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Questions tagged [support]

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What StackExchange board is best for asking about setting up a linux server for VPN, Jira, GitLab and some VMs?

I am very far from being an expert in systems admin (I'm a programmer) but I want to set up my own private work environment with a VPN, Jira, GitLab and a bunch of VMs (some with linux servers, some ...
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Why does this count as a valid answer?

I came across a question asking the following: Recently, I have encountered a problem of limiting Internet Access to specific programs. Could anybody recommend a good way of doing that, without ...
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Accidentally shared personal information via screenshot. How to delete from stack.imgur.com?

I uploaded a screenshot to ServerFault, or more precisely, to stack.imgur.com. The screenshot contained personal information, which I only discovered afterwards. I replaced the screenshot in the ...
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Four spaces not creating code block after bullet list

Not sure if this is the right place for the question, but in this question indenting by four spaces isn't creating a code block. It's working just fine if I ask a new question like this I found that ...
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can I ask about configuring Server applications on a regular PC

I want to ask about something with Microsoft SQL Server configuration. The question invovles some program not working because of compatibility issue with the version I have of SQL Server, the ...
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Help with mass retagging of FTP related posts

As discussed here, I've been going through posts tagged with "ftp", and adding FTP server-specific tags (e.g. "proftpd", "pureftpd", and "vsftpd") where relevant. There are many such posts, and the ...
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How should I vote on a question which I consider too low quality to migrate?

I came across a question in the close queue, which I feel need to provide some more information in order to be a good question. I could vote to close the question, but I can see that the question ...
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On hold for a valid question conforming to guidelines

Im certain that the answers of several of the "power members" of the community are not in a good light in this question I have asked, but they can edit their responses. https://serverfault.com/...
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Asking a question about HTTP and HTTPS ports for hosting a website

I'm trying to figure out what StackExchange site would handle questions related to software ports, and their purpose?
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How to deal with off-topic questions that cannot be closed?

A came across a question which looks off-topic to me. I voted to migrate the question, but got an error message saying: This question has an open bounty and cannot be closed How should we deal ...
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What does marked as duplicate by Community♦ mean?

I came across a question which said marked as duplicate by Community♦ 1 hour ago Usually when a question is closed there will be an indication of who closed it - either five users or one moderator....
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What's the best way to migrate a tag from StackOverflow to ServerFault?

I'm asking a new question related to [tidal-scheduler] in ServerFault but the tag doesn't exist here yet. The tag exists in StackOverflow but the question doesn't fit there. I would like to migrate ...
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can't connect with my account

Is it possible that logging in with facebook has orphaned my existing account (that used the same email)? I tried password recovery, it only hooked me up to this new account. I know the old one ...
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But What About Otto? Can we hate that yet?

Since SF likes to play whack-a-mole with products that it doesn't like, let's get the decision to hate Otto out of the way early. Otto, if you hadn't heard, is the successor to Vagrant. I think this ...
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Can someone let me see my deleted questions?

I got the same message as the person who posted this question: Why am I close to being banned from serverfault? My profile says I haven't ever asked a question on serverfault, but maybe I did and it ...
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rename elastic-search to elasticsearch

The tag elastic-search should be renamed to elasticsearch. The software tagged is Elasticsearch. The tag is correct on other SE sites (notably SO).
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Help with fixing question to be on-topic

I spent an afternoon figuring out a fairly specific problem involving NFS. There were several surprising pitfalls to be aware of, so I preserved my steps as a self-answered question for posterity: ...
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How to behave when receiving a comment about a duplicate for a question I've asked?

If I ask a question and a reviewer comments that it's a duplicate, shall I delete the question before it is answered and deletion becomes unavailable?
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Question closed because it was not in a busness enviroment, but i'm doing it for a company?

Now I'm just trying to understand the following close reason in regard to my question: "Questions on Server Fault must be about managing information technology systems in a business environment. Home ...
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Would a question which will probably turn into a discussion should be asked on SF?

I would like to ask a question which will probably turn into a discussion soon enough because there's no one absolute answer and there are a few ways to achieve the aim of the question I'm going to ...
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Why is my suggested edit still pending review after being approved?

This suggested edit page says both: Your suggested edit is pending review. and womble reviewed this 5 hours ago: Approve Here is a screenshot: As a new user, I'm left wondering why the edit ...
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How to know the cause(s) of a down vote?

I'm a user of stackexchange and few days ago I started using Serverfault. I posted the first question on it and it got 2 down votes even after the question has been answered in 3 days. I figured out ...
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Discourage / prevent “didn't read the question” answers

If a user keeps posting poor answers to your questions such as because skimming the question, is the best action to take to downvote or is there some way to prevent it? I don't like when that happens ...
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Bad review audit

Reviews this question https://serverfault.com/review/late-answers/208957 and attempted to flag the question. Popup indicated I had flagged this reply already but do not believe I did. Closed window ...
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My question was marked as a duplicate. How can I object?

My question Backup with local manifest was marked as a dupe of Improve RSYNC scan speed / Alternate approach?. But it's not The other question asks how a rsync scan can be sped up in general. The ...
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Why am I close to being banned from serverfault?

I saw the below message just now when about to ask a question on the site: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more. ...
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How does the low quality review queue work?

I saw an answer show up in the low quality queue twice. Each time there was a majority of persons voting Recommend Deletion. What would be the reason for a question to show up in that queue again ...
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Answer for Question With Bounty is in Comments

Recently, I added a bounty to the below linked question (asked by me), and in the process, someone correctly answered my question, in the comments, rather than posting it as an actual answer. I would ...
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What to do when multiple answers including the accepted one are all dead wrong?

Specifically, this question's answers all say that after the fact it's impossible to get the access time of a file on NTFS. I was disappointed by the answer but couldn't take "no" for an answer, so ...
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Ephemeral close reason

A few days ago I saw a question with this comment: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because you have a couple of very descriptive error messages and your question doesn't show any ...
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I've finished 100 days of consecutive login's into SF and I should have been getting the Fanatic badge but it's not there, how could this be?

Today is my 100th consecutive day in visiting the site and when I looked on my profile it said something like "Thanks for your efforts, you've earned the Fanatic badge, let's track the next badge..." ...
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Are deleted answers appear greyed out?

I sometime see Q/A topics where an answer is greyed out. eg (look at the -4 answer) : Why multiple PTR records in DNS is not recommended? Could you say what it means ? I believe these are deleted ...
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Is server fault an appropriate forum for this modem-related question?

I want to ask a question, but I'm not sure if server fault is the correct place for the question. Here is a rough draft of the question: Is it possible to use two modems with the intention of ...
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Tag Merge Requests: [request(s)] ---> [http-request]

These two tags: request (62 questions) and its twin requests (19 questions) have ambiguous meaning. It can means certificate request, HTTP request or perhaps my boss request. Almost all question ...
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Accepted status-answered boxes are not clearly visible

Here is how to looks on my serverfault profile (/users/%/%?tab=questions&sort=newest): The problem is, that answered questions are not clearly visible between those which are accepted and which ...
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Tag Removal Request: cram-md5

cram-md5 was a worthless tag with 1 question. It is now a worthless tag with 0 questions. Please remove this tag.
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Retag request: [keytab] -> [kerberos]

keytab is a worthless tag and should be merged into its obvious parent kerberos both now and in the future. It's possible, though unlikely, that keytab will take on some other meaning in the future. ...
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How are feature request questions handled?

I was looking back through the latest 15 or so questions on Meta tagged as Feature Request and didn't see anything set to status-declined or status-approved or similar from the SE staff. I know the ...
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How to deal with people that don't accept your reasoning?

User peterh doubted my reasons and decided to engage in an edit war with me, ultimately downvoting my question. I used an image instead of the text because, as explained, I don't want my client's FQDN ...
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How do I answer a protected question?

I have 101 reputation, but I can't make an answer to How do you add a Windows environment variable without rebooting? Is there any other requirement to answer protected posts? The thread tells me: "...
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How do I take a comment thread elsewhere?

A wrote a comment on an answer. That turned into a discussion, which I now feel is off-topic for the original answer. I'm thinking the right thing to do is to take the discussion to chat, before I ...
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Cleanup duplicate tags: different by hyphenation and pluralization

Inspired by bad-tag-cleanup project by our awesome mod, here I suggest the idea to cleanup duplicate tags: Different by one or hyphen, for example port-forwarding vs portforwarding and mod-security ...
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Who is removing a tag I use?

There was an hpsa tag, until a few days ago, that I was tagging my questions about HP's Server Automation Software suite with. Someone went through and replaced it with hp. Today, (~7 hours ago) I re-...
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In which way my question was off-topic

I posted a question a few days ago about VirtualHost in Apache on CentOS server: My post here This question was flagged off-topic: "Administration panels are off topic.". In any ways my question is ...
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I am being spammed

One of my answers has become the target for a spam bot. Twice today, once yesterday and several more times in the recent past an Anonymous user has suggested an edit which is basically a set of spam ...
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One user with offensive username

What can i do if i see a user using an username offensive for my religion? because this is community used by differents people from many places of the world
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Rename [openerp] to [odoo]

The OpenERP project has been renamed to Odoo, so I propose to rename openerp to odoo. The tag wiki should also be updated accordingly mentioning the old name(s).
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Deleted question in review queue answer test

This review of a late answer has no question: Okay, it was a test question, supposed to be this one: https://serverfault.com/questions/656660/show-me-the-reason-behind-http-error-500-0-internal-...
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What bad tags in need of burnination do we still have hanging around?

Similar to the old "bad tag collection" thread, I'm looking for suggestions/submissions of tags we still have hanging around on Server Fault, that we would be better off not having in existence ...
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What happens when you place a bounty and there are no answers?

Wondering what the process is when you offer a bounty on one of your own questions and there are still no answers? Asking this because this has just happened to one of mine