21 votes

Why is HopelessN00b stalking me?

I wouldn't take it personally. I have it on good authority that the guy's just a prick. But, he's a prick who's going through a massive tag cleanup effort at the moment, so he probably bumped into a ...
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Question about ReadyNAS being inaccessible was put on hold as "off-topic" — what to do?

Let me start off by first welcoming you to ServerFault. This community exists for the sole purpose of sharing knowledge and helping each other. We use the Q/A format to accomplish this goal. The ...
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13 votes

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 ...
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10 votes

Rules regarding comments and edits and holds

Anyone with 3000 reputation on Server Fault can vote to close a question. 5 such votes are required to close a question. Anyone with a gold tag badge in one of the question's tags can cast a binding ...
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9 votes
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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 ...
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Question about ReadyNAS being inaccessible was put on hold as "off-topic" — what to do?

The close reason I chose is: Questions should demonstrate reasonable business information technology management practices. Questions that relate to unsupported hardware or software platforms or ...
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8 votes

Where should I ask this question

I deleted your question, for these reasons: It's not really on topic. is not about: consumer workstations or networking (which belong on our sister site, Super User) The tour also ...
8 votes

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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7 votes

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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Where do questions regarding labs for enterprise equipment & software belong if not SF?

My reasons were thus: It's a home environment. Even if it is supported by VMware, the configuration you propose is not something that any sane sysadmin would ever implement. If you want to lab out ...
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7 votes
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What does marked as duplicate by Community♦ mean?

Apparently, there is a way that a user can agree that a question is indeed a duplicate before the five votes or the mod hammer are in. In that case, Community♦ will be blamed for the closure. Can ...
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6 votes

Question about ReadyNAS being inaccessible was put on hold as "off-topic" — what to do?

I really can't see what you were expecting of us. You told us you did something and then basically screamed HALP!. You would be very much better off asking this question of the manufacturer.
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Where do questions regarding labs for enterprise equipment & software belong if not SF?

You can rent a server from OVH (others too probably) for about 100USD per month, they list ESXi as a virtualisation environment they have available for preinstallation. The setup above is much closer ...
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6 votes

"On Hold" question presented for Editing Review

Closing a question is not necessarily forever. If it can be improved, it should be.
5 votes

A query on a question closure: request for Postfix documentation

What should I read to get a clue about these things? I think I'd prefer an article or report to a howto or book. This makes it a clear product request for documentation, a perfect fit. There is ...
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5 votes

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 ...
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4 votes

Where this is a web hosting control panel?

Yes, not sure what I was thinking there. I've reopened it. Sorry for the mistake.
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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 ...
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4 votes
Accepted

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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4 votes

Why was my post closed by a moderator?

Everyone makes mistakes, myself included. This does indeed appear to be a business printer, and so I've reopened the question (and removed an inappropriate tag). You may still want to improve the ...
3 votes
Accepted

Reopen locked question

I can't even tell why that question was locked to begin with. So I've unlocked it. Have a ball.
3 votes
Accepted

Could someone let me know the reason for closure of my question?

Because five users with sufficient reputation (>3000) voted to close it, it got closed. 4 gave the reason that it wasn't relevant to professional administration, one gave a different reason. ...
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3 votes

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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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 ...
2 votes
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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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2 votes

Could someone let me know the reason for closure of my question?

My personal opinion is that people were trigger happy on the close button because the phrasing of its title suggested a disconnect in the basic understanding of the topic matter at hand. (Does HTTP ...
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