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Would you like to have the accepted answer pinned or unpinned on UNIX & Linux?

I've just been made aware of Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers where it says: Currently we are planning to move forward with one of two scenarios, based on your ...
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Reviewing has become harder

Is it just me or has reviewing become harder with the changed interface? It now takes two clicks where I'm sure it used to take only one. Not a lot of difference perhaps, but enough to put me off. I'...
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Activity in achievements feed time-stamped as “yesterday” when I posted the question 1.5 hrs ago PST

I posted a question an hour ago and My achievements section shows activity “yesterday” and then activity “today”. Is this a bug? I understand someone in a diff timezone my have left feedback but I ...
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Why do suggested similar posts appear between title and body of a post under creation?

When type in either the body or the title of a new post, it is nice that the site suggests similar posts. But it is also annoying that the suggestions appear between title and body, which pushes the ...
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U&L favicon on dark background is barely readable

On Firefox with Dark theme enabled (it is available in the browser out of the box), this site's favicon is mostly unreadable: The letters could have less transparency and more white in them so that ...
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"Super-Meta" Call for requests for U&L site customizations

No, this isn't about an Emacs key combination! I happened to catch Responsive Design Themes - What can sites customize and how can they get changes implemented? on Meta Stack Exchange where there was ...
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Could the link colours within post text be made to stand out more from regular text?

I find the link colours in posts (questions and answers) quite similar to the colour of regular text -- to the point that I'm not sure if I can tell if there is a link in the text at all. Could the ...
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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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Red notification when review queue is too long

I've see a small bug, I've reviewed 20 vote close today, and though I can't consult the vote close queue, I still have the red notification icon in review queue while I can't consult it, I think it ...
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Knowing about Imgur's thumbnailing abilities

In this answer to another meta question I have been told about the thumbnailing features available within Imgur. I for one had no idea that these features were even available, and hadn't even ...
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"Related" questions section is dancing

I just noticed the hover behaviour of Related Questions section. Below there's another section "Hot Network Questions" that is performing well on hover. Is that a bug or is it a feature? ...
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Many times I "forget" to give (deserved) upvotes, because I would have to scroll up again

I came across a great (long) Q, with great (long) answers, several bounties awarded, a pleasure to read. From the tags, and the first few lines of the Q it was not clear to me, whether I would enjoy ...
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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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Why does Unix.SE give me this message and no other SE sites do?

Whenever I visit a question on Unix.SE, I get the following message: On any other SE site, I don't get it. When I click close this message, the next time I visit a question, I get the same message. ...
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Posting an answer triggers the "Confirm that you want to leave" dialogue

For the past few days (since the new profile pages came out, I think), each time I try to post an answer on U&L, I get this dialog when I click on "Post your answer": If I choose "Stay on page" ...
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Add suggestions in user template about mentioning OS/distribution and version

Perhaps we could add to the question template that users see, a suggestion to mention the operating system or distribution, and also the version/release of that operating system. This should of course ...
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Why is the number of votes not clickable on this SE site?

A few days earlier, I came to know about this feature of SO. I am not sure whether it was present earlier also or has been added recently. The number of votes for each question/answer can be clicked ...
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Login loses the question page

Here on Unix, login is not as smooth as on other sites on the Stack Exchange network. I was on this question page : unix.stackexchange.com/questions/1262/where-did-the-wheel-group-get-its-name. I ...
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show the effect of favorite questions more effectively

It took me a year of membership and 9000 points rep to learn that you are notified about new answers if you make a question a favorite. And I learnt it just by chance: Someone mentioned that in a ...
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The suggested edit queue needs to be clearer if it's a question or answer

Both @slm and I managed to vote to approve this suggested edit, not realizing it was fixing broken code in the question as opposed to an answer. (Faheem Mitha rejected, after I admitted my mistake in ...
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Links colours are not distinctive enough

In the main site, the links are slightly blueish: rgb(43, 109, 151), I find them difficult to distinguish from the body text color: rgb(51, 51, 51). Perhaps it's my monitor, or my eyes, but I don't ...
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Inappropriate animations on /about

The new /about page is nice overall. Great work! However, there's something there that considerably mars the result, and is especially inappropriate on this site. Various illustrations slide into ...
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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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Maybe image can be enlarged when you click on it?

Referring to this post, I had to copy the url of first two images and open it separately in a browser to view it, so maybe there could be something like lightbox use to open these image in original ...
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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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