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Review / moderation system incorrect censuring [duplicate]

I was doing my bit, reviewing questions and answers. I was presented with a ridiculous answer on this question that Sven had already deleted. Because the answer had already been deleted I hit "no ...
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Why was my system adminstration question migrated away to Stackoverflow so that it could be closed as off-topic?

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/44575531/can-i-add-new-shared-directories-to-docker-from-the-command-line This isn't a software development, programming, or software engineering/architecture ...
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Storage question. On topic?

I should probably know the answer to this and I'm thinking the answer is no but would the following question be on topic I have an environment with Live, User Acceptance, staging and development ...
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Have we given up on the review queue?

I'm guilty...I've given up. I simply don't frequent SF enough anymore due to the job requirements to be a daily contributor. But I was actually pretty shocked to see the shape the review queue is in....
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Benefit of closing this question?

I know, my question is a bit vague. Compare two /etc/ directories I want to compare the difference of the configuration of two linux operating systems. I understand that you want serverFault to be ...
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Duplicate of deleted question

I came across a question which is marked as duplicate of a deleted question. Is it appropriate for a duplicate link to be pointing to a deleted question? If not, what would be the proper way to deal ...
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Why does EEEA get to do what ever he wants and close questions because he wants proof of troubleshooting? [closed]

The title says it all. Why does this site allow EEEA to close comments until he receives proof like he is a judge.
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Is there benefit to a Windows-Identity-Foundation (or related) tag here?

I asked this question, and in the interest of searchability and the like, I'm curious if there's interest/benefit in using a tag for this feature. Issues installing Windows Identity Foundation (WIF)...
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Review audit and I failed, but I disagree. What do I do?

https://serverfault.com/review/first-posts/321318 The tone of the beginning of the question is aggressive and judgemental of OP's co-workers. The audience has only one side of the story. Besides, ...
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Why is there just one person allowed to close off a question?

I asked a reasonable question here - How to allocate memory properly on a windows server running XAMPP? What does this close reason mean and how do things get closed with one vote?
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What is the difference between these two questions? Why was one closed and the other left open?

What is the difference between these two questions? Why was one closed and the other left open? The reason for closure was not duplicate, but that the question was primarily opinion based. They are ...
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The highest rated question on this SE is a rant/opinion about an idiot; what does that tell me about asking good questions here? [closed]

The highest voted question on this SE is effectively a rant about a security auditor: Our security auditor is an idiot. How do I give him the information he wants? While I do find the Q&A ...
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Suggestions on whether or not to close a topic

I am trying to be more involved in this community, since I have gotten much help from existing answers in the past, but I want to make sure I am following intended paths as well. I have a post that ...
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Is it customary for a moderator to delete comments that aren't offensive or off topic due to an edit?

It's been a while since I've been super active on SF, so apologies if things have changed in the last couple of years. This answer originally referenced an incorrect piece of information posted by a ...
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Sudo issue was closed - reason?

I asked this question, and it was closed and deleted. I ask myself: Who hates progress, improvements and changes? https://serverfault.com/questions/846453/alterantive-to-sudo-which-allows-regular-...
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How to deal with when useful answer or comment is deleted?

I've asked this question and I remember that there is a one more answer posted. On that answer, comment by user joeqwerty was useful and i replied back but after few hours when i see answer was ...
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Can't post a comment unless you have 50 points? [duplicate]

I am posting this question here because I cant ask a question within tne neta site (which I believe is the correct place for this question) as I dont have 5 points! I joined this site in order to ...
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What is the definition of "managing information technology systems"? (with particular reference to Heroku in this case)

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Unauthorised access to Heroku server -- how to trace attacker I have a Heroku server for which I have been essentially responsible for the professional ...
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tag confusion with [ghost]

It's not clear if the ghost tag refers to the blogging software or Symantec's ghost. I suggest that adding two tags might resolve this problem: • ghost-blog • ghost-symantec
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What delineates a "Business Environment?"

I recently asked a question regarding troubleshooting issues when adding an ESXi host to a vCenter server. However, this question was put on hold, and suggested to be posed on SuperUser (shown below). ...
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Should I write an answer and have it closed immediately as duplicate as an effort to provide more access points?

I read a question about systemd. The question is good, the answers are good. When reading it, I realized that I had a similar question, but phrased differently. The original question is modify ...
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Should questions "solved by a reboot" be closed?

Based on the comment by the OP of this question, "After a reboot, everything worked out", I flagged the question for closure. It's my understanding that we close questions that are no longer ...
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Should a successful (but certainly perfectible) answer be made a community wiki?

I have written a answer that has become unexpectedly successful. But I don’t think my answer is perfect, and some users made suggestions for improvement. Would it be good practice to make this ...
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"bumped to the homepage by Community" generate mostly noise

Just as sample: such type of questions must be closed as offtopic (due to low-level quality) on 2012, and anyway not forced to homepage from trashcan and oblivion in 2017! I saw such (noisy) bumping ...
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Nice serverfault image

Here's how splattne's announcement rendered in my browser... I thought it was quite appropriate! [removed broken image link]
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Legal issues upon capturing digital proof upon hosting services scam

Is ServerFault the wrong place to ask for advice of ... how should someone register/capture digital scam proof to be legally sustainable and enough for building a case with a Consumer Protection ...
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Can non-professional administrators still ask questions about professional setups?

I by no means consider myself to be a professional network administrator. Rather, I am a systems and application programmer, and an occasional project manager. However, due to the nature of my work, ...
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What information should I include or obfuscate in my posts?

This is a Canonical Question about the privacy of Server Fault and the needed detail to get an answer from the community. Is there any information other than a password that would be considered a ...
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readd answer to question

During rewieving the first post queue i saw following question: SCCM - Find where collections are referenced There was a link only answer which i tried to comment on to help the user understand how ...
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There is a new navigation topbar on the SO

...and so it looks: Our good old black taskbar will probably go away. Earlier the significant changes on the SO were later applied to the smaller SE sites as well (remember as the user pages were ...
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Questions that are flagged for issues relating to "Pricing"

So, I asked a question now deleted, that included the Title "Pay as You Go Server". In hindsight, the wording was poor, and the question has been deleted. My intent for the question was 'How is it ...
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Should a misleading but informative question be closed?

I have my own question: PXE boot windows PE from Linux Which seems to contribute useful information on how to PXE windows from a Linux server, however the issue I personally experienced was a result ...
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Concrete question was closed with "too broad"

Just came through this thread: Difference between Microsoft ADCS Standalone CA and Enterprise CA For me the question doesn't look "too broad", because the answer is quite obvious for those who is ...
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Weird edit approvals?

https://serverfault.com/posts/362856/revisions Maybe I'm just being picky here, but I don't think it was great this edit was approved. NTP doesn't actually support changing the port number, so 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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I was asked to discuss my question in meta

What secure and good options are there for hosting own private mail server? Somehow the questions asked are not related to the topic of the forum which is for questions about: managing the hardware ...
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Which corporate IT policy or firewall rule is being circumvented in this scenario?

The question is being flagged as off topic for violating one of the prohibited questions rules, namely "unauthorized use or misuse of IT systems". I will explain why this is not about circumventing ...
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SQLServer Remote Management - Is SF the right place to ask?

I have a question on suspected deviation from the MS documentation regarding SQL Server 2016 installed on Server-Core and how its managed, specifically why certain features don't seem to be available ...
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Should I delete a question where the answer turned out to be a hardware problem?

CentOS 6 router/firewall seems to be throttling throughput After much troubleshooting the problem turned out to be a hardware fault with one of the network adapters. For unknown reasons the adapter ...
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Can't fix a typo in a question?

I was just reading this answer, and noticed that OP started talking about hens: However, hen you click on an icon in an Office application, Trying to do my civic duty, I edited and entered a 'w' ...
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Do we want to humor "how do I intentionally provide an insecure service" questions?

tl;dr I'm a DNS admin who has seen numerous DNS attack strategies evolve over the past few years, and I'm uncomfortable with encouraging Q&A's that try to split hairs on how an (intentionally) ...
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Are these essentially the same tags?

I've noticed a lot of edits for microsoft-office-365 some of which I voted to accept some I didn't for various reasons. I've now noticed a few edits for exchangeonline and reviewed them in the normal ...
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Happy X-Mas to all!

I take 2 minute to wish a good xmas and holiday season to all!!
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Downvote + on hold for my questions

I have posted https://serverfault.com/questions/823389/how-to-route-traffic-between-my-nics-on-linux-which-connected-to-proxy-server?noredirect=1#comment1049296_823389 and got marked as "on hold" ...
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What to do with XAMPP/MAMP/WAMP questions

It's generally known that it's a horrible idea to use these one-click LAMP stack installers for anything but local development. That said, with surprising regularity, we seem to get questions from ...
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Duplicate tag [vms] and [openvms]

We have these two tags with the same description: vms with 7 questions openvms with 6 questions One question even has both tags. Suggestion: Make openvms the synonym of vms.
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Can some explain to me how asking a question about learning on a site dedicated to learning is off topic?

Am i wrong about SF being dedicated to learning? Post in question: https://serverfault.com/questions/820671/how-to-learn-networking-without-access-to-hardware I posted this on SF about 30 minutes ...
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Is this question appropriate for Server Fault?

Does anyone know the underling network protocol that is used between host and client for the shipping of binary files from: OneDrive Google Drive DropBox iCloud I suspect the answer is some variant ...
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Answer questions from low reputation users

I have been spending a lot of time Serverfault lately trying to first educate myself, second see if i can be helpful and thirdly bring up my own reputation. I notice 2 things: When a user with a low ...
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Overzealous Moderation - Thread wrongly put on hold

https://serverfault.com/questions/820124/how-can-i-get-access-to-a-new-version-of-mysqldump-on-a-server-that-is-out-of-da My question appears to me to be: Concerning information technology systems ...

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