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Is there a shortcut for reviewing suggested edits?

I was just about to edit a post full of errors when I saw that there was already an edit waiting for approval that covered about 95% of what I was going to do. Is there any shortcut where I can ...
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Using Markdown In Comments

I am unable to use markdown in comments. For example, I'm just trying to block out a snippet of code: I tried: 4 Spaces at the begging of each line. one tab at the beginning of each line. pre and ...
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How do I see unanswered questions with a certain tag?

When I sesarch for dd on the /tags page, it indicates there are 26 questions. However, when I click on the "dd" tag , I only see two questions. I assume it's just showing me the unanswered questions,...
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How to migrate questions from StackOverflow

Sometimes, on StackOverflow site, I encounter a question that I think should be on Unix & Linux site. My problem is that I am not able to signal it. I noticed that I can, on StackOverflow, flag ...
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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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Syntax highlighting for perl not inferred from tag

This question didn't get automatic syntax highlighting for the Perl code, although it is tagged perl. Manually adding <-- language: lang-perl --> to my answer worked (and I could have done that ...
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user number shows instead of user name in posts

When I post to other stack exchange forums, the post shows my user name. In Unix & Linux, it shows my user number. What am I doing wrong? See my comment to the top answer in How to log whatever ...
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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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Tag merge request: [permissions] and [permisions]

It's definitely a typo, so permisions should be merged with permissions
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Why am I told that I have reached my daily vote limit when I have only made 36 votes today?

I just did some voting on some new questions, and this appeared: I often reach my vote limit, so I was not surprised, however, note that I have only issued 36 votes today. Is there some specific ...
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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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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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Didn't get any reputation for comment upvotes

I noticed I got an upvote for my comment on append string where it belongs in sorted file. However, I don't see any change in my reputation. Is there some problem?
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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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`exact duplicate` as a flag option not well categorized

The 40k-rep-heavy user Gilles commented on this question Why do you need the "./" when executing programs in the current directory? (ups - why is no link-button here?) that it is a possible ...
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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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Chrome-related tags

Chrome and chromium can mean many things on this site, but particularly The Google Chrome and Chromium web browsers; The Google Chrome OS and Chromium OS operating systems. We have two questions ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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mistakenly awarded a badge

I down-voted a discussion in unix.SE by mistake (mouse moved when I went to click up-vote). I already corrected my vote. But I was awarded a badge unfairly. How do I request to have the critic ...
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I want to delete my accepted answer

I have an answer that was helpful enough for the OP to accept, but I think the other answer is better (it includes mine too), so I want to delete mine. Is that OK? To those who wonder why I asked:
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Incorrect count of “featured” questions

Just today I decide to place a bounty on an old question, and notice that the count doesn't get incremented. Is this some form of caching, i.e by design? Or is it a bug?
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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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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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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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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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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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How to comment on a question

Maybe I'm just too blind to find the relevant button, but I just am not able to comment on a question, while I can perfectly well answer questions. Do I need more reputation?

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