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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...