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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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How could I fix my question

I got a Hold for one of my questions. I tried to fix it in order to be reopened. I just wonder if you have any clue on how to reword it to get reopened. Here is my question: How to make more ...
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Guidelines for flagging answers

I already read When is an answer Not An Answer? and Moderation inconsistencies. It seems that bad answers are supposed to be just voted down, and indeed a few flags I have raised on bad answers have ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Server Fault is scheduled for an election starting next week, September 17th, for 2 slots. In connection with that election, we will be hosting a Q&A here for candidates. This will be an ...
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2018 Moderator Election Notice - Timezones

Next week, on September 17th, Server Fault will be hosting an election. The election will be for 2 new moderators. More importantly, though, when we had polled the mod team about whether a new ...
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Why does the code formatting not work?

Why does the code formatting not work in this edit? I tried to fix the quotes from files in the question, but somehow the 4-space prefix is ignored.
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Why is there a shaded red box around some usernames, and not others?

Some users (including myself) have a shaded red box around their usercard. But this only happens for certain questions/answers. For instance: Myself: red box: How to identify ancient KornShell ...
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The waving hand "New contributor" symbol

I have found that labeling the new contributors with the waving hand symbol has a psychological effect that really helps to improve the attitude towards new user accounts. Has it helped any others to ...
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My question disappeared so can I see the actual reason somewhere?

I am pretty sure I asked a question 'few' days ago on SF and also got one down vote. So I searched a bit and had a glance on: https://serverfault.com/help/roomba I really cannot remember anymore if ...
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Server fault: reached question limit

This is my profile on server fault: https://serverfault.com/users/178670/realtebo?tab=questions&sort=activity I am not here to ask to remove by block. I ask you to explain what make me fall into ...
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Is the response "Why do you even question this?" compatible with the new code of conduct?

I believe my recent question should not have been migrated to SuperUser. In the linked question, I tried to explain why I think that is the case. Among other condescending replies, I got this ...
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I think my question was mistakenly closed and moved to SuperUser

I believe my question was mistakenly closed and moved to SuperUser. The FAQ states that questions about managing the hardware or software of servers, workstations, storage or networks tools used for ...
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Need help for a new tag creation

Can someone help by creating tag named microsoft-dynamics-crm similar to microsoft-dynamics-gp as they are different products? Right now all the questions are tagged into gp product tag itself as ...
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Visual bug with displaing badges

See picture for details: My browser if FF v61.0.1
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Rude or abusive flag denied on a flippant joke answer - What then is 'rude'?

In a question about a specific network-based exploit a user answered: I've always found that servers are least vulnerable to attack when turned off, removed from all networked systems, or otherwise ...
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Server Fault new site theme is live

We rolled out the new site theme for Server Fault. It is now live. What new theme? If you're like, "What the heck are you talking about?", then you should read the Meta Stack Exchange post entitled ...
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Why was my ceph specific question marked as a duplicate of a generalized question by multiple users?

I honestly cant understand how and why, it made me very angry. How much RAM and CPU cores would you recommend when using ceph only as block storage for KVM? Those who marked it as a duplicate ...
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Suggestion: Rename tag [symantec-endpoint-protect]

I would suggest to rename the tag symantec-endpoint-protect to symantec-endpoint-protection I guess it was shorted due to the tag name limit (25), but I think this limit is 35 if I'a right ? If so I ...
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How long should it take to write an SF question?

Apparently, I have form for not asking all that many questions on SF. Re-reading that meta question, I was struck by sysadmin1138's observation that My 'virtual question' count is a lot higher ...
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Delete reasons in the Low Quality Posts review queue are alternating

While reviewing posts in the Low Quality Posts queue I noticed that the available delete reasons were alternating between different options. Every second time the first option says: This does not ...
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Whence the [language] and [languages] tags?

Generally, the Stack Exchange software prevents the creation of tags which differ in plurality. Either the tags language and languages are old enough to predate that restriction, or someone with ...
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What to do when Author removed the hyperlink to the source but left a quotation?

It's about this post: https://serverfault.com/a/573357/468941 I edited it a while ago, adding source material, including a quote. My edit got approved but in the meantime the original author edited ...
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New Server Fault theme coming soon

As mentioned on meta.stackexchange.com several months ago, all network sites will be getting updated themes. Server Fault is one of the first sites that will be updated. As such, I'm posting the ...
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Rename and add tag synonym for [tag:windows-subsystem-linux] like the remaining stackexchange sites

As the global maximum tag length has been increased to 35 characters, now the tag windows-subsystem-linux should be renamed to windows-subsystem-for-linux (or similar) and act as a synonym to the ...
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New "Mainframes" Proposal — PASSED

Update: Thank you for your insight and feedback. The “Mainframes” proposal has been cleared to continue. Update as of the end of 2018: The proposal never got enough interest and has now been deleted. ...
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Is not mentioning business environment equal to off-topic?

SSH server accepts connection and immediately disconnects In this question, I'm wondering if the server is been attacked. I failed to mention if the server is for my company. The question is closed ...
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One of my answers keeps getting spammed

For some reason this answer https://serverfault.com/a/671363/1435 keeps getting editing by spammers, can we just lock the question for good?
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What to do with the gameserver tag?

Recent activity brought to my attention that there is a gameserver tag, and a significant fraction of the questions under that tag looks like they are off-topic due to being hobbyist questions rather ...
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Canonical Question about Samba's NT Domain migration with rename to Samba's Active Directory

I've spend literally years researching this topic, I was thinking about documenting it somehow. There's a lot of myths and incomplete information around the Web. I'd like to document a way to perform ...
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What makes virtual box off topic on server fault?

Background I'm a fairly green user to server fault, and admittedly to server management. I asked this question regarding an issue with virtualbox which was placed on hold on the basis of Questions ...
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Should the port-80 tag be burninated?

So I just came across port-80, and... I'm perplexed. I don't see any purpose it serves. However, before I launch it into the sun, does anyone want to speak up in its defence? (I'm assuming that the ...
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Why would this question be off topic

Linux how to bridge network through router The question has been marked as off topic and sent me back to the superuser stackexchange site. The fact being the device I'm debugging is a kiosk ...
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Where should I ask a question about routing options for Gmail in G-Suite?

I posted this question on webapps.se which covers implementation/features/options of GSuite/Gmail. I understand webapps.se may not be best for it. I think it should be here on ServerFault, but could ...
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New response - duplicate of old question whose answer is no longer valid

I'm wondering what the best way is to deal with a new question which has already been answered on a previous highly upvoted question, but where the old answer is no longer valid. The question Whats ...
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create "self-hosting" tag

On StackOverflow, there's a tag called ”self-hosting“. IMHO it's also (or even more) applicable to serverfault. Here are some quick searches I've done: Questions containing ”self-hosted“ (105 results)...
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Should we have a V6 Specific Powershell Tag?

Version 6 of Powershell is significantly different from every prior version. Unless I am completely missing it there is not currently a V6 specific tag. I believe that there should be one. The ...
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Warning because of 1 down-vote?

These are my questions & answer at Server Fault: which is a score of 0.4 - at least positive. I receive the warning when i want to ask a question: Wait! Some of your past questions have not ...
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Undelete for an user

I wanted to share a question asked on MSE about a question deleted on SF due to the fact it was abandonned, the OP wanted to post a answer in it. The question asking for direction wasnt migrated ...
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Borderlines for GDPR related questions

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affects everyone working in the field, since it extends even beyond the EU. It's a hot topic, and all kind of myths and claims are developing around it. ...
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Question deleted even after clarifying that it falls within scope of serverfault

I posted the following question: https://serverfault.com/questions/907784/some-systems-unable-to-connect-to-my-ntpsec-server Initially I did not indicate that the connection - while at my home - is a ...
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Why is the question about multiple A records for a hostname closed?

How browsers handle multiple IPs is not only closed, but locked by the mods. I can't see why. It asks for details that are necessary to understand the effects of deciding to use DNS load balancing - a ...
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Unclear what asking - what next?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Unassigned secondary IP stuck on AWS Linux EC2 I realized after the fact that I didn't formulate it as a question exactly. Now I have added some ...
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Subscribing to answers

I have a question about my Server Fault post: finding cause for kernel-power error 41 (scenario 3) Generally, how can I get notified when someone answers my question? I don't want to keep checking ...
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Does that post qualify as a low quality post?

My flagging has been refused for that post. Does posting just your configuration, without anything explaining the setup, is considered so ? Or should it be flagged as should be closed instead ? ...
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Was this question wrongly marked as an exact duplicate?

I have a question about my Server Fault post: What file do I need to change so Apache won't say what Operating System I am using? Several users had marked it as an exact duplicate, so I tried to ...
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Is this post really spam or offensive?

I was asked to review this answer. I thought it looked okay, so I accepted it and got the "You didn't pass" nag. The post had been deleted as "spam or offensive". Does that seem right? The user was ...
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Brocade tag outdated?

There is a tag for the company [Brocade] with the description including "campus Ethernet switches and routers". Brocade was split up and purchased by several companies and the "campus" business was ...
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Get old Q&A of very low quality (VLQ) deleted?

I found this question about access to domain controller, which I think is very low quality (VLQ) and therefore should be deleted, since the OP answered it self with "I made a mistake". So I thought ...
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Merge the tags about Linear Tape Open: lto, lto-3, lto-4

Linear tape open is a famous tape drive technology. The LTO Consortium defines the new generations LTO-1, LTO-2... from time to time. It makes sense to merge all tags to lto, because the the version ...
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Stack Exchange newsletters including ServerFault sent with Stack Overflow email?

Emails from all non-StackOverflow stack exchange websites are sent from StackOverflow email. Is this intentional? It does look a bit weird in my Inbox as well because of the "name" of the email. ...
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