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Migrating to other SE sites?

Is it possible for users with 3000 reputation to vote to migrate a question to another SE site? If not, is it possible for ♦ moderators to do so?
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What to do about programming questions

I think we have a consensus that programming questions are generally off-topic and belong on Stack Overflow. (I thought this was explicitly mentioned in the FAQ — is my memory failing or did it change?...
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Can we have Server Fault (or other SE site) as an off-topic choice?

From time to time we'll get a question that seems more on-topic for Server Fault rather than Unix & Linux. Such as this one, "Xen HW virtualization on Power architecture?". However when going ...
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Error image nominations

The 404 page, error page and captcha page have very generic images. There have been proposals for 404 images and captcha images before. This is a call for error image nominations. Furthermore, the ...
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Why prettify mistakes `/*` as comment for “shell script”

Specifically this question. Apparently it's interpreting /* as the beginning of a comment which it isn't in any shell I known of (only JS, Java and some C-like language to my limited knowledge do this)...
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Is it possible to modify visual rendering of links locally?

I can't see links in the text of questions and answers on the main site. They are simply invisible to me ("invisible" = "indistinguishable from ordinary text"). Is there a way I could apply some sort ...
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I cannot log into meta while using HTTPS-Everywhere in Firefox

I am running the latest version of HTTPS Everywhere for Firefox. See website here: https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere . I'm using Firefox 25.0.1 on Kubuntu 12.04. If HTTPS Everywhere is active, I ...
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5k .. 10k reputation bug? header shows (unavailable) own suggested edit

I have a really minor question. Now that I'm (just) over 5k in reputation, I have the approve tag wiki edits privilege (which I haven't had a chance to use yet), but I think it's causing my Unix.SE ...
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Unix.SE vs ServerFault vs SuperUser vs Android.SE

As far as I can tell from the FAQs, questions about: unix desktop systems can be asked on SuperUser, unix servers can be asked on ServerFault, Android can be asked on android.stackexchange.com So ...
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Experimentation Sandbox

This is a sandbox post for experimenting with SE features, similar to the Formatting Sandbox on Meta Stack Exchange.
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Why did I get -10 reputation for “user removed”?

In my reputation dropdown, on the top bar, I see -10 reputation for "user was removed". When I click on it, it links to my own profile page. Why did this happen?
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My signature, my style. How do I ask an advanced contributor to stop editing my question?

A while ago, I asked two questions on U&L. And because I was fairly new to bash (I still am), I mentioned the fact that I was a newbie each time. A bit in the hope to inform any respondents' ...
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Where's that page about privileges?

I've seen the page that lists privileges by level with links to explanations of how they work dozens of times, but for the life of me whenever I go to look for it I have to start googling. There ...
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Where can I see the site's statistics?

Back when we were still in beta, if I visit the site's home page I can see the statistics (number of questions, number of users, like the table on Area 51). UL is out of beta now, and it looks like ...
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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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Where to find rejected tag edits?

I got Too many of your edits were rejected, try again in 7 days. when I try to add a new tag wiki today, So where can I find about the rejected ones ?
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I am post-blocked on the Unix & Linux forum

How can I undo this issue? I know I wrote sucky or idiotic questions at some point or another... I would like to re-enable this ability, as I didn't really care to ask a question on super-user
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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 rename /ports to /bsd-ports, and what to do about /ports?

This is a follow-up to Splitting the ports tag Today I found that out of 24 questions tagged ports, there were: 12 about FreeBSD ports 10 about TCP or UDP ports one about GPIO ports one about a port ...
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Are (original) posts expected to be in English?

It doesn't specify this anywhere on the Tour page and I cannot find a meta question that directly answers this question (if one exists, please direct me there). Are questions on SE (and *nix.SE in ...
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An edit for answer changes it considerably. Should I allow it?

I have a privilege to review pending edits for answers. One edit changes the answer considerably - not only providing minor fixes, but adding external knowledge and changing the answer to the point ...
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Edits must be at least 6 characters

Is there a reason why edits must be 6 characters long? E.g. a parameter in recursively copy only images and preserve path is missing 1 character.
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Favourite tagged questions: highlight colors, too bright?..

I can't distinguish favourite questions, which are highlighted, on the front page from others, even if I squint. The only way to notify them is to change my viewing angle to something other than 90°. ...
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Why can't I edit this post?

Strangely, the edit link is missing from this post when I tried to reformat the wall of unformatted text in his post... How do I access a digital camera drive via usb after safely removing it?
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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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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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Why is deleting answers discouraged?

I deleted two answers of mine, because after some thinking I came to the conclusion those answers were not very good and/or not really my field of expertise: how to allocate more storage for home ...
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Any good reason why my Unix & Linux "accounts page shows all my Stackexchange accounts except my very Unix & Linux one?

When I have a look at my accounts page in my Unix & Linux profile, I cannot see my Unix & Linux account. I don't think it's an openId problem because it also shows up in the profile and the ...
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Passwd tag getting changed to password automatically?

In this question user mentioned that he tried tagging an answer with passwd, but it got changed to password automatically. I tried re-tagging it with edit, but apparently I failed, too. Is this a bug, ...
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How long will “recently deleted questions” be kept?

How long will an account's "recently deleted questions" be kept? Will that be the same for all SE sites, or vary? I wish they are kept forever.
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reopen question closed as duplicate

Why is sudo not installed by default in Debian? was closed as a duplicate. I believe this to be incorrect in that this question deals with a more subtle problem than the question it is marked a ...
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How to reopen my “on hold” question?

If my question still unclear then how to next? (I have deplete my ideas, I need help or more clue as similar comments already in my question, thanks you). How to reopen my "on hold" question? If my ...
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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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Can someone who systematically downvotes my posts be banned from doing so? [closed]

Original post in April 2016 For the past several weeks/months, I notice that someone has/have regularly downvoted: my most recent posts my old posts which were most recently upvoted by others. The ...
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Is this site willing to curb the abusive downvotes (and close votes)?

I flagged several times serial downvotes that had not been reversed automatically by the time I became disappointed, but was always declined. (There are also many smart downvotes paced well enough ...