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Is it possible user account can be a private company?

This user, seems to promoting a 'private company', they puts a private company name with their logo in user profile, I don't know is it allowed or not, please let me know is it allowed or not. ...
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Is a user name advertising for a service allowed here?

I just ran across this user name which is a clear advertisement for a service... Is this allowed here on AU? Yes, I found this already...
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Why do question share links include my user id?

When I click share below a question I get a small box containing the share link to that question like that: Apart from the question number, this link also contains my user ID (last number). What are ...
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Changes to user account deletion

As a lot of people post here about removing profiles, I thought this meta.se post from today, outlining a few changes to the system, was worth a repost here, just so everyone knows about it. Relevant ...
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What does "-10 User was removed" mean?

I noticed this in my "activity drop down:" I don't particular care about losing 10 points, but it piqued my interest. What does this mean? If someone's account is deleted for some reason, their up ...
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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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What html flairs are available for Ask Ubuntu and Stack Exchange users in general?

From time to time you may see a user flair on a user profile or embedd elsewhere. For instance here's mine: I learned about this flair thingy long time ago from fellow users (specifically, it was @...
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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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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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What happens to inactive users' questions?

What should be do with the users' questions that are inactive from a long time ago? This question is from this user how posted one question in February and after that never came back. What I'm ...
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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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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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Should spam-only accounts always be deleted?

Should accounts that have posted spam and don't appear to have contributed any non-spam content to the site always be deleted? My understanding--from limited observation and this may be wrong!--is ...
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Is imitating allowed - mainly with names?

This user: is imitating this user: (at least I think so.... if not - why?) The same name is even allowed, which is annoying and confusing. So how come this is even allowed when signing up? I don'...
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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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Feature request: Two step verification

Securing our digital accounts is a very important thing to do to be safe in the Internet. Having a strong password is just the start in my opinion. Two-step verification is a very important tool to ...
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Request for new users to prove they're human

There have been plenty of "users" asking "questions" which turn out to be spam and advertising. Some examples include things like "Have The Body You Deserve?" and "Easy Ways to Lose Weight Fast". ...
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Why can't I see my past questions?

A couple weeks ago when I logged into this "ask ubuntu" website, all my past questions and activity (and points/score) vanished. I have enjoyed "ask ubuntu" for a year or so, and don't understand ...
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Is it allowed to have multiple AU accounts, intentionally, without having them merged?

Some users might want to have multiple AskUbuntu accounts. There are a number of legitimate reasons for wanting this. I won't try to list them all but here are a few: Separate accounts for work-...
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My reputation is down to 1

Mods: please move this question to Meta. I just logged on from a new system and my reputation is down to 1 (used to be over 5k). What is going on? Edit I: After posting I also note that a different ...
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Change my username

I would like to change my username, but when I first attempted it it gave me an error. I fixed the thing it was squabbling about, but then it said I could only change my username every 30 days (it ...
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Can I use 'ask Ubuntu' logo as my profile pic?

Is it fine if I use 'Ask Ubuntu' logo as my profile pic (my current profile pic) or is it violation of terms and conditions of this site (if exists)? I love it very much :)
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How to find out my user id?

Ok so I got the Stack Overflow addon for Firefox (and the Gnome Panel Applet) and I just realised my UserID is not the same as Username, its a numerical value. How can I find this to make sure I have ...
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Should this account be deleted?

I recently asked for a clear spam account to be deleted. It subsequently was, but now there is a different issue with a different user. This time there is an unregistered account that is just trolling ...
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How do I delete my account?

Answers, Questions, Comments, Everything.... I don't care about the points system, but when I get negative comments on the recommendations I make to help solve a problem, I'm done here.
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Merge my accounts

Sorry guys, but I completly forgot that I already had created this account (using facebook) and I created a new one (using lauchpad), if there is some way to merge the accounts I would enjoy it, but ...
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How to request for merging my 2 askubuntu accounts?

I accidentally created a second account because I had forgotten about my first account, but now I want to merge them and keep single account. I want this account to be merged into https://askubuntu....
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when addressing to user in comments - @user as it is or without spaces?? example @Abcd E F or @AbcdEF?

I am confused while addressing the user in comments.. if the user name for example "Abcd E F" How do I address it, @Abcd E F or @AbcdEF ??
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Account merged, now cannot login to SE chat

I am not sure if this is the right place to post this inquiry. In AU, I have an old account with only 1 rep which I have used for about a week. I forgot the password for that account so I then created ...
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Are spammers attacking the website?

This time two unregistered accounts with successive user numbers are the ones. One posts a question while the others posts seconds later with the spam answer solicited by the off-topic question. ...
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How to unassociate my askubuntu account with my email and delete it?

Askubuntu has been amazing with providing me with useful information and I recommended it highly to others I know using Ubuntu. I now have no purpose for this account because I converted my computer ...
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Lost access to e-mail account used to register in askubuntu

I have four e-mails one each in google, microsoft, yahoo and yandex and all four have two step verification using mobile apps enabled. I have registered in my askubuntu account using my yandex e-mail. ...
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How do I merge two accounts? [duplicate]

I logged in today with my Launch Pad ID thinking it was the correct Open ID account. Lo and behold, I created a new user by mistake. Is there any way I can merge the two? https://askubuntu.com/users/...
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How can I associate my askubuntu profile to StackOverflow careers?

careers.stackoverflow.com only shows "Server Fault", "Super User", "Stack Overflow" and Stack Apps accounts. How do I associate askubuntu account there?
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How can I delete my account? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I delete my account? Is it possible for a user to delete his account? If yes, how it could be done?
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AskUbuntu bug: I renamed my Launchpad account from andy80 to andreagrandi and I cannot access my old data nor use my email account here

I created an AskUbuntu account here, months ago, using my Launchpad account that was named "andy80". In the mean time I renamed my LP account from "andy80" to "andreagrandi". When I tried to access ...
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Add alternative email address for recovery option

I am running my account with stack-exchange login. For recovery and security account has one email id by using which I logged in. Now, can I register second email id to same account as a secondary ...
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Why doesn't the user link appear?

From this question: The above question was closed as a duplicate by 5 users. However, a link doesn't appear for the user "Mik". Is his account deleted? If yes then, Ask Ubuntu can delete any user if ...
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Merge two User Accounts

I have accidently created two user accounts but logging in with two different OpenID's, I foogot I already had an account. Is there a way to merge the two accounts into one as I have questions on one ...
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How long can an account be inactive for?

By inactive I mean not logged-in by the User. I am asking this question because, I answered one or two OLD questions (3yrs old) hoping that he/she will try my solution and reply if not accepting. ...
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How do I merge my 2 Ask Ubuntu Accounts?

I have just realized I have 2 AU accounts, I cant recall how this happened but I did change my e-mail address recently. How do i go about merging them, is this something you can help me with? ...
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Is there a discrepancy in the amount of registered users?

Just last week we were celebrating hitting 10k users and the past few days we went back down below 10k and we're just now approaching it again. Is there some regular culling of accounts or something?
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Old Ask Ubuntu account

I used to participate on AskUbuntu.com as the user:3419. Unforunately, the domain in which I have had previously used for that account is no longer in existence. I am not sure how to recover it or ...
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Unregistered spammers should be deleted outright

A lot of spam is posted by unregistered users. They only have accounts on one site, and their only contribution is a spam or troll post. In my opinion, such users are not worth keeping. How about if ...
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Account Still getting merged

My account is still getting merged with my brother's account even though my suspension period is over. This happens even if I try using a different system with different IP address. I cleared all ...
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why the color different?

We have closed a question but the names are shown in different colors. May I know the reason? Why does Seth have a different color?
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Not receiving any email notification for my post or comment

I asked a question at Ask Ubuntu. A user posted an answer and comment. But I did not receive any email notification of the response. In preferences, I have email id set, Inbox emails and Other emails ...
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Search users by more than just username

I need to search AU users by more than just username - actually by location, bio or website. Is this possible? In the users tab search only works by username only.
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Request deletion of spam account

So this is a blatant spam account. The profile description is spam and the profile pic is that of a pretty girl, probably taken without the consent of the owner. Only post is blatant spam. The issue ...
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Can I (and How do I) use my askubuntu account on other Stack Exchange sites?

I signed into (and presumably registered with) askubuntu using my launchpad openid. I'd like to also ask some questions on other Stack Exchange sites but keep all the accounts connected. When I go ...