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How do you ask OP to reconsider accepted answer and award yours?

I was a little late to the part posting an answer to this question: How to get a substring from bash command We are all proud parents of our posted answers so I'm probably biased but I think my ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection [closed]

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Ask Ubuntu is scheduled for an election next week, May 6th 2019. In ...
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Why is “posted on multiple sites” as a closing reason absent on Ask Ubuntu?

Sometimes I come across questions that are on-topic but cross-posted on multiple sites. According to Meta Stack Exchange, cross-posting is highly discouraged. Unix and Linux has a closing option for ...
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What to do when a question isn't a question

So I came across this. I flagged the "question" as too opinioned based but what should one actually do?
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Can I ask for programming advice on this site?

The question is in the title. This is the most direct question ever.
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Ethics of changing question title without asking OP

On this Q&A: How do I see if and when someone logged in my account I was thinking of asking OP to change question title from: How do I see if and when someone logged in my account to: How do I ...
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We should put these tags under [lock] and [keys]

(The only reason these are the same question is for the pun. If they should be split, I can split them.) Neither of these have tag wiki entries. As of now, lock has 182 questions, keys has 82. ...
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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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Answer edit as long and detailed comment from OP - how to proceed?

I wrote an answer to someones question with the best intention to help. A few days later, I received an edit request for review: Ignoring the fact, that this edit would completely destroy my answer, ...
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Save multiple questions as drafts

There are multiple times I have certain questions but I don't have the time to write their body and format them properly at that point of time. I have to then use an external To-Do List app to ...
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output tag needs some community input

The output has 149 questions tagged across wide range of topics - command line output, audio output, monitors - and no wiki nor usage guidance as to what this tag is all about. We already have ...
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How long should I wait for an answer on here?

How long should I wait for an answer to my question 18.04.2 authentication error on here, and in the meantime is there anything I can do to make it more answerable? I've already included a fair ...
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Should https://askubuntu.com/questions/tagged/spam be modified?

Currently it reads like this: Questions tagged [spam] This is for flagged spam. Delete all other flags and insert this flag when you see a post that is clearly and unquestionably spam so ...
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How to open a certain question in the Close Votes queue?

Unlike the edit-button which brings me to the Suggested Edits-queue when an edit is pending, the close-button always open the VTC-dialog. I'd prefer to be brought to the Close Votes-queue if there ...
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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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Should an answer be literally what OP asks for?

N.B. Be sure this post is not about points. Seriously, the 2 points from downvote is the last thing I'd worry about. It is about what an answer should be (or not). The situation: user asks for a ...
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What's happening with this bizarre screen?

I don't understand what's going on :( It seems it's an April Fool's gag! UGH!!! And each time I have to click on the clock icon to restore normalcy.
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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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Save an answer as a draft

I was wondering if it couldn't be a good feature to be able to save an answer as a draft in case I don't yet want to post it since I may be doing something else with my machine before later completing ...
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How to find the question or answer relating to this revision?

I used Google to search for wmctrl -a and window id. The first hit was a link to a revision at Ask Ubuntu: And clicking it gave me this link in the address bar: https://askubuntu.com/revisions/...
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Are [dual-monitor] and [dualhead] the same?

There are two tags: dual-monitor (currently 128 questions): For questions about using multiple monitors on a computer system. dualhead (currently 47 questions): Dualhead describes multi ...
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Is it a good idea to downvote answers by new users?

Earlier I asked What's the point of voting on questions (especially downvoting)?. From this question, I understand that down-voting (questions at least) seems to be for general house keeping among ...
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Question is on hold

Gentlemen! Those who put my question on hold. Did you try to understand what was going on there? I have been struggling with the problem for about 3 weeks. Plenty comments left. I am at the same ...
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Is it appropriate to contact users offsite to question their site actions on Ask Ubuntu?

I recently had a user contact me outside of SE/AU questioning one of my moderation decisions in the queue. To be clear, it wasn't hostile, but it seemed a bit odd/off-putting(?). Over the years, I'...
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Are we too fast in closing questions as unclear?

I've seen many a times questions are put on hold as unclear within some hours of posting. For example, this question was closed within 3 hours of posting. Suppose in some country there is a user who ...
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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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Do we still really need to ask people to accept answers?

Every once in a while, I stumble upon posts where comments ask users to accept an answer. In my opinion, it generates a lot of noise for something that is no longer needed. An example of such noise: ...
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When I try to review First Posts, why does it say “No Action Needed”?

Whenever I try to review a 1st post, it says no action required. Is it possible to have it show only posts that I can review?
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In [comparison] to [diff]

So we have the comparison tag, with 38 questions which does have a few highly voted posts, but overall is spread out over a broad range of topics, ranging from comparing DVDs to text files, to Ubuntu ...
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Should tags be edited out from a question if they appear irrelevant?

See Off Wi-Fi LED in Ubuntu for an example: While it's ideally better to ask posters if, in this case, lubuntu and syslinux are indeed relevant to the question, suppose posters doesn't respond or, ...
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Phishing site under the name ubuntu.org [closed]

I just looking for Ubuntu iso's, so I typed cdimage ubuntu on the search bar. Found this site called cdimage.ubuntu.org, I didn't see the .org, so I just clicked it. My uBlock origin warned me to not ...
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Profile images from Facebook don't always show up

See, for example, this new user: https://askubuntu.com/users/932262/alessandro-consalvi. On both their posts and their profile, I cannot see an image. If I try to view the image directly, I get this ...
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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 do you research for answers?

I'm curious how folks in the community handle research for complex questions. Typically, I end up with 25 tabs and 3-4 open windows when a question asks something that requires digging across multiple ...
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A real question about USB File transfer with Linux stalling mid-way

I don't get this behavioural bit with stack exchange and askunbtu. You look for an answer to a specific problem, and there are multiple responses that say "This question has been asked before", but no ...
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Is it on topic to ask for resources? [duplicate]

If I want to find out more about a certain topic but don't have a specific question because I'm so out of my depth I don't even know where to start e.g. "I have some software that I want to package as ...
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Made two edits within two minutes, but they weren't merged [duplicate]

I'm used to editing then noticing something small I missed and quickly editing again. Normally the second edit is merged with the first as long as it's within a grace period of 5 minutes, but I just ...
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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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Why was my post deleted?

https://meta.askubuntu.com/a/18459/167850 I see no reason at all. Can anyone explain it?
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Why is the Search box close to invisible on Stack Exchange?

Why is the search box (and button) in the top bar on Stack Exchange not visible at all times? I have been using Stack Exchange for months and only just found it by clicking randomly around the top of ...
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Why does the little help box call them “backticks” when they're graves?

I've noticed that when the little help box appears to the side, it says to show code using "backticks" when they are called graves. For clarification, I am talking about these: `. I don't think that ...
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Ask and then answer one's own question on AskUbuntu? [duplicate]

I ask this question with the idea that this may be a way to pass along experience with configuring an ubuntu system. I have recently gone through a process and think that if I can properly ask and ...
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Should we close bug related questions -in all cases-?

The story starts on a (this) Saturday afternoon, finding myself trying to print something. Out of the printer comes a pretty blue piece of paper. I am pretty sure the blue is not coming from one of my ...
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Where are suspension policies published for independent reference?

I'm a big fan of demonstrating good behaviour and avoiding getting a suspension. I have never received a suspension on any SE site*. However, this puts myself and those similar to me at a ...
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What is wrong with this question? And why is it closed by mods? Why answers don't make sense?

https://askubuntu.com/questions/291221/error-with-tar-commad-cannot-open-no-such-file-or-directory Can Someone explain what is wrong with this question, and why any discussion is shut like that by ...
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Re-working another user's answer?

Suppose I found an answer from a few years ago, a Python script or shell script, maybe C code. It works and answers the question, but it's buggy, the approach used isn't optimal, or messes up user ...
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Do we have an answer for “Is there a problem with the Ubuntu repositories”

Over the past two days, I've noted that https://packages.ubuntu.com/ has been having a couple of issues. Currently this question is looking for a package which should exists in xenial (libasm-java) ...
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5 seconds between comment edit is broken

4 minutes after posting a comment I quickly fixed a sentence. Too quickly, as I made a typo. Trying to fix the typo as fast as possible, I got "You may only edit a comment every 5 seconds". So I ...
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Reopen a question closed as a duplicate of 3 different ones?

So this question has been closed as a duplicate of 3 different questions and their answers, but IMHO none of them really answer the original question: they're just related... Is it appropriate to ...
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What should we do with answers only saying what not to do and advising readers to follow another answer instead

In this answer the user is sharing his experience of what not to do and says to follow the existing accepted answer. IMHO this is a partial answer at best and not an answer at worst, but the OP has a ...

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