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Reviewing has become harder

Is it just me or has reviewing become harder with the changed interface? It now takes two clicks where I'm sure it used to take only one. Not a lot of difference perhaps, but enough to put me off. I'...
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Can questions about Windows subsystem for linux be asked here? [duplicate]

I am thinking about asking Linux questions that run with Windows subsystem for Linux (WSL). Can I ask questions that can apply to WSL and the "raw" distro?
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Why are this not a duplicate?

There are three questions related to converting lists of numbers to ranges: Collapsing a series of comma separated numbers in a sequence to Beginning-End vs n,n,n,n,x,x,x,x, Convert a comma delimited ...
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Should the tag for the Zoom video conferencing app be [zoom] or [zoom-meeting] or something else?

Over on Ask Ubuntu, we had a discussion somewhat recently due to the frequent mistagging of zoom (for the functionality of zooming in/out) vs zoom-meeting (our tag for the Zoom video conferencing app)...
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Shall I edit question to new question or just make new question?

During investigating question "why in screen session things display incorrectly": symbols display wrong in `screen` - ascii or utf I've found answer what is the reason (i.e. export ...
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Arch Linux vs Kali Linux

I earlier using Kali Linux. I asked lot of questions with kali-linux tag. I had read the answer. Linux isn't hard but, kali is. I noticed that I could use Kali more smoothly. When I was trying to ...
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Answer with alternative solution not addressing the question directly

I read the meta question Are answers using alternative tools not welcome?, but I'm not sure if my question has nuances that the other doesn't. I have no issues if you consider this is a duplicate. I ...
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Exec tag being used for Find questions

Several users are associating the exec tag (244 questions) with Find's -exec option. Find && Exec tagged questions amounts to almost the half of that value (105 questions). The tag's ...
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Is historic reasoning by really opinion based?

I'd like to discuss whether or not there is a difference between querying historic design decisions and asking for opinions. The difference is subtle enough... "why should I ..." can often ...
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What do you think about questions for which answers could be trivially Googled?

I see lots of questions being asked for which a simple Google query which includes just the title of the question is enough to answer it, e.g. this one. IMO they'd better be deleted/hidden from view ...
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Is virtualization always a virtual machine?

Here in Unix and Linux Stack Exchange I used the virtualization tag and it was changed to virtual-machine automatically. A virtual computing machine is a machine, a virtual operating system is a ...
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Is making personal attacks ever justified?

I'll admit, I'm writing this question out of frustration and that's never a good start. I've spent some time away from U&L partly for personal reasons, and partly because a user launched a tirade ...
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Is a deleted comment received by the tagged user?

Sometimes I delete a comment tagging a user, and for some reason or other, I delete the comment seconds or minutes after. Does the recipient receive the notification and can see (at least part of) the ...
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Why is unix.stackexchange.com not using dark mode? [duplicate]

StackExchange has had an option for a while now that allows users to use the dark mode theme on the website. I've noticed that all the stack exchange sites I use, are in dark mode, yet this one is not....
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IBM will soon be sponsoring Unix & Linux!

We're excited to announce that IBM will be sponsoring Unix & Linux for the next quarter (maybe more) beginning tomorrow! These types of partnerships that help us bring more resources to our ...
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Why was my post closed as “opinion-based”?

Original. I thought it's very irrational to abuse the test statement rather than using a case statement for string comparison in a shell script, in viewpoint of portability and performance.
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My question had three upvotes, suddenly it is zero. What is going on?

I recently asked a question pause youtube-dl when network is disconnected and resume when it is connected again (which currently has an open bounty). Yesterday it had 3 upvotes. Today, I checked and ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Whats going on with the ChromeOS tag?

I have a question about my Unix & Linux Stack Exchange post: Native Packet Dropping on ChromeOS I've been having a look at the ChromeOS tag and it seems to be doing poorly. Questions are rarely ...
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Should we have specific tags for individual machine-readable code types?

A new tag qr-code has recently been created. I voted "reject" in the "suggested edit" review as I felt it was not a good idea to have a tag describing a specific machine-readable ...
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Reconsider “no improvement whatsoever” rejection

One of the canned messages to reject a suggested edit is no improvement whatsoever: This edit does not make the post even a little bit easier to read, easier to find, more accurate or more accessible....
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Overlap between “software-installation” and “package-management”

There has been recent effort by a new community member to tag (in particular old) questions related to software installation with the software-installation tag. Since this also includes questions ...
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Is here a place for report - without a question?

I noted a problem. I made a heavy testing and I discovered a fundamental discrepancy between theory and practical realization. I spent an extra time to write a short report, and I tried to posted it ...
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Confirm or rollback this edit

Here I (and someone else) have approved an edit into the most upvoted answer, which was suggested by comment at 2017, but later I saw that this edit (--progress) exists already in this answer from ...
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How can I improve my answer?

Few days ago I answered a question. It had been downvoted. So, I just deleted it. However, today I am feeling curious (so I undeleted it). Can anyone please check and let me know what is wrong with ...
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Disrespectful answer from a user

I've asked a question, good or bad, but very concise and objective. This is one of the answers I got. Where the user is attacking me instead of answering a question. Not only in the question but also ...
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Why is my post closed?

Why is What is the scope of a public key added by apt-key? closed? Please clarify the stated reason. (see my comments to the reply below for more information)
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Edit conflicts resolution

Suppose that there are disagreements about editing an answer. People with direct editing privilege, the post owner and the moderators, have different opinions about editing this post. So someone could ...
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Moderator deleted my answer — too rashly?

At 2am this morning (local time), I posted this answer to a question (not mine) that had also been bugging me for years. I had just figured out how to resolve it, and wanted to share it with the OP (@...
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How to deal with solutions edited into the question itself?

I came across multiple questions, where the original poster found a solution and edited the question to add that solution to the question instead of posting the solution as an answer. For example: 1, ...
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Why am I suspended for 60 days on StackExchange chat?

This user has been temporarily suspended by a moderator and cannot chat for 59 days. Why am I suspended for 60 days on StackExchange chat? Which site/room's moderator did it? I, on the receiving end,...
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Suggest tag deletion

How can I suggest a tag deletion? I guess this is some privilege after some rep points. But in general, is there a process for any user to suggest a new tag or the deletion of an existing tag? For now,...
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Are new users subjected to prejudicial or intensified scrutiny by moderators?

I have an experience to share as a new contributor to unix.stackexchange.com where I sensed some slight undercurrents of prejudice.  It would be great to receive a response from the moderators ...
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Are questions about qemu acceptable on unix.se?

I wonder which SE community is best suited and accepting of QEMU questions. Indeed I would think that superuser could be another option. Probably it must depend about how much related to unix/linux ...
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Does this site allow threatening me and other users who answered my questions?

I am reporting attack and harassment. This is today This was a few days ago, which has only been partially reversed. Replies to my questions have also been downvoted (by the same user(s)) together ...
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Recommend own FOSS application in comments, when appropriate

I'm developing my own FOSS application. Its code will be publicly hosted in gitlab. Is it OK to recommend it in the comments, in a context where a user needs what my application provides? If so, there ...
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Mass copyright infringement of Unix.SE authors

Just wanted to give a shout, this is my question and answer here: How do I upgrade all of my installed packages in OpenWRT? I find it interesting this guy is script-copying this site, creating ...
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Compton to Picom Retag

The most actively developed fork of Compton (used by most distros) has been renamed Picom. https://github.com/yshui/picom/issues/222 Should we adjust the tags (compton) accordingly or at least add a ...
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Poorly defined tag, “mitigation”

I see a newly created tag, mitigation created just a short while ago. It seems to me that it's got far too narrow a scope (kernel exploits). I couldn't see anywhere to flag the tag itself for (re)...
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Lets combine all the awk tags

UPDATE: all awk variant tags have now been defined to be synonyms for the one tag, awk, so the below discussion is now only retained by request for historical purposes. Not really looking for an ...
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Unfriendly or unkind flag rejects stick even after flagged comments are deleted

https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/606142/22653 contained some unnecessarily unkind responses which I flagged as unkind. One was a blatantly rude response to a legitimate query that an acronym be ...
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Best place for Ubuntu using WSL?

Where's the best place to ask questions about networking under Ubuntu using WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux)? It seems like candidates are here, Super User, and Ask Ubuntu. The question relates to a ...
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Are questions about BeOS on-topic here?

Part of BeOS conforms to POSIX (probably an older edition). Would any question on certain aspect of BeOS be on-topic here?
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Do we have a list of rules?

When reviewing new answers, I came across one in Spanish. I assume that English is the only allowed language. The problem is that I can't find that written anywhere. The Help Center has some guidance ...
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Should we have a tag for problems in old computers?

I think that there's a great distinction between the problem handling approach in new and old hardware. By old I mean those of the early 2000's, with 2GB of RAM or less, 32bit, etc. Shouldn't we have ...
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Is it OK to debate in comments?

I asked a question about Linux's unstable API yesterday. Two users Artem S. Tashkinov and Philip Couling answered that question. Artem S. Tashkinov answered with just a link. After some time that ...
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Is it OK to accept as an answer a controversial opinion which also humiliates the person asking the question?

I'm curious why a post advocating against the reuse of old hardware If you want to know why developers don't spend months and years of their life saving you from paying $10 for a new wifi adaptor... ...
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Why was this edit rolled back?

A while ago I edited this answer to include a brief description of the link. As I understand it, answers that are just links aren't recommended as the link could break or the contents could change. I ...
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Link only answers Vs dangerous answers

In this question , I see three choices: Dangerous answers — Remove system python Answer buried in comments — This is a widely known bug Convert 2 above to an answer. 3a. Left as is it becomes a ...
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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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