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Some tag changes needed related to Google Kubernetes Engine

So this has just happened, which necessitates some tag changes here. Could someone with the appropriate permissions (I don't yet have enough rep to do so) kindly create tag google-kubernetes-engine, ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the "Helpful Flags" page about?

I noticed a new item on my profile page - Helpful Flags. This links through to a page listing some statistics related to where I have been helpful (or perhaps not). But I'm not quite sure what I am ...
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Is it possible to merge my two accounts?

I am this user: https://serverfault.com/users/130303/tom (called "Tom1") When I asked my first question I wasn't registered on ServerFault (now I am). Between my first and my second question I had a ...
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Need help removing [ie] tag from migrated questions

I have just gone through and removed the ie tag from a few posts replacing it with internet-explorer. Since there were only 11, I did them manually. Now I'm stuck because the following 2 questions ...
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Request to merge tags: antivirus and anti-virus

Subject says it all. Can they be merged to, for example, anti-virus ?
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Merge tags wol and wake-on-lan on SF

The tags [wol] and [wake-on-lan] in Server Fault should be merged. They are clearly referring to the same topic and wol is just a short form of wake-on-lan. wake-on-lan has 15 questions whereas wol ...
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Suggested tag replacements for linux-networking, windows-networking

I think that instances of [linux-networking] should be replaced with [linux][networking] and [windows-networking] with [windows][networking] I think doing this would be a good idea because having the ...
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Chrome issuing malware warning when visiting SF question

When I visit this SF question, Chrome warns me of malware because of several (perfectly innocent) images from imgurl.Filetac.com a user embedded in it: I assume this is sorted now that it's no longer ...
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Cydeck bulk-spamming serverfault users?

I was the recipient of the following message: My name is Angelica Tello, and I saw your information on Serverfault. I’m interested in getting feedback from tech professionals on a few questions. ...
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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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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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Tag Merge - FreeBSD

The additional tags just aren't necessary and should be symlinked. freebsd8 -> freebsd freebsd7.1 -> freebsd freebsd-ports -> freebsd
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Merge [exim] and [exim4] tags

We don't have a lot questions tagged exim, but there's an arbitrary split between those tagged exim and exim4. Can/Should these be merged?
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StackExchange Link Error

Shenanigans aside on the meta board. :) I get this message pretty frequently when I click on the StackExchange logo at the top. If I click on the error to dismiss, I can then click on any of the links,...
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Tag tidy and synonym request

To tidy things up please Rename debian6 to debian-6.0 then synonym it to debian-squeeze Synonym debian-5.0 to debian-lenny Synonym lenny to debian-lenny Synonym etch to debian-etch
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Death to [newbie]!

Not to newbies themselves, of course... As part of the continuing war on metatags, I've cleaned up all 36 or so questions that were tagged 'newbie', and would appreciate an SE employee blacklisting ...
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Please delete [tag:fusion]

I noticed earlier that there was a fusion tag. The tag had been used 6 times and was used exclusively to reference VMware Fusion. I have changed all occurrences of fusion to vmware-fusion to make it ...
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tags with plus (+)

The tags help box (shown when editing tags) says tags can contain +, but when I type a tag like "lost+found", it tries to use two tags, "lost" and "found".
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nameserver and nameservers tags

Can nameserver and nameservers tags be merged?
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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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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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Should "sysadmin" and "system-administration" tags be merged?

sysadmin has ~300 questions and system-administration ~20
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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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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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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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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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Mass retag: windows home server

It was pointed out that we have three tags for this particular product, whs (26), windows-home-server (8), and windowshomeserver (40). Considering how all the other Windows products are tagged, ...
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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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Why the code in my answer is not color-highlighted?

This is the question I'm referring to: the answer I provided contains some valid C code. It is intended with 8 space chars. The code is not colored as it does usually (at least on stackoverflow). Did ...
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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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database-adminstration tag should be synonym of database-administration, not other way round

database-administration is currently a synonym of database-adminstration: https://serverfault.com/tags/database-adminstration/synonyms It should be the other way round.
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How to count the number of times I earned 200 daily reputation?

I'm interested to get the Epic badge. Is there another way than go to my profile -> Reputation tab -> and count one by one?
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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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How can I accept answers to my questions?

Please help me increase my acceptance rate. How do I accept answers to my questions?
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Why does Serverfault always show the Add Comment box on answers?

I'm thinking it's because I just registered and don't have enough reputation to Add a Comment, so on my own question it automatically shows the boxes rather than the link. But that doesn't quite make ...
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What does (unregistered) mean after name in user profile?

If I check this user's profile it shows (unregistered) after a username. What does it mean?
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What means 100% accept rate under my icon in my question?

What does this mean? 100% accept rate It's under my user info in my questions.
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Who do I ask about unfair downvotes?

Possible Duplicate: What to do with unexplained downvotes? I have a legit question on serverfault.com. There were several good answers and no complaints. Then, I notice I have a score of -1 on ...
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Get old Q&A of very low quality (VLQ) deleted?

I found this question about access to domain controller, which I think is very low quality (VLQ) and therefore should be deleted, since the OP answered it self with "I made a mistake". So I thought ...
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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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Lost reputation "User was removed"

I have lost 10 rep and I don't know why. The message is "User was removed". What does that mean?
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When does an answer become community wiki?

I made about 12 revisions to my Answer when I noticed that the answer became a community wiki. The change to CW was automatic and it's connected to one of my edits. What causes this? Would a ...
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Is there a result of voting up a comment?

It doesn't seem to accrue reputation points for the recipient, so I wonder if it does anything more than increment a score for the comment itself?
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Are the rg tags getting out of control on ServerFault?

Possible Duplicate: legitimate ways for users to protest irrelevant sponsorship of tags Ok, fine, Redgate has tools for Exchange and SQL Server, so maybe it makes sense to have the annoying ...
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Retaliatory downvotes

Somebody is going through my answers and downvoting them (in the last hour or so). Some of them are old but still work. And this one for example had been marked as the accepted answer by the OP. Is ...
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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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