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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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The bad tag collection

Summary Ok, we have a lot of bad tags. I found at least half a dozen without trying over the weekend. Some of these tags have hundreds of questions in them, meaning that it will take a dev so that we ...
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Kill [sysadmin] tag on SF with fire

I humbly request that the sysadmin tag on Serverfault be killed with fire. Currently 384 questions tagged with it. I expect quite a few of them may have been migrated to SF. EDIT: Any other ...
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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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Can we just get rid of vgv8?

It's been clear for a while that he/she is posting solely for the purpose of trolling, so instead of just a suspension, why not delete the account altogether?
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Can we black hole the “errors” tag?

It's worthless, IMO. Can we get it black holed, or at least discuss the possibility?
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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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Will there be a careers.serverfault.com?

I answer questions both on Serverfault & Stackoverflow, although my user ranking is much higher on serverfault.com. If I sign up for careers.stackoverflow.com as a SQL Server DBA, will this be ...
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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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Is this “note to self” appropriate to post on Server Fault?

I don't know my way around Server Fault so I thought I'd ask first. I am in the process of taking down a Windows Server, and had to back up a number of Subversion repositories (>10) from there. To ...
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There are 189 questions tagged [belongs-on-superuser] on Server Fault

Update 7th June 2010 These are all gone on Stack Overflow and Super User. ServerFault is a different story: https://serverfault.com/questions/tagged/belongs-on-superuser - 189 questions https://...
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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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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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Proposals regarding the Amazon and related tags

The amazon tag is being misused in a similar manner to the vmware tag in that questions tagged amazon are not about the company but the services that they provide. There are several related Amazon ...
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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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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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Chat - a plea for moderation

I’ve been a member of the SF chat room for quite some time. Whilst it was never the most learned place to be, at one time it was at least safe for work. Right now it’s an open to google sewer where ...
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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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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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Burninate 'legal'

Seeing this question revealed that we have a legal tag. As legality is and always will be a local matter there can be no legitimate use for such a tag.
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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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Retag request: SQL Server tags on SF

Should the SF tag [sqlserver] be retagged to be the same as SO tag [sql-server]? As a DBA I use both sites, but often find myself typing the wrong thing! Edit (Jon): Here's what currently needs ...
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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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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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Can I ask for advice on a problem with a server if the OS I'm trying to install is not on the support matrix?

I'm failing to successfully install Arch Linux on a HP ProLiant Gen8 server. The support matrix for that server doesn't list Arch Linux as a supported OS. Does that mean that if I ask a question on ...
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Can't fix a typo in a question?

I was just reading this answer, and noticed that OP started talking about hens: However, hen you click on an icon in an Office application, Trying to do my civic duty, I edited and entered a 'w' ...
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AS400, iSeries, and IBM-i are all the same system

I started this on StackOverflow meta, but we decided it needs to be over here as well. IBM has had a identity problem for their midrange system over the past decade. There are several names for the ...
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Please burninate the [local] tag

local needs to die. There are currently 55 questions with this tag. All of them have at least 1 other tag. Can't see any possible reason to keep it.
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SF: Merge/Re-tag [windows] [xp] to [windows-xp]

ServerFault: [windows][xp] -> [windows-xp] (24) [xp] -> [windows-xp] (57) There's also [vista] (297) -> [windows-vista] (48) so I guess [vista] should win, but this is inconsistant with [windows-...
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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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Please merge svn and subversion tags (again)

Is it time to merge svn and subversion tags again? Below are tag counts for both tags on the trilogy sites. Stack Overflow: svn 4523 subversion 9 Server Fault: svn 260 subversion 161 Super User: ...
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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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Delete 'server' tag

I don't think the 'server' tag serves any purpose at all on a site that's all about servers. Might as well have a 'Programming' tag on StackOverflow. Perhaps it would be better to have tags linux-...
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Loads Tags Merger

uploadsfile-uploadlarge-file-uploadfileupload=>upload downloadsfile-downloadsdownloadinglarge-file-download=>download
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Merge tags: lamp and lamp-server

LAMP is a server stack, so "lamp-server" seems redundant. (Except in a coal mine, where one might be quite useful.)
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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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Can I unvote/remove a downvote or upvote I gave?

If somebody accidentally clicked on a upvote or downvote, how can they fix that, e.g. fully remove the vote? It looks like there is no way to remove a vote after the buttons where pressed. Is that on ...
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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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Talk about putting one off chat

It's no big secret that I'm not a fan of chat (anywhere, not just here). However, I find myself in the position of wanting to ask a question that is completely off topic for SF, so figured I'd try ...
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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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Spam users to dispose of

"http://www.top-password.com/reset-windows-password.html" site:serverfault.com That search gave me a nice list of posts that got missed when we started spam-flagging. There are three users used for ...
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The sinister Clippycorn

Today, while digging through a bunch of questions, I've had a strange encounter with "Clippycorn" here: Does anybody have any idea what it is supposed to do?
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Please block the amazon tag

We did some work to remove the plain amazon tag recently but yesterday 2 questions appeared with the tag. Can the amazon tag be blocked please?
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Death to the homework tag!

On the basis of the answer my previous question (and the SO blog post linked to therein), I've bulldozed all homework tags from questions on serverfault. Anyone with the appropriate mod bits want to ...
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What is “Do you haz teh codez”?

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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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Anyone having trouble loading pages from Serverfault?

Stack Overflow all fine, SuperUser all fine, even meta all fine, but Serverfault frequently just 'gives up' in Safari 4. I've tried it from 2 up-to-date Mac OS X machines, in both Safari and Firefox,...
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Please Convert media-centre to media-center on Server Fault

The tag media-centre on ServerFault is spelled incorrectly, it should be changed to media-center. Edit When I made this post I did not realize that "center" was spelled "centre" outside of the US. ...
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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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Please burninate the [server] tag

On Server Fault, we have the server tag with 2283 questions as of this post. The general consensus is that it's a useless tag and it doesn't help to sort questions, but the sheer number of questions ...