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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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Can the list of targets for "does not belong here" be expanded?

The current list belongs on... only contains Meta UL. I request to expand this list to Server Fault Superuser Stack Overflow IT Security In descending priority.
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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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Low quality posts from high rep users

Why do posts from people with >50k reputation show up in the Low Quality queue? Would it not make sense to have a filter where answers from users with more than $arbitrary_high_number reputation do ...
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Pretty <kbd> tags for U&L?

Stack Overflow and most (all?) other sites got a pretty kbd style not so long ago. Will this eventually be propagated to Unix & Linux, or are we sticking with the old one on purpose? Sample ...
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Icons of the badge counts

Can we change badge icons to something Unix&Linux specific? Recently many sites changed their icons, for example: close related to us android uses their robo mascot emacs uses parenthesis () to ...
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404 Image Nominations

According to the Top 7, we need to select a 404 image - an image that will be displayed when users try to bring up a page that does not exist. Please quote the source so the team can negotiate ...
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Downvoters of questions should be required to explain their reasoning

I've seen more than once some downvotes of (easy) questions with no comment. I think it would be fair to force a comment to be filled out for someone who downvotes. That comment should consist of at ...
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Is it possible to have the <kbd> for the comma enlarged?

I was answering a post that involved the key combos ctrl+, and ctrl+,. I was going to use the <kbd> tags, but they look the same for . and , - or at least too close for me to tell the difference ...
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New off-topic close reason for question that are... off-topic?

Lately we've seen a bunch of question about Windows, english usage, general programming questions, and when we should take the dog to a walk... so, I was thinking that instead of writing up a "custom" ...
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Add specific close reason and explicit point in the help pages for learning material requests

Prelude: How do we feel about requests for learning materials? I'm tagging this as feature-request and discussion since there was already previous discussion about the topic, but recent events may ...
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Can we have Super User as a site for off-topic close reasons?

I'm looking at Mac equivalent application "shortcat". While it technically relates to Unix & Linux, I think it would be a much better fit for Super User. However, I was only able to ...
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Captcha Image Nominations

According to the Top 7, we need to select a CAPTCHA image. So please submit your proposals as answers to this question.
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Please blacklist the /install tag

We've long held that the install tag is bad and should be split into system-installation and software-installation. There are over 200 instances that need to be disambiguated manually, so we're doing ...
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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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Enhancements to CSS for <kbd> needed

If two consecutive lines have a tag, the CSS effect gets overlapped. Maybe the height of the rectangle for can be reduced or the line height can be changed? Screenshot for reference:
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How does one relinquish his/her right to close questions without review?

At Why is the result of this for and while loop different? [duplicate] (and that's just an example), I've voted to close the question as a duplicate. But because of my reputation on the shell tag, ...
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More visible tags

Would it be an idea to change how tags are displayed on a question? Make them more visible. It is not a big issue, but seems like people, (me included – though I'm better now), sometimes jump to ...
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Links colours are not distinctive enough

In the main site, the links are slightly blueish: rgb(43, 109, 151), I find them difficult to distinguish from the body text color: rgb(51, 51, 51). Perhaps it's my monitor, or my eyes, but I don't ...
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Don't allow posts with only the linux tag

I'm starting to change my mind about the linux tag. It was originally blacklisted with unix, but we had it reversed because there are legitimate uses. But over and over again I see it misused -- two ...
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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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Yearly Revisit of List of Sites to Migrate

I've read a few of the discussions relating to migrating off-topic questions and haven't got to the bottom of why the list cannot be expanded beyond Meta and SO. There's been a few observations that ...
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improving closed questions without reopening

I edited this post, which had been put on hold as primary opinion based. Although I did not get to review it in the Close Review queue, I would have voted to close it myself as well. I did not want ...
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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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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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Please add a reference to Stack Overflow in the site FAQ

As far as I can tell, there's a consensus that programming questions belong on Stack Overflow. This should be indicated the first section of the FAQ. Here's a wording proposal: If your question is ...
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Can the font in the badges section be changed?

I am new to this SE site, and looking at the badges section, the font is hard to read. Is it possible to either change this font, or make it bigger?
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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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Editing items that should be closed even after editing

Today the following item was in the Close Votes Review Queue: Its bothering me On iftop i can see ip-172---2.ec2.internal Connected to my ubuntu ec2 server for long long time ?? This address doesn'...
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Show reopen prospects when editing closed questions

I just had a look at the history of the reopen review queue: https://unix.stackexchange.com/review/reopen/history I am not going to criticize the single decisions; it may well be possible that they ...
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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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Please rename some tags for consistency

Across Stack Exchange, we usually go for plural tags for countable nouns, and for unabbreviated tags. Please rename the following tags for consistency (keeping synonyms as suitable, of course): ...
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Increase the contrast of 'similar questions' pane on unix stackexchange

I am writing a question right now on unix stackexchange and on the right there is a pane with a blue background and orange text. It is hard to read. My suggestion is you change the colors of that ...
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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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comments to editors

Sombody has just edited my answer. I don't see an argument for this edit. It seems that I cannot address him in a comment though he is shown as editor. I remember similar situations Wouldn't it make ...
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I would be happy to pay real money for succesful solution to my question

I have been using unix.stackexchange.com for almost 2 years, and during the time, I have asked more than 200 questions. Thanks to SE, I have solved problems that I could not have solved on my own. I ...
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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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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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