd like to know that in order to illustrate my answer ...
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Why is there a 20 posts limit on the review queues?

Why is there a 20 posts review limit on the review queues? I've searched the help pages and read the corresponding privilege page, but nothing even seems to mention that there's a limit to begin with,...
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What is the "Was this post useful?" thing for?

When I am logged out and I browse a random post I see this: Note the little question below. What is that for?
Emerson Hsieh's user avatar
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Is there a way to see how many votes I have left for the day?

Is there a way to see how many votes I have left for the day (prior to the 5 votes left warning)?
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Can I view and cancel my pending edits?

I am still relatively new to this site, so I am wondering if it is possible for me to view my pending edits? If so, can I also cancel them? Whenever I try to look at pending edits I am told that my ...
sleipnir's user avatar
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When are tagged questions highlighted?

I have the following tags: kde kubuntu kwin plasma plasma-5 Today I discovered that tagged questions have the following css: .tagged-interesting { box-shadow: inset 0 1px 0 rgba(255,255,...
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There is something wrong with backslash ("\") behaviour in comments

I was writing comment to the question(about Samba, so it uses UNC with backslashes). The source code of my comment: On Linux you should use `//` instead of `\\`. On Windows you should use only `\\`. ...
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Where do I submit a change proposal for a close vote comment?

case: The text for NoRepro This describes a problem that can't be reproduced that seemingly went away on its own or was only relevant to a very specific period of time. It's off-topic as it's ...
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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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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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Where can I find statistics about askubuntu?

I mostly want to know the rate of increase of askubuntu's question number. Anyhow where can I find this and other interesting statistics about this website?
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How can I see the review status of an edit?

A few days ago I suggested an edit to a question (Terminal bell without a PC speaker to correct a wrong path). Can I see the review status? The place in the review queue? I may have made the edit as ...
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Why can't I answer this question that I originally asked?

I asked this question a long time ago. It got closed because it seemed as though the problem had gone away. However, the problem resurfaced so I requested that it be opened again. And it was - the [...
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How to see from what countries Askubuntu users are

3 days ago I was in a technology event and one of the things they talked about was Ubuntu (after a whole bunch of twitter stuff) but somehow it moved in one part of the Ubuntu talk to Askubuntu and ...
Luis Alvarado's user avatar
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Are answers to a question marked as duplicate merged?

In this question : What to use to connect to nomachine's server? In the comments, someone said that the merge would be good. So, what exactly is the question merge? What happens to the ...
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Migration Rejected

This question was moved from main to meta (rightfully) but it was closed here as unclear, causing all commenting to be prohibited and it to become a rejected migration. I understand why this would ...
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How many comment votes do we each get in a day?

Today I ran out of comment votes, I did not even know this could happen. This is not attached to my Q&A votes, I still have 10 of them left. So I can make sure I don't waste my votes, it was ...
Mark Kirby's user avatar
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Why do old question appear in the Community Bulletin?

Occasionally, I notice that one of my questions on meta.askubuntu.com reappears in the Community Bulletin section, despite, when I click on it, there are no apparent changes. For example, today: My ...
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