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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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What information should I include or obfuscate in my posts?

Since this question's floated up to to the top of the front page, I'm going to give my contrarian answer, which is: obfuscate nearly no technical data in your question. Michael has a point inasmuch ...
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"You can only post once every 40 minutes." Why do I get this error?

This rate limit applies to users with less than 125 reputation, and all posts made by anyone from the same IP address on any Stack Overflow or Stack Exchange site count toward the limit, even if they ...
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Why have my questions not been well-received (danger of being blocked)?

It's good that you've asked here rather than ignoring the warning. It's an automatic system, based on the "results" of your questions - how many upvotes and downvotes they've gotten, how many have ...
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Is Server Fault the appropriate website to ask about system design questions?

Sadly, this sounds to me like something that might be closed as a duplicate of Can you help me with my capacity planning? Depending on how you define "system design," of course. I'm assuming this is ...
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Question migration

Hypothetically speaking, there's no way this is an actual question, and if someone asked a question like this, with the current level of context on SU it would be closed. Such a question wouldn't be ...
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Why I can't ask questions?

The message you're seeing comes from a recently implemented question rate limiting system, which you can read more about in the Help Center. In particular, please note: If you haven't yet done so, ...
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How long should it take to write an SF question?

It takes me a long time, much of it lost in: Scrubbing the company-specific details out. Formatting it for legibility. Figuring out the show my work parts, and how to summarize it effectively. ...
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Lots of OpenEBS questions from new users

I hadn't thought of a recurrence of the eternal September but a lot of it has been dealt with by the community moderators. It appeared as a pair accounts working in tandem and alternating posting ...
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Just what the hell is "TOO BROAD"?

The question you linked to is on stackoverflow. We are all part of the same network, but each site has very different rules about what kind of questions are allowed. So comparing what is allowed ...
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Just what the hell is "TOO BROAD"?

I think what's happened here is that the key point of the closing is: good answers would be too long for this format You may not have realised it at the time, but you've probably asked something ...
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limit in question

Generally speaking, you'll have to wait six months (since your last question). You've been warned before that your questions were (on average, including deleted questions) poorly received, and if ...
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Lots of OpenEBS questions from new users

You are definitely on to something. If you search for "OpenEBS", you will find only a dozen and half or so questions, but almost all of them from new users opening a "new" account in the last 8-10 ...
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Does this question fit ServerFault more than SuperUser?

I think SU is a good place for this. It wouldn't necessarily be off-topic here, but this has an end-user vibe about it, not a system administration one (remember, SF is for professional system ...
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Is server fault an appropriate forum for this modem-related question?

As Michael indicated probably not in topic on ServerFault as IMHO you phrase it as an end-user problem and appear to be thinking towards an single user solution as well. SuperUser might be suitable. ...
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Is Server Fault the appropriate website to ask about system design questions?

My gut feeling is that system design questions are not off-topic per se - they're a class of best-practice questions, which I recall a while back we decided to be more tolerant of. But it's still ...
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How long should it take to write an SF question?

You may not ask many questions, but you write a lot of answers. I would expect that you can write a question that is well received with a similar amount of effort as compared to what a good answer ...
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Just what the hell is "TOO BROAD"?

I don't think that it should in fact have been closed as such, in spite of the fact that you are getting rather close to asking for someone to write the code or give a tool recommendation, both of ...
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