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Why is the question about multiple A records for a hostname closed?

How browsers handle multiple IPs is not only closed, but locked by the mods. I can't see why. It asks for details that are necessary to understand the effects of deciding to use DNS load balancing - a ...
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Unclear what asking - what next?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Unassigned secondary IP stuck on AWS Linux EC2 I realized after the fact that I didn't formulate it as a question exactly. Now I have added some ...
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Subscribing to answers

I have a question about my Server Fault post: finding cause for kernel-power error 41 (scenario 3) Generally, how can I get notified when someone answers my question? I don't want to keep checking ...
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Does that post qualify as a low quality post?

My flagging has been refused for that post. Does posting just your configuration, without anything explaining the setup, is considered so ? Or should it be flagged as should be closed instead ? ...
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Is this post really spam or offensive?

I was asked to review this answer. I thought it looked okay, so I accepted it and got the "You didn't pass" nag. The post had been deleted as "spam or offensive". Does that seem right? The user was ...
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Was this question wrongly marked as an exact duplicate?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: What file do I need to change so Apache won't say what Operating System I am using? Several users had marked it as an exact duplicate, so I tried to ...
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Brocade tag outdated?

There is a tag for the company [Brocade] with the description including "campus Ethernet switches and routers". Brocade was split up and purchased by several companies and the "campus" business was ...
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Get old Q&A of very low quality (VLQ) deleted?

I found this question about access to domain controller, which I think is very low quality (VLQ) and therefore should be deleted, since the OP answered it self with "I made a mistake". So I thought ...
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merge [gnu-screen] and [screen]

AFAICT, screen and gnu-screen cover the same topic, GNU Screen. Can we please merge them? screen has more followers and is the simpler name, so I suggest keeping that. But gnu-screen is also fine if "...
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Merge the tags about Linear Tape Open: lto, lto-3, lto-4

Linear tape open is a famous tape drive technology. The LTO Consortium defines the new generations LTO-1, LTO-2... from time to time. It makes sense to merge all tags to lto, because the the version ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Stack Exchange newsletters including ServerFault sent with Stack Overflow email?

Emails from all non-StackOverflow stack exchange websites are sent from StackOverflow email. Is this intentional? It does look a bit weird in my Inbox as well because of the "name" of the email. ...
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A clarification request for declined flag

This question(For >10k) was originally posted in Japanese language. Due to non-latin characters in title and body, it was picked by SmokeDetector in Charcoal HQ. After looking into the translated ...
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Can't reject or approve suggested edit

When I went to look at the review queues I saw this suggested edit where the only option is Skip. Normally the options are ApproveImprove EditReject and EditRejectSkip. But for this particular ...
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Any way for a non-moderator to see site statistics?

I am curious is there is a URI where a non-moderator can view site statistics.
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Is purpose evaluation required for answering a question?

I was told that policy circumvention is off topic but on one hand I didn't find it in https://serverfault.com/help/on-topic, on the other hand, I doubt people are able to tell the true purpose of the ...
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How is questions per day calculated?

I was just looking at the Stack Exchange website and noticed that Server Fault is down to just 108 102 99 98 97 96 91 89 88 91 70 questions per day. This has dropped from 130 in Aug 2012 and I have a ...
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Should I delete or answer the question with "solved by restarting"?

I have this question 504 Gateway Timeout even when Timeout is set to 600 that I can't figure out why it's not working for the whole evening and this morning, It's working just by restarting the server ...
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Migrate to Raspberry Pi option?

There are quite a number of Raspberry Pi questions here at SF, and nearly all are from new SE profiles. I suspect the users find SF through Google and so post here without realizing there is an SE ...
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Reopen Question 25K+ Views, appears to be a valid question, lots of answers

This is not my question but I came across it in my searching. It has many views (25K+), it appears to be a valid question, it has lots of answers attempting to genuinely solve the problem; but it was ...
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vsan tag on Server Fault

There's a tag vsan on Server Fault without any usage guidance. 7 out of 11 are about a specific product: VMware VSAN. Since tags for other VMware products include the company (vmware-esxi, vmware-...
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Should this question be migrated to here?

do you think that this question should be migrated to here from Unix&Linux? Thanks,
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Should <2k rep users avoid making small-character edits?

Yesterday I ran across an answer where the author uploaded an image to Stack Exchange's Imgur, but provided a link to it in their answer instead of embedding it. That's a pretty simple markdown ...
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Do we need a separate site for "researchers"?

Does this proposal define a new site beyond Server Fault, Super User, Computational Science, Linux, and our other computing sites? Research Computing (proposal link) for research computing ...
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Problems reviewing such wide ranging topics

I've recently forced myself to be more active with review tasks, and I've also run into a big problem with review tasks that is also a bit related to something that might be a problem with SF overall. ...
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1 answer
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Please advise me if my question belongs to StackExchange. And if yes -- which site is it best asked at?

I was about to ask a question at ServerFault, but I doubt it could be closed as off-topic, thus it would be better to ask here first. In a brief my question would be asking for an advice on what ...
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1 answer
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Some tag changes needed related to Google Kubernetes Engine

So this has just happened, which necessitates some tag changes here. Could someone with the appropriate permissions (I don't yet have enough rep to do so) kindly create tag google-kubernetes-engine, ...
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Server Fault SE style format improvement [duplicate]

I added few tags in Favorite tag list. Whenever I scrolling down the questions on this site, i found myself a bit trouble to see Favorite tagged questions. I'm not saying I can't see but not in ...
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Is the "Add Another Answer" button really required?

Under which circumstances does a user answer two different answers on the same post? When I think about it, I believe I've already edited some old answers of mine to add more solutions (that I've ...
4 votes
1 answer
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Votes from users under 15 reputation

I have a question about my Server Fault post: VXLAN format details Are votes from users under 15 reputation visible to the owners of the comments? Are they notified someway?
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1 answer
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How to remove my question?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Vxlan Outer MAC Header Can I delete my question if I later understand that's a wrong question? If not can someone do that for me for the linked one? Or ...
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2 answers
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Is it time for a canonical question/answer on non-hostname-aware protocols?

After yet another question asking how to bring hostname-awareness for proxying purposes to a protocol that doesn't have any support for it, is it time for a canonical question on hostname-aware ...
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Question about "Amazon API gateway" put on hold at Server Fault

The reason is stated as "off-topic": "Questions on Server Fault must be about managing information technology systems in a business environment. Home and end-user computing questions may be asked on *...
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1 answer
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Posting question and answer for information purposes

I love this place, but almost solely as a spectator. Many of my questions are too vague or meandering for SE, such as "What should I name my domain" or "How do I make Exchange work?" However, example ...
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Why was this given as the reason for off-topic?

I had posted this question some time ago, and I had my doubts (even the question mentions it) whether it was on-topic on serverfault, since it wasn't exactly the type of question one would usually ...
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Question IS relevant to server fault! Please remove hold and down votes

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Is it possible to run a Minecraft server on AWS Lambda? This question is not about end-user or domestic environments. I have now updated the question to ...
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Is it okay to update accepted answer on my own question?

Yesterday I asked this question – All requests go into ELB surge queue, and eventually got a partial reply which lead me a right direction of finding a more clear answer, that was provided by the ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Please unduplicate

I posted a question and it was marked as duplicate and before I could edit and explain why it's not, it was closed. I have edited it since. I would like to reopen it, because it's basically the ...
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1 answer
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If you don't vote, the site will die

To the VtC vote: The "original" tries to encourage votes in general, to remove bad questions. This post is about the size of the VtC queue and about the role of the community control in the system. ...
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would this question be more appropriate in SF?

The following question was asked a few weeks ago. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/45554311/docker-on-windows-in-production No one has been able to answer it on SO. Would that question more ...
1 vote
1 answer
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Why was this question flagged as off-topic?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Application is not accesible using a public IP address Why was this question marked as off-topic? It isn't related to development problems, and I don't ...
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Can I ask for advice on a problem with a server if the OS I'm trying to install is not on the support matrix?

I'm failing to successfully install Arch Linux on a HP ProLiant Gen8 server. The support matrix for that server doesn't list Arch Linux as a supported OS. Does that mean that if I ask a question on ...
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1 answer
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Proposal for rename of tcp-offload-engine tag

The ServerFault stack exhange site has a tag named tcp-offload-engine: https://serverfault.com/questions/tagged/tcp-offload-engine Practically all of the questions, however, are about partial forms ...
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What is happening to the VtC queue? [duplicate]

As we can see, the VtC queue is around 200 since a long time. Its daily stats show a very low activity. It seems, the 3k+ users of the site produce a much lower review activity as they had to. Other ...
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1 answer
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Bounty an exceptional answer on a closed question

On the question Why does x86 represent 32bit when x64 represents 64bit?, Daniel C. Sobral gave an amazing answer. I'd like to bounty it because I never could find any of the information he shared. ...
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What IS a "professional capacity"?

This is part of a set of questions on how Server Fault defines "professional" system and network administration. For additional information, see: Why "professional capacity"? ...
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1 answer
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No rep refund after bounty expired? [duplicate]

I understand that the bounty on my SF question may not be refunded and automatically awarded if there is at least one answer, but I still lose the 50 rep I posted as bounty if there are no answers? ...
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1 answer
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Why was this NAA flag declined?

On the question How do I force sync the time on Windows Workstation or Server? this answer was posted. It clearly does not attempt to answer the question, so I flagged it NAA. My flag was declined ...
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If you must recommend a product in answers, what details are required?

Questions that solicit product recommendations are off-topic on Server Fault. However, there are legitimate cases where a good answer may include a product recommendation. What details about the ...

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