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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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bumped to the homepage

In the close review queue I sometimes see questions marked with: bumped to the homepage by Community♦︎ 8 hours ago and This question has answers that may be good or bad; the system has marked ...
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Is it OK to ask question about etymology of command names?

Is it OK to ask questions like "what is the etymology of hdparm command name?"? General topic matches https://unix.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic ("Shell scripting", "Applications packaged in *nix ...
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What to do when user says they meant different question after you have answered

I posted an answer for a user’s question and he indicated he was going to try my solution. After some time he had not indicated whether or not it worked. I commented to ask if it worked or did he ...
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Why are so many people not posting questions?

Looking at the question feed right now, it seems dominated by people posting statements as opposed to questions. Does anyone else find this a little annoying? For example: Centos cannot ping default ...
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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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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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Subscribing tags to get only website notifications

How do I subscribe to tags and receive notifications on Stack Exchange's website only, and not on my mail-id.
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Is it appropriate to request a list of solutions to a particular problem?

Let me first describe my question, and then describe my particular situation which inspired the question. My question is the following: Is it appropriate on this site to ask for a list of solutions to ...
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Not getting reply to questions as earlier

I'm in a doubt as I'm not getting replies to my questions. I would request the moderators to cross check that everything is fine at your end & there is no issue like blockage of sorts on my ...
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Closing unanswered questions for (now) outdated software

Once in a while I come across an old (> 2 yrs, say) unanswered question of the type I cannot build XYZ version u.v.w. where u.v.w. is outdated by today. I guess, chances that someone bothers to answer ...
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Helping a user break local rules?

In the comments to question 299123 (now on hold for being too broad), the user makes it clear that he wants to log onto a node in a cluster and use screen. His problem is that on this particular ...
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What time was question asked

How do I find the time that a question was asked? I am looking at a question that is labelled as asked yesterday. The exact time, may be of relevance in answering the question. The question is: ...
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Best practice: add and harmonize missing input filenames for Qs & As?

Some coding questions provide sample input files but don't get around to naming the input file. The answerers often make up their own unique input filenames, like "file", "input", "inputfile", or "...
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Should I use “WLAN” or “Wi-Fi” to refer to wireless LAN?

Pretty much when WLAN connectivity became widespread, we were referring to wireless LAN as "WLAN". But for whatever reason, people began to refer to it as "Wi-Fi" which to me, is just the certificate ...
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What to do if the question itself is wrong?

I have a question about my Unix & Linux Stack Exchange post: Change with the command iptables not reflected in the output of the command netstat Reading the first comment (from Jeff Schaller) I ...
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When a computing problem becomes moot what should you do about the question?

Suppose you ask a question, say on Unix & Linux Stack Exchange, but after asking it, the question becomes irrelevant. Say for example you ask if you can fix network protocol(s) which Windows says ...
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Is there some way to bump my question?

I asked a question few days ago, and while it received few upvotes, no one answered it. I'd like to "bump" it, so that it goes to the top. Can I do it? How can I do it?
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Open and closed questions. close and open or only open questions?

Now, i watch 62,571 questios beside of screen. Question is , Are those open and closed questions or only open questions?
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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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why is my question downvoted?

I have this question but don't know why it's downvoted, I really searched , nothing on google says about calligra on xfce. I'm a new linux mint user, I don't know much about desktops(I only tried ...
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Can this be reopened?

How to install Touchégg on Fedora 20 I will add: The only RPMs that seem to be available are for Mageia, a fairly distant distro. Needs dependcies from Mageia (mesagl, which needs Mageia's ...
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Are “why replacement of X didn't replace X?” really answerable questions?

Ok, here's one example. Now, as I noted in chat, I could think of a couple of reasons about the "why's" something happened instead of something else. All of them are sound, and even logical, yet none ...
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asking a related question to a question you asked

I asked a question apache 2.4 won't reload, any problem with my configuration? . Now at the end of doing some more research and understanding what was wrong I ended up at a different question ...
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Should we try and educate our users not to ask “Does anyone …” or “Who can..” questions?

I would like to know how to handle questions that primarily ask if someone exists who knows the answer to some secondary question, or questions that primarily ask for who could answer a secondary ...
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Encourage asking more questions on this site?

I have read this question(by Braiam): What's our status in voting? I want to thank him for his work, It is very good and show the advantages of this site over similar sites. However I'm so ...
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Shouldn't we all be using “LC_ALL=C” infront of every command prior to posting the output here?

Most shell allow the temporary usage of a different localization for single commands. This is great in the case someone is not using an English locale and is using the output of a command in his/her ...
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Assembly language question

Is it okay to ask a question regarding a boot-loader program that has been written in x86 assembly language ?
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Why do old questions pop up from time to time?

Occasionally when I click the /questions link I'll see questions from long ago float up to the top. I only see it from time to time but I was wondering what caused it. The latest one is this question ...
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Where's the line of demarcation with Server Fault?

I have a question about WordPress and LDAP on a Unix platform, is the appropriate place for that Server Fault or here?
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Canonical answers to opinion based questions!

The title's a bit of a joke and this is perhaps not appropriate to meta but I'm throwing it in (shoot me). I just spend several hours (most of the morning, actually) adding to this answer on a closed ...
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Login loses the question page

Here on Unix, login is not as smooth as on other sites on the Stack Exchange network. I was on this question page : unix.stackexchange.com/questions/1262/where-did-the-wheel-group-get-its-name. I ...
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Is it OK to massively edit a question after receiving a couple responses?

I asked a question while not knowing enough to clearly state my issue. (Here is the question: https://unix.stackexchange.com/q/108842/15010 .) I received a couple responses that helped me get on the ...
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How do we feel about requests for learning materials?

We recently had a brief discussion in chat about this question which asks for learning materials (specifically, online video courses). I feel that such questions are not a good fit for the site ...
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Asking a short question triggers the quality filter

I want to ask a question, it is too short, but meets the quality standards. Why do I get this error? Your question does not meet the quality standards of site My question is: I want to know ...
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Titles that contain tags

This is sort of a version of this question. I just reviewed an edit on How do I apply parameters to specific kernels with GRUB 2? that wanted to remove GRUB 2 from the title, because "tag-like titles ...
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Are questions specific to a particular OS on topic?

Ok so I realize that this question has been asked a lot... or at least has been asked a lot with respect to Mac Os and Ubuntu. But I haven't been able to really figure out what the correct answer is ...
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Not able to view my earlier post!

Are all posts that I have posted till date available? If so where to search? To search my previous posts, I clicked my name on the top of the page. But there one post (regarding learning perl - web ...
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Is unix.stackexchange.com a proper place to ask questions about elementaryOS?

I use a different (although Ubuntu-based) types of Linux and I like, elementaryOS. But there are not a lot of questions on that on Stack Exchange. Is U&L the proper place for that?
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Release schedules

Is it appropriate to ask a question about the release schedule of some Linux distributions? Generally, that information is easy to find but in my case, not so much. I am looking for CentOS/...
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Shall tags refer to the solution, too?

Quite often it turns out that the answer to a question is not in the area where the asker assumed it to be. For obvious reasons the tags used by the asker refer to the question only. I wonder whether ...
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Vim related questions should be asked @ Unix or @ stackoverflow? [duplicate]

On the one hand VIM is something very UNIXish, on the other it exists also in windows and it's very related to programming. So where is the appropriate place to ask such questions?
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How to migrate bounty to normal question?

I started a bounty. How can I migrate it to a normal question? Does it have a deadline for migrating?
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Is it considered proper (normal) to post the same question on askubuntu and at the same time on Unix&Linux?

Some questions that are fit to ask here are not fit on askubuntu, but the other way around should always be ok. But is it?
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List questions - allowed or be closed for a great justice?

Are a community questions with the lists of some useful stuff: one-liners, shell functions etc - would be useful and allowed on the Unix.SE site?
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How should questions cross-posted on Ask Ubuntu be handled?

As a matter of reference, I would like to know how to handle a question that has been cross-posted on Ask Ubuntu as well? Is flagging them for closure the right thing to do? Or should I just comment ...
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What do we do about abandoned questions, with a correct answer never accepted?

What do we do about abandoned questions, with a correct answer that was never accepted? If we suspect the original poster forgot about it completely? Not sure if we have any sort of process, or if ...
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Offtopic? List of all (pseudo) apostrophic and question marky signs

Would a question to list all UTF8-signs that could be mistaken for or are curly forms of quotation marks and apostrophes be considered off-topic? E.g. `´’ instead of ' and “”„“ instead for " I'd ...
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Asking a question about an answer to another question

I'm not sure the accepted answer to this question is correct, and I have left a comment on it seeking further clarification from the author of the accepted answer (or voters). Unfortunately the ...
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Should I include tag information in the title too?

If you are going to ask a question specific to Debian, you have to give it a debian tag. Fair enough. But I see many also mention the word Debian in the title as well: How to remove dpkg in Debian? # ...