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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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Yes, you should have to register to ask on SF. In addition to that, our registration page should have a subset of help/on-topic on it. Then there's no reasonable excuse for people to have no clue.


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There's a Meta.StackOverflow question about rate-limitations, which also links to this MSO question on accepting an answer which explains it's pretty much to give other users chance to post an answer - if you see a question with the green tick of acceptance it's less likely that they'll post another answer.


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When I see such questions I try to determine, mainly from the way they are asked, whether they are being asked by a complete noob, who really doesn't fit the professional sysadmin/IT person profile, or whether it is being asked by someone who is simply working outside their comfort zone. For the former case I vote to close. For the second I treat it as a ...


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Thanks for asking here jwerde, asking on the meta sites what is and is not on topic is always welcome. They will have their own set of rules for what precisely they do and do not like to see in a question, but the SuperUser site is probably the best place in the Stack Exchange family for general IT/Support type questions. There's some cross-over between ...


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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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The answer to your question is a thoroughly convoluted "It Depends" -- mainly on what you mean by "IT support". As a general rule, Server Fault is for asking about equipment that you support for other people (in a professional capacity). We generally expect that people asking questions here are "the sysadmin" or "the IT department" and have already done a ...


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Assessing the continued development probabilities of an open source project is very much a soft skill and not all professional systems administrators have it. Unfortunately for you, this kind of assessment doesn't have any hard and fast rules, so the answers are going to be entirely subjective. This makes the question too broad.


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As one of the five users that voted to close your question, I'll ask you to indulge me for a second. Imagine you're me and I'm you. You know nothing of the environment in question. All that you know is what I've told you: it crashes a lot and it's MySQL. What details have I given you to help solve this mystery? A copy of my.conf. How are you ever going to ...


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I don't think you should have to register to ask questions. Frankly the speed bump of registration (especially for the developer types, who probably already have a Stack Overflow account so they can code-by-clipboard for their day jobs) is barely a seam in the road. I would much rather see an old-school copy-protection style shibboleth based on the about ...


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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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I'm sorry, but your question as asked was woefully incomplete. There is no useful information provided which would reasonably enable us to troubleshoot your problem and help you arrive at a solution. Further, when asked to provide some information to assist us with troubleshooting you simply dumped your entire configuration file on us and left us to sort ...


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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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Yes, it has been downvoted and will most likely be closed. This is because your question is unclear and therefore unanswerable. You should try reading How to ask a better question and consider revising your question.


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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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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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The fastest way to get rid of bad questions is to close them and make sure they have a downvote. Here are some ideas for searching for bad questions... #1 - Closed questions with no answers and no upvotes In this previous post, I suggested searching for: closed:1 migrated:0 answers:0 score:0 (Note that score:0 matches only posts with score=0, whereas ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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I don't worry about reading every question that might interest me. I have favorite tags, but don't ignore anything. If something catches my eye, I read it. Life's too short to worry about the rest. That said, this seems to be a topic that has come up over and over. Site Proposals like Networking.SE are 100% overlap with SF, and on historical basis shouldn'...


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General Reference is not well-liked on SF.SE. Among other things, there's little agreement on what "standard Internet reference source" means. Wikipedia and IMdB are about the only widely accepted reference sites. There was a rancorous discussion recently of whether a Google was a true "reference" site i.e. if a question is well-answered by the top 5-10 ...


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The question in question here was closed after five users with close-voting rights (3000 rep) thought it was worthy of a close. A god-user (one of us with diamonds) didn't close the question. The question was closed as Not A Real Question. I can't speak for the five close-voters, but at a guess the question got closed for two reasons: Insufficient evidence ...


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Use the Flag -> Other option and ask for it to be migrated to $site. It might be worth asking in the target $site's chat room if it would be a good fit beforehand.


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