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Labor action notice

I think it's important to remember that not only those with diamonds moderate. We all do - through up and down-voting, through closing, flagging and so forth. It's whats left of the community at stake....
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Labor action notice

I have not played the Serverfault game with any gusto for some time but my day job does land me here occasionally. When that happens I will often do some moderation. I have signed the letter and will ...
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Massive Spam Attacks since couple of days

You can get an overview of the current issues many SE moderators are having with the company by reading the recent posts here on meta.SF That will lead you, if you're interested, to many more posts ...
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Homepage spammed

I'm not a regular of Server Fault, but I figured I'd just reiterate what Makyen said in the comments in the form of an answer, as I am a participant in Charcoal, the group that runs Smoke Detector. ...
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Homepage spammed

Yeah, I've been fighting this group of spammers since the Oscars. SmokeDetector is why it hasn't been seen much by people, but has been a real thorn in the side of the moderators. I managed to ...
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Stack Overflow Inc. changes policy regarding enforcement of AI-Generated posts

Oh dear, the Amazon sized river of shit that is the question feed will now be complimented by a gulf stream of crappy LLM answers. With so few people who actually curate the content here it's no going ...
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Labor action notice

Since this has gone live, StackExchange staff has provided rather more data to the Moderator community backing up their claims of AI/LLM-detection tools likely causing more harm. The details are not ...
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Problems with low-traffic Stack Exchange sites

edit: Become part of the solution Your main problem appears that your questions don't get the answers that you feel they deserve. That is indeed a problem and you find that on most sites, many ...
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Massive Spam Attacks since couple of days

What Ward says about Smoke Detector is correct. We are keeping an eye on the sites that seem to be a big target. In this case we've added some regex to block phrases in titles that we've been seeing ...
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Stack Overflow Inc. changes policy regarding enforcement of AI-Generated posts

Server Fault exists as a separate entity, among the thousands of SEO-stuffing sites competing for the same keywords, only as long as it is substantially exceeding their ability to curate content. Our ...
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Low effort questions with lack of basic troubleshooting

I have been playing the ServerFault game for almost as long as you have been an IT professional. I have learned that, 'no one who needs to, reads anything'. There are so many questions posted with an ...
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Stack Overflow Inc. changes policy regarding enforcement of AI-Generated posts

Fantastic. So they don't give communities autonomy they've had previously on moderation, but rather stick a centralized policy. This is not gonna strengthen the community. It may work out in very ...
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How can I move a stackexchange entry to another stackexchange server?

Moving a question to another stack exchange site is called migration, but it has limitations. You cannot do it yourself, but it is done using the same methods than for closing the question. You can ...
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Simple Question: are homelab questions are on topic for Serverfault

I know of people whose home-lab is better equipped than the test/lab equipment many of my employers were providing me with. From such people I would expect great questions that are on-topic for ...
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Why are you abiding by WPSE mods asking you to close my question?

You say there is discussion elsewhere about this question, but even if you had linked to it, it wouldn't be relevant. So far, two users here have voted to close the question - for two different and ...
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Low effort questions with lack of basic troubleshooting

Our comments and close-voting are the intended feedback avenue for "insufficient troubleshooting." People are quite active with close-votes for this reason, believe me. As for a FAQ list or ...
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Why are you abiding by WPSE mods asking you to close my question?

Just my understanding of things, but the entire SE network was created to inspire strictly answerable questions1, as at the time there were innumerable options for open discussion but it was often ...
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How to enable dark mode in serverfault

Does anyone know if there is a way to enable dark mode on serverfault? There ain't - officially For now, we have no plans to bring dark mode to the many sites across the Stack Exchange network. Many ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why is this question off-topic?

I think the question is arguably off-topic since it's more about hardware design than system administration. But I would guess that the question is locked because it was getting low-quality answers a ...
Ward - Trying Codidact's user avatar
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Why was my Windows Server 2012 R2 and TLS question closed as off-topic?

Windows Server 2012 is off topic due to it is end of life. It's the same for Windows Server 2008 or 2003.
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Should we have a Slack tag?

Just create it if you feel the need for it. You have more than enough reputation to create tags. There are already more than 100 questions containing the word slack. I'd say it's warranted.
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Why can't we black list questions with description contain mobile number and string loans?

To let it know the site can make such regex but via the smoke detector’s bot. (Which is no longer an option during the strike, as the bot is turned off) In exemple before the moderator strike we asked ...
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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
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Google Cloud will be Sponsoring Server Fault SE

Question: Will this effect the currently sponsored tags and if so, how? google-cloud-platform https://serverfault.com/tags/google-cloud-platform/info google-app-engine https://serverfault.com/tags/...
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2 votes
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A vandal edit by the answer author

There is a lot of users that went to protest Stackoverflow affiliation with OpenAI. It’s maybe not related, but it’s a strange timing to do so (unless he got hacked) Last week the mod team here ...
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SSL and TLS synonyms should be reversed

TLS is built on-top of the SSL protocol (though they are not interoperable). Likewise, HTTPS security certificates that rely on, e.g. TLS connectivity are still referred to as SSL Certificates (...
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2023: a year in moderation

Was there really only one question closed by the community in 2023 ?
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