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I assume you are referring to the restriction that SE puts on new users of only posting a question every 40 minutes. Your suggestion of putting a remaining time in the error message could well be useful. However, this feature request is something that should be asked on the Main Meta as it would affect the whole SE network. As you say, you have a ...


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This is question 6 of the seven essential meta questions of every beta. I get the impression Stack Exchange (the company) takes care of it, but if we come up with our own exceptional site design and/or logo, they'd use that instead. A site only gets its own look-and-feel when it exits beta though, and that can take a very long time.


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Seems like at some point in every beta site's life, someone asks this... wizz's comment is correct. The custom 404 page is part of the custom site design you get when or if you graduate. It's never, to the best of my knowledge, been granted before that as a result of community request (or any other method, for that matter). The time for posting suggestions ...


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You're right, the convention we've adopted is to have hyphens. I've created the ti-99 synonym. I have not created a texas-instruments or ti. We can do that as and when necessary. The recommendation here is that use of a tag containing only a manufacturer name should only be applied if discussing more than one product of that manufacturer. Tagging with,...


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The feature you're referring to is called Community promotion ads. This is an example of a meta thread you mention (follow the link for the rules). Community promotion ads are only possible when a site “graduates”, i.e. when it's reached the last stage after private beta (normally 3 weeks) and public beta (as long as it takes to reach a point where the site ...


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I suppose so but probably during public beta. Help on retro machinery in general is pretty rare nowadays so some ads could help out, even answer some of the questions! But ads this early with deviate us in the wrong path I believe. We should be more focused on moderating and producing high quality content so this site reaches public beta. Then we can take ...


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You can sort of do this with the following HTML markup: C̅S̅ This renders like so: C̅S̅ It doesn't really work on every browser (e.g. it completely fails on most Androids, and it displays funny on my machine) but it's perhaps the best we can do without MathJax. (A custom markup is almost certainly out of the question, but I ...


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I am in favour of syntax highlighting. For many people, syntax highlighting makes code easier to read. Syntax highlighting: makes comments a different colour so that they can be more easily distinguished from the code at a glance; allows readers not familiar with the programming language to more easily follow the language (something common on a site where ...


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I'm not realy in favour for any kind of highlighting. a) It distracts from the real content. I don't know anyone who would prefer a novel where punktuation marks are highlighed. I's maybe helpful for beginners - much like letter shapes on the wall for first graders learning to spell. b) It gets less useful with languages that relay on libraries (like C) or ...


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If you have sufficient reputation, you can create tags yourself. If you have a question to add it to, you can just type it in the tag box to add it to the site. However, make sure that it fits the style of existing tags (e.g. hyphen between model name and version number).


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Well, as i want to stay here for a little longer, i've decided to waste 10 minutes and contribute a little bit. I know, i know. The text looks terrible on a solid white background, but it'll look awesome once the background is something else. As I currently have some more free time to spare, I'm going to do a little CSS theme tweak. Once it will be ready, I'...


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While it is true that no site gets an official logo or theme until it is graduated, there is another way for the enthusiastic. Over on the Anime & Manga site, they have taken matters into their own hand. This site has started the process of graduation but hasn't completed it yet. Remember that graduation takes a while, it isn't an instant pressing of ...


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Certainly Identify this questions are on topic, after more than one confirmation question already here on meta... Are identify this questions on topic? I am in two minds about identify-this without a suffix as being a bit broad. It would certainly need a wiki that mentions the existing identify-this-computer and identify-this-game tags. However, on the ...


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I'm a bit unease with using a specific computer or computer style as a logo, as this feels less inclusive. I'd rather live with the RC badge than go that way. One Idea might be using a classic floppy (8"/5.25") style icon, as that's something still recognizable by todays viewers as well as beeing something truly retro. We all started when Floppies where ...


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So as we've hit our 1 year anniversary recently, which inspired me to create a little, and I actually came up with a logo and a couple of CSS themes. I'm probably putting the cart before the horse (need us to get through "beta" before we can change anything), but I was just messing around and came up with these. Examples below; larger images linked in the ...


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