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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 ...
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Migration to security by default too?

I've seen several questions recently where one very reasonable reason for closing would have been that they are more generic security questions, not really Unix specific. Is it possible to add ...
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We need a new Tag [vulkan]

I think we need a new tag vulkan for the new graphics api from the Khronos group additional to the already existing opengl tag
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Can a user be notified when his post hits low quality queue?

From time to time I review Low-Quality-Posts which are in fact very high quality from technical point of view, but lack the explanation. These kind of answers usually come from higher reputation users....
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Proposal of a new tag for Sugar, SoaS and OLPC related questions

I am surprised that there is no tag like sugar for questions related to Sugar, Sugar on a Stick (SoaS), One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) and anything that has anything to do with these awesome projects. ...
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Award a bounty less than 48 hours after posting

I just read one of the best answers I've ever seen on stackexchange. Accurate, detailed, clear, and not too verbose. The only way I know to pay tribute is to offer a bounty, but help says I can't ...
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Extend [edit] link markup to allow arbitrary text

I'm a great believer in reminding new users that they should edit their question to include updates rather than losing them amongst comments. What I find, though, is that the single word edit is ...
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Mark accepted answers on side panel

The sidebar next to each question shows miscellaneous related/unrelated questions. On Server Fault, it's clear which of those have accepted answers, because there's a box around the vote count: Here ...
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Can't suggest an edit or flag the missing image, because the post is locked

It seems there is no possibility to suggest an edit or flag the missing image when the post is locked. Is that a bug or feature? Here is the post. Despite image is hosted at stack.imgur.com server, ...
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there should be some indicator to a Q&A if it's used in another question.

At times I ask a question and then get an answer. At times, the answers prompt another question where I share the link of the original Q&A . There should be a way to indicate to the original ...
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Trustworthiness of Stack Exchange (Unix & Linux)

This is more of a statement than a question. A few days ago, I went through the answer to the question: Why can rm remove read-only files? I found that the accepted answer to it was incorrect. The ...
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The plain text alternative of notification emails is not usable

As I imagine that happens for every other Stack* user, I receive eventual emails about questions I have made/comment and changes in my account here. I usually don't see the HTML version of these ...
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See recently deleted questions in a user profile

I got to review a question today, that looked very much like another one I had seen and commented on. I tried to find the "original" via the users profile page, but it indicated the user only had one ...
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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) ...
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Add askubuntu.com to Closing > Off-Topic > Migration [duplicate]

According to https://unix.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic:- Note that Ubuntu posts are a special case. If your question applies to Ubuntu only, or you're looking for answers that are Ubuntu-...
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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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add a new close reason : homework?

refering to https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/200528/how-to-copy-the-lines-in-multiple-files-between-two-given-dates and https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/200467/i-will-use-switch-...
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Flag question as off-topic, limited other stack exchange options [duplicate]

I flagged a question as off-topic; it was a stats plotting question, so I wanted to send it over to Cross Validated. However, the only choices it displayed were LaTeX and Stack Overflow, so I went ...
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copied content when rejecting suggested edits on tags and tag wikis

I have the habit of cut-and-pasting the content of suggested edits on tags, and tag wikis, into Google, especially if they are completely new content. This proposed edit for /u-boot: Das U-Boot is ...
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Retracting an edit suggestion

I just realized that I submitted an edit request when entirely too tired to sanely do so, and accidentally sent an incorrect title correction, and realized that there’s no way to retract it. However, ...
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Add suggestions in user template about mentioning OS/distribution and version

Perhaps we could add to the question template that users see, a suggestion to mention the operating system or distribution, and also the version/release of that operating system. This should of course ...
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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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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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Is it possible to require comment activity before letting people vote to close as unclear?

I understand it's frustrating when you want to help but can't understand what the person needs help with but at the same time you have to balance that with the user's interests since ultimately that's ...
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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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Show number of answers with questions in “Related” pane instead of the vote count? Or even both?

(This is mainly about unix.SE, but it might be a general thing to consider as well.) I'm wondering whether it would be much better to have the number of answers shown in the "Related" pane. The "0" ...
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Can the system check for “[enter code here]” in the text?

I wanted to answer this question, and while doing so decided to change the two commands in the text to preformatted text. IIRC I selected the text in the rendered output, and not (as I should have) in ...
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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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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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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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Make some privileges permanent once acquired

Background When I abstract my problem, I post it very quickly before thinking twice. After looking at answers from others, I realize that my phrasing may mislead other people, so I have to change it ...
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Can we get some more system help checking on new users?

There are some new users that just scroll through the tour and get the 'informed' badge, and then start using the site in, what I think, is the wrong way: post a poorly asked question; it gets put on ...
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Should we add tag tips for the [text-processing] tag

There were several grumpy users in chat talking about how boring or outright bad questions are the text-processing tagged questions. One of the most pushed ideas was that text processing questions ...
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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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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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Folderize favorites such as bookmarks in Firefox is needed for unix.stackexchange

Sometimes I use my favorites for learning purpose, but specifying favorites's category is hard. Suppose unix.staxexchange is a firefox, and favorites of unix.stackexchange is bookmarks as in firefox. ...
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Can we have a sticky area for meta questions?

This would be for questions/answers that fall into the category of generally useful references. canon Let's compile a list of canonical Q&As is the current example that comes to mind, but I'm ...
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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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Is it possible to keep stackexchange sites from redirecting out of SSL (https)?

Like user Gilles mentions in a comment here, "HTTPS isn't officially supported yet and does not work fully". Is that still the case? Every page I visit seems to work with https, but I often have to ...
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Tables/Tabulares for SE

Is it currently possible to add a tabular to a question like this one, e.g. to represent differences more clearly? If not, then how hard is it to implement such a feature for SE sites and how can I ...
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Is it possible to stop bounty from being automatically awarded?

Got this notification when I signed in this morning: The logic seems faulty to me, but maybe someone can explain it. Basically I have a bounty question where Ramesh answered after the bounty was ...
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Reviewing links on a answer

Today I came across this answer, while searching for a duplicate. (For those of you that do not have the privilege of being able to see the now deleted post, and for which my link seems broken: ) ...
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Can the suggestion box be disabled?

When entering a question, StackExchange tries to suggest previous answers. It does so by filling a "Questions that may already have your answer" box between the title and the body of the question. ...
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Alias tag ps1 to prompt

ps1 should be a synonym of prompt. There are only two questions using it currently.
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Unalias rename and mv

rename, rename.ul (perl one) and mv are essentially different tools of the util-linux package (one of them isn't part of it), that though can do similar tasks (mv can rename files, the same as rename),...
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Bounty handling: Reward existing answer

I think that it doesn't make any sense to force me to wait three days until I can reward an existing answer. I totally see the sense of this regulation for the other cases. This is especially bad as ...
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The blog link still points to the main Stack Exchange blog

Even though the blog is online, the "blog" link in the top bar dropdown still points to blog.stackexchange.com. It should be fixed.
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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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Detailed site statistics

Is there anywhere we can see detailed site statistics (more so than the API in this answer)? The sorts of stats that I was curious about were things that provide some insight into how the site is ...
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Overlay of flagging data with /timeline URL?

Perhaps I'm overseeing it but is there a way to see the flagging history of a question or answer mixed in within the /timeline URL? http://stackoverflow.com/posts/{questionid}/timeline The general ...