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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 ...
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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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