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1:59 AM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by starball
stray thought: with code blocks in deeply nested markdown lists, you're losing a lot in markup indentation. I wonder how much you'd save by switching to html tags and losing that markup indentation. — starball 22 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog
The limit has been increased on some specific sites. Specifically, here on Meta.SE, the post length limit is 50,000 characters, and on Code Review, the answer length limit is 65,536 characters. — Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog 19 secs ago
 
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3:10 AM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by JW0914
@starball I had never even thought of doing that, great suggestion! =] — JW0914 24 secs ago
 
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4:47 AM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by VLAZ
Are you sure nothing was selected? In high contrast dark mode, it's impossible to see the selection highlight. You seem to be using some custom theme (not high or regular contrast dark), however, when you hit E, that should still select the post and in the clip there is no hint of the highlight there. The post might have been selected from before. — VLAZ 8 secs ago
5:31 AM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Meta Andrew T.
I guess the actual question is: has it been working before? — Meta Andrew T. 46 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by user1176409
@MetaAndrewT. I can’t make sure for this, the color and font of the tags have been changed recently. — user1176409 13 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Meta Andrew T.
Depending on the circumstances, you might want to consider posting separate, multiple answers instead of a single, combined answer so that each solution/scenario can be evaluated individually. There are legit reasons to post multiple answers on the same question. — Meta Andrew T. 35 secs ago
6:18 AM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Shadow Wizard
Old duplicate question, since it's declined not closing as duplicate as it's fair to ask for a "second chance". However I still agree with what Jeff says there: If you "need" to post more than 30k chars, that's probably symptomatic of other problemsShadow Wizard 23 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Shadow Wizard
@Slate can you please explain why did you add the status completed tag? I checked now and nothing has changed. If by mistake, please remove the tag and hopefully a developer will fix it one day. Thanks. — Shadow Wizard 59 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Shadow Wizard
The staff marked several bugs as completed in a batch, so perhaps that one was done by mistake. I've posted a comment asking to clarify, or remove the wrong tag, if removed you can delete this one here. — Shadow Wizard just now
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Shadow Wizard
Another option is that it was meant to be declined, which is fair, and in this case as @MetaAndrewT said, you can ask to reverse the decision but only if giving some new reasoning, otherwise it would still be the same request. — Shadow Wizard 42 secs ago
6:40 AM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Nij
Comprehensive answers that require more characters are almost certainly on questions that are too broad and need more focus. Answering a broad, vague, unfocused question with all possible cases is not helpful; split the question into the cases you would be addressing and answer each directly. Don't make information-seekers wander through a bunch of irrelevant cases. — Nij 20 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Glorfindel
There was no separate colouring for moderator-only and/or required tags on that page before: web.archive.org/web/20240303024633/https://stackexchange.com‌​/…Glorfindel ♦ 57 secs ago
7:03 AM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Glorfindel
The blue color is because you visited those links. That is different than how tags on main and meta sites work. — Glorfindel ♦ 33 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Jesper Johansson
It stopped working again... — Jesper Johansson 48 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Shadow Wizard
@Glorfindel ah, but the tag is still wrong, should be status-bydesign and better also explain in an answer, really not trivial to know that. — Shadow Wizard 15 secs ago
7:46 AM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Shadow Wizard
No repro here with a clean Chrome. Most likely some userscript you have installed. — Shadow Wizard 33 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Arulkumar
@ShadowWizard No user script installed, I have added the screenshot with my toolbar. Screenshot taken from Mozilla Firefox. I will check in Chrome. — Arulkumar 46 secs ago
8:20 AM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Robert Longson
I don't see any error messages in my Firefox. — Robert Longson 27 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Robert Longson
I don't see any error messages in my Firefox 127.0 on a Mac. Maybe try troubleshoot mode. — Robert Longson 42 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Emil Jeřábek
I don’t see any error messages either (Firefox 127.0 on Linux). — Emil Jeřábek just now
8:55 AM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by ᔕᖺᘎᕊ
content_script.js suggests it's some extension causing this. If you click the content_script.js on the right, you might get a hint to which extension is causing it. — ᔕᖺᘎᕊ 59 secs ago
9:38 AM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Journeyman Geek
Hi thiselon, welcome to the Stack Exchange Network Meta site! I'm not sure which search brought you here but the problem you describe will not be answered on this specific site. To get an expert's answer for the topic of your question you'll have to find and then re-post on the proper site. Check How do I ask a good question and What is on topic on the target site to make sure your post is in good shape. Your question is definitely off-topic on Meta and is better deleted here. — Journeyman Geek 46 secs ago
10:00 AM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Vincent Thacker
This is not the right place for your question. — Vincent Thacker just now
10:22 AM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by ilkkachu
It comes to mind that if you have an issue with how people act and vote on unix.SE, you might want to consider posting about it on unix.meta.stackexchange.com so the people actively using the site might be more likely to see your post. I'm saying this because you've listed here no less than three unix.SE questions where you think people have been acting inappropriately. — ilkkachu just now
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by ilkkachu
but anyway, since you brought up my comment here, I can answer that. I think that "Why does printing an array with @ using printf in bash only print the first element?" question is not a good one, for the simple reason that the answer could have been found by learning the basics of how the printf utility works, and/or by reading the manual (which, admittedly, often refers to the C library function of the same name, so one may need to look there, too). — ilkkachu 18 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by ilkkachu
Even if that particular question helps someone, I don't think it's too useful to replicate the basics of all common tools on SE, since that information already exists elsewhere, and in case, any new user will need to do some learning in any case, if they wish to be able to use the tools independently and not expect to find a post giving the answer to their exact situation for every single case. — ilkkachu 15 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by ilkkachu
That, "why doesn't printf "${arr[@]}" do what I want" doesn't still tell what the format string is supposed to be like, and how printf behaves with various format specifiers and arguments. We'd need more questions to answer those issues. And in the end, what we'd have is a "What's printf and how does it work" manual/tutorial. Which is fine if we're forming a collection of tutorials, but I'm not sure the Q&A format SE has is good for that. There are also other existing sites like BashFAQ which might be more suited for that (I'm not sure if they have a page on printf or if they want one) — ilkkachu 38 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by ilkkachu
For a similar reason, I downvoted that "How to specify several alternative conditions (OR operator) for single case statement?" question: because it's answered in the manual, or any shell language tutorial. I also downvoted the answer that's posted there, because it's literally just quoting the manual. If someone is going to look for that on SE, why wouldn't they just read the manual in the same way? Manuals are also usually written by the program authors, so they're more likely to be up to date than the same information copied to SE. — ilkkachu 12 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by JW0914
@ShadowWizard Could you please specify what would be symptomatic in the answers linked to? — JW0914 8 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by ilkkachu
Also, that case question was closed as a duplicate, which as such doesn't mean it's a bad question, just that the answer already exists on the site. The closed question still stays on the site and can be found, but it'd be more useful to collect answers to similar questions in one place, so that people don't need to find one piece in one place, and another in some other place. — ilkkachu 42 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by JW0914
@Nij Could you please specify what in the answers linked to is too broad? — JW0914 10 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Jeff Zeitlin
As @Nij says, a question that requires that much explication is probably overly broad. However, consider what you described with respect to your second link: perhaps it would have been appropriate to write a separate answer for each of the scenaria in question. This keeps your answer(s) focussed, and with prefatory text indicating the scenario, somewhat emphasizes that the question is overly broad. — Jeff Zeitlin 43 secs ago
10:52 AM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Anton Samokat
@ilkkachu Thanks for feedback — Anton Samokat 5 secs ago
11:13 AM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by ilkkachu
Anyway, I glanced at Catija's comment and linked post. And it reminds me to note that not everyone thinks and votes the same way. The high-rep users on whatever site are also not all the same, they have different thoughts and ideas, which may or may not overlap. I don't think the purpose of SE is exactly clear either. We have the idea of being "a library of information about a subject" but that's awfully general too, and at least personally, I see a big difference between Q&As helping someone in their immediate one-off issue, and tutorial-like posts aimed for every future reader. — ilkkachu 52 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by ilkkachu
E.g. a question might be about some very specific task someone is trying to do, which some more experienced user can easily create, helping the original poster. But something like that might not be exactly relevant for anyone else, even if it did contain tools others could find useful. But those tools would be better presented in a more generic context. Not that this answers your point directly, but I mean that it's just par for the course if people disagree on what exactly is useful for a site like this or not. — ilkkachu just now
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Shadow Wizard
That was already said 13 years ago in the top answer here. This answer doesn't add anything new. — Shadow Wizard 49 secs ago
11:42 AM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Shadow Wizard
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by steffen
@ShadowWizard Yes - I took the css definition from there. I don't have Stylus installed but tampermonkey and thought it will be helpful for others with the same setup. — steffen 15 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by tripleee
I'm thinking the move to Cloudflare has probably burned a lot of calories interally. All things counted, it's probably a good initiative, although the user-visible immediate effects should be minor (and even so, we continue to see fall-out where ideally there should have been none). — tripleee 26 secs ago
12:02 PM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by JW0914
@JeffZeitlin I didn't realize posting more than one answer was allowed, thinking it was frowned upon on sites like Superuser. When it comes to highly complex solutions, such as an LTI/ZTI of Windows, the content is going to always be almost, if not exceeding, 30K characters due to the complexity of the steps involved, not because of an over-broad question (I was only able to list the bare minimum for Automate Windows Setup versus add. helpful Components). I'll work on a second answer for a Deployment Share, knowing firsthand how complex they are to set up. — JW0914 36 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz
@steffen Thank you for sharing! — samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz 39 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Martynas Žiemys
Still doesn't work consistently for me. I get like like 1 post out of few hundreds that has images that work for me. I use web proxy to view all the other ones. — Martynas Žiemys 51 secs ago
12:36 PM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Kamil Maciorowski
@MartynasŽiemys I suspect that your "1 post out of few hundreds that has images that work" is like my "some random user(s) of the Internet had done the job of B for me". — Kamil Maciorowski just now
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Martynas Žiemys
I am pretty sure that's what happens, but there is no way for me to know that for sure. — Martynas Žiemys 46 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by RonC
I suspect this change is going to hurt our StackOverflow community far more than management understands. Later when participation likely declines because of this decision management will be scratching their heads wondering why. And they will likely attribute the decline to ChatGTP use, when in fact it was due their decision to remove key aspects of participation feedback, ie rankings. Sadly, this all started when they removed the developer story page and rankings by tag some time ago. — RonC 48 secs ago
1:12 PM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Jeff Zeitlin
In general, you're right - there's probably no reason to post multiple answers to a question that's overly broad; it's better to VTC or flag it as unfocussed. But if the question isn't overly broad and has complex answers, multiple answers - each focussed on a particular aspect that needs to be discussed in detail - shouldn't be a problem. As far as even a focussed answer being itself overly complex because of inherent complexity of the situation, consider whether it might not be better to summarize here, and then provide a (preferably rot-proof) link to the full solution. — Jeff Zeitlin 5 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by JW0914
@JeffZeitlin "As far as even a focused answer being itself overly complex because of inherent complexity of the situation, consider whether it might not be better to summarize here..." This appears opposite of the purpose of an answer on sites like Superuser, Stack Overflow, etc., and specific to Microsoft man pages, for an LTI/ZTI the full steps are lacking. "...and then provide a (preferably rot-proof) link to the full solution." This is explicitly against Superuser policy, with answers routinely downvoted/commented on for doing this. — JW0914 37 secs ago
1:38 PM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by JW0914
@JeffZeitlin My intent isn't to be argumentative (hopefully I'm not coming across that way), simply to show there are instances on questions that are not broad and are specific where the answer will be highly complex due to the steps and information involved. While I would prefer a developer's man pages to be all-inclusive, specific to LTI/ZTI installs, Microsoft's man pages are not. This is why I provided three specific answer examples, because I was trying to avoid generalized comments like those made by multiple folks. — JW0914 32 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by JW0914
@JeffZeitlin My intent isn't to be argumentative (hopefully I'm not coming across that way), simply to show there are instances on questions that are not broad where the answer will be highly complex due to the steps and information involved. While I would prefer a developer's man pages to be all-inclusive, specific to LTI/ZTI installs, Microsoft's man pages are not. This is why I provided three specific answer examples, because I was trying to avoid generalized comments like those made by multiple folks. The issue isn't the rendered output, it's the thousands of markdown characters. — JW0914 18 secs ago
2:33 PM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by OldPadawan
I’m voting to close this question because it's just spam — OldPadawan 38 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Slate
@Shadow That's my error. I saw it was in [status-planned] and couldn't reproduce it, so assumed it was done. I've put it into [status-review] to make sure a ticket exists for it on our side. — Slate ♦ 12 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Jeff Zeitlin
Link-only answers are disallowed; a summary of the process with a link to the detailed answer does not appear to be disallowed by the page you linked to, as the summary would present the context for the link. In fact, links to external resources are explicitly encouraged, provided that you include context. I do not consider your comments here to be argumentative; rather, you are (indirectly) making it clear that clarification of earlier comments is needed, and the dialogue here provides that clarification - although if it goes on too long, a moderator may move it to chat... — Jeff Zeitlin 39 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by user1176409
@ShadowWizard Your first guess is right, it was the staff's mistake, but I think that this question can still leave until the staff really solve this issue. — user1176409 35 secs ago
 
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4:30 PM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Anton Samokat
@ilkkachu How do you think why this question was downvoted? The same reason: not enough research effort? It is supposed something that in bcs manual should be found information about not supporting unary operations? And based on this information the question becomes meaningless? But what if I disagree that bc's constant numbers (not variables) must not also support unary operations (like vars do)? What is wrong with this? — Anton Samokat 17 secs ago
4:51 PM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Anton Samokat
@djechlin Long time past since. But nevertheless Thanks for your great comments and answer! I have the similar view and I shared it with my own examples in this answerAnton Samokat 54 secs ago
5:10 PM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Doc Brown
The scope has been tightened up to the point where many design questions are too broad for software engineering. See this answer on Meta.SWE for a guideline which design question might be accepted by the community. — Doc Brown 51 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by ilkkachu
@AntonSamokat, I didn't suggest it'd be lacking in research effort and I didn't downvote that, so it's hard to say why others might have. (Again, you might want to ask on unix[.meta].SE). But I do think you're going to be fighting a rather a losing battle if you expect to get bc to support unary plus. Mostly because there's no single bc, but multiple different implementations (I expect all of GNU, BSDs and Busybox to each have their own), so even if someone adds the feature, it won't be generally useful, since there will still be implementations of bc that don't have it. — ilkkachu 41 secs ago
5:25 PM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Anton Samokat
@ilkkachu I see, thank you — Anton Samokat 1 min ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Mike Frank
Fixed now. Different issue this time. DNS related. — Mike Frank 18 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by rene
Hi James Nascimento, welcome to the Stack Exchange Network Meta site! I'm not sure which search brought you here but the problem you describe will not be answered on this specific site. To get an expert's answer for the topic of your question you'll have to find and then re-post on the proper site. Check How do I ask a good question and What is on topic on the target site to make sure your post is in good shape. Your question is definitely off-topic on Meta and is better deleted here. — rene 7 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by starball
lots of long comments here... that maybe could be answer posts or edits to the question post. — starball 55 secs ago
 
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6:49 PM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by greg-449
Flagged as spam — greg-449 41 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by VLAZ
k / j to navigate up/down. u to select the top post. Some other shortcuts that work with a post also automatically select (e.g., v to vote). See the keyboard shorcuts help with ?VLAZ 28 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Tinkeringbell
Judging by the tags, you're not using a mouse? Keyboard only? Might want to put that in the post too then. — Tinkeringbell ♦ 12 secs ago
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Franck Dernoncourt
@Tinkeringbell thanks, I use a mouse too. Is there a way to select using a mouse? e.g. to select a post currently visible on the screen. — Franck Dernoncourt 56 secs ago
 
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11:32 PM
[ Boson light ] New comment posted by Robotnik
Side note: you use a lot of links, in which you can trim the protocol off i.e. https://stackexchange.com -> //stackexchange.com. In your first linked example you have 38 links, thats 38x5 = 190 extra characters. — Robotnik 8 secs ago

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