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Add askubuntu.com to Closing > Off-Topic > Migration [duplicate]

According to http://unix.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic:- Note that Ubuntu posts are a special case. If your question applies to Ubuntu only, or you're looking for answers that are ...
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Disabled EDIT Button

Recently, I saw a nicely formatted question and wanted to see how it was generated, meaning I want to see the "syntax". But the Edit Button is Disabled and the popup text says "editing not allowed on ...
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Limit number of open questions per person

Although I'm relatively new to SE it seems there is a recent upsurge in the number of new users who ask question after question but appear to have no interest in accepting answers. Is there a (low) ...
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add a new close reason : homework?

refering to how to copy the lines in multiple files between two given dates and i will use switch statement. I was wondering, shouldn't we add a new close reason : homework ? This would generate a ...
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Flag question as off-topic, limited other stack exchange options [duplicate]

I flagged a question as off-topic; it was a stats plotting question, so I wanted to send it over to Cross Validated. However, the only choices it displayed were LaTeX and Stack Overflow, so I went ...
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copied content when rejecting suggested edits on tags and tag wikis

I have the habit of cut-and-pasting the content of suggested edits on tags, and tag wikis, into Google, especially if they are completely new content. This proposed edit for /u-boot: Das U-Boot ...
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Retracting an edit suggestion

I just realized that I submitted an edit request when entirely too tired to sanely do so, and accidentally sent an incorrect title correction, and realized that there’s no way to retract it. However, ...
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Add suggestions in user template about mentioning OS/distribution and version

Perhaps we could add to the question template that users see, a suggestion to mention the operating system or distribution, and also the version/release of that operating system. This should of course ...
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improving closed questions without reopening

I edited this post, which had been put on hold as primary opinion based. Although I did not get to review it in the Close Review queue, I would have voted to close it myself as well. I did not want ...
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I would be happy to pay real money for succesful solution to my question

I have been using unix.stackexchange.com for almost 2 years, and during the time, I have asked more than 200 questions. Thanks to SE, I have solved problems that I could not have solved on my own. I ...
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Is it possible to require comment activity before letting people vote to close as unclear?

I understand it's frustrating when you want to help but can't understand what the person needs help with but at the same time you have to balance that with the user's interests since ultimately that's ...
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Show reopen prospects when editing closed questions

I just had a look at the history of the reopen review queue: https://unix.stackexchange.com/review/reopen/history I am not going to criticize the single decisions; it may well be possible that they ...
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Show number of answers with questions in “Related” pane instead of the vote count? Or even both?

(This is mainly about unix.SE, but it might be a general thing to consider as well.) I'm wondering whether it would be much better to have the number of answers shown in the "Related" pane. The "0" ...
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Can the system check for “[enter code here]” in the text?

I wanted to answer this question, and while doing so decided to change the two commands in the text to preformatted text. IIRC I selected the text in the rendered output, and not (as I should have) in ...
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Increase the contrast of 'similar questions' pane on unix stackexchange

I am writing a question right now on unix stackexchange and on the right there is a pane with a blue background and orange text. It is hard to read. My suggestion is you change the colors of that ...
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Yearly Revisit of List of Sites to Migrate

I've read a few of the discussions relating to migrating off-topic questions and haven't got to the bottom of why the list cannot be expanded beyond Meta and SO. There's been a few observations that ...
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comments to editors

Sombody has just edited my answer. I don't see an argument for this edit. It seems that I cannot address him in a comment though he is shown as editor. I remember similar situations Wouldn't it make ...
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Make some privileges permanent once acquired

Background When I abstract my problem, I post it very quickly before thinking twice. After looking at answers from others, I realize that my phrasing may mislead other people, so I have to change it ...
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Can we get some more system help checking on new users?

There are some new users that just scroll through the tour and get the 'informed' badge, and then start using the site in, what I think, is the wrong way: post a poorly asked question; it gets put ...
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Should we add tag tips for the [text-processing] tag

There were several grumpy users in chat talking about how boring or outright bad questions are the text-processing tagged questions. One of the most pushed ideas was that text processing questions ...
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How does one relinquish his/her right to close questions without review?

At Why is the result of this for and while loop different? [duplicate] (and that's just an example), I've voted to close the question as a duplicate. But because of my reputation on the shell tag, ...
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Editing items that should be closed even after editing

Today the following item was in the Close Votes Review Queue: Its bothering me On iftop i can see ip-172---2.ec2.internal Connected to my ubuntu ec2 server for long long time ?? This address ...
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Folderize favorites such as bookmarks in Firefox is needed for unix.stackexchange

Suppose I use my favorites as learning. If I do it, specifying favorites's category is hard. Suppose unix.staxexchange is Firefox, and favorites of unix.stackexchange is bookmarks of firefox, How i ...
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Can we have a sticky area for meta questions?

This would be for questions/answers that fall into the category of generally useful references. canon Let's compile a list of canonical Q&As is the current example that comes to mind, but I'm ...
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Low quality posts from high rep users

Why do posts from people with >50k reputation show up in the Low Quality queue? Would it not make sense to have a filter where answers from users with more than $arbitrary_high_number reputation do ...
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Is it possible to keep stackexchange sites from redirecting out of SSL (https)?

Like user Gilles mentions in a comment here, "HTTPS isn't officially supported yet and does not work fully". Is that still the case? Every page I visit seems to work with https, but I often have to ...
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Tables/Tabulares for SE

Is it currently possible to add a tabular to a question like this one, e.g. to represent differences more clearly? If not, then how hard is it to implement such a feature for SE sites and how can I ...
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Is it possible to stop bounty from being automatically awarded?

Got this notification when I signed in this morning: The logic seems faulty to me, but maybe someone can explain it. Basically I have a bounty question where Ramesh answered after the bounty was ...
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Reviewing links on a answer

Today I came across this answer, while searching for a duplicate. (For those of you that do not have the privilege of being able to see the now deleted post, and for which my link seems broken: ) ...
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Can the suggestion box be disabled?

When entering a question, StackExchange tries to suggest previous answers. It does so by filling a "Questions that may already have your answer" box between the title and the body of the question. ...
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Alias tag ps1 to prompt

ps1 should be a synonym of prompt. There are only two questions using it currently.
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Unalias rename and mv

rename, rename.ul (perl one) and mv are essentially different tools of the util-linux package (one of them isn't part of it), that though can do similar tasks (mv can rename files, the same as ...
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Bounty handling: Reward existing answer

I think that it doesn't make any sense to force me to wait three days until I can reward an existing answer. I totally see the sense of this regulation for the other cases. This is especially bad as ...
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The blog link still points to the main Stack Exchange blog

Even though the blog is online, the "blog" link in the top bar dropdown still points to blog.stackexchange.com. It should be fixed.
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Add specific close reason and explicit point in the help pages for learning material requests

Prelude: How do we feel about requests for learning materials? I'm tagging this as feature-request and discussion since there was already previous discussion about the topic, but recent events may ...
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Detailed site statistics

Is there anywhere we can see detailed site statistics (more so than the API in this answer)? The sorts of stats that I was curious about were things that provide some insight into how the site is ...
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Overlay of flagging data with /timeline URL?

Perhaps I'm overseeing it but is there a way to see the flagging history of a question or answer mixed in within the /timeline URL? http://stackoverflow.com/posts/{questionid}/timeline The general ...
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duplicate vs. other reasons for close votes or flags

I consider it unfair that all kinds of vote reasons are treated equally (e.g. with respect to badges). I kind of admire the people who bother searching for duplicates. If I get possible duplicates in ...
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show the effect of favorite questions more effectively

It took me a year of membership and 9000 points rep to learn that you are notified about new answers if you make a question a favorite. And I learnt it just by chance: Someone mentioned that in a ...
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Grammatical error (inelegance at the very least) in a close reason

One of the canned messages for closing a question reads Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it’s hard to ...
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A polite way of giving RTFM for an answer

Yes, its kind of a stereotype that this question crops up in a Unix/Linux forum, but I need reassurance on this, i.e. I have an idea. I do not as much mind the questions as I mind the diverging ...
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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 ...
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tag status-completed can't be added by OP to finished reopen requests

Earlier I asked to have a question reopened in reopen question closed as duplicate. There was some debate and It was reopened. Thank you all who helped. So I decide to flag the reopen question ...
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Give me an EASY way to see my daily vote count

I vote a lot on Unix & Linux. I often run into the measly limit of 40 votes per day. In order to ration my votes and not overly favor questions posted early morning, I frequently check how many ...
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Please blacklist the /install tag

We've long held that the install tag is bad and should be split into system-installation and software-installation. There are over 200 instances that need to be disambiguated manually, so we're doing ...
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HTTPS links not recognized as valid URLS

When trying to vote to close a question as a duplicate, I copied the link to the duplicate question and, as I use HTTPS by default, the link was rejected with an error message along the lines of "not ...
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Stop rearranging tag order

Not sure if this has been addressed before on any of the Stack Exchange sub sites, but while it seems that tag order on asked questions is ruled by how popular each is, some people organise tag order ...
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Use tag indicating distro, as one prepended into HTML title

I have several questions at the moment, that relate to Parted Magic. A tag for this distro has been created, but as other tags I have used in most of these questions have more followers (as expected) ...
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Tag addition request

What does the community feel about adding a parted-magic tag to the site? Seems a fair few people are unfamiliar with it enough, to completely miss that it is the name of the distro in questions I ...
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Client application for stackexchange sites

Do you know of a client-side application able to read/write to stackexchange sites? Something like the applications that interact with Twitter using curl. Do you know of a similar script or ...