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Do we need a separate site for “researchers”?

Does this proposal define a new site beyond Server Fault, Super User, Computational Science, Linux, and our other computing sites? Research Computing (proposal link) for research computing ...
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Can non-professional administrators still ask questions about professional setups?

I by no means consider myself to be a professional network administrator. Rather, I am a systems and application programmer, and an occasional project manager. However, due to the nature of my work, ...
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Questions about network protocols

Are questions about (application level) network protocols ok here?
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Can I ask for a comparison between two specific testing tools?

I have a question about feature differences between two Fluke cable and network testing tools. It's probably more appropriate for e.g. an Amazon community question but I havent been getting responses ...
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Can I take the on-topic summary at face value?

From the help on what's on-topic for Server Fault (emphasis quoted): Server Fault is for questions about managing information technology systems in a business environment. Just considering this ...
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But What About Otto? Can we hate that yet?

Since SF likes to play whack-a-mole with products that it doesn't like, let's get the decision to hate Otto out of the way early. Otto, if you hadn't heard, is the successor to Vagrant. I think this ...
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What should we do with questions about Vagrant?

We have, at last count, 335 questions tagged vagrant. As far as I know, for the most part this is a tool used by developers to create developer environments, and not something that is useful in ...
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Where would I ask a broad question about maintaining new technologies

I'm looking for a proper platform to ask about the maintainability of a multitude of technologies as the amount of differing platforms increases. Most notably, I'm looking into some usage case for ...
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Where can I ask questions about web hosting control panels?

My question was closed as off-topic because it is "about a web hosting control panel". But I still need help. Where can I ask my question?
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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 ...
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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....
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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 ...
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Can I ask about technology?

Sometime I have some doubts about hardware issues, for instance, what is the difference between LCD Monitor and LED Monitor. Can I ask this on ServerFault or there is another Exchange community with ...
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Upgrading Youtrack

I want to ask a question about upgrading from one version of youtrack to another. Is this an appropriate question for this site? I did a search for "youtrack" and 8 results came back, none of them ...
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On-topic? Wikimedia Labs platform

Wikimedia Labs is a bit like Heroku (for which we have 167 questions), but restricted to Wikimedia-related activities. People can create/manage instances. Puppet is used for almost everything, and ...
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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 ...
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In what circumstances should VirtualBox questions be on topic?

Oracle VM VirtualBox is a virtualization solution which is (now) supposedly targeted at "enterprise as well as home users" according to its web site. In the past, we've been mostly hostile to ...
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List Questions - What to do with new ones

A "list question" recently came up. This is not asking for a list of options which satisfy as set of requirements, that's a "shopping question". They were originally allowed on SF, and still are on SO....
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The right place for a question about mobile network basics?

I sometimes use mobile internet (via UMTS in my case), and sometimes the high latency (>200ms) is rather annoying. I did some googling and found out that latencies of 200-300ms are normal for UMTS. ...
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Is “Telephony” (as defined by Area 51 proposal) on topic here?

I need your help and expertise. There is a proposal inching its way through Area 51 to create a separate site for experts in Telephony (PBX/PABX/IP PBX/VoIP/ToIP). Please have a look at this proposal: ...
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Where should I ask a question about cookies and privacy?

I'm wondering if there's any security/privacy benefits to managing cookies (that is, managing by deleting ones you don't want/need), but I'm not sure it's appropriate for SF. I guess I could phrase ...
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Serverfault, superuser, or nowhere?

I have a question that I'd like to post, which is entirely business related, which concerns connecting a home worker to a corporate network using an ADSL router with a VPN client built in to it. The ...
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Is there an appropriate place for System Administration career oriented questions?

As I understand it, ServerFault is reserved for technical questions that are specific to the professional support of systems, network and desktop infrastructure in a business environment. Where does ...
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I've had a fault on my broadband connection (now resolved) and my ISP has posted a diagnostic. Would it be OK to ask what it all means?

I'm not sure whether this would be a suitable question for SF or not. My broadband failed a few days ago and has just been restored. My ISP posted the output from a diagnostic test as a response to ...
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mod_rewrite/htaccess/etc. questions - migrate?

As was noted by sysadmin1138 in the Unprofessional Questions thread, we've been getting a lot of mod_rewrite questions as of late. Add to those all of the questions we get asked regularly about ...
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What about server OS questions?

Currently on Super User is this question: Search content of files with unknown extension The question is asking how to do things with the search tool, in Windows Server 2008. I was wondering if this ...
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Why do people censor serverfault questions that are interesting and valuable due to personal bias?

My comment was closed here at Robot Datacenter Automation, can it be done? because a number of individuals felt it too vague. Well, all of the interesting and useful discussions are. Furthermore, ...