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Reputation changes points message not showing or disappearing swiftly

Since a couple of days I noted that reputation changes points message is not showing or disappearing swiftly (I'm not sure yet wich is it). I can only see that the number is higher or lower, without ...
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Should we add a [trackpad] tag?

I think we should add a tag for trackpad - as a tag synonym of touchpad. "Trackpad" is in common usage, partly due to Apple. But we only have a tag for touchpad. I noticed there were over 20 ...
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The [X] tag should be aliased to [X11]. (Agree / disagree?)

Questions tagged x This tag can be used for questions regarding the X Window System. For X Version 11 you can use the tag x11. I guess people know they are running X, but they are less confident ...
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What's the return status of the exit code?

Which do we want to keep and which should be synonymed to the other? return-status, with 118 questions, says: Use this tag If your question revolves around determining or utilizing the return status (...
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Is there something wrong with tags determining the language for syntax highlighting?

Is it just me, or has the language detection from tags for syntax highlighting been broken lately? I seem to have noticed a couple of times that scripts containing /* were highlighted as if it that ...
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Suggested change of tag definition for Anaconda

Seems like the vast majority of questions here with the tag anaconda refer to issues with the Anaconda Python and R Data Science package, yet the formal definition of the anaconda tag here is "...
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Background image has been replaced with boxes

At some time today, the background image on U&L has changed to a strange looking grid of gray boxes. https://cdn.sstatic.net/Sites/unixmeta/img/site-background-image.svg?v=adf85a88e194 This grid ...
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Merge or synonymize tags 'mate' and 'mate-desktop'

We currently have a tag mate with 195 questions and the following description: MATE is a desktop environment based on Gnome 2. We also the tag mate-desktop with 5 questions and the following ...
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The "Unix & Linux" logo is using faked small caps, which looks bad

The site logo is using the wrong glyphs for its smallcaps portions. This looks bad. In The Elements of Typographical Style, Robert Bringhurst writes: Genuine small caps are not simply shrunken ...
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Difference between "foo" and “foo”, 'foo' and ‘foo’ — and -- as well

Look at this title: The meaning of a long dash? Ah, no, it's --, correctly spelled in the title, but mangled in the title, which means that it's mangled in search engine results too. Or look at this ...
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Alias macOS to OS X?

There are two similar tags macos and osx, and it's confusing which to use. Would be a good idea to make them synonyms?
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Merge libvirt and libvirtd tags

Shouldn't libvirt and libvirtd tags be merged?
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Are polkit and policykit tags not the same?

What is the difference between policykit and polkit tag?
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Removal of the [failure] tag

Speak now if you want to defend the failure tag. I believe it to be a meta-tag that: does not "describe the content of the question" can't work as the only tag on a question commonly means different ...
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Get rid of the [efi] tag?

Questions tagged efi are effectively a subset of questions marked uefi. I can't find an "official" definition of the term EFI. UEFI of course stands for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. So I ...
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"log" tag should be made a synonym of "logs"

43 questions are tagged with log and 1004 questions are tagged with logs which also has a nice description to come with. I propose that log be made a synonym of logs as it is more established and ...
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Did I post a comment on this answer?

Many times I intend to post something, even plan it out in my mind. Sometimes I make a draft in my editor first. Still, I get distracted and forget to post my comment from time to time. Until now I've ...
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Edited my question, hasn't been reopened for a long time

Unable to create a bootable USB drive using Linux Mint This was edited a week ago, and it still hasn't been reopened. Can someone look at it?
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Merge "automount" and "automounting" tags

I've noticed that both "automount" (no description, count=20) and "automounting" (count=216) tags exist. Can we merge these tags? If not, how do we differentiate them? If the answers to this ...
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The tag 'windows-subsystem-for-linux' is too long; the maximum length is 25 characters

What tag name should we use for Windows Subsystem for Linux? The right answer is of course windows-subsystem-for-linux, except that it's too long: tags are limited to 25 characters. WSL is an ...
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Auditing the /audit and /auditd tags

We've long had a tag auditd about Linux's audit framework, in addition to audit, which is about the concept of auditing in general. We now have an additional tag linux-audit. Is there any reason to ...
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Please merge [vim-navigation] into [vim]

I'm pretty sure that “Vim Navigation” isn't a phrase. It's just navigation in Vim. So the tag vim-navigation isn't refering to a particular software package or anything, it's just redundant with vim. ...
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Menu CSS is not accessible

The recent (last ~36 hours?) changes to some of the CSS has had a detrimental impact on the accessibility of the site. The seclected menu option is now almost completely indistinguishable from the ...
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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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Broken buttons colors [contrast]?

Today I noticed another strange colors on Unix.SE buttons here and on Meta. There is not enough contrast in any of them, examples: Previous colors/gradient were fine. Similar issue appeared week ago ...
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A better, cooler name for the Chat Room

Our chat room is called "Unix and Linux". While this is all good, most (all?) of the other chat rooms in all the other Stack Exchange sites have funnier, cooler names than just their site names. Who ...
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Do we still like hats?

Last year, Stack Exchange ran Winter Bash 2014, in which users earned hats which they proudly displayed upon their gravatar. There was a leaderboard of hatters, mad or not: It's that time of the year ...
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The tag "on-topic" should be synonyms of the tag "scope"

On our meta site, there are two different tags on-topic and scope but actually on-topic is synonyms of scope. Refer MSO.
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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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An extra dot in the tour of the site

The "elevator pitch" of this site in the tour has a typo: the first sentence ends with two dots.. The reason is that the string describing the audience of the site ends with a period, which it ...
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Underline appears between reputation graph month names on hover

On my profile page, when I hover over the reputation graph, an underline appears between the month names. I'm using Chrome 44.0.2403.157 on Windows 10.
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Do we need /efi or just /uefi?

Is there any point in having separate tags efi and uefi? EFI and UEFI are different versions of the same standard. Most if not all questions are about 2.x (“UEFI”) versions, not about the 1.x “EFI” ...
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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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Is there a bug on StackExchange?

My Unix.StackExchange and my Stackoverflow are not updating correctly, I got some points, but they don't show up on my achievements tab. The tab "Your Communities" is also not updating correctly. The ...
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Burninate [server]

In theory, the tag server is about a computer program running to serve the requests of other programs or a physical computer dedicated to running one or more such services. The first meaning (a ...
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Disambiguate the [format] tag

The tag format is used for several unrelated meanings. It is used for: “format a drive” = make a filesystem → mkfs (should we have a more discoverable synonym for people who are new to unix?) “...
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What is the intended difference between the 'wifi' and 'wireless' tags? Should they be merged?

I just asked a question which I tagged with wifi, and was then referred to a possible duplicate which is tagged with wireless. My first thought was that wireless is probably about all forms of ...
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What's the diference between kernel-modules, kernel-drivers, drivers and modules?

I was verifying how UL used tags for something and discovered these tags. Ok, I know that Xorg uses the term "drivers" to refer to the software that runs stuff, so kernel-drivers may be a ...
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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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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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Change "MacOS" to "OS X" in the help center

I was reading through the On-Topic page of your help center and noticed this line: The Unix foundation underlying MacOS (but generally not frontend application questions) Which was what I ...
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:hover { border-bottom } on "Related" list in questions causes list to "jitter"

Just a quick note to say that (using Chromium 31.0.1650.57) the a:hover { border-bottom: ...; } attribute on the items in the Related list shown when viewing any question pushes all links below the :...
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Re-tagging merged question

So as part of my effort to waste a day and hit the daily rep count the hard way by re-tagging, I came across Bring Debian to second Position in the GRUB Menu at startup which is a duplicate (no ...
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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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Tag addition request

What does the community feel about adding a parted-magic tag to the site? Seems a fair few people are unfamiliar with it enough, to completely miss that it is the name of the distro in questions I ...
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Why do we have both LVM and an LVM2 tags?

These tags don't seem that different. lvm has a tag wiki, whereas lvm2 does not, leading me to use lvm for my recent LVM2 question. Is there any difference between these, or should one go away? ...
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Why shouldn't [sunos] be a synonym of [solaris]?

At least one person objects to making sunos a synonym of solaris. Why? Solaris in everyday speech means SunOS versions 5.0 and above. (Officially, it means 4.0 and above as the last BSD major release,...
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I think that "config" and "configuration" tags could be merged

As the title says, config and configuration maybe could be merged.
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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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Should we have a migration path to SO?

We're getting the occasional programming question. Programming questions are off-topic, and we flag to have them migrated to Stack Overflow. In the past 90 days, we've had 26 migrations from U&L ...
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