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Can I unvote/remove a downvote or upvote I gave?

You can change the vote for five minutes. After that, the vote can only be removed after the voted-upon question or answer has been edited. This is by design. If you accidentally voted, just click ...
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12 votes
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Splitting questions into difficulty categories

First, the site is not designed to do this and if you want to propose a feature along that line, you would need to ask a question on the general StackExchange meta site. I could migrate this question ...
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crossposting: How to deal with question asked twice on other stack exchange sites?

As a longer-term solution, I would suggest adding cross-posting as an explicit reason when flagging and/or closing questions. This is already being used on Unix & Linux, listed under Off Topic. ...
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crossposting: How to deal with question asked twice on other stack exchange sites?

If the question isn't a complete waste of electrons, V-t-C migrate to the more appropriate site, and then it can be closed as a dupe. Adding a comment to the to-be-migrated question linking to the ...
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Reduce bump activity of the Community Bot

So, I can't change the timing. But I can change the volume. The component of the site that does this runs hourly, and the logic is currently set to bump 2 posts. Here's how I'm changing it: It'll ...
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Migrate to Raspberry Pi option?

Not possible without first removing one of the other migrate options. There is a hard limit for the number of sites we can have in the migration list and the SE staff has always refused to add more. ...
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Configuration management questions

Such things are generally in the overlap between our topicalities. You'll get answers on both, but they are considered topical here. I've even asked them.
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Answer to own questions

Anyone can ask and answer questions. Self answering is generally encouraged to the point that there is a box to tick when asking a question that allows you to add an answer before the question is ...
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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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New review option: approve trivial edit?

Just approve it. Stack Exchange has made it clear that they think bumps are a good thing, and don't care enough to code in a feature for no-bump edits. If they wanted to have no-bump minor edits, ...
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Should NetworkEngineering be added to the migration close reason?

The problem with adding this as a migration target is that we would need to remove others, as the SE team strictly limits the number of targets and (without having hard numbers at hand) I don't ...
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What do you do when you see an outdated question or answer?

In such case I would suggest to post another answer AND to edit the actual accepted answer to write a notice at the answer bottom in a quoting style, something like that; Please know this answer ...
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Edits shouldn't require a minimum number of characters changed

There is nothing that anyone here on ServerFault can do about this*. The 6-character minimum is part of the software used across all SE sites and is unlikely to be changed. Looking on meta.SE (where ...
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adding ipset tag

I've just created the tag ipset.
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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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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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Reduce bump activity of the Community Bot

The numbers on the graph mentioned in the question suggests there are an average of approximately 1.5 questions asked per hour. As community bumps 2 questions per hour there will on average always be ...
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Privacy issue, links for sharing questions, answers contains user ID

The way the "Share" links work is system-wide, so this request would have to be raised on the main Meta site, and there are already questions about it there. The most relevant post about ...
Ward - Trying Codidact's user avatar
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Questions with accepted answers should stand out more

When the UI got updated in the past, it was reported as a bug and never fixed. A side note on mobile the UI is the same for all site, as such the color are better suited for question with accepted ...
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Request adding Raspberry Pi stack to off topic site list

As the volume of RPi question is low please flag for a migration if you think it's worth a migration. Our other close destinations are more used and in my own opinion are more related to ServerFault ...
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Please reinstate "must know what you are talking about" close reason

5 custom close reasons is the max allowed. Although some of the current reasons overlap a bit, they all come up often enough that I wouldn't choose to get rid of them. I think the "Questions ...
Ward - Trying Codidact's user avatar
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Please reinstate "must know what you are talking about" close reason

Sadly, I don't think this is going to fly as it will hurt people's feelings which goes against company policy. Your best bet it to roll your own by choosing Close -> A community-specific reason -&...
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How about creating a tag for Powershell JEA (Just Enough Administration)?

I've created the tag powershell-jea by adding it to this question. If you have enough reputation for this, feel free to propose edits to the tag wiki.
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New review option: approve trivial edit?

I think the official answer is that if there are more edits needed, you should make them yourself. If the suggested edit fixes one problem, but there are a few other things you can improve, you ...
Ward - Trying Codidact's user avatar
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Configuration management questions

I wouldn't classify Jenkins as a configuration management tool. The ServerFault consensus about Jenkins is that most question are about using it as development tooling and therefore much more ...
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crossposting: How to deal with question asked twice on other stack exchange sites?

When you see a question that has been cross-posted on multiple Stack Exchange sites, do two things: Add a comment pointing out the cross-post and describing that our policy forbids cross-posting. ...
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Reduce bump activity of the Community Bot

If there weren't so many "unanswered" questions, there wouldn't be so many to bump. I happen to have just looked at this recently bumped item a couple of minutes ago: performing a remote ...
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Rename and add tag synonym for [tag:windows-subsystem-linux] like the remaining stackexchange sites

I don't see a problem to rename the tag. It's more logic to rename it to the real name. It's done.
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