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Storage question. On topic?

I should probably know the answer to this and I'm thinking the answer is no but would the following question be on topic I have an environment with Live, User Acceptance, staging and development ...
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Have we given up on the review queue?

I'm guilty...I've given up. I simply don't frequent SF enough anymore due to the job requirements to be a daily contributor. But I was actually pretty shocked to see the shape the review queue is in....
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Benefit of closing this question?

I know, my question is a bit vague. Compare two /etc/ directories I want to compare the difference of the configuration of two linux operating systems. I understand that you want serverFault to be ...
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Where did the profile images go?

Currently as I am browsing Server Fault I see pages looking like this: As you can see most of the profile images have disappeared. Right clicking on a broken image and choosing to see the image in a ...
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Duplicate of deleted question

I came across a question which is marked as duplicate of a deleted question. Is it appropriate for a duplicate link to be pointing to a deleted question? If not, what would be the proper way to deal ...
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Why does EEEA get to do what ever he wants and close questions because he wants proof of troubleshooting? [closed]

The title says it all. Why does this site allow EEEA to close comments until he receives proof like he is a judge.
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Is there benefit to a Windows-Identity-Foundation (or related) tag here?

I asked this question, and in the interest of searchability and the like, I'm curious if there's interest/benefit in using a tag for this feature. Issues installing Windows Identity Foundation (WIF)...
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Review audit and I failed, but I disagree. What do I do?

https://serverfault.com/review/first-posts/321318 The tone of the beginning of the question is aggressive and judgemental of OP's co-workers. The audience has only one side of the story. Besides, ...
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Why is there just one person allowed to close off a question?

I asked a reasonable question here - How to allocate memory properly on a windows server running XAMPP? What does this close reason mean and how do things get closed with one vote?
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What is the difference between these two questions? Why was one closed and the other left open?

What is the difference between these two questions? Why was one closed and the other left open? The reason for closure was not duplicate, but that the question was primarily opinion based. They are ...
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The highest rated question on this SE is a rant/opinion about an idiot; what does that tell me about asking good questions here? [closed]

The highest voted question on this SE is effectively a rant about a security auditor: Our security auditor is an idiot. How do I give him the information he wants? While I do find the Q&A ...
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Suggestions on whether or not to close a topic

I am trying to be more involved in this community, since I have gotten much help from existing answers in the past, but I want to make sure I am following intended paths as well. I have a post that ...
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Is it customary for a moderator to delete comments that aren't offensive or off topic due to an edit?

It's been a while since I've been super active on SF, so apologies if things have changed in the last couple of years. This answer originally referenced an incorrect piece of information posted by a ...
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Sudo issue was closed - reason?

I asked this question, and it was closed and deleted. I ask myself: Who hates progress, improvements and changes? https://serverfault.com/questions/846453/alterantive-to-sudo-which-allows-regular-...
2 votes
1 answer
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How to deal with when useful answer or comment is deleted?

I've asked this question and I remember that there is a one more answer posted. On that answer, comment by user joeqwerty was useful and i replied back but after few hours when i see answer was ...
4 votes
1 answer
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Should NetworkEngineering be added to the migration close reason?

While I get there are already plenty to choose from, I'm curious what the percentage of each of those migration options actually occur in a month or year (but have no idea how to compose such a data ...
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1 answer
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Accepted duplicate too quickly

I asked the following question: Puppet.conf server specify port? I assumed the answer and duplicate linked would solve my problem but after following both instructions, my problem still persists. ...
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Can't post a comment unless you have 50 points? [duplicate]

I am posting this question here because I cant ask a question within tne neta site (which I believe is the correct place for this question) as I dont have 5 points! I joined this site in order to ...
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Join site when trying to upvote

I can ask question on the wrong site. (bug report is misleading, my mistake) I can add comments, but cannot delete or edit comments. App Version: 1.0.89 Device Manufacturer: samsung Device Model: ...
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2 answers
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What is the definition of "managing information technology systems"? (with particular reference to Heroku in this case)

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Unauthorised access to Heroku server -- how to trace attacker I have a Heroku server for which I have been essentially responsible for the professional ...
6 votes
1 answer
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adding ipset tag

I have a question about my Server Fault post: replacing a runtime instance of ipset I'd like to add ipset tag to my question. There are actually quite a few questions on serverfault that cover ipset, ...
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1 answer
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tag confusion with [ghost]

It's not clear if the ghost tag refers to the blogging software or Symantec's ghost. I suggest that adding two tags might resolve this problem: • ghost-blog • ghost-symantec
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What delineates a "Business Environment?"

I recently asked a question regarding troubleshooting issues when adding an ESXi host to a vCenter server. However, this question was put on hold, and suggested to be posed on SuperUser (shown below). ...
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1 answer
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Should I write an answer and have it closed immediately as duplicate as an effort to provide more access points?

I read a question about systemd. The question is good, the answers are good. When reading it, I realized that I had a similar question, but phrased differently. The original question is modify ...
7 votes
1 answer
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What to do if my problem is already descibed in an other post, but the solution doesn't work for me?

I am having a problem that is fully described here, with only a small difference (the log of ifconfig that for me has a "lo" field). I could post an other question that would be nearly the same (same ...
15 votes
3 answers
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Should questions "solved by a reboot" be closed?

Based on the comment by the OP of this question, "After a reboot, everything worked out", I flagged the question for closure. It's my understanding that we close questions that are no longer ...
3 votes
1 answer
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What does (unregistered) mean after name in user profile?

If I check this user's profile it shows (unregistered) after a username. What does it mean?
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Can answers on about GPO alterations to User Groups Be Merged?

Due to confusion of the answer given by Joe in the question below and the addition of my picture and information, can the answers be merged together for fellow users looking for the answer to this ...
3 votes
1 answer
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Tag badge mouseover: factor-of-ten error?

I just moused over a gold tag badge, and saw the popup Earn at least 1000 total score for at least 200 non-community wiki answers in the linux tag But my understanding was that one needed at least ...
6 votes
1 answer
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Questions with accepted answers should stand out more

Questions with accepted answers are less emphasized than those without. Is this intentional, and if so is there a reason for this? SO has a green background so perhaps I'm just biased by that, but it ...
3 votes
0 answers
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Error message loading www.serverfault.com

I just typed http://www.serverfault.com to my browser, and it shows an ASP error page. Is that correct behavior?
4 votes
2 answers
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Should a successful (but certainly perfectible) answer be made a community wiki?

I have written a answer that has become unexpectedly successful. But I don’t think my answer is perfect, and some users made suggestions for improvement. Would it be good practice to make this ...
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1 answer
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"bumped to the homepage by Community" generate mostly noise

Just as sample: such type of questions must be closed as offtopic (due to low-level quality) on 2012, and anyway not forced to homepage from trashcan and oblivion in 2017! I saw such (noisy) bumping ...
1 vote
1 answer
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Bounty Option Not Available - Am I missing something?

I have a question that has only had 13 views over 3 days. I was going to give it a bounty to try to increases views on it but there is no option to do so. Do I have to wait longer for this to become ...
5 votes
1 answer
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Nice serverfault image

Here's how splattne's announcement rendered in my browser... I thought it was quite appropriate! [removed broken image link]
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1 answer
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Legal issues upon capturing digital proof upon hosting services scam

Is ServerFault the wrong place to ask for advice of ... how should someone register/capture digital scam proof to be legally sustainable and enough for building a case with a Consumer Protection ...
29 votes
4 answers
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Can non-professional administrators still ask questions about professional setups?

I by no means consider myself to be a professional network administrator. Rather, I am a systems and application programmer, and an occasional project manager. However, due to the nature of my work, ...
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5 answers
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What information should I include or obfuscate in my posts?

This is a Canonical Question about the privacy of Server Fault and the needed detail to get an answer from the community. Is there any information other than a password that would be considered a ...
2 votes
1 answer
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readd answer to question

During rewieving the first post queue i saw following question: SCCM - Find where collections are referenced There was a link only answer which i tried to comment on to help the user understand how ...
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1 answer
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There is a new navigation topbar on the SO

...and so it looks: Our good old black taskbar will probably go away. Earlier the significant changes on the SO were later applied to the smaller SE sites as well (remember as the user pages were ...
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1 answer
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Questions that are flagged for issues relating to "Pricing"

So, I asked a question now deleted, that included the Title "Pay as You Go Server". In hindsight, the wording was poor, and the question has been deleted. My intent for the question was 'How is it ...
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1 answer
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Could oom, oom-killer and outofmemoryerror be merged to oom?

Could oom, oom-killer and outofmemoryerror be merged to oom?
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Change bounty description

I have just put a bounty on a question Rewrite all *.php to single index.php before php-fpm processes it (apache) - canonical answer required and accidentally negated one sentence. I can't see a way ...
3 votes
1 answer
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Should a misleading but informative question be closed?

I have my own question: PXE boot windows PE from Linux Which seems to contribute useful information on how to PXE windows from a Linux server, however the issue I personally experienced was a result ...
3 votes
1 answer
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Concrete question was closed with "too broad"

Just came through this thread: Difference between Microsoft ADCS Standalone CA and Enterprise CA For me the question doesn't look "too broad", because the answer is quite obvious for those who is ...
9 votes
2 answers
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Weird edit approvals?

https://serverfault.com/posts/362856/revisions Maybe I'm just being picky here, but I don't think it was great this edit was approved. NTP doesn't actually support changing the port number, so the ...
1 vote
0 answers
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Tag synonym: powerbroker -> likewise-open

These two tags essentially about one program. I believe it is necessary to combine them.
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1 answer
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I was asked to discuss my question in meta

What secure and good options are there for hosting own private mail server? Somehow the questions asked are not related to the topic of the forum which is for questions about: managing the hardware ...
-6 votes
2 answers
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Which corporate IT policy or firewall rule is being circumvented in this scenario?

The question is being flagged as off topic for violating one of the prohibited questions rules, namely "unauthorized use or misuse of IT systems". I will explain why this is not about circumventing ...
6 votes
1 answer
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SQLServer Remote Management - Is SF the right place to ask?

I have a question on suspected deviation from the MS documentation regarding SQL Server 2016 installed on Server-Core and how its managed, specifically why certain features don't seem to be available ...

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