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A better, cooler name for the Chat Room

How about chat as a device? /dev/chat
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Do we still like hats?

I don't know if I'll like them or not, but I think it's been designed correctly: Opt-in on a per-site basis, and opt-out on a per-user basis. So I say, go for it. If I don't like them I will disable ...
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A better, cooler name for the Chat Room

Yet another chat variation, as a shebang this time: #!/bin/chat
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Alias macOS to OS X?

These should be synonyms, but macos, being the currently preferred name of the OS, should be the master, and the other tags synonyms of it. That doesn't match the current suggestion.
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A better, cooler name for the Chat Room

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A better, cooler name for the Chat Room

talk(1) talk(1) was/is a way to chat with users between Unix machines, going back to 4.2BSD (1983). ytalk would be another good name, as it introduced 3+-user chat, but that'd be more confusing to ...
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A better, cooler name for the Chat Room

Inspired by @rumtscho's excellent answer: User Space
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The [X] tag should be aliased to [X11]. (Agree / disagree?)

I think it's a bit of a moot point. I skimmed through the questions tagged x, and the vast majority are Linux systems (so running X11), with the rare exceptions for X11 on macOS. There's no question ...
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A better, cooler name for the Chat Room

Swap Space Or something like.
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What's the return status of the exit code?

After seeing the additional data, I'm leaning towards this idea: base tag: exit-status (a new tag, utilizing the current return-status excerpt & wiki) synonyms: exit-code, return-status, and ...
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The tag 'windows-subsystem-for-linux' is too long; the maximum length is 25 characters

A windows subsystem for Linux makes me think of X11, some subsystem to manage windows on Linux. After googling it, it looks more like it's some Microsoft product to run GNU/Unix/Ubuntu applications ...
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Removal of the [failure] tag

I agree with your logic and IMO it should be removed.
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Difference between "foo" and “foo”, 'foo' and ‘foo’ — and -- as well

We have now disabled all Smarty-like modifications text in titles. From now on, the title text saved for the post is the title text that will be displayed. If folks want em-dashes (ALT-0151) and fancy ...
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Get rid of the [efi] tag?

EFI and UEFI refer to different versions of the same thing. In the mid 1990s, Intel began working on an improvement over the PC BIOS in order to work well with the more powerful machines they were ...
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Merge libvirt and libvirtd tags

I can't see a difference in the type of questions that have one tag or the other. People seem to indifferently use one or the other. Since the libvirt library and the libvirtd daemon interact with ...
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Disambiguate the [format] tag

I think the use of format to mean creating a file system is going to be hard to eradicate. As you point out, most people won't know what mkfs is while format is a household term. This is always going ...
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Alias macOS to OS X?

Yes, I think they should be synonyms; I’ve added a candidate on the osx synonyms page, feel free to vote it up or down.
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What's the diference between kernel-modules, kernel-drivers, drivers and modules?

My first impression is that kernel-drivers should be merged into drivers, and module was created by someone who typed kernel module as separate words and grew from there. This is to be confirmed by ...
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Feature request: Watch other person's question for answers/updates

It won't show up in your SE "mailbox", but there is an RSS feed for every question: the link is at the bottom of the page: Subscribing will allow you to monitor updates to the page.
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The tag 'windows-subsystem-for-linux' is too long; the maximum length is 25 characters

The tag length limit has been raised, so windows-subsystem-for-linux is now a valid tag name.
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Merge "automount" and "automounting" tags

I think those should indeed be merged, yes. And this is precisely how to get it done: post on meta, see if everyone agrees and wait until the mods do their jobs. So, unless anyone objects, I'll be ...
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Are polkit and policykit tags not the same?

You’re right that they’re they same. According to the Polkit Wikipedia article, Since version 0.105, released in 2015 the name of the project was changed from PolicyKit to polkit. Also, the tag ...
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Do we still like hats?

For the sake of completeness, upvote this answer to say a big NO to hats!
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A better, cooler name for the Chat Room

What better name for a Unix&Linux user's group than alt.unix ??
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Is there something wrong with tags determining the language for syntax highlighting?

The shell-script was set to highlight using lang-sh. I just changed that so it uses lang-bsh instead and that seems to have fixed the issue. I don't know if that's because lang-sh was broken or ...
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A better, cooler name for the Chat Room

Another idea from me: /dev/ttySE Or some other tty, be it an existing one or something someone made up, like ttyTALK or ttyCHAT. If you guys like the play on /dev/tty but feel that some other ...
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A better, cooler name for the Chat Room

/tmp ... where (almost) everyone can post, and (usually) others can't modify your posts.
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A better, cooler name for the Chat Room

/dev/stdchat (stdchat for short) Like stdin, stdout and stderr, we'd have a stdchat.
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The tag 'windows-subsystem-for-linux' is too long; the maximum length is 25 characters

I'm in favor of windows-subsystem-linux as it starts with "windows", and so jumps out in our short list of tags that start with "windows"; and Windows is the base OS. WSL could be a synonym, just in ...
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Suggested change of tag definition for Anaconda

I'll propose a solution to Answer this; please indicate (with voting) if this is a direction you like or not! These differ from the proposal in the Question mainly in swapping the nouns around. new ...
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