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Thanks for the mention! I wanted to join in the classrooms, but it was a bit hard for me with other matters, unfortunately. But I'm going to be checking out the transcripts now that all classes are over, thank you all for making them easily accessible! However, my main reason for adding an answer was not to excuse myself but to add one more name to the list ...


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This sort of post calling out a moderator is inappropriate here on Meta. It's bordering on outright rude. If you believe that a moderator is abusing their abilities, you have a few options - What recourse do I have if I believe a moderator has abused their privileges? Yes, one of the options here is to go to meta to discuss the issue but the focus in any ...


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Great catch! Another alternative - we could remove the tag altogether. Do we actually need a tag for that language? There are only 20 questions in the tag (including the wrongly tagged ones) and most of them are about software-installation. If they were about features of the language itself, or about platform-independent issues with using in it, they would ...


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My personal preference is to the use the triple backtick as that's the most common way to set code blocks in Markdown outside of Stack Exchange. I find it much easier to use. When I am editing some else's post though, if it's a small piece of code, I just select it and click on the {} button in the editor. The default behaviour of that button is to use 4 ...


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I used to blog a fair bit in the 2000s and I therefore have a fairly good log of how I migrated to Linux. 90s-2006: Playing with Linux. I first got a Linux CD on a magazine in 1995. I saw a file structure, kept seeing screenshots of SUSE in various magazines, and I was really interested... But seeing the file structure was about as far as I got until I ...


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About a year ago I took a mandatory Operating Systems course in my university. We were introduced to the "Linux shell" (bash) early on and told that "CentOS is Linux", but back then, I still had little idea what Linux was except that it had a command line similar to that of macOS (I was a long time macOS user from mid-2013 to mid-2020). ...


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Comment formatting only supports a very specific subset, the commands in the block at the top. The other ones in the list, like line breaks, are exclusive to posts (questions and answers).


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When I started learning Python and developing I realized windows is trash. Then I installed Ubuntu a month ago with dual-boot(Windows). After a week I completely removed windows and Became an Ubuntu user.(Ubuntu was better anyway. Since we didn't have windows support in Iran)


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Note: Please click on the various links that I've included to see pictures and more information. When the first personal computers started to arrive in the mid-1970s, I was smitten by computers like the Altair 8800 and the Sol-20. I wanted one so badly. S-100, CP/M, and later MP/M were the common talk items of the day. Couldn't afford them at the time. In ...


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It seems, as discovered by Mark Kirby, that Mateo created the room (on June 26th 2012), with the purpose of coordinating voting. Why would one want to coordinate voting? Well, questions with no answers and a negative score are automatically deleted if they have been around for a while. It's evident from the conversation leading up to the creation of the room ...


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Regardless of the fact that I disagree with your proposal, I'm always grateful for ideas and willingness to improve the site, so thank you very much for posting, and thank you so much for the huge amounts of reviewing you do too. I guess I have just enough to add to post an answer, though I strongly agree with other points that have been raised. While poor ...


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Great catch! Renaming the tag to jvm-groovy as you suggested is a good idea. Editing the usage guidance should also be done if the tag is renamed, but just fixing the usage guidance alone is very unlikely to prevent the tag from being misused. Version tags are available (although some folks feel they should not be used at all) in the form 16.04 18.04 20.04 ...


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Essentially, we do nothing. The issue isn't the community, it's the infrastructure system we have in place and the reputation/voting/scoring system. Firstly, we can't unaccept answers. Only the original post owner can who made the question. Because a lot of old questions have posters who have moved on and are no longer active, there's nothing we can do ...


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My first experience with Linux was during my first year at the University (Physics department), in 2007, where we used some version of Red Hat with KDE 3 and Emacs as the text editor for a C course. The first time I tried to install Ubuntu was in 2008, using Wubi (remember it?) to install Hardy Heron alongside Windows XP. I had some font problems and various ...


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Just like Dan, I don’t think we need a consensus. In your posts, use whatever you want (but keep the difference of in-line vs. block code formatting as Mark Kirby noted). However, if I edit someone else’s post, I apply a bit stricter rules. I use ``` for multi-line code as only the line before and after the code block gets modified in the diff view while ...


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I don't think it makes any difference at all. I am very used to the 4-spaces indentation, my muscle memory works that way and there is a nifty userscript that means I can indent by just selecting text and hitting tab, just like you do in many code editors. Selecting a block of text and hitting tab to indent it, is so common that I am sure many of us will be ...


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I actually know of five ways to format code on SE, not including the editor button (click edit to see): back ticks html four spaces blocks using back ticks blocks using tilde I know, that is even more confusing, but if we look at the way they format code, I think we can see that back tick and html are for inline code like this and the other are for ...


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Autoprotect, as indicated by Dan, is something that would prevent old items from getting updated regularly. The system is also not designed with autoprotect in mind, and "protect" should be used sparingly as well. If you are going to be in the review queues, review as normal. If enough low quality posts on the 'old question' get deleted by flags, ...


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In my opinion, this is a very harsh and drastic measure. We can lose more quality feedback than we would be blocking them. It might even cause worse "junk" posts due to new users creating duplicates because they aren't able to answer other posts. Protecting questions and answers is and should be used sparingly. If we start auto protecting posts ...


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