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Questions tagged [support]

You need help with the use of one or more of the site's features.

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Tag synonym: [rt] -> [request-tracker]

Five questions have rt tag but actually they can be tagged as request-tracker too. Source: https://www.bestpractical.com/rt/
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Five year old question received several answers from new users

The question What is the best program to uncompress .tar.gz files on Windows Server 2008? has an accepted and multiple up-voted answers more than five years old. Then suddenly it receives three new ...
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How to get <ip> to show in markdown without declaring as code?

How do I get <ip> to show up in markdown without declaring it as code?
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Are 'best-practice' questions on-topic?

I have a small issue regarding involving 'best practice' on whether an SQL server should be run on a VPS or dedicated server. I'm active on Stack Overflow and this type of question would be closed as ...
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Try to get the question reopened or should I just delete it?

I posted this question because I believed it to be relevant to professional system administration. Yes, I am the user, but I am also a systems engineer/programmer and I couldn't figure out how to ...
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Please explain this reputation change?

Could someone please explain why I lost 1 reputation after downvoting an answer on this question? Maybe I'm just having a stupid moment?
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Does a user lose his privileges if he sets a bounty which takes him below the required reputation score for the privilege?

let's say a user has 300 reputation points (allows you to create new tags) and then he starts a bounty which costs him 50 points, Will he lose the ability to create the new tags or once certain ...
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Suggested edits on duplicate tags

I was asked to review an edit on a tag which has only a single question. Turns out it is a duplicate tag because both regex and regexp exist. Should I approve an edit to create a description on a ...
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Election Voting — Why can I DOWNVOTE a candidate?

I'm a little curious as to why users on the moderator election page can downvote a candidate. This actually does not make sense to me. Is this a bug? or a feature? and why.
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Syntax highlighting in code blocks

How can I get some proper syntax highlighting when posting e.g. powershell code in my questions? I had a look at How to format your text but apparently coudn't find the answer. I usually mark the ...
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I posted a question that others marked as duplicate

I didn't find what I was looking for when searching the web and the ServerFault site, so I posted my question: Multiple SPF records for multiple domains Others have marked the question as a ...
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I can see the expanded usercards with my current reputation

I've just realized that I can see the expanded usercards. According to SF's privilege model I shouldn't be able to. Have you changed some rules and forgot to reflect them to the privilege page or is ...
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Is a machine used primarily as a professional workstation considered “professional capacity”?

EDIT: I deleted the original and moved my question to SuperUser. I'm new to serverfault, I've asked one question and it's been downvoted with no comment. Do you think that's because someone decided ...
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Request to remove inadvertly account so that original serverfault account is preserved

Sorry about this. I don't know how it happened. I intended to login to my usual serverfault account. https://serverfault.com/users/243018/johnz I logged in with stack exchange id (which is my ...
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Why I can't ask questions?

If I try to ask a question I see a page that say me this: You have reached your question limit It looks like you might need a break - take a breather and come back soon! You've asked 2 ...
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Request to merge my unregistered account with registered one, please

My unregistered account is https://serverfault.com/users/243018/johnz. My registered account is https://serverfault.com/users/243033/johnz. It would be really beneficial if the unregistered one ...
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Why am I not being notified when my posts are edited?

About an hour ago one of my answers was edited. However, I didn't get a notification of the edit in my inbox. I spoke to some other users, who told me they are receiving notifications of edited ...
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Why was my edit rejected?

I suggested an edit to an answer that improved it IMO quite a bit, but not enough to merit a separate post: https://serverfault.com/review/suggested-edits/150104 It got rejected because it was "...
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Does upvotes prevent flagging as very low quality?

In the first post review queue I see an answer, which I want to flag as very low quality. But when I click on flag, the very low quality option is missing from the list of options. The answer ...
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Question has been deleted even it was not down voted though less visited?

I understand if question has received many down votes it does not fit for Serverfault and it gets deleted. I am not sure if I am asking wrong question here but one of my question has been deleted and ...
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Tag merge: SaltStack

These two tags are for the same product: salt: https://serverfault.com/tags/salt/info salt-stack: https://serverfault.com/tags/salt-stack/info How about a unique one: salt-stack? IMO, salt is not a ...
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Can I ask about openLDAP and an LDIF script here?

I have a seemingly simple problem with adding two attributes to an objectClass in a running/live ldap instance. Expecting it to be off-topic for SO, can I ask this question on SF or would Unix and/...
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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 there a way to 'close'/accept answered, abandoned questions?

Lots of questions that are put on the frontpage by 'Community' are old questions that have answeres but none are accepted. They've been abandoned by the original asker, and they're useless to build on,...
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What to do after approving edit by mistake

I mistakenly clicked Approve on an edit, where I intended to click Improve. Now, even clicking edit on the answer won't let me fix the mistake I had noticed. What should I do?
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Reasked/rewrote my question over a year ago but still banned

How can I get unbanned? it seems crazy that I can not ask questions on the serverfault site when I have a positive rep overall.
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“Must be logged in to vote” when deleting my question

I tried to delete a question of mine, and even though the page looked like I was logged in (I guess my login timed out, the page has been open for a 8+ hours without me interacting with it), when I ...
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Where can I find all Wiki Answers?

I'm currently looking through this site for research purposes, This may be very obvious to which I'll feel very stupid but I cant seem to find a way to see all wiki questions and answers together so ...
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Reputation point varies

When i go to my user profile and check server fault site the reputation point showing diffrent(31 reputation points) and when i click on the stack exchange drop down menu on left hand side corner it ...
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Tag Deletion Request

Was moving too fast and create a tag with a typo on accident. Please delete the tag mimedefant as it is not needed.
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Cannot Create Bounty - Bug

I wanted to create a second bounty on the following question: Weird Apache Access Logs But i cannot. I already have 75+ reputation and any of the criteria wherein a bounty is not allowed is not ...
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what is the status of my ban?

I recall a ban on asking questions on serverfault. Aside from asking a question to see what happens, how do I know whether that ban is still in effect? Looking at my rep, I see: 5 Jun 8 +5 11:49 ...
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I do not have question, But system banned me

I do not have any questions in my list, But system sends me 'question ban' message. How can I get rid of it? Why does it ban me? My questions are not listed in my questions tab.
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tag merge: fold socks-proxy into socks

There's two redundant tags: socks and socks-proxy. I propose merging the latter into the former as it's shorter and there's no collision of the name with another term.
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My bounty was returned - Why?

There was 5 or 6 days left on the bounty for a question of mine, and when I logged back in I noticed I had be awarded the reputation back. In the question, it no longer says a bounty is available. ...
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Merge unregistered user account with registered account

Based on this question: Merge unregistered user account I am requesting that https://serverfault.com/users/212260/canon2k14 be merged into this account :) It would greatly be appreciated. Thank you....
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When I log in, I get someone else's username

I am not sarath, but for some reason serverFault thinks I am. I have never logged in as her, nor know who she is. But now I can post as her. The same thing happened about 4 months ago.
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no tag appear on the right side of the screen when reviwing

When reviewing suggested edits, no tag appear on the right side of the screen. What should I do? Will tags disappear?
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Does the serial down voting algorithm take previous behavior into account?

Yesterday, I had 10 questions downvoted in rapid succession. This morning, I woke up to a serial downvote reversal as I expected I would. Shortly after, three of my top voted answers were downvoted: ...
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Why does the careers 2.0 site cater to programmers only?

Apparently, I'd need an invitation to create a profile there. That's fine, I've been around stackoverflow, got a bit of score on SF, shouldn't be a problem, right? Moreover, there are career postings ...
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Rep is lost even when no answer was received?

Is this how it normally works when a bounty is placed and no answer is received?
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How to flag questions that are too specific?

I came across Install new OS from dedicated server's recovery mode in a review queue today. It seemed to me that the question was too specific for ServerFault; it's essentially about how to use one ...
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Tags for “fedora”: Need “fedora20” tag (maybe)

Fedora 20 has hit USB sticks (so to say) and it could be the time to add the "fedora20" (sic) tag. Reminder: the following tags currently exist. It's kinda uneven, but indicating the Fedora version ...
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How to remove an account from Serverfault but leave other stackexchange sites intact

I am fine to leave my questions and answers, but I don't want my name associated with them or anything else on this site. Please answer my question about removing my name/account from this site.
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Should questions be asked again in another board if one does not answer?

I have asked a question about Mail-servers in ServerFault How to correctly configure postfix and opendkim and let receiving server know all details mailed-by signed-by? and have also put a bounty on ...
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Christmas Hats 2013 Edition!

It's December! For the past couple of years, many SF'ers have added Santa hats to their Gravatars For Christmas. Feel free to join in, here are the hats we've used in the past: or
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Why am I not able to ask any more questions? [duplicate]

I am a young programmer being paid to do some sysadmin work. I am active on stackoverflow, and so when I had a question, I came to serverfault. I asked three questions. Each recieved one downvote, and ...
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Merge request for the answers from 2 duplicate questions

The question How to find which file is under heavy use/IO was rightfully marked as a duplicate of Linux IO monitoring per file and it was closed, but its answers weren't moved to the "original" ...
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Could you kindly unblock my newbie question?

I asked a question about a topic that I have to deal with even though I have no prior expertise. I was not given any constructive feedback and I do firmly believe my quesstion was within the ...
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How many “bad” questions come from unregistered users versus registered users?

To quote from mSO, since my request is pretty much identical: I would like to have statistics for the quality of posts coming from unregistered versus registered accounts on my site. It is ...