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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 ...
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Href's on /ask question (and others) while on the page that it links to

Noticed that I was unable to open a new instance of "/ask question" (in a new tab) when I was in the midst of asking one question, and thought of another I wanted to create at least the title for. ...
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New off-topic close reason for question that are… off-topic?

Lately we've seen a bunch of question about Windows, english usage, general programming questions, and when we should take the dog to a walk... so, I was thinking that instead of writing up a "custom" ...
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Can we get rid of the “support” tag?

It seems like it's way too general and is probably misused.
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Can we have Super User as a site for off-topic close reasons?

I'm looking at Mac equivalent application "shortcat". While it technically relates to Unix & Linux, I think it would be a much better fit for Super User. However, I was only able to ...
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Links colours are not distinctive enough

In the main site, the links are slightly blueish: rgb(43, 109, 151), I find them difficult to distinguish from the body text color: rgb(51, 51, 51). Perhaps it's my monitor, or my eyes, but I don't ...
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Award bounty after expiration

I do understand the importance of limiting the time in which a bounty can be awarded (I think). However I wonder if mods have the ability to award an expired bounty in exceptional circumstances. On ...
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inform about edits after downvotes

You can change your vote for a question (or answer) after it has been edited. Quite often at least questions improve soon (because the questioner is told that the question is bad and what information ...
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More visible tags

Would it be an idea to change how tags are displayed on a question? Make them more visible. It is not a big issue, but seems like people, (me included – though I'm better now), sometimes jump to ...
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How to migrate bounty to normal question?

I started a bounty. How can I migrate it to a normal question? Does it have a deadline for migrating?
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Inappropriate animations on /about

The new /about page is nice overall. Great work! However, there's something there that considerably mars the result, and is especially inappropriate on this site. Various illustrations slide into ...
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Enhancements to CSS for <kbd> needed

If two consecutive lines have a tag, the CSS effect gets overlapped. Maybe the height of the rectangle for can be reduced or the line height can be changed? Screenshot for reference:
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Script to tell what people use

I wrote a script, and if you pipe it through this (not written by me, obviously) you get output like this. The purpose of the script is to tell as much as possible, yet in a concise way, what system ...
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Search in favorite questions

It would be nice to have an advanced search option to limit the results to questions that I have marked as "favorite". At the moment I have too many pages of favorite questions to practically sort ...
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A tag for Lubuntu

I was looking the allowed tags. Why there is not a lubuntu tag? I didn't find such tag. I don't know if the tag lxde has the same meaning. Regards.
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Do not automatically expire single-use tags

There is an automatic job that deletes single-use tags after 6 months. No attempt is made at determining whether the tags are good and should remain, or whether the tags are a variant name of another ...
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Should there be a moderator flag for cross-posting?

When a question is cross-posted from another StackExchange site, such as Superuser, I assume that we do not want the question duplicated on Unix and Linux. It is bad etiquette for someone to do so, ...
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Are /virtualization and /virtual-machine synonyms?

We have a tag virtual-machine and a tag virtualization. I can't see any difference in usage between them, nor can I think of a reason why there should be, so I think they should be synonyms. Any ...
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Block for users asking several heavily down-voted questions in a row

The user robortpeter managed to spam our community with four questions within twenty minutes. Each question was heavily down-voted. To block spam like this, my feature request is to block any user ...
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Maybe image can be enlarged when you click on it?

Referring to this post, I had to copy the url of first two images and open it separately in a browser to view it, so maybe there could be something like lightbox use to open these image in original ...