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Retag request: serverfault hard-disk -> hard-drive

hard-disk (46) seems to be a less-commonly used synonym for hard-drive (157). I think it'd be worth merging the former into the latter, for cleanliness.
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Serverfault users not selecting an answer to questions?

Is it just me, or are many users on the serverfault site not quite getting the "game" of selecting an accepted answer, thus encouraging further help in the future? I've only been there a few days, ...
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Bold + italic Markdown formatting breaks when used on underscored text

While responding to a question on ServerFault I noticed that there seems to be a bug in the display code. Using Bold (**) and Italic (*) at the same time shows up correctly as bolded italic text in ...
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How should "Help me do (whatever), I'm a beginner with no idea what to do" questions be dealt with?

What's the correct way of dealing with a question that's essentially a request for training? Is it just a bad question (vote down) or is it "not a real question" or something else?
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When did the Server Fault public beta end?

Is Server Fault out of public beta? If so, when did it happen? Do you have a reference? Announcement of start of public beta.
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What should users do to move questions to the more appropriate site?

I don't see this question clearly asked and answered anywhere, it's certainly not in the ServerFault FAQ where I was trying to find it. From reading some of the stuff on meta, it seems that: the ...
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Closing duplicate questions on Meta

Possible Duplicate: Discussions should not be marked as duplicate Could we please stop closing duplication questions on Meta? There have been several questions discussing problems with Server ...
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Where did all the admins on Server Fault go?

Did anyone else than me notice the lack of answers, up/downvotes lately? I've been away for a few months, but I notice a huge difference - especially at the number of responses on questions. Why did ...
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Can Serverfault better show whether or not a question has any accepted answers?

On Meta, Stackoverflow, and Superuser, when a question has an answer that has been accepted, its answer count is displayed as light against a dark background. On Serverfault, this difference is much ...
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What does this error on account association failure mean?

"We found differing IP addresses between sites for this association request - please return to Server Fault and try again." I get this when trying to associate a newly created serverfault account ...
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SF Retag Request: [windows2000server] -> [windows-server-2000]

(EDIT: changed the request based on Eric's answer) To align to the convention we've created on SF. 12 questions currently tagged with [windows2000server] 15 tagged with [windows-2000-server] ...
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Are "call support" or "contact the supplier" valid answers?

I asked a question on SF regarding a server setup involving a SAN using Linux. It is definitely a complex question, and one of the major reasons I asked on SF, since it falls strongly in the System ...
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Is there a problem with ServerFault and MyOpenID?

My Server Fault logon seems to be broken (SO, MSO and SU are all fine). When I try to logon using my 'MyOpenID' provider I get the following error on the Server Fault logon page: Unable to log in ...
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Can you add a company field in the user profile ?

Hello, Most of the people answering and posting on serverfault are IT professionals, so a majority belong to a company or another and they can have a bias in their answer. Is it possible for people ...
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What's the reason behind the different background colour on Server Fault?

I've noticed that the background colour of Server Fault is a faded gray (which looks pink on some LCDs) background: #fdfdfd. I'm wondering reasoning for this is because it looks weird compared to the ...
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Why don't people upvote questions they answer?

I've noticed that a lot of questions with several 'answers' aren't upvoted, or are disproportionately upvoted (6 answers, 1 upvote). Is this normal or expected? To clarify, the question being asked ...
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Solving Problems using ServerFault

Using StackOverflow pretty much guratanteed I would eventually solve each problem I posted. I believe this is largely to do with that fact that when solving problems in code, you can post the broken ...
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ServerFault DevDays (AdminDays?)... come to Portland, Oregon

Since your rackspace is hosted in Corvallis, it only seems appropriate that you should include Oregon on your list of stops for the Serverfault world tour/DevDays-equivalent, whenever you get around ...
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Can't accept answer for 'bountied' question on serverfault

I asked this question on serverfault some weeks ago and put a bounty of 50 rep on it (it got published with a bounty of 100 rep attached so I guess the system 'tops up' the bounty amount). When it ...
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Why, when you click on unanswered questions, does it show questions with lots of answers?

Possible Duplicate: Unexpected Results From Clicking The Unanswered Button I must be missing something, but it used to work on stackoverflow such that if you wanted to answer a question nobody ...
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just registered in ServerFault but my user pages said that im member for 24 days

I just registered in ServerFault but my user page said that im member for 24 days. is it a known bug ?
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Please Convert media-centre to media-center on Server Fault

The tag media-centre on ServerFault is spelled incorrectly, it should be changed to media-center. Edit When I made this post I did not realize that "center" was spelled "centre" outside of the US. ...
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System Administrator Appreciation Day

Just thought that today (in South Africa, your time zone may vary) is System Administrator Appreciation Day. Would be nice to see a little banner or pop up on ServerFault saying thanks to the hard ...
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Refactor Serverfault FAQ [closed]

When I go to ServerFault.com/Unanswered I always see the How Does ServerFault Work? (The Community FAQ). Can we refactor this so that it has an answer (which then can be upvoted) and thereby get this ...
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Linux Source code Closed Question closed on Serverfault

I noticed the Jeff Atwood close this server fault question for not being sysadmin realted: Linux Source Code "...am looking for the source code to learn about their working in Linux for all the ...
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Anyone having trouble loading pages from Serverfault?

Stack Overflow all fine, SuperUser all fine, even meta all fine, but Serverfault frequently just 'gives up' in Safari 4. I've tried it from 2 up-to-date Mac OS X machines, in both Safari and Firefox,...
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Retag request: opensource -> open-source on ServerFault

Please change all instances on the tag [opensource] to [open-source]. This is an issue on SO, SU, and SF (on SF the open-source tag hasn't even been created!). "Open source" is two words, so it ...
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Bug: Unanswered My Tags empty after clicking on a couple tags

I was viewing Serverfault Unanswered Questions with My Tags, and clicked one of the tags in the Unasnwered tags list, on the right, I believe Apache. This took me to the Questions section, showing ...
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What's with the prominently placed ads for each question in ServerFault?

For the past couple of days, I've been noticing that serverfault has very prominently placed ads for each question, which doesn't seem to be present in SO. I don't usually mind the ads on the side in ...
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Link detection for HTTPS

Links to HTTPS URL's aren't automatically converted to be clickable, see this example on serverfault: Syntax highlight in bugzilla
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How to deal with Windows Home Server questions on Serverfault?

Should questions about Microsoft's Windows Home Server be closed on Serverfault or tolerated (until SuperUser.com goes online)? I'm sitting on the fence, because they certainly "violate" the FAQ maxim ...
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Data-dump for ServerFault?

Is there any plans for a data-dump for ServerFault? (Or more importantly meta.stackoverflow?)

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