Steven D
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Are questions about vi, vim, and other clones on-topic here?
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Despite the fact that these tools are cross-platform, I think questions about vi and vim are on topic and interesting. I also think that questions about other popular text editors on *nix systems ...

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Why is there a linux tag?
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I think it is good to have the linux tag for posts that are linux-specific. That is, the linux tag should be used when the answer applies to linux but not other unices such as Solaris.

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Rejecting obvious questions?
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A good number of fairly popular questions were solved by someone who had simply read the man page of the program in question and made it easier to understand. For this particular example, it may be ...

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On the shell, shell-script, command-line and terminal tags
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In general I agree with the meanings that you have outlined and would be happy to help in a retagging effort if we decide to go that way. Here are a few comments: Whatever we decide to do, it is ...

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How should we promote the site?
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One thing I have just started doing is periodically mentioning SE on identi.ca. For those that don't know, identi.ca is a Free Software alternative to twitter. It supports "groups" and "tags." When ...

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What happened to the appearance of tags?
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I like the current tag design more than either of the draft. I think that combined with the headings such as /question they bring in the right amount of unix-ness into the design even if they aren't ...

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Design Ideas for Unix and Linux site Updated
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First Draft Comments In general I like the design. I really like the san-serif question text font. In fact, I like just about everything for the the design of the questions themselves. I'm a bit ...

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Regarding 'gui' and 'command-line' tag
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If we really are going to merge GUI and command-line answers to "how do I do X with a [gui|command-line]" then it probably makes sense to abandon the command-line tag since we already have various ...

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Making questions more generic
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I am all for more generic questions (despite the fact that the questions I have asked are usually very specific) and found that recent blog post interesting. However, I think it is important to ...

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Shell scripting on-topic?
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(This is my first post on meta, not sure about the etiquette). I agree with xenoterracide's conclusion that "the real answer here is to play it on a case by case scenario" but I do think that is is ...

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Why was my Question edited?
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I think that the editor was trying to ensure that the body of the question was a complete question, without the title. Personally, I would have edited it a little differently, since I don't like ...

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editing guidelines for Unix SE
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Up to this point I have only considered doing the following, all of which I feel are within the etiquette of this site: Tags Poor Formatting (ie, properly formatting code) Edits to commands that are ...

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