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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 ...
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Reward Bounty among 2 Users

I have this question on ServerFault: Weird Apache Access Logs I think both the answers have helped me equally. And i would like to divide the bounty equally amongst them. I don't think there would ...
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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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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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Tag merge: p2v and physical-to-virtual

The p2v and physical-to-virtual tags are virtually (and physically!) the same thing and have both been used interchangeably. I propose merging them together into p2v would suffice.
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Reputation -10: User was removed

I got a -10 reputation on 27th April 2014 with the explanation "User was removed". Hey, I am still able to logon, see all of my previous contributions, so I was not removed. Also, I haven't removed ...
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New format for logs: numbered lines WITH automatic line breaks

IMHO serverfault shoul support yet another format for quoting code/logs: numbered lines with line breaks. It would allow to see whole lines without horizontal scrolling with preserved important ...
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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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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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Merge sge into gridengine

The tags sge and gridengine should be merged as they both refer to the family of cluster batch schedulers descended from Sun Grid Engine. I suggest making sge an alias to gridengine. While the Son ...
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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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How many "bad" questions come from unregistered users versus registered users?

To quote from mSO, since my request is pretty much identical: I would like to have statistics for the quality of posts coming from unregistered versus registered accounts on my site. It is ...
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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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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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I'd like a settings option or StackApp that allows me to filter what I see on the site

I discussed this in The Comms Room but will throw it here for discussion. My proposal is something similar to what eBay does with their "allow bids only if rep higher than X and not international", ...
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Add webmasters and networkengineering to our "on-topic" help page

From https://serverfault.com/help/on-topic: We also have sister sites that cover specific topics in more detail: Stack Overflow for Programming Super User for general Networking, Hardware, and ...
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Email notifications please

Why are there no email notifications when answers or comments are added to your question? I don't spend all day on SF so it would be great to receive an email to notify me that an update has been ...
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Close - Suggested SE site redirecton entries - can we add Network Engineering SE as an option?

I was wondering if ServerFault could add Network Engineering to one of the allowable sites for close redirection.
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Why is the close vote quota so low?

We have, as everyone I am sure agrees, a great surplus of questions which beg closure. Perhaps the criteria becoming more well-defined is the cause of this. Or, perhaps it is that our influx of off-...
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What sort of contest should we have?

I think it's about time for Server Fault to have its own contest. Within the last few months Super User had a contest coinciding with the release of Windows 8, and now Stack Overflow is having a ...
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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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Possible to search sister SE sites before posting a question?

I've got a couple of feature requests: When entering a question, search for similar questions or similar tags on SE sister sites. Allow a community upvote and downvote of the a moderator's question ...
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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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"Abandoned" questions [unanswered/answered/abandoned]

Serverfault should require to state explicitly that no answer has been accepted (e.g. after every 2 weeks for OPEN questions). I have seen a few cases in which answers that seem correct have not been ...
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Answering your own question: officially encouraged and unofficially despised?

On every question page, including this one I'm writing on now, there is a relatively conspicuous link underneath the Post Your Question button, and it says Answer your own question - share your ...
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Should we have a "general reference" close reason?

I've been noticing an influx of questions lately which not only show a total lack of research, but are completely and thoroughly answered in the product documentation. Such questions almost always ...
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libravatar support?

Is there any way to use gravatar alternatives like libravatar? Or is it planned? I've tried searching for "libravatar" in osqa feature requests without success. Edit : Nothing is wrong with ...
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Close votes should be blind, in order to preserve objectivity and original thought [closed]

If you watch the frequency of close votes, I presume you would find that close votes cause close votes. That is to say, a question might receive its first close vote on its third day of existence, ...
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How do you "take back" a close vote?

I have made mistakes in my close vote and have at times wanted to reverse my vote at a later time. I have not found a way to do this? Is this currently possible? If not, could there be logic ...
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Tag synonym: logon -> login

I proposed this a little bit ago, but with the way the tag synonym voting system works (or not) and how well it's hidden anyway, it seems much more useful to just propose it here and have a mod push ...
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Feature request for @downvoters contact [closed]

Feature request for @downvoters contact Not often but a few times I've had negative responses to my answers. I would love to be able to query those that responded that I needed to improve. That kind ...
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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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Can serverfault.stackexchange.com be added?

It seems like all the newer SE sites are named topic.stackexchange.com. Just to keep everything orthogonal what about adding serverfault.stackexchange.com as well and point it to serverfault.com?
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Universal Blacklist Request: RTFM

I was a bit surprised it wasn't on there already, right next to LMGTFY. But I can't think of any reason it would be appropriate to put RTFM in a post or comment.
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Hide questions with ignored tags, like StackOverflow

I don't like them being whited out, so I still have to scroll through them. Would be nice if those questions were hidden, like StactOverflow does. What do you think?
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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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Points for comments [closed]

I'm guessing there must be a reason for this but I was wondering why we don't get any points for comments? As much as I get the idea that an answer should be enough to fix the problem while comments ...
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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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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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Questions with favourites tags: can you make the background darker?

On the Stack Overflow, it's easy to realize the questions with favourite tags: But on the SF, the background is quite light: What do you think?
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Merge Tags: redirect and redirects

I think these 2 should be merged 'redirect' and 'redirects' They are both on, hmm, redirects Maybe a synonym is in place.
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Inline HyperLink Color [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change style of Links I'm not sure about everyone else but I'm finding it hard to identify links in questions and answers, especially when the link text itself is very small. ...
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Can we update the "deleted answer" FAQ?

For answers to moved questions, the answer is deleted on ServerFault and you see: Why was your post deleted? See the faq. The FAQ does not cover this scenario, instead berating you for providing a ...
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Feature request: jump to page

Are the SF community planning on adding a jump to page functionality? As of now, the Question --> Newest section consists of 2313 pages. I can choose among the first five, next and last page. In no ...
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Open ended homework questions

I have noticed an increased number of questions that seem to be verbatim copies of essay questions from fairly basic networking courses. The most recent was a request fora discussion of the ...
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TAG Merge - vcenter vmware-vcenter vsphere-vcenter

Shouldn't these 3 tags be merged? vcenter vmware-vcenter vsphere-vcenter
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Indication that someone else is editing

Is there a way to see whether someone else has started editing a post? There are times that I'd like to fix a post, but don't want to duplicate someone else's effort or overwrite any edits they made, ...