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Questions tagged [closed-questions]

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Why is the question about multiple A records for a hostname closed?

How browsers handle multiple IPs is not only closed, but locked by the mods. I can't see why. It asks for details that are necessary to understand the effects of deciding to use DNS load balancing - a ...
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Bounty an exceptional answer on a closed question

On the question Why does x86 represent 32bit when x64 represents 64bit?, Daniel C. Sobral gave an amazing answer. I'd like to bounty it because I never could find any of the information he shared. ...
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Downvoting in response to closed question

After a question was recently closed the poster of said question started downvoting posts of everybody participating in the closure of his question. Is such behavior considered appropriate? If not is ...
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Dispute Off-Topic

How can I dispute one of my questions having had been marked as off-topic? I have asked this question on Server Fault after I discovered that I should put the question on Server Fault.
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What does marked as duplicate by Community♦ mean?

I came across a question which said marked as duplicate by Community♦ 1 hour ago Usually when a question is closed there will be an indication of who closed it - either five users or one moderator....
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Question about ReadyNAS being inaccessible was put on hold as “off-topic” — what to do?

I spent a lot of time reading the rules and requirements, and feel like my question is right in line with Server Fault's regulations for a question. Can anyone help me out here? I tried to ask for ...
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Where do questions regarding labs for enterprise equipment & software belong if not SF?

So this is in regards to https://serverfault.com/questions/733438/nested-esxi-vlan-trunking-not-working, which was closed because it was considered off topic. I had a chance to discuss this with EEAA, ...
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Where should I ask this question

I posted a question earlier that was almost immediately deleted due to off topic. While the question does originate from a home environment, I suspect a Verizon backbone connectivity issue is HARDLY ...
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Reopen locked question

I stumbled across a inspircd authentication question which is locked so answers, comments, edits are restricted. The link in the sole (accepted) answer can't even be updated to point at the current ...
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Why was my post closed by a moderator?

I asked a question about connnecting a printer to Google Cloud on Server Fault and he put it on hold stating: Questions on Server Fault must be about managing information technology systems in a ...
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“On Hold” question presented for Editing Review

I'm curious, does it make sense to present an edited on-hold/closed question for suggested edit review? It was not being requested for reopen.
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A query on a question closure: request for Postfix documentation

Kudos to HopelessNoob for tackling his Sisyphean cleanup task - I'd like to get a 2nd opinion, though, on a question he has closed, which I guess links up to my not really understanding his thinking ...
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Rules regarding comments and edits and holds

Can somebody please direct me to a resource that explains when people are actually allowed to put a question on hold? Thanks. Trying to help another user. This user has edited their question multiple ...
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Why is HopelessN00b stalking me?

Why is HopelessN00b stalking me and mass-closing my questions?
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Could someone let me know the reason for closure of my question?

I wanted to know the reason behind the closure of this question. The reason states the question is off-topic which surprises me because I happened to read a pretty similar question again in server ...
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Should this question have been / why was this question closed?

The question "How do you approach centralised patch management for Linux?" seems to fall pretty straightforwardly under the auspices of "Operations, maintenance, and monitoring". Despite the fact ...
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Which other site should “unprofessional” people fly away?

I wrote a question two weeks ago, closed for not being professional enough. I tried to understand why it was closed, and i tried to make understand people that perhaps they were wrong closing it, and ...
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Closed as duplicate in error?

The question How do we instruct our employees to protect themselves from Heartbleed? was closed as a duplicate of Heartbleed: What is it and what are options to mitigate it?. Was that closure in ...
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Mis-closed question: I am a sys admin, this topic is “on topic”, and I did perform research

I was directed to post my request for re-opening of a question from Comms Room here. The following question was closed as off-topic, but it is not off-topic as defined. "Questions must be relevant ...
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Reopen this question?

This question was, I concede, initially poorly constructed. It got an immediate downvote and garnered the necessary votes to close/hold it. It has evolved and now I dare to differ that - how to ...
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What is a proper question that is on topic?

I encountered a problem with a host provider that they were unable to fix. I'm not new to system administration, however this system was not under my control so I thought I ask if anyone had ...
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VirtualBox question

https://serverfault.com/questions/554486/backup-restore-oracle-virtualbox-vm?noredirect=1#comment641555_554486 It seems silly to post about it here but the moderator insisted that I do so, which he ...
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What do I do with this [x-post] question

I initially posted a question SO https://stackoverflow.com/questions/18934982/opening-yoast-com-opens-up-my-localhost-dev-server But it was being flagged as off-topic. So I posted it here on SF. ...
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Can I withdraw questions?

One of my questions Are most webserver benchmarks useless? has been put on hold as primarily opinion-based. Having re-read the ServerFault guidelines, I have realized that not being a technical ...
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Where can i get an idea other than here?

https://serverfault.com/questions/533609/why-isnt-qmail-been-downloading-from-a-version-control-system Above question of me is down voted and i think it is going to be closed
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Why was my question on high-performance-networking put on hold?

testing network connectivity on a server with Gigabit Ethernet Let me quote the bolded out part from the question: only control one server tool that would let me download a 100MB file in several ...
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Review bug: I pick “leave closed” and it pops up “Nominate for re-opening?” [duplicate]

I don't have screen shots, but it's happened twice now, so there must be a bug related to the new close reasons being activated on SF... When reviewing re-opens, after reading the question and ...
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Why was this question closed as off topic?

If someone can explain to me why the following was closed as 'off-topic', I would appreciate it. I will use the feedback to improve the question or just remove it. Thank you
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Why were my questions deleted and account suspended?

I was recently blocked from serverfault for 1 month. Apparently for asking questions (gasp). I have asked 5 questions over a period of many months, and all have been closed/deleted (all unfairly in ...
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Why was my question closed on Server Fault?

I asked this question on Server Fault, related to my iPhone not detecting my Wireless Network. Five people voted to close the question as it was off topic as questions on Server Fault are supposed to ...
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Why is my question on dd test closed?

Refer to this question, it is being closed as off-topic But I don't really know what makes it an off-topic question?
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Can you help me formulate a better question (re: server security)

I would like to learn more about how to secure a webserver including topics like which OS to use, what policies to consider, which pieces of OSS are available that can help, what (human) processes are ...
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Close votes should be blind, in order to preserve objectivity and original thought [closed]

If you watch the frequency of close votes, I presume you would find that close votes cause close votes. That is to say, a question might receive its first close vote on its third day of existence, ...
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I don't understand why a question is not a REAL question?

I asked a simple question here How can I redirect MySQL queries to another server? Now my topic is closed, I don't understand why? because It's related to MySQL, MySQl-Sever and server stuff. I ...
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My question was locked as off topic. Where should I take it to

I made a question, and I was starting to get some good information on it, but it wwas closed as off topic without even a recommendation of where to take it. This is not a trivial question every IT ...
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How to decide where is the line between StackOverflow and ServerFault

My question in Serverfault just got down-voted and closed: https://serverfault.com/questions/455030/tunneling-http-requests-in-windows-server-2012 My problem is right at the line between code and ...
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The reason for closing my question about a VNC server problem is false

My question Remote mouse pointer not visible in VNC was just closed because it is allegedly not related to "professional server, networking, or related infrastructure administration". This is not true....
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What makes this question “not real”?

I'm having a hard time understanding why this question was closed https://serverfault.com/questions/449735/inconsistency-in-a-popular-postfix-tutorial-about-directory-structure-for-virtua Of course ...
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Is it acceptable to heavily edit my closed question?

My question was closed as not constructive, despite having some pretty decent answers. After some thought I can more or less see what was wrong with it, and I'd like to make it into something useful. ...
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Question closed by moderator on assumption that it was 'home stuff' which is incorrect!

My question was closed by freiheit because he assumed my question related to 'home stuff' whereas it was very much related to my business and concerns hardware at my business address even! How can I ...
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How to draw attention to a closed question that has been edited so it can be re-opened?

How to draw attention to a closed question that has been edited and is up for a review and possible re-opening? This information is not in the FAQ. I don't want to be lazy and simply create another (...
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Question quickly downvoted and closed. Can someone explain why?

My question about RAID 2 was quickly downvoted and closed for being non-constructive. Can someone explain why it was deemed non-constructive so that I can ask better questions in the future?
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Why was my question closed?

This question is a question about a Windows Server configuration issue: Configure IIS Web Site for alternate Port and receive Access Permission error For some reason it was moved to Stack Overflow ...
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Is nginx off-topic?

In reviewing today I happened across this question which has been closed as off-topic. The question is a pretty simple one about Nginx modules and administrative control panels, and I'm baffled as to ...
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Why can one continue to downvote a closed question?

Once a question has been CLOSED, it seems that users should not be able to either UP or DOWN vote the question. To do otherwise seems a little unfair in the downvoting case. Especially since ...
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Shopping Question? Why?

Why is my question a shopping type of question? I really do not understand? Why do people mark a question to be closed without any note/explanation? I asked and later it was marked to be closed by 2 ...
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Whats really being taken in consideration to close a question?

What’s really being taken in consideration to close a question? Is it based on how "ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form" or ...
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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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Question closed as not constructive / locked

A question that had been asked about 3 years ago (Sep 11 2009) and that I answered last week as just been closed as not constructive: Functional implications of differences in SSL and TLS This is a ...
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On-topic question closed as off topic?

As a user of Stack Exchange sites for a while now, I have often been frustrated by the lack or predictability in whether a question will be up-voted, down-voted or closed. In general, I do not ask ...