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I'm sorry, but that question is not a perfectly fine question for this site. Serverfault is for questions applicable to professional sysadmins. As soon as you run into "sorry, I can't do this the right way because I don't have admin rights on the server", then the question is one for an end-user. That means the question is not appropriate for this site. ...


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I've chosen a question out of the list that was given and reset it. I couldn't find the question that was there previously. I do, however, suspect that the unicorns ate it because somebody denied them their delicious daisies.


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The other have addressed your concerns regarding the content of your question. In regard to reporting personal issues with a moderator there is a contact button at the bottom of every page. It links to a form which allows you to contact the Community Team.


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I read over the question...and you added the bit about not being able to upgrade Fedora 14 after the comments were made. On ServerFault, we expect askers to have some measure of professional experience with the servers/equipment they work on. Fedora 14 is wayyyy out of date and no-one should really be using this. "I can't upgrade this" doesn't really fly ...


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To my understanding canonical questions are a ServerFault convention, of which the review-question selection algorithm is completely unaware. Which is to say, it had to happen some time. Treat it like any other question.


10

This is intended behavior. If an accepted answer is wildly wrong, the OP didn't know what they were doing perhaps, the downvotes are there to register the community's disapproval of the accepted answer and there will likely be another non-accepted answer that is much higher voted. I've been in the same situation you are. What I ended up doing was editing ...


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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 are made by accounts with more than 125 reputation. If someone is sharing your IP address and also posting, then you may see this unexpectedly. There are ...


9

The answer got 5 x 10 = 50 points plus 15 points for being the accepted answer, so the total is 65 points. No bug.


9

Erm, it's not empty and they 'grey out' the button if you remove all the text. I guess it's an attempt to get people to leave a constructive comment but as ever 'pink and fuffyness' prevails and you're not forced to do so. To be honest I frequently find it difficult not to s/about/a steaming pile of shit./ but whilst it would go down well with the ...


9

It depends on the reputation level of the person whose answer you're reviewing. If they have too low a reputation to be able to post comments, the first option will be used. If they have enough reputation, the second will be used.


8

Quotes are your friend "ipx" (32 results) "ipxe" (27 results) ipxe (92 results).


8

Yes, it confirmed by looking of source code of svg file. The xml below was grabbed from svg file especially on SF logo parts. <g> <rect x="-176.6" y="-178.1" fill="#A7A8AB" width="22" height="4.4"/> <rect x="-176.6" y="-171" fill="#808284" width="22" height="4.4"/> <rect x="-176.6" y="-164.4" ...


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We are a site aiming for professional system administrator. I can easily understand the downvote for that sentence alone; don't downvote me if that concerns you and makes you upset, just be a jerk in the comments section. Your question could have been good, but don't tell me you didn't expected to be downvoted with such sentence ? Second point, you ...


7

Usernames are indeed not unique on Stack Exchange. Login tokens (OpenID) are uniquely associated with an account, and accounts are unique (identified by the account number), but you can have multiple accounts with the same display name.


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There's a bug with some localization code - a fix is going out right now. Also, your vote was properly recorded; the bug only affected any optional display message that might have been sent back to the client.


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If I'am not mistaking, it's a Chrome/Chromium bug; https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=914844 I got the link from that thread; Cannot dismiss scrollbar in code box, blocks view It show how to bypass the problem too and you can see shog9 comment's from that thread; Marking this "support" since it appears to be caused by a toxic ...


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Validation for this case added in build 2013.7.19.1249 (meta), 2013.7.19.874 (sites)


6

I couldn't have said it better than this: People have the same names in real life. Isn't StackOverflow real life?


6

I've noticed these over the last month or so - I think (hope) it's just the spam tide coming in and they'll go back out the way they came soon. The short answer is "Yes, something automated can be done", but it requires a little extra work: If you see that these are from new accounts ping one of the mods and we can nuke the account. Statistics on spam nukes ...


6

Your question was closed by the members of our community on 6th May. It was deleted automatically 2 days ago by the Stack Exchange system due to a combination of: Being closed Having no votes Having a very low view count I will undelete the question as I can see you've put some effort into it, but it will still need to be edited for it to hit the re-open ...


6

You got a Review Audit. On those, if the original edit was approved then you can only "pass" the audit by also clicking "looks okay". If you click anything else, including leaving a comment, you fail. It's dumb, but failing makes no difference unless you fail a lot... This seems to happen once every few months, you're not alone.


6

This is by design, amongst other things it is most likely to be caching in action. See the linked question on mSE for some more details.


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The count in the top bar is site-wide, and includes items which you may have already reviewed or skipped, both of which no longer appear for you in the individual queue counts. There's also caching, but that only lasts a minute or so. To see the full counts, visit /review while logged out (e.g. in an incognito window).


6

The site used to have considerable talent but it mostly moved on when it got bored answering basic questions that already have answers here or are easily found elsewhere, reading manuals as a service (like you want) and generally having to waste too much time wading through those questions to find something interesting. The site has been in considerable ...


5

StackExchange replaced the search engine a few months ago. Among the many changes are how string and substring searches are handled. Quoted phrases are exact matches except for case-sensitivity, for example, [you can search for code][4] or symbols. If not in a quoted phrase, words will now be stemmed (example) As @Iain said earlier, quoting ...


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Ah nonsense, this was the new "Are you paying attention" crap, which now thinks I didn't pay attention as I clicked "no action needed". There was no action needed, Ian dealt with it already :) This was the second such test today. I'll leave this question for reference...


5

So, if your accepted answer is wrong, and you know it, fix your answer. Problem solved. (If another answer is better, refer to it, with a brief summary of your own.)


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Oh, oh indeed. I see the problem since the answer I was looking for as an example is your answer. I wondered why it was never deleted and it hadn't crossed my mind that you were stuck with it. How can I list my open ports on Debian? Yes, we've beat the dead horse in downvotes and it IS wrong that an answerer is stuck with that. As a general matter of ...


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Yeah, sorry about that - markdown's shite


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The question is locked and retained for historical significance - from the close reason This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions here. This question and its answers are frozen and cannot be changed. ...


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