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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 ...
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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
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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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