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Downvoting in response to closed question

After a question was recently closed the poster of said question started downvoting posts of everybody participating in the closure of his question. Is such behavior considered appropriate? No, it's ...
HopelessN00b's user avatar
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Why should questions about interactions between my server and bots off-topic?

We don't accept web panel question. This topic had been covered a lot in the past and wont change today. I think whether I have root access to my server or not is irrelevant. To answer you on ...
yagmoth555's user avatar
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Dispute Off-Topic

We routinely close home user questions. The text of the close reason is quite clear (my emphasis) "Questions on Server Fault must be about managing information technology systems in a business ...
user9517's user avatar
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Why should questions about interactions between my server and bots off-topic?

You appear to be operating under the misapprehension that questions are assessed in some isolated, sterile environment, free from any influence of the past communications of the asker. This is an ...
womble's user avatar
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Dispute Off-Topic

This quote is taken directly from the page meta.SE page you linked to: Server Fault is for Information Technology Professionals needing expert answers related to managing computer systems in a ...
EEAA's user avatar
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Why was my question regarding software management in a corporate environment closed?

If I had been involved in closing this, it would have been for "unreasonable business information technology management practices". You know all those firewalls, proxies, etc that you were bemoaning? ...
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Why is the question about multiple A records for a hostname closed?

The closed question is too broad because it is insufficiently precise to be answered within the guidelines in the help center. It is asking nine (count 'em, nine) separate questions. The excessive ...
womble's user avatar
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Where this is a web hosting control panel?

Yes, not sure what I was thinking there. I've reopened it. Sorry for the mistake.
womble's user avatar
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4 votes
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Dispute Off-Topic

How can I dispute one of my questions having had been marked as off-topic? The help pages offer a number of approaches (emphasis mine): ... If you see a question and you disagree with the stated ...
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Why was my question regarding software management in a corporate environment closed?

I didn’t voted to close, but keep in mind Microsoft discourage the use of Insider’s build inside production environment. As such Insider build can’t be delivered by WSUS, and force a manual ...
yagmoth555's user avatar
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Why is the question about multiple A records for a hostname closed?

I think this is a borderline case, but the too-broad close was likely not about the many subquestions, but the fact that there might very well be significant differences how browsers handle this which ...
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I asked a question for my work. Is this not 'managing information technology systems in a business environment'?

I'am not a Linux expert nor I voted to close, but there is two issues I see with your question that could bring a close vote. To state it too, close are not permanent, if you correct the question it ...
yagmoth555's user avatar
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I asked a question for my work. Is this not 'managing information technology systems in a business environment'?

I would extend the reason to "generally acceptable technologies and practices that are found in a typical business environment". Hardware, operating systems and applications that are end of ...
Greg Askew's user avatar
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I asked a question for my work. Is this not 'managing information technology systems in a business environment'?

Further to the other answer, when multiple close reasons are selected by close-voters, only one (whatever gets the most votes) is shown. There was a close-vote for the reason mentioned in the other ...
Ward - Trying Codidact's user avatar
2 votes

Question is off topic, where to put it or how to improve?

If I had seen it, I probably would have closed it as being primarily opinion-based: how to explain something in a non-technical way is heavily dependent on the person you're explaining it to. The ...
Ward - Trying Codidact's user avatar
2 votes

If this question is off-topic, where is it on-topic?

It was closed as being a "shopping question": Requests for product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they attract low quality, opinionated and spam ...
Ward - Trying Codidact's user avatar
1 vote

Why was my question closed as "off-topic"?

I didnt voted to close, but it's a bad practice to download an ISO from an un-official's source. The close reason reflect that point of view. I know that seem harsh but the fact it contain another ...
yagmoth555's user avatar
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1 vote
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Bounty an exceptional answer on a closed question

Can the question be migrated over to StackOverflow? No. It's far too old. And off-topic there as well. Can I bounty one of his other answers on an open question, and state in the bounty notice ...
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