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Where is the Bounty?

From this question I started a bounty that ended recently. After the bounty started user luri edited his answer to give a most useful additional information that made me award the bounty. However ...
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Is there a discrepancy in the amount of registered users?

Just last week we were celebrating hitting 10k users and the past few days we went back down below 10k and we're just now approaching it again. Is there some regular culling of accounts or something?
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I'm getting the suggested edits notification even though I'm a <10k rep user

Every now an then, the suggested edits notification pops up, but I'm not allowed to visit https://askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits (getting the Page not found page), so I guess it's a mod tool for ...
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2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat: 4pm UTC on the 8th

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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Information on the moderator candidates

This has been posted by ChrisF on the meta of all the other sites undergoing elections, so just in case you've missed it I'm adding it here. Yi Jiang has put together a nice site that use the Stack ...
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Design bug in Editing Review, Notifications don't disappear

Unfortunately, I've foolishly closed the tab before I thought to take a screen shot. I saw a link beneath a question, edit (1), and clicked on it. A notification popped up saying something like that ...
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Is there a way to hyperlink within an answer?

I've used superscripts as footnote references a few times (e.g., ...close-vim-from-the-command-line ) . Is it possible to link these so that they jump down to the appropriate place (such as the ...
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How many moderators should we have?

While looking at the election page, I noticed that it states: moderator positions available 3 We currently have four moderators. So we will lose one moderator spot. How many is right for this ...
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Share Link via identi.ca

I can share links for questions via mail, Twitter and Facebook. But what about identi.ca?
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2011 Community Moderator Election

The 2011 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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Cannot italicize words containing an underscore or an asterisk

This doesn't work: *emphasized_text* _emphasized_text_ *emphasized*text* _emphasized*text_ This works: <i>emphasized_text</i> **more_bold** **more*bold**
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I don't think people are getting the edit thing.

Here's an example of where I start to read a question, then get to the end and the person adds a bunch of edits that just end up confusing me instead of fixing the original question: Handle Doc/Docx ...
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Should the development and programming tags be merged?

The development and programming tags seem very similar. Sometimes it's obvious that a development question isn't strictly about programming, but otherwise, they overlap. As a user, I'm not sure when ...
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Why can I create tags at 150 rep

I was wondering why is that I can create tags at 150 rep only. On other sites that limit is 500 rep and how come I can retag questions 200 rep EDIT:For that I have to edit the question too which ...
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Is there a way to see how many votes I have left for the day?

Is there a way to see how many votes I have left for the day (prior to the 5 votes left warning)?
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Unfair Bounty System?

Recently I've started a Bounty, which is about to end very soon (in less than 23 hours, to be precise). And just a few minutes ago, I received this E-Mail: Reminder: Your Bounty Is Ending Soon! ...
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Should I ask for additional information in comments, or start an answer and ask questions there?

I noticed on another QA post here that someone mentioned that as a rule of thumb they keep comments short, and anything longer than short goes in an answer. A few times, I've asked for more ...
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Number of people chatting

I know it's a small thing but to suggest there's 24 people chatting in the Ask Ubuntu rooms is misleading.
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Line break glitch with code tag

Line breaks with code involved leave a thin piece of the code formatting in the previous line: This only seems to happen with the Opera browser (ver. 11.00/11.01).
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Connect Ask Ubuntu with Help

I will be more easy for the user to ask any thing from there Ubuntu. The idea to add Ask Ubuntu inside the menu of help. that will help Ubuntu user to ask about specifies thing related the ...
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Searching for "help ubuntu" or "ubuntu+help" in Google search should list Ask Ubuntu in results

I think the two search strings help ubuntu or ubuntu+help should bring up Ask Ubuntu website in the search results. It does not feature in the first three pages of Google search. What do you think?
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How to deal with masked shortened-urls?

Easter eggs in Ubuntu vs. Easter eggs in Ubuntu – Spot the difference! The second one has a shortened url; I find this downright rude. What are your views on the usage of masked shortened-urls? Is ...
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Is the ubuntu-desktop tag immortal ?

As of 2011-01-18, Jeff Atwood deleted the ubuntu-desktop tag. One day later there are already new ubuntu-desktop questions. Considering all askers are relatively new to askubuntu, I suppose they were ...
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Automatically asking for specific information based on tags chosen

I'm suggesting this feature now because I've just seen this WiFi connection problem thread posted, giving no hardware information... But there are dozens of similar threads where hardware information ...
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When are questions about "ubuntu+1" appropriate?

"ubuntu+1" is the developmental release of Ubuntu, so it changes every day so it can cause people to have lots of problems and ask for help. So for example people asking 11.04 (aka natty) questions ...
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Is Ask Ubuntu linked in the ubuntu.com website?

I found a lot of peoples that does not know Ask Ubuntu yet, so I start looking if this important resource is linked in the main ubuntu.com web site and I was unable to find it.
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Why was this made CW?

Looking at Q: Pros and cons of hibernating, I wonder why it was made Community Wiki? To me, it doesn't look subjective, nor is it like a poll.
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How can I associate my askubuntu profile to StackOverflow careers?

careers.stackoverflow.com only shows "Server Fault", "Super User", "Stack Overflow" and Stack Apps accounts. How do I associate askubuntu account there?
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Voting on questions, answers and comments does not work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sidebar is all messed up. Voting on askubuntu.com is completely broken. Each time I try to press the vote buttons on questions, answers and comments, I get an error: An ...
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Sidebar is all messed up.

Either something isn't being escaped properly or there's been some new HTML that bodges the site. I'm seeing this behaviour on both the main site and meta.
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Can you make askubuntu fit on netbook screens?

Being a netbook user (Eee PC) I am frequently annoyed by the fact that askubunt doesn't fit on my screen horizontally. Could this website's maintainer make the website resize correctly? As Ubuntu is ...
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What is a good attribution while reusing StackExchange content within StackExchange ?

Context : As I just hit the evil reputation, 666 (don't worry it's already over), I eventually did something bad here : copy-paste content, forgot to mention the source and got caught by the author, ...
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Talk of migrating some questions to unix.SE

Looking around here, I haven't come across one asking about migrating questions to unix.SE. However, there is currently a discussion on that site's meta, regarding the issue. In fact, the site will be ...
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Is askubuntu.com hosted on Ubuntu Server Edition?

I was just wondering whether or not askubuntu.com was hosted on Ubuntu Server? I tried searching for it but didnt find anything so I thought I would ask at meta.
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How does @username commenting work?

I read in a comment that users can notify each other by starting the comment with @username. Assume I want to notify Marco Ceppi. Do I write @Marco Ceppi or @marco-ceppi? What does that user see? ...
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Editing tips and tricks

In the beginning there weren't that many high rep users who could edit questions. As that number grows I thought I would add some tips/tricks that I use for those of you striving to earn a badge ...
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What should we do about outdated answers?

As a young site we haven't had this problem much yet but in a fast moving world, things change quickly and what were once very good answers can become out of date. Due to our prominence in the search ...
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Can I cancel a vote for a comment?

I voted up for a comment and realized that it wasn't in fact such a great comment. I am not able to cancel my vote as I can do for questions or answers : "click again to undo" don't work. Is it just ...
Maxime R.'s user avatar
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What can users do about clear spam attempts?

This user is clearly spaming the site. He has his company link twice in his profile (hint 1). Then he asked this when it's offtopic and he identifies himself as a vpn company. Another link to ...
Javier Rivera's user avatar
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Site is broken on WinXP+IE7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Internet Explorer 7 Support? Askubuntu.com looks odd on my work machine with WinXP and IE7: The header bar contains only the @ icon but all the rest (username etc.) is gone, ...
Torben Gundtofte-Bruun's user avatar
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Terminal vs. Command-Line

What is the difference between terminal and command-line? Is it a big enough difference to make a distinction at all?
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Unable to log in to chat

When I try to enter the General chat room, the message "You must be logged in to talk" is displayed. Clicking "logged in" takes me to a page titled "Change OpenID" which lists OpenID providers. When ...
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"meta" and "parent" navigation links in header missing

Main site: On meta: Update: also on the meta bar the chat link sends me to http://chat.meta.askubuntu.com/ which does not work
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The future of the applications/software tag(s) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Applications, application and software tags must die! To my mind applications, application and software is useless - there is no clear meaning to them. Some questions should ...
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Refers simply to "Ubuntu" on the welcome bar

Clearly this should say "Welcome to Ask Ubuntu!" - it's the little things that matter...
8128's user avatar
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Launchpad OpenID not working for login on Ask Ubuntu

I can't log in here using my Launchpad ID. I get Canceled on the identification page of AskUbuntu. On the Launchpad, I get an Oops page with an message saying that the error was logged. Sorry, ...
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How to link to manpages?

What would be the best way to link to (and highlight) manpages when answering questions? I frequently want to refer back to manpages, and I'd like to get it right. (For example, in an answer, I'll say ...
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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 can I add a link within an answer on AskUbuntu.com to download a package? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to post links that install software via apt? I want to create a link in my answers that automatically open the Ubuntu Software Store with that package pulled up. I've gone ...
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What are the features of Ask Ubuntu? [closed]

What are the features of Ask Ubuntu??
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