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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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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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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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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Can we agree to use a stock/clean system for screenshots in answers?

Posting screenshots with tweaked out desktops in our answers is just unnecessary extra thinking/confusion for the target audience of a support site. Screenshots should feature a more-or-less stock ...
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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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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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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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Please format code properly

Recently I've seen a lot of code being formatted as inline style. This is not how it should be done. All code should be formatted with one of two styles. If it is just 1 line, with other text around ...
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Who should our Moderators Pro Tempore be?

This community needs to start contributing some names they would like to act as provisional Moderators. Please read this: Moderators Pro Tempore. Here are some basic guidelines: Each nomination ...
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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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What is the target audience of this site?

Is this site for anyone using elementary or is it aimed at more non-technical users? Or another demographic?
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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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Please blacklist the [elementary-os] tag

There are currently three questions tagged elementary-os. This tag covers all questions, so it should be blacklisted as an intrinsic tag.
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Should questions on Google+ be redirected here?

Now that the beta is public, should all those questions made in Google+, that are suitable for SE, be actively redirected here?
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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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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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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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There must be KBD option in the editor

A lot of Questions and answers in elementary require the use of keyboard shortcuts, but there is no GUI option in the markdown editor to make selected text a Keyboard shortcut. This makes new users ...
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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 only questions about elementary-developed software on-topic?

Just saw this question and Daniel's comment about voting for closing. That seemed like an on-topic question to me, since we can't be sure it's really a VLC bug without a little more information. And ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Suggestion: rename the “icon” tag to “icons”

I think plural works better, and matches existing tags (applications, graphic-drivers, etc.)
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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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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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Please don't forget to accept an answer

If you think your questions has been answered entirely, please don't forget to mark an answer as accepted so people can focus on unsolved issues.
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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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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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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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Is it fine `quiting answering questions`?

I just found out a post that contains an answer and the answerer comments Either you provide us with a screenshot/photo of the "MINUS SIGN" you're talking about, or I'm done helping you. I do get ...
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elementary's stance on elementary tweaks

As questions continue to come in every day, a 'burning issue' becomes more and more urgent to tackle. When it comes to modify some system settings not modifiable from Switchboard, several users here ...
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Are questions about other software running on elementary valid

I have seen many questions like https://elementaryos.stackexchange.com/questions/3361/anyone-successfully-activated-overgrive and GIMP crashes on launch or both not about elementary and about software ...
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The chat room doesn't have an interesting name yet; shall we name it?

Most of the private betas decide on a name for the main chat room. Currently, its name is quite boring - elementary OS. How would you name it? Post an answer and others can vote on it.
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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 will happen if cast a high number of votes for about 10 days

I am trying to get some badges so I am up voting answers that previously helped me and down voting answers that are not very good. I have been casting about 40 votes for 3 days now and I am wondering ...
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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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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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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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Where to make feature requests?

The elementary OS StackExchange is not meant for feature requests or reports on bugs. I know where to report bugs. What about feature requests?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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