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Simple Question: are homelab questions are on topic for Serverfault

I'm noticing that more and more questions related to some home lab environment are appearing. As I understand the rules, this is not on topic. And for fun fact, it appears that no one has asked this ...
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Undelete a question deleted by the community bot

I read the FAQ about deletions, which suggests going to Meta for undeleting a question. Last year, I asked a question about migrating AWS elastic beanstalk environments. It never received an answer or ...
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Why is the question about Nginx, MySQL and Wordpress is off-topic?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Wordpress via 3 PHP versions Is here a place I'm able to ask questions about servers' software? I thought the questions about installing Wordpress and ...
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Problems with low-traffic Stack Exchange sites

There seems to be several issues with some Stack Exchange sites. There is very low traffic in the sites, and question I ask are often deterred. For one example, take a look at the https://math....
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Why is this question off-topic?

I was looking at this question which is historic but massively upvoted, and I don't understand why it's off topic. Does orientation affect hard drive lifespan? Mounting hard drives would seem to be ...
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Massive Spam Attacks since couple of days

It seems that https://serverfault.com/search?q=loan+number My first page on ServerFault looks like gets a lot of hits for the same spam type, and I'm already hitting the flag limits what could be ...
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Explanation of closed posts

I have question I asked on [server fault <-mistake on my part, long day] StackOverflow, it was originally locked by mods asking for debugging details. I thought I had explained the issue fairly ...
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Mirgration of questions to U&L

On reflection I feel that I should have posted the following three questions of mine on U&L rather than SF. Can they please be migrated? How to block a specific GID via PAM? Can authconfig/...
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I can't ask question in serverfault [duplicate]

I can't ask in serverfault, I read the docs about how to question. How can I unlock asking question?
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Why was my question closed as "off-topic"?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: "Welcome to Intellek" when trying to install Windows LTSC 2021 in Qemu Why was my question closed? The close message does not provide enough ...
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Why my question is downvoted even with all the required info available in the question?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: RDP Client showing different screen (related to SConfig) on VM Startup I have given all the information such as: Inputs Outputs Error details Valid ...
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More detail about reasons for question closure, please

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Client-side UAC seems to be enough to permit code to be "Run As Administrator" on Windows Server I'm not clear why this question was closed. ...
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Please rename freenas tag to truenas

There is an existing tag [freenas]. This refers to "FreeNAS", a Network-Attached Storage (NAS) software product which has been around for many years. Over the course of 2019-2021, the ...
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How should I handle dead links on questions/answers?

How should dead links in questions and answers be handled when found - should they be marked as such, removed, or similar? For example, in this answer, the links to pages on the GitHub site now return ...
Andy Hames's user avatar
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How can I access my own deleted questions?

Some of my questions have been deleted automatically (roomba), but I put some effort into them that I want to preserve elsewhere. So, how can I access my own deleted questions?
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Requesting undeletion of old roomba'd question that I'd like to answer and make visible

https://serverfault.com/questions/841780/fragmentation-leads-to-excessive-vhdx-backup-size Took me nearly 2 years to figure it out by myself, way too long for SF. Since it's a wtf-worthy curiosity and ...
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Why can't I post on server fault?

I'd like to know why I can't post on serverfault. I have checked my question history and they all have positive karma. When will the ban on server fault end? Why was I ban for such a long time (years)...
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How do I create a new tag?

I have an idea for a new tag. I think adding this tag would improve Server Fault. How do I add this tag? I am not finding documentation of how to do this. Topics I would like to know about creating a ...
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1 duplicate and 1 closed question - enough to limit my account from posting?

I had a novice account here, 4 questions asked (more answers): https://serverfault.com/users/208540/t-todua?tab=questions and out of 4, only 1 was marked as duplicate and 1 closed. However, my ...
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Retaliatory downvotes

Somebody is going through my answers and downvoting them (in the last hour or so). Some of them are old but still work. And this one for example had been marked as the accepted answer by the OP. Is ...
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Where to post questions that might not fit serverfault?

I have a issue with high system cpu usage with qemu but because i use a panel (virtualizor) that (probably?) doesn't fit on sf. I mainly just dont want to get downvoted into oblivion because "it ...
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I am unable to post questions even though I have positive reputation

I have positive reputation in Server Fault, I also don't have any negative votes on my questions, yet all of a sudden today I see that I am banned from asking questions and I am not allowed to ask any ...
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Need help unlocking a question

I feel like my question is locked by a moderator without cause (anymore). What's the equivalent of Nagios time periods in Prometheus? Can someone step in here?
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How to whitelist tags?

I don't want to keep adding tags to the ignored list. Is there a way to hide everything in my frontpage and only whitelist certain tags?
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Move Question From Superuser

Can this question be moved from Superuser? Or is there a way I can use it? https://superuser.com/questions/1491066/errors-2502-2503-when-installing-msis?noredirect=1#comment2249939_1491066
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serverfault.daytorrents.com Phishing?

The origin https://serverfault.daytorrents.com is coming up in Google searches. This site appears to be masquerading as serverfault.com, and is very convincing. It has a valid HTTPS certificate and ...
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There is a spelling error in my comment and I can't edit it. What are my options?

I've already made an appointment with my psychiatrist. What else can I do now that editing is no longer possible?
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Bounty removal request

Can we have the bounty removed from this question so that we can close it please? The question is the epitome of a bad question that is unanswerable and is attracting some truly bad answers ;) Only ...
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Are HTTP, web servers and web clients not used in a business environment?

Do the request lines of HTTP messages now all or mostly use full URLs or path components of URLs? is quickly closed, because: This question appears to be off-topic for this site. While what’s on- ...
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2 failed questions and im banned from new ones !!! and im not even asking questions but sharing my solutions?

The first is irrepairable, it just should not have been asked here i agree, the second i have correct. Ive read about hidden deleted questions, where are they ? Is this site too harsh ?
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post put on hold, no feedback, edited it several times, made comments but no reply from mods for days, now closed im blocked from new questions

I think Ive corrected the problems and waited long enough, but with no feedback or replies from the initial mod its pretty frustrating and feels like he was just taking his angst out on me. This is ...
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Search for a question I viewed

A while ago I viewed a question in SF that was relevant to my interests, but I didn't mark it as favorite nor commented on it nor answered it. So I was trying to find a way to check the questions I've ...
Humberto Castellon's user avatar
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Posts with wrong (meta) data

For the last weeks I sometimes see posts with wrong data at SF. recent: How to connect to a linux machine that changes IP regularly? Is that known?
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Why does the code formatting not work?

Why does the code formatting not work in this edit? I tried to fix the quotes from files in the question, but somehow the 4-space prefix is ignored.
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Why is there a shaded red box around some usernames, and not others?

Some users (including myself) have a shaded red box around their usercard. But this only happens for certain questions/answers. For instance: Myself: red box: How to identify ancient KornShell ...
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My question disappeared so can I see the actual reason somewhere?

I am pretty sure I asked a question 'few' days ago on SF and also got one down vote. So I searched a bit and had a glance on: https://serverfault.com/help/roomba I really cannot remember anymore if ...
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Server fault: reached question limit

This is my profile on server fault: https://serverfault.com/users/178670/realtebo?tab=questions&sort=activity I am not here to ask to remove by block. I ask you to explain what make me fall into ...
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I think my question was mistakenly closed and moved to SuperUser

I believe my question was mistakenly closed and moved to SuperUser. The FAQ states that questions about managing the hardware or software of servers, workstations, storage or networks tools used for ...
Sinan Ünür's user avatar
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Need help for a new tag creation

Can someone help by creating tag named microsoft-dynamics-crm similar to microsoft-dynamics-gp as they are different products? Right now all the questions are tagged into gp product tag itself as ...
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One of my answers keeps getting spammed

For some reason this answer https://serverfault.com/a/671363/1435 keeps getting editing by spammers, can we just lock the question for good?
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Warning because of 1 down-vote?

These are my questions & answer at Server Fault: which is a score of 0.4 - at least positive. I receive the warning when i want to ask a question: Wait! Some of your past questions have not ...
Peter VARGA's user avatar
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Subscribing to answers

I have a question about my Server Fault post: finding cause for kernel-power error 41 (scenario 3) Generally, how can I get notified when someone answers my question? I don't want to keep checking ...
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Does that post qualify as a low quality post?

My flagging has been refused for that post. Does posting just your configuration, without anything explaining the setup, is considered so ? Or should it be flagged as should be closed instead ? ...
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Was this question wrongly marked as an exact duplicate?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: What file do I need to change so Apache won't say what Operating System I am using? Several users had marked it as an exact duplicate, so I tried to ...
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Get old Q&A of very low quality (VLQ) deleted?

I found this question about access to domain controller, which I think is very low quality (VLQ) and therefore should be deleted, since the OP answered it self with "I made a mistake". So I thought ...
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Merge the tags about Linear Tape Open: lto, lto-3, lto-4

Linear tape open is a famous tape drive technology. The LTO Consortium defines the new generations LTO-1, LTO-2... from time to time. It makes sense to merge all tags to lto, because the the version ...
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merge [gnu-screen] and [screen]

AFAICT, screen and gnu-screen cover the same topic, GNU Screen. Can we please merge them? screen has more followers and is the simpler name, so I suggest keeping that. But gnu-screen is also fine if "...
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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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Some tag changes needed related to Google Kubernetes Engine

So this has just happened, which necessitates some tag changes here. Could someone with the appropriate permissions (I don't yet have enough rep to do so) kindly create tag google-kubernetes-engine, ...
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Votes from users under 15 reputation

I have a question about my Server Fault post: VXLAN format details Are votes from users under 15 reputation visible to the owners of the comments? Are they notified someway?
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