31 votes

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.
Michael Hampton's user avatar
19 votes
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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 ...
muru's user avatar
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18 votes
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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 ...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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16 votes

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 ...
Stéphane Chazelas's user avatar
16 votes
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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 ...
Yaakov Ellis's user avatar
15 votes
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Removal of the [failure] tag

I agree with your logic and IMO it should be removed.
slm's user avatar
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15 votes

Do we want to enable an "AI-generated content" banner?

Answers generated by Artificial Intelligence tools are not allowed I think we should have this banner added: Reminder: Answers generated by Artificial Intelligence tools are not allowed on [Site Name]...
13 votes
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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 ...
Fox's user avatar
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12 votes

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 ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
11 votes

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.
Stephen Kitt's user avatar
10 votes
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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 ...
Anthony Geoghegan's user avatar
10 votes

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.
jasonwryan's user avatar
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10 votes
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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 ...
terdon's user avatar
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10 votes
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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.
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
9 votes

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 ...
terdon's user avatar
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8 votes

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 ...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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8 votes

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 ...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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7 votes

Merge libvirt and libvirtd tags

Writing an Answer to put this post into the Active Question list of Meta. I've created a synonym between the two and am prepared to merge them. Merging: "retags all questions tagged with another tag –...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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6 votes

Background image has been replaced with boxes

This is amazing, and will be fixed in the next build, coming up very shortly. We moved a ton of theming assets around, and I assumed incorrectly that this SVG background image was sized appropriately. ...
Aaron Shekey's user avatar
6 votes
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Feature request: Watch other person's question for answers/updates

You can favourite the post by clicking on the star next to it (below the voting buttons). In your profile, there will be section for these questions which will show the number of changed posts. It's ...
muru's user avatar
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5 votes
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Did I post a comment on this answer?

Comments can be deleted by the people who posted them as well as moderators, but in this case it was actually an entirely different answer. The author deleted the existing answer and posted an almost ...
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
5 votes

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 ...
Pandya's user avatar
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4 votes
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Merge or synonymize tags 'mate' and 'mate-desktop'

Good catch, thanks. However, mate-desktop should be the master since that is unambiguous (the word mate has many meanings). I have now made mate a synonym of mate-desktop and have merged the two so ...
terdon's user avatar
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4 votes
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Broken buttons colors [contrast]?

Thanks for pointing this out. Looking into this further, the button wasn't displaying correctly on Unix.SE or Meta.Unix. A background gradient should have been applied, but wasn't. This was because ...
Hynes's user avatar
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4 votes
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Please merge [vim-navigation] into [vim]

status-completed. vim was already on 7 all of them.
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
4 votes

The tag 'windows-subsystem-for-linux' is too long; the maximum length is 25 characters

For another perspective: It's wsl on AskUbuntu. ubuntu-on-windows hasn't caught on. It's windows-linux-subsystem on SuperUser, with linux-windows-subsystem being an alias. Stéphane Chazelas is ...
JdeBP's user avatar
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4 votes

Edited my question, hasn't been reopened for a long time

It's reopened now. Posts that are edited after being closed are normally put in a queue to be reviewed by the community and potentially reopened, but the edit has to be within 5 days of the post ...
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
3 votes
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"log" tag should be made a synonym of "logs"

Merged, log → logs synonym added.
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
3 votes
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Auditing the /audit and /auditd tags

We have to remember that Linux Audit is not the only audit standard in the Unix & Linux world. There is a BSM standard as well which is mostly used in the *BSD systems. Here's what I suggest (...
Mateusz Piotrowski's user avatar

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