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Icons of the badge counts

Based on the idea from the math site where they use different shapes for bronze, silver, and gold badges, what about having different prompts for ours? Gold could be a (root shell) #, but I'm not sure ...
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Abusers of closing votes

Pattern of Abuse. Or maybe just a pattern of reviewing? So as one of the top candidates in the potential review abuse department, I will put in my two cents. I think the pattern you are seeing may ...
Stephen Rauch's user avatar
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Abusers of closing votes

Since I've been named as a possible abuser of close votes (and since voting-to-close is fresh in my head), I'm happy to speak to my votes. I am not shy about voting my opinion on Questions and Answers,...
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Remove condition of having minimum 15 reputation for upvotes

I applaud your desire to upvote those that have helped you. Sadly SPAM and other nefarious activities are a sad fact of the modern internet. So these limits are in place. But it turns out your idea ...
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Can automatic deletion of "low-quality" posts be turned off?

Sorry, but this is a network-wide feature, not something that can be configured for each site. That said, this statement is really problematic: Regardless of whether a post is truly low-quality or ...
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Icons of the badge counts

I was bored so I re-made the badges' design proposed by Jeff Schaller. My take on it is according to the aviation.SE, which has the biggest badges that I managed to find on SE (increased here by a ...
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Many times I "forget" to give (deserved) upvotes, because I would have to scroll up again

Keyboard shortcuts are already available. Enable them in your preferences: The help ?: Voting v:
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Ask "Do you really want to resurrect this question?", and let the mods vote whenever someone answers a question that's older than 6 months

I would go even further than NotTheDr01ds and say that the person asking the question is only tangentially relevant. If the question can stand on its own and doesn't need clarification, then the job ...
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Abusers of closing votes

Glad you put it. I came to U&L (and whole stackexchange site) to learn, and I learn more than I answer question. understanding U&L The difficult mission of U&L is to mix plain english ...
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Can those who voted to close a post voluntarily give up reviewing reopening the same post?

No. And, again, no. Neither are a good idea. To clarify, and head off the inevitable complaints about the brevity of my answer, the people that originially voted to close are in fact the most ...
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Order users by country? Feature Request

There's no option currently on the site for that, but there are a bunch of Data Explorer queries that might work depending on what you're trying to do. It's a little tricky because the "Location" ...
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How features are integrated in between Stack Exchange forums?

According to How do I enable dark mode on other sites in the network?, it is not yet available outside of Stack Overflow: Dark mode is currently in beta and only available on Stack Overflow. You ...
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Ask "Do you really want to resurrect this question?", and let the mods vote whenever someone answers a question that's older than 6 months

I do realize that it can be frustrating when you spend time answering a question only to then realize that it's due to a NATO (new answer to old question). But keep in mind that the site isn't here ...
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Make Link Colors Brighter and/or add Dotted Underline

Suggestion: Make links brighter, add dotted underline My suggestion is to make all links a brighter blue or a different brighter color and/or add dotted underline to all links to make it very clear ...
Govind Rai's user avatar
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How to create a side by side code box?

In the answer you linked, I would format it as: infile 1 2 3 4 a b c d # $ @ % outfile 1 a # 2 b $ 3 c @ 4 d %
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Unix tagging vs linux tagging?

We have a unix tag but because the entire site is effectively about Unix this tag would get abused and become pointless. Therefore it's restricted to only historical aspects of Unix. There are a few Q&...
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embedding gists from github in stackexchange.com

No. That would be the same as linking, which means that should the gist disappear, the question/answer here becomes useless. Won't fix.
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inform about edits after downvotes

it would be nice to be informed of edits to a post which one has downvoted I had a similar thought, and chased it down through various Metas, eventually landing at Stack Apps: Get a list of posts you'...
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1 Implement: Zero Comments

I don't think comments are a problem on unix.SE. It seems to me that they're deleted less aggressively here than on other sites, which IMO is just a good thing. There's nothing inherently wrong with ...
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Could the site's subdomain be changed to linux.stackexchange.com?

Unix is very much on topic here and always has been. Yes, we get fewer questions about Unix than we do about Linux, but we certainly get questions about both. We also get questions about macOS and ...
terdon's user avatar
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discourage images of text on /questions/ask?

This is actually already implemented to some degree for new users. It's just that at 15 rep, the warning message goes away so that more experienced users don't see it any longer. New users that ...
NotTheDr01ds's user avatar
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Users having offered a bounty on a question should be allowed to comment irrespective of their credit

The rep threshold for commenting is super important to avoid spammers flooding the site with comments advertising viagra or whatever. This is one of the rules that have a very clear, very important ...
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Is it possible to have the <kbd> for the comma enlarged?

There is a solution without resorting to JS libraries or CSS hacks. If you bold the characters, they become slightly larger, making the distinction between . and , more obvious. Normal vs. bold: , . ,...
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Is there a way to de-prioritize your own question?

No, there's nothing you can do, and nothing you should do either. Just consider yourself lucky. There's no reason to feel bad if one of your questions gets more attention than you think it deserves. ...
terdon's user avatar
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Feature request: Watch other person's question for answers/updates

Yes, it is possible now! Refer: The Follow Questions and Answers feature is now live across the Network for more information. You can follow any question and answer (not posted by self) and you'll ...
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Why are posts to multiple sites not found automatically?

Most of the time I presume users who are active on more than this site notice the cross-post. This is how I notice cross-posts between SO and U&L (although I'm not even remotely as active there as ...
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Why are posts to multiple sites not found automatically?

This has been suggested on the main meta a bunch of times; the original post seems to be Can we automate detection of cross-posting?. There doesn't seem to be any official response, so I don't know if ...
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
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Make "Offtopic -- problem that can't be reproduced" as separate close reason

I agree. It's also occurred to me that placing non reproducible issues under the off topic hierarchy does not really make sense, because if a problem is not reproducible, that does not make it off ...
Faheem Mitha's user avatar
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Why do suggested similar posts appear between title and body of a post under creation?

I'd argue that's the intended effect. You should look at those posts and see if any of those are what you're going to ask, and so they should be shown at the first available place where enough ...
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