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requesting tags to be made

I was wondering if it would be a good idea to have Meta tag named tag-request where you can request tags to be added and if it gets enough community votes then it becomes an official tag if there is ...
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Where is the disappearing comment/activity?

In the comments to this answer, @MC68020 addresses a comment to @ilkkachu, thanking them for something. Yet I do not see a comment by @ilkkachu nor any activity for them. There must have been ...
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Searching for [cd] should inform the user to disambiguate the search instead of returning 0 results

Tag in question: https://unix.stackexchange.com/tags/cd-command Incorrect search I performed: [windows-subsystem-for-linux] [cd] Correct search: [windows-subsystem-for-linux] [cd-command] Searching ...
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Make Users "display name" changes less confusing

I find radical changes in users' "display name" (because of user's own will or accounts merging or else) rather confusing. Particularly when reading comments because when the link to the ...
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Is casting a vote to not close a post harder than to close it?

Is casting a vote to not close a post harder than to close it? The options under a post are all various reasons to close a post. Is there no option to not close a post? Is the review queue the only ...
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Voting button contrast

I'm finding it pretty hard to see at a glance, whether I've voted here or not. On other sites, it's not so bad, but the dark blue theme color for https://unix.stackexchange.com is especially close to ...
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How to stop being notified by my un-deletable question

I'll try to omit venting my frustration with the entire SE-verse here and just ask the question. I asked a question. The only responses to it were from people that had not read the question. Decided ...
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Filters for finding useful answers

Background I was looking at a recently asked question, where the asker was clearly out of their depth with an issue. The gist was essentially "I've got this problem, help please, because I've no ...
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Add one additional reason for closing or reword the "opinion based" reason

Facts : There are a couple of posts, here (on meta), from contributors wording their misunderstanding about the reasons that motivated the closure of their question for the reason that : This ...
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all actions / comments should keep track of comments versed into chat

I find the all actions / comments list (on the user's profile: https://unix.stackexchange.com/users/$userId/$userName?tab=activity&sort=comments) useful since one is not necessarily notified ...
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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 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 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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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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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/[email protected]) [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 ...
2 votes
1 answer
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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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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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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 ...
2 votes
1 answer
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Search in favorite questions

It would be nice to have an advanced search option to limit the results to questions that I have marked as "favorite". At the moment I have too many pages of favorite questions to practically sort ...
3 votes
1 answer
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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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Feature request: Watch other person's question for answers/updates

Let's say I see a very interesting question, one to which I do not the answer but would very much like to have. I see no way to "watch" that question. Is there a trick to doing this? Is this a feature ...
2 votes
1 answer
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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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Who should I argue my case to if I think my question is not a duplicate?

I've had questions marked as duplicates just because they were similar in some aspects. However, in many of these cases, I do not think that my questions are duplicates. I can't message the person(s) ...
6 votes
1 answer
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Are /virtualization and /virtual-machine synonyms?

We have a tag virtual-machine and a tag virtualization. I can't see any difference in usage between them, nor can I think of a reason why there should be, so I think they should be synonyms. Any ...
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1 answer
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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 ...
10 votes
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Tip for Trogdor: please eat our homework

We have a couple of meta tags on this site. tips-and-tricks and homework are both meaningless tags: they don't indicate anything about the topic or audience of a question. Even conservative Stack ...
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1 answer
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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 ...
29 votes
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Question title font renders 0 (number zero) much like o (lower-case letter)

Currently, the font specification calls Georgia as the primary serif font for question titles. While undeniably an attractive font, its zero renders almost exactly the same as a lower case letter 'o'. ...
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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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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: ...