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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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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Server Fault's sixth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Why do some moderators consider a Raspberry Pi to be a toy? I have used it many times for business

I've made one post on this site, which was dismissed, and put on hold as a home/hobby/end user problem, and asked me to have it moved to the Raspberry Pi sibling site. Frankly, not wanting to dismiss ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Why is "What are the ports used by strongSwan?" Off-topic?

Im a long time StackOverflow user and I just asked the question "What ports do I need to forward in my router for strongSwan?" And was told it was off-topic for being SOHO (whatever that means?) And ...
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Is Spam Assassin via CPanel configuration on-topic?

Over at SuperUser meta, they reckoned that my question belongs here. Personally, I am not so sure, but thought that I would ask. To quote: My web host company handles my email & they run it ...
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Why is there a shaded red box around some usernames, and not others?

Some users (including myself) have a shaded red box around their usercard. But this only happens for certain questions/answers. For instance: Myself: red box: How to identify ancient KornShell ...
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Lots of OpenEBS questions from new users

I'm quite new here so perhaps this happens more often but I noticed suddenly that lot's of questions are being asked on OpenEBS from new users (<10 reputation). Their names make me believe they're ...
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Design is hard on the eyes due to black/white contrast with info boxes

This is what the front page of ServerFault looks like to new users: I understand that the top bar is black across all sites, and that the cookie notice and mini-tour are supposed to be visible, but ...
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How about creating a tag for Powershell JEA (Just Enough Administration)?

Thanks to this community, I just learned about Powershell JEA (Just Enough Administration). It's an interesting technology that seems to fit right in to this community. Any thoughts on the creation ...
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The Meta help pages may contain some copy/paste typos

My apologies if this is off the mark or I am missing something obvious. I visited the Meta Help Center and it looks like Stack Overflow cross-pollinated into the Server Fault pages (some text omitted ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Server Fault is scheduled for an election starting next week, September 17th, for 2 slots. In connection with that election, we will be hosting a Q&A here for candidates. This will be an ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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How could I fix my question

I got a Hold for one of my questions. I tried to fix it in order to be reopened. I just wonder if you have any clue on how to reword it to get reopened. Here is my question: How to make more ...
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Guidelines for flagging answers

I already read When is an answer Not An Answer? and Moderation inconsistencies. It seems that bad answers are supposed to be just voted down, and indeed a few flags I have raised on bad answers have ...
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2018 Moderator Election Notice - Timezones

Next week, on September 17th, Server Fault will be hosting an election. The election will be for 2 new moderators. More importantly, though, when we had polled the mod team about whether a new ...
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Why does the code formatting not work?

Why does the code formatting not work in this edit? I tried to fix the quotes from files in the question, but somehow the 4-space prefix is ignored.
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Is "Telephony" (as defined by Area 51 proposal) on topic here?

I need your help and expertise. There is a proposal inching its way through Area 51 to create a separate site for experts in Telephony (PBX/PABX/IP PBX/VoIP/ToIP). Please have a look at this proposal: ...
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The waving hand "New contributor" symbol

I have found that labeling the new contributors with the waving hand symbol has a psychological effect that really helps to improve the attitude towards new user accounts. Has it helped any others to ...
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My question disappeared so can I see the actual reason somewhere?

I am pretty sure I asked a question 'few' days ago on SF and also got one down vote. So I searched a bit and had a glance on: https://serverfault.com/help/roomba I really cannot remember anymore if ...
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Server fault: reached question limit

This is my profile on server fault: https://serverfault.com/users/178670/realtebo?tab=questions&sort=activity I am not here to ask to remove by block. I ask you to explain what make me fall into ...
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I think my question was mistakenly closed and moved to SuperUser

I believe my question was mistakenly closed and moved to SuperUser. The FAQ states that questions about managing the hardware or software of servers, workstations, storage or networks tools used for ...
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Is the response "Why do you even question this?" compatible with the new code of conduct?

I believe my recent question should not have been migrated to SuperUser. In the linked question, I tried to explain why I think that is the case. Among other condescending replies, I got this ...
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Server Fault new site theme is live

We rolled out the new site theme for Server Fault. It is now live. What new theme? If you're like, "What the heck are you talking about?", then you should read the Meta Stack Exchange post entitled ...
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Visual bug with displaing badges

See picture for details: My browser if FF v61.0.1
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Need help for a new tag creation

Can someone help by creating tag named microsoft-dynamics-crm similar to microsoft-dynamics-gp as they are different products? Right now all the questions are tagged into gp product tag itself as ...
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Rude or abusive flag denied on a flippant joke answer - What then is 'rude'?

In a question about a specific network-based exploit a user answered: I've always found that servers are least vulnerable to attack when turned off, removed from all networked systems, or otherwise ...
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Why was my ceph specific question marked as a duplicate of a generalized question by multiple users?

I honestly cant understand how and why, it made me very angry. How much RAM and CPU cores would you recommend when using ceph only as block storage for KVM? Those who marked it as a duplicate ...
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Suggestion: Rename tag [symantec-endpoint-protect]

I would suggest to rename the tag symantec-endpoint-protect to symantec-endpoint-protection I guess it was shorted due to the tag name limit (25), but I think this limit is 35 if I'a right ? If so I ...
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How are our questions indexed/googlable so fast?

Asked a question earlier for a problem I was having. After a few minutes I went back to searching for a solution, and came across I don't know much about SEO or web-scraping beyond the basics, but is ...
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How long should it take to write an SF question?

Apparently, I have form for not asking all that many questions on SF. Re-reading that meta question, I was struck by sysadmin1138's observation that My 'virtual question' count is a lot higher ...
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Delete reasons in the Low Quality Posts review queue are alternating

While reviewing posts in the Low Quality Posts queue I noticed that the available delete reasons were alternating between different options. Every second time the first option says: This does not ...
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Whence the [language] and [languages] tags?

Generally, the Stack Exchange software prevents the creation of tags which differ in plurality. Either the tags language and languages are old enough to predate that restriction, or someone with ...
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What to do when Author removed the hyperlink to the source but left a quotation?

It's about this post: https://serverfault.com/a/573357/468941 I edited it a while ago, adding source material, including a quote. My edit got approved but in the meantime the original author edited ...
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New Server Fault theme coming soon

As mentioned on meta.stackexchange.com several months ago, all network sites will be getting updated themes. Server Fault is one of the first sites that will be updated. As such, I'm posting the ...
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What makes virtual box off topic on server fault?

Background I'm a fairly green user to server fault, and admittedly to server management. I asked this question regarding an issue with virtualbox which was placed on hold on the basis of Questions ...
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One of my answers keeps getting spammed

For some reason this answer https://serverfault.com/a/671363/1435 keeps getting editing by spammers, can we just lock the question for good?
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Is not mentioning business environment equal to off-topic?

SSH server accepts connection and immediately disconnects In this question, I'm wondering if the server is been attacked. I failed to mention if the server is for my company. The question is closed ...
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Canonical Question about Samba's NT Domain migration with rename to Samba's Active Directory

I've spend literally years researching this topic, I was thinking about documenting it somehow. There's a lot of myths and incomplete information around the Web. I'd like to document a way to perform ...
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What to do with the gameserver tag?

Recent activity brought to my attention that there is a gameserver tag, and a significant fraction of the questions under that tag looks like they are off-topic due to being hobbyist questions rather ...
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Where should I ask a question about routing options for Gmail in G-Suite?

I posted this question on webapps.se which covers implementation/features/options of GSuite/Gmail. I understand webapps.se may not be best for it. I think it should be here on ServerFault, but could ...

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