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Inactive mods on SF - Or are they?

An interesting discussion just spun up on the SF chat, which clearly showed that some of us have strong feelings about how this site should be moderated - and who's job it is. We have certain mods ...
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Worse than usenet? Our image to prospective new users.

Last week, I spoke to a colleague who had some problems where he asked me for help but I didn't knew an immediate answer. I suggested to ask a question on ServerFault, but he denied, claiming this ...
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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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clarification on off-topic "management interfaces"

I recently directed a user from StackOverflow to SuperUser, as they were asking a question about how to properly configure their apache-webserver (or more: why their configuration denied access to ...
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Mod hammering - to do or not to do

One topic I am seeing a lot of the election page, and in meta threads, and in the site in general, is the idea that moderators should be running around slamming close votes on every question that ...
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How many moderators do we need?

The moderator election states that there are two positions open. With the recent loss of Chopper3, this means that this is a net gain of 1. There's some discussion with regard to the specific count ...
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How to deal with people that don't accept your reasoning?

User peterh doubted my reasons and decided to engage in an edit war with me, ultimately downvoting my question. I used an image instead of the text because, as explained, I don't want my client's FQDN ...
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Improving questions vs. teaching new users how to use the site?

I recently flagged a question for being off-topic based on its original version. (Q: setting up virtual host on windows apache) There was a clear reference to Windows 7 as a desktop OS and as the ...
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As long-term users mature on the site, do they get less patient?

I'm noticing a trend that worries me. I'm beginning to see more and more impatient responses from high-point posters and I wonder if hanging around here too long begins to jade one's responses and ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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How to deal with Windows Home Server questions on Serverfault?

Should questions about Microsoft's Windows Home Server be closed on Serverfault or tolerated (until SuperUser.com goes online)? I'm sitting on the fence, because they certainly "violate" the FAQ maxim ...
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Is a question about configuring a server admin panel off topic?

A three year old question of mine was just put "on hold" for relating to "working with a service provider's management interface, such as cPanel." The wording here is a little ambiguous. I ...
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Why am I not able to ask any more questions? [duplicate]

I am a young programmer being paid to do some sysadmin work. I am active on stackoverflow, and so when I had a question, I came to serverfault. I asked three questions. Each recieved one downvote, and ...
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ServerFault - Direction and Future - Professional Questions

I used to be very active on ServerFault. In fact, I was on the first page in the top 10 overall ranking. I love StackExchange's products and ServerFault as a forum and I recommend them still. What ...
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Secure alternative to ssh gets closed as too localised?

https://serverfault.com/questions/345962/alternative-for-ssh This is an interesting question from several angles: someone in Iran is asking a question on ServerFault it asks about alternatives to ...
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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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In heaven complaining about hell

Dear Michael Hampton, Let me point out my opinion on your action. It is OK for you to delete something that is not an answer, if you really think it did not help to solve the in the first place you ...
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Where do questions regarding labs for enterprise equipment & software belong if not SF?

So this is in regards to https://serverfault.com/questions/733438/nested-esxi-vlan-trunking-not-working, which was closed because it was considered off topic. I had a chance to discuss this with EEAA, ...
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