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New “Mainframes” Proposal — PASSED

Update: Thank you for your insight and feedback. The “Mainframes” proposal has been cleared to continue. original post: There is a new Mainframes proposal in Area 51 about to undergo a final ...
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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 ...
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Can I ask for help on choosing a load average threshold?

I have a pipeline that runs some computationally intensive tasks on a Linux machine. The script that launches these checks the current load average and waits if it is above a certain threshold. I ...
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can I ask about configuring Server applications on a regular PC

I want to ask about something with Microsoft SQL Server configuration. The question invovles some program not working because of compatibility issue with the version I have of SQL Server, the ...
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Is such a question going to be on-topic here?

I have a service, for which I have to develop such a mechanism which issues notification to the administrator if it fails. I already have few ideas in my head about how this might or might not work, ...
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Is a question about installing Apache modules on topic here?

I have a question to ask about installing the mod_wsgi module for Apache on Centos 7, so that I can write a python web server. I wanted to make sure it would be on topic here before asking it though. ...
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Unsupported setup, is it a valid question?

I recently asked a question about a combination of disks & server which is not vendor-supported (link here), in short adding EOL disks from another vendor to servers currently in use. The setup ...
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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. ...
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questions on LANs and WANs too basic?

I am preparing to take the CCNA exam and have been both hitting the books and searching wikipedia for some answers to some questions might be too basic to ask on serverfault, although I'm not sure. ...
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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 ...
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Using Windows Server as a workstation on topic?

Since it may be on topic because it's a server product on here, but it may also be on topic on Superuser, what is the ruling on questions where the desktop OS is actually Windows Server, even if it's ...
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What's off-topic; anything in a home setting, or anything that was designed for home use?

For our FAQ reshaping, I think we need to decide something: Do we hurl questions over to Super User based solely on using a consumer-oriented product, even when it's clear that that product is being ...
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Where to ask complex but home network questions?

The new blog post on the SuperUser blog says that home networking questions should now be asked on SuperUser. But this has been bothering me: What about complex home networking questions? It may be ...
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Virtualbox is losing the benefit of the doubt

We have one user who has started flagging anything with virtualbox and isn't clearly about server-stuff. To them, VirtualBox has lost the benefit of the doubt in the same way that anything with the ...
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What is the scope of server-related software questions that are considered on-topic at ServerFault?

I am a mod on StackOverflow, and we get a lot of "Belongs on ServerFault" flags there. I would like some clarification on what kind of server software questions are considered on-topic here. ...
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Where do SQL questions belong?

Should questions about SQL (the language, not the server) be asked on SF or SO? There are a reasonable number of questions about SQL already on SF but before posing any myself (quite possible due to ...