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Should a question about a bug be closed or deleted?

It may happen that I ask a question and the problem shows to be a bug. Should I just delete it? Should I flag it to be closed and thus stay visible? Should I post an answer linking to a bug report ...
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VOTE - The site needs it

If you look at our stats on Area 51, you will see that one of the areas where we are falling behind is in the number of users with a good reputation. This is sad, because we do have quite a good ...
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Questions concerning bugs and feature requests

As some of us are now Moderators Pro Tempore, we should talk about how to handle certain questions - Questions about how to fix a bug or about a feature the inquirer is missing. There is no clear ...
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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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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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Tag names for applications and concepts

Elementary OS includes applications with generic names such as Calendar, Files, Music, etc. It is natural that this site will have a tag for each of these applications. The most obvious name for ...
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Let's enforce branding guidelines in edits

Something important to elementary and for elementary OS is our branding. For a quick reference: "elementary" is the name of the company. It is never capitalized. Refer to "elementary" when you're ...
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Let's get started on the right foot, with the right tags

Tags are important They are used for people trying to find questions, calculating badges, user activity, recommendations for users and suggesting duplicates. We need to make sure that new tags added ...
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Are hardware-specific questions on topic?

There seems to be quite a lot of questions that follow the same pattern: Can I run elementary OS without any issues on XXX? where XXX is a specific hardware configuration or laptop model. Should ...
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Is installing the elementary Suite on another OS on-topic here?

Is installing and working with the elementary Suite (Gala, Files, Image Viewer, Cerbere, etc.) on another OS (e.g. Arch Linux) on-topic here? Can I ask a question about using elementary packages not ...
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Design of accepted answer toggle

In conjunction with the elementary OS defaults, which are very light atop white backgrounds, many of the website elements on this Stack exchange kind of get lost. For example, the horizontal rule is ...
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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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My question was edited and its meaning completely changed

The link to the question So, as you can see from the URL, I was originally asking for an IRC client. Then, it was edited to change the word IRC to Internet Chat in the text of the question. Then it ...
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Updating the “What Questions are off-topic” Help Page

Forgive me if I missed the question but I did poke around. What questions are off-topic here? Obviously questions about Elementary's DM/WM (desktop-manager/Window Manager) and general desktop support ...
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Will programming on elementary be on topic?

The title says it all, will programming questions that apply to elementary OS be allowed? On Ask Ubuntu, they allow Bash, Python - any programming language if you're on Ubuntu. This has benefits - ...
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What should we do about group questions?

I feel like we should discourage group questions somehow. We typically mark them invalid in the tracker and make people break them up. The reasoning is: It requires vague or long titles. If your ...
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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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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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Why do I see this icon when I do not have any reviews

I see this When clicking the 5 icon it goes to the suggested edits page and shows no reviews. What is happening here
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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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What is needed for elementaryos.stackexchange to be out of private beta stage?

When would elementaryos.stackexchange be fully open?
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For future releases, here's a good question to refer to

Questions about future/in-development releases target a moving-target and are generally off topic (best practice), but if you come across any, this is a good question to point to in a comment when you ...
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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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I'm sorry, I messed up. Twice [closed]

My apologies. I want this place to make it, to be the place for high quality elementary OS question and answers, and I'm trying to make it that way for our public launch. This could be a gem of the ...