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On hold for a valid question conforming to guidelines

Im certain that the answers of several of the "power members" of the community are not in a good light in this question I have asked, but they can edit their responses. https://serverfault.com/...
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Please don’t make Careers programmers only in practice! [duplicate]

Careers will soon be merged into Stack Overflow. Only two sites are concerned by this change, because there’s currently only two kind of jobs on Careers, developers and system administrators. ...
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Why is my question closed as 'too broad'?

My question here: Are HDD <-> SSD transfer speeds completely bottlenecked by HDD speed? is very specific but was closed as 'too broad'. Maybe it doesn't look like every other question that is ...
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Asking a question about HTTP and HTTPS ports for hosting a website

I'm trying to figure out what StackExchange site would handle questions related to software ports, and their purpose?
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How to fix a question?

About a year ago, after reading the FAQs, I'd posted a question (link) here. Apparently it wasn't a very good question because it got closed shortly thereafter. The reason was that it didn't "...
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Is a question about installing Apache modules on topic here?

I have a question to ask about installing the mod_wsgi module for Apache on Centos 7, so that I can write a python web server. I wanted to make sure it would be on topic here before asking it though. ...
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Change the duplicate excerpt

Currently, This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please edit this question to explain how it is different or ask a new ...
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1 answer
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What about jobs for system administrators?

Please don't close this question as duplicate, and also please don't post answers here. This is only a pointer to remind ServerFault users that this topic is being discussed elsewhere, because it ...
31 votes
2 answers
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How to handle situations where a user needs professional support and you are willing to provide it?

This has happened to me several times already, and I think I'm not the only one. A (possibly new) user comes by with a question which clearly shows he is way out of his depth and he needs ...
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I do not understand what going on recently in site

I do not understand what going on recently in site. I suppose that site is to help people. I do not understand why people close questions. If you will continue to close questions people will go to ...
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Cleanup duplicate tags: different by hyphenation and pluralization

Inspired by bad-tag-cleanup project by our awesome mod, here I suggest the idea to cleanup duplicate tags: Different by one or hyphen, for example port-forwarding vs portforwarding and mod-security ...
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How can I add bounties for my question

I have 111 reputations and want to add 50 bounties for my this question: pfSense not forwarding DNS to concerned VPS Please advise how can I add them
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1 answer
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Should the XAMPP tag be removed?

Should the xampp tag be removed? I can flag a question as off-topic with the following reason: Questions on Server Fault must be about managing information technology systems in a business ...
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1 answer
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How to deal with off-topic questions that cannot be closed?

A came across a question which looks off-topic to me. I voted to migrate the question, but got an error message saying: This question has an open bounty and cannot be closed How should we deal ...
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I'm tired of answering questions with: "Upgrade the firmware" or "Run updates"

...or sometimes both! ESXi 5.1 crashing (bug fixed by updates) Installing XenServer 6.2 on Proliant DL160G6 freezes during "Installing from base pack" (firmware) Disconnected Network ...
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Questions regarding running Apache on Windows

We get several questions a day from people trying to run Apache on Windows platforms. Excluding WAMP questions (which are already off-topic), should we allow questions about running Apache on Windows? ...
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VirtualBox cleanup

This is long overdue... There are currently 757 open questions under the virtualbox tag. From a quick skim through some of them, it appears that the majority of them should be closed as off-topic, ...
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Poll: Administrator tag

Should the administrator tag be nuked?
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What is the added value of the documentation tag?

What is the added value of the documentation tag? To me it is too generic and does not add any value. Could this be removed please?
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My ideas and suggestions to the well-going massive content destruction

For example, you could continue this by closing/deleting of every hardware question, saying that a professional system administrator doesn't make his hands dirty with dusty server parts. Then, you ...
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1 answer
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Answerer's answer locked for the chattiness of others

I have participated in a long comment chain under a specific answer to the HNQ question Why is my bare-metal 16x 2.93GHz cores computer performing poorer than a VPS with 4x 2.5GHz cores?. This answer ...
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1 answer
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Off Topic Migration to Security Stackexchange

It is not often, but it can occur that a post belong to Security Stackexchange. What about adding it to the migration list ? It would fit the empty space ! Some examples this week: Why are some ...
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Merge mod-pagespeed and page-speed or change tooltip

There are different tags for mod-pagespeed and page-speed, but these seem largely the same tag. They should be synonymed. this is the tootip infos mod-pagespeed PageSpeed Module speeds up your ...
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Unsupported setup, is it a valid question?

I recently asked a question about a combination of disks & server which is not vendor-supported (link here), in short adding EOL disks from another vendor to servers currently in use. The setup ...
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Negative vote & comments

I noticed that it became common to see newcomer posts with negative votes, and no comments to explain it. Sometimes i even wonder why some good questions get downvoted without reason. Is there a ...
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Make job ads related to professional system administration on serverfault for the default visitor

I’m currently a student who aim at becoming a professional system administrator. I hate having full time developer jobs (from stackoverflow careers) particularly on serverfault. Since there are jobs ...
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1 answer
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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 ...
3 votes
1 answer
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Merge vhost and virtualhost

There are different tags for vhost and virtualhost, but these seem largely the same tag. They should be synonymed.
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Question about ReadyNAS being inaccessible was put on hold as "off-topic" — what to do?

I spent a lot of time reading the rules and requirements, and feel like my question is right in line with Server Fault's regulations for a question. Can anyone help me out here? I tried to ask for ...
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1 answer
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What does marked as duplicate by Community♦ mean?

I came across a question which said marked as duplicate by Community♦ 1 hour ago Usually when a question is closed there will be an indication of who closed it - either five users or one moderator....
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Why images/screenshots wasn't embedded in most questions/answers? Is it a bad practice?

I'm not sure about people who are proficient in English. But as a person who isn't very good at it, I feel refreshed whenever I found images related to the content. It usually made me understand the ...
15 votes
4 answers
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I need a script to do...!

Our community has taken a liking to re-enforcing the misconception that ServerFault is a script writing service. Examples here and here are just a couple recent threads I can point to. I have no ...
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Moderation Review Request - Apache Question

A while back I flagged this Apache question as more suitable for StackOverflow. The flag was declined as "moderator found no evidence to support". However, looking back on it now, it was answered ...
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Should we refer to U&L in the "managing information technology systems in a business environment" off-topic reason?

I'm seeing a lot of questions that are just trivial "how do I use <Unix tool X>" questions, where X is things like curl, rsync, etc. Most of these are getting closed as OT, "not managing IT ...
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1 answer
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Create [hostgator] tag?

I see there is a [dreamhost] tag. That's useful: I like to see what issues of [mediawiki] users are host-specific, because certain shared hosts can be quite painful. I notice there are 200 questions ...
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What's the best way to migrate a tag from StackOverflow to ServerFault?

I'm asking a new question related to [tidal-scheduler] in ServerFault but the tag doesn't exist here yet. The tag exists in StackOverflow but the question doesn't fit there. I would like to migrate ...
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Getting a bit too snarky

Can people stop being quite so snarky when answering questions please? There has been a noticeable increase in answers that begin with snarky/preachy statements followed by an answer, as well as ...
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Where do questions regarding labs for enterprise equipment & software belong if not SF?

So this is in regards to https://serverfault.com/questions/733438/nested-esxi-vlan-trunking-not-working, which was closed because it was considered off topic. I had a chance to discuss this with EEAA, ...
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can't connect with my account

Is it possible that logging in with facebook has orphaned my existing account (that used the same email)? I tried password recovery, it only hooked me up to this new account. I know the old one ...
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3 answers
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Why is this question on "determing number of domains under a registrar" OffTopic for Serverfault?

https://serverfault.com/questions/732948/number-of-domains-under-a-registrar-how-do-you-determine-this I am getting more than a little irritated by the Hold on a perfectly reasonable questions that ...
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1 answer
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Is there an SF use report that shows

Is there an SF report that shows the number of posts catagorized by buckets in reputation score? I.E. how many posts coming users within each month with reputation values from 0-100, 100-1000, 1000-...
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1 answer
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Can I take the on-topic summary at face value?

From the help on what's on-topic for Server Fault (emphasis quoted): Server Fault is for questions about managing information technology systems in a business environment. Just considering this ...
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Most recent questions on home page

Question for those with more experience than I here: why in the last few days are many of the questions on the home page many years old? I'd really rather see recent questions on the home page; am I ...
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2 answers
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Why don't we use the windows-server tag?

A moderator recently removed the windows-server tag from one of my questions, and I see there are in fact no questions currently tagged windows-server. Why is this? I've searched meta and couldn't ...
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1 answer
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The "closed" review queue is zero

This seems unusual in that the number of posts to review is generally at least 100. Just wondering if there were any trends on SF that might be applicable? Is the posting volume down?
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1 answer
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Is IIS exempt from the ban on "web control panel" questions?

I was looking at the reasons for closing some questions as off topic and I was wondering why the Microsoft web hosting technology IIS was exempt from the list as mentioned in the answer to this ...
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When an IT administrator needs help handling an issue with one of the user accounts she manages, can she ask a question here?

Imagine a world in which J, an IT administrator, manages the computing cluster for a handful of labs at a major research university in the United States. Now imagine that a scientist in one of these ...
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Where should I ask this question

I posted a question earlier that was almost immediately deleted due to off topic. While the question does originate from a home environment, I suspect a Verizon backbone connectivity issue is HARDLY ...
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1 answer
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Do readers of the password-management tag want a new community?

Over in area51 a debate is going on about this: https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/21958/why-a-proposal-for-identity-access-management-makes-sense If you read the password-management ...
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8 answers
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What should we do with questions about Vagrant?

We have, at last count, 335 questions tagged vagrant. As far as I know, for the most part this is a tool used by developers to create developer environments, and not something that is useful in ...

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