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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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4answers
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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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1answer
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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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4answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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Link detection for HTTPS

Links to HTTPS URL's aren't automatically converted to be clickable, see this example on serverfault: Syntax highlight in bugzilla
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How to deal with Windows Home Server questions on Serverfault?

Should questions about Microsoft's Windows Home Server be closed on Serverfault or tolerated (until SuperUser.com goes online)? I'm sitting on the fence, because they certainly "violate" the FAQ maxim ...
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Data-dump for ServerFault?

Is there any plans for a data-dump for ServerFault? (Or more importantly meta.stackoverflow?)
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3answers
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The Server Fault Wiki of recommended practices

So I've noticed that there are several recommendations on basic practices on Server Fault, but there doesn't seem to be a cohesive view as to how those recommendations would all fit together. So I ...
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Why don't people upvote questions they answer?

I've noticed that a lot of questions with several 'answers' aren't upvoted, or are disproportionately upvoted (6 answers, 1 upvote). Is this normal or expected? To clarify, the question being asked ...
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ServerFault - rules for questions without accepted answers?

I looked in the FAQs section and searched, but maybe I'm missing it. I've noticed a lot of questions that have great answers that have been voted up 5-20 times for the answer, but the original ...
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What's the etiquette for duplicate questions?

I just answered a question, and then later someone voted it down and noted that it was a duplicate. Is there a recommended way for an "answerer" to deal with this? i.e. if I find that my answer is ...
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Is ServerFault an appropriate place to ask about…

This isn't obvious to me from the FAQ, so I'd like to know if SF is a good place to ask these kinds of questions: Why does KB-xyzzy not install on our mail server? Here are the error codes I get... (...
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Is there an RSS / ATOM feed for new questions?

Is there an RSS / ATOM feed for new questions? There is a feed on StackOverflow that is really useful. Is there an equivalent on SeverFault? Sorry if this is a duplicate or already in the FAQ but I ...
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7answers
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How do I get better answers?

How do I get better answers? Or perhaps more accurately, How can I ask better questions? Specifically what kind of information are other system administrators looking for posters to provide in order ...
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4answers
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Foreign language question/answers?

I don't wish to appear ignorant, but does anyone know whether foreign language questions and answers are allowed? Or do they have to remain in the sites native English language?
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Questions Around Recommendations For Hosting etc

There have been a number of questions from users asking for recommendations for: cheap web hosting VPS hosting servers more, etc. We know that a sister community, SuperUser is being developed to ...
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Questions to help build up the SF repo?

So during the beta is it desirable to put questions in for others to answer that we might already know the answer to? I know that one of the big things is for search engines (Google, etc) to index ...

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