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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Should I delete a question where the answer turned out to be a hardware problem?

CentOS 6 router/firewall seems to be throttling throughput After much troubleshooting the problem turned out to be a hardware fault with one of the network adapters. For unknown reasons the adapter ...
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Can't fix a typo in a question?

I was just reading this answer, and noticed that OP started talking about hens: However, hen you click on an icon in an Office application, Trying to do my civic duty, I edited and entered a 'w' ...
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Do we want to humor "how do I intentionally provide an insecure service" questions?

tl;dr I'm a DNS admin who has seen numerous DNS attack strategies evolve over the past few years, and I'm uncomfortable with encouraging Q&A's that try to split hairs on how an (intentionally) ...
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Are these essentially the same tags?

I've noticed a lot of edits for microsoft-office-365 some of which I voted to accept some I didn't for various reasons. I've now noticed a few edits for exchangeonline and reviewed them in the normal ...
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Happy X-Mas to all!

I take 2 minute to wish a good xmas and holiday season to all!!
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Downvote + on hold for my questions

I have posted https://serverfault.com/questions/823389/how-to-route-traffic-between-my-nics-on-linux-which-connected-to-proxy-server?noredirect=1#comment1049296_823389 and got marked as "on hold" ...
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What to do with XAMPP/MAMP/WAMP questions

It's generally known that it's a horrible idea to use these one-click LAMP stack installers for anything but local development. That said, with surprising regularity, we seem to get questions from ...
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Duplicate tag [vms] and [openvms]

We have these two tags with the same description: vms with 7 questions openvms with 6 questions One question even has both tags. Suggestion: Make openvms the synonym of vms.
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Can some explain to me how asking a question about learning on a site dedicated to learning is off topic?

Am i wrong about SF being dedicated to learning? Post in question: https://serverfault.com/questions/820671/how-to-learn-networking-without-access-to-hardware I posted this on SF about 30 minutes ...
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Is this question appropriate for Server Fault?

Does anyone know the underling network protocol that is used between host and client for the shipping of binary files from: OneDrive Google Drive DropBox iCloud I suspect the answer is some variant ...
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Answer questions from low reputation users

I have been spending a lot of time Serverfault lately trying to first educate myself, second see if i can be helpful and thirdly bring up my own reputation. I notice 2 things: When a user with a low ...
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Overzealous Moderation - Thread wrongly put on hold

https://serverfault.com/questions/820124/how-can-i-get-access-to-a-new-version-of-mysqldump-on-a-server-that-is-out-of-da My question appears to me to be: Concerning information technology systems ...
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Answer/comment vanished?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Using Hamachi to link domain controllers at multiple sites Yesterday I received a notification on my phone from the StackExchange app that there was an ...
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1 answer
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Can I migrate a question to another Stack site?

If I am not getting enough responses and I believe admins in other stack site can answer this, is it possible to move to another site? Ex: I have asked one Server logging(Linux) related question SF, ...
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Adequacy of question for ServerFault

Is this question adequated to be posted on Server Fault and if not, which subside should be posted in?
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Migrate question to U&L

I asked this: https://serverfault.com/questions/817747/ext4-or-ntfs-lost-all-files-of-the-last-2-years-how-can-i-recover-them I did it wrong because I initially thought that ServerFault was for "...
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I was in the midst of answering a question when my answer was deleted. Why?

I was working on this answer. The only sin I can imagine that I was committing was saving too frequently the work in progress in case I am dragged away from my desk by a more serious fire that needs ...
5 votes
1 answer
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Performing "Suggested Edits" with an reputation score below 2k?

I just saw that some users (see first screenshot) can do "Suggested Edits" with an reputation score below 2k, while I seamed to need an reputation score with 2k (see 2nd screenshot). Did I found a bug ...
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How to address a user who inappropriately edited an accepted answer

I'm not going to provide the example because I'm not here to start a flamewar over someone being an overly aggressive user. However, in the case that another user goes in and starts making edits to ...
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1 answer
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Can I unvote/remove a downvote or upvote I gave?

If somebody accidentally clicked on a upvote or downvote, how can they fix that, e.g. fully remove the vote? It looks like there is no way to remove a vote after the buttons where pressed. Is that on ...
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Why can i still not ask questions? [closed]

I have been active on both Serverfault and Stackoverflow for a couple years, in the beginning just like most new users I asked some bad questions mostly styling and lazy formatting. It wasn't long ...
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Why my question is closed after I edit it?

My question was put on hold, because I ask it too broad. After receive bad comment from user who answered generally I apologized to him and edit question. It was already put on hold and now I see it ...
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Do we want anonymity?

The anonymity tag currently has no description and just 9 questions. Is that a useful tag, and if so, which questions is it appropriate for?
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What to do with questions when the answer is in a man page?

The question that got me wondering about this is here: Displaying nmap result gradually as results are found The answer to the question is directly quoted from the nmap man page. I was tempted to ...
8 votes
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Possible canonical question: Windows Active Directory naming best practices?

Despite knowing squat about Windows, I have already this morning VTC'ed two questions as duplicates of Windows Active Directory naming best practices? Is it time to elevate that question to full ...
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Why are we so strict on the rules?

I have seen a lot of questions closed for being off-topic, that are only off-topic by the broadest of interpretations of the rules. Specifically here. This is an example of a question that might be ...
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Question migration

If, hypothetically speaking, I will ask a question on a SF "I plan to set up an Oracle Exadata installation at my home, [...]" - will it be forcefully migrated to the SU ?
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is candoerz.com associate with serverfault in any way? [duplicate]

I was going though my google postback links and found these (2) links... http://blogs.candoerz.com/question/113042/apache2-serveralias-not-working.aspx Apache2 - ServerAlias not working Is candoerz....
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Google Apps is now G Suite - should the tag be changed?

Google Apps is now G Suite - should the google-apps tag be changed to g-suite? It currently has 433 questions.
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What to do with moderators who act based on personal tastes? [closed]

Question EEAA believed that it was off topic. Actually it's pretty pertinent to serverfault, and you can learn as a sysadmin, how to avoid users to circumvent your protection. One can both learn and ...
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How to flag/close questions about old/irrelevant versions [duplicate]

I just came across an unanswered question from 2012, asking about an issue with the Archlinux boot process. It's now been several years and the Arch boot process changed a lot (switched to Systemd, ...
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How is this question historically significant?

https://serverfault.com/questions/649171/damage-control-stolen-laptop This question was downvoted and closed, but I would like to know: How is it significant?
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Does server fault have an app like stack over flow?

It would come in handy for server administrators like me who ask and answer questions. Thanks.
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Failed a test while reviewing by flagging a question as a duplicate. Now tell me you won't do the same

Here is the question, that I was reviewing: 10 GB of RAM unaccounted for by top It appeared as a new one, so I flagged it as a duplicate of How to interpret output from Linux 'top' command? (...
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Need to revisit rules regarding hosted servers

(extensively edited) This post (https://serverfault.com/questions/807412/backups-running-out-of-disk-space-possible-to-mount-a-network-drive) was flagged as off-topic due to Questions involving ...
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why is a post about fail2ban/ipfw off-topic?

Um, well question says it all - why is a question about fail2ban and ipfw off-topic for "serverfault" and gets migrated to "superuser"? It's about server processes, right? Is it because it's MacOS?
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Is it okay to tell users to RTFM?

A large bulk of users with 1 rep ask remedial vague and constantly reoccurring questions, many are not down voted and some are answered. aren't we enablers for laziness? it seems to be acceptable ...

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