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Love the design

Not a question, just an appreciation: I absolutely love the graphic design of the unix.stackexchange.com site. Love it. Spot-on for what the site's about.
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

As we enter the second week of the public beta, we desperately need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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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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Is it ok to ask bash language questions?

I find myself asking more and more questions that might overlap with SO. Where should I ask bash questions that focus more on the bash language than they do on unix? Here or on SO?
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distro-base tags?

Let's say I use Linux Mint, and I have a question that is not specific to mint, but is specific to Debian. should I tag it linux-mint, ubuntu, debian? or maybe debian-base? I'm thinking maybe we ...
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Captcha seems to pop up at every edit

I am getting a captcha each time I edit or do anything here - it is pretty annoying. Is the captcha set up differently here?
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Are "show off your DE" questions off topic?

I'm looking to customize my DE, and I would like to ask the community for screenshots + config file examples. Something like this thread Would a question like that be on or off topic?
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Why is there a linux tag?

In theory, all questions on the unix-stackexchange could be tagged linux? Isn't it then a bit redundant to have a linux tag? OR is it there to discriminate between linux or unix specific questions?
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'Holy Wars' Questions

I don't think that we should encourage questions such as Is GNU/Linux still relevant?. These types of questions bring out strong emotions or exhaustion for people who have been involved in the debate ...
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Non Standard CLI tools - A ruby tool question

An earlier related question on meta. This question was asked and ultimately answered on SO. This tool is is probably mostly used by Ruby programmers to test on multiple versions, and maybe slightly ...
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Offtopic - A Stance - Programming / Servers / Cross Platform Applications

This encompasses all previous questions. I decided I didn't want to say this more than once, and I've changed my stance a bit. For the most part it's unix vs windows. IIRC Windows uses threads where ...
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Moderator nominations

One of the seven beta questions is deciding who the moderators should be Some SE sites seem to start the moderator nominations too early, while others forget about it completely. Robert Cartaino's ...
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Are questions about firewalls on or off topic?

Is the intent of this site to stick to a core Unix functionality and not go into topics like firewalls? It seems like there is some cross-over with serverfault.com when you start getting into some ...
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Are questions about CPAN ok?

I mean like if I wanted to ask 'how do I install a module with cpanp' would that be ok? obviously questions about how do I write a cpan module are offtopic and better relegated to SO.
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make - ontopic or SO

I know make has long been a unix tool, but me thinks it's too close to programming (at least anything beyond how do I build software X). This question prompted this, I think it should be closed... ...
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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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Are questions about software packages on topic?

Is it on topic to ask questions of the form "What program does allow me to do X"? Or more generally, is it on topic to ask questions about recommendations for certain programs? I fear that these ...
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copy questions from superuser?

Hello, Previously I asked unix questions on superuser, can I copy them here together with the answers?
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OpenGL question - offtopic?

This question on where to start learning opengl was asked. I don't feel that there's any way that this could possibly be ontopic here. I realize that *nix systems use OpenGL instead of DirectX, but ...
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Should a general question with very distro/os-specific answers be split into distro/os-specific questions?

I created How do I add MP3/etc support to my *nix desktop? as an experiment to see how this sort of question would work. Does it make more sense to have one question with a bunch of answers, where ...
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Is Embedded Unix/Linux on topic?

Linux in particular is used in a whole lot of embedded applications. What parts of those would be on topic here?
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Blockquote button in edit panel creates strange output [closed]

On Chromium, pressing the blockquote button in the edit panel toolbar gives the following: Blockquote Blockquote> BlockquoteBlockquote Blockquote Similar results if some text is highlighted ...
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cant find any RSS feed for new/updated questions

I cant find any RSS feed for new/updated questions (same as SO). Is it not available in Beta ?

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