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Question about ReadyNAS being inaccessible was put on hold as "off-topic" — what to do?

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 ...
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Why is the Server Fault community so unfriendly?

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 ...
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Question modified into new question after being answered

I think you were right to think that he should have posted a new question. Indeed, if he had not deleted it, I would have rolled back his edit and advised him to post his new problem separately. I ...
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Question about ReadyNAS being inaccessible was put on hold as "off-topic" — what to do?

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 ...
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Answerer's answer locked for the chattiness of others

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 ...
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Why was my edit to "Must boot manually after a manual installation of Debian on ZFS root file system" rejected?

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 ...
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Where should I ask this question

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 ...
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Edit or post new meta question if again I need help for the same specific question?

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 ...
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Why was my question regarding software management in a corporate environment closed?

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? ...
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How can I improve this question?

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?...
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Why is the Server Fault community so unfriendly?

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 ...
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Why is the Server Fault community so unfriendly?

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. ...
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Question about ReadyNAS being inaccessible was put on hold as "off-topic" — what to do?

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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How can I improve this question?

I just read the question, and I don't understand what you are looking for. I was about to think that you mean backup server, to create a backup, but as I seen the tag haproxy so I guess it's for ...
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Why is the question about multiple A records for a hostname closed?

The closed question is too broad because it is insufficiently precise to be answered within the guidelines in the help center. It is asking nine (count 'em, nine) separate questions. The excessive ...
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Reopen Question 25K+ Views, appears to be a valid question, lots of answers

I agree that the close reason appears inappropriate. The fact that there's so many answers (none of which are complete) suggests the question isn't particularly clear, though. Also, as far as I can ...
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Should this question have been / why was this question closed?

In addition to elements of opinion-based/subjective and product recommendation, it's really broad, so there's plenty of justification for closing it or locking it. When you get right down to it, the ...
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Is this old question about git not off-topic?

I'm not sure how that escaped notice for so long, why it got so many upvotes, or why it was posted here in the first place. It's very obviously a question for Stack Overflow, and so I've closed it. (...
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Should this question have been / why was this question closed?

You state: it really isn't a particularly subjective or opinion-based question and yet then state: I'm having a similar issue, and none of the provided answers are proving particularly ...
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Why was my question regarding software management in a corporate environment closed?

I didn’t voted to close, but keep in mind Microsoft discourage the use of Insider’s build inside production environment. As such Insider build can’t be delivered by WSUS, and force a manual ...
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Why is the question about multiple A records for a hostname closed?

I think this is a borderline case, but the too-broad close was likely not about the many subquestions, but the fact that there might very well be significant differences how browsers handle this which ...
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Reopen Question 25K+ Views, appears to be a valid question, lots of answers

Here's another of the close voters. I agree that the reason given seems weird - though it's unfortunately easy to click on the wrong the close vote reason and then you can't easily go back and fix it. ...
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Reopen Question 25K+ Views, appears to be a valid question, lots of answers

I was one of those who VTCed, and though I can't remember my choice of reason it's clear it wasn't "product recommendation". Here's what I think now. Firstly, it's a "please fix my iptables" ...
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How can I improve this question?

It's not a bad question. It's clear enough for people who know well haproxy and they could surely answer it. The concept is technically valid. The problem with the question: it's very hard to parse ...
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Could someone let me know the reason for closure of my question?

Because five users with sufficient reputation (>3000) voted to close it, it got closed. 4 gave the reason that it wasn't relevant to professional administration, one gave a different reason. ...
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Reopen Question 25K+ Views, appears to be a valid question, lots of answers

What you can see from the question is who voted for closing the question. What you cannot see is which close reason each voter chose. The exception to that rule is that if a question is closed as off-...
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Could someone let me know the reason for closure of my question?

My personal opinion is that people were trigger happy on the close button because the phrasing of its title suggested a disconnect in the basic understanding of the topic matter at hand. (Does HTTP ...
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Clarification on why question was migrated

I meant to answer your question in chat the other day but I got busy and forgot. To me your question looked no different to any number of similar questions we get from developers about their ...
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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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Reopen Question 25K+ Views, appears to be a valid question, lots of answers

I think instead of re-opening that, I think it might be better to ask a more generic question asking 'what ports and protocols apt could potentially use during the updating process' with a sub-...
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