Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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Is it justified to delete your own answer when someone else has a better solution than yours?

I deleted one of my answers right now because I found out that a person before me had already taken the approach that I took in a more efficient way to solve the problem. So, my answer does the same ...
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Do we need multiple multi-monitor tags?

Inspired by a recent MSO question, I looked here and found two possibly-overlapping tags: dual-monitor multi-monitor Should we merge them and make dual-monitor a synonym of multi-monitor?
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What action to take if I can't comment?

I don't have enough reputation to comment on an answer which I believe has a few flaws, so I'm wondering what action I should take instead. According to this page, I should comment when I want to: ...
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why does “the community” bump ancient questions?

This isn't really a bug, more of a "why does it work this way?", hope I'm tagging it right The default view at https://unix.meta.stackexchange.com/ is the "questions" tab. Why is it that "the ...
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What to do when a user has simply copied other users' answers on the same question?

A user has posted two answers but the problem is that [s]he has just copy pasted the answers given before in the thread. Here are the 2 answers I came across. https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/386860/...
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Missing feedback why a question is kept on hold

(Question adapted according to the information given by Michael Homer) From this answer I did believe that "edited closed questions get put into the review queue", and Michael Homer's comment ...
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Duplicate questions, where to find them

When I view a question and immediately below the question instead of an answer is the block which states this is a 'duplicate question'. That's all well and fine but how do I find the original ...
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Can I ask this question on Unix&Linux?

I am not sure the issue is caused by hardware or the Linux system. My host machine is always stuck recently. and sometimes also black screen. And when I start my host machine(CentOS 7.2), it records ...
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Why are questions about OS X in particular on-topic?

The Help Center lists the following as acceptable topics: The Unix foundation underlying OS X (but generally not frontend application questions) The underlying *nix OS on an embedded system or ...
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Tag related to ASLR

Yesterday I asked this question(Memory Randomization in Linux) on Unix and Linux forum and I found it a little difficult to select the tag for it. Though I used the tags /stack and /memory but I ...
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Abusers of closing votes

Update on Aug 18 2017: To all who could sympathize with me, thank you very much. That is very precious. To all who couldn't, I just wanted to make my learning process at unix.se smoother. I ...
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How to clarify an answer if you're short on reputational points?

How does one try to add a comment to help clarify the quality of an answer if one's reputation points aren't enough? On being sent a course outline that suggested I download Python 3.6, I attempted ...
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Is it really that bad?

So this answer seems to be especially scary to some folks. Now it is not the only answer I have given that has a negative score (it happens, along with a bunch that have no score), there are five ...
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Can I ask question about storage technical question on Unix & Linux?

When I install the Ceph in the CentOS7.2, I get a error: ...... --> Finished Dependency Resolution Error: Package: 1:ceph-base-10.2.9-0.el7.x86_64 (Ceph) Requires: ...
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Do we have any superfan(atics)?

I crossed the threshold for the Fanatic badge some time ago, and have been idly wondering how long I can keep up my consecutive visits. I stumbled across a previously-achieved goal of 1500 days and ...
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Should I refrain from correcting syntax/coding errors in answers? It seems like they aren't encouraged

I provided a comment to a question/answer about the scp command. Someone noticed a single character error in a command over there, and he was upset because it had cost him and his team time. I ...
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We need a stock question on changing ip address to other subnet

Connect to external host with/as local ip came up in the close que and it exposes a fundamental but common lack of understanding of how network routing works. It is undoubtedly a bad question, but ...
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Almost impossible to get questions out of “on hold” state

I've seen this happen a couple of times: It's going very fast to put a message on hold, but taking very long (if at all) to revive it. As with this message, which needed some more seconds of thinking ...
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Clarification on questions asked without showing what user has tried to solve

From https://unix.stackexchange.com/tour Include details about what you have tried and exactly what you are trying to do. I see questions (from tags I follow, primarily text processing based) ...
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Duplicate questions but each has some useful answers

Looking at Move all files from one folder to another, based on a list and move file by list in file The more recent one has been validly suggested as a duplicate of the older, and is likely to get ...
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Should Closed Questions Offer Full Reputation?

A common sight here is someone asks a question that ultimately gets closed, but before that happens they receive upvotes/answers. These answers are also liable to get upvotes. Eventually the question ...
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How can I improve my question?

Origin of different network timeouts? I would like to know why e.g. linux uses 20 second timeout for socket connect. I can't find any information myself so I'm curious if anyone knows better sources ...
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How can I improve and un-hold this question?

Frequent user of stackexchanges but new to the Unix one specifically, so maybe there are different rules here I'm unaware of (I read "how to ask a good question"). My question was put on hold: '...
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Did both of these answers have to be deleted?

I posted identical answers to these two questions: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/68079/mount-cifs-network-drive-write-permissions-and-chown/375329#375329 https://unix.stackexchange.com/...
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Is it appropriate to request a list of solutions to a particular problem?

Let me first describe my question, and then describe my particular situation which inspired the question. My question is the following: Is it appropriate on this site to ask for a list of solutions to ...
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Merge freerdp and xfreerdp

Can we merge freerdp and xfreerdp, please? Most if not all the freerdp questions are about xfreerdp.
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Get rid of the [efi] tag?

Questions tagged efi are effectively a subset of questions marked uefi. I can't find an "official" definition of the term EFI. UEFI of course stands for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. So I ...
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Is it possible add more bounty on a question?

I had start bounty my question worth of 50 but is it possible to add more 50 right now?
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Would it be appropriate to ask for a general overview of available file systems that are suitable for Linux root partitions?

I am interested in getting a general overview of available file systems for Linux (specifically to be used for the root file system), with pros and cons of each, but I am wondering would that be ...
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How to reopen my “on hold” question?

If my question still unclear then how to next? (I have deplete my ideas, I need help or more clue as similar comments already in my question, thanks you). How to reopen my "on hold" question? If my ...
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How could I improve this question in order to get a response?

Several days ago, I posted the following question which was subsequently labeled a "tumbleweed". There have been no votes, no comments, nothing. It's not at all clear to me what would help make this ...
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I don't get why my question needs an edit

This is the second time that someone edits my question. What's wrong with it? It is short, output from the terminal is formatted. It is vexing.
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Learning the art of the close-vote review queue

(Forked from Learning the art of the review queue) For those who often "Skip" in reviewing close-vote items because of lack of confidence / experience / training, is there: A more detailed guide to ...
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Spaces should be counted for the 6 character edit limit

You know the message Edits must be at least 6 characters Though I understand the reason for that and read discussions like this, it's even more annoying for questions with wrong or missing ...
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Learning the art of the review queue

For those (like me) who often "Skip" in reviewing many items because of lack of confidence / experience / training, is there: A more detailed guide to how to be a good reviewer (than the brief text ...
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Better answer after accepting?

I asked a question and got an answer that solved my question, so I up-voted and then accepted. Then someone else posted a new answer which included the information of the first answer plus many ...
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How to find some question that I can perfect answer it? [closed]

How to find some question that I can perfect answer it?
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What is effect to me if my question or answers receive too much downvote?

What is effect to me if my question or answers receive too much downvote?
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How to merge my own duplicate question?

How to merge my own duplicate question? Such as: When a package recommends A or B, which one is installed? Why isn't lxterminal installed when installing lxde-core?
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These question should flags as duplicate or not? [duplicate]

These question should flags as duplicate or not? Why isn't lxterminal installed when installing lxde-core? When a package recommends A or B, which one is installed?
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Question downvoted with no comments as to why

I value this community and try to provide value to it. Recently, I asked this question which was originally +1 but then moved to be -2 in the space of about an hour. In which ways is it a poor ...
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If a comment tells me to try something, should I only edit the result into the question, or also reply to the comment?

If a comment tells me to try something, should I only edit the result into the question, or also reply to the comment? For example: Why isn't lxterminal installed when installing lxde-core? ...
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Whether I should post a same question to other similar StackExchange communities or not?

I have a question about my Unix & Linux Stack Exchange post: Why install lxde-core no include the lxterminal recommend? Whether I should post a same question to other similar StackExchange ...
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embedding gists from github in stackexchange.com

Is there a way to embed the code put up on gist.github.com in either the question or the answer instead of repeating the same thing here ?
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“log” tag should be made a synonym of “logs”

43 questions are tagged with log and 1004 questions are tagged with logs which also has a nice description to come with. I propose that log be made a synonym of logs as it is more established and ...
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Is it acceptable to transcribe images?

More often than I'd like, I see screenshots of terminal emulators while browsing through the newest questions and the "First Posts" review queue. If, given the context of the post, it is clear that ...
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Could we please clean up the kde/plasma tags?

Currently, there are several kde/plasma tags that are similar. kde5 (40 questions) and plasma5 (37 questions) kde (771 questions) and plasma (72 questions) There is also kde4 (63 questions) It's my ...
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I asked 2 questions in the same day - One very thumbed up, one very thumbed down — Why?

I ask two questions in the same day. The first question, is quite simple one, asked due to a mistake I myself did in Regex. This question is very thumbed up and was shared between people. I didn't ...
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Should the tags /scripting and /shell-script be merged?

There are these two - scripting and shell-script. Moreover, scripting is synonymous with script and non-interactive shell-script is synonymous with bash-script and shell-scripting I'm wondering what'...
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User asks a lot of questions, but often answer themself. Is this a problem?

I've just noticed a user who posts a number of questions, then answers the question them-self almost immediately. It is like they are using the site as their own blog. I guess this could happen often, ...