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The second option is more useful. Sometimes "Replace the hardware" is the correct answer. To make it even more helpful, add information that lead you to test this angle.


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27,911 posts were deleted on Server Fault during the past 365 days (query run on Feb. 16th, 2016). That breaks down as follows: Post Type Deleted by... Posts Deleted % of total --------- -------------------------------------------------------- ------------- ---------- Question Auto-deletion: AbandonedClosed ...


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Is ServerFault just for moderators? Obviously, I'm being dramatic for effect, but the moderators came off as smug, snippy and snobbish, and gave the vibe that they want to keep the site for themselves. No. Server fault is for professional system and network administrators. As such, we have a minimum standard for professionalism, and for the effort that we ...


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I think you were right to think that he should have posted a new question. Indeed, if he had not deleted it, I would have rolled back his edit and advised him to post his new problem separately. I don't think you were right to assume he knows how the site works, even after eight years. Since he doesn't have very much reputation, it could be that he doesn't ...


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There are two issues here. The problem is highly unlikely to be linked to your hypothesized problem. You're failing to connect the dots between what we've been telling you and the probabilities surrounding your potential faults. Yes, it is odd that the VPS provider is reporting "used" RAM that isn't 'used' according to the OS. The VPS provider has a ...


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I have asked 5 questions over a period of many months, and all have been closed/deleted (all unfairly in my opinion) ostensibly by "community" (read moderators). The last part of this statement is flat out wrong. There has only been one moderator involved in a closing of your question, which was me, and only after the question had 3 non-moderator votes on ...


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This is a consequence of the OP doing it wrong in asking a bad question, creating a new question instead of editing the port information into the original, then deleting the first instance after the second one was marked as a duplicate, and finally opening a third question to ask the same thing. Probably the proper response is to close the second instance ...


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I don't know why it was deleted. I would guess it might have had something to do with the user's apparent unwillingness to pursue the issue; he seems to have just given up. I wouldn't have deleted it, but I would have closed it as a duplicate of Securely wipe a headless remote linux server which is pretty much an identical situation and has a few good ideas ...


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From this post: Enable automatic deletion of old, unanswered zero-score questions after a year? If the question is more than 30 days old, and ... has −1 or lower score has no answers is not locked ...or... it was closed and migrated to a different site ... it will be automatically deleted. TL;DR "Tumbleweed" Questions ...


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"Cache" isn't taken up by programs. It's taken up by the OS itself. It will hold anything it reads from disk in the cache until someone else needs that memory, literally anything else, so it's just like "free" except it has information that might be valuable. You do not have high memory usage per your own data. Also, there are TWO moderators telling you ...


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Since I was (somehow) involved in closing every single one of these questions, it seems appropriate to say a few words. In addition to voretaq7's excellent answer, I'll make the following observations. First, I've written about why using a website control panel such as cPanel is a bad idea before; you may wish to read that. If you're seeing the following ...


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It was deleted automatically by the Stack Exchange engine that runs the Server Fault community, because: Negative votes Very low views No interaction from other members (no answers, comments) I'm surprised it was deleted after just over a month, but they are always tweaking the system based on known patterns. I guess the patterns show that a question with ...


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Looks like Yannis is right: when the question was closed, it triggered the migration rejection mechanism. The Server Fault version was then deleted since it was considered a rejected migration. What you hit here is a bit of an edge case. In most situations, a migration is rejected before it picks up an answer and stays open for a whole month on the ...


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I'm not going to be deleting a lot of those, for one good reason: viewed: 6,811 times viewed: 4,614 times viewed: 2,757 times Anything that has views > 1.5*(days old) is going to stay (or roughly anyway, I'm not going to do the maths on each one by hand, so if it looks close, it stays)


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I VTCed, so I suppose I should answer. I can't remember if I agreed with the close reason - I seem to recall that if only one respondent selects a different reason, it doesn't make it into the "official" result - but I certainly think the question deserved closure. As Michael says, it's a duplicate. Whilst I wish I'd noticed the dupe, reading the dupe (...


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As long as no answer has been posted to your question, you should be able to just delete it, without any comment or explanation. Once an answer has been posted, you can no longer delete it. Moderators (♦) could, but we do that only if nothing of value would be lost by this deletion (e.g., both question and answer are bad and/or wrong).


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There've been a bunch of discussion lately on meta.SO about this type of situation: someone posts that they think their downvoted/closed/deleted questions were ok, and they think it's mean/unfriendly/unfair, especially when they get banned from asking any more questions. I'd summarize all that meta.SO discussion as follows: Downvotes and close votes are ...


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