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What should I do with this Q…? Edit or repost with new details?

What is the Linux equivalent of the Windows registry? Already 16 votes on one answer so far. It seems like an answered Q from my perspective. I'm planning to post the information about windows ...
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Should we have a convention for commands requiring root?

Often a question can only be answered with a command that must be run as root. Depending on your distribution of choice you might be used to doing this with sudo. However, it is probably undesirable ...
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Can we undo “close” votes?

I voted to close a "duplicate" question. After posting a answer, and getting a comment from the OP, I realised that it was not a duplicate.... Now I cannot remove my close-vote... is there a way?
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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

We closed the domain naming thread (click for details). Instead, let's start with a killer "elevator pitch!" Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming, but to get you started:...
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So why don't we get chat rooms?

Not pushing for chat rooms, just inquisitive why Ubuntu SE gets to chat and we don't? In a way, this will solve my previous question
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I'd like to know who is online right now

I know this not a forum. And you can tell me to mind my own bussiness on this one. But I really like the ability to know who else is active at the moment. It helps me decide if I should stick around ...
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Show a short “reminder” before first posting

There are often postings by new users in the style of: "Hey, my $foo dosen't work. I tried to fix it, but it's still broken. Any ideas how to fix it?" It would often be really helpful to have ...
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How to handle questions which can not be answered?

Sometimes there are questions, where there doesn't seem to exist a sensible answer. E.g. Fedora GUI package installer takes very long (>15min) to start where the question is how to use improved ...
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editing guidelines for Unix SE

So you guys have granted me enough rep to edit. :D But before I dig into people's questions/answers, what conventions/rules/guidelines should be followed when editing?
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Tags for variant-agnostic questions

There are currently a number of questions tagged unix. I think this tag is meaningless since every question could have it. (Then again, so could the computer tag on SU!) We could ban the unix tag (I ...
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Where can I find Software for Unix/Linux that does X?

This question is an attempt to preempt other questions asking for recommendations of software packages that meet some vague or general requirement X. Questions like (please add more, so this can be ...
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Should posts expire?

My thoughts is that posts should either expire or go into an archive site after some period of time, because the structure of Unix changes over a period of time by default. I think the person ...
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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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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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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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Policy on multiposting

How should we deal with questions that are posted simultaneously at Unix.SE and another Stack Exchange site? I've found some discussion on Meta Stack Overflow, but no official policy: Cross-posting ...
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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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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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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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Ambiguous tags - file

Should we create separate tags if a tag is ambiguous? I'm thinking of the file tag for starters... I think I've seen it mean file the data structure, and file the command. Are these even different ...
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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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merge? or create a 3rd CW backup thread?

There's this and this question on backups. I felt what the users were asking for was different enough (e.g. time machine clone vs external hard drives) to not initially merge them. However, givent he ...
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image we should use for something…

I dunno what we should use this for or if it should be remixed. But I found this and I think it'd be good for us. Does anyone know what the second one from the left is? Question is: what should we ...
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404 Image Nominations

According to the Top 7, we need to select a 404 image - an image that will be displayed when users try to bring up a page that does not exist. Please quote the source so the team can negotiate ...
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Captcha Image Nominations

According to the Top 7, we need to select a CAPTCHA image. So please submit your proposals as answers to this question.
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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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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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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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Are android questions on topic?

As I read Android wikipedia page all I found is that: It is Linux kernel(who would suspect ;) ) "nor does it support the full set of standard GNU libraries" without mentioning if it is POSIX ...
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How should we promote the site?

We're getting to the point in the beta where we should start trying to actively promote ourselves. Most of this is not so much a question as an informational post to let people know what methods other ...
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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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What is the relationship between Linux/Unix SE and Ubuntu SE

If both this SE and the Ubuntu SE make it out of beta, it might be a good idea to have some guidelines for when questions should be directed to the Ubuntu SE. Personally, I can't think of an "...
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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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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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Shell scripting on-topic?

There was a question raised about whether How does “top” command show live results? belongs here, or if questions about shell scripting should fall under the domain of programming and stay on SO. I'm ...
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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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Are history questions on topic?

Unix has quite a bit of history, and a lot of things with historical roots. Should questions primarily about the history of Unix be on topic?
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Date specific questions

What should we do about time specific questions? I voted to close this question: Which laptop is most compatible with Linux? The answers were fairly generic, but I don't think we should encourage ...
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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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Retract (change) poll vote

Is it possible? If not, why not?
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Where to draw the Line on servers

Where do we draw the line on server questions? I personally think that questions about Apache, Postfix, Postgres, OpenLDAP, etc ought to be offtopic and sent to SF. I even think this question should ...
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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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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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colinux related queries are off the topic?

As Title "colinux related queries are off the topic?"
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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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Can we get rid of the “for advanced users” part of our description?

Why have we burdened ourselves with the phrase "for advanced users"? I see many problems with this: Do we have a definition for "advanced"? Why would we want to keep "beginner" users out of this ...
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Is it On or Off Topic When Unix/Linux is Only Ancillary to the Question?

This is not necessarily a "specific question" discussion. It's just an example to raise the issue. I'm looking at this question: Good introduction to SubVersion for unexperienced users? This is a ...
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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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