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Which programming languages are appropriate here?

This isn't a site for asking programming questions. It's well understood that pure programming questions should be moved to stackoverflow.com. There does seem to be an exception for bash, even where ...
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Privilege awards did not show up in achievements list

Today was a big day for me on Unix & Linux: I got a "Yearling" badge on the main site I got a "Yearling" badge on the meta site I earned the "create gallery chat rooms&...
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1 Implement: Zero Comments

This site has serious issues, core issues. Some of them could be solved. I wonder if the community is developed enough to correctly deal with them. As comments have become a hold place for (permanent) ...
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2 Implement: Remove your own content

This site has serious issues, core issues. Some of them could be solved. I wonder if the community is developed enough to correctly deal with them. The second issue is that we should have a rule like: ...
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Post your question still grayed out

Last year, people were posting about the same problem and it was reported to be fixed. But I'm having the problem with another post today. The problem seems to be that I'm supposed to first ...
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How to make flags more informative?

A few hours ago, I flagged this answer as “In need of moderator intervention”. What I should have done and what I want it to do was flag it as “not an answer”. Plus, I knew there was a chance this ...
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Should we keep with older questions just because “they are already there”?

Last words What remains to be done? In a reasonable world: merge the two questions. In an utopia world: Join all answers in only one question, and select the best. But not, we are not in that utopia ...
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What’s the course of action when you think someone is being unjust?

Over the last few days a user (G-Man) is rejecting some of my edits. Obviously, I have nothing against him (you can’t always agree with everyone) and I only wish to understand why and move on. First ...
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Answers that add information but don't solve the problem

I would like to know whether answers like the following one, should get deleted. On the one hand, it does provide relevant information on the problem, but on the other hand, it doesn't solve the issue....
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What to do with questions having good answers on another SE site? [duplicate]

It happens quite often that questions are posted, which are on-topic on U&L but have good answers on another suitable Stackexchange Site (askubuntu, stackoverflow...). I'm referring to this ...
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Closing questions as “Needs details or clarity” when the required details are not communicated to the asker

In a problem related to @Hauke Lagings question on closing policy, what to do with questions voted for closing as "Needs details or clarity" when none of the reviewers seemed to have ...
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Close questions as “Needs details or clarity”

Would we close questions (like https://unix.stackexchange.com/review/close/343371) if the question itself does lack information but that information has already been made available in the comments?
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Unable to Unfollow deleted questions

Seems it's a bug that at leat I'm not able to Unfollow a deleted question (maybe it's true for deleted answer too) either from the Unfollow link under the question itself (not exist) or from the "...
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Our site has been migrated to CommonMark

Just a note for people who might not have paid attention to the Meta Stack Exchange posts, but do pay attention to our meta: the migration to using CommonMark for Markdown syntax for our corner of ...
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Standards of courtesy in regards to trouble-shooting scenarios

This occurred on my very first day of trying to help people on StackExchange. A user had a problem with a mount failing on their system. Rebooting caused "mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad ...
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Why are anonymous downvotes allowed?

This occurred on my very first day of trying to help people on StackExchange. A user had a problem with the reported host name of their system, and wondered how it could have happened. Fedora ...
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Volume tag description

I just rejected a tag edit for "volume". Obviously this term is ambigeous so the tag should get a description now but a look at the questions with this tag showed me that most questions use it in the ...
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Where is best to ask my Linux-related question?

I notice there are (at least) 3 different SE sites that a Linux-related question could get asked: here, StackOverflow or Ubuntu. There could be others too. But where is best to ask my questions ...
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How does the delay in data synchronization between chat and network sites happen?

https://chat.stackexchange.com/ and the individual sites has significant delay in data synchronization. For example Stephen Kitt's chat account shows 997 bronze medals (and it was 996 yesterday), ...
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Activity in achievements feed time-stamped as “yesterday” when I posted the question 1.5 hrs ago PST

I posted a question an hour ago and My achievements section shows activity “yesterday” and then activity “today”. Is this a bug? I understand someone in a diff timezone my have left feedback but I ...
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Why do suggested similar posts appear between title and body of a post under creation?

When type in either the body or the title of a new post, it is nice that the site suggests similar posts. But it is also annoying that the suggestions appear between title and body, which pushes the ...
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Can someone explain why I can’t post?

I’m guessing I either had answers deleted a long time ago to the point of me not being able to pull them up & not knowing I might be able to revise them & not have them count against me. Also ...
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Is it acceptable to paste shortened urls in posts on stackexchange?

Is it acceptable to paste shortened urls (e.g. those modified by tinyurl) in posts on stackexchange? I found No URL Shorteners?, which doesn't say no. There are benefits of using tinyurl. One of ...
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Do stack exchange sites prohibit cross posting on other sites outside stack exchange?

Do stack exchange sites prohibit cross posting outside stack exchange? Is it allowed to not indicate identical posting on stack exchange? ( One benefit is to receive independent responses, and ...
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Completely changed answer: edit or new answer?

In a recent post I changed my answer completely, so I edited it. But then I thought that, being a "new" answer, it should be a separate one, so I posted a new answer. (I just let the previous one ...
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“follow” link glitches to “You’re no longer following this question”

It happens to me, at least in this site, that sometimes when I press "follow" it glitches to "You’re no longer following this question". I have to refresh the page to get the expected behaviour.
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If I Ask a Question On Superuser and Decide its Better Suited for U&L can I Repost it Here?

I asked a question on superuser about a keyboard issue with linux. I didn't get any helpful replies. It occured to me that people on U&L might be better equiped to help me with this problem. Is it ...
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Why do we have downvotes?

Having prepared a post on uncommented downvotes I was directed to previous discussion (thanks for the pointer @jeffschaller), but having read through a selection of these I was left with an even ...
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Requesting constructive criticism for a question

I wrote this question. It was down voted. I'm not upset and am not here to argue. My question here is what can I learn from this, for this or future questions? Is there something inherently wrong with ...
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Is asking for constructive criticism on a question a legitimate meta question?

I wrote a question, and it got down voted. I'm not arguing, or upset, but I would like to understand what I did wrong, so that I will write better questions in the future (and increase their chance of ...
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Zero (“0”) is looking like a lower case letter “o” in titles: o0O0o

The number 0 is looking like the letter o. Someone already drew attention to this almost 10 years ago, but nothing has changed. I recommend to change the font. Question title font renders 0 (number ...
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Why am I not being awarded the curious badge?

I have more than 5 questions record and running this query on my id (in Unix) says that I have well over 0.5 of "positive question record". But the badge has not been awarded anyway. What am I ...
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How features are integrated in between Stack Exchange forums?

Recently Stack Overflow introduced dark mode preference option, but it isn't available here, at Unix & Linux. How it works for it be provided at the other forums?
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Is “Unix & Linux” the best forum for this issue?

I have a problem with my computer (Ubuntu), but I don't know if this is the best forum for that, because I don't know if this is a tecnichal problem, or a problem of ubuntu, or a problem little ...
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datascience-anaconda env isn't being loaded - a better name might be needed

After a Suggested change of tag definition for Anaconda, we got installer-anaconda and datascience-anaconda. Since that time, we have had 10 non-deleted questions in installer-anaconda, of which 6 are ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

I wrote the following answer: Contrary to what the moderator wrote, without any intention of critiquing or requesting clarification, I wrote that answer because -bash: syntax error near unexpected ...
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Yet another Kali Discussion (Working Title)

I wonder if we are making a subtle mistake in the way we direct users away from Kali. I frequently see comments such as "Kali is for Linux experts" and even "you don't learn to drive by jumping in an ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Post a series of self answered questions

I'm making a series of manuals about how to use Clonezilla, for my own use, in case I forget something, and for my colleagues. I format them in markdown, so I just have to copy and paste to post them. ...
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chronological list of points earned

I keep a text file record of my points earned in various SE QA forums. The points icon just showed up in the Unix & Linux header telling me I earned 10 more. But my total points is 20 greater than ...
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Should I undelete my question that deleted due “RemoveAbandonedQuestions”?

Question: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/491289/how-to-prevent-squashfs-cache-decompressed-data-and-only-keep-compressed-data-in Timeline: https://unix.stackexchange.com/posts/491289/...
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What has happened to the twitter account of the site?

I... well... we could say that not twitter is the most liked global content provider by me. But, for me it is important in the question histories, if they were shared on the twitter. And it is also a ...
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A chance to lift the question ban

'If you're unable to improve your existing questions, you'll get the chance to ask a new one 6 months after your last question. If that question is positively received, you may be able to continue ...
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A question about UEFI network stack

I have a question about UEFI network stack and Linux. Where is the right place to put it?
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Why are questions and answers editable forever but comments get locked in?

Is this just for ease of implementation of the site or is there some philosophical reason that comments should be stuck with a typo, mis-wording, or negative tone?
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can an account be blocked by one highly rated user

I cannot answer any stackexchange answers as a few of my (first) posts were flagged and downgraded by a single user with loads of points. help suggests I post more useful replies to get me more points,...
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See who upvoted a post?

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask, but as a new member (or just user? I guess I'm just a user) I don't know any better ... Question: Is it possible to see somewhere who upvoted a post ...
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I am post-blocked on the Unix & Linux forum

How can I undo this issue? I know I wrote sucky or idiotic questions at some point or another... I would like to re-enable this ability, as I didn't really care to ask a question on super-user
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Why is commenting restricted to 50 rep? [duplicate]

Why is it allowed to answer a questions, but for comments 50 reputation is needed. Isn't an answer much higher weighted than a comment, where you can point out something to the questioner without ...
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How to mark something that is off topic including for Meta and StackOveflow?

If I review a question and want to close it as off topic, I run into a dead end: For example, the question is about Android, with no explicit or implicit relation to Unix or Linux. There is no ...

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