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What are the canonical answers we've discovered over the years?

We've created, appointed, or otherwise identified certain question/answer pairs that are the canonical answer for certain problems. These are answers where the community has said all it is going to ...
sysadmin1138's user avatar
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66 votes
8 answers

Why the hostility?

The comment thread and reaction to the original poster of this question was completely out-of-line.
ewwhite's user avatar
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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 ...
Ward - Trying Codidact's user avatar
46 votes
4 answers

What IS a "professional capacity"?

This is part of a set of questions on how Server Fault defines "professional" system and network administration. For additional information, see: Why "professional capacity"? ...
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 ...
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9 answers

2014 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 ...
Jon Ericson's user avatar
53 votes
1 answer

How can I ask better questions on Server Fault?

This is a Canonical Question / FAQ Candidate to help our new users ask better questions, and hopefully get better answers. Similar questions: How do I get better answers? How can I get people to ...
3 votes
3 answers

Is this a "Good Subjective" question?

Further to the discussion of list and subjective questions, here's something I was going to ask, but have been trying to figure out how to make it "good subjective." (There was also a discussion ...
Ward - Trying Codidact's user avatar
-2 votes
2 answers

Possible to search sister SE sites before posting a question?

I've got a couple of feature requests: When entering a question, search for similar questions or similar tags on SE sister sites. Allow a community upvote and downvote of the a moderator's question ...
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4 votes
1 answer

Should we have a "general reference" close reason?

I've been noticing an influx of questions lately which not only show a total lack of research, but are completely and thoroughly answered in the product documentation. Such questions almost always ...
Michael Hampton's user avatar
4 votes
2 answers

Why was my rsync filter question regarding a business merger closed?

i asked rsync not removing single quotes around array of strings --filter list on ServerFault, but it was closed as off-topic without explanation. i am trying to automate a safe way to move files ...
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