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New design readability - all comments are ignored

So, the most upvoted answer on Site design update is now live is about the poor choice of colors, making the new design unreadable. I wonder why, even though there's a good buy-in and support for this ...
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How good are we at closing questions?

I'm curious as to how good, bad or indifferent we are are closing questions What percentage of questions that enter the close queue end up being closed ? What percentage of questions that get closed ...
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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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Need to revisit rules regarding hosted servers

(extensively edited) This post (https://serverfault.com/questions/807412/backups-running-out-of-disk-space-possible-to-mount-a-network-drive) was flagged as off-topic due to Questions involving ...
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July 29, 2016 – 17th Annual System Administrator Appreciation Day

Yes. This is not a question. I know. This will be closed, and I'm fine with this. But I think all the sysadmin people out there deserve this, so this is just a short reminder ... and I hope this doesn'...
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Election data breakdown

In light of our last and this election, I was wondering if it was possible to ask for a small breakdown of how the election went and what the average voter looked like. I understand that keeping ...
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Merge 500 and 500-error and rename

I see that we have a http-status-code-403 tag. It is quite clear what 403 is referring to in that tag name. We do not have a http-status-code-500 tag. Instead we have 500 and 500-error, which are ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 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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Reasonable business information technology management practices

My question got closed due to not showing "reasonable business information technology management practices". What counts as such 'reasonable management practices'?
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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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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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Selling to managers / making things easy for users - on topic?

I probably need to make a fundamental change to the company network that will affect all of my users, potentially making things less convenient than before. There is a well-known process for making ...
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Review question: Retagging of old closed untagged questions

Recently, a number of old, closed questions with the tag untagged have been edited with that tag being replaced with an actual tag. Here's an example of such an edit. The question is several years ...
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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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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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Tag Merge Requests: [request(s)] ---> [http-request]

These two tags: request (62 questions) and its twin requests (19 questions) have ambiguous meaning. It can means certificate request, HTTP request or perhaps my boss request. Almost all question ...
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Canonisation candidate: proper NTP config for a small server pool

I'm quite taken by Proper NTP configuration for a few servers , though I must admit to a (small) hand in the refinement process. The OP has put together an answer that reads well and synthesises a ...
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Feature request: jump to page

Are the SF community planning on adding a jump to page functionality? As of now, the Question --> Newest section consists of 2313 pages. I can choose among the first five, next and last page. In no ...
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HTTP result code tags

Thanks to Lucas Kauffman's wikitag activity I've noticed a number of HTTP return code tags like 404, 402, 302, 303, 500 and probably a whole number of others. They seem to be at least ambiguous to me, ...
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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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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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Tag synonym: powerbroker -> likewise-open

These two tags essentially about one program. I believe it is necessary to combine them.
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How to know if I'm flag-hellbanned?

With the change in the Late Answers review queue, I've found myself hellbanned for flagging suspicious but old spam-like activity. I would like to know if I'm indeed flagbanned to Hell. Too many of ...