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Query Starter mirroring our Q/A sites [duplicate]

I was googling for my own answer from couple of years ago and was surprised to first find it from an Indian site called "Query Starter" https://www.questarter.com/ This site seems to mirror all ...
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Right place for Juniper related questions?

Sometimes when I'm not sure where a question belongs, I'll google stackexchange <tag>. I did this with Junos/Juniper. The entire first page of results are from networkengineering.stackexchange....
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Why is my question about docker-compose off-topic?

After searching for an answer to my problem, I decided to ask on SF, because there are many other docker related questions here. Here is my question: Docker version 18.06.X, but compose format 3.X ...
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Can we have better messaging for handling Web Hosting Control Panel questions?

In the comments for this meta question we noticed that the messaging around closing Web Hosting Control Panel questions is outdated. The current text is: Questions involving web hosting control ...
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Web Hosting Control Panel questions migration

I wanted to share that we got contacted back by Webmasters Stack Exchange for cPanel/WHC question that are off-topic there on ServerFault, that they will gladly accept them. I just wanted to share it ...
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Are HTTP, web servers and web clients not used in a business environment?

Do the request lines of HTTP messages now all or mostly use full URLs or path components of URLs? is quickly closed, because: This question appears to be off-topic for this site. While what’s on- ...
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Where do I ask odd systemd questions?

I have not found exact duplicates for How do symlinks work in systemd unit files (and when/why wont they)? Specifically: How to inherit settings from a systemd unit to a newly created template? but ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Duplicate tags [graylog] and [graylog2]

We have these tags with the same description: graylog with 14 questions graylog2 with 71 questions The version history of Graylog is a bit confusing: It started as Graylog, then came Graylog2 (up to ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Why was my question regarding software management in a corporate environment closed?

I'm trying to understand why my question was closed, in the comments it mentioned that I didn't put much effort into it, and that's false for reasons I'll go into below, and its also marked as off-...
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Posting a link to a site with list

User asks "Is IIS SFTP natively supported by Windows Server 2012 R2?". The question is in "protected" state. The correct answer is that IIS does not support SFTP and that he has to install a third ...
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New "Mainframes" Proposal — PASSED

Update: Thank you for your insight and feedback. The “Mainframes” proposal has been cleared to continue. Update as of the end of 2018: The proposal never got enough interest and has now been deleted. ...
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Why was this suggested edit rejected?

My suggested edit fixed the spelling of should and then, and also clarified some awkward phrasing. Is there a reason for the rejection?
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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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Why is this question off topic here?

I have reviewed this question and found it to be good. What are the criteria for setting it off topic? I am not able to access my web application outside VM using Web browser
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Does ansible-tower also cover AWX?

Simple question: does the tag ansible-tower also cover AWX, the open-source core to the Ansible Tower project? To quote from the README of the above linked project: AWX provides a web-based user ...
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About explainer badge

Quick question: Is the explainer badge awarded just once? I've been awarded this badge already but yesterday I did the same thing to earn this badge again but I wasn't awarded. Is there any specific ...
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email forwarding services - on topic?

I'd like to ask for advice regarding how to choose or evaluate email forwarding services (as opposed to recommendations of specific ones) - what criteria or considerations I should apply. This is for ...
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My comment (from two year old question) just got deleted now, Why or Why now?

some time ago a recently registered user have asked a question on Server Fault (how to block mailto in firefox running on windows 10 - Server Fault), which involved Firefox browser running on Windows ...
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Do the four 'cable'-related tags differ or should we merge them?

I've noticed that on the Main-site there are the tags cable, cables, cabling, and cable-management. The latter is the only one with a description, which says: the term used to describe how one ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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Is "Telephony" (as defined by Area 51 proposal) on topic here?

I need your help and expertise. There is a proposal inching its way through Area 51 to create a separate site for experts in Telephony (PBX/PABX/IP PBX/VoIP/ToIP). Please have a look at this proposal: ...
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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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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 used for ...
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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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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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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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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 are our questions indexed/googlable so fast?

Asked a question earlier for a problem I was having. After a few minutes I went back to searching for a solution, and came across I don't know much about SEO or web-scraping beyond the basics, but is ...
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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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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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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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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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