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Flag declined - what should I do?

I flagged this post as not an answer: https://askubuntu.com/a/977614/760903 and my flag summary says a moderator declined this because they found no evidence to support it. Here's the details: both ...
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Migration of Question on stackexchange [duplicate]

I recently asked a question on ask ubuntu(main site) which was migrated to ask ubuntu(meta). Can anyone tell me how it happens.
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Persistent invalid edits from the same user

In recent days I have got a good number of invalid edits in the review queue by user Pabi. In most cases the user simply inserts blanks lines, but other times it is the deletion of entire portions of ...
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How to add bounty for a question?

I want to add bounty to this Q but I don't find an option for the same in the Q. How to do that please? I also checked "https://askubuntu.com/help/bounty" but couldn't get a reason (Have I overlooked ...
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Does this answer deserve bounty?

This question was asked How to make keyboard backlight Fn buttons work in Samsung Series 9? for which users having trouble getting samsung-laptop module loaded in order for F* hotkeys to work as ...
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Should we have a webupd8 tag? [closed]

Web Upd8 is a successful site that offers "Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews". It has a large number of applications included in its main PPA (ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8) and other PPAs,...
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Is it proper manner to mention a user specifically?

I am not here to report about someone or some Ask Ubuntu issue specifically :). Recently in Ask Ubuntu Meta I became popular for a few days and got support from other Ask Ubuntu members (I am glad ...
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New Badge feature

Hi I am here with a new badge feature . Suppose A person visits everyday and gaining minimum 10 reputation every day for one month => A Silver Badge . Similarly Visiting everyday and gain minimum 10 ...
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I am not able to reset my password on Stack Exchange [duplicate]

I've forgotten my password and never receive a password resetting link with the associated email ACCOUNT and anything,I don't want to log in via face-book what should I do to reset my login?I've seen ...
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Should we have 14.10 tag?

When asking a question that touches upon the upcoming Ubuntu 14.10 version, I found that there's no 14.10 tag, so I have created one. Is it okay or should we only create a tag when the version is ...
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Free Ubuntu course Videos and Book

I am writing for help on any feedback about 2 small projects I am working on. The first is a group of video tutorials I will be making about Ubuntu and anything related to it. From installation and ...
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Add a link to duplicate when a question is marked as a duplicate [duplicate]

This same question has been asked, left unanswered, and marked as too localized. See (question is duplicate of what, precisely? [closed]) I don't see how the original question or this one is too ...
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Ubuntu ask script? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ask Ubuntu Scripts? I was wondering if the askubuntu website script is available for free, I am willing to create a website similar, but for a personal website, I'm wondering ...
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Good link for "how-to" ask questions in Ubuntu Forums [duplicate]

I am a rather new Linux user and I'm having several issues with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and audio. I have tried several solutions I found online to no affect. I would like to ask in the relevant Ubuntu ...
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How does one gain reputation on Stack Exchange and similar sites? [duplicate]

If one knows hardly anything and thus cannot answer others' questions, how can one gain reputation? I am new and it seems all of the questions are too advanced for me to answer. Edit: The link you ...
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Implement uploading of screencast

Will askubuntu implement uploading of screencasts ? I think screencasts are better way to show the errors or problems users might encounter.
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I need the shell tag, and terminal tag.... please, remove the synonym

There are couple of questions that without the shell tag are incorrectly tagged and power users might get frustrated because of this: What are shells? Command history (previous and next command) in ...
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Are we a part of community or we just want self reputation and badges? [duplicate]

With no reason my answer has been downvoted once in this post The above post has been down voted without any sound reason. It is strange! Even after editing answers and giving proper reasoning, the ...
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Serial downvoting of my answers, need users to stop now

I have a few (three or four) people who downvote my accepted, backed up, well-worded answers. I need them to stop as for one it keeps giving me notifications on my phone in the same way ones that I ...
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Why there isn't a straightforward procedure to leave AU?

The thing is, I want my account/profile removed. Forever. In the page for that purpose I am told it would be immediate if I had never voted or posted more than once. Otherwise I have to fill a form???...
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Are there any active mods here? I asked for help with deleting my account and got no response

I requested my profile deletion a couple of months ago and I haven't received any response from staff. I've tried through "other topic" and no response. Is there any reason not to let me delete my ...
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Flags shouldn't be "declined" as if they were always invalid if they were valid when they were cast

I see this a lot, an answer is posted which is a link-only one for instance, it is flagged up as such, but then someone edits the answer to include the information at the link (or similar) and then ...
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Please Remove "Bug Report" Close

According to Ability to close a question as a bug report, its speculated that closing as a bug better serves the community's users. I'm finding the exact opposite in practice. That is, the bug ...
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How to create a comment with a picture?

I would like to be able to add comment with picture, in order to request some information to the person posting the question. So I can not edit the question for that, like proposed in here. It is ...
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Other users can edit my questions?

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu, and to these forums and one thing that I have found to be a bit disturbing is that other people (including myself which is more oddness) can edit other peoples questions. Is ...
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Possible Duplicate Post, How to reserve an answer?

If I spend the time researching and testing and writing an answer, I would like to know that I can publish it. I have noticed that many times the Duplicate Post Police, (DPP), judge a question to be ...
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My answer was deleted for no reason!

How to add a keyboard modifier state applet to Unity panel? explains how a moderator uses his power to delete true answers. You can check it!!
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Increasing reputation cap in accordance with trust

In response to a small three-person discussion on Chat, I am requesting that the rep cap be increased as the user gains more trust. This could be done as 200+(rep/10) as more trusted users have less ...
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What about using a "poor-english" tag?

I'm not sure if the Meta is the right place for sharing ideas, but I couldn't find any better one (let me know if I should have proposed it somewhere else). What I would like to suggest is to mark ...
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Is ChatGPT considered Ubuntu Third Party Software?

Is ChatGPT considered Ubuntu Third Party Software? Are questions about using it on Ubuntu on-topic?
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Why was this question marked off-topic?

Just wanted to ask why this was marked off-topic? How do I learn to program or code so that I can contribute to the community? I agree that it may depend on how you read the question, but I read it as ...
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Only close if there is a good reason. Don't just close bad questions - that's what downvoting is for

https://askubuntu.com/questions/749670/open-file-edit-and-close-with-python/749676#749676 is being closed. Sure, it's a really, really bad question. Sure, he's not researched it. But it's not off ...
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Isn't it time to review Mint policy? [duplicate]

I abandoned XP about a year ago and opted for Linux Mint 17.0 on the basis of reviews but with no experience of Unix or its derivatives. After trading Cinnamon for xfce I have stayed put other than ...
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What is up with the Ask Ubuntu points? Why do I loose so many points?

I noticed that there are Ask Ubuntu points and I've lost tons of them. I have no clue how to get more. Do I loose points for asking questions?
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New questions show editors, not the people that asked

Part of the process of this web site is to clean up the questions. Which is a great idea as we have a diverse audience and sometimes the questions are marred with language due to English not being ...
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Does receiving no reputation for good comments pollute the Answer?

As you get no reputation for good comments it makes more sense to add your comment as a answer so you might get some reputation. I have seen that done quite often. Answers given that should really be ...
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Why am I supposed to have a lot of reputation be part of this forum?

I'm writing this because I'm really astonished by these tight rules. I have an account on Stack Exchange and on Super User, that is common to the Stack Overflow platform. I really don't understand ...
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Is it relevant to ask questions for other distros based on Ubuntu (e.g. GalliumOS)? [duplicate]

Since I just switched to using GalliumOS, I want to know if asking questions about distros that are not Ubuntu, but are still based on Ubuntu are relevant. GalliumOS is based on Ubuntu 15.10, so would ...
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Device fingerprinting and user privacy

We often ask to post the output of network-related commands to diagnose and resolve a problem. Even after the problem is resolved, all this information remains available to any Internet user and can ...
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Remove EOL tags

According to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases some of tags are out of date such as 13.10, 13.04 and more. and according to @rinzwind's comment We only support official Ubuntu releases (that are not ...
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Just lets drop the software recommendation mess

Lets face it... software recommendation were never good questions for Ask Ubuntu, and don't tell me "but they are popular"... the popular questions got their popularity because they are too broad or ...
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Show only posts that need editing [duplicate]

I would like to help folks with first posts. But all I see is "No action required." Is there a setting to have it show only posts that need action? https://askubuntu.com/review/first-posts/1053682
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No tag for ubuntu on askubuntu.com?

I want to change here the kubuntu tag to ubuntu. But i could not find it. Is it lost? Or I'am blind.
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How to respond to "you can write a script to do this" answers

A common response to a question that I see on Ask Ubuntu and elsewhere on Stack Exchange (and pretty much any help forum) is for someone to say "you can write a script to do this". I really dislike ...
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Please settle or at least discuss this impression I have that command line answers are preferred here [duplicate]

I provide a lot of answers here and as much as possible I try to make my answers clear enough to be understood by a relatively new user. I realize that will probably annoy some highly experienced ...
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Automatic Split Votes?

As you all know, when you reach 1k rep, you can "split" the votes and see the number of upvotes and downvotes. Would it be possible to add a setting to auto-split, and clicking results in the total?
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Ubuntu with multiple desktop sessions

Should we here on Ask Ubuntu necessary attempt to answer all questions regardless of desktop interface that person is using? Being that you can install so many different ones [Cinnamon, Gnome, Unity (...
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Tag Synonym request: [.bashrc] -> [bash]

Please could we have the [.bashrc] tag made a synonym of [bash]. Statistics: 0 questions ever 0 followers ever It is not needed. So: .bashrc -> bash
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Delete unanswered questions when user no longer exist?

For example, the author of this unanswered question no longer exist. Should they be deleted? (so I can flag them...) Note I am just referring to unanswered questions for which the user has gone.
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My answer was deleted but at the same time other similar answers were not, why?

My answer was deleted but other answers on this site are not, why?? Not pointing a particular answer but several other answers like that. Why?? Why not some uniform and consistent standards? If there ...
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