My question about server/network setup checklists seems to fit the FAQ for what I can tell, at least for the On Topic-ness of it. I got one great answer before it got closed, but I feel this could help the community. I understand it may not be "answerable" to choosing just one answer, but part of the Stackexchange philosophy is that we can edit and add information that may solve the problem at any time (of course, assuming it's not closed or deleted).

If my views are skewed, please feel free to tell me to get in line with everyone else, but I feel this question would help the community more if it were opened, even as just a Community Wiki. If in it's current form it is not a viable question, can I please get help to reword it or rewrite it so that it is constructive? I come from the SU world

  • A common problem we see is people reading only part of the FAQ, usually that part that, when taken on its own or out of context, appears to support their claim to validity. Sep 4, 2012 at 21:41
  • @JohnGardeniers Understandable. Maybe for a blog post that question would be a bit more appropriate? Sep 4, 2012 at 21:55
  • Server Fault is a Q&A site. Whether your question is appropriate to a blog somewhere or not I cannot say. Sep 4, 2012 at 23:00

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The question fails the "Can this question have one true answer?" test.

You were soliciting opinion from a bunch of people about what they consider truth in an attempt to distil your own truth. There may be very good answers, and there is one, but there can never be one Truth answer if you catch my meaning.


The close reason posted on the question pretty well sums it up

this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion

While I mildly agree that a discussion/wiki on that topic could benefit the community, it's pretty explicitly not allowed. Should the site's scope be changed, or should there be a sysadmin job site? That's a different discussion unfortunately.

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