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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 Fedora 14 is wayyyy out of date and no-one should really be using this.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.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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.


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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" ...


7

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.


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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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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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 ...


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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

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


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


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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 ...


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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).


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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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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.


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Yeah, sorry about that - markdown's shite


5

This must have been an audit as I deleted the Answer a month ago. Unfortunately moderator actions are used as the basis for some of the audits; even when the whole question get filed in the circular bin.


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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. ...


5

Regular badges will not be revoked except in very special circumstances. How do "badges" work? Regular badges, however, once earned, are yours to keep. Even if the criteria by which you earned a badge have changed (the post was deleted, you got downvoted, etc.) you get to keep your badge. If you qualify for the same badge again (another post ...


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No, this is correct. Serverfault is a part of the StackExchange network which is run by a company named StackOverflow. This link is clearly labeled as "Learn about StackOverflow the company".


5

No. The company name is Stack Overflow. Again. This change hasn’t reached all parts of the network yet, though and on the bottom right of th page you can still read site design / logo © 2018 Stack Exchange Inc But maybe the whole circus is run by multiple monkeys now, with multiple names, for some enterprisy reasons.


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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 ...


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Breaking it down: Comments are a neutral concept. Badges for review tasks are dumb and encourage people to do dumb things things. The devs need the comment action to trigger a pass or fail, because Review Audits are more focused on catching you "gaming the system" than teaching good behavior. Review Audits are dumb.


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The audits do take a little longer to load. If I remember correctly the bad "suggested edit" audits are generated on the fly by inserting junk phrases into otherwise-good posts, and that requires some CPU time to make it happen (in addition to all the other "audit" bookkeeping the system needs to do). (Good suggested edit audits are pulled from a list of ...


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In reality the system should check if the comment is just the lead-in text and reject it (HEY DEVELOPERS!!! -- at least a front-end JS check?). The fact that it doesn't is certainly a bug in my mind. Unfortunately as regards the overall implementation, there are three equally bad choices: Pre-populate some generic lead-in text This encourages you to be ...


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