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The recent change to post notices does not change which posts are visible. It changes what information about their closure is visible. When you're logged in, you've probably seen text in post notices like: (Viewable by the post author and users with the close/reopen votes privilege) That text is referring to some of the information in the post notice ...


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You should absolutely remove irrelevant tags, wrong tags, add missing tags and anything else that makes the question better. Collaborative editing is a big part of the SE model and tags are not special. So yes, please, correct any tagging issues you see!


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This feature already exists. Try writing an answer. Wait for about 30-45 seconds. Draft Saved will appear and a Discard button too. A secret: (hover cursor to reveal) From waffles' answer on What are the details/implementation of the draft feature? - Meta Stack Exchange: Drafts are stored in redis for 7 days, with each site having storage for one ...


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Questions at askubuntu are answered from a voluntary community, so there is no ticket system that reminds people to answer questions. It happens that questions are replaced by newer ones and people will miss them even if they are good, because most wont scroll down a lot or even visit the next page(s). That happens e.g. if they are posted on Sunday morning ...


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Actually, my joke comment above is pertinent to the problem. Frequently an answer, although good, can be too long or detailed to read. It can help alot to break it out in different ways to help the reader: Add a summary section at the top. e.g. "TL;DR .... You've edited the wrong file and it's getting replaced." Avoid bolding too much, particularly at the ...


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Voting to close and adding your new answer to the more general master question is definitely good, but pasting the exact same answer below the duplicate question is unnecessary at the very least. It could even be considered abusive if someone repeatedly posts the same answer in multiple locations, because that might be a cheap way to harvest reputation with ...


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Yeah, I think the balance here is out. This is something that was understandable (wrong close reason) This is something that can be answered with "No, Ubuntu is a Linux distribution", unless I'm mistaken Instead it attracted a pile of answers-as-comments. I'm undeleting, reopening. Have at it.


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Links to duplicate questions can be found directly beneath the question title at the beginning of the question body:


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As I understand it, it is a moderator who does so. Any user with at least 3000 reputation points may cast a close (or reopen) vote. On this site, diamond moderators rarely participate in close voting, because the community here is relatively active in close-voting and reviewing, but on other Stack Exchange sites, moderators are more often involved in close ...


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The answer was indeed not helpful since the ~ are absolutely fine, as you pointed out. I have now deleted it. Next time, if a post requires attention and none of the standard flags fit (or are available to you), just raise a custom mod flag letting us know what the issue is. That way the mods can take care of it. Thanks!


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Look right under the question's title where it links to its duplicate question: This question already has an answer here: Enable graphics card in VirtualBox  3 answers


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The No Action Required button means that the post is good in your opinion. However, it doesn't mean you have to press it. A post may need improvement, it may need to be flagged, it may need you to ask the OP for more clarification, etc. Knowing that, if you try to do any of the previous actions (suggest an edit, flag, comment, etc.), the No Action Required ...


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It's the this year's April Fool :-) When viewing the page source, you get a hint: ... <!-- HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S FROM STACK OVERFLOW \/ __/ .::::.-'-(/-/) _/: .::::.-' .-'\/\_`******* __ (_)) \/ /: .::::./ -._-. d\| (_))_(__)) ...


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First of all, if you got one downvote, all that means is that one person felt the question should be downvoted. It doesn't in any way imply anything at all about "the community". It only shows the opinion of one, single, non-representative user. That said, I admit your answer is really kind of bad in that it has a few dangerously bad practices in there. ...


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User nickname is changeable and not necessarily unique, you need to use the unique numerical code associated to a user. So try user:573838. Alternatively, for self-posts, you can also use user:me. Also in order to find your questions with an answer you may use answers:1 (in general answers:n for questions with at least n answers). So simply search with user:...


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"Clear all filters" is just a display option. It has no persistent effect. If you click on any of the flag categories like spam flags or post flags > declined, you set a filter on what flags are displayed in the current view. This is reflected in the browser URL too, e.g. https://askubuntu.com/users/flag-summary/current?group=2&status=2 gives you all ...


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You will most certainly know a few of the keywords from your question. To find all questions I ever asked, containing the word python, I type in the search bar (showing "Search on Ask Ubuntu): python user:me is:q The result shows as a list: To find all answers: python user:me is:a (q -> a)


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It's a weakness in the audit system. One of many. Don't worry about it, these audits are only there to catch people who are clicking blindly to get badges. Failing one every now and then is not an issue, just shake your head at the stupidity of all automated systems and move on to the next review item.


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Do nothing. As long as it seems like a suitable answer we leave it alone. This said, if the post is spammy, not related, or similar then we address it. Otherwise, we leave the questions be - no need to touch something that's not really 'broken'.


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You can only directly contact another user under certain circumstances. Right now, as you are a 1 rep user, you can't, unless you asked a question or left an answer and someone else commented on it then you can "ping" them with @ followed by their user name. For example to ping me you would write @markkirby in your comment and I would receive a notification ...


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I would normally get there by Googling stand-out phrases in quotation marks, but that's messy and relies on those phrases still being there when Google reads it. At least it's fast, but in this case, not accurate enough. Found a "better" way. Slower but cleaner. You can look up posts by revision GUID on Data.SE using the following query: SELECT PostId as [...


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A few days ago you lost a sizeable chunk of rep due to a user being removed. See May 25th. When you lose reputation, due to downvotes or vote reversals of any sort, we don't show you reputation increases again until your reputation earnings have exceeded your reputation loss. This is because we show your net reputation change and we do not show negative ...


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Actually your question is now at normal state. You were getting so much interaction before because your question became a hot network question and was also tweeted by the automated Ask Ubuntu twitter account. See the timeline of your question: Enough time has passed that both of these are probably irrelevant now, hence the drop off in views.


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You can use the share button below every post to easily get a direct link to a specific answer or question: This link is of the format https://askubuntu.com/TYPE/POST_ID/USER_ID, where TYPE is the type of the post, i.e. q for questions or a for answers, POST_ID (highlighted in the screenshot above) is, well, the ID number of this specific post, and USER_ID ...


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As karel indicated, this already is done for you - right under the question's title is a box where it shows the link to the duplicate. In the mobile app, this is along a bar/box at the bottom of the post window/screen. It says that the post is marked as a duplicate, and there's a nice little info button there that'll show you details of the duplicate and ...


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It's actually a little bit easier than pomsky points out. You don't need the URL or to open the image box. You can just: Right click the image, click "Copy Image" Then paste that image straight into an edit box. It'll upload it to the right part of Imgur and insert the link.


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We get a lot of questions on Askubuntu, so aside from giving as much information as you can which is nicely covered by the help page How do I ask a good question? it’s also very important to present your question in the right way – through proper formatting: How do I format my posts using Markdown or HTML? Markdown help These help pages shows how you can ...


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If you are referring to the 1-rep user Donald Duck's 'comment' on that question, that was initially made as an answer. Moderators such as myself reserve the power to convert non-answer answers to comments (automagically) when it's still worth keeping as a comment, and as was stated by another answer here, we sometimes use this when there's a "not an answer" ...


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