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Low effort questions with lack of basic troubleshooting

I have been active trying to help people here on serverfault and have been in IT for 15 years, and it's a problem on a lot of communities. But it would be great if we could provide feedback with ...
4 votes
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How long should it take to write an SF question?

Apparently, I have form for not asking all that many questions on SF. Re-reading that meta question, I was struck by sysadmin1138's observation that My 'virtual question' count is a lot higher ...
-6 votes
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Question about "Amazon API gateway" put on hold at Server Fault

The reason is stated as "off-topic": "Questions on Server Fault must be about managing information technology systems in a business environment. Home and end-user computing questions may be asked on *...
16 votes
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Commenting on down votes?

It seems like we have a lot of new folks on the main site now, and every once in awhile I like to answer the "why did I get a downvote???" or "you hurt my feelings" or "you are elitists" type comments,...
-7 votes
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How to ask correctly here on serverfault?

Please read the full question before downvoting. I am a very happy stackoverflow user, i also use quite a few other stackexchange sites with a very good feeling. On no other stackexchange site i ...
9 votes
1 answer

What is the etiquette here regarding duplicate posts?

I am having a problem with Powershell, so I came here as a resource to find an answer. I discovered an existing post that is very similar to my own problem here: WinRM will NOT work, error code ...
29 votes
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We should bring back the "question must show a minimal understanding" close reason

As per this discussion, the old "questions must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved" close reason has been replaced. However, questions such as this one (*) (and ...
-11 votes
3 answers

Negative vote & comments

I noticed that it became common to see newcomer posts with negative votes, and no comments to explain it. Sometimes i even wonder why some good questions get downvoted without reason. Is there a ...
1 vote
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My question was "put on hold as off-topic"

I posted my question mac osx - Docker OS X - Is your docker daemon up and running? - Server Fault on ServerFault, yet my question was put on hold due to: put on hold as off-topic by kce, EEAA♦ 37 ...
2 votes
1 answer

Can someone let me see my deleted questions?

I got the same message as the person who posted this question: Why am I close to being banned from serverfault? My profile says I haven't ever asked a question on serverfault, but maybe I did and it ...
-3 votes
1 answer

Why lock a question because a poorly worded locked duplicate with no answers exist?

I have a question here IMO it's incorrectly marked as a duplicate. One question explains the problem and the expected ...
-6 votes
2 answers

Dealing With Questionable Actions Taken By Moderators

MS Terminal Server Blocking Website Access A few helpful people came to give it a shot. They specified what they needed clarified and I obliged. Then I had two moderators come around, that seemed ...
4 votes
1 answer

How to Ask a Question

While I doubt the people who ask bad question read the help shown on the side when asking a question: How to Ask Is your question about managing information technology systems in a business ...
7 votes
1 answer

Are 'best-practice' questions on-topic?

I have a small issue regarding involving 'best practice' on whether an SQL server should be run on a VPS or dedicated server. I'm active on Stack Overflow and this type of question would be closed as ...
17 votes
1 answer

Rewriting "minimal understanding"

This current close reason is confusing and potentially misleading. Questions must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Try including attempted solutions, why they didn't ...

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