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Restructuring Atlassian tags

I just noticed that there is a tag atlassian which doesn't really servera purpose, since Atlassian isn't a single product, they produce a lot of products. There are tags for some products: fisheye: ...
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Are questions about configuration files on-topic?

The question I'd like to ask is about a Nginx configuration file. If the question is not on-topic here where do those kind of questions belong to? Update: The question was moved here
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Marking questions from new users as duplicate without enough knowledge

I am concerned about marking questions from new users as duplicate, without enough knowledge of a particular subject (or tag). New users may not even know how to ask. By marking a unique question from ...
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Where can I ask questions about web hosting control panels?

My question was closed as off-topic because it is "about a web hosting control panel". But I still need help. Where can I ask my question?
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Bounty removal request

Can we have the bounty removed from this question so that we can close it please? The question is the epitome of a bad question that is unanswerable and is attracting some truly bad answers ;) Only ...
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“You can only post once every 40 minutes.” Why do I get this error?

I'm trying to post a question on ServerFault, but I keep seeing this error: You can only post once every 40 minutes. Why is this error showing? What do I need to do differently? Keep in mind: I ...
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Reminder that a bad answer is still an answer

We all know that answers should be posted in the section marked Answers. This is explained in the help section about our commenting privileges: When shouldn't I comment? Answering a ...
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How is my question unclear?

I asked a question yesterday about why the index.php is not being redirected to if you are inside a subdirectory. Which was marked as unclear what I was asking. I disagree with the flag and I'll ...
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burninate the [index] tag

The index tag has just 85 questions, no usage guidance. It doesn't tell much about the question. Does not add much meaningful information to the question What can we describe with that ...
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Hardware-Questions: Do they belong on Server Fault or on Super User?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Same Interface routing with ICMP-Redirect disabled? How do you decide whether a post should be posted to Server Fault or Super User if it doesn't fit 100%...
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How to handle answers that commit copyright infringement?

Today I posted a canned comment on this link only answer, stating that it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. The author of ...
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Come Celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary!

It's hard to believe that 10 years have come and gone. This community has grown so much since then! We're now averaging 70+ questions per day with over 270k questions already amassed. All of these ...
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Why is asking for a list of configuration points off-topic?

Re. What are all possible config points on vmware-toolbox-cmd? This has been put on hold, but I don't understand why. Maybe the mod thinks I'm asking for "learning material recommendations", but I'm ...
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Do we really need a [custom] tag?

I just stumbled over the tag custom. It currently has 41 questions, which have little in common. Some could be retagged to customization, when the goal of the question is to actually customize ...
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We want to celebrate the community's 10th anniversary together!

April 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of this great community and we want to celebrate together with you! I am looking for suggestions from you as to how we can realistically enjoy this momentous ...
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Edit or post new meta question if again I need help for the same specific question?

one people said to me: Please don't edit your question in a way that invalidates existing answers. You turned your question into a completely new one. You should ask a new question for this. ...
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This question and answers didn't age well

How do I downgrade an RPM on a machine without 'yum'? I was downvoted this week for an 8 year-old answer here. It looks like the question and context was changed considerably since its ...
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How can I improve this question?

How can I make Haproxy do health-check for backup servers only if all non-backup servers are unavailable? I don't know what is the reason to vote-down this question, can you all help me find out this ...
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10 years anniversary of Server Fault

Is there any plan for Server Fault's 10th year anniversary? The first question posted on Server Fault on April 30, 2009. Few months before Stack Overflow celebrated their 10th year Anniversary by ...
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Why did I not get notified that my edit was declined?

I recently asked this question, received a helpful answer to it, and edited the answer in an attempt to expand on it. The answer itself was helpful and certainly answered my question, but adding more ...
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Why have my questions not been well-received (danger of being blocked)?

Today I saw this message on SF: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more. For help formulating a clear, useful ...
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Query Starter mirroring our Q/A sites [duplicate]

I was googling for my own answer from couple of years ago and was surprised to first find it from an Indian site called "Query Starter" https://www.questarter.com/ This site seems to mirror all ...
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Right place for Juniper related questions?

Sometimes when I'm not sure where a question belongs, I'll google stackexchange <tag>. I did this with Junos/Juniper. The entire first page of results are from networkengineering.stackexchange....
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Why is my question about docker-compose off-topic?

After searching for an answer to my problem, I decided to ask on SF, because there are many other docker related questions here. Here is my question: Docker version 18.06.X, but compose format 3.X ...
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Bug: Code block scroller hides the code

There's an annoying bug that I've been experiencing for some time, the scroller overlays the code in a code box and hides the code itself. It is shown best in the following screen shot: As you can ...
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Can we have better messaging for handling Web Hosting Control Panel questions?

In the comments for this meta question we noticed that the messaging around closing Web Hosting Control Panel questions is outdated. The current text is: Questions involving web hosting control ...
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Rename and add tag synonym for [tag:windows-subsystem-linux] like the remaining stackexchange sites

As the global maximum tag length has been increased to 35 characters, now the tag windows-subsystem-linux should be renamed to windows-subsystem-for-linux (or similar) and act as a synonym to the ...
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Web Hosting Control Panel questions migration

I wanted to share that we got contacted back by Webmasters Stack Exchange for cPanel/WHC question that are off-topic there on ServerFault, that they will gladly accept them. I just wanted to share it ...
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Are HTTP, web servers and web clients not used in a business environment?

Do the request lines of HTTP messages now all or mostly use full URLs or path components of URLs? is quickly closed, because: This question appears to be off-topic for this site. While what’s on- ...
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Where do I ask odd systemd questions?

I have not found exact duplicates for How do symlinks work in systemd unit files (and when/why wont they)? Specifically: How to inherit settings from a systemd unit to a newly created template?...
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2 failed questions and im banned from new ones !!! and im not even asking questions but sharing my solutions?

The first is irrepairable, it just should not have been asked here i agree, the second i have correct. Ive read about hidden deleted questions, where are they ? Is this site too harsh ?
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post put on hold, no feedback, edited it several times, made comments but no reply from mods for days, now closed im blocked from new questions

I think Ive corrected the problems and waited long enough, but with no feedback or replies from the initial mod its pretty frustrating and feels like he was just taking his angst out on me. This is ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Duplicate tags [graylog] and [graylog2]

We have these tags with the same description: graylog with 14 questions graylog2 with 71 questions The version history of Graylog is a bit confusing: It started as Graylog, then came Graylog2 (up to ...
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Search for a question I viewed

A while ago I viewed a question in SF that was relevant to my interests, but I didn't mark it as favorite nor commented on it nor answered it. So I was trying to find a way to check the questions I've ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Why was my question regarding software management in a corporate environment closed?

I'm trying to understand why my question was closed, in the comments it mentioned that I didn't put much effort into it, and that's false for reasons I'll go into below, and its also marked as off-...
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Posting a link to a site with list

User asks "Is IIS SFTP natively supported by Windows Server 2012 R2?". The question is in "protected" state. The correct answer is that IIS does not support SFTP and that he has to install a third ...
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New “Mainframes” Proposal — PASSED

Update: Thank you for your insight and feedback. The “Mainframes” proposal has been cleared to continue. Update as of the end of 2018: The proposal never got enough interest and has now been ...
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Why was this suggested edit rejected?

My suggested edit fixed the spelling of should and then, and also clarified some awkward phrasing. Is there a reason for the rejection?
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Selling to managers / making things easy for users - on topic?

I probably need to make a fundamental change to the company network that will affect all of my users, potentially making things less convenient than before. There is a well-known process for making ...
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Why is this question off topic here?

I have reviewed this question and found it to be good. What are the criteria for setting it off topic? I am not able to access my web application outside VM using Web browser
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Does ansible-tower also cover AWX?

Simple question: does the tag ansible-tower also cover AWX, the open-source core to the Ansible Tower project? To quote from the README of the above linked project: AWX provides a web-based user ...
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About explainer badge

Quick question: Is the explainer badge awarded just once? I've been awarded this badge already but yesterday I did the same thing to earn this badge again but I wasn't awarded. Is there any specific ...
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Posts with wrong (meta) data

For the last weeks I sometimes see posts with wrong data at SF. recent: How to connect to a linux machine that changes IP regularly? Is that known?
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email forwarding services - on topic?

I'd like to ask for advice regarding how to choose or evaluate email forwarding services (as opposed to recommendations of specific ones) - what criteria or considerations I should apply. This is for ...
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My comment (from two year old question) just got deleted now, Why or Why now?

some time ago a recently registered user have asked a question on Server Fault (how to block mailto in firefox running on windows 10 - Server Fault), which involved Firefox browser running on Windows ...
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Do the four 'cable'-related tags differ or should we merge them?

I've noticed that on the Main-site there are the tags cable, cables, cabling, and cable-management. The latter is the only one with a description, which says: the term used to describe how one ...
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Login with OpenID: form is hidden

On the ServerFault login page, the OpenID and other parts of the form are hidden. Only Google, FB and Email/passwd are shown. I hacked page's DOM with Chrome Developer Tools, got the fields to ...
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Do we have a canonical question about multiple MX records?

Variants of this question keeps showing up from time to time. It goes roughly like this: I am migrating email for example.com from provider A to provider B. During migration I will have some users ...

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