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23 votes
8 answers
1k views

Sick of "unprofessional" questions

I'm seeing SO MANY questions like this: How to get my server viewable from the internet? From the FAQ: Server Fault is for system administrators and IT professionals, people who manage or maintain ...
81 votes
9 answers
2k views

Server Fault needs professional-quality questions, not just questions from professionals

In the nearly 4 years that I’ve participated on Server Fault, it’s been a community that I’ve been proud to be a part of, and I’ve been able to build my own skill set a lot and help people out at the ...
12 votes
5 answers
605 views

Proposed change to Server Fault guidelines

Following up on the discussion here, I’d like to propose some changes to our help center guidelines to remove subjective language (particularly the “professional” part) and simplify things a bit, ...
20 votes
11 answers
592 views

Perception of purpose

When using ServerFault, I approach it from the perspective of a professional resource. I use it to to provide solutions and see solutions provided to professionals. Specifically from the FAQ: ...
1 vote
2 answers
100 views

Why is my question being voted down/deleted?

I was wondering if anyone knew why the following question was being voted down: https://serverfault.com/questions/435693/connect-to-my-virtualbox-mysql-server I mainly use stack overflow but thought ...
4 votes
2 answers
515 views

When is a question canonical?

This meta question now has the canonical tag thanks to gWaldo. Before I, or someone else, remove that tag I'd like to get a better understanding of what makes a question canonical. Quite simply, that ...
11 votes
2 answers
577 views

At what point do bounty questions become consulting or off-topic?

Not to pick on a specific question but with this question it seems that it has become more of a running dialog, akin to something a consultant and an organization would have when troubleshooting an ...
9 votes
5 answers
662 views

Per our FAQ: What exactly does "Information Technology Professionals" scope the site down to?

I presume that many of ServerFault's regulars have scoped the site's intent in their minds to "For SysAdmins, by SysAdmins." However, the FAQ is a bit fuzzy. Quoth the FAQ: Server Fault is ...
5 votes
1 answer
62 views

Filling out the FAQ-tag, professional style

We need to fill in the faq tag. What we have in there is pretty minimal, and we need to find some questions that do a good job of covering some of the nuances of how things work around there. So I ...
4 votes
2 answers
150 views

Why was my question migrated to Super User?

I'm not complaining or mad - just confused. The reason for Server Fault is "For System Administrators and Desktop Professionals - which I am." My question seemed to me to be related to a "desktop ...
-2 votes
3 answers
67 views

Should my question or the proposal be reopened?

This question was closed as off topic. Also, this proposal was closed as duplicated of ServerFault. Shouldn't one of them be reopened?
-5 votes
1 answer
194 views

why was the question on dev server setup moved to SU?

Coming from question: How do I get Windows XP Professional upgrade to boot directly without having to choose it at startup? Why doesn't this question belong to SF? It seems to fall into 2 ...