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Is it time to kill problematic tags like cpanel, plesk, whm and webmin?

We should ruthlessly close questions which are inappropriate for us, though I have a plot twist: A few weeks ago I had a discussion with one of the Webmasters moderators, who expressed interest in ...
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Rewriting "minimal understanding"

I propose that we rip off SO again, and that this close reason be rewritten as follows: Questions seeking installation, configuration or diagnostic help must include the desired end state, the ...
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Poll: Administrator tag

Yes, nuke it. Bump: I've started the cleanup of this tag. If anyone else would like to assist, please feel free. Please perform your edits in small batches so that the front page doesn't stay ...
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Is it time to kill problematic tags like cpanel, plesk, whm and webmin?

This is a particular set of broken windows that is long overdue fixing. I think though it depends on where you are sitting as to whether your Panel question is topical or not. If you are using a ...
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Can we increase the number of close-votes per day?

One thing is certain: without an attendant increase in the close vote review limit, this would only result in the close review queue length increasing. Putting questions on hold is not a panacea for ...
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VirtualBox tag warning

Yes please. Now. Do it now. NOW NOW NOW.
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Clean up [change] tag?

My vote goes to burninate - it's adding nothing.
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Proposed change to Server Fault guidelines, round 2

I believe that the issue about professionalism is just as much reflected in the presentation of the question as it is the content of the question. New users are going to write their issue in the box ...
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Which Header tags need beheading?

These tags are sufficiently generic as to not be all that useful. It's a concept, not a specific technology, and isn't the kind of thing we'd build a tag-community around. Nor are they common enough ...
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SF needs its own "Shopping" link

HOW SERVERFAULT DEALS WITH SHOPPING QUESTIONS Should I deploy Windows Server or RHEL? What’s the best hardware firewall on the market? Which monitoring solution should I deploy? What cabling should I ...
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Change style of Links

From the Better Late Than Never department... Starting with the next build, we are going to underline the links both in posts and in comments: (Ignore the content in the screenshot. I don't have SF'...
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Request to add visual difference between blockquotes and code blocks

In the true spirit of "better late than never"... I just pushed a change that will add a border to the blockquotes similar to what's proposed here, but a bit more lightweight: This change applies to ...
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Are commercial placeholder domain names not blocked here?

They should be blacklisted here. But the blacklists are site-specific, not network-wide. They're also not something moderators can touch, so someone from Stack Exchange would have to add them.
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Is it time to kill problematic tags like cpanel, plesk, whm and webmin?

See also: Topicality: What should be done with “hobbyist” firmware questions? My opinion on this hasn't changed: the quality of the question is what matters, not the tools in use. If a question in ...
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Is it time to kill problematic tags like cpanel, plesk, whm and webmin?

" the real answer is that processionals don't use that shit" Professionals do, sometimes you need to set up limited access through web tools to enable non-technical users to administer simple tasks. ...
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Can we increase the number of close-votes per day?

I've set the limit at 50 per day, making Server Fault consistent with other large sites on the network.
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Possible canonical question: Windows Active Directory naming best practices?

Yes, please. I have that Q&A "starred" and regularly use it as a duplicate and in comments to point out that people made their bed and now must lie in it...
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Can we increase the number of close-votes per day?

Bumping this. Given recent events it's possible we need this now more than ever. I've burned through 20 in an hour today alone, and our close queue is steadily increasing. I'm in favor of an ...
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Proposed change to Server Fault guidelines, round 2

Suggestion: Add a statement that we give people the benefit of the doubt... if the question gives no hint as to whether it is in a business environment or not, but seems like it could be, assume it is ...
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Suggested edits on duplicate tags

In a case like this, you should bring the tags to meta so that we can do this: regexp has been merged into regex and synonymized. Enjoy!
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Cannot do a primary vote: errors

There's a bug with some localization code - a fix is going out right now. Also, your vote was properly recorded; the bug only affected any optional display message that might have been sent back to ...
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Is it time to kill problematic tags like cpanel, plesk, whm and webmin?

Despite the communities best effort the plesk , cpanel and whm have recently been resurrected again. I have taken the liberty to follow Michael Hampton's suggestion and added warnings that ...
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Proposed change to Server Fault guidelines, round 2

One big flaw is that there's now no generic "off-topic" close reason. There are tons of crappy questions that are arguably on-topic somewhere else but you're not supposed to migrate crap. The ...
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Do we want anonymity?

I would burn it, I cant see a professional use of that tag. To compare, on Information Security that tag is used 289 times, and its a better site suited for that tag in my own opinion.
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Is it time to kill problematic tags like cpanel, plesk, whm and webmin?

I stand largely with Iain, and I like posting fire, doom, and desolation. Thus: However, I must disagree that there should be a canonical question, because I can't imagine any useful or on-topic ...
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Merge Request for trio [dnsbl] [dnsrbl] [rbl]

I've merged and synonymized dnsbl and dnsrbl into rbl, since RBL is the most commonly used term.
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Tag reverse is ambiguous

I definitely agree that it's a bad tag, and should be burnt to a crisp and banned from ever being used again. Some of the questions it is on are already reasonably tagged, but others need to be ...
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Is it usefull to have both tags 'datastax' and 'datastax-enterprise'?

I'm not adverse to doing that and making datastax (the company) a synonym for datastax-enterprise (currently their main product) . Users with sufficient reputation can are encouraged to propose and ...
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tag merge: fold socks-proxy into socks

Done
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Is it time to kill problematic tags like cpanel, plesk, whm and webmin?

I left a comment in an answer but perhaps my perspective can help a little: I'm the President, CEO, PrimaryL(u)ser for my company. We're not rich enough to pay people to run things for us yet. So my ...
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