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Change style of Links

There's already a question for this, I tried to "bump" it with a comment, but it didn't show up on the Active Page. Can we setup a different style for links on the Server Fault page to make the link ...
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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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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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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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SF should use the “interesting” home page

As you might be aware, Stack Overflow has a unique home page which tries to display questions which are relevant to the user. This works very well for SO and helps its users sift through the thousands ...
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Request to add visual difference between blockquotes and code blocks

It has always irked my inner aesthetic nazi that code blocks are indistinguishable* from blockquotes at first glance. See my recent answer for an example. I'm picturing something like this: *Yes, I ...
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Feature Request: “I'm At Work” Mode in Chat Rooms

You know what would be a cool chat room feature? The ability to flip on "I'm at work" mode in the chat room, where no embedded images are shown automatically, but they still show up for people who ...
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Should Server Fault stop accepting questions from unregistered users?

If you've read the front page recently, you're well aware that there's a large percentage of total crap on it. Indeed, more than a third of the questions posted in the last 60 days have been closed or ...
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Integrate cloudshark's service

I very much like what Cloudshark is doing with PCAP traces and would like to see more integration into the main site similar to how images are handled but with the ability to scroll through the ...
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Random sort for Unanswered questions

Serverfault currently has one of the worst Question to Accepted Answer ratio. I frequently want to go try spend some time answering old questions. I am making this feature request here, specifically ...
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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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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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Can Serverfault better show whether or not a question has any accepted answers?

On Meta, Stackoverflow, and Superuser, when a question has an answer that has been accepted, its answer count is displayed as light against a dark background. On Serverfault, this difference is much ...
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Does Server Fault plan to support IPv6?

IPv6 is an up-and-coming topic on Server Fault, especially since IPv4 address space exhaustion finally occurred for some parts of the world. Yet I can't help noticing that serverfault.com has no AAAA ...
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Change or retract a vote to close

This may have been discussed on MSO but I don't go there any more, so I wouldn't see it and don't believe we should have to search elsewhere for answers relevant to this SF. It happened again today ...
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Color scheme in questions lists needs some help

The color contrast here (MetaSF /questions) is a bit difficult. Fine on the home page, but white and yellow against light gray isn't enough of a contrast. Talking about the vote / answer boxes. ...
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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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Reminder notices about open questions

I just finished reviewing some of my answers today, to questions that are fairly old but have valid answers from multiple posters. I thought it might be interesting to have a feature of Server Fault ...
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Interesting tab

StackOverflow has an interesting tab, showing unanswered questions it expects you'll be able to answer. This is very useful. Please can it be added to SF?
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links in Serverfault not readily visible [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change style of Links Please consider either changing the color of links in serverfault slightly to contrast more with regular text, or make the links underlined. It is nearly ...
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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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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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Where is the “take comment-war elsewhere” button?

I've noticed that when a comment-war sparks (2 users reply to each others comments on the same Q/A multiple times), the system stops it at some point, and links to a chat room where users can discuss ...
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“Shibboleet” Easter Egg for serverfault

Would it be possible to add another Easter Egg to serverfault? If so, we could use an easter egg that dumps anyone into chat if they type "Shibboleet" in a question. It's obscure enough that it isn'...
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Ways to improve the quality of questions concerning some tags (tag-triggered suggestions?)

I'm quite new here, but I often find myself desiring there was a way to suggest people asking questions to include information probably relevant because of the tags they've used - something like "...
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Can we add “rapidssl” to the list of banned words please?

I'm sick of deleting the spam we get from their millions of 'resellers'.
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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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Should the “Ask Question” process warn that we require a professional context?

Recently, there was a popular Meta question concerning changing the site subtitle to prevent inbound migrations of off-topic questions. The old site subtitle was: Q&A for system administrators ...
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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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Are commercial placeholder domain names not blocked here?

I’ve just suggested an edit to a question which used xyz.com as a placeholder domain name. Lots of people are unfamiliar with RFC 2606, and therefore use domain names other than example{.com|....
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Why are the job ads on serverfault all for developers?

ServerFault is frequented by system administrators. careers.serverfault.com exists, and has job adverts for system administrators and the like. Yet, all the job ads on the right hand side of ...
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Answered questions styling

Could answered questions be restyled with a solid colour fill like the other sites please? It is hard to tell from a glance which questions have a marked answered. thanks.
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Ban Well-Known URL Shortner Links

Title says it all. Can we ban the well-known URL shortners from links in the site. I'd prefer in general text too, but that might to too far in some cases. Say these 14 (as stolen from a blog): bit....
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ServerFault - rules for questions without accepted answers?

I looked in the FAQs section and searched, but maybe I'm missing it. I've noticed a lot of questions that have great answers that have been voted up 5-20 times for the answer, but the original ...
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Can we have a place for “definitive” questions

There are a number of questions and topics that are now regularly closed as dupes of some generally accepted definitive question. As an example, new licensing question get closed pretty quickly as ...
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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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Add info in Help center on how to obfuscate domain names responsibly [duplicate]

In this question, the asker wanted to obfuscate their domain name. They did so by using a domain owned by a public well-known company. (I edited the question to use example.com instead.) I've also ...
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Vote: Do we want code highlighting?

Currently, code highlighting is turned off (see balpha's comment here). It is possible to turn it on, if we want so. I think this would be nice to have, maybe on a per-tag basis, but turning it on is ...
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SF needs its own “Shopping” link

While the original idea: Modifying the faq, shopping edition was a great one and duly implemented...I think that the existing link to http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/11/qa-is-hard-lets-go-shopping/ ...
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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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Why aren't question images clickable for the full-size version?

I just uploaded an image for a user to their original question and the system automatically shrinks the image to fit within the viewport. However, because it is scaled you can't see it. If I save ...
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Hiding closed questions?

If you, my peers, have decided that a question should be closed, why oh why does it still show up in the list of questions on the main Serverfault page? Even if this continues to be the default ...
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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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Serverfault seriously needs more information in “How to Ask”

In "How to Ask", or preferrably, after you click "Ask Question" and before it allows you to type anything, there needs to be some kind of feature that warns against astonishingly vague questions like ...
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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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Data-dump for ServerFault?

Is there any plans for a data-dump for ServerFault? (Or more importantly meta.stackoverflow?)
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Why doesn't ServerFault do a better job of finding interesting questions?

I've always wondered why Server Fault (and I guess all SE sites) don't do a better job of showing questions that are interesting to me. The site already knows a lot about me like: Tags I find ...
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Can we get Migrate to Ask Ubuntu?

I'm seeing more than the occasional Ubuntu question float through here that relates to the Ubuntu Desktop OS (I'm going to try and find a list now) Any chance we can get a "Migrate to Ask Ubuntu" ...
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Fix discrepancy between Server Fault reasons for migration and FAQ

Server Fault is getting questions migrated to it that are not appropriate to it, because the close reason associated with migration to SF is overly general. From the migrate to SF close reason: ...
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Badge Request - Philanthropist Badge

Discussing this in chat... Per this question: How to stop Host (A) records from being auto-created I posted an answer...no upvotes. Dan comes along and instead of creating his own answer with a ...

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