A recent thread of mine on ServerFault has raised an eyebrow regarding the lack of support for server software, which i was intentionally misled here due to search results on google hooking into all those wonderful pages, and meta tag details that these are not just solved threads which were closed, but they are unbashfuly being terminated with prejudice under the pretence that all systems running any of these taboo words, shall be place 'on hold', 'deleted' or otherwise abruptly terminated, while maintaining search ranks on those words.
I do not believe this is healthy for the site as it is a form of bait and switch, however the asker of the question really doesn't have anything to switch with. So if their question is about cPanel/WHM, that will not change until there is a solution for it. Falsely leading them here by hijacking those keywords, doesn't help the person with the question, and it doesn't help those moderating as you just get a flood of more questions.
Further, it creates a decline in the quality of answers being provided. When a topic is placed on-hold or closed, it discourages or blocks further discussion, even when some discussion has already occurred. Keeping a public copy of this for search engines to archive, doesn't provide any viable solution as the conversations are cut off mid stream.
My case to you, is this :
Support cPanel, etc, stricly from a linux administration perspective, not as User CP. But even from the User CP, that can have a single article for each product with a link to the official videos for said product(s) or support page, and suggestions on how to contact their hosting provider for assistance.
Remove support completely, including cached copies of pages where the taboo product was the question being asked (easily found by search for the taboo word, combined with closed/on-hold/etc), as this is only hurting ServerFault.
(Not recommended) - Keep it exactly as is, consume fake traffic under the fear that losing these words would drive off the traffic required to keep ServerFault alive. -- and if this is so, then you really should review #1 again.
I am totally cool with lots of downvotes on this. Regardless of the voting direction, this will not change the facts here-in. The main point of this is to open a discussion as to why you are seeing these types of questions flow in, and offer some options. #3 is not really recommended and is a bit facetious, however it is on point with what is happening right now. If you don't like #3, then there really is a boolean decision to make, keep it -- or nuke it.
Let the discussion roll ....
intentionally misled here due to search results on googleSeems like either very poor wording, or some tin-foil stuff. Most people here are systems administrators, very few of us ever come in contact with cPanel machines. When we do, and the machines have issues, it tends to be unsolvable without official support. As such these questions, while they tended to receive support in the past, have with the narrowing of the sites scope lost their grace. It's not a conspiracy, it's also not that big a deal. It's one subject that tends to get closed easier (not 100%) than others.