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The tag adds information. Maybe poor information, but information even an unexperienced user actually provides. Very often I saw a question about how to solve some problem, but with very poor border conditions given. Only after I saw the linux tag, I was able to guess a lot of things like the OP probably uses the GNU version of the described tools. I grew ...


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Even if your edit is correct, if it fundamentally changes the answer it should not be an edit but a new answer. From the help center on editing (emphasis mine): Edits are expected to be substantial and to leave the post better than you found it. Common reasons for edits include: To fix grammar and spelling mistakes To clarify the meaning of the post (...


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I vote to reject your edit for two reasons: the first part of your edit doesn’t add any substantive content, it’s a variation on the existing last -x | less command and an example; the second part of your edit is incorrect: the X server error message doesn’t give any clue regarding the reason of the shutdown. I’m not saying the post you edited can’t be ...


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I would consider creating a tag when there's a topic that's sufficiently large to have a community that's using that technology and would search specifically for it. Tags are one way of organizing and distributing questions on the site. There is a maximum of five tags per question, so we shouldn't have a tag for every noun in existence. We should consider a ...


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Above and beyond Why can we not vote to migrate a question to superuser.com?, there's some previous history here: (2010) - How did Unix/Linux survive Area51?: "Eventually there was a vote about merging, with Unix voting for merging, Ubuntu voting not to ... the sites ended up deciding to only migrate from Ubuntu to Unix if the question doesn't apply to ...


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Standing on the shoulders of giants, I'll mention: When flagging a question to be migrated, why are some Stack Exchange sites excluded? (with its link to some good reading at What is the reasoning behind restricting the number of migration paths?). Shog9's answer on Meta.SE regarding close-vote migration paths raises concerns over whether the OP has (or even ...


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I agree that the first version of the answer was severely flawed — I’m the one who down voted. I agree that it’s OK for edits to fix technical errors in answers.  Reviewers often reject such edits with the “clearly conflicts with author's intent” reason.  It seems to me that this argument says that the author intended to post a technically flawed answer, ...


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Here are the numbers for this year (with Shog9's very slight late adjustments not taken into account), compared to the numbers for last year (because why not?). The last two columns are the differences from last year's "Moderators" and "Community" numbers. A value less than zero indicates a decrease. Action Moderators ...


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Your edit was indeed helpful. Your changes were absolutely improving the answer and, as you said, it wouldn't even run without the missing quote. Most importantly, you fixed the (( failed )) || return which had to be (( failed )) && return for the script to work. When looking over your edit, I was confused by your change of if ! "$*" then ...


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