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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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Retag [backupexec] to [backup-exec]?

On Server Fault, there are 56 tags [backupexec] and no [backup-exec] tags. This seems odd to me, as you would say it as Backup Exec (2 words), much like you would say Windows Server 2008 R2 as ...
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Is blog.serverfault.com still active?

The last post is one month old, and there are only 2 blog entries (the first one made 1 day before the second). Is it still alive? Will we see a higher posting frequency in the future (about the same ...
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SF retag: "esx" and "esxi" to "vmware-esx" and "vmware-esxi"?

At time of writing, there are questions tagged thus on ServerFault: 178 in "esx" 124 in "esxi" 48 in "vmware-esx" 45 in "vmware-esxi" 901 in "vmware": 115 also have "esx" 63 also have "esxi" 17 also ...
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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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