35 questions linked to/from What are the canonical answers we've discovered over the years?
Why the hostility?
The comment thread and reaction to the original poster of this question was completely out-of-line. https://serverfault.com/questions/494996/what-are-the-bare-essentials-to-make-ubuntu-production-...
What information should I include or obfuscate in my posts?
This is a Canonical Question about the privacy of Server Fault and the needed detail to get an answer from the community. Is there any information other than a password that would be considered a ...
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 ...
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 ...
What to do with XAMPP/MAMP/WAMP questions
It's generally known that it's a horrible idea to use these one-click LAMP stack installers for anything but local development. That said, with surprising regularity, we seem to get questions from ...
Why are learning materials questions off-topic?
I asked a question looking for pointers to overview materials about VPNs, as opposed to product-specific documentation. It was very promptly closed as 'off-topic' on the grounds that "Questions ...
Our FAQ sucks (so let's fix it!)
OK folks, I have a serious case of FAQ envy. Because of This question I took a good long look at the DBA.SE FAQ for the first time since it came out of beta. Compared to what they've done the front ...
Is it time for a canonical question/answer on non-hostname-aware protocols?
After yet another question asking how to bring hostname-awareness for proxying purposes to a protocol that doesn't have any support for it, is it time for a canonical question on hostname-aware ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
FAQ Rewrite edit round 1
Since the FAQ as-written was not accepted, we get to have an edit round. The below is a grammar/spelling/punctuation checked version of the FAQ. The edit process: Proposed edits will be submitted ...
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 ...
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 ...