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Questions tagged [support]

You need help with the use of one or more of the site's features.

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Voting on questions. When should you give a upvote

I makes me mad that all the (humbly thankful for their input) gurus on here and they haven't learned that if you think a question deserves an answer it also deserves a upvote........... GUYS you ...
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Trivial answer converted to comment

The OS: FreeBSD does not use block devices. [See] Low-level disk access in FreeBSD Is a device being a block or character device determined purely by hardware? Comments are ephemeral. I want to ...
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Undoing an edit by someone else

My question has been edited by a >2k-rep user in a way which makes it oddly formatted (code-quoting of brand names) and grammatically incorrect. Is there a way to undo the edit, apart from just making ...
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I need help finding this question: How to simulate one large file out of many segments?

I know this question has already been asked, so asking it again would make it a doublon. But I can not remember how exactly that question was phrased, so I am unable to find it. It was about ...
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My signature, my style. How do I ask an advanced contributor to stop editing my question?

A while ago, I asked two questions on U&L. And because I was fairly new to bash (I still am), I mentioned the fact that I was a newbie each time. A bit in the hope to inform any respondents' ...
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Is it possible to modify visual rendering of links locally?

I can't see links in the text of questions and answers on the main site. They are simply invisible to me ("invisible" = "indistinguishable from ordinary text"). Is there a way I could apply some sort ...
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reopen “stat” question

This question: Extract creation date and modification time of file in SunOS? was marked as duplicate of this one: stat command not found I feel in the currect state of both, that is not true. The ...
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Why are posts to multiple sites not found automatically?

Every time I notice close votes due to posting on several sites I wonder how the one who reported that knew this. There are probably some users who are active on several sites. But today I also ...
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How to migrate question to askubuntu

I asked a question on this site and now I want to move this question to AskUbuntu. Should I ask this same question again there or how to migrate it. I didn't find any option to migrate.
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bumped to the homepage

In the close review queue I sometimes see questions marked with: bumped to the homepage by Community♦︎ 8 hours ago and This question has answers that may be good or bad; the system has marked ...
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Is asking a series of questions discouraged?

I was able to solve my problem based on the advice given here - Imake and header files but I would like to know whether I can continue to ask questions on the same topic one question at a time. Is ...
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AskUbuntu vs UnixLinux Stack: Where to post? [duplicate]

Ubuntu seems to be so relevant, that it has a dedicated Stack exchange page. But how do I know, when to post at AskMintSuSEcentOSGentooArchWindowsReactOSUbuntu and when to post at Unix/Linux....
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Are coreboot and/or SeaBIOS questions appropriate here?

Are questions related to coreboot and/or SeaBIOS appropriate on this Stack Exchange? If not, which one would be more appropriate? Server Fault? They're kinda mean.
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How can I tell if my question has been reviewed and left closed?

I recently asked this question, it was put on hold and asked me to reword the question. I did as such but my question has not reopened. How can I tell if it has already been reviewed and still ...
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What happens when duplicate question is edited?

What happens when you edit a duplicate question? I have a question marked duplicate but the linked answer doesn't help. I've edited my question and title, to try make what I'm asking more clear. ...
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Where should I ask my printer-installation question?

I just asked: Missing a driver for a SMB-accessed Brother printer but on second thought - would it be better to ask it on superuser.com or on askubuntu.com ?
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Closed too early

Right after asking this question I "realized" that the problem was the exact same as another I'd faced before. I marked as duplicate and then tried outputting into a /tmp file instead of the source I ...
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Are polkit and policykit tags not the same?

What is the difference between policykit and polkit tag?
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How to ignore annoying users?

Most internet sites have the ability to maintain a personal ignore list. This makes utterances of annoying people invisible for the user feeling annoyed. I like this feature very much, because it ...
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Question ban persisting based on newbie questions over a year old

I appear to have a question ban that has persisted for over a year, and has not reset at the six month stage. The majority of my questions have been neutrally or positively received but there are ...
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What do I do when a user edits their question with another account

For E.G in this question, the user is trying to edit his/her question with another account that has the same name. Should this edit be Approved or Rejected?
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Duplicate question

I believe I asked a dup because my problem didn't solve at first. Now that I solved my problem, you might want to put together my question as a duplicate of the first question. Enable history for ...
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how do people assume that a question has been abandoned?

I asked this query Was debian the first distribution to come and have the idea of changelog.gz and changelog.debian.gz?? I saw somebody comment at Was debian the first distribution to come and have ...
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Question closed without any explanation (and I'm always searching for an answer)

Some days ago, I wrote this question: Screenshot takes a long time. The post was closed as closed as unclear what you're asking by [5 different users] Aug 14 at 13:36 Please clarify your ...
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changing password directly possible?

I will change my password, because I realize that is in use for another account too. Can I do it myself somehow or must I do this over reset-password?
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Subscribing tags to get only website notifications

How do I subscribe to tags and receive notifications on Stack Exchange's website only, and not on my mail-id.
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What are the reasons for this answer being deleted?

A couple of days ago I left an answer to a question. The question was not a good one. It was extremely broad and non specific. However, the core of it boiled down to two things: how do I use GNU/Linux,...
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Just wanted to thank you all

I love you all so much, seriously... Gilles, Tripleee, Jeff Schaller, dirkt, slm, Stéphane Chazelas. Kusalananda, slm, terdon, mikeserv, and many others I can't remember names of right now, I am ...
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Is there any way to force erase a deleted question?

I had recently started to formulate a question I wanted to ask on the main site. In the meantime I thought of a separate unrelated question that required less research. So I opened up the ask a ...
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How to find your own questions?

I'm looking for how to find your own questions.
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How to reopen my “on hold” question?

If my question still unclear then how to next? (I have deplete my ideas, I need help or more clue as similar comments already in my question, thanks you). How to reopen my "on hold" question? If my ...
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edit for formatting gone

I made an edit in this Question for formatting. But now I see it is gone. Did I something wrong?
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Can I ask this type question in Unix&Linux?

I read many article about operating system, and find many following situations: You see, there is *nix systems in the web page, why not the Unix? why there is * to replace it? Because I found many ...
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What is effect to me if my question or answers receive too much downvote?

What is effect to me if my question or answers receive too much downvote?
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embedding gists from github in stackexchange.com

Is there a way to embed the code put up on gist.github.com in either the question or the answer instead of repeating the same thing here ?
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Why doesn't search find my answer?

To give Bond eth0 and LTE Modem a pointer, I was trying to find a previous answer I knew I'd written about how we use multiple ISPs at work. I was also going to point to some other folk's answers, but ...
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Did I post a comment on this answer?

Many times I intend to post something, even plan it out in my mind. Sometimes I make a draft in my editor first. Still, I get distracted and forget to post my comment from time to time. Until now I've ...
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I started a bounty, and found the answer myself

I started a bounty thunar-volman-automount-and-autoplay-not-longer-working-dvd-cd-only And found the Solution myself after 2 days. Now I should give someone the bounty, but there is only my answer. ...
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How do you communicate with users who send to your inbox on this site

I got an email from somone who edited my post for readability, which I don't mind, but can someone please tell me how I can email people who send me messages on here - There seems to be no way to ...
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I mistakenly gave bounty to another answer

In here I mistakenly gave bounty to another answer. The bounty should go to xhienne. I clicked on the blue box when it was seemingly clickable (about 10 seconds) but I couldn't undo my action. I ask ...
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Edited my question, hasn't been reopened for a long time

Unable to create a bootable USB drive using Linux Mint This was edited a week ago, and it still hasn't been reopened. Can someone look at it?
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How did I get 15 points for an answer when there is not even one up vote?

I answered this Install JDK 8 on Debian and answer was chosen was by the OP. What I don't understand is how I won 15 points. Usually you win 2 points if somebody accepts your answer right ? Maybe a ...
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Why do user have not explain when they delete their question?

I delete for the 1. time a question, because the issue turn out as an hardware problem, so no way to resolve it with Unix/Linux. So i decide to delete it, and was surprised, that no explanation is ...
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Find why a question was removed

I want to find out why a question has been removed. I answered this question yesterday, and a 200+K rep user improved my answer. Trying to view the question I now I get a message: This question ...
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What does the 'Z' stand for in timestamps?

Whenever I see the time of a question on the interface, something like this I see the time shared as 2017-02-11 12:46:00Z which is the current time. From calculations it seems the time is in UTC but ...
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How does the Research Assistant badge work?

I looked at the Research Assistant badge bit but couldn't understand how that works. It says 50 tag wikis but doesn't explain what it means. Does it mean editing tags on one site, say unix and linux ...
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Referenced posts redirect back to the referencing question #241173 in its answers #241190 & #241180

I found a strange behavior regarding the links referencing other posts in How are “/dev” Linux files created? In kasperd's answer One previous answer has many details about that, which I am not ...
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why can't I close my own questions?

Why can't I close my own questions ? I should be able to close it once while I have either received an answer or I find the question was either too broad or whatever
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Where to ask questions with a historical element

Firstly, this question is currently active on meta.SO here. They think that my question SO here would be more relevant here, and are willing to migrate it if you think so as well. Consider the below ...
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I need help on a Dovecot Virtual Mailboxes setup, should I be posting here on unix SE?

The question is in the title, I'm not trying to setup virtual users accounts but rather virtual mailboxes IN a user account. This is to achieve a "Gmail" like feature of labels, but for some reason I ...