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Brocade tag outdated?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-...
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Should <2k rep users avoid making small-character edits?

Yesterday I ran across an answer where the author uploaded an image to Stack Exchange's Imgur, but provided a link to it in their answer instead of embedding it. That's a pretty simple markdown ...
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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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Please advise me if my question belongs to StackExchange. And if yes — which site is it best asked at?

I was about to ask a question at ServerFault, but I doubt it could be closed as off-topic, thus it would be better to ask here first. In a brief my question would be asking for an advice on what ...
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Problems reviewing such wide ranging topics

I've recently forced myself to be more active with review tasks, and I've also run into a big problem with review tasks that is also a bit related to something that might be a problem with SF overall. ...
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Is the “Add Another Answer” button really required?

Under which circumstances does a user answer two different answers on the same post? When I think about it, I believe I've already edited some old answers of mine to add more solutions (that I've ...
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Question about “Amazon API gateway” put on hold at Server Fault

The reason is stated as "off-topic": "Questions on Server Fault must be about managing information technology systems in a business environment. Home and end-user computing questions may be asked on *...
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Is it time for a canonical question/answer on non-hostname-aware protocols?

After yet another question asking how to bring hostname-awareness for proxying purposes to a protocol that doesn't have any support for it, is it time for a canonical question on hostname-aware ...
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Posting question and answer for information purposes

I love this place, but almost solely as a spectator. Many of my questions are too vague or meandering for SE, such as "What should I name my domain" or "How do I make Exchange work?" However, example ...
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Why was this given as the reason for off-topic?

I had posted this question some time ago, and I had my doubts (even the question mentions it) whether it was on-topic on serverfault, since it wasn't exactly the type of question one would usually ...
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Question IS relevant to server fault! Please remove hold and down votes

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Is it possible to run a Minecraft server on AWS Lambda? This question is not about end-user or domestic environments. I have now updated the question to ...
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Is it okay to update accepted answer on my own question?

Yesterday I asked this question – All requests go into ELB surge queue, and eventually got a partial reply which lead me a right direction of finding a more clear answer, that was provided by the ...
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Server Fault SE style format improvement [duplicate]

I added few tags in Favorite tag list. Whenever I scrolling down the questions on this site, i found myself a bit trouble to see Favorite tagged questions. I'm not saying I can't see but not in ...
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Please unduplicate

I posted a question and it was marked as duplicate and before I could edit and explain why it's not, it was closed. I have edited it since. I would like to reopen it, because it's basically the ...
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If you don't vote, the site will die

To the VtC vote: The "original" tries to encourage votes in general, to remove bad questions. This post is about the size of the VtC queue and about the role of the community control in the system. ...
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would this question be more appropriate in SF?

The following question was asked a few weeks ago. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/45554311/docker-on-windows-in-production No one has been able to answer it on SO. Would that question more ...
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Why was this question flagged as off-topic?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Application is not accesible using a public IP address Why was this question marked as off-topic? It isn't related to development problems, and I don't ...
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What is happening to the VtC queue? [duplicate]

As we can see, the VtC queue is around 200 since a long time. Its daily stats show a very low activity. It seems, the 3k+ users of the site produce a much lower review activity as they had to. Other ...
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Proposal for rename of tcp-offload-engine tag

The ServerFault stack exhange site has a tag named tcp-offload-engine: https://serverfault.com/questions/tagged/tcp-offload-engine Practically all of the questions, however, are about partial forms ...
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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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No rep refund after bounty expired? [duplicate]

I understand that the bounty on my SF question may not be refunded and automatically awarded if there is at least one answer, but I still lose the 50 rep I posted as bounty if there are no answers? ...
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Why was this NAA flag declined?

On the question How do I force sync the time on Windows Workstation or Server? this answer was posted. It clearly does not attempt to answer the question, so I flagged it NAA. My flag was declined ...
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On-topic automation/management tools vs off-topic product recommendations - where the border lies?

My recently asked question has been put on-hold minutes after being published. However not being new to ServerFault and quite a few other SE websites this surprised me. For me as asker the question is ...
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Should google-kubernetes tag be renamed to kubernetes only?

Kubernetes is a community project now. Would it make sense to rename the tag to kubernetes only?
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Review / moderation system incorrect censuring [duplicate]

I was doing my bit, reviewing questions and answers. I was presented with a ridiculous answer on this question that Sven had already deleted. Because the answer had already been deleted I hit "no ...
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Why was my system adminstration question migrated away to Stackoverflow so that it could be closed as off-topic?

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/44575531/can-i-add-new-shared-directories-to-docker-from-the-command-line This isn't a software development, programming, or software engineering/architecture ...
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Benefit of closing this question?

I know, my question is a bit vague. Compare two /etc/ directories I want to compare the difference of the configuration of two linux operating systems. I understand that you want serverFault to be ...
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Duplicate of deleted question

I came across a question which is marked as duplicate of a deleted question. Is it appropriate for a duplicate link to be pointing to a deleted question? If not, what would be the proper way to deal ...
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If you must recommend a product in answers, what details are required?

Questions that solicit product recommendations are off-topic on Server Fault. However, there are legitimate cases where a good answer may include a product recommendation. What details about the ...
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Storage question. On topic?

I should probably know the answer to this and I'm thinking the answer is no but would the following question be on topic I have an environment with Live, User Acceptance, staging and development ...
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Why does EEEA get to do what ever he wants and close questions because he wants proof of troubleshooting? [closed]

The title says it all. Why does this site allow EEEA to close comments until he receives proof like he is a judge.
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Is there benefit to a Windows-Identity-Foundation (or related) tag here?

I asked this question, and in the interest of searchability and the like, I'm curious if there's interest/benefit in using a tag for this feature. Issues installing Windows Identity Foundation (WIF)...
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Why is there just one person allowed to close off a question?

I asked a reasonable question here - How to allocate memory properly on a windows server running XAMPP? What does this close reason mean and how do things get closed with one vote?
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Review audit and I failed, but I disagree. What do I do?

https://serverfault.com/review/first-posts/321318 The tone of the beginning of the question is aggressive and judgemental of OP's co-workers. The audience has only one side of the story. Besides, ...
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The highest rated question on this SE is a rant/opinion about an idiot; what does that tell me about asking good questions here? [closed]

The highest voted question on this SE is effectively a rant about a security auditor: Our security auditor is an idiot. How do I give him the information he wants? While I do find the Q&A ...
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What is the difference between these two questions? Why was one closed and the other left open?

What is the difference between these two questions? Why was one closed and the other left open? The reason for closure was not duplicate, but that the question was primarily opinion based. They are ...
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Suggestions on whether or not to close a topic

I am trying to be more involved in this community, since I have gotten much help from existing answers in the past, but I want to make sure I am following intended paths as well. I have a post that ...
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Is it customary for a moderator to delete comments that aren't offensive or off topic due to an edit?

It's been a while since I've been super active on SF, so apologies if things have changed in the last couple of years. This answer originally referenced an incorrect piece of information posted by a ...
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Have we given up on the review queue?

I'm guilty...I've given up. I simply don't frequent SF enough anymore due to the job requirements to be a daily contributor. But I was actually pretty shocked to see the shape the review queue is in....
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Sudo issue was closed - reason?

I asked this question, and it was closed and deleted. I ask myself: Who hates progress, improvements and changes? https://serverfault.com/questions/846453/alterantive-to-sudo-which-allows-regular-...
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How to deal with when useful answer or comment is deleted?

I've asked this question and I remember that there is a one more answer posted. On that answer, comment by user joeqwerty was useful and i replied back but after few hours when i see answer was ...
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Can't post a comment unless you have 50 points? [duplicate]

I am posting this question here because I cant ask a question within tne neta site (which I believe is the correct place for this question) as I dont have 5 points! I joined this site in order to ...
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What is the definition of “managing information technology systems”? (with particular reference to Heroku in this case)

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Unauthorised access to Heroku server -- how to trace attacker I have a Heroku server for which I have been essentially responsible for the professional ...