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Is purpose evaluation required for answering a question?

There's no separate rule for banning policy circumvention, it comes under the banner of "professional sysadmin". We don't consider it a professional behaviour to attempt to circumvent organisational ...
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Why should questions about interactions between my server and bots off-topic?

We don't accept web panel question. This topic had been covered a lot in the past and wont change today. I think whether I have root access to my server or not is irrelevant. To answer you on ...
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Thread closed as off-topic - perhaps some slack needed?

Our community approach to content moderation, especially close-votes, recently was enhanced by a change that allowed three votes to code instead of the old standard of five votes. This means that ...
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Why should questions about interactions between my server and bots off-topic?

You appear to be operating under the misapprehension that questions are assessed in some isolated, sterile environment, free from any influence of the past communications of the asker. This is an ...
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Why is this question off topic here?

Read the yellow box. OP doesn't tell us anything about his environment. It can be reopened when it is improved.
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Question considered off-topic

Because trying to use a non-powershell command line on a 17 year old, unsupported Windows server is the poster child for the reasonable information technology management practices close reason.
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Happy X-Mas to all!

thanks to you, and you too, happy new year my friend! /// I think this question should be closed, cos we have now 2017...
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Is not mentioning business environment equal to off-topic?

No, you don’t need to explicitly mention a business environment. Please be aware that the Stack Exchange software only allows for a limited number of pre-defined close reasons. Questions on ...
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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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Question considered off-topic

This is a case where Stack Exchange's desire to be nicer leads to confusion. I forget the explanation of why it's nicer, but details of why a question was closed are hidden from anyone with less than ...
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Are questions asking about reading metadata business questions?

This question would be rejected for being about a server running DirectAdmin, a web hosting control panel. See Where can I ask questions about web hosting control panels? for further information about ...
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Why is this question off topic here?

However the close reason is clear and just, it seems a bit odd to put this under "off topic". The question is just lacking details, but that would be more of an "unclear what you're asking" type of ...
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Where can I ask questions about web hosting control panels?

What is the use of StackExchange forum or site, when we have to go to vendors or service providers to resolve our issues? If system admins or the vendors themselves want to ask a question about system ...
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If this question is off-topic, where is it on-topic?

It was closed as being a "shopping question": Requests for product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they attract low quality, opinionated and spam ...
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Where is the best place to ask question about servers but also when "learning new things"?

There are a variety of sites more welcoming of learners: For general Ubuntu-related issues, try Ask Ubuntu For nerdy Linux/Unix related questions, try Unix & Linux For automating management of ...
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Question is off topic, where to put it or how to improve?

If I had seen it, I probably would have closed it as being primarily opinion-based: how to explain something in a non-technical way is heavily dependent on the person you're explaining it to. The ...
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How to move or reopen; question relates to both ServerFault and Stack Overflow

I undeleted the question as it got caught into roomba strangely almost like 10 minutes only after you posted this question. I didnt voted for the closure, but as I seen the past vote was close. It ...
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