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Im trying to answer a question and having difficulty myself?

Create hardlinks instead of copying files with rsync Please note I cannot comment and I can only answer or Hijack answers because the sites flaws at inception. The question is not only how do I ...
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How is this question unclear?

How is https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/194320/wifi-not-working-after-a-fresh-install-of-arch-linux unclear? Both in the title and then in this markdown environment I ask the question again ...
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Could be useful that we develop some shell Taxonomy?

There are answers in this site which use the a term similar to "bourne-like shells". That may raise some natural questions: Which shells are Bourne-like? Is the Bourne shell itself also a Bourne-...
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Migrating a question from Serverfault to Unix & Linux

I'd like https://serverfault.com/questions/359255/effects-of-ddos-attacks-on-memory-use-under-linux/ migrated to this site.
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May I object to the deletion of my post?

The post: Get List of Directories and Timestamp in a specific format in HP-UX My answer was short, because it was the answer of an experienced HP-UX administrator (and expert in Posix shell) to an ...
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Answer deleted as duplicate, which isn't a duplicate

My answer here was deleted as 'duplicate', with a link to the faq where is stated, that exact duplicates are removed, while the first part used a different syntax - compare yourself: grep -E -H '...
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What is the cause of the Kali phenomenon? [closed]

Recent discussions talk about the phenomenon. My this question tries to make clear its reason. Thus, this question isn't about, what we have to do with the Kali questions. This question is about what ...
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Should a person who asks the 100k-th question get a special badge?

And 5 respect points? Do you think this is a good idea?
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Adding the dba SE site as a migration option

Maybe there should an option to migrate question to the the dba site Related review
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I am frustrated that this question was putted on hold

I think it's enough to read my comments to see that another approach than the one Gilles took, can be taken: Main usages of mask
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Someone interested in an openSUSE SE?

I'm a openSUSE Linux user, and I would be interested in a SE site for this distro in the same fashion of AskUbuntu; I know that there is already "Unix & Linux", but it seems focused more on ...
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Could a question be undeleted?

Let's consider a question is of extremely high quality and that the asker is already dead in real life. Could the question be reopened or undeleted yet kept closed?
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How can we compare distributions?

As You know, there is everlasting question (especially from beginners): "what is best (GNU/Linux) distribution?". Those threads are always closed as opinion based and beginners are left on their own ...
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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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Why was this question closed and downvoted?

How is this question unclear? How Install LogMeIn package in CentOS [on hold] The title is all you need to know to answer the poster's question. I guess it is more fun to give the poster negative ...
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Why are my questions being closed?

I don't want to go into trouble again, so why are my questions being closed? Are they too simple?
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A polite way of giving RTFM for an answer

Yes, its kind of a stereotype that this question crops up in a Unix/Linux forum, but I need reassurance on this, i.e. I have an idea. I do not as much mind the questions as I mind the diverging ...
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I'm questioning my question questionability

can someone explain how is this question not a question? https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/150421/how-to-make-webpages-concise
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Hey you know what would be cool ? tooltips on text (or some way to hide/show portions of text?)

I find that I often want to add some small explanation text that would only be visible as a tooltip ie. when viewer hovers mouse on a word/phrase, because I do not want to clutter the text with extra ...
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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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How can we organize some tag cleaning?

To organize the work I propose to do one letter by answer (eventually regourping letter with one or two occurences of tag) When I want to tag some question I often fall on tag without description and ...
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Is this behaviour adequate? Shouldn't edits add content?

Hi fellows, I don't want to point fingers in here, but there is a user that has all his reputation from removing "thanks" and "hi". Except for a single answer with one upvote. I know (I read ...
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A disagreement about the rules on non-answer answers

Context The following discussion happened in the comment thread on the answer https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/118428/5197, which began with the question "Is udev working properly on your server?" ...
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Can automatic deletion of “low-quality” posts be turned off?

I am not sure if automatic deletion of some "low-quality" posts (such as heavily downvoted, without reply, closed, ...) is a configurable feature on individual stack exchange sites. Voting is very ...
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Limit number of open questions per person

Although I'm relatively new to SE it seems there is a recent upsurge in the number of new users who ask question after question but appear to have no interest in accepting answers. Is there a (low) ...
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Questions about removing enrollment from Chromebooks

I can see that more and more questions about this topic are posted on Super User or Unix & Linux. It usually goes like this: Someone bought a used Chromebook online (eBay, Amazon Marketplace, ...
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Quality-based tag for novice questions

After cleaning up a few facepalm coding questions from novices, I failed to find an existing appropriate tag to distinguish such questions. Quality-based tags do exist however, (i.e. the "humor" tag),...
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Problematic editing-in of links

Can we have a policy specifically addressing editing in links that add no useful content to answers? E.g., https://unix.stackexchange.com/posts/178457/revisions
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I will not ask Unix & Linux to do my homework for me

As per chat here is a little tidbit that I made that can be put below obvious homework questions where the author is not asking about specific help at where they're stuck but rather want a Gimme the ...
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Migration of questions from [fstab] and [kernel] on AO.SE to U.SE

SE.AO has a lot of questions with these two tags. They're not appropriate there imho because they have nothing to do with Ubuntu specifically. Would anyone object to questions being moved here -- ...
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Is Gilles the highest ranked unix.stackexchange user?

Is Gilles the highest ranked unix.stackexchange user? His page says he is in the top 0.02%. Is there someone in the top 0.01%? Is there some way for querying for this information?
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We should change the name of our community to 'Linux & Unix'

First, because it is alphabetically correct. Second, most of the questions are related to Linux, not Unix
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Voting on questions. When should you give a upvote

I makes me mad that all the (humbly thankful for their input) gurus on here and they haven't learned that if you think a question deserves an answer it also deserves a upvote........... GUYS you ...
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Can those who voted to close a post voluntarily give up reviewing reopening the same post?

I can't help but wonder if there is substantial conflict of interest. Can those who voted to close a post voluntarily avoid reviewing reopening the same post? Or isn't it a cool and great idea to ...
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How to make my problem solved? [closed]

I always search before asking which is my last resort. I've literally searched several hours upon this problem and all the solutions are irrelevant and/or not applicable. What can I do to get this ...
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The Electorate badge doesn't work well on Unix & Linux

I noticed my next badge section and is not consistent with the others stack-exchange sites: Electorate vote description says: Vote on 600 questions[both questions and answers] and 25% or more of ...
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Closing out questions

Why do you allow other users to close questions? Obviously, there is a need by someone to have a question answered. As time goes on, programmers just love to change things up. So, let the questions be ...
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Should this site get a new look?

The look of this site has been designed with commandlines in mind. However, in most modern Linux distro's you don't even need to use them. But on the other side, many people here use the commandline. ...
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I dislike the intrusive use of cookies and (recently) ads

To authenticate to unix.stackexchange.com is clearly reasonable that it is necessary to accept a cookie from stackexchange.com which I want and accept. It does not seem reasonable that third party ...
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Dirty politics of some high-rep user

There was a question, that recently closed as too broad. So far, so good — but there's more to it! I've had an answer, now surrounded by red square with a title deleted. It's the only deleted answer —...
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Who is deleting my comments?

It's the third time this happens, and my comments, in all cases a) did absolutely NOT contain any discriminatory language, personal remarks or ad-hominem attacks b) they were pointing, in a playful ...
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Edit Review Rejections

I keep getting edits rejected based on the belief that I am changing the intent of the answer or not making the answer more correct. The reviewers are wrong on both points, I am actually changing ...
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Watch out for hateful languages?

What I described here have happened multiple times from users with particular powerful privileges, though not recently. Inspired by that "Leave and go back to your country if you don't like this place"...
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Is this site willing to curb the abusive downvotes (and close votes)?

I flagged several times serial downvotes that had not been reversed automatically by the time I became disappointed, but was always declined. (There are also many smart downvotes paced well enough ...
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Where to vote on merging Ubuntu and Linux?

Is there any way to organize a voting so that people decide if two sections of SE (Ubuntu and Linux) should be merged? UPDATE Please vote to reopen my question on AU http://meta.askubuntu.com/...
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Please stop bullying!

My recent posts have been suffering malicious close votes and downvotes from some users. Some of them are easy to find out from my closed posts. Please stop bullying! Deriving mental pleasure from ...
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Obstructions on valid posts

In the original version of How can I fix the font problem of this pdf file?, I have a pdf file which can be rendered correctly by evince, but the text can't be correctly searched or copied. My ...