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How do I get better answers?

How do I get better answers? Or perhaps more accurately, How can I ask better questions? Specifically what kind of information are other system administrators looking for posters to provide in order ...
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Is Serverfault as useful as Stackoverflow, in principle?

In my experience programming problems come with time to resolve them. Asking a programming question and getting an answer the next day (Thanks guys!) is very useful indeed as the millions of ...
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Do SEO, webmaster, etc. questions belong on Server Fault?

Do questions not related directly to system administration, but rather web site administration, SEO, etc. belong on Server Fault? Return to FAQ Index
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Tag Formatting - Best Practices

This has already been brought up and been discussed extensively on Stack Overflow but we're already starting to see an abundance of duplicate tags with different formats - sql2005, sql-2005, etc. So ...
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Where can I ask questions that aren't IT questions?

Thank you for your confidence in our abilities But have you read this FAQ? We get a lot of interesting technical questions on here, but Server Fault is meant to be first and foremost a resource for ...
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Should personal computer-troubleshooting questions be asked on SF?

Questions such as removing viruses or malware, help installing/uninstalling software, configuring Outlook, etc?

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