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The linux tag is not allowed

When retagging a question (either with the tag editor or with the question editor), I can't add the linux tag. This happens both with Chrome and Firefox. Couldn't save tags because: sorry, ...
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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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Can we get rid of the “for advanced users” part of our description?

Why have we burdened ourselves with the phrase "for advanced users"? I see many problems with this: Do we have a definition for "advanced"? Why would we want to keep "beginner" users out of this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does the split in Red Hat and SuSE tags make sense?

There is currently redhat and a rhel. It looks to me like people have been using them indiscriminately. Calling the Red Hat experts: are these tags synonyms? If there's a difference, please make it ...
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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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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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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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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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Does merging libreoffice and openoffice make sense?

Does it make sense to merge openoffice and libreoffice (I'm talking about the tags on this site, of course)? They're technically different software, but very similar, and unlikely to diverge much.
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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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merge the two accounts that have my nickname

my former open ID provider, openidfrance.fr , is down, so I can't login into my account. The account from which I'm posting right now was automatically created when usind SO's openid I guess. Can ...
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Macintosh and powerpc tags

To designate Macintosh hardware, we now have a macbook and macbookpro. I don't think macbookpro should be a separate tag. There's a new question which is about a non-macbook Mac. Is macintosh the ...
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Making questions more generic

With this SO blog post in mind, I tend to see a lot of questions which either specify a GUI or a CLI solution. I'm not sure if that's a good idea. I think both GUI and CLI answers should be given ...
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Poor contrast on the “How to Ask” widgets

On Meta, the “How to Ask” and other rectangular widgets on the right of the screen that appear when you ask a question are very dark islands in an almost-white page. I don't like it, but it may just ...
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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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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 ...