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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, ...
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Some kind of 'edit locking'

On more than one occasion, I've started editing a post, only to be told, on save, that someone else has beaten me to it. Would it be possible to add a feature where editing a post starts a mutex-...
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Please add feature to make a question visible at more than one site

Crossposting is frowned upon since the old news:// times. However, between StackOverflow, SuperUser, and Serverfault there are some grey zones as this answer nicely highlights. Of course, I have a ...
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Bad kerning in Firefox on ServerFault Blog

I was reading the serverfault.com blog today using Firefox - normally I just consume the RSS and read it from my reader. I was shocked at how bad FF was as at kerning the h3 headers. In Chrome and IE9 ...
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Request to merge tags: mumble and mumble-server

These tags should be merged: mumble-server and mumble
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HTTPS everywhere [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't I use https to access the stackexchange sites? I'd like to reopen the discussion about HTTPS. I'm aware it's been asked before, however I feel that it deserves ...
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Vote to Close Reason - Easily RTFM'd

Questions like this irritate me because the OP spends more time himself than if they had just read some MongoDB introductions. (Never mind the effort that others are spending on his behalf.) It ...
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Why are sometimes popular questions closed?

It is understandable that if a question has negative rating and is not according to the Q&A format gets reported and closed. But I've noticed that sometimes there are questions that are also not ...
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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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Is it hard to figure out why some questions are highlighted?

Or am I an idiot? The highlighted questions were the only thing I had trouble immediately figuring out on the SF GUI. For ages I thought they were questions I had viewed, then no, maybe answered? No......
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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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Syntax highlighting based on tag

Right now the code blocks on SF don't support syntax highlighting. Instead we get boring, grey, hard to read code. I spent some time today on the Unix & Linux SE, which does offer syntax ...
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Automatically ask for certain information on Apache vhost questions

Pretty much every time someone asks a question regarding Apache virtual hosts, the very first thing someone asks is "Can you post the output of apache2ctl -S/httpd -S?" It would be awesome if SF ...
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Should you really be asked to particpate in the moderator election when you don't have sufficent reputation to vote

I saw the "Please participate in the Server Fault 2012 community moderator election" notice and decided to take a look. After spending 10 minutes reading through the various candidates I then tried ...
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Answering - a race [closed]

Question: Answerers may be under time pressure to answer first, reducing the quality of initial answers. How can this be mitigated? While the primary objective of this site may be to provide a ...
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certificate and certificates tag merge request

Can someone please merge the tag certificates to the tag certificate? There is likely many more tags that differ merely by plurality indication.
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ad-lds and active-directory-lds tag merge request

Can someone please merge the ad-lds and active-directory-lds tags please? ad-lds is the preferred tag to remain.
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frs and ntfrs tag merge request

Can someone please merge frs and ntfrs tags? They both refer to the same component. I.e. NT file replication service. frs would be the preferred tag to remain.
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DFSR and DFS-R tag merge request

Can someone please merge these tags? People use both terms to ask/answer questions on DFS Replication. Thanks M
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Let priviledged users add an Icon on Tag

Let's take the exemple of the tag named "dell". A nice thing would be to allow users, with a minimum number of reputation, for instance 500 rep, to assign icon on tag. If I had the right to, I could ...
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Edit without bumping

I frequently come across old questions/answers with small errors/mistakes (Spelling, formatting, moved link etc.) but I'm always hesitant since they get bumped to the front page for no real reason ...
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Is there a way to DELETE a flag you submit?

Sometimes, I make a mistake and flag something, however, I have second thoughts and would really like to DELETE my flag. Is there a mechanism to do this? If not, wouldn't this be a good thing ...
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How about providing question templates for typical questions?

It kinda gets old, asking for the same things over and over again, to help someone out. Example: User asks about a kvm/qemu networking issue. Some even go as far as providing the output of ifconfig, ...
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Feature Request: Cancel Button for Answers

There have been a few situations where I began to answer a question and realized that my answer was more of a comment. I copied that info into the comment feature and posted that way. However, when ...
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Suggestion for Unanswered Questions: Tab for listing oldest

This should be very easy to implement... I think there should be an option for listing questions by oldest. There is, of course, the 'newest' listing option. Why not just make an 'oldest' beside it? ...
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Bad rejection: Moderators should probably err on the side of inclusion, not on the side of rejection

A few days ago, I came across a question on serverfault with an answer I thought good, but could be improved. And indeed, the software asked me to improve the question. So I did. I clarified and gave ...
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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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tag merge: utf-8 and utf8

Suggest we merge utf8 into the correct tag utf-8, and make former a synonym of utf-8. Maybe there's a more general fix you could make in the StackExchange code - when creating a new tag, save the ...
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Expand migrate-options

Lately we've been having a lot of questions that would be better suited over at AskDifferent or Unix & Linux. However, there is no option to migrate them there in the off-topic section, so we just ...
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Tag suggestions

Maybe I'm a little off, but I'd love to see a Proliant badge tag. There are quite a few HP ProLiant questions that surface on the site. At this point, I think I've had nearly as many ProLiant upvotes ...
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Anti-spam mod feature request

Could a dev please think about creating a mod page that shows a list of top users who have 'http' in their answers please. I think this would help us find those who just link to their own pages and ...
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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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Why are closed or migrated questions listed in the "related" box?

Looking at the downvoted question https://serverfault.com/questions/297473/unable-to-browse-hosted-site-on-server you can see on the right side the "Related" box. At the second item you find https://...
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Why do the links to chat rooms show up randomly?

I'm not sure when it happened, but at some point the links on the sidebar to The Comms Room and Vote to Close went away. I wondered about their disappearance, but didn't bother to post a question ...
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a "migrated" message and basically a surprise transfer to new site upon selection.

As I go through the messages in a given stackexchange, I notice messages that are marked as "migrated". The migrated site is not identified. And sure enough you select a migrated, you are thrown to ...
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Migrate question from ServerFault to Unix & Linux

When flagging a question on SF and selecting It doesn't belong here followed by Off topic, there are options to migrate to meta, StackOverflow, SuperUsers and Webmasters but not to Unix&Linux. ...
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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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Does Kyle's name on the ServerFault blog about page make sense?

See below image from the Server Fault blog about page, but it kind of seems like a mistake that Kyle's name appears here (no offense Kyle, love your work and your blog posts/insight).. Edit It is the ...
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Prevent editing a closed question from it being bumped to front page.

Visting ServerFault this morning there were a large number of old questions (posted 2009) that have been edited and therefore bumped to the front page. While I find this highly irritaing as it is, two ...
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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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Share favorites between sites

Would it be possible to import favorites tags over between sites? For example, I have sql-server favorited on SO, Server Fault, and Code Review, and I had to add it seperately at each site.
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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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Inappropriate font sizes

From time to time I see questions or answers in which the poster has used something other than regular font size. This can look absolutely appalling. e.g. Stop an already running cron job Can the CSS ...
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