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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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why is that question locked - it's active, people try to share their findings and the question is not answered yet

illegitimate traffic from user agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.10) Gecko/2009042316 Firefox/3.0.10 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
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Community Ads broken (again, 3rd time this year)

The community ads aren't showing on the main page. It's taken a couple days and multiple people to be sure (per Chernoff I have resisted the urge to sit on my F5 key). Please fix them (again)!
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Why Are Certain Cross Platform Questions Closed?

I ran across the following question today: How to completely disable apache access log? While I understand that SuperUser is the best place for desktop related questions this one is clearly not one. ...
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Community♦-edits change topic title

Something triggered Community♦ to rollback/do some changes on this question. It also changed the title; it added Undo edits to the end of the title. It doesn't show up when you have a look at the ...
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Tag merge: 'bsod' and 'bluescreen'

bluescreen and bsod are duplicates as far as I can tell.
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What does the RS mean?

Seen on the scalability tag: I assume it's an advertisement, but I can't quickly find anything that tells me what it's an ad for or if it's something other than an ad. So that leaves me assuming ...
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Uh, what's going on with the captcha?

Yes, I am a human being, but I don't see a captcha nor a field to enter whatever is expected here...
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How to correct a typo/misspelling in a question title?

Is there a way of correcting spelling mistakes in questions? i.e. in the title. This obviously becomes the page title and gets embedded in the URL so it has an impact on searchability (and hence ...
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A checkbox for "Answer your own question"? What's the command-line parameter for that?

So I was about to post a question and answer pair documenting some obscure configuration settings I'd found useful this afternoon, when I noticed this: Uh... So what? This has been possible since ...
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Hotel's IP blocked - should I be worried?

At a hotel currently. My habit on these crappy unencrypted wifi networks is to VPN to home, but the VPN timed out and a request was sent to SF in the clear. I was greeted by a concerning message: ...
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Request to merge tags fedora13 and fedora-13

Please merge tags fedora13 and fedora-13. Only a small number of questions are tagged with either of these and they clearly point to the same release of fedora.
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Merge guest account with registered account

Can an admin please merge my guest account with my StackExchange account? Guest: https://serverfault.com/users/104148/john StackExchange: https://serverfault.com/users/116123/serverbloke I have ...
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What's going on with the recommendation tag?

Just spotted this question on the front page which has been tagged with recommendation, yet when I click on the tag, it appears as though no questions have this tag. What's going on here? Note the ...
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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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Why can't I find chat button link on server faults like its in Stack overflow?

Well title explains it all, just made a server fault account and wanted to chat with people about servers but can't find link to chat rooms.
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How to search serverfault by user's username? (not by user's unique number)

Serverfault (and other Stack Exchange sites) provide a search function. One of the search modifiers for the search function is the 'user:' modifier. It looks like though, that this modifier fails to ...
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Sidebar ad displays an error message from imgur.com

Just refreshed the Server Fault main page and saw this in the right sidebar: The image location emdedded into the page is http://i.imgur.com/LZEzv.jpg the alt text is Try OpenIndiana Today
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All my activity has been deleted

I've been a user of Server Fault for almost a year, and have asked a few questions in that time (I've been much more active in Stack Overflow). I had a look at my profile this morning and see that ...
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How to add a comment with a referral to the user whose username has a space inside the string? (@)

Lets say an user "John Doe" commented under some answer post. How to write a comment that will contain a referral to John Doe's username? (referral by using the @ symbol). I've tried: @(John Doe) @...
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Question closed as not constructive / locked

A question that had been asked about 3 years ago (Sep 11 2009) and that I answered last week as just been closed as not constructive: Functional implications of differences in SSL and TLS This is a ...
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Mechanics of fanatic badge

When it comes to the fanatic or any of the other similar badges does it require accessing a certain page or a certain kind of access method, eg via browser not RSS? Just want to be sure the way I'm ...
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Community ads broken (again)

With as good of a scientific sample as I can muster through abuse of my F5 key, it seems that we're back to our previous state of broken on the community ads. Can we get this looked at?
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When does the date change for the 'visited' badge?

I've been working on the Fanatic badge and had almost 60 days. Much to my annoyance my count just reset down to one day. I know for a fact that I have been on, albeit sometimes in the middle of the ...
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Can I contact the moderator so he would consider moving my question to a different stack exchange site?

Lets suppose I've asked a question on Super User. After a few days there were little or no responses to my question. After those few days I also realized that maybe the question would fit better if ...
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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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restore my users

please advice my user not appears in the serverfault site so I can’t back and ask question I have two users (both users are my user) and actually I want to merge them because I lost those users user:...
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Canonical question CW policy

I've noticed that some questions in the canonical answer list are CW and some are not. Is there a reason for this distinction? Should all canonical Qs be CW? If not, what is the criteria for this?
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How can I delete my own question?

It may seem funny but can I actually delete my own question on SF? For example, what if I have a question that doesn't need to be answered any more? As time passes the situation has changed, other ...
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Destroy tag 2003

Up until a few moments ago there were three questions tagged 2003. Now there are none. I can't image any reason to have tags consisting of just years, so can it please be destroyed?
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lost user + how to get my user back in serverfault site

please advice I ask this question shell script (KSH) + set file to param & perform test between param and string but from some reason my user not apears in the serverfault site so I cant back ...
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Have some tag wiki gone missing?

I could have sworn I got reputation for the dfsr tag wiki and dfsr was merged with dfs-r recently too. Now the tag appears empty. I also believe the Kerberos tag had data but now doesn't. I have ...
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Guidelines for question migration

Being new to the toolbox, I can't help noticing that apparently some work is spent on raising old dust. Lately I've seen migrations of posts from 2009 (1, 2) to SuperUser despite of the apparent ...
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Changes in "Human Detection" algorithm?

I've posted answers from my mobile phone (iPhone 4S) fairly regularly over the past three months. In the past week, though, I've gotten the CAPTCHA on nearly every single answer I've posted from my ...
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Can't vote again if previous vote has expired?

I just came across this question, which in my opinion is pure programming and therefore belongs on SO. I went to vote accordingly and was informed that I had already voted on it, even though it shows ...
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Question migrated to superuser and then deleted

Why was the question https://serverfault.com/questions/354781/how-to-access-setup-of-this-router?noredirect=1 migrated to super user? I mean, doesn’t network equipment belong here? EDIT: The question ...
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Why was my question regarding creating an Archlinux AMI closed as not constructive?

Creating an ArchLinux AMI I would like to know why my question isn't constructive, is it the way I worded my question? Did I forget details I should have added? Or is it something else I did wrong? ...
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Let's put [version] in a rocket and send it to the Sun

version seems like a worthless tag. Let's kill it. Ya dig?
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I would like to reopen this question

I would like to reopen How do I shutdown the Host over ssh on ESXi 5 so it shuts down the guests properly? It is not a duplicate. What can i do?
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What happened to flag weight?

I just had a quick look at my profile and flag weight is no longer listed. All that's there is the number of "helpful" flags, which on it's own is pretty meaningless. While a given number might look ...
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How does the primary voting algorithm break a tie for 10th place?

As a candidate in the election, naturally I was following it closely as Ward and I raced against each other for the 10th spot in the primary. 20-30 minutes before the end of the primary I checked and ...
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The [windows-server-2008] tag is a mess. Let the manual retagging begin!

[windows-server-2008] body:r2 yields a large number of results for questions about 2008 R2 that are tagged 2008. They're, obviously, very different operating systems. I don't see a way to fix this ...
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How to get rid of a synomym

Having just gone past the 2500 mark I took a look at the existing tags. To my astonishment suse is mapped to sles. This is not correct (SuSE has two branches - OpenSuSE and SLES). So General ...
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How often are the community ads supposed to run?

I have only the lamest colloquial proof, but I don't think the community ads are coming up. I haven't seen them. When I asked in chat, nobody else had seem them. The stats page doesn't indicate how ...
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Tag Syn: Operating Systems

Synonym request: operating-systems -> operating-system
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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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Please synonym vbs to vbscript

Please synonym vbs to vbscript.
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Tag synonym suggestion: [win] -> [windows]

I noticed we have a win tag. It is full of fail. All 4 questions under this tag appears to be from people trying to avoid RSI by not typing the whole word windows, so let's help these poor souls out ...
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Countering a question closure by moderators

Is there a feature, or any scope for such a feature, where by a question closed by moderators can be counter-argued and re-opened?
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Is there an 'upload a file' option?

I've posted a question regarding Windows NTLM authentication. One of the serverfault members asked me if I can upload a *.pcap file with the NTLM authentication process. So the question is can I ...
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