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How to enable receiving Email Notification for responses to my questions

I am not receiving any notification for the responses to my questions. For some of the questions I had enabled the daily email notification option, but as of now I have not received any. I am yet to ...
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I figured out the answer to my question, should I remove it or post it. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it appropriate to Ask question and provide an Answer to topic which is not mentioned? I just posted a question and a little while after posting I found out the answer. ...
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Please merge my two accounts

It seems I have two accounts. Request, please merge my accounts. I would prefer my OpenID account credentials to login. So kindly allow me to keep the latest one.
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Can I re-ask someone else's question from the forums here?

I found a tumbleweed on the Ubuntu forums that I would like to know the answer to. Can I just copy-and-paste it into Ask Ubuntu and cite the original author with a link back to the forums?
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How to defend against negative incorrect votes

I have received a negative vote today for no apparent reason (Sorry for my English written skill, am from Venezuela) and i was wondering is there some kind of anti vote system that checks or at least ...
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YouTube embedding request

While trying to maintain a question of mine by adding some more media, I bumped into the issue of not being able to embed YouTube videos. I asked in the Teachers' Lounge and was pointed to make a meta ...
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Clarification on twinview vs dualview tag

I was tagging a multimonitor question and initially chose dualview, although it does not exist currently I have used/seen this often. I did a little searching and came across this thread so decided ...
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Why does AskUbuntu keep telling me about the video tutorials?

It seems like every page has a header saying: Is this your first time here? Take a look at our Video Tutorials for using the site. Does that text ever change? I have more than 200 rep, so I'm not ...
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Is editing too much, an annoyance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to “over edit”? I'm kind of a perfectionist of sorts when it comes to my writing. I often go back, and edit my posts days later if I notice ...
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hide old / answered questions I've asked

I already ask a lot of questions and it would be easier to hide answered questions to keep my "to fix" list to a minimum. It would make the UI of my questions cleaner. Easy to implement?
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Is it okay to set these out on our table at LinuxFest Northwest?

I'll be helping out at the Ubuntu Washington LoCo Team table at LinuxFest Northwest this weekend, and I thought it might be a good opportunity to spread the word about Ask Ubuntu. Is it okay to get ...
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Why are the moderators closing posts?

It seems anything argumentative of Unity is being closed. Great work on community support!!! You all know Unity is trash. It was a bad Idea. Now you should let the community fix the problem and the ...
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Is there a plan to create a new category for Natty questions

Hope we will have many many question in the coming days regarding the new release Natty. Is there a plan to create a new category for Natty questions? shall we continue as it is?
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Should we modify questions to remove incorrect terminology?

There are lots of questions, especially about Unity that use incorrect terminology. For example, calling the launcher a dock. Should we edit these questions to use the proper terminology? If we edit ...
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How can we make citing AskUbuntu easier?

With Ubuntu redirecting Ubuntu wiki pages to AskUbuntu, we have an issue regarding copyright and attribution. Supposedly AskUbuntu, the Ubuntu wikis, the Ubuntu Manual, and the Ubuntu Desktop Guide ...
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Is there a way in increase Bounty?

I would like to increase the award amount of the bounty that I set a few days ago. Is that possible?
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[screen] vs [monitor]

What should we do with the screen and monitor tags? Currently, there are 15 questions tagged screen and 39 questions tagged monitor. If these tags need to be distinct, I would add the next wiki ...
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Possible Conference Speaking Sponsorships -- 2011

We're evaluating the feasibility of sponsoring a member of the Ask Ubuntu community to speak at a conference in 2011. Speaking is a relatively big "ask", so this needs to be planned many months in ...
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cannot add email on my profile

whenever i try to add my email address to my profile I get an error saying email address already registered! why is that?
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Accidentally created 2 accounts, can they be merged?

Is it possible to get the following 2 accounts merged: https://askubuntu.com/users/11668/chong https://askubuntu.com/users/4844/tim Thanks!
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Is it OK to ask very specific question about Toshiba's ac100 (ARM smartbook)?

I have one of the beautiful Toshiba ac100s. Is it within the scope of askubuntu.com to ask specific questions here? It will be very technical, for example how to get one specific kernel-version for ...
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StackExchange Data Dump Viewer - A Desktop Tool for Viewing the StackExchange Data Dumps

About: StackExchange Data Dump Viewer is a small Qt-based application that allows you to view the contents of the data dumps. This includes the Ask Ubuntu data dump. Code: The application is ...
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Accessibility and AskUbuntu

I know there was some consideration in the past about making sure Askubuntu was accessible (usable with screenreader software, e.g.). For instance, the UDS-N session in October 2010 included talk ...
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Some merge candidates for Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual-booting questions

This looked a bit unwieldy for flagging, so I'm posting this here instead. I've looked through several of the dual-boot questions, trying to find ones that looked like duplicates. I have found ...
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Splitting up the installation tag? [duplicate]

It has always slightly bugged me that installation contains questions both about installing Ubuntu, and about installing applications within Ubuntu. It seems to me that it might be good to split it ...
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Unnecessary CSS property causing all manner of problems for UserScripts

The CSS for both Ask Ubuntu and Ask Ubuntu Meta contains a useless CSS value. (When I say useless, I mean that it doesn't affect the page at all if removed.) As you can see, the .container for the ...
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Should we be updating aptitude answers

There are quite a number of answers telling people to install software using aptitude. However it is not installed by default in 10.10 which may confuse people trying to follow the instructions. ...
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Losing privilege with points lost in setting bounties

Is it appropriate for users to lose privileges with handing out bounties? I've recently posted a bounty worth 400 points and consequently lost even the simple privilege of commenting everywhere. I ...
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Why don't I get my reputation back when I answer the question myself?

I posted this answer to my own question on which I had set a bounty. I lost the rep immediately when I set the bounty = OK, that's expected. I didn't get the bounty back when I added the best answer ...
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How can I pass a question on to another user?

I created a question on behalf of a non-AU user. Now they've signed up for AU. Can I make them the owner of the question, and if so, how? If not, what's the closest alternative?
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How can I change my profile photo?

How can I change my profile photo on Ask Ubuntu?
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Watermarking images in posts

Should this be an accepted practice? It seems more obtrusive and annoying then anything else. Here are examples: Ubuntu updated and now the option to boot into Windows XP is missing Recording output ...
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Tagging for Windows Active Directory questions

For questions that have to do with authentication to a Windows AD (an Active Directory server or infrastructure), what's the best tag to use? A lot of people were using domain, which seems pretty ...
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Can we have an Ask Ubuntu blog like SuperUser? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we have a community blog? I noticed over on the Super User Meta that they are looking for writers for the Super User Blog. Can we please have an Ask Ubuntu blog? Not only ...
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newest question tab

I am finding it difficult to find the latest new questions that have been asked. The Active tab shows the latest updates to questions, so older questions are pushed back up to the top. I think the ...
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Comment-Syntax for askubuntu / stackexchange ?

A few minutes ago, I just had my first comment. Id like to make bulletlists, due to better readabilty. But I failed. I tried: "-" "*" and numbers. So is formatting disabled in comments ?
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Is there a way to save my Answer - Not publish a while

Sometimes I write an answer and i don't want to publish automatically i need to make sure my answer is correct and i need to wait more time for some reason Is there a way to save my answer draft? and ...
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Blacklist the "command" tag?

command is not a helpful tag. Currently, 3 questions are tagged command. The subject of these questions looks like "What is the command for ...?". These questions will be fine with the tag shell-...
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Correcting people's questions.

Is there anything wrong with me going through Ask Ubuntu and correcting spelling and grammar in questions? I want to help but I don't want to be the annoying guy that fills up the edit queue.
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RE: Acceptability of Off-Topic Questions

Name suggestions for Ubuntu 12.04? About the above linked question/post. I've seen several other name suggestions threads in the history of the AskUbuntu system, however considering that this is a (...
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Launchpad SSO should transition to login.ubuntu.com

Posting on behalf of our infrastructure folks, The launchpad team would like to consolidate their single sign on in favor of a SSO for all Ubuntu users, login.ubuntu.com, which is what all the newer ...
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What does it mean to "Blacklist" a tag and when should I request it?

More and more I see requests for blacklisting tags. However, I'm not sure what a tag blacklist is - or when it's appropriate to request one. On what cirucmstances should this be requested and how ...
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List of Ask Ubuntu uses within the Ubuntu community?

Can anyone provide a list of places that Ask Ubuntu is being used to enhance the Ubuntu community? This is intended as a community wiki question for us to collect and celebrate the use other parts of ...
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How do I "accept" an answer?

I was told my accept rate is awful, but I can't find anything to tell me how to do that?
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Keyboard tags could use some love

Some of us have been asking for something nicer for the <kbd> tag. Jin mentioned maybe polishing them up to make questions like this look nicer, just documenting that here. (Also note, I love ...
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New post question notification on top notification bar

May be this question is for stackexchange but i stick on askubuntu i always visit askubuntu not stackexchange. so my question is, is it possible to notify by the top notification bar when new ...
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Chat: Issue in Communicating On Chat

In the chat system i was able to talk. However, due to some strange issue in the system, the box in which I can type a message into disappeared, and I cannot get it back. Applies to any system I log ...
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What are the criteria for receiving a bounty if it is not manually awarded?

Realizing that I'm running the risk of sounding extremely petty, I'm confused and curious enough that I have to ask. :) There was a question with a bounty of 50. I answered this question after the ...
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Dividing a question along with bounties

I've asked a big question with a bounty of 400 reputation. It's not getting the attention and replies as I hoped for. Can I ask for a moderator to break it down to simpler question and dividing the ...
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How to contact a moderator?

Seeing this question I wanted to contact a moderator for changing all sudo gedit to gksu gedit. how do I do this?

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