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Flag suspected AI generated answer for moderation

I recently stumbled with this answer and some aspects of it raised my suspicion that it is AI generated, albeit with slight modifications made by the poster. The answer in itself is highly technical ...
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Green tick for accepted answers is harmful

The idea of "accepted answer" by putting a green tick is illogical and in fact harmful. If you answer my question it means you know more than I do. So it is ironic that I am given the right ...
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"smart" tags being not helpful as they are now

Preparing to ask a question about smartmontools, I tired to filter existing questions using the correct tag(s). However searching for tags matching "smart" I realized that none of the tags ...
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limit the length of titles to improve readability?

Long titles make posts unreadable. Some people even include long error message in a title which makes a real mess of the post. I often skip posts with long rambling titles altogether. Should we have ...
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requesting tags to be made

I was wondering if it would be a good idea to have Meta tag named tag-request where you can request tags to be added and if it gets enough community votes then it becomes an official tag if there is ...
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Policy on creation of distribution tags for derivatives

Triggered by the recent (attempted) introduction of two tags for ArchLinux derivatives (EndeavourOS and BlackArch), I wonder whether there is an established policy and/or thresholds for creating tags ...
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Where is the disappearing comment/activity?

In the comments to this answer, @MC68020 addresses a comment to @ilkkachu, thanking them for something. Yet I do not see a comment by @ilkkachu nor any activity for them. There must have been ...
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#unix-path tag?

We didn't have a #unix-path tag until I just made one. (I hope I haven't made trouble by doing so.) The #PATH tag (all-caps) is specifically about the environment variable, but not what we refer to on ...
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Review queues : redundantly duplicating… at least… the automated comment

On Feb 2, within the late answers review queue, I had recommended deletion of some answer. This incidentally triggering some automated comment from my user. How comes that yesterday (Feb 7) I get the ...
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Shell script fixing service?

Users often post questions with their full shell scripts pasted, asking "Why isn't it working"? In many of those cases, there isn't just a single bug in the script but several small issues (...
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Add colour schema to old quesions on main SE sites

This question is inspired by this discussion which is about close the old questions and not display them at all. For me closing questions (old ones) is too much. At the end the idea of SE (by my ...
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Can we please permanently close threads which are longer than 2 year inactive?

Can we please permanently close threads which are longer than 2 years inactive? I'm getting sick to read old posts about ancient Debian systems, because some moderator decided it would be a good idea ...
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could someone please look at this? it doesn't seem quite right

Comment to check Not spelling out details for obvious safety reasons
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Editing an existing answer of a closed-duplicate question vs adding a new answer to the duplicated?

I posted an answer to some question prior to that question being (rightfully) closed duplicate. OP went on commenting my answer eventually asking for more explanations / details which are not provided ...
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Bogus rendering when <br/> or <br> tags are preceded and followed by newlines

Seen at: https://unix.stackexchange.com/revisions/34012/3 with Firefox on Ubuntu 20.04, <br/> text `code` **bold** more text Renders as: Instead of: The generated HTML is: <br/> text `...
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Review queues / Suggested Edits: Differences in set of possible actions

When reviewing some post as part of the Suggested Edits queue, I, most generally, get 4 choices (Approve / Improve edit / Reject and edit / Reject). I, sometimes, albeit not often, get only 2 choices ...
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U&L Help Center article for our policy on AI-generated content

Minutes after I posted Do we want to enable an "AI-generated content" banner?, the Main Meta question was updated to ask us to fill in the "Learn more" link with our site's policy ...
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Do we want to enable an "AI-generated content" banner?

Given the recent announcement Sites can now request to enable a banner to warn about their policy on AI-generated content and given our stance in How do we want to handle AI-generated answers?, it ...
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Searching for [cd] should inform the user to disambiguate the search instead of returning 0 results

Tag in question: https://unix.stackexchange.com/tags/cd-command Incorrect search I performed: [windows-subsystem-for-linux] [cd] Correct search: [windows-subsystem-for-linux] [cd-command] Searching ...
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why my question got closed?

I joined the community few days back and used 1 question to ask many. I got dinged ie got -1 from two experts saying i have asked too many. Fair enough, I edited that question to Questions on Linux ...
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Delete question from Ask Ubuntu and post it in U&L

I made a question in Ask Ubuntu trying to solve an issue that I need for my work. I chose Ask Ubuntu because the server I'm working is Ubuntu 22.04 server. But the question is 4 days old now, has only ...
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How duplicates should be handled when duplicated gets a neither accepted nor upvoted answer?

Latest example Question A (most reasonably) gets an answer as part of question B. However, question B 's answer is neither accepted nor upvoted. My close duplicate request cannot be accepted. What ...
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Revert the temporary blockade on unregistered participation?

Back in May, I asked the CMs to require registration to participate on U&L, due to a rash of low-quality posts from unregistered accounts. The moderation strike is over, and Charcoal has resumed ...
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Bug report : Invalid "You've earned a bonus of 100 because we trust you on other sites of the network" notification

Having, a long time ago, registered under Stack Overflow using some_email_address, Then, under some site of the SE network using the same identity, SE site under which I earned some credit. I then ...
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Why is a http version of stack exchange websites appearing in my browser search results? [closed]

I've taken a screenshot of what I am referring to, but this occurs on both the machines I have installed Debian Bullseye on, so I'm naturally curious as to why this would occur. I have guessed it ...
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Can users hide their activities on StackExchange under their network profile?

Is there a way to protect users' privacy by not showing their activities on all the StackExchange sites under their network profiles? Can users hide their network profiles, or links to them? Thanks.
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Make Users "display name" changes less confusing

I find radical changes in users' "display name" (because of user's own will or accounts merging or else) rather confusing. Particularly when reading comments because when the link to the ...
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Will something happen when reputation reaches 100k?

What will happen when reputation reaches 100k? Nothing or something?
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Stack Web scraping from AI [closed]

What do you think about the possibility of an AI doing web scraping of the contents of Stack Overflow, of Unix stackexchange for example and after understanding the questions applying the best answers?...
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Example: The number of lines matching the pattern G in file and Example: The number of matches in the same file, but counting each match individually

I am currently on a crusade regarding this question. The edits that I made were reverted with a comment saying: Please don't change your question after receiving answers. You can clarify, but not ...
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How do I search for a question I posted?

I asked about something on U&L some time ago. How do I search for my own question, based on a word in the subject line? For the search - I only want results with questions from me. Can that be ...
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Older style code language declarations no longer work

Today I discovered that the HTML markup language declarations for code blocks no longer work. They are still described in the advanced markup help, though. Is this a bug in the documentation or the ...
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Are NixOS questions more suitable at SO or Unix StackExchange?

https://nixos.org/community/ says the NixOS community is active on StackOverflow. Are NixOS questions about programming? Are they more suitable at SO or Unix StackExchange? If latter, How can those ...
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so, any grumpy person rising in the ranks is free whatever they want?

There is this question that was closed for not being clear: Use grep to find files containing regex patterns I have found it while searching for a similar issue. It is not given what is needed to make ...
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Can moderated comments be recovered?

I remember some of the comments following post How can I sort the lines in this text file? seem helpful about usage of sort and about sorting algorithm. Now they are gone. Can they be recovered? ...
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Are all the mods on Unix&Linux such dictators?

I've had a question shut down because someone doesn't like people to have a discussion. Anyone else encounter such a poor attitude here ? Is this indicative of the atmosphere one might expect here ?
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Should U&L participate in the "1 reputation voting" change?

Some of you may have seen the Meta feed message in /dev/chat, but for those who haven't: If more users could vote, would they engage more? Testing 1 reputation voting on some sites. I am not in a ...
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Is casting a vote to not close a post harder than to close it?

Is casting a vote to not close a post harder than to close it? The options under a post are all various reasons to close a post. Is there no option to not close a post? Is the review queue the only ...
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Voting button contrast

I'm finding it pretty hard to see at a glance, whether I've voted here or not. On other sites, it's not so bad, but the dark blue theme color for https://unix.stackexchange.com is especially close to ...
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Should we close questions because they only MIGHT be caused by MS Windows?

I've been reviewing more close votes recently. There's been certain trend of a few questions being impossible to review correctly to my mind, and I wanted to ask if there's a community view on how to ...
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Does anyone know a good OCR tool online that we can use for screenshots?

I'm rather tired of barking at users not to post text as images. We all know the reasons why not to do this. In the community minded spirit, I wonder if anyone knows a reliable OCR tool that could be ...
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Harmonizing use of locking-related tags

I was about to start writing a tag wiki for the lock tag in the sense of a mechanism to prevent concurrent access to resources or to synchronize threads when I realized that the tag usage has now ...
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Is it possible to post in chatroom without entering?

Is it possible to post in chatroom without entering? For example, by sending some requests using web api? Some javascript library required for logging into the chatroom has not been loadable.
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Low contrast between voted-on and not-voted-on buttons

I think the usability on the voting buttons has gone down since the new round buttons were put in place. I went to upvote a question today and was told I'd already done so. Looking again it's clear ...
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How to stop being notified by my un-deletable question

I'll try to omit venting my frustration with the entire SE-verse here and just ask the question. I asked a question. The only responses to it were from people that had not read the question. Decided ...
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Kind &Humble request to all : Please don't forget reviewing "First questions"

In the early times I had not enough reputation to have my questions going through directly, I remember having been very grateful to those who had took time to review them, this enabling my questions ...
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Permanent and SE-wide solutions to "Retry Using Another Source"?

I often encounter the following problem The link under "Retry Using Another Source" is https://unix.stackexchange.com/home/get-jquery-fallback-cookie. That solves the problem. But after a ...
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Why was the "Middle Sidebar Advertising" page removed? Please undelete it

Why was the "Middle Sidebar Advertising" page removed? Please undelete it. I don't see any valid reason to delete it, but if there is one please enlighten me. https://unix.meta.stackexchange....
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why can't I include a picture, why do I an error occurred. forbidden?

I would upload a pic showing the problem. But I can't. Seems like I have never been able to. When I try to, I get An error occurred when uploading the image: Forbidden. What's the deal, is it ...
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