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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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1 answer
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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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4 answers
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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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1 answer
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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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1 answer
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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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1 answer
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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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1 answer
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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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1 answer
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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 ...
4 votes
1 answer
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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
1 answer
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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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4 answers
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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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Splitting questions into difficulty categories

Im not sure if this is possible because it seems like a difficult implementation. However its worth mentioning. This site is meant for systems and networking professionals, which means if we are at ...
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OK, so I just edited my on-hold question

I wrote this question 24 hours ago and amazingly, no less than FIVE of the mods put it "on hold." Apparently I wasn't specific enough in pointing out that this was a BUSINESS QUESTION. I ...
24 votes
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Any reason not to display my full name in profile?

I'm relatively new to Stack so I was just wondering if there are reasons why you wouldn't want to display your real name. Thank you.
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8 answers
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Sick of "unprofessional" questions

I'm seeing SO MANY questions like this: How to get my server viewable from the internet? From the FAQ: Server Fault is for system administrators and IT professionals, people who manage or maintain ...
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2 answers
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Commenting on down votes?

It seems like we have a lot of new folks on the main site now, and every once in awhile I like to answer the "why did I get a downvote???" or "you hurt my feelings" or "you are elitists" type comments,...
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Can we be more polite?

Hello Server Fault people! I really appreciate this help page entitled Be nice. https://serverfault.com/help/be-nice I am frequently concerned with manners. The manners of others and my own. I ...
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1 answer
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Another "why is this off-topic?" AWITOT? :-p

I didn't really want to post a question on meta, but it appears that I have to in this case. A simple explanation in the comments would have sufficed but, after being on ServerFault for a long while, ...
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Is it 'Minor Edit Week' or something?

I've noticed that this week we're getting a lot of tiny pointless edits to posts (https://serverfault.com/users/100013/jakegould, https://serverfault.com/users/294235/lnux?tab=activity) - how are they ...
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How to ask correctly here on serverfault?

Please read the full question before downvoting. I am a very happy stackoverflow user, i also use quite a few other stackexchange sites with a very good feeling. On no other stackexchange site i ...
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2 answers
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As a reviewer, when should I upvote first posts?

I've recently gained the ability to review first posts and I'm curious about what posts genuinely deserve an upvote. The handy help box suggests the following: No Action Needed when this post needs ...
9 votes
1 answer
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What is the etiquette here regarding duplicate posts?

I am having a problem with Powershell, so I came here as a resource to find an answer. I discovered an existing post that is very similar to my own problem here: WinRM will NOT work, error code ...
7 votes
1 answer
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Is it usefull to have both tags 'datastax' and 'datastax-enterprise'?

On questions related to tag cassandra, people tag often datastax and datastax-enterprise (example). I wondered if there a real difference between those two tags, and if one of them should be dropped.
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How to / should I flag exact copy answers

I've had this come up a few times, and found some older answers to similar questions on meta. However I believe that the answer heavily depends on the current moderator staff, as they are the ones ...

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