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Can the opening line in the FAQ be updated to match the About page?

The opening line of the About page says Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. however the opening line of the FAQ says Server Fault is ...
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ServerFault Fundamentalism

There has been a shift in tone in ServerFault over the last few years. When it started, the focus seemed to be on providing an open resource for professional admins to help figure out problems. Now ...
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Do we need a long-form FAQ?

As the blowout over here suggested, people are still considering the FAQ to be the definitional document of a site. As in: the document that defines once and for all what's topical and what's not. ...
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You must have 5 reputation to participate on which site again?

The meta.SF FAQ states, in part: You must have at least 5 reputation on the main website to participate on Server Fault. Should it not say that you must have 5 reputation on Server Fault to ...
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Can we update the “deleted answer” FAQ?

For answers to moved questions, the answer is deleted on ServerFault and you see: Why was your post deleted? See the faq. The FAQ does not cover this scenario, instead berating you for providing a ...
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Filling out the FAQ-tag, professional style

We need to fill in the faq tag. What we have in there is pretty minimal, and we need to find some questions that do a good job of covering some of the nuances of how things work around there. So I ...
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FAQ Rewrite edit round 1

Since the FAQ as-written was not accepted, we get to have an edit round. The below is a grammar/spelling/punctuation checked version of the FAQ. The edit process: Proposed edits will be submitted ...
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Voting on the FAQ rewrite

The FAQ is a very, very important document. It forms the topical-foundation of ServerFault in the way that a constitution forms the foundation of a country's legal system. Because of this, changes to ...
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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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The never ending flood of “what kind of server do I need for X amount of requests per hour”

These kind of questions just keep pouring in, and the same thing happens every time. The questioneer never gives out enough details to even guess what kind of spec/bandwith he/she needs, the type of ...
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Where are feature changes to StackExchange announced?

This was answered in a comment by Robert Cartaino, I wanted to repeat it in an easier-to-find location.
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Can we have a place for “definitive” questions

There are a number of questions and topics that are now regularly closed as dupes of some generally accepted definitive question. As an example, new licensing question get closed pretty quickly as ...
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Proxy server question, Is Serverfault the correct place to ask?

Would it be acceptable to ask about Squid Proxy configuration? specifically related to Delay buckets and bandwidth caps.
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What should users do to move questions to the more appropriate site?

I don't see this question clearly asked and answered anywhere, it's certainly not in the ServerFault FAQ where I was trying to find it. From reading some of the stuff on meta, it seems that: the ...
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You migrated my question from Serverfault to SuperUser.com. How do I read it?

I asked a question here this morning and got about 5 good responses right away. I just came back to check in on it and it's marked Closed, Migrated to SuperUser.com. There's even a link, but it just ...
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Why don't people upvote questions they answer?

I've noticed that a lot of questions with several 'answers' aren't upvoted, or are disproportionately upvoted (6 answers, 1 upvote). Is this normal or expected? To clarify, the question being asked ...
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ServerFault - rules for questions without accepted answers?

I looked in the FAQs section and searched, but maybe I'm missing it. I've noticed a lot of questions that have great answers that have been voted up 5-20 times for the answer, but the original ...
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What's the etiquette for duplicate questions?

I just answered a question, and then later someone voted it down and noted that it was a duplicate. Is there a recommended way for an "answerer" to deal with this? i.e. if I find that my answer is ...
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Is ServerFault an appropriate place to ask about…

This isn't obvious to me from the FAQ, so I'd like to know if SF is a good place to ask these kinds of questions: Why does KB-xyzzy not install on our mail server? Here are the error codes I get... (...
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Is there an RSS / ATOM feed for new questions?

Is there an RSS / ATOM feed for new questions? There is a feed on StackOverflow that is really useful. Is there an equivalent on SeverFault? Sorry if this is a duplicate or already in the FAQ but I ...
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Foreign language question/answers?

I don't wish to appear ignorant, but does anyone know whether foreign language questions and answers are allowed? Or do they have to remain in the sites native English language?
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Questions to help build up the SF repo?

So during the beta is it desirable to put questions in for others to answer that we might already know the answer to? I know that one of the big things is for search engines (Google, etc) to index ...
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Do SEO, webmaster, etc. questions belong on Server Fault?

Do questions not related directly to system administration, but rather web site administration, SEO, etc. belong on Server Fault? Return to FAQ Index
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Moving questions between sites

How to move question between serverfault and stackoverflow? Is it possible (maybe I don't have enough rep. to see this option)? Return to FAQ Index
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Tag Formatting - Best Practices

This has already been brought up and been discussed extensively on Stack Overflow but we're already starting to see an abundance of duplicate tags with different formats - sql2005, sql-2005, etc. So ...