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SF needs its own “Shopping” link

While the original idea: Modifying the faq, shopping edition was a great one and duly implemented...I think that the existing link to http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/11/qa-is-hard-lets-go-shopping/ ...
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2answers
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Do you have a checklist that can help me ask a better question?

This is a Canonical Question / FAQ Candidate to help our new users ask better questions, and hopefully get better answers. Similar questions: How can I ask better questions on Server ...
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What IS a “professional capacity”?

This is part of a set of questions on how Server Fault defines "professional" system and network administration. For additional information, see: Why "professional capacity"? ...
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Are “Find [some software product] for me” questions off-topic?

So as I slug my way through /review/close and /review/first-posts I'm finding an alarming number of what I'm calling "Serverfault is a search engine" posts -- people asking us to find software for ...
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How can I ask better questions on Server Fault?

This is a Canonical Question / FAQ Candidate to help our new users ask better questions, and hopefully get better answers. Similar questions: How do I get better answers? How can I get ...
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Modifying the faq, shopping edition

The 'product recommendation' question occurs here a lot. I propose we modify the existing FAQ language: and it is not about … Networking outside the professional workplace Running ...
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What are the canonical answers we've discovered over the years?

We've created, appointed, or otherwise identified certain question/answer pairs that are the canonical answer for certain problems. A list of these problems is given in the accepted answer below. ...
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4answers
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What information should I include or obfuscate in my posts?

Is there any information other than a password that would be considered a security threat? I am primarily interested in knowing what could compromise the security of a server, rather than the ...
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Should personal computer-troubleshooting questions be asked on SF?

Questions such as removing viruses or malware, help installing/uninstalling software, configuring Outlook, etc?