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Linux Question Closed as Dupe of Windows Question

I found this Linux question about finding out who's pinging your Linux box. It's Linux-specific. It's closed as a dupe of this question which is about finding out who's pinging your Windows box. It's ...
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Please reopen; this question is not a dupe

My question here has been marked a dupe of this one. I don't think that it is a dupe because the latter is really focussing on a replacement for Exchange that allows things like calendaring, resource ...
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Equivalent tag to 'homework': 'do-my-job-for-me'?

In the same way that questions which are obviously homework get tagged homework, should questions which are obviously attempts to get someone else to do the questioner's job for them be tagged do-my-...
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On migrating to unix-SE

Unix & Linux has recently been launched, so I'm wondering if there are questions in here that need migrating. The FAQ states that this site is not for General personal computer troubleshooting. ...
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Create [hostgator] tag?

I see there is a [dreamhost] tag. That's useful: I like to see what issues of [mediawiki] users are host-specific, because certain shared hosts can be quite painful. I notice there are 200 questions ...
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Close votes should be blind, in order to preserve objectivity and original thought [closed]

If you watch the frequency of close votes, I presume you would find that close votes cause close votes. That is to say, a question might receive its first close vote on its third day of existence, ...
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Rude or abusive flag denied on a flippant joke answer - What then is 'rude'?

In a question about a specific network-based exploit a user answered: I've always found that servers are least vulnerable to attack when turned off, removed from all networked systems, or otherwise ...
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Review audit and I failed, but I disagree. What do I do?

https://serverfault.com/review/first-posts/321318 The tone of the beginning of the question is aggressive and judgemental of OP's co-workers. The audience has only one side of the story. Besides, ...
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Limiting membership

ServerFault is intended for professional sysadmins. I think that this is a good policy. It helps keep the site on focus. Has there ever been thought into restricting membership to professional ...
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why is a post about fail2ban/ipfw off-topic?

Um, well question says it all - why is a question about fail2ban and ipfw off-topic for "serverfault" and gets migrated to "superuser"? It's about server processes, right? Is it because it's MacOS?
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A resource to answer all those .htaccess and rewrite questions

Just ran across this Github repo: https://github.com/phanan/htaccess Nice collection of common things people ask about. Just thought of sharing, could be useful to answer/close a lot of the rewrite ...
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How to ask correctly here on serverfault?

Please read the full question before downvoting. I am a very happy stackoverflow user, i also use quite a few other stackexchange sites with a very good feeling. On no other stackexchange site i ...
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Where can i get an idea other than here?

https://serverfault.com/questions/533609/why-isnt-qmail-been-downloading-from-a-version-control-system Above question of me is down voted and i think it is going to be closed
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Voted Down on Answer

I recently reviewed a question on serverfault, added a comment, and replied to the question. Q: Installing Ubuntu 14.04 Server as Web server I realised that the question was questionable, because ...
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Unsupported setup, is it a valid question?

I recently asked a question about a combination of disks & server which is not vendor-supported (link here), in short adding EOL disks from another vendor to servers currently in use. The setup ...
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Universal Blacklist Request: RTFM

I was a bit surprised it wasn't on there already, right next to LMGTFY. But I can't think of any reason it would be appropriate to put RTFM in a post or comment.
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Moderator deleting my questions

A moderator closed a question of mine as a duplicate despite it not being a duplicate (the circumstances and the question are different, he claimed it was a duplicate of a general FAQ-style question). ...
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What is the difference between these two questions? Why was one closed and the other left open?

What is the difference between these two questions? Why was one closed and the other left open? The reason for closure was not duplicate, but that the question was primarily opinion based. They are ...
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Does participation here mean expropriation of author moral, i.e. unalienable, rights? [closed]

First, to @all-sending-me-to-FAQ, Where do FAQ tell that: that contributions are downvoted on the basis of their formatting merits (mostly because the author had not finalized his discussion, ...
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request to prohibit anonymous and without-reason-explanation downvoting

More than half of my posts has downvoting without any comments. I believe that downvoting without explaining the reasons, as well as anonymous downvoting, should be prohibited. What is the sense of ...
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Closing for "too localized" is too frequently abused

I'm really getting sick of seeing questions like this being closed for being "too localized." More often than not, it's simply coming down to a popularity contest. If someone has never heard of a ...
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What is the added value of the documentation tag?

What is the added value of the documentation tag? To me it is too generic and does not add any value. Could this be removed please?
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Where should I ask this question

I posted a question earlier that was almost immediately deleted due to off topic. While the question does originate from a home environment, I suspect a Verizon backbone connectivity issue is HARDLY ...
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post put on hold, no feedback, edited it several times, made comments but no reply from mods for days, now closed im blocked from new questions

I think Ive corrected the problems and waited long enough, but with no feedback or replies from the initial mod its pretty frustrating and feels like he was just taking his angst out on me. This is ...
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Why was my system adminstration question migrated away to Stackoverflow so that it could be closed as off-topic?

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/44575531/can-i-add-new-shared-directories-to-docker-from-the-command-line This isn't a software development, programming, or software engineering/architecture ...
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Are HTTP, web servers and web clients not used in a business environment?

Do the request lines of HTTP messages now all or mostly use full URLs or path components of URLs? is quickly closed, because: This question appears to be off-topic for this site. While what’s on- ...
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Discourage / prevent "didn't read the question" answers

If a user keeps posting poor answers to your questions such as because skimming the question, is the best action to take to downvote or is there some way to prevent it? I don't like when that happens ...
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Why was my question on high-performance-networking put on hold?

testing network connectivity on a server with Gigabit Ethernet Let me quote the bolded out part from the question: only control one server tool that would let me download a 100MB file in several ...
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Reminder that a bad answer is still an answer

We all know that answers should be posted in the section marked Answers. This is explained in the help section about our commenting privileges: When shouldn't I comment? Answering a ...
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Why was this question about svchost HDD thrashing closed?

I asked this question: Who is reading my hard drive? (svchost) Can you please clarify why it is off-topic? I could make a case that a professional could have an issue with svchost doing unneeded and ...
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When did UDP hole punching become off-topic on Server Fault?

Well, I was trying to solve a problem that I'm having with UDP hole punching, and my question was closed for being off topic: https://serverfault.com/questions/476877/how-to-bypass-nat-with-pwnat-for-...
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Why should questions about interactions between my server and bots off-topic?

I understand that this site has an established history of prejudice (🙃) towards questions about shared hostings or control panels. However, I still can't see how these questions (1, 2) not comply ...
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Follow-up: Using an old P4 as a web server

It's really stupid that questions like this get closed without further explanation. It's even more stupid when they are flagged as off-topic when it's talking about servers, LAMPs and the like. Isn't ...
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Feature Request: Question Approval Queue

Prompted by this answer, the poster mentioned an idea about quarantining questions. I commented on it, and wanted to expand on it by using this meta post to receive feedback and critique, and ...
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Reopen software related question

I would like to reopen https://serverfault.com/questions/381599/monitoring-work-users-and-their-network-habbits question as I believe it should be allowed to ask for specific scenario question. I ...
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Why is "What are the ports used by strongSwan?" Off-topic?

Im a long time StackOverflow user and I just asked the question "What ports do I need to forward in my router for strongSwan?" And was told it was off-topic for being SOHO (whatever that means?) And ...
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Change the duplicate excerpt

Currently, This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please edit this question to explain how it is different or ask a new ...
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Off Topic Migration to Security Stackexchange

It is not often, but it can occur that a post belong to Security Stackexchange. What about adding it to the migration list ? It would fit the empty space ! Some examples this week: Why are some ...
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Question IS relevant to server fault! Please remove hold and down votes

I have a question about my Server Fault post: Is it possible to run a Minecraft server on AWS Lambda? This question is not about end-user or domestic environments. I have now updated the question to ...
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how to identify moderator or high repo user?

If any user get any down voted then how he can identify that his post down voted by moderator or high repo user? Is there any way to identify them? thanks
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Why was my ceph specific question marked as a duplicate of a generalized question by multiple users?

I honestly cant understand how and why, it made me very angry. How much RAM and CPU cores would you recommend when using ceph only as block storage for KVM? Those who marked it as a duplicate ...
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Is the response "Why do you even question this?" compatible with the new code of conduct?

I believe my recent question should not have been migrated to SuperUser. In the linked question, I tried to explain why I think that is the case. Among other condescending replies, I got this ...
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Questions that are flagged for issues relating to "Pricing"

So, I asked a question now deleted, that included the Title "Pay as You Go Server". In hindsight, the wording was poor, and the question has been deleted. My intent for the question was 'How is it ...
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Does server fault have an app like stack over flow?

It would come in handy for server administrators like me who ask and answer questions. Thanks.
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Why do sysadmins reinvent the wheel all the time? [closed]

I just have an active question about building a chroot-environment. The main-question is, if there is an existing script... Now it looks like some sysadmins already tried things but got stuck ...
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2 failed questions and im banned from new ones !!! and im not even asking questions but sharing my solutions?

The first is irrepairable, it just should not have been asked here i agree, the second i have correct. Ive read about hidden deleted questions, where are they ? Is this site too harsh ?
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Can some explain to me how asking a question about learning on a site dedicated to learning is off topic?

Am i wrong about SF being dedicated to learning? Post in question: https://serverfault.com/questions/820671/how-to-learn-networking-without-access-to-hardware I posted this on SF about 30 minutes ...
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Getting downvotes on personal ground

I've got yet another downvote on my this, ancient, closed question. This question is around a half year old, closed, and has an extremely low view number. I think I can suspect, the real reason to ...
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Is this the correct attitude for a Server Fault moderator?

Ok... let me explain the case: I recently got the review upgrade in Stackoverflow and start reviewing some questions. I'm not experienced in this and obviously everyone does mistakes initialy, so I ...
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You need at least 10 reputation to post images

Seeing this (on Server Fault) had me asking a lot of questions: Why am I being told this halfway through writing my post instead of, say, when clicking the image button? Didn't I used to have plenty ...
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