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2014 Community Moderator Election Results

Unix & Linux's 2nd moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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History of Linux kernel development question, what's next?

So we've reopened this question - Git, Linux kernel and ticketing/bug-reporting - and I'd like to help it get as thorough an answer as possible. I've been adding links to resources that I'd like to ...
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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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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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What's our status in voting?

The most upvoted answer in the questionnaire in the recent moderator election, pointed out two issues: U&L is way below average among SE sites when it comes to questions with at least one upvoted ...
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Should we add a [trackpad] tag?

I think we should add a tag for trackpad - as a tag synonym of touchpad. "Trackpad" is in common usage, partly due to Apple. But we only have a tag for touchpad. I noticed there were over 20 ...
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What qualifies as “serial *voting”?

I just got a really good answer to a question of mine. Since the author was so knowledgeable (about vim in this case) and gave such a careful answer, I went to read other things he wrote. There was ...
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Fedora upgrade question closed as “typo”?

Re @Prabhjot Singh Problem with alsa-plugins-freeworld-lavcrate when upgrading to Fedora 28 "Questions describing a problem that can't be reproduced and seemingly went away on its own (or went away ...
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Why are edits for new tag entries getting rejected for changing too much of the original content?

Recently I have been trying to edit/add tag wiki information. Most of my suggested edits are getting approved, but I do notice with the ones rejected (and some reject votes on the accepted ones), they ...
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Rename adb to android-adb

Since this is about UNIX, I would expect that the tag adb refers to the advanced debugger written by Stephen Bourne in the mid 1970 as the standard debugger for UNIX. This tag currently however is ...
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No vote options on low quality posts queue?

I've seen some discussions regarding voting to delete wrong/low quality answers and it seems that is the incorrect course of action but instead they should be down-voted. Based on that I wonder why ...
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Clean up question on this Q&A

Other sites (for example, Ask Ubuntu) have occasionally had question cleanup events in an attempt to clear out unanswered questions. Basically, the AU mods made a kind of game where they selected ...
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Killing a few meta-tags (and please write tag wikis)

I just killed best-practises (a misspelling of a meta-tag). I'm not fond of tips-and-tricks, troubleshooting, homework (homework discussion) or unix (unix tag discussion) either. Will anyone speak up ...
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Merge [kde5] & [plasma5]

kde5 & plasma5 mean the same thing. As explained by the Super User equivalent, Plasma 5 is the fifth iteration of KDE's desktop environment (kde5, on its own, makes no sense). For this reason I'm ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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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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Will the peer pressure badge eventually get recommended as next badge?

My "Select your next badge" recommends going for the Epic badge, and there are still a few alternatives to work on as well: Assuming that I had obtained all the badges I can select from, apart from "...
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2014 Community Moderator Election

The 2014 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Getting notified of new answers

I reviewed an answer where the OP answered their own Q. And although the actual actions were not clear to me they might be to someone else¹. What I noticed is that just 5 days ago someone commented ...
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question closed for off-topic, even though some answers here suggest it is not

I have a sad record. First question asked in this site and it's been voted and closed for off-topic: Wrong timezone offset. How do I correct it? (help with zic timezone compiler) A user, @Gilles, ...
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Our stats so far, compared to the other SE betas

When I posted How should we promote the site? a couple weeks ago I included some charts comparing all the different SE betas. There was a request for updated information, so I figured I would just ...
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Parallel /parallel tags

The tag parallel has at least three meanings. I propose to disambiguate them and get rid of parallel. Running programs or threads in parallel, i.e. exploiting multiple cores on one computer → ...
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What is the [history-expansion] tag for, and does it add any value?

While reviewing existing tags (I was looking for Incident Response/Investigation related subjects) I came across the history-expansion tag. Without a wiki definition I had to look at questions already ...
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unix.se reputation visible in careers.so CV?

Once the unix SE goes out of beta, will the rep be visible in the careers CV view? I think it makes sense for people looking for UNIX-related jobs.
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Can we retag suspend-related questions from “sleep”→“suspend”?

Of the currently 41 sleep-questions, some (like this one) are about the sleep program; the rest refer to suspend, as in low-power-mode; suspend-to-RAM|disk. (But few questions tagged suspend are about ...
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Possible Conference Speaking Sponsorships — 2011

We're evaluating the feasibility of sponsoring a member of the Unix & Linux community to speak at a conference in 2011. Speaking is a relatively big "ask", so this needs to be planned many months ...
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tag:lxc and tag:lxd … clarification required

lxc and lxd seem to be partially overlapping tags. So while LXC is the acronym for LinuX Containers and names the project as well as the software, there are now three major versions of LXC: 1.x ...
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“You … you complete me” said the autocomplete tag

Calling all those interested in helping the site and potentially gaining a tag editor or research assistant badge! We have a tag with an old, copy-pasted excerpt & wiki that could use some ...
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How we should use the “How to debug a bash script?” canonical question?

When I asked this question my purpose was two fold: That people can self-help themselves into debugging their own scripts and discover what is wrong without asking us. That it serves as a lighting ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

As we enter the second week of the public beta, we desperately need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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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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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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Should commonly posted duplicate homework questions be flagged (or filtered) as spam?

I speak in particular reference to this question from today: https://unix.stackexchange.com/q/318075/135943 Which is an exact duplicate (in different words) of the same homework question from a ...
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Update [epiphany] tag to [gnome-web], with [epiphany] as a synonym

The GNOME web browser is no longer called Epiphany, it is called GNOME Web, so the tag should be gnome-web. This follows the example of gnome-keyring and so on. Epiphany is still the "code name" so ...
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aws-cli usage questions go…?

I suppose if you're using an API to run the CLI, that could be asked in Stackoverflow, but might not be best. I don't have the question handy, but saw that a question was closed as off topic because ...
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Unplug the /wireless tag from /wifi

I've been working recently with content falling under the heading Radio Frequency. I've noticed the tag wireless is synonymous with wifi. In fact, it defaults to wifi, and this is reasonable ...
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Stack Overflow Worldwide Meetups 2012

We're having a Stack Overflow meetup to get together with fellow programming, web, and other technology enthusiasts. But not all of our programmers and technology enthusiasts live on Stack Overflow, ...
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Why is there a reputation requirement for comments, but not for answers?

In the "low quality" and "first post" review queues, I regularly see answers that should have been posted as comments instead. In many cases, the poster even acknowledges this and points out that they ...
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cgroup versus cgroups in tagging

Our current tag for this concept is cgroups. However, according to the official kernel documentation: “cgroup” stands for “control group” and is never capitalized. The singular form is used to ...
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Are coreboot and/or SeaBIOS questions appropriate here?

Are questions related to coreboot and/or SeaBIOS appropriate on this Stack Exchange? If not, which one would be more appropriate? Server Fault? They're kinda mean.
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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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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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How can I improve this question?

I have asked this question, but I am not even getting any comments. I am not sure if this has some issue. Can somebody help me improve the question?
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Preference to show x number of questions when looking at own profile

By default in Unix stackexchange as well as elsewhere, the default number of questions you can look into your profile or somebody else's profile is 50 per page. There should be a way to increase/make ...
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Question marked as duplicate but is a specific subcase of the duplicate

The question Replacing one column with another column in csv files was marked as a duplicate, but the question is specifically about line-numbering. There are answers to that question that are not ...
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nc tag: should it cover ncat, netcat, and/or socat?

I just created the nc tag wiki. In the guidance section, I only talk about nc, but in the description part I breezily list ncat, netcat, and socat as similar programs. My question is whether I should ...
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Reopen question on subshells closed as a duplicate

Why is subshell created by background control operator (&) not displayed under pstree was recently closed as a duplicate of Rule for invoking subshell in Bash?. I can see why people would think ...
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zakhar_asli only has one question and it does not make sense

RAM Disk related questions is closed as a duplicate of a closed question. I object on general principles as having dupes of closed is frustrating for everyone involved, but both questions are asked by ...
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merge tags [dualhead] and [dual-monitor]

I think dual-monitor is probably better than dualhead.
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Please link to an explanation from “stats” link for community ads

I had no idea about community promotion ads. I just clicked on one and was somewhat puzzled. I went back and hovered over the ad, and discovered that it had "comments" and "stats" links. I then ...