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PART 1 What is all the drama on meta.SE about?

If you follow meta.stackexchange (meta.SE), you'll have seen the huge number of posts about the new Code of Conduct (CoC), about Monica Cellio being removed as a moderator from multiple sites, about ...
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Feature Request: "I'm At Work" Mode in Chat Rooms

You know what would be a cool chat room feature? The ability to flip on "I'm at work" mode in the chat room, where no embedded images are shown automatically, but they still show up for people who ...
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July 29, 2016 – 17th Annual System Administrator Appreciation Day

Yes. This is not a question. I know. This will be closed, and I'm fine with this. But I think all the sysadmin people out there deserve this, so this is just a short reminder ... and I hope this doesn'...
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New design readability - all comments are ignored

So, the most upvoted answer on Site design update is now live is about the poor choice of colors, making the new design unreadable. I wonder why, even though there's a good buy-in and support for this ...
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Election data breakdown

In light of our last and this election, I was wondering if it was possible to ask for a small breakdown of how the election went and what the average voter looked like. I understand that keeping ...
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Accepted status-answered boxes are not clearly visible

Here is how to looks on my serverfault profile (/users/%/%?tab=questions&sort=newest): The problem is, that answered questions are not clearly visible between those which are accepted and which ...
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AWS will be sponsoring Server Fault

We're thrilled to announce that AWS will be sponsoring Server Fault starting on July 18 through December 31. We wanted to give you a heads-up and walk you through what that means. How and where will ...
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Merge 500 and 500-error and rename

I see that we have a http-status-code-403 tag. It is quite clear what 403 is referring to in that tag name. We do not have a http-status-code-500 tag. Instead we have 500 and 500-error, which are ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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How good are we at closing questions?

I'm curious as to how good, bad or indifferent we are are closing questions What percentage of questions that enter the close queue end up being closed ? What percentage of questions that get closed ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 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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Reasonable business information technology management practices

My question got closed due to not showing "reasonable business information technology management practices". What counts as such 'reasonable management practices'?
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Selling to managers / making things easy for users - on topic?

I probably need to make a fundamental change to the company network that will affect all of my users, potentially making things less convenient than before. There is a well-known process for making ...
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Design is hard on the eyes due to black/white contrast with info boxes

This is what the front page of ServerFault looks like to new users: I understand that the top bar is black across all sites, and that the cookie notice and mini-tour are supposed to be visible, but ...
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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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i.stack.imgur images gone?

I thought photos on http://i.stack.imgur.com/ weren't meant to expire? Or at least, not expire for a very long time without views? It seems strange that two images on a question are gone, but one ...
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Review question: Retagging of old closed untagged questions

Recently, a number of old, closed questions with the tag untagged have been edited with that tag being replaced with an actual tag. Here's an example of such an edit. The question is several years ...
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SF layout / Answer coloring

I just wanted to report a small bug in the layout, in the answer section. On IE, FireFox & Chrome I see my profile that way (note the answers how it look like (no box)): On my blackberry I see ...
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SF's migration text does not reflect our current topic matter

Currently, when we migrate a question to another site, this is the text footer that gets attached to the question: migrated from serverfault.com 13 mins ago This question came from our site ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Favorites page "answers" text spilling outside its box

I'm not sure how this should look, but I'm fairly sure that it shouldn't look like this.
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Is there anything site-specific that can be done about excessive caching?

I just updated a bug report on meta.SE about excessive caching: Caching should not show me yesterday's info! I would like to know how many votes I've cast, but I'm still seeing yesterday's vote ...
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Deleted question in review queue answer test

This review of a late answer has no question: Okay, it was a test question, supposed to be this one: https://serverfault.com/questions/656660/show-me-the-reason-behind-http-error-500-0-internal-...
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Can't open close vote pop-up (again)

It's really hard to clean up the site when the close vote pop-up doesn't pop up. This isn't the first time sand I tried repeatedly, even flushing the browser cache and the proxy cache between tries.
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Restructuring Atlassian tags

I just noticed that there is a tag atlassian which doesn't really servera purpose, since Atlassian isn't a single product, they produce a lot of products. There are tags for some products: fisheye: ...
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Login with OpenID: form is hidden

On the ServerFault login page, the OpenID and other parts of the form are hidden. Only Google, FB and Email/passwd are shown. I hacked page's DOM with Chrome Developer Tools, got the fields to ...
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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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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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Tag Merge Requests: [request(s)] ---> [http-request]

These two tags: request (62 questions) and its twin requests (19 questions) have ambiguous meaning. It can means certificate request, HTTP request or perhaps my boss request. Almost all question ...
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Canonisation candidate: proper NTP config for a small server pool

I'm quite taken by Proper NTP configuration for a few servers , though I must admit to a (small) hand in the refinement process. The OP has put together an answer that reads well and synthesises a ...
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Logon to ServerFault with android is problematic with Google

All - mobile on Android. When I switched over from OpenId to using Google for auth, the logon page repeatedly reloads, and I cannot even logon. Interestingly, if I switch to an incognito browser ...
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Problem posting a comment

Here we go again. I received the displayed error while trying to post a comment. Posting a comment to a different answer to the same question worked fine (it was just a test, so I deleted it again), ...
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Feature request: jump to page

Are the SF community planning on adding a jump to page functionality? As of now, the Question --> Newest section consists of 2313 pages. I can choose among the first five, next and last page. In no ...
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Uh, what's going on with the captcha?

Yes, I am a human being, but I don't see a captcha nor a field to enter whatever is expected here...
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Error message loading www.serverfault.com

I just typed http://www.serverfault.com to my browser, and it shows an ASP error page. Is that correct behavior?
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can't connect with my account

Is it possible that logging in with facebook has orphaned my existing account (that used the same email)? I tried password recovery, it only hooked me up to this new account. I know the old one ...
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How does the low quality review queue work?

I saw an answer show up in the low quality queue twice. Each time there was a majority of persons voting Recommend Deletion. What would be the reason for a question to show up in that queue again ...
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Adding year on the search results listing

When I search on a topic, the listing result lacks the year of the question/answers so I think it is recent while it is (often for my topic) one or several years old, I loose time on this and ...
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Comments won't commit

Any ideas why I can no longer post comments? I can type a comment, and the Add Comment button seems to submit, but the page then refreshes without my comment. I've cleared my temp. Internet files (...
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Access denied but why?

The significant part of the browser message: While trying to retrieve the URL: http://serverfault.com/questions/388858/how-to-fix-file-name-too-long-error-in-apache2 The following error was ...
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HTTP result code tags

Thanks to Lucas Kauffman's wikitag activity I've noticed a number of HTTP return code tags like 404, 402, 302, 303, 500 and probably a whole number of others. They seem to be at least ambiguous to me, ...
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Rename tag [parse] to [parse-server]

The parse tag refers to Parse Server and I suggest to rename it to parse-server to make the tag consistent with the parse-server tag on StackOverflow prevent using the tag for parsing related ...
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Happy New year 2020

I drop in to wish a happy new year to the community ! :) A small image for it in the spirit of SF :) Edit, a good image that fit the spirit of MSE :P (j/k, but the message is nice anyhow :) ) Edit2;...
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How to know if I'm flag-hellbanned?

With the change in the Late Answers review queue, I've found myself hellbanned for flagging suspicious but old spam-like activity. I would like to know if I'm indeed flagbanned to Hell. Too many of ...
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There is a spelling error in my comment and I can't edit it. What are my options?

I've already made an appointment with my psychiatrist. What else can I do now that editing is no longer possible?
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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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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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Where did the profile images go?

Currently as I am browsing Server Fault I see pages looking like this: As you can see most of the profile images have disappeared. Right clicking on a broken image and choosing to see the image in a ...
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