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Q: Merge Request [mappeddrive] and [drivemapping]

I can see how they might be a little different: 'DriveMapping' might refer to the actual act of mapping/mounting a drive while 'MappedDrive' may refer specifically to drives already mapped, but people ...
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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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Tag cleanup required

Apache 2.4 is sufficiently different from earlier releases that a new tag apache-2.4 has recently been created for it. There are a number of questions that have already been asked about Apache 2.4 ...
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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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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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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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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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Add-comment box placeholder text ends mid sentence

When the add-comment box is not focused it has a placeholder text, which ends mid sentence: "Use comments to ask for more information or suggest improvements. Avoid comments like " Screenshot
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Add webmasters and networkengineering to our "on-topic" help page

From https://serverfault.com/help/on-topic: We also have sister sites that cover specific topics in more detail: Stack Overflow for Programming Super User for general Networking, Hardware, and ...
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How to move a question that was closed for being off-topic to the correct site (and unlock it so more answers can be posted)?

I posted a very popular security-related question on Server Fault yesterday. Barely 12 hours (but 650 views) later, and it had already been locked from receiving any more responses- as it was off-...
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This question appears to be off-topic because it is about <end>

When voting to close, it's possible to select a custom close reason. The default text is: This question appears to be off-topic because it is about I've seen a number of comments auto-added to ...
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Cannot re-open from mobile site

Tapping the re-open button when on the mobile site just throws a JS error and jumps you to the top of the page.
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Inadequate Review Audit Test

Going through the close votes review queueueueueueueueue I ran into this audit. Given that I can already see the question had been closed it seems less than useful as an audit.
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Review bug: I pick "leave closed" and it pops up "Nominate for re-opening?" [duplicate]

I don't have screen shots, but it's happened twice now, so there must be a bug related to the new close reasons being activated on SF... When reviewing re-opens, after reading the question and ...
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What's the question title doing over there?

Probably from a change to all.css, which seems to have just changed 20 minutes ago? Last-Modified: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 02:19:21 GMT
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PoE vs. Power over Ethernet

I noticed there are both poe and power-over-ethernet tags. They should be merged or linked, right?
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How can I delete my serverfault profile?

Is there anyway I can delete my server fault profile and it shouldn't effect my profile on SO.
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why my question got closed?

I asked a question yesterday and it got closed with 2 negative votes, I am not sure why it has been closed and how can I improve it, https://serverfault.com/questions/510940/what-should-my-ip-address-...
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Why was my rsync filter question regarding a business merger closed?

i asked rsync not removing single quotes around array of strings --filter list on ServerFault, but it was closed as off-topic without explanation. i am trying to automate a safe way to move files ...
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Tag synonym: glacier -> amazon-glacier

There were only five questions tagged with glacier, so, going with the AWS tag convention, I created amazon-glacier and re-tagged these five questions. Please synonymize glacier to amazon-glacier.
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serverfault main formatting has a problem in Chrome Browser

Looks like there is some type of problem in the site forwarding for some reason. Could this be some type of missing style sheet or something because in my browser, it renders nothing like the other ...
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Request for a Question to be Reopened

My question was closed as vague. I have edited it and think it's now readable. I really need some help on this, and the question fits the scope of the site.
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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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Are there really over 270 first posts today?

I came back today, at my usual time, to run through the review sections in the ServerFault SE. Today I noted that over 270 first posts were indicated as being in the first posts queue. I am ...
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Deleting the `default` tag?

I'm still a bit new about reviewing posts on SE/SF, but after reading some guidelines, I'd like to suggest the deletion of the default tag. In the recent posts I've reviewed, I felt this tag was not ...
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Retag whmcpanel to whm?

I just saw a question tagged whmcpanel for cPanel's WebHost Manager (WHM). I vote that whmcpanel (with 75 questions) be retagged whm (which has 239 questions) Arguably both could be merged into ...
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Review problem?

I press review and see 3 items needing reviewing: 2 close votes, and 1 new post. When I try to enter either one, I get the message There are no items for you to review. What is the problem?
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Merge [p4] and [perforce] tags

The title says it all. p4 has been used to either tag a question regarding the perforce revision control system or, in one case, to indicate a hardware platform. As p4 was less widely used, apparently ...
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Request to merge tags: [php-fpm] and [php5-fpm]

I noticed recently that some FPM questions are tagged php5-fpm and others php-fpm. I'm not sure there's any useful distinction here, should probably be merged.
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My question was locked as off topic. Where should I take it to

I made a question, and I was starting to get some good information on it, but it wwas closed as off topic without even a recommendation of where to take it. This is not a trivial question every IT ...
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This was off-topic ..?

My question about hwclock equivalent was off-topic? Why is that? hwclock equivalent in Windows server
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Tag synonyms between node.js and nodejs

I do not have the reputation on this site to create a tag synonym, so I am suggesting one here between: node.js nodejs
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Tag synonym: logon -> login

I proposed this a little bit ago, but with the way the tag synonym voting system works (or not) and how well it's hidden anyway, it seems much more useful to just propose it here and have a mod push ...
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Why was this question closed as off-topic?

A few days ago, I posted a question on SF about enabling PHP for all virtual hosts in nginx without having to duplicate configuration blocks. However, the question was closed soon after as off-topic. ...
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Are WiFi extenders considered to be non-professional?

I asked this question, which got a great answer, but was voted to close. My question is, why? From what I can see, it appears to be well within the scope of the site (networking). Are the use of WiFi ...
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Shouldn't be community wiki, should I re-ask?

3 years ago, before I understood what 'wiki' means in the SE world, I asked a question and converted it to community wiki. That was a mistake as it's really just a normal ol' question. Here it is: ...
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User Deleted, but Question remains and user would like to re-associate

In reference to: How to analyse data/voice ratio within a network I can't tell what happened here, but the user account doesn't exist anymore. The user just asked the question yesterday, it wasn't ...
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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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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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Merge unregistered user account

I read that it is "strongly encouraged" to merge unregistered accounts to registered ones. It seems a little bit odd to me to request this through posting a regular question, but if this really is the ...
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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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How come my topic "What version of Windows server is needed for RemoteApp functionality?" got closed?

My topic here: What version of Windows server is needed for RemoteApp functionality? Was closed as a duplicate of this: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? Yet, my question has NOTHING ...
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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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Can the tags x and x11 be merged?

x has 42 questions x11 has 60 questions Interestingly, just today someone added a tag wiki for x11; my personal thought would have been that x should be used despite it having fewer questions.
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Duplicate tag basic-authentication and http-basic-authentication

basic-authentication 63 questions, 1 follower, no wiki http-basic-authentication 10 questions, no follower, no wiki Gotta say I would have expected the tag to be http-basic-auth.
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TAG Merge : snapshot and snapshots

I think these 2 should be merged snapshot snapshots
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Duplicate tag windows-service and windows-services

The tag windows-service has 195 questions, windows-services got 25.
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Tag merge tsql and t-sql

As per the title, the tsql and t-sql tags should be merged, synonymed or otherwise brought together. Hmmm, while trying to post this with just the above line, which is all the question needs, I got ...
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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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