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Users having offered a bounty on a question should be allowed to comment irrespective of their credit

The rule (I find just absurd) forbidding any user to comment if its credit is lower than some_value_I_do_not_remember leads to some inconvenience at least in one particular case we can discover in ...
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Remove answers already commented by some moderator from review queues

I'm left surprised by some answer presented in the late answers review queue. Considering Kusalananda (it could have been whatever other moderator) commented that answer 16 hours ago without taking ...
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Bounties : Does min = prec X 2 still apply if previous bounty was not awarded even in half?

After careful reading of the following paragraph read as part of What is a bounty? : Additionally, if you offer multiple bounties on the same question, the minimum spend doubles with each subsequent ...
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Mechanism for inverting closed / duplicate questions

Searching the web for an answer to some question, google, sometimes, shows with a high ranking (<5) a link to some stackexchange thread. The question shows a high number of upvotes (>100), gets ...
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Ask "Do you really want to resurrect this question?", and let the mods vote whenever someone answers a question that's older than 6 months

It just happened to me, that someone resurrected a question and I answered it, before realizing that it's 12 months old and the user who asked it (who doesn't have any recent activity), won't ever ...
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discourage images of text on /questions/ask?

Is it possible to customise the "Ask a Public Question" page to add some text and a link to discourage posting images of or links to images of text? I often copy-paste a comment like the ...
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Add new tag "vdo"?

I do not have enough reputation to create a new tag on this site, therefore I propose to add the tag here. Hope this is the right (or at least not very wrong) approach. The Virtual Data Optimizer (...
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SPAM & flag count not being reset

With the amount of Quickbooks SPAM hurtling it's way around the system, I find I can only flag so many of them as SPAM. If the post has been deleted, does the system really, not hand back the flag to ...
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Could the site's subdomain be changed to linux.stackexchange.com?

Could the domain be moved from https://unix.stackexchange.com to linux.stackexchange.com? Linux as a term is way better known in the public compared to "Unix" by now. It fits the contents of ...
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upvoted questions but with time-frames

This is more of a query. I do know that one can use for e.g. https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions?sort=votes to see the highest voted questions ever, but I'm more interested to know what kind of ...
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should there be a getopt tag?

I just answered a question about getopt and then edited it to remove some irrelevant tags. I also wanted to add a getopt tag but it wouldn't let me because it's too similar to getopts. getopt is not ...
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TAB not preserved in code blocks

Mangling code or tab separated data: This is tab delimited data Rendering of code blocks break tabs. This is bad for example for code that require tabs (Example). for posts where users paste ...
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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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Why can't I change my close-vote reason or not close-vote anymore after retracting?

I just close-voted this question with reason "Needs details or clarity". Afterwards, I saw, that this question fits very well, and I would like to change my vote to "Duplicate of ...&...
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Is it possible to complete tags when searching questions?

When writing a question, tags can be completed just by starting to write a word. However when searching for questions with specific tags, input like "[bla" does not complete. I wonder how ...
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Improve syntax detection based on shebang

On a few occasion, I've seen code blocks such as: #! /bin/zsh - echo foo/* echo this is not part of a C comment. Being highlighted as C code even though the Q&A had a zsh tag and the shebang ...
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Add new choice for questions belong on different sites in SE

Currently, there are only 2 choices (Meta and SO), following this flag menu: -> A community-specific reason -> This question belongs on another site in the SE These choices are among the most ...
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add support for news/nntp URLs

I was trying to link to a gmane article in that answer, but none of the: [message](news://news.gmane.io:119/4DC939FC.2040407@redhat.com) [message](nntp://news.gmane.io/gmane.comp.standards.posix....
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Should a user be able to list and see all their own questions that have been deleted, regardless of reputations?

If I am correct, a regular user is only allowed to list and see their questions that were deleted in the last 60 days, but not all their questions that have been deleted. By "regular", I ...
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Please add prefers-color-scheme CSS

Can something like <style> @media (prefers-color-scheme: dark) { body, pre, a.question-hyperlink, #content { background: black; color: white; } } </style> be ...
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1 Implement: Zero Comments

This site has serious issues, core issues. Some of them could be solved. I wonder if the community is developed enough to correctly deal with them. As comments have become a hold place for (permanent) ...
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2 Implement: Remove your own content

This site has serious issues, core issues. Some of them could be solved. I wonder if the community is developed enough to correctly deal with them. The second issue is that we should have a rule like: ...
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Why do suggested similar posts appear between title and body of a post under creation?

When type in either the body or the title of a new post, it is nice that the site suggests similar posts. But it is also annoying that the suggestions appear between title and body, which pushes the ...
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Zero ("0") is looking like a lower case letter "o" in titles: o0O0o

The number 0 is looking like the letter o. Someone already drew attention to this almost 10 years ago, but nothing has changed. I recommend to change the font. Question title font renders 0 (number ...
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How features are integrated in between Stack Exchange forums?

Recently Stack Overflow introduced dark mode preference option, but it isn't available here, at Unix & Linux. How it works for it be provided at the other forums?
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Order users by country? Feature Request

I have the following questions: Is it possible to order users ranking by country? Is this a good option to have in Stack Exchange? Am I using the right site to ask that?
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Make "Offtopic -- problem that can't be reproduced" as separate close reason

When reviewing the "vote to close" queue I see a number of "off topic" votes. When I look at the question, it seems perfectly on-topic. But when I dig deeper, it's because of a typo or a simple ...
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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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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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Missing help topic: color codes in questions list

Questions with accepted answers have their answer square in green, otherwise it is transparent. Questions matching your watched tags have a red background. The system is quite simple once you get ...
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Redirect chat.unix.stackexchange.com to a more useful URL

I think this is a feature request, but it could be a usability bug. I wanted U&L chat so I prepended chat to unix.stackexchange.com which resulted in chat.unix.stackexchange.com. I was redirected ...
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How to create a side by side code box?

How do you create a side-by-side code box? Something like this but copy & paste-able for each box and nice formatted without empty horizontal lines. 1 2 3        ...
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Why downvotes on comments are not considered in U&L?

I would like to inquire and suggest the following: 1- Inquiry: Yes, it is weird! There is only an upvote button on the comments! Why downvotes on the comments were not considered? 2- Suggest: ...
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Could the link colours within post text be made to stand out more from regular text?

I find the link colours in posts (questions and answers) quite similar to the colour of regular text -- to the point that I'm not sure if I can tell if there is a link in the text at all. Could the ...
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Unix tagging vs linux tagging?

Why is the unix tag not allowed while the linux tag is allowed? While asking questions I noticed that I can tag linux but when its time for unix, you cannot tag Unix, why?
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New tag for Clear Linux

There are tags for distro-specific questions like arch-linux, manjaro, mandriva linux-mint, - debian, ubuntu, lubuntu, xubuntu, kubuntu, chrubuntu, ubuntu-mate, elementary-os, kali-linux fedora, ...
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Why are posts to multiple sites not found automatically?

Every time I notice close votes due to posting on several sites I wonder how the one who reported that knew this. There are probably some users who are active on several sites. But today I also ...
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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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Splash screen test for kali-linux questions

Let me preface with this. With the quality of questions under the "kali-linux" tag, I do understand what's going on. For whatever reason, Kali seems to attract not only newcomers to Linux, but new ...
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Vote count on mobile web version

I just noticed that I am not able to see the vote counts on the mobile verstion of U&L SE, while I can do so in the normal web version. Am I missing some otherwise obvious operations, settings etc....
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Suggestion to use 'bash' as syntax highlighting for text processing related tags

I recently came to know that we can use <!-- language-all: bash --> or <!-- language: bash --> for manually adding syntax highlighting. It is also mentioned in: https://unix....
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Knowing about Imgur's thumbnailing abilities

In this answer to another meta question I have been told about the thumbnailing features available within Imgur. I for one had no idea that these features were even available, and hadn't even ...
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Remove condition of having minimum 15 reputation for upvotes

There are many times we have found a solution on stackexchange or stackoverflow sites those are useful and deserve an upvote but because of having less reputation those solutions didn't get that ...
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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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handling years old duplicate

I came upon this question which is marked as duplicate. However, earliest answer is 6 years old, things might have change since them. I feel there should be a way to tell apart intemporal duplicate (...
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Give link to existing tags when asked to confirm creating a new one

In creating a new tag, I've just been prompted: Check your spelling and make sure existing tags do not already cover the topic. To increase quality by making things easier for users, could we have ...
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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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Many times I "forget" to give (deserved) upvotes, because I would have to scroll up again

I came across a great (long) Q, with great (long) answers, several bounties awarded, a pleasure to read. From the tags, and the first few lines of the Q it was not clear to me, whether I would enjoy ...
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Is there a way for a preview for comments?

When I write a comment, I often permute the backticks. So I have to edit it. When it is not much work to implement such a feature, it would be nice :D.
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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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