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2014 Community Moderator Election Results

Unix & Linux's 2nd moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Editing questions recently put on hold (don't do trivial edits)

I've already mentioned this to a couple of editors in the /dev/chat chat, but I think it may be worth mentioning in a Meta post as well. Please don't make trivial edits to questions that were ...
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History of Linux kernel development question, what's next?

So we've reopened this question - Git, Linux kernel and ticketing/bug-reporting - and I'd like to help it get as thorough an answer as possible. I've been adding links to resources that I'd like to ...
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Should the tags /scripting and /shell-script be merged?

There are these two - scripting and shell-script. Moreover, scripting is synonymous with script and non-interactive shell-script is synonymous with bash-script and shell-scripting I'm wondering what'...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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What's our status in voting?

The most upvoted answer in the questionnaire in the recent moderator election, pointed out two issues: U&L is way below average among SE sites when it comes to questions with at least one upvoted ...
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Should we add a [trackpad] tag?

I think we should add a tag for trackpad - as a tag synonym of touchpad. "Trackpad" is in common usage, partly due to Apple. But we only have a tag for touchpad. I noticed there were over 20 ...
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Thumbs down for the Ads

For the last couple of weeks I have been diligently, like one of Skinner's pigeons, giving the thumb's up or thumb's down to the various SE network ads that appear in the right sidebar. Why? Because ...
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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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What qualifies as “serial *voting”?

I just got a really good answer to a question of mine. Since the author was so knowledgeable (about vim in this case) and gave such a careful answer, I went to read other things he wrote. There was ...
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Difference between “foo” and “foo”, 'foo' and ‘foo’ — and — as well

Look at this title: The meaning of a long dash? Ah, no, it's --, correctly spelled in the title, but mangled in the title, which means that it's mangled in search engine results too. Or look at this ...
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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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Fedora upgrade question closed as “typo”?

Re @Prabhjot Singh Problem with alsa-plugins-freeworld-lavcrate when upgrading to Fedora 28 "Questions describing a problem that can't be reproduced and seemingly went away on its own (or went away ...
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HTTPS links not recognized as valid URLS

When trying to vote to close a question as a duplicate, I copied the link to the duplicate question and, as I use HTTPS by default, the link was rejected with an error message along the lines of "not ...
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Why are edits for new tag entries getting rejected for changing too much of the original content?

Recently I have been trying to edit/add tag wiki information. Most of my suggested edits are getting approved, but I do notice with the ones rejected (and some reject votes on the accepted ones), they ...
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Rename adb to android-adb

Since this is about UNIX, I would expect that the tag adb refers to the advanced debugger written by Stephen Bourne in the mid 1970 as the standard debugger for UNIX. This tag currently however is ...
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No vote options on low quality posts queue?

I've seen some discussions regarding voting to delete wrong/low quality answers and it seems that is the incorrect course of action but instead they should be down-voted. Based on that I wonder why ...
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Just wanted to thank you all

I love you all so much, seriously... Gilles, Tripleee, Jeff Schaller, dirkt, slm, Stéphane Chazelas. Kusalananda, slm, terdon, mikeserv, and many others I can't remember names of right now, I am ...
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Clean up question on this Q&A

Other sites (for example, Ask Ubuntu) have occasionally had question cleanup events in an attempt to clear out unanswered questions. Basically, the AU mods made a kind of game where they selected ...
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Killing a few meta-tags (and please write tag wikis)

I just killed best-practises (a misspelling of a meta-tag). I'm not fond of tips-and-tricks, troubleshooting, homework (homework discussion) or unix (unix tag discussion) either. Will anyone speak up ...
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Merge [kde5] & [plasma5]

kde5 & plasma5 mean the same thing. As explained by the Super User equivalent, Plasma 5 is the fifth iteration of KDE's desktop environment (kde5, on its own, makes no sense). For this reason I'm ...
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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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Weird double-underline for links to answers in user profile

I noticed some rather odd behavior when moving the cursor over links to answers displayed in my user profile: I opened Firebug to see if I could determine exactly what was going on here. The cause of ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Do we need multiple multi-monitor tags?

Inspired by a recent MSO question, I looked here and found two possibly-overlapping tags: dual-monitor multi-monitor Should we merge them and make dual-monitor a synonym of multi-monitor?
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Will the peer pressure badge eventually get recommended as next badge?

My "Select your next badge" recommends going for the Epic badge, and there are still a few alternatives to work on as well: Assuming that I had obtained all the badges I can select from, apart from "...
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Can the system check for “[enter code here]” in the text?

I wanted to answer this question, and while doing so decided to change the two commands in the text to preformatted text. IIRC I selected the text in the rendered output, and not (as I should have) in ...
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2014 Community Moderator Election

The 2014 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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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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Getting notified of new answers

I reviewed an answer where the OP answered their own Q. And although the actual actions were not clear to me they might be to someone else¹. What I noticed is that just 5 days ago someone commented ...
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question closed for off-topic, even though some answers here suggest it is not

I have a sad record. First question asked in this site and it's been voted and closed for off-topic: Wrong timezone offset. How do I correct it? (help with zic timezone compiler) A user, @Gilles, ...
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Our stats so far, compared to the other SE betas

When I posted How should we promote the site? a couple weeks ago I included some charts comparing all the different SE betas. There was a request for updated information, so I figured I would just ...
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Parallel /parallel tags

The tag parallel has at least three meanings. I propose to disambiguate them and get rid of parallel. Running programs or threads in parallel, i.e. exploiting multiple cores on one computer → ...
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What is the [history-expansion] tag for, and does it add any value?

While reviewing existing tags (I was looking for Incident Response/Investigation related subjects) I came across the history-expansion tag. Without a wiki definition I had to look at questions already ...
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Hyperlink color on Unix & Linux is too subtle on Chrome

When I visit Unix & Linux, I can barely tell when someone has included a hyperlink. Just today I could tell from context that a user had included a link in the answer, but until hovering over it ...
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Extend [edit] link markup to allow arbitrary text

I'm a great believer in reminding new users that they should edit their question to include updates rather than losing them amongst comments. What I find, though, is that the single word edit is ...
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The blog link still points to the main Stack Exchange blog

Even though the blog is online, the "blog" link in the top bar dropdown still points to blog.stackexchange.com. It should be fixed.
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unix.se reputation visible in careers.so CV?

Once the unix SE goes out of beta, will the rep be visible in the careers CV view? I think it makes sense for people looking for UNIX-related jobs.
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Migration to Stack Overflow locked but not actually migrated

There's something wrong with the migration of Seperating GLX from X11 to had 4 votes to migrate to Stack Overflow. It looks like the migration is in limbo: it's started (the question has been locked), ...
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The plain text alternative of notification emails is not usable

As I imagine that happens for every other Stack* user, I receive eventual emails about questions I have made/comment and changes in my account here. I usually don't see the HTML version of these ...
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copied content when rejecting suggested edits on tags and tag wikis

I have the habit of cut-and-pasting the content of suggested edits on tags, and tag wikis, into Google, especially if they are completely new content. This proposed edit for /u-boot: Das U-Boot is ...
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Can we retag suspend-related questions from “sleep”→“suspend”?

Of the currently 41 sleep-questions, some (like this one) are about the sleep program; the rest refer to suspend, as in low-power-mode; suspend-to-RAM|disk. (But few questions tagged suspend are about ...
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Request for moderator assistance: tag lock

To help push along a tag cleanup as mentioned in Let's clean up the GRUB tags, I do hereby ask that the grub tag be locked to disallow future questions from being tagged such, in much the same ...
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Why am I regularly asked to prove that I am human?

This StackExchange site is the only one that consistently asks me to prove that I am human, giving me some hard to read CAPTCHA to fill out. Usually I need to cycle through a few until I can decipher ...
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recovering from error

I just visited the question-section, and opened some of them in - da-da-da-dam - 4 or 5 tabs. Unfortunately, there was a server side error, and I got 4 or 5 tabs with the message: https://unix....
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Possible Conference Speaking Sponsorships — 2011

We're evaluating the feasibility of sponsoring a member of the Unix & Linux community to speak at a conference in 2011. Speaking is a relatively big "ask", so this needs to be planned many months ...
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Wrong prompt when editing questions with disallowed tag

When editing a question with tag that isn't allowed, the message below is shown which incorrectly uses 'Your answer' instead of 'Your edit': Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: ...
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Inconsistent buttons in review queue

Seeing we are looking at changes to the review queue, I thought I'd ask about an issue that has bugged me for years. In some of the queues (and don't ask which, because despite using the site for ...
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tag:lxc and tag:lxd … clarification required

lxc and lxd seem to be partially overlapping tags. So while LXC is the acronym for LinuX Containers and names the project as well as the software, there are now three major versions of LXC: 1.x ...
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“You … you complete me” said the autocomplete tag

Calling all those interested in helping the site and potentially gaining a tag editor or research assistant badge! We have a tag with an old, copy-pasted excerpt & wiki that could use some ...

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