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Lost more rep, after user removal loss

The user rep numbers have gone wonky in the last few weeks. Some new change on AU caused the problem(s). The numbers don't always add up any more. Here's an example... My summary rep shows only +10. ...
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Problem of vote restriction

Just wanted, you know that, usually amateur users read answers, not Experts. Amateurs don't post answers so their credit never increase. So those who read and test answers cannot vote for successful ...
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Please tell people to put meta-related questions into meta

Unable to logout from Ask Ubuntu Forum An example ^. Can people tell them to put meta-related stuff to Meta instead? It's a waste of time and daily vote limit. ...Right?
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Why was my Steam WINE question closed as off-topic?

I recently asked this question Why does Steam require a new installation in Wine for every game?, but I have just noticed that it has been closed as 'off-topic', but I asked a few mods and other ...
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Why can you only upload images in chat?

Currently you are unable to upload anything but images in chat, why is this so? Is this because of security or some other reason such as space?
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Why is the time displayed in my achievements notification area 1 hour behind the actual time?

In my achievements notification area it says that the current time is 14:34, however all the clocks in my house say that it is currently 15:34, so it seems that it thinks that I am in a timezone which ...
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Would creating a Q&A question to cover specific 14.04 sound issues be okay here?

I was looking at the numerous cases in a search of people having sound issues, especially with 14.04, and I was wondering if I could create a little Q&A FAQ (community wiki) about it? Many of ...
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How do I delete my account and all questions? [duplicate]

I wish to delete my account and questions as I do not want to waste anyone's time answering my posts. The links I have to get support to do it do not work. Please advise. Regards
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Can we get a timer for ban lift in questions?

I have more good rep than bad I think, but deleted a question(s) any chance we get a timer for ban lift?
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Would it make sense to close all questions tagged with now EOL distros tag to be closed?

I was going through the Question Collection for 2014 Moderator Election Q&A, in which on of them was this: Ask Ubuntu currently has the lowest Percent Answered of any Stack Exchange site. What do ...
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Upvote the edits and remove the abbility over 3 answers

I recently came to this thought, because of an edit I did. Can we remove the ability over 3 answers and give to users the ability to upvote some edits as answers ? or maybe the editor could share an ...
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"Splitting" an answer [closed]

Feature request: It would be nice if some time in the future we could accept multiple answers per question. (You don't need to read the rest) Recently I asked a question about converting ...
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Edit flag for users

I have seen several questions which are asked by users who does not know English very well, (sometimes just bad, including myself). I want to propose an Edit flag, which users can raise to aware ...
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what system is using on askubuntu.com website

I'm interested about " askubuntu.com " website construction. Does anyone know what CMS " askubuntu.com " is using? I tested so many A&Q website system before, but "askubuntu" is one of the best ...
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Questions candidates that should be closed for historical reasons?

I got this comment regarding this question expressing that "if that was a-ok, why mine is not". Hence to prevent further problems with these kind of questions lets close and archive it for its ...
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Are we making Ask Ubuntu to uninviting to new users

Whilst down-voting is encouraged for sloppy, no effort, questions. Or answers that are bad or clearly incorrect. I have noticed a growing trend of down votes on first question/posts in the review ...
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Can anyone protect my question (What does “TTY” stand for?)

Can anyone protect my question? Because there are samlier question to it like this one that is protected! That has less upvotes!
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Perceived rudeness

N00b member, long time contributor at Freegeek and other on-line and off-line volunteer activity. Certain that it's not your intent, but the hidden rules of the road visible only to the experienced ...
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Use the GUI as much as possible in answers [duplicate]

Using the GUI as much as possible in answers and only using the terminal unless absolutely necessarily helps new users. Including both ways is good, but by only using the terminal while there is a ...
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Opt-out of editing other's posts

How can I remove this icon from my Ask Ubuntu page? I have enough trouble trying to get my own posts formatted correctly. When I do look at the review queue, I don't see any need for changes to a ...
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Should answers suggesting `curl | sh` be downvoted?

When answers are given that suggest curl <url> | sh (or related variants, wget, bash etc,...) should they be down-voted? Example: How to install NodeJS 4 on Ubuntu 15.04 64 bit edition? From a ...
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Why was my answer deleted so unfairly?

I answered Ubuntu 15.04 flashes log-in screen then black: My honest answer.. remove Ubuntu 15.04 - uninstall it - its not up to scratch, I had so many problems with 15.04, nearly lost all my ...
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EOL Policy Revisited: a case for letting Ubuntu questions be on-topic

I wonder whether it is time to re-address the question about the (currently enforced) policy of treating EOL releases as off-topic. It strikes me as not only highly unintuitive but ultimately ...
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Contact Users seen on AskUbuntu

This question was asked in 2010 (Is there a way to directly contact a user?), but I am hoping that the answer has changed. I am wanting to find some way to contact Ask Ubuntu users. Some users include ...
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Guidance does not exist here [duplicate]

So I have a problem with my VirtualBox Windows 7 64 guest. It seems that it does not recognize the GPU. While researching the problem I cam across this post .... Enable CUDA GPU working under VM ... ...
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Why am I suspended from the chatrooms of this site for almost a year? [closed]

My current chat status is "This user is suspended on the parent site and cannot chat for 343 days." Actually I am not able to chat in any chatroom network-wide. Stack Exchange has a channel ...
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Why was my question closed?

E: Type 'echo' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list The post that was sited as the reason for closing my question, does nothing to help me if I can't ...
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Helpful answer get deleted?

Why my answer in this post WiFi stopped working after Ubuntu 16.04 updates get deleted ? OP has commented that my answer was helpful! I am using the internal wifi but the code suggested has fixed ...
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My post was deleted and I don't know what was wrong with it

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: Under Ubuntu 18.04 my Java 10 application doesn't scale with the screen Why was my post deleted? No reason is given as far as I can see. What's wrong with ...
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Safe link revision

I just saw this revision on a post, and all the revision was take a link to a search engine query. He even missed a typo I made. What's up? Any guideline about this?
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Why is Ask Ubuntu not using elasticsearch for searching its content?

I am asking because I am new to Elasticsearch. So, I want to know more technicalities.
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This is what we should be worring about, we are upvoting CRAP in Ask Ubuntu!

This is the exact contrary to "Should we get worried about in what direction Ask Ubuntu wanders?". For some reason, a question that has nothing to do with Ubuntu in any way or form was upvoted... and ...
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More upvotes per day for moderators

I have noticed that the moderators in Ask Ubuntu Genral Room seem to say that they run out of votes for the day each day. And I know from experience that there are more then 40 great posts each day on ...
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Can I get 5 rep change for an upvote on -an answer-?

Don't get me wrong, I always enjoy the rep, but today made me curious, I got five reps for an upvote on an answer, and ten on the same day: Can't remember this ever happened to me before. Tiny bug?
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Automatic Question closing after a set time

TL;DR Asking if we can do automatic closing of questions after a set amount of time if OP has no interaction with the question after an answer has been posted. EDIT It looks as though there is ...
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Did AskUbuntu go viral with Ubuntu 12.04?

It seems that new users only seem to be posting 12.04 threads, even though the only version in support is Ubuntu 12.04 SERVER (or even that has expired), also even 15.10 is out, why did users switch ...
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How come we don't have the 'variety' wallpaper changer app tag

We all know the variety wallpaper changer app. Heck, we even have its developer here. How come then we don't have the variety tag?
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What is the logic behind cocomac's answer?

This post contains a euphemism. Unfortunately, the gentlemen that made the rules made it so you need reputation to comment and ask not to edit an answer to reply to the author, so I have to ask a ...
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Can someone elaborate for me the rule on using the back tick for emphasis? [duplicate]

Is there a rule against which markdown codes are allowed in formatting text for easy reading? It's my impressing that a lot of text that is displayed that isn't code is displayed using code tags to ...
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Changing canonical questions

I think we can all agree that this has become a canonical question: How to install Android Studio on Ubuntu? I would like to create my own, better version. If I were to do so, would the community be ...
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Required info for wireless-tagged questions

I propose that any questions tagged with wireless are REQUIRED to contain the output of: lsusb | grep Wireless #For USB adapters lspci -knn | grep Net -A2 #For built-in adapters As in, ...
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Why can't a question be marked a duplicate of a question on another stackexchang site?

I came across the following question: Merging 2 files based on single column. Even though two answers have been posted already I answered a very similar question already on another stackexchange site:...
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Is Ask Ubuntu boring?

Whenever I visit other SE sites, they always have very cool features and fun things with our site seems to lack. Can we try to make this site more fun? What Other Sites Have: Fancy Chat names (like "...
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how to remove duplicate from my question?

I have asked a question and it had been linked to something entirely different, from what I needed or wanted. my original post Next step for my First Program? NOT MENU ANYTHING
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About "not constructive" questions

What are some “must have” Ubuntu programs? As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but ...
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Could we have a status indicator for members?

Like if someone is going to do a reboot for testing could there be some way that they could set something so that if someone hovers over their name in a comment or answer/question that it could ...
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Users can favorite their own questions?

Why can a user favorite their own question? This seems repetitive and generally useless for two reasons: The user already gets notified of any question updates. It makes it look as though other users ...
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How do we handle users that drag a meta discussion on to main?

Examples would include rehashing personal perspective about an issue brought up on meta on main or posting paragraph long comments that offer no forward movement to the question at hand. Is this ...
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Where did all of my comments from 9/12/2020 go?

re: expand OS partition backwards ALL of my comments from 9/12/2020 , and all of the comments from the OP to me, on this question, have disappeared! Anybody know where/how they disappeared?
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Can not find Edit help

I looked in the help center but could find no listing for help in editing. Can someone point me the way?
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