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Post the Area51 announcement on the SF blog

Now that Area51 has been announced on the SO blog, could you also post it on the SF blog. In the case that people are following the SF blog and not the SO blog and understanding that that might be a ...
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Why are there more questions when I'm logged in?

I've noticed in both ServerFault and SuperUser that when I click the "Questions" button, it shows a lower number of questions when I'm logged out. Why?
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Upvoting without discretion

For the past 24 hours at least, someone has been upvoting questions without discretion on ServerFault. At first, I started to downvote the particularly heinous misappropriation. At this point, I'm ...
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How do I log onto my account

My question was transferred here from stackoverflow. My visible name is Pete Alvin. I tried logging in using Google Open ID and it can't find it. So how in the world to I authenticate or claim Pete ...
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Someone Spamming Serverfault with Noise

Look like there is maybe someone trying out scripts that needs to be blocked: Leave Windows Session Logged On Noticed it since they are responses to my question. It stuff like: "asdasdasdasd"
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Cydeck bulk-spamming serverfault users?

I was the recipient of the following message: My name is Angelica Tello, and I saw your information on Serverfault. I’m interested in getting feedback from tech professionals on a few questions. ...
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Fix discrepancy between Server Fault reasons for migration and FAQ

Server Fault is getting questions migrated to it that are not appropriate to it, because the close reason associated with migration to SF is overly general. From the migrate to SF close reason: ...
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Serverfault Tag Merge network/networking

I don't see logic behind a network and a networking tag, does anyone else? Can they be merged into Networking if that is the case? [network] (425) [networking] (1211)
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Should something be done about links that are direct to executable content?

This answer to a question 132126 on serverfault mentions a specific product and provides a link to download an installer. When I see a link directly to an exe should I edit out the link directly to ...
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serverfault retag webhosting -> web-hosting

On serverfault web-hosting has 226 questions vs. webhosting with 21 questions. Please retag webhosting -> web-hosting.
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Prevent ambiguous tags

I've just spent a few hours re-tagging a few hundred questions on serverfault. Mostly this was to remove 20XX tags, and as they can be ambiguous (eg SQL 2008 vs Windows 2008, etc.) there's no easy ...
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Is this regarded a duplicate on SF?

Just out of interest - I'm not looking to get the poor guy's question closed, just to get a feel for things on server fault - would this question normally be considered a duplicate of this ...
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Is this “note to self” appropriate to post on Server Fault?

I don't know my way around Server Fault so I thought I'd ask first. I am in the process of taking down a Windows Server, and had to back up a number of Subversion repositories (>10) from there. To ...
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SF Retag Request: [Exchange-Server] -> [Exchange] or the other way

There are currently around 400 questions tagged Exchange, and 16 tagged Exchange-Server. Obviously we don't need both, and I would say we get rid of Exchange-Server as there are less questions. That ...
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Giving Answers or Helping to Learn?

I answered this question on Serverfault earlier today, a user wanted to know how he could redirect from a subdomain to an application. I gave the user a number of options, one of which was URL ...
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What to do about external rep scamming

I've come across an example of reputation gaming on VMware Communities where users are using ServerFault to boost reputation over there by asking questions here. We've discussed the pattern of ...
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Bug with number of close votes on summary page

The Most Close Votes tab in the tools page on serverfault (and maybe on other sites, can't get into the tools page on other sites) does not seem to be showing the correct values. If you look at it ...
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Transfer bounty points

I believe If I could transfer points specifically to use for bounties (only for bounties) from sisters sites (like stackoverflow) to other sites, just for the sake of opening bounties, I would have ...
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Retag 'registrar' and 'domain-registrar'

Personally I like 'domain-registrar' better but it seems as though 'registrar' gets used much more. Either way I don't think we need both tags. Also up for discussion: domain(213) domains(28) ...
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Windows Server 2003 tags on ServerFault

There are probably a few others but saw these while searching for an issue I have. win2k3 (16) -> windows-server-2003 (1580) windows-server-2003-r2 (10) -> windows-server-2003 (1580) windows-server-...
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Serverfault orientated podcast

The Stack overflow podcast has always been very tightly focussed on the SO community and programming related conversation. Obviously this is inevitable when the two presenters are both programmers, ...
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Woah, SF has top-banner ads?

When I load SF question/answer view there's a banner ad that appears at the top and then quickly flashes away. Is this a bug? I managed to get a pic :
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Are the rg tags getting out of control on ServerFault?

Possible Duplicate: legitimate ways for users to protest irrelevant sponsorship of tags Ok, fine, Redgate has tools for Exchange and SQL Server, so maybe it makes sense to have the annoying ...
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Change a question from “Deleted” to “Closed - transferred”

I recently removed (deleted) one of my own questions from Stack Overflow because I re-created the question under appropriate tags on Server Fault. However, I hadn't realized that this would "...
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SF Tag merge- tape and tapedrive?

On ServerFault, there are tags [tape] and [tapedrive]. [tape] has 40 questions, [tapedrive] has 3. It seems that [tape] is being used for all aspects of tape backup, including questions specific to ...
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When I try to log in with my OpenID, I see a weird user name

I try to log in to Server Fault with my OpenID, but it gives me this weird username: user24929. Also, earlier, I asked a question but I was logged out so just entered my name and email and now I ...
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Server Fault retag: gpo to group-policy

These guys: https://serverfault.com/questions/tagged/gpo go here: https://serverfault.com/questions/tagged/group-policy
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Retag: snowleopardserver => snow-leopard-server

Serverfault Retag Request: snowleopardserver x6 to snow-leopard-server x13 The latter is already favored by the community and is correctly formatted.
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Why does Serverfault always show the Add Comment box on answers?

I'm thinking it's because I just registered and don't have enough reputation to Add a Comment, so on my own question it automatically shows the boxes rather than the link. But that doesn't quite make ...
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Feature request on serverfault.com - “I'm a dev pretending to be a sysadmin” checkbox

I'm doing more and more sysadmin things day-to-day (deployments, dev-infrastructure, etc), so am needing to ask questions in serverfault.com with more regularity. Some of the questions I feel are ...
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SF: Merge/Re-tag [windows] [xp] to [windows-xp]

ServerFault: [windows][xp] -> [windows-xp] (24) [xp] -> [windows-xp] (57) There's also [vista] (297) -> [windows-vista] (48) so I guess [vista] should win, but this is inconsistant with [windows-...
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question list color coding on serverfault is hard to read

On each site in the question lists, the second column from the left gives a visual cue whether the question has been answered (besides the numeric information). For example, on Stack Overflow, red ...
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Who do I ask about unfair downvotes?

Possible Duplicate: What to do with unexplained downvotes? I have a legit question on serverfault.com. There were several good answers and no complaints. Then, I notice I have a score of -1 on ...
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Colasoft “Spammers”

I have noticed a couple of people on SF that are "spamming" for a company called colasoft. If this was traditional one-liner spam I would be flagging it and moving on with my life. However there is ...
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Is this new SF user posting too-many/too-poor questions

Someone quite new popped up on 30th December on SF and since then has posted 12 new questions in the last 9 hours, 25 in the last day and 30 in the last 6 days since the 30th. Many if not all of ...
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Retag request: serverfault hard-disk -> hard-drive

hard-disk (46) seems to be a less-commonly used synonym for hard-drive (157). I think it'd be worth merging the former into the latter, for cleanliness.
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Serverfault users not selecting an answer to questions?

Is it just me, or are many users on the serverfault site not quite getting the "game" of selecting an accepted answer, thus encouraging further help in the future? I've only been there a few days, ...
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Bold + italic Markdown formatting breaks when used on underscored text

While responding to a question on ServerFault I noticed that there seems to be a bug in the display code. Using Bold (**) and Italic (*) at the same time shows up correctly as bolded italic text in ...
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Please merge svn and subversion tags (again)

Is it time to merge svn and subversion tags again? Below are tag counts for both tags on the trilogy sites. Stack Overflow: svn 4523 subversion 9 Server Fault: svn 260 subversion 161 Super User: ...
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How should “Help me do (whatever), I'm a beginner with no idea what to do” questions be dealt with?

What's the correct way of dealing with a question that's essentially a request for training? Is it just a bad question (vote down) or is it "not a real question" or something else?
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When did the Server Fault public beta end?

Is Server Fault out of public beta? If so, when did it happen? Do you have a reference? Announcement of start of public beta.
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Merge tags on serverfault [nameserver] and [nameservers]

No reason for these to be separate.
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What should users do to move questions to the more appropriate site?

I don't see this question clearly asked and answered anywhere, it's certainly not in the ServerFault FAQ where I was trying to find it. From reading some of the stuff on meta, it seems that: the ...
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There are 189 questions tagged [belongs-on-superuser] on Server Fault

Update 7th June 2010 These are all gone on Stack Overflow and Super User. ServerFault is a different story: https://serverfault.com/questions/tagged/belongs-on-superuser - 189 questions https://...
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Closing duplicate questions on Meta

Possible Duplicate: Discussions should not be marked as duplicate Could we please stop closing duplication questions on Meta? There have been several questions discussing problems with Server ...
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What's wrong with ServerFault? [closed]

Possible Duplicate: How do we grow the Server Fault and Super User communities? This discussion illustrated some of the issues. Here are my thoughts on SF's problems: There aren't enough ...
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How do you define “sysadmin related”?

I'm done with Serverfault. When people can't see outside their own little box of what's system admin related they're not worth me wasting my time. This question/COMMUNITY WIKI is related to OUR ...
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Where did all the admins on Server Fault go?

Did anyone else than me notice the lack of answers, up/downvotes lately? I've been away for a few months, but I notice a huge difference - especially at the number of responses on questions. Why did ...
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links in Serverfault not readily visible [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change style of Links Please consider either changing the color of links in serverfault slightly to contrast more with regular text, or make the links underlined. It is nearly ...
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Can Serverfault better show whether or not a question has any accepted answers?

On Meta, Stackoverflow, and Superuser, when a question has an answer that has been accepted, its answer count is displayed as light against a dark background. On Serverfault, this difference is much ...

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