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Site FAQ Update Suggestions

Below are a few thoughts that I've had relating to a few points in the FAQ that need to be cleaned up by the site administration to prevent confusion when people move between Stack Exchange sites (...
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Should something be done about links that are direct to executable content?

This answer to a question 132126 on serverfault mentions a specific product and provides a link to download an installer. When I see a link directly to an exe should I edit out the link directly to ...
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Can we get better email notifications?

When someone answers a question, serverfault emails me. When someone comments on my question, which can very likely contain relevant context to the question, I'd also like an email. Can you make it so ...
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Should blog.serverfault.com be combined with the main blog

At present, all of the sites share a common blog (accessible via blog.stackoverflow.com or blog.stackexchange.com, or following the link in the footer of the SO/SU/meta/careers/apps/area51) except for ...
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Tag merge: 'ssi' and 'server-side-includes'

Seems like a good candidate for merger. Only one question in each. Or should it be handled with a simple re-tag?
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Merge tags wol and wake-on-lan on SF

The tags [wol] and [wake-on-lan] in Server Fault should be merged. They are clearly referring to the same topic and wol is just a short form of wake-on-lan. wake-on-lan has 15 questions whereas wol ...
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Doubtful serverfault migration

Is this question really about "servers, networks or the administration of many machines"? I can't understand how other questions that strictly not programming related (e.g. how to change some setting ...
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Why do people censor serverfault questions that are interesting and valuable due to personal bias?

My comment was closed here at Robot Datacenter Automation, can it be done? because a number of individuals felt it too vague. Well, all of the interesting and useful discussions are. Furthermore, ...
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Retag [backupexec] to [backup-exec]?

On Server Fault, there are 56 tags [backupexec] and no [backup-exec] tags. This seems odd to me, as you would say it as Backup Exec (2 words), much like you would say Windows Server 2008 R2 as ...
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Is blog.serverfault.com still active?

The last post is one month old, and there are only 2 blog entries (the first one made 1 day before the second). Is it still alive? Will we see a higher posting frequency in the future (about the same ...
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Post the Area51 announcement on the SF blog

Now that Area51 has been announced on the SO blog, could you also post it on the SF blog. In the case that people are following the SF blog and not the SO blog and understanding that that might be a ...
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Why are there more questions when I'm logged in?

I've noticed in both ServerFault and SuperUser that when I click the "Questions" button, it shows a lower number of questions when I'm logged out. Why?
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How do I log onto my account

My question was transferred here from stackoverflow. My visible name is Pete Alvin. I tried logging in using Google Open ID and it can't find it. So how in the world to I authenticate or claim Pete ...
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Someone Spamming Serverfault with Noise

Look like there is maybe someone trying out scripts that needs to be blocked: Leave Windows Session Logged On Noticed it since they are responses to my question. It stuff like: "asdasdasdasd"
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Cydeck bulk-spamming serverfault users?

I was the recipient of the following message: My name is Angelica Tello, and I saw your information on Serverfault. I’m interested in getting feedback from tech professionals on a few questions. ...
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Fix discrepancy between Server Fault reasons for migration and FAQ

Server Fault is getting questions migrated to it that are not appropriate to it, because the close reason associated with migration to SF is overly general. From the migrate to SF close reason: ...
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serverfault retag webhosting -> web-hosting

On serverfault web-hosting has 226 questions vs. webhosting with 21 questions. Please retag webhosting -> web-hosting.
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Is this regarded a duplicate on SF?

Just out of interest - I'm not looking to get the poor guy's question closed, just to get a feel for things on server fault - would this question normally be considered a duplicate of this ...
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Is this "note to self" appropriate to post on Server Fault?

I don't know my way around Server Fault so I thought I'd ask first. I am in the process of taking down a Windows Server, and had to back up a number of Subversion repositories (>10) from there. To ...
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SF Retag Request: [Exchange-Server] -> [Exchange] or the other way

There are currently around 400 questions tagged Exchange, and 16 tagged Exchange-Server. Obviously we don't need both, and I would say we get rid of Exchange-Server as there are less questions. That ...
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Giving Answers or Helping to Learn?

I answered this question on Serverfault earlier today, a user wanted to know how he could redirect from a subdomain to an application. I gave the user a number of options, one of which was URL ...
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What to do about external rep scamming

I've come across an example of reputation gaming on VMware Communities where users are using ServerFault to boost reputation over there by asking questions here. We've discussed the pattern of ...
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Bug with number of close votes on summary page

The Most Close Votes tab in the tools page on serverfault (and maybe on other sites, can't get into the tools page on other sites) does not seem to be showing the correct values. If you look at it ...
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Transfer bounty points

I believe If I could transfer points specifically to use for bounties (only for bounties) from sisters sites (like stackoverflow) to other sites, just for the sake of opening bounties, I would have ...
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Retag 'registrar' and 'domain-registrar'

Personally I like 'domain-registrar' better but it seems as though 'registrar' gets used much more. Either way I don't think we need both tags. Also up for discussion: domain(213) domains(28) ...
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Windows Server 2003 tags on ServerFault

There are probably a few others but saw these while searching for an issue I have. win2k3 (16) -> windows-server-2003 (1580) windows-server-2003-r2 (10) -> windows-server-2003 (1580) windows-server-...
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Serverfault orientated podcast

The Stack overflow podcast has always been very tightly focussed on the SO community and programming related conversation. Obviously this is inevitable when the two presenters are both programmers, ...
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Woah, SF has top-banner ads?

When I load SF question/answer view there's a banner ad that appears at the top and then quickly flashes away. Is this a bug? I managed to get a pic :
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Is ServerFault an appropriate place to ask about...

This isn't obvious to me from the FAQ, so I'd like to know if SF is a good place to ask these kinds of questions: Why does KB-xyzzy not install on our mail server? Here are the error codes I get... (...
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Change a question from "Deleted" to "Closed - transferred"

I recently removed (deleted) one of my own questions from Stack Overflow because I re-created the question under appropriate tags on Server Fault. However, I hadn't realized that this would "...
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SF Tag merge- tape and tapedrive?

On ServerFault, there are tags [tape] and [tapedrive]. [tape] has 40 questions, [tapedrive] has 3. It seems that [tape] is being used for all aspects of tape backup, including questions specific to ...
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When I try to log in with my OpenID, I see a weird user name

I try to log in to Server Fault with my OpenID, but it gives me this weird username: user24929. Also, earlier, I asked a question but I was logged out so just entered my name and email and now I ...
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Retag: snowleopardserver => snow-leopard-server

Serverfault Retag Request: snowleopardserver x6 to snow-leopard-server x13 The latter is already favored by the community and is correctly formatted.
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SF: Merge/Re-tag [windows] [xp] to [windows-xp]

ServerFault: [windows][xp] -> [windows-xp] (24) [xp] -> [windows-xp] (57) There's also [vista] (297) -> [windows-vista] (48) so I guess [vista] should win, but this is inconsistant with [windows-...
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question list color coding on serverfault is hard to read

On each site in the question lists, the second column from the left gives a visual cue whether the question has been answered (besides the numeric information). For example, on Stack Overflow, red ...
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Who do I ask about unfair downvotes?

Possible Duplicate: What to do with unexplained downvotes? I have a legit question on serverfault.com. There were several good answers and no complaints. Then, I notice I have a score of -1 on ...
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Colasoft "Spammers"

I have noticed a couple of people on SF that are "spamming" for a company called colasoft. If this was traditional one-liner spam I would be flagging it and moving on with my life. However there is ...
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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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