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Is Emacs SE still the best place to ask questions related to Emacs/elisp?

I want to emphasize that my intention is not to criticize in any way. I am deeply grateful to the Emacs SE community for all the help I have received over the years. However, lately, I have the ...
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Edit privileges vs approving edits

I have enough rep to directly edit other users posts. But if someone else makes an edit that requires approval, my approval isn't enough to get the edit accepted. Not a big deal at all, but this seems ...
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Why is the site Read-Only for me?

There was a maintenance window today apparently and AFAICT the maintenance was finished much earlier today. But I cannot e.g. post comments: it complains that the site is in read-only state - in many (...
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"Intentionally awkward" Usage Guidance text for some tags

I'm not sure how many tags follow this pattern, but I just noticed these two: https://emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/org-mode https://emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/org-agenda ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Should a greater percentage of questions be closed?

It seems that emacs.SE has one of the lowest percentages of closed questions, among all SE sites. 2022: a year in closing Does that mean a greater number of questions aren't bad enough to be closed? ...
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how to redirect questions to other SE sites?

Every so often I come across question that I want to flag as "more appropriate at another SE site", but the only option is our "meta". What can we do to get things changed so that ...
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if something described in the question turned out to be a bug and was fixed later

I am browsing through some of my old questions, some of which have already been resolved. After I asked such a question and didn't get an answer for a long time, I reported the case described in the ...
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The site description should indicate what Emacs actually is

Although What THE heck are emacs? may not have been a genuine question, it did make me realise that newcomers to the site aren't told what Emacs is. As StackExchange sites like to show people ...
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As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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2023 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #4 on Emacs has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering and ...
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2023 Community Moderator Election

The 2023 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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2023 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Emacs Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, 2023-...
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why not display the number of upvotes and downvotes Separately?

Update: I can see the number of upvotes and downvotes now. The premise is reputation >= 1000. But, I still wonder why to limit this feature to users with reputation below 1000. Say there are 3 ...
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Upcoming moderator elections

As a heads up, we're going to be holding a diamond moderator election pretty soon for the Emacs Stack Exchange site. I wanted to take this opportunity to explain what will be happening and how you can ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Changing some (most) uses of tag `auto-complete-mode` to tag `autocompletion`

See this Meta StackExchange question.
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Browsing to a link to a hidden comment does not properly expand that comment

Defect Description When the user copy/pastes a URL to a specific comment into their address bar (or clicks on a link pasted into some post or answer or comment inside SE), and that comment is hidden, ...
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The "Why have I been limited to one question per week?" setting

I've noticed that https://emacs.stackexchange.com/help/question-limited is a thing. I've also noticed that we have a user who for a while has been spamming the site with (IMHO) poor-quality (and ...
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How about a `macOS` tag?

We've got an osx tag and an mac tag. The Emacs community is nothing if not pedantic ;), and Apple renamed it to macOS in 2016, so why not a fold them both into a singular macOS tag?
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Why does it now take 5 votes to close?

When I vote to close on StackOverflow only one other vote is required to close. On emacs.SE I think it used to be similar (maybe it required 3). Now it seems that it takes 5 votes to close before a ...
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Why is the Emacs chat room so inactive?

I know that Emacs.SE has decent amount of traffic (given question/answer activity), but I wonder, how come the Emacs chat is so unused? I get it's probably a question of preferences, but I just wonder ...
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Not reproducible or was caused by a typo

Could we acquire Stack Overflow's Not reproducible or was caused by a typo community-specific reason for voting to close a question? The description is: While similar questions may be on-topic here, ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Emacs Stack Exchange's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 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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2021 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Emacs is scheduled for an election next week, 26 April. In ...
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Synonyms for term/terminal/term-mode and ansi-term

term and terminal had verbatim identical tag wikis, so they clearly are intended to be used as synonyms. I think term-mode is also a synonym, as I can't think of a situation where a question would ...
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Make [rg] a synonym of [ripgrep]?

While the actual amount of ripgrep/rg questions is currently rather low (1 exlusive rg, 1 exclusive ripgrep, 1 tagged with both), we should probably nip the usage of both in the bud and make one of ...
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Announcing an election for April 2021

Summary: Emacs Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on April 26 to bring in two more moderators. The timeline: Starting on April 19, the Community Team will post a question ...
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What tag should one use to get a question answered with elisp code?

Using the elisp tag is not appropriate, but what tag should one use when when wants a solution in the form of elisp code, not a setting a custom variable, or a key-sequence, or some other mechanism ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Edit improves code without explanation

I just rejected an edit on this answer: https://emacs.stackexchange.com/a/61524/262 The edit looks ok, but it changed apparently working code without explanation. The proposed edit is cleaner, and ...
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Fix capitalization of Emacs

When I ask to close a question because it's not really about Emacs, the radio-button for that says: This question does not appear to be about emacs, within the scope defined in the help center. ...
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How to limit a search to posts on which I have commented

The scenario is as follows: ISTR a previous question on which I have commented that is relevant to a new question, so I search for the previous question using tags and likely search strings. I get a ...
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How to reduce the number of people misusing the [elisp] tag?

I've noticed that @Drew, especially, ends up spending a lot of time removing the elisp tag from questions, and pointing out its definition to users. I don't feel that there's any other tag which gets ...
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What should the customize tag be used for?

The current definition of the customize tag is: Use this tag for questions about modifying a particular action or task within Emacs. This could probably apply to 90% of the questions on the site. ...
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2020 Potential Moderator Election: Community Interest Check

It's time for us to consider holding an election for moderators for Emacs.SE. The last election we held was back in 2018, and since then two of our moderators have resigned (see their explanations ...
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Moderators: Please replace tag `killing` with `killing-text`

To prevent confusion, facilitate search, etc., would a moderator please replace (add synonym, then merge appropriately) the tag killing with the better name killing-text? "Killing" in Emacs can also ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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2019: 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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Should the [history] tag be split?

When I look at the [history] tag, I see at least three senses of that word being mashed together: History: The 43 year long story of emacs History: a record of user input; previous commands History: ...
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What should the install tag mean

I notice the install tag doesn't have a wiki, so I thought I would try to put one together. However, I'm not sure what it should be. It looks like most of the questions with the install tag refer to ...
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I'm resigning from moderating on Stack Exchange

Considering (not so) recent events that have taken place on Stack Exchange, along with how they're handled (boilerplate response from staff), I am resigning. Things that have happened here make me not ...
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I am resigning as a moderator

I am stepping down as a moderator, and you deserve to know why. I cannot condone actions that the company has recently taken (behind close doors, although I expect more will become public soon). ...
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Inappropriate text to show user about a too-short question?

See How to show all function in a js file?. We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context. Don't just give a one-line answer; explain why your answer is right, ideally ...
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Please advise on question marked "too broad" concerning indentation

This question has been put on hold as "too broad" by Drew: The question is too broad. 1) One question per question, please. Please split this into 2 (or more) questions. 2) Please just ask how to ...
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Replace desktop tag with desktop-save-mode?

I just took a look through the desktop tag, and almost all of the questions relate to desktop-save-mode. However, the word “desktop” is pretty general, and there were a handful of questions that used ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Does my question belong here or should it be migrated elsewhere?

I asked this question several days ago and the question only has 5 views (probably several, maybe even all of which are me). So I'm wondering if the low views means the question is better off ...
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