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Things to work on for the betterment of elementary OS SE

elementary OS Stack Exchange site have been in beta for around 1400 days. If we look at the facts and figures at the Area 51 you will see that we need to work on answered question percentage and we ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

elementary OS's first moderator election has come to a close and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering, and share your ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: elementary OS Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on April 8 to bring in two more moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta ...
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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, ...
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Is this the future of Elementary OS support beyond Loki?

There are a few main concerns I have: The answer rate is still low It feels like the community is less responsive these days There are lots of long-term unanswered questions (and loads of people don'...
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Is bumping old freya-related questions an intended behavior?

We know that the system bumps questions as active so that unanswered questions might get attention again. But questions like this might not deserve the bump as it is for Freya, an older version we ...
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What is needed for this site to go out out of (public) beta?

"Public Beta does not have a fixed duration" But what are the specific requirements for this site to be out of "beta" stage? A number of users maybe?
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Proposal: let's not close questions concerning bugs/feature requests as off-topic

As far as I can tell, most close votes in the elementaryOS SE are for questions describing issues or missing features, which are voted for closure as off-topic. I think it's telling and concerning ...
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Do we support questions about virtual machines?

I've done a fair amount of research trying to help users with questions about VirtualBox but the vast majority of what I've found instructs simply to install guest additions and pray. Other commenters ...
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How we handle questions about feature requests and bugs

I was surprised to find a custom off-topic choice (when filing to close a question) for bugs and feature requests Questions about bugs and feature requests are off-topic because they cannot be ...
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Menu bars and docks

While I imagine some might find it useful for users to know the technical name of the pieces of their operating system, most will only know wingpanel as the menu-bar, plank as the dock, and slingshot ...
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Do not take no for an unanswer

We currently have one of the lowest unanswered question rates across all Stack Exchange sites (69%). There are a number of reasons this might be so—particularly, I look to the design of the accepted ...
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Configuration tags, [tag:customise], and related

We have several tags that are variants on customise and configure. I don't see these categories being useful, as the questions are already grouped by their subject (the program being customized/...
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Should [tag:systray] and [tag:indicators] merge into [tag:wingpanel]?

The current questions in systray and indicators have a complete overlap with wingpanel. The only reason why the finer categories may be necessary is if enough questions specifically pertain to ...
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Merge [tag:trackpad] into [tag:touchpad]

The former (trackpad) is currently a duplicate of the latter (touchpad) when it should really be an alias.
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Repurpose [tag:shortcut] into [tag:app-shortcut]

keyboard-shortcut already exists and shortcut is collecting all sorts of cruft. I would propose that the latter becomes about app shortcuts in specific so we can remove the keyboard duplicates. If ...
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Merge [tag:geary] into [tag:pantheon-mail]

geary is now pantheon-mail so the two should be combined into one tag to preempt any confusion.
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Delete [tag:trash]

All relevant questions about trash appear to really be about pantheon-files and its operation. The Trash tag is better either as a synonym or just deleted altogether.
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Is [tag:help] helpful?

help has collected a lot of junk. I think it would be assumed that (all?) questions are about help/support. Perhaps it's being used when a tag is required and there is no general OS help tab?
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Should [tag:sleep] and [tag:suspend] combine?

sleep and suspend appear to cover identical scope. The former might sometimes include hibernate, but that is currently handled by a separate tag. Would it make sense to combine the first two? All ...
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Are questions on beta releses accepted on elementaryos.stackexchange?

With Loki, like with Freya, I was pleasingly surprised to find the beta better in some respects than the previous version, so I want to use it. But are questions on the beta release off-topic? And if ...
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Please tell users not to use the elementary.io tag when not abput the website

A week's ago (or a month) I removed questions not about the website from the elementary.io tag. Now again the tag is filled with questions not about the website.I can't be cleaning it all the time. ...
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Did I just edit waaay too many post

I was correcting formatting , spelling , grammar ,etc on a lot of old posts (and new ones too) so the question would be clearer.Now the site's front page looks like Did I do anything wrong to the ...
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What should we do with users that never reply

I have answered many questions and the question asker does not reply or mark as answered. These questions are bad for the site and will make it have more unanswered questions. Is there anything we ...
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If it's not really spam, don't flag it as such!

I've only seen one such flag in recent times but it reminded me to remind those unfamiliar with the Stack Exchange model - to be careful with your flags! Spam/Offensive flags will obviously be ...
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Some questions on this site have duplicates on AskUbuntu

elementary OS is based on Ubuntu so Ubuntu problems also happen on elementary. This site has issues with graphics drivers which apply also to Ubuntu. Questions not related to Ubuntu are related to ...
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Is it okay to recommend other Linux distros here?

I recently found a question here and I want to recommend another Linux distro to the asker. Is that okay here?
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Are python and/or vala questions on-topic on this site?

I have seen few questions on python and vala. I would like to know are python and/or vala, on-topic on this site? Moreover, if python/vala is off-topic, we are not supposed to close every question ...
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“you're just trying to farm reputation here” Is it constructive

I have got a comment from a user: The part of the comment is: " it seems like you're just trying to farm reputation here" I know the comment is very constructive, but the part of it which I ...
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Can I continue answering “this” user

This user posted nearly 20 questions (atm), I have answered many of it. I believe the user is new to elementary. I am well aware of SE policy, if I continue answering, at one point the system treats ...
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False review count [duplicate]

Immediately after reaching 2k, the suggested edits count showing 10 But the actual suggested edit count: here is the total image.
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What topics can I ask about here?

I was wondering what questions are on-topic here, so I went to the "What topics can I ask about here?" help page. However, that page is extremely sparse. It says only: What topics can I ask about ...
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Please ensure the answer you are voting for does answer the question

I just answered my own question incorrectly. Why did I answer it incorrectly? Because I assumed this answer would work on elementary OS. But it doesn't. My answer works fine on Ubuntu, but it ...
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Best way to deal with minor edits

My feelings say : it is not the right time ... but my brain says : it is the right time ! to post. Last night, the suggested review queue hits more than usual number. I observed a (new)user doing all ...
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How to list my questions

I'm a newbie in stackexchange and don't have meta privileges. But I would like to know what command or steps to do in order to list the questions I've asked previously. Thanks.
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privacy error when I click on meta link from help dropdown menu.

For other site meta (for example, AU) https is present. I am using google chrome. I got the privacy error when I click on meta link from help dropdown menu. But it is not showing any error when I ...
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Inbox message showing message in advance, Is it a bug?

I am at 1248 reputation (at the time of writing this post). The reputation for "Create Tag Synonyms" is 1250. But the inbox message shows "You have earned Create Tag Synonyms privilege" (Also if ...
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What is the official stance on this site on using the CLI?

I use a multitude of OSes, so I'm quite familiar with the CLI. I got berated for using the CLI to give an answer My question: Is there an official stance here on elementary.stackexchange.com on ...
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Do Not instruct people to add PPAs unless it is necessary

For a number of reasons: We should never recommend extra steps that aren't necessary to solve the problem. Concision is important. There is a finite number of PPAs that a user can add (more ...
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Are questions on removing elementary and getting Windows back on on-topic?

If a question asking help to remove elementary and getting (Microsoft) Windows back on, then is it on-topic or off-topic?
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Community promotion ad -elementary OS

In my opinion, elementary OS __ participate in Community promotion ad and publish its ad at https://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/12379/community-promotion-ads-2015. Also after reading a post in ...
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I am not allowing to edit

I am not able to edit any tag. It showing the message "You are on the Featured tab." How can I over come this.? As far as I know , this is because many of my edits rejected, but with reference to ...
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Are bash/shell script questions on-topic?

Once I posted a close vote to a question relate to bash script in other SE site.But later came to know that bash is on-topic. Now I got a doubt that on elementary OS site bash/shell script is on-...
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How to edit info for tag wiki?

As far as I know,tag wiki comrises of two parts:excerpt and full wiki. What can I add to those two. To excerpt: The usage guidance, or tag wiki excerpt, is a short blurb that describes when and why ...
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90 days into beta: where we're at

Our beta site has just reached the minimum time for proving its eligibility to become an official Stack Exchange site, so I think it's a good time to discuss how things are going. These are the ...
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What should we do about questions that are no longer valid?

Questions about pre-releases, especially testing/debugging, that have since been released. Questions specifically about releases that are no longer supported (now Luna)
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Do not post non answers

Especially if your "answer" is just a simple attempt to smack-talk elementary because it is a distro you do not like (or know how to use). This is not constructive, gives the community work it could ...
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Standard info for hardware / performance questions

I think there should be minimum amount of info which users are asked to provide for questions about hardware problems or performance: Processor, RAM, graphic card (and which driver is being used), are ...
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What tag should we use for questions about files?

The tag pantheon-files has been made a synonym of files, and the tag wiki for files describes it as being about Pantheon Files. The thing is, many questions have been tagged files but were actually ...