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Can non-professional administrators still ask questions about professional setups?

I am fine with this, as long as: The systems and equipment are truly professional-grade. (No questions about Aunt Mabel's inkjet printer) You have full administrative permissions on the systems you ...
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Can non-professional administrators still ask questions about professional setups?

Even when this place was quite insistent on the professional requirement, to me that always related to the standard/level of the question, not the resume of the asker. A bad question is bad no matter ...
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Can non-professional administrators still ask questions about professional setups?

IMO, you don't need to be a professional sysadmin to ask a question here, you just need to be able to play one on the Internet. A lot of questioners can't manage to play Homo Sapiens on the Internet, ...
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Questions about network protocols

This depends on the context. Questions should always be targeted towards solving an actual technical problem you face while administering a system. Remember, our topic is professional system ...
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Do we need a separate site for "researchers"?

The only question you list in your post that would be squarely off-topic would be #9. Some have the potential to be too broad or open-ended (#1, #8, #10), but I don't see how this wouldn't be an issue ...
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Question considered off-topic

Because trying to use a non-powershell command line on a 17 year old, unsupported Windows server is the poster child for the reasonable information technology management practices close reason.
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Right place for Juniper related questions?

I can't comment about the topicality at Network Engineering except to state what its moderator already told you: OK. Unfortunately, questions about protocols above OSI layer-4 are off-topic here. ...
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Question considered off-topic

This is a case where Stack Exchange's desire to be nicer leads to confusion. I forget the explanation of why it's nicer, but details of why a question was closed are hidden from anyone with less than ...
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Do we need a separate site for "researchers"?

I looked through the list of questions and I don't think the support a specialized site for research computing. A lot of them are look to me like sysadmin questions that could be fine here: What are ...
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Is the serverfault community oriented by profession or knowledge areas?

In general, StackExchange isn't the right place for very broad "how do I set up (whatever system)?" questions. ServerFault has at least 2 - arguably 3 - close reasons for overly broad ...
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Where can I ask questions about web hosting control panels?

What is the use of StackExchange forum or site, when we have to go to vendors or service providers to resolve our issues? If system admins or the vendors themselves want to ask a question about system ...
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