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81 votes
9 answers

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
38 votes
9 answers

Mod hammering - to do or not to do

One topic I am seeing a lot of the election page, and in meta threads, and in the site in general, is the idea that moderators should be running around slamming close votes on every question that ...
Mark Henderson's user avatar
21 votes
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
56 votes
8 answers

Abrupt change in moderation staff?

Myself and a few others just noticed that HopelessN00b and Chris S are no longer listed as moderators. What is the story behind this?
EEAA's user avatar
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28 votes
8 answers

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
58 votes
6 answers

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
11 votes
5 answers

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
4 votes
5 answers

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 ...
Grace Note's user avatar
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29 votes
3 answers

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
0 votes
3 answers

Tag removal request: soho

This tag exists: soho. Nothing asked in this tag will ever be on topic (and there is only one question in it that isn't either already closed or about to be). Assuredly it should be abolished?
Falcon Momot's user avatar
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8 votes
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Should subjective questions be subjected to closure?

The recent discussion around the WebServer Benchmarks question has me thinking. This question poses a generally useful query that doesn't have one true answer. Part of our mission is to understand ...
Magellan's user avatar
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8 votes
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"administration" tag should be blacklisted [duplicate]

I find the tag administration really useless.
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