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Are the tags [editing] and [text-editing] useful?

We have a tag editing: How to add a prefix to every line? How to delete the first few n chars of every line? Is there a way to use query-replace from grep/ack/ag output modes? and text-editing: How ...
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Tag for certain kinds of visual interface customization

I'm wondering how to tag How do I display line numbers in emacs (not in the mode line)? It was originally tagged customization, but that's a really bad tag name. It can easily be confused with Emacs'...
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Should we actively migrate or move emacs questions from other StackExchange sites to the new Emacs Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

Should we actively migrate or move emacs questions from other StackExchange sites to the new Emacs Stack Exchange? I don't know if there is existing policy or not about this, but I couldn't find it ...
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Are questions about getting other editor like behavior in emacs on topic?

This is related, but in the opposite direction of another question: Are questions about getting emacs-like behavior in other things on topic? Personally, I feel these types of questions should be on-...
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What verb form to use for tags?

This might seem superfluous, and it's probably already stablished in the stack exchange community as a whole, but it would be good to standardise anyway. When tagging questions, should we use load or ...
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Are questions about package recommendations on topic?

Are questions asking for packages recommendations on topic? For example: What's the best package for reading email in Emacs for a GMail user?
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Should I use function name or behavior for tagging?

I am new to the tagging system here. Suppose I have a question about load-library. Should I use load-library as a tag or just load as a tag ? I already see fill-paragraph as a tag but the questions ...
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Are questions about getting emacs-like behavior in other things on topic?

This is probably a slippery slope, since there are questions of this form which are clearly off topic ("I really like package X in emacs. How do I get that in Sublime?"). But I'm wondering if ...
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How should we name our chat room?

The name of our chat room is currently just "Emacs". How should we name it?
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Should we use the <kbd> tag or not?

NOTE: Before commenting here, please see May we settle on using backticks for key descriptions? When describing key bindings, should it be preferable to use C-x instead of C-x? That is, use the <...
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How do we deal with questions asking for tips or guidelines?

At the moment, there's a question on the site asking how to improve Emacs Lisp Performance. That is clearly on topic and it's not subjective, but it's also quite vague. How do we feel about such ...
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Guidelines for external packages in answers

With the advent of package.el and external package repos such as MELPA, Emacs has an increasingly vague notion of what's "built-in". What should the guidelines be regarding answers that reference ...
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Emacs questions from Stack Overflow or Super User

What is the policy for questions that are already asked on Stack Overflow, Super User, or something similar? I've got a few questions over there that are unanswered (and some answered but I'm not ...
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About packages (in particular AUCTeX or ESS)

Are all questions about Emacs packages suitable for this page? What about packages as, for example, AUCTeX or ESS? On TeX.SE we already see several questions related to AUCTeX. Are such questions ...
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How should we typeset cursors and marks in examples?

How can we format cursors and marks in examples? I recently answered How to add a prefix to every line?, which illustrated rectangular sections. To make it clearer, I needed to show where the mark and ...
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Welcome to your Emacs site!

You might remember my post last week which confused and troubled a lot of you. I wasn't clear enough then, so I hope you'll let me try again: We love Emacs and we love empowering people to build Q&...

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