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I would say yes. Systems administrators can also use vagrant for testing our own environments. Say you want to test your puppet manifests against a known standard configuration - you could vagrant up an entire testing system environment. Additionally, part of a systems administrators job is supporting the systems that the staff use. Vagrant still falls ...


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I generally VTC those types of questions with "not professional" because he did not provide all the information out of the gate to begin with, signaling that the OP has no idea what he wants and instead fishes for ideas. The entire point of Q&A is to ask a well defined question and get a well defined answer from someone who knows how to do it ...not have ...


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None of the wording is better - they both raise the same problem and have the same answers. The second one is obviously not indexed by Google. They are then duplicates and you create work for the community in having to close them as such. I don't think it would be particularly difficult to reword/extend the original question to add to the honeypot. That's ...


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Travis CI isn't a service used by system administrators, but by programmers. It's therefore more appropriate to ask questions about it on Stack Overflow, where you'll find hundreds of questions already.


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This is a topic I've been mulling over for quite some time, and I'm not sure I have a good answer. Nonetheless... The vast majority of vagrant usage is by developers, orchestrating development environments or to otherwise automate the handling of VirtualBox VMs. Yes, vagrant can be used with vSphere or any number of other public clouds, but as womble ...


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Such a question would most likely be considered a request for a product recommendation and closed as off-topic: Requests for product, service, or learning material recommendations are considered off-topic on serverfault.com because they attract low quality, opinionated and spam answers and the answers become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe the ...


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With only 6 questions that mention it we're not exactly a hot bed of wildfly knowledge so I'd say no, you're better off leaving it where it is where there is a larger body of knowledge. It also looks to my unknowledgeable eye pretty much like any other java error dump and therefore a case of rolling up your sleeves and debugging it.


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It's kind of the same as VirtualBox or *AMPP. If you are preparing/deploying for other people then yes, on topic. Otherwise you are running close to development and SO is likely a better place. It's not like they don't have a body of vagrant knowledge, they have 4000+ questions tagged as such. Sure we can and do use vagrant for a variety of sysadmin tasks ...


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Without seeing your actual question it is difficult to tell but my feeling is that it won't go down well. Why can't you call/email Fluke and ask one of their sales engineers?


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Sure, go for it. Make sure you read the help section so that you understand what our expectations are. We don't do tutorials. The best SF questions are well-researched, reasonably-scoped, and well-articulated. Good luck!


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For what it's worth, I'd already voted to close it as off-topic, and although two respected moderators have said otherwise, I secretly continue to think it's off-topic, pretty much for the reasons you mentioned. But I also think that's not a good reason to flag it. There's already a mechanism in place for regular off-topic questions; you vote-to-close, it ...


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A better question than "Can I ask my question here" is "where can I get good answers". I'm not convinced you will get good answers for questions about youtrack here. While there might be a few questions here, the questions and the few answers they have are of low quality.


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You are currently not blocked from participating in the site in any way. You were last blocked in December 2013; it would have to have been a very very serious, moderator implemented incident for it to last 6 months. Just be careful, as it's not very hard to get back onto the automatic block list if more of your questions are poorly received.


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I was one of those who voted to close, so I suppose that I should respond. Firstly, the other question you reference is an old question (Oct 2010), and SF's rules on topicality have changed over time. Moreover, a moderator has since marked it off-topic as well, so that argument holds no water. As to why I found your question off-topic, it was because this ...


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Cross-posting is generally frowned upon when your question is open on one site, since the community there sometimes will migrate it to another site. In this case cross-posting just creates duplicates that someone has to come and deal with. If the question is closed as off-topic, though, it can be re-posted on a more appropriate site. Unfortunately, Server ...


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I'll give my opinion as a Linux and HP specialist... There are reasons HP have support matrices and limit what operating systems run on their hardware: Support: Hardware manufacturer support is important in a business environment. Even if you don't think it's necessary, coworkers, successors and the company MAY care. Predictability: Known platforms to ...


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The tooltip, when you hover over the downvote arrow, says "This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful". That's the closest you'll get to an authoritative answer as to why anyone downvoted a question or answer, absent a comment from a downvoter. My thoughts on why I might downvote them, if I were in that sort of mood: "do ...


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You yourself can't. But moderators can. You should be able to flag your own question for moderator attention: in need of moderator intervention A problem not listed above that requires action by a moderator. Be specific and detailed! Please be aware that questions older than 30 days can't be migrated and we'll not always honour such requests ...


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Questions about web server configuration are very on-topic here. I agree with the declination of your migration flag.


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This isn't a bad idea, but... I'm skeptical that it'll do much of anything when it comes to decreasing the number of low-quality questions here. It certainly didn't do much for Progse. As you say, every little bit helps, but in this case it could end up hurting almost as much as it helps. IMHO, the best reason to turn this on is simply to reduce the ...


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I haven't reviewed all the questions, but I think one of the issue is in this: If a SysAdmin has a question regarding Vagrant, it will probably be on-topic. Like Mark Henderson states, it may be used by Sysadmin to test a configuration management and many more scenarios. However, if a end-user comes and ask a question, then he thinks SF is his SysAdmin and ...


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A user posted an answer and then self-deleted it. The post would still have been active today if a moderator had deleted the answer, as well. When you reach 10,000 reputation, you will be able to see deleted questions and answers.


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At 25,000 reputation, users gain access to various analytic data, including selected data from Google Analytics. Users with access can visit site analytics to see the data. At 10,000 reputation, users gain access to moderator tools, including some limited statistics about recent questions and answers.


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You have all the tools you need to deal with this on a case by case basis yourself. If an answer is useless then simply downvote it. You could also consider protecting the question to stop it from being used in a similar manner in the future. Beyond that, there is likely little that can be done.


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As HBruijn says, it's likely that you'll end up with the answer "don't do that" - or that five non moderators will consider that this question falls afoul of the "unsupported" close reason. Also, the experts here at ServerFault are experts in working with supported software/hardware, rather than trying to do something that is clearly not supported. So my ...


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I've tossed enough comments in so I thought I'd summarize my arguments in one place. Pro argument: Vagrant is an admin tool for managing environments My response Nonsense- out of all the admins here we have slightly over 300 Qs. Over in the SE site for developers they have 4000+. Our FAQ says Server Fault is for Information Technology Professionals ...


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