35 questions linked to/from What are the canonical answers we've discovered over the years?
Voting statistics on serverfault
I was wondering if there is some place that has voting statistics / general usage statistics on Serverfault. Possibly in relation to its closest sister sites: StackOverflow and Super User. I'm mostly ...
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 ...
Publish private Lan services over Internet
How to access my internal network services from outside my local network ? This is a redundant question i can see on SF, mainly regarding Web Server publication from Lan to Internet. From now, i ...
Could someone let me know the reason for closure of my question?
I wanted to know the reason behind the closure of this question. The reason states the question is off-topic which surprises me because I happened to read a pretty similar question again in server ...
Was this question wrongly marked as an exact duplicate?
I have a question about my Server Fault post: What file do I need to change so Apache won't say what Operating System I am using? Several users had marked it as an exact duplicate, so I tried to ...
Answering - a race [closed]
Question: Answerers may be under time pressure to answer first, reducing the quality of initial answers. How can this be mitigated? While the primary objective of this site may be to provide a ...
The highest rated question on this SE is a rant/opinion about an idiot; what does that tell me about asking good questions here? [closed]
The highest voted question on this SE is effectively a rant about a security auditor: Our security auditor is an idiot. How do I give him the information he wants? While I do find the Q&A ...
Best 'restricted shell' question
This is one that crops up often: How to restrict the users' shell allowing to execute shell programs But is it the best example we can find of a 'canonical' question on which we can close ...
Where can I find all Wiki Answers?
I'm currently looking through this site for research purposes, This may be very obvious to which I'll feel very stupid but I cant seem to find a way to see all wiki questions and answers together so ...
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 ...
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 ... ...
Concrete question was closed with "too broad"
Just came through this thread: Difference between Microsoft ADCS Standalone CA and Enterprise CA For me the question doesn't look "too broad", because the answer is quite obvious for those who is ...
Should I flag bottleneck identification problems as Capacity and Planning dupes?
There are lots of questions on ServerFault (2.3k as of this writing) about identifying bottlenecks. I just came across CPU overloaded but no proccess is using more than 1% when reviewing, and I'm not ...
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 ...
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 ...