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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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Canonical Q&A for “how to change keybindings?”

We get a steady drip of questions, usually by new users, asking how to bind keys in various modes. These questions mostly take the same basic form of "how do I change the keybindings in mode X/evil/...
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I have question about key bindings for emacs in OS X. Ask in emacs stack exchange? Or not?

I have a question about key bindings for emacs in OS X. Is the emacs stack exchange an appropriate place to it?
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Emacs — Top User Swag!

We want to congratulate and thank everyone that helped this site and community grow healthily into what they are today! If you can find your name among the top 72 users in the first two pages here, ...
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Duplicate questions on different Stack Exchange sites?

What should I do when I find duplicate or similar questions on the different sections (like emacs.stackexchange.com and stackoverflow.com)? Examples: How do I open a non-readable file from inside ...
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Propose [pairing] be defined as pair programming

In my experience "pairing" is used colloquially to refer to pair programming and I suggest that this is the presumptive meaning in the context of Emacs. Current [pairing] usage: 2/5 about pair ...
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When should the tag 'elisp be used?

When should the elisp tag be used? In your answers, please provide: A description of when the tag should be used and when it shouldn't be used. Some actual examples of questions where the tag should ...
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Increasing the font size breaks the layout

If I increase the font size in my browser, the layout of the front page breaks: The <div class='summary'> containing the post title, tags, etc., which is styled float:left will sometimes slide ...
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Should the “How to Ask” box on the “Ask question” form include some kind of “show the actual error message” recommendation?

It would be helpful if there was a recommendation along the lines of "if you are experiencing an error, please copy and paste the full error message into your question" (along with a link to a more ...
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New Site Design Live! — Update: Response to feedback

Update May 26, 2016 Thanks for all your feedback. Please continue to provide further feedback if you have it. Based on the comments I've received so far, here are the updates that you should see ...
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Revise wording of elisp tag description

The current content of the elisp tag definition is: Do NOT use this just because your question (or potential answers) involves elisp snippets. Use this for questions about Emacs Lisp as a ...
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Emacs Site Design (With an updated logo and colors!)

UPDATE: MAY 19, 2016 Thank you to everyone who took the time to review and provide feedback. Based on the comments and posts below, here are the changes that are being made to the design: Logo ...
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Why does emacs.stackexchange.com does not have a logo like superuser.com?

Actually there are two questions for discussion: Why there are stack exchange sites with names like superuser.com and stackoverflow.com, whereas emacs forum has emacs.stackexchange.com - rather ...
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Community Site Design Ideas — Input Needed!

My name is Joshua, and I'm a Senior Product Designer at Stack Overflow. And, congrats, I will be working on your community's site design. Huzzah! Okay now for the questions. As I begin the design, I'...
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Syntax highlighting is almost imperceptible, especially the str class

It used to highlight Lisp strings with a brown font. No longer, it seems? <!-- language: lang-el --> It still works with IE (11), but it no longer works with Google Chrome (version 49.0.2623....
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Tags for buffer/file/dir local variables

One question I saw today had the following four tags attached to it : file-local-variables, local-variables, buffer-local, directory-local-variables. It seemed a bit overkill to me, but I don't know ...
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Header graphics and logo

There is a long time since Emacs.SE went out of beta. When will there be header graphics for the site and a logo like the other SE sites?
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Uniquify display name?

I was browsing through emacs.SE and came across this post: disable whitespace mode on new buffers The odd thing is that the OP is Drew ( https://emacs.stackexchange.com/users/11330/drew ) and that ...
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What do we do with orphaned questions?

Q: What do we do about questions that have been abandoned by the original poster? This question was inspired by Ergoemacs cuts selected region when I try to change buffer, a post that Community ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Emacs's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be replacing the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Vote in the moderator elections!

VOTE! As of this posting, there are 2 hours to go in the moderator elections. There are 516 people eligible to vote, of whom 121 have voted, for a turnout rate of 23%. That's pretty low: let's fix ...
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Link this site (emacs.stackexchange) with SE tag `emacs`

Recently JordonBiondo answered the question of what is this site's biggest challenge with this: Specific questions that a Emacs generalist can't answer, usually dealing with Latex, ESS, CEDET, ...
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2016 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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Why aren't YOU a candidate in the moderator elections?

There is an election going on to choose our community moderators, replacing the current moderators who were appointed by Stack Exchange by moderators chosen by the community. (The current moderators ...
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Same problem, different entry point. Is it a duplicate?

This recent question: How to distinguish C-m from RETURN? Actually describes the same problem as these two questions: How to distinguish C-i from TAB? How to bind C-i as different from TAB? In ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 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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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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Asking off-topic questions in comments

What is the best way to go about asking another user a question that is relevant to Emacs, but perhaps tangential to any given question? For example, what if a user posts screenshots and I want to ...
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Community Promotion Ads 2016 [duplicate]

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size, and so with it, we now have finally reached the time to start Community Promotion Ads on your graduated site! What are Community ...
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Are questions about the “Emacs toolchain” acceptable?

are questions about programs from the "Emacs toolchain" allowed? Specifically, would a question about Texinfo be acceptable, given that it's a standard format for writing Emacs documentation? I ...
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Formatting for eval'd elisp expressions

When posting sample Emacs lisp expressions and corresponding output what is the preferred method of formatting the evaluated code with the corresponding output" I generally consider the output to be ...
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Tag synonyms for emacsclient

I noticed some inconsistencies in the way the server tag is being used, sometimes in reference to using Emacs as an edit-server, and sometimes in reference to other kinds of servers. It also may be ...
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Winter Bash 2015?

Ho ho ho, everyone. It's time for hats! Here's the news from the powers that be: The end of the year is upon us, and here in Stack Land, that can only mean one thing: it's time for Winter Bash ...
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Are questions about other Emacs-like editors on-topic?

I'm currently investigating in edwin, an Emacs-like editor bundled with MIT Scheme. The very moment I've tried to start it up, I've found an interesting question for the Stackexchange, but am not ...
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I have a stealth nemesis, what to do?

I've noticed that someone downvoted seven of my posts in a row. All of these posts aren't new (at least a month old, but most are much older). It looks like as if someone looked at my profile and ...
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Congratulations! Emacs is graduating!

It's a big day. You've been cleared for graduation by the Stack Exchange Community Team! Emacs met our threshold for graduation-worthy sites and after a review, the Community Team determined that you'...
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Status check after one year in beta

Emacs.SE has now been in Beta for one full year (birthday cake)! For users: what outstanding issues (long-running, or recently-arising) are there that we could do to improve? For the powers that ...
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Uniformity in tag description

Today I went to add a description for a new tag. I wanted to follow the same general pattern in writing this description, but I found that since tags had been probably described by several different ...
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Why this flag was declined?

Question asks how to make names of major modes shorter in mode line. Answer shows absolutely useless from practical point of view method to remove names of major modes from mode line altogether. This ...
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Where is the documentation for “@ references in Stack Exchange?”

I'm sorry to ask this here, but I can find no information on how to properly use @ to refer to other users. For example, if I want to refer to someone else's answer--whose name is, say, "User Name"--...
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What is emacs.superfaq.net thing?

Here is what I have found with help of my search engine: http://emacs.superfaq.net/ Is it legal? They even copy StackExchange logo. Also, users may try to login into this thing by mistake revealing ...
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Undoing one's activity other than voting, deleting a question or a comment

Today I've "rejected" an edit to a question, but came back to it later only to realize that the reason I did that wasn't right. I would like to withdraw my vote, but I cannot do it. The same, I ...
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Is there a tag for debugging problems with emacs initialization that is NOT related to your personal init file?

I ran across this question and saw that it was only tagged with load-path, when it was asking about a problem with emacs initialization, although NOT asking about a problem with .emacs / init.el. So ...
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Please capitalize the word “Emacs” on tour page

Here is “tour” page: https://emacs.stackexchange.com/tour It currently says: Emacs Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for those using, extending, or developing the emacs text editor. ...
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Edit question titles to make them more general/descriptive

A use pattern I've noticed on this site is as follows: A user, often a new-ish one, has a very specific question to ask, and the title reflects the specificity (e.g., "how do I bind arcane command C ...
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How do we deal with questions without an accepted answer?

I've observed that old questions with answers that were confirmed to solve the questioner's problem as indicated in the comments or self-answered, yet not marked as accepted. After a sufficient ...
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Experimental self-evaluation: July 2015

Emacs—Stack Exchange has really grown in the last 302 days. We've simplified the graduation criteria lately and Emacs.SE is starting to reach that bar. However, I'm still wonderering whether ...

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