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Why was this question about Amazon CloudFront put on hold as off-topic?

My question about whether Amazon CloudFront offered DDoS protection was put on hold as off-topic because I was allegedly asking for "product, service, or learning material recommendations". I was ...
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why my question got closed?

I asked a question yesterday and it got closed with 2 negative votes, I am not sure why it has been closed and how can I improve it, https://serverfault.com/questions/510940/what-should-my-ip-address-...
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Question-ban due to unmigrated questions

I have asked several questions on serverfault.com, which some users have decided belong better on superuser.com (although I don't think I agree and the demarcation is not clear anyway). Now, these ...
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Why would this question be off topic

Linux how to bridge network through router The question has been marked as off topic and sent me back to the superuser stackexchange site. The fact being the device I'm debugging is a kiosk ...
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On-topic automation/management tools vs off-topic product recommendations - where the border lies?

My recently asked question has been put on-hold minutes after being published. However not being new to ServerFault and quite a few other SE websites this surprised me. For me as asker the question is ...
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Moderators abusing rules [closed]

What were the reasons of my ban from SU, MSU (for a period of 1 month)? and extension of ban in SO from 7 days to a month without any warning and notification? "A Day in Penalty Box" tells: If ...
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Is adding a Favorite unclear?

The star icon to the left of the question is too vague to know what it means. I would like some sort of visual cue (other than hovering over it) as to what this actually does.
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early-signs-of-a-bad-sysadmin question deleted?

While i am browsing this question today i got notified with error as seen in below picture i browsed this question from here is the question deleted?any other place to verify the cache of this ...
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How do I leave SF and have all of my questions and comments permanently deleted?

The title says it. I don't agree with the way this group is being moderated and questions allowed to be down-modded in direct violation with the FAQ. Therefore, I want nothing to do with it. Ever ...
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Asking a question about HTTP and HTTPS ports for hosting a website

I'm trying to figure out what StackExchange site would handle questions related to software ports, and their purpose?
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Why isn't SE, Inc. bothering to *explain* all the changes in close vote reasons?

I haven't kept track, but we've only had the new close vote reasons for - I dunno - about a month? And today they've changed again, completely changing off-topic reasons with no explanation, no ...
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The reason for closing my question about a VNC server problem is false

My question Remote mouse pointer not visible in VNC was just closed because it is allegedly not related to "professional server, networking, or related infrastructure administration". This is not true....
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Two of my questions randomly downvoted at the same time

On SF, two of my questions (selected randomly seemingly) were downvoted at the exact same time. Sounds like some kind of abuse - just out of luck, or does it need to be reported?
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Please unduplicate

I posted a question and it was marked as duplicate and before I could edit and explain why it's not, it was closed. I have edited it since. I would like to reopen it, because it's basically the ...
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Reopen this question?

This question was, I concede, initially poorly constructed. It got an immediate downvote and garnered the necessary votes to close/hold it. It has evolved and now I dare to differ that - how to ...
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What about a "question follow" feature?

Since i have subscribed on SF and been active on it i have read tons of interesting questions with very interesting answers. Those questions, and answers (i didn't ask myself), make me positively ...
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Need help unlocking a question

I feel like my question is locked by a moderator without cause (anymore). What's the equivalent of Nagios time periods in Prometheus? Can someone step in here?
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Merge the tags about Linear Tape Open: lto, lto-3, lto-4

Linear tape open is a famous tape drive technology. The LTO Consortium defines the new generations LTO-1, LTO-2... from time to time. It makes sense to merge all tags to lto, because the the version ...
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In heaven complaining about hell

Dear Michael Hampton, Let me point out my opinion on your action. It is OK for you to delete something that is not an answer, if you really think it did not help to solve the in the first place you ...
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Is there recourse for abusive moderation?

I asked this question about yum and Apache, which is a perfectly fine question for this site. A site moderator stepped in and issued comments that were not helpful to answering the question as asked. ...
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Why do some moderators consider a Raspberry Pi to be a toy? I have used it many times for business

I've made one post on this site, which was dismissed, and put on hold as a home/hobby/end user problem, and asked me to have it moved to the Raspberry Pi sibling site. Frankly, not wanting to dismiss ...
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Why was my edit rejected?

I suggested an edit to an answer that improved it IMO quite a bit, but not enough to merit a separate post: https://serverfault.com/review/suggested-edits/150104 It got rejected because it was "...
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Question closed by moderator on assumption that it was 'home stuff' which is incorrect!

My question was closed by freiheit because he assumed my question related to 'home stuff' whereas it was very much related to my business and concerns hardware at my business address even! How can I ...
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Why is my question closed as 'too broad'?

My question here: Are HDD <-> SSD transfer speeds completely bottlenecked by HDD speed? is very specific but was closed as 'too broad'. Maybe it doesn't look like every other question that is ...
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I do not have question, But system banned me

I do not have any questions in my list, But system sends me 'question ban' message. How can I get rid of it? Why does it ban me? My questions are not listed in my questions tab.
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What's wrong with my question?

Can anyone please kindly tell me what's wrong is my question? https://serverfault.com/questions/473739/ Why it's not a real question?
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There is a new navigation topbar on the SO

...and so it looks: Our good old black taskbar will probably go away. Earlier the significant changes on the SO were later applied to the smaller SE sites as well (remember as the user pages were ...
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Rescind rule on business IT?

This site has a rule about not covering home configurations or systems, limiting it to IT used in a business environment. I think it's time to rescind that rule, and allow more complex home lab ...
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Kill them with Darkwood Scythe: [dyndns], [dynamic-ip], and [dynamic-dns]

Before I go flag mad, let's discuss the topic of dynamic IP addresses. There are a lot of questions that deal with dynamic IP addresses. Most of them are in the context of home networks. Some appear ...
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Why was this question closed?

The closing of this question as off-topic doesn't make sense to me: https://serverfault.com/questions/342467/how-does-the-change-in-java-licensing-affect-freebsd The reason is: Questions on ...
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why was the question on dev server setup moved to SU?

Coming from question: How do I get Windows XP Professional upgrade to boot directly without having to choose it at startup? Why doesn't this question belong to SF? It seems to fall into 2 ...
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Synonym IIS version with Windows version?

IIS is unique in the sense that the version that ships with an operating system is the only version available for that operating system. Windows 2000 Server got IIS 5, 2003 got IIS 6, 2008 got IIS 7 ...
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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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Question deleted even after clarifying that it falls within scope of serverfault

I posted the following question: https://serverfault.com/questions/907784/some-systems-unable-to-connect-to-my-ntpsec-server Initially I did not indicate that the connection - while at my home - is a ...
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"bumped to the homepage by Community" generate mostly noise

Just as sample: such type of questions must be closed as offtopic (due to low-level quality) on 2012, and anyway not forced to homepage from trashcan and oblivion in 2017! I saw such (noisy) bumping ...
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a moderator closed my question is any one watching.

I do not have requisite previlieges to post many links to my questions my genuine question was blocked be this sites moderator is any one watching. The internal IPs of apache vhost configuration file ...
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I think my question was mistakenly closed and moved to SuperUser

I believe my question was mistakenly closed and moved to SuperUser. The FAQ states that questions about managing the hardware or software of servers, workstations, storage or networks tools used for ...
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Are questions about home server somehow inherently off-topic? If so, why?

I asked a question about my new HP Proliant and got a very good answer but it was unclear to me if the answerer understood that I was using the server in production (although for home use). In other ...
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Would a "Vote these questions up" chat room make sense?

Since we don't have a lot of active voters, I was wondering if a chat room that's the opposite of "Vote to close" would make sense. Just as people post links in Vote to Close to what they consider to ...
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Dealing With Questionable Actions Taken By Moderators

MS Terminal Server Blocking Website Access A few helpful people came to give it a shot. They specified what they needed clarified and I obliged. Then I had two moderators come around, that seemed ...
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Dispute Off-Topic

How can I dispute one of my questions having had been marked as off-topic? I have asked this question on Server Fault after I discovered that I should put the question on Server Fault.
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Why Are Certain Cross Platform Questions Closed?

I ran across the following question today: How to completely disable apache access log? While I understand that SuperUser is the best place for desktop related questions this one is clearly not one. ...
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create "self-hosting" tag

On StackOverflow, there's a tag called ”self-hosting“. IMHO it's also (or even more) applicable to serverfault. Here are some quick searches I've done: Questions containing ”self-hosted“ (105 results)...
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Asking how to block Microsofts Telemetry/ Data collection/ Privacy Invasion push for older domain clients?

Is this not allowed? Is this a business question or not? I got negative for a genuine business question that involves privacy from MS and no responses - https://serverfault.com/questions/718232/...
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Which corporate IT policy or firewall rule is being circumvented in this scenario?

The question is being flagged as off topic for violating one of the prohibited questions rules, namely "unauthorized use or misuse of IT systems". I will explain why this is not about circumventing ...
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Just what the hell is "TOO BROAD"? [closed]

As title said.. Just what is too broad?? I did ask a few question, and I think I am specific enough. Such this question: Migrating LDAP user and password to SAMBA4 AD Where is the "too broad" ...
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Why is rudeness tolerated? [duplicate]

I've noticed a few posters on serverfault that take potshots (ad hominem, or insinuations of stupidity) at people. This would seem to be in violation of: Always be polite and have fun It’s fine ...
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Why are all my FreeNX questions recieved so poorly

I read through a few of these meta questions about 'bad questions' I'm getting a sense peeps are fed up with bad questions get'n dumped on ya'll from StackOverflow--my guess. And reading the What ...
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Question about "Amazon API gateway" put on hold at Server Fault

The reason is stated as "off-topic": "Questions on Server Fault must be about managing information technology systems in a business environment. Home and end-user computing questions may be asked on *...
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In which way my question was off-topic

I posted a question a few days ago about VirtualHost in Apache on CentOS server: My post here This question was flagged off-topic: "Administration panels are off topic.". In any ways my question is ...
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