Some time ago we requested Clippy Pop out to help people ask a better question.
Someone else asked for a similar feature on mSE.
(more time passed)
This feature has been added to Stack Overflow.
I think that Server Fault could benefit from a feature like this.
For example, we have a Canonical Q&A for cron which pretty much every cron related question can be closed as a dupe of. Having this pop out and point people at this Q&A may help them get to an answer quicker.
Similarly we could use it for
- licensing and mod-rewrite to point at canonical Q&A.
- vhost could ask for apachectl -S/httpd -S.
- httpd-error* could ask for log entries.
- ssh ask for ssh -v output and server log entries.
I'm sure we could come up with lots more but should we ?