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How is the Meta participation calculated?

There's a tooltip on the "Participation" button at the top, which you can see if you hover over it: Users most active on this site in the last 60 days (combined number of posts, votes, ...
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Why is my question opinion based

... it is not opinion based. It is just a question. It's possible that you may be confused slightly on the close reason, but that's entirely understandable. The banner at the top clearly (and yet ...
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How can I read answers to the related questions that appear when I'm drafting a question?

While you type in a question, the site suggests other questions that may be similar in a "Similar questions" box. This box shows an excerpt of each question, so you can get an idea whether ...
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How should I paste from my terminal?

✅ Please use code fences. Here's how to do it: Copy/Paste directly from your terminal into the editing box on Ask Ubuntu. Do not make any alterations to the text you just pasted. Add a new line ...
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Why is the pool of selectable known-bad first question audits so small?

We modified the review queues so that users cannot be audited on questions they already reviewed. We hope that solves your issues! Answering your question about the question pool - yes, we audit users ...
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Does the word "best" automatically make a question "Opinion based"?

It's probably obvious from my edits and comments to your question, but I think you have a valid point here. I think there should probably be a "litmus test" on questions that ask for the &...
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Spontaneous Reputation Loss

I didn't down-vote any of your posts. I did make a suggestion to improve one...before you deleted it. You're absolutely right that it's awful when somebody is clearly being mean. Many of us have ...
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What do you consider a well received question?

I believe for the badges (Curious, Inquisitive and Socratic), a "well-received question" means that the question itself has a positive score, i.e. 1 or more. This can be 2 positives and 1 ...
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Buggy consecutive days counter

Your comment shows as two days ago (2022-04-23 14:56:04Z) A day is based on a UTC timezone, so if you're a long way off that, it can be easy to not trigger an event every day.
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Edited a question, but it doesn't display my name

Because you currently have less than 2000 reputation, your edit was not applied immediately and was instead sent to a queue to be peer reviewed by other users (who have at least 2000 reputation). ...
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What does "Watched" mean on the new summary page?

Apparently, Watched means the question has a tag you are watching. In the past, such questions showed up with a faint highlighting effect, which was not particularly informative either. Some users ...
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How to add subname in profile?

It's only available on SO. Here's a feature request asking for it on other SE sites: Getting Stack Overflow like Title field on other Stack Exchange sites
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Why do some questions show with a yellow background?

Watched Tags I have wondered about this for years. A couple of days ago I noticed that these yellowish orange questions seem to coincide with my Watched Tags. Let us know if this is true for you also.
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How do I add files to posts?

You cannot attach a file, like you would in email. That isn’t supported. You have a few options: Use a pastebin - there are many if you search, Ubuntu also has one. Do read the note about pastebins ...
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Why "Your question could not be submitted."

Scroll down on that page. The "issue" would hopefully be highlighted in red. My guess would be that you need to add at least one tag?
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How can I correct the reason for a close vote?

I don't think you can. Just retract the close vote, someone else will handle it. It is better to leave a bad question open for a while than to close it for the wrong reasons: a large part of closing ...
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Is the <blockquote> tag working correctly on Ask Ubuntu?

You don't need HTML. Instead, to make a blockquote, use the > character. Remember to have a blank line after the end of the blockquote. Here's an example: > Ask Ubuntu is amazing! Here's how ...
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How can I correct the reason for a close vote?

I agree you should retract the vote, but since it can be hard to get enough close votes sometimes, you may like to bring the question to the Downboat where you might find help getting a close vote for ...
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How can I correct the reason for a close vote?

You can't do this. It has been discussed on the Meta Stack Exchange site. I've had several occasions where I would like to change the close reason, but to no avail. So in this case, retract the vote ...
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Retrieve a deleted question

This was changed relatively recently (in 2022). You can now find all your deleted questions/deleted answers. (See also the entries about January 2021 here: Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange.) ...
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Spontaneous Reputation Loss

Fun fact, when you get serial downvoted or attacked by reputation, the system is kinda smart. Here's what your reputation tracker says: Downvotes on your posts which were then removed led to ...
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How to decide which flag is the correct one?

(Note: Opinions ahead) A general rule of thumb I have when trying to decide is to look at how much work went into the question: Effort Action Two sentences and calling the OS "Obonto 12" ...
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Does the word "best" automatically make a question "Opinion based"?

Speaking as a bit of a language nerd: yes, almost always. And in situations where "best" isn't asking for subjective opinion, such as: Which team has the best odds of winning the Super Bowl?...
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Why is this question exemplary for AskUbuntu?

https://askubuntu.com/help/on-topic Questions that you may ask: Using and administering official Ubuntu flavors: [...]. Running third-party applications on Ubuntu. Development on Ubuntu. [...] ...
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Is the <blockquote> tag working correctly on Ask Ubuntu?

Blockquote formatting does not preserve line breaks, which is why it should not be used to format output from a command - long output becomes horribly unreadable, and since blockquoted text, unlike ...
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Can I unsubscribe from comments to my answers?

There isn't a way to turn off notifications for comments on your posts. I've personally found a long series of comment notifications unwelcome on a few occasions. But I guess I am glad they can't be ...
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