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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....
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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?
Michael Hampton's user avatar
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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 ...
Michael Hampton'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
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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 "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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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 ...
Michael Hampton's user avatar
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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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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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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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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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