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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

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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How to format code blocks

How can I post a block of Emacs Lisp code? How can I post some buffer content including special characters and not have them interpreted as markup?
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2018: a year in moderation

A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in that we amortize the overall moderation cost ...
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New background highlighting of code?

Is there a new (e.g. grayish) background highlighting for code now? I get the impression that there is and that syntax highlighting does not stand out as well against it as it stood out before. I ...
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Emacs updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Are questions about the OS package-manager on-topic when the package in question is Emacs?

Case in point being downgrading emacs which sounds to me like a question about the Fedora distribution of GNU/Linux -- but that may well be of interest to other Emacs users who run Fedora. We do have ...
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How do I get notified when new answers or comments appear on certain questions?

How can I get an email notification whenever new answers or comments appear to certain questions that I'm interested in?
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How to mark questions as answered which are answered in comments?

In two cases my questions were answered in comments. How to mark these questions as answered? I could copy the comment to an answer and mark the answer as accepted but since the answer is'nt mine ...
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How should I answer my own question if I have two solutions?

I have, with help, managed to solve my own question. However, the solution I came up with was short (~15 lines of code) and perhaps more transparent -- at least for someone at my level. Then, I got ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Emacs's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering, ...
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Is the norm on this site that posters should complete the elisp tutorial before asking questions?

As suggested in this answer. If so, it would be useful to have that guidance on the ask page, as it's a much stronger norm than most SE sites.
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On this SE, does a duplicate answer necessarily imply a duplicate question?

Earlier today I asked this question and received an answer in comments. I suggested the commenter post the comment as an answer, and another commenter said not to do that because my question was a ...
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Vote in the 2018 moderator election!

We have an election for a new moderator going on right now. Check out the candidates' answers to the Q&A, and then go vote!
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2018 Moderator Election - We need more candidates!

The nomination phase of the moderator elections was scheduled to end now. However, in order for the election to proceed, it is necessary to have at least one more candidate running than there are ...
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Why haven't you nominated yourself to be moderator yet?

We need candidates! Hey team. We have a moderator election starting on Monday, October 1. As of Sunday, September 30, we have 0 (that's zero) candidates. Get with it and nominate yourself. ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 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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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

emacs is scheduled for an election starting next week, September 24th, for 1 slot (based off of the community interest check). In connection with that election, we will be hosting a Q&A here for ...
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2018 Potential Moderator Election Community Interest Check

Since the last election, the Community Team's noticed that the bulk of the flag handling's been mostly done by two moderators. We have systems in place to remove inactive moderators, but since we ...
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Etiquette when mentioning an idea in an answer that was previously mentioned in a comment

What to with an answer that is a direct copy of a previous comment? like this case
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What about Adding org-syntax as Alternative Native Markup for Questions and Answers on Emacs.SE Website

History When submitting questions and answers to the Emacs.SE , I usually write the text in org-syntax which I export into markdown syntax in a buffer and paste into the website forms. On GitHub and ...
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Escape < in kbd

I would like to type S-(left bracket)LEFT (right bracket) inserted as keyboard. How to escape the (bracket)? The problem is seen in question - How to type S-<LEFT> during indent-rigidly? where ...
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Circumvent “This post seems a duplicate”

I changed a small piece of text in my previous question. The alteration is an important one and warrants a separate question. However, the system decides that I am posting the same question again and ...
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PSA: please flag spam as spam

Emacs is not a topic where many people have something to sell. So we don't get topical spam on this site. But as with any website that accepts external contributions, we get generic spam. When you ...
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A daemon in invisible chains

When I try to propose the synonym daemon for emacs-daemon by entering daemon on the synonyms page for 'emacs-daemon, it fails with the following error message: Failed to propose synonym: A ...
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What is the etiquette to ask an already asked question without an accepted answer?

This question is very similar to the question asked in https://meta.stackoverflow.com/q/349802/ except the bold text If there exists a question in that has an answer but not an accepted answer and ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Scratch the chatroom name, change it to Emacs Chat

Problem: chat is empty The main chat for the site frequently freezes due to infrequent usage. I want more people to use it. But I think the name is the source of the problem. Looking the room up ...
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Basic emacs keybindings in emacs.stackexchange.com?

It would be cool to have some basic emacs keybindings in emacs.stackexchange.com!
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How do I gain the attention of moderators when I have updated a question which was closed?

How do I gain the attention of the moderators or users who voted to close a question when the question has been updated, especially when there is no way to contact them on the profile pages? The ...
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Off-topic -> migration dialog only offers emacs-meta as an alternative

Noticed this morning that voting to close a question via closing -> off-topic -> migration, the only site I can select as the appropriate migration destination is emacs meta. I think this used ...
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How hard should we enforce elisp coding conventions in posts on this site?

Q: How strenuously should we enforce elisp coding conventions on this site? Users (often new-ish to Emacs) sometimes post code snippets in questions or answers that clash with pretty well-established ...
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Rename tag [fileset] -> [filesets]

I believe I just created the tag fileset when editing tags for How to add several files to a fileset at once with a regular expression? and then realised that filesets seemed more appropriate (the ...
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Contrast for answer acceptance icon is too poor

The contrast for the tick mark icon for accepting an answer is too poor. I couldn't make it out and I thought it was disabled on my system. Will the admins please enhance it.
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Edit Tag Info missing sometimes

Is there a limitation on submitting changes to tag descriptions for approval? I sometimes find the "Edit Tag Info" not visible. Is that a quirk or a restriction?
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Closing questions as too local

This question has been around for 6 months without response from the asker: https://emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/23906/gmail-via-web-is-ok-but-via-gnus-is-not-working-why-and-how-to-fix It ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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“Ask Emacs” is right way to start answers?

Emacs is, as everyone knows, self documented lisp environment with very good Info system built-in. Given that, is it good way to start an answer with "Ask Emacs"? I'm referring What's the ...
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Shall we participate in Winter Bash 2016?

It's that time of year again: Winter Bash/hat time! Here's the summary: Winter Bash is an annual event that can run on any Stack Exchange site that chooses to participate. Users have fun by ...
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What is the purpose of the tag '04182016 (that I believe was automatically added to my question)?

On my recent question Export Javascript source block to script tag in HTML when exporting Org file to HTML the tag '04182016 suddenly and misteriously appeared. I believe it happened automatically (...
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How to navigate from review to the original message?

I assume that it is possible, but I cannot find it (I actually had to use Google to find the original message I was supposed to review). So, if this is possible, please, make this option stand out ...
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How should 'print be printed?

We currently have 13 questions tagged print, covering: Printing to paper, or writing output to a file that is meant to be printed on paper (PDF or PostScript): 1 2 3 4 5 6 Converting a Lisp object to ...
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Proposing a tag synonym for org-mode <— org

There are currently 36 questions tagged with org, all of which, as far as I can tell, refer to org-mode, which already has a tag org-mode with 1,421 questions. Can we synonymize the two?
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Are questions about configuring an Operating System to work better specifically with Emacs on-topic?

Specifically, this question: Keycode for Shift + Return on OS X iterm2 The user wants to configure OSX (which would normally be off-topic), but that configuration is specifically for Emacs. In this ...
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Nickname for Emacs users?

Is there a nickname that Emacs users use to refer to themselves or other users that heavily use Emacs and/or are proficient in Emacs? For example, Python programmers can be called "Pythonistas", which ...
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Should we kill or yank some copy-paste tags?

We have multiple tags about copy-paste, I mean about killing and yanking. Should some of them be synonyms? Should some of them be renamed, deleted, or disambiguated? killing (5): only used on ...

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