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Tag merge request for mysql

The mysqld and mysqladministrator tags are entirely superfluous. Unfortunately, there's 14 and 25 tags respectively. I would like to request that they be merged with the mysql tag.
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Please merge SQL Server Profiler related tags and add synonyms for them

I had edited in a couple of these before this post was migrated from Meta SO to Meta SF, but now there's an additional tag representing the same thing. Here are the tags involved: [sqlprofiler] (2) [...
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How to write keys and key sequences?

Hi, I've seen people writing keys and key sequences for things like Ctrl + C, where the text looks like a key on a keyboard. How do I do that?
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Can we just get rid of vgv8?

It's been clear for a while that he/she is posting solely for the purpose of trolling, so instead of just a suspension, why not delete the account altogether?
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I cannot read when typing (reading and editing only upon successive submissions)

My posts are frequently hijacked by comments: "Stop typing and start reading" "don't make so many revisions" Generally understanding these cyclic worries, I should explain that I cannpt do any ...
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Why is a closed question not closed?

Would it be possible to have a closed question really closed rather than sort of, kinda, nearly, half closed? This question is currently listed as having been closed 10 hours ago, yet was edited only ...
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Who do we want to recruit for Server Fault?

Who are industry experts that we want to recruit for Server Fault? These are people who may simply be capable, knowledgeable, and a general benefit to our profession. They do not necessarily have to ...
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What are the top three conferences relevant to SF?

What are the top three IT conferences that are relevant to infrastructure operations? There is likely to be debate here but we should be able to filter out several useful conferences where SF could ...
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Ohio LinuxFest 2010

Will anyone be attending Ohio LinuxFest this year? I plan to attend and am trying to promote SF there. It looks like it's too late to run a booth, but if there's enough interest this year I'd be ...
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why was the question on dev server setup moved to SU?

Coming from question: How do I get Windows XP Professional upgrade to boot directly without having to choose it at startup? Why doesn't this question belong to SF? It seems to fall into 2 ...
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Moderators abusing rules [closed]

What were the reasons of my ban from SU, MSU (for a period of 1 month)? and extension of ban in SO from 7 days to a month without any warning and notification? "A Day in Penalty Box" tells: If ...
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serverfault doesn't has a PM?

if I'm interested to send a private message to a certain user from serverfault, how can I do that?
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Mass retag: windows home server

It was pointed out that we have three tags for this particular product, whs (26), windows-home-server (8), and windowshomeserver (40). Considering how all the other Windows products are tagged, ...
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Nominate Questions or Answers to the “Hall of Fame”.

Something like Useful Command-line Commands on Windows or the infamous EA answer on subnetting I'm thinking a story or answer with enough nominations could be added to the hall-of-fame. Perhaps the ...
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Blacklist domains?

Any way that we can add domains to a blacklist? I'm thinking a list of known spam related links that will require a 2000+ or 3000+ rep to link to in a post. If this already exists, there are a few ...
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Is there anyway to filter out certain users' comments, questions, answers?

I've noticed a fair bit of noise from one user on the Parent and Meta site, is there anyway to filter out users "contributions", similar to how we can filter tags? I suspect this one user will go ...
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What is the process of suspending SF user?

What is needed votes, how many? by whom? how does it depnd on scores? etc, for suspending a participant in SF? Why is it being done anonymously, without any notification and reasons given?
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Is the voting queued for later application to the rate currently being 1?

Is the the votes queued for later application to the rate with current score equal to 1? Are the new/coming votes accumulated for future accruing to suspended user? If the score is 1, is further ...
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Can I close my account with all my posts removed?

Can I close my account and be sure that my posts expropriation be discontinued with my leaving?
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Does participation here mean expropriation of author moral, i.e. unalienable, rights? [closed]

First, to @all-sending-me-to-FAQ, Where do FAQ tell that: that contributions are downvoted on the basis of their formatting merits (mostly because the author had not finalized his discussion, ...
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Quotas on downvoting

I think there should be a quota or similar system on downvoting. Numerous times my posts or questions have been downvoted, without a comment on how to make it better. My suggestion is that after X ...
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“Favorites” link in StackExchange “user menu”

I think "Favorites" should be one of the links in top user menu: Stack Exchange v ... ... ... username & reputation | favorites | log out | parent | about | faq If user stared question as "...
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no notifications, revisions, responses for some of my threads

Why don't I have any Email notifications from some of threads, for ex., Windows Server 2008 - Connecting to 127.0.0.1 as well as entries in revisions or responses or activities lists either for "...
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Copy some generic questions from meta.SO? [closed]

There are quite a few topics that have already been covered, but the new SF user will have no understanding of what the meta.SO site is, much less how to track down some of the fundamental information ...
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“participant” is not clickable. Why?

What does it mean that the author Summon's glyph/ID in question Windows Server 2008 - Connecting to 127.0.0.1 is not clickable as of the other participants?
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How do I search my comments in SF?

I am searching (with google) questions with answers in SF in both of which I have commented. There are no results even though I remember some exact keywords and phrases (for example, "keep going", "...
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how to order my posts by time?

How can I see the list of my posts ordered by time? ---------Update1: Under posts, I did mean all posts including comments and updates (I usyally update/edit my posts multiple times). ---- ...
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restriction on downvoting newcomers

On my first 10 posts I have got over 80% of downvoting (by the same guy!). Though I am more repelled by the anonymous downvoting. Now, after over 100 posts I have downvoting over 300%. A few guys ...
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request to prohibit anonymous and without-reason-explanation downvoting

More than half of my posts has downvoting without any comments. I believe that downvoting without explaining the reasons, as well as anonymous downvoting, should be prohibited. What is the sense of ...
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request to reopen questions

Can ask to reopen some of my questions which were closed by unclear reasons: 1) https://serverfault.com/questions/168183/open-source-alternatives-to-ms-ad-features-but-installable-on-ms-windows-close ...
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spam and spammers filter feature request

I do not know what are the merits of downvoting except to discourage newcomers and appaling from continuation of discussion, but, IMO, it does not have sense without filtering users feature(s). Some ...
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what's the point in unformatted comments?

I know that I can answer and I initiate the answer starting from clarifications immediately getting negative ratings which discourages to further participate in this thread. What's the point in this?...
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Mystery 100 rep for being on Ubuntu?

When I hit the "associate account" button on SF, it immediately gave me 100 rep and said something about it being for associating with my ubuntu.stackexchange.com account. How does this work, and why ...
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How to attract more professionals?

This topic has been discussed before but I do not believe it to be exhaustive. During the first chat beta, Jeff Atwood and I were discussing potential areas where SF could be marketed to ...
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Should users <3k flag to migrate?

Currently there are "only" 100 users with >3000 reputation, i.e. who can vote to migrate a question. Everyone else (over 15 anyway) can only flag what seem to be "obvious" migration questions (...
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Merge 64 bit tags

I've just noticed there are currently 128 64-bit tags and 89 x64 tags. While that's a fair few of each I really think they should be merged before it gets much messier.
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Splitting vs. combining tags eg. [ubuntu], [windows]

The trend in tagging is towards merging tags and tag synonyms, so I imagine this will be quite contentious. Given the different default behaviours and configurations of different Ubuntu releases (6....
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Should licensing questions be closed?

After seeing yet another licensing question I'm wondering whether I'm right in thinking they should be closed. While it can be difficult or slow getting answers for technical questions from the ...
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Possible voting options

I've just been reading a bunch of questions on the various sites regarding the moving and closing of questions. The one point that really stands out is that not everyone is happy about how frequently ...
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Why did this question get deleted?

I got back from vacation and saw I had a Teacher badge for this question, but when I went to look at the question it had disappeared. Can some 10k please tell me why this question was deleted? I'm a ...
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Better search, like the one that Ask a question has

To find something on SO en SF, I always 'abuse' the Ask Question form, because it gives me immediately feedback on existing topics. If I don't see my question listed, I can then refine my question. If ...
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Is it appropriate to ask about choice of software on SF?

I see quite a few question about choosing software for one thing or another. I won't single out any in particular, as I'm asking this as a general question. Some are very clearly server related, such ...
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Etiquette for blatent product pushers?

This question, is a good one. This guys answer, isn't. When I suggest a product, I like to at least add the fact that I've used it, and my reasons for recommending. It's the "try this", without a ...
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Spam users to dispose of

"http://www.top-password.com/reset-windows-password.html" site:serverfault.com That search gave me a nice list of posts that got missed when we started spam-flagging. There are three users used for ...
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I hereby nominate dickchop as Answer of the Year

https://serverfault.com/posts/165976/revisions I just love the fact that he went in and edited his answer to change hanging to hangin, but still used the term math's instead of dem number thingos. ...
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When should an answer be flagged?

I'm looking at this answer right here: Unlimited desktop connections in Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard I'm wondering if it should be flagged as it advances a method which breaks Microsoft's ...
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What is the correct site for Version Control questions

Since we have our discussion about networking going on I want to add similar question which seems to badly overlap between SF and SO. There are a lot of VCS questions that are asked or get bumped ...
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I appear to have got two serverfault accounts, how do I get them merged?

https://serverfault.com/users/1468/rob and https://serverfault.com/users/49805/rob are both me, I'm not sure what's happened to result in me having multiple identities. Does anyone know how/if I can ...
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Can we get an 'anti-spam' message put in the FAQ please

Maybe it's a bugbear of mine but we seem to have had a lot of spamming recently; from tiny one-man operations in the far east to employees of large vendors peddling their hardware. It's easy to delete ...
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Have we lost critical mass of 3000+ accounts?

Outside of when a moderators step in, I rarely see questions being closed due to receiving votes. Do we not have enough 3000+ rep people on the site or is the 5 vote limit for close too high? I'm ...

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