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RSS Feed for bounties?

Is there a feed available somewhere that tracks bounties offered? Apologies if this has been discussed and rejected elsewhere.
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Suggested tag replacements for linux-networking, windows-networking

I think that instances of [linux-networking] should be replaced with [linux][networking] and [windows-networking] with [windows][networking] I think doing this would be a good idea because having the ...
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Bad Synonym for APT

I think that the apt tag shouldn't have been set to a synonym of apt-get but it should have been the other way around. apt is the technology, apt-get is one of many ways to use apt. Probably we ...
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Avoid Tumbleweed badge

Is it ok to delete a question with low views and no answers and also no comments for some time and re-post it in order to get more visibility and maybe an answer?
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adding new tags

How can we add new tags which we can see under Tags tab?
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Removed answer by a moderator???

I think mrdenny deleted one of my answers and I think it's because I've just linked external material w/o providing a solution. Nothing to say about the reason, but I think it'd be better to let the ...
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What is "Do you haz teh codez"?

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Reclaim 100 reputation for associating accounts

I remember getting the 100 rep for associating my account in serverfault to other stackexchange sites (stackoverflow was my first account)... then some-how I've lost them. That only happened in ...
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I've had a fault on my broadband connection (now resolved) and my ISP has posted a diagnostic. Would it be OK to ask what it all means?

I'm not sure whether this would be a suitable question for SF or not. My broadband failed a few days ago and has just been restored. My ISP posted the output from a diagnostic test as a response to ...
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Is there a result of voting up a comment?

It doesn't seem to accrue reputation points for the recipient, so I wonder if it does anything more than increment a score for the comment itself?
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Why was my server 2003 question moved to superuser.com?

This question https://serverfault.com/questions/213602/why-would-a-2tb-drive-say-half-its-space-is-used-when-it-isnt-closed was moved to superuser.com, and I don't know why. It's an O/S question ...
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New flag reason for "Pointless Answer" for "Me too" type answers

I'm referring to a rather specific class of "answers" that people post, but it is happening frequently enough now that it's generating a lot of crap "answers" and is starting to annoy me somewhat. ...
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Why limit site to "many desktop PCs" and no mention of laptops? [closed]

FAQ says I can ask questions here when I manage many desktop PCs. What if I manage 100's of laptops?
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Why am I false?

Getting this error around 9:30AM (CST): when visiting the Questions/newest tab.
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I cannot read when typing (reading and editing only upon successive submissions)

My posts are frequently hijacked by comments: "Stop typing and start reading" "don't make so many revisions" Generally understanding these cyclic worries, I should explain that I cannpt do any ...
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What's the worst question you've ever seen on SF.com?

I thought it might be neat/funny to link to the worst questions you've ever seen on serverfault. I'll start us off with https://serverfault.com/questions/209537/hi-can-any-ony-explain-elaborately-...
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I had a question migrated from supseruser. What steps can I take to associate the question with my new SF account?

Just as the question says, how can i get my migrated question associated with my account? Here is the question in question: My web-page doesn't seem to be available on other computers (the www) ...
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mod_rewrite/htaccess/etc. questions - migrate?

As was noted by sysadmin1138 in the Unprofessional Questions thread, we've been getting a lot of mod_rewrite questions as of late. Add to those all of the questions we get asked regularly about ...
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What is the meaning of the square box around question answer?

I read the whole FAQ and I did not find that answer.
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Can we get Migrate to Ask Ubuntu?

I'm seeing more than the occasional Ubuntu question float through here that relates to the Ubuntu Desktop OS (I'm going to try and find a list now) Any chance we can get a "Migrate to Ask Ubuntu" ...
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Server Fault FAQ Update

Based on the responses to this question here, and after reviewing the FAQ again, I would like to suggest a section be added similar to Super User which explicitly states what questions are not allowed ...
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Where's the StackExchange Inbox?

I often see an attention-seeking indicator in the upper left corner of the page at the 'StackExchange' drop-down menu, and when I click on it there's another indicator within stating there are (...
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Spam users to dispose of

"http://www.top-password.com/reset-windows-password.html" site:serverfault.com That search gave me a nice list of posts that got missed when we started spam-flagging. There are three users used for ...
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How do you ask a question about server fault after reading the faq and not finding clarification?

The meta links to the server fault meta community area, where it should be appropriate to ask a question about what is appropriate for server fault, before actually posting to server fault, and having ...
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Do questions about managing and troubleshooting gaming server software belong here?

I've proposed to have a migration path from Gaming to Server Fault not just to give questions on this topic (example questions: 1, 2, 3) a place where they'd fit better, but rather to give them better ...
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Are most Serverfault users Unix or Windows Admins?

Im very curious to this.. StackOverflow seems to have a much larger Unix aware user base At times im very excited to see lots of Unix questions about cool stuff.. However it is often that there is ...
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What Should I do About An Answer I Can't Verify

Several months ago I asked a question on server fault. Someone just answered it but we replaced our 10.4 deployment with a 10.5 deployment earlier this year and I now have no way to verify the ...
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Announcer, Booster, Publicist Badges -- How exactly are these earned?

How exactly is a link to whatever question tracked back to your username? I assumed some sort of link with a username in it or some kind of key, but I couldn't find that anywhere. Any help much ...
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How exactly does the "Tenacious" badge work?

The description says "Zero score accepted answers: more than 5 and 20% of total". I understand what zero score accepted answers are, and more than 5 makes sense, but what is "20% of total"? I'd ...
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Should "sysadmin" and "system-administration" tags be merged?

sysadmin has ~300 questions and system-administration ~20
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Recent reputation calculation bug

Not a big deal, it just displays wrong from time to time as seen in the picture: It should be 59, but shows 58. Update: Perhaps this is my mistake, looking back now I see there was another downvote ...
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Should we try to eliminate password reset questions?

I realise this was somewhat covered previously in this question but this question, which is merely another in a long line of similar ones, prompted me to think that perhaps such questions should be ...
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Where are the "belongs on..." closing options?!?

I was trying to close this question as belonging on superuser.com, but I don't see anymore the "belongs on..." options when clicking the "close" button. What happened to them?
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What's the best way to understand the knowledge that exists in the ServerFault-SE community?

I've looked at the tags, but it's still hard to tell what questions will get the most value.
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What to do with questions tagged "community-wiki"?

https://serverfault.com/questions/tagged/community-wiki Given the recent change to abolish CW questions, what do we do with these? Remove the tag. Get a diamond mod to convert the question Close the ...
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Merge tags 'logging' and 'logs'

I think the following tags should be merged. logs: 88 questions log: 54 questions logging: 258 questions These seem synonymous to me.
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Add writing in coherant english to FAQ

Following this question could it be added to the FAQ about writing in coherant english? I'm not trying to be a grammer/spelling nazi, and I realise that it does depend on location (i.e. colour/color) ...
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Could Appropriate Tags Cross-Post to Relevant SE Communities?

Since the recent addition of new communities for Unix and Ubuntu within the StackExchange (particularly ServerFault), I propose that tags posted to SF with relevant tags ("Ubuntu", "Solaris", "Unix", ...
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Is it possible to merge the book and books tags?

Subject says it all.
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Is it possible to see who upvoted or downvoted a reply?

I'd like to find out whether my reply got downvoted by the same person who upvoted it. As I'm relatively new to ServerFault I'd like to ask the voter to clarify what it is they think I should or ...
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Merge tags rsyslogd and rsyslog

Can the following tags be merged please: rsyslogd: 6 questions rsyslog: 5 questions tagged Will this make rsyslogd and rsyslog synonyms? (My first request. Let me know if I'm not doing this right.)
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Overly-pedantic edits for spelling, usage, and grammar?

Is there a group opinion (or should there be one) about this situation? I've noticed a user who has a history of editing other people's questions, some of them months old, to replace "javascript" with ...
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Why downvote a question or answer on server fault?

FAQ says "To gain reputation, post good questions and useful answers." Is it valid to downvote an answer because it isn't useful (e.g. doesn't give enough information to help?) Or downvote a question ...
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Cross-posting to unix.stackexchange.com?

If I have a question that is Unix sysadmin related. It's not clear to me whether it should go to serverfault or unix.stackexchange.com. Is cross-posting acceptable? The specific question I have in ...
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How do I close an off-topic question I posted earlier ?

Some days ago I posted this question. Now I would like it to be closed since I understand it doesn't belong here. I have posted it in SU which I think is the right place. Can someone help me in ...
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Pick an easter egg for chat.serverfault!

On chat.meta.stackoverflow, there's a little easter egg where text entered as [status-blah] will be rendered as a moderator only tag. We'd like to do something similar, but specific to ...
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http link not working correctly

Attempting to use the hyperlink button does not work in certain circumstances. THIS IS MY HYPERLINK The above text is actually a hyperlink, but does not appear as a hyperlink. It points to: http://...
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I've just noticed a bunch of questions tagged with [2008]

If you check out https://serverfault.com/questions/tagged/2008 there are about 10 or so. There were more, but I retagged the obvious ones (the ones tagged [windows] [server] [2008]). There are also ...
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Possible sockpuppet account?

https://serverfault.com/users/31965/rob-van-dam 100 consective day visits, > 400 votes, 0 questions, 0 answers. Smells either like a sockpuppet, or a consciencous observer. No offense if it's the ...
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Merge 64 bit tags

I've just noticed there are currently 128 64-bit tags and 89 x64 tags. While that's a fair few of each I really think they should be merged before it gets much messier.

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