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Can anyone answer this question? [on hold]

I asked this question but got zero replies. If it is a duplicate, I can't find it.
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How does this works?

I have "earned " some popularity badge AND STILL GETTING this. It is forum owner privilege to administer the forum to his / her liking. Somehow it seems very difficult for owners to realize that ...
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Can we just add [helpfile] to [documentation]?

According to tag excerpt of documentation: For questions regarding written documentation such as manuals, help files, policies, instructions, or guides. But there exists helpfile too which in my ...
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My question seemes to be frozen

I had a question that was doing very well & the number of views as well as likes was increasing fast, but I don't know why suddenly everything stopped & now it behaves as if it's a duplicate ...
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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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Do we stop *supporting* external software?

My question is triggered by this question, which has some close votes due to being off-topic, and a comment saying that it is unsupported. 14.04 appears to be the most recently supported ...
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Methods in our madness: Suggesting a consistent reply when HW info is useful but missing

I would like to suggest more consistent methods may help us with some of our questioners seeking help. Nearly always, we need more info, so I have created a little boilerplate I trot out when folks ...
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Should I notify about edits in the question comments?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: Using chown successfully but not actually changing user ownership in Ubuntu bash on Windows 10? A user in the comments gave me some input on how to edit my ...
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Where can I ask for help on a 14.04 install?

Since this Exchange will not help me with a 14.04 bug, where can I go to ask the community for support on 14.04? Thanks.
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Sad question reopen time?

OK, so this is a really sad question but not everyone is familiar with the architecture of GNU/Linux¹ nor do they know the history of GNU and Linux and the very big personalities of Linus and RMS. So ...
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Why does my week rank show -483?

When I visit https://stackexchange.com/leagues/89/week/askubuntu I see this: However, I don't see that rep loss in my Ask Ubuntu profile (The recent rep loss was only ~65 and others were affected ...
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Month and Quarter reputation tab borked?

When I went to look at the Quarter reputation tab I noticed I'm number 1 in the stats and the same goes for the month but as I know I'm vastly inferior to Rinzwind 0:-) I'm suspecting something is ...
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Duplicate may be duplicate of a question, but not the one it was marked as a dupe of

I installed lubuntu desktop thru the terminal but my laptop reboots still as ubuntu was marked as duplicate of Using multiple desktop environments Compare the questions and the answers. In the first ...
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Is it OK to mark a question as a dupe when the OP might require significant additional knowledge to use the answers to the existing question?

Disclaimer: I answered the question that I believe was incorrectly marked as a duplicate. This question, in which the OP accidentally changed the permissions of one system directory, was marked as a ...
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What is the appropriate action on the answers by the original developer/author of the project regardless of the content?

I'm in little confusion today. While reviewing Low Quality Posts, I encountered this post. I was curious that why the answerer is so confident. So, I just viewed their profile and this site and found ...
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how to get a copy of a deleted answer

Apparently an answer I wrote was deleted (by others). Is there a way to retrieve a deleted answer? (I would like to keep a copy of it)
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Disagree with audit

So I was reviewing, and this answer had to be reviewed. I added a comment explaining that this didn't solve the hot corner part of the question and was probably better as a comment on the OP, and it ...
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Why is the Ask-Ubuntu login independent from other StackExchange sites?

Other Stack Exchange sites have a common login. Once logged into one site, one is also logged into the other sites that one has activated. Ask-Ubuntu shares user profiles with these other Stack ...
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Should there be a new tag “legacy-bios”?

I'd like to propose the creation of the tag "legacy-bios", as I believe it was relevant to a question I just asked. It seems like it could be relevant to a forum dedicated to an OS. And there is ...
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How can we be safe about code from this site that we install?

There are a lot of people who code solutions and post it in forums like this one. I think, maybe I'm wrong because I'm a beginner, that these people are able to introduce "evil code". Is some ...
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Should we rollback the edits by editors other than original poster which might make answers controversial?

Recently there was an answer by @kaushik on Error while trying installation using sudo apt-get install which mentioned some commands. An editor with full edit privileges edited the answer and made it ...
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Is answering twice and closing good or bad behaviour?

So yet another "What backup tool should I use?" question came up earlier today, so I: voted to close as a duplicate answered the question Deleted as per answer below in the meantime, answered the ...
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Review queue audit: what to do with obvious spam?

What is the "correct" action in the LQ queue when I am presented with obvious spam? None of the options in Recommend Close seem useful.
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Should Ubuntu Software Center links be edited?

Sometimes I encounter answers that suggest installing packages from Ubuntu Software Center written before 2015, for example, this answer. Ubuntu Software Center was discontinued in 2015 and now all ...
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My comment got removed less than one day after I wrote it and the question. Who might have done it? [duplicate]

Do moderators do this once in a while when they are in the mood or are some comments removed automatically? The comment was not vital. I just need to know what to expect.
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Tag synonyms for [window-buttons]

I found two similar tags for referring to the "close, minimize, and maximize buttons". window-buttons with 106 posts (6 asked this year). Tag info: Window Buttons are the buttons at the top of the ...
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Since a few days, no rep changes occur “in green”, not getting pinged

Feels like a silly question, but someone please shine a brilliant light on this: Since a few days, none of the rep changes occurred "in green" on any of my devices, (so not) like this: just the ...
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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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Flag declined because OP edited their answer in the meantime and I wasn't notified

I raised a custom in need of moderator intervention flag on this post because it was a link-only answer (when I did). The user has also posted another link-only with the same link. So, I found more ...
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Lost 235 rep due to user removal

Is there any tidy way to let me know which user was removed? That's a pretty big hit to take from one user's removal. Just curious.
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What is a “very high reputation score”?

When a user is deleted, reputation of users voted by the deleted user will change. From https://askubuntu.com/help/user-was-removed I see This removal occurs whenever a user is deleted, unless ...
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How to see election stats and who you voted for?

I want to see what percentage of votes each of candidates (for moderator) got and who was my 1st,2nd and 3rd choices. Is there way to do it?
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Ask Ubuntu's sixth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Is there any advantage or downside to using “Clear all filters” in one's flagging history?

I recently noticed this "Clear all filters" in my flagging history option. I'm guessing it should be fine clearing all filters once in a while?
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AskUbuntu background flicker

When scrolling a page on askubuntu, the background dots flicker visually. It is a minor thing but the fix is so simple, just to set: background-attachment: fixed When i do it manually in the browser ...
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“One more close vote needed”, “Please vtc this one” <- should we do that?

On a regular base, we see suggestions like above in chat. In far most cases, the call is just, and I am 100% positive it is done with nothing but good intentions to the site. Does that mean we ...
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Why are so many answers posted as comments? [duplicate]

Every morning I click on the unanswered link and every morning I see many of questions answered in the comments section. When this happens, person who asked the question cannot mark it as answered, it ...
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I cannot seem to find a question I asked earlier

I am new Ubuntu and Ask Ubuntu. I asked a question today concerning how to make a desktop icon in GNOME, but do not know how I get back to the question, to see if anybody has offered a suggestion.
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Opinion: Link-only answers are bad except for in one case: Software Recommendations

EDIT: I should rephrase, "Link only answers are bad should be deleted except for in one case: Software Recommendations" If someone asks for a software recommendation, and you give a link-only answer "...
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Why do some of my tag [suggestions or creations] get rejected?

Please, I will really like to know why some of my tag suggestions or tag creations keep getting rejected for (my personal opinion) nothing?! Meanwhile, it seems some could be needed and of important ...
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Unable to add my answer link to the 2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

I am unable to edit the 2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire in order to add the link to my answer below the said question. I think it is due to the fact that; "Suggested edits are not ...
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Are “respins” on-topic?

I came across Ubuntu 18.04 (respin) installer crashes on Dell XPS 15 9560. It deals with a respin of Ubuntu 18.04: Collection of scripts and tweaks to adapt Ubuntu and Linux Mint ISO images to let ...
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These two tags could get [compressed]

Currently we have both: compression × 185 (19 asked this year) the process in which a file or folder's size is reduced by using an algorithm to encode the same information using fewer bits. ...
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When do posters know their questions are being voted to close?

A poster asks a question that qualifies for closing. For example, take a question dealing with an unsupported distribution. I vote to close as off-topic and mine is the first vote. Does the ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Heads-up: Off-topic twice in filter menu

As I noticed on both Ask Ubuntu and Unix & Linux that the word "off-topic" was appearing twice in the filter when working the close queue: I directly took it to meta.se as it wasn't just limited ...
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What does a gray title mean?

My question has a light gray title, unlike a black title. Why? Here's the question. You may need to view it on home or on my profile. EDIT: Ironically, the title on this question is gray. How about ...
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Do we need “support”?

As of now support has 137 questions tagged. There is no proper information about its usage on the site. The existing information looks vague. So, should we re-tag all questions and remove support from ...
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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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