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Suggestion: helping amateurs to get their way to SU / unix SE

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....
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Can we have better messaging for handling Web Hosting Control Panel questions?

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 ...
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How should I vote on a question which I consider too low quality to migrate?

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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Question potentially off-topic, judment and possible migration needed

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 ...
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Off Topic Migration to Security Stackexchange

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 ...
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Can we have more "Suggested Sites" for question migrations?

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: ...
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closed serverfault question

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 ...
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Suggestion: helping amateurs to get their way to SU / unix SE

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 ...
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Question deleted without any comment/motivation

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 ...
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Web Hosting Control Panel questions migration

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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Suggestion: helping amateurs to get their way to SU / unix SE

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....
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Can we have more "Suggested Sites" for question migrations?

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 ...
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Question deleted without any comment/motivation

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 ...
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Web Hosting Control Panel questions migration

I have updated the tag descriptions for cpanel, virtualmin and plesk accordingly.
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Can we have better messaging for handling Web Hosting Control Panel questions?

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 ...
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Suggestion: helping amateurs to get their way to SU / unix SE

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 ...
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Can we have more "Suggested Sites" for question migrations?

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 ...
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Reputation from sister sites should be considered

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 ...
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Does my tunneling question belong here or on SU?

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, ...
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Bounty an exceptional answer on a closed question

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 ...
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