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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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Networking - always an SF topic?

This fits along the lines of SF and SU having entirely different scopes, and decidedly NOT covering different complexity levels. If SU is about individual systems, and the troubleshooting of that ...
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What about server OS questions?

Currently on Super User is this question: Search content of files with unknown extension The question is asking how to do things with the search tool, in Windows Server 2008. I was wondering if this ...
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Class-based IP routing and other obsolete questions

Question related to Classful IP Addressing I cannot believe that I'm still seeing questions about how to manage class-based routing coming in to ServerFault: Changing subnet-mask of class-c network ...
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Site FAQ Update Suggestions

Below are a few thoughts that I've had relating to a few points in the FAQ that need to be cleaned up by the site administration to prevent confusion when people move between Stack Exchange sites (...
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Editing not-so-good Questions

I have an idea that part of the way we might improve Server Fault a little bit is to take questions that just are not that great but maybe have potential and edit them. I think if when users with ...
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Stop sending things to SuperUser to die!!

I'm seeing SO MANY questions lately that should be KILLED ON THE SPOT that are simply being moved to SuperUser as a way to get rid of them. This should not be done. I don't know if people are scared ...
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Fundamentals tag

This is related to the discussion here There seems to be a class of question that is more than one that would be asked by someone who really isn't a sysadmin or is just starting their career (where ...
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Why was my question about a MySQL Server Instance configuration moved to Super User?

The question, as it was on ServerFault can be found here and the SuperUser version can be found here. It's clearly server related - I'm trying to establish a local database server for use in ...
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Can we get better email notifications?

When someone answers a question, serverfault emails me. When someone comments on my question, which can very likely contain relevant context to the question, I'd also like an email. Can you make it so ...
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Can we have our own FAQ?

I've always found the "FAQ" at meta.stackoverflow to be useless. I'd like to see a few pages that have "all" the information on a topic (e.g. reputation) w/out having to click back and forth to a ...
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Link back to user's parent-site profile in Meta

Since there's no "accounts" tab on SE 2.0 Meta pages, there's no link to the user's parent-site profile on the user's Meta profile page. Please add a link somewhere so I don't develop callouses ...
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Why is reputation for bounty taken away even if nothing is awarded?

Why is reputation offered up as bounty taken away even if the bounty is never awarded? Even after offering a bounty, I received only one answer to my question. In fact, the "answer" mostly just asked ...
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Perception of purpose

When using ServerFault, I approach it from the perspective of a professional resource. I use it to to provide solutions and see solutions provided to professionals. Specifically from the FAQ: ...
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Color scheme in questions lists needs some help

The color contrast here (MetaSF /questions) is a bit difficult. Fine on the home page, but white and yellow against light gray isn't enough of a contrast. Talking about the vote / answer boxes. ...
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How do I submit a tag synonym?

I notice that Squillman has entered some tag synonyms into the system that are currently pending. How does one do this?
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Tag merge: 'ssi' and 'server-side-includes'

Seems like a good candidate for merger. Only one question in each. Or should it be handled with a simple re-tag?
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Merge tags wol and wake-on-lan on SF

The tags [wol] and [wake-on-lan] in Server Fault should be merged. They are clearly referring to the same topic and wol is just a short form of wake-on-lan. wake-on-lan has 15 questions whereas wol ...
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Doubtful serverfault migration

Is this question really about "servers, networks or the administration of many machines"? I can't understand how other questions that strictly not programming related (e.g. how to change some setting ...
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Should blog.serverfault.com be combined with the main blog

At present, all of the sites share a common blog (accessible via blog.stackoverflow.com or blog.stackexchange.com, or following the link in the footer of the SO/SU/meta/careers/apps/area51) except for ...
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Why do people censor serverfault questions that are interesting and valuable due to personal bias?

My comment was closed here at Robot Datacenter Automation, can it be done? because a number of individuals felt it too vague. Well, all of the interesting and useful discussions are. Furthermore, ...

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