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Reputation changes points message not showing or disappearing swiftly

Since a couple of days I noted that reputation changes points message is not showing or disappearing swiftly (I'm not sure yet wich is it). I can only see that the number is higher or lower, without ...
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Should we allow PowerShell questions and answers on unix.SE?

Simple question in the title. I'm not (yet) advocating to any side. Maybe after reading some well formuled thoughts.
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How do reset Debian 10.9 root and login password? [migrated]

I'm currently using Debian 10.9 buster release with gnome 3.30.2 I forgot my login and root password but I've had auto-login enabled i.e., I'm automatically logged in after a reboot or power on but, I'...
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TAB not preserved in code blocks

Mangling code or tab separated data: This is tab delimited data Rendering of code blocks break tabs. This is bad for example for code that require tabs (Example). for posts where users paste ...
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Community Ads for 2021

We're almost halfway through 2021, and in case you missed it, Community Promotion Ads are gonna be a bit different this time! TL;DR: submit and vote for ad proposals before August 2nd! What are ...
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Was my behavior correct in this situation?

I'm opening this post in reference to this question: Access ext4 disk that lost superblock and its backups The only person who answered seem to be a a highly regarded member of this community, not ...
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Why has the title been usurped as the question?

I've been wondering why so many people recently are putting their question in the title, and only supporting information in the body text. (It used to be that the question itself belonged in the body, ...
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Site fonts on Linux

After logging on this morning, I noticed that my fonts (using Brave) had all switched back to whatever SE was using before. Is it just me or was the Ubuntu font removed?
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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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Can questions about Windows subsystem for linux be asked here? [duplicate]

I am thinking about asking Linux questions that run with Windows subsystem for Linux (WSL). Can I ask questions that can apply to WSL and the "raw" distro?
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Cannot change tags of a particular question

I have tried to add the bashrc and bash-profile tags to How to fix infinite bash loop (bashrc + bash_profile) when ssh-ing into an ec2 server? but after clicking "save tag edits" the tags ...
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Should the tag for the Zoom video conferencing app be [zoom] or [zoom-meeting] or something else?

Over on Ask Ubuntu, we had a discussion somewhat recently due to the frequent mistagging of zoom (for the functionality of zooming in/out) vs zoom-meeting (our tag for the Zoom video conferencing app)...
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Shall I edit question to new question or just make new question?

During investigating question "why in screen session things display incorrectly": symbols display wrong in `screen` - ascii or utf I've found answer what is the reason (i.e. export ...
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Arch Linux vs Kali Linux

I earlier using Kali Linux. I asked lot of questions with kali-linux tag. I had read the answer. Linux isn't hard but, kali is. I noticed that I could use Kali more smoothly. When I was trying to ...
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How may I close the small window for cookies, without making any choice?

What are the classes of cookies after clicking Customize Settings used for? Sometimes it doesn't proceed after clicking Customize Settings. How may I close the small window for cookies, without making ...
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How to log out of Unix & Linux

Any suggestions for how to log out of this site once logged in, would be much appreciated. Thanks for any answers.
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Answer with alternative solution not addressing the question directly

I read the meta question Are answers using alternative tools not welcome?, but I'm not sure if my question has nuances that the other doesn't. I have no issues if you consider this is a duplicate. I ...
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Exec tag being used for Find questions

Several users are associating the exec tag (244 questions) with Find's -exec option. Find && Exec tagged questions amounts to almost the half of that value (105 questions). The tag's ...
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Is historic reasoning by really opinion based?

I'd like to discuss whether or not there is a difference between querying historic design decisions and asking for opinions. The difference is subtle enough... "why should I ..." can often ...
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What do you think about questions for which answers could be trivially Googled?

I see lots of questions being asked for which a simple Google query which includes just the title of the question is enough to answer it, e.g. this one. IMO they'd better be deleted/hidden from view ...
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Is virtualization always a virtual machine?

Here in Unix and Linux Stack Exchange I used the virtualization tag and it was changed to virtual-machine automatically. A virtual computing machine is a machine, a virtual operating system is a ...
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Is making personal attacks ever justified?

I'll admit, I'm writing this question out of frustration and that's never a good start. I've spent some time away from U&L partly for personal reasons, and partly because a user launched a tirade ...
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Is a deleted comment received by the tagged user?

Sometimes I delete a comment tagging a user, and for some reason or other, I delete the comment seconds or minutes after. Does the recipient receive the notification and can see (at least part of) the ...
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Why is unix.stackexchange.com not using dark mode? [duplicate]

StackExchange has had an option for a while now that allows users to use the dark mode theme on the website. I've noticed that all the stack exchange sites I use, are in dark mode, yet this one is not....
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IBM will soon be sponsoring Unix & Linux!

We're excited to announce that IBM will be sponsoring Unix & Linux for the next quarter (maybe more) beginning tomorrow! These types of partnerships that help us bring more resources to our ...
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Bug in review badge award algorithm?

It seems that two days ago, I was awarded the "Steward" badge for the "First Post" and "Close Votes" queues, although I received them in May and July of last year already....
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Why was my post closed as “opinion-based”?

Original. I thought it's very irrational to abuse the test statement rather than using a case statement for string comparison in a shell script, in viewpoint of portability and performance.
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My question had three upvotes, suddenly it is zero. What is going on?

I recently asked a question pause youtube-dl when network is disconnected and resume when it is connected again (which currently has an open bounty). Yesterday it had 3 upvotes. Today, I checked and ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Whats going on with the ChromeOS tag?

I have a question about my Unix & Linux Stack Exchange post: Native Packet Dropping on ChromeOS I've been having a look at the ChromeOS tag and it seems to be doing poorly. Questions are rarely ...
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Broken italics in code block

The answer here https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/472384/170373 contains this code block: grep -vE '0.*1|1.*[02]|2.*[13]|3.*[24]|4.*[35]|5.*[46]|6.*[57]|7.*[68]|8.*[79]|9.*8' In that particular answer,...
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Should we have specific tags for individual machine-readable code types?

A new tag qr-code has recently been created. I voted "reject" in the "suggested edit" review as I felt it was not a good idea to have a tag describing a specific machine-readable ...
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Why can't I change my close-vote reason or not close-vote anymore after retracting?

I just close-voted this question with reason "Needs details or clarity". Afterwards, I saw, that this question fits very well, and I would like to change my vote to "Duplicate of ...&...
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What methods can a user use to protect themselves?

In the following scenario: posts are harassed by prominent members' comments, and are downvoted, closed and deleted by a group of prominent members after their abuses are exposed flags are ignored ...
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Is it possible to complete tags when searching questions?

When writing a question, tags can be completed just by starting to write a word. However when searching for questions with specific tags, input like "[bla" does not complete. I wonder how ...
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Reconsider “no improvement whatsoever” rejection

One of the canned messages to reject a suggested edit is no improvement whatsoever: This edit does not make the post even a little bit easier to read, easier to find, more accurate or more accessible....
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Overlap between “software-installation” and “package-management”

There has been recent effort by a new community member to tag (in particular old) questions related to software installation with the software-installation tag. Since this also includes questions ...
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How to @ mention a user in a comment (to reply to a user's comment)

How can I "mention" or "tag" a specific user in a comment? The goal is to respond/reply to a comment from a specific user and to draw that user's attention. I seem to remember ...
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Improve syntax detection based on shebang

On a few occasion, I've seen code blocks such as: #! /bin/zsh - echo foo/* echo this is not part of a C comment. Being highlighted as C code even though the Q&A had a zsh tag and the shebang ...
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How to search for a user profile?

I would like to know if a particular user (from another, non stackexchange site, for e.g twitter) has an account here. Searching with user:<username> gave a (400 000+ items) list of results. ...
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Is here a place for report - without a question?

I noted a problem. I made a heavy testing and I discovered a fundamental discrepancy between theory and practical realization. I spent an extra time to write a short report, and I tried to posted it ...
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Are there StackExchange paid-answers services?

Is there some kind of paid service on StackExchange Websites where one can ask a question which will cost him some money, but he will receive an answer no matter how general or basic the question is? ...
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Confirm or rollback this edit

Here I (and someone else) have approved an edit into the most upvoted answer, which was suggested by comment at 2017, but later I saw that this edit (--progress) exists already in this answer from ...
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How can I improve my answer?

Few days ago I answered a question. It had been downvoted. So, I just deleted it. However, today I am feeling curious (so I undeleted it). Can anyone please check and let me know what is wrong with ...
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Add new choice for questions belong on different sites in SE

Currently, there are only 2 choices (Meta and SO), following this flag menu: -> A community-specific reason -> This question belongs on another site in the SE These choices are among the most ...
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Disrespectful answer from a user

I've asked a question, good or bad, but very concise and objective. This is one of the answers I got. Where the user is attacking me instead of answering a question. Not only in the question but also ...
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Why is my post closed?

Why is What is the scope of a public key added by apt-key? closed? Please clarify the stated reason. (see my comments to the reply below for more information)
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Edit conflicts resolution

Suppose that there are disagreements about editing an answer. People with direct editing privilege, the post owner and the moderators, have different opinions about editing this post. So someone could ...
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Moderator deleted my answer — too rashly?

At 2am this morning (local time), I posted this answer to a question (not mine) that had also been bugging me for years. I had just figured out how to resolve it, and wanted to share it with the OP (@...
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How to deal with solutions edited into the question itself?

I came across multiple questions, where the original poster found a solution and edited the question to add that solution to the question instead of posting the solution as an answer. For example: 1, ...

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