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Do we have a canonical question about multiple MX records?

Variants of this question keeps showing up from time to time. It goes roughly like this: I am migrating email for example.com from provider A to provider B. During migration I will have some users ...
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Why do some moderators consider a Raspberry Pi to be a toy? I have used it many times for business

I've made one post on this site, which was dismissed, and put on hold as a home/hobby/end user problem, and asked me to have it moved to the Raspberry Pi sibling site. Frankly, not wanting to dismiss ...
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Why is “What are the ports used by strongSwan?” Off-topic?

Im a long time StackOverflow user and I just asked the question "What ports do I need to forward in my router for strongSwan?" And was told it was off-topic for being SOHO (whatever that means?) And ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Server Fault's sixth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Is Spam Assassin via CPanel configuration on-topic?

Over at SuperUser meta, they reckoned that my question belongs here. Personally, I am not so sure, but thought that I would ask. To quote: My web host company handles my email & they run it ...
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Design is hard on the eyes due to black/white contrast with info boxes

This is what the front page of ServerFault looks like to new users: I understand that the top bar is black across all sites, and that the cookie notice and mini-tour are supposed to be visible, but ...
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Lots of OpenEBS questions from new users

I'm quite new here so perhaps this happens more often but I noticed suddenly that lot's of questions are being asked on OpenEBS from new users (<10 reputation). Their names make me believe they're ...
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2018 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 ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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How could I fix my question

I got a Hold for one of my questions. I tried to fix it in order to be reopened. I just wonder if you have any clue on how to reword it to get reopened. Here is my question: How to make more ...
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Guidelines for flagging answers

I already read When is an answer Not An Answer? and Moderation inconsistencies. It seems that bad answers are supposed to be just voted down, and indeed a few flags I have raised on bad answers have ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Server Fault is scheduled for an election starting next week, September 17th, for 2 slots. In connection with that election, we will be hosting a Q&A here for candidates. This will be an ...
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2018 Moderator Election Notice - Timezones

Next week, on September 17th, Server Fault will be hosting an election. The election will be for 2 new moderators. More importantly, though, when we had polled the mod team about whether a new ...
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The waving hand “New contributor” symbol

I have found that labeling the new contributors with the waving hand symbol has a psychological effect that really helps to improve the attitude towards new user accounts. Has it helped any others to ...
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Is the response “Why do you even question this?” compatible with the new code of conduct?

I believe my recent question should not have been migrated to SuperUser. In the linked question, I tried to explain why I think that is the case. Among other condescending replies, I got this ...
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I think my question was mistakenly closed and moved to SuperUser

I believe my question was mistakenly closed and moved to SuperUser. The FAQ states that questions about managing the hardware or software of servers, workstations, storage or networks tools ...
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Rude or abusive flag denied on a flippant joke answer - What then is 'rude'?

In a question about a specific network-based exploit a user answered: I've always found that servers are least vulnerable to attack when turned off, removed from all networked systems, or otherwise ...
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Server Fault new site theme is live

We rolled out the new site theme for Server Fault. It is now live. What new theme? If you're like, "What the heck are you talking about?", then you should read the Meta Stack Exchange post entitled ...
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Why was my ceph specific question marked as a duplicate of a generalized question by multiple users?

I honestly cant understand how and why, it made me very angry. How much RAM and CPU cores would you recommend when using ceph only as block storage for KVM? Those who marked it as a duplicate ...
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Suggestion: Rename tag [symantec-endpoint-protect]

I would suggest to rename the tag symantec-endpoint-protect to symantec-endpoint-protection I guess it was shorted due to the tag name limit (25), but I think this limit is 35 if I'a right ? If so I ...
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How long should it take to write an SF question?

Apparently, I have form for not asking all that many questions on SF. Re-reading that meta question, I was struck by sysadmin1138's observation that My 'virtual question' count is a lot higher ...
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Whence the [language] and [languages] tags?

Generally, the Stack Exchange software prevents the creation of tags which differ in plurality. Either the tags language and languages are old enough to predate that restriction, or someone with ...
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What to do when Author removed the hyperlink to the source but left a quotation?

It's about this post: https://serverfault.com/a/573357/468941 I edited it a while ago, adding source material, including a quote. My edit got approved but in the meantime the original author edited ...
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New Server Fault theme coming soon

As mentioned on meta.stackexchange.com several months ago, all network sites will be getting updated themes. Server Fault is one of the first sites that will be updated. As such, I'm posting the ...
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New “Mainframes” Proposal — PASSED

Update: Thank you for your insight and feedback. The “Mainframes” proposal has been cleared to continue. original post: There is a new Mainframes proposal in Area 51 about to undergo a final ...
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Is not mentioning business environment equal to off-topic?

SSH server accepts connection and immediately disconnects In this question, I'm wondering if the server is been attacked. I failed to mention if the server is for my company. The question is closed ...
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What to do with the gameserver tag?

Recent activity brought to my attention that there is a gameserver tag, and a significant fraction of the questions under that tag looks like they are off-topic due to being hobbyist questions rather ...
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Canonical Question about Samba's NT Domain migration with rename to Samba's Active Directory

I've spend literally years researching this topic, I was thinking about documenting it somehow. There's a lot of myths and incomplete information around the Web. I'd like to document a way to perform ...
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What makes virtual box off topic on server fault?

Background I'm a fairly green user to server fault, and admittedly to server management. I asked this question regarding an issue with virtualbox which was placed on hold on the basis of Questions ...
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Should the port-80 tag be burninated?

So I just came across port-80, and... I'm perplexed. I don't see any purpose it serves. However, before I launch it into the sun, does anyone want to speak up in its defence? (I'm assuming that the ...
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Why would this question be off topic

Linux how to bridge network through router The question has been marked as off topic and sent me back to the superuser stackexchange site. The fact being the device I'm debugging is a kiosk ...
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Where should I ask a question about routing options for Gmail in G-Suite?

I posted this question on webapps.se which covers implementation/features/options of GSuite/Gmail. I understand webapps.se may not be best for it. I think it should be here on ServerFault, but could ...
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New response - duplicate of old question whose answer is no longer valid

I'm wondering what the best way is to deal with a new question which has already been answered on a previous highly upvoted question, but where the old answer is no longer valid. The question Whats ...
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create “self-hosting” tag

On StackOverflow, there's a tag called ”self-hosting“. IMHO it's also (or even more) applicable to serverfault. Here are some quick searches I've done: Questions containing ”self-hosted“ (105 results)...
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Should we have a V6 Specific Powershell Tag?

Version 6 of Powershell is significantly different from every prior version. Unless I am completely missing it there is not currently a V6 specific tag. I believe that there should be one. The ...
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Undelete for an user

I wanted to share a question asked on MSE about a question deleted on SF due to the fact it was abandonned, the OP wanted to post a answer in it. The question asking for direction wasnt migrated ...
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Borderlines for GDPR related questions

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affects everyone working in the field, since it extends even beyond the EU. It's a hot topic, and all kind of myths and claims are developing around it. ...
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Question deleted even after clarifying that it falls within scope of serverfault

I posted the following question: https://serverfault.com/questions/907784/some-systems-unable-to-connect-to-my-ntpsec-server Initially I did not indicate that the connection - while at my home - is a ...
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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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Unclear what asking - what next?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Unassigned secondary IP stuck on AWS Linux EC2 I realized after the fact that I didn't formulate it as a question exactly. Now I have added some ...
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Was this question wrongly marked as an exact duplicate?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: What file do I need to change so Apache won't say what Operating System I am using? Several users had marked it as an exact duplicate, so I tried to ...
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Is this post really spam or offensive?

I was asked to review this answer. I thought it looked okay, so I accepted it and got the "You didn't pass" nag. The post had been deleted as "spam or offensive". Does that seem right? The user was ...
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Brocade tag outdated?

There is a tag for the company [Brocade] with the description including "campus Ethernet switches and routers". Brocade was split up and purchased by several companies and the "campus" business was ...
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A clarification request for declined flag

This question(For >10k) was originally posted in Japanese language. Due to non-latin characters in title and body, it was picked by SmokeDetector in Charcoal HQ. After looking into the translated ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Any way for a non-moderator to see site statistics?

I am curious is there is a URI where a non-moderator can view site statistics.
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Is purpose evaluation required for answering a question?

I was told that policy circumvention is off topic but on one hand I didn't find it in https://serverfault.com/help/on-topic, on the other hand, I doubt people are able to tell the true purpose of the ...
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Should I delete or answer the question with “solved by restarting”?

I have this question 504 Gateway Timeout even when Timeout is set to 600 that I can't figure out why it's not working for the whole evening and this morning, It's working just by restarting the server ...
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Should this question be migrated to here?

do you think that this question should be migrated to here from Unix&Linux? Thanks,
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vsan tag on Server Fault

There's a tag vsan on Server Fault without any usage guidance. 7 out of 11 are about a specific product: VMware VSAN. Since tags for other VMware products include the company (vmware-esxi, vmware-...