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Block for users asking several heavily down-voted questions in a row

The user robortpeter managed to spam our community with four questions within twenty minutes. Each question was heavily down-voted. To block spam like this, my feature request is to block any user ...
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Extraneous vertical scroll bar in review task header

There's a vertical scroll bar that's not much use in the header for the review task screens (e.g. here). It lets you scroll down one line, but there's nothing to see below. Firefox 10 Chromium 22: ...
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Anyone mind moving this question to stackoverflow, I flagged but no moderator takes it yet

Can anyone migrate this question to stackoverflow.com ? I already flagged it, but no one's doing it yet.
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Tip for Trogdor: please eat our homework

We have a couple of meta tags on this site. tips-and-tricks and homework are both meaningless tags: they don't indicate anything about the topic or audience of a question. Even conservative Stack ...
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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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Community Bulletin box is hard to read

The new "community bulletin" box has light orange text on a light blue background, which is fairly difficult to read:
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Suggested edit custom reject reason box UI issue

The suggested edit rejection dialog looks a bit strange right now - the custom rejection reason text box is a bit too wide compared to the dialog box. Chrome 16: can't resize the custom text box ...
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Synonym for /synchronization and /sync?

Two tags exist for questions dealing with "synchronizing": synchronization (9) sync (17) From the current questions asked, there are three uses for them: File synchronization between machines (...
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Synonym paging → virtual-memory?

We have pager and paging. paging is going to get used for virtual memory whether we want it or not, so I suggest making paging a synonym of virtual-memory (and leave pager for less and friends). I ...
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Header size on new user pages

The new user page is live. Rejoice! However, the headers look odd here: Screenshot of my profile http://so.mrozekma.com/unix-new-profile.png The ones with links within them are too big, so they run ...
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Please invert the email → mail synonym

At the moment email is a synonym of mail. This makes mail the to-go tag for both email in general, and the mail(1) command. I propose to use mail-command for the mail command (it's useful to have a ...
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“Vote to close” bug

I was trying to vote to close a question1 as a duplicate and, after I entered the URL of the duplicate question and clicked 'Vote to Close', nothing happened (ie., there was no response at all)—...
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Tag merge request: [permissions] and [permisions]

It's definitely a typo, so permisions should be merged with permissions
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All reputation from main site represented as 'new' on meta

All of my reputation from Unix SE just appeared as 'new' to me on my meta profile. I have visited meta before (and it didn't display it all as new before). Is this a bug, or is it intended?
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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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Return url while login is encoded

If I click "log in" while on https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions (for example), I'm redirected to https://unix.stackexchange.com/users/login?returnurl=%2fquestions I have this issue on Firefox ...
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The pre tag is shown in a larger font than other code snippets

On Unix.SE and Meta.Unix.SE only, I see <pre> blocks in a larger font than <pre><code> or backquoted blocks. Observed in both Firefox 3.5 and Chrome 13. This is perhaps not a bug, ...
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Merge tags mac and macintosh

Can the tag mac be made a synonym of macintosh? There is another discussion here about mac related tags, but it doesn't deal with the mac, only with variant issues like powerpc and macbook.
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Will someone with a reputation >= 300 create a proper fish tag?

The current fish tag belongs to a new shell. This means we need a fish-kio tag. A kio tag is missing too!
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Tag synonyms: shared-objects and dynamic-linking

I don't think we need to make the fine distinction between shared-objects and dynamic-linking. My preference is for dynamic-linking to be the main tag and shared-objects to be the synonym. I haven't ...
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What to do with questions that don't need answers

Sometimes questions get asked, then the need for them to be answered goes away before the question is answered. Answering the question would be a matter of a some kind of post-mortem examination, but ...
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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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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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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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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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The console tag should not be a synonym of terminal

console is a synonym of terminal. But console is a subset of terminal, and it's a useful one. For example, console the right tag for this OpenBSD question, and for several prior Linux questions — they ...
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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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Horizontal scrollbar on profile [closed]

There's a horizontal scrollbar on my profile (and any other profile, for that matter). Using Chrome on Ubuntu.
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Background image should not assume I use a white background

I like to use a grey background for Firefox to ease eye strain while reading plain text. Many sites (including unix.stackexchange.com) assume the browser uses a white background. This If you intend ...
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Tag wiki presentation box hides excerpt input box

The input box for tag wiki excerpts is too wide and disappears under the “What are Tag Wikis” box. Please make it the same width as the full tag wiki input box. (Observed under Firefox 3.0.6 and ...
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Merge I-compiled-my-kernel-and-forgot-a-device questions

We have at least three questions (I wouldn't be surprised to find more if I went actively looking) where someone compiled their kernel and forgot a driver and so couldn't boot. These are candidates ...
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Regarding package management tags

I think we should symlink package-manager and package-management tags. They are too similar to be separate.
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Does it make sense to have both 'apt' and 'apt-get' tags?

If we have apt-get, we might as well have apt-cache and apt-cdrom. Maybe we can make these symlinks to apt?
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Text box on flagging dialog is too big

The text box with "Something is not quite right?" is too big it sticks out. I'm sure this is easy to fix :)
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Suggested edits icon is difficult to read

It looked right initially, but now the suggested edits indicator looks like this: (there's a "1" in there if you squint hard)
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“How to de-unzip” vs “How to cleanup root”

For quite some time we have this question: How to de-unzip, de-tar -xvf — de-unarchive in a messy folder? Yesterday in quite a panic I asked this question: Clean up / after accidentally extracting ...
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Site icon in migration dialog is mispositioned

The site icon on the off-topic close dialog doesn't line up with the text: The only other sites I can close on are SO and BCG (which is still in beta); the icons look right on those:
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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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Small or large caps on title?

It would be extra nice if UNIX & LINUX on the title would be Unix & Linux. Would be even nicer if the nix part of Unix was done in small caps (as Wikipedia says): ...officially trademarked ...
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Link color inside Code

It's hard to spot a link inside code elements. Maybe this is a link, or this? (There are three links in this question, can you find them? :)
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Lower-case the main navigation buttons

It would be extra nice to lower-case the /Questions, /Tags, /Users, ... text, just to fit in with the Unix philosophy (/etc, /usr, /home, ...). I'm even thinking that /Ask Question should be something ...
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Vote-up arrow cut off.

The vote-up arrow appears cropped. I looked at the sprite image, and it's fine there, so some css trick is chopping it.
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Why doesn't the code get syntax Highlighting?

It would seem the bash code in this question could be syntax highlighted. Why isn't it?
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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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Merge tags software and software-rec?

There are now questions tagged software and software-rec. All software questions look like they're software recommendations and should be tagged software-rec for compatibility with Super User. I'm not ...
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Please unmerge history and command-history

The tag history has been merged into command-history. Err, no, that doesn't work. It's used for history questions as well.
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Not getting +100 rep for account association

Generally when I join a stackExchange site in beta it gives me a bonus 100 reputation to get started. Right now I am starting at 1 reputation. Is there a reason for this? Is this intended behavior?
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Please merge some tags

The following pairs of tags have the same meaning, and there isn't one that's clearly preferable to the other (if we delete one, it'll pop up again), so they should be made synonyms: [symbolic-link] ...
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Comments are really slow?

I'm not sure whether to tag this as a bug or support, but my pc seems to lag excessively when I try to comment on questions or answers. When I type it takes ages for my text to appear. Granted that ...
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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 ...