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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, ...
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Clarification on rejected edit

I proposed an edit to an answer, and it was rejected. The reason given was: "This edit was intended to address the author of the post and makes no sense as an edit. It should have been written as a ...
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Are there any good IRC channels, forums for questions that don't 'quite' fit this site?

I'm working on a huge project, the learning curve has been steep, and I've been finding myself needing to ask questions outside the scope of the 'This single issue' => 'This single action to resolve ...
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I took pity on a new site member over a low quality post

(S)he asks a very entry level question that could be easily answered if they spent a few minutes looking over the Fedora 'getting started guide'. In fact, I mentioned exactly that. Then I checked, ...
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Unauthorised web scraping of Unix & Linux?

Today I wanted to show a question in "Unix and Linux" to a workmate; more exactly this question: Create self-signed certificate with end-date in the past He used the "Duck Duck Go" search engine, and ...
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editing an answer to add code example, and then it was reverted

on this answer https://unix.stackexchange.com/posts/283528/revisions I added example code to actually accomplish what was in the answer. It said use tool XYZ and I showed how to use it specifically as ...
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Delete the /career tag

The career tag has only 9 questions and most of them are closed (7 out of 9) because they are off-topic. Career questions belong to the Workplace Stack Exchange. Should we delete this tag to not ...
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Do I need to improve the quality of my questions or does it normally take time to get feedback on questions here?

I have felt that the questions I post on the Unix & Linux website do not get enough views and/or responses in comparison with other stack exchange websites. I am not sure if it is because my ...
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How did I get 15 points for an answer when there is not even one up vote?

I answered this Install JDK 8 on Debian and answer was chosen was by the OP. What I don't understand is how I won 15 points. Usually you win 2 points if somebody accepts your answer right ? Maybe a ...
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What is the policy on redacting links to copyrighted material?

For example, in this revision to a question in U&L, I edited a question to remove a hotlink to a complete copy of a book which appeared not to be as far as I could tell in the Public Domain. I ...
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Should we redact/remove IP addresses?

I have just edited this thread and I'm now somehow concerned about this person's security. Generally, when users are requested to give back debug output a lot of private information could leak. Some ...
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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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FAQ on USB flash memories that become read-only, and my proposed solution

In unix.stackexchange.com, there're at least 6 7 questions (see below) about USB flash memories that become read-only. In superuser.com, there're many, and the user bwDraco wrote a "canonical" ...
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This criquet needs help!

After we decided we don't need version specific tags, nothing had changed: debian got an average of 1 question/day in the last 30 days In the last 24 hours, it got 6 questions. jessie has an worse ...
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Merge “automount” and “automounting” tags

I've noticed that both "automount" (no description, count=20) and "automounting" (count=216) tags exist. Can we merge these tags? If not, how do we differentiate them? If the answers to this ...
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Correct action for trolling questions?

What is the correct action for trolling questions from an editor's perspective? Recent example: https://unix.stackexchange.com/q/343778/13792 I wasn't sure initially they were trolling, but the ...
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Linux history questions?

I was excited when one of my questions was taking off and becoming slightly popular but it ended up getting closed for being off topic. I find the history of how commands became universal in bash and ...
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