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Are we professionals or...?

Not long ago I cam across this question. Naturally, my first reaction was to simply vote to close it. Not sure why everyone else did not do it and even a moderator did not do it but rather just ...
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Why is there so much focus on low-quality questions at-large?

It's election time and I read a bunch of meta. I noticed that there seems to be a lot of focus by hi-rep users and moderators on low quality questions. Much of those discussions involve laments by ...
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Is it just me or is the quality of questions on SF declining?

Within the past few months, I have noticed a definite decline in the quality and type of questions. It seems that SF is handling a lot of programming, or beginning/home users that really should be ...
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On the paucity of voting

paucity ˈpɔːsɪti noun the presence of something in only small or insufficient quantities or amounts. "a paucity of information" The active community on Server Fault is tiny, most people ...
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Feature Request: Question Approval Queue

Prompted by this answer, the poster mentioned an idea about quarantining questions. I commented on it, and wanted to expand on it by using this meta post to receive feedback and critique, and ...
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How can we recruit and retain more talent?

Tangentially related to another meta post, the last discussion about this was a while back, so it may be time to revisit this topic. The #1 answer in the chat was money, so that and fried chicken ...
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I think we're overdoing "that's not professional" comments

[Most of this post blatantly ripped off from MDMarra's] https://serverfault.com/questions/590349/compiling-newer-version-of-apache-in-fedora-14 ... is the question that prompted my post, but this ...
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what do you do when a serverfault moderator posts negative, ad hominem comments on your question?

Also, in an attempt to redirect the attention and purpose of the question back to the question itself, I replied to the detracting comments by bringing up my original dilemma again, but then this ...
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Is this site becoming what it's aspiring to be?

Looking at "What topics can I ask about here?" and comparing to what's actually going on on the site I sometimes wonder if it's what it's supposed to be. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I'd think ...
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Pretty low standard for "constructive" comments

It's been a bit quiet in meta.SF the past few days, so I thought it was time to stir the pot. :) So, I came across this question just now. Reading through the comments (see comment thread screenshot ...
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Why is rudeness tolerated? [duplicate]

I've noticed a few posters on serverfault that take potshots (ad hominem, or insinuations of stupidity) at people. This would seem to be in violation of: Always be polite and have fun It’s fine ...
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Moderation Overkill on serverfault

In my office, full of engineers and sysops, we figure that stackexchange has already died. Here is example of the day (far from the only one): https://serverfault.com/questions/542572/jemalloc-error-...
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Sure, we like the IDEA of voting, but we are poor in our actions

Referencing kce's Is ServerFault doomed? Not if we all vote more! where it was upvoted 77 times, with plenty of positive discussion, it is apparent that at least in concept the ServerFault community ...
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Line noise check, RE: our topic matter

Yes, this is an actual thing that I'm having to post. Reading a number of the recent opinion wars on meta, I really feel like it should be necessary to complete the following mental checklist before ...
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How to find and clean up bad questions

We've got lots of existing meta posts about how many bad questions there are and how much of a problem they are (or aren't) - that's not what this question is about. I wanted to collect in one post ...
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Why SF is failing - the dismal future of ServerFault

This is a Canonical Question about the scope of Server Fault and the attitude of the community. This is in response to Questions to ask the SE staff regarding the future of ServerFault Why am I ...
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Is ServerFault doomed? Not if we all vote more!

To sum up a lot of the threads and comments on Meta.SF: We're doooomed! That seems to be the consensus. Look at some of the answers and comments in Why the major FAQ/help change? and Can we do ...
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What's wrong with my question?

Can anyone please kindly tell me what's wrong is my question? https://serverfault.com/questions/473739/ Why it's not a real question?
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Worse than usenet? Our image to prospective new users.

Last week, I spoke to a colleague who had some problems where he asked me for help but I didn't knew an immediate answer. I suggested to ask a question on ServerFault, but he denied, claiming this ...
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What's wrong with ServerFault? [closed]

Possible Duplicate: How do we grow the Server Fault and Super User communities? This discussion illustrated some of the issues. Here are my thoughts on SF's problems: There aren't enough ...
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