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Why was my server 2003 question moved to superuser.com?

This question https://serverfault.com/questions/213602/why-would-a-2tb-drive-say-half-its-space-is-used-when-it-isnt-closed was moved to superuser.com, and I don't know why. It's an O/S question ...
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New flag reason for “Pointless Answer” for “Me too” type answers

I'm referring to a rather specific class of "answers" that people post, but it is happening frequently enough now that it's generating a lot of crap "answers" and is starting to annoy me somewhat. ...
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Why limit site to “many desktop PCs” and no mention of laptops? [closed]

FAQ says I can ask questions here when I manage many desktop PCs. What if I manage 100's of laptops?
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What's going on with tags on profile pages on SF?

Owww, my eyes. (10/12/10, 15:09pm, Windows 7 32-bit, IE 8)
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Why am I false?

Getting this error around 9:30AM (CST): when visiting the Questions/newest tab.
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What's the worst question you've ever seen on SF.com?

I thought it might be neat/funny to link to the worst questions you've ever seen on serverfault. I'll start us off with https://serverfault.com/questions/209537/hi-can-any-ony-explain-elaborately-...
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I had a question migrated from supseruser. What steps can I take to associate the question with my new SF account?

Just as the question says, how can i get my migrated question associated with my account? Here is the question in question: My web-page doesn't seem to be available on other computers (the www) ...
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Interesting tab

StackOverflow has an interesting tab, showing unanswered questions it expects you'll be able to answer. This is very useful. Please can it be added to SF?
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What is the meaning of the square box around question answer?

I read the whole FAQ and I did not find that answer.
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Can we get Migrate to Ask Ubuntu?

I'm seeing more than the occasional Ubuntu question float through here that relates to the Ubuntu Desktop OS (I'm going to try and find a list now) Any chance we can get a "Migrate to Ask Ubuntu" ...
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mod_rewrite/htaccess/etc. questions - migrate?

As was noted by sysadmin1138 in the Unprofessional Questions thread, we've been getting a lot of mod_rewrite questions as of late. Add to those all of the questions we get asked regularly about ...
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Server Fault FAQ Update

Based on the responses to this question here, and after reviewing the FAQ again, I would like to suggest a section be added similar to Super User which explicitly states what questions are not allowed ...
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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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why was my question about mac mini servers closed?

I asked a question about using Mac Minis as servers. It was upvoted and then closed without comment and moved to SuperUser. Why? I am using these Mac Minis as servers and in a professional capacity....
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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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Where's the StackExchange Inbox?

I often see an attention-seeking indicator in the upper left corner of the page at the 'StackExchange' drop-down menu, and when I click on it there's another indicator within stating there are (...
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AS400, iSeries, and IBM-i are all the same system

I started this on StackOverflow meta, but we decided it needs to be over here as well. IBM has had a identity problem for their midrange system over the past decade. There are several names for the ...
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How do you ask a question about server fault after reading the faq and not finding clarification?

The meta links to the server fault meta community area, where it should be appropriate to ask a question about what is appropriate for server fault, before actually posting to server fault, and having ...
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Are most Serverfault users Unix or Windows Admins?

Im very curious to this.. StackOverflow seems to have a much larger Unix aware user base At times im very excited to see lots of Unix questions about cool stuff.. However it is often that there is ...
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Is it possible to view all questions with My Tags?

I know I can click on unanswered questions and choose the "My Tags" tab, but there is no way to sort that view (e.g. by date, votes, etc.), and I'd also really like to be able to see all questions ...
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What Should I do About An Answer I Can't Verify

Several months ago I asked a question on server fault. Someone just answered it but we replaced our 10.4 deployment with a 10.5 deployment earlier this year and I now have no way to verify the ...
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Announcer, Booster, Publicist Badges — How exactly are these earned?

How exactly is a link to whatever question tracked back to your username? I assumed some sort of link with a username in it or some kind of key, but I couldn't find that anywhere. Any help much ...
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Do questions about managing and troubleshooting gaming server software belong here?

I've proposed to have a migration path from Gaming to Server Fault not just to give questions on this topic (example questions: 1, 2, 3) a place where they'd fit better, but rather to give them better ...
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How exactly does the “Tenacious” badge work?

The description says "Zero score accepted answers: more than 5 and 20% of total". I understand what zero score accepted answers are, and more than 5 makes sense, but what is "20% of total"? I'd ...
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i just got suffrage badge?

but i havn't used 30 votes today? is this a bug?
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Should “sysadmin” and “system-administration” tags be merged?

sysadmin has ~300 questions and system-administration ~20
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Reclaim 100 reputation for associating accounts

I remember getting the 100 rep for associating my account in serverfault to other stackexchange sites (stackoverflow was my first account)... then some-how I've lost them. That only happened in ...
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Should we try to eliminate password reset questions?

I realise this was somewhat covered previously in this question but this question, which is merely another in a long line of similar ones, prompted me to think that perhaps such questions should be ...
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Merge tags tunnel and tunneling

As per the title. There doesn't seem to me to be enough difference in meaning to have both tags.
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What's the best way to understand the knowledge that exists in the ServerFault-SE community?

I've looked at the tags, but it's still hard to tell what questions will get the most value.
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Delete 'server' tag

I don't think the 'server' tag serves any purpose at all on a site that's all about servers. Might as well have a 'Programming' tag on StackOverflow. Perhaps it would be better to have tags linux-...
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User name history

It's a minor thing, but I'm wondering if there's any way to see what previous names a person has used. I know that this guy previously used what I assume is his real name, and I think that before ...
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Merge tags 'logging' and 'logs'

I think the following tags should be merged. logs: 88 questions log: 54 questions logging: 258 questions These seem synonymous to me.
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Recent reputation calculation bug

Not a big deal, it just displays wrong from time to time as seen in the picture: It should be 59, but shows 58. Update: Perhaps this is my mistake, looking back now I see there was another downvote ...
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What to do with questions tagged “community-wiki”?

https://serverfault.com/questions/tagged/community-wiki Given the recent change to abolish CW questions, what do we do with these? Remove the tag. Get a diamond mod to convert the question Close the ...
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Where are the “belongs on…” closing options?!?

I was trying to close this question as belonging on superuser.com, but I don't see anymore the "belongs on..." options when clicking the "close" button. What happened to them?
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Losing “consecutive days” Credit on SF

In going for the all-important "Enthusiast" and "Fanatic" badges on SF, I've been pretty (er, um) enthusiastic about checking in daily. Tonight I checked my SF account to see that I'm back to only ...
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Is it possible to merge the book and books tags?

Subject says it all.
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Is the syntax highlighting for Code blocks useful on SF?

I know the syntax highlighting for code blocks is disabled on superuser. Do we want it disabled here as well? It seems to me that the large majority of the time a code block is used is for log ...
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Edit powers activate! Removing Hi/Thanks

The format of StackExchange sites in general discourages the sort of letter-format questions common elsewhere. You know what I'm talking about: Hi, I have ${problem}. It has ${details}. Any ...
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RTFM inappropriate?

Is using the term "RTFM" followed up by links to specific parts of the manual, and a discussion of the content innapropriate? Should you get a downvote simply by having RTFM in an answer/comment/...
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Merge tags rsyslogd and rsyslog

Can the following tags be merged please: rsyslogd: 6 questions rsyslog: 5 questions tagged Will this make rsyslogd and rsyslog synonyms? (My first request. Let me know if I'm not doing this right.)
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Is it possible to see who upvoted or downvoted a reply?

I'd like to find out whether my reply got downvoted by the same person who upvoted it. As I'm relatively new to ServerFault I'd like to ask the voter to clarify what it is they think I should or ...
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Overly-pedantic edits for spelling, usage, and grammar?

Is there a group opinion (or should there be one) about this situation? I've noticed a user who has a history of editing other people's questions, some of them months old, to replace "javascript" with ...
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Add writing in coherant english to FAQ

Following this question could it be added to the FAQ about writing in coherant english? I'm not trying to be a grammer/spelling nazi, and I realise that it does depend on location (i.e. colour/color) ...
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In what cases am I meant to downvote a question?

If a question seems interesting to me, or potentially practical, I vote it up and may star it. If it does not (by being outside of my field of interest/competention) I just go my way ignoring it. If a ...
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Why does Serverfault (as well as StackOverflow etc.) asks for captcha so often?

I think I go annoyed of how often do Stackexchange sites like Serverfault.com and StackOverflow.com want to verify I'm not a robot. I'm already coming close to doubt myself - maybe I am? For example, ...
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Are we aware that questionhub.com are 'live-scraping' SF's content?

I've just spotted that questionhub.com are scraping SF questions and answers, not from the torrented roll-ups but live from the site. Is this a good thing?
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Posting questions on ServerFault seems not to work in Opera

I've just tried asking a question (well, I've just tried asking it again, as the first attempt didn't seem to "take", I probably pressed the [Post Your Question] button and closed the tab) and it ...
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Why downvote a question or answer on server fault?

FAQ says "To gain reputation, post good questions and useful answers." Is it valid to downvote an answer because it isn't useful (e.g. doesn't give enough information to help?) Or downvote a question ...

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