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Combatting Spam: Enhancing Keyword Approval and Filtering

That's what smoke detector essentially does. It is not running because of the ongoing moderator strike. See also
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Acknowledging comments so that they can be removed

Just flag them as no longer needed. Assuming the commenter dosen't catch on and delete it first, a mod will.
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Proposal: Merge SuperUser, Unix&Linux, ServerFault, AskUbuntu, AskDifferent

I feel (entirely biasedly) that this proposal seems to miss a lot of context and community culture. First and formost, most of these sites are successful by Stack Exchange standards and have met all ...
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Change the close question text

I would support this but we need to be somewhat clear about why and when we want to push people to those sites. I actually prefer this to adding those sites to our list of migration targets because we ...
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Automatically embed image links

New users need at least 10 reputation in order to post images. They also need more than 10 rep to post more than 2 links. This is mainly an anti spam measure and does not (usually) significantly ...
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Why do I need 15 reputation to mark an answer correct and 50 to add a comment?

Welcome to Super User! First of all, let's distinguish between two things: Upvoting an answer, and Accepting an answer. Since the question you linked to was not asked by you, you cannot (with any ...
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Merge tags windows-10 and win10

Done. win10 has been merged into and synonymised with windows-10.
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Should we edit old, non-interesting questions?

If we don't edit the questions, the destruction of a bad tag would be delayed, and then people would keep using useless tags. That's not to say that editors should just rip through all questions with ...
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Set a rep threshold for editing closed questions?

I'm going to go out on a limb and say a restriction of this type would be a bad thing. Keep on rejecting edits that aren't good edits, per editing guidelines, but not allowing new users to edit a ...
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Restrict tag creation?

I think either a review process for new tags could be a good thing. Alternatively could we just make entering the tag description (short & long) mandatory and put all these in the review queue. ...
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Please let me award a bounty to a qualified answer despite my tardiness?

There's literally nothing we can do. There's even a grace period after the one week/168 hours, but no way to undo a 'lost' bounty or to do anything once the bounty period is over. meta.se's got an ...
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New tag request - 'newbie-friendly'

It is unlikely because its a meta tag. The 'quality' of a question doesn't entirely rely on specific subject matter expertise. Its about showing your research or lack thereof and giving folks the ...
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Can we have "drive" as a separate tag?

drive would be a meta tag. We don't like meta tags because they require more information in the question or in other tags for them to be useful. They are rarely useful on their own. For example: for ...
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Can I disable the Review Icon

You can use the following custom stylesheet to hide just the red alert indicator: .js-review-button._danger-indicator:after { display: none } or hide the entire button: .js-review-button { ...
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Add Windows 11 tag

Since Windows 11 released this morning, the tag should be made for people who have questions about Windows 11. Windows 11 was announced it was not actually released. However, I already created it, ...
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Is the format bar code sample/block option inefficient

Neither of these styles is incorrect, old, deprecated etc. Stack Exchange is using Commonmark which allows both styles: indented, fenced. Actually, if anything, it's the fenced style that is ...
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Restrict tag creation?

There actually is kind of a way to review new tags. Users with more than 10K reputation have a "tools" page that shows, among other things, the most recently created tags. Those can be found at the ...
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Why do I need 15 reputation to mark an answer correct and 50 to add a comment?

I couldn't mark it as my answer since I needed 15 reputation You seem to be confused between accepting an answer and upvoting an answer: You can only accept answers to your own questions (and this ...
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How to format Excel tables in questions?

I use the Tables Generator web site as a starting point. (Note that I'm not affiliated with it.) The unmodified result of creating a 5-row by 8-column table and filling it with the raw data from your ...
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The edit queue is full at the moment - enlarge number of items?

Apparently it is possible that we only have a suggested edit queue of 40 edits: What's the fixed size of the suggested edit queue? tells us that we only have 40 edits pending at a time. While there ...
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Is it time to update this close reason?

I would like to keep the majority of the current reason in there but just add a disclaimer about the Software Recommendations site to add a caveat that I've seen David Postill use: Questions seeking ...
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Is the format bar code sample/block option inefficient

If anyone wants to cut down on SE storage, just edit a few of my posts to remove the wordiness ;-) ... the code sample/block option from the format bar using what was referred to as "...
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Is there an easy way to find out what this site's on-topic and off-topic questions are?

What is currently written in the tour: Ask about... Specific issues with computer software, hardware or networking Real problems or questions that you’ve encountered Don't ask about... Anything ...
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Who can I contact if I want to create a new tag, but I don't have the reputation points?

As you found, all users - not just site moderators - with sufficient reputation can create tags. Therefore, you can ask right here on meta! If there are existing questions that should have the tag, ...
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Please merge [tag:extended-desktop] [tag:multiple-desktop]

Although extend-display would be the most correct in my opinion, I feel like a lot of people would use extend-desktop if they didn't think about it. But the tag usage frequency seems to prove me wrong....
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Set a rep threshold for editing closed questions?

I whole-heartedly agree with Raystafarian's answer, but I have another point of view to add. "Having low reputation" is not the same as "being new to Stack Exchange". For instance, I have been using ...
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Can I get notified when my comment is deleted

Only moderators can view deleted comments. I am fairly certain there is no way to know for sure that there are deleted comments on a post, other than of course remembering that one was there and ...
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Tag wiki edit reviews - remove proposal from queue when a new one is created

They are different reviews. Take discussion as an example. One is the main tag wiki (what you see when you click info): The other is the tag wiki excerpt - the usage guidance (The bit you see ...
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Can the "migrated from StackOverflow" notice expire, please?

This has been asked before more than once on Meta StackExchange. The proposals for this on SE Meta gained extremely little notice or traction. This would be considered a "core site function", because ...
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Migration - Replace ServerFault with SoftwareRecs?

As it stands the migration path is to get the user to ask a moderator to migrate it. If it was truly "good" then I wouldn't have a problem sending stuff their way now that the "beta" is gone. As a ...
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