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Serverfault Tag Merge network/networking

I don't see logic behind a network and a networking tag, does anyone else? Can they be merged into Networking if that is the case? [network] (425) [networking] (1211)
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Tag Merge Request - Mac related tags

macosxserver -> mac-osx-server osx-server -> mac-osx-server osx -> mac-osx
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Please (re?) burninate the [apache] tag

The apache tag seems to have risen from the dead and is attracting new questions - I think it may have gotten missed in the burnination requests from Apache tags - a bit of a mess? . (Per the ...
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How to flag users for mod attention (for editing vandals)

Over the last days, I had a few attempts of vandalizing questions/answers in my "approve edit" queue. This morning, it was the user "gnu" for three times and I wonder what to do about this. Just ...
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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 64 bit tags

I've just noticed there are currently 128 64-bit tags and 89 x64 tags. While that's a fair few of each I really think they should be merged before it gets much messier.
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Retag: snowleopardserver => snow-leopard-server

Serverfault Retag Request: snowleopardserver x6 to snow-leopard-server x13 The latter is already favored by the community and is correctly formatted.
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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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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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Retag request: opensource -> open-source on ServerFault

Please change all instances on the tag [opensource] to [open-source]. This is an issue on SO, SU, and SF (on SF the open-source tag hasn't even been created!). "Open source" is two words, so it ...
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extending an already asked question

I have a very similiar question to Multiple Reverse DNS Entries? Is there a way to extend this question or should I just ask a new one?
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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 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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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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What to do if my problem is already descibed in an other post, but the solution doesn't work for me?

I am having a problem that is fully described here, with only a small difference (the log of ifconfig that for me has a "lo" field). I could post an other question that would be nearly the same (same ...
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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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Bounty removal request

Can we have the bounty removed from this question so that we can close it please? The question is the epitome of a bad question that is unanswerable and is attracting some truly bad answers ;) Only ...
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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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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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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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Is it OK to ask FTP connection questions here

I'm trying to get a file uploaded using FileZilla and for what ever reasons, can't. Is this question on topic here?
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Tag merge request for mysql

The mysqld and mysqladministrator tags are entirely superfluous. Unfortunately, there's 14 and 25 tags respectively. I would like to request that they be merged with the mysql tag.
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serverfault.daytorrents.com Phishing?

The origin https://serverfault.daytorrents.com is coming up in Google searches. This site appears to be masquerading as serverfault.com, and is very convincing. It has a valid HTTPS certificate and ...
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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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rss feed for the serverfault blog double posts

The Server Fault blog RSS feed always comes up twice in Google reader (with different timestamps)...The stackoverflow blog rss doesn't do this...anyone else have this problem? From my screenshot, ...
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Request for Tag Merge: pcie and pci-express

pci-express has a description, and pcie doesn't, it seems like pcie should be merged into pci-express. Unless there's some difference between those two phrases that I'm not aware of. Thoughts?
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Request to merge tags: [php-fpm] and [php5-fpm]

I noticed recently that some FPM questions are tagged php5-fpm and others php-fpm. I'm not sure there's any useful distinction here, should probably be merged.
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Flagged a spammy answer, answer vanished but I did not get 'helpful'?

I flagged a spam answer from the user Caleb Bahler in this question, but did not get the helpful flag (and presumably no flag weight either). The answer is gone - does that mean that someone else ...
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Request to merge or synonym tags: [mongo] and [mongodb]

Please merge or synonym these tags: mongo mongodb
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What, in summary, are we supposed to do to clean up tags?

I know it's not a good question title... I'd like to have a question and short answer here on meta.SF that explains what - if anything - people can or should do to clean up tags. I've seen blog ...
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Is it possible to merge the book and books tags?

Subject says it all.
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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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Someone Spamming Serverfault with Noise

Look like there is maybe someone trying out scripts that needs to be blocked: Leave Windows Session Logged On Noticed it since they are responses to my question. It stuff like: "asdasdasdasd"
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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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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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TFS - Team-Foundation-Server Synonyms

tfs should be a synonym for team-foundation-server (or Vice Versa).
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Tag merge: amazon-web-services & amazon-aws

I believe the tags amazon-web-services and amazon-aws should be merged. amazon-web-services has more questions, currently. AWS stands for "Amazon Web Services", so they're both the same thing.
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Windows 7 Tagging

Right now there are 3 Windows 7 tags, plus a synonym: Windows7 (synonym for Windows-7) Windows-7 (1265 tags) Windows-7-64 (43 tags) Windows7-32 (6 tags) Should we merge the 32bit and 64bit tags into ...
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Tag synonym: hg -> mercurial

could we please have a synonym from hg to mercurial like we have on SO? I'm too new here to create it myself.
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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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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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Edit to comment has pink/red background and not showing

My first answer to a question on Serverfault got changed to a comment. I fully understand why this was so. While pointing to what I believed to be the problem it didn't actually 'answer' the question. ...
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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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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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"Unflag" a Question?

Any way to unflag a question? I flagged a question (AND left a comment) a bit less than an hour ago, but after my comment, the poster came back and added some good details - but my flag hasn't been ...
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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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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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Merge DNS record tags for consistency

I just asked a question involving DNS MX records and noticed that there are two separate tags that appear to both concern MX records: mx and mx-record. Do these need to be merged? Are there other tags ...
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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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My question disappeared so can I see the actual reason somewhere?

I am pretty sure I asked a question 'few' days ago on SF and also got one down vote. So I searched a bit and had a glance on: https://serverfault.com/help/roomba I really cannot remember anymore if ...
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