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We have been through this dozens and dozens of times. The topicality of this site is brutally clear. Let's take a look. If you're not signed in and go to the front page you see this: OK, fair enough. Still, some people may miss that. I understand how that could happen. Next, they click "Ask a Question". What are they presented with there? (I'll split ...


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How about this? Questions involving web hosting control panels are off-topic because they customize their systems so that standard system administration methods no longer apply. Some related topics may be asked on Webmasters or see Where can I ask questions about web hosting control panels? 17 characters left :)


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You should still vote to close. Other people's votes are not your responsibility. All you can do is vote correctly. Certainly, disagreeing with a close vote isn't a valid reason to flag, for example.


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I read through the question but I don't see anything that would make it obviously off topic, nor did I see anything that suggested any other site in the network would be a better place to ask. You originally posted it on the weekend, when we have fewer people overall reading the site. It looks like you edited it today, which does bring it back to the ...


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We can't add more targets to the migration list (it's an arbitrary hard limit set by the SE staff). The sites currently on the list (SO, SU, U&L, DBA) are much more important. Some stats for migration in the last 90 days: SU: 152 U&L: 79 SO: 37 DBA: 18 SEC: 4 When you think it's really necessary to migrate, raise a flag (the mod might ...


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We had a lot of arguments over that in past years. ServerFault is unusual in that we have five such targets, but we managed to get them. The problem at its core is a simple design philosophy: Bulleted lists reach the tl;dr limit around 5 items. Stack as a whole has been trying to keep such often used lists under the 5 limit. We have 5 (top level) ...


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Yes, for the majority of users on SF, this distinction is important for several reasons. Browse through meta.sf to get the picture, this is a regular topic here. It boils down to "We are not the helpdesk for the internet". Our target audience are professional system administrators exclusively and we have certain expectation of users participating here that ...


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The Don't migrate crap rule is covered extensively in the comments on EEAA's answer, but I thought it should be explained more clearly: "Don't migrate crap" is excellent summary of the attitude towards migration across all SE sites and it's a very useful single rule, but it's not the only rule. Look at Gilles's comment on Jeff's official answer; there's ...


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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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Thanks for letting us know. I will start sending people in that direction when they have questions about running their web site.


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As taken from the the most upvoted answer here. If the treatment has not been unfair, telling them to take it somewhere else on the network only moves crap around for other sites to deal with. Only if we're dealing with an edge case which is off-topic on the current site, but good and on-topic on an other, should you advise them to take it ...


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Most likely no, due to a more or less arbitrary limitation imposed by the SE staff. I can't find relevant discussions right now, but if I remember correctly, there was much debate to even get a fourth migration target instead of the usual three (not counting meta.sf). Also: I very rarely migrate anything to a site not on the list and for the small number ...


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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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I have updated the tag descriptions for cpanel, virtualmin and plesk accordingly.


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If it fit in length, I would suggest that message; Questions involving web hosting control panels are off-topic because they customize their systems such that normal administration tools and methods no longer apply, and thus require support from the vendor. They may be asked on Webmasters or see Where can I ask questions about web hosting ...


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You know, sure, everyone's a newbie or a beginner at some point. Absolutely. On the other hand, demanding to know your place of employment so he can boycott it and using profanity against you makes me not want to help him. And he swore at you, not me. The fact that you apparently want to help him... well, wow, man, you're really nice. ;) I'm all for ...


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As of today we already have the maximum of five migration targets, one of which is meta (this site). I've actually been watching migration statistics for a while, and four of those five correspond to our most common migration targets. One of them, however, does not, and hasn't had a post migrated in a very long time, as far as I can recall. That target is, ...


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For such suggestion I think it must be asked on MSE, but please validate if it was already asked in the past there. I would not migrate directly as often duplicate get downvoted a lot on MSE I think the rational of MSE is you can be a good programmer, but a total outsider to be a sysadmin, thus the right gain are by site. A good exemple; I'am French ...


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At first look I don't see it off-topic, but I'am not a linux admin. I'am more on the dark side as a Windows's admin. To note 'how something work' is sometime closed as learning recommendation, depending on how you wrote your question. For your question itself as I dont know much those tools I checked and proxytunnel last update seem in 2008 and httptunnel ...


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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 that it's for the x86 answer? Technically, maybe. But I would consider this an abuse of the system. Votes and bounties should be bound exclusively to the ...


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