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It's a tag that does not pass the "if this is the only tag on a question, does it tell me anything useful" test. It's a tag that's best used in conjunction with another tag. We call that a meta tag ar …
answered Feb 24 '12 by sysadmin1138
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I've seen a few of these questions come and go over the years, and they have a disturbing tendency to get closed as NARQ -- Too Broad. Which is sad, since there is a nice corpus of knowledge to tap ou …
answered Jun 22 '13 by sysadmin1138
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The important portion of the FAQ is the first line: Server Fault is for Information Technology Professionals needing expert answers related to managing computer systems in a professional capacity. …
answered Oct 7 '12 by sysadmin1138
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Hard problem here. There are two things that need to happen: We need to improve quality. We need to improve the perception of quality. For point 1 we've done just about everything we can to do tha …
answered Aug 8 '13 by sysadmin1138
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This is easily fixable. You had an older unregistered account with the name to which the question was attributed. I merged the older user with your registered user, so you should now have ownership, a …
answered Dec 19 '12 by sysadmin1138
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I closed it as a dupe because your question as written was going to get OT-closed within 30 minutes of posting. The reason for the close would be for two reasons: It smelled a lot like a product-rec …
answered Dec 7 '12 by sysadmin1138
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Sponsoring the right kind of conferences is a good step forward. Some allow sponsors of the right size sponsorship a few breakout-sessions on the conference board, which could be very good for simple …
answered Aug 12 '10 by sysadmin1138
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When users flag for 'shopping' closures, the comment text I typically drop in there reads: Product and service recommendations, including product recon, is off topic per the FAQ. Sometimes I'll …
answered Feb 19 '12 by sysadmin1138
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Those questions tend to attract a certain type of spammer as well. This may be an area where we unofficially declare a certain question as the One True Windows Password Reset Question, protect it, and …
answered Oct 27 '10 by sysadmin1138
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I've seen some pretty bad ones. Most just glide into obscurity, rightfully ignored. But then there are some that are sneaky. They sound legitimate, or perhaps just enough off center that some judiciou …
answered Dec 7 '10 by sysadmin1138
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There was a good... 7 month period there where I was rather bored at work. The ongoing budget crisis (now abating somewhat, but that's now one job ago) meant that our usual pace of new projects had co …
answered Oct 4 '12 by sysadmin1138
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I agree. I've also noticed a significant uptick in "how do I sent a bajillion emails that my users have asked for using nothing but this VPS I have" style questions. The answer to that is usually: …
answered Jun 13 '13 by sysadmin1138
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Personally, if an answer actually supplies a generally useful solution to what seems an overly broad or too narrowly scoped question, I'm in favor of keeping it. It's all google-bait in the end.
answered Apr 7 '13 by sysadmin1138
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'discussion' types of questions ("Tell me how you licensed your NetBackup environment") we should probably close these as too vague or non-specific enough for correct answers. …
answered Aug 7 '10 by sysadmin1138
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basically two ways discussion groups can go. They can stick with the same people (who are learning and getting smarter) or they can stick with the same subject. If they stick with the same people, the … them as off-topic, do you act on the flags? This is an ongoing debate, and hopefully there has already been meta-discussion on these topics. If there hasn't, then one needs to be started now. I'll …
answered Jan 17 '12 by sysadmin1138

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