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Where is the disappearing comment/activity?

In the comments to this answer, @MC68020 addresses a comment to @ilkkachu, thanking them for something. Yet I do not see a comment by @ilkkachu nor any activity for them. There must have been ...
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could someone please look at this? it doesn't seem quite right

Comment to check Not spelling out details for obvious safety reasons
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Editing an existing answer of a closed-duplicate question vs adding a new answer to the duplicated?

I posted an answer to some question prior to that question being (rightfully) closed duplicate. OP went on commenting my answer eventually asking for more explanations / details which are not provided ...
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Review queues / Suggested Edits: Differences in set of possible actions

When reviewing some post as part of the Suggested Edits queue, I, most generally, get 4 choices (Approve / Improve edit / Reject and edit / Reject). I, sometimes, albeit not often, get only 2 choices ...
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How duplicates should be handled when duplicated gets a neither accepted nor upvoted answer?

Latest example Question A (most reasonably) gets an answer as part of question B. However, question B 's answer is neither accepted nor upvoted. My close duplicate request cannot be accepted. What ...
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Can users hide their activities on StackExchange under their network profile?

Is there a way to protect users' privacy by not showing their activities on all the StackExchange sites under their network profiles? Can users hide their network profiles, or links to them? Thanks.
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Make Users "display name" changes less confusing

I find radical changes in users' "display name" (because of user's own will or accounts merging or else) rather confusing. Particularly when reading comments because when the link to the ...
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Example: The number of lines matching the pattern G in file and Example: The number of matches in the same file, but counting each match individually

I am currently on a crusade regarding this question. The edits that I made were reverted with a comment saying: Please don't change your question after receiving answers. You can clarify, but not ...
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How do I search for a question I posted?

I asked about something on U&L some time ago. How do I search for my own question, based on a word in the subject line? For the search - I only want results with questions from me. Can that be ...
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Older style code language declarations no longer work

Today I discovered that the HTML markup language declarations for code blocks no longer work. They are still described in the advanced markup help, though. Is this a bug in the documentation or the ...
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Can moderated comments be recovered?

I remember some of the comments following post How can I sort the lines in this text file? seem helpful about usage of sort and about sorting algorithm. Now they are gone. Can they be recovered? ...
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Is casting a vote to not close a post harder than to close it?

Is casting a vote to not close a post harder than to close it? The options under a post are all various reasons to close a post. Is there no option to not close a post? Is the review queue the only ...
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Is it possible to post in chatroom without entering?

Is it possible to post in chatroom without entering? For example, by sending some requests using web api? Some javascript library required for logging into the chatroom has not been loadable.
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How to stop being notified by my un-deletable question

I'll try to omit venting my frustration with the entire SE-verse here and just ask the question. I asked a question. The only responses to it were from people that had not read the question. Decided ...
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Permanent and SE-wide solutions to "Retry Using Another Source"?

I often encounter the following problem The link under "Retry Using Another Source" is https://unix.stackexchange.com/home/get-jquery-fallback-cookie. That solves the problem. But after a ...
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why can't I include a picture, why do I an error occurred. forbidden?

I would upload a pic showing the problem. But I can't. Seems like I have never been able to. When I try to, I get An error occurred when uploading the image: Forbidden. What's the deal, is it ...
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To what extent the badges or reputation are transmitted from one SE site to another?

I found out that there are badges, e. g. the Autobiographer which can be awarded for a site if the condition for it was fulfilled on another SE site. Every time I join a new SE site, I directly get ...
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Where to find the user's statistics of one's own?

I'd like to find out why I don't get the Curious badge on U&L with asking a question on 13 of 5 days needed (according to the text in the "badge text field"). It seems to depend on the &...
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After earned "close and reopen votes" i can't do a normal flag?

After i earned the "close and reopen votes" i can't do a normal flag only close flag is this normal? I select flag for a question and than select Needs improvement This question needs ...
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When does the "It's no longer needed" flag become an immediate action?

I have noticed that under certain circumstances the "It's no longer needed" flag acts immediately on comments and they are straightaway deleted. Yet at other times this is recorded as having ...
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Tag synonym rsyslogd -> rsyslog

Just wanted to propose a tag synonym from rsyslogd to rsyslog.
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How is it possible to link to some named anchor?

I have frequently long questions that I try to make shorter by populating footnotes. Since this is rather uncomfortable for the reader to never stop scrolling forward and backward, I expected I could ...
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Why was my answer downvoted?

Can someone tell me why my answer was downvoted? All I can see is that it was reviewed and the reviewer said "looks ok" but I have a downvote on it. How can I see why it was downvoted, or by ...
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What do the +-numbers at LHS of my question mean?

To this my former question you requested that I should send screenshots. Here are three:
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Mail alert for specific tags

I want to monitor a specific tag and would like to be informed when question with that tag arises. I know I can create an RSS/Atom feed based on a tag. But I need it as email. Is it possible?
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Why is there a delay to accept one's own answer to one's own question?

Just surprised today regarding this question for which I found and just posted an answer. Since the answer perfectly & logically… answers my question, I tried to accept it (in order for the ...
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Appropriate action to undertake when the real problem is not related to the question

As being the most recent occurrence of the (not so accute ;-) ) problem I'm facing is that precise thread. After precisely answering OP's question (as worded), read & wrote n+1 comments, I (in the ...
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Looking for an exchange on the main site

I am looking for an exchange on the main site from about two years ago. It was I think a short comment from Terdon. The question asked for some text processing usage. A number of people (maybe ...
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Bounties : Does min = prec X 2 still apply if previous bounty was not awarded even in half?

After careful reading of the following paragraph read as part of What is a bounty? : Additionally, if you offer multiple bounties on the same question, the minimum spend doubles with each subsequent ...
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How to prevent "Community bot" fiddlings from (uselessly) messing the TOP QUESTIONS order?

Let's have an example taken from now : This thread ( No Wifi adapter found - HP Laptop - Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS ) is being popped up by the community bot asserted modified some minutes ago. Looking at the ...
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"Yearling" badge on Unix&Linux meta without any activity and reputation points only from a week before the badge

I have just earned the "Yearling" badge although I did not do anything on meta, I did not even vote on a meta question or comment or even open it at all. I did indeed earn > 200 ...
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How to deal with spam

This isn’t a question as such, but a public service announcement. From time to time, and sometimes in waves like the current spam campaigns, the main site gets posts (both questions and answers) which ...
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SPAM & flag count not being reset

With the amount of Quickbooks SPAM hurtling it's way around the system, I find I can only flag so many of them as SPAM. If the post has been deleted, does the system really, not hand back the flag to ...
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How to help others when you don't have a complete solution?

I've recently joined StackExchange after using it as a resource for many years. Therefore I don't have a high reputation (26), and so cannot use the comments field. Is there any way to PM a user ...
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Markdown help: escaping intendation in lists for code blocks

Lists are nice Because they help bringing order and readability into a post. They may also be titles Which helps with quickly skimming answers, too. However, The intendation is also needed for ...
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My question was based on experience but is closed under another reason

my question was based on experience but is closed under another reason: Closed. This question is opinion-based. It is not currently accepting answers.
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Cannot change tags of a particular question

I have tried to add the bashrc and bash-profile tags to How to fix infinite bash loop (bashrc + bash_profile) when ssh-ing into an ec2 server? but after clicking "save tag edits" the tags ...
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How may I close the small window for cookies, without making any choice?

What are the classes of cookies after clicking Customize Settings used for? Sometimes it doesn't proceed after clicking Customize Settings. How may I close the small window for cookies, without making ...
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How to log out of Unix & Linux

Any suggestions for how to log out of this site once logged in, would be much appreciated. Thanks for any answers.
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My question had three upvotes, suddenly it is zero. What is going on?

I recently asked a question pause youtube-dl when network is disconnected and resume when it is connected again (which currently has an open bounty). Yesterday it had 3 upvotes. Today, I checked and ...
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What methods can a user use to protect themselves?

In the following scenario: posts are harassed by prominent members' comments, and are downvoted, closed and deleted by a group of prominent members after their abuses are exposed flags are ignored ...
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How to @ mention a user in a comment (to reply to a user's comment)

How can I "mention" or "tag" a specific user in a comment? The goal is to respond/reply to a comment from a specific user and to draw that user's attention. I seem to remember ...
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How to search for a user profile?

I would like to know if a particular user (from another, non stackexchange site, for e.g twitter) has an account here. Searching with user:<username> gave a (400 000+ items) list of results. ...
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Are there StackExchange paid-answers services?

Is there some kind of paid service on StackExchange Websites where one can ask a question which will cost him some money, but he will receive an answer no matter how general or basic the question is? ...
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Can anyone add a 'remi' tag

Since I don't have enough reputation, someone else coud do it: add a tag for questions regarding the remi repository. I would name the tag 'remi'. If I search for remi, I get 135 results. So IMO it ...
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Where is the editing profile feature?

Under my account I remember I could edit my profile under "settings". But now I don't find the feature there. Has it been moved somewhere? Thanks.
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Post your question still grayed out

Last year, people were posting about the same problem and it was reported to be fixed. But I'm having the problem with another post today. The problem seems to be that I'm supposed to first ...
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Where is best to ask my Linux-related question?

I notice there are (at least) 3 different SE sites that a Linux-related question could get asked: here, StackOverflow or Ubuntu. There could be others too. But where is best to ask my questions ...
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How does the delay in data synchronization between chat and network sites happen?

https://chat.stackexchange.com/ and the individual sites has significant delay in data synchronization. For example Stephen Kitt's chat account shows 997 bronze medals (and it was 996 yesterday), ...
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Can someone explain why I can’t post?

I’m guessing I either had answers deleted a long time ago to the point of me not being able to pull them up & not knowing I might be able to revise them & not have them count against me. Also ...
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