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Does fanatic badge counts access from the app?

From the help page: Visit the site each day for 100 consecutive days. (Days are counted in UTC.). So, does access from the stack exchange app counts as visiting the site?
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How do I subscribe to a question?

Say I discover an unanswered question that describes the exact problem I'm having, and I want to subscribe to it, so that I receive e-mail notifications whenever someone writes a comment or an answer. ...
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Can't suggest an edit or flag the missing image, because the post is locked

It seems there is no possibility to suggest an edit or flag the missing image when the post is locked. Is that a bug or feature? Here is the post. Despite image is hosted at stack.imgur.com server, ...
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Is it appropriate to suggest another community in a tag wiki to help get answer quicker and/or avoid a migration?

I have seen quite a few tag excerpts that contain pointers to choose a more specific tag or only use if... but almost none that suggest it might be better to ask in a different Stack Exchange ...
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indexing and searching within unix.stackexchange.com

I wanted to find if I have asked a question about disk-image, so I tried various permutations of user:me tags [disk-image] and user:me type is:question tags [disk-image] but failed to find any ...
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What is the difference between Stack Exchange “Super User” and “Unix & Linux”?

Is it ok to ask questions about command line, bash, environment variable, etc. here? What is better to ask here and what is better to ask on Super User?
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Migrating to other SE sites?

Is it possible for users with 3000 reputation to vote to migrate a question to another SE site? If not, is it possible for ♦ moderators to do so?
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What do you think about this post?

I asked a question, and it was put on hold. Maybe it wasn't clear, but it was clear enough to get the solution in the comments. How can I "un-hold" it now I edited the question? What have I done wrong?...
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How to use backticks at the beginning and the end of inline code blocks?

I need to use backticks at the beginning and the end of an inline code block. I have tried: using multiple backticks using multiple backticks with space character between them using <pre> ...
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How to reach a user that has a name with disallowed content?

I tried to comment to this user, trying to ask why he left non-commented links in comments, that were links to the question itself. I got the message Comments cannot contain that content: After ...
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Passwd tag getting changed to password automatically?

In this question user mentioned that he tried tagging an answer with passwd, but it got changed to password automatically. I tried re-tagging it with edit, but apparently I failed, too. Is this a bug, ...
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Forum Available on Tapatalk Android App

The mobile app Tapatalk is very convenient for mobile access to forums. I couldn't find this site on Tapatalk, but perhaps I'm using the wrong search criterion. Has anyone successfully accessed Stack ...
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Installing Geant4 alongside GEANT3: Question for Unix and Linux meta?

I intend to ask the following question: Can I install Geant4 alongside GEANT-3 on my Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)? I have already installed GEANT-3. How can I install Geant4 without making any ...
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What does the keyboard formatted [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[U] then [A][E][Space] mean?

This answer has keyboard (<kbd></kbd>) tagged characters as follows: ... Ctrl+Shift+U then A, E, Space ... Does this mean I have to press six buttons at the same time? If not what ...
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Confused as to why a question about RAID 10 on CentOS is off-topic

I am new to this site and posted a question about RAID 10 configuration in CentOS Linux on the Unix & Linux portion of the site. Software RAID 10 Array Space Loss @psusi, @Anthon, @Archemar, @...
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Disowning an answer?

Consider the following scenario: one of my answers gets accepted, then somebody else edits what I wrote in a way that I disagree with. Now I have a post supposedly written by me, that doesn't reflect ...
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Overlay of flagging data with /timeline URL?

Perhaps I'm overseeing it but is there a way to see the flagging history of a question or answer mixed in within the /timeline URL? http://stackoverflow.com/posts/{questionid}/timeline The general ...
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Numbered list followed by code block breaks formatting

Is it possible to display a numbered list that is followed by a code block? It seems that an answer with this structure breaks the formatting applied via Markdown. Here is an example to illustrate ...
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How is this question unclear?

How is https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/194320/wifi-not-working-after-a-fresh-install-of-arch-linux unclear? Both in the title and then in this markdown environment I ask the question again ...
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My question was put on hold. I rephrased it. Can I get it unlocked?

The question in... question: Can 'ssh <host> <command>' be configured to always load server-side startup files?
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Question won't let me post answer, saying I need 10 reputation. I have 101. What gives?

Wanted to post an answer to ssh connection to server closed after authentication immediately, but it says protected by Community♦ Dec 17 '14 at 23:23 Thank you for your interest in this question. ...
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Edited and got two points for it but it isn't showing up anywhere in my stats or achivements

I'm sorry that I can't give you the answer/question I edited with this question but I can't remember what it was, just that I've been on the lookout for day's now for it to show up in my stats/...
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Error while submitting comment

I am not able to submit comment, when I try to submit a comment, which is a reply to one of the comment for my question, I am getting error "an error occured during comment submission". Is it a bug? ...
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Comment, edit post on meta with 1 rep?

This question got migrated from the main site. The user has been asked for clarification in comments, but that user has only 1 rep. Can such a user answer, or update her/his post, if (s)he hasn't ...
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Is there a better way to self teach yourself Linux (besides man pages) [closed]

I hope this isn't a duplicate and I have tried to search Google for the response and am out of ideas where to go. So here it goes... When I am working on a project I like to try and solve my own ...
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See close vote initiater, not just the close vote queue reviewers

I was the first, close vote queue prompted reviewer of this question. The original close reason was that it was cross posted on multiple sites. Since there was no comment pointing to the "other" post....
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Is the number of days with the daily rep limit reached shown somewhere?

There are badges for certain numbers (50?) of days on which you have reached the daily limit of 200 rep points. Is there an easy way to see how many such days have been there for you? For many badges ...
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Is anyone else experiencing very high CPU usage on the site?

For the time I have been visitng the site, I have opened it up first thing in the morning in my browser (Vimprobable) and then, periodically throughout the day, reloaded the page to see new questions ...
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What, after reputation, determines the order of users on the /users page?

Yesterday I got to be exactly at the same reputation points level as another users, on the main /users -> all page. My info showed up on the page before the user that already had that reputation ...
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What is wrong with my question! [Reverse Direction of Merging]

My question: How to filter any part of description or option from manpage is merged with Newer question: Is there way to see `man` document only for specified option of a command. The newer question ...
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strange question closing (after “leave open”)

I just had a look at the close review queue history and noticed something strange: The question Unable to connect to RHEL client release 5.6 (Tikanga) is on hold but cuonglm was the last one voting ...
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Is it possible to change a suggested edit decision?

I just noted that I misunderstood the change I have just reviewed. edit Luckily it turns out that I was stupid again and that my decision happened to be OK. But the question is pending nonetheless, ...
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Reviewing Suggested Edits

I just received a link to: https://unix.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/74207 It appears to be in regard to a question I asked some time ago. I am not clear as to what (if anything) I am ...
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Trivial answer converted in comment

I asked a question on unix.stackexchange here Nobody answered, but luckily I found solution on askubuntu here I thought to answer my question myself by giving the link, so that other users can find ...
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Can there be two accounts with the same name?

I was quite surprised to see this: https://unix.stackexchange.com/users/22565/st%C3%A9phane-chazelas https://unix.stackexchange.com/users/89316/ste%CC%81phane-chazelas OK, that's funny: Now it ...
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stackexchange.com is sending me unsolicited packets (and consequently gets blocked by firewall)

I am using a rather restrictive firewall on my machine, mostly to block potential port scanning. If any IP address sends me a unsolicited packet (packet that is not a response to my query) the IP ...
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how to disable this crazy hat thing?

I earned some kind of hat thing (for what I don't know - who is Saint Lucia?) and I dunno how to be rid of it. @terdon seems to indicate I can turn it off... so how?
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bash-script tag doesn't work on unix stackexchange

I've filed two questions recently on unix stackexchange and for both I noticed that one of the tags I used bash-script does not become an actual tag for the question.
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Comments to 3rd party bounty providers

This question asks about how to address the editors of some question. These can be addressed with @name although the system will not offer completion while typing name. I wanted to comment to someone ...
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Deleting questions

I just voted for deleting a question for the first time. If I understand that correctly then 15 votes are required to delete a question – and 18 users of this site (probably not all of them active) ...
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Any way to snapshot a series of steps within an answer, churn of comments is making it hard to follow what I should be trying as the OP?

I am currently trying to go through a series of steps that one of the community members posted in their answer. But since all the other members are commenting, I'm finding it difficult to keep the ...
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Is the tag badge allocation broken?

I am pretty sure that I should have been awarded a badge for pacman by now. I have defintitely answered more than 20 times (22) and am currently sitting on 111 votes. I understand the script is run ...
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Using wildcards in the title operator

I'm trying to trying to get Why not use "which"? What to use then? to show up in the search and I searched for title:which* and it is not turning up. Needless to say, title:which and title:*...
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Why does the newsletter come doubled?

As you can see, I receive two identical newsletter e-mails at a time: I've been subscribed for two weeks, and both times I got two identical e-mails.
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Are (original) posts expected to be in English?

It doesn't specify this anywhere on the Tour page and I cannot find a meta question that directly answers this question (if one exists, please direct me there). Are questions on SE (and *nix.SE in ...
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Why is the number of votes not clickable on this SE site?

A few days earlier, I came to know about this feature of SO. I am not sure whether it was present earlier also or has been added recently. The number of votes for each question/answer can be clicked ...
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Where does “This post does not cite any references or sources” come from

Today I came across this answer, which has a specially highlighted comment: I wondered how these comments got added, as they didn't seem to be a result of flagging or heavy downvoting. Nor do I get ...
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How long will “recently deleted questions” be kept?

How long will an account's "recently deleted questions" be kept? Will that be the same for all SE sites, or vary? I wish they are kept forever.
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What are the criteria to get the Socratic badge?

How is the Socratic badge awarded? I see the badge description as, Asked a well-received question on 100 separate days, and maintained a positive question record. This badge can be awarded ...
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How to handle reviewing answers that are only comments?

When reviewing low quality posts, I often find answers of new users, that are just one line and should be converted into a Comment to the question instead (example: https://unix.stackexchange.com/...

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