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Retag 'registrar' and 'domain-registrar'

Personally I like 'domain-registrar' better but it seems as though 'registrar' gets used much more. Either way I don't think we need both tags. Also up for discussion: domain(213) domains(28) ...
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Windows Server 2003 tags on ServerFault

There are probably a few others but saw these while searching for an issue I have. win2k3 (16) -> windows-server-2003 (1580) windows-server-2003-r2 (10) -> windows-server-2003 (1580) windows-server-...
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Serverfault orientated podcast

The Stack overflow podcast has always been very tightly focussed on the SO community and programming related conversation. Obviously this is inevitable when the two presenters are both programmers, ...
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Woah, SF has top-banner ads?

When I load SF question/answer view there's a banner ad that appears at the top and then quickly flashes away. Is this a bug? I managed to get a pic :
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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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Change a question from “Deleted” to “Closed - transferred”

I recently removed (deleted) one of my own questions from Stack Overflow because I re-created the question under appropriate tags on Server Fault. However, I hadn't realized that this would "...
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SF Tag merge- tape and tapedrive?

On ServerFault, there are tags [tape] and [tapedrive]. [tape] has 40 questions, [tapedrive] has 3. It seems that [tape] is being used for all aspects of tape backup, including questions specific to ...
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When I try to log in with my OpenID, I see a weird user name

I try to log in to Server Fault with my OpenID, but it gives me this weird username: user24929. Also, earlier, I asked a question but I was logged out so just entered my name and email and now I ...
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Server Fault retag: gpo to group-policy

These guys: https://serverfault.com/questions/tagged/gpo go here: https://serverfault.com/questions/tagged/group-policy
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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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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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Feature request on serverfault.com - “I'm a dev pretending to be a sysadmin” checkbox

I'm doing more and more sysadmin things day-to-day (deployments, dev-infrastructure, etc), so am needing to ask questions in serverfault.com with more regularity. Some of the questions I feel are ...
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SF: Merge/Re-tag [windows] [xp] to [windows-xp]

ServerFault: [windows][xp] -> [windows-xp] (24) [xp] -> [windows-xp] (57) There's also [vista] (297) -> [windows-vista] (48) so I guess [vista] should win, but this is inconsistant with [windows-...
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question list color coding on serverfault is hard to read

On each site in the question lists, the second column from the left gives a visual cue whether the question has been answered (besides the numeric information). For example, on Stack Overflow, red ...
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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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Colasoft “Spammers”

I have noticed a couple of people on SF that are "spamming" for a company called colasoft. If this was traditional one-liner spam I would be flagging it and moving on with my life. However there is ...
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Is this new SF user posting too-many/too-poor questions

Someone quite new popped up on 30th December on SF and since then has posted 12 new questions in the last 9 hours, 25 in the last day and 30 in the last 6 days since the 30th. Many if not all of ...
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Retag request: serverfault hard-disk -> hard-drive

hard-disk (46) seems to be a less-commonly used synonym for hard-drive (157). I think it'd be worth merging the former into the latter, for cleanliness.
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Serverfault users not selecting an answer to questions?

Is it just me, or are many users on the serverfault site not quite getting the "game" of selecting an accepted answer, thus encouraging further help in the future? I've only been there a few days, ...
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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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