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I would like the URLs to your blogs

I'm looking to compile a list of blogs that users here write as I'd like to follow them. If you are an active member and want to share your sites to be followed, please post them below.
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Major retag projects

Our top three tags: linux apache windows Each of those three arguably has some kind of more meaningful version breakdown, and are in effect meta-tags defining which world the question resides in ...
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Scope of questions for serverfault

Are only questions about server administration allowed on the serverfault site? I have noticed a lot of desktop configuration or administration questions have been closed.
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Who is going to PICC? [closed]

As PICC( Professional IT Community Conference by LOPSA-NJ) draws near, I figure it would be interesting to see how many "Serverfaulters"will be going and who I'd be running into. I'm going, and I'd ...
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KVM tag, synonyms on the same area of expertise…

So, we kave KVM, the Kernel-based Virtual Machine and KVM, the Keyboard Video Mouse switch. Both are correct and both are heavily used on the sysadmin world. Luckily enough we have only a few ...
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Defining the limits of self-promotion on Server Fault

Related to Defining the limits of self-promotion The top two answers to this question were deleted: There is any monitoring hosted solution? The accepted answer's account has 19 of 20 answers ...
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What are the sysadmin-related conferences and events worth attending? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Conferences to go to 2011 Edition I would like to know your opinion on this subject and build a list of sysadmin-related conferences and events worth attending world wide. ...
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Why does the banner for Server Fault state “Got server questions?”

I've seen a lot of questions migrated to from Server Fault to Pro Webmasters, included one of mine. Of course it was my fault I didn't look exactly where I was posting - I don't try to deny that. But ...
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How do they differ? Tags webserver and web-server

I recently applied the webserver tag to my question and noticed that there are two tags: webserver and web-server. How do they differ?
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Are questions from high-rep users more valuable?

...and, if so, can we do anything to get more of them? This question mutated a few times while I wrote it... Originally I was going to say that the lack of questions from high-rep users was a ...
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What kinds of Network questions belong to Serverfault and what belong to superuser? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Networking - always an SF topic? I saw in serverfault's faq, one kind of question belonging to this site is network. So I was wondering what kinds of Network questions belong ...
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New users posting greetings and closings on their questions. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Edit powers activate! Removing Hi/Thanks It seems like lately there have been a lot more users posting their questions as such: Hello! I have a question. Blah blah ...
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How can low-rep user request migration?

I asked a question 6 weeks ago that has remained unanswered here on Server Fault. A commenter suggested that it would have been better asked on unix.stackexchange.com, but I cannot migrate the ...
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Migration statistics for February

Using mod tools make this kind of list easier to make. Anyway, for February, here is the break-down of where questions were migrated away from ServerFault. I didn't go into any additional stats (mod-...
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What is a system?

Given that we are System Administrators that manage ...systems, what is your definition of one? I am happy with the definitions provided in "What is a Systems Approach?" but I'm wondering what other ...
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How to get StackOverflow moderators to put hosting questions on Webmasters instead

StackOverflow moderators keep migrating "which hosting company should I use" type questions here, and they usually get voted down. Pro Webmasters seems like a more suitable place for them to get ...
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how to subscribe to questions on server fault which I did not asked [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Follow thread of conversation in which you are not participating There are some good discussions many a times I come across on serverfault and like on other forums I can ...
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Where is an appropriate place to ask for server-oriented product recommendations?

I'd like to ask for specific product recommendations for server-related services (such as registrars, virtual root hosts, etc). It's a jungle out there for many of these things, and specific ...
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These tags should probably be blacklisted.

I just removed all the few questions tagged it, and I was thinking about removing system-administration for the ~27 questions, but I didn't really want to bump all those questions. I think both of ...
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On migrating to unix-SE

Unix & Linux has recently been launched, so I'm wondering if there are questions in here that need migrating. The FAQ states that this site is not for General personal computer troubleshooting. ...
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Proxy server question, Is Serverfault the correct place to ask?

Would it be acceptable to ask about Squid Proxy configuration? specifically related to Delay buckets and bandwidth caps.
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What is the etiquette on using comments to say “thank you”?

On the one hand, I'd like to thank people who provide useful answers, but on the other, I can see how those comments really just become clutter for everyone else.
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User seems to ask only homework questions. Is this a problem, or should I just ignore him?

User donok has been a member for two days and has asked three questions, each of which involves a chain of routers (which by his own admission is entirely virtualised), one of which has a simple error ...
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Community Moderator vs 10k User

Is there any difference between a 10K user with access to the mod tools and a Community Moderator besides the title and that diamond next to the username?
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Is there an age cut off on the questions you want migrated from SO?

I'm a moderator on SO and have been coming across a fair amount of questions that really belong on Server Fault. Some of them are circa 2008. A lot of these are surfacing after being identified ...
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Why can't people upvote their own questions?

I'll let it be known that I spend a lot of time on Reddit so I find it odd that people can't upvote their own questions. On Reddit, each link or discussion starts out with 1 point (that given to it ...
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a moderator closed my question is any one watching.

I do not have requisite previlieges to post many links to my questions my genuine question was blocked be this sites moderator is any one watching. The internal IPs of apache vhost configuration file ...
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“Closed as off topic” Question Criteria

Occasionally I'm confused why a question gets closed. I was just browsing around and came across this one. Xenserver Setup & Purchase I'm just curios what qualified this one as "Off Topic" ?
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An ethical obligation to not answer questions seeking to circumvent IT policies?

I've come across a few questions where the user asks something like, "How do I set up a server when the IT department won't let me?" Usually the questions are asked by a relatively inexperienced ...
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Old questions rising from the dead?

It seems that recently I am seeing a lot of questions "rise" up from seemingly out of nowhere? I have gone in on several occasions and have found myself commenting on questions that were asked in 2009....
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Users trading accepts for up votes?

What's the rule on this? A user asked an ambiguous question, a different user posted an ambiguous answer but one that was as complete as possible given the scant amount of detail in the question. The ...
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Can we come up with a consensus opinion on Purchasing Suggestions?

In reference to 2U rack hardware, budget but stable, what to buy? Plus many other similar questions, it has been noted that there's actually nothing in the SF FAQ about asking really localized ...
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Reviewing deleted posts (10K users) [closed]

I've been hitting Data Explorer pretty hard lately attempting to purge not-an-answer answers from questions. You all have seen the type. I'm having the exact same problem. Has anyone fixed this? ...
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Updated: Does the new-user URL filtering need a better error message on server fault?

There is a filter in place to prevent new users from posting more then one link on the body of a question. I believe the intent of this is to prevent spammers from using the system, but does it ...
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Should my question or the proposal be reopened?

This question was closed as off topic. Also, this proposal was closed as duplicated of ServerFault. Shouldn't one of them be reopened?
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Chat activity for election nominees

Zoredache mentioned in their answer here (emphasis mine): If anyone happens to be reading this, and doesn't regularly go into the chat please understand that most of the current candidates ...
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I have questions which no one could solve at the time but I later solved, what should I do with the questions?

I have questions on SF which I asked some time ago and never chose an answer for. This happened because eventually someone else outside of SF worked it out or I worked it out at a later date / ...
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Is it enough to just vote an answer up?

I just found a really useful answer to a question (that wasn't mine), and have voted it up. Is it ok to add a comment thanking the person that wrote the answer? Or is the fact I voted it up enough?
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Can you submit the blog post here first before posting?

I say this only because the otherwise excellent Know Your RAM post has a few grammar errors. By posting here first, you can get these corrected first, via comments, (or by making the post CW). [note] ...
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why was my question about mac mini servers closed?

I asked a question about using Mac Minis as servers. It was upvoted and then closed without comment and moved to SuperUser. Why? I am using these Mac Minis as servers and in a professional capacity....
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What's the difference between 'vm' and 'virtual-machine' tags?

I see there's separate vm and virtual-machines tags. What's the difference? Should they be made synonyms?
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Why is there a separate forum for IT security questions?

It seems to me that the new IT Security site and Serverfault are very thinly sliced and might create confusion in its shared users about what kind of questions go where. For example, the question "...
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Systematic downvoting?

While looking to see why I received a downvote (don't care, just curious) I noticed a rather unusual voting pattern to answers to this question, where all but one answer have been downvoted. None of ...
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Why does it take so many steps to add a tag to my favorites?

I'm reading some stuff here. Oooh, a tag on an interesting subject. I'll add it to my favorites ... Click on the tag ... It directs me to the page where all the questions related to the tag appears....
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Changing the FAQ: Home networks

One thing I've noticed in close-voting is that if the questioner mentions that what they're doing is in their home in any way, it gets voted off-topic. If it's about the network itself, it gets ...
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RSS Feed for bounties?

Is there a feed available somewhere that tracks bounties offered? Apologies if this has been discussed and rejected elsewhere.
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Bad Synonym for APT

I think that the apt tag shouldn't have been set to a synonym of apt-get but it should have been the other way around. apt is the technology, apt-get is one of many ways to use apt. Probably we ...
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Avoid Tumbleweed badge

Is it ok to delete a question with low views and no answers and also no comments for some time and re-post it in order to get more visibility and maybe an answer?
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I've had a fault on my broadband connection (now resolved) and my ISP has posted a diagnostic. Would it be OK to ask what it all means?

I'm not sure whether this would be a suitable question for SF or not. My broadband failed a few days ago and has just been restored. My ISP posted the output from a diagnostic test as a response to ...