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Is there a way to “watch” a question posted by someone else? Be alerted to changes, comments and answers? [duplicate]

Quite regularly I come across really good questions, that I'd like to know the answer to myself, but there doesn't seem to be a way to achieve this within the askubuntu functionality. Am I missing a ...
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Why were my edit suggestions of fixing URL rejected?

I recently suggested a very small edit to a post fixing outdated URLs which were rejected 2 times with the same reason. The rejection notice states: Rejected 3 hours ago: Kevin Bowen reviewed ...
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Can't find link to logout from the forum? [duplicate]

Just signed up for Ask Ubuntu. Looks like a great community. I am signed in. Closed all the windows, and the browser. When I open the site again, still signed in. I cannot locate a link to sign out ...
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Final code block is rendered differently from Edit preview

This is seen the formatting of the answer at https://askubuntu.com/a/1104744/37574: The code block is enclosed in triple-backticks, but displayed as though it were in single-backticks. If I try ...
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Edit post again after logging in

I made an edit to a post, realized I made a mistake but I couldn't edit it again. Then I noticed I was somehow logged out (I'm NEVER logged out normally so it didn't even cross my mind that the button ...
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Unregistered spammers should be deleted outright

A lot of spam is posted by unregistered users. They only have accounts on one site, and their only contribution is a spam or troll post. In my opinion, such users are not worth keeping. How about if ...
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How can I reply to a user?

I want to ask a question to a user on Ask Ubuntu, but I don't understand how to do it. There is no email, no nothing. Can you tell me how to do it?
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Are answers specific to Debian on-topic?

I use Ubuntu for my workstation and administer a lot of Debian servers. In my experience 98% of the times an Ubuntu solution applies on Debian at a similar age and vice versa. Recently when searching ...
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How to deal with late answers for no longer supported releases in the review queue?

Example: Very late answer to a question regarding 18.10 Yes, it isn't really an answer, but I wished to know, how it is generally regulated? Whatever the quality of the answer is.
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Migrations paths

Currently, AU only has a defined migration path to Meta: Why is there no migration paths defined for U&L SE, and possible the ElementaryOS SE as well? To me, it would make more sense to be able ...
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is it possible to know on which Question or Answer the reputation change occured in case of “User was removed” [duplicate]

is it possible to know on which Question or Answer the reputation change occured in case of "User was removed" Example: https://askubuntu.com/users/739431?tab=reputation there is 106 Reputation ...
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I lost some reputation. Is my privilege also gone?

For 2 days I have had the privilege to edit questions and answers. Yesterday I lost some reputation points and now I have less then 2000. Is the privilege also gone?
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User Removed, and I lost 590 points! [duplicate]

A user was removed, and I lost 590 rep points! The reason that this question got asked again, is I still don't understand why us (other) users get penalized because some user got removed. Their votes,...
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Synonymize tags related to partitioning

I discovered recently that apart from the well-known tag partitioning (10,271 questions currently), there is also the tag partitions with 771 questions. Even funnier thing is that the tag partition ...
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Are closed questions answerable?

I stumbled in the review queue over this question and answer The question is being closed, because it is a question for mac OS. If I understood this text Closed. This question is off-topic. It ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Can I delete a downvoted question that I answered myself (where nobody else has answered it)?

Recently I asked a question on Ask Ubuntu. I did not get any answer. Then after searching I found the solution and wrote it as an answer. I got one upvote for the answer and 0 for the question: how ...
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Should the uegt tag be removed?

The question Top Ubuntu Download manger with bandwidth limiter and is tagged with uegt. From the context I'd say the OP should have used the tag uget instead. The mentioned question is the only ...
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Weird wording in the “needs clarity” notice

Following kulfy's advice I posted this bug report on meta.se (https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/341037/206420), but would like to keep this question for visibility (at least for a while) The "needs ...
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Giving away bounties this December 2019

I hope the plain title can still catch your attention--initially worded as "presents" instead of "bounties" but I decided for latter that has a clear intention. Back then, this meta post (2016) had ...
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How to chat with another user?

With 20 reputation you gains the chat privilege, as described here, but I couldn't find this option in a user profile. Where should I look for it?
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Are duplicate questions hidden now?

It seems to me that questions closed as duplicate are hidden now. They are visible only to the post author and users with the close/reopen votes privilege. That means that these questions will not be ...
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Provide way to link to headings from within both Questions and Answers and from comments

Use-case: Intra-Question and Intra-Answer Linking As a user posting either Questions or Answers, I would like to be able to add a link within that Question or Answer to another heading within that, ...
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Standards for editing

I've being an active member of AskUbuntu and Unix & Linux for some time now. As such, I often edit Q&As. But I'm lost in some aspects and details of specific editing standards. This post and ...
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Why was my grammar edit rolled back?

I fixed an obvious grammar mistake in a post. The author rolled it back to the incorrect version. I thought grammar edits were encouraged since they improve the post even if in a small way. Why would ...
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When are tagged questions highlighted?

I have the following tags: kde kubuntu kwin plasma plasma-5 Today I discovered that tagged questions have the following css: .tagged-interesting { box-shadow: inset 0 1px 0 rgba(255,255,...
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Why was my question put on-hold by me?

My question was put on-hold recently with a banner: put on hold as off-topic by R S, Melebius, Pilot6, user68186, vidarlo - 9 mins ago But R S is me and I don't remember I did that to myself.
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Should these VMware questions be re-closed as duplicates?

This is a follow-up to Kulfy's question Can these VMWares be un-merged? The requested unmerge was done, and questions closed against the former merge target were reopened. Attempts were made to close ...
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Ask Ubuntu Answer Section all over the page - Bug Report [duplicate]

AskUbuntu answer sections appear to be broken, their layout/css is out of wack on multiple freshly installed browsers. Tested latest version of Google Chrome and Firefox on Linux Mint and Debian Linux....
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Part of the question & answers are now hidden by blog & other details on the right

I'm not used to writing questions; but the site is offering me Similar questions above where I'm typing, but I cannot read much of the text as the right side of it is covered by the "How to format" ...
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Why do we used byte instead of octet as data size unit?

I would like to understand why we seem to prefer to use the byte unit instead of octet unit (because I used more commonly the octet unit at work, at home, ...). What are the reasons for describing ...
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Stepping down as moderator

The time has come for me to step down and put my diamond aside. I have had the privilege of being an elected moderator on Ask Ubuntu since June 2016. I have enjoyed it immensely, but I am afraid the ...
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Prior red notification for low quality posts queue

When I finished to review the Low Quality Posts Queue, I noticed the Red notification that is displayed, as you can see below : I tried to understand why it shows itself again, because I didn't do 20 ...
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Many Monicas in Stack Exchange but who were they before?

Over the years I've built up an understanding of regular members. How they tend to answer, their areas of expertise, even a certain amount of behavior predictability. With the recent trend of putting ...
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Proposed new tag: Atomic Pi

I just asked a question about an Atomic Pi, and thought I could create the tag for it, but I am lacking sufficient rep here to make it. Can someone make the tag on these questions? Please/thanks. ...
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Notification on deleted/held questions [duplicate]

Is there supposed to be a notification if a question you are participating (and awarded reputation) in is deleted? A couple of time I've seen my rep change, but there's no indication as to why. Is it ...
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Requesting reopening specific question incorrectly closed as a duplicate of question closed as too broad

Remove audio from mp4 file is asking a specific question and demonstrates that user tried to find a solution. It was closed as duplicate of What's video converters are available for Ubuntu? ...
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Spam edit in already closed question

One of my answers got upvoted today on a question that has been closed as duplicate long ago, and after re-visiting it I've noticed the question body was edited to contain spammy text. I've already ...
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Trademark infringement in display names of user accounts

I came across a user account bearing the name of one of the Ubuntu flavours. I was not aware of Xubuntu operating its own team account and this one uses the flavour's name. I've pinged the team in ...
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Is there any change in reputation points to upvote a post after the “Question askers were awarded”?

When I started participating in Ask Ubuntu, the reputation required to upvote a post was 15. With the recent change in reputation earned from an upvote on question after the question askers were ...
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I'm apparently in danger of being blocked… with the most votes being cast on a recent question +1

The only other question on this topic I could find had 0 answers and was asked 4 years ago so I'm going to go ahead and ask it again When I go to post a question, I get a warning stating some of my ...
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I don't understand the downvoting and criticism of this new user question

oneliner which should redirect This is getting various close vote reasons I don't understand. Currently tally is 4 close votes and it is one vote away from being closed. No on has actually stated ...
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All of a sudden reputation changed from ~7000 to ~7300. How is this possible?

Today morning when I logged in to Ask Ubuntu, all of a sudden my reputation points changed from ~7000 to ~7300 but there are no traces. How is this possible? How can I trace these reputation changes? ...
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Question about Windows gets highly voted and has good Linux answers

While reviewing first posts, I got to review this question about why some files do not have extensions. From the screenshot provided, it was clear to me that the OP was using Windows 10. Furthermore, ...
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Farewell, y'all

Dear fine gentlebeings of Ask Ubuntu and other hitchhikers of the internet, DON'T PANIC (imagine this written in large, friendly letters). It is with a heavy heart that after being a moderator for ...
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Why do valid questions get closed without providing any help?

I run into this problem often. Case in point: 19.10 seems to have broken suspend on my MB Pro This user has a reputation of 111, appears to be an active contributor, and actually has the same ...
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Migration Rejected

This question was moved from main to meta (rightfully) but it was closed here as unclear, causing all commenting to be prohibited and it to become a rejected migration. I understand why this would ...
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Short answer is automatically converted to a comment

When I was entering an answer, to my own question, it put my answer as a comment instead. I tried it again, and the same thing happened again. I kept the two attempted answers -- that got strangely ...
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Forum etiquette (edited question)

I Am new here. I wrote a question, and then saw a notification, clicked it, and it is a version of my question with red/green letters and strikethrough, like it had been proofread and edited. I do ...
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Can these VMWares be un-merged?

In 2012, a question was asked about the installation of VMWare player. Some months later, fossfreedom merged that question into How do I install VMware Player?. But in the latter one, the questioner ...

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