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I've chosen a question out of the list that was given and reset it. I couldn't find the question that was there previously. I do, however, suspect that the unicorns ate it because somebody denied them their delicious daisies.


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Mostly for the reasons given in this question I had no intention of coming back to SF, other than when Googling for answers. I back temporarily only to offer my support to the sentiment. When I started on SF the site was much more community driven. Things have been steadily going downhill ever since. Back when we could slap people over the head with "read ...


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I recently stole Jon Skeet's excellent check list and modified it for use on Server Fault. I've left a link to it in quite a few comments recently and on a several occasions people have responded positively to it. Perhaps it (or something similar) could be used? I think this has the advantage over @voretaq7's excellent How can I ask a better question ... ...


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What are the canonical answers we've discovered over the years? I don't think it's in the official help, but you'll run across a link back to it in every Canonical Question. We've had other efforts to make it more visible, but they've all been pretty well shot down. Also, I believe the search function prioritizes questions with many views and which are ...


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You could conceivably ask any IT related question on SF and expect to have it answered but that is not our mission. Let's take Windows 7 as an example If someone says How do I use $applicaton on Windows 7 then depending on the application it could go to SU or SO (or possibly elsewhere). If someone says How do I deploy $application across my estate then ...


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StackExchange as a whole seems to have chucked the FAQ concept, which has been with technical-internet spaces since the middle Usenet period, as a poor solution to a bad problem. FAQs mostly serve as a club to whack LazyNet denizens for being lazy. No matter how often you repost it with ***READ ME BEFORE POSTING!!*** it won't be read by LazyNetters (and ...


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No. The company name is Stack Overflow. Again. This change hasn’t reached all parts of the network yet, though and on the bottom right of th page you can still read site design / logo © 2018 Stack Exchange Inc But maybe the whole circus is run by multiple monkeys now, with multiple names, for some enterprisy reasons.


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In response to my own question, based upon the discussion in the comments... According to the About page, questions relating to anything in a development environment are off topic. When a question is closed as off topic, it gets the following explanation added When you click on the FAQ link, you are told this: The FAQ conflicts with the reason for ...


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I'm the Product Manager for the Q&A sites, so ultimately all this stuff is my responsibility. The first thing I want to say is that I care very much what the community thinks about any new features or changes that we roll out to the network. I spend a good chunk of time every day sifting through meta so that I can make sure I understand where the pain ...


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I find it's pretty easy to put a link in a comment to the on-topic help page and possibly a related meta post (or canonical question, such as for the licensing questions). A great deal of these off topic questions are covered by the bold text near the top of that page. If someone can't even be bothered to read that far (or click on the help link in the ...


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The About page and /help/on-topic are now in sync.


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In my mind the thing that distinguishes the sites from each other is: StackOverflow is about software development SuperUser is about desktop support ServerFault is about systems administration specific sites exist for specialised areas - DBA, U&L, IT Security, webmasters etc. "I am a developer trying to do X on my dev box" is software development and ...


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Typo has been fixed; thanks for reporting it.


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