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Ampersand is mangled beyond recognition

An ampersand & when displayed in a question title is, I believe, un-recognisable! Obviously they don't get used in question titles very often, or I'm sure I would have noticed this before. What ...
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Please reinstate "must know what you are talking about" close reason

As already discussed here, I think there is a serious problem with people asking questions which are utterly and totally unanswerable because they don't have a clue about what they are doing. Those ...
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How to convert an answer into a comment

Sometimes folks (myself included) answer a question with what should have been a comment. Is there a way to move the inappropriate answer to a comment rather than delete/add it?
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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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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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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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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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TAG Merge - vcenter vmware-vcenter vsphere-vcenter

Shouldn't these 3 tags be merged? vcenter vmware-vcenter vsphere-vcenter
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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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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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Blacklist domains?

Any way that we can add domains to a blacklist? I'm thinking a list of known spam related links that will require a 2000+ or 3000+ rep to link to in a post. If this already exists, there are a few ...
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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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Is the highlight for interesting questions in SF too light?

Is the highlight for interesting questions in SF too light? I think it is. I barely noticed that I already have interesting tags until I shifted my view from my monitor. Increasing the contrast of ...
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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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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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Request to merge tags: mumble and mumble-server

These tags should be merged: mumble-server and mumble
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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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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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Better search, like the one that Ask a question has

To find something on SO en SF, I always 'abuse' the Ask Question form, because it gives me immediately feedback on existing topics. If I don't see my question listed, I can then refine my question. If ...
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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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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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Vote to choose accepted answer. [closed]

The community bot brings up a lot of questions that have been answered except the original asker never accepted. This causes a lot of old questions to be put into the unanswered pile and on the ...
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Copy some generic questions from meta.SO? [closed]

There are quite a few topics that have already been covered, but the new SF user will have no understanding of what the meta.SO site is, much less how to track down some of the fundamental information ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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RSS/Atom feed for search terms

Is there a way to get an RSS / Atom feed for questions matching a particular search term? It would be nice to get able to get: http://serverfault.com/search?tab=newest&q=$FOOBAR as a feed in my ...
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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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Can the links to useful chat rooms be made permanent?

As of now (11pm Pacific Time), a temporary/test/silly/whatever-it-is chat room called "Room for coredump and Jacob" has taken over from "Vote to Close" on the right sidebar. Ok, since "useful" ...
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Password questions

Noticing yet another password question this morning, albeit an old one, made me think that perhaps it would be worthwhile having the system place an automatic protection lock on all questions that ...
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Is it possible to view all questions with My Tags?

I know I can click on unanswered questions and choose the "My Tags" tab, but there is no way to sort that view (e.g. by date, votes, etc.), and I'd also really like to be able to see all questions ...
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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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how to subscribe to questions on server fault which I did not asked [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Follow thread of conversation in which you are not participating There are some good discussions many a times I come across on serverfault and like on other forums I can ...
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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 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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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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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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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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What do you do when you see an outdated question or answer?

ServerFault and a lot of other SE sites have been around for a decade or more, but technologies advance very rapidly. I recently came across a ServerFault question with an answer which, although it ...
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Why doesn't Serverfault have "Review" like Stackoverflow?

I've seen that Stackoverflow has a new feature which is "Reviews" to see rookies questions like mines. Why doesn't Serverfault have that same link? Or is it a matter of privileges?
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How to find out the number of edited posts?

Is there any way I can find out the number of posts I have edited? I can not find it in my profile page. I think it is good to have a counter similar to votes/badges counters.
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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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"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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Can we have our own FAQ?

I've always found the "FAQ" at meta.stackoverflow to be useless. I'd like to see a few pages that have "all" the information on a topic (e.g. reputation) w/out having to click back and forth to a ...
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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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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 ...