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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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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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Edits must be at least 6 characters

Is there a reason why edits must be 6 characters long? E.g. a parameter in recursively copy only images and preserve path is missing 1 character.
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - Unix & Linux

Stack Exchange recently started a collaboration project with the University of Melbourne, in an attempt to improve the automatic detection of duplicate questions. More information on the project and ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Double notfication on Yearling Badge. Is this a bug or am I missing something?

Today in my notification box I received the following: I found this confusing in a couple different ways. 1) My history page indicates no activity prior to May 14th here on U&L. 2) I was ...
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Not getting reply to questions as earlier

I'm in a doubt as I'm not getting replies to my questions. I would request the moderators to cross check that everything is fine at your end & there is no issue like blockage of sorts on my ...
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Should the help center encourage people to “give it a try” for possibly off-topic posts?

Most of my SE experience comes from Stack Overflow, which is... somewhat unforgiving of off-topic posts. I took a look at U&L's help center before referring someone here from Super User, and was ...
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Is this a FreeBSD Handbook deficiency?

I find the FreeBSD Handbook approach very effective. IMO it is comprehensive, seems to be exhaustive, and yet brief. However, I found that when I last night tried to install a desktop environment; ...
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Problem with downvotes for legitimate question seemingly because it self-resolved

I have a question about my Unix & Linux Stack Exchange post: Wget isn't downloading files It appears that in some instances people down-vote questions simply because they self-resolve, which ...
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Why was this question closed?

There is no explanation as to why my question is closed. I'd like it reopened as it seems to be on topic. It's asking about the support of native Linux terminals.
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Can someone who systematically downvotes my posts be banned from doing so? [closed]

Original post in April 2016 For the past several weeks/months, I notice that someone has/have regularly downvoted: my most recent posts my old posts which were most recently upvoted by others. The ...
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How to search for a post of mine answered by a particular user with some word in his reply?

I want to find a post of mine, answered by a user e.g. Gilles, with "encoding" in his reply. Can I do that either on the main site or on data.SE site? Thanks.
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Can I ask hardware specific questions here?

I'd like to ask why we need cpu modes, and also if being in one cpu mode applies to the entire IC or the cores. (not sure if this behaviour is ISA related. But if so, then in context of the x86 ...
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Can't show appreciation?

Here is the question I want to discuss about: Delayed Expansion I just want to know why the "Any help is appreciated!" message was removed I have put such a message in AU questions too, but I don't ...
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Is the “On hold” message sometimes wrong?

Looking at https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/307879/does-linux-operating-systems-not-run-as-hot-as-windows-10 I see the question has been marked as "put on hold as unclear what you're asking by ...
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Deleting a tag (/sys)

I created a question (now deleted), and I created a tag for it, sys. I looked for it before and didn't know it was the same as sysfs. I figured out from a comment to my question. The question was ...
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Where should I ask a question involving rsync, Mac, and NTFS?

rsync is more of a Linux thing, but I'm using it to update NTFS from a Mac. I went through the list and didn't see a Windows community (but could have missed it). In case it matters, here's the ...
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What time was question asked

How do I find the time that a question was asked? I am looking at a question that is labelled as asked yesterday. The exact time, may be of relevance in answering the question. The question is: ...
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When can I usefully delete my comment?

On occasion there is a comment thread (three or four comments and responses) that result in a useful clarification of a Question or Answer. Once the question has been amended the comments are no ...
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The Electorate badge doesn't work well on Unix & Linux

I noticed my next badge section and is not consistent with the others stack-exchange sites: Electorate vote description says: Vote on 600 questions[both questions and answers] and 25% or more of ...
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How to review a first post correctly when getting “Our system has identified this post as possible spam; please review carefully”?

When I am trying to review a first post, I get: Our system has identified this post as possible spam; please review carefully NB : The post does not contain any codes or urls. How to review it ...
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Community Wiki or Answer to my own Question (gcc-doc non free)

I want to share some info regarding Debian and GCC. (I needed to add non-free repos to my sources.list file in order to be able to fetch gcc-doc package -manpages for gcc-. I search for an explanation ...
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Why did I get the pundit badge?

I've just been awarded the Pundit badge, for making 10 comments with score of 5 or more. All very nice, but I'm curious to know which comments were well received. How do I do this?
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How do you show images in your posts?

How do you show images in your posts? When I "upload the image" it doesn't show up in the question/answer.
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How to get the * (asterisk) to show in <kbd> mode if used twice

I tried to improve on an edit that should show <kbd>Ctrl</kbd>+<kbd>*</kbd> or <kbd>Alt</kbd>+<kbd>*</kbd> in the text. However this comes out as ...
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When is a post deleted?

When is a post deleted, either by the system automatically or by moderators manually? In particular, when a post is deleted by the system automatically, what is the criterion for taking the action? ...
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How to find out which post I got the 'Peer Pressure' badge for?

I came back from a group meeting at the pub last night. When I woke up this morning I found I have the Peer Pressure badge, which I'm not sure I want but keep getting... (even for a good question that'...
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See the source of a post when the edit button is disabled

Recently, I saw a nicely formatted question and wanted to see how it was generated, meaning I want to see the "syntax". But the Edit Button is Disabled and the popup text says "editing not allowed on ...
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An edit for answer changes it considerably. Should I allow it?

I have a privilege to review pending edits for answers. One edit changes the answer considerably - not only providing minor fixes, but adding external knowledge and changing the answer to the point ...
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How to log out from Stack Exchange

I get signed in automatically, I don't like this. Also I do not see any option to logout or signout
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Why am I not allowed to answer this question

I would like to provide a new (much easier to use) answer to this question: Audible DRM Removal for personal use Unfortunately, I can't, due to this error message: Thank you for your interest in ...
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'recommend deletion' instead of 'delete'

In a single row of 3 reviews in the Low Quality review queue today the third review would not let me select Delete, although the others would. I didn't go below the Trusted User between those reviews,...
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Is there some way to bump my question?

I asked a question few days ago, and while it received few upvotes, no one answered it. I'd like to "bump" it, so that it goes to the top. Can I do it? How can I do it?
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Why does Unix.SE give me this message and no other SE sites do?

Whenever I visit a question on Unix.SE, I get the following message: On any other SE site, I don't get it. When I click close this message, the next time I visit a question, I get the same message. ...
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Why is deleting answers discouraged?

I deleted two answers of mine, because after some thinking I came to the conclusion those answers were not very good and/or not really my field of expertise: how to allocate more storage for home ...
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How can I delete my profile (unix.stackexchange)?

How can I delete my profile on unix.stackexchange.com ? Thank you! I have tried to find a delete function in my profile preferences but there doesn't seem to be anything like this.
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5k .. 10k reputation bug? header shows (unavailable) own suggested edit

I have a really minor question. Now that I'm (just) over 5k in reputation, I have the approve tag wiki edits privilege (which I haven't had a chance to use yet), but I think it's causing my Unix.SE ...
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Is there any way to close your own question

I have asked a question and satisfied with the answers. I have ticked one of them. Is there any way in which i can "close" the question to further answering or is there any convention on what i should ...
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Whose choice is accepting an answer?

As far as I can tell, across the SE network, according to each site's help center on the topic, the accepted answer is chosen by the OP as most helpful / informative to the asker. I asked a question: ...
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How to ask an edit reviewer questions about his review of my edit?

my edit suggestion was rejected by someone, and I would like to ask him/her to tell me more specific reasons. How can I do that?
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Reopen question on subshells closed as a duplicate

Why is subshell created by background control operator (&) not displayed under pstree was recently closed as a duplicate of Rule for invoking subshell in Bash?. I can see why people would think ...
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why my “posts edited” count decrements?

My question is related to "Activity Profile". And particularly for "posts edited" (Total number of edits made to improve existing posts). I observed from few days that my count of "posts edited" ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange meta?

Is there is a Stack Exchange meta: a meta that applies to the entire Stack Exchange network and allows for users from all sub-sites to contribute feedback that could be applied to the entire network?
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Is an asker alerted when his/her question is nominated for close?

This question, for example, is currently being reviewed for close. Its chances are good, I think, in that it has already received 2 leave open votes, but there doesn't appear to be any clear-cut ...
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Is the Accept an answer feature available?

Am still new to the StackExchange community. I noticed there was an accept an answer functionality in StackOverflow. Is it available here? If yes, where is it found?
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U&L Community Promotion Ad on Ask Ubuntu and Stack Exchange trademarks guidelines

I'm mostly active on Ask Ubuntu, and I'd define Ask Ubuntu as my primary community. However I also often attend U&L, and I wanted to make a Community Promotion Ad for U&L to be shown among ...

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