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Questions tagged [specific-question]

Questions on Meta using this tag are in reference to a specific question on Server Fault.

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Why is the question about multiple A records for a hostname closed?

How browsers handle multiple IPs is not only closed, but locked by the mods. I can't see why. It asks for details that are necessary to understand the effects of deciding to use DNS load balancing - a ...
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Reopen Question 25K+ Views, appears to be a valid question, lots of answers

This is not my question but I came across it in my searching. It has many views (25K+), it appears to be a valid question, it has lots of answers attempting to genuinely solve the problem; but it was ...
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Why was my edit to “Must boot manually after a manual installation of Debian on ZFS root file system” rejected?

I came across Must boot manually after a manual installation of Debian on ZFS root file system on the main site. The OP had not included the specific error messages in the question (they were posted ...
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Answerer's answer locked for the chattiness of others

I have participated in a long comment chain under a specific answer to the HNQ question Why is my bare-metal 16x 2.93GHz cores computer performing poorer than a VPS with 4x 2.5GHz cores?. This answer ...
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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 ...
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Where should I ask this question

I posted a question earlier that was almost immediately deleted due to off topic. While the question does originate from a home environment, I suspect a Verizon backbone connectivity issue is HARDLY ...
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Could someone let me know the reason for closure of my question?

I wanted to know the reason behind the closure of this question. The reason states the question is off-topic which surprises me because I happened to read a pretty similar question again in server ...
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Why is the Server Fault community so unfriendly?

Why is the Server Fault community so unfriendly? On other Stack Exchange sites, I get the feeling that people are actually trying to help you, but here I very often feel that its better to find a ...
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Clarification on why question was migrated

Can I get clarification on why question was migrated? https://superuser.com/questions/797205/setup-php-from-source-and-mod-fgcid-on-centos-6-getting-permission-denied Seems very specifically a SF ...
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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 ...
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Should this question have been / why was this question closed?

The question "How do you approach centralised patch management for Linux?" seems to fall pretty straightforwardly under the auspices of "Operations, maintenance, and monitoring". Despite the fact ...
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What is a proper question that is on topic?

I encountered a problem with a host provider that they were unable to fix. I'm not new to system administration, however this system was not under my control so I thought I ask if anyone had ...
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VirtualBox question

https://serverfault.com/questions/554486/backup-restore-oracle-virtualbox-vm?noredirect=1#comment641555_554486 It seems silly to post about it here but the moderator insisted that I do so, which he ...
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“Unclear what you're asking” - Is it?

Today, I have seen (and answered) this question on zfs. For me, the question made perfect sense and has been well-researched and well-written. Yet, it managed to earn two close votes where the close ...
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Why was this question closed as off topic?

If someone can explain to me why the following was closed as 'off-topic', I would appreciate it. I will use the feedback to improve the question or just remove it. Thank you
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Advice needed on how to improve specific question

I'm after some advice. I asked the question below in good faith but it's been closed (as non-constructive) and I'm at a bit of a loss in figurng out how I can ask it the right way. Any help ...
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extending an already asked question

I have a very similiar question to Multiple Reverse DNS Entries? Is there a way to extend this question or should I just ask a new one?
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Should comments inserted as inline edits be flagged, deleted, or left alone?

https://serverfault.com/posts/457235/revisions This question included a comment as an inline edit: "Thanks for all your input and discussion on the subject..." We as a community tend to frown upon ...
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How is this question NARQ?

A recent question asks, "How do I find the cause for a huge difference in performance between two identical servers?" This appears to be getting shot down as "Not a Real Question" and I'm somewhat ...
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Why was a question I answered automatically deleted?

A few minutes ago I noticed the mysterious disappearance of 65 reputation from my Server Fault account. On looking into it, I found that this question, which I'd answered last month, had been deleted. ...
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Reopen request / Edit request

My question about server/network setup checklists seems to fit the FAQ for what I can tell, at least for the On Topic-ness of it. I got one great answer before it got closed, but I feel this could ...
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On-topic question closed as off topic?

As a user of Stack Exchange sites for a while now, I have often been frustrated by the lack or predictability in whether a question will be up-voted, down-voted or closed. In general, I do not ask ...
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Why was my question considered not acceptable for Server Fault?

I just had a question closed on Server Fault: Open Source Monitoring for Windows However, I can't understand why. The FAQ states that questions about monitoring (which it is) are allowed. I guess ...
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Question that cannot be answered?

Can I have a question closed, or should I move it to community wiki, or...what's the best practice? Specifically Windows Update not working on Windows Server 2008 R2, simply because there is no way ...
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Is my question best suited to serverfault, if so, what's it missing?

I've asked the question Getting custom web.config sections and their contents in Powershell which seems on the face of it to be best suited to serverfault on the basis that: It's regarding Powershell ...
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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 (...
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Is this query really “crap”?

I asked what the community thought was too simple. Here is the link. And yes it has been voted down and closed. I am happy with that. I am just surprised at the tone of some comments. Does it help ...
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why was my question about mac mini servers closed?

I asked a question about using Mac Minis as servers. It was upvoted and then closed without comment and moved to SuperUser. Why? I am using these Mac Minis as servers and in a professional capacity....
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Chrome issuing malware warning when visiting SF question

When I visit this SF question, Chrome warns me of malware because of several (perfectly innocent) images from imgurl.Filetac.com a user embedded in it: I assume this is sorted now that it's no longer ...
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Why do people censor serverfault questions that are interesting and valuable due to personal bias?

My comment was closed here at Robot Datacenter Automation, can it be done? because a number of individuals felt it too vague. Well, all of the interesting and useful discussions are. Furthermore, ...
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Is this regarded a duplicate on SF?

Just out of interest - I'm not looking to get the poor guy's question closed, just to get a feel for things on server fault - would this question normally be considered a duplicate of this ...
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Bold + italic Markdown formatting breaks when used on underscored text

While responding to a question on ServerFault I noticed that there seems to be a bug in the display code. Using Bold (**) and Italic (*) at the same time shows up correctly as bolded italic text in ...
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Are “call support” or “contact the supplier” valid answers?

I asked a question on SF regarding a server setup involving a SAN using Linux. It is definitely a complex question, and one of the major reasons I asked on SF, since it falls strongly in the System ...