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What about a questionnaire that is perfectly valid contentwise? [closed]

as an electrical engineering & computing science project we are intending to create a cheap iKVM (KVM over IP) box. Every admin benefits from iKVM, so we would ask them to fill this questionnaire:...
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should I add the tag "redhat" to CentOS-related questions?

If I have a question concerning CentOS 6, I would use the common tag centos and maybe also the less commonly used tag centos6. Is it a good idea to add the tag redhat for these questions? As CentOS ...
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Reverse-migrating questions from other Stack Exchange sites?

Searching through the Stack Exchange network for tags like raid, mdadm or whatever, I've found quite a few questions (mainly pre-2010) that seem like they belong on Server Fault; should we (...
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what's the point in unformatted comments?

I know that I can answer and I initiate the answer starting from clarifications immediately getting negative ratings which discourages to further participate in this thread. What's the point in this?...
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Is TOR a Business related Environment?

as I sometimes see here For my understanding, TOR could never be, and will be never a serious instrument for a Business Relationship. Sofar in my understanding, of the TOUR and Whats on Topic page, ...
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Can I Ask About Linux Server Security Vulnerabilities?

I am jumping into hosting a Linux server on AWS, and I need a place to ask my question that I could not find online about hidden vulnerabilities to Linux servers. Is it acceptable to post this ...
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The "closed" review queue is zero

This seems unusual in that the number of posts to review is generally at least 100. Just wondering if there were any trends on SF that might be applicable? Is the posting volume down?
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Add writing in coherant english to FAQ

Following this question could it be added to the FAQ about writing in coherant english? I'm not trying to be a grammer/spelling nazi, and I realise that it does depend on location (i.e. colour/color) ...
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Inflation of Reputation

How does stack exchange identify if someone is inflating his/her own reputations? On the other day, my other account was been banned for a week because my friend gave me a vote up on my all questions ...
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Should answers offering risky suggestions be edited to warn about the dangers?

I recently submitted a suggested edit to this answer on HP DL380p Fans run 100% as soon as OS Loads but even though it highlights a potential fire risk involved with following the solution given in ...
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Hardware-Questions: Do they belong on Server Fault or on Super User?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Same Interface routing with ICMP-Redirect disabled? How do you decide whether a post should be posted to Server Fault or Super User if it doesn't fit 100%...
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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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Why did I lose reputation

I recently commented on an answer that I considered to be unhelpful and of low quality, to then find when the answer was down voted my account also lost rep. Why is this? Surely the helpful ...
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how to return my USER name

please advice my USER name was deleted from the site so I cant edit my Question how to backup my name ? my previos Question - linux + generate new file with specific structure from text file what ...
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No prominent links to the ServerFault blog?

Trying to find the ServerFault blog, I had to go through: one of the "blog" links at the top/bottom of the page, http://blog.stackexchange.com/ from the sidebar there, http://blogoverflow.com/ and ...
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Linked questions security vs. transparency.

So sometimes I ask security questions, e.g. questions about sql-injection. And sometimes I ask questions about security configuration that are made easier to solve by linking to the site that I'm ...
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What is the meaning of the square box around question answer?

I read the whole FAQ and I did not find that answer.
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What's the best way to understand the knowledge that exists in the ServerFault-SE community?

I've looked at the tags, but it's still hard to tell what questions will get the most value.
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Why is this question off-topic?

I was looking at this question which is historic but massively upvoted, and I don't understand why it's off topic. Does orientation affect hard drive lifespan? Mounting hard drives would seem to be ...
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What to do with a question where answer is "I had a typo"? [duplicate]

This may generalize to other questions, but I found a question that seems to me as well formulated, it's an interesting question, but the problem that the questioner user had was a typo in it's ...
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Reasked/rewrote my question over a year ago but still banned

How can I get unbanned? it seems crazy that I can not ask questions on the serverfault site when I have a positive rep overall.
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remove ban on asking question but Locked questions

I want to remove my ban on asking questions so I have to edit my questions but my questions are locked and no more edited. They are useless for community but they are not going to delete. Now How I ...
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Should we have a Slack tag?

Questions like this one seem to be missing a "Slack" tag because we don't have a slack tag on ServerFault. This would be a logical addition to our tags since it is commonly used in many IT ...
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Why my comment was deleted by moderators?

On the May 17 I wrote a comment under this answer for the Nginx verifying client certs only on a particular location question. I downvoted the answer, and I never downvote an answer without writing a ...
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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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Why was my question closed as opinion-based?

My question about edge computing was closed as opinion-based. Here is the relevant help page: Opinion-based - Discussions focused on diverse opinions can be great, but they just don't fit our format ...
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Is it "a .ear file" or "an .ear file"?

For the question currently titled "How to deploy an .ear file in glassfish?", is it "a .ear file" (a dot-ear file) or "an .ear file" (an ear file)? Because it certainly ...
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Is this haproxy question appropriate for serverfault?

Does this question meet the criteria for on topic for SF? It is home networking but with enterprise hardware and software so it felt like it was blurring the lines as I typed it out but I was curious ...
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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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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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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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SSL and TLS synonyms should be reversed

I tagged my question tls but it appears to be a synonym of ssl. Considering TLS is over 25 years old and has long since replaced SSL, I think that ssl should be a synonym of tls and not the other way ...
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Why is this question closed as off topic?

Trying to serve IIS files on a Mac - IIS seems to see directory structure but not individual files reasonable information technology management practices In the question, I am setting up a local ...
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My question got closed but I don't really understand why

I asked this question a few days ago and it got closed by someone from the comment section because I apparently "left out relevant details." I disagree on the relevance of the details but ...
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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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