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Reduce bump activity of the Community Bot

Regularly half or more of the questions on the ServerFault front-page seem to be there only because they were bumped by the Community bot. It's self claimed configuration is among others: Randomly ...
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Privacy issue, links for sharing questions, answers contains user ID

please do not add user ID to the links given to users when they click to share the link to an answer (for example there: Slow ext4 fsck , yet i see that it does not happen in all sites/questions ). ...
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Answer to 11 year old question

Is there any sense of answer (like I did :D ) to 11 year old question? (the OP and another answer user are no longer part of SE) And is it make any sense bot to show it in the front page of ...
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where to ask questions for discussion

one of the main guidelines is to ask questions that can be answered, and not questions open for discussion. where do I ask questions that are borderline? (meaning I am not sure it has a definitive ...
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Is TOR a Business related Environment?

as I sometimes see here For my understanding, TOR could never be, and will be never a serious instrument for a Business Relationship. Sofar in my understanding, of the TOUR and Whats on Topic page, ...
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"Announcer" badge without having posted a link?

You have earned the "Announcer" badge (Share a link to a post later visited by 25 unique IP addresses) for Endpoint for Cloud Function returns 403 Forbidden. It opens at the answer, with my ...
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Should we encourage edit suggestions to be re-submitted until they are approved?

If an edit suggestion is rejected, is it acceptable for the user to re-submit an identical edit suggestion? I feel like this encourages a "mommy said no, so I'll get permission from daddy" ...
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The Help Center contains outdated names and URLs

Almost all URLs in the Help Center's on-topic page use HTTP, when Stack Exchange has migrated entirely to HTTPS. Additionally, the link to Information Security is using its old name, "IT Security&...
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AWS will be sponsoring Server Fault

We're thrilled to announce that AWS will be sponsoring Server Fault starting on July 18 through December 31. We wanted to give you a heads-up and walk you through what that means. How and where will ...
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More detail about reasons for question closure, please

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Client-side UAC seems to be enough to permit code to be "Run As Administrator" on Windows Server I'm not clear why this question was closed. ...
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Why my comment was deleted by moderators?

On the May 17 I wrote a comment under this answer for the Nginx verifying client certs only on a particular location question. I downvoted the answer, and I never downvote an answer without writing a ...
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Anonymous edit of recent user questions

Interesting case with the question Regex to remove certain patterns from urls . The user who asked this was recently registered. The profile is empty and this is their first question. Then there is an ...
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Please rename freenas tag to truenas

There is an existing tag [freenas]. This refers to "FreeNAS", a Network-Attached Storage (NAS) software product which has been around for many years. Over the course of 2019-2021, the ...
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I will no longer be moderating SF

A few months ago I took a break from moderating and participating in SF for reasons mostly unrelated to today's post. I am not entirely 100% satisfied with the way that turned out, but I am cautiously ...
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How can I access my own deleted questions?

Some of my questions have been deleted automatically (roomba), but I put some effort into them that I want to preserve elsewhere. So, how can I access my own deleted questions?
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Is it possible for someone with enough privileges to create a "webp" and a "prestashop" tag?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Trying to get apache serve webp instead of png/jpe?g via .htacess (/img folder of prestashop) Hi everyone, I posted my first question here on your site. ...
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At what level should we reject edits?

We don't have many edits, but we have some. My overall impression is that they fall into two categories: Substantial improvements to the item. Fixes language and generally tidies up the question ...
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How are easy-to-spot review audits useful?

I know I'm being served an edit review audit when: The review takes several seconds to load The title has nonsense phrase edits I nearly mechanically Reject for Spam/Vandalism. I don't really know ...
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How to handle consistent handholding questions?

Over the last few days I've seen the same user post a series of questions, all on the same topic. Each question is a little further on from the previous one. I'm curious what Meta's opinion on this is....
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Merge DevOps into ServerFault? (polite for: close down DevOps SE and find the best SE for the freed Q/A?)

There are few questions from users >200 points on DevOps. There are on the whole 5000 questions, and new questions get few views and few answers. This SE should be merged into ServerFault even in ...
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Rescind rule on business IT?

This site has a rule about not covering home configurations or systems, limiting it to IT used in a business environment. I think it's time to rescind that rule, and allow more complex home lab ...
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Is there anything useful I can do to help with the massive number of spam posts coming in?

It looks like today there's a huge number of spam questions being created. Other than downvoting/flagging, is there anything useful regular users can do? Are there sysadmins that are hopefully looking ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Please silently tag rocky-linux

I just created rocky-linux and can see 16 questions searching rocky linux with only one noise result dated 2018. Given overall project support, I speculate this will increase, thus the tag. Can ...
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How should I handle dead links on questions/answers?

How should dead links in questions and answers be handled when found - should they be marked as such, removed, or similar? For example, in this answer, the links to pages on the GitHub site now return ...
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Rest in peace, Michael Hampton

Several social media posts from people who knew Michael Hampton dated around October 5 and an Ever Loved obituary dated October 1 state that he has passed away. Here on Server Fault, where he was ...
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How can I remove my ban on asking questions?

How can I remove my ban on asking questions? My asked questions are closed.
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How can we measure the health of ServerFault?

What tools or metrics do we have to measure the health of the ServerFault community? I mean that are available to non-moderators. I've read lots of debates here over the years about how healthy the ...
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Let's patch up the [patch] tag!

I think the patch should be split into two tags: patch-panel and something to refer to patching a computer, perhaps software-patch would be a good name (I'm open to other options, though). Or, patch ...
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PART 2: How does the drama on meta.SE affect Server Fault?

Reduced moderation To start with, two of the moderators on Server Fault have drastically curtailed their activity on the site. Michael Hampton: "After catching up on this situation, including today'...
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Where is the best place to ask question about servers but also when "learning new things"?

Being attracted from the name "ServerFault" I thought this was the best StackExchange site to ask about servers which I own with AWS. But when going through the tour and some meta questions, ...
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Questions about "is this a reasonable practice" and about "home business"

I am talking about this Keep windows offline but allow connectivity for specific apps and its comments. Two things are annoying me. First. The O.P. asked perfectly "business" question and ...
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What to do about URL redirecting tools.ietf.org -> datatracker.ietf.org?

I have seen some RFC documents linked with URLs pointing to third-party (non-ietf.org) formatting tools, and one recent suggested edit reproducing what is currently also a redirect: https://www.rfc-...
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Is [filter] about [filtering]?

Are filter and filtering the same thing? The former has the following tag except while the latter has none: Usually related with text filtering of some kind, like logs. This may also refer to email ...
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Suggested edit queue full

This is an all too common occurrence on Serverfault. Most of the times I've attempted to edit something, the queue is full. I'm aware of that it takes time to empty the queue, but having a constantly ...
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Edits shouldn't require a minimum number of characters changed

Just now I submitted an edit to an answer that only needed some extra command-line options. But I couldn't submit it as intended because it only added up to 4 characters changed, and the requirement (...
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Thread closed as off-topic - perhaps some slack needed?

Topic at hand: Advice needed on migrating shares from a 2003 DC to a new 2012: how can I avoid breaking my software install GPOs? Long story short: I'm not an avid writer in the discussions here. ...
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3-vote close - how's it going?

UPDATE: While the testing period has ended, this change has been well-received by the community so we have opted to not reset the votes needed to close/reopen to 5 while we look at data. Please let me ...
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Close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3

I wanted to ask if the community was interested to have the vote threshold lowered, as they did on StackOverflow (We’re lowering the close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3 for good) I ask as often ...
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Why I cannot ask question in ServerFault while I have no downvoted questions or issues? [duplicate]

I know I might be given huge downvotes for this question (but please be kind to me), but may I know the reason why I cannot ask in ServerFault? I see my questions none of them are downvoted and my ...
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Proposed canonical question: Why is it considered bad practice to run everything on the same server?

My usual reaction after seeing questions like this one is to cry a lot, vote to close and add a suggestion to rethink what you are doing and/or call in a professional. But I think we can do better ...
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Old and useless questions bumped to home page by "Community"

I know there is a background process that bumps unanswered questions to home page; I understand the logic behind this is to give them a chance to be answered. The problem is, this often bumps to home ...
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Are link-only answers accepted on ServerFault?

I regularly review on StackOverflow, but am not actively engaged on ServerFault. Over the weekend, out of habit, I flagged two link-only answers, which wouldn’t be permitted on most Stack Exchange ...
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An expired & re-registered domain causing multiple harmful links across ServerFault

While reading an answer on a canonical question I found out that a domain of our formerly active contributor, MDMarra, has expired and registered by someone else. He has been referencing his blog here ...
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How will I ever be able to comment if I need a 50 reputation

Reputation is soooo frustrating. I wanted to answer someone's follow-on question to: https://serverfault.com/questions/54736/how-to-check-if-a-library-is-installed?newreg=...
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Explain like I'm 5 — EMM, MDM, UEM

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Explain like I'm 5 — EMM, MDM, UEM I posted this question here because I saw your MDM tag. Why's my question off topic? Apology.
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Altering a error message when it is JSON

I added some markdown to the question: Azure Machine Learning Classic web service gives the error too many open devices While I consider it benefits from syntax highlight, now it displays a horizontal ...
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Where this is a web hosting control panel?

Override template homedir on FreeNAS 11.3 joined in Active Directory FreeNAS/TrueNAS is an enterprise grade storage system. This is not even near as a web hosting panel. Sorry for the honesty but ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Which StackExchange site would be appropriate to ask questions about Moodle server administration on?

Which StackExchange site would be appropriate to ask questions about Moodle server administration on? I am unsure whether ServerFault, or perhaps Unix and Linux, or perhaps another SE site, would be ...

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