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What should we do with “coolest server names”

So this question... https://serverfault.com/questions/45734/the-coolest-server-names It's horribly off topic. It's got a few votes to delete it right now because the community does not want it here (...
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Community Posts for Blog.SF?

A lot of other sites are using blog.site.stackexchange.com to create a blog on their topic with contributions from the community. The Server Fault blog has mostly been posts from George and I about ...
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New TMG tags backwards?

It's been standardized on something that doesn't intuitively make sense to me - two tags for the same product, vendor prefixing, and an unused acronym: threat-management-gateway -> ms-ftmg tmg-2010 -...
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Tag merge request: 4kb-sector into advanced-format

4kb-sector is a duplicate of advanced-format and should be merged into the latter - perhaps retaining 4kb-sector as a synonym of advanced-format, as some people may not know the Advanced Format term.
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Tag merge request for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server tags

Here is a list for Microsoft Small Business Server tags that do not mention version number: sbs x 46 sbs-server x 2 small-business-server x 96 Here is a list of all SBS tags that I can find which ...
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Ways to improve the quality of questions concerning some tags (tag-triggered suggestions?)

I'm quite new here, but I often find myself desiring there was a way to suggest people asking questions to include information probably relevant because of the tags they've used - something like "...
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Expand migrate-options

Lately we've been having a lot of questions that would be better suited over at AskDifferent or Unix & Linux. However, there is no option to migrate them there in the off-topic section, so we just ...
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Flag declined - I don't understand the rationale behind why

So i flagged this question as off topic; belongs on Super User. The flag was declined and i have a hard time understanding why. It seems to be a textbook example of a question that does not belong on ...
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Flag a closed question for removal?

I just came across a question that looks to me like the intention was to remove it last November: to be deleted - question [closed] [closed] (edit: meanwhile removed) Having less than 10k rep, ...
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Windows Deployment Service tag synonymous to WDS tag

Window Deployment Service is a technology include in Windows 2008 R2 for deployment microsoft operating systems using the LAN. It's often shortened as WDS. windows-deployment-services and wds are ...
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Virtual Hosting tags [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tag synonym/merge: virtual{host,hosts,-hosting,-hosts} I am not sure if i should post this kind of things here. Should I? I recommend that the tags: virtualhosts, virtual-...
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Delete tag: 2008

I think tag "2008" is not neccesary. All the questions in tag 2008 reffer to windows server 2008 or sql 2008. Both of them already have their own tags.
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What firewall does Stack Exchange use?

Does anyone know what firewall Stack Exchange uses? There was a post on the Serverfault blog here that described it as: 1 Router / Firewall (Ubuntu Server) Just curious to see what the bigger sites ...
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What happened to the apc tag?

A few months back I asked about a retag-request for the apc tag because of the confusion between the PHP APC opcode cache and APC meaning American Power Systems backup power supplies. I just noticed ...
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Old questions with high view count but it is not suitable for SF

I just came across https://serverfault.com/questions/32910/how-to-find-a-directory-on-linux . It is clearly more suiteable for SuperUser. As I was about to flag the question I see it is from 2009, has ...
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The Canada tag should probably go

Why is there even a canada tag? Isn't that a bit too localized? I did a quick look, and there's no usa or great-britain or australia, so why on $DEITY'S green Earth is there a canada tag? There's 5 ...
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Synonyms for DNS Tags

I've just been around filling in some tag wikis for a bunch of DNS related tags, and I noticed the following: a-record cname ptr a-record doesn't fit the same naming scheme as the rest. Probably ...
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Why is there no Server Fault Twitter account?

Why serverfault don't have a twitter account, which twit about most recent or "Hot" Questions? Other communities , like unix.stackexchange.com , have their twitter accounts to do that. I think that ...
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Amend an accepted answer to be more correct

Yesterday I saw a question that was two part. The first part was answered in the answer marked as accepted. The second part of the question was answered later in a comment(added after the answer was ...
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How to handle unanswered questions that have the answer in a comment or edited into the question?

This is about those two questions: httpd.conf match absolute file PHP 5.3 Not Logging Both had no answer (neither accepted nor unaccepted). Both askers answered it without actually writing an answer,...
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There's snark, and then there's

insults, like this (in a comment made to a user whose first name is "Karthik"): @Kar Thick - please read out FAQ so that you understand the nature of this site before post anything at all. My ...
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Missed opportunity to provide a good answer to a less than ideal question?

First off, I'm not trying to start a pity party for myself, nor am I trying to be overly pedantic - please don't write off my comments as such. Also, to those who responded to the question, I'm trying ...
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Did the free LOPSA memberships ever get sent out?

From my calculation I was one of the top 40 for the year that posted on the thread, but have heard nothing. It's entirely possible that I calculated it wrong, but thought I'd check.
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Synonym SBS-2008 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tag merge request for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server tags Looks to be a good synonym candidate. sbs-20xx seems to be the standard with all the other tags as well. ...
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should I add the tag “redhat” to CentOS-related questions?

If I have a question concerning CentOS 6, I would use the common tag centos and maybe also the less commonly used tag centos6. Is it a good idea to add the tag redhat for these questions? As CentOS ...
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Should the 'configuration' tag be nuked from orbit?

It's on 788 questions, but I can't imagine where it'd have a valid use. Should configuration perhaps just be silently nuked in the database and blacklisted?
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Introduction of new tags to achieve consistency throughout SE sites

To achieve consistency for tagging questions about Dynamics CRM throughout the SE network, I would like to know if it's possible to create the tags listed under ***dynamics-crm****. Questions on ...
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Free tag - multiple meanings

The tag free seems to be put on questions with a few different meanings Software with no cost free memory free/busy info in outlook It seems either some retagging is in order, or the tag is not too ...
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We're under attack.. by bears [closed]

Two servers using same name servers? There are many bears.
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Is that a new Diamond I see?

Who does this guy think he is with this new diamond next to his name?!
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Happy Sysadmin day

Happy sysadmin day to all you sysadmin guys. The occasion for you to see all the work you did, but moreover, all the passion and love we put into our so-much special job. Actually, since I'm a ...
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Post Op Most Famous Question

I don't suppose we'll be seeing any kind of post op report, blog, or podcast about Our security auditor is an idiot. How do I give him the information he wants? I would be really interested in seeing ...
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Retag or Synonym Script(s)(ing)

I'm not sure how all the retag or synonyms work, so if I'm barking up the wrong tree, could someone explain the difference between the two? I noticed that there is a tag for scripts which has 26 Qs, ...
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editing other user's posts for completely trivial reasons

I'm relatively new to serverfault/stackexchange, though not to systems administration. I've posted only a few answers here so far. In the last day, two of my posts were edited by other users. I get it,...
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Reverse-migrating questions from other Stack Exchange sites?

Searching through the Stack Exchange network for tags like raid, mdadm or whatever, I've found quite a few questions (mainly pre-2010) that seem like they belong on Server Fault; should we (...
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The never ending flood of “what kind of server do I need for X amount of requests per hour”

These kind of questions just keep pouring in, and the same thing happens every time. The questioneer never gives out enough details to even guess what kind of spec/bandwith he/she needs, the type of ...
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Deleted post: why mine, and not many others on the same question?

This answer on a question about what seems to be a rogue IT security adviser was deleted. My guess about the closure is because it repeats another answer. However, it's just a guess. It would be ...
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Server sizing question: How to ask?

On Server Fault, I asked this question, trying to get some ideas about how to figure out what size of a server I need. Clearly the question wasn't the right one. However, I'm pretty sure people on ...
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Help Us Put On Stack Overflow DevDays 2011

Hey ServerFault Community - As you guys probably know, we're bringing back Stack Overflow DevDays (along with a special 1 day ServerFault conference in SF on October 14th) and we need your help to ...
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Request for new tag for Apache MQ

Can someone please create a tag for Apache MQ - the closest I can find at present is apache.
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Equivalent tag to 'homework': 'do-my-job-for-me'?

In the same way that questions which are obviously homework get tagged homework, should questions which are obviously attempts to get someone else to do the questioner's job for them be tagged do-my-...
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“Not an answer” — really?

I've flagged a couple of answers lately that got marked as invalid -- one for an answer that wasn't, and the other for one that was. I'd like to get some feedback on these flags, so as not to waste ...
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Using version numbers rather than friendly names

I really hate that Microsoft pushed giving products "pretty" names rather than functional names (damn those marketing departments). Windows ME, Windows XP and Windows Vista have become household ...
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Merging a closed question with an open question…Some problems here

A moderator merged one question with another, moving the comments to the deleted question to the merged one. However, I found that my post no longer really applied and I deleted it. I really ...
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Border Line Question for Server Fault?

I feel like this question is border line out-of-bounds for Server Fault, but before I become a jerk and flag the first question I've ever "flagged", I thought I'd get other people's opinion. The ...
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Who would you like to hear at our Scalability Conference?

We are currently working on getting speakers for our Scalability Conference that will be in San Francisco on October 14th. The theme for the conference is talks on scalable operations and system ...
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Retagging for new products: terminal-services vs. remote-desktop-services

As I recently had experience with, Microsoft changed the name of terminal-services (Windows Server 2003) to remote-desktop-services (Windows Server 2008). At time of writing, these tags have 111 and ...
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Flagging Question

I'm still relatively new here, and am enjoying calling this my home. I want to make sure I'm understanding some of the features I'm using so I don't unnecessarily causing the mods work when there ...
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Why was my question migrated to Super User?

I'm not complaining or mad - just confused. The reason for Server Fault is "For System Administrators and Desktop Professionals - which I am." My question seemed to me to be related to a "desktop ...
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Can the Vmware tag be deleted ?

The plain vmware tag adds no value as we never get any questions about the company. When it is used it is usually used in error and in place of a product specific tag which would be more useful. This ...

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