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Tag badge mouseover: factor-of-ten error?

I just moused over a gold tag badge, and saw the popup Earn at least 1000 total score for at least 200 non-community wiki answers in the linux tag But my understanding was that one needed at least ...
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Bounty Option Not Available - Am I missing something?

I have a question that has only had 13 views over 3 days. I was going to give it a bounty to try to increases views on it but there is no option to do so. Do I have to wait longer for this to become ...
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Legal issues upon capturing digital proof upon hosting services scam

Is ServerFault the wrong place to ask for advice of ... how should someone register/capture digital scam proof to be legally sustainable and enough for building a case with a Consumer Protection ...
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Could oom, oom-killer and outofmemoryerror be merged to oom?

Could oom, oom-killer and outofmemoryerror be merged to oom?
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Change bounty description

I have just put a bounty on a question Rewrite all *.php to single index.php before php-fpm processes it (apache) - canonical answer required and accidentally negated one sentence. I can't see a way ...
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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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Overzealous Moderation - Thread wrongly put on hold

https://serverfault.com/questions/820124/how-can-i-get-access-to-a-new-version-of-mysqldump-on-a-server-that-is-out-of-da My question appears to me to be: Concerning information technology systems ...
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Answer/comment vanished?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Using Hamachi to link domain controllers at multiple sites Yesterday I received a notification on my phone from the StackExchange app that there was an ...
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Migrate question to U&L

I asked this: https://serverfault.com/questions/817747/ext4-or-ntfs-lost-all-files-of-the-last-2-years-how-can-i-recover-them I did it wrong because I initially thought that ServerFault was for "...
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I was in the midst of answering a question when my answer was deleted. Why?

I was working on this answer. The only sin I can imagine that I was committing was saving too frequently the work in progress in case I am dragged away from my desk by a more serious fire that needs ...
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Performing "Suggested Edits" with an reputation score below 2k?

I just saw that some users (see first screenshot) can do "Suggested Edits" with an reputation score below 2k, while I seamed to need an reputation score with 2k (see 2nd screenshot). Did I found a bug ...
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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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OK, so I just edited my on-hold question

I wrote this question 24 hours ago and amazingly, no less than FIVE of the mods put it "on hold." Apparently I wasn't specific enough in pointing out that this was a BUSINESS QUESTION. I ...
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SharePoint vs Serverfault, should my question be moved?

After having posted this question and awarded a Bounty on it to no avail i notice there is a dedicated "SharePoint" stack exchange. Sharepoint Online auto acceleration not working Is the SharePoint ...
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Is enmimaquinafunciona.com allowed to provide ServerFault questions in Spanish? [duplicate]

I just spotted the site http://www.enmimaquinafunciona.com/ and it seems to contain only translations of posts from Server Fault and other SE communities like Ask Ubuntu to Spanish. Are they allowed ...
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Why serverfault about us leads to stackoverflow about us?

When I open about us item in help menu in serverfault, it leads me to https://stackoverflow.com/company/about Is this a mistake or something? Edit. Same thing about business item. http://business....
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Moderator deleted my comment on his answer and wrongfully accused me of insult

I've left a comment on an answer asking the answers's author to follow serverfault's guidelines, namely "quote the most relevant part of an important link". I'm sure it had no epithets or insults and ...
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Active question from a user, but without activity?

Someone know if it's a bug, I seen that; But When I click to see the change, I see nothing, like show there; If it was a revoked edit, why it still show as active in my list ? Question link; ...
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New mobile web theme, or bug?

I just noticed the main mobile web site theme changed, it's now a SE's look (light blue theme), someone know if it is normal ? (SF's meta is still ok on the other hand) Thanks ! For reference, how ...
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Why was this question about Amazon CloudFront put on hold as off-topic?

My question about whether Amazon CloudFront offered DDoS protection was put on hold as off-topic because I was allegedly asking for "product, service, or learning material recommendations". I was ...
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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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