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Should Server Fault be removed from Stack Overflow's migration list?

At the end of October, Shog9 said: If SO migrations are truly a problem, then you get removed as a migration target completely. No user migrations, period. as a response to this m.SO question ...
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Change style of Links

There's already a question for this, I tried to "bump" it with a comment, but it didn't show up on the Active Page. Can we setup a different style for links on the Server Fault page to make the link ...
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Can we increase the number of close-votes per day?

Recenly, in Chat it was suggested by an SF moderator: One side issue is, given the volume we're seeing now, I don't think users have enough daily close votes. The response by an SE employee was: ...
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Should folks have to click through an interstitial page to ask questions on Server Fault?

A few weeks back, Jay and I had a nice conversation with voretaq7 and Chopper3 where we discussed and debated the various items raised by the community here in http://meta.serverfault.com/questions/...
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Is it time to kill problematic tags like cpanel, plesk, whm and webmin?

Given the recent uptick in new users with new questions, I've been noticing an even sharper-than-normal decline in quality on the site and a correlated increase in the number of questions about how to ...
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Modifying the faq, shopping edition

The 'product recommendation' question occurs here a lot. I propose we modify the existing FAQ language: and it is not about … Networking outside the professional workplace Running servers ...
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Merge the subdomain and subdomains tags

subdomains seems to be a little-used and description-free tag for stuff which subdomain fits well (ie, DNS subdomain-related issues). I would propose merging subdomains into subdomain. Edit: OK, it'...
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Request to add visual difference between blockquotes and code blocks

It has always irked my inner aesthetic nazi that code blocks are indistinguishable* from blockquotes at first glance. See my recent answer for an example. I'm picturing something like this: *Yes, I ...
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Kill [sysadmin] tag on SF with fire

I humbly request that the sysadmin tag on Serverfault be killed with fire. Currently 384 questions tagged with it. I expect quite a few of them may have been migrated to SF. EDIT: Any other ...
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Formally changing the #4 migration target

Whereas, the migration statistics as discovered in this meta post show a demonstrated and ongoing trend of mod-only migrations to dba.stackexchange.com, and Whereas, Webmasters has not resided in the ...
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Too much focus on Stack Overflow?

As a user who only came onboard with Server Fault (haven't done any programming in years), I can't help but feel left a little bit cold when it comes to meta and the blog. You see, they're hosted on ...
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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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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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Change or retract a vote to close

This may have been discussed on MSO but I don't go there any more, so I wouldn't see it and don't believe we should have to search elsewhere for answers relevant to this SF. It happened again today ...
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Rewriting “minimal understanding”

This current close reason is confusing and potentially misleading. Questions must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Try including attempted solutions, why they didn't ...
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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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Changing the site subtitle

There has been some disquiet and discussion recently about the number of poor inbound migrations to Serverfault. One suggestion is that our subtitle Q&A for system administrators and desktop ...
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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 ...
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There are 189 questions tagged [belongs-on-superuser] on Server Fault

Update 7th June 2010 These are all gone on Stack Overflow and Super User. ServerFault is a different story: https://serverfault.com/questions/tagged/belongs-on-superuser - 189 questions https://...
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VirtualBox tag warning

One Stack Exchange feature which is significantly underutilized here at SF is tag warnings. These pop up when a user enters a tag into their question and can provide guidance on how to use the tag or ...
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Burninate “cheap”

Currently there are 17 questions (including this gem) which are mostly shopping related, and I would wager that any new questions created on that tag would be similar. I move that we torch cheap
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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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Which Header tags need beheading?

I was looking for a suitable tag for a question about the email headers my email server creates but while looking I noticed that header-related tags could probably do with a clean-up: I'm sure there ...
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Ways to improve the quality of questions concerning some tags (tag-triggered suggestions?)

I'm quite new here, but I often find myself desiring there was a way to suggest people asking questions to include information probably relevant because of the tags they've used - something like "...
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Proposals regarding the Amazon and related tags

The amazon tag is being misused in a similar manner to the vmware tag in that questions tagged amazon are not about the company but the services that they provide. There are several related Amazon ...
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Should the “Ask Question” process warn that we require a professional context?

Recently, there was a popular Meta question concerning changing the site subtitle to prevent inbound migrations of off-topic questions. The old site subtitle was: Q&A for system administrators ...
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Colasoft “Spammers”

I have noticed a couple of people on SF that are "spamming" for a company called colasoft. If this was traditional one-liner spam I would be flagging it and moving on with my life. However there is ...
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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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Are commercial placeholder domain names not blocked here?

I’ve just suggested an edit to a question which used xyz.com as a placeholder domain name. Lots of people are unfamiliar with RFC 2606, and therefore use domain names other than example{.com|....
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Why are the job ads on serverfault all for developers?

ServerFault is frequented by system administrators. careers.serverfault.com exists, and has job adverts for system administrators and the like. Yet, all the job ads on the right hand side of ...
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Extra word in help document

I had cause to post text from https://serverfault.com/help/closed-questions in a comment today, and there's a section that reads too broad - if your question could be answered by an entire book, ...
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Proposed change to Server Fault guidelines, round 2

I'd like to propose some changes to the guidelines in our help center on what questions are on topic. The goals of this change are: Alter the language to focus on the question being asked as opposed ...
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Poll: Administrator tag

Should the administrator tag be nuked?
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Burninate 'legal'

Seeing this question revealed that we have a legal tag. As legality is and always will be a local matter there can be no legitimate use for such a tag.
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Why is there a Dell-r710 tag and not others?

This can be asked in many ways, but why is there a specific dell-r710 while there aren't for r200, r610, r620... etc etc? Do we really want a tag for every model? Isn't poweredge enough?
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Tag deletion: “Multiple”

The multiple tag is fairly useless...amassing 124 questions since its creation and with no real reason. Could this just be deleted?
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Vote: Do we want code highlighting?

Currently, code highlighting is turned off (see balpha's comment here). It is possible to turn it on, if we want so. I think this would be nice to have, maybe on a per-tag basis, but turning it on is ...
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Clean up [change] tag?

Is there any specific meaning to the change tag? There is no tag wiki, and I don't see that the 33 questions that currently carry that tag have much of anything in common. There are questions about ...
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Can the Vmware tag be deleted ?

The plain vmware tag adds no value as we never get any questions about the company. When it is used it is usually used in error and in place of a product specific tag which would be more useful. This ...
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SF needs its own “Shopping” link

While the original idea: Modifying the faq, shopping edition was a great one and duly implemented...I think that the existing link to http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/11/qa-is-hard-lets-go-shopping/ ...
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What Server Fault-specific advice should we give folks asking questions here?

As of a few weeks ago, the "unclear what you're asking" close reason now links to a page in the help center: The moderators here can edit this page to customize it. So my questions are, Should they ...
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These tags should probably be blacklisted.

I just removed all the few questions tagged it, and I was thinking about removing system-administration for the ~27 questions, but I didn't really want to bump all those questions. I think both of ...
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AS400, iSeries, and IBM-i are all the same system

I started this on StackOverflow meta, but we decided it needs to be over here as well. IBM has had a identity problem for their midrange system over the past decade. There are several names for the ...
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Kill it with adamantine gauntlet: [fun]

As Splattne mentioned in this answer, there is a tag called fun. Who are we kidding? This is IT. fun has 18 questions, 17 of which are closed and one of which is locked. Many of the closures may or ...
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Please merge svn and subversion tags (again)

Is it time to merge svn and subversion tags again? Below are tag counts for both tags on the trilogy sites. Stack Overflow: svn 4523 subversion 9 Server Fault: svn 260 subversion 161 Super User: ...
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Tag merge: OWA + Outlook Web Access

owa and outlook-web-access overlap a bit. Should we merge them? Bumping this again, as I just encountered both a owa and outlook-web-access wiki edit review with nearly identical content. Do tag ...
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Should google-kubernetes tag be renamed to kubernetes only?

Kubernetes is a community project now. Would it make sense to rename the tag to kubernetes only?
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Remove or Rename “Site” Tag

I posted a question about Active Directory Sites, so I looked for a tag specific to it. The sites tag appears to have questions relating to websites, Active Directory Sites, SharePoint Sites, DNS, etc....
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Loads Tags Merger

uploadsfile-uploadlarge-file-uploadfileupload=>upload downloadsfile-downloadsdownloadinglarge-file-download=>download
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Merge tags: lamp and lamp-server

LAMP is a server stack, so "lamp-server" seems redundant. (Except in a coal mine, where one might be quite useful.)

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