Linked Questions

15 votes
4 answers

canonical tag for canonical questions?

Does it make sense for us to have a canonical tag on non-meta to flag the canonical questions with? I know that, for me, it would be easier to search for that tag than search for and reference the ...
35 votes
6 answers

Why SF is failing - the dismal future of ServerFault

This is a Canonical Question about the scope of Server Fault and the attitude of the community. This is in response to Questions to ask the SE staff regarding the future of ServerFault Why am I ...
15 votes
7 answers

2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
-3 votes
1 answer

Email Question that might not fit on SF

I am trying to find a cost effective approach to delivering a small volume of business emails, that offers a high rate of inbox deliverability. This question borders on a product recommendation, so I ...
1 vote
1 answer

Addition of a technical FAQ

My apologies if this has been discussed, although searching through the history the only FAQ people refer to seems to be the About section. What is the community leadership's thoughts on adding a ...
30 votes
8 answers

Can we do anything to change the dynamic of the site?

This came up in relation to the upcoming mod election, e.g. Dennis' question here, and tombull89's and Iain's comments here, but I think the discussion of this shouldn't be limited to "what do the the ...
16 votes
12 answers

2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
67 votes
8 answers

Why the hostility?

The comment thread and reaction to the original poster of this question was completely out-of-line.
5 votes
2 answers

Should poorly researched, basic, but answerable questions be closed?

This question is, admittedly, incredibly basic. It is also something that I have to explain way more than I would like to some people. Just because the OP didn't put a lot of effort into researching ...
6 votes
1 answer

Dependency questions

I am seeing a lot of questions recently where people are seeking assistance with installing software - usually compiling from source, or installing an RPM. In my opinion these questions should be ...
4 votes
1 answer

Why was my question closed as off-topic?

The question is about understanding a failure or fault of an SSD drive that is not total, and not predicted or visible in SMART. The FAQ for Server Fault says: "Server ... hardware, software ... ...
3 votes
2 answers

Question closed as not constructive / locked

A question that had been asked about 3 years ago (Sep 11 2009) and that I answered last week as just been closed as not constructive: Functional implications of differences in SSL and TLS This is a ...
13 votes
4 answers

FAQ Rewrite - Round 3

The Words and links below have been incorporated into the FAQ The proposed FAQ has been officially rejected by the power that be. They had an interesting choice of words for the previous edit. The ...
7 votes
2 answers

Canonical question CW policy

I've noticed that some questions in the canonical answer list are CW and some are not. Is there a reason for this distinction? Should all canonical Qs be CW? If not, what is the criteria for this?
15 votes
2 answers

Voting on the FAQ rewrite, round 2

After a successful edit round, it is time to vote on the results. The text below is the edited text we've worked on for the past week. This will be open until UTC 0:00 Friday (3 days!) to gather ...

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