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Questions about "is this a reasonable practice" and about "home business"

I am talking about this Keep windows offline but allow connectivity for specific apps and its comments. Two things are annoying me. First. The O.P. asked perfectly "business" question and ...
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Why I cannot ask question in ServerFault while I have no downvoted questions or issues? [duplicate]

I know I might be given huge downvotes for this question (but please be kind to me), but may I know the reason why I cannot ask in ServerFault? I see my questions none of them are downvoted and my ...
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Audit Question: This type of question most appropriately belongs on the Security stack

This question is in regards to a Review Audit Question that I ran into. I am new to the review queue. I am not debating that this review test is a high quality question since it would be answerable, ...
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What to do about new users posting useless answers only to make themselves known?

I've recently often witnessed the quite sad phenomenon of new (and often clueless) users trying to make themselves known by adding useless answers to already-answered questions, or to old unanswered (...
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Is the serverfault community oriented by profession or knowledge areas? [duplicate]

I am not a professional sysadmin and I asked a question which was understandably poorly received. I'm a developer and I'm learning server management in bits and pieces as I try to use the same ...
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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 ...
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The cleanup of old, bad questions is costing me votes!

At least, I think it's costing me votes. My understanding is that when questions are deleted, votes cast on the Q or any As are taken out of a person's vote counts. That's actually not a terrible ...
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Why do I have to award a bounty?

For reference: How to Monitor an Adaptec/Intel ICH10R RAID Controller (any SNMP notification options?) I understand that the bounty system does not guarantee an answer, it guarantees that your ...
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Synonym SBS-2008 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tag merge request for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server tags Looks to be a good synonym candidate. sbs-20xx seems to be the standard with all the other tags as well. ...
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"Not an answer" -- really?

I've flagged a couple of answers lately that got marked as invalid -- one for an answer that wasn't, and the other for one that was. I'd like to get some feedback on these flags, so as not to waste ...
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What is wrong with this question?

I got downvoted instantly for this question: Hostname from IP address (again ...) Can anyone tell me what the problem is? If it is just noise for network professionals, and they are irritated by it, ...
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When are powershell related questions off-topic?

In this question I was asking something about Powershell syntax - I had a specific problem with the Powershell commands of Microsoft Exchange server, but wanted to know the answer for all kinds of ...
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Is it better to ask about OSX server-related-questions (small-to.mid-sized, Enterprise) in Serverfault or Ask Different?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: How can I clear the DHCP GUI in OSX Server? Ghost clients in the building
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Request for a Question to be Reopened

My question was closed as vague. I have edited it and think it's now readable. I really need some help on this, and the question fits the scope of the site.
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Tag Nuke Request: [cal]

[cal] has 15 questions, 10 of which are closed. Edit and remove to let die, or kill it outright?
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Tag synonym: Zend-framework, zend-server, zend-server-ce and zend

Not sure but these might need merging or synonym zend,zend-server,zend-server-ce to thiszend-framework.
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Is it possible to make a post "sticky"?

From time to time things with a higher than normal level of importance and/or time sensitivity get posted here. e.g. The election and FAQ discussion. On a BBS such things would be made sticky to ...
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Proposed edit makes no sense?

I've got an edit rejected, which is ok, but I'm a bit puzzled by the rejection comment. This edit was intended to address the author of the post and makes no sense as an edit. It should have been ...
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What is happening to the VtC queue? [duplicate]

As we can see, the VtC queue is around 200 since a long time. Its daily stats show a very low activity. It seems, the 3k+ users of the site produce a much lower review activity as they had to. Other ...
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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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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....
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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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Refactor Serverfault FAQ [closed]

When I go to ServerFault.com/Unanswered I always see the How Does ServerFault Work? (The Community FAQ). Can we refactor this so that it has an answer (which then can be upvoted) and thereby get this ...
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Why was this XAMPP question closed and why are so many XAMPP questions being closed?

https://serverfault.com/questions/456881/how-to-make-xampp-virtual-hosts-accessible-to-vms-and-other-computers-on-lan So, I went over the FAQ BEFORE posting the question. Now, I happen to think I am ...
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Is IIS exempt from the ban on "web control panel" questions?

I was looking at the reasons for closing some questions as off topic and I was wondering why the Microsoft web hosting technology IIS was exempt from the list as mentioned in the answer to this ...
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Can someone tell me why this question is voted to be closed?

https://serverfault.com/questions/354707/how-to-create-my-own-ssl-proxy I'm sorry I asked the question as I thought it was related to SERVER, because I thought I should install some software package ...
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Why can one continue to downvote a closed question?

Once a question has been CLOSED, it seems that users should not be able to either UP or DOWN vote the question. To do otherwise seems a little unfair in the downvoting case. Especially since ...
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Reopen request / Edit request

My question about server/network setup checklists seems to fit the FAQ for what I can tell, at least for the On Topic-ness of it. I got one great answer before it got closed, but I feel this could ...
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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 are the real voting stats? And have the numbers really gone up that much?

Looking at the previous election results pages, I see: This election ended Feb 2 '11 at 21:00. 3,834 voters were eligible, 566 visited the election, and 310 voted SysAdmin1138 and MarkHenderson ...
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Bounties: users with reputation lower than bounty offer

Why may users offer a bounty which is much higher than they may afford? Is it fair? Or bounties may be placed by someone else but the one who asks?
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Is there a bug with the acceptance rate calculation?

Just spotted this question, where the user currently has a displayed 57% acceptance rate. I had a look at profile for the user, and found that he'd asked 10 questions, and accepted 4 answers, which by ...
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Would like to understand why was my question closed

The question is about a hosted GIT on a Windows Server 2003. It's a centralized server that holds our CVS for 14 developers. I think it answers and follows the FAQ guidelines, and I would like to know ...
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Exchange security guidance (not cross posting, just making you aware)

I have a question on Sec.SE that is probably of interest to everyone here, however I don't want to cross post the same question. I've never tried posting a topic of interest on Meta in this way, so I ...
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What's the reason behind the different background colour on Server Fault?

I've noticed that the background colour of Server Fault is a faded gray (which looks pink on some LCDs) background: #fdfdfd. I'm wondering reasoning for this is because it looks weird compared to the ...
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limit in question

I click in ask question and get the following error: How can I ask new question?
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Excessive amount of queries on ServerFault Blog? [closed]

I was scrolling through the blog for ServerFault and at the bottom I noticed this: Is 38 queries normal for a blog homepage? I would have thought about 10 max? Don't get me wrong the load time is ...
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The [windows-server-2008] tag is a mess. Let the manual retagging begin!

[windows-server-2008] body:r2 yields a large number of results for questions about 2008 R2 that are tagged 2008. They're, obviously, very different operating systems. I don't see a way to fix this ...
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My attempted posted answer says looks like spam and won't post

I'm all about sharing research. My lengthy and detailed response to a question, including a working script will not post because "it looks like spam". Anyone have an idea how to fix this?
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How do I send a topic invitation to a contributor

I posted a question a month ago and from reading other questions and responses I can see two highly rated contributors that could probably answer my question in a heartbeat -- but there seems no ...
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How can I delete my serverfault profile?

Is there anyway I can delete my server fault profile and it shouldn't effect my profile on SO.
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Bounty an exceptional answer on a closed question

On the question Why does x86 represent 32bit when x64 represents 64bit?, Daniel C. Sobral gave an amazing answer. I'd like to bounty it because I never could find any of the information he shared. ...
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How to move or reopen; question relates to both ServerFault and Stack Overflow

My question on slow mysql performance was closed as off-topic: Questions on Server Fault must be about managing information technology systems in a business environment. Home and end-user ...
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Downvoting really old questions?

Is this fair, morally right, or acceptable? By really old I mean at least a month or two old.
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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 ...
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Why were my questions deleted and account suspended?

I was recently blocked from serverfault for 1 month. Apparently for asking questions (gasp). I have asked 5 questions over a period of many months, and all have been closed/deleted (all unfairly in ...
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Shopping Question? Why?

Why is my question a shopping type of question? I really do not understand? Why do people mark a question to be closed without any note/explanation? I asked and later it was marked to be closed by 2 ...
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Why limit site to "many desktop PCs" and no mention of laptops? [closed]

FAQ says I can ask questions here when I manage many desktop PCs. What if I manage 100's of laptops?
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Should my question or the proposal be reopened?

This question was closed as off topic. Also, this proposal was closed as duplicated of ServerFault. Shouldn't one of them be reopened?
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Can I take the on-topic summary at face value?

From the help on what's on-topic for Server Fault (emphasis quoted): Server Fault is for questions about managing information technology systems in a business environment. Just considering this ...

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