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Downvoting in response to closed question

After a question was recently closed the poster of said question started downvoting posts of everybody participating in the closure of his question. Is such behavior considered appropriate? If not is ...
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Can I ask for help on choosing a load average threshold?

I have a pipeline that runs some computationally intensive tasks on a Linux machine. The script that launches these checks the current load average and waits if it is above a certain threshold. I ...
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Why does this count as a valid answer?

I came across a question asking the following: Recently, I have encountered a problem of limiting Internet Access to specific programs. Could anybody recommend a good way of doing that, without ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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Are problems that turned out to be typos "Not a Real Question"?

I happened to see the three questions below in short succession, and they all struck me as being "non-questions" because the problems described were either due to a typo or a misinterpretation of what ...
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What to do with a question where answer is "I had a typo"? [duplicate]

This may generalize to other questions, but I found a question that seems to me as well formulated, it's an interesting question, but the problem that the questioner user had was a typo in it's ...
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Voted Down on Answer

I recently reviewed a question on serverfault, added a comment, and replied to the question. Q: Installing Ubuntu 14.04 Server as Web server I realised that the question was questionable, because ...
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Are we professionals or...?

Not long ago I cam across this question. Naturally, my first reaction was to simply vote to close it. Not sure why everyone else did not do it and even a moderator did not do it but rather just ...
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Configuration management questions

Where do questions about ansible, Jenkins, puppet, chef and others....belong? I see them on stack overflow and server fault.
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Is the suggestion to use a different Operating System reasonable?

I post recently about an issue I had regarding Upstart and Ubuntu 14.04. Two mods chimed in, one suggesting I use a systemd based OS, and another supporting the suggestion to consider another OS. My ...
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What is the scope of what docker questions are on topic here?

This question briefly touches on this subject: Are questions on Docker suitable for ServerFault? But none of the answers really address the general question comprehensively about what types of ...
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Should anonymizing IP addresses, hostnames, company names and other PII be encouraged? [duplicate]

Not to pick on any particular question, but I noticed this question doesn't appear to have anonymized: an IP address from the server access log the referer header the domain name of the site being ...
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Why was my edit to "Must boot manually after a manual installation of Debian on ZFS root file system" rejected?

I came across Must boot manually after a manual installation of Debian on ZFS root file system on the main site. The OP had not included the specific error messages in the question (they were posted ...
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Accidentally shared personal information via screenshot. How to delete from stack.imgur.com?

I uploaded a screenshot to ServerFault, or more precisely, to stack.imgur.com. The screenshot contained personal information, which I only discovered afterwards. I replaced the screenshot in the ...
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What do I do with a question that has become irrelevant?

I asked a question (Can't connect to remote centos 7 install from at least one host) that has for whatever reason resolved itself after almost a day of not using the affected computer. I was going ...
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Which Header tags need beheading?

I was looking for a suitable tag for a question about the email headers my email server creates but while looking I noticed that header-related tags could probably do with a clean-up: I'm sure there ...
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Soliciting chargeable work from OP?

So I stumbled on a post when OP clearly was out of their league. In the comments of an answer, the OP was informed that the scope of work was such that they should pay for it. Further down, a second ...
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Can I ask for a comparison between two specific testing tools?

I have a question about feature differences between two Fluke cable and network testing tools. It's probably more appropriate for e.g. an Amazon community question but I havent been getting responses ...
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Don't vote to close so many old questions at once

Someone has been voting to close a ton of old questions in the past couple days. The review queue jumped from about 40 (for me) to over 100. I don't disagree with whoever (*cough* noob *cough*) is ...
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Why are Jenkins related questions not suitable for ServerFault?

Recently I asked a Jenkins configuration question here on ServerFault, and it got migrated to StackOverflow (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/35610719/is-there-a-way-to-separate-github-webhooks-in-...
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Four spaces not creating code block after bullet list

Not sure if this is the right place for the question, but in this question indenting by four spaces isn't creating a code block. It's working just fine if I ask a new question like this I found that ...
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Dispute Off-Topic

How can I dispute one of my questions having had been marked as off-topic? I have asked this question on Server Fault after I discovered that I should put the question on Server Fault.
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can I ask about configuring Server applications on a regular PC

I want to ask about something with Microsoft SQL Server configuration. The question invovles some program not working because of compatibility issue with the version I have of SQL Server, the ...
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Someone is removing the history tag. Was that discussed and should the edit be accepted or rejected?

Someone started to remove the history tag from all questions, as I see in the 'Suggested Edits' queue. I agree that this tag is useless and should be removed. However, I don't find a discussion and ...
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We should bring back the "question must show a minimal understanding" close reason

As per this discussion, the old "questions must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved" close reason has been replaced. However, questions such as this one (*) (and ...
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Is such a question going to be on-topic here?

I have a service, for which I have to develop such a mechanism which issues notification to the administrator if it fails. I already have few ideas in my head about how this might or might not work, ...
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What posts get deleted, and why?

A fair number of posts get deleted on Server Fault, for a wide variety of reasons and by a diverse set of methods. Because these posts are, by definition, not visible and not searchable, there tends ...
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Why was this question closed and moved to SU?

I asked this question: https://superuser.com/questions/1039154/twitter-user-profiles-dont-appear-up-when-on-some-vpns It was closed as off-topic and moved to SuperUser. I'm just a bit perplexed as ...
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Reminder: Hyperlink citations are freeform text

The practical upshot is that you don't have to worry about numerical sequencing or having to rearrange things if edits are made at a later date. Definitely useful for tag wiki stuff, or any other ...
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Should 'productive sysadmins without root' be listed as a canonical question?

Should Linux: productive sysadmins without root (securing intellectual property)? be listed as a canonical question?
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Many old questions getting additional proftpd/vsftpd tags

There seems to be a rash of questions recently getting resurrected by the addition of either a vsftpd or a proftpd tag. Let me be clear: I don't refer to previously-untagged questions; those are ...
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Honeypotting Serverfault for questions that should not be asked! Should this stop?

A recent thread of mine on ServerFault has raised an eyebrow regarding the lack of support for server software, which i was intentionally misled here due to search results on google hooking into all ...
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Why do people think questions about cPanel/WHM is the same as questions about cPanel?

The 'off-topic' blah blah, warns of cPanel as being off topic, so it allows moderators to just brush by a post, see the word 'cPanel', and put on hold / etc on the fly. Yes, moderators rush through a ...
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Why was this flag declined? [duplicate]

This is about a particular flag about this answer that got declined: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxErhxEbQcA&feature=plcp is a good video. Start at ep 11 and work your way through the SSL bits....
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How to ask my question but obfuscate my real data

I asked one question about my DNS records and was forced to substitute my real domain name and IP with fake data like 111.111.111.111 & bar.com. One user didn't welcome that and made me -1, so I ...
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Help with mass retagging of FTP related posts

As discussed here, I've been going through posts tagged with "ftp", and adding FTP server-specific tags (e.g. "proftpd", "pureftpd", and "vsftpd") where relevant. There are many such posts, and the ...
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re-open for the sake of searchable community knowledge [closed]

As foreseen, I am pleased how others have contributed to and evolved this mini project: Supports both IPv6 and IPv4 ipset rather than iptables state files no longer required. https://gist.github....
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"Disciplined" badge remained after undeleting relevant question

Today I deleted a post of mine with 3 points and undeleted it later. There is this badge called Disciplined (Delete own post with score of 3 or higher), it was awarded and it remained even after ...
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Review question: Retagging of old closed untagged questions

Recently, a number of old, closed questions with the tag untagged have been edited with that tag being replaced with an actual tag. Here's an example of such an edit. The question is several years ...
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VirtualBox tag warning

One Stack Exchange feature which is significantly underutilized here at SF is tag warnings. These pop up when a user enters a tag into their question and can provide guidance on how to use the tag or ...
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How should I vote on a question which I consider too low quality to migrate?

I came across a question in the close queue, which I feel need to provide some more information in order to be a good question. I could vote to close the question, but I can see that the question ...
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How should we deal with old link-only answers?

Sometimes I come across old answers with little more than a link to another site. And sometimes these answers have been upvoted multiple times. The answer I most recently came across said only this ...
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On hold for a valid question conforming to guidelines

Im certain that the answers of several of the "power members" of the community are not in a good light in this question I have asked, but they can edit their responses. https://serverfault.com/...
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Please don’t make Careers programmers only in practice! [duplicate]

Careers will soon be merged into Stack Overflow. Only two sites are concerned by this change, because there’s currently only two kind of jobs on Careers, developers and system administrators. ...
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Why is my question closed as 'too broad'?

My question here: Are HDD <-> SSD transfer speeds completely bottlenecked by HDD speed? is very specific but was closed as 'too broad'. Maybe it doesn't look like every other question that is ...
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Asking a question about HTTP and HTTPS ports for hosting a website

I'm trying to figure out what StackExchange site would handle questions related to software ports, and their purpose?
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How to fix a question?

About a year ago, after reading the FAQs, I'd posted a question (link) here. Apparently it wasn't a very good question because it got closed shortly thereafter. The reason was that it didn't "...
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Is a question about installing Apache modules on topic here?

I have a question to ask about installing the mod_wsgi module for Apache on Centos 7, so that I can write a python web server. I wanted to make sure it would be on topic here before asking it though. ...
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Change the duplicate excerpt

Currently, This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please edit this question to explain how it is different or ask a new ...

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