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In the comments for this meta question we noticed that the messaging around closing Web Hosting Control Panel questions is outdated. The current text is:

Questions involving web hosting control panels are off-topic at Server Fault because they customize their systems such that normal administration tools and methods no longer apply, and thus require support from the vendor or the web hosting industry. See Where can I ask questions about web hosting control panels?

This doesn't reflect the new opportunity of transferring these questions to https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/ . Also, we won't be able to add this as a migration option because we're at the limit for migration choices.

How should this text be updated or moved?

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    There is also a length limit for the custom close reason, though I don't recall offhand what it is exactly I think this one is very close to it. – Michael Hampton Feb 14 at 20:51
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    We can't just change it to "Your question mentions a web hosting control panel, which you should stop using"? 😛 – ceejayoz Feb 14 at 22:58
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How about this?

Questions involving web hosting control panels are off-topic because they customize their systems so that standard system administration methods no longer apply. Some related topics may be asked on Webmasters or see Where can I ask questions about web hosting control panels?

17 characters left :)

  • Getting rid of "thus require support from the vendor" is a good move. What if the last sentence started with "Consider moving this to Webmasters or see..."? – chicks Feb 16 at 13:58
  • @chicks I prefer the term ´may be asked’ than moving, as we can’t migrate everything too, as each site try to close bad question, not move them. (there is a MSE policy to ´not migrate crap’) It’s like the close reason we have that talk superuser, it’s state ´may be asked on’, as such the community choosed to close the question and not vote to move, and leave the OP the choice to reask on the correct site – yagmoth555 - GoFundMe Monica Feb 16 at 14:34
  • That makes sense. I don't see any way to make this better. – chicks Feb 16 at 15:10
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    I've added this close reason. Please go remove the old reason and approve the new one. – Michael Hampton Feb 19 at 15:01
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    @MichaelHampton: Done. – Sven Feb 19 at 15:03
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If it fit in length, I would suggest that message;

Questions involving web hosting control panels are off-topic because they customize their systems such that normal administration tools and methods no longer apply, and thus require support from the vendor. They may be asked on Webmasters or see Where can I ask questions about web hosting control panels?

Source:

Questions involving web hosting control panels are off-topic because they [customize their systems such that normal administration tools and methods no longer apply](//meta.serverfault.com/q/8055), and thus require support from the vendor. They may be asked on [Webmasters](//s.tk/webmasters) or see [Where can I ask questions about web hosting control panels?](//meta.serverfault.com/q/8094)

It get the goal of talking about webmaster and it keep both meta post linked, as they give a lot of good informations.

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    Too long by 60 characters :( Stack Exchange needs its own URL shortener (edit: they have one, it's just useless (meta.stackexchange.com/questions/109877/…)) – Sven Feb 15 at 11:39
  • @Sven oops, I will update with another way to write the link then, it seem better now, less than 400. credit to Glorfindel, but had to stripe the On Server Fault in the first sentance. – yagmoth555 - GoFundMe Monica Feb 15 at 15:44
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    Thinking about it, this is quite contradictory. "We can't help you because it requires support by the vendor, or you could ask on this non-vendor site instead".... – Sven Feb 16 at 12:20
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    BTW: I just learned about the // syntax for abbreviated URLS. Never heard of it before. Neat! – Sven Feb 16 at 12:26
  • @Sven I didnt though to that, yes I agree it can be seen contradictory, +1 for your answer, more consistant :) – yagmoth555 - GoFundMe Monica Feb 16 at 13:45

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