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Server Fault needs professional-quality questions, not just questions from professionals

In the nearly 4 years that I’ve participated on Server Fault, it’s been a community that I’ve been proud to be a part of, and I’ve been able to build my own skill set a lot and help people out at the ...
Shane Madden's user avatar
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6 answers
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Some parting thoughts... and apologies for the drama

First off, I know I said and take the weekend, but it turns out I don't need it, and it does seem like a dick move to let things keep going on as they have, when there's no benefit from doing so. As ...
HopelessN00b's user avatar
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8 answers
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What should Server Fault do with questions about web hosting control panels?

We've had this discussion before, but it's apparently time to revisit it. For some background, see: http://meta.serverfault.com/q/1075/126632 http://meta.serverfault.com/q/3425/126632 http://meta....
Michael Hampton's user avatar
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8 answers
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Is it time to kill problematic tags like cpanel, plesk, whm and webmin?

Given the recent uptick in new users with new questions, I've been noticing an even sharper-than-normal decline in quality on the site and a correlated increase in the number of questions about how to ...
HopelessN00b's user avatar
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9 answers
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Are cpanel questions really 'professional sysadmin' related?

Do any professional sysadmins really use cPanel, rather than provide cPanel? To me, cPanel is indicative of non-professional (i.e. voluntary, spare time, personal) web hosting use? Sure, I can see ...
EightBitTony's user avatar
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The bad tag collection

Summary Ok, we have a lot of bad tags. I found at least half a dozen without trying over the weekend. Some of these tags have hundreds of questions in them, meaning that it will take a dev so that we ...
MDMarra's user avatar
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Why is there so much focus on low-quality questions at-large?

It's election time and I read a bunch of meta. I noticed that there seems to be a lot of focus by hi-rep users and moderators on low quality questions. Much of those discussions involve laments by ...
alx9r's user avatar
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What should the community take away from panel-gate?

The event that has been dubbed panel-gate by members of the community has sparked emotion and even outrage from the community with regard to the actions of some, and how the events unfolded. The ...
MDMoore313's user avatar
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Can we turn down the campaign heat, please?

Watching some of the moderator nomination comment threads, I get the mental image of a bucket brigade. And all the buckets contain gasoline. I'm not terribly surprised or offended by those who are ...
Andrew B's user avatar
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Should the rep requirement for creating tags on Server Fault be raised?

I have a simple question, per the title, that I'd like community feedback on before venturing over to Stack Exchange meta and/or bugging one of the Stack Exchange Community Managers. Should the rep ...
HopelessN00b's user avatar
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5 answers
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

As we've done in the previous election, 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 of ...
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2015 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 ...
Grace Note's user avatar
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Let us (continue to) close old, off-topic questions about web hosting control panels

I'm not going to rehash all the drama of the last few days surrounding our former moderator HopelessN00b's mass closing of old, off-topic questions about web hosting control panels, but something ...
Michael Hampton's user avatar
11 votes
5 answers
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What bad tags in need of burnination do we still have hanging around?

Similar to the old "bad tag collection" thread, I'm looking for suggestions/submissions of tags we still have hanging around on Server Fault, that we would be better off not having in ...
HopelessN00b's user avatar
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2 answers
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Who is removing a tag I use?

There was an hpsa tag, until a few days ago, that I was tagging my questions about HP's Server Automation Software suite with. Someone went through and replaced it with hp. Today, (~7 hours ago) I re-...
warren's user avatar
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Google Cloud Platform support on Server Fault

For a while now, Google has supported their various Cloud Platform services on Stack Overflow, both in terms of directing developers to the site and in actually answering questions about using these ...
Shog9's user avatar
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Should we enable Tag Specific Popups

Some time ago we requested Clippy Pop out to help people ask a better question. (time passed) Someone else asked for a similar feature on mSE. (more time passed) This feature has been added to ...
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clarification on off-topic "management interfaces"

I recently directed a user from StackOverflow to SuperUser, as they were asking a question about how to properly configure their apache-webserver (or more: why their configuration denied access to ...
umläute's user avatar
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Why do people think questions about cPanel/WHM is the same as questions about cPanel?

The 'off-topic' blah blah, warns of cPanel as being off topic, so it allows moderators to just brush by a post, see the word 'cPanel', and put on hold / etc on the fly. Yes, moderators rush through a ...
Kraang Prime's user avatar
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1 answer
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New design readability - all comments are ignored

So, the most upvoted answer on Site design update is now live is about the poor choice of colors, making the new design unreadable. I wonder why, even though there's a good buy-in and support for this ...
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