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How to deal with Windows Home Server questions on Serverfault?

Should questions about Microsoft's Windows Home Server be closed on Serverfault or tolerated (until SuperUser.com goes online)? I'm sitting on the fence, because they certainly "violate" the FAQ maxim ...
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Data-dump for ServerFault?

Is there any plans for a data-dump for ServerFault? (Or more importantly meta.stackoverflow?)
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The Server Fault Wiki of recommended practices

So I've noticed that there are several recommendations on basic practices on Server Fault, but there doesn't seem to be a cohesive view as to how those recommendations would all fit together. So I ...
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Why don't people upvote questions they answer?

I've noticed that a lot of questions with several 'answers' aren't upvoted, or are disproportionately upvoted (6 answers, 1 upvote). Is this normal or expected? To clarify, the question being asked ...
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ServerFault - rules for questions without accepted answers?

I looked in the FAQs section and searched, but maybe I'm missing it. I've noticed a lot of questions that have great answers that have been voted up 5-20 times for the answer, but the original ...
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What's the etiquette for duplicate questions?

I just answered a question, and then later someone voted it down and noted that it was a duplicate. Is there a recommended way for an "answerer" to deal with this? i.e. if I find that my answer is ...
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Is ServerFault an appropriate place to ask about...

This isn't obvious to me from the FAQ, so I'd like to know if SF is a good place to ask these kinds of questions: Why does KB-xyzzy not install on our mail server? Here are the error codes I get... (...
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Is there an RSS / ATOM feed for new questions?

Is there an RSS / ATOM feed for new questions? There is a feed on StackOverflow that is really useful. Is there an equivalent on SeverFault? Sorry if this is a duplicate or already in the FAQ but I ...
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How do I get better answers?

How do I get better answers? Or perhaps more accurately, How can I ask better questions? Specifically what kind of information are other system administrators looking for posters to provide in order ...
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Foreign language question/answers?

I don't wish to appear ignorant, but does anyone know whether foreign language questions and answers are allowed? Or do they have to remain in the sites native English language?
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Questions Around Recommendations For Hosting etc

There have been a number of questions from users asking for recommendations for: cheap web hosting VPS hosting servers more, etc. We know that a sister community, SuperUser is being developed to ...
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Questions to help build up the SF repo?

So during the beta is it desirable to put questions in for others to answer that we might already know the answer to? I know that one of the big things is for search engines (Google, etc) to index ...
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Is Serverfault as useful as Stackoverflow, in principle?

In my experience programming problems come with time to resolve them. Asking a programming question and getting an answer the next day (Thanks guys!) is very useful indeed as the millions of ...
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Do SEO, webmaster, etc. questions belong on Server Fault?

Do questions not related directly to system administration, but rather web site administration, SEO, etc. belong on Server Fault? Return to FAQ Index
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What is IT and what is not?

I've found that in some fashion here the IT term is used as a synonym to technical support and sys admin: From the FAQ: ... system administrators and IT professionals[;] people who manage or ...
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Moving questions between sites

How to move question between serverfault and stackoverflow? Is it possible (maybe I don't have enough rep. to see this option)? Return to FAQ Index
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Tag Formatting - Best Practices

This has already been brought up and been discussed extensively on Stack Overflow but we're already starting to see an abundance of duplicate tags with different formats - sql2005, sql-2005, etc. So ...
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Where can I ask questions that aren't IT questions?

Thank you for your confidence in our abilities But have you read this FAQ? We get a lot of interesting technical questions on here, but Server Fault is meant to be first and foremost a resource for ...
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Should personal computer-troubleshooting questions be asked on SF?

Questions such as removing viruses or malware, help installing/uninstalling software, configuring Outlook, etc?

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