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Retag or Synonym pxe & pxeboot

The tags pxe (89) and pxeboot (15) are the same thing. Could we create a synonym for these?
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What should be done with questions that are duplicates if they get migrated?

I'm thinking of this question: https://serverfault.com/questions/275767/how-can-i-download-the-correct-sound-driver-for-my-window-xp It's a textbook "Belongs on Superuser" question, but if it were ...
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How to offer a bounty

I am not necessarily looking to do this right now, but I don't see how to offer a bounty on my question or another person's question. For future readers, I am currently at 636, so I should be fine as ...
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What does "First rollback" mean for the cleanup badge?

I could not find a help file on this: What does "First rollback" mean for the cleanup badge?
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Free LOPSA Memberships

Opt-In is now closed. Thanks everyone, We will let the lucky 40 sysadmins know shortly I'm very happy this has gone over so well, with 50 people opting in. If you didn't get a membership this time ...
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What should be done with "Help me do (whatever), I'm a beginner with no idea what to do" questions?

This is an exact dup of a question I asked on meta.SO a year and a half ago, but it didn't get any useful answers back then, and I've noticed a lot of this sort of question lately, so I think it's ...
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Show questions (with answers) that a user has answered

Is there any way to display questions (and all the answers) that a particular user has answered. That is, select all the questions that a particular person has answered and display 10 (or whatever ...
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Retag request: APC (Alternate PHP Cache) and APC (American Power Conversion) the power supplies.

There are lots of questions about uninterruptible power supplies that are improperly tagged as apc There also questions about web application performance and the Pecl PHP opcode caching package, APC, ...
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Retag or synonym Corruption tag

Right now, there are a lot of unnecessary corruption tags. We have corruption, corrupt, file-corruption and data-corruption. Frankly way too many. Corruption is the most commonly used one, and ...
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Removing popular answer if potentially a duplicate

Hi, I'm fairly new to SF and have used the site mostly to get answers for my questions and provide answers to questions I know (read: the basic point of the site). I recently posted an answer on ...
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Server Fault Conference

I’m excited to announce that Server Fault will be hosting a one day educational conference for system administrators and other network operations professionals. This conference will be supported by ...
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Ampersand is mangled beyond recognition

An ampersand & when displayed in a question title is, I believe, un-recognisable! Obviously they don't get used in question titles very often, or I'm sure I would have noticed this before. What ...
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Where are feature changes to StackExchange announced?

This was answered in a comment by Robert Cartaino, I wanted to repeat it in an easier-to-find location.
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Why was my question regarding premium domains closed?

My question regarding premium domain names was closed less than five minutes after I asked it for being "subjective and argumentative," with nothing but a single down vote to tell me why. I understand ...
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How to flag users for mod attention (for editing vandals)

Over the last days, I had a few attempts of vandalizing questions/answers in my "approve edit" queue. This morning, it was the user "gnu" for three times and I wonder what to do about this. Just ...
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Is there an appropriate place for System Administration career oriented questions?

As I understand it, ServerFault is reserved for technical questions that are specific to the professional support of systems, network and desktop infrastructure in a business environment. Where does ...
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Since when are question votes different from answer votes?

Just got this message: Have question votes always been treated differently than votes on answers?
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What, in summary, are we supposed to do to clean up tags?

I know it's not a good question title... I'd like to have a question and short answer here on meta.SF that explains what - if anything - people can or should do to clean up tags. I've seen blog ...
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http://stackoverflow.com/q/5843110/529215 [closed]

https://stackoverflow.com/q/5843110/529215 sorry guys i dont know how to migrated from the stack over flow site please refer the url thanks in advance
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How long does it take before a new question appears on my profile?

I asked a question Sharepoints use of the ads wwwhomepage attr about 3 hours ago. I came back to see if there was an answer. I mean come on, thats the point right? Impatience! Anyway, I did not ...
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Do mods now have to write nice emails to spammers?

I just noticed I can no longer quickly suspend spammers, I have to write an email to them (most have invalid emails anyway). I know this is to appease the few users per year who, when their first 5 ...
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How active is the serverfault community?

I recently began to use StackExchange sites and I'm really happy with them, both contributing and receiving help. But I have realized that ServerFault questions and answers receives much less ...
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Does the voters tab show everyone who's voted?

Or does it show only those who have cast, say, 5 votes? If it's everyone, it seems like 14 people voting so far this week is very very low.
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Why was this packet sniffing question closed?

How can I filter https when monitoring traffic with Wireshark? Why was this question closed? Seems perfectly valid to me...
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When should Links be provided in Answers?

I tried looking around on the FAQs and in previous Meta questions but couldn't find something directly answering this question. I have seen some answers to questions which provide NO actual answer ...
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What is the scope of server-related software questions that are considered on-topic at ServerFault?

I am a mod on StackOverflow, and we get a lot of "Belongs on ServerFault" flags there. I would like some clarification on what kind of server software questions are considered on-topic here. ...
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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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Ubuntu and ubuntu-10.04 tag synonyms

Wanted to create a synonym there but being a version synonym it's not possible for mortals. How are the policies about versions and softwares btw?
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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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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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Where do suggested edits go?

What kind of queue do suggested edits go into? Is this part of the moderator tools or is there some other way view these? Having recently earned the ability to edit rather than just suggest, I was ...
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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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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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Can we have a place for "definitive" questions

There are a number of questions and topics that are now regularly closed as dupes of some generally accepted definitive question. As an example, new licensing question get closed pretty quickly as ...
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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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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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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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Option to flag a user, not just their posts

When I see what looks like spam by a new user I go check out their other answers. Very often they all promote the same product or service. In the early days I would only flag one such answer but ...
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Where do SQL questions belong?

Should questions about SQL (the language, not the server) be asked on SF or SO? There are a reasonable number of questions about SQL already on SF but before posing any myself (quite possible due to ...
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Can the Vmware tag be deleted ?

The plain vmware tag adds no value as we never get any questions about the company. When it is used it is usually used in error and in place of a product specific tag which would be more useful. This ...
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Why can't you "follow" or at least "favorite" other ServerFault / StackExchange users?

I may get flamed for asking, but I've always wondered.. Why don't the StackExchnge sites have any mechanism for “making friends", or at least keeping track of people you like, find ...
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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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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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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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