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What makes virtual box off topic on server fault?

Background I'm a fairly green user to server fault, and admittedly to server management. I asked this question regarding an issue with virtualbox which was placed on hold on the basis of Questions ...
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Should the port-80 tag be burninated?

So I just came across port-80, and... I'm perplexed. I don't see any purpose it serves. However, before I launch it into the sun, does anyone want to speak up in its defence? (I'm assuming that the ...
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Why would this question be off topic

Linux how to bridge network through router The question has been marked as off topic and sent me back to the superuser stackexchange site. The fact being the device I'm debugging is a kiosk ...
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Where should I ask a question about routing options for Gmail in G-Suite?

I posted this question on webapps.se which covers implementation/features/options of GSuite/Gmail. I understand webapps.se may not be best for it. I think it should be here on ServerFault, but could ...
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New response - duplicate of old question whose answer is no longer valid

I'm wondering what the best way is to deal with a new question which has already been answered on a previous highly upvoted question, but where the old answer is no longer valid. The question Whats ...
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create “self-hosting” tag

On StackOverflow, there's a tag called ”self-hosting“. IMHO it's also (or even more) applicable to serverfault. Here are some quick searches I've done: Questions containing ”self-hosted“ (105 results)...
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Should we have a V6 Specific Powershell Tag?

Version 6 of Powershell is significantly different from every prior version. Unless I am completely missing it there is not currently a V6 specific tag. I believe that there should be one. The ...
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Warning because of 1 down-vote?

These are my questions & answer at Server Fault: which is a score of 0.4 - at least positive. I receive the warning when i want to ask a question: Wait! Some of your past questions have not ...
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Undelete for an user

I wanted to share a question asked on MSE about a question deleted on SF due to the fact it was abandonned, the OP wanted to post a answer in it. The question asking for direction wasnt migrated ...
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Borderlines for GDPR related questions

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affects everyone working in the field, since it extends even beyond the EU. It's a hot topic, and all kind of myths and claims are developing around it. ...
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Question deleted even after clarifying that it falls within scope of serverfault

I posted the following question: https://serverfault.com/questions/907784/some-systems-unable-to-connect-to-my-ntpsec-server Initially I did not indicate that the connection - while at my home - is a ...
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Why is the question about multiple A records for a hostname closed?

How browsers handle multiple IPs is not only closed, but locked by the mods. I can't see why. It asks for details that are necessary to understand the effects of deciding to use DNS load balancing - a ...
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Unclear what asking - what next?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Unassigned secondary IP stuck on AWS Linux EC2 I realized after the fact that I didn't formulate it as a question exactly. Now I have added some ...
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Subscribing to answers

I have a question about my Server Fault post: finding cause for kernel-power error 41 (scenario 3) Generally, how can I get notified when someone answers my question? I don't want to keep checking ...
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Does that post qualify as a low quality post?

My flagging has been refused for that post. Does posting just your configuration, without anything explaining the setup, is considered so ? Or should it be flagged as should be closed instead ? ...
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Was this question wrongly marked as an exact duplicate?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: What file do I need to change so Apache won't say what Operating System I am using? Several users had marked it as an exact duplicate, so I tried to ...
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Is this post really spam or offensive?

I was asked to review this answer. I thought it looked okay, so I accepted it and got the "You didn't pass" nag. The post had been deleted as "spam or offensive". Does that seem right? The user was ...
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Brocade tag outdated?

There is a tag for the company [Brocade] with the description including "campus Ethernet switches and routers". Brocade was split up and purchased by several companies and the "campus" business was ...
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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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Merge the tags about Linear Tape Open: lto, lto-3, lto-4

Linear tape open is a famous tape drive technology. The LTO Consortium defines the new generations LTO-1, LTO-2... from time to time. It makes sense to merge all tags to lto, because the the version ...
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Stack Exchange newsletters including ServerFault sent with Stack Overflow email?

Emails from all non-StackOverflow stack exchange websites are sent from StackOverflow email. Is this intentional? It does look a bit weird in my Inbox as well because of the "name" of the email. ...
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merge [gnu-screen] and [screen]

AFAICT, screen and gnu-screen cover the same topic, GNU Screen. Can we please merge them? screen has more followers and is the simpler name, so I suggest keeping that. But gnu-screen is also fine if "...
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A clarification request for declined flag

This question(For >10k) was originally posted in Japanese language. Due to non-latin characters in title and body, it was picked by SmokeDetector in Charcoal HQ. After looking into the translated ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Any way for a non-moderator to see site statistics?

I am curious is there is a URI where a non-moderator can view site statistics.
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Is purpose evaluation required for answering a question?

I was told that policy circumvention is off topic but on one hand I didn't find it in https://serverfault.com/help/on-topic, on the other hand, I doubt people are able to tell the true purpose of the ...
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Should I delete or answer the question with “solved by restarting”?

I have this question 504 Gateway Timeout even when Timeout is set to 600 that I can't figure out why it's not working for the whole evening and this morning, It's working just by restarting the server ...
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Migrate to Raspberry Pi option?

There are quite a number of Raspberry Pi questions here at SF, and nearly all are from new SE profiles. I suspect the users find SF through Google and so post here without realizing there is an SE ...
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Reopen Question 25K+ Views, appears to be a valid question, lots of answers

This is not my question but I came across it in my searching. It has many views (25K+), it appears to be a valid question, it has lots of answers attempting to genuinely solve the problem; but it was ...
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Should this question be migrated to here?

do you think that this question should be migrated to here from Unix&Linux? Thanks,
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vsan tag on Server Fault

There's a tag vsan on Server Fault without any usage guidance. 7 out of 11 are about a specific product: VMware VSAN. Since tags for other VMware products include the company (vmware-esxi, vmware-...
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Can't reject or approve suggested edit

When I went to look at the review queues I saw this suggested edit where the only option is Skip. Normally the options are ApproveImprove EditReject and EditRejectSkip. But for this particular ...
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Should <2k rep users avoid making small-character edits?

Yesterday I ran across an answer where the author uploaded an image to Stack Exchange's Imgur, but provided a link to it in their answer instead of embedding it. That's a pretty simple markdown ...
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Do we need a separate site for “researchers”?

Does this proposal define a new site beyond Server Fault, Super User, Computational Science, Linux, and our other computing sites? Research Computing (proposal link) for research computing ...
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Please advise me if my question belongs to StackExchange. And if yes — which site is it best asked at?

I was about to ask a question at ServerFault, but I doubt it could be closed as off-topic, thus it would be better to ask here first. In a brief my question would be asking for an advice on what ...
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Problems reviewing such wide ranging topics

I've recently forced myself to be more active with review tasks, and I've also run into a big problem with review tasks that is also a bit related to something that might be a problem with SF overall. ...
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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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Votes from users under 15 reputation

I have a question about my Server Fault post: VXLAN format details Are votes from users under 15 reputation visible to the owners of the comments? Are they notified someway?
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How to remove my question?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Vxlan Outer MAC Header Can I delete my question if I later understand that's a wrong question? If not can someone do that for me for the linked one? Or ...
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Is the “Add Another Answer” button really required?

Under which circumstances does a user answer two different answers on the same post? When I think about it, I believe I've already edited some old answers of mine to add more solutions (that I've ...
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Question about “Amazon API gateway” put on hold at Server Fault

The reason is stated as "off-topic": "Questions on Server Fault must be about managing information technology systems in a business environment. Home and end-user computing questions may be asked on *...
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Is it time for a canonical question/answer on non-hostname-aware protocols?

After yet another question asking how to bring hostname-awareness for proxying purposes to a protocol that doesn't have any support for it, is it time for a canonical question on hostname-aware ...
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Posting question and answer for information purposes

I love this place, but almost solely as a spectator. Many of my questions are too vague or meandering for SE, such as "What should I name my domain" or "How do I make Exchange work?" However, example ...
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Why was this given as the reason for off-topic?

I had posted this question some time ago, and I had my doubts (even the question mentions it) whether it was on-topic on serverfault, since it wasn't exactly the type of question one would usually ...
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Question IS relevant to server fault! Please remove hold and down votes

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Is it possible to run a Minecraft server on AWS Lambda? This question is not about end-user or domestic environments. I have now updated the question to ...
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Is it okay to update accepted answer on my own question?

Yesterday I asked this question – All requests go into ELB surge queue, and eventually got a partial reply which lead me a right direction of finding a more clear answer, that was provided by the ...
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Server Fault SE style format improvement [duplicate]

I added few tags in Favorite tag list. Whenever I scrolling down the questions on this site, i found myself a bit trouble to see Favorite tagged questions. I'm not saying I can't see but not in ...
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Please unduplicate

I posted a question and it was marked as duplicate and before I could edit and explain why it's not, it was closed. I have edited it since. I would like to reopen it, because it's basically the ...
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If you don't vote, the site will die

To the VtC vote: The "original" tries to encourage votes in general, to remove bad questions. This post is about the size of the VtC queue and about the role of the community control in the system. ...
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would this question be more appropriate in SF?

The following question was asked a few weeks ago. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/45554311/docker-on-windows-in-production No one has been able to answer it on SO. Would that question more ...

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