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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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A small measure of congratulations

To @dave-m for doing the 100K'th Suggest Edit review! You don't get to milestones like that very often. With 6,733 suggested-edit reviews, Dave has the largest percentage of edit-reviews of any user. ...
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Why this edit was accepted?

https://serverfault.com/posts/1101435/timeline I don't understand why talks about "pwsh", what the hell is it? Powershell? Windows? Why was it added? Why this particular answer? This ...
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I can't ask question in serverfault [duplicate]

I can't ask in serverfault, I read the docs about how to question. How can I unlock asking question?
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Why was my question closed as "off-topic"?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: "Welcome to Intellek" when trying to install Windows LTSC 2021 in Qemu Why was my question closed? The close message does not provide enough ...
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ChatGPT answers not permitted

I am posting this as a new policy for ServerFault, but it has not yet been discussed among users or moderators of the site. It is a starting point for a policy, I fully expect it to evolve based on ...
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Why my question is downvoted even with all the required info available in the question?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: RDP Client showing different screen (related to SConfig) on VM Startup I have given all the information such as: Inputs Outputs Error details Valid ...
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Is there any way to allow a low-reputation user to chat?

I think that Ping device connected to host having LAN access is probably a very simple problem, but the OP is new to SF and isn't always providing the right information in a useful fashion. I think ...
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Why a "Wow! That solved the problem!" answer gets down voted

This is not a complaint, and I don't care about the points. I just find ironic amusement in the response to my answer to Execute root commands through ssh user. A user asked about an error message he ...
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Reduce bump activity of the Community Bot

Regularly half or more of the questions on the ServerFault front-page seem to be there only because they were bumped by the Community bot. It's self claimed configuration is among others: Randomly ...
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Privacy issue, links for sharing questions, answers contains user ID

please do not add user ID to the links given to users when they click to share the link to an answer (for example there: Slow ext4 fsck , yet i see that it does not happen in all sites/questions ). ...
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Answer to 11 year old question

Is there any sense of answer (like I did :D ) to 11 year old question? (the OP and another answer user are no longer part of SE) And is it make any sense bot to show it in the front page of ...
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where to ask questions for discussion

one of the main guidelines is to ask questions that can be answered, and not questions open for discussion. where do I ask questions that are borderline? (meaning I am not sure it has a definitive ...
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Is TOR a Business related Environment?

as I sometimes see here For my understanding, TOR could never be, and will be never a serious instrument for a Business Relationship. Sofar in my understanding, of the TOUR and Whats on Topic page, ...
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"Announcer" badge without having posted a link?

You have earned the "Announcer" badge (Share a link to a post later visited by 25 unique IP addresses) for Endpoint for Cloud Function returns 403 Forbidden. It opens at the answer, with my ...
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The Help Center contains outdated names and URLs

Almost all URLs in the Help Center's on-topic page use HTTP, when Stack Exchange has migrated entirely to HTTPS. Additionally, the link to Information Security is using its old name, "IT Security&...
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Should we encourage edit suggestions to be re-submitted until they are approved?

If an edit suggestion is rejected, is it acceptable for the user to re-submit an identical edit suggestion? I feel like this encourages a "mommy said no, so I'll get permission from daddy" ...
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AWS will be sponsoring Server Fault

We're thrilled to announce that AWS will be sponsoring Server Fault starting on July 18 through December 31. We wanted to give you a heads-up and walk you through what that means. How and where will ...
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More detail about reasons for question closure, please

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Client-side UAC seems to be enough to permit code to be "Run As Administrator" on Windows Server I'm not clear why this question was closed. ...
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Why my comment was deleted by moderators?

On the May 17 I wrote a comment under this answer for the Nginx verifying client certs only on a particular location question. I downvoted the answer, and I never downvote an answer without writing a ...
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Anonymous edit of recent user questions

Interesting case with the question Regex to remove certain patterns from urls . The user who asked this was recently registered. The profile is empty and this is their first question. Then there is an ...
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Please rename freenas tag to truenas

There is an existing tag [freenas]. This refers to "FreeNAS", a Network-Attached Storage (NAS) software product which has been around for many years. Over the course of 2019-2021, the ...
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At what level should we reject edits?

We don't have many edits, but we have some. My overall impression is that they fall into two categories: Substantial improvements to the item. Fixes language and generally tidies up the question ...
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How are easy-to-spot review audits useful?

I know I'm being served an edit review audit when: The review takes several seconds to load The title has nonsense phrase edits I nearly mechanically Reject for Spam/Vandalism. I don't really know ...
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Is it possible for someone with enough privileges to create a "webp" and a "prestashop" tag?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Trying to get apache serve webp instead of png/jpe?g via .htacess (/img folder of prestashop) Hi everyone, I posted my first question here on your site. ...
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How to handle consistent handholding questions?

Over the last few days I've seen the same user post a series of questions, all on the same topic. Each question is a little further on from the previous one. I'm curious what Meta's opinion on this is....
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Rescind rule on business IT?

This site has a rule about not covering home configurations or systems, limiting it to IT used in a business environment. I think it's time to rescind that rule, and allow more complex home lab ...
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Merge DevOps into ServerFault? (polite for: close down DevOps SE and find the best SE for the freed Q/A?)

There are few questions from users >200 points on DevOps. There are on the whole 5000 questions, and new questions get few views and few answers. This SE should be merged into ServerFault even in ...
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Is there anything useful I can do to help with the massive number of spam posts coming in?

It looks like today there's a huge number of spam questions being created. Other than downvoting/flagging, is there anything useful regular users can do? Are there sysadmins that are hopefully looking ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Please silently tag rocky-linux

I just created rocky-linux and can see 16 questions searching rocky linux with only one noise result dated 2018. Given overall project support, I speculate this will increase, thus the tag. Can ...
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How should I handle dead links on questions/answers?

How should dead links in questions and answers be handled when found - should they be marked as such, removed, or similar? For example, in this answer, the links to pages on the GitHub site now return ...
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Let's patch up the [patch] tag!

I think the patch should be split into two tags: patch-panel and something to refer to patching a computer, perhaps software-patch would be a good name (I'm open to other options, though). Or, patch ...
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Rest in peace, Michael Hampton

Several social media posts from people who knew Michael Hampton dated around October 5 and an Ever Loved obituary dated October 1 state that he has passed away. Here on Server Fault, where he was ...
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Where is the best place to ask question about servers but also when "learning new things"?

Being attracted from the name "ServerFault" I thought this was the best StackExchange site to ask about servers which I own with AWS. But when going through the tour and some meta questions, ...
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Questions about "is this a reasonable practice" and about "home business"

I am talking about this Keep windows offline but allow connectivity for specific apps and its comments. Two things are annoying me. First. The O.P. asked perfectly "business" question and ...
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What to do about URL redirecting tools.ietf.org -> datatracker.ietf.org?

I have seen some RFC documents linked with URLs pointing to third-party (non-ietf.org) formatting tools, and one recent suggested edit reproducing what is currently also a redirect: https://www.rfc-...
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Edits shouldn't require a minimum number of characters changed

Just now I submitted an edit to an answer that only needed some extra command-line options. But I couldn't submit it as intended because it only added up to 4 characters changed, and the requirement (...
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Suggested edit queue full

This is an all too common occurrence on Serverfault. Most of the times I've attempted to edit something, the queue is full. I'm aware of that it takes time to empty the queue, but having a constantly ...
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Thread closed as off-topic - perhaps some slack needed?

Topic at hand: Advice needed on migrating shares from a 2003 DC to a new 2012: how can I avoid breaking my software install GPOs? Long story short: I'm not an avid writer in the discussions here. ...
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How can I access my own deleted questions?

Some of my questions have been deleted automatically (roomba), but I put some effort into them that I want to preserve elsewhere. So, how can I access my own deleted questions?
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3-vote close - how's it going?

UPDATE: While the testing period has ended, this change has been well-received by the community so we have opted to not reset the votes needed to close/reopen to 5 while we look at data. Please let me ...
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Why I cannot ask question in ServerFault while I have no downvoted questions or issues? [duplicate]

I know I might be given huge downvotes for this question (but please be kind to me), but may I know the reason why I cannot ask in ServerFault? I see my questions none of them are downvoted and my ...
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Proposed canonical question: Why is it considered bad practice to run everything on the same server?

My usual reaction after seeing questions like this one is to cry a lot, vote to close and add a suggestion to rethink what you are doing and/or call in a professional. But I think we can do better ...
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How can we measure the health of ServerFault?

What tools or metrics do we have to measure the health of the ServerFault community? I mean that are available to non-moderators. I've read lots of debates here over the years about how healthy the ...
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An expired & re-registered domain causing multiple harmful links across ServerFault

While reading an answer on a canonical question I found out that a domain of our formerly active contributor, MDMarra, has expired and registered by someone else. He has been referencing his blog here ...
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Explain like I'm 5 — EMM, MDM, UEM

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Explain like I'm 5 — EMM, MDM, UEM I posted this question here because I saw your MDM tag. Why's my question off topic? Apology.
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Altering a error message when it is JSON

I added some markdown to the question: Azure Machine Learning Classic web service gives the error too many open devices While I consider it benefits from syntax highlight, now it displays a horizontal ...
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How will I ever be able to comment if I need a 50 reputation

Reputation is soooo frustrating. I wanted to answer someone's follow-on question to: https://serverfault.com/questions/54736/how-to-check-if-a-library-is-installed?newreg=...
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2020: a year in moderation

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