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Do we need a canonical answer about ENOSPC?

Searching for No space left on device finds 159 questions, and I didn't find any canonical among them. Do we need a canonical Q/A for that? So far theses four reasons has covered all of the out of ...
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Tag deletion: "Multiple"

The multiple tag is fairly useless...amassing 124 questions since its creation and with no real reason. Could this just be deleted?
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hardware-selection needs to die

The tag hardware-selection is littered with shopping questions and nothing else. It should die a painful death. A very, very painful death.
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Reducing new users asking off topic questions

With reference to the proposed FAQ changes, I notice that more subjects have been added to the off topic section. As we know, many new users never read the FAQ, this is more than apparent by some of ...
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Clarification needed on 2012 Election Page

From the election page: There will be a town hall chat with the candidates on Monday at 21:00 UTC / 4pm EST. Since the town hall chat already happened, this should either just be deleted or ...
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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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Add info in Help center on how to obfuscate domain names responsibly [duplicate]

In this question, the asker wanted to obfuscate their domain name. They did so by using a domain owned by a public well-known company. (I edited the question to use example.com instead.) I've also ...
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What can we do to fix the "Reasonable management practices" close reason?

I don't like it! Let's make it better, because it's weak. What questions are being closed right now with it where it's not conveying what we want it to? Are they "you're on the wrong site", "you're ...
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New "Mainframes" Proposal — PASSED

Update: Thank you for your insight and feedback. The “Mainframes” proposal has been cleared to continue. Update as of the end of 2018: The proposal never got enough interest and has now been deleted. ...
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How to get StackOverflow moderators to put hosting questions on Webmasters instead

StackOverflow moderators keep migrating "which hosting company should I use" type questions here, and they usually get voted down. Pro Webmasters seems like a more suitable place for them to get ...
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Vote: Do we want code highlighting?

Currently, code highlighting is turned off (see balpha's comment here). It is possible to turn it on, if we want so. I think this would be nice to have, maybe on a per-tag basis, but turning it on is ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Are "Find [some software product] for me" questions off-topic?

So as I slug my way through /review/close and /review/first-posts I'm finding an alarming number of what I'm calling "Serverfault is a search engine" posts -- people asking us to find software for ...
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Question about Migrated post that was closed

I am a moderator at Drupal answers, and migrated this question to SF a few days ago. I migrated it because it didn't really have anything to do with Drupal or Drupal configuration. It is essentially ...
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Should you accept the first correct response or the one with the most detail

I just recently posted a question where I quickly received two correct responses. The first was posted a few minutes after I asked my question, and the second about four minutes later. The first ...
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Server Fault Moderator Cards

We recently printed some business cards for our Stack Exchange employees and they turned out great. It got us thinking: our sites' moderators have been working hard to keep our sites high quality for ...
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Is it acceptable to heavily edit my closed question?

My question was closed as not constructive, despite having some pretty decent answers. After some thought I can more or less see what was wrong with it, and I'd like to make it into something useful. ...
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Ethical Questions About Hackers, Cheaters, and Lusers

Sometimes the questions asked here are related to the following three categories ... Hackers Yes, yes, I understand there's a fine line between a competent (grey hat) hacker and a sysadmin. But I ...
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Where do I ask odd systemd questions?

I have not found exact duplicates for How do symlinks work in systemd unit files (and when/why wont they)? Specifically: How to inherit settings from a systemd unit to a newly created template? but ...
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Is an answer that just says "use commercial product X" spam?

If a user posts an answer that just says "use commercial product X", is it spam? See for example this answer. It looked spammy to me, so I flagged it, but the flag was declined. I'm sure there's ...
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Handling illegal/immoral questions and answers

SF is for professionals and I think we'd all agree that part of being professional is to act within our various laws and also within a general moral code when doing our jobs. Every now and then I see ...
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Class-based IP routing and other obsolete questions

Question related to Classful IP Addressing I cannot believe that I'm still seeing questions about how to manage class-based routing coming in to ServerFault: Changing subnet-mask of class-c network ...
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Clean up [change] tag?

Is there any specific meaning to the change tag? There is no tag wiki, and I don't see that the 33 questions that currently carry that tag have much of anything in common. There are questions about ...
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What is our policy on "legacy" off-topic questions?

ServerFault contains numerous questions, some dating back 2+ years, that were on-topic when posted but have become off-topic due to changes in our standards for acceptable questions. This is ...
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Can we have better messaging for handling Web Hosting Control Panel questions?

In the comments for this meta question we noticed that the messaging around closing Web Hosting Control Panel questions is outdated. The current text is: Questions involving web hosting control ...
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"Leave open" votes

In the close votes review queue we are able to select "leave open". What does that really do? Does it counter one of the close votes or is it just a "feel good" option? If it actually does something ...
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Cleaning house, really old, unloved questions

Inspired by a post on M.SU by studiohack, I'd like your thoughts on going through and cleaning up some of our old, unloved questions. I've taken a first pass at coming up with an SQL query (...
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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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Clarifying the "shopping question" close reason

Our custom close reason for shopping questions is confusing. It currently reads: Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they tend to become ...
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Are questions about ERP products on-topic here at Serverfault?

I work for a state university as a developer (the sysadmins are in another department, but as I imagine it is everywhere sometimes duties overlap). I often have questions about some of the software ...
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Using "not a real question" as a close reason on questions that have answers

I saw this question closed as Not A Real Question (NARQ). What I want to discuss is not this closure in particular, but rather the act of closing a question as NARQ when it already has an answer. ...
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Are certain blacklisted words in question titles not just a bit scorched earth and unhelpful?

Recently an operating system's error message included the word "help" in it. I added the error message to the title (always helpful for those perusing questions and most certainly for SERP placement) ...
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Storage question. On topic?

I should probably know the answer to this and I'm thinking the answer is no but would the following question be on topic I have an environment with Live, User Acceptance, staging and development ...
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Disagree with a declined flag

I flagged this answer as NAA. The reasoning behind it being that it is clearly an attempted comment on the answer right below it. This flag has since been rejected for flags should not be used to ...
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SF needs its own "Shopping" link

While the original idea: Modifying the faq, shopping edition was a great one and duly implemented...I think that the existing link to http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/11/qa-is-hard-lets-go-shopping/ ...
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What does "First rollback" mean for the cleanup badge?

I could not find a help file on this: What does "First rollback" mean for the cleanup badge?
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Can the Vmware tag be deleted ?

The plain vmware tag adds no value as we never get any questions about the company. When it is used it is usually used in error and in place of a product specific tag which would be more useful. This ...
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An expired & re-registered domain causing multiple harmful links across ServerFault

While reading an answer on a canonical question I found out that a domain of our formerly active contributor, MDMarra, has expired and registered by someone else. He has been referencing his blog here ...
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Web Hosting Control Panel questions migration

I wanted to share that we got contacted back by Webmasters Stack Exchange for cPanel/WHC question that are off-topic there on ServerFault, that they will gladly accept them. I just wanted to share it ...
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What Server Fault-specific advice should we give folks asking questions here?

As of a few weeks ago, the "unclear what you're asking" close reason now links to a page in the help center: The moderators here can edit this page to customize it. So my questions are, Should they ...
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Deleting closed questions with no answers

I don't think there any reason why we shouldn't delete questions like these. They are closed, have no answers and are very unlikely to get reopened - they (largely*) have no value. The It takes 3 ...
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Why was this question on remotely wiping deleted?

This question was closed and subsequently deleted. The close reason was given as "unclear what you're asking", but from the comments it seems quite clear that multiple persons had no problem ...
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Google Cloud Platform support on Server Fault

For a while now, Google has supported their various Cloud Platform services on Stack Overflow, both in terms of directing developers to the site and in actually answering questions about using these ...
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Is it customary for a moderator to delete comments that aren't offensive or off topic due to an edit?

It's been a while since I've been super active on SF, so apologies if things have changed in the last couple of years. This answer originally referenced an incorrect piece of information posted by a ...
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Can't fix a typo in a question?

I was just reading this answer, and noticed that OP started talking about hens: However, hen you click on an icon in an Office application, Trying to do my civic duty, I edited and entered a 'w' ...
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Why am I close to being banned from serverfault?

I saw the below message just now when about to ask a question on the site: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more. ...
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Can we increase review queue limits?

Since the number of close votes has been increased, Can we view more questions in the review queue? It currently still shows only 20 or so.
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Is this new SF user posting too-many/too-poor questions

Someone quite new popped up on 30th December on SF and since then has posted 12 new questions in the last 9 hours, 25 in the last day and 30 in the last 6 days since the 30th. Many if not all of ...
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How should we deal with old link-only answers?

Sometimes I come across old answers with little more than a link to another site. And sometimes these answers have been upvoted multiple times. The answer I most recently came across said only this ...
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Why aren't question images clickable for the full-size version?

I just uploaded an image for a user to their original question and the system automatically shrinks the image to fit within the viewport. However, because it is scaled you can't see it. If I save ...
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