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question about linux kernel parameters

I have a question about the Linux kernel but not sure where would be the right place to ask it. I am also afraid that my question may be seen as much too general or generic and I will be banned even ...
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How can I delete an answer which I posted in error, which has already been deleted by a reviewer?

I was fiddling trying to get uMatrix working and accidentally posted what should have been a comment to another answer, but was actually posted as an answer. It was noticed by a reviewer and deleted ...
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Games detect dual monitor setup as one giant monitor [migrated]

I have a laptop with an external monitor. Both have 1920x1080. I want to play games in the laptop screen and use the external screen to monitor the laptop performance and temperatures (glances, ...
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Site not found: freebsd.stackexchange.com

Issuing the following commands returns the displayed results: $ ping -c 4 freebsd.stackexchange.com Pinging freebsd.stackexchange.com [151.101.129.69] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 151.101.129....
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tutorials/guidelines on posting

I'd like to have some link on tutorials on how to post on this site. Whenever I post something containing code someone else (possibly moderator) is re-editing and re-formatting my post. Where can I ...
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How to suggest a similar question

How to suggest a similar question when we find a possible duplicate, or when it is answered in another thread, as show in the following dialog? Is there a privilege associated with this action?
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Who should I argue my case to if I think my question is not a duplicate?

I've had questions marked as duplicates just because they were similar in some aspects. However, in many of these cases, I do not think that my questions are duplicates. I can't message the person(s) ...
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reopen “stat” question

The question "Extract creation date and modification time of file in SunOS?" was marked as a duplicate of "stat command not found". I feel that in the current state of both, that is not true. The ...
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Retract (change) poll vote

Is it possible? If not, why not?
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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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Will my previous votes increase the publicly displayed post score after I achieve 15 reputation?

While I have less than 15 reputation the following notification is shown every time I click to an upvote I suppose this recorded information is used for community statistics and most-important sort ...
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Declined flag for a post that I did NOT Flag

I flagged a post "decode this and get the answer" which only contained gibberish. I flagged the post as OFFTOPIC, because I believed it to be some sort of crypto-puzzle that should go to puzzling....
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Unexpected (?) things after changing my account mail address

I've changed today my email to one, which was associated with an account I used before this one and some strange things have happened. The both accounts somehow got merged with a weird result, eg. ...
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How did this edit got around the minimum 6 character limit?

I'm referring to this edit: I understand that voilà is only 5 characters long. Or does à count as two characters? Or do removed characters count towards the limit?
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Are questions about the SMTP protocol on topic?

There is a question I think the community of unix.SE would be able to provide an answer to, and which is related to the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol and seeks information about some historic ...
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Top answers downvoted at the same time. Someone with an axe to grind?

My four top rated answers at Unix & Linux got downvoted, apparently within minutes of each other. Here is a screenshot. I don't really mind it, as it doesn't practically affect my reputation... ...
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Tag statistics - what does 'Score [NN] Posts [NN] Posts % [NN] mean?

I was wondering what the statistics stand for that are shown on my main profile page related to the "Top tags": Score [NN] Posts [NN] Posts % [NN] N = number I am especially curious about the Score ...
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Post new question cooldown timer is showing wrong warning

I tried to ask a question in this site. While doing so, I get this warning message that says "You can only post once every 40 minutes.". However I have not asked any questions in the past five months. ...
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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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I tried to sign up for this site but

I went to 'Sign Up' to use this site and ask questions. Put in a user name and password. The next option was 'Sign In'. It came back with a blank 'Sign In'. Keeps doing the same thing. I think I can ...
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Obstructions on valid posts

In the original version of How can I fix the font problem of this pdf file?, I have a pdf file which can be rendered correctly by evince, but the text can't be correctly searched or copied. My ...
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What has triggered the massive number of user removals?

What has triggered the massive number of user removals shown in https://unix.stackexchange.com/users/674/tim?tab=reputation? Is it related to my account?Thanks. Sorry for being sensitive. It ...
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How do we stand on allowing opinions in answers?

I ran into this edit: Side note: (hopefully I don't get flak for this) Mint is not a distribution. It is built on top of Ubuntu. This is not a very good practice. Other projects are flavors of ...
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proper way to format a terminal command and its output for posting on the site

I'm wondering if there's a suggested way to format a terminal command and its output for posting on the site. For example, the Markdown code ``` user@host:~$ date Sat Apr 13 12:50:49 PDT 2019 ``` ...
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How can I list all my posts both deleted and nondeleted?

How can I list all my posts both deleted and nondeleted? In the search box of main site: user:674 deleted:yes only shows deleted posts. user:674 deleted:yes deleted:no doesn't list both deleted ...
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How/where do I ask how to maintain a package with separate patches?

I have a question about maintaining a external software package with custom patches. Similar questions have been asked before, but mine is a bit more specific since it focuses on maintaining packages ...
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Disputed flag messages

Some of my disputed flag messages are—putting it mildly—a little difficult to interpret. For example: I can get you a toe, believe me. There are ways, Dude Apart from the rather ...
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Experimentation Sandbox

This is a sandbox post for experimenting with SE features, similar to the Formatting Sandbox on Meta Stack Exchange.
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Did I vote close this question?

Cannot open file'*' no such file or directory I don't have any recollection of voting to close as not reproducible issue. Is it because someone use my comment as a vote close reason ?
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Why was this “unclear what you're asking” flag declined?

I flagged this question on February 25 and now I see my flag has been declined. There is no reason visible in the flagging history on my profile. I raised that flag because the question appears not ...
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Is this site willing to curb the abusive downvotes (and close votes)?

I flagged several times serial downvotes that had not been reversed automatically by the time I became disappointed, but was always declined. (There are also many smart downvotes paced well enough ...
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Is it OK to point beginning users of Ubuntu to Ask Ubuntu?

Earlier today, I saw this question which had one downvote by the time I saw it as there is no way to answer that question for sure. I posted an answer as that's probaly what the user needs. Is it OK ...
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Are Linux kernel questions more suitable on this site or stackoverflow?

Are Linux kernel questions about OS concepts (which doesn't necessarily involve source code, for example, Differences between system processes, and user processes, kernel control paths and kernel ...
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Flagging as SPAM too harsh?

This answer looked like a spammer testing the grounds to me, so I flagged it as SPAM. However, one second after pushing that flag, I was wondering if I should have used one of the other flags as this ...
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What to do if OP deletes their own question after being flagged as a duplicate?

Over here (10K+ users only) an OP deleted their own question because I flagged it as a duplicate. I thought the reason for duplicates was to keep a tombstone referring other people to the other ...
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How can I find a list of my posts that are candidates of automatic removal?

What is the policy of determining a post subject to automatic removal? Is it the post has no answer, and the post either has pure downvote(s) , or is closed? How can I find a list of my posts ...
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Can automatic deletion of “low-quality” posts be turned off?

I am not sure if automatic deletion of some "low-quality" posts (such as heavily downvoted, without reply, closed, ...) is a configurable feature on individual stack exchange sites. Voting is very ...
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Asking for Operating System Recommendations

I am about to move away from Fedora because of their end-of-life policy. Although I reviewed the proposed similar questions, I am confused about whether Unix SE is an appropriate forum for my inquiry....
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Can those who voted to close a post voluntarily give up reviewing reopening the same post?

I can't help but wonder if there is substantial conflict of interest. Can those who voted to close a post voluntarily avoid reviewing reopening the same post? Or isn't it a cool and great idea to ...
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+8 -5 answer: how to improve?

I've posted an answer that gave me a +8/-5 score and the only hint I have is sebasth's comment that SpinRite is snake oil. I own SpinRite and I've seen it recover bad sectors, but I'm willing to ...
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Is an answer including commercial software on topic on U&L?

On my main site, (AU) answers including commercial software are on-topic as long as it's relevant and you're not the owner or you disclose you're the owner and you don't use the platform to SPAM. As ...
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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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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 ...