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Questions tagged [feature-request]

You have an idea for a new feature, or for a change to the existing functionality.

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How about creating a tag for Powershell JEA (Just Enough Administration)?

Thanks to this community, I just learned about Powershell JEA (Just Enough Administration). It's an interesting technology that seems to fit right in to this community. Any thoughts on the creation ...
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Rename and add tag synonym for [tag:windows-subsystem-linux]

As the global maximum tag length has been increased to 35 characters, now the tag windows-subsystem-linux should be renamed to windows-subsystem-for-linux (or similar) and act as a synonym to the ...
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Migrate to Raspberry Pi option?

There are quite a number of Raspberry Pi questions here at SF, and nearly all are from new SE profiles. I suspect the users find SF through Google and so post here without realizing there is an SE ...
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Should NetworkEngineering be added to the migration close reason?

While I get there are already plenty to choose from, I'm curious what the percentage of each of those migration options actually occur in a month or year (but have no idea how to compose such a data ...
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adding ipset tag

I have a question about my Server Fault post: replacing a runtime instance of ipset I'd like to add ipset tag to my question. There are actually quite a few questions on serverfault that cover ipset, ...
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Questions with accepted answers should stand out more

Questions with accepted answers are less emphasized than those without. Is this intentional, and if so is there a reason for this? SO has a green background so perhaps I'm just biased by that, but it ...
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Can I unvote/remove a downvote or upvote I gave?

If somebody accidentally clicked on a upvote or downvote, how can they fix that, e.g. fully remove the vote? It looks like there is no way to remove a vote after the buttons where pressed. Is that on ...
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Splitting questions into difficulty categories

Im not sure if this is possible because it seems like a difficult implementation. However its worth mentioning. This site is meant for systems and networking professionals, which means if we are at ...
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crossposting: How to deal with question asked twice on other stack exchange sites?

I have noticed a user asking the exact same question both on serverfault and stackoverflow. I'm referring to this question: stackoverflow: importerror-no-module-named-xhaus-python-module-importing-...
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New review option: approve trivial edit?

I've noticed a lot of trivial edits of old posts - correcting grammar, fixing a missing dot in an obvious IP address (127.0.01 -> 127.0.0.1 was a recent one), that kind of thing. Sometimes I reject ...
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Configuration management questions

Where do questions about ansible, Jenkins, puppet, chef and others....belong? I see them on stack overflow and server fault.
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We should bring back the “question must show a minimal understanding” close reason

As per this discussion, the old "questions must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved" close reason has been replaced. However, questions such as this one (*) (and ...
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Change the duplicate excerpt

Currently, This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please edit this question to explain how it is different or ask a new ...
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How to handle situations where a user needs professional support and you are willing to provide it?

This has happened to me several times already, and I think I'm not the only one. A (possibly new) user comes by with a question which clearly shows he is way out of his depth and he needs ...
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How can I add bounties for my question

I have 111 reputations and want to add 50 bounties for my this question: pfSense not forwarding DNS to concerned VPS Please advise how can I add them
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Please don’t make Careers programmers only in practice! [duplicate]

Careers will soon be merged into Stack Overflow. Only two sites are concerned by this change, because there’s currently only two kind of jobs on Careers, developers and system administrators. ...
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VirtualBox tag warning

One Stack Exchange feature which is significantly underutilized here at SF is tag warnings. These pop up when a user enters a tag into their question and can provide guidance on how to use the tag or ...
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Make job ads related to professional system administration on serverfault for the default visitor

I’m currently a student who aim at becoming a professional system administrator. I hate having full time developer jobs (from stackoverflow careers) particularly on serverfault. Since there are jobs ...
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Should we introduce a close reason for old, unanswered and unlike-to-be-answered questions?

Inspired by this question randomly popping up on the front page, although it hasn't been edited and no new answers of comments have been posted for more than three years. I guess this is due to some ...
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Reopen locked question

I stumbled across a inspircd authentication question which is locked so answers, comments, edits are restricted. The link in the sole (accepted) answer can't even be updated to point at the current ...
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Can we have more “Suggested Sites” for question migrations?

Are we able to add more options into the "belongs on" menu within the flag menu? I'm aware of the "flag for moderator approval" as discussed in this Meta question, but I'm wondering if some more ...
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What about a “question follow” feature?

Since i have subscribed on SF and been active on it i have read tons of interesting questions with very interesting answers. Those questions, and answers (i didn't ask myself), make me positively ...
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Accepted status-answered boxes are not clearly visible

Here is how to looks on my serverfault profile (/users/%/%?tab=questions&sort=newest): The problem is, that answered questions are not clearly visible between those which are accepted and which ...
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Can we increase review queue limits?

Since the number of close votes has been increased, Can we view more questions in the review queue? It currently still shows only 20 or so.
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Can ServerFault/StackExchange automatically “title” Microsoft Knowlege Base links?

I'd ask for it for other vendors, but I'm not sure how others handle their KB article source HTML, etc. and I'm not an HTML person regardless. Here's what I'm looking for... I know that when I paste ...
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Is there anything site-specific that can be done about excessive caching?

I just updated a bug report on meta.SE about excessive caching: Caching should not show me yesterday's info! I would like to know how many votes I've cast, but I'm still seeing yesterday's vote ...
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Nuke accounts or ban addresses that edit my honeypot answer

I've previously written about being edit spammed by a link spammer. A kind-hearted mod ;) took pity on me and locked the question. The lock has expired and now I'm being spammed again. Please nuke ...
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SF's migration text does not reflect our current topic matter

Currently, when we migrate a question to another site, this is the text footer that gets attached to the question: migrated from serverfault.com 13 mins ago This question came from our site ...
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Create Tag : openstack-neutron

Is it possible to create an openstack-neutron tag? I do not have that much of reputation to do it myself.
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How to deal with questioners that don't accept your appropriate answer?

I've had this issue a couple of times now. A questioner (mostly newcomers) states a question where I provided an appropriate answer. However, either the questioner does not comprehend the answer ...
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Should the rep requirement for creating tags on Server Fault be raised?

I have a simple question, per the title, that I'd like community feedback on before venturing over to Stack Exchange meta and/or bugging one of the Stack Exchange Community Managers. Should the rep ...
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I am being spammed

One of my answers has become the target for a spam bot. Twice today, once yesterday and several more times in the recent past an Anonymous user has suggested an edit which is basically a set of spam ...
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Add [mesos] tag

What it is: Apache Mesos abstracts CPU, memory, storage, and other compute resources away from machines (physical or virtual), enabling fault-tolerant and elastic distributed systems to easily be ...
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Tag synonym [deploy] -> [deployment]

I would like to propose marking deploy as a synonym for deployment. Here's my rationale: the word deploy is the verb form of deployment and the two appear to be used similarly and interchangeably in ...
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Add [packer] tag

Packer is a tool which automates building and provisioning of VM and Docker images. Questions that would use the packer tag: Deploy packer images on bare metal server? Chef installation in a chroot (...
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Comment statistics on ServerFault

Sorry for my bad english, frenchy This is a old question that I wanted to propose something new. (if not already proposed) It's for comment on serverfault. I wanted to propose that we could ...
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I think it's time to update the “We are Offline” BSOD

The current "We are offline" screen on Server Fault when it is down is: with it's lovely 1996 DateStmp's. I think it's time to update the Windows BSOD on the page to something more appropriate for ...
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Notification of edit by the author on a post you downvote

Reading the ServerFault meta (very related to point 1 in that post) a common thread seems to be the decline of the "kindness" factor. One of the more obvious indicator that bad questions are not ...
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question downvoting

I'm kinda new to stackexchange, but I'm constantly seeing people downvoting questions. More than a half questions are downvoted right from the start. I personally think that asking a question requires ...
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Downvoting allowed in the review queue - can it be allowed on ServerFault

I read this: Why is voting removed from new review system? and saw Shog's answer. I also read this: More effective closing / downvoting of junk questions to help with the signal-noise ratio? ...
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Can we increase the number of close-votes per day?

Recenly, in Chat it was suggested by an SF moderator: One side issue is, given the volume we're seeing now, I don't think users have enough daily close votes. The response by an SE employee was: ...
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Can the search window include other sites such as superuser.com?

While I get the need for separation of SE sites, I found myself in a situation where the answer I was looking for wasn't on ServerFault but rather SuperUser. Typically I don't venture over there very ...
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Should we enable Tag Specific Popups

Some time ago we requested Clippy Pop out to help people ask a better question. (time passed) Someone else asked for a similar feature on mSE. (more time passed) This feature has been added to ...
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Tag synonym request - Office 365

I would like to see the following tags set as synonyms of MS-Office-365 : Exchange-Online MS-Exchange-365 While Exchange Online could be considered a separate offering by Microsoft from Office 365, ...
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Can the off-topic close reasons be re-arranged?

Now that there's a re-written shopping question close reason, the generic "not relevant to system administration" close reason has moved up. Is it possible to move it back? i.e. so that it's just ...
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Adding year on the search results listing

When I search on a topic, the listing result lacks the year of the question/answers so I think it is recent while it is (often for my topic) one or several years old, I loose time on this and ...
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Should ServerFault loosen its tie and start allowing “Shopping” questions?

BEFORE YOU ANSWER OR VOTE, I know it's long, but if you read the whole thing, you'll see where I'm coming from on this. It's not just a "let us having shopping questions!" post. With the highly ...
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Tag deletion: “Multiple”

The multiple tag is fairly useless...amassing 124 questions since its creation and with no real reason. Could this just be deleted?
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Proposed changes to some help pages

In response to voretaq7's comment on an answer elsewhere, I'm here proposing some adjustments to the help and other text. I was looking for the following material, and managed not to find it, though ...
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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 ...