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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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What to do with the gameserver tag?

Recent activity brought to my attention that there is a gameserver tag, and a significant fraction of the questions under that tag looks like they are off-topic due to being hobbyist questions rather ...
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Where should I ask a question about routing options for Gmail in G-Suite?

I posted this question on webapps.se which covers implementation/features/options of GSuite/Gmail. I understand webapps.se may not be best for it. I think it should be here on ServerFault, but could ...
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Should the port-80 tag be burninated?

So I just came across port-80, and... I'm perplexed. I don't see any purpose it serves. However, before I launch it into the sun, does anyone want to speak up in its defence? (I'm assuming that the ...
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Why would this question be off topic

Linux how to bridge network through router The question has been marked as off topic and sent me back to the superuser stackexchange site. The fact being the device I'm debugging is a kiosk ...
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New response - duplicate of old question whose answer is no longer valid

I'm wondering what the best way is to deal with a new question which has already been answered on a previous highly upvoted question, but where the old answer is no longer valid. The question Whats ...
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create "self-hosting" tag

On StackOverflow, there's a tag called ”self-hosting“. IMHO it's also (or even more) applicable to serverfault. Here are some quick searches I've done: Questions containing ”self-hosted“ (105 results)...
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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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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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Is anyone looking into the untagged tag?

Is the un-tagging of the untagged tag happening? There are currently 120 questions tagged untagged. What are we going to do with these? I assume we will need a shiny diamond special user to handle ...
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Borderlines for GDPR related questions

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affects everyone working in the field, since it extends even beyond the EU. It's a hot topic, and all kind of myths and claims are developing around it. ...
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Question deleted even after clarifying that it falls within scope of serverfault

I posted the following question: https://serverfault.com/questions/907784/some-systems-unable-to-connect-to-my-ntpsec-server Initially I did not indicate that the connection - while at my home - is a ...
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Why is the question about multiple A records for a hostname closed?

How browsers handle multiple IPs is not only closed, but locked by the mods. I can't see why. It asks for details that are necessary to understand the effects of deciding to use DNS load balancing - a ...
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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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Is this post really spam or offensive?

I was asked to review this answer. I thought it looked okay, so I accepted it and got the "You didn't pass" nag. The post had been deleted as "spam or offensive". Does that seem right? The user was ...
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Was this question wrongly marked as an exact duplicate?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: What file do I need to change so Apache won't say what Operating System I am using? Several users had marked it as an exact duplicate, so I tried to ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

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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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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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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How is questions per day calculated?

I was just looking at the Stack Exchange website and noticed that Server Fault is down to just 108 102 99 98 97 96 91 89 88 91 70 questions per day. This has dropped from 130 in Aug 2012 and I have a ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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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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