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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Virtual consoles (Linux–FreeBSD): possibly mistaken closure

When I was about to write a post about Linux–FreeBSD virtual consoles and their difference from virtual terminals, an anomaly surfaced. The question Computer terminal and virtual console asked namely ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...