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How to move or reopen; question relates to both ServerFault and Stack Overflow

My question on slow mysql performance was closed as off-topic: Questions on Server Fault must be about managing information technology systems in a business environment. Home and end-user ...
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"Not an answer" flag declined

I've asked a question with a bounty as below: Hot swapping physical disks passed through to a qemu VM The bounty has now expired and there is one answer, which I regard as basically an attempt to ...
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This is why this site suffers from a lack of talent

Its an uphill challenge to get good information out of this site to the point where I usually look elsewhere. If the users here want to attract better talent and better answers then the attitude has ...
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Should answers offering risky suggestions be edited to warn about the dangers?

I recently submitted a suggested edit to this answer on HP DL380p Fans run 100% as soon as OS Loads but even though it highlights a potential fire risk involved with following the solution given in ...
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How to get a new tag added to Serverfault?

I would like to add the tag "NVLINK" to list of available tags. I don't have high enough reputation though. NVLINK is a hardware based GPU to GPU data link created by Nivida. It is the basis of it's ...
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My attempted posted answer says looks like spam and won't post

I'm all about sharing research. My lengthy and detailed response to a question, including a working script will not post because "it looks like spam". Anyone have an idea how to fix this?
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Can I Ask About Linux Server Security Vulnerabilities?

I am jumping into hosting a Linux server on AWS, and I need a place to ask my question that I could not find online about hidden vulnerabilities to Linux servers. Is it acceptable to post this ...
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How do I create a new tag?

I have an idea for a new tag. I think adding this tag would improve Server Fault. How do I add this tag? I am not finding documentation of how to do this. Topics I would like to know about creating a ...
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Request adding Raspberry Pi stack to off topic site list

I'm going through the new posts which is not something I usually have a lot of time to do and I'm seeing multiple questions for networking on Raspberry Pi device. There is now a stack specifically for ...
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Is server fault an ok place for questions about citrix management?

I am a systems engineer that is currently learning about citrix in an MSP live production environment. I want to know if Server Fault is the place to go to ask questions regarding troubleshooting ...
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I will no longer be moderating SF

A few months ago I took a break from moderating and participating in SF for reasons mostly unrelated to today's post. I am not entirely 100% satisfied with the way that turned out, but I am cautiously ...
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What do you do when you see an outdated question or answer?

ServerFault and a lot of other SE sites have been around for a decade or more, but technologies advance very rapidly. I recently came across a ServerFault question with an answer which, although it ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Proposed edit makes no sense?

I've got an edit rejected, which is ok, but I'm a bit puzzled by the rejection comment. This edit was intended to address the author of the post and makes no sense as an edit. It should have been ...
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1 duplicate and 1 closed question - enough to limit my account from posting?

I had a novice account here, 4 questions asked (more answers): https://serverfault.com/users/208540/t-todua?tab=questions and out of 4, only 1 was marked as duplicate and 1 closed. However, my ...
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When are powershell related questions off-topic?

In this question I was asking something about Powershell syntax - I had a specific problem with the Powershell commands of Microsoft Exchange server, but wanted to know the answer for all kinds of ...
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Retaliatory downvotes

Somebody is going through my answers and downvoting them (in the last hour or so). Some of them are old but still work. And this one for example had been marked as the accepted answer by the OP. Is ...
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Where to post questions that might not fit serverfault?

I have a issue with high system cpu usage with qemu but because i use a panel (virtualizor) that (probably?) doesn't fit on sf. I mainly just dont want to get downvoted into oblivion because "it ...
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Close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3

I wanted to ask if the community was interested to have the vote threshold lowered, as they did on StackOverflow (We’re lowering the close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3 for good) I ask as often ...
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Reputation from sister sites should be considered

Sometimes I would like to edit the tags on a question, but I don't have the 'reputation' to do so. How about taking into account reputation on sister sites? I have over 100K total between ...
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Why is my question about subdomain usage with content delivery networks off-topic?

I wanted to know if there were any specific technical reasons why large enterprises do not use subdomains to identify their CDNs. I spent a fair amount of time carefully wording my question and ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Happy New year 2020

I drop in to wish a happy new year to the community ! :) A small image for it in the spirit of SF :) Edit, a good image that fit the spirit of MSE :P (j/k, but the message is nice anyhow :) ) Edit2;...
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Should the Tag #ansible-playbook be merged into the Tag #ansible?

It seems reasonable to have distinct tags for ansible, ansible-tower, and ansible-galaxy, as they are fundamentally different features/areas of the Ansible family. The Tag ansible-playbook by itself ...
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What about adding DevOps SE to the migration menu?

Currently, it is not possible to move a question to the DevOps SE: If a question is about tools that are related to "how to improve the communication between Dev and Ops", like Jenkins, Cloud ...
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I am unable to post questions even though I have positive reputation

I have positive reputation in Server Fault, I also don't have any negative votes on my questions, yet all of a sudden today I see that I am banned from asking questions and I am not allowed to ask any ...
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Need help unlocking a question

I feel like my question is locked by a moderator without cause (anymore). What's the equivalent of Nagios time periods in Prometheus? Can someone step in here?
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How to whitelist tags?

I don't want to keep adding tags to the ignored list. Is there a way to hide everything in my frontpage and only whitelist certain tags?
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Does my tunneling question belong here or on SU?

I've just asked this: How do corkscrew, proxytunnel and httptunnel set tunnels up? but on second though, I'm not sure whether it belongs on SF or on SU. On one hand, it's about managing network ...
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I've found the answer to a question about 10 minutes after posting it. Do I just delete the question?

Specifically I asked this question: Looking for the Docker way to get just the 1st Repository Tag in "docker inspect" after looking for the solution for at least an hour. But after writing ...
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PART 2: How does the drama on meta.SE affect Server Fault?

Reduced moderation To start with, two of the moderators on Server Fault have drastically curtailed their activity on the site. Michael Hampton: "After catching up on this situation, including today'...
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PART 1 What is all the drama on meta.SE about?

If you follow meta.stackexchange (meta.SE), you'll have seen the huge number of posts about the new Code of Conduct (CoC), about Monica Cellio being removed as a moderator from multiple sites, about ...
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Move Question From Superuser

Can this question be moved from Superuser? Or is there a way I can use it? https://superuser.com/questions/1491066/errors-2502-2503-when-installing-msis?noredirect=1#comment2249939_1491066
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serverfault.daytorrents.com Phishing?

The origin https://serverfault.daytorrents.com is coming up in Google searches. This site appears to be masquerading as serverfault.com, and is very convincing. It has a valid HTTPS certificate and ...
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Is serverfault the right forum for the below question

What is the performance impact of SSL with openJDK 8? I know there's no hard and fast answer to this, but I am looking for performance under the following scenario. Performance of network I/O for SSL ...
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There is a spelling error in my comment and I can't edit it. What are my options?

I've already made an appointment with my psychiatrist. What else can I do now that editing is no longer possible?
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Question modified into new question after being answered

Earlier I answered this (now deleted) question about SMTP configuration. After I answered it, the OP changed the question completely, including my suggested changes and posted the next problem that ...
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Question potentially off-topic, judment and possible migration needed

In regards to this question. I am an IT Professional and I am doing sysadmin work on a network appliance and server on what is my primary business network. However, I do not use it to provide services ...
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Why should questions about interactions between my server and bots off-topic?

I understand that this site has an established history of prejudice (🙃) towards questions about shared hostings or control panels. However, I still can't see how these questions (1, 2) not comply ...
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Are questions asking about reading metadata business questions?

I'm not sure if my question is applicable to business environment, as required in What topics can I ask about here?. Can you check and see if it's on-topic here? Below is my draft. What makes Open ...
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Legitimate question about server setup, detailed my attempts, but told not professional way to do things

I have a question about my Server Fault post: OpenVPN how to route Internet traffic through a client My post was initially put on hold for lack of clear problem statement. I edited it so that the ...
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How do I send a topic invitation to a contributor

I posted a question a month ago and from reading other questions and responses I can see two highly rated contributors that could probably answer my question in a heartbeat -- but there seems no ...
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Duplicate questions between the StackExchange sites?

I'm not sure how to "ask the same question" or even if this is allowed on different affiliate sites from StackExchange. For example, my question on Ask Ubuntu, which is an affiliate site: https://...
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Restructuring Atlassian tags

I just noticed that there is a tag atlassian which doesn't really servera purpose, since Atlassian isn't a single product, they produce a lot of products. There are tags for some products: fisheye: ...
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Are questions about configuration files on-topic?

The question I'd like to ask is about a Nginx configuration file. If the question is not on-topic here where do those kind of questions belong to? Update: The question was moved here
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Marking questions from new users as duplicate without enough knowledge

I am concerned about marking questions from new users as duplicate, without enough knowledge of a particular subject (or tag). New users may not even know how to ask. By marking a unique question from ...
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Bounty removal request

Can we have the bounty removed from this question so that we can close it please? The question is the epitome of a bad question that is unanswerable and is attracting some truly bad answers ;) Only ...
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"You can only post once every 40 minutes." Why do I get this error?

I'm trying to post a question on ServerFault, but I keep seeing this error: You can only post once every 40 minutes. Why is this error showing? What do I need to do differently? Keep in mind: I ...
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Reminder that a bad answer is still an answer

We all know that answers should be posted in the section marked Answers. This is explained in the help section about our commenting privileges: When shouldn't I comment? Answering a ...
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