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What does the "First rollback" description mean for the badge Cleanup

I do not understand what the description "First Rollback" means for the badge Cleanup. What is a rollback? Can someone please explain to me what this is?
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How can I pass a question on to another user?

I created a question on behalf of a non-AU user. Now they've signed up for AU. Can I make them the owner of the question, and if so, how? If not, what's the closest alternative?
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Duplicates must have at least one upvoted answer

So, how come I can duplicate this with this? Just curious really, is it because the same person asked the question? Anyone know why? FYI I can't just do it to any question So it is something ...
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Don't we have a "minimum quality" filter?

Please don't mixup with Quality blocks enabled for questions. For some time now, I've seen the system accepting low quality stuff, without capitalized I's, a mess of punctuation signs, all-caps ...
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Is it a bad answer, or not an answer at all?

On the question Getting MTP enabled devices to work with Ubuntu? , I flagged an answer as "not an answer". It was declined with "flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an ...
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What versions of Ubuntu are supported by Canonical and by Ask Ubuntu, and what is an end of life version?

This post is intended as a portal for users of unsupported releases to useful information. What is an "end of life" Ubuntu version? All Ubuntu versions have a life span. Once their time is up they ...
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Why does CTRL+Z undo all changes?

Hi many times I have observed that while doing editing to any post with multiple edits, if anywhere we have gone to the wrong edit and if we go for undo (CTRL+Z ) then all changes including the ...
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Please reopen question edited to be more general

A user had recently asked how to connect an Android 4 device to Ubuntu: How to connect MTP devices via USB? As Android no longer supports USB Mass Storage, this is a very pertinent question. However, ...
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Why is my Badge Count Different

Early July 19th I had 24 bronze badges and now they are 23 what gives?
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How can I move a discussion from comments to chat after the 'move this discussion to chat' link has disappeared?

So, I'm once again violating the policies of AU by having an extended discussion in comments. The link offering to move this discussion to chat pops up. I get distracted and do not act on it ...
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downvoting random comments in answers?

I saw some answers where the user just puts in random comment. I like what I read from this link " http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/1305/flag-answers-that-should-be-comments " but is downvoting ...
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merge tags: tab and tabs

Very recently a new tag "tabs" was created. From the one linked question, it looks like it could have been tagged "tab". Maybe "tabs" should be merged with "tab"?
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Video tutorials timing out

Just wanted to let you know that the video tutorials are timing out. https://askubuntu.com/help/on-topic. Video Tutorials for using the site
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HTTPS: Certificate is not signed for askubuntu.com

If I try to access https://askubuntu.com, the certificate is signed for *.stackexchange.com instead of askubuntu.com. Can this be fixed for a better HTTPS access?
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have a question already asked but witout reply

Hi I have a question that has already been asked 4 moths ago. The author was asked to explain more his problem, but he didn't, so the topic was abbadoned. I have the same problem and I can try to ...
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I think my question got mistakenly marked as a duplicate, help?

In order to help explain the difference between Ubuntu, its flavors, unofficial remixes, and unofficial derivatives, I created a self answered question called "Ubuntu, Ubuntu Flavors, Ubuntu ...
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ask ubuntu home page last seen gone with new ui

I was previously able to see the last seen of any user. Recently with the new look of AskUbuntu page, I could not find this option. Is it removed or is there any different approach to the "last ...
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WAT! Failed review audit but the question is closed

This question is closed as too broad, rightly so despite the upvotes (if you only take into account the last question "Won't a recent Ubuntu version affect my software in any way ?" you will need more ...
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My last rant on review audits [closed]

Please bear with me - this is definitely the last rant from me about the review queue. Because it told me again: That's what I will do - I'll stop using the review queue, instead I will look at ...
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Transfering a question from Ask Ubuntu to Super User [closed]

The following question is not getting any further feedback after revisions. Also, it appears to be a - non Ubuntu related - hardware issue. I didn't get any Ubuntu related search hits with the error ...
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Could anyone explain me why my question was deleted?

I asked a question on askubuntu.com. (https://askubuntu.com/questions/1111486/upgrade-from-16-04-to-18-04-broke-apt) First it was put on hold, because it was too broad. So I edited my question to make ...
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Why was I given 100 points for asking my first question on Webapps Stack Exchange?

As directed by a user in response to a comment on my question, I asked the question on Webapps also on Stack exchange (for the first time as I never knew there are other sites like this) and ...
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What to do with stolen answers?

I sometimes see people answering a question in the comments and then being asked to convert their comment into an answer, however in some of those cases someone comes along and sees that answer and in ...
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How do you write a askubuntu username backwards?

I recently saw a username on ask ubuntu where half of it was written backwards. How is that possible?!
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User with 1 Reputation is able to comment

I stumbled about this question when it was eight hours old. A new user (not the question author) commented under the question. The reputation score of the new user is "one". Looking immediately at ...
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How to handle bad title of original question?

I wanted to install Netbeans 8.1 and I searched the internet and everybody was talking about 8.0. So I though to ask: How to install netbeans v8.1 in Ubuntu 14.04? I was lucky and the user who had ...
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How to insert hyperlinks in comments?

Maybe I'm just making some silly mistake, but how do you create a hyperlink within a comment? I have tried the regular html syntax, but that doesn't seem to work in comments, but it does work in ...
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convert comment as answer

Hi I have gone through a Question in Ask Ubuntu main site where we have the answer as in comment format. If we can convert the comment as answer then we can close the similar Question like this and ...
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Vote to close specifics

I would like to learn about the vote to close. As I understand it, it is a moderator who does so. Does it only take one moderator to make that decision? Is there a link that shows all the ...
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How do I earn the student badge?

I do not understand this explanation of how to get to be a student. First question with a score of 1 or more Is there an online manual with this info?
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All of a sudden reputation changed from ~7000 to ~7300. How is this possible?

Today morning when I logged in to Ask Ubuntu, all of a sudden my reputation points changed from ~7000 to ~7300 but there are no traces. How is this possible? How can I trace these reputation changes? ...
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How do I change my username on Ask Ubuntu? [duplicate]

How do I change my Ask Ubuntu username? I pressed enter by accident and now I have this one.
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How can a low-reputation user dispute a "closed as too localized"?

I posted question 62034 asking if/how I can change the default behaviour in PCManFM (Lubuntu's default file manager) from "open in new tab" to "open in new window". I gave a lot of context and even a ...
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Will the reputation that exceeds the daily cap be carried over to the next day?

The daily cap of reputation you can earn per day is at 200. Does this mean the exceeding reputation is lost or does it get carried over at the next day?
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What is this notification with orange background for?

I saw this image in this answer, what is the notification with the orange background in the right top corner for?
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Reputation decreasing automatically

My reputation was 310 some days ago. I did not down-vote anyone's answers recently and I'm quite sure that no one down-voted my answers or questions as there were no records about them in my user page....
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How is the Meta participation calculated?

Recently, while randomly browsing Meta Ask Ubuntu, I found the Participation tab in the Users section. To me, it is showing me on the top of the tab: But I haven't posted any meta posts recently, so, ...
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How to enter system files and terminal output in questions and answers?

When entering output from terminal, new lines are ignored, except in the input box where it looks just like on the terminal! When pasting things like fstab into the answer box # is treated as a ...
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I really need help with my question, how do I get help?

I am a new user with only one question, but I really need help with it. I am new to Linux and therefor have no ability to answer or edit questions, and without a rep of 20 I am not able to chat with ...
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How to see list of votes I made?

I want to know how many votes I made on questions and answer's still. Is there any way to know that ?
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What does "non-community wiki" mean?

I am a bit confused about the Tag badges. For ex, a Bronze tag badge for 10.04 says Earned at least 100 total score for at least 20 non-community wiki answers in the 10.04 tag I know what ...
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What makes a question show up on the homepage?

Earlier I noticed this on the homepage: That's a question I asked at the beginning of the month, but someone else's name is next to it. At first I thought they answered or edited it, but it doesn't ...
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Why is my question opinion based

My question Why is the Breeze theme a flatpak? is closed for being opinion based. If you ask why a certain package is a flatpak instead of a normal .deb package, it is not opinion based. It is just a ...
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How to erase a chatroom I created myself

my chatroom It was never in use the question was solved before I do not want to leave my trash behind
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Bookmarked questions - how to see them?

After bookmarking a couple of questions, how do I show a list of all questions bookmarked by me?
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Why is it still possible to log in to Ask Ubuntu with my old email address after I added a new one?

In my profile I went to Edit Profile & Settings > Edit Email Settings I entered a new email address I want to use to log in. Why is it still possible to log in with the old email address?
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Why does an answer appear in "faded" text?

An accepted answer with three downvotes (now deleted) appeared "faded" but when my mouse pointer hovered over the answer, the text appeared normal. What does the faded text signify?
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Question is a duplicate of a question on another Stack Exchange website

If a question is a duplicate of another on a different Stack Exchange website such as Super User, then would I link it in the comments or paste the solution as an answer so it can be stored on AU for ...
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How did people answer the post ever before the question is posted?

Problematic page: Why do I need to type `./` before executing a program in the current directory? Look at the timestamp of posts by the original poster and some respondents. How did they answer the ...
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How to obtain a direct link to an answer?

Is there any way to obtain a link to a concrete answer? Like this: GUI works but the console's (CTRL-ALT-F1-F6) "don't" (but I obtained this link via the Stack Exchange notifications)...
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