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Where is the best place to ask question about servers but also when "learning new things"?
Being attracted from the name "ServerFault" I thought this was the best StackExchange site to ask about servers which I own with AWS. But when going through the tour and some meta questions, ...
Thread closed as off-topic - perhaps some slack needed?
Topic at hand: Advice needed on migrating shares from a 2003 DC to a new 2012: how can I avoid breaking my software install GPOs? Long story short: I'm not an avid writer in the discussions here. ...
Question is off topic, where to put it or how to improve?
I just noticed that (after getting much valuable insight though the answers) this question was flagged as off topic: How can we explain CIDR notation with /24 and /32 to a manager? Before posting I ...
Question considered off-topic
Why is this question considered off-topic?
How to move or reopen; question relates to both ServerFault and Stack Overflow
My question on slow mysql performance was closed as off-topic: Questions on Server Fault must be about managing information technology systems in a business environment. Home and end-user ...
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 ...
Why should questions about interactions between my server and bots off-topic?
I understand that this site has an established history of prejudice (🙃) towards questions about shared hostings or control panels. However, I still can't see how these questions (1, 2) not comply ...
Are questions asking about reading metadata business questions?
I'm not sure if my question is applicable to business environment, as required in What topics can I ask about here?. Can you check and see if it's on-topic here? Below is my draft. What makes Open ...
Where can I ask questions about web hosting control panels?
My question was closed as off-topic because it is "about a web hosting control panel". But I still need help. Where can I ask my question?
Why is this question off topic here?
I have reviewed this question and found it to be good. What are the criteria for setting it off topic? I am not able to access my web application outside VM using Web browser
Is not mentioning business environment equal to off-topic?
SSH server accepts connection and immediately disconnects In this question, I'm wondering if the server is been attacked. I failed to mention if the server is for my company. The question is closed ...
Is purpose evaluation required for answering a question?
I was told that policy circumvention is off topic but on one hand I didn't find it in https://serverfault.com/help/on-topic, on the other hand, I doubt people are able to tell the true purpose of the ...
Happy X-Mas to all!
I take 2 minute to wish a good xmas and holiday season to all!!
Configuration management questions
Where do questions about ansible, Jenkins, puppet, chef and others....belong? I see them on stack overflow and server fault.
This is long overdue... There are currently 757 open questions under the virtualbox tag. From a quick skim through some of them, it appears that the majority of them should be closed as off-topic, ...
Off Topic Migration to Security Stackexchange
It is not often, but it can occur that a post belong to Security Stackexchange. What about adding it to the migration list ? It would fit the empty space ! Some examples this week: Why are some ...
Question about ReadyNAS being inaccessible was put on hold as "off-topic" — what to do?
I spent a lot of time reading the rules and requirements, and feel like my question is right in line with Server Fault's regulations for a question. Can anyone help me out here? I tried to ask for ...
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, ...
Is IIS exempt from the ban on "web control panel" questions?
I was looking at the reasons for closing some questions as off topic and I was wondering why the Microsoft web hosting technology IIS was exempt from the list as mentioned in the answer to this ...
In which way my question was off-topic
I posted a question a few days ago about VirtualHost in Apache on CentOS server: My post here This question was flagged off-topic: "Administration panels are off topic.". In any ways my question is ...
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 ...
Are 'best-practice' questions on-topic?
I have a small issue regarding involving 'best practice' on whether an SQL server should be run on a VPS or dedicated server. I'm active on Stack Overflow and this type of question would be closed as ...
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 ...
Topicality: What should be done with "hobbyist" firmware questions?
What should we do with questions involving hobbyist 3rd party firmware such as dd-wrt, openwrt, and tomato? I'll grudgingly admit there is a corner case for these in the small office professional ...
Cisco router recommendation
I was about to ask for a recommendation for a replacement for my Cisco ASA, mostly because I am a programmer that due to the necessity of work has to dive headfirst into some Network Administration ...
Is this old question about git not off-topic?
I stumbled upon this question How do I edit git's history to correct an incorrect email address/name from google and was surprised to find it here on SF. I did notice it's very old (5 years) so ...
Duplicate of a locked "historical significance" question?
This question https://serverfault.com/questions/590163/monitoring-server-statistics Is being marked as a duplicate of What tool do you use to monitor your servers? The latter question is a locked ...
Clarifying "Novice questions are off-topic"
One of our close reasons reads as follows: Questions must be relevant to professional system administration. Server Fault is a site dedicated to professionals; novice questions are off-topic. ...
Is nginx off-topic?
In reviewing today I happened across this question which has been closed as off-topic. The question is a pretty simple one about Nginx modules and administrative control panels, and I'm baffled as to ...
New close reasons - Proposals (July 2013)
As everyone should be aware by now, a new off-topic close dialog has been implemented network-wide. The new system offers us the opportunity to customize our off-topic close reasons, and This post is ...
Why was my question closed on Server Fault?
I asked this question on Server Fault, related to my iPhone not detecting my Wireless Network. Five people voted to close the question as it was off topic as questions on Server Fault are supposed to ...
Why isn't SE, Inc. bothering to *explain* all the changes in close vote reasons?
I haven't kept track, but we've only had the new close vote reasons for - I dunno - about a month? And today they've changed again, completely changing off-topic reasons with no explanation, no ...
How to move a question that was closed for being off-topic to the correct site (and unlock it so more answers can be posted)?
I posted a very popular security-related question on Server Fault yesterday. Barely 12 hours (but 650 views) later, and it had already been locked from receiving any more responses- as it was off-...
Is "You are all backwards" really a valid close reason?
I often see, in the close queue, questions like this one: Understanding the Basics of Subdomains with VirtualHosts In it, the asker (who was of course edited for formatting) is wondering why his ...
Interpretation of Off Topic
I'm seeing a fair number of questions that are getting closed as off topic on a regular basis, I'm trying to understand why this is the case. The type of questions are those that involve desktops or ...
Are questions about home server somehow inherently off-topic? If so, why?
I asked a question about my new HP Proliant and got a very good answer but it was unclear to me if the answerer understood that I was using the server in production (although for home use). In other ...
Healthcare IT Fire Sale - Question Adoption
As some (maybe many) of us are aware, the Healthcare IT site will be shutting down in the very near future. The folks over there have identified some questions we might be able to give a home to, so ...
Reducing new users asking off topic questions
With reference to the proposed FAQ changes, I notice that more subjects have been added to the off topic section. As we know, many new users never read the FAQ, this is more than apparent by some of ...
What is our policy on "legacy" off-topic questions?
ServerFault contains numerous questions, some dating back 2+ years, that were on-topic when posted but have become off-topic due to changes in our standards for acceptable questions. This is ...
What should we do with "coolest server names"
So this question... https://serverfault.com/questions/45734/the-coolest-server-names It's horribly off topic. It's got a few votes to delete it right now because the community does not want it here (...