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Text distortion on askubuntu and seamonkey

I am still getting some text distortion. Ubuntu Mate 18.04 Desktop site using Seamonkey. Is there a fix?
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Reminder to everyone: You can use the “skip” button if you don't know what the question/answer is about! [duplicate]

Call out to reviewers - you CAN "skip" Yeah, I know: I'll be voting to close my own question as a duplicate now...
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Mod Tools/Panel: Misaligned “Flag Types” Section

This must have changed within the past couple hours, but where we would normally see that nice sidebar in the mod panel with all the flag types and such no longer appears there, where the red freeform ...
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How to send edit review feedback to a user?

I'm reviewing edits from a new user who is pretty active and doing a lot of constructive edits. However, he/she puts Ubuntu, brand names and versions into italics which looks weird and is not ...
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Big titles don't work on <kbd> tag

As we all know from unformatted config files, the # can make Very Big Titles Unfortunately, there where it matters as in making the following more readable: Alt+space and then ↓↓↓↓↓Enter in this ...
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Isn't it time to make the standard system-wide comments more welcoming?

First of all: Please stop thinking: Stack OverFlow Super User Ask Ubuntu Unix & Linux ... and start thinking: Cooking Veganism & Vegetarianism English Language & Usage Worldbuilding ...
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Can I get 5 rep change for an upvote on -an answer-?

Don't get me wrong, I always enjoy the rep, but today made me curious, I got five reps for an upvote on an answer, and ten on the same day: Can't remember this ever happened to me before. Tiny bug?
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Review (LQ): whats up with “New Contributor”?

While reviewing the LQ queue I was presented with something new: What is the purpose of the "New contributor" accompanied by a waving hand? Why is it shown with someone who has already 99 points? ...
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How to search prior questions?

There has to be search function for this forum. I am sure this has been asked many times. How do I change the screen size? Ralph
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Should we reopen a post closed as off-topic after the version release?

I have a question regarding a question which was closed as off-topic in February 2018, because it revolved around a development version of Ubuntu (18.04). Ubuntu 18.04 has been released since, and ...
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What's the point of voting on questions (especially downvoting)?

I am curious as to the mentality behind upvoting/downvoting questions... I can understand the logic behind upvoting/downvoting answers "ok if an answer is bad then downvote it" sure this kind of ...
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When reviewing answers, how can I view other answers for the post?

I was clearing the late posts, and there was an answer that was a correct answer to the question, so I hit "no action needed". Turns out it was one of the "test" reviews. This question was already ...
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Posting extra answer to support existing answer

Here's the situation: A question has answer A which explains something fairly well I already have an answer there with alternative solution B However, I see that A can be explained in more detail ...
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Who to award the bounty to?

This question, WinEunuuchs2Unix has written the best answers and put the most effort, but nothing seems to work Bernard Wei, a very smart answer, I really wished it would work, I thought it would ...
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How can I add videos to my questions?

How can I send a video to you to show what's going on when I'm logging on Ubuntu 18.04? I have a problem that involves a sequence of events and I need to show a video to explain the problem.
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Simple question has surprisingly high votes and views

I don't know what is special about this question: Use sleep with minutes and seconds This question is about the use of a basic shell function, can anyone explain to me what is difficult about a ...
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The StackExchange website keeps me logged in between sessions without asking me

The login screen for StackExchange/AskUbuntu has no option to select or deselect a "keep me logged in" function, but it retains the login by default. Retaining an everlasting login session without ...
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Badges getting cut in half

Seems like the badges are getting cut in half. Attaching the screenshot below
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Possible bug: body area turns blank when editing question

When trying to edit a question, I noticed that I have to edit the body area firstly, and only secondly the title area. If I try to do otherwise, the body area turns blank and I can't see the words or ...
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How can you ask questions if you don't have 50 reputation? [duplicate]

I suppose that this post is a bit of a constructive criticism. I've been using Ubuntu for about a year now and every time I have a question, I find a post, I go to ask for more detail and I'm blocked ...
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Ask Ubuntu new site theme is live

We rolled out the new site theme for Ask Ubuntu. It is now live. What new theme? If you're like, "What the heck are you talking about?", then you should read the Meta Stack Exchange post entitled ...
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Can't format question properly because of character limit

I have a problem with editing this question: Upgrade to 18.04, now sudo apt-get upgrade produces loads of insserv errors OP didn't format the terminal output (which as you can see, is really long), ...
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Bug with code of conduct notification

Not sure if this is related to the new theme that's being worked on or not, but:
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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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Possible Duplicate Post, How to reserve an answer?

If I spend the time researching and testing and writing an answer, I would like to know that I can publish it. I have noticed that many times the Duplicate Post Police, (DPP), judge a question to be ...
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Why user is able to edit comments in multiple textareas in the same time?

By accident I have clicked edit link on comment twice. After first click I have textarea for editing it (it is normal and expected behavior). But on second and third click on edit I get garbage: ...
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What is the correct tag for questions regarding Ubuntu release policy?

I would like to ask a question about Ubuntu development policy, e.g. "Does Ubuntu fix bugs in LTS versions?". What is the correct tag for such questions? Is this a question for Meta?
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Make 18.04 and bionic synonym

When I add tags to the question and type xenial, it suggests me to add 16.04 but when I type bionic, no suggestion is given.
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Ask Ubuntu mysterious/mispositioned “See votes, expandable usercard” overlay just started appearing on Dashboard page

This overlay just started appearing, and I can't seem to get rid of it.
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Last post not in recent inbox messages

My last post does not show up in my recent inbox messages. But it does show up in a search. Does it only show up if it has had replies?
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Why was this encryption question closed as off-topic as a bug even though it isn't a bug?

I hit a problem about encryption on 18.04, and this question was perfect. However, it was closed as off-topic saying that it should be reported as a bug. However, this isn't a bug — it's a deliberate ...
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Question got closed as an off topic question that can't be reproduced due to silly typo errors

Note that the question tar Errror during scala installation has a typo error in the title "Errror" instead of "error" and a few typo errors in the commands. Clearly the asker can't spell as the title ...
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ubuntu-minimal vs Minimal Ubuntu

There has been a recent announcement of an official Minimal Ubuntu stream with a raw image as well as support on various clouds. There is also an ubuntu-minimal package which has existed since trusty....
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I'm probably going to get skewered for this — You can be rude and still provide a perfectly suitable answer to a question

As the thread title suggests, I think we need to stop considering people's attitude when answering questions and helping people. If the intent is good at the end of the day, it honestly does not ...
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Can we please stop telling people to use “apt-get” when simply “apt” accomplishes the same thing? [closed]

It's just bad advice to give to tell people to type in longer codes than are necessary. Think of all the wasted seconds spent typing that extra -get that could be spent on other things. Yes, some apt ...
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Should the [software-recommendation] tag be deprecated?

Related: How to run the Software Recommendation tag? Given the existence of Software Recommendations Stack Exchange, is there any need/justification for the software-recommendation tag here any more?
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Why is there a badge for down voting?

I found some humor in that I can get a badge for down voting someone. I try to look at the positive things in life. It's a waste of energy looking for the negative. I'm sure someone will down vote ...
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Reputation requirement for a self answer?

I have a question on AskUbuntu which I managed to solve myself with some guidance from another user, He suggested that I self answer my question and provided this link as reference: https://askubuntu....
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Coloured Text to highlight emphasis

In this post, the op has used colour to highlight aspects of his question to very good effect. How is that achieved? I can't seem to find a reference as to how it is done and the menu bar at the head ...
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Is ukuu considered on topic?

I have seen questions popping up on this site where people have been installing the ukuu (Ubuntu Kernel Update Utility) that will allow for them to install the latest (Mainline) kernels into their ...
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Can not find Edit help

I looked in the help center but could find no listing for help in editing. Can someone point me the way?
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Use ISO 8601 or some localized format to display question, answer, edit, and comment dates instead of the “customary” M/D/Y

Date stamps are shown in a non-standardised format "mmm d 'yy": When you hover the pointer over the date, you get title text showing the date and time in ISO 8601 standard format: "yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:...
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Text on Ask Ubuntu overwrites other text

This occurred today and at other times. Anyone else experienced it? It has occured on 16.04 and 18.04.(Ubuntu Mate)
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Preformatted text horizontal scrolling - bug or feature?

AskUbuntu help recommend to style pre-formatted text and console output with #four spaces But sometimes it results in scrolling text. See this question as an example. The problematic line (as ...
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Be nice: How to optimise interaction between Trolls and Unicorns

TL;DR version: For the sake of argument below, a user showing negative behaviour on this site is called a "Troll" and a user exhibiting positive behaviour a "Unicorn". I've been pondering about ...
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Cannot properly see a comment I'm adding with Firefox for Android

On Firefox for Android, when I try to add a comment, the bottom half of the text is hidden. And stuff like punctuations cannot be seen at all. It works better in Google Chrome, however, so the issue ...
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New tag for Windows Subsystem for Linux [duplicate]

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: FATAL -> Failed to fork on Windows subsystem for Linux with Ubuntu Hi Is it possible to create a new tag about the Windows Subsystem for Linux, ...
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Top bars overlapping each other [duplicate]

Can't see the icons at the top. Firefox on Linux
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The top menu has moved to the left

The top menu has moved to the left. I checked in two different browsers.
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Make [desktop-recording] a synonym of [screencast]

screencast and desktop-recording almost mean the same thing. I say almost, because there may be some subtle differences. But I don't believe they are enough to keep the tags separated. For example, a ...

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