I posted the following question: https://serverfault.com/questions/907784/some-systems-unable-to-connect-to-my-ntpsec-server
Initially I did not indicate that the connection - while at my home - is a business connection, as I'm a consultant. As well, the question is clearly within scope as it pertains to how business systems I manage are able to communicate with a server on a business connection. The Moderator seems way too aggressive in this decision - and frankly I don't think he even bothered to read past the first sentence. I've read https://serverfault.com/help/on-topic - My question is about the matters listed as within scope, and it is not about matters listed as not within scope. The moderator's tone and delivery is awfully aggressive/hostile: "Deleting and reposting does not magically make your question on topic. You are still using a hobbyist system on a home network. Do not attempt to post blatantly off-topic questions again". That comment alone suggests that the moderator simply didn't bother reading the new posting. It may be a "hobbyist system" (debateable, just because something is used by hobbyists doesn't preclude its use in business, that's patently obvious), and the "home network" is being used in service to my business, which again, falls within scope.
But beyond all that, clearly if you read the question, this is not a 'hobbyist' question. I'm not asking why my PC has poor latency playing PUBG or some such non-business silliness. I'm using business linux servers I manage in numerous locations around the US, I've run non-trivial diagnostics. I'm running a public, listed stratum-one timeserver, which is a core internet service. If I wanted to deceive my way into getting some help - as the moderator seems to suggest - I could just as easily have reposted that the server is on a business connection (which, in fact, it is), and not stated what the hardware was (which is irrelevant to the content of the question).
I do not see my question as being out of scope. If the "mitigating" facts that I provided still don't meet muster, then I'll happily look for a more welcoming place to ask a serious technical question.
I'm curious, if a University sysadmin posted a networking question on serverfault, would it be booted as well, since a University is not a business? On that extremely narrow interpretation, I can pull up dozens and dozens of questions from University admins that should be deleted.
This may or may not matter, but I'm a Unix/Linux systems administrator, have earned my living as such continuously since 1994, I've managed countless diverse systems and services since then, some large, some small, always in a professional capacity. I'm on-call 24x7x365, today, this year, last year, and with only a couple of extremely brief vacations, that's been the status quo since 1994. I'm asking my question in that capacity.