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does that question show a bug in asker identity?

In the unanswered list with the most vote the top question : Completing avfs fake directories in zsh appears asked by Shawn J. Goff Then when you open the question there's no answer no comment ...
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change a flag (or just remove it)

I just saw an answer which was flagged as both "low quality" and "not an answer". It was a very short answer but technically correct. Thus I flagged as "invalid flags". Afterwards I had a look at the ...
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Horizontal line between a question and comments

On Stackoverflow there is a horizontal line between a question and comments. This is an example: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22369026/how-to-remove-header-new-line-character-and And on Unix &...
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Where's the 'invalid flag' flag?

I joked recently here that the "Flag or disagree" button is misleading in that there is in fact no "disagree" option presented. This bugs me most, of course, when I go through the queue and see flags ...
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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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Any way to see what accepted answer was unaccepted?

This happens occasionally where someone will mark an answer I've provided as accepted but then unaccept it within the span of today. I find it a bit annoying because I'll see my rep at one point ...
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Second bounty to Q when funding party has provided an answer: are the conditions cumulative?

The situation is as follows: A bounty is set for 50pts by non-OP The funding party contributes an answer The bounty is awarded Then you read this: To avoid overly promotional bounties, if you are ...
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When I search for debian-installer, how do I filter out questions about installing * on Debian?

firstly there does not appear to be a d-i tag or equivalent so I am operating under the assumption that all questions about the debian installer will be tagged debian but when I search for "[debian] ...
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Site for asking questions related to mobile?

I'm looking for a site where I can discuss things related to mobile, but I couldn't find any relevant site in Stack Exchange (Did I overlook something?). Please suggest if any relevant site is here in ...
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I cannot log into meta while using HTTPS-Everywhere in Firefox

I am running the latest version of HTTPS Everywhere for Firefox. See website here: https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere . I'm using Firefox 25.0.1 on Kubuntu 12.04. If HTTPS Everywhere is active, I ...
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Why did I get -10 reputation for “user removed”?

In my reputation dropdown, on the top bar, I see -10 reputation for "user was removed". When I click on it, it links to my own profile page. Why did this happen?
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My Q still on hold though I edited it and clarified!

May I know why this Q is still on hold although I edited it and clarified. Now the Q is too simple to understand. 1 day has passed since I edited but yet it's on hold. I had been waiting for some ...
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Request for moderator assistance: tag lock

To help push along a tag cleanup as mentioned in Let's clean up the GRUB tags, I do hereby ask that the grub tag be locked to disallow future questions from being tagged such, in much the same ...
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Re-tagging merged question

So as part of my effort to waste a day and hit the daily rep count the hard way by re-tagging, I came across Bring Debian to second Position in the GRUB Menu at startup which is a duplicate (no ...
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six characters required on tag edit

So I've been doing some disambiguation of the grub tag, replacing it with grub2 or grub-legacy as appropriate, And I have done tag only edits to just shy of fifty questions, with no problem until I ...
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reopen question closed as duplicate

Why is sudo not installed by default in Debian? was closed as a duplicate. I believe this to be incorrect in that this question deals with a more subtle problem than the question it is marked a ...
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My thread is missing!

I had a thread mentioned below but its not present on the page that opens when I click my name on the top. Its not in the 'deleted recent questions'. https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/90731/...
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Any way to open images in a larger window?

Is there any way to make images that are included in a Q & A open in a larger view when either clicked on or hovered over? Some times I need to post a larger image than will fit, but I don't want ...
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How are secret hats during the winter bash earned?

I earned a secret hat today and do not have any idea how I earned it. When I saw others with secret hats, I had the expectation that it would tell me the "secret" if I happened to earn one. This was ...
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boolean tags and rss feed

I subscribe to a couple tags' rss feeds, which is cool, and I would like to subscribe to a couple others but sometimes I am only interested in some of the questions that get a tag, and would like to ...
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Where is privilege option in unix linux stack exchange? [duplicate]

Where is that inverted triangle/arrow option which is in the old bar? I can't find privilege option on that new top bar.
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Where's that page about privileges?

I've seen the page that lists privileges by level with links to explanations of how they work dozens of times, but for the life of me whenever I go to look for it I have to start googling. There ...
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Since I hit 2K rep, I no longer get reputation from edits. Is this intentional?

The title basically sums it up. I just edited a question and while I'm not 100% sure that I didn't get +2 reputation from the edit - since I didn't look at my reputation count before, only after - my ...
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Not able to view my earlier post!

Are all posts that I have posted till date available? If so where to search? To search my previous posts, I clicked my name on the top of the page. But there one post (regarding learning perl - web ...
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How do I cancel an edit before it is reviewed?

If I Edited a post and later I noticed, that I did something wrong, can I revert it before it s reviewed?
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Only 5 edits a day allowed

Can't find this rule that I just encountered when editing my own questions, to include 1 extra tag that just got created, listed anywhere, but am guessing that someone will find it. But I digress.. ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in the Q&A box for double indenting blocks of code?

From time to time I need to include code under a bullet list or number list. When I do this I have to indent blocks of code 8 spaces instead of the typical 4. Is there a keyboard shortcut that will do ...
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Is unix.stackexchange.com a proper place to ask questions about elementaryOS?

I use a different (although Ubuntu-based) types of Linux and I like, elementaryOS. But there are not a lot of questions on that on Stack Exchange. Is U&L the proper place for that?
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Client application for stackexchange sites

Do you know of a client-side application able to read/write to stackexchange sites? Something like the applications that interact with Twitter using curl. Do you know of a similar script or ...
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Can we have Server Fault (or other SE site) as an off-topic choice?

From time to time we'll get a question that seems more on-topic for Server Fault rather than Unix & Linux. Such as this one, "Xen HW virtualization on Power architecture?". However when going ...
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Why was this question deleted by Community?

As far as I can tell this question wasn't a migration, it wasn't problematic, and it isn't an autodelete based on negative feedback (it even had an accepted answer). Why was it deleted by Community? ...
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Request for c&p of deleted answer and comments

I am not sure what caused the deletion of (what I believe was) Space left on Linux RAM/TMP,FS, but there was a link in there that now seems to be dead, presuming I remember it correctly. Any chance ...
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Search comments, from other commentors; on question/answers you authored, or have commented on

I have taken a look at http://data.stackexchange.com/unix and linuxmeta/queries, and tried to craft a query to return the above, without success. Is this possible?
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Is there a way to pull up the deleted questions by trolls when explaining the situation to junior members of the site?

We've been getting more frequent visitors from a particular troll, and I find it educational to be able to reference these deleted questions and answer exchanges with this particular troll. Is it ...
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Can the question I asked, put on hold, be marked as answered?

I asked the question https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/86494/what-version-of-linux-fedora-to-install-and-how-to-do-it. I was going to edit it, but I think the answers/comments given are already ...
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Change url to nix.stackexchange.com

The point is that this portal tries to answer all questions related to Unix as well as Linux. For that reason, the url of U&L should be nix.stackexchange.com. Can this be changed? EDIT: The /...
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What is that “on-hold” state?

I see the "on hold" state on some questions that would have been closed in the past. What is this (new?) state, why was it introduced? Can I vote to close in that state?
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Recover access to unregistered account

My old account was 23640, but suddenly I'm on a new account (42687). I had a bunch of questions on my old account; how do I recover it?
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What should we do with off-topic bounty questions?

This Bounty question looks to me as if it were off topic and a crosspost For this question - assume it were off-topic. How should these kind of questions be handled? Close and Flag for moving do ...
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Missing text on Unix Main site [closed]

On questions without answers, I noticed that the text at the bottom looks like this "Share a link to this question via email, Google+, , or .". There is a word missing before the comma to the left of ...
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What to do when you've posted an incorrect answer

I thought I had an answer to this question. My answer was accepted and got 2 up votes, but then I realized that it doesn't actually work. I updated the answer with a semi-retraction, but I don't know ...
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What to do, If I asked low level question?

I have asked a question, for which I could not find an answer on the internet. But after it got answered in one of the comments, I think that my question was a bit low level. What should I do with my ...
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Are flags being looked at?

I was wondering if flags are being looked at these days? I see a number of flags that I have made that have had no action on them since 17 May 2013.
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Upvote notice went away after some seconds

This happened already twice to me: I upvoted an answer, a blue popup appeared and before I could even start reading, it disappeared again. Now what's in that message?
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Does accepting an answer remove it from the featured page?

slm recently kind of out did himself answering one of my bounty questions. Since it had been up for a while, I wanted to leave it on the featured page so that those interested in the question could ...
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markdown problem with single quote (causing highlighting)

I tried to correct an answer and made it worse: https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/78199/32191 The author used â instead of ' (in "don't"). As he was quoting a man page he used both ">" for marking as ...
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Award bounty after expiration

I do understand the importance of limiting the time in which a bounty can be awarded (I think). However I wonder if mods have the ability to award an expired bounty in exceptional circumstances. On ...
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I think that “config” and “configuration” tags could be merged

As the title says, config and configuration maybe could be merged.
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Can I migrate some questions of mine from Superuser to here?

I need to know if some questions of mine could be migrated here, if they are appropriate for this site and if by doing so I will get a chance to have them answered. I write here after being advised ...
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Why don't I get the bounty points back if there are no answers?

If no one answers my questions, why can't I have the points for a bounty returned? If someone offers a reward and no one cashes in, the person doesn't forfeit the amount. So what is the deal?