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Throw this question into the sun.


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Let me start off by first welcoming you to ServerFault. This community exists for the sole purpose of sharing knowledge and helping each other. We use the Q/A format to accomplish this goal. The problem with your question is that it cannot be answered. Troubleshooting has to take place before you'll arrive to the true question. I think your initial ...


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Write your own answer explaining what you/Microsoft did and then accept it.


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Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye, Three days have passed. Since then: 30% of our >10K users have voted to delete that question, independent of the vote going on here. 22 upvotes for sun-based disposal 4 upvotes for 'send it back from whence it came' Showers of hate upon 'Leave it'. Based upon this, the question will be ritually tossed into the sun. Which is ...


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If it were my choice, I'd just hit the delete button on it here and be done with it. Yes, by today's rules it is off topic both here and on Stack Overflow. I don't feel it adds any useful information to this site, or any on the Stack Exchange network. It goes no way towards the Stack Exchange mission of "make the internet better" and as such should simply ...


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If the question you reference doesn't answer your question then ask a new one. You may want to reference the earlier question and say why it doesn't help you when doing so.


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But the question was crap; if my hand is lying on the floor, blood is spurting from my wrist and I'm losing consciousness I don't ask my Doctor what's up, it's beyond obvious. Serverfault is for professional sysadmins, who tend to read and comprehend error messages.


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As the others have pointed out, "crap question" is an accepted term in the StackExchange world. Beyond that, SF - like the other SE sites - is a community and has some community norms, including a dislike of poor quality questions. Things that go against those norms will sometimes get harsh treatment. Most of the regulars are pretty easy-going most of ...


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One thing that you - and everyone else who complains about downvotes - need to keep in mind is that the main purpose of votes is not to give feedback to the person who wrote the post. The main purpose is to tell everyone else who reads the post what the community thinks about it. I keep an eye on a few other SE sites and it's interesting that on ALL of ...


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Currently, three Leave Open votes take a question out of the close queue and begin the aging of the existing close votes, if it had not already begun by the question receiving 100 views. When aging begins, close votes expire four days later. This question received its three Leave Open votes and will remain open unless two other people go far out of their ...


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Server Fault is a site for system and network administrators needing expert answers related to managing computer systems in a professional capacity. cPanel and other panels are generally off-topic: use of those panels isn't really professional systems administration, though setting up the cPanel environment itself may be. cPanel also tends to be the cause ...


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The close reason I chose is: Questions should demonstrate reasonable business information technology management practices. Questions that relate to unsupported hardware or software platforms or unmaintained environments may not be suitable for Server Fault You installed third-party software in an unsupported fashion, which caused your NAS to break. ...


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As Ward mentioned in his comment, Ed mentioned the volume of comments on the post in a chat room I'm also present in. Independently of that, a mod flag was created by the system indicating that the comments on that answer had gone crazy bananas. I felt that the comments on the answer were not about the answer, and locked the post for 24 hours to give the ...


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Specifically Re: the Jungle Disk question, half of this question is unanswerable in any meaningful way. Are there any known vulnerabilities with recent versions of Jungle Disk including 3.16? If I say "no" right now, 12 March 2012 15:08:59UTC the answer is valid for exactly 1µs, at which point John Q. Hacker finds a security hole and releases a zero-day ...


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I closed the question, so it's only fair that I weigh in. The distinction here is not that cPanel is off-topic per se; good questions involving cPanel are certainly possible. The distinction we make is whether the question involves administering the system as opposed to being an end user of the system. Your original question read as though you were an end ...


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I deleted your question, for these reasons: It's not really on topic. is not about: consumer workstations or networking (which belong on our sister site, Super User) The tour also mentions this. Don't ask about... Anything in a home or development environment It was reposted from another site, while still being open on the ...


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Naturally, only the reviewers can tell why they rejected the edit. However, I see a major problem which might have lead me to reject as well if I didn't take the time to click through to the original question: You added the text of an error message that what never in the original question and that might or might not have been the one the OP really saw ...


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If the old question heavily overlaps with your new question aside from some minor details, then another option would be to simply add a bounty to the old question along with some comments asking for clarification of a particular detail. But the bounty system, does require you already have some reputation on the site.


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I've certainly done my bit to try and get rid of that question, as well as similar ones, but the system is against us. If Jeff brought it back from the dead I'd love to hear his reasoning for doing so. The only reasoning I can think of is that it brings traffic due to Google and traffic translates to revenue and revenue is the reason Stack Exchange exists. ...


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My sentiments pretty much echo Ward's, but this was too long for a comment. If you request honest feedback, the community has a good track record of being receptive to that. However, there is a fine difference between requesting feedback and complaining about it. Typically, StackExchange communities with many low quality questions are painted as being "...


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If I had been involved in closing this, it would have been for "unreasonable business information technology management practices". You know all those firewalls, proxies, etc that you were bemoaning? It suggests to me that your company takes (at least the appearance of) security somewhat seriously. Meanwhile, you're downloading random ISOs from, as you ...


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There's a limit to how much help you're likely to get to improve a questiion. Your initial question here on meta was a good idea - your HAProxy question on the main site wasn't well received, so asking here for ideas on how to improve it is an acceptable thing to do. You got some answers and made some changes. Then you wanted to ask why your HAProxy ...


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Within the defined scope of SF questions your's is, at least, off-topic. As written the question indicates a home user having issue with their laptop -- this could be within the scope of Super User. There are two other issues in play here: Question migration is a complicated topic for the community. The "crap" reference comes from Jeff's answer on this ...


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Or, the TL;DR version: Your question was closed for being a shopping question: a request for "Product, service, or learning material recommendations." That type of question is routinely closed on all SE sites.


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I think your question is fine -- It's possible nobody has an answer (posting a question does not guarantee an answer - it just means people will see it). Also your question is only a day old, and has only been viewed a few times. Give people a chance to actually read it and determine if they know of any solutions. A lot of our PowerShell gurus don't come ...


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Semi-OT, but I have been annoyed with this here and elsewhere often enough: With great power comes great responsibility, and those with the power to close questions have the responsibility to explain why No. Period. This has been discussed over and over and it is a design decision to not require any explanation either for up/down- or close voting. I ...


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Actually your question is a bit vague and lacks critical detail. Part 2 can be easily found in lots of places and even on Server Fault with a simple search and a bit of rummaging through the results. The first part lacks critical detail. How are you trying to connect from the client to ServerB:3306 via server A presumably? Have you enabled routing on ...


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I really can't see what you were expecting of us. You told us you did something and then basically screamed HALP!. You would be very much better off asking this question of the manufacturer.


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It's hard to tell how many servers you're talking about and how they're used: how many is "lots" of backup servers what do you mean by "slower unstable-online" ? what does "unlikely unavailable" mean? Did you mean likely?


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The question fails the "Can this question have one true answer?" test. You were soliciting opinion from a bunch of people about what they consider truth in an attempt to distil your own truth. There may be very good answers, and there is one, but there can never be one Truth answer if you catch my meaning.


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