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What to do about new users posting useless answers only to make themselves known?

I've recently often witnessed the quite sad phenomenon of new (and often clueless) users trying to make themselves known by adding useless answers to already-answered questions, or to old unanswered (...
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Any way for a non-moderator to see site statistics?

I am curious is there is a URI where a non-moderator can view site statistics.
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Can I ask for advice on a problem with a server if the OS I'm trying to install is not on the support matrix?

I'm failing to successfully install Arch Linux on a HP ProLiant Gen8 server. The support matrix for that server doesn't list Arch Linux as a supported OS. Does that mean that if I ask a question on ...
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Should I write an answer and have it closed immediately as duplicate as an effort to provide more access points?

I read a question about systemd. The question is good, the answers are good. When reading it, I realized that I had a similar question, but phrased differently. The original question is modify ...
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Can I migrate a question to another Stack site?

If I am not getting enough responses and I believe admins in other stack site can answer this, is it possible to move to another site? Ex: I have asked one Server logging(Linux) related question SF, ...
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Active question from a user, but without activity?

Someone know if it's a bug, I seen that; But When I click to see the change, I see nothing, like show there; If it was a revoked edit, why it still show as active in my list ? Question link; ...
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What's the issue with my questions on Ganglia?

I have received 4 downvotes and 1 upvote on my 5 questions regarding the Ganglia monitoring system: Ganglia's GPU Nvidia module: do we need to patch the ganglia-webfrontend? https://serverfault....
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Can I ask for a comparison between two specific testing tools?

I have a question about feature differences between two Fluke cable and network testing tools. It's probably more appropriate for e.g. an Amazon community question but I havent been getting responses ...
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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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Moderation Review Request - Apache Question

A while back I flagged this Apache question as more suitable for StackOverflow. The flag was declined as "moderator found no evidence to support". However, looking back on it now, it was answered ...
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What should we do with questions about Vagrant?

We have, at last count, 335 questions tagged vagrant. As far as I know, for the most part this is a tool used by developers to create developer environments, and not something that is useful in ...
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Is this not the right Stack Exchange site for my question about accessing URLs through their IP address?

Completely new to Server Fault. Yesterday I asked How can I access a URL through it's IP address? which was greeted with an informative answer but also 4 down votes and a close for being off-topic....
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On hold vs closed questions, what's the difference?

Today I noticed two questions (here and here) on SF closed for the same reason, being off-topic. However, I noticed that one of them was put "on hold" as off-topic and the other was "closed" as off-...
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It's ok to ask the question about Travis CI?

It's ok to ask the question about testing build with Travis CI? If yes, can we have tag for travis-ci?
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what is the status of my ban?

I recall a ban on asking questions on serverfault. Aside from asking a question to see what happens, how do I know whether that ban is still in effect? Looking at my rep, I see: 5 Jun 8 +5 11:49 ...
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Will my SO question be appropriate on ServerFault?

Could you please let me know if my question, currently posted on Stack Overflow, is acceptable for Server Fault. The problem is that a program cannot communicate with WildFly server. The same ...
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How should we deal with "slow-motion trainwreck" questions?

So, lately, Ive been noticing more and more questions that are, for lack of a better term, "slow-motion trainwrecks." For example: Is that OK to leave a small endless loop script running on server? ...
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Upgrading Youtrack

I want to ask a question about upgrading from one version of youtrack to another. Is this an appropriate question for this site? I did a search for "youtrack" and 8 results came back, none of them ...
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What do I do with this [x-post] question

I initially posted a question SO https://stackoverflow.com/questions/18934982/opening-yoast-com-opens-up-my-localhost-dev-server But it was being flagged as off-topic. So I posted it here on SF. ...
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Should Server Fault stop accepting questions from unregistered users?

If you've read the front page recently, you're well aware that there's a large percentage of total crap on it. Indeed, more than a third of the questions posted in the last 60 days have been closed or ...
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Where can i get an idea other than here?

https://serverfault.com/questions/533609/why-isnt-qmail-been-downloading-from-a-version-control-system Above question of me is down voted and i think it is going to be closed
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What is the best site to ask IT support questions?

Sorry if this is not appropriated to be asked here, but I would like to now what is the best site to ask questions about booting hardware and IT support in general.
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How to find and clean up bad questions

We've got lots of existing meta posts about how many bad questions there are and how much of a problem they are (or aren't) - that's not what this question is about. I wanted to collect in one post ...
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What's the rationale for not letting me accept my own answer for 2 days?

About one hour after asking a question, I found the answer on my own. I therefore wrote an answer to my own question, documenting the process. However, when I wanted to accept my own answer, I was ...
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Is serverfault too broad?

How do you consume the flood of serverfault data on a daily basis? The favorite & ignore tags helps a bit, but I still find it to be a flood of information that is hard to digest. Sub/more ...
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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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List Questions - What to do with new ones

A "list question" recently came up. This is not asking for a list of options which satisfy as set of requirements, that's a "shopping question". They were originally allowed on SF, and still are on SO....
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That would be fun to code, but how do I post that here?

I have been looking through some of the questions and I believe they would be impossible without a custom coding solution (prove me wrong, I hate duplication of work, therefore, why I am here). I am ...
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Why close questions?

Why do people close questions here when they are not fully answered? Why is it not a real question to ask why a server stops running after one day and to ask for the reason? Why is it not possible to ...
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See previous (untedited) version of the question / answer or mark typos in others posts?

As I'm not a native speaker, I often see that my posts (either questions or answers) get edited. Sometimes people edit my post to fix spelling mistakes / language use errors. What do you think about ...
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Can I contact the moderator so he would consider moving my question to a different stack exchange site?

Lets suppose I've asked a question on Super User. After a few days there were little or no responses to my question. After those few days I also realized that maybe the question would fit better if ...
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Are problems that turned out to be typos "Not a Real Question"?

I happened to see the three questions below in short succession, and they all struck me as being "non-questions" because the problems described were either due to a typo or a misinterpretation of what ...
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Can something be done about the greek captcha's? [closed]

I've again encountered one of these: Now I know the Greek Economy is dwindling and I appreciate StackExchange trying to help them out by OCR'ing there scripts, but for our poor Western Keyboards, ...
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What about a questionnaire that is perfectly valid contentwise? [closed]

as an electrical engineering & computing science project we are intending to create a cheap iKVM (KVM over IP) box. Every admin benefits from iKVM, so we would ask them to fill this questionnaire:...
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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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What should be done with "Help me do (whatever), I'm a beginner with no idea what to do" questions?

This is an exact dup of a question I asked on meta.SO a year and a half ago, but it didn't get any useful answers back then, and I've noticed a lot of this sort of question lately, so I think it's ...
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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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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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What is flag weight?

I have just noticed the property "flag weight" with a value next to it in my profile. What's it for/about?
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Obfuscating domain names

I have noticed several questions about DNS or hosting that would benefit from the asker including the affected domain name. At the same time, I saw one comment that people might not want an SF ...
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Random sort for Unanswered questions

Serverfault currently has one of the worst Question to Accepted Answer ratio. I frequently want to go try spend some time answering old questions. I am making this feature request here, specifically ...
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Questions belonging to intersection of webmasters.stackexchange and ServerFault

Hi, Almost every webmaster deals with a server. So if he has a question regarding his server (like the following example), which site should he ask on: webmasters.stackexchange OR ServerFault. ...
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Losing "consecutive days" Credit on SF

In going for the all-important "Enthusiast" and "Fanatic" badges on SF, I've been pretty (er, um) enthusiastic about checking in daily. Tonight I checked my SF account to see that I'm back to only ...
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Edit powers activate! Removing Hi/Thanks

The format of StackExchange sites in general discourages the sort of letter-format questions common elsewhere. You know what I'm talking about: Hi, I have ${problem}. It has ${details}. Any ...
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How do I close an off-topic question I posted earlier ?

Some days ago I posted this question. Now I would like it to be closed since I understand it doesn't belong here. I have posted it in SU which I think is the right place. Can someone help me in ...
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Is this "note to self" appropriate to post on Server Fault?

I don't know my way around Server Fault so I thought I'd ask first. I am in the process of taking down a Windows Server, and had to back up a number of Subversion repositories (>10) from there. To ...
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Serverfault users not selecting an answer to questions?

Is it just me, or are many users on the serverfault site not quite getting the "game" of selecting an accepted answer, thus encouraging further help in the future? I've only been there a few days, ...
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Serverfault cut off/truncated on long post?

Hi All, I was reading a Jeff Attwood post on ServerFault here (quite a long one, but not obscenely long) and saw that the last part of the question got cut off: Cut off text http://www.41085.org/SF-...
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Scope of questions for serverfault

Are only questions about server administration allowed on the serverfault site? I have noticed a lot of desktop configuration or administration questions have been closed.