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Questions tagged [support]

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Can I withdraw questions?

One of my questions Are most webserver benchmarks useless? has been put on hold as primarily opinion-based. Having re-read the ServerFault guidelines, I have realized that not being a technical ...
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What is the best site to ask IT support questions?

Sorry if this is not appropriated to be asked here, but I would like to now what is the best site to ask questions about booting hardware and IT support in general.
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Minimum bounty is 100 with deleted answer

It seems that a question which i answered myself, and then deleted the answer still appears as "answered by myself" and thus requires a minimal bounty or 100 reputation instead of 50. I know and ...
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Set ignored tags from their popup

Hovering on a tag allows us to subscribe to it or see the RSS feed. Can we also have a link in there to ignore it? That would make it much more efficient to filter a view (e.g. unanswered) for only ...
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Was anyone else's security appliance blocking SF today?

Spoke with our security guys, and apparently VBS/Virus.invadesys was being detected. Probably a bad virus signature, or maybe one of the ads.
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Review “audit” seems incorrect? [duplicate]

This question popped up in my review queue for "vote to reopen" requests. I voted to leave it closed, and got everyone's favorite condescending warning: This was an audit, designed to see if you ...
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Automatically raised flags

I only rarely review raised flags as they are handled lightning-fast by the moderators. But as I have done so lately, I have seen this: which has aroused my curiosity. "Low answer quality score [81], ...
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What the heck happened to the list of site moderators?

Many moons ago, /about showed a list of moderators with their appointment/election dates. This seems to be missing now. Has it been moved somewhere else, or did /about eat it?
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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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Merge [rdp] into [remote-desktop]

There are 2 very similar (equal imo) tags: remote-desktop ×845 rdp ×522 Please merge and synonymize one into another.
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Can't flag to close as “Off-topic” with custom reason

If I flag a question on SU, I have the three close reasons (product reccomendations, software dev, web apps, the "This question belongs on another site" or "Other (add a comment). If I flag a ...
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Submitting answers to closed questions

I have no idea how it happened, but I seem to have gained demi-god powers: I started composing the answer before the question got closed and got distracted, so it took a while. Is this a new feature? ...
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Doesn't a cross-post require moderator intervention?

I flagged https://serverfault.com/q/514541/152253 with a custom message: This question has been asked on SO as well: https://stackoverflow.com/q/17032121/1544337 and seems to get more response ...
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Where do I report stolen content?

While searching for an answer to a question, I found this post from a search listing: Controlling tomcat with supervisor Several hits down, I also found this one, which appears to be stealing its ...
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What is the URI that points to the voting stats?

The last question I read in Meta-SF piqued my ..What is the URI to get the voting stats?
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Can the opening line in the FAQ be updated to match the About page?

The opening line of the About page says Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. however the opening line of the FAQ says Server Fault is ...
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Why was my question closed on Server Fault?

I asked this question on Server Fault, related to my iPhone not detecting my Wireless Network. Five people voted to close the question as it was off topic as questions on Server Fault are supposed to ...
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Question-ban due to unmigrated questions

I have asked several questions on serverfault.com, which some users have decided belong better on superuser.com (although I don't think I agree and the demarcation is not clear anyway). Now, these ...
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Rewriting a question, what’s next?

A question of mine has been claused as “not a real question”. It was in fact too broad, so I have rewritten it to make it better answerable. What now? The FAQ says that it will be reopened if five ...
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question on java nodes load balancing here or webapps

tune web server backend - custom load balance by customer belongs here? was not sure when i posted but now i see the tags i wanted are not there but are here ! question to tune back end - where the ...
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Not accepting questions from my account [duplicate]

I asked 6 questions with my account. The first two questions were down voted and closed. But I was able to use my account and I asked more 4 questions. These 4 questions weren't up voted but neither ...
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Where do I post an opening for a freelance AWS Consultant?

I'm looking to hire a freelance AWS consultant to help get me setup on EC2, EBS, RDS, etc. Where would I post this? I'm assuming it's not in the general SF or SO question feeds. Thanks for any help.
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I accidentally rejected a suggested edit that should have been approved. What do I do now?

While going through suggested edits I saw one in which it appeared that someone had added random bits of code to someone's question. So I rejected it as a radical change. Then I took a second look, ...
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Why can't I comment on an answer?

Here's the link: How to monitor Windows host with Nagios? I want to ask the the person who answered the question to specify the syntax to monitor windows server events, but the add comment box does ...
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Why didn't I get rep for upvotes?

I got two upvotes on this question but no rep from them. I was nowhere near the rep cap for the day, and I can't think of any other reason I wouldn't get the rep. Why wouldn't I get rep for those ...
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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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Why was my question closed as off-topic?

The question is about understanding a failure or fault of an SSD drive that is not total, and not predicted or visible in SMART. The FAQ for Server Fault says: "Server ... hardware, software ... ...
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Is it possible to reverse an answer accept?

I thought this had been addressed before but if it has I can't find it. There was a question asked a day or two ago which has what at first site appears to have a good answer. The OP accepted that ...
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Will someone please add this tag? tickzoom

Can someone add the tag tickzoom at stackexchange? I don't have enough reputation yet to add the tag. Why? We developers at tickzoom want to track the specific tag tickzoom so we can watch for ...
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Is it OK to ask FTP connection questions here

I'm trying to get a file uploaded using FileZilla and for what ever reasons, can't. Is this question on topic here?
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extending an already asked question

I have a very similiar question to Multiple Reverse DNS Entries? Is there a way to extend this question or should I just ask a new one?
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Can you help me formulate a better question (re: server security)

I would like to learn more about how to secure a webserver including topics like which OS to use, what policies to consider, which pieces of OSS are available that can help, what (human) processes are ...
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What's the etiquette for moving a question?

I've asked a question on ServerFault but I (now) suspect DBA may be a better fit. It's shades of gray as usual but now I'm curious. Should I just repost there and let the question get closed here? ...
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Review guidelines for new and late posts

I have read following posts regarding review tasks Is it okay to just say “no action needed” if a post in the review queue has already been edited? What are the limits on using the “no action needed”...
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Who declines flags?

http://cl.ly/image/2Z2q0h222m3a/Screen%20Shot%202013-01-06%20at%2012.33.34.png I disagree with the person who declined the flag. That post needs to be removed.
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libravatar support?

Is there any way to use gravatar alternatives like libravatar? Or is it planned? I've tried searching for "libravatar" in osqa feature requests without success. Edit : Nothing is wrong with ...
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Question ban :(

Okay I got one really bad question which I can't delete because it has an answer and keep getting downvotes :( I do not think it's a bad question. The man simply doesn't tell. It may be more ...
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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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remove ban on asking question but Locked questions

I want to remove my ban on asking questions so I have to edit my questions but my questions are locked and no more edited. They are useless for community but they are not going to delete. Now How I ...
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open/close options affected by question locking?

This question let me notice something I am wondering about: after it has been locked, my option to vote for reopening has disappeared: Is this really a feature of the question lock which makes sense ...
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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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What happened to the appearance of the vote count?

I just got back on after a couple of hours away from SF and the vote count and some of the other text is now looking kind of anaemic or anorexic. What happened? Why did it get changed? I don't recall ...
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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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Stack Exchange Icon on IOS

So I'm super sad; the server fault icon has gone from my home screen! Make it come back?
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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 my account denied from asking question, what I've done?

I don't really know what poor question I asked! And I don't see any question get downvoted, closed etc. Anyone can check it out for me? Thx EDIT I have a lot of question that doesn't have an ...
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Question about MAC addresses anomaly went wrong by too many editors

This is the question Connectivity issues when setting guest MAC to the same as the host MAC on ESXi 5 As some of you may see - this question has a little pragmatic problems: This was not the ...
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Login between sites not linked? Or what am I doing wrong?

I just discovered all of the social features of the site. More importantly I just discovered sister sites like android.stackexchange gaming.stackexchange unix.stackexchange When I went to android....
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Lost reputation “User was removed”

I have lost 10 rep and I don't know why. The message is "User was removed". What does that mean?
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Question closed by moderator on assumption that it was 'home stuff' which is incorrect!

My question was closed by freiheit because he assumed my question related to 'home stuff' whereas it was very much related to my business and concerns hardware at my business address even! How can I ...