Questions tagged [discussion]
The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.
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' ...
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) ...
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 ...
Happy X-Mas to all!
I take 2 minute to wish a good xmas and holiday season to all!!
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" ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Can I migrate a question to another Stack site?
If I am not getting enough responses and I believe admins in other stack site can answer this, is it possible to move to another site? Ex: I have asked one Server logging(Linux) related question SF, ...
Adequacy of question for ServerFault
Is this question adequated to be posted on Server Fault and if not, which subside should be posted in?
I was in the midst of answering a question when my answer was deleted. Why?
I was working on this answer. The only sin I can imagine that I was committing was saving too frequently the work in progress in case I am dragged away from my desk by a more serious fire that needs ...
How to address a user who inappropriately edited an accepted answer
I'm not going to provide the example because I'm not here to start a flamewar over someone being an overly aggressive user. However, in the case that another user goes in and starts making edits to ...
Can I unvote/remove a downvote or upvote I gave?
If somebody accidentally clicked on a upvote or downvote, how can they fix that, e.g. fully remove the vote? It looks like there is no way to remove a vote after the buttons where pressed. Is that on ...
Why can i still not ask questions? [closed]
I have been active on both Serverfault and Stackoverflow for a couple years, in the beginning just like most new users I asked some bad questions mostly styling and lazy formatting. It wasn't long ...
Why my question is closed after I edit it?
My question was put on hold, because I ask it too broad. After receive bad comment from user who answered generally I apologized to him and edit question. It was already put on hold and now I see it ...
Do we want anonymity?
The anonymity tag currently has no description and just 9 questions. Is that a useful tag, and if so, which questions is it appropriate for?
What to do with questions when the answer is in a man page?
The question that got me wondering about this is here: Displaying nmap result gradually as results are found The answer to the question is directly quoted from the nmap man page. I was tempted to ...
Possible canonical question: Windows Active Directory naming best practices?
Despite knowing squat about Windows, I have already this morning VTC'ed two questions as duplicates of Windows Active Directory naming best practices? Is it time to elevate that question to full ...
Why are we so strict on the rules?
I have seen a lot of questions closed for being off-topic, that are only off-topic by the broadest of interpretations of the rules. Specifically here. This is an example of a question that might be ...
If, hypothetically speaking, I will ask a question on a SF "I plan to set up an Oracle Exadata installation at my home, [...]" - will it be forcefully migrated to the SU ?
is candoerz.com associate with serverfault in any way? [duplicate]
I was going though my google postback links and found these (2) links... http://blogs.candoerz.com/question/113042/apache2-serveralias-not-working.aspx Apache2 - ServerAlias not working Is candoerz....
Google Apps is now G Suite - should the tag be changed?
Google Apps is now G Suite - should the google-apps tag be changed to g-suite? It currently has 433 questions.
What to do with moderators who act based on personal tastes? [closed]
Question EEAA believed that it was off topic. Actually it's pretty pertinent to serverfault, and you can learn as a sysadmin, how to avoid users to circumvent your protection. One can both learn and ...
How to flag/close questions about old/irrelevant versions [duplicate]
I just came across an unanswered question from 2012, asking about an issue with the Archlinux boot process. It's now been several years and the Arch boot process changed a lot (switched to Systemd, ...
How is this question historically significant?
https://serverfault.com/questions/649171/damage-control-stolen-laptop This question was downvoted and closed, but I would like to know: How is it significant?
Does server fault have an app like stack over flow?
It would come in handy for server administrators like me who ask and answer questions. Thanks.
Failed a test while reviewing by flagging a question as a duplicate. Now tell me you won't do the same
Here is the question, that I was reviewing: 10 GB of RAM unaccounted for by top It appeared as a new one, so I flagged it as a duplicate of How to interpret output from Linux 'top' command? (...
Need to revisit rules regarding hosted servers
(extensively edited) This post (https://serverfault.com/questions/807412/backups-running-out-of-disk-space-possible-to-mount-a-network-drive) was flagged as off-topic due to Questions involving ...
why is a post about fail2ban/ipfw off-topic?
Um, well question says it all - why is a question about fail2ban and ipfw off-topic for "serverfault" and gets migrated to "superuser"? It's about server processes, right? Is it because it's MacOS?
Is it okay to tell users to RTFM?
A large bulk of users with 1 rep ask remedial vague and constantly reoccurring questions, many are not down voted and some are answered. aren't we enablers for laziness? it seems to be acceptable ...
OK, so I just edited my on-hold question
I wrote this question 24 hours ago and amazingly, no less than FIVE of the mods put it "on hold." Apparently I wasn't specific enough in pointing out that this was a BUSINESS QUESTION. I ...
Any reason not to display my full name in profile?
I'm relatively new to Stack so I was just wondering if there are reasons why you wouldn't want to display your real name. Thank you.
Sick of "unprofessional" questions
I'm seeing SO MANY questions like this: How to get my server viewable from the internet? From the FAQ: Server Fault is for system administrators and IT professionals, people who manage or maintain ...
Commenting on down votes?
It seems like we have a lot of new folks on the main site now, and every once in awhile I like to answer the "why did I get a downvote???" or "you hurt my feelings" or "you are elitists" type comments,...
Can we be more polite?
Hello Server Fault people! I really appreciate this help page entitled Be nice. https://serverfault.com/help/be-nice I am frequently concerned with manners. The manners of others and my own. I ...
Another "why is this off-topic?" AWITOT? :-p
I didn't really want to post a question on meta, but it appears that I have to in this case. A simple explanation in the comments would have sufficed but, after being on ServerFault for a long while, ...
Is it 'Minor Edit Week' or something?
I've noticed that this week we're getting a lot of tiny pointless edits to posts (https://serverfault.com/users/100013/jakegould, https://serverfault.com/users/294235/lnux?tab=activity) - how are they ...
How to ask correctly here on serverfault?
Please read the full question before downvoting. I am a very happy stackoverflow user, i also use quite a few other stackexchange sites with a very good feeling. On no other stackexchange site i ...
As a reviewer, when should I upvote first posts?
I've recently gained the ability to review first posts and I'm curious about what posts genuinely deserve an upvote. The handy help box suggests the following: No Action Needed when this post needs ...
What is the etiquette here regarding duplicate posts?
I am having a problem with Powershell, so I came here as a resource to find an answer. I discovered an existing post that is very similar to my own problem here: WinRM will NOT work, error code ...
Is it usefull to have both tags 'datastax' and 'datastax-enterprise'?
On questions related to tag cassandra, people tag often datastax and datastax-enterprise (example). I wondered if there a real difference between those two tags, and if one of them should be dropped.
How to / should I flag exact copy answers
I've had this come up a few times, and found some older answers to similar questions on meta. However I believe that the answer heavily depends on the current moderator staff, as they are the ones ...
July 29, 2016 – 17th Annual System Administrator Appreciation Day
Yes. This is not a question. I know. This will be closed, and I'm fine with this. But I think all the sysadmin people out there deserve this, so this is just a short reminder ... and I hope this doesn'...
What is the best/better place for asking questions about GKE/Kubernetes
I have recently posted a few questions on GKE/Kubernetes deployment issues to ServerFault and StackOverflow. A first one has been downvoted and voted-to-close, presumably because it was not strictly ...
Questions about network protocols
Are questions about (application level) network protocols ok here?
Do we consider Bitnami to fall under the cPanel close reason?
It's not exactly a cPanel-style system, but it shares the same characteristics - weird, specific, one-click configurations that are pervasive and difficult to debug and tweak. Is it legitimate to ...
Why has my question been deleted?
I asked a question about NFSv4 and FreeBSD and it got deleted? Why?