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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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Could Appropriate Tags Cross-Post to Relevant SE Communities?

Since the recent addition of new communities for Unix and Ubuntu within the StackExchange (particularly ServerFault), I propose that tags posted to SF with relevant tags ("Ubuntu", "Solaris", "Unix", ...
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Cross-posting to unix.stackexchange.com?

If I have a question that is Unix sysadmin related. It's not clear to me whether it should go to serverfault or unix.stackexchange.com. Is cross-posting acceptable? The specific question I have in ...
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Why isn't the quote button working correctly here?

I just tried to answer this ServerFault question and wanted to paste a quote from the homepage of Webmin, the software I was recommending. The exact text I wanted to quote was: Webmin is a web-based ...
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I've just noticed a bunch of questions tagged with [2008]

If you check out https://serverfault.com/questions/tagged/2008 there are about 10 or so. There were more, but I retagged the obvious ones (the ones tagged [windows] [server] [2008]). There are also ...
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How do I close an off-topic question I posted earlier ?

Some days ago I posted this question. Now I would like it to be closed since I understand it doesn't belong here. I have posted it in SU which I think is the right place. Can someone help me in ...
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Possible sockpuppet account?

https://serverfault.com/users/31965/rob-van-dam 100 consective day visits, > 400 votes, 0 questions, 0 answers. Smells either like a sockpuppet, or a consciencous observer. No offense if it's the ...
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Pick an easter egg for chat.serverfault!

On chat.meta.stackoverflow, there's a little easter egg where text entered as [status-blah] will be rendered as a moderator only tag. We'd like to do something similar, but specific to ...
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http link not working correctly

Attempting to use the hyperlink button does not work in certain circumstances. THIS IS MY HYPERLINK The above text is actually a hyperlink, but does not appear as a hyperlink. It points to: http://...
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User posting spammy links

This user seems to do nothing but post links to recoverytoolbox.com. They have made several identical posts pointing to the same software, depending on the question they're answering. It's not ...
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Is the dark blue system notification bar annoying? [closed]

Or is it just me?... If it's really just me I'll suck it up and quit my yapping. I submitted a feature request on MSO a few days ago to be able to close it but not much was discussed about it and it ...
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My google-fu is failing me, does anyone have a link to the following question

There was a question and answer from someone who actually worked on the SQL development team where they gave a long list of reasons why not to truncate an MSSQL Log file (it had something to do with ...
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ServerFault's error page has StackOverflow branding

This is what I just got as an error page on SF: On the plus side, I've been on SF for more than a year and I'm almost sure that I've seen an error outside of scheduled maintenance. Nice! :-)
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Chrome issuing malware warning when visiting SF question

When I visit this SF question, Chrome warns me of malware because of several (perfectly innocent) images from imgurl.Filetac.com a user embedded in it: I assume this is sorted now that it's no longer ...
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A plea to reopen

Pardon me if this isn't proper etiquette, but I'm not sure where to politic for votes, so when in doubt, meta. This question of mine was closed as off topic. Perhaps I could have framed it better for ...
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The case of the vanishing tag

I just noticed an old post to which I added the .subjective tag. That tag is no longer there and the edit history shows no changes made since, so whatever happened to the tag? Might this be a bug?
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Tag Merge Request - Mac related tags

macosxserver -> mac-osx-server osx-server -> mac-osx-server osx -> mac-osx
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Bad Synonym for APT

I think that the apt tag shouldn't have been set to a synonym of apt-get but it should have been the other way around. apt is the technology, apt-get is one of many ways to use apt. Probably we ...
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Tag merge request for bigip

Please merge tags "bigip" and "f5-big-ip". I can't imagine a situation where they would refer to disparate topics.
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Is adding a Favorite unclear?

The star icon to the left of the question is too vague to know what it means. I would like some sort of visual cue (other than hovering over it) as to what this actually does.
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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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