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What is the preferred way to add a numbered list using markdown?

I noticed my answer to a question was revised and approved for no apparent reason other than markdown preference. Question What is the preferred formatting of an ordered list using markdown? I ...
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Insert link doesn't work as expected

Whether this is a bug might be open to interpretation. However, in the spirit of continuous improvement I thought I'd bring this up. When inserting a link we get the following prompt. Placing an ...
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How should we tag the Dash?

The dash tag is currently a synonym for the unity-dash tag, so all questions that are tagged with dash are automatically retagged with the unity-dash tag instead. Ubuntu 17.10 and later also has an ...
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How can I filter discussions to newer instead of from years in the past?

Since I am the kind of person to find answers and share with others, how can I filter out discussions that are no longer relevant like from 2012, when it is 2018? I have found that the past versions ...
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Is [top-bar] just another [panel]?

Today I noticed while reviewing suggested edits that someone had helpfully suggested a tag wiki and excerpt for top-bar. I improved (er, in my own biased opinion) the suggestions, and I wrote in both ...
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Tag change: [watch-command] -> [watch]

The tag watch-command should be called watch. Many other commands, including cp, mv are not with the suffix -command. Please could we have watch-command changed to watch. Firstly, all the questions ...
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Tag change: [cut-command] -> [cut]

The tag cut-command should be called cut. Many other commands, including cp, mv are not with the suffix -command. Please could we have cut-command changed to cut. Firstly, all the questions should ...
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1answer
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Meta: Burninate [merge-request]

The tag merge-request on Meta has 7 question, of which have many different interpretations of the tag. All these questions if they really need the tag can create a more specific one. Stats: 0 ...
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Merge request: [cpupower-command] -> [cpupower]

I found a weird tag: cpupower-command. I looked at whether there was an already existing cpupower tag and there was not. There is no good reason why cpupower-command should not be cpupower. I changed ...
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Presentation of code should include explanation in a separate comment section

This is just an idea and I would like to see what the feedback is. The problem Starting Linux I've found myself many times looking through example code on this site and finding out what it actually ...
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1answer
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Low Quality Review Queue - did I cause the “invalidate”?

Relevant post getting error when typing string airmon-ng start then my wifi's ext video in comments It came up in the LQ I decided that some editing was necessary for me to decide - which I did ...
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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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1answer
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Mixed apostrophes in “unclear what you’re asking” description

I stumbled across the following sentence in the description of “unclear what you’re asking” close reason: As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're asking. The first it's as ...
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Where is the any key. . .

... and other observations. We, as a community, are asked to be nicer so how about the SE Employees help us become nicer by providing a question wizard for new users on the SE network??? No, not ...
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2answers
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What do you call it when four good answers are down-voted in the same question?

On this question: Why can't I cd to a quoted tilde ('~')? I noticed this morning that four out of the six answers were all down voted for no apparent reason. They were all good in their ...
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1answer
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Improved edits by Community♦ bot

I was going through Suggested Edits and noticed Community♦ had reviewed the edit suggestion. The bot has done a number of edits. Community has approved 21419 edit suggestions and rejected 4859 ...
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2answers
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Need to edit the content of a constantly changing canonical question

After I flagged this canonical question: Is a clean install better than upgrading? to be locked to prevent it from being deleted after it had already received 3 delete votes, my flag was reviewed as ...
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3answers
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Is this legal? Someone earned a bounty answering his question

Look at this post How to efficiently partition a single Windows-Ubuntu dual boot disk? I'm just wondering, what happened here… Could I make the same?
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2answers
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Please don't say “I have tried everything”

Please do not say "I have tried everything" in your question or some other variant such as "I have searched the whole internet. This does not make sense. You can't have, or there wouldn't be a ...
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2answers
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What does it mean when my question is “edited” and how can I investigate?

My last question was "edited", can somebody explain: What this means exactly. How do I see what "edits" were made. How do I contact the "editor" should I disagree with the "editing"
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Multiple solutions in answer [duplicate]

As a general rule, should there be multiple solutions in a answer or should the poster post multiple answers?
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1answer
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Shouldn't the system prevent accidental verbatim duplicates?

This question is a verbatim duplicate of that question. They had the same title and body (until one of them was edited), are by the same author, and appear to have been posted within the same second, ...
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0answers
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Ubuntu Bionic Beaver 18.04 LTS is now released, and posts about it are (generally) No Longer Offtopic

As of about 23:00 UTC on April 26, 2018, Ubuntu Bionic Beaver 18.04 LTS has been officially released. The corresponding release announcement email that went out to the ubuntu-announce mailing list is ...
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1answer
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Purpose of the “split” tag

I noticed there is a tag called split without any description. The list of 49 questions tagged right now includes all sorts of questions: splitting text files, splitting large archives, splitting ...
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2answers
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Please un-mark my question a duplicate

I recently asked the question at [1] which was marked as a duplicate. So I edited the question to explain explicitly how it is distinct from the linked question. No one has un-marked it as a duplicate ...
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1answer
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Approved edits and reputation issue

I have faced an issue mentioned below. The number of approved edits are getting reduced. I do not understand how that is happening. My reputation is also getting reduced. However there are no down ...
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0answers
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Printing Questions/Responses in READABLE scale [duplicate]

I've posted about this before. I have the Meltdown/Spectre cpu flaw. I'm trying to update the kernel to a patched version. I found an AskUbuntu page I want to print. Printed at "200" the words scroll ...
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Tag synonym request [fc] -> [history]

Consider the description for history: The history command can be used to retrieve commands you have previously typed in a shell. However, fc and related variables FCEDIT and HISTSIZE exist in bash....
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1answer
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How do tag subscriptions work?

I know I can hover over a tag and click on subscribe. It then says I get an email. In the email it says I should confirm. When I click the link (https://stackexchange.com/filters/email-confirm/<...
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1answer
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Isn't it time to review the algorithm for letting good answers flow to the top?

I'm pretty sure that back in 2008 when Stack Overflow was created it made perfect sense to have an answer be "accepted" as that was the way forums were (and some still are) run: you ask the OP to ...
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2answers
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How did I get 35 reputation from 2 votes?

On https://askubuntu.com/a/1026404/711310, I got two upvotes and zero downvotes, but I gained 35 reputation from it. How did this happen?
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1answer
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Suggested edits queue “Reject and Edit” reason

How come I can't give a reason when I select "Reject and Edit"? I want to give a reason to the user to help them improve. Usually I end up selecting "Reject", going to the post link and separately ...
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1answer
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Where to use blockquotes, pre formatted text and bold

I have a issue on where to use block quotes and pre formatted text and bold. Please explain in depth where these should be used.
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1answer
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How do I use the grey formatting in a comment? [duplicate]

Someone showed me (by editing my question for me) how to make some of your text show up grey to show it is code. Now I need to know how to do it in a comment.
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1answer
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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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2answers
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Is this Question really locked?

I tried to vote on this question *Why are there such outdated and terrible answers to questions here?) but got a red alert: There is no indication in the question that it is locked - how come?
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1answer
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Respinning ISO or upgrading/downgrading the kernel fixes sound (apparently)

Could I please draw your attention to these five answers, all by the same user: No sound on Ubuntu 17.10 Intel atom, 3.5mm Jack but plays via HDMI Ubuntu 17.10 Cherry Trail problem with sound - ...
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1answer
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I feel like I have NOT been well filtered :-(

I answered a question about a mouse scrolling problem. mouse auto scrolling problem The very first and most important part of my answer was : "There seems to be an incompatibility that has been ...
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1answer
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VLQ is not applicable but the post is low quality - what should I do?

I am new to the VLQ queue. I was met with this answer to review (as VLQ): Why do you have two NTFS and two ext4 partitions? I'd suggest backing up all data on partitions except sda1 and sda2. ...
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How to install a downloaded .deb file along with its dependencies in a system with an internet connection (offline?)

Despite the teaser in this Meta question's title, the title of the question that was closed is How to install a downloaded .deb file along with its dependencies in a system with an internet connection,...
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1answer
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Max number of downvotes

I would like to know if there is a maximum number of downvotes a question can receive, or if once downvotes hit a certain number further downvotes are blocked.
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1answer
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How to check (un)exactly what apt install does

The question that was asked is: How to check exactly what apt install does. That's the question that I answered, and my answer was a simple one-line command that does exactly that, but I wasn't ...
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How to get a user to use the Q&A format?

These two posts by the same user read like blog posts, the OP even says they are "reports" but when told that this is a Q&A site, the user refuses to accept that their post is not appropriate for ...
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2answers
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I made an edit but didn't realise I was not logged in

I made an edit to a post but didn't realise I was not logged in until after I submitted the change. Is there any way to assign it to me? This happened only a few moments ago, the edit number is ...
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1answer
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Should we roll up the details in this question into its title?

I was reading this question on my phone today: extreme slow wifi on ubuntu 16.04 Within the body I learned the WiFi card is a rtl8723be which I don't own. Had Realtek 8732be been in the title I ...
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How to close self answered question

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: Unable to install latest LTS / GRUB2 install issue I resolved the issue myself - so added an answer and checked the tick to signify that question should be ...
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You are currently banned from flagging - view flags declined in the last 7 days

I'm banned from flagging but I don't know why. I flagged these three answers as very low quality: Want to remove a failed software install Can't uninstall any apps from Ubuntu Software ...
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Should this community wiki question be re-opened? [duplicate]

During review, I stumbled across Video editing software options? in the reopen queue. While it is technically too broad by current standards, it's also a Community wiki that's been revised 8 times ...
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Does it make sense to kill this question?

I noticed this old software-recommendation question is closed (rightfully so, imo) as "too broad": Video editing software options? I also noticed it has attracted some delete votes too. Does it ...
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Tell this guy to “Duck Off” for all Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

This annoying guy appeared today first on Ask Ubuntu and then on Unix and Linux. I had to tell him on both sites to "Go away". Is there a setting to make him go away on ALL Stack Exchange sites or do ...

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