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Bold + italic Markdown formatting breaks when used on underscored text

While responding to a question on ServerFault I noticed that there seems to be a bug in the display code. Using Bold (**) and Italic (*) at the same time shows up correctly as bolded italic text in ...
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Please merge svn and subversion tags (again)

Is it time to merge svn and subversion tags again? Below are tag counts for both tags on the trilogy sites. Stack Overflow: svn 4523 subversion 9 Server Fault: svn 260 subversion 161 Super User: ...
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How should “Help me do (whatever), I'm a beginner with no idea what to do” questions be dealt with?

What's the correct way of dealing with a question that's essentially a request for training? Is it just a bad question (vote down) or is it "not a real question" or something else?
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When did the Server Fault public beta end?

Is Server Fault out of public beta? If so, when did it happen? Do you have a reference? Announcement of start of public beta.
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Merge tags on serverfault [nameserver] and [nameservers]

No reason for these to be separate.
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What should users do to move questions to the more appropriate site?

I don't see this question clearly asked and answered anywhere, it's certainly not in the ServerFault FAQ where I was trying to find it. From reading some of the stuff on meta, it seems that: the ...
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There are 189 questions tagged [belongs-on-superuser] on Server Fault

Update 7th June 2010 These are all gone on Stack Overflow and Super User. ServerFault is a different story: https://serverfault.com/questions/tagged/belongs-on-superuser - 189 questions https://...
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Closing duplicate questions on Meta

Possible Duplicate: Discussions should not be marked as duplicate Could we please stop closing duplication questions on Meta? There have been several questions discussing problems with Server ...
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What's wrong with ServerFault? [closed]

Possible Duplicate: How do we grow the Server Fault and Super User communities? This discussion illustrated some of the issues. Here are my thoughts on SF's problems: There aren't enough ...
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How do you define “sysadmin related”?

I'm done with Serverfault. When people can't see outside their own little box of what's system admin related they're not worth me wasting my time. This question/COMMUNITY WIKI is related to OUR ...
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Where did all the admins on Server Fault go?

Did anyone else than me notice the lack of answers, up/downvotes lately? I've been away for a few months, but I notice a huge difference - especially at the number of responses on questions. Why did ...
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links in Serverfault not readily visible [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change style of Links Please consider either changing the color of links in serverfault slightly to contrast more with regular text, or make the links underlined. It is nearly ...
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Can Serverfault better show whether or not a question has any accepted answers?

On Meta, Stackoverflow, and Superuser, when a question has an answer that has been accepted, its answer count is displayed as light against a dark background. On Serverfault, this difference is much ...
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What does this error on account association failure mean?

"We found differing IP addresses between sites for this association request - please return to Server Fault and try again." I get this when trying to associate a newly created serverfault account ...
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Asking Questions When You've Found the Answer

Possible Duplicate: Stackoverflow: Should I answer my own question, or not? I recently ran into a problem that was particularly annoying and I was able to find the answer by a funky non-linear ...
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Improving Server Fault

Possible Duplicate: How do we grow the Server Fault and Super User communities? I have been fairly regular on Server Fault since it went public earlier this year. However, as the site gets older,...
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Will there be a careers.serverfault.com?

I answer questions both on Serverfault & Stackoverflow, although my user ranking is much higher on serverfault.com. If I sign up for careers.stackoverflow.com as a SQL Server DBA, will this be ...
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SF Retag Request: [windows2000server] -> [windows-server-2000]

(EDIT: changed the request based on Eric's answer) To align to the convention we've created on SF. 12 questions currently tagged with [windows2000server] 15 tagged with [windows-2000-server] ...
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Why can't I offer a bounty for my question?

Hey everyone, Just wondering why I'm not able to offer a bounty here? Creating a file server - How can I use a large VHD file in Hyper-V? (700GB) It's been well past 2 days and I have some ...
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Are “call support” or “contact the supplier” valid answers?

I asked a question on SF regarding a server setup involving a SAN using Linux. It is definitely a complex question, and one of the major reasons I asked on SF, since it falls strongly in the System ...
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Is there a problem with ServerFault and MyOpenID?

My Server Fault logon seems to be broken (SO, MSO and SU are all fine). When I try to logon using my 'MyOpenID' provider I get the following error on the Server Fault logon page: Unable to log in ...
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Can you add a company field in the user profile ?

Hello, Most of the people answering and posting on serverfault are IT professionals, so a majority belong to a company or another and they can have a bias in their answer. Is it possible for people ...
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Raising the Tag Limit for Serverfault in Particular

I just ran into the 5 tags limit, asked a lot of questions and never thought to use that many tags before, but this time it would have been useful. So I would like a little higher tag limit myself. ...
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What's the reason behind the different background colour on Server Fault?

I've noticed that the background colour of Server Fault is a faded gray (which looks pink on some LCDs) background: #fdfdfd. I'm wondering reasoning for this is because it looks weird compared to the ...
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Is the highlight for interesting questions in SF too light?

Is the highlight for interesting questions in SF too light? I think it is. I barely noticed that I already have interesting tags until I shifted my view from my monitor. Increasing the contrast of ...
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High end networking questions?

I just posted this on serverfault.com and realized it didn't really have that much to do with "Systems Administration". Thoughts? Maybe its too small a category to have its own site, but "sys admins" ...
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Ethical Questions About Hackers, Cheaters, and Lusers

Sometimes the questions asked here are related to the following three categories ... Hackers Yes, yes, I understand there's a fine line between a competent (grey hat) hacker and a sysadmin. But I ...
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Solving Problems using ServerFault

Using StackOverflow pretty much guratanteed I would eventually solve each problem I posted. I believe this is largely to do with that fact that when solving problems in code, you can post the broken ...
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Too much focus on Stack Overflow?

As a user who only came onboard with Server Fault (haven't done any programming in years), I can't help but feel left a little bit cold when it comes to meta and the blog. You see, they're hosted on ...
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ServerFault DevDays (AdminDays?)… come to Portland, Oregon

Since your rackspace is hosted in Corvallis, it only seems appropriate that you should include Oregon on your list of stops for the Serverfault world tour/DevDays-equivalent, whenever you get around ...
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Can't accept answer for 'bountied' question on serverfault

I asked this question on serverfault some weeks ago and put a bounty of 50 rep on it (it got published with a bounty of 100 rep attached so I guess the system 'tops up' the bounty amount). When it ...
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Serverfault seriously needs more information in “How to Ask”

In "How to Ask", or preferrably, after you click "Ask Question" and before it allows you to type anything, there needs to be some kind of feature that warns against astonishingly vague questions like ...
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Serverfault cut off/truncated on long post?

Hi All, I was reading a Jeff Attwood post on ServerFault here (quite a long one, but not obscenely long) and saw that the last part of the question got cut off: Cut off text http://www.41085.org/SF-...
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Why, when you click on unanswered questions, does it show questions with lots of answers?

Possible Duplicate: Unexpected Results From Clicking The Unanswered Button I must be missing something, but it used to work on stackoverflow such that if you wanted to answer a question nobody ...
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just registered in ServerFault but my user pages said that im member for 24 days

I just registered in ServerFault but my user page said that im member for 24 days. is it a known bug ?
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Please Convert media-centre to media-center on Server Fault

The tag media-centre on ServerFault is spelled incorrectly, it should be changed to media-center. Edit When I made this post I did not realize that "center" was spelled "centre" outside of the US. ...
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System Administrator Appreciation Day

Just thought that today (in South Africa, your time zone may vary) is System Administrator Appreciation Day. Would be nice to see a little banner or pop up on ServerFault saying thanks to the hard ...
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Retag request: SQL Server tags on SF

Should the SF tag [sqlserver] be retagged to be the same as SO tag [sql-server]? As a DBA I use both sites, but often find myself typing the wrong thing! Edit (Jon): Here's what currently needs ...
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Refactor Serverfault FAQ [closed]

When I go to ServerFault.com/Unanswered I always see the How Does ServerFault Work? (The Community FAQ). Can we refactor this so that it has an answer (which then can be upvoted) and thereby get this ...
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Can I post queries related to a specific software in ServerFault?

I have read in the FAQ section that Server Fault is not for general computer troubleshooting questions; if you paid for that desktop hardware, and it's your personal workstation, it is ...
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Linux Source code Closed Question closed on Serverfault

I noticed the Jeff Atwood close this server fault question for not being sysadmin realted: Linux Source Code "...am looking for the source code to learn about their working in Linux for all the ...
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You migrated my question from Serverfault to SuperUser.com. How do I read it?

I asked a question here this morning and got about 5 good responses right away. I just came back to check in on it and it's marked Closed, Migrated to SuperUser.com. There's even a link, but it just ...
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Anyone having trouble loading pages from Serverfault?

Stack Overflow all fine, SuperUser all fine, even meta all fine, but Serverfault frequently just 'gives up' in Safari 4. I've tried it from 2 up-to-date Mac OS X machines, in both Safari and Firefox,...
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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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Scope of questions for serverfault

Are only questions about server administration allowed on the serverfault site? I have noticed a lot of desktop configuration or administration questions have been closed.
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Bug: Unanswered My Tags empty after clicking on a couple tags

I was viewing Serverfault Unanswered Questions with My Tags, and clicked one of the tags in the Unasnwered tags list, on the right, I believe Apache. This took me to the Questions section, showing ...
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Nice serverfault image

Here's how splattne's announcement rendered in my browser... I thought it was quite appropriate! [removed broken image link]
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What's with the prominently placed ads for each question in ServerFault?

For the past couple of days, I've been noticing that serverfault has very prominently placed ads for each question, which doesn't seem to be present in SO. I don't usually mind the ads on the side in ...
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Recent big cleaning of reputation in ServerFault?

Possible Duplicate: Account Association Between Websites Possible Duplicate: Account Association Between Websites My ServerFault reputation suddently went down from 501 to 423. It does ...
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Should put the MacOS bomb dialog on the maintenance page of SF

For a little of retro effect. Sure had to deal with that plenty of times back in the day... MacOS Bomb http://www.sqeq.com/image/macos_bomb.jpg

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