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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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Removed answer by a moderator???

I think mrdenny deleted one of my answers and I think it's because I've just linked external material w/o providing a solution. Nothing to say about the reason, but I think it'd be better to let the ...
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Please make a better contrast between plain text and visited links

I touched on a link on the main site and it became darker. But I found it very similar to plain text. Some eyes really feel them the same. In fact, the color of plain text is #0B0D0F and for the ...
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Why can't people upvote their own questions?

I'll let it be known that I spend a lot of time on Reddit so I find it odd that people can't upvote their own questions. On Reddit, each link or discussion starts out with 1 point (that given to it ...
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Raising the Tag Limit for Serverfault in Particular

I just ran into the 5 tags limit, asked a lot of questions and never thought to use that many tags before, but this time it would have been useful. So I would like a little higher tag limit myself. ...
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Low effort questions with lack of basic troubleshooting

I have been active trying to help people here on serverfault and have been in IT for 15 years, and it's a problem on a lot of communities. But it would be great if we could provide feedback with ...
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Is there anyway to filter out certain users' comments, questions, answers?

I've noticed a fair bit of noise from one user on the Parent and Meta site, is there anyway to filter out users "contributions", similar to how we can filter tags? I suspect this one user will go ...
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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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how to order my posts by time?

How can I see the list of my posts ordered by time? ---------Update1: Under posts, I did mean all posts including comments and updates (I usyally update/edit my posts multiple times). ---- ...
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Privacy issue, links for sharing questions, answers contains user ID

please do not add user ID to the links given to users when they click to share the link to an answer (for example there: Slow ext4 fsck , yet i see that it does not happen in all sites/questions ). ...
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How do I search my comments in SF?

I am searching (with google) questions with answers in SF in both of which I have commented. There are no results even though I remember some exact keywords and phrases (for example, "keep going", "...
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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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"Favorites" link in StackExchange "user menu"

I think "Favorites" should be one of the links in top user menu: Stack Exchange v ... ... ... username & reputation | favorites | log out | parent | about | faq If user stared question as "...
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adding new tags

How can we add new tags which we can see under Tags tab?
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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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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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Why is the question about Nginx, MySQL and Wordpress is off-topic?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Wordpress via 3 PHP versions Is here a place I'm able to ask questions about servers' software? I thought the questions about installing Wordpress and ...
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restriction on downvoting newcomers

On my first 10 posts I have got over 80% of downvoting (by the same guy!). Though I am more repelled by the anonymous downvoting. Now, after over 100 posts I have downvoting over 300%. A few guys ...
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serverfault doesn't has a PM?

if I'm interested to send a private message to a certain user from serverfault, how can I do that?
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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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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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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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Quotas on downvoting

I think there should be a quota or similar system on downvoting. Numerous times my posts or questions have been downvoted, without a comment on how to make it better. My suggestion is that after X ...
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Edits shouldn't require a minimum number of characters changed

Just now I submitted an edit to an answer that only needed some extra command-line options. But I couldn't submit it as intended because it only added up to 4 characters changed, and the requirement (...
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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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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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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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Request adding Raspberry Pi stack to off topic site list

I'm going through the new posts which is not something I usually have a lot of time to do and I'm seeing multiple questions for networking on Raspberry Pi device. There is now a stack specifically for ...
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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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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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Rename and add tag synonym for [tag:windows-subsystem-linux] like the remaining stackexchange sites

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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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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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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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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Simple Question: are homelab questions are on topic for Serverfault

I'm noticing that more and more questions related to some home lab environment are appearing. As I understand the rules, this is not on topic. And for fun fact, it appears that no one has asked this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adding a User Rep/Question Threshold ala Slashdot?

Would like to see the ability to hide the questions that are visible to me if a question is asked by a user with a reputation lower than a threshold set in personal preferences. EDIT I meant as a ...
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Random idea: add tags of any question asked to user's 'favourites'?

I've a suggestion/idea for a feature that might come in useful, and would appreciate other's feedback. I've marked a few tags as favourite and see that questions tagged with those are highlighted ...
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spam and spammers filter feature request

I do not know what are the merits of downvoting except to discourage newcomers and appaling from continuation of discussion, but, IMO, it does not have sense without filtering users feature(s). Some ...
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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 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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Feature request on serverfault.com - "I'm a dev pretending to be a sysadmin" checkbox

I'm doing more and more sysadmin things day-to-day (deployments, dev-infrastructure, etc), so am needing to ask questions in serverfault.com with more regularity. Some of the questions I feel are ...
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Is adding a Favorite unclear?

The star icon to the left of the question is too vague to know what it means. I would like some sort of visual cue (other than hovering over it) as to what this actually does.
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