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RIP schily (Jörg Schilling)
According to a post on the Unix Heritage Society mailing list, prominent FOSS developer and Unix enthusiast, Jörg Schilling passed away on Sunday, 10th October 2021. He was an active member of this ...
2014 Community Moderator Election Results
Unix & Linux's 2nd moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
History of Linux kernel development question, what's next?
So we've reopened this question - Git, Linux kernel and ticketing/bug-reporting - and I'd like to help it get as thorough an answer as possible. I've been adding links to resources that I'd like to ...
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'...
Lets combine all the awk tags
UPDATE: all awk variant tags have now been defined to be synonyms for the one tag, awk, so the below discussion is now only retained by request for historical purposes. Not really looking for an ...
2018: a year in moderation
It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
Should the tags /scripting and /shell-script be merged?
There are these two - scripting and shell-script. Moreover, scripting is synonymous with script and non-interactive shell-script is synonymous with bash-script and shell-scripting I'm wondering what'...
What's our status in voting?
The most upvoted answer in the questionnaire in the recent moderator election, pointed out two issues: U&L is way below average among SE sites when it comes to questions with at least one upvoted ...
Should we add a [trackpad] tag?
I think we should add a tag for trackpad - as a tag synonym of touchpad. "Trackpad" is in common usage, partly due to Apple. But we only have a tag for touchpad. I noticed there were over 20 ...
can't publish a question "This looks like spam."
I'm trying to publish this question but I can't as the body is marked with "This looks like spam.". Any idea how I can fix my post? Thanks
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 ...
The suggested edit queue needs to be clearer if it's a question or answer
Both @slm and I managed to vote to approve this suggested edit, not realizing it was fixing broken code in the question as opposed to an answer. (Faheem Mitha rejected, after I admitted my mistake in ...
remove "learning" tag
We have the "learning" tag which only has 5 questions at the time of writing. However, as I checked none of these questions are suitable to https://unix.stackexchange.com when knowing that ...
Thumbs down for the Ads
For the last couple of weeks I have been diligently, like one of Skinner's pigeons, giving the thumb's up or thumb's down to the various SE network ads that appear in the right sidebar. Why? Because ...
What qualifies as "serial *voting"?
I just got a really good answer to a question of mine. Since the author was so knowledgeable (about vim in this case) and gave such a careful answer, I went to read other things he wrote. There was ...